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Altar Kit in a Tin (A Mini Travel Altar or Prayer Box)

I’m new to the craft idea of an altar-in-a-tin. The other day while surfing Pinterest (that never ends well for me), I came across photos of people who DIY-ed their own miniature altar kits or prayer boxes using a candy tin. 1,485 more words


DIY micro SD card holder organizer

So…this is my make-at-home-with-things-I-have solution to portable, microSD card organization.

Tools: Scissors, Xacto knife

Materials: Foam packaging material, altoids tin (or ziplock baggie or other container), a sticker label (optional), nail polish (optional) 266 more words


How Low Can You Go? The World of QRP Operation

Newly minted hams like me generally find themselves asking, “What now?” after getting their tickets. Amateur radio has a lot of different sub-disciplines, ranging from volunteering for public service gigs to contesting, the closest thing the hobby has to a full-contact sport. 1,242 more words

Classic Hacks

Pocket Abacus

We taught Little Man to add and subtract on a Japanese, or Soroban abacus. He has a nice desk one, but it is not portable. No mini ones are available, so we had to make it from an Altoids tin. 11 more words


Wee Doll & Tin Bed

Beautiful sunshine and mild temps here today for the first day of February! Usually around this time of the year I’m starting on inventory to sell at the South of the James Market starting in May. 121 more words