The Oil Drum Rocker.

By: Chrisjob Jun 19, 2009


A twist on the 55-gallon drum chair design (see below), this oil drum rocking chair from Stanker Collections, "actually connect the form of the drum and the function of the chair in a rational way." And I'm digging on the orange.



Via and Quote.

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Make an Oil Burning Light Bulb Lamp

By: Diy maven Jun 17, 2008

Bumpus at instructables set out to do a DIY version of a fancy designer–aka ridiculously expensive–light bulb lamp. Using seemingly odds and ends that included ‘a clean light bulb, a shoe lace, a metal bottle cap, a rather large washer/spacer, [and] two little magnets’ he accomplished this feat admirably. Delicate, yes. Leave it unattended, never. Clever, absolutely. Via.

The $650 for a set of two fancy designer model.

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Make your own SUPER lubricant!

By: Diy maven May 20, 2008

First, it’s not that kind of lubricant. It’s the kind you use on things like squeaky hinges, drill bits and fire arms. This recipe comes from my friend Don, who has christened it as ‘the best [oil] you will ever use’, and if Don says it’s so, it’s so. Believe me. What makes it special is that unlike most lubricants it isn’t too thick or too thin. Simply put, it works and it lasts. The recipe is an adaptation of the Marine Corps Armorers’;Continue Reading

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Thirteen Remarkable Uses for No-Stick Cooking Spray.

By: Chrisjob Dec 27, 2007

No-stick cooking spray reduces calories, sticking, and scrubbing. Apparently, it can also ease at least thirteen other areas of your life.

  1. Reduce grime and bulidup on your vehicle wheels
  2. Brighten and shine your automobiles grill, and prevent bugs from sticking
  3. Lubricate your keys to open a stuck lock
  4. Prevent your mailbox from freezing
  5. Stop wax from sticking to candlesticks
  6. Remove soap scum
  7. Spray a putty knife before scraping to ease clean up
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Rethinking Stencils with Anna Wulick

By: Diy maven Dec 18, 2007

If when you hear the word ‘stencil’, you think of graphic wall designs, you may want to take a look at the artwork of Anna Wulick. Selling on her Etsy shop as forty-two roads, Anna creates stencils rendered from photographs. She then uses the stencils to create portraits in oil or in mixed media collages. Recently, I posed a few questions to Anna so we might all get to know her and her work a little better.

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How To Remove Oil Stains from Clothing and Fabric.

By: Chrisjob Dec 14, 2007

Somehow, in the gravy making marathon of Thanksgiving 2007, I got splattered with a bit of olive oil. I feared not, however, for I knew there were good tidings of a great DIY solution.

1.Simply lay out your clothing on a flat surface where it won't be disturbed.


2.Liberally sprinkle baby powder onto the spot. 


3. Allow it to sit for 24 hours. Shake clean, or use masking tape to remove the powder. If the stain is still present, simply repeat theContinue Reading

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25 Alternative Uses for Olive Oil

By: Chrisjob Jun 13, 2007

created at: 03/27/2013

Nutritionists will continue to tout olive oil for its high content of healthful, monounsaturated fats, like oleic acid, and polyphenols. The fruit oil practically propelled the entire Western world in antiquity, and is mentioned in nearly every sacred text this side of the Tigris and Euphrates.   

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