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Cheap Practicality (or Practical Cheapness) (or just frugality)

  1. Jan 10, 2010 #1


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    Many of you here are used to the idea that I design and/or build useful devices of a mechanical nature out of **** that I've had lying around the house for 40 years. I do believe, however, that I have now come up with the ultimate (non-mechanical) recycling idea.
    My house is totally littered with both used toothpicks and cat hair. It occurred to me last night...
    ...I now make my own Q-tips. :approve:

    Anyone else have such practical uses for stuff that people think is waste?
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  4. Jan 10, 2010 #3


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    I think you may need to come up with one more item like a home made bucket 'cause I'm gonna lose my lunch.
  5. Jan 10, 2010 #4


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    :confused: :confused: :confused:

    I'm not sure what you use your Q-tips for. I'm referring to their proper purposes of cleaning small objects and applying touch-up makeup on Hallowe'en appliances. If you have some usage more aligned with your genitalia, I don't want to hear about it. :yuck:
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