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The Calvin and Hobbes Snowmen
If I were your mother I would love this. But then, I'm a Calvin and Hobbs fan and I love me some bizarro snowmen.
Will this work on cast iron? I'm not having much luck with vinegar and steel wool.
Proud Peacock Pincushion
This is a great affordable alternative to the pricey pocket and travel palettes. I've gone another direction inspired by make-up. I saw a pricey travel palette made out of a business card case. I bought a bag of 100 small eyeshadow tins and then I put a magnetic business card older in an old business card case. (Check to make sure the lid will close first with the tins and magnetic card.) I glued in the card, but you can get blank self-adhesive magnetic cards at Home Depot. Then I filled the eyeshadow tins with paint and they stick to the magnet. I can fit about 14 small ones in. They only hold maybe an eighth of a pan of pan or not quite a quarter. Enough for at least a day's sketching. Plus I can switch them in and out if I want to change colors or do a quick refill. I've done the sam...see more »This is a great affordable alternative to the pricey pocket and travel palettes. I've gone another direction inspired by make-up. I saw a pricey travel palette made out of a business card case. I bought a bag of 100 small eyeshadow tins and then I put a magnetic business card older in an old business card case. (Check to make sure the lid will close first with the tins and magnetic card.) I glued in the card, but you can get blank self-adhesive magnetic cards at Home Depot. Then I filled the eyeshadow tins with paint and they stick to the magnet. I can fit about 14 small ones in. They only hold maybe an eighth of a pan of pan or not quite a quarter. Enough for at least a day's sketching. Plus I can switch them in and out if I want to change colors or do a quick refill. I've done the same with empty plastic half and whole pans and used hinged tins like Altoids and old candy tins. I cut the magnetic plastic small enough for the bottom of the half pan, then peel and stick. They'll attach to most tins. I can still switch out colors and rearrange. I like this method best. The half pans are pretty cheap, I can use my own paints and customize anything with sizes. My favorites are using empty cigar tins. I have two. I haven't even painted the inside with white for mixing because both are mostly white already except for the logo in the middle. Plus, if for any reason they are lost or stolen while I travel, the entire thing is easy to replace. I don't have to mourn a favorite travel palette that might be irreplaceable.
Add up all the feed, etc. and those turn out to be pretty expensive eggs. But that's not the point. They're local, organic and you not only know where they came from, you can name the chicken. I'll assume you've named them because at this point they are pets, right? Because you wouldn't eat your pet and you don't name your food. Otherwise that rooster would have ben Coq a Vin. Right?
Instead of drilling and chiseling out the MDF you could use several layers of "luan", very thin plywood. The top would just have the cut out for the switch and the other two or three layers underneath could have a larger cut out to accommodate the switchplate. Then you just use wood glue to glue them together and weight it until dry. Sand and finish off around the edges and there you go.I'd use regular wood molding strips for the handle part rather than the MDF. I don't consider MDF very strong. It's like glued together sawdust. Water or even humidity wreaks havoc. Plus if you're using it daily, that's a lot of wear and tear.
Brilliant idea. I've seen Ollas but always stayed away because of the obscene prices. This is a brilliant hack. I would use silcone glue as I've repaired several broken glazed pots and they haven't fallen apart yet. Could you glue a smaller pot on top as a neck or funnel? That way you could bury the large part of your Olla even deeper.
I just don't get the point of the liner and overflow. It's like building a bog. You're building this bed over dirt, right? So why bother. Let it just drain down into the dirt. I like the design and will borrow parts when I put in my raised bed gardens. But I'm just going to use drip lines on timers for watering. It what the plants don't use will just drain down into the soil below if it gets that far. The only thing I'm putting on the bottom is a weed barrier. I, too, am over 50 and want something raised, albeit not this much, with a nice railing to sit on. I like the solar lights. Hadn't thought of that but might incorporate it. The only critters I'm worried about is neighbors stealing my crops just before harvest.
I just turn my old sentimental t-shirts with graphics into quilts. I have to wonder if a craft material like ModPodge might work better for preserving plus eliminate the discoloring.
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