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Growing food at home. Or trying to.

Any indoor gardeners or hydroponic fans out there today who could help me out? [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Feb 6, 2012 - 2 answers

Ignoramus wants to learn how to fix a DSLR.

I want to learn how to personally repair a Canon 5D with an internal power problem. What resources should I look into in order develop this skill set? I do not care that this is silly, uneconomical idea. I am also well aware of the fact that developing this skill set will not be overnight. [more inside]
posted by Sticherbeast on Sep 5, 2011 - 2 answers

Laptop keyboard replacement: sanity saver or more trouble than it's worth?

Are laptop keyboards really as easy to replace as the do-it-yourself articles make it sound? [more inside]
posted by amyms on Mar 8, 2011 - 15 answers

Need help with the tech specs

Will part A fit into slot B? [more inside]
posted by geekchic on Mar 8, 2010 - 5 answers

How to make and use green tea extract?

How can I make my own green tea extract (or concentrate)? [more inside]
posted by magnoliasouth on Apr 28, 2009 - 4 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

DIY Ping Pong 101

What should the dimensions and surface of a DIY ping pong table be? [more inside]
posted by roofus on Feb 25, 2008 - 5 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

Prefab Workspaces

I'm researching architecturally designed garden workspaces which don't usually require planning permission along similar lines to this. I know I've seen some really nicely designed examples on the web in the past but I can't seem track them down. Preferably based in the UK, but international examples would be useful for reference as well. Do you know of any good examples, or had experience of putting one up?
posted by gravelshoes on Nov 4, 2004 - 1 answer

Starting a very small business.

I am thinking of starting a very small business, but I have a few questions for those of you who have done so before I really make up my mind wheter to go forward or not. [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by shotsy on Jul 29, 2004 - 10 answers

Removing paint from lathe plaster?

I have an old house with lathe plaster. There are rooms that have had peeling paint that just got painted over a few times in the distant past. I do not much like the way it looks, and I would like to expose the bare plaster and start fresh. Is there any way to remove all this paint? I do not want to sand the ceilings of such large rooms, as I feel I will get tired of that real easy. I have not seen any solvent that lists paint on plaster as an appropriate use. I am quite confident that the plaster itself is sound and uncracked. Help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you are my only hope.
posted by thirteen on Dec 22, 2003 - 15 answers

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