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Ward Lester
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Door Latch Removal & Repair
More Than You Wanted to K now About Door Latch Removal, Workings & Repair My truck door latch would lock, but wouldn't always unlock. When I tested the latch outside of the truck it worked perfectly. I finally figured out the problem. When the temperature w...

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Mobile Laptop Harness
Laptop Harness I needed to take notes and measurements but I hate writing it down because then I have to keep up with multiple papers and plans. Then, I just have to transfer it to a computer anyway and my handwriting is difficult to read. I like to enter i...

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Jewelry Box or Tool Box Organizing Insert
Organize Your Jewelry Box or Tool Box A drawer without organization becomes a mess quickly. While I built this foam insert for a jewelry box, you can employ this technique for any number of organizing needs; tools, nuts & bolts, etc. Supplies: 1/2" foam (si...

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A Primer on LEDs - The What and the How Tutorial
LEDs, R esistors, Power Supply, & Breadboard Where do you start with LEDs? I've always wanted to learn how to incorporate LEDs into props I make. It turns out, it's not difficult to get started. You can get started with just batteries, but decide on an appl...

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Hydro Dip Painting
Hydro Dip Painting What do you do with your leftover spray paint cans? Create a psychedelic paint job! This is known as hydro dipping or marbelizing. Hydro dipping uses water and paint to create a wild swirl of colors. The paint floats on top of the surface...

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DIY Metal Coil Springs
Make Your Own Springs I needed a spring, but wanted a custom size and shape. I made my own extension and compression springs. I remembered making coils of wire when I made chain mail . I used the same concept to create a smaller jig. The wire I used is 22 g...

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Totally '80s Photo Collage Portrait
Make an '80s Portrait I painted a wild multi-color frame and needed a photograph for it that exuded class and style. I started with this frame and was inspired to create a portrait for it. There's nothing classier than an '80s style portrait.   Tools Camera...

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Under Sink Storage in 20 Minutes
Build a Shelf Under the sink quickly becomes a disorganized wasteland. In twenty minutes I built a quick shelf with scrap wood and  a few screws, bringing a semblance of order to the area. Before While this won't ensure things stay neat, it will help mainta...

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Quick Fireplace Upgrade
Quick Fireplace Upgrade Three years ago I built a fireplace mantle. It went exactly according to plan, but a week later I knew I wasn't quite done. While I initially thought brick around the opening would look fine, it began to bug me. I wanted to add some ...

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How to Make a Good Caulk Joint
Good Caulk Joint vs. B ad Caulk Joint Caulk joints often fail because most joints are packed full of caulk and call it done. That will inevitably lead to failure. For a caulk joint to perform as intended, it needs an hour glass shape so that it can stretch....
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