April 24, 2020

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An old fashioned typewriter's buttons.

Using a TypewriterAlthough typewriters are not used by many people anymore, some people enjoy using them for art projects and correspondence. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your typewriter.

 

Making a Loopy Crochet Flower

Making a Loopy Crochet FlowerUse a simple chain stitch to help create pretty loopy crochet flowers. This is a great first project for a new crocheter.

 

baked Hazelnut Chocolate Berry Puffs

Hazelnut Chocolate Berry PuffsUse frozen puff pastry to make these delicious pastries, filled with hazelnut chocolate and berry jam. They are perfect for a party or an after school snack.

 

Raven Masquerade Costume - raven woman

Making a Raven Masquerade CostumeThis beautiful and exotic raven costume is perfect for a masquerade, costume party or Halloween. The feathered wings are attached to long gloves for ease of motion.

 

Spicy Orange Garlic Chicken with salad on plate

Spicy Orange Garlic ChickenMarinate chicken pieces in garlic, orange and spices to make this delicious dinner. It's fancy enough for a dinner party but easy enough for weeknights.

 

Spaghetti alle Cockle on plate

Making Spaghetti alle CockleServe spaghetti noodles with your favorite shellfish for an elegant dinner. The cockles, mussels or other shellfish are cooked in white wine and garlic.

 

cooked Thai Chicken Drumsticks

Making Thai Chicken DrumsticksMake savory chicken drumsticks with Asian flavors such as oyster and soy sauce. These would be great for a potluck or picnic, but could also be served with rice and veggies.

 

A cardboard kitty condo.

Making a Cardboard Kitty CottageUpcycle cardboard boxes to make this adorable kitty cottage. It's a great project for kids with a new and adventuresome kitten.

 

Homemade Stylus Pen

Making a Homemade Stylus PenThis touch screen tool to help preserve your screen can be easily made for free from things you have on hand. Just use an old recycled pen as a base.

 

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baked Bread in pan

Chocolate Peanut Butter BreadA great combination of chocolate and peanut butter makes this a great snack or breakfast. I used 1/3 whole wheat flour and Equal Naturals instead of sugar. I also eliminated the drizzle.

 

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Perming Your Hair at HomeI've gotten perms for about 4 years now. My hairdresser usually uses a white (9/16 inch) rod, which produces nice curls. I feel comfortable giving myself a perm, so I ordered white rods online from Sally's beauty salon. I decided I would practice rolling my hair with the perm rods before I applied the solution, but once my hair dried and I took the rods out my hair was so curly.

 

Information on a Conant Ball Co. Chair - rescued vintage chair with worn back cushion and missing seat cushion

Information on a Conant Ball Co. ChairI live in America and found this chair on the side of the road and thought that it needed some TLC so my fiancee has been working on reupholstering while I've been doing some woodworking. We know this is a Conant Ball platform chair, but have no idea the production years of this chair or what the model of this chair is. Any advice would be much appreciated!

 

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Replacement Tires for a Scott's Reel Push MowerI need to replacement tires for my old Scott's push mower. Does anybody know where I can buy two of them or have them specially made?

 

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Poulan Pro Riding Mower Won't StartMy husband and I purchased a Poulan Pro riding mower, product #960220029, model PP11G30. We used it once to cut the grass and then parked it. When we went a second time to use it it would crank like it wanted to start, but wouldn't. Knowing nothing about lawn mowers we purchased a new battery. Once installed it continues to do the same thing.

 

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Repairing a Bread MachineI have a Zojirushi bbccx20 bread machine. The pan seems to have an issue. One paddle is very hard to turn, the other moves smoothly. Is it possible to fix?

 

Value of a Vintage Reel Trimmer - edge trimmer on driveway

Value of a Vintage Reel TrimmerI do not see a name on it or a model number. I do not know where to go from here. Can anybody help me determine the make, model, value, and year?

 

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Wiring a 20 Amp Ceiling Fan onto a 15 Amp CircuitCan a ceiling fan rated for 20a be used with a 15a circuit?

 

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Looking for Williamsburg Gold Gingham Plaid WallpaperI am looking for a Williamsburg gold (not yellow or metallic) gingham plaid wallpaper. The squares need to be 1". Does anyone know where I can find this? I have seen every other size and color, but not this combination. Your help would be appreciated.

 

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John Deere 110 Mower Won't StartThe flywheel turns freely when the spark plug is removed. With the plug installed, the starter cannot turn flywheel.

 

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Value of Manual for the 1986 Pamela Living DollIs there a value on Pamela, The Living Doll from Worlds of Wonder, Care & Instructions manual? It is from 1986 #420022-00 printed in Hong Kong.

 

Is My Dog a Pure Bred Pit Bull? - charcoal dog with long ears

Is My Dog a Pure Bred Pit Bull?I adopted this girl and was told her mother was Pit Bull, but I keep wondering if she's mixed with another breed because of the size of her ears. Please let me know what y'all think?

 

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Drying Homemade Salt SizzlersCan anyone help me? I've made salt sizzlers, but am not sure how to dry them out. Do I leave them to dry in a container with the lid on or do I leave the lid off to air dry? Or is there another way of doing it?

 

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