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21st Century Dictionary Stand

Remember dictionaries? Never mind--they’re all inside your phone now, but in an homage to the dictionary stands of the past, we present this little black aluminum stand for your phone or tablet to sit on while you look stuff up, or do anything else. Measures 4" tall x 4-1/2" x 3" with a ledge with silicone pads and keyed holes to organize the cords through when the battery runs low. Bottom also has pads to keep it from sliding around. Will work with most phones and tablets up to a 9” screen.

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SMART PHONE-TABLET STAND

21st Century Dictionary Stand

Remember dictionaries? Never mind--they’re all inside your phone now, but in an homage to the dictionary stands of the past, we present this little black aluminum stand for your phone or tablet to sit on while you look stuff up, or do anything else. Measures 4" tall x 4-1/2" x 3" with a ledge with silicone pads and keyed holes to organize the cords through when the battery runs low. Bottom also has pads to keep it from sliding around. Will work with most phones and tablets up to a 9” screen.

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$5.30 EACH
$5.95
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Squeeze 'n' Squirt

Inside the lab, it's a standard translucent-white, LDPE-plastic wash bottle, 500ml/16oz, measuring 2-3/4" dia x 6-3/4 tall with a screwcap and a right-angle, 5/16" dia nozzle. Outside the lab, it's so pleasing to squeeze and squirt with that some of us keep them in the kitchen.

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WASH BOTTLE

Squeeze 'n' Squirt

Inside the lab, it's a standard translucent-white, LDPE-plastic wash bottle, 500ml/16oz, measuring 2-3/4" dia x 6-3/4 tall with a screwcap and a right-angle, 5/16" dia nozzle. Outside the lab, it's so pleasing to squeeze and squirt with that some of us keep them in the kitchen.

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$5.90 EACH
$6.55
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Add Some Polish To Your Life

Lovely to look at, delightful to make jewelry out of. Our (25) piece set of polished gemstones includes: amethyst; howlite; tiger eye; hematite; amazonite; carnelian; sodalite; turqurenite; plain and rose quartz; rhodonite; unakite; snowflake obsidian; orange calcite; lemon jade; four varieties of jasper (serpentine; red, brecciated, picture and blue dalmation); and more. All approx 5/8" across.

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25 PIECE GEMSTONE SET

Add Some Polish To Your Life

Lovely to look at, delightful to make jewelry out of. Our (25) piece set of polished gemstones includes: amethyst; howlite; tiger eye; hematite; amazonite; carnelian; sodalite; turqurenite; plain and rose quartz; rhodonite; unakite; snowflake obsidian; orange calcite; lemon jade; four varieties of jasper (serpentine; red, brecciated, picture and blue dalmation); and more. All approx 5/8" across.

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$6.85 EACH

Punch Set

Punch 1/8" to 1/2" holes in leather, balsa wood, etc., with this set of (9) steel punches. The punches, which come in a fitted black-plastic carrying case, are 1/2", 7/16", 25/64", 3/8", 5/16", 1/4", 3/16", 5/32" and 1/8". They are 3-1/4" to 3-3/4" long, with knurled grips, imprinted sizes, and side slots to allow the slugs to fall out.

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(9) PIECE PUNCH SET WITH CASE

Punch Set

Punch 1/8" to 1/2" holes in leather, balsa wood, etc., with this set of (9) steel punches. The punches, which come in a fitted black-plastic carrying case, are 1/2", 7/16", 25/64", 3/8", 5/16", 1/4", 3/16", 5/32" and 1/8". They are 3-1/4" to 3-3/4" long, with knurled grips, imprinted sizes, and side slots to allow the slugs to fall out.

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$8.50 EACH
$9.50
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50% Longer Is 50% Better

From Helix®, this 18" long aluminum U.S. Standard triangular architects' ruler/scale has color-coded facings and is divided into 3. 1-1/2, 1, 3/4, 3/8, 3/16, 3/32, 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8 inch per foot. Yes, you can use it even if you're not an architect.

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TRIANGULAR ARCHITECTS' SCALE RULER

50% Longer Is 50% Better

From Helix®, this 18" long aluminum U.S. Standard triangular architects' ruler/scale has color-coded facings and is divided into 3. 1-1/2, 1, 3/4, 3/8, 3/16, 3/32, 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8 inch per foot. Yes, you can use it even if you're not an architect.

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$6.00 EACH
$6.95
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It's a Little Gem!

Actually, it's a set of (36) different little polished gemstones and minerals from around the world, all identical sizes (1/2" x 3/8" x 1/8" thick), mounted and identified by name and origin on an 8" x 10" card. Super nice at a super price, for teachers, designers or jewelry makers. The set includes amazonite, amethyst, aventurine, black obsidian, blue lace agate, buttermilk jasper, carnelian, Dalmatian dacite, dumortierite, fancy jasper, fluorite, gold stone, hematite, howlite, jadeite, lapis, leopard skin jasper, mahogany,obsidian, moss agate, nephrite, Picasso jasper, orange calcite, picture jasper, rainbow jasper, rose quartz, rhodonite, rock crystal, rhyolite, red jasper, snowflake obsidian, sodalite, serpentine, tiger eye stone, turquoise and unakite.

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SAMPLE GEMSTONE

It's a Little Gem!

Actually, it's a set of (36) different little polished gemstones and minerals from around the world, all identical sizes (1/2" x 3/8" x 1/8" thick), mounted and identified by name and origin on an 8" x 10" card. Super nice at a super price, for teachers, designers or jewelry makers. The set includes amazonite, amethyst, aventurine, black obsidian, blue lace agate, buttermilk jasper, carnelian, Dalmatian dacite, dumortierite, fancy jasper, fluorite, gold stone, hematite, howlite, jadeite, lapis, leopard skin jasper, mahogany,obsidian, moss agate, nephrite, Picasso jasper, orange calcite, picture jasper, rainbow jasper, rose quartz, rhodonite, rock crystal, rhyolite, red jasper, snowflake obsidian, sodalite, serpentine, tiger eye stone, turquoise and unakite.

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$6.25 EACH
$6.95
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Micro-Vise

It's officially a watch-case holder, and indispensable for jewelers and watch collectors, but it's equally useful for holding anything small and squirrely while you work on it. A pair of 1-3/4" long x 15/16" tall brackets have (4) sets of (6) holes that take (4) movable posts. Spring-loaded jaws dial open to a max of 1".

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WATCH VISE

Micro-Vise

It's officially a watch-case holder, and indispensable for jewelers and watch collectors, but it's equally useful for holding anything small and squirrely while you work on it. A pair of 1-3/4" long x 15/16" tall brackets have (4) sets of (6) holes that take (4) movable posts. Spring-loaded jaws dial open to a max of 1".

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$3.50 EACH
$3.95
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Color-Coded Pillbox

For fashion-forward machine-gunners? No, for keeping track of medications. This is like a pillbox on steroids. Has (21) 3/4” x 7/8” x 9/16” compartments, marked Morn/Noon/Night for each day, with a separate color, in reverse spectrum order. Whole thing measures 7" x 3-1/4" x 3/4" in translucent plastic, with snap locks. Each 3-part day is also a separate section that can be carried alone, with snap-lock tops.

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COLOR-CODED PILLBOX

Color-Coded Pillbox

For fashion-forward machine-gunners? No, for keeping track of medications. This is like a pillbox on steroids. Has (21) 3/4” x 7/8” x 9/16” compartments, marked Morn/Noon/Night for each day, with a separate color, in reverse spectrum order. Whole thing measures 7" x 3-1/4" x 3/4" in translucent plastic, with snap locks. Each 3-part day is also a separate section that can be carried alone, with snap-lock tops.

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$2.00 EACH
$2.25
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Two-Axle Ratcheting Swivel Light

Our most reversible double-axle split and swiveling lantern work-light. Hard to explain, but incredibly handy. Has a pair of opposed but ratcheting frames/handles, bracketing a pair of intense 500-lumen LED COB lights in waterproof housings. Carry it or stand it up and shine the lights up or at 90-degrees or anywhere in-between, together or separately. Probably best to just buy it and see for yourself how useful it is. Measures 7-3/8" x 4-3/4" when it’s folded and double that when open, and comes with (4) “AA”s for power.

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500 LUMEN MULTI-ADJUSTING LED WORK LIGHT

Two-Axle Ratcheting Swivel Light

Our most reversible double-axle split and swiveling lantern work-light. Hard to explain, but incredibly handy. Has a pair of opposed but ratcheting frames/handles, bracketing a pair of intense 500-lumen LED COB lights in waterproof housings. Carry it or stand it up and shine the lights up or at 90-degrees or anywhere in-between, together or separately. Probably best to just buy it and see for yourself how useful it is. Measures 7-3/8" x 4-3/4" when it’s folded and double that when open, and comes with (4) “AA”s for power.

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$15.00 EACH
$16.95
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RIFFLER RIFFLER RIFFLER

Riffler files are most prized by sculptors, wood carvers, model makers and similar fashioners of precision objects. They come in a variety of flat, round and triangular shapes. They are usually pointed and always have a delicate curve toward the point which makes them particularly useful for working in tight and curvy spots. We have a set of (10) in an attractive red plastic case. They are 3 x 180 mm size (about 7"), and were made in China for the King Manufacturing Co. Very nice quality at a very nice price. They can cost as much as $4.00-$5.00 apiece in regular outlets.

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MODEL MAKER RIFFLER FILES

RIFFLER RIFFLER RIFFLER

Riffler files are most prized by sculptors, wood carvers, model makers and similar fashioners of precision objects. They come in a variety of flat, round and triangular shapes. They are usually pointed and always have a delicate curve toward the point which makes them particularly useful for working in tight and curvy spots. We have a set of (10) in an attractive red plastic case. They are 3 x 180 mm size (about 7"), and were made in China for the King Manufacturing Co. Very nice quality at a very nice price. They can cost as much as $4.00-$5.00 apiece in regular outlets.

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$7.60 EACH
$8.50
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Fluid Pump

From ET Tech, this series 23 liquid micro-pump draws less than 300mA at 4-6VDC (5VDC nominal) with a liter-per-minute flow rate and up to a 3-foot lift. Not submersible, but suitable for hot-water apps and continuous duty. Measures 1" x 1" dia with a barbed 1/4" right-angle outlet and a 3/8" OD inlet on top. Great for fountains!

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4-6VDC MICRO PUMP

Fluid Pump

From ET Tech, this series 23 liquid micro-pump draws less than 300mA at 4-6VDC (5VDC nominal) with a liter-per-minute flow rate and up to a 3-foot lift. Not submersible, but suitable for hot-water apps and continuous duty. Measures 1" x 1" dia with a barbed 1/4" right-angle outlet and a 3/8" OD inlet on top. Great for fountains!

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$2.50 EACH
$7.50
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Extreme Cord

Our each is 100 feet of of paracord (tactical cord) from Atwood Rope Mfg. Measures 3/32" dia (think round shoelace) with (4) internal strands and a 275-lb test strength. UV inhibited; rot and mildew resistant. In assorted solid and blended colors, from which we'll pick because we have impeccable taste in cordage.

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275 LB TEST TACTICAL CORD

Extreme Cord

Our each is 100 feet of of paracord (tactical cord) from Atwood Rope Mfg. Measures 3/32" dia (think round shoelace) with (4) internal strands and a 275-lb test strength. UV inhibited; rot and mildew resistant. In assorted solid and blended colors, from which we'll pick because we have impeccable taste in cordage.

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$6.75 EACH
$7.50
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Give ’Em The Fish-Eye

And more. This accessory kit for smart phones (works with iPhone, Samsung, HTC, iPad, tablets and many others) has a 2” long clip-on bracket with screw-in macro, wide-angle and fish-eye lenses. Paul loves his kit and he’s our optics expert. Use the macro for insects, coins and diamonds. Fish-eye and wide-angle for great visual effects. Includes a little pouch to carry it all in, and tiny lens caps.

Note: Two lenses come threaded together to conserve space. 

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SMART PHONE LENS KIT

Give ’Em The Fish-Eye

And more. This accessory kit for smart phones (works with iPhone, Samsung, HTC, iPad, tablets and many others) has a 2” long clip-on bracket with screw-in macro, wide-angle and fish-eye lenses. Paul loves his kit and he’s our optics expert. Use the macro for insects, coins and diamonds. Fish-eye and wide-angle for great visual effects. Includes a little pouch to carry it all in, and tiny lens caps.

Note: Two lenses come threaded together to conserve space. 

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$6.50 EACH
$7.25
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WORLD'S SMALLEST POSTAL SCALE

Tiny but perfectly accurate, and the only pocket postal scale most folks will ever need. Stick your envelope in its alligator jaws, hold or hang it up and read the weight in grams (0 to 100) or ounces (up to 4) in increasing increments. Handy in the US, and very handy for travel to metric lands. Pretty much flat and approx 3" long in its vinyl pouch, it takes up virtually no room, costs next to nothing, and has no batteries. Nice little teaching tool for kiddies, too.

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4 OUNCE 100 GRAM POCKET POSTAL SCALE

WORLD'S SMALLEST POSTAL SCALE

Tiny but perfectly accurate, and the only pocket postal scale most folks will ever need. Stick your envelope in its alligator jaws, hold or hang it up and read the weight in grams (0 to 100) or ounces (up to 4) in increasing increments. Handy in the US, and very handy for travel to metric lands. Pretty much flat and approx 3" long in its vinyl pouch, it takes up virtually no room, costs next to nothing, and has no batteries. Nice little teaching tool for kiddies, too.

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$3.15 EACH
$3.50
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GRABBY LITTLE BUGGERS

This plated rare-earth magnet is 15mm (0.59”) dia. x 10mm (0.39”) thick, and has a hefty 10-lb pull. Comes inside a white plastic cylinder with a lip, which you can keep or discard, not that you need us to tell you that.

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STRONG RARE-EARTH MAGNETS 10-LB PULL

GRABBY LITTLE BUGGERS

This plated rare-earth magnet is 15mm (0.59”) dia. x 10mm (0.39”) thick, and has a hefty 10-lb pull. Comes inside a white plastic cylinder with a lip, which you can keep or discard, not that you need us to tell you that.

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$2.50 PKG (2)
$4.50
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DROPPER

Eye dropper, tongue dropper, test tube dropper, petri dish dropper, anywhere dropper. Use this 3" glass dropper, with a rubber squeeze bulb to drop small amounts of liquid wherever you think they should go. You will have to measure by counting drops, though, because there are no markings on it. Also, it is called "3" because that is about how long the glass tube is. Overall, it is 4" long.

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3" GLASS DROPPER WITH RUBBER BULB

DROPPER

Eye dropper, tongue dropper, test tube dropper, petri dish dropper, anywhere dropper. Use this 3" glass dropper, with a rubber squeeze bulb to drop small amounts of liquid wherever you think they should go. You will have to measure by counting drops, though, because there are no markings on it. Also, it is called "3" because that is about how long the glass tube is. Overall, it is 4" long.

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$2.75 PKG (8)
$3.25
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Collapsabasket

We’re fascinated by this thing. It’s a collapsible Red-Riding-Hoodish dispan/basket for your sink and beyond, with solid gray plastic rim, base and folding picnic-basket style handles, plus silicone sides in fashionable chartreuse. Measures 15" x 11" x 5-5/8" when open but collapses down to just 1-1/2” high for storage. Could also be a very nostalgic shopping basket, dandy for collecting garden vegetables. Hose-off-able and pretty much niftiness itself. Holds water like a champ and is great for camping.

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SILICONE COLLAPSIBLE DISHPAN/BASKET

Collapsabasket

We’re fascinated by this thing. It’s a collapsible Red-Riding-Hoodish dispan/basket for your sink and beyond, with solid gray plastic rim, base and folding picnic-basket style handles, plus silicone sides in fashionable chartreuse. Measures 15" x 11" x 5-5/8" when open but collapses down to just 1-1/2” high for storage. Could also be a very nostalgic shopping basket, dandy for collecting garden vegetables. Hose-off-able and pretty much niftiness itself. Holds water like a champ and is great for camping.

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$7.90 EACH
$9.25
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Oh, Shoot

This small plastic syringe will be happy squirting various glues, greases and any number of other liquids. Holds up to 5ml in 0.2ml increments, and measures 3” long x 1/2” dia with a 5/16” long tip with a 2mm ID. Non-sterile, and made in USA.

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5ML PLASTIC SYRINGE

Oh, Shoot

This small plastic syringe will be happy squirting various glues, greases and any number of other liquids. Holds up to 5ml in 0.2ml increments, and measures 3” long x 1/2” dia with a 5/16” long tip with a 2mm ID. Non-sterile, and made in USA.

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$3.95 PKG (8)

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