This otherwise perfect second-hand suit I just bought has a few tiny white (threadbare?) spots near the bottom of the jacket. I want to wear it to an interview on Wednesday. Hope me? [more inside]
posted by threeants
on Aug 19, 2013 -
What are these
Is there any kind of plate or bracket I could buy that would allow me to retrofit them onto a device that does not have them, without drilling into the device?
posted by cosmic.osmo
on Aug 11, 2013 -
I am interested in looking at books with cut-outs in their pages. Can you recommend some good ones? I am especially excited by the possibility of intricately cut shapes in pages. I know of the Tree of Codes
by Jonathan Safran Foer, which has words die-cut out on every page. Are there other, even more elaborate, examples of books with holes in the pages?
posted by mortaddams
on Mar 10, 2013 -
I drilled a hole in a wood cabinet for a door knob but it's lower than it should be. I must plug it, then redrill a new hole over the top half of the old hole. What should I use to fill the hole that can withstand redrilling over this top half without opening up the bottom half?
posted by mizrachi
on Feb 4, 2012 -
I've got wee, 1-2mm holes in a viscose jersey dress. What's the best way to repair them? [more inside]
posted by mippy
on May 31, 2011 -
What is causing the tiny holes on the bottom front of all my shirts? (this was asked in 2006, but maybe new info has become available on holey shirts). [more inside]
posted by cherrybounce
on Apr 8, 2011 -
I am vacating my room--one bedroom in a multi-bedroom apartment. So that potential future occupants like what they see and want to sublet said room, I would like to fill the tack holes I left in the drywall. Plus, there are several long, very thin cracks that have formed on the walls over the past eight years. How do I give the room a cheap but passable make-up job? What materials will I need to pick up? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 7, 2010 -
Guitar filter: Will worn-out peg holes affect the intonation of a steel string acoustic guitar? If so, what should I do? [more inside]
posted by davidriley
on Dec 26, 2009 -
When counting piercings, should a woman's pierced ears (one hole in each ear, pierced at the same time and always used as a pair) be counted as one or two piercings?
posted by thirteenkiller
on Nov 10, 2008 -
WisdomTeethFilter: How do i NOT play around with the holes?! Its been 14 hours since the operation and i cant sleep. [more inside]
posted by freddymetz
on Jun 12, 2008 -
Movie Filter: I can't believe I am saying this but I couldn't follow the plot of Iron Man, or it just didn't make sense... ***SPOILERS INSIDE*** [more inside]
posted by Cosine
on May 24, 2008 -
I need help plugging potential points of entry for mice. Problem is, I can't reach the holes [more inside]
posted by suasponte
on Nov 26, 2007 -
On my street (and others, here in Toronto) workers have cut large circular pieces out of the sidewalk about every 10 feet or so. For several days, the big wheels of cement sat nearby, and the holes were covered up with metal lids. Now the pieces are back in the sidewalk, all patched up with cement filling the gaps. So... what the heck was being done there?
posted by Robot Johnny
on May 1, 2006 -
This is going to be a long shot, but I'm trying to figure out the name of a fiction book I read around 20 years ago about a tiny black hole eating chunks out of the earth. [more inside]
posted by Kimberly
on Sep 24, 2005 -
My husband destroys socks. Every single pair he owns has holes in them, no matter how old they are. Darning is a neverending chore and buying new socks every week is expensive. Are there any socks that can stand up to him? Or are there any tricks to make his old socks hold together longer? [more inside]
posted by web-goddess
on Mar 3, 2005 -
how can we protect a wool wall hanging from being eaten by bugs? we bought this in mexico a couple of years ago, and it's been hanging on the wall in our bedroom. looking at it now, after moving house, it has "bald" patches and holes. we can probably repair the holes to keep it in one piece, but how do we stop further degradation? thanks.
(there's not much point in suggesting commercial chemical solutions by name, as we probably won't be able to find them; we'd like to continue to display it on the wall; also, since it's only been on the wall, it's relatively clean - googling seems to suggest this means it would not be damaged... - and we haven't seen a particularly large number of bugs near the hanging).
posted by andrew cooke
on Apr 4, 2004 -