Building with Tires #1 Introduction

Building with Tires #1 Introduction

I have been interested in sustainable building for decades – I remember sitting in the birthing area of the USS Saipan in the mid 1990’s reading about Earthships and missile silo homes.  For some reason I am very taken by…

First Night on Dual Homestead

First Night on Dual Homestead

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Homemade Cowboy Wok Discada

Homemade Cowboy Wok Discada

I was reading a suspense thriller that mentioned the word discada.  Context clues suggested it was related to Texas BBQ and my curious nature took over. A discada has many names: cowboy wok, disco, and cultivator disk grill.  But all…

Macbook Cord Breakage Prevention Saves Money

Macbook Cord Breakage Prevention Saves Money

Apple products have an almost cult-like following – and in most cases the quality control is deserving of admiration.  However there is one area that apple gets wrong.  The power cords fail on a regular basis, cost nearly $100 each,…

Microwave Oven Spot Welder #2 Rewiring Transformer

Microwave Oven Spot Welder #2 Rewiring Transformer

Rewiring Microwave Oven Transformers (MOT) for building things is a common hacker trick.  We are doing this to build a Microwave Oven Spot Welder, but it can be used to do much more. I have seen these be used to…

Sugru Substitute for DIYer's

Sugru Substitute for DIYer’s

Sugru is a DIYer’s dream – it is a simple and relatively inexpensive material that can be molded into almost any shape.  If you have never played with it you can buy 8 packs for $22.00 It is no wonder…

Microwave Spot Welder #1 Microwave Salvage

Microwave Spot Welder #1 Microwave Salvage

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Marking Tool

How to Make Tool Markings Stand Out

As I get older and the room gets darker I find it harder and harder to read the sizes on things like wrenches, sockets, drill bits, and taps. I find that tool marking with proper pain makes it much easier…

Easy Tire Sidewall Removal

Easy Tire Sidewall Removal

Tires disposal is a first world problem – we generate tons of used tires annually.  One way many ecologically minded folks deal with reducing the amount of tires that end up in landfills is to build rammed earth tire houses. …

No Drip Paint

No Drip Paint Tip

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