Picture of Weed Wacker reWrap
Our neighborhood has all these funny restrictions like:
  1. grass CANNOT hang over the curb
  2. weeds CANNOT be allowed to take over your flower beds
  3. lawns SHALL be mowed frequently
  4. grass SHALL not be TOO TALL.

And when these horrible sins are witnessed by the neighborhood nosey patrol more than once, you get a nasty letter:

One of my sins I confess is that I let the grass (umm weeds) hang over the curb too often. I have an electric weed wacker (still on the grid, but at least it's electric) that I use to clean off the hairy curb. But until recently, cleaning off the raggedly curb meant either cough up the $$ for a pre-wound spool of weed wacker line, or refill it myself and have the doggone thing jam up every five feet. I've been choosing to rewind it myself and endure the snarled up line problem because I'm way beyond cheap. Stingy might be a better adjective.

That snarly line thing apparently happens to other folks too. I kept thinking there has to be an easier solution that didn't involve paying more money. So I put my thinking cap on, looked at instructables for advice and I was completely surprised no one has ever written any instructables about this particular hassle.

Until now.
Ezlpo11 month ago

I have the same weed wacker and have had great success wrapping myself. I found the tighter you wrap the wire the better off you are. Don't wrap it slobby or you will have bad results. Any of you can do this instructible. I promise you that.

Ezlpo1 Ezlpo11 month ago

Also, if you have the same weed wacker. Don't forget to service that thing a couple times a year. It is built to take it apart and clean it out. You will be amazed how dirty the inside gets. Can be a little tricky putting it back together so really pay attention on how it came apart.

artfulann (author) 3 years ago
where are the pointy< pointy alligator things>?
Er, you just used them...
artfulann (author)  Kiteman3 years ago
There are a plethora of options – and I’m seeing after interacting with another discussion about font color, that I need to learn some basic html codes.

but having a spell check would be REALLY nice
I browse with FireFox, and it has a ditionary add-on that spell-checks everything you type online.
bajablue3 years ago
Brilliant... and funny, too! ;-D
Jayefuu3 years ago
artfulann (author)  Jayefuu3 years ago
Thank you! And thanks for following too!
scoochmaroo3 years ago
Fantastic tips!
artfulann (author)  scoochmaroo3 years ago
Thank you!! I'm blushing with pride after having received comments from the great scoochmaroo!

wish I knew how Kiteman makes those subscript comments...
It's magic

Actually, it's really easy. In the normal editor, type the word "sub" between a pair of those pointy bracket things (selkeymoonbeam calls them "alligators"). You finish the small writing by putting "/sub" between the pointy things.

Nesting the brackets makes the writing even smaller.

As a pro member, you can hit the Rich Editor button, and then us the x2 and x2 buttons to make text either subscript, superscript, or both at once.


All of which aside, I actually came to praise your project, and let you know that several of the folk at HQ have referred to it as being "what this site is all about".

artfulann (author)  Kiteman3 years ago
writing small with pro is much easier than knowing how to do the other way...
artfulann (author)  Kiteman3 years ago
I'm so overwhelmed I cannot do any kind of making editing stuff. Because the great Kiteman and Scoochmaroo commented on me in one day.
sunshiine3 years ago
Thanks so much for sharing this! Totally awesome instructable and I will share it with my family and friends! You want to know the best part? I share with my hubby all the exciting things here at instructables also! I love your closing statement, I hope it catches on! Stay cool and happy! Sunshiine
artfulann (author)  sunshiine3 years ago
Love your new flower with your instructables!! Thanks for commenting!
Thanks! It is real and growing! I almost want to pick one and preserve them for my picture here. Have a super day!