Category Archives: Do It Myself (DIM)

Kind of like DIY, except that I wouldn’t advise doing these things yourself. They could result in harm to your body, marriage, social status, house, car, insurance policy, or eternal soul.

Technovictorian Dream Sucker

Back in 2003, my friend Mike Missiaen was planning to make a movie called War Against Sleep. He asked me to make a prop, and he wanted it to have a certain look — I think he called it “techno-Victorian.” … Continue reading

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Do-it-yourself nut (in both senses)

What do you do… ahem, what do I do if it’s Independence Day and my wife’s bike is missing a metric nut? Make a new nut, of course! I made it out of a bolt head. First, I measured the … Continue reading

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Building a Trash Garden

My wife wanted to build a raised-bed garden as cheaply and easily as possible. She bought a load of compost, but she didn’t want to buy railroad ties, hay bales, cut granite blocks, or whatever it is that people use … Continue reading

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Failed project: foam bender

I’d like to bend sheets of foam.  I’m working up to making radio-controlled airplanes, but I’ll write more about that later. I’m pretty sure I saw a YouTube video about making a foam bender out of nichrome wire and glass … Continue reading

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Welding the Sproingy Dryer

A few days ago, my wife told me she had killed the dryer. I recently killed her laptop, so now we’re even. She managed to resurrect her computer by opening it partway and blowing in it (it’s a long story). … Continue reading

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Do It Myself (DIM)

I thought about creating a “do it yourself” (DIY) category. Then it occurred to me that the things I do myself aren’t actually things you should do yourself. Repeating my antics is likely to cause bodily harm, divorce, disfigurement, ostracism, … Continue reading

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