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Turn A Mechanical Pencil Into A Precision Solder Dispenser

Soldering is an easy skill to learn, but it can also be easy to mess up when you’re working on really small items. To give yourself a little more control, you can turn a mechanical pencil into a simple precision dispenser.


Dust-Proof Your Home With A DIY Fabric Softener And Water Solution

Just like fabric softener sheets create a barrier for dust, their liquid counterpart will do the trick too. Use a DIY fabric softener solution and just spray.


Cut Dado Joints Of Any Size With An Adjustable Jig

Dado joints have been used for centuries to build cabinets and bookshelves. Add this joint to your woodworking repertoire using a shop-made jig and router. With this setup, you’ll perform precision cuts at varying widths every time.


Use A Raspberry Pi As A Tor/VPN Router For Anonymous Browsing

We’ve shown you how to use a Raspberry Pi as both a Tor proxy and a personal VPN, but Make shows off how to do both in one unit for truly anonymous browsing everywhere.


Silence A Loud-Clicking Mouse With A Little Memory Foam

The repetitive clicking sound of a mouse can become pretty irritating. If you want to silence your mouse for your own peace — and the peace of others around you — a little memory foam can do the trick with no soldering required.


Build A Hidden Compartment In A Fake Potted Plant To Hide Valuables

Hidden compartments are fun, and you know it. If you’re looking for a way to hide some of your smaller valuables while brightening up your place, this potted plant compartment is perfect.


Raise Your Backyard Wall Height For Privacy And Protection

Feel like your neighbours can see everything you do in your hard? Keep prying eyes out by building this easy-to-install privacy fence. It won’t break your budget, and it looks good from both sides of your wall.


Hang Small Tools Under A Shelf With Hard Drive Magnets

Here’s an easy way to make more space at your work table, as long as you have some hard drive magnets lying around, that is. Hard drive magnets are strong, so they should be able to hold many different types of tools.


Convert Bootcut Jeans Into Skinny Jeans With Some Simple Alterations

Everybody likes a good-fitting pair of jeans, but styles change. A few cuts and some basic sewing can help you transform a favourite pair of jeans in no time.


Get Organised With These DIY Stackable Wood Storage Bins

Clear floor clutter with these stackable wood bins that can be stained or painted your favourite colour. They’re great for keeping toys, tools and sporting goods off the floor and available for easy access.