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  • Make Joints in Woodworks DISSAPEAR!! - DIY Wood Filler

    I learned this trick eons ago when I was in Jr. High, (now called Middle School), and I have never had to buy wood putty. If you store it in a sealed container, it will last for a few weeks before drying out completely. Before it dries out completely but it's too hard to use, you may be able to save it by adding either more glue or a little water to make it more pliable and useful again. I have used water and it has worked out well, just don't use too much.

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  • autotech1 commented on darbinorvar's instructable Making Wooden Boxes With Box Joints24 days ago
    Making Wooden Boxes With Box Joints

    If you're referring to the box with the quadrant hinges, it's the Jig It® hinge mortising system available from Rockler®. Here's the link if they allow me to add it.http://www.rockler.com/jig-it-hinge-mortising-system

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  • autotech1 commented on Pask Makes's instructable Handscrew Clamp4 weeks ago
    Handscrew Clamp

    Great job! Well worth the effort put into making them.

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  • autotech1 commented on darbinorvar's instructable DIY Japanese Toolbox4 weeks ago
    DIY Japanese Toolbox

    That's a nice project Linn, I just might build one since it would keep me busy for a little while.

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  • autotech1 commented on MicahelRoss's instructable Pill Bottle Survival Kit8 weeks ago
    Pill Bottle Survival Kit

    My wife's Girl Scout troop used to make mini survival kits, but since they were being made for the masses, (children included), pill bottles were not an option because a child is not supposed to know how to open child resistant bottles. Even removing the lock wasn't an option because all any smart kid had to do was see how it was disabled and do the same thing to a bottle with pills in it. We got around that issue by using plastic bottles that weren't orange and had normal screw on tops.

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  • autotech1 commented on diymontreal's instructable Drill Press Table2 months ago
    Drill Press Table

    Toilet bolts! I didn't think of that when I made the fence for my table saw. The people in the hardware department of the store I went to didn't know what I meant when I asked for T-track bolts, they just stood there gawking at me. When they do that, I feel stupid, like maybe I asked the wrong question. I ended up purchasing carriage bolts and filing, (yes filing, since I don't have access to a grinder), the heads flat enough to fit into the T-track. I now know better when I build my drill press table. Thanks for the instructable.

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  • autotech1 commented on i.hate.karl.kilburn's instructable DIY Micro Camper2 months ago
    DIY Micro Camper

    Since British English is far older than American English, I would argue that WE use the wrong words. Although I do prefer that way we Yanks spell words with a "z" instead of "s" as in realize, visualize, etc. However, I don't understand how they get leftenant from lieutenant, even after reading theories/explanations on the question.

    Where's the edit button??

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  • autotech1 commented on yago r's instructable Analog Slit-scan Camera3 months ago
    Analog Slit-scan Camera

    I experimented with taking double and triple exposure pictures, (multiple exposures of the same image in one frame). My wife and I were camping and I took a picture with the self timer on the camera of me sitting at a picnic table. I then took two more pictures with me sitting in different places on the same side of the table and made it look like the three of me were having a conversation. When my wife's grandfather was looking at the vacation pictures and got to that one, he asked my wife who the other two people were in the picture. I guess it was that good, even though I thought it could have been better.

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  • The Ring of Fire: a Cheap Steel Wool Pyrotechnic Display

    I've been showing people how to do this since I first learned how to do it over 40 years ago. It never ceases to amaze people what a simple piece of steel wool can do for "fireworks" on Independence Day or for their New Year celebration.

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  • autotech1 commented on bryans workshop's instructable Built-in Kitchen Shelves! 3 months ago
    Built-in Kitchen Shelves!

    Thanks for the suggestion, but I built a set of stand alone shelves instead. They take up more room, and even though they're getting on in age, (like me), they still look really nice and don't encroach on the space that much that I would get rid of them just yet.

    If I had made them, I would have used 1x8's for the shelves, which would have made them 7 1/4" deep, deep enough for our books. With 16" on-center studs, the thickness of the 1x's would have been sufficient for the weight of the books.

    I hope this reply doesn't duplicate my first attempt.If I had built them, I would have used 1x8 wood, which would have made the 7 1/4" deep, plenty deep enough for our books. With 16" on-center studs, the strength of the 1x's would have been sufficient for the weight of the books.

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  • autotech1 commented on bryans workshop's instructable Built-in Kitchen Shelves! 3 months ago
    Built-in Kitchen Shelves!

    I like how your shelves turned out, it's a great idea. I wanted to do that in our house in the office/den for all of our books, but we have metal studs that would need to be torn out and then install wood studs in their place. That wasn't something I was willing to do.

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  • Make a "Marble" Table From Concrete

    I know the main focus of the project is the top, but the legs came out really nice too. I've burned wood before, but not doing it as thoroughly as you did, mine still showed the grain of the wood in it. I think I prefer the way yours looks over the way mine turned out. Thanks for a great instructable.

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  • autotech1 commented on JackmanWorks's instructable Pallet Wood End Grain Coasters4 months ago
    Pallet Wood End Grain Coasters

    I like your technique of sorting the wood from the widest to the narrowest with a mallet. I need to learn that as it will save me a lot of time in the future. I also like those bar clamps. Are they Bessey clamps? My set of Bessey clamps have to be loosened and put away by me, so you must have bought the extra special clamps that remove and hang themselves up automatically when you hit or jump on them. Maybe I'll be able to upgrade soon.Seriously though, those are some really nice coasters, well worth the time you put into making them. My wife likes them too, so I may have another project on my to do list. I can't seem to get caught up.

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  • autotech1 commented on eamonwalshdiy's instructable Shock Absorber Stools4 months ago
    Shock Absorber Stools

    Having been in the auto repair business all my life I kept some things over the years that were replaced on cars that I thought I might be able to repurpose. I always wanted to keep a pair of coil over shock absorbers, but they would just take up space needlessly until I found something I wanted to make with them. This is a great instructable, but I want to make sure everyone realizes that these are coil over shocks, NOT struts. You would not be able to take apart a strut like these shocks were because the spring on a strut is compressed before the strut is assembles and would come apart with such velocity that someone is more than likely going to get seriously hurt, possibly fatally. I want to mention that some coil over shock are also assembled with the spring compressed, but not near...

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    Having been in the auto repair business all my life I kept some things over the years that were replaced on cars that I thought I might be able to repurpose. I always wanted to keep a pair of coil over shock absorbers, but they would just take up space needlessly until I found something I wanted to make with them. This is a great instructable, but I want to make sure everyone realizes that these are coil over shocks, NOT struts. You would not be able to take apart a strut like these shocks were because the spring on a strut is compressed before the strut is assembles and would come apart with such velocity that someone is more than likely going to get seriously hurt, possibly fatally. I want to mention that some coil over shock are also assembled with the spring compressed, but not nearly as much as a strut is, so be cautious when disassembling any suspension coil over shock. Lastly, a lot of shock absorbers, if not all, are gas pressurized, so welding on them will heat up the gas inside and create an unsafe condition that could possibly result in serious injury like the author mentions. If they are gas pressurized, it will always give a warning, usually on the bottom stating: something like caution, contents under pressure.

    Having been in the auto repair business all my life, I have keptsome things over the years that were replaced that I thought I might be able torepurpose. I always wanted to keep a pair of coil over shock absorbers, butthey would just take up space needlessly until I found something I wanted tomake with them. This is a great instructable, but I want to make sure everyonerealizes that these are coil over shocks, NOT struts. You would not be able totake apart a strut like these shocks were because the spring on a strut iscompressed before the strut is assembled and would come apart with suchvelocity that someone is more than likely going to get seriously hurt, possiblyfatally. I also want to mention that some coil over shocks are assembled withthe spring compressed, but not nearly as much ...

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    Having been in the auto repair business all my life, I have keptsome things over the years that were replaced that I thought I might be able torepurpose. I always wanted to keep a pair of coil over shock absorbers, butthey would just take up space needlessly until I found something I wanted tomake with them. This is a great instructable, but I want to make sure everyonerealizes that these are coil over shocks, NOT struts. You would not be able totake apart a strut like these shocks were because the spring on a strut iscompressed before the strut is assembled and would come apart with suchvelocity that someone is more than likely going to get seriously hurt, possiblyfatally. I also want to mention that some coil over shocks are assembled withthe spring compressed, but not nearly as much as a strut is, so be cautiouswhen disassembling any coil over shock. Lastly, a lot of shock absorbers now,if not all, are gas pressurized, so welding on them will heat up the gas insideand create an unsafe condition that could possibly result in serious injurylike the author mentions. If they are gas pressurized, it will always give awarning, usually on the bottom stating something like caution, contents are underpressure.

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  • autotech1 commented on evanandkatelyn's instructable Simple DIY Flap Sander4 months ago
    Simple DIY Flap Sander

    Correction: it's actually the 36 second mark. I looked at the total time instead of the elapsed time.

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  • How to Build a Crosscut Sled With Flip Stop Block (+ Free Plans)

    I have seen a lot of sled designs that I like, but yours is the best of the best. I also like how you thoroughly explain how to measure the 5th cut to determine whether the fence needs to be adjusted and how much. Thank you for a great Instructable.

    I have seen a lot of sled designs that I like, but yours is the best that I have seen. I also like how you thoroughly explain how to measure the 5th cut to determine if and how much the fence needs to adjusted. Thank you for a great instructable.

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  • 10 MORE Woodworking Tricks the Pros Use

    Great tips! My wife and I make dolls beds; i do all of the woodwork and she does all of the sewing. I use 1/2" dowels for the feet and need to drill a hole in the center to attach them to the bed. I didn't have a drill press when we were making the first batch of beds, but I did drill a hole in a scrap piece of wood to hold the dowel for drilling the hole. None of my holes were centered in the dowel, but then again it didn't really matter because they aren't normally seen.BTW, you mixed up former and latter in the beginning of the article. It should be "This instructable is here to help you with the latter...". Former being first, in this case the hard work.

    Great tips! My wife and I have made doll beds; I do all of the woodwork and she does all of the sewing. I use 1/2" dowels for the feet and need to drill a hole in them to attach them to the bed. I didn't have a drill press when we first started making them, but I did drill a 1/2" diameter,1/4" deep hole in a scrap piece of wood to hold the dowel. None of the holes were centered, nor did they go through straight in the dowel, but then again the bottom of the feet aren't normally seen so it really didn't matter. I have a drill press now so my holes will be centered and straight through the dowels now. BTW, you mixed up former and latter in the beginning of the article. It should read "This instructable is here to help you with the latter...". Former being first, i...

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    Great tips! My wife and I have made doll beds; I do all of the woodwork and she does all of the sewing. I use 1/2" dowels for the feet and need to drill a hole in them to attach them to the bed. I didn't have a drill press when we first started making them, but I did drill a 1/2" diameter,1/4" deep hole in a scrap piece of wood to hold the dowel. None of the holes were centered, nor did they go through straight in the dowel, but then again the bottom of the feet aren't normally seen so it really didn't matter. I have a drill press now so my holes will be centered and straight through the dowels now. BTW, you mixed up former and latter in the beginning of the article. It should read "This instructable is here to help you with the latter...". Former being first, in this case the hard work.

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  • autotech1 commented on FrontierShed's instructable New and Improved Drill Press Table6 months ago
    New and Improved Drill Press Table

    I recently purchased a used drill press and upon using it the first time, I also found the table to be woefully inadequate. I want to build a new table for it, so I'm glad that you show how yours was made and I will be using it as a guide for when I build mine. I will also probably use your fence as a guide for the fence I build because your design is the best I've seen so far. I have a question; why did you stack six pieces of plywood between the table base and the table top? I was just wondering. Thanks for the instructable.

    Thanks, that answers my question. My drill is an 8" model so I'm sure I will have to make mine shorter. Again, nice job.

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  • autotech1 commented on Technopolis STREAM's instructable Macro Lens With Pringles Can6 months ago
    Macro Lens With Pringles Can

    The lens he used was a lens for an SLR or DSLR camera, he mounted it in reverse of how it would normally be mounted on the camera. When you look at the lens you can see the threads that engage in the camera body, and if you look at the second picture in the article, you will see a view of the lens that you would see when it's on the camera. The specs for the lens is printed on the outward facing side of the lens.

    The lens he used is from an SLR or DSLR camera. You can tell that it's reversed because you can see the threads that would engage in the camera body as they now face outwards. If you look at the second picture in the article you will see a view of the lens that you would see if it was mounted on the camera, it has the specs of the lens printed on it.

    The lens he used was a lens for an SLR or DSLR camera, he mounted it in reverse of how it would normally be mounted on the camera. When you look at the lens you can see the treads that engage in the camera body. If you look at the second picture in the article you will see the part of the lens with that you would normally see when it's mounted on the camera. It has all of the info about the lens printed on it.

    The lens he used was a lens for an SLR or DSLR camera, hemounted it in reverse of how it would be mounted on the camera by itself. Whenyou look at the lens you can see the threads that engage in the camera body,and if you look at the second picture in the article, you will see a view ofthe lens that you would see when it's on the camera. The specs for the lens areprinted on the outward facing side of the lens.

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  • autotech1 commented on Left-field Designs's instructable 3D Printed Kitten Wheelchair7 months ago
    3D Printed Kitten Wheelchair

    I hate it when I see animals that have been injured. Fortunately they are more resilient that humans in some ways because they don't see other animals doing things in a "normal" way and think "Why can't I do that?" and they adapt to their handicap. But for those that are too young that the time it takes to adapt could place them in further danger, I am glad that there are people like you that can and do help. I have helped in the past by taking in two rabbits, (at separate times), one of which was abandoned; the other, the owner feared she would come home to a missing or dead pet because her parents hated animals. Kudos to you!

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  • autotech1 commented on BrittLiv's instructable Ozone Generator9 months ago
    Ozone Generator

    I am so glad that you put the warning about ozone being dangerous. As a retired automotive technician we used ozone generators in vehicles that had water intrusion into the vehicle interior and that wasn't repaired quickly enough to prevent the odors occurring. We ran the ozone generators for the recommended length of time, sometimes longer if the odor was especially bad, and when it was finished we opened all of the doors for a while to let it air out before we could start reinstalling the new jute, carpet, (new if needed), seats, etc back into the vehicle.

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  • autotech1 commented on jessyratfink's instructable Unusual Uses for Dryer Sheets9 months ago
    Unusual Uses for Dryer Sheets

    We also don't use dryer sheets, If you have an automatic dryer like we do, one that runs according to how wet the items are, dryer sheets can coat the sensor causing it so that it cannot detect the true level of dryness of the items in the dryer. Sometimes the sensor can be cleaned, other times it needs to be replaced. If your automatic dryer seems to be running longer than it should be, you may have an issue with the sensor. They will also leave a film on the filter screen that as it builds up will block air from flowing through it properly also causing long drying times. That's an easier fix though, just routinely wash the filter screen.

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  • autotech1 commented on tomatoskins's instructable Benchtop Disc Sander9 months ago
    Benchtop Disc Sander

    There's a reason why Harbor Freight tools are so inexpensive. You get what you pay for. As a professional automotive technician I was hesitant to buy any tools from them, but I gave it a shot with some ratchets. Sure they have a lifetime warranty on a lot of their hand tools. But when you're constantly having to fulfill that warranty it's not worth it. I was considering buying their bench sander, but a friend said not to because he is on his fourth one because the motor keeps burning out.

    For a first time attempt at building a tool, especially a power tool, you did a great job. If I can procure a 120 volt motor I will seriously consider building one for myself.

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  • autotech1 commented on evanandkatelyn's instructable Simple DIY Flap Sander9 months ago
    Simple DIY Flap Sander

    You're welcome. I'm sure either method works fine so I'm going to make a selection of them in different grits because my usual method leaves a lot to be desired. I usually wrap sandpaper around the inside of what I'm sanding and the put a wheel cylinder hone in it and spin it with my drill. https://www.amazon.com/T71791-4-Inch-2-Inch-Adjus...The problem with this method is the stones are so fine that they don't always grip the back of the sandpaper, but when they do the bore can't have any obstructions otherwise the wheel cylinder hone can come flying out.

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  • autotech1 commented on evanandkatelyn's instructable Simple DIY Flap Sander9 months ago
    Simple DIY Flap Sander

    They folded the sandpaper in half lengthwise so it has the business side of the sandpaper making contact all of the time. You can see it clearly at the 1:10 mark.

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  • Carving a Workshop Stool With an Angle Grinder for Alec Steele

    You did a really nice job with that! I hope he liked it.

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  • autotech1 commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Unusual Uses for Zip Ties9 months ago
    Unusual Uses for Zip Ties

    When cars had individual ignition cables, (aka spark plug wires), the heat from the engine bay over time would make the factory ignition cable guides/separators brittle. They would break sometimes when opening them to replace the ignition cables or if you had to move them from their mounts to gain access to whatever repair was being made Since I didn't have immediate access to the OEM parts, I would take cable ties, loosely wrap one of them around each group of ignition cables where it was needed, then I would take one less cable tie than there were ignition cables at that location, wrap them perpendicular around the first cable tie between each ignition cable, and then cinch them all up and cut off the excess. It made for a clean and more professional appearance as opposed to having t...

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    When cars had individual ignition cables, (aka spark plug wires), the heat from the engine bay over time would make the factory ignition cable guides/separators brittle. They would break sometimes when opening them to replace the ignition cables or if you had to move them from their mounts to gain access to whatever repair was being made Since I didn't have immediate access to the OEM parts, I would take cable ties, loosely wrap one of them around each group of ignition cables where it was needed, then I would take one less cable tie than there were ignition cables at that location, wrap them perpendicular around the first cable tie between each ignition cable, and then cinch them all up and cut off the excess. It made for a clean and more professional appearance as opposed to having the ignition cables loosely laying all over the place. I just wish they had had more colors than black or white, I could have made it quite colorful.

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  • autotech1 commented on diycreators's instructable How to Make a Simple Crosscut Jig 10 months ago
    How to Make a Simple Crosscut Jig

    I made the rip fence for my home made table saw based on your design because it was the best option for my needs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0R5rO1jJqM&t=10sWhen I build a crosscut sled I'll probably base it on your design too because it's designed to get the job done efficiently while taking up minimal space. I'll need to figure out a way to attach it to my miter gauge because mine doesn't have any holes to mount the sled and I don't necessarily want to drill into it either. I might just buy another miter gauge to use primarily with the crosscut sled. That depends on the cost of the miter gauge though.

    I made the rip fence for my home made table saw based on your design because it was the best option for my needs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0R5rO1jJqM&t=10sWhen I build a crosscut sled I'll probably base it on your design too because it's designed to get the job done efficiently while taking up minimal space. I'll need to figure out a way to attach it to my miter gauge because mine doesn't have any holes to mount the sled and I don't necessarily want to drill into it either. I might just buy another miter gauge to use primarily with the crosscut sled. That depends on the cost of the miter gauge though.

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  • autotech1 commented on Paige Russell's instructable 10 Unusual Uses for Baking Soda10 months ago
    10 Unusual Uses for Baking Soda

    When I was growing up my mom would have us use it to brush our teeth if we had run out of toothpaste. It didn't have a pleasant taste or feeling, but it did clean our teeth. I don't know if it was actually safe for our them using it full strength, but I now use Arm & Hammer® toothpaste exclusively when I brush my teeth.

    Taz-Hood, for the grease ants you could try mixing a little cooking oil, used or fresh, or grease from something you cooked with the baking soda and then put that out. If that doesn't work I have used Terro® liquid ant killer with great success when we have had the tiny ants in the house. Since they tend to congregate in walls and don't mind making an electrical outlet their home, (I had a GFCI outlet that kept tripping in hard rain and I eventually that ants were in an outside outlet box and they had built their nest around the outlet. The box was completely packed with them and their nest), they can be a huge inconvenience.

    Taz-Hood, for the grease ants you could try mixing a little cooking oil, used or fresh, or grease from something you cooked with the baking soda and then put that out. If that doesn't work I have used Terro® liquid ant killer with great success when we have had the tiny ants in the house. Since they tend to congregate in walls and don't mind making an electrical outlet their home, (I had a GFCI outlet that kept tripping in hard rain and I eventually found ants in an outside outlet box that had built their nest around the outlet. The box was completely packed with them and their nest), they can be a huge inconvenience.

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  • How to Clean the Inside of a Headlight

    I've poured rubbing alcohol in headlights, swished it around and then poured it out and had decent results. Unless you have the time to let them air dry or have access to compressed air to lightly blow into the housing, this is more time consuming and won't actually get them as clean as doing it your way. Rubbing alcohol shouldn't harm the plastic, but like you said, test it on an inconspicuous place before possibly damaging the headlamp. For those that have never changed a light bulb, handle halogen and HID bulbs from the base, not the glass, but if you do touch the glass, clean it with a soft cloth and rubbing alcohol to remove any oils from contact with your skin. The oils from your skin can shorten the life of the bulb and I've seen some that shattered, (inside the housing), when th...

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    I've poured rubbing alcohol in headlights, swished it around and then poured it out and had decent results. Unless you have the time to let them air dry or have access to compressed air to lightly blow into the housing, this is more time consuming and won't actually get them as clean as doing it your way. Rubbing alcohol shouldn't harm the plastic, but like you said, test it on an inconspicuous place before possibly damaging the headlamp. For those that have never changed a light bulb, handle halogen and HID bulbs from the base, not the glass, but if you do touch the glass, clean it with a soft cloth and rubbing alcohol to remove any oils from contact with your skin. The oils from your skin can shorten the life of the bulb and I've seen some that shattered, (inside the housing), when the lights were turned back on and they started heating up.

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  • autotech1 commented on ThomasVDD's instructable Hard Drive Sander10 months ago
    Hard Drive Sander

    I kept the power supply from each of the computers too.

    I spent hours removing hard drives from computers that my wife's ex employer wanted the discs destroyed for security purposes, taking them apart and salvaging what I wanted. As I disassembled them I tried to figure out how to get the motors to turn but I had no luck. I couldn't find anything on YouTube to help either. I wish that I had had this instructable then, because I ended up recycling all of the cases after I removed the spindles and magnets from them.

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  • autotech1 commented on smurray2's instructable Cordless/Corded Drill10 months ago
    Cordless/Corded Drill

    Since my comment I took apart my Li Ion battery and found out that it's much harder to repair than the Ni-Cad batteries I've done in the past. I never had a problem with Ni-Cad batteries, but the batteries were soldered to the connectors whether it was wires or flat metal bands, but these Li Ion batteries seem to be laser soldered so considering that I don't have access to laser soldering equipment, I'm not going to repair it.

    I'm not sure where you are located, but in the U.S. 3.6 volt lithium ion batteries are readily available and inexpensive so you could rebuild a battery pack inexpensively as I plan to do with one of my batteries. Just a thought.

    I'm not sure where you are located, but in the U.S. 3.6 volt batteries are readily available and inexpensive so you could rebuild a battery pack inexpensively as I plan to do with one of my batteries. Just a thought.

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  • autotech1 commented on Lftndbt's instructable ISteadii 2.0 - Image Stabilizing Unit10 months ago
    ISteadii 2.0 - Image Stabilizing Unit

    The lead sinker inside the ball puts 8 oz of weight, (.5 lb or 226.7 g), below the camera. When you hold the camera, the extra weight lowers the center of gravity of just the camera and considerably reduces camera shake. I hope this helps.

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  • autotech1 commented on timberanew's instructable Portable Benchtop Spring Pole Lathe12 months ago
    Portable Benchtop Spring Pole Lathe

    I really like your lathe and you made it without using a single power tool. I don't know if I would have the patience to do that so I applaud you for it. You are a real life Leroy Jethro Gibbs, the main character on NCIS, an American TV show. Along with some smaller projects he has built many sailboats in his basement.Maybe I will try this as I do want a lathe and they can be really expensive for a good one.

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  • autotech1 commented on JonneMila's instructable How to make a Bottle Prison1 year ago
    How to make a Bottle Prison

    Or better yet judicious use of JB Weld.

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  • How to build an insanely bright LED flashlight!

    I like this instructable and already looked up the parts for availability and costs to make one. Living in the US I had to copy and paste the description of the items once I opened your links to get the correct prices. The link for the bulb and the link for the lens and reflector returned pages stating "sorry we couldn't find that page". I found a 44mm lens with a 50mm reflector and a LOHAS 100w LED chip by searching for lens and reflector and then 100w LED bulb. Here are the links for anyone else wanting to build one. Keep in mind these are US prices.Lens and reflector: https://www.amazon.com/Reflector-Collimator-Hous...100w LED chip: https://www.amazon.com/LOHAS-White-Power-Energy-Saving/dp/B00CZ75TWA/ref=sr_1_4?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1486653164&sr=1-4&keywords=10...

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    I like this instructable and already looked up the parts for availability and costs to make one. Living in the US I had to copy and paste the description of the items once I opened your links to get the correct prices. The link for the bulb and the link for the lens and reflector returned pages stating "sorry we couldn't find that page". I found a 44mm lens with a 50mm reflector and a LOHAS 100w LED chip by searching for lens and reflector and then 100w LED bulb. Here are the links for anyone else wanting to build one. Keep in mind these are US prices.Lens and reflector: https://www.amazon.com/Reflector-Collimator-Hous...100w LED chip: https://www.amazon.com/LOHAS-White-Power-Energy-Saving/dp/B00CZ75TWA/ref=sr_1_4?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1486653164&sr=1-4&keywords=100w+LEDPoor nocturnal animals though, they probably went to bed hungry when you were testing your light! lol

    I like this instructable so I already looked up the parts for availability and prices to make one. Living in the US, once I opened the links I needed to copy and paste the description of the item to get the correct prices for me. Two of the links, the one for the bulb and the one for the lens and reflector returned pages stating "sorry we couldn't find that page", but I found a 100w LED chip and a 44mm lens with a 50mm reflector by searching for 100w LED bulb then lens and reflector.. I've included the links for anyone else looking for the parts, but keep in mind they are US prices.100w LED chip: https://www.amazon.com/LOHAS-White-Power-Energy-Sa...Lens and reflector: https://www.amazon.com/Reflector-Collimator-Housin...Poor nocturnal animals though, they probably went back to...

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    I like this instructable so I already looked up the parts for availability and prices to make one. Living in the US, once I opened the links I needed to copy and paste the description of the item to get the correct prices for me. Two of the links, the one for the bulb and the one for the lens and reflector returned pages stating "sorry we couldn't find that page", but I found a 100w LED chip and a 44mm lens with a 50mm reflector by searching for 100w LED bulb then lens and reflector.. I've included the links for anyone else looking for the parts, but keep in mind they are US prices.100w LED chip: https://www.amazon.com/LOHAS-White-Power-Energy-Sa...Lens and reflector: https://www.amazon.com/Reflector-Collimator-Housin...Poor nocturnal animals though, they probably went back to sleep hungry thinking it was daylight again while you were testing your light! lol

    I like this instructable and already looked up the parts for availability and costs. Living in the US I had to copy and paste the description of the items once I opened your links to get the correct prices. Two of the links, the bulb and the lens and reflector returned a page stating "sorry we couldn't find that page", but I think it won't be a difficult workaround to get those parts.Poor nocturnal animals though, they probably went to bed hungry when you were testing your light!

    I like this instructable and already looked up the parts for availability and costs to make one. Living in the US I had to copy and paste the description of the items once I opened your links to get the correct prices. The link for the bulb and the link for the lens and reflector returned pages stating "sorry we couldn't find that page". I found a 44mm lens with a 50mm reflector and a LOHAS 100w LED chip by searching for lens and reflector and then 100w LED bulb. Here are the links for anyone else wanting to build one. Keep in mind these are US prices.Lens and reflector: https://www.amazon.com/Reflector-Collimator-Hous...100w LED chip: https://www.amazon.com/LOHAS-White-Power-Energy-Saving/dp/B00CZ75TWA/ref=sr_1_4?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1486653164&sr=1-4&keywords=10...

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    I like this instructable and already looked up the parts for availability and costs to make one. Living in the US I had to copy and paste the description of the items once I opened your links to get the correct prices. The link for the bulb and the link for the lens and reflector returned pages stating "sorry we couldn't find that page". I found a 44mm lens with a 50mm reflector and a LOHAS 100w LED chip by searching for lens and reflector and then 100w LED bulb. Here are the links for anyone else wanting to build one. Keep in mind these are US prices.Lens and reflector: https://www.amazon.com/Reflector-Collimator-Hous...100w LED chip: https://www.amazon.com/LOHAS-White-Power-Energy-Saving/dp/B00CZ75TWA/ref=sr_1_4?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1486653164&sr=1-4&keywords=100w+LEDPoor nocturnal animals though, they probably went to bed hungry when you were testing your light! *_*

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  • autotech1 commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Homemade Sausage1 year ago
    Homemade Sausage

    Thanks for both suggestions. I neglected to thank you for the first one, sorry. I have yet to talk my wife into getting the mixer, even when a plain white one was on sale for a bit under $200.

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  • autotech1 commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Homemade Sausage1 year ago
    Homemade Sausage

    My wife can't eat pork and after reading this I now have a hunger for sausage, (thanks BTW), so I want to try making sausage using beef or chicken. All I have to do is talk her into getting a KitchenAid® mixer and the attachments. She's been saying no for the longest time so wish me luck! Thanks for the article.

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  • autotech1 commented on Shenzhen's instructable Carbon tape heated steering wheel1 year ago
    Carbon tape heated steering wheel

    Some of these instructables should be scrutinized very carefully before posting them for safety reasons. As posted above, steering wheel with air bags should not be removed before disabling the air bag system and allowing enough time for the system to power down from its reserve power. You did know that supplemental inflatable restraint systems have a reserve capacity built into the DERM, (diagnostic energy reserve module), didn't you? How else could an air bag be deployed in the event of power loss to the DERM? It amazes me that some of these instructables that should contain safety warnings don't.

    Some of these instructables should be scrutinized very carefully before posting them for safety reasons. As cbowers 18 posted, air bags have explosives in them in order to deploy the air bag. The propellant is Sodium Azide and it's actually solid rocket fuel, the same compound used by NASA to launch the space shuttle and other rockets. Amateurs should not even consider touching anything having to do with an airbag, but if they insist on doing so, the air bag module should not be removed before disabling the air bag system and allowing enough time for the system to power down from its reserve power. You did know that supplemental inflatable restraint systems have a reserve capacity built into the DERM, (diagnostic energy reserve module), didn't you? How else could an air bag be deployed...

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    Some of these instructables should be scrutinized very carefully before posting them for safety reasons. As cbowers 18 posted, air bags have explosives in them in order to deploy the air bag. The propellant is Sodium Azide and it's actually solid rocket fuel, the same compound used by NASA to launch the space shuttle and other rockets. Amateurs should not even consider touching anything having to do with an airbag, but if they insist on doing so, the air bag module should not be removed before disabling the air bag system and allowing enough time for the system to power down from its reserve power. You did know that supplemental inflatable restraint systems have a reserve capacity built into the DERM, (diagnostic energy reserve module), didn't you? How else could an air bag be deployed in the event of an accident when power to the DERM was lost? It amazes me that some of these instructables that should contain safety warnings don't. I shake my head in amazement and cringe every time I read one that deals with modifying a car in any way because I have seen and repaired many accessory installations performed by supposed professionals that either disabled or compromised a safety system that would have resulted in that system not operating properly or at all in case it was needed to avoid an accident or in the event of an accident.

    Some of these instructables should be scrutinized very carefully for safety reasons before they get published. As cbowers 18 posted, air bags have explosives in them in order to deploy the air bag, it's Sodium Azide, rocket fuel. The same stuff that NASA uses to launch the space shuttle and other space vehicles. Amateurs should not even consider touching anything having to do with the air bag system, but if they insist on doing so, the air bag module should not be removed before disabling the system and allowing sufficient time for the reserve power to power down. You did know that supplemental inflatable restraint systems have a reserve power built into the DERM, (diagnostic energy reserve module), didn't you? After all the ER stand for energy reserve. How else could any of the air bag...

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    Some of these instructables should be scrutinized very carefully for safety reasons before they get published. As cbowers 18 posted, air bags have explosives in them in order to deploy the air bag, it's Sodium Azide, rocket fuel. The same stuff that NASA uses to launch the space shuttle and other space vehicles. Amateurs should not even consider touching anything having to do with the air bag system, but if they insist on doing so, the air bag module should not be removed before disabling the system and allowing sufficient time for the reserve power to power down. You did know that supplemental inflatable restraint systems have a reserve power built into the DERM, (diagnostic energy reserve module), didn't you? After all the ER stand for energy reserve. How else could any of the air bags be deployed in the event of an accident where power to the DERM was lost for some reason?It amazes me that some of these instructables that should contain safety warnings don't. I shake my head in amazement and cringe every time I read one that deals with modifying a car in any way. I have seen and repaired many accessory installations that were made by supposed professionals that either disabled or compromised a safety system that would have resulted in that system not operating properly or at all in case it was needed to avoid and accident or in the event of an accident.

    Some of these instructables should be scrutinized verycarefully before postingthem for safety reasons. As cbowers 18 posted, air bags have explosives in themin order to deploy the air bag. The propellant is Sodium Azide, solid rocket fuel, the samecompound used by NASA to launch the space shuttle and other rockets. Amateursshould not even consider touching anything having to do with an airbag, but ifthey insist on doing so, the air bag module should not be removed beforedisabling the air bag system and allowing enough time for the system to powerdown from its reserve power. You did know that supplemental inflatablerestraint systems have a reserve capacity built into the DERM, (diagnostic energy reserve module),didn't you? How else could an air bag be deployed in the event of an accident...

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    Some of these instructables should be scrutinized verycarefully before postingthem for safety reasons. As cbowers 18 posted, air bags have explosives in themin order to deploy the air bag. The propellant is Sodium Azide, solid rocket fuel, the samecompound used by NASA to launch the space shuttle and other rockets. Amateursshould not even consider touching anything having to do with an airbag, but ifthey insist on doing so, the air bag module should not be removed beforedisabling the air bag system and allowing enough time for the system to powerdown from its reserve power. You did know that supplemental inflatablerestraint systems have a reserve capacity built into the DERM, (diagnostic energy reserve module),didn't you? How else could an air bag be deployed in the event of an accidentwhen power to the DERM was lost? It amazes me that some of these instructablesthat should contain safety warnings don't. I shake my head in amazement andcringe every time I read one that deals with modifying a car in any way becauseI have seen and repaired many accessory installations performed by supposed professionals thateither disabled or compromised a safety system that would have resulted in thatsystem not operating properly or at all in case it was needed to avoid anaccident or in the event of an accident.

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