Project Farm wanted to see if candle wax could be used as a penetrating lubricant to loosen rusty nuts, so he set up a rigorous test to find out. His conclusion - candle wax applied to a hot nut doesn't help loosen it. It just won't penetrate onto the bolt.
He also tried special penetrating fluid designed to make it easier to loosen rusty nuts, called Seafoam Deep Creep, which really does do the job.
Here’s a vegetable gardener who didn’t want to share his bounty with slugs and snails, so he strung an electric barrier around the perimeter of his raised bed garden. Anytime a voracious mollusk attempts to enter the garden, it must first crawl over a pair of electrified wires, where it receives a mild shock sufficient […]
My DIY project book, Maker Dad is just $(removed) as a Kindle right now.
If you cut a zip-tie tail with scissors, it leaves a sharp-edged stub. In this video, you’ll learn how to use pliers to twist of the tail, which creates a stub without a sharp tail. I just tried it (above photo) and it works. On the left is twist method. On the right is the […]
Use a single password for every website, and you’re compromising your security. Use a different one each time, and you’re bound to lose track of them. The solution? RoboForm Everywhere, a catch-all tool that will not only manage the passwords on every site you visit but generate better ones. As a simple password database, it’s […]
Just a reminder: Print isn’t dead. And now that printers are becoming as portable as cell phones, it might be around for quite some time. Enter the MEMOBIRD Mobile Thermal Printer, a mini-printer that is versatile, portable – and most importantly, never needs a refill on ink or toner. Measuring just a few inches around, […]
What do Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google all have in common? Somewhere in their framework, they all use MySQL, that most versatile (and free!) of database management systems. And they’re not alone. If your company or the one you’d like to work for wrangles data (and who doesn’t?), they’re going to need someone with a […]