Hi, Years ago I saw a demo on Sesame Street of making a very small indoor rubber-band light plane which almost hovered ? Answered

Indoor Plane, very light, rubber band powered, slow flying/hovering

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How to sun dry a whole octopus for greek cousine?

In Greek islands they sun dry whole octopus possibly to tendirize and prepare the octopus for the grill. Cooking fresh octopus without preboiling is the key for me for the real taste. I think they also do this method in pacific islands.

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what should i do?

Okay soo im only a teenager, but my really close friend who is also my age kissed me the other week and said he loved me, and then that night on msn he told me he really likes me stiill ( we have been out 2 times before) then i got my hopes up. but he has a girlfriend :/ then he told me to come for a walk in the morning with him; and i was like sure so we did and he kept kissing me, and later that night on msn he told me hes going on holiday and thaat he will sort everything out when he gets back , my friends are saying that he is just using for abit of action , cus his girlfriend lives a 20 minute drive away so im quite comfused.hes back from holiday tomorrow.; and i dont know what i should do.can anyone give me any ideas?PLEASE (:xxxxxx

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stamping velvet?

I would like to learn about stamping and embossing on velvet

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Can I use a European appliance in the U.S.? Exercise vibration platform--specifications below:

It seems to have some flexibility--will this help? Input power 100-240 volts, ac 50--60 hz; Supply output voltage 15volts; DC power consumption < 7.5 watts. Would a transformer make it work? Thanks for your input!

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Home screen washout and printing errors..

I bought a home screen printing kit from an art store but I'm having trouble with a few things and they are: The instructions said to use a 150watt incandescent bulb 12 inches from the screen for 45 minutes. I thought 45 minutes was awfully long so I bought a 300watt bulb and exposed it for 23 minutes. My initial design which was 3 letters at a very large font worked out pretty good but it took an awfully long time to spray out design, it probably took me 10 minutes. I thought the 23 minutes was okay so I used the same time with my next design which had smaller text well my smaller text never washed out even though it looked like it was burned in. I went up to 30 minutes, then 35 minutes, then 40 minutes and I'm still having trouble washing out designs with small letter text. Should I be cooking my screen for longer than 45 minutes? Second question is, when I'm actually swiping my screen does the type of squeegee I use matter? I swiped a few shirts and I'm still not getting a consistant print each time. I'm not clamping my screen down so I know my DIY method is really dirty but I expected better results, should I expect less? Thanks

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what is the limitation of milk tea?

I want to know the limitations of the milk tea.

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Does anyone have some simple instructions for recovering sofa cushions?

I have a rattan furniture set, and I would like to recover the cushions.

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How to Make Lanyards yourself?

Creative types may be curious to learn how to make rubber bracelets. If you are able to follow simple directions you will be able to produce your very own ones for personal use or to give as a gift. Whether for yourself or a as a gift, it will be a great way to secure your keys, cell phone, badge, or whistle.In learning how to make lanyards it is important to choose the right material. A popular making material is a thin, elastic, and flexible plastic lace. It is readily available at most craft stores and referred to as craft lace, , gimp, or boondoggle.There are many different stitches that can be used to make or braid . Many braiding techniques are complex and time consuming. One of the simpler braids is referred to as a crown (or round) knot. One must utilize patience and follow directions carefully in learning how to make rubber wristbands. The basic crown knot is as follows:1. Take two strands of craft lace, fold them in half together (length will depend on the type of lanyard) and tie a knot toward the top to hold them securely together.You now have four strands secured at the top. 2. Spread the four strings apart, separately, pointing in each cardinal direction of a compass. Hold the left string with one finger (close to the knot). At the same time, pull the left string over the top string. 3. Cross the top string over the right string. At this point the top string is covering both the left string and the right string. Now cross the right string over the bottom string. Finally, cross the bottom string over the left string and tuck it under the looped top string. Pull each end of the four strings extremely tight to make the first knot. Continue crossing the strings in the same manner until the desired length is reached. The knots will produce a rounded href="http://Www.ybuw.com" target="_blank">silicone bracelets4. Do you think it a good way to make a gift to convey your sincere feelings?So, let’s do it now!

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How can I easily patch a hole in a carpet? Answered

I accidentally melted a hole in my carpet when a lamp fell over. The carpet store said they could fix it for a huge pile of money. I don't know how they were planning on fixing it. If I knew the "right" way of doing it, I could probably do it myself. Any ideas?

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Hi, I want to have a college class make cardboard animals by using halved joinery. Anybody know of some image sources?

I want to make sculptures from flat pieces of cardboard using minimal glue. I want to use halved joints where you cut two pieces and slide them together so they make a grid. Hard to explain. I'm looking for samples of doing that or of things made of cardboard

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I have a question about making my own herbal extracts with alcohol, using fresh herbs...

I had a bunch of fresh herbs, and some home-distilled 180 proof alcohol that a friend brewed. SO, I thought I'd try to make some smelly stuff. I packed a jar with the fresh herbs, and filled it with the alcohol, plus a little tad bit of water. I let it sit for two weeks, and now it's ready to be strained. BUT, I'm not sure what to do with it. Do I use it to make a perfume, room spray, body spray? Can I use it to make an essential oil? Is what I now have called an herbal extract? One jar is fresh sage and rosemary, Jar 2 is rose geranium leaves and rose petals, Jar 3 is lemon verbena, and Jar 4 is lavendar and sage. All advice is welcome!

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How do I build a table that I can fold into the wall to get it out of the way? Answered

I am working in our basement and I want to keep all space as open as possible to accomodate at pool table. My wife likes to scrapbook on occasion and I want to build some sort of folding table that I can drop down from the wall. Most of the time, I would have the space required. It does not have to be very large. I am thinking some sort of a hinge system?

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What is a good Deep Cleaner vacuum soap alternative that can be made with household products?

I'm looking for a soap formula to use in a deep cleaning machine that I don't have to buy att he store, I was thinking maybe laundry detergent?

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how do you make an instructible? Answered

Making an Instructable

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how can i make my pc a website host?

I just wondered. maybe i could host my own page instead of pay 2.00 for a website from godaddy.com

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What can I make with the blades from an old ceiling fan??

Took a ceiling fan apart, and want to recycle the blades into something. Any ideas?

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how to lace ladies converse shoes?

Two laces, two tongues, one set of grommets

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Does anyone know how to make an authentic viking-age clamp for boneworking etc?

I currently produce worked bone items for the re-enactor market, and would like a clamp that holds items from 3-4mm securely, but won't be assaulted by authenticity specialists for trying to use.

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Is it possible to add a power dial to any of kipkays laser projects, So that I could have it range from no harm to kill?

Like it ranges from something to cut diamonds (If possible) to something I could use with kids? I was thinking dial because you get more settings. Please help.

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hi could somebody plz tell me how to redecorate my bedroom

I moved into it about 5 years ago it was my sisters old bedroom I share it with my 17 year old brother its light purple none of the furniture needs to be replace but I'm thinking of making a cool loft bed and making a chill out zone underneath it so could anybody help plz drop me a comment

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Photoshop Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

'Judging has now been completed. And the winners of the shiny Photoshop patch are (drum roll please!)... n8man and Chicken2209! Congratulations and great job! I'll get around to giving you each a patch as soon as possible.'It seems like user-run contests are all the rage these days so I thought I'd try one of my own out. I like to edit photos, so I thought I would start a contest about editing pictures. Here are the rules.1. Find a picture you could edit.2. Edit it! (You don't need to use Photoshop. There are some great free alternatives, like GIMP)3. Come here and post the original photo along with your edited version.4. The best two entries get a shiny Photoshop patch.5. There is no limit on number of entries.6. The judges are myself, Lithium Rain, and domindude10So go ahead, start editing!

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how do I preserve eggplant in oil. How long will it keep?

How do I preserve eggplant in oil. How long will it keep?

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how to get mint extract?

Im in ireland and findin it hard to get it. any ideas?

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Teach a cat to use a litter tray? Answered

I have two kittens that were using the litter tray, but for some reason they have now decided that the cold tiles under the toilet are a better place to relieve themselves. I am not enjoying cleaning up the mess. Does anyone know how I can stop them from using the floor and continue to encourage them in using their trays........

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Anyone know how to fix a broken Leap Pad stylus cord?

It's an older Leap Pad, about 6-7 yrs old. The cord was bitten and is so frayed that it will not work anymore. These things are so expensive, I cannot afford to buy a new one. I am somewhat electronicly challenged, but can follow directions. I would sure appreciate if someone could help.

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does somebody know how to make wand boxes?

I'd like to know if it is possible to make your own wand box, I found instructions on www.dadcando.com but my parents don't wand to pay the price to sign up, if you can just help me

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Where can I find some used servos? What can I look for that has servos in them I can extract them out of.

I am looking for some servos to make some pan & tilts for my security camera system. I have 4 cams so I'll probably need about 8 servos right. Thank you

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DIY Screen printed solar panels Answered

I bought a manual from Aqua-luna.org about making solar panels. I feel like I've been misled. The first two solar panel technologies are not viable for home power generation. The screen printed PV panels may be. There were listings of materials and a copy of patent application along with some hand written notes. Not much else. I need to know how to layout the collectors that are printed on the substrate (glass) how to mix the materials that are being screen printed etc. I would be helpful to have a ball park figure on the output so that I could determine if it will be cost effective. I have fabrication and screen printing facilities and will be making panels for personal use. I need a 3-5 kw system (big I know)

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problems with slingshot

For a slingshot made of a branch, even if there is moss/algae on it, can i just tape around the branch and ta-da! a slingshot is formed?

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Adapt non-CFL-rated timer to operate CFL table lamp? Answered

Can someone help me create a box with a relay inside that sits between, electrically speaking, a non-CFL-rated timer and a table lamp with CFL bulbs? Ideally the non-CFL timer which I have plugs into wall outlet, relay box will plug into timer, and lamp will plug into relay box. What spec relay should I use for a lamp with a CFL equivalent to a 60 watt incadescent?

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Small tank higher pressure? or large tank Lower Pressure?

I was think what was better? a Small tank with a higher pressure? or a large tank with a Lower Pressure? Of coarse if you had a small tank you gun would look better. This is how air rifles work... you break the barrel (push it down) and that push a pump in to a small tank at a high PSI, Thats why its hard to break the barrel. I was also thinking that if you had a Higher PSI in the air resivour it would release quicker?!. What do you think?

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How can I make a white refrigerator black with out using appliance paint?

I have heard of "skins" for appliances to change their appearance and hard of someone using some sort of plastic but cannot find it on the internet.

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Could I substiture green beans in a bread &amp; butter pickle recipe?

I'm wanting to can green beans as a bread and butter canning recipe.

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Soldering sterling silver jump rings

Hello. I started working with metals, stones and beads in the summer. I think I am ready to solder as I am tired of some pieces falling apart. I make large jump rings and need to solder them. I saw the instruction on soldering on this website and bought all the tools today. I suppose I am a bit nervous about working with a flame. Could anyone share their experiences when they started to solder? Thanks. Tracey

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would the lenght of the nichrome wire affect its ability to cut trough foam?

I need to cut a wide piece of foam and need a decent length of wire to do it like 2 feet long would that have any affect on the cutting ability of the wire

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Can a home made AC unit be run through a mini fridge?

When making an air conditioning unit, would it be possible to run the system through the inside of a mini-fridge, rather than a bucket of ice? maybe drill some holes and put the system inside, in a little bin of water.

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I need to make a yoshi costume but i dont know how. any suggestions?

I really need a yoshi costume and they're all to pricey for me to buy so I'm going to make one but I dont know how to any suggestions?

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how to add image notes?

How do you add image notes to an instructable. i try the "click and drag" but all i do is move the image. please help. thanks

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What is the best way to break a nut off the back axle of my bike?

The nut holding the back axle of my bike is stuck on. I tried to drill through it, but the axle is too hard for my drill and the nut is stripped (the outside; I can't use a regular wrench). I have no idea what to do and it is very close to the frame, which I really don't want to hurt.

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Which bell peppers are better for cooking ,and or eating ,three lobe or four lobe?

I would love to learn the differences between three lobe and four lobe bell peppers

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After I read an instructable how do i rate it? Answered

Fairly new to instructables. How do you go about giving an instructable a rating

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would any one use a card-board coffee table? Answered

I was thinking about entering the card-board challange and wanted to know what people thought about my idea. Also i was going to do this do be green because my dad owns a bakery and when he gets shipments of supplies there is a lot of extra card bord.

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Pirate outfit for dogs

Halloween is coming, folks. If you want to get your own family pirate outfits in order, you'll need this one for your dog. It may be a bit involved, but it looks like the results are worth it.I'd try this on my cats, but... yeah, they're cats. How-To: Pirate Dog Costume

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How do I take care of my rabbit? I just got it yesterday.?

He's one month old and I've never had any pets before. What should I do to keep him clean, safe, and happy?

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