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Scottish DIY – How to Make a Bagpipe out of a Garbage Bag!

If you are hardcore Scottish, you might be interested to know that you can make a bag pipe out of a garbage bag, now you can afford to practice without paying for the real price.

This instructable is how to make a simple bagpipe like instrument out of basic household materials. Granted, it does not sound all too much like a bagpipe, but it works similarly and is fun to mess around with.

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Women’s DIY – How to Make Facial using leftover Grounded Coffee!

Here’s a cool DIY for ladies out there who tend to drink a lot of coffee and enjoy green facials.  Learn how to recycle and re-use grounded coffee as natural facial for your skin.

In a video tutorial that beats any Clarin’s or Loreal product, witness a DIY facial of the greenest kind. Watch as the host of Chow.com, an online food magazine, demonstrates how to use leftover coffee grounds to give yourself an invigorating and exfoliating facial. She also mentions a few other ideas on what to do with those pesky, but never ending coffee grounds.

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Fridge Hack – How to Make a Chalk Fridge!

Here’s a cool way to transform your kitchen fridge into a big chalk board.  I highly like this idea except I’d like a whiteboard instead but still a good DIY to know.

So, how is a chalkboard fridge made? Very easily, in fact, as long as you have a bit of time to spare. You could finish the whole project, for instance, on a weekend if you started on Saturday night and spent most of Sunday intermittently painting the fridge.

You’ll need some coarse sand paper, masking tape, a small can of primer, and a bucket of chalkboard paint. My local hardware store only carri

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DIY iPhone Car Remote Controller!

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Okay, this is probably fake but they did a helluva job making this video!

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Audio DIY – How to Make Audio Breakout Cable for iPod/iPhone/MP3 Player!

Do you need to separate the left and right channels for professional mixing?  Well, here’s how to make an audio breakout cable for your iPod, iPhone, or any other music device with some parts ordered from Mouser.

Have you ever wanted to plug in a professional studio mic to your ipod touch/iphone? There may be a commercial solution, but I couldn’t find one. Even if there is one, I figured I could build one cheaper than a ready-made one. You could also use this f

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LightBox for Simple DIY Photo Touch-Ups!

If you are not too computer-literate on Photoshop and similar photo-editing tools, you might be happy to learn that there’s a program called LightBox that will let you just do all that good stuff without knowing any Photoshop skills.

This just seems like the perfect software my mom would love, she is still using Photoshop skills I taught her 10 years ago.

How user friendly is LightBox? When you run the program you’re presented with a sidebar of common tasks like color balancing and red-eye removal. Mousi

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Outdoor Lighting – Pack of 3 Solar Lights!

Here’s an awesome deal of pack of 3 outdoor solar lights, all of these run on a single photovoltaic solar cell, great for keeping your outdoors bright without use of any household electricity but with solar power.

These are great for continuous lighting through the night for a dark driveway or yard area. Be sure to position the multi-angle floodlight trio in direct sunlight throughout the day for best solar absorption.

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Baking DIY – How to Make Traditional Baguettes by Hand!

I have to admit the best baguettes are the ones I tasted while visiting France, I am sure it won’t taste the same but here’s how to make traditional baguettes by hand.  I will have to try this real soon.

This instructable will walk you through making two loaves of baguette bread. Following the French tradition, measurements for flour and water are by weight. Because there can be a huge variance when using measuring cups, I’ve found this method the most successful.

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AMD Phenom II Overclocked to 6.89Ghz with Liquid Nitrogen!

LMAO, it looks like people at AMD have invited the best overclockers in the world to test out the AMD Phenom II CPU limits with liquid nitrogen, they did reach a maximum of 6.89Ghz, what a FEAT!

Located in the heart of Texas, the city of Austin is known for many things. Nicknamed Silicon Hills, the state capital accommodates an army of tech companies including the one and only Advanced Micro Devices, better known as AMD. From May 20th to the 22nd, AMD brought in some of th

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Forge DIY – How to Make a Knife!

I have always been fond of knife-making, makes me twitch every time I see it on TV, here’s how to build your own knife, you will first need to make some type of iron-burning system as shown below.

The implications are tremendous, this forge can easily double as a small melting furnace exactly as it sits for Aluminum and copper based alloys. And this opens the door to cast alloy handles and fastening hardware for knives beyond the original function of heating the steel to the point that it can

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