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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