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Tight torx?

I need a tool to loosen torx screws (T27) in a space that has about an inch of clearance. [more inside]
posted by QIbHom on Jun 3, 2013 - 28 answers

How do I get every drop out?

I bought a tool designed to get the last bits of foundation etc. out of bottles. Then I lost it. It's no longer available to buy in the UK, so I was wondering if there is something similar out there not necessarily designed for cosmetics - maybe a science or art tool? Ideally, a very small, angled rubber/silicone spatula. [more inside]
posted by mippy on Jun 2, 2013 - 19 answers

Mystery Implement, kitchen edition

Going through our kitchen gadget drawer, we can across what looks like nothing so much as a wand. It has a label on it that says it's from Scotland. What is this thing?
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic on Apr 16, 2013 - 7 answers

Online Days Since counter for many recurring tasks?

Before iGoogle disappears, I need to replace my 'Days Since' counter widget. Can you help me find one? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on Apr 12, 2013 - 3 answers

From garden to Eden

Is there a gardening tool that changed your life? Looking for a gardening-themed gift for a talented home gardener. The garden is suburban, mostly just plants and lots of flowers (no veggies or fruit trees). In S. California, if that helps. Alternately, which of your favorite gardening tools would you upgrade to a nicer one?
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Feb 28, 2013 - 13 answers

Dot Net development tools?

Any suggestions for good Dot Net development tools? I'm interested in suggestions for a wide range of tool types, for example (but not limited to) unit testing, code coverage, style enforcement, bug finders, profiling, code/API documentation generation, installer/distributable packagers, continuous integration, build systems, report generators, static code analysis, decompilers, IDE enhancements, etc., etc. [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on Feb 8, 2013 - 11 answers

How can I get hands-on training in home improvement locally?

Is there some kind of class, part-time apprenticeship, or in-home tutor I can use to get hands-on handyman training near Livonia, MI? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jan 31, 2013 - 3 answers

News analysis

I need to do a rough and ready news analysis. I want to go to a specific news site and see the frequency of certain words and phrases before and after a certain date. Ideally, I'd be able to do this in a slightly more complex way, with combinations of words and phrases. I want to do this for free. Does such a tool exist? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Jan 28, 2013 - 4 answers

What Do You Give New Parents?

Parents of Metafilter: What the best gift you can give new parents? Everyone has suggestions for the baby but what about the parents? What are the things you wished you had/realized you couldn't live without when dealing with your first kid? How could someone have made your life easier despite being on the other side of the planet? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 24, 2012 - 23 answers

Help me EXCEL at my new job. (Yes, I went for the obvious one.)

What books or websites should I look at if I want to master Excel? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Dec 16, 2012 - 9 answers

Tangle of tools

How do I organize my household tools in a very small apartment? [more inside]
posted by DaveZ on Dec 13, 2012 - 12 answers

What is this kind of shoe brush called?

What is this kind of shoe brush called in German and where can I order it online? [more inside]
posted by chillmost on Dec 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Is there a tool like the Dremel that I can buy as a great gift?

What 'cool tools' have come out since the Dremel? I'm looking for a tool as fun to use and versatile as a Dremel, for home use, and with a budget. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by librarylis on Dec 8, 2012 - 28 answers

What are these tools/parts?

What are these tools/parts? Something to do with my Kenmore washer/dryer. [more inside]
posted by gummo on Nov 18, 2012 - 2 answers

Metal munching moon mice needed. - Help with cutting a light steel plate over concrete.

Efficient cutting of steel plate, backed with concrete-like material? Ideas? [more inside]
posted by FauxScot on Sep 25, 2012 - 10 answers

What are these hand tools?

Just curious: what are these hand tools for? [more inside]
posted by aniola on Sep 21, 2012 - 21 answers

What are these tools for?

Can you help identify what trade this toolkit is from, and what it is used for?
posted by Morsey on Sep 18, 2012 - 18 answers

The Mystery of the Rusty Broken Thingamajig

What the crazy heck is this rusty antique yard implement a friend found under their house? [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Sep 5, 2012 - 8 answers

How to unscrew very tight screws?

Looking for tips for unscrewing very tight screws that are down in a well. [more inside]
posted by capricorn on Aug 30, 2012 - 13 answers

Website design tools

Simple HTML coding question: what tools do people use to replicate header and footers across pages when hand coding HTML websites? [more inside]
posted by mtstover on Aug 27, 2012 - 24 answers

I can has blog?

A few weeks ago, I asked for ideas for hobbies to keep me occupied while living on a small island in Alaska. A number of people suggested keeping a blog, and that appealed. So now I'm asking for help and resources to do it right! [more inside]
posted by charmcityblues on Aug 11, 2012 - 9 answers

And stop moving apartments all the time!

How can I best manage documents for a fleet of freelancers online? Particularly including signing W-9s and contracts digitally. [more inside]
posted by RJ Reynolds on Jul 16, 2012 - 5 answers

Uh, I need to shower, dude.

Emergency Filter: where can I buy a water shutoff wrench on the Philadelphia Main Line this afternoon or tonight? [more inside]
posted by Netzapper on Jul 3, 2012 - 9 answers

how to intelligently place a crop box

What command line tool should I be looking at for this slightly-intelligent batch image processing task? [more inside]
posted by brightghost on Jun 27, 2012 - 4 answers

What do I need to know to improve

If I wanted to make a paying hobby out of restoring and updating old bikes, what are some resources that would help me improve my skills, research the right bikes/components, and find the right places to buy them? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jun 11, 2012 - 22 answers

Unique Tool Filter

What can I splurge on? Tool Edition. [more inside]
posted by Nackt on Jun 6, 2012 - 26 answers

Tool for making nut milk.

I'm trying to find a picture of how one would use a stick or handle to more easily twist a straining bag or nut milk bag. [more inside]
posted by BleachBypass on Jun 6, 2012 - 11 answers

How to Retain Lots of Technical Stuff ?

I move back and forth between language, technologies and systems. I spend inordinate amounts of times getting back to speed. Is there any way I can ease this and reduce this time period? [more inside]
posted by gadha on May 20, 2012 - 5 answers

Best way to replace borrowed tool?

How should I handle the reimbursement/replacement of a tool I borrowed from a friendly neighbor then broke. [more inside]
posted by Ommcc on Apr 20, 2012 - 24 answers

What yard, lawn, or garden tools can't you live without?

What yard, lawn, or garden tools or other items can't you live without? [more inside]
posted by Tu13es on Apr 16, 2012 - 36 answers

Calendar apps that show the continuous flow of weeks

I'm looking for personal productivity apps in which the calendar view can be presented in a continuous flow of weeks (such as http://madebyevan.com/calendar/ ) in alternative to the more tradicional day/week/month model.
posted by dfreire on Apr 15, 2012 - 6 answers

As if I weren't abrasive enough...

I need to rent (or acquire, if renting is silly) a sandblaster, as well as the correct abrasive material to sandblast the interior of a 22' fiberglass sailboat. I have access to a large air compressor, and I'm handy with tools - just never used a sandblaster before. [more inside]
posted by namewithoutwords on Mar 22, 2012 - 8 answers

Fine woodworking without a full shop, advice?

I want to do some fine woodworking to build a portfolio to apply for jobs in furniture shops. But I don't have a fully equipped shop to do this in, what kind of projects should I be looking to do and what tools do I need? [more inside]
posted by Bengston on Mar 14, 2012 - 20 answers

Tools for European Cars

Peugeot tools - how do I price these? [more inside]
posted by thelastcamel on Mar 4, 2012 - 4 answers

Where can I get a bar feed unit for a Pultra 1550 capstan lathe or information about it?

Where can I get a bar feed unit for a Pultra 1550 capstan lathe or information about it? [more inside]
posted by dugnorth on Feb 22, 2012 - 2 answers

I should have eaten my crusts.

I have fine, long, wispy, ultra-ultra-straight hair and according to the hairdresser, lots of it. I would like to occasionally have some loose, simple curls or waves, for going out, weddings and other dressy events. [more inside]
posted by reshet on Feb 17, 2012 - 13 answers

From knapping to nano

How many tool 'generations' has there been since hominids began toolmaking? [more inside]
posted by Jehan on Feb 13, 2012 - 14 answers

Tool me up, please.

Help a homeowner spend $500 to expand his basic tool collection. What will give me the most value and use for my money? [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 10, 2012 - 30 answers

How can I get some kitchen tools made?

I'd like to make some kitchen tools, but I have no idea how to get started. [more inside]
posted by Caviar on Feb 4, 2012 - 4 answers

What's this brass tool?

At a website I write for, a reader sent in a photo of a brass tool, wondering what it was. I'm sure somebody here knows! [more inside]
posted by AzraelBrown on Feb 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Looking for EDC suggestions...

Looking for suggestions for Everyday Carry (EDC) items. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Feb 1, 2012 - 37 answers

How can I motivate myself to work?

How can I motivate myself to work? What did you do to help kick yourself in the posterior and get going? Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2012 - 12 answers

Looking for reading list suggestions for automatic topic/concept matching

Looking for reading list suggestions and search terms for fuzzy concept matching: given a list of topics, some of which might be defined by synonyms, how do you match to more exact concepts? I'm guessing that this is a natural language processing (NLP) or semantic web question but I might be wrong. [more inside]
posted by handee on Dec 6, 2011 - 1 answer

Advice on selling collections from an estate

I'm looking for general and specific advice about striking a balance between value and ease in selling a few disparate items from an estate. [more inside]
posted by Luke Skywalker on Dec 3, 2011 - 6 answers

Online Resources for Academics?

I'm making a list of online apps and resources for academics – anything to help increase productivity, manage information, help with referencing and citation, class management or planning (more for instructors and TAs than students), research tools... maybe even smart phone applications. Any suggestions/recommendations? [more inside]
posted by taz on Dec 3, 2011 - 18 answers

Working backwards from the tools...

What should I cook with all these kitchen tools? [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Nov 22, 2011 - 15 answers

How can I learn animal anatomy in an online, interactive way?

Can you recommend online resources to help me memorize the anatomy of several animals for a biology test? [more inside]
posted by chocolatemilkshakes on Oct 17, 2011 - 7 answers

replacing tile window sills

We had the aluminum windows replaced in our 1968 brick veneer rambler. The replacement windows are vinyl. In the process we had the storm windows and ceramic tile sills ripped out. Now the original framing and drywall is exposed. What is the best way to finish the sills? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Oct 9, 2011 - 4 answers

Can anyone identify this tool?

What is this tool? Not sure where it came from. It's six inches long with a handle and hook that are perpendicular to the shaft. The handle is made of wood. The shaft is straight and has an offset that ends in a lobe which is in line with the handle end. The hook pivots freely. My best guess is that it was used to wind something. Anyone recognize it? Pic 1 Pic 2 Pic 3
posted by BishopFistwick on Oct 3, 2011 - 8 answers

What are the most useful tools in an Asian kitchen?

What kitchen tools are necessary for a home cook in a western country looking to try their hand at creating dishes traditionally found in east and southeast Asia? [more inside]
posted by nathaole on Sep 29, 2011 - 16 answers

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