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DIY Dentistry: always a bad idea?

Should I pull this tooth out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2008 - 17 answers

this shouldn't take long

Got any advice for removing a gazillion layers of (probably lead) paint from a hundred-year-old banister, complete with an abundance of balusters? Oh, and a pocket door. [more inside]
posted by apostrophe on Nov 22, 2008 - 7 answers

How is this color-changing LED array being driven?

Electronics/LED Folks: I bought a few cheap, poorly-assembled LED color-changing orb-things and I'm pretty sure they're the coolest objects I have ever owned. I cracked 'em open, and damned if I know what is going on in there, but it looks simple/cheap as all hell. Help me figure it out, I'll post a build-log/parts list somewhere, and in short-order we can all be ass-deep in home-made, disarmingly sublime mood-lighting. [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Nov 18, 2008 - 28 answers

Cutting a Thick Oddly Shaped Bottle

How can I cut a thick oval glass bottle cleanly? [more inside]
posted by Science! on Nov 17, 2008 - 12 answers

DIY photo calendars on the internets

Looking to print a few calendars with my photos as holiday gifts for friends and family. I've read (some old) mixed reviews on QOOP, a printing service that integrates directly with Flickr, and I'm curious if people have recent opinions on the print quality and what other reputable services are available. [more inside]
posted by sararah on Nov 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Good color printer for crafting?

My wife is looking for a good color printer for crafting projects. We have a cheap-ish inkjet now, but the color quality is disappointing. Decent color fidelity for the occasional photos and the ability to print on thicker papers are important to us, but we're hoping to avoid spending Money Hats(tm). Should I look at color laser printers? Anyone have suggestions on particular printers?
posted by verb on Nov 17, 2008 - 5 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

How do I create something artsy for my walls?

DIY art/craft help with the gingko tree/leaf as inspiration. [more inside]
posted by Amizu on Nov 13, 2008 - 7 answers

Help my fix my boneheaded car mistake!

I pulled out an AC/heat vent on my 2005 Kia Spectra 5 and now I can't get it to go back in. Help me either figure out how to get it back in, or at least ID the parts I'm looking at to help focus my Googling. [more inside]
posted by frankdrebin on Nov 12, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me identify a piece of electronics from a pinball machine.

What is this device that I found inside of a Williams Grand Prix electromechanical pinball machine from approximately 1976? [more inside]
posted by mmcg on Nov 8, 2008 - 18 answers

Help me create my Wall of Maps!

I need ideas for creating my wall of maps. [more inside]
posted by pollex on Nov 8, 2008 - 11 answers

Build a Bike

I want to build a custom bike, and I've got a few questions... [more inside]
posted by god particle on Nov 5, 2008 - 21 answers

We stopped the tide, but broke everything else

Plumbing Filter: After a water heater leak, our toilet is not filling correctly and our water isn't very hot. DIY antics ahead. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Nov 5, 2008 - 9 answers

Make my wall metallic please.

Can I use metallic paint on my wall to make a metallic surface which I then can use magnets to stick things on? [more inside]
posted by aeighty on Nov 3, 2008 - 14 answers

Practice to Build a Computer?

How should I prepare to eventually build a computer from parts? [more inside]
posted by crayolarabbit on Oct 29, 2008 - 24 answers

diy relay coil

DIY relay coil [more inside]
posted by sailormouth on Oct 28, 2008 - 8 answers

Learning tech skills for librarianship

Answers to my previous question about academic librarianship and other situations have made it clear that I need tech skills. How can I go about developing these skills? [more inside]
posted by waterandrock on Oct 26, 2008 - 9 answers

Help bring out my inner concrete craftsmen.

Concrete-filter: I'd like to explore making some things with concrete - pots, birdbaths and such as. Classes don't interest me, but I want to know how you do it. And do it well. [more inside]
posted by TomSophieIvy on Oct 19, 2008 - 9 answers

I Swear I'm Not Steampunk

Where can I find a new carbide bike lantern for cheap, or how hard would it be to build one? [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Oct 15, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me make a science hip hop shirt

How can I replicate this tribute shirt for my friend's birthday ? [more inside]
posted by carefulmonkey on Oct 13, 2008 - 3 answers

This coffee tastes positively Parman!

I need to be famous for other things. So I would like to make my own blend of coffee. At home and cheaply how can I get started? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Oct 12, 2008 - 7 answers

Randomly extinguishing light fixture

Why did my light fixture start turning off and on randomly? How do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by rouftop on Oct 8, 2008 - 8 answers

How do I convert a car to electric? No previous knowledge here!

How do I convert a car to electric? [more inside]
posted by photomusic86 on Oct 4, 2008 - 5 answers

Should I treat new plastering.

DIY Filter: I've just had my kitchen walls replastered following damp proof injection and am about to take delivery of new kitchen units. What should I do to the plaster where the units are to go? Seal it, paint it or leave it bare. [more inside]
posted by xla76 on Oct 3, 2008 - 2 answers

Removing drywall anchors from the wall

I need to remove drywall anchor bolts from the wall, but the recommended method (just unscrewing the screw until the bolt drops into the wall cavity) is not working. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick on Oct 3, 2008 - 8 answers

MacCanvas? Material recommendation for use on a white macbook?

What materials would you recommend for customizing a white macbook? [more inside]
posted by SECONDHANDSMOTE on Oct 2, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me find professional looking CD/DVD Duplication @ home.

I need to know some options about pressing my own albums and independent films at home instead of using a duplication company. [more inside]
posted by keepmathy on Oct 2, 2008 - 10 answers

Rotary Dial Awesome-o Mobile Phone GO!

I have found someone who can build me a mobile phone out of a rotary dial telephone. But Sparkfun doesn't really have a one-stop shopping list. Help me decipher exactly what parts from this article i will need and also please recommend a good antenna I can use that will give me the best reception but also be cell-phone-tiny. [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Sep 24, 2008 - 2 answers

inDesign/Photoshop/DIY comics question

self-publishing/layout question: I've drawn my comic to have 8.5" X 11" (21.6 cm X 27.9cm) dimensions. I want to shrink it down to fit in a 17cm X 26 cm comic book. [more inside]
posted by radiocontrolled on Sep 24, 2008 - 4 answers

Homemade Soda Fountain?

Where does one buy bag-in-box coke syrup for a soda fountain in australia? [more inside]
posted by Coolcan2 on Sep 21, 2008 - 4 answers

DIY dog ramp for elderly Golden

DIY (or maybe commercial) dog ramp. My girlfriend's elderly Golden retriever needs some help getting in and out of cars. Help me build a ramp. [more inside]
posted by fieldtrip on Sep 20, 2008 - 12 answers

PMI permit screwup?

House appraisers, building permit people, and DIYers: Just how badly did I screw us up? [more inside]
posted by GardenGal on Sep 20, 2008 - 11 answers

Where can I find used truck tarp?

Where can I find truck tarp? [more inside]
posted by nitor on Sep 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me upgrade my DIY HTPC without it becoming a PITA

With digital OTA coming in February and the possibility of dipping into HD in the near future, help me give my 2 year old HTPC a facelift. [more inside]
posted by genial on Sep 10, 2008 - 4 answers

DIY Restaurant in Seattle???

My birthday is coming up, and in my search for something novel and exciting to do I was told that somewhere in Seattle (possibly in the Lake Union area) there is a restaurant where you can bring a group of people, select a menu, learn how to prepare it, and then feast on the fruits of your labor. Does anyone have ANY idea if this place exists, and if so where it is??? Google has failed me utterly.
posted by evilcupcakes on Sep 4, 2008 - 6 answers

Printing tickets at home.

Can I make tickets with my HP L7680 printer? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Aug 31, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me build a better frownie!

Creative crafting filter: I want to combat my frown lines by making a stick-on splint for my forehead-- something like a frownie, but reusable and easier to remove (in the way, say, a post-it is). What adhesives/plastics/gels (or other, hackable, toy/household items) might be sticky enough to adhere firmly to my face, but unsticky enough to peel off gently when I'm done? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Aug 19, 2008 - 5 answers

DIY-Filter: Attaching sliding-door tracks to hardwood floors without damaging the floor?

DIY-Filter: Any suggestions on how to attach a sliding-door track to a hardwood floor without damaging the floor? [more inside]
posted by andrewmarc on Aug 19, 2008 - 8 answers

Good uses for an old memory foam mattress topper?

I have an old 3" memory foam full size mattress topper laying out in my garage. Looking for some DIY projects or ideas as to what I can do with this foam, as opposed to tossing it out or trying to sell on craigslist. [more inside]
posted by ShootTheMoon on Aug 18, 2008 - 8 answers

I need woodworking gift ideas!

What nice hand-made gifts can I make as a beginning-to-intermediate woodworker? [more inside]
posted by WinnipegDragon on Aug 12, 2008 - 18 answers

How do you make something that improves the acoustics of an auditorium?

Can anyone offer me some suggestions for how to make a relatively inexpensive sound trap (i.e. like those echo reducers that large auditoriums have). Info about materials, shapes, etc. would be helpful. [more inside]
posted by n8stew on Aug 9, 2008 - 3 answers

Not-so-DIY

1. I'd like to take on a portable-electronics-building project. 2. I have none of the required knowledge. 3. ...? [more inside]
posted by jinjo on Aug 8, 2008 - 3 answers

Here's one I made earlier!

Can cardboard absorb cement? If not, other suggestions for a load of toilet-paper-tubes please! [more inside]
posted by Iteki on Aug 5, 2008 - 11 answers

Like, anti-red-eye tips, sort of.

What can I do to produce fairly high-quality videos for podcasts with basic equipment and a modicum of skill? [more inside]
posted by liketitanic on Jul 31, 2008 - 1 answer

How can I put my own mp3/ringtones on my V3A Razor

What is the easiest way to put my own ringtones on my V3A razor [more inside]
posted by carefulmonkey on Jul 24, 2008 - 7 answers

How can I mend small holes in my sweater?

How can I mend small holes in my sweater? [more inside]
posted by katala on Jul 22, 2008 - 7 answers

How many [x] does it take to change a lightbulb?

How can I change this lightbulb? [more inside]
posted by BorgLove on Jul 14, 2008 - 10 answers

Can my antique record cabinet be saved?

Hand sanitizer stained (really, lightened) my antique furniture. Is there a remedy? [more inside]
posted by wheat on Jul 12, 2008 - 2 answers

DIY pedicure

I have fairly big callouses on the outsides of each big toe. How can I remove them painlessly? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2008 - 23 answers

How to turn a glass-top coffee table into a tile-top coffee table?

I have a glass-top wood coffee table with a broken glass top. Instead of replacing the glass, I'd like to turn it into a tile top coffee table. Since the glass is broken, what kind of backing should I glue the tiles to? [more inside]
posted by melissa on Jul 2, 2008 - 7 answers

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