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On Friday, September 30, 2016, I had the honor to address about twenty-five or thirty people in room 201 of Braunstein Hall on the University of Cincinnati (UC) campus. There was a mix of UC faculty, graduate students, undergrad students and subscribers to my newsletter. Two of the professors who were at UC when I […]

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Laundry Room Countertop Ideas DEAR TIM: I need some help with my laundry room. I’m enlarging it in a remodeling project and know I need more countertop room. I’m really interested in any options you might know of and how to make the most of the space in the laundry room. I’ve got a healthy […]

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What is a Velocipede? - It's a Railroad Bicycle! George Sheffield, a Michigan farmer, is credited with inventing a wonderful human-powered machine to inspect railroad tracks. Here's are a few short videos showing how you pump one to make it go.

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AUTHOR'S NOTE:  This tribute appeared in the June 28, 2020, AsktheBuilder.com newsletter. CLICK or TAP HERE to subscribe. If I were a betting man, I’d say you might be a new subscriber and this is your first issue. This is NOT a normal Ask the Builder newsletter but I think you’ll feel fortunate to be […]

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Consumer Survey Service - Newsletter Subscribers Uncover New Products Do you need to survey consumers to discover what they like and don't like about products? I've been conducting surveys for years and the results are almost always astonishing. CLICK or TAP HERE to see a recent blockbuster survey about garden hose faucets of all things. […]

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Author's Note: The following text appeared in Chapter One of the Adventures & Advice book that I wrote at the request of my youngest daughter. I also shared the book with my other two older children. This book is not available to the general public as it was a special gift to my children, my […]

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Hose Bib Survey I know you grumble when you use your hose bib. Now's the time to VENT. Get those creative juices flowing because in question three you get to design the PERFECT hose bib! Loading… Thank Stain Solver, the Survey Sponsor, by purchasing a small sample size!

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Influence - The Psychology of Persuasion This is a remarkable book. It will help you sell things and it will prevent you from being sold something you don't want. CLICK or TAP HERE to order it now. Watch the video below of Dr. Cialdini:

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Wood-Fired Kiln - Easy to Do in Hours This is the video I watched that gave me the inspiration to build our prototype wood-fired kiln. I've captured all sorts of video of the kiln I made, but haven't edited it and uploaded it. I will soon and it will appear on this page. What Materials […]

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Ask The Builder · 64: Sap Stain Removal Sap Stain Removal Podcast: Tim Carter called Theresa not too long ago. Her husband had great intentions, but...: "We have a sap stain on our stone hearth about 1 foot in diameter. It was from a chainsaw-carved bear my husband believed was a good Mother's Day present. […]

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This song should put you in a good mood right away! Great kitchen dance music. Twirl your girl - watch the pots on the stove! CLICK or TAP HERE to listen to all the music featured in past AsktheBuilder.com newsletters. Stain Solver, the best and most powerful certified organic cleaner on Earth, is the sponsor […]

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