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Knook mitts for spring

Our new chicks arrive in three weeks so spring should not be much later… I anticipate spring coats will make an appearance sooner than they should so I worked up a pair of fingerless mitts on the knook. 12 more words

Crochet

Kenmore 158: Bobbin Winder Repair

For reasons which are, trust me on this, not relevant here, we now have a third Kenmore 158 sewing machine: a freebie that sat under a roof leak in an unused room some years ago and wasn’t cleaned before being stored. 312 more words

Machine Shop

Kenmore 158: Bobbin Winder Tires

The bobbin winder atop the Kenmore 158 sewing machine has a rubber tire that contacts a ribbed ring on the inside surface of the handwheel; the… 296 more words

Machine Shop

End and Beginning of the Computer Glasses

Having repaired these once before, I wasn’t too surprised when this happened:

Evidently the “titanium” has fatigued, because the repair lasted barely nine months. 135 more words

Machine Shop

Nifty-Thrifty Thaw Detector

Have you ever wondered how you would know if the food in a freezer you visit infrequently had thawed and refrozen after a power outage? With this handy-dandy, nifty-thrifty thaw detector in your freezer you won’t have to wonder ever again. 116 more words

Home Ec

Incandescent Bulb Lifetime

One of the four 40 W bulbs in the classic 1955 fixture over the front bathroom mirror burned out, leading to this discovery:

Yup, I installed that bulb in late September 1998, when we repainted that bathroom (for the first time since the original owners painted it in 1955). 80 more words

Electronics Workbench

Pinterest transforms crafting experience

According to Business Insider, Etsy is worth 700 million dollars and Pinterest is valued at  a whooping 5 billion dollars. In addition, Pinterest is ranked as the… 557 more words

Pinterest