Inventions

Fixing Toyota highlander power window off track

 

After my second power rear wind jumped the track on my 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, I decided to document the fix. Hopefully this helps someone else out because this was

 

a real pain in the ass doing this with little information and avoinding getting screwed but the dealer. I just had this image of some dude/dudette popping off the door panel and whacking something with a rubber mallet for a mere $400.

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Rock Tumbler Sound Proof Box

The only drag with this hobby is the sound the tumbler makes for months on end. Its not really a problem for me, as the tumbler is in the shed... but I feel bad for the neighbors. There are tons of articles on sound dampening techniques and Ive tried several, including a plywood box covered with carpet samples. I like the idea of using styrofoam insulation because it easy to work with, has minimal resonance across all audio frequencies, and its non-flamible.

DIY golf Stimpmeter

Make your own stimpmeter

DIY Stimpmeter
I had been playng golf for about twenty years but just began regular putting practice when I joined my first men's club last year. Between the two public courses that I sneak out to for putting practice,  one feels like a shag carpet and the other feels like glass. I've been seeing signs reading   "Current Stimp xx.x feet" for years and decided to build my own Stimpmeter.