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How to Maintain Your Motor

Whether it's powering a sports car or a lawn mower or a go-cart, here's how to keep your engine running year after year.

Build a Bat House

This simple one-chamber roost will give those beneficial bug-eaters a much-needed boost!

Make a candy dispenser

You can make this fun wooden dispenser for jelly beans, gumballs or any other hard candy that will fit in it.

How to Make a Duct Tape Wallet

Duct tape comes in 2-inch-wide rolls and is available in many colors. Use some to make this handy wallet that will last for years.

How to Make Twig Pencils

Twig pencils are fun, easy and cheap to make. And the expressions on your friends’ faces when you start scribbling with a stick will be writetious!

How to make a wooden periscope

Building a periscope is easier than you might think. Here are plans for a wooden periscope that is perfect for secret agent work.

Make a leather flag

Show off your knot-tying skills with this flag for your patrol, den, pack or troop.

How to make wooden stilts

Stand taller with stilts. After an afternoon’s work, you’ll be able to walk around at least 12 inches taller than you are now. That’s a pretty fast growth spurt!

Build a ship in a bottle

Something about a ship in a bottle doesn’t seem to fit. Oh, that’s it — the ship! Learn the secret to create your own ship in a bottle.

Build a secret-code wheel

cipherwheel-200x148Writing secret messages is easy with this cipher wheel. It scrambles the alphabet so nobody can read your message except your buddy with an identical wheel.
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