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Identify a tool that probably has some obscure culinary purpose.

What is this tool for, please? (1, 2) It was found in a kitchen drawer.
posted by Tufa on Feb 28, 2010 - 4 answers

Not very Technical

FIREFOX/WINDOWS 7: When using Firefox, where is the bar that includes options of "file", "edit", "view", "favorites" and "tools".? It disappeared! When I access Internet Explorer, no problem, these options are all available and visible, but on Firefox (which I prefer) it seems to have disappeared.
posted by Lylo on Feb 22, 2010 - 5 answers

Strange utensil

Help identify what is presumably an unusual piece of cutlery. Photos inside. [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Feb 2, 2010 - 8 answers

How do I cut this pipe?

I'm trying to install a toilet. My contractor put a PVC pipe in the floor, but the end is too high for my toilet to sit level on the ground. So I need to cut the PVC pipe. There's only about a half inch gap around the pipe, so I started trying to cut it with a Dremel from the inside. But it seems to be too thick and overheats the Dremel. Is there another cheap tool I can use for this?
posted by scottreynen on Jan 31, 2010 - 18 answers

Open says me

What's an easily findable substitute for an iPhone "case opener"? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Jan 9, 2010 - 8 answers

How do I force myself to write more freely again?

I've started writing too slow, thinking too much, not imprisoning the editor, etc. I'm looking for an online or osx tool that encourages writing. It might be as simple as a field that asks you to enter x words within y time. I am having trouble shifting my mindset.
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat on Dec 15, 2009 - 14 answers

A start menu for Windows 7 where I type "i" for Internet and "f" for Firefox to open that browser?

A start menu for Windows 7 where I type i for Internet and f for Firefox to open that browser? [more inside]
posted by oxit on Dec 14, 2009 - 12 answers

Please recommend: Good leatherman-type multitool for a left-hander?

Can someone recommend a good leatherman-type multitool for a left-hander? [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Dec 13, 2009 - 6 answers

Opinions on Dremel Multi-Max?

Opinions on the Dremel Multi-Max? Seems like it would do what I need (awkward sanding) but it also seems gimmicky. [more inside]
posted by GuyZero on Dec 11, 2009 - 5 answers

Looking for Decisonmaking Style Selection tool

I am looking for a leadership tool I used to use back in the late nineties, but can't find anymore. It was a flowchart intended to help a person determine which decisionmaking style to use in a particular set of circumstances. Essentially it takes the D1-D5 framework (where D1 is highly directive and D5 is highly collaborative), and sets up a flowchart process that helps the person determine which to use. So for example it would ask “Will other people be affected by the decision” (yes argues for collaboration) and “Will other people's acceptance of the decision be required for implementation” (yes argues for collaboration). [more inside]
posted by Susan PG on Oct 22, 2009 - 1 answer

How can I build an online tool that checks the size of an image?

How can I make an online tool to show someone whether an image they've uploaded is high enough resolution for print? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jul 21, 2009 - 16 answers

Giant golf syringe?

Watching the golf today, they showed a greenskeeper taking water out of a hole. He used what looked like a giant syringe. What is this tool called, and where can I get one?
posted by Marky on Jun 21, 2009 - 9 answers

What is this tool? Seedling waterer? Bonsai?

Looking for a gardening tool & have no idea what it is: seedling waterer? bonsai tool? It's a metal rosette like you'd see attached to a watering can, maybe 3" across, with a pencil-sized metal pipe leading to a squeezy rubber bulb on the end. [more inside]
posted by bitter-girl.com on Jun 5, 2009 - 11 answers

Illustrator Pencil Tool Help

Is there a way to change the options for the PENCIL TOOL in ILLUSTRATOR so that it just draws a new line once you pick it up and put it down again - (no matter how close you are to the previously drawn line)? [more inside]
posted by ChloeMills on May 20, 2009 - 4 answers

loops on a stick

What is this tool used for?
posted by Jason and Laszlo on May 17, 2009 - 18 answers

Take a look at this tool

Help me identify this weird tool I found while metal detecting. [more inside]
posted by cosmicbandito on May 2, 2009 - 42 answers

Port Snoop / Spy Tool

How can I Spy the messages being exchanged by 2 programs on 2 known port nos. in my computer ? [more inside]
posted by inquisitive on May 2, 2009 - 19 answers

Recommend me a really good toolbox.

Recommend me a really good toolbox. You know, the kind you put tools in. [more inside]
posted by sergeant sandwich on Apr 26, 2009 - 10 answers

Look sharp!

I'd like to sharpen my knives and pruner, but how? [more inside]
posted by serazin on Apr 16, 2009 - 26 answers

What is it?

I found this thing buried in the yard, while gardening. It looks like some sort of tool. What is it? Picture One, Two, Three.
posted by Pants! on Apr 9, 2009 - 28 answers

What the hell is this?

What in the hell is this? [more inside]
posted by allfortheBoss on Feb 15, 2009 - 24 answers

Drill me. Not like that.

Help me choose a cordless drill. [more inside]
posted by number9dream on Jan 18, 2009 - 27 answers

Fix my MDE, for free, oh please

Free, non-sucky Microsoft Access repair tool? [more inside]
posted by bhance on Nov 26, 2008 - 1 answer

Need name for English-pronunciation website for Japanese learners

Help! Need name for English-pronunciation website for Japanese learners. [more inside]
posted by Dragonness on Oct 6, 2008 - 6 answers

Tracking tool for open source projects

Does there exist a web-based tool that tracks open source projects and informs subscribers (by email, RSS etc.) about major developments, e.g. when they release version 1.0? [more inside]
posted by wodow on Jul 29, 2008 - 6 answers

Rotting fences make bad neighbors

I am shoring up a sagging fence that I will help replace in a year. The original posts are not in cement and are rotting at the base. I'm trying to figure out how to attach some support posts. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Jun 27, 2008 - 9 answers

if i had waited ten more exits the gas would have been 10 cents cheaper!

How can I find the cheapest gas along a route? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Jun 26, 2008 - 7 answers

Could my Great-Grandfather Have Used this Saw?

Is there a way to determine the date range that this saw might have been made? [more inside]
posted by hworth on Jun 19, 2008 - 4 answers

How much is my 18-19th Century Barber & Genn dovetail saw worth?

How much is my Barber & Genn dovetail saw worth? [more inside]
posted by Glendale on Apr 8, 2008 - 2 answers

Timely, comprehensive, accurate blog-searching website?

What's the most comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date blog-searching site? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Apr 8, 2008 - 6 answers

Need the name of a piece of equipment

Tool Filter: Can someone tell me what you call a certain tool used by land professionals? [more inside]
posted by cazoo on Feb 6, 2008 - 7 answers

I just want to save my web site locally

I'm willing to pay for a really good tool to save a copy of a web site locally, downloading through HTTP. HTTrack isn't quite cutting it, and I need CSS background images. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jan 24, 2008 - 18 answers

Sawing boards sans garage

What set of power tools can I assemble that will allow me to build things out of wood and will store in a closet? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Jan 22, 2008 - 23 answers

An "Expert List" tool?

Can anyone recommend a simple web-based tool to compile and manage an "experts list?" [more inside]
posted by rev- on Dec 11, 2007 - 7 answers

Does anyone know what this web application is?

Does anyone know what this web application is? [more inside]
posted by andytmp on Oct 5, 2007 - 12 answers

How do you keep track of a whole world?

Help me find a (hopefully free and easy to use) tool that could be used to create and organize a Fantasy world for a Paper and Pencil Role Playing Game. Something like a hypertext database that fiction writers might use. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Oct 1, 2007 - 7 answers

Best font-management tool for Windows?

What is the best font-management utility for Windows? [more inside]
posted by perissodactyl on Aug 16, 2007 - 10 answers

Tool tips for a tool tool.

The perfect tool: a drill, screwdriver, and wrench combined into a single, battery-powered device. Does it exist? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Jun 14, 2007 - 7 answers

I will only complicate you, trust in me and fall as well, but before that, where should I sit?

Say I have a friend who is travelling from Australia to the Grand Old US of A to see Tool. Let's say this friend wants to see them at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Where should she sit? [more inside]
posted by threeze on May 16, 2007 - 4 answers

Generating Hyperlinks Automatically?

I would like to automatically generate hypertext links from a list of text. Ideally this would mean pasting a series of comma separated words into some online tool and having the system turn each word into a relevant google/wikipedia link... Does anyone know any sites/tools that will do this? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 4, 2007 - 8 answers

How can I find and replace text in multiple files?

I have recently been looking for free tools, which can replace multiple lines in plain text- and Word-files. However, I could not find any effective freeware. What would you recommend?
posted by techfreak on Mar 16, 2007 - 11 answers

Document management on a shared hosting server?

Help me find an online document management system / digital asset management system. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Feb 27, 2007 - 4 answers

How to get power tools to work in Eastern Europe?

Do power tools need more than just a voltage converter to work in Eastern Europe (Belgrade, Serbia)? My father wants to purchase a power tool for my father in law (think a drill...). (more inside) [more inside]
posted by dyerfr on Jan 21, 2007 - 4 answers

New Leatherman! Where can I bring it?

Am I setting myself up for any trouble by tossing my new Leatherman tool in my bag and forgetting about it? [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Dec 29, 2006 - 12 answers

ogg -> mp3

Please suggest a Windows or Linux tool to batch-convert ogg files to mp3. [more inside]
posted by jlub on Dec 15, 2006 - 11 answers

Online tools for novel-writing?

Are there any great online tools for working on writing a novel? I've seen previous posts on desktop software for this purpose, but I haven't found any nifty online tools. [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Sep 19, 2006 - 8 answers

Oooh, after that haymaker his eye looks bad!

What is being used by the cutman to heal your boxer (reduce swelling) in the video game ESPN Fight Night Round 3? [more inside]
posted by nekton on Jul 24, 2006 - 9 answers

What do I do with this thing?

I received a Braun hand mixer as a gift. What are some good ways to use it? [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Jul 23, 2006 - 30 answers

Mystery Tool

Do you know what this tool is? [more inside]
posted by hyperfascinated on May 11, 2006 - 17 answers

What tool do I need to remove a window gate?

What tool do I need to remove a window gate? [more inside]
posted by AlisonM on Apr 17, 2006 - 10 answers

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