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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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$9.50 EACH

Bunch of Burs and Bits

Whip any number of small things into shape with our set of (30) assorted diamond burs and bits-cylinders, ball-tips, cones and points in graduated sizes. All with 1/8" shanks and all 180 grit, in a black-plastic case with a clear top. Not the super-expensive grade 3 quality, but these are definitely grade 2 and-are you ready for this?-better than the average bur!

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30-PIECE 1/8" DIAMOND BURR SET

Bunch of Burs and Bits

Whip any number of small things into shape with our set of (30) assorted diamond burs and bits-cylinders, ball-tips, cones and points in graduated sizes. All with 1/8" shanks and all 180 grit, in a black-plastic case with a clear top. Not the super-expensive grade 3 quality, but these are definitely grade 2 and-are you ready for this?-better than the average bur!

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$8.90 EACH
$9.95
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Don’t Shoot The Messenger

Just ask him where he got his bag. Probably here. This sturdy messenger bag in olive drab nylon measures 13” x 10” x approx 5” with a deep pocket, little pocket, long pocket, snapped pocket, clips for keys, straps for an umbrella, and a padded strap. On the smaller side for messengers, it’s perfect for students, commuters, travelers and anyone who carries a bunch of stuff. (Mr. Mom alert: nothing looks less like a diaper bag.) Manufacturer suggests a price of $44.95, but phooey on them, we say.

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OLIVE MESSENGER BAG

Don’t Shoot The Messenger

Just ask him where he got his bag. Probably here. This sturdy messenger bag in olive drab nylon measures 13” x 10” x approx 5” with a deep pocket, little pocket, long pocket, snapped pocket, clips for keys, straps for an umbrella, and a padded strap. On the smaller side for messengers, it’s perfect for students, commuters, travelers and anyone who carries a bunch of stuff. (Mr. Mom alert: nothing looks less like a diaper bag.) Manufacturer suggests a price of $44.95, but phooey on them, we say.

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$16.25 EACH
$17.50
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Move Your Butt

These brand-spanking new 12VDC motors are made to move automobile seats but are willing to change. They spin at approx 190 rpm, draw 1.5A no load, and stall at approx 25A. Threaded shaft is at a right angle and is 4-1/8" x 7/16". Shaft thread is non-standard, so treat it as a smooth shaft and mount pulley or gear with a setscrew. Measures 5-5/8" x 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" overall, not counting the shaft, and has power terminals opposite the gearbox with (2) 1/4" mounting holes opposite the shaft.

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CAR SEAT 12VDC GEAR MOTOR

Move Your Butt

These brand-spanking new 12VDC motors are made to move automobile seats but are willing to change. They spin at approx 190 rpm, draw 1.5A no load, and stall at approx 25A. Threaded shaft is at a right angle and is 4-1/8" x 7/16". Shaft thread is non-standard, so treat it as a smooth shaft and mount pulley or gear with a setscrew. Measures 5-5/8" x 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" overall, not counting the shaft, and has power terminals opposite the gearbox with (2) 1/4" mounting holes opposite the shaft.

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$14.75 EACH

The $10 Chain Saw

No gas or electricity needed for this pocket-sized manual chain saw, the camper's pal. It's 30" long overall, with (82) spring-steel teeth on the 18-1/2" middle section, and canvas loop handles on each end. Imagine a cross between a sharpened bike chain and a garotte. It's easy to use (we tested it), works a whole lot faster than a hatchet, rolls up into no space at all, and stores in the heavy-duty canvas belt pouch that comes with it.

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POCKET SIZED HAND CHAIN SAW

The $10 Chain Saw

No gas or electricity needed for this pocket-sized manual chain saw, the camper's pal. It's 30" long overall, with (82) spring-steel teeth on the 18-1/2" middle section, and canvas loop handles on each end. Imagine a cross between a sharpened bike chain and a garotte. It's easy to use (we tested it), works a whole lot faster than a hatchet, rolls up into no space at all, and stores in the heavy-duty canvas belt pouch that comes with it.

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$8.80 EACH
$9.95
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Easy-Toting Totes

In a bring-your-own bag shopping world, our new fave is this navy blue nylon tote that rolls up to next-to-nothing to fit in your pocket or luggage, but shakes out to 15” square profile x 10” deep with elastic sides that will stretch it to 32” long x maybe 20” deep because it’s unstructured. Just call it real big, with room for lots of food, a long weekend of clothes or a ton of souvenirs. Has canvas handles held together with a hook-and-loop pad, and it’s logo-free.

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LARGE NYLON TOTE BAGS

Easy-Toting Totes

In a bring-your-own bag shopping world, our new fave is this navy blue nylon tote that rolls up to next-to-nothing to fit in your pocket or luggage, but shakes out to 15” square profile x 10” deep with elastic sides that will stretch it to 32” long x maybe 20” deep because it’s unstructured. Just call it real big, with room for lots of food, a long weekend of clothes or a ton of souvenirs. Has canvas handles held together with a hook-and-loop pad, and it’s logo-free.

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$3.95 PKG (4)

Is That A Puzzle In Your Pocket?

Imagine a game app, but in wood. Measures 6” x 3-1/4” x 3/8”, like an iPhone 6-Plus, but you never have to charge it and there’s no glass to break. Has (42) colorful geometric shapes in a wooden frame, and all you have to do is take the shapes out and try to fit them back in again, which is harder than it sounds, but that’s what puzzles are for.

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WOODEN POCKET PUZZLE

Is That A Puzzle In Your Pocket?

Imagine a game app, but in wood. Measures 6” x 3-1/4” x 3/8”, like an iPhone 6-Plus, but you never have to charge it and there’s no glass to break. Has (42) colorful geometric shapes in a wooden frame, and all you have to do is take the shapes out and try to fit them back in again, which is harder than it sounds, but that’s what puzzles are for.

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$4.95 EACH

Save The Tables

These silicone hot pads double as trivets or oven mitts. Measure 7-1/8" dia x 3/16" thick with 1/4" honeycomb indentations to further dissipate heat, plus a 3/8” hole near the edge so you can hang them up. We’ll pick one in red, blue, green or orange, and you can redecorate your kitchen to match. They also double as the world’s safest frizbees.

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SILICONE HOT PAD DISCS

Save The Tables

These silicone hot pads double as trivets or oven mitts. Measure 7-1/8" dia x 3/16" thick with 1/4" honeycomb indentations to further dissipate heat, plus a 3/8” hole near the edge so you can hang them up. We’ll pick one in red, blue, green or orange, and you can redecorate your kitchen to match. They also double as the world’s safest frizbees.

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$1.95 EACH

Aluminum, On A Roll

Mega-useful aluminum tape. A 2" wide x 50-yard roll of .004” thick aluminum on a 3” core. Has a paper backing and is conductive on the non-adhesive side. Reflects heat and light, useful for seaming riveted aluminum sheets, particularly good for cold weather and metal repairs. Our fisherman friends love to wrap wooden lures with it and work it with a piece of soft wood for metal-finish effects.

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2" WIDE ALUMINUM TAPE 50-YARD ROLL

Aluminum, On A Roll

Mega-useful aluminum tape. A 2" wide x 50-yard roll of .004” thick aluminum on a 3” core. Has a paper backing and is conductive on the non-adhesive side. Reflects heat and light, useful for seaming riveted aluminum sheets, particularly good for cold weather and metal repairs. Our fisherman friends love to wrap wooden lures with it and work it with a piece of soft wood for metal-finish effects.

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$7.95 EACH

Like A Candle In The Woods

You will survive with this Survival Candle, a 3-wick burner made of soy and palm wax in a 3-1/8" dia 2-3/8" tin can with a lid. Rated to last up to 36 hours.

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SURVIVAL CANDLE IN A TIN

Like A Candle In The Woods

You will survive with this Survival Candle, a 3-wick burner made of soy and palm wax in a 3-1/8" dia 2-3/8" tin can with a lid. Rated to last up to 36 hours.

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$3.40 EACH
$3.95
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T-t-t-t-toothy Fun

THE American classic novelty item (even ahead of the whoopee cushion and rubber vomit, we think) is a set of chattering choppers. Auto-dentures. Invented by Eddy Goldfarb in 1949, a man who made the Toy Industry Hall of Fame ahead of Milton Bradley, these are, not to put too fine a point on it, the sine qua non of gagdom, the ne plus ultra of spring-driven frivolity. Ours are 2-1/2" dia, with a wind-up key.

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WIND-UP CHATTERING TEETH

T-t-t-t-toothy Fun

THE American classic novelty item (even ahead of the whoopee cushion and rubber vomit, we think) is a set of chattering choppers. Auto-dentures. Invented by Eddy Goldfarb in 1949, a man who made the Toy Industry Hall of Fame ahead of Milton Bradley, these are, not to put too fine a point on it, the sine qua non of gagdom, the ne plus ultra of spring-driven frivolity. Ours are 2-1/2" dia, with a wind-up key.

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$3.25 EACH

Wall-Hugger Outlet Tap

Converts (1) grounded outlet to (3) outlets, oriented so that the plugs you add run along the wall, not perpendicular to it. In dark green, with a 15A maximum. Indoor use only. UL.

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3-OUTLET SIDE FACING TAP

Wall-Hugger Outlet Tap

Converts (1) grounded outlet to (3) outlets, oriented so that the plugs you add run along the wall, not perpendicular to it. In dark green, with a 15A maximum. Indoor use only. UL.

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$2.85 EACH

Your Name In Lights

Stop waiting for Steven Spielberg to call, and just put your name in a marquee yourself. Also handy for greeting guests of honor at parties. Our marquees have (3) white-LED backlit rows ready to take the letters, numbers, punctuation marks and, yes, emojis, that will make you a legend in your own time. You pick: the Mini-Marquee, 6" x 4" x 1-1/2" with (90) characters, powered by (4) “AA” batteries that you add; or the Cinema Light Box, 11-11/16" x 8-5/8" x 2" with (100) characters, powered by (3) “AA” batteries (not included). Both will sit up by themselves, or hang via a pair of slotted mounting holes. (Both will also run via a micro USB cord if you have one.)

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CINEMA LIGHT BOX

Your Name In Lights

Stop waiting for Steven Spielberg to call, and just put your name in a marquee yourself. Also handy for greeting guests of honor at parties. Our marquees have (3) white-LED backlit rows ready to take the letters, numbers, punctuation marks and, yes, emojis, that will make you a legend in your own time. You pick: the Mini-Marquee, 6" x 4" x 1-1/2" with (90) characters, powered by (4) “AA” batteries that you add; or the Cinema Light Box, 11-11/16" x 8-5/8" x 2" with (100) characters, powered by (3) “AA” batteries (not included). Both will sit up by themselves, or hang via a pair of slotted mounting holes. (Both will also run via a micro USB cord if you have one.)

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Gyroscope

2" flywheel in well made metal frame. The trick is the same as it has been for 100 years. Wind the string through the spindle, pull it firmly to set the flywheel spinning, and perform effortless balancing magic on pencil tips, string tightropes, and the like. We tend to forget that bicycles and aircraft navigation both rely heavily on gyroscopic principles. It's never too early to tell the kids. Besides, it's fun.

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TEDCO® CLASSIC METAL GYROSCOPE

Gyroscope

2" flywheel in well made metal frame. The trick is the same as it has been for 100 years. Wind the string through the spindle, pull it firmly to set the flywheel spinning, and perform effortless balancing magic on pencil tips, string tightropes, and the like. We tend to forget that bicycles and aircraft navigation both rely heavily on gyroscopic principles. It's never too early to tell the kids. Besides, it's fun.

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$7.90 EACH
$8.50
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GIFT CERTIFICATES !!

Twelve-year old Tommy is a whiz with kits and models—but who knows which one he wants? Tommy’s teacher creates great art and craft projects—but who knows what off-the-wall materials will inspire her? And Grandpa Sam! Who knows what motors or bearings or resistors or piezo speakers he wants? Or what in tarnation he wants them for? Doesn’t matter! Give them all gift certificates! Just select whatever combination adds up to the amount of the gift you want to give, for mail orders include the name of the recipient (write extra legibly, please). We’ll send you or him or her one of these handy gifts, complete with our signature sketch of Jarvis. (No charges for shipping and handling on a gift certificate, but those will be charged on the order against which the certificate is redeemed.) To redeem your gift certificate online, please email us your order number and the gift certificate number, and we will apply it to your order. Thanks!

PLEASE NOTE: Orders containing just gift certificates and no other items will ship out via First Class mail. Contact us for other shipping options on gift certificates. Thanks! 

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$100 GIFT CERTIFICATE

GIFT CERTIFICATES !!

Twelve-year old Tommy is a whiz with kits and models—but who knows which one he wants? Tommy’s teacher creates great art and craft projects—but who knows what off-the-wall materials will inspire her? And Grandpa Sam! Who knows what motors or bearings or resistors or piezo speakers he wants? Or what in tarnation he wants them for? Doesn’t matter! Give them all gift certificates! Just select whatever combination adds up to the amount of the gift you want to give, for mail orders include the name of the recipient (write extra legibly, please). We’ll send you or him or her one of these handy gifts, complete with our signature sketch of Jarvis. (No charges for shipping and handling on a gift certificate, but those will be charged on the order against which the certificate is redeemed.) To redeem your gift certificate online, please email us your order number and the gift certificate number, and we will apply it to your order. Thanks!

PLEASE NOTE: Orders containing just gift certificates and no other items will ship out via First Class mail. Contact us for other shipping options on gift certificates. Thanks! 

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$100.00 EACH

The Pocket Rocket

Our micro rocket packs a lot of fun into a small package, much like hockey's original Pocket Rocket, Henri Richard, the 5' 7" brother of Maurice "The Rocket" Richard. Unlike Henri, this rocket's powered by baking soda and vinegar (not included), and actually flies quite high. Bullet-shaped, it's just 2-3/8" tall x 13/16" dia and sits on a launch base 2-3/4" tall x 3/4" ID. For rocket scientists over 5 years of age.

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SODA/VINEGAR POWERED MICRO ROCKET

The Pocket Rocket

Our micro rocket packs a lot of fun into a small package, much like hockey's original Pocket Rocket, Henri Richard, the 5' 7" brother of Maurice "The Rocket" Richard. Unlike Henri, this rocket's powered by baking soda and vinegar (not included), and actually flies quite high. Bullet-shaped, it's just 2-3/8" tall x 13/16" dia and sits on a launch base 2-3/4" tall x 3/4" ID. For rocket scientists over 5 years of age.

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$4.95 EACH
$6.25
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Build Your Own Crystal Radio

A good basic kit with everything you need to build a very simple crystal radio. This is not hi-tech hi-fi. Geared for ages eight and up, it is a complete kit with wonderfully straight forward instructions which walk the experimenter through hooking up tuning needle, crystal diode, and earphone, and experimenting to find useful antennas. Excellent education, recreation and discovery device all at the same time. A simple kit with hours of fun in it.

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CLASSIC CRYSTAL RADIO KIT

Build Your Own Crystal Radio

A good basic kit with everything you need to build a very simple crystal radio. This is not hi-tech hi-fi. Geared for ages eight and up, it is a complete kit with wonderfully straight forward instructions which walk the experimenter through hooking up tuning needle, crystal diode, and earphone, and experimenting to find useful antennas. Excellent education, recreation and discovery device all at the same time. A simple kit with hours of fun in it.

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$12.95 EACH

Gee! That's A Tree?

It's Colorful. It's Magic. That's what the package says about this 3-1/2" tall specimen, and that's more than you can say about those big, clunky un-magical trees. Just slide two parts together, stand them up in the little tray with the magical water in it, and watch your tiny tree begin to bloom with an array of multicolor crystals after an hour. Reaches full magical bloom in 12 hours. Just the thing to watch on those days when the cable goes out.

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MAGICAL TREE

Gee! That's A Tree?

It's Colorful. It's Magic. That's what the package says about this 3-1/2" tall specimen, and that's more than you can say about those big, clunky un-magical trees. Just slide two parts together, stand them up in the little tray with the magical water in it, and watch your tiny tree begin to bloom with an array of multicolor crystals after an hour. Reaches full magical bloom in 12 hours. Just the thing to watch on those days when the cable goes out.

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$2.75 EACH

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