Grow Your Own Fence

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Grow Your Own Fence
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It's like a Chia Pet! Except it takes 20 years. And it's horribly ugly.

~NSHA

Hans Solderer

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Hans Solderer
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Prolific hacker Craig Smith digs up a toy from his childhood:

About 1983, when I was fifteen, I dropped my dad's red Bakelite soldering gun and broke the casing. Of course he was upset, so I did my best to "fix it." So I took my original Star Wars Han Solo pistol and gutted it to hold the soldering gun components. I even ran the lightbulb up into the scope on top. The button on the handle worked well for the trigger switch. Ten years later, when the old house was sold, the gun wound up in my belongings. To this day, when an underpowered iron just won't do, I pull out the "Han Solderer" and get the job done. Half of me likes the mod, the other half is ill over the fact that I gutted my vintage Star Wars toy. What's done is done.

Tool Kludge: Typical Canadian Furniture

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Tool Kludge: Typical Canadian Furniture
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Excuse me sir, may I ax you about your table? ~Not-So-Handy Andy

World Electrical Outlets - A Visual Guide

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World Electrical Outlets - A Visual Guide
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Click the image to join There I Fixed It's discussion and for a hi res version!

A few notes: This is meant to be a visual guide, as many similar outlets have different voltages. Just because a plug fits doesn't mean it will work. Always double check before you blow up your cell phone/hair dryer/discount lightsaber.

The outlet widely-used in continental Europe is known as the Schuko and varies between countries; G