Shorthand Abbreviation Key

So, explanation is in order. First off: I write shorthand. If you’ve ever seen my handwriting you’ll know that it is abysmal at best and almost hieroglyphic at worst. Naturally, then, my response to this was to learn a whole new letter-system to write in! Flawless logic, I know. But the fact remains that shorthand […]

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A Hallowe’en Costume

For Hallowe’en (yes I realise it was a full 2 months ago, get off my case) I went as Mad-Eye Moody from the Harry Potter movies. I suppose you could call it my dream costume, but not in the way you might think. I had a dream, some time ago now, in which it was […]

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Vise-Jaw Pads

Hi everyone! So, I’ve had a bit of a hectic summer, but I’m back! …Well, not for long, but while I’m feeling motivated, how’s about a tutorial, hmm? This project was inspired by those rubber vise-jaw pads that you see online. You know the ones. They’re yellow and fit over the top, and they prevent your workpiece […]

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G-Shock Restoration

Ok, so this may be one of my dumbest ideas yet, but here we go. This project – though it can hardly even be called that – started because of one simple problem: my G-Shock watch, which I have worn nearly every day since I got it in September of 2015 on my 13th birthday, […]

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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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