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A Brush With China

This is an excellent starter kit for learning the rudiments of Chinese brush painting. Includes a lavishly illustrated 47-page instruction booklet, an 11-1/8" x 8-1/8" pad with (36) practice sheets and a few sheets of xuan, the vellum-like paper that brush-painting artists use, plus 5ml tubes of Chinese watercolors in white, indigo, burnt sienna, carmine and gamboge, a saffron color. Also includes (2) brushes, an ink stone and ink stick, all in a nice boxed set.

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CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING SET

A Brush With China

This is an excellent starter kit for learning the rudiments of Chinese brush painting. Includes a lavishly illustrated 47-page instruction booklet, an 11-1/8" x 8-1/8" pad with (36) practice sheets and a few sheets of xuan, the vellum-like paper that brush-painting artists use, plus 5ml tubes of Chinese watercolors in white, indigo, burnt sienna, carmine and gamboge, a saffron color. Also includes (2) brushes, an ink stone and ink stick, all in a nice boxed set.

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$23.50 EACH

Grow Your Own

Create your own crystal garden and you'll never again have to run out to the store in the middle of the night for more crystals. Put the approx (2) ounces of rocks from this kit in a bowl, add white vinegar, put it in a warm place, and wait for the vinegar to evaporate. You'll have crystals in (2) days to (2) weeks. Add food coloring if you want to change your tasteful monochromatic crystals into a phantasmagoric garden of color. You provide the bowl, vinegar, food coloring and warm place. For ages 8+ with adult supervision.

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GROW-YOUR-OWN CRYSTAL GARDEN KIT

Grow Your Own

Create your own crystal garden and you'll never again have to run out to the store in the middle of the night for more crystals. Put the approx (2) ounces of rocks from this kit in a bowl, add white vinegar, put it in a warm place, and wait for the vinegar to evaporate. You'll have crystals in (2) days to (2) weeks. Add food coloring if you want to change your tasteful monochromatic crystals into a phantasmagoric garden of color. You provide the bowl, vinegar, food coloring and warm place. For ages 8+ with adult supervision.

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$4.95 EACH

Electric Styro Knife

"Screeeeeek! Screeeeeek! Screeeeeek!" Recognize that? It's the sound of someone sawing a styro-foamal block. It's followed by the sound of a vacuum sucking up hundreds of little foam shards. Free yourself from both with this clever electric hot-knife that slides through those chunks of craft foam like a straight razor through a ripe mango. Perfect for carving foam blocks into shapes - or smaller blocks. Measures 10" long OA with a 4-3/4" long, needle-like cutting wand, heats up to 410°F (so be careful), and makes screeeek-free and shardless cuts. Has a 7-foot cord, line switch, safety stand, and wall-outlet adapter.

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HOT WIRE STYROFOAM CUTTER

Electric Styro Knife

"Screeeeeek! Screeeeeek! Screeeeeek!" Recognize that? It's the sound of someone sawing a styro-foamal block. It's followed by the sound of a vacuum sucking up hundreds of little foam shards. Free yourself from both with this clever electric hot-knife that slides through those chunks of craft foam like a straight razor through a ripe mango. Perfect for carving foam blocks into shapes - or smaller blocks. Measures 10" long OA with a 4-3/4" long, needle-like cutting wand, heats up to 410°F (so be careful), and makes screeeek-free and shardless cuts. Has a 7-foot cord, line switch, safety stand, and wall-outlet adapter.

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$22.95 EACH

POSITIONER/HOLDER

A fine concept and pretty successful execution. Weighted bases hold fully adjustable clips and lenses for delicate hands–free work. The Helping Hand w/solder has a 2” high base connected to (2) alligator clips via (3) universal joints and a 4–1/2" sliding beam, and to a 2–1/2" dia roughly 3X magnifier via another universal joint on the sliding beam. It also adds a holder for your soldering iron, plus a hole and thumbscrew in the base to firmly position it. Think of the clips as extra hands to hold wires, components, beads, what-have-you while you perform some operation on them with your own two hands.

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HELPING HAND WITH SOLDER HOLDER

POSITIONER/HOLDER

A fine concept and pretty successful execution. Weighted bases hold fully adjustable clips and lenses for delicate hands–free work. The Helping Hand w/solder has a 2” high base connected to (2) alligator clips via (3) universal joints and a 4–1/2" sliding beam, and to a 2–1/2" dia roughly 3X magnifier via another universal joint on the sliding beam. It also adds a holder for your soldering iron, plus a hole and thumbscrew in the base to firmly position it. Think of the clips as extra hands to hold wires, components, beads, what-have-you while you perform some operation on them with your own two hands.

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$5.95 EACH

Standing Reverse Tweezer

Sounds like an Olympic figure-skating move, the standing, self-closing reverse tweezer, but it's really a tweezer that's closed until you squeeze it. It also has a frame to hold it up off a work surface, so it doubles as a vice. Ours have wooden grips and measure 6-3/8" long with 2-7/8" serrated jaws and a 2" x 1-1/2" stand.  

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TWEEZERS, STRAIGHT TIP REVERSE W/STAND, 6-3/8"

Standing Reverse Tweezer

Sounds like an Olympic figure-skating move, the standing, self-closing reverse tweezer, but it's really a tweezer that's closed until you squeeze it. It also has a frame to hold it up off a work surface, so it doubles as a vice. Ours have wooden grips and measure 6-3/8" long with 2-7/8" serrated jaws and a 2" x 1-1/2" stand.  

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$2.95 EACH

PRICE CUT

Trying to cut back on hobby expenditures? This incredibly priced utility knife set is x-actly what you need. Standard interchangeable blades and holders, the largest of which has an easy-grip, screwdriver-type handle. Everything is lined up in a fitted plastic box with extra blades magnetically anchored. The 13–piece set has (3) holders, plus assorted blades. The 48–piece set has (7) holders, a wide assortment of blades, (1) tube of glue, and (1) sharpening stone. Very nicely priced. Very sharp.

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48 PIECE HOBBY KNIFE SET

PRICE CUT

Trying to cut back on hobby expenditures? This incredibly priced utility knife set is x-actly what you need. Standard interchangeable blades and holders, the largest of which has an easy-grip, screwdriver-type handle. Everything is lined up in a fitted plastic box with extra blades magnetically anchored. The 13–piece set has (3) holders, plus assorted blades. The 48–piece set has (7) holders, a wide assortment of blades, (1) tube of glue, and (1) sharpening stone. Very nicely priced. Very sharp.

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Add Some Polish To Your Life

Lovely to look at, delightful to make jewelry out of or placed as shiny companions of small plants. Our (20) piece set of polished gemstones can include: Carnelian, Chrysocolla, Aventurine, Hematite, Lapis, Amazonite, Pyrite, Citrine, Amethyst, Tige Eye, Garnet, Mookaite, Indian Agate, Botswana Agate, White Howlite, Rock Quartz, Apricot Agate, Rose Quartz, Leopardskin Jasper, Blue Lace Agate, Turritella Agate, Yellow Aventurine, Dalmation Jasper or Orange Calcite. All approx 5/8" across.

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20 PIECE GEMSTONE SET

Add Some Polish To Your Life

Lovely to look at, delightful to make jewelry out of or placed as shiny companions of small plants. Our (20) piece set of polished gemstones can include: Carnelian, Chrysocolla, Aventurine, Hematite, Lapis, Amazonite, Pyrite, Citrine, Amethyst, Tige Eye, Garnet, Mookaite, Indian Agate, Botswana Agate, White Howlite, Rock Quartz, Apricot Agate, Rose Quartz, Leopardskin Jasper, Blue Lace Agate, Turritella Agate, Yellow Aventurine, Dalmation Jasper or Orange Calcite. All approx 5/8" across.

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$6.85 EACH

Cello Sheets

Sort of like kleenex, because cellophane used to be trademarked but isn’t any longer so you can now say cellophane all you like. Cellophane, cellophane, cellophane. You’ll get (48) sheets of 12” square cellophane, a dozen each in red, yellow, green and blue, for teaching kids color mixing. But feel free to use them for anything. Includes instructions for making your own color paddle.

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12” SQUARE CELLOPHANE SHEETS

Cello Sheets

Sort of like kleenex, because cellophane used to be trademarked but isn’t any longer so you can now say cellophane all you like. Cellophane, cellophane, cellophane. You’ll get (48) sheets of 12” square cellophane, a dozen each in red, yellow, green and blue, for teaching kids color mixing. But feel free to use them for anything. Includes instructions for making your own color paddle.

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$7.95 EACH

Super Cool Pocket Tool

This Firelight & Framework Pocket Tool Set from True Utility is a multitool and flashlight you can take anywhere. The pocket multitool has pliers, wire cutters, (3) drivers (flat and Phillips), a knife, saw, can and bottle opener, file and awl in one tool; and the keychain flashlight has a 20-lumen LED light with waterproof lid and believe it or not a working flint wheel lighter. Both can also hold keys. Each tool measures about 4” long x 1” deep. In brushed alloy casing. Includes (3) button-cell batteries for the flashlight. You’ll need these tools someday, trust us.

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POCKET MULTITOOL AND FLASHLIGHT SET

Super Cool Pocket Tool

This Firelight & Framework Pocket Tool Set from True Utility is a multitool and flashlight you can take anywhere. The pocket multitool has pliers, wire cutters, (3) drivers (flat and Phillips), a knife, saw, can and bottle opener, file and awl in one tool; and the keychain flashlight has a 20-lumen LED light with waterproof lid and believe it or not a working flint wheel lighter. Both can also hold keys. Each tool measures about 4” long x 1” deep. In brushed alloy casing. Includes (3) button-cell batteries for the flashlight. You’ll need these tools someday, trust us.

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$14.75 EACH

YEEOOOWWEE!

Diamond point bits that, if used by your dentist would send you through the roof. The assortment of bits includes cylinders, cones (points), balls and a couple of special shapes all in a variety of sizes.  This set of (10), each has a 1/8" dia. shank and is about 1-3/4" long OA, with larger size bit heads. Both come in plastic cases. A craftsperson's delight!!

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DIAMOND POINT DRILL BIT SET OF (10)

YEEOOOWWEE!

Diamond point bits that, if used by your dentist would send you through the roof. The assortment of bits includes cylinders, cones (points), balls and a couple of special shapes all in a variety of sizes.  This set of (10), each has a 1/8" dia. shank and is about 1-3/4" long OA, with larger size bit heads. Both come in plastic cases. A craftsperson's delight!!

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$7.95 EACH

Paws That Could Refresh

So we've got a mountain of 7" long wooden stakes/skewers flying 2" x 2-3/8" red-orange paper flags with a black paw print on each side. Might be a wolverine. Might be a bearcat or coyote. Might be a beagle. Don't start with us, just buy 'em because where can you get (500) of anything for less than nine bucks? Useful on construction sites, for laying out gardens, or holding sandwiches together, especially if you're a University of  Michigan or Cincinnati alum.

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PAWPRINT FLAGS ON 7" STAKES/SKEWERS

Paws That Could Refresh

So we've got a mountain of 7" long wooden stakes/skewers flying 2" x 2-3/8" red-orange paper flags with a black paw print on each side. Might be a wolverine. Might be a bearcat or coyote. Might be a beagle. Don't start with us, just buy 'em because where can you get (500) of anything for less than nine bucks? Useful on construction sites, for laying out gardens, or holding sandwiches together, especially if you're a University of  Michigan or Cincinnati alum.

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$3.95 PKG (500)
$8.95
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Got Lockjaw?

You pick from our straight or curved locking-jaw forceps, both with rubber-dipped handles and jaws for extra-gentle applications. Measure 5-1/2" long with 1-1/4" long jaws.

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CURVED FORCEPS

Got Lockjaw?

You pick from our straight or curved locking-jaw forceps, both with rubber-dipped handles and jaws for extra-gentle applications. Measure 5-1/2" long with 1-1/4" long jaws.

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HEMOSTATIC HEAVEN

Hemostats are the clamplike devices dangling from veins and arteries in melodramatic operating scenes. Our particular collection are Pakistani surgical-grade instruments made of magnetic stainless steel. As such we rate them pretty good, but not fantastic. Hemostats look like little pliers. The jaws are relatively fine, with rounded tips. The inside faces are lightly serrated to get a grip on tubing or body plumbing. And the handles are much longer than the jaws. Now the heavenly part. Great hobby clamps that can be worked into small areas. Fine heat sinks for electronics. Good hook extractors for trout fisherpeople. Excellent tubing clamps for flow-sensitive chemistry experiments. Sizes are approximate length.

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STAINLESS STEEL STRAIGHT TIP 12" HEMOSTAT

HEMOSTATIC HEAVEN

Hemostats are the clamplike devices dangling from veins and arteries in melodramatic operating scenes. Our particular collection are Pakistani surgical-grade instruments made of magnetic stainless steel. As such we rate them pretty good, but not fantastic. Hemostats look like little pliers. The jaws are relatively fine, with rounded tips. The inside faces are lightly serrated to get a grip on tubing or body plumbing. And the handles are much longer than the jaws. Now the heavenly part. Great hobby clamps that can be worked into small areas. Fine heat sinks for electronics. Good hook extractors for trout fisherpeople. Excellent tubing clamps for flow-sensitive chemistry experiments. Sizes are approximate length.

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Wanna Play Doctor?

For those little surgical jobs: little forceps. Try these 3-1/2" long stainless steel straight forceps with 3/4" long striated jaws. Lock positions: "Tight" and "Yikes!"

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SMALL FORCEPS

Wanna Play Doctor?

For those little surgical jobs: little forceps. Try these 3-1/2" long stainless steel straight forceps with 3/4" long striated jaws. Lock positions: "Tight" and "Yikes!"

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$3.25 EACH

A Meteorite Is Heading Your Way!

Don't panic. A meteorite is speeding toward you, but it will only hit your mailbox. These small hunks of genuine meteorites are approx 4,200 years old, and have been harvested from Chandon, Argentina. (We never miss the meteorite harvest in Chandon.) You have two choices. The large-ish ones weigh between 20-33 grams and measure approx 1-1/4" x 3/4" x 1/2", which is very dense. (Get a pair and make cuff-links for your favorite meteorologist!) The smaller ones weigh approx 3-4 grams per box, and you may get multiple pieces. In either case, carry one in your pocket and you'll never be hit by a large meteorite. (And if you are, we'll give you double your money back.)

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GENUINE ARGENTINIAN METEORITE

A Meteorite Is Heading Your Way!

Don't panic. A meteorite is speeding toward you, but it will only hit your mailbox. These small hunks of genuine meteorites are approx 4,200 years old, and have been harvested from Chandon, Argentina. (We never miss the meteorite harvest in Chandon.) You have two choices. The large-ish ones weigh between 20-33 grams and measure approx 1-1/4" x 3/4" x 1/2", which is very dense. (Get a pair and make cuff-links for your favorite meteorologist!) The smaller ones weigh approx 3-4 grams per box, and you may get multiple pieces. In either case, carry one in your pocket and you'll never be hit by a large meteorite. (And if you are, we'll give you double your money back.)

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Could You Use A Third Hand?

Who among us couldn’t, really? This helping hand has dual white LEDs under a 2-3/8" dia 2.75X lens with a 5/8" dia 7.5X window on a 6-1/2” long gooseneck. Below the lens is a 4-1/2" rod with alligator clips on ball/socket joints at each end. Stands on a 4" x 2-1/2" base with a soldering iron stand. You add (3) “AAA” batteries and a project.

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GOOSENECK HELPING HAND WITH LEDS AND MAGNIFIER

Could You Use A Third Hand?

Who among us couldn’t, really? This helping hand has dual white LEDs under a 2-3/8" dia 2.75X lens with a 5/8" dia 7.5X window on a 6-1/2” long gooseneck. Below the lens is a 4-1/2" rod with alligator clips on ball/socket joints at each end. Stands on a 4" x 2-1/2" base with a soldering iron stand. You add (3) “AAA” batteries and a project.

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$15.75 EACH

Get Set To Solder

Our super soldering set comes with a 25W soldering iron with a 5/32" dia tip, approx (5) feet of de-soldering braid, de-soldering pump, iron holder and (5) feet of lead-free solder. A must have for any budding electronics kit builder. 

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ELECTRONICS SOLDERING DE-SOLDERING SET

Get Set To Solder

Our super soldering set comes with a 25W soldering iron with a 5/32" dia tip, approx (5) feet of de-soldering braid, de-soldering pump, iron holder and (5) feet of lead-free solder. A must have for any budding electronics kit builder. 

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$14.75 EACH

Rock Stars

Agates are the rock stars of the rock world. Let us pick a pretty one for you, why don't you? We'll select a hunk approx 3" dia, maybe about a third of a pound, that's been cut in half and polished to a high gloss so it's all smooth and beautiful with colorful layers inside. Our choice of colors.

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SLICED-OPEN-AND POLISHED AGATE

Rock Stars

Agates are the rock stars of the rock world. Let us pick a pretty one for you, why don't you? We'll select a hunk approx 3" dia, maybe about a third of a pound, that's been cut in half and polished to a high gloss so it's all smooth and beautiful with colorful layers inside. Our choice of colors.

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$9.95 PKG (2)

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