Category Archives: Around the Shop

How to Remove Those Microwave Magnets

Hi All!  Last time, we talked about the two extremely handy ceramic magnets in every microwave oven’s magnetron. This time I’d like to quickly run through the simple procedure for removing them.  Mags are bolted to the wave guide with … Continue reading

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Before You Scrap a Microwave Oven… (Free Magnets!)

Hi Guys! Again I have to apologize for my long absence here! If this continues, I’ll have to change this blog’s name to something like “Things I learned LAST YEAR”, or something! (As Martin Luther used to say, “Busyness isn’t … Continue reading

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Tired of Gas Can Spouts Designed by Bureaucrats Yet?

What have we allowed bureaucrats to do to our gas cans?! Don’t know if you’ve bought a new can lately, but if you have, you know exactly what I’m talking about.  Evidently someone completely out of touch with the way … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Notepads For Nearly $0!

Hi all,  Here’s one I’ve been using for a few years now, but I’m only getting around to telling you about it now (hate to recommend anything I haven’t thoroughly tested 😉 ).  We use a lot of note pads … Continue reading

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A Word About Rust Removal Liquids

Back in September, we talked briefly about how well electrolysis works for rust removal. Since then I’ve learned about yet another liquid said to be very effective, so I thought I’d try it. This one’s called “Evap0-Rust”, and although it … Continue reading

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Storing Wooden Sawhorses

We have a nice old pair of wooden, non-folding sawhorses, made for me by my master carpenter Father-in-law several decades ago, and I finally came up with a good way to store them out of the way when not needed. I … Continue reading

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Making an Impact With an Electric Wrench

I recently had to replace ball joints on my old pickup truck, and since that experience and a few others with our vehicles lately, this has become a tool I never want to be without. I have 3 air compressors around … Continue reading

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How to Easily Remove Jar and Bottle Labels

‘Been using this little trick almost daily for a while now, and thought maybe you could get some use out of it, too. I was just reminded of this when my Lovely asked me to get a stubborn label off … Continue reading

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