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Your tax dollars at work

The book on Wood-Frame House Construction (with diagrams) is brought to you by the USDA Forest Service. Here is the full online index of USDA Agriculture Handbooks. They're public domain. [more inside]
posted by aniola on Dec 14, 2013 - 15 comments

 

Fort Kickass

A blanket fort is a construction commonly made using blankets, bed sheets, pillow, and sofa cushions. It is also known as a couch fort, pillow fort, or sheet fort. [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Feb 2, 2013 - 37 comments

"We dont stop playing because we get old. We get old because we stop playing."

Got a lot of Lego sets laying around? Want to build something new with them? Enter your set numbers into Rebrickable, specify how closely you want the colors to match, and voila - look what else you can build. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Sep 29, 2011 - 44 comments

But Not All the Live-Long Day

Working on the railroad; 5.17 flash video that is strangely hypnotic.
posted by bwg on May 27, 2011 - 37 comments

Loaded

Law enforcement authorities are in awe of the new wave of narco "supersubs" that are being found in the jungles of Colombia. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 13, 2011 - 60 comments

I got rhythm, I got music...

Yellow Drum Machine (google video), one of the robots that you can learn to build via Let's Make Robots (.com). This little guy finds a surface to tap a beat onto, then taps a beat on it. The fun starts at about 35 seconds in (via b3ta).
posted by krautland on Mar 26, 2008 - 31 comments

Plans for simple plywood boats

Hannu's Boatyard is a site by a Finnish guy who offers free plans for two dozen simple plywood boats you can build, along with photos illustrating the build process of each. He also describes basic woodbending technique and some of the design process, in a pleasing writing style that makes me want to get off the internet and make things. My favorites: Portuguese style dinghy; tiny stubby halfpea; round, Welsh-style coracle -- if you click on no other link today, click on the coracle link and scroll down at least to the black and white photo.
posted by LobsterMitten on Oct 12, 2007 - 31 comments

Build Your First Surfboard

Build Your First Surfboard.
posted by hama7 on Dec 10, 2006 - 10 comments

Build your own instruments!

How to build your own violin, in 45 pictures. Or for guitarists: build your own hollow-body, solid-body electric, or steel guitar. For the budget-minded, PVC flutes. How about bagpipes? No? Surely you cannot resist the tribal sounds of the home-built didgeridoo? Other eclectic (and not so eclectic) home-built instruments.
posted by Civil_Disobedient on Sep 26, 2004 - 10 comments

Build your own radio.

Build your own radio. . . Or anything else, for that matter. Go ahead, release the hidden scientist in you and enjoy discovering and creating.
posted by ashbury on Dec 30, 2003 - 5 comments

A human ant farm. Where's the magnifying glass?

Create your own little cityscape, using the drag and drop feature offered, and enjoy a little Friday time-wasting fun. Add lots of little pixel people and create your own blackout block party.
posted by FunkyHelix on Aug 15, 2003 - 4 comments

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