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SanDisk 64GB Ultra Class 10 Micro SDXC up to 48MB/s with Adapter (SDSDQUAN-064G-G4A) [Newest Version]
SanDisk 64GB Ultra Class 10 Micro SDXC up to 48MB/s with Adapter (SDSDQUAN-064G-G4A) [Newest Version]
Price: $36.99
8 used & new from $28.99

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4.0 out of 5 stars Big. Fast. And Solid., September 9, 2014
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Know upfront that SDXC cards are NOT compatible with SDHC or plain-jane SD devices. The older spec cards are usable with an SDXC device, but not the other way around, regardless of whether or not you use an adapter.

That out of the way, assuming you are in the market for an SDXC card, whether in micro or full size format (via the included adapter), this is a top choice. I like the robust build of these cards and they are blazing fast. I have not experienced any heat problems - but then, I don't shoot video either (which could certainly bring that issue on for some).

Terrific capacity. Personally, I'm skittish about so much, at least in devices without redundant card write capability. But no issues so far.
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Avin AI 1001 Red Handybar 3-in-1 Vehicle Support Handle
Avin AI 1001 Red Handybar 3-in-1 Vehicle Support Handle
Price: $29.00
23 used & new from $12.86

5.0 out of 5 stars and this was one of the better ones. It is SOLIDLY built, September 5, 2014
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I had my doubts about this little tool, but my wife, for whom I bought it, calls it "amazing." She needed a few assistive devices for a while after surgery, and this was one of the better ones. It is SOLIDLY built. Inserted into the steel loop intended for the car door hinge after the door is opened, it easily supports full body weight for assistance getting in and out of the car. Depending on how your doors and seats are set up, you may find it easier for entering vs exiting.

It gives no impression of risk, the handle is soft-touch and comfortable, plus it doubles as a rescue tool, as it has both a seat belt cutter and the metal point is a glass breaker.

Well designed, well-built. Recommended.


Now Designs Set of 4 Hemstitch Napkins, White
Now Designs Set of 4 Hemstitch Napkins, White
Price: $21.00
2 used & new from $15.49

3.0 out of 5 stars Luncheon Anyone?, September 5, 2014
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Would I use these for a formal dinner? No. The quality isn't there in many respects. They are cotton, not linen, which is OK, but the cotton isn't the highest quality, displaying the odd nub here and there. The hemstitching is well done, but the hem itself on the samples I have, while folded and mitered, is somewhat uneven, as is the stitching.

All-in-all, a GREAT choice for a luncheon, maybe an informal dinner, but not a substitute for when you want a nice linen napkin. They are a good value for their cost, come in a lot of colors, and are recommended for the occasions that best suit them.


NOVA Traveler 3-Wheel Walker, Blue
NOVA Traveler 3-Wheel Walker, Blue
Price: $99.13
14 used & new from $71.48

5.0 out of 5 stars Sturdy enough for full-time use, August 30, 2014
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This is one of two walkers we own. We have a heavy duty model, with seat, that's built like a tank. This one was bought initially for outings, being lighter and easier to fold and pit in the car. Having done a lot of research and looked at a lot of nominally similar models, the Nova Traveler was not only better made, but wound up completely supplanting the heavy-duty home model!

Recommended!


Drive Medical Designer Series Deluxe Bath Bench with Back, Blue
Drive Medical Designer Series Deluxe Bath Bench with Back, Blue
Price: $41.73
40 used & new from $33.16

4.0 out of 5 stars Strong and Wobbly, August 30, 2014
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If strong and wobbly sounds contradictory, it really isn't. In this case the little bit of wobble comes from the way the tubing fit together. The bench uses tubing with drilled holes where a little ball pops into place when you set, say, the length if the legs. There's a little play left over, but the bench itself is quite strong, besides being more generously proportioned than most of its competitors. Ours was bought for temporary use during an illness and after surgery, but it has remained in the bathroom as a utility chair simply because it has turned out to be useful.

If you like, the back can be removed. In practice, it seldom seems to get used anyway.

Strong, light, useful. And just a *little* wobbly.


Pelican 1430 Case with Foam for Camera (Yellow)
Pelican 1430 Case with Foam for Camera (Yellow)
Price: $65.97
5 used & new from $65.97

5.0 out of 5 stars Like the other Pelican cases I own, August 30, 2014
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Like the other Pelican cases I own, this is as good as it gets. The 1430 top-loading case is a little unusual. If you have a good use for it, it's a great choice, but top loaders aren't as flexible for multiple use purposes, so plan on it being a dedicated case. My use is as a dedicated project case, holding hand tools, supplies, and work-in-progress.

Please note the shoulder strap in the illustration is not included.


Classic Wubbers - Round
Classic Wubbers - Round
Offered by Beadaholique
Price: $24.88
4 used & new from $24.88

4.0 out of 5 stars I'm quite pleased with the Wubbers, August 29, 2014
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This review is from: Classic Wubbers - Round
I purchased several sets of Wubbers of different sizes and types as an alternative to much more expensive pliers (e.g., Lindstrom, though I own a few). I'm quite pleased with the Wubbers. Fit and finish is good, the open/close action is smooth, and the handles are comfortable. I'm not sure how long the handle covering will hold up, but no indications of wear so far. I would say they are among the better of the generic imports and like them quite a bit a bit better than a few other brands like Beadsmith.


Lindstrom 611 EI High Carbon Steel Extra Small Semi-Flush, Oval Head Cutter
Lindstrom 611 EI High Carbon Steel Extra Small Semi-Flush, Oval Head Cutter

5.0 out of 5 stars Light, comfortable, precise - Expensive!, August 29, 2014
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I'm at a loss as to why decent cutters and pliers are SO expensive. For that matter, I'm dual-minded as to whether the extra expense is in proportion to the quality increase. There's no doubt that once you have these in your hand, however, that you are holding a jewel. Fit and finish is perfect. The steel is superb. The design is good and the handles comfortable. Treat yourself if you can. While there are decent 2nd-tier brands, these really are better.


Wheaton W216967 Valumetric Graduated Bottle, Clear Glass, Capacity 2oz With 38-400 White Polypropylene Poly-Vinyl Lined Screw Cap, Diameter 42mm x 83mm (Case Of 48)
Wheaton W216967 Valumetric Graduated Bottle, Clear Glass, Capacity 2oz With 38-400 White Polypropylene Poly-Vinyl Lined Screw Cap, Diameter 42mm x 83mm (Case Of 48)
Price: $55.97
5 used & new from $45.86

4.0 out of 5 stars Bead Storage!, August 29, 2014
Nothing extraordinary here. These are basic soda-lime glass bottles with a plastic cap. They were purchased for storing craft beads and suit the purpose. We prefer glass to plastic for this, as the latter inevitably scratches. Of course, you risk breakage, but borosilicate glass, which would largely offset this, is expensive!

Wide mouth, clear graduations, these bottles will hold a few tubes of beads. It's a useful size, but a few larger and smaller are nice to have on hand, too.

The bottles arrived, and are kept in the shipping box, which has dividers keeping the bottles (and contents) safe. A decent enough value.


Tipis, Tepees, Teepees
Tipis, Tepees, Teepees
Price: $7.69

5.0 out of 5 stars While presenting the tipi as a good and pragmatic choice, August 29, 2014
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I view this book not as a sort of updated version of the Laubin's book, but a blend of commentary on both traditional and contemporary tipi making, living, and use. Along the way, the author puts some perspective on how the Laubin's book should be viewed in terms of the historical context in which they wrote. It's an important point. She corrects some factual inaccuracies in the earlier work. And while the earlier book is enormously important in terms of its impact, it represents particular views of the times as it relates to the tipi. Those views were different before the Laubin's time and have changed since. So Linda's book adds some historical perspective that is not apparent – or perhaps is even misrepresented, if unintentionally so – in the earlier work.

Linda Holley's writing is well-informed. She is an experienced tipi maker and tipi traveler. She cheerfully knowledges the issues she has encountered and the errors she has made. While presenting the tipi as a good and pragmatic choice, she does not go overboard in attributing grandiose characteristics to it. You know the type – the ones that say it is the ultimate tent, the most comfortable outdoor living and camping invention ever. That sort of thing. It is not. It can be damp, buggy, smoky, and a handful to set up and move. While more of a survey book in its coverage than an instruction manual, it is sprinkled throughout with advice.

The question has come up in several other reviews as to whether one could construct a tipi from the material in this book. While I have not done so, I believe the answer is yes. You will not find step-by-step instructions for that, however. The instructions for making a cover are essentially a small handful of pages. A few pictures are included to show such things as seam details, flaps, and lacing. If you are creative enough to take some of the general guidelines and concepts along with the material recommendations and perspective throughout the volume, you should be able to construct yourself a nice tipi. That said, you are talking about something that consumes scores of yards of material. Even acquired at low-cost, this will add up. If you can figure out some way of trialing the construction of your cover with something really cheap, that would probably be best.

Of course, you could go buy one, too. Linda offers advice on what to look for should you go this route.

I found this fun to read. While I happened to be more interested in yurt construction than tipi construction, I wanted to know enough about the latter to be able to make comparisons. Both are incredibly appropriate solutions to nomadic living.


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