Bi-Monthly Almanac: Improvised Tools (and a Toy)

When the right tools aren't available, it's time to try improvised tools. Here is a small assortment.

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The first of our improvised tools: by attaching a peg to one end and a wood screw to the other, you can turn an old knife into a spiral slicer of fruits and vegetables.
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