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  • This is great! My roommate brought a mouse caught in a sticky trap home many years ago. When he found out I was cool with mice, we proceeded to clean him off the pad and then he cleaned his tiny paws free of glue. My cat contributed a bit of his dry food for a treat (which baffled the cat) and then released him. This trap is well thought out and the "door shut" mechanism is also a way of hearing a "live one" in the trap. Yay!

    Anything bigger than a soda can is one hell of a spider I don't want to be tripping over!

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  • Ferntoe commented on jessyratfink's instructable Unusual Uses for Rice

    Wow! I knew the electric rice save tq., but you have quite a few new ideas. Especially like the blind rice tq.! And, you've taken the mystery out of how to do an ice/hot pack idea. Thank you!

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  • Ingenious! Good note about the tape to prevent frying the circuits!

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  • Great article! As a jeweler, I might try it on some second hand jewelry that can't be dunked into the sonic cleaner! Will pass on your note about defogging froggy lenses.

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  • Ferntoe commented on joshuallen's instructable Electric Guitar Project

    You definitely did a lot of work! And, it turned out gorgeous!Could I suggest an electric sitar??? You will find it under Toney Karasek on YouTube. Enjoy!

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    • SPLINK THAT INK!  a BORING TRAY DESERVES a POP IN THE EYE!!
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  • Yes, I love this idea! I know the feeling...love that t-shirt but, it's grunged out. I copied your instructable because I have a t-shirt I want to save, but really can't use at this time. Thank you!

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  • Some great ideas! I love the toothpick in book. Not only do you save your place, but you don't ruin the book binding with a bulky object!

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  • Ferntoe commented on vspencer's instructable Rotating Desktop Storage

    A bit of time and a bit of effort, but wow! Nice end result.

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  • Excellent tutorial. I haven't seen this much care outside of the Japanese sword making culture. This could be used as a carry conceal type weapon...if so inclined. Just know your laws. I tend to see things as weapons and wonder how they would affect tissue (human or animal) post-mortem. Gorgeous way you worked this into its final form!

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  • Ferntoe commented on Eric DIY's instructable Can Planter/Seed Starter:

    This is a nice two fold recycle!! May I suggest putting a date when you planted seeds on the side? This way you'll keep your frustration level down and can throw the contents out if it prefers to sulk in the seed form!

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  • Excellent. I knew a secretary way back when who used to put lotion in her hands and, if she had too much, used it her hair! Good to know someone else uses her technique! Lip balm as cheek stain is great! Soo many people have minor facial blips, nice way to hide it! But, be sure to wash well at night or you'll have more blemishes!

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  • In this heat, short pants are a must! Quite well done and great instructions!

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  • Thank you! This project probably took a year - busy gathering tiles. When the tiles talked, I listened and then wrote like mad!!

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  • I love this! I'm a 70-ish old fart and typed on a beastly Olympia/Corona (complete with 2.5" high key stems). Miss a key and the finger gets caught in between the other keys. One needed a whole can of band aids because fingers weren't meant to be ripped out of bear teeth! I've seen typewriters evolve...we thought the correcting select was grand. I get a whiff of White out and am higher than a kite! Unfortunately, my escapades with the elderly Corona, have given me a 40 pound keystroke. Rattles the choppers off of these electronic pussycats. Still did at least 65 wpm (words per minute). Is this usable? It seems like it. Well done!

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  • I wish I found your directions 20 some years sooner! I was renting a house. Which had been raided... Do you know how big a hole you can make with a Glock? Having been a secretary for many years I used the "white out" method. Take left over powdered dust bits, mash them up, color to match current wall color and paste from the edge inward. Use heat gun until dry. Find large mirror and cover patch if more than 2/3 up wall. Low to the floor means use your imagination. Blood spatter? Bleach and hydrogen peroxide....and scrub like a maniac. Remove paint to base and again, match color of wall.... I don't know how well it will hold up or last, but I got my deposit back!

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  • To steal is the deal. Don't worry about it getting thrown out...just be sure to have a few other personalized bags handy and make sure the office refrigerator police are through for the week. Otherwise, most people are scavenger hunters (it was just laying there)! Having worked ER, one of these scavengers plucked out a "free" sandwich...well laced with Maloxx. We figured out who it was real quick!

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  • Ferntoe commented on FernMakes's instructable DIY Light Bulb Bugs

    Thank you! I'm into jewelry, but you've broken this down to look entirely doable. This may solve my beads in tubes, but because the tubes are funky plastic, I throw away. I try to recycle and your instructions fit the bill! One may perhaps call them Blooming Lumen.

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  • Beanie...I was just wondering if you were aware of "chinese foot binding" as I could not find a reference to the '72 article. I'm into PanAsian studies and love getting new references! The shoes are the most curious item I have seen. No doubt there will be a period of adjustment and back to the drawing board sessions, but just the design alone, wow! Best to you!

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  • Neta, this is fabulous! You nailed down all the anatomical parameters. I've worked 40 years as a med. transcriptionist, your approach and details are spot on! You have taken the time to address the person, their physiology and structure. I can no longer wear heels having broken both feet and have prosthetic knees, but these shoes are intriguing. Patent your design! Please! I would say you could go to a physical therapy group (the doctor) and I have no doubt you would have a whiz-bang collaboration. Best to you! Anne

    Creating one-off shoes would be smashing. From years of martial arts, dance and genetics, a one foot size does not work. I have odd-ball sneakers because one leg is a tad higher than the other leg. At my age, I can't afford a fractured hip. Or, ankle!

    I couldn't find the article in the ether; so, is this about footbinding? Take a look for that and how the foot was changed to fit the shoe. Eyow! The perfect bound foot was no bigger than a small teacup. This guaranteed the woman a prosperous marriage. Dig a bit deeper and learn how they bound, cut and crushed the foot. Revolting smell as well. Best to you,

    Flexibility is a must. And, you are leaving the dinosaurs of shoe making in the past. With wobbly ankle syndrome (wonkers), I can only look and smile. The beginning of shoes was meant to elevate the foot/feet above non-paved road (horse poo etc.) and the second reason? Keeps the woman in her "place", look at Chinese foot binding. How's the sweat factor? Could you find something that once formed would have that in place?

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