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help identify rifle tools

Can you help ID these rifle tools from a 1937 Russian rifle? [more inside]
posted by bleary on Oct 16, 2010 - 2 answers

Best birthday gift for a hobbyist potter?

Gift suggestions for the hobbyist potter (ceramics)? [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Oct 6, 2010 - 10 answers

What tools/devices last decades allowing for routine maintenance?

What tools/devices last decades allowing for routine maintenance? [more inside]
posted by bystander on Sep 11, 2010 - 36 answers

Magic business suite for artists: share your spells

Asking-for-my-girlfriend: What are some good tools (project management, CRM, accounting) for an artist starting a business selling printed textiles on Etsy? [more inside]
posted by heliostatic on Aug 1, 2010 - 1 answer

I bought a sliding compound miter saw on eBay (because I'm dumb).

I bought a sliding compound miter saw on eBay. [more inside]
posted by evil holiday magic on Jul 21, 2010 - 8 answers

What to use besides Google?

What's a good alternative to Google? Their new algorithm (Caffeine) stresses fresh content and that's not what I always want. [more inside]
posted by qsysopr on Jul 12, 2010 - 11 answers

Useful but not well-known web tools

Recent/Obscure web applications and tools filter. I am talking with a government department (Economic Development) about using web based applications and tools both internally and externally. I've got the basics covered, but it would be nice to include mentions of some less-than-famous apps or tools that have been of use elsewhere. If there are any that have provided some mileage for you or your organisation, especially govt ones, I'd love to hear about them.
posted by Sparx on Jul 3, 2010 - 4 answers

How do I keep track of different project ideas?

How do you make note of different project ideas and various information that relates to it? Preferably a system that could scale well between an abstract idea and a really detailed one. [more inside]
posted by ejfox on Jun 16, 2010 - 3 answers

One Organizationl System to rule them all/ One System to find them/ One System to bring them all/ and in the madness bind them

Organizational Filter: Looking for core Systems/Philosophies and "build-around" tools to radically self-organize my Personal Life & Creative Projects. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Jun 14, 2010 - 9 answers

It was hard enough cutting it to length, now...

I need to cut a concave hemicircular "trench" in the side of a ~1" thick piece of maple (i.e., along the 1" side, with the direction of the grain). What's the best way of doing this? The only power tool I have is a cordless drill; I'm willing to purchase any (relatively inexpensive) hand tools I might need, but don't have space for any new power tools.
posted by backseatpilot on Jun 8, 2010 - 36 answers

Woodworking/Cabinet making on a budget

I've recently got really into woodworking, but, as I don't know if my first project was just a one off in terms of how fun it was and how well it went, I don't want to splurge on LOADS of equipment before I know I *really* like it. [more inside]
posted by dance on May 28, 2010 - 7 answers

Software/sites to create easy, viewable multipanel cartoons

Good simple tool for blogging sequential images as one post/entry? [more inside]
posted by Gucky on May 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Where can I find a good starter kit for motorcycle maintenance/repair tools?

I just purchased a Suzuki SV650 and I want to know where I can find a starter tool kit for maintaining the motorcycle. I bought a Haynes Service Manual/Handbook and want to regularly maintain the bike myself. Changing oil, check spark plugs, air filter, tire pressure, drive chain wear, etc... I would rather not buy all the tools separately one by one as that would not only be more time consuming but I don't know where to start. [more inside]
posted by Wanderer7 on Apr 13, 2010 - 14 answers

Fixing dates by sorting photographs

A while back I found a web page for nice OSX tool for fixing the dates of a set of pictures by allowing the user to sort them graphically in a timeline. Sadly I did not download it then, and now I seem to have lost the link. Does anyone know what this tool is?
posted by TheyCallItPeace on Mar 27, 2010 - 4 answers

What bike tools do I need?

A good all-in-one bicycle tool set? [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds on Mar 12, 2010 - 18 answers

Help me make my daughter a boatwright.

I need suggestions for woodworking tools that a six-year-old could use. [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Mar 1, 2010 - 14 answers

Tools and household helps for aging parents

What tools and other handy things are useful for aging parents? [more inside]
posted by Ostara on Feb 23, 2010 - 20 answers

What should I look for in a good gaffer's tape, and where is a good online source/price?

What should I look for in a good gaffer's tape, and where is a good online source/price? [more inside]
posted by Jim Biancolo on Feb 11, 2010 - 7 answers

need help identifying some tools and kitchen equipment.

Can anyone give the proper names for these items: [more inside]
posted by racecar on Jan 21, 2010 - 15 answers

Speed up my Salad!

How do I best speed up my salad-making? [more inside]
posted by BlooPen on Jan 21, 2010 - 9 answers

Building a Utility Trailer without welding?

I'm thinking of building a utility trailer. I can't weld: no experience or tools for it. Would bolting and/or riveting do the trick and make for a sturdy trailer? [more inside]
posted by mrflibble on Jan 4, 2010 - 15 answers

Where can I buy a Hakapik?

Does anyone know where I might be able to buy a hakapik? [more inside]
posted by subtle_squid on Dec 24, 2009 - 2 answers

Help him adaptto finger amputation

My wonderful great uncle had to have his right index finger amputated at the middle knuckle a year or so ago. He is 92 years old, lives alone, and has coped with loneliness (since the loss of his beloved wife 8 years ago) by keeping himself busy with construction related hobbies and cooking. I found out that he is really suffering from the loss of his normal pincer grasp. He specifically mentioned trouble using a hammer and nails. What can I do to make his life/hobbies easier, other than suggest a thumb and middle finger pincer grasp? Are there any products or tools you can recommend?
posted by shylady on Dec 19, 2009 - 8 answers

Old Bosch jigsaw model equivalent?

I'm looking for a second hand jigsaw that is equivalent in quality to a Bosch GST 100 BCE - any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Sebmojo on Dec 15, 2009 - 2 answers

Seeking clicking mechanism or design...

What kind of small toys or devices click when you rotate them forwards and backwards? Seeking mechanism or design... [more inside]
posted by pallen123 on Nov 21, 2009 - 13 answers

Best online broker for newbie investor w/ modest funds?

I'm trying to choose an online broker. Fees vs. site functionality and features are my main concern. (1) What is the best online broker for someone who has between 5 to 10K to invest? (2) Is there any advantage to paying higher per-trade or per-contract fees for use of a site that has better features, or can all of the common features be found elsewhere easily? (3) Which discount broker has the best site functionality? [more inside]
posted by mintyfresh on Nov 18, 2009 - 7 answers

What's a good way to collect rent online?

Would anyone have recommendations for a rent payment website? [more inside]
posted by getupandgo on Oct 29, 2009 - 7 answers

Backing up a messed up older Mac?

Best method/software for efficient, non-annoying backup for a slightly older Mac (G4 running 10.3.9)? [more inside]
posted by southvie on Oct 28, 2009 - 4 answers

31 stylesheet limit... class != className... double margins... get me out of here!

So, I am sadly tasked with debugging sites on IE every once in a while. Is there anything that even approaches the awesomeness of FireBug/Web Inspector for this task? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Oct 22, 2009 - 11 answers

Tweezers that Grip?

Is there a tool that's shaped and sized like a tweezers, but functions like a clothes pin....i.e. the jaws grip tightly unless released? I don't need particularly good quality, so I'm hoping there's something cheap that does this in hobby or hardware stores.
posted by jimmyjimjim on Oct 19, 2009 - 16 answers

Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

WoodworkingFilter-- I need a basic list of wood sculpting tools [more inside]
posted by nax on Aug 31, 2009 - 7 answers

harbor freight type store in/near boston

Is there anything similar to Harbor Freight in the Boston metro area, T-accessible? [more inside]
posted by 6550 on Aug 30, 2009 - 3 answers

Make a Genogram online ?

Do you know of a online service to produce/maintain Genograms ? [more inside]
posted by southof40 on Aug 30, 2009 - 1 answer

Cheap, efficient way to learn German online.

Cheap, efficient way to learn German online. [more inside]
posted by ekpyrotic on Aug 22, 2009 - 15 answers

Tools That Make Other Tools

How did we go from basic rough hand tools to the point of having really precise tools? Specifically, how do you make a better tool from the ones you have on hand? [more inside]
posted by toomanyplugs on Aug 19, 2009 - 17 answers

Looking for a farm-related gift for my father's birthday.

Looking for a farm-related gift for my father's birthday. He recently bought a pretty large farm after living in the 'burbs his entire life. The main purpose of the farm is so my mother can house her horses there, but my father is quite excited to use their sizable land for other purposes too, which may or may not include raising chickens, growing all sorts of produce, and other activities that people do on farms... [more inside]
posted by the foreground on Aug 18, 2009 - 11 answers

Online Author Comparison

Is there such thing as an online tool to compare two pieces of text and determine if they were written by the same author? [more inside]
posted by cell divide on Aug 4, 2009 - 9 answers

How can I strip a USB cable?

How can I strip a USB cable? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Aug 1, 2009 - 15 answers

I need power tools to rebuild my house

It's time to buy proper power tools and quit borrowing from the neighbors. I would like some recommendations on what has worked well for other people. [more inside]
posted by dness2 on Jul 30, 2009 - 34 answers

Man-Skills 101

Help me man-up! Inspired by these questions, I would like some pointers about how to become a more capable, handy man. [more inside]
posted by man down under on Jul 10, 2009 - 35 answers

Seeking massive lathe

Does anyone know where I can find an old wood lathe to restore and turn massive burls? This isn't your father's lathe, it's more likely your great grandfather's lathe and hasn't been out of the barn since before the War. It weighs half a ton. If you hang out at the VFW or in old union halls and ask around a massive bowl will be your reward for the beta. I'll go anywhere in the Northeast if it's cheap and farther than that if it is free.
posted by mearls on Jun 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Tooling for a belt

What tool belt should I buy as a gift for my sweetie? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Jun 15, 2009 - 14 answers

index, book ..... 124460

Creating my book's own index, crazy or sensible? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Jun 10, 2009 - 19 answers

Best Eyebrow Tweezers?

Seeking your recommendation for best eyebrow tweezers. [more inside]
posted by dreamphone on Jun 10, 2009 - 23 answers

A practical gift

What are some useful items I can give to my friend as a gift for when she leaves to study abroad in Zambia? [more inside]
posted by blithecatpie on May 30, 2009 - 10 answers

Can I use regular drill bits in a bit brace?

ToolFilter: Can I use regular drill bits in a bit brace? [more inside]
posted by symbollocks on May 20, 2009 - 6 answers

Blogger Help

Are there any tools to make Blogger commenting easier (posting links, etc.)? [more inside]
posted by caroljean63 on May 15, 2009 - 1 answer

Chef's Choice electric knife sharpener?

Chef's Choice electric knife sharpener? What model do you have, and do you recommend it?
posted by markcmyers on May 4, 2009 - 9 answers

Poor workman blaming his tools

How thin can floorboards go before needing replacing? We used a belt sander to sand the edges of our Cypress Pine floorboards back to bare timber. It looked fine initially, but now that a couple of coats of polish are down it looks rubbish. [more inside]
posted by ihunui on Apr 30, 2009 - 8 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

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