This And That

THIS
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Pages
Dealing with Writing
:


JOKES 34
pages of side-splitting jokes
.

X-FILES 3
novels, 2 short stories, commentary, favorite episodes


PERRY
RHODAN
A description of the longest running sci fi series of
all time


BOOKBINDING
101
How
anyone can make professional-looking paperbacks at home


BOOKBINDING
201
Make
professional-looking hardbacks at home


RETIEF
OF THE CDT
2 stories, episode list, series explanation


THE
GREAT COW EMPIRE

A short allegorical warning


MELVIN
COGSWORTH, P.D.
5
humorous stories about metal detecting


STAR
TREK DEEP SPACE NINE
1
novel and the Internet’s most complete DS9 link list


FAN
FICTION WRITING PAGES
Techniques to
improve anyone’s writing


GREATEST
QUOTES OF ALL TIME
Wisdom
from the wisest of the wise


GOR:
THE GREATEST ADVENTURE SERIES THAT NEVER HAPPENED

 

Antiques:

ANTIQUE
SEWING MACHINES
VIDEO!
The
story of the “May” sisters
4
NEW MACHINES!!!


THE
MYSTERY OF THE MAGICAL SPOON


THE
MYSTERY OF THE FORGOTTEN TABLE


 

Pages
D
ealing
with Chocolate
:


GROWING
COCOA
Cultivation
of the cacao tree and bean harvest


CHOCOLATE
TESTING
84
brands of milk chocolate compared


CHOCOLATE
HISTORY
From
discovery to the confection we enjoy today


CHOCOLATE
DOCTORING
Altering
commercial chocolates


HOW
TO EAT CHOCOLATE
Techniques
to maximize your pleasure


HERSHEY’S
VINTAGE PAGE
Vintage quality for Hershey’s


MERCKEN’S
VINTAGE PAGE
Vintage quality Mercken’s


HOW
CHOCOLATE IS MADE
The entire process from pod to bar


CANDY
BAR AUTOPSY PAGE
Photos
of 62 dissected candy bars


HOW
TO MAKE CHOCOLATE AT HOME
My
first two attempts and results


EXPERIMENTS
IN TEMPERING CHOCOLATE
Comparing
different techniques


 

Pages
Dealing with Music
:

AMERICAN
PIE
VIDEO! A
line-by-line analysis of this iconic song


BOOGIE
WOOGIE!
VIDEO!
History, definition, top Boogie
Woogie songs, and piano midi samples


TWO
MUST-HAVE ALBUMS
Two
great collections to make at home


ROCK
& ROLL REVOLUTION
VIDEO! Charting
history’s greatest music takeover


GREATEST
MUSIC HITS OF ALL TIME
VIDEO! Megahits
from 1890 to 2006


HOW
TO BUILD A BLUE MAN DRUMBONE
VIDEO!

THE
SCHMIDT FAMILY CHRISTMAS ALBUM
The
best versions of 28 classics


WHAT’S
NEW, THE LINDA RONSTADT CONCERT
VIDEO!
Songs’ original singers


GREATEST
MUSICAL PERFORMERS OF ALL TIME
Musical
superstars from 1880 to now


COLLECTABLE
BILLY JOEL CONCERT PASS PAGE


ELVIS
PRESLEY – BING CROSBY COMPARISON PAGE


MOST
POPULAR ENTERTAINER OF THE 20TH CENTURY


STYLE
WARS: RAGTIME vs HONKY TONK vs BOOGIE WOOGIE

 

Pages
Dealing with
Movies:

ON
APPROVAL
VIDEO! Dedicated
to the funniest play

ever staged


THE
BIG SLEEP
65
images with comments about this film noir classic


SWEET
SIXTEEN
The
funniest and most hated British sitcom ever aired


BOX
OFFICE DATA
Box
office totals, ticket prices, screen counts and more from 1929 to
present
2019 UPDATE!!!


MEETING
OF MINDS
The
most innovative television show ever aired


BING
CROSBY MOVIE PAGE
Comparing Bing and Elvis Presley’s
theatrical successes


DOWNTON
ABBEY TRIVIA PAGE


TO
THE MANOR BORN TRIVIA PAGE


THE
IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST


CHRISTMAS
MOVIE RECOMMENDATIONS


THE
20 MOST POPULAR MOVIES OF ALL TIME


THE
SECRET LIVES OF THE ORCS OF MORDOR

 

Food:

CAKE! How
to make the best tasting cakes from mixes


COOKING VIDEO!
51 home-developed and tested recipes


CUPCAKES! VIDEO!
4
hints for making the best cupakes


DOUGHNUTS How
to make professional quality doughnuts at home!


TASTE
TESTS
VIDEO!
104 different food brands compared


APPLE
CIDER
VIDEO! 37
varieties of apples tested to see which makes the best cider


BUTTERHORNS the
world’s most delectable cookie


THE
JOY OF JELLO


SCOTTISH
SHORTBREAD


CAKE
BATTER ICE CREAM
How
to make the world’s best tasting ice cream


THE
EGG McMUFFIN PAGE
History
of and how to make the best Egg McMuffins!


WHIPPED
CREAM DELIGHTS


THE
VANILLA PUDDING PAGE
How
to make the world’s best vanilla pudding!


POPCORN
COMPARISON PAGE
19
gourmet popcorns taste tested!


THE
COCA COLA VINTAGE PAGE
Taste
tests of bottled vintages to see which are the best


FOR
THE LOVE OF FIG NEWTONS
VIDEO! History,
taste tests and FAQs


HOW
TO MAKE A RAINBOW CAKE
VIDEO!
The
recipe and technique for make this great show-stopper


HOW
TO MAKE THE BEST APPLE PIE
VIDEO!
Innovative techniques for pie baking


TASTE
TESTING ARTISANAL HONEYS
Taste
testing exotic single-flower honeys


HOW
TO MAKE BAUMKUCHEN AT HOME
VIDEO!
A
revolutionary technique for making traditional German Baumkuchen in
the home kitchen.


HOW
TO DECORATE MARTIAN CUPCAKES
VIDEO!

HOW
TO MAKE PERFECT SOFT BOILED EGGS
VI
DEO!


HOW
TO MAKE THE VERY BEST BAKED APPLES
VIDEO!
A
revolutionary way to bake apples


WHAT
RESTAURANTS SHOW YOU IS NOT WHAT YOU GET


HOW
TO INSULATE COOKIE SHEETS FOR BETTER BAKING
VIDEO!

 

Jelly
Belly Jelly Beans
:


JELLY
BELLY COLOR IDENTIFICATION AND FLAVOR GUIDE
VIDEO!


HOW
TO SORT JELLY BELLY JELLY BEANS
VIDEO!


SURPRISING
JELLY BELLY DISCOVERY
VIDEO!


JELLY
BELLY GAMES
VIDEO!

 

Kaleidoscopes:

MY
KALEIDOSCOPE
 I call it Fire Under Glass


MY
NEWEST KALEIDOSCOPES VIDEO!

KALEIDOSCOPE
MIRROR DESIGNS
VIDEO!
Exploring Kaleidoscope Mirror Systems


CHEAP
KALEIDOSCOPE DISSECTION REPORT


LINKS
TO SOME GREAT KALEIDOSCOPE SITES


MY
VISIT TO THE EILEEN KREMEN KALEIDOSCOPE GALLERY
Pictures and comments


 

Hobbies:

BETTAS VIDEO!
50 pages about bettas


GREAT
KITES!
Not dime-store toys. These are
eye-popping monsters


HUMMINGBIRDS! VIDEO!
How
to get a hummingbird to sit on your finger!


INSANE
PROJECTS
Some
of my odd-ball projects


METAL
DETECTING
A
brutally honest metal detector evaluation


SWORDS
OF GLASS
VIDEO! Playing
guide with screen shots for this classic game


CRYSTAL
GROWING
VIDEO!
How
to grow crystals


COMEBACK
GLIDERS
VIDEO!
The
perfect glider for indoor flying


DEATH
MASTER 3000
The
ultimate Nerf terror weapon


CPS
2000 SUPER SOAKER
VIDEO!
The
biggest, baddest production squirt gun ever made!


UKRAINIAN
EASTER EGGS

My bumbling attempts to learn this great art form


RELAXING
MOMENTS PUZZLES


HOW
TO MAKE A KALLIROSCOPE
VIDEO!

LIGHTSABER
BLADE EXPERIMENTS
VIDEO!
Developing
the world’s brightest blade
VIDEO!


HOW
TO BUILD A SIMPLE HOVERCRAFT
VIDEO!
All
that’s needed is a piece of plywood, some plastic and an electric
blower to make something even adults can ride.


HOW
TO BUILD A WAVE MOTION MACHINE
VIDEO!

HOW
TO BUILD THE SIMPLEST ELECTRIC TRAIN
VIDEO!
A
DIY electric train with no moving parts


FRACTAL
LICHTENBERG FIGURE WOOD BURNING USING ELECTRICITY
VIDEO! Detailed
instructions for this unusual artform

 

Backyard
Gold Prospectin
g:

HOW
TO DEMAGNETIZE GOLD PROSPECTING TWEEZERS
VIDEO!


HOW
TO REMOVE SILT AND CLAY FROM GOLD PAYDIRT
VIDEO!


HOW
MUCH IS MY PLACER GOLD WORTH?
VIDEO!

BACKYARD
GOLD PROSPECTING
VIDEO!
How
to prospect for gold in the comfort of your own home


COBRA
CRUSHER REVIEW
VIDEO!
How well it works and an
important assembly hint


GOLD
PAY DIRT REVIEWS
See
who sells the richest paydirt!


MAGNETIC
SEPARATORS
VIDEO!
Does
using magnetic separators lose gold?


GARRETT
SUPER SLUICE
VIDEO!
How to make the world’s best gold
pan even better


HOW
GOLD CAN FLOAT
VIDEO!
Surface
tension explained, how it makes gold float and how to eliminate it


Pinewood
Derby Racing
:


HOW
TO ASSEMBLE A BESTTRACK ALUMINUM PINEWOOD DERBY TRACK
VIDEO!


WHY
MORE PEOPLE SHOULD BE BUILDING PINEWOOD DERBY CARS
VIDEO!

HOW
TO PUT A CHROME FINISH ON A PINEWOOD DERBY CAR
VIDEO!


HOW
TO MAKE A HOLLOW BODY PINEWOOD DERBY CAR
VIDEO!


HOW
TO BUILD THE FASTEST PINEWOOD DERBY CAR
VIDEO!
Detailed
instructions for how to make a race-winning car


HOW
TO HOST A FAMILY PINEWOOD DERBY RACE
VIDEO!

HOW
TO BUILD A PINEWOOD DERBY TRACK
VIDEO!

PINEWOOD
DERBY CAR KIT COMPARISONS
VIDEO!
What’s
inside the boxes of the four most popular kits


PINEWOOD
DERBY CAR RAIL RIDER TESTS
VIDEO! Are
rail riding cars faster?


THE
HISTORY OF THE PINEWOOD DERBY
VIDEO!


AWANA
GRAND PRIX RACE CARS
VIDEO! How
to build the fastest pinewood derby race car


PINEWOOD
DERBY RULES

 

Drawing
Mach
ines:


PINTOGRAPHS How
to make and use a pintograph


HARMONOGRAPHS VIDEO! How
to make and use a harmonograph


LUMISCOPE
DRAWING MACHINE
VIDEO!
How
to make this glow-in-the-dark drawing machine


PENDULIGHT
DRAWING MACHINE
VIDEO! How
to build and use a pendulum drawing machine.


THE
ILLUMICON DRAWING MACHINE
VIDEO!
How to draw with light!


HYPNO-LUMICON
DRAWING MACHINE
VIDEO!

THE
MESMERGRAPH DRAWING MACHINE
VIDEO!
A
machine the draws patterns in sand


JOE
FREEDMAN’S AMAZING CYCLOID DRAWING MACHINE
A
review of this outstanding device

 

World
of Warcraft
:


WHY
I QUIT EVEN THOUGH I LOVE THE GAME


STORMWIND
CITY
A
very large map of the famous city in World of Warcraft


FIGUREPRINTS VIDEO! The
perfect memento to honor your favorite World of Warcraft character

 

Sports:

ARCHERY
A hint to give you an extra point per in


BILLIARDS
Articles on shafts, custom cues, tables, chalk, and much more


TWO
USEFUL PING-PONG TOOLS

Stop breaking your back picking up balls


AN
UNCONVENTIONAL DART GAME
A
different target for a challenging game

MY
WIFE’S PAGES
:


GAIL
SCHMIDT’S WEBSITE
My
wife’s Inspirational poetry


ANTIQUE
SEWING MACHINES
The
story of the “May” sisters


GAIL
SCHMIDT’S PHOTOGRAPHY

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even more interesting information, please be sure to visit my
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