By David Sloan

On a tour through Delaware's fabulous Winterthur Museum. I was taken by two mysterious little boxes sitting on a dresser in one of the Pennsylvania German rooms. "Pardon me." I blurted to Nancy, my guide. "What are those small painted lxjxes?"

"Nasty boxes," she replied, without missing a beat. "If >ou open the lid. a snake or a rat leaps out and pricks your thumb with a pin!"

Nasty boxes. Wow! The concept appealed to the 12-year-old brat in me. I used to spend hours poring over comic book ads full of hand buzzers, whoopee cushions and squirting boutonnières. Here was the !9th-centurv

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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