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How can I turn a bar of soap into cologne?

I received a nice bar of soap as a holiday gift and I really like the particular cedar wood smell. So much so that I want to convert it, one way or another, into a wearable fragrance. How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by Mr Yak on May 26, 2014 - 9 answers

Help me keep things clean and dry

For reasons, I have to pull a stackable washer/dryer set out of the closet it's installed in, and I have to do it by myself. I want to learn from your mistakes. [more inside]
posted by davejay on Feb 13, 2014 - 7 answers

Can you collect meteorite dust in your backyard? How?

I've been told recently that collecting micrometeorites is as easy, basically, as placing a clean surface outside and picking through the debris you collect because thousands of tons of space dust and debris fall to Earth every day. That can't be all there is to it, can it? How do you know whether you're looking at Earth dust or space dust? [more inside]
posted by Sleeper on Feb 27, 2013 - 4 answers

Mister, I'll make a man out of you (in 6 easy steps)

What are the best general DIY websites around? (excluding instructables.com) [more inside]
posted by Think_Long on May 9, 2012 - 12 answers

DIY websites with sorting functions

Help me find do-it-yourself/make-your-own/instructables websites that one can sort by user ratings. [more inside]
posted by surfgator on Apr 9, 2011 - 1 answer

Looking for advice on my DIY framing project

I have a number of unframed art prints and posters, and would like to do the framing myself. What advice do you have for me? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jan 3, 2011 - 21 answers

Can a screw in Polyfilla Plug It ever be removed?

As suggested in this AskMe, I'm going to use Polyfilla Plug It to screw curtain railings into a concrete ceiling. (I'll be following these directions.)But once I screw the screw into the Polyfilla -- will I be able to unscrew it in the future if I want to take down the curtains? Or will the screw be permanently fixed in place? [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Jul 1, 2010 - 2 answers

How can I turn a mattress into a couch?

I'm trying to create a convincing sofa/chaise out of a twin mattress, particularly one that resembles DWR's Vegas couch. I'm pretty lacking in crafting talent, but am willing to try anything. [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Apr 30, 2009 - 8 answers

Washing Machine: Boom!

Was that a helicopter in my kitchen? No. It was the washing machine. Um. Help? [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy on Apr 1, 2009 - 11 answers

Can I convert a boxcar into a house?

Can I convert a boxcar into a house? [more inside]
posted by junipero on Nov 14, 2008 - 19 answers

But HOW do I do it myself?

What's the best home-repair / fixit manual for someone with little-to-no experience in such matters? Also, web sites and / or blogs in the same vein? [more inside]
posted by dersins on Apr 25, 2008 - 19 answers

DIY for the Non-Hardware-Elite

DIY blogs that don't require you to be a goddamn logic board-soldering wizard? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Oct 16, 2007 - 7 answers

Foundations of DIY-culture.

Books that laid the groundwork for DIY-culture. [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Dec 11, 2006 - 31 answers

Seeking Vendetta Mask DIY Suggestions

Any DIY guide links for making a wearable V for Vendetta Mask? [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Apr 8, 2006 - 8 answers

I have a question on learning programming if you have no programming experience.

Inspired by this thread on programming languages, I have a question on learning programming if you have no programming experience. (more) [more inside]
posted by TeamBilly on Jan 30, 2005 - 30 answers

The plastic thingie on the tip of your shoelace

What's the plastic wrapper thing on the end of a shoelace called? Usually the first thing to go and almost always requires buying new laces. Is there a company that provides JUST those things?
posted by omidius on Jan 12, 2005 - 17 answers

Homemade salt dehumidifier?

I'm looking for and learning about energy-saving/environmentally-friendly clothes dryer alternatives. My (basement) dryer is inefficient and requires a good 6' - 8' to vent (again, inefficiently) outdoors. I'm thinking of getting a Spin Dryer, but still just occasionally using the regular dryer to finish larger loads after the Spin. For the regular dryer I'm thinking of using an indoor dryer vent, but I'd like to limit the added humidity with a homemade salt dehumidifer. Anyone have experience making one? Can I just put the indoor dryer vent in a big plastic tub with some road salt to trap the moisture, maybe with some filtration media instead of the tub's lid to allow for some air escape? Or something somesuch? Does this plan sound okay so far?
posted by Shane on Jan 2, 2005 - 8 answers

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