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January 5

How would I learn to do this dance?

I want to dance like this (Genghis Khan, Miike Snow). I mean both the specific and generally. Would this be possible by someone that is essentially a dance novice, to do in my spare time? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] at 8:46 PM - 12 answers

January 3

Drums, bass, guitar, or hopeless? Help an old guy learn new tricks?

Once again while making resolutions for the new year, I've been considering taking yet another run at learning an instrument. Advice from experts and/or late-life musical learners appreciated. More inside. [more inside]
posted by jzb at 11:40 AM - 21 answers

January 1

Cornering on a mountain bike

I’m moving into mountain biking from motorcycling, and I want to know who should lean more: me, or the mountain bike? And why? [more inside]
posted by chappell, ambrose at 3:18 PM - 8 answers

Mystery interchangeable needles

My mother gave me a mystery set of interchangeable knitting needles a while back and I've never been able to get them to work. What am I missing? [more inside]
posted by brook horse at 12:44 PM - 16 answers

December 30, 2018

Silent workout or yoga videos

Any recommendations for work outs or yoga videos on Youtube that don't rely on the sound being on to be understood? [more inside]
posted by bleep at 4:59 PM - 5 answers

December 29, 2018

GameFAQs but for aspiring auto mechanics

I'm a novice shade-tree auto mechanic, and I'm wondering if there are any online resources for building mechanical problem-solving experience. [more inside]
posted by invitapriore at 7:44 PM - 4 answers

Get new tires BEFORE I sell my barely used bike (?) and other questions

About a year ago, I impulse bought a very nice road bike (Specialized Sirrus) with some accessories for all told, around $800. Fast forward to now: bikes just aren't for me, and I want to sell it.* I'm sure I won't get nearly as much as I paid, and I'm ok with that. Wondering the best way to go about selling with some specific questions. [more inside]
posted by Kemma80 at 8:37 AM - 12 answers

December 28, 2018

What live sports worldwide can I stream free with my VPN?

I am based in the U.S. but have a VPN. I enjoy watching live sports, especially various football codes (soccer, rugby, Aussie rules, Gaelic or Canadian football) and snooker, but other things too. Top flight competition is fine, but I enjoy minor league events as well: in the last few weeks I've streamed 3. Liga matches on German public television and a Welsh-language broadcast of Welsh Premiership Rugby via the BBC iPlayer, for instance. What kinds of other free but perhaps geographically restricted sports broadcasts could I be enjoying?
posted by sy at 6:02 PM - 3 answers

help me shop for a classical guitar?

I'm considering taking up classical guitar again for fun, but don't own one currently and haven't bought one in almost two decades, and I could use some help as I'm thinking of obtaining a guitar. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by yhlee at 5:24 PM - 6 answers

December 27, 2018

Help me find the perfect hot wheels travel set!

My son has become obsessed with hot wheels cars. I’d like something I can pack in our go bag for restaurants, grandma’s house etc. which will let us store a few cars inside it for transport then have some sort of play feature when we arrive. [more inside]
posted by ficbot at 8:35 PM - 2 answers

Sewing: practical source of zany kids' clothes, or more labor of love?

I'm considering buying a sewing machine, perhaps the Singer 4423 that Wirecutter likes, for making kids' clothing. Am I underestimating the difficulty involved? And/or, will my endless quest for affordable tall slim-fit clothes in bright/bold prints merely turn into an endless quest for affordable knit fabrics in bright/bold prints? [more inside]
posted by teremala at 2:12 PM - 20 answers

December 26, 2018

Birthday excursion for 14 year old boy in SF Bay Area

I am a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for a boy who will be turning 14 in January. Help me come up with a great activity/experience in the San Francisco Bay Area to make his birthday extra special. [more inside]
posted by ms_rasclark at 5:16 PM - 12 answers

How do 'sacrifices' work in Unstable Unicorns?

Santa brought 'Unstable Unicorns', and there was some disagreement about how certain cards could be played. [more inside]
posted by sevenyearlurk at 2:41 PM - 3 answers

What are the best online tutorials for a new guitar player?

I am now the proud owner of a very basic beginner's acoustic guitar. What are the best online tutorials for an adult who has never picked up a guitar before yesterday? [more inside]
posted by kimberussell at 8:11 AM - 9 answers

Once you've mastered Ikea furniture...

I don't understand sewing patterns but I'd like to. I need someone to show me exactly how to interpret the pattern and put together the piece. Is there a video, preferably on YouTube, that shows every step in detail of a specific sewing pattern? Has to be an item of clothing or a 3D object more complicated than a pillow. No generic patterns or generic instructions-- needs to be a pattern with a number than I can buy and sew along with.
posted by blnkfrnk at 7:38 AM - 8 answers

December 25, 2018

Games for mixed group

I’m looking for games and activities that are suitable for a family of mixed abilities including one senior who has trouble learning complicated new rules but does remember a lot of general knowledge stuff, especially literature and history. We used to play games that rely on mental ability but lately that seems unfair. Games like quirkle, chess, scrabble or rummy are out. [more inside]
posted by bunderful at 6:33 AM - 18 answers

December 22, 2018

Repairing a ripped seam on a nylon backpack?

I have a nylon daypack that has a 3" (and slowly growing) rip along one of the seams. The nylon fabric is textured and not "smooth". What's the best DIY repair answer for this? [more inside]
posted by kanuck at 5:11 AM - 7 answers

December 18, 2018

Recasting acrylic pen blanks

I have some leftover bits of acrylic pen blanks. Can I melt and recast them? [more inside]
posted by New England Cultist at 12:33 PM - 3 answers

Help me buy a digital piano

I'm planning to buy a digital piano, hopefully for around the £1000 mark. I'm a competent pianist but have relatively little idea what I should be looking for in a digital piano, and the options are somewhat overwhelming. Please help me narrow it down a little! [more inside]
posted by bored_now_flay at 8:35 AM - 17 answers

Good gift for casual fisher?

My dad has recently taken up fishing as a casual retirement hobby and I'm in search of something that might be fun/different/make his life easier! [more inside]
posted by clarinet at 5:28 AM - 5 answers

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