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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.

Make a ring toss game

This ring toss game is perfect for a picnic, Scout meeting or just while hanging out with friends and family.

How to make a camera-phone stabilizer

stabilizer-200x148To take great smartphone photos, you need to hold your phone steady. This simple, easy-to-build smartphone stabilizer is one way to make sure your cellphone photos and videos will be shake-free.

How to build a pet-bowl stand

petbowl-200x148Step-by-step directions for building a raised pet-bowl stand to provide a comfortable place for your dog or cat to eat and drink.

Make a paracord watchband or bracelet

paracord-200x148A paracord watchband makes a great gift or can be used as a survival tool. Unraveled, it provides about 10 feet of handy paracord for fixing tent lines or tying together broken gear. You can even use the line inside the cord for fishing line.