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  • CapnChkn commented on charliecadin's instructable Wine Cork Surfboard17 days ago
    Wine Cork Surfboard

    How much for energy usage and carbon released into the atmosphere for the glue used to stick the corks together? Otherwise, I like the concept!

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  • CapnChkn commented on jessyratfink's instructable How to Propagate a Pothos Plant4 weeks ago
    How to Propagate a Pothos Plant

    I was about to say! Water roots are different from soil roots. I would have suggested the cuttings be placed in sterile starter mix.Moisten the mix and place it in a roasting pan or something oven safe. Moisten the mix and set the oven to the lowest temperature, place the soil, in the covered pan, in the oven until the soil temperature reaches 165°F for 20 minutes.

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  • CapnChkn commented on nerdyKat's instructable Welding Plastics: Cat Toy2 months ago
    Welding Plastics: Cat Toy

    I like the idea. I bet you could get more action out of it by putting magnets inside, and on the ground. Or attach a spring to the cord. My problem is the ears. Maybe your cat is just more relaxed than ours, but every cat I've had has destroyed their toys, unless they lose them first. Those ears just look like little arrowheads to snag themselves on, or swallow when they tear them off.

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  • CapnChkn commented on hacknbuild's instructable Firewood and Saw Blade Knife2 months ago
    Firewood and Saw Blade Knife

    The bevel should definitely be on the outside. I've tried to find video of the long handled spoon knives, but wasn't really successful. It's long enough to fit under your arm, and gives you leverage to put some power behind digging the meat out. Afterwards you should use a smaller spoon knife to do the detail. If you can get the right edge on one, it should be sharp enough to cut across the grain. Cutting with the grain is for finishing, and you can use a cabinet scraper to fine the finish on a spoon; sandpaper just seems to make the surface fuzzy after it gets wet and the grain rises. Best woods for carving wood bowls, cups, etc. are fruit woods, Apple, Lemon, Pear. Pear so far is the best for me. Oils should be food grade, Flax oil, or Tung, Walnut is good, but can be bad for ...

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    The bevel should definitely be on the outside. I've tried to find video of the long handled spoon knives, but wasn't really successful. It's long enough to fit under your arm, and gives you leverage to put some power behind digging the meat out. Afterwards you should use a smaller spoon knife to do the detail. If you can get the right edge on one, it should be sharp enough to cut across the grain. Cutting with the grain is for finishing, and you can use a cabinet scraper to fine the finish on a spoon; sandpaper just seems to make the surface fuzzy after it gets wet and the grain rises. Best woods for carving wood bowls, cups, etc. are fruit woods, Apple, Lemon, Pear. Pear so far is the best for me. Oils should be food grade, Flax oil, or Tung, Walnut is good, but can be bad for allergies, so it's easier to not use it. These woods are fine grained, and can be extremely hard, so are best carved while still green and left in a box of sawdust to cure out without checking, which cherry is very ready to do.I know you're just asking about shape, but the wood you would carve with it also determines the shape of the tool...

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  • CapnChkn commented on hacknbuild's instructable Firewood and Saw Blade Knife3 months ago
    Firewood and Saw Blade Knife

    Looks good! You are correct, the blade is too long. If you want one to reach the bottom of a kuksa or bowl, you should make the handle longer. Then you can apply leverage.

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  • Allied Gardening: Intro to Integrated Pest Management

    Very Good! I find myself having to tell people, "When you spray your plants, you're killing all the bugs, including the ones that are eating the bugs that eat your plants, and you're feeding the ones that eat your plants!"Tiny wasps, some look like bees, also hunt and feed their larvae as well as lay eggs on their prey. They feed on nectar as well, and flowers with tiny nectaries are foraged by them. Usually plants the have tiny flowers, and a fallow area are good for attracting them. It seems counter-productive to leave an uncut, wild patch of plants in the middle of the garden, but these tiny insects, ground beetles, fireflies, assassin bugs, etc, would have to go elsewhere to find food and shelter. What takes you a minute to walk, is comparatively miles for them...

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  • CapnChkn commented on MarcoS199's instructable SWAT Lights1 year ago
    SWAT Lights

    What the heck is this for? What is a "Do not disturb Desktop light?"

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  • CapnChkn commented on ClenseYourPallet's instructable Wood Xylophone1 year ago
    Wood Xylophone

    Heh! Isn't "wood xylophone" redundant? Xylon = wood, phone = sound, voice!I want one!

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