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Spinner Lures

luresI was bored one day and did not want to pay $7 on a fishing lure that looks just like every other lure out there so, I decided to make my own.  All you need is some wire, some beads, a clevis, a hook, a spinner blade, and some creativity.  It is not hard to make a variety of different colored, shaped, and sized lures.  I can attest that these lures actually catch fish!  Read on…

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Replacement Ballast

ballast_rawSeveral years ago I needed to replace the ballast for the compact fluorescent bulb on a 13 gallon Nano Cube aquarium.  Looking around for replacement ballasts I discovered that they were quite expensive.  I had the idea to try to use the ballast from one of those screw-in fluorescent bulbs.  Well, It worked and since then, I have used this same process to power other compact and normal fluorescent bulbs.  Read on…

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