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Mobile Workstation Pocket Organizer Tutorial

When I purchased a mobile workstation I immediately thought of two things that would make it better: a desk mat and a pocket organizer. This is a mobile workstation pocket organizer tutorial. You may wish to read my desk mat tutorial. Introduction A common type of mobile workstation is a laptop desk with castors. Some …

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DIY Breakaway Lanyard Tutorial

Students of all ages will be returning to class in a few weeks. Many adults will be resuming their work after a summer break. People are vacationing and travelling for work related reasons. All of these groups may need access passes and/or keys. Breakaway lanyards are a convenient way to carry them. This is a …

Project reviews

DIY Sleep Mask Project Review

Too much light in your bedroom? Sleep masks are an easy way to increase the darkness of your sleeping environment. This is a diy sleep mask project review. Introduction I slept in both hotels and houses during a recent trip. Sometimes there was too much light in the bedroom to sleep well. An easy diy …

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TH Packing Cube Project Review

Backpacking compression sacks and stuff sacks tend to be cylindrical in shape. The backpacks they are meant to be used with may be rectangular or trapezoidal. This subtle difference often results in small empty spaces between your compression sacks and the insides of your backpacks. When I was taught how to pack my traditional weight …

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DIY Kitchen Sponge Project Review

Handwashing dishes? Worried about the ecological impact of plastic sponges? Here are 2 diy alternatives to help you reduce and reuse. This is a diy kitchen sponge project review. Introduction Many natural fibres can be composted when they’ve reached the end of their useful life. Man-made and synthetic fibres can’t be, but it may be …

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Shower Poufs Project Review

Plastic shower poufs should be replaced regularly and are difficult to recycle when you do. There are non-plastic alternatives that you can make at home. This is a shower poufs project review. For the purposes of my review, I’m going to summarize the basic steps, tell you what I did differently (if anything) and share …

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Identifying Unknown Fibres

Recently I purchased some fabrics from the bargain section of my local fabric store. The fabrics weren’t labelled with their fibre contents. The shirt that I made from unknown bargain find fabric fell apart the first time I washed it. When I made the shirt, I noticed that it wasn’t cotton, but I didn’t know …

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Hiker Wallet Project Review

A common problem that both backpackers and day hikers face is where to put their ID, health cards, debit/credit cards, emergency cash, and car key when they are on the trail. You may be tempted to throw your regular, bulky wallet and heavy keyring into your backpack as is. If they are not secure, they …