Here are a couple of items, one from the Make: blog and the other from a blog I hadn’t heard of before, The Art of Manliness…….Dan
Lost Knowledge: Cable Lacing
According to this blog post, “cable lacing is a technique that uses a series of knots and stitches in a continuous piece of wax impregnated cotton or twine to bundle cables together. It takes some practice, but it’ll outperform zipties in that it won’t crush the insulative jackets on wiring and that it’s not going to shift axially on you if it’s loose.”
I often use cable ties to create bundles, and unless you can get the really tight, the wires can slip. This promises to be a much better solution to making cable harnesses for home-brew projects. Now, where can I find the “wax-impregnated cotton or twine”?
22 Manly Ways to Reuse an Altoids Tin
We all know that Altoids tins make nifty cases for small electronics projects, but this article suggests a number of other ways to reuse these handy tins. These include:
- first aid kit,
- pocket games chest,
- survival kit,
- emergency candle, and more.
Some of these other uses might even come in handy during Field Day