Instructables: exploring - living - cheap - featured Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:23:35 PDT BLOX v1.01 Turn an Orange into a Candle!
Turn an Orange into a Candle! - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Best Hobbies Blog This is a quick project that will only take a few minutes and has beautiful and exciting results!When you're done with this instructable be sure to check out my youtube channel and website for more awesome tutorials! TheBestHobbiesBlog.comThe Best Hobbies Blog- Youtube Channel Watch this video! H...
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:37:35 PDT
Foam Creations: The Hook
Foam Creations: The Hook - More DIY How To Projects]]> acassone You can make almost everything out of foam. You can use these steps to make your own ideas come to life. It's easy, somewhat fast and it's cheap. Think about it... Go to your local decor store pick a piece of art and compare the price to make it or the price to buy. But then again if you make it, it...
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:29:57 PDT
Comic Book Shoes
Comic Book Shoes - More DIY How To Projects]]> scooter76 Here is a step by step guide on how to recycle some old shoes and comic books into something fantastic.I have seen many variants of this project on the web, but thought I would share with you how I made mine.I recently moved back to North America from Scotland, and as a parting gift to a good friend...
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:17:11 PDT
Off Road stroller conversion
Off Road stroller conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> Triclaw My family goes out every weekend to a park ,festival or some sort of outdoor event and after 3 kids I got tired of pushing a stroller with little wheels over roots ,rocks and grass .Now its time to get smart, we have bought and garbage picked several strollers and bikes over the years so...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 19:59:44 PDT
Make a Tank Top From an Old T-shirt
Make a Tank Top From an Old T-shirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> HomemadeisBetter These have to be some of my favorite summer tank tops. Let me show you what to do... Get an old T-Shirt Cut the Sleeves off See photo for instructions:  Cut the Neckline Cut the Backside Make the Ties for the Back YOURE FINISHED!!! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!!! Feel free...
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Sat, 17 Mar 2012 14:44:40 PDT
Dollar Bill Origami- Shirt and Tie
Dollar Bill Origami- Shirt and Tie - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Best Hobbies Blog This quick and simple tutorial will show you how to fold a single dollar bill into a handsome shirt and tie. Worth doing just for the fun of it, but also a cool way to leave part of your tip the next time you're at a restaurant!When you're finished reading this instructable, if you'd like to see mor...
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:03:56 PDT
Project-Based Engineering for Kids WYE_Lance This is a collection of project-based engineering lessons for kids. Project-based learning allows students to control the direction and pace of their learning. Activities that promote investigation, critical thinking, and hands-on subject matter are also central to project-based learning.Thes...
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Tue, 7 Feb 2012 12:13:01 PST
DIY Pallet Wood Vertical Blinds
DIY Pallet Wood Vertical Blinds - More DIY How To Projects]]> Humboldtartdept Easy, stylish, budget-friendly DIY pallet wood vertical blinds! As created by! Install top plate connector Screw the top plate connector into your window frame. Screw in 3/8" threaded rod and 3/4" split ring hangars. Install conduit piece Cut 1/2" diameter condui...
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:03:16 PDT
DIY Button Earrings
DIY Button Earrings - More DIY How To Projects]]> HomemadeisBetter This week I was inspired by a shop on Etsy called Caroline's Hammock.I recently purchased these button earrings from her and I instantly fell in love, so today I'm going to teach you how you can make your own button earrings! What You Need Fastener Kit: it should include 5 -3/4" Aluminum Buttons,...
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 07:30:22 PDT
Shrunken Sweater Backpack
Shrunken Sweater Backpack - More DIY How To Projects]]> bofthem Oh Noes! Your favorite knit sweater, shrunken by the forces of heat and water combined! Never you mind, as you can still wrap its loving arms around you with the cunning aid of RECYCLING!Ok, so this tutorial describes how to turn a regular unshrunk wool sweater into a nifty backpack with some purpos...
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Fri, 11 Jan 2008 18:06:36 PST
IKEA HACK: couch caddy
IKEA HACK: couch caddy - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikeasaurus Never lose the remote again! This couch caddy wrangles your remote, magazines, and other couch goodies in vertical storage hanging from the arm of your couch - It can even hold a few cold ones!Made with an inexpensive and abundantly available IKEA palm leaf place mat and slippers, you can make your ...
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Sun, 25 May 2014 10:26:53 PDT
Easy Leather Bracelet
Easy Leather Bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ael R This instructable is about how to create a simple and nice leather bracelet.It was the first time I worked with leather, so I decided to create a leather bracelet because it is simple and doesn't require a lot of time or money. I also have other projects using leather, it's why I bought a couple of ...
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Tue, 20 May 2014 13:58:39 PDT
'Save The Date' Wedding Invites - Vintage Style - Postal Stamp - Luggage Labels
'Save The Date' Wedding Invites - Vintage Style - Postal Stamp - Luggage Labels - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mr_o_uk I wanted to send out 'Save The Date' Cards to our wedding guests before sending out the actual invites. This way people know the date and can keep it free.I made my original ones using a custom made ink stamp and some bought labels from eBay. This instructable however shows you how to make them at h...
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Wed, 7 May 2014 12:40:39 PDT
Relove an Old, Ugly Dress: Before and After (w/ Bonus Infinity Scarf)
Relove an Old, Ugly Dress: Before and After (w/ Bonus Infinity Scarf) - More DIY How To Projects]]> tofu911 If you like more sewing projects be on the lookout. I may be new to sewing but that just means I have a lot of projects to post. "I Smell Good" Mr. Bunny is already posted.  I'm working on a steampunk costume too. BONUS: Infinity Scarf DIY also included in this instructables (last step). I wa...
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:17:09 PDT
Upgrade Your Refrigerator Lighting
Upgrade Your Refrigerator Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> davidandora A couple years ago, the BF and I returned home from an expensive vacation in the desert to learn that our fancy-pants french-door fridge's compressor had bit the dust, naturally just after the warranty expired. Repairs seemed to be a short term and expensive option, so we searched for an affordabl...
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Sat, 5 Apr 2014 19:27:32 PDT
Make a Striped Wooden Ring!
Make a Striped Wooden Ring! - More DIY How To Projects]]> awesomecreations This is a simple, easy to make ring made of plywood. It looks a bit different to a typical metal ring, but it is fun to make and it does not feel uncomfortable. To make your own will take you anywhere between 30 minutes to 4 hours, depending on what tools you have and how good you want it to look/f...
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Fri, 4 Apr 2014 02:50:53 PDT
Make a Steel ring from a coat hanger!
Make a Steel ring from a coat hanger! - More DIY How To Projects]]> awesomecreations This is a pretty basic project but it does require quite a lot of effort and, depending how good you want it to look, time. The great thing about this simple ring is that you don't even need to leave your house to find what you need for it! I had quite a bit of fun making this ring and I am happy w...
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 07:24:20 PDT
Super Simple Dog Biscuits!
Super Simple Dog Biscuits! - More DIY How To Projects]]> shyanna05 It was a learning experience to figure out the exact proportions to get the right consistency, but I'm proud to share my final recipe! These are super simple, with few ingredients and freedom to add any ingredients that you see fit or that your pet loves! These biscuits have been tested (and found t...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:34:09 PDT
Jar Lights
Jar Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> nealdog simple and cheap indoor/ outdoor solar lights The supply's! supply' cutter/ utility knifehot glue and gunsharpiemason jar or other vesselcheap solar lightscrew driver is optional but makes fitting easier. getting to work one of the first steps...take apart your solar light. it should br...
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:01:36 PDT
Bird Pendant from Simple Metal Plate
Bird Pendant from Simple Metal Plate - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ael R For a friend's birthday, I decided to make her a necklace with a metallic bird pendant. I wanted to do all myself but I didn't have a lot of money to invest. I first thought about metal clay like silver or copper clay, but it wasn't as cheap as I thought. Therefore, I had to buy at less 50e of equip...
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 15:46:27 PDT
Saving Wilted Greens
Saving Wilted Greens - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie Revive, save, and ENJOY your wilted greens in several easy steps.  Whether your greens are from the local farmers market, your garden, or a supermarket, they will all wilt eventually. Since most greens, and especially varieties like lettuces and spinach are largely comprised of water, they wilt eas...
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:03:10 PDT
Open-Ended Hydraulic Machines
Open-Ended Hydraulic Machines - More DIY How To Projects]]> WYE_Lance This project is very similar to my other Instructable, Simple Hydraulic Machines. The difference here is that students are not shown any examples how to turn their simple hydraulic-powered hinge into something meaningful. Instead, students are taught only how to make a hinge that's actuated by a hyd...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 11:35:02 PST
Quickly Remove Fabric Pills
Quickly Remove Fabric Pills - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie A simple how-to for removing pills on your favorite sweater or piece of clothing with tools you already have at home. Clothes of all types, sizes, shapes, and fibers have pilled for all of time and will continue to pill into the future. While it's true that some sweaters or other woven garments tak...
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 09:26:11 PST
ORIGAMI 3 WAY SORTER OR SIGNATURE - More DIY How To Projects]]> JM1999 Hello to everyone that reads this 'ible. The next few steps will show you how to make a 3 way sorter or signature as some of you might know it as. So, what you will need is simple, 6 square pieces of paper, some glue and the last thing which I reccommend is at least 1 whole read through this '...
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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:51:53 PST
Cheap treasure chest box (REAL wood LOOK)
Cheap treasure chest box (REAL wood LOOK) - More DIY How To Projects]]> ishan udyoga ok let's get start . What do we need to make this. 01.Binder gum02.Dry banana leaf03.Bristol Board (brown color is great) Cut your bristol board like this. Gluing your dry banana leaf. Cut out unwanted leaf pieces .(use paper cutter) Shutter. Bristol board hinge. Paint paint...
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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 08:13:00 PST
Ribbon rings
Ribbon rings - More DIY How To Projects]]> emilyvanleemput When I think of ribbons, I also think of the word cute. I don't know why, I just do I guess :) So, how better to make simple, cute rings as with ribbon!! What I like about these rings is that they are so fast to make and can be made with stuff you have laying around anyway (at least, stuff that I ha...
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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 08:49:08 PST
Gliding Car
Gliding Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> WYE_Lance This car is designed to be pushed off of a tabletop, glide gently to the ground, and continue rolling! Materials Craft sticks Milkshake straws Skewers Cardstock Wheels Tape Prep the paper Cut cardstock into thirds lengthwise for the wings. Cut those strips in half for the tail. Form the fram...
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 18:13:00 PST
Origami tetris cube
Origami tetris cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> emilyvanleemput Last year, I made a paper puzzle cube for a gift exchange. At first I wanted to make it with origami, but I concluded that would be way too much work, especially since I wasn't really good with origami back then and took really long to fold. But, things have changed. I started experimenting more w...
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Sat, 1 Feb 2014 10:57:48 PST
No Sew No Glue 1 Minute Magnetic Towels (with removable magnets) confu Stumbled upon those "Magnetowels": Pretty neat idea! Solves almost all of my problems (at least those concerning kitchen towels). But: I want easily removable magnets, since I don´t want ...
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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:30:19 PST
Simple Knit Pillow
Simple Knit Pillow - More DIY How To Projects]]> bdickson1 Brighten up your living room by making your own simple knit pillow! For more details see my blog Materials you'll need: - 1 skein Red Heart Super Saver in Pumpkin (worsted weight acrylic yarn) - US size 8 knitted needles - 16 x 16 inch Pillow form - Yarn needle - US size I crochet ...
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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:01:49 PST
DIY Instagram/Polaroid magnets!! Super simple UNDER 2$ DIYlover89 Today I bring you a really cheap and cute DIY: Instagram magnets! They are really easy to make and the perfect way of showing your favourite memories. You will only need: - Some Instagram printed pictures - Foam core board - Magnets or magnetic adhesive tape First we need to cut the printed pictur...
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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:11:26 PST
10$ shoe organizer
10$ shoe organizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> bobaw Over the years I've aquired quite some shoes, and in my current situation I don't have a whole lot of space to store them all. Hence, I came up with this cheap and simple solution for all my shoes. The beauty of this idea is it's super cheap, super simple and can grow along with your collection of ...
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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 05:55:31 PST
PVC Pipe Bracelets!
PVC Pipe Bracelets! - More DIY How To Projects]]> shazni Does the above bracelets look like PVC?? Well it is...and it's so easy and cheap to make.I just couldn't resist adding this instructable as I wanted to share this with all of you! What you need! Basically you need PVC tube about 3" wide...wider is fine as you can adjust it according to the size y...
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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:58:58 PST
Inking Pictures into Corks
Inking Pictures into Corks - More DIY How To Projects]]> Manick Yoj A great, quick, and easy project to make a small, homemade gift for a friend, to decorate your jars, or to creatively label things. In my case, they happened to be part of the perfect gift idea for a friend who loved cooking, bright colors, and Savannah animals. Future ideas may involve monogramming...
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Sat, 4 Jan 2014 21:15:29 PST
Reversible Dog Coat
Reversible Dog Coat - More DIY How To Projects]]> ryeomans1 Dogs like to be stylish too!  How about a coat that can be reversed?   You could do a fall print on one side and one the other a winter print, or as I have done  two prints of your own choosing!   Here"s a simple sewing pattern for a dog coat that is reversible.  Simple sewing skills and supplies ...
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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 12:11:50 PST
Ruler and Leather Cuff Bracelet
Ruler and Leather Cuff Bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> Matt2 Silver This Instructable will take you through the process of creating a handsome cuff bracelet from leather and a metal ruler that looks great on both men and women.  The total cost for the Ruler and Leather Cuff Bracelet should be right around 10 dollars for all the materials and you'll end up with enoug...
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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 11:10:22 PST
Creative letter lamp for cheap!
Creative letter lamp for cheap! - More DIY How To Projects]]> MyWampie Do you feel like your place feels empty or looks boring? And, are you creative, but you find it hard to get started on a project? Then this is a project for you!The letter lamp is a lamp that is pleasing the eye. Especially when you know that you made it yourself. it consists of materials that are ...
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Sun, 8 Dec 2013 08:28:50 PST
DIY Nail Polish Rack
DIY Nail Polish Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> jellypow A simple nail polish rack made from materials that are easy to find. Bottles are stored upside-down, making it easier to see each colour, and prettier to display! Collect Collect your items!- Your disorganised nail polishes- Milk crate- SawI also recommend:- Sandpaper- Paint (spray is best) Cut...
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Sat, 7 Dec 2013 04:04:07 PST
T-Shirt Wall Art
T-Shirt Wall Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> JSTArollin Do you have old t-shirts that you used to wear a lot and loved but no longer wear? Do you want some unique wall art? Or are you just bored? If you answered yes to anyone of those questions then this project will be great for you! You will need the following items: -Cool T-Shirts-12" x 12" Canvases ...
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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 17:15:21 PST
Festive Holiday Coffee Table Centerpiece
Festive Holiday Coffee Table Centerpiece - More DIY How To Projects]]> italzboi It's that time of year again, when all the holiday decorations come out and everyone's does up their house like its Santa's workshop. This year I wanted something festive to put on my coffee table but I didn't want to go out and just buy something. That's why I decided to make this Festive Holiday C...
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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:20:51 PST
Dollar Store Skull Strobe Light
Dollar Store Skull Strobe Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> M3G I was wandering around the dollar store trying to find cool last-minute decorations for Halloween when I saw a cool plastic skull. As I left the Halloween aisle I spotted a bunch of cheap LED headlamps and flashlights. Suddenly, I had an idea; I looked down at the skull and saw how well let the ligh...
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Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:36:13 PDT
Soda Bottle Ant Farm
Soda Bottle Ant Farm - More DIY How To Projects]]> Teisha Ever wanted an ant farm?  Ant farms are entertaining, yet educational – it’s fascinating to observe the little ants as they go about their busy lives.  But store-bought ant farms are often expensive, and usually limited in size.  If you’d like an inexpensive, easy-to-make ant farm alternative that g...
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Sun, 20 Oct 2013 15:11:15 PDT
Super easy free adjustable Tablet-Stand from cd spindle
Super easy free adjustable Tablet-Stand from cd spindle - More DIY How To Projects]]> ArvidJense So I love to use my tablet for nearly all basic internet browsing; email, facebook, reddit, skype etc. But one thing that's constantly annoyed me, is that when I watch a (youtube) video, I have to keep holding the tablet steadily in front of me with one hand. This gets tiresome so I wanted to have s...
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Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:49:38 PDT
Natural Rock Coffee Table
Natural Rock Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> Sam DeRose This summer we refurbished our arbor and outdoor sitting area, and one improvement we made was investing in some high quality patio chairs. The complete set included a matching coffee table, but it was so expensive that we just got the chairs. This got us thinking about making our own coffee table t...
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Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:08:39 PDT
Red Rose bracelets - 27 cents
Red Rose bracelets - 27 cents - More DIY How To Projects]]> roopal05 What a pleasure it is to wear an expensive jewellery or to wear your own handmade jewellery !  When I am on to handmade, it has to be cheaper than what I can get equivalent in the market. So, the key is to get inexpensive or free materials. Here I make a Red Rose bracelet made up of felt and twist t...
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 19:45:43 PDT
Pop-up Paper Chess Set
Pop-up Paper Chess Set - More DIY How To Projects]]> belsey This happens far too often --  in the middle of a heated chess game, something comes up to interrupt the flow. By the time you get back a few hours or days later half the pieces have been knocked over. Arrgh! Game over. Since I design pop-up cards, I thought I could remedy this problem by designing...
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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 09:58:26 PDT
Make a bracelet out of a fork
Make a bracelet out of a fork - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ties0012345 All around you, you see jumbles. We have begun to give these jumbles new life.  Starting with turning forks into cute bracelets. What do you need? It's very cheap to make this bracelet. You only need some pliers and a gas burner. Of course you need to have an old fork (with long tines) . For fini...
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Wed, 26 Jun 2013 06:29:28 PDT
Origami Boxes sherrycayheyhey With a few pieces of paper and some clever folds, you can create a multitude of different boxes to hold everything from snacks to coins. An origami box can also be a creative way to present a gift. This guide includes 10 of my favorite origami boxes that'll hopefully become favorite's of yours too! ...
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Sun, 9 Jun 2013 23:19:43 PDT
Tiny Green Tea Garden
Tiny Green Tea Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> lotuslady For this instructable I thought about coming up with a great gift idea for those of you on a budget! This miniature moss garden is composed of supplies that require little to no new purchases! In order to get started you will only need a few things...... -1 new or used teacup and saucer (preferably...
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Sat, 8 Jun 2013 18:33:09 PDT
the best bit holder
the best bit holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> bobzjr Regain control of all those loose 1/4" tool bits with this durable bit holder.  Fast, cheap, easy, and useful.  Truly. A great Father's Day Item - you can make it quick! What You Need MATERIALS TOOLS Foam Rubber Floor Tile Utility Knife Sm...
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Tue, 4 Jun 2013 22:52:01 PDT