How To Make a Knife Sharpener

If you’re like me (which, for your sake, I hope you are not), you own and frequently use knives. Now, that’s all well and good, but what happens when your much-loved-but-somewhat-uncared-for knife needs a sharpening? After all, you can’t do anything with a dull blade. Well, you could just go out and buy a knife sharpener, but where’s […]

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Pop-Tab Bottle Opener

Yet another one of my hare-brained schemes? Woohoo! This one came about because I was staring absent-mindedly at a pop-tab on a ginger-ale can, and a little voice in the back of my head said, ‘Hey, this would make a great bottle opener!’. Yeah. Sometimes I confuse even myself. So without further ado, let’s get […]

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Wooden Scissors?

… … … Yeah, I have no idea either. Basically, the story behind this one is I got to wondering (always a bad thing) how scissors worked. Eventually I realised that the cutting was not due to sharpness, but to the shear force of the blades against each other. That’s why, if you look at […]

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How to Make a Sheath

In case you hadn’t noticed (in which case you obviously haven’t seen most of the articles on this here blog), I like knives. Especially fixed-blade knives (that is, knives that don’t fold). But a fixed-blade is no good if you can’t toss it in a bag without ruining everything else you put in there. Solution? […]

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How to Make Cold-Brew Tea

Hello again! After an entire month of inactivity (mostly due to laziness and Spring Break) I’m back with another food-related article. So, let’s get to it! In my opinion, tea is one of the joys of life. In fact, I love it so much I have a giant thermos flask that can hold almost a […]

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How to Make Easy Meringues

Now, I can’t cook. I’m working on it (and I make a mean omelette), but anything much harder is beyond me. So imagine my delight when I discovered how to make meringues! In case you don’t know, a meringue is simply a mix of egg and sugar, beaten and baked into crispy perfection. But what […]

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There’s no denying it; throwing cards is cool. The idea of something as thin and light as a playing-card being able to cut an apple or burst a balloon is nothing short of fascinating. But what about us plebians who can’t throw a card with any perceptible direction or accuracy to save our lives? There’s […]

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