Welcome

Posted: 7th May 2011 by YardGnome Categories: Note

This is a collection of free, very detailed, how-to instructions for making a variety of do-it-yourself projects. It was inspired by realizing that, after I went to all the work of figuring out the details of making/doing something, I ought to document the process so others could make use of my experience. For an overview of the site, stop by the About page.

Poor Man’s Humidor Humidification Sticks

Posted: 8th September 2013 by YardGnome Categories: 1 Star, Project, Useful

Humidity Sticks in Ziplock HumidorZip Fizz Humidity Stick in a travel humidor1 Star difficulty rating

 

 

Here is a project for the cigar smoker who doesn’t like paying a premium price for retail humidification products. It makes use of tubes or small containers you may already have lying around the house. I like “Zipfizz” powdered energy drink containers because they are similar in diameter cigars and lay right among your sticks in whatever type of humidor you may be using; be it a standard table-top version, ziplock bag, or a small travel humidor. Read the rest of this entry »

Handy Disc Keeper

Posted: 14th October 2011 by YardGnome Categories: 1 Star, Useful
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Finished Handy Disc KeeperHandy Disc Keeper stuck to the side of a computer to keep a DVD/CD handyA handy disc keeper with a game DVD on it, keeping it handy for frequent use1 Star difficulty rating

 

 

 

 

This is a simple but useful way to keep a CD or DVD handy, by clipping it to the side of your computer or the side or back of your monitor. Read the rest of this entry »

Pringles Can Speaker Mod

Posted: 28th August 2011 by YardGnome Categories: 2 Stars, Mod/hack, Project
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2 Star Difficulty RatingFinished Pringles Can Speaker Mod

 

 

 

Pringles is giv­ing away free speak­ers that fit a Pringle can for pur­chas­ing 4 cans before 10/31/11. This mod improves the sound by reducing the can’s volume and tilts the speaker to aim at the lis­tener instead of straight up or lay­ing down; great for setting on the bathroom counter while shaving or showering, or for setting on a desk while studying. A video overview is here.

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Pringle Can Speaker Mod Video

Posted: 27th August 2011 by YardGnome Categories: 2 Stars, Mod/hack, Note

Pringles is giving away free speakers that fit a Pringle can for purchasing 4 cans before 10/31/11. This mod improves the sound and tilts the speaker to aim at the listener instead of straight up or laying down. Free, detailed, instructions are here.

Update (June 28, 2012): Pringles is run­ning the pro­mo­tion again this year, only it looks like the speak­ers are red instead of black. Just pur­chase four Super Stack cans between May 15 and Octo­ber 31, 2012 and send them your receipts by Novem­ber 30. The details are here: http://www.pringles.com/current-promotions

 

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Mouse Trap Booby Trap video

Posted: 18th May 2011 by YardGnome Categories: 1 Star, Fun, Note

The Mouse Trap Booby Trap detailed instructions have been posted. Or, if you would rather watch a video of how to make one, here you go: Read the rest of this entry »

Mouse Trap Booby Trap

Posted: 8th May 2011 by YardGnome Categories: 1 Star, Fun, Project

Finished Mouse Trap Booby Trap project and boxes of pulling fireworks1 Star Difficulty

 

 

 

This is a fun device which uses a mouse trap to set off a firework “burglar alarm”. It can be placed out of sight near where someone will disturb the trip string and – BAM! Watch them jump! A video overview of these instructions is here. Read the rest of this entry »

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