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  • MikeI32 commented on monickingbird's instructable Concrete Octagonal Driveway Pavers1 year ago
    Concrete Octagonal Driveway Pavers

    Make your plugs with a 1/4" taper. They will release more easily. True, but if Mr. DIY doesn't have a sophisticated wood shop, the effort to cut taper into the plugs could result in serious injury.

    Did you track the cost of your solution? Was it substantially cheaper?Only if his labor came in under minimum wage.

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  • MikeI32 commented on RuudvandeLooij's instructable Wooden Bar Clamp1 year ago
    Wooden Bar Clamp

    I built a bed using hidden fasteners like some of these: https://spaenaur.com/hidden_woodworking_fasteners....It worked, looks nice, but the fasteners didn't hold as perfectly as I would have wished, the pieces shifted slowly over time, only about 1/2cm - not terrible, but not what I had in mind. I had tried to include dowel-pins in the design to help locate things more securely, but actually getting the holes lined up for dowel-pins was too hard for the warpage in the wood I was using...

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  • MikeI32 commented on Easy Composites's instructable Resin Penny Floor Project!1 year ago
    Resin Penny Floor Project!

    This isn't any different than saving the coins in a piggy bank - they can be recovered at a future date if you just break the container.

    There's a picture of a level, but no text describing "how level" or what to do if you don't happen to have a perfectly level floor...

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  • RPI Interchangeable Lens Camera From Old SLR Camera Lens

    As is exposed color film negative, like 35mm. I take no responsibility for any resulting retina damage, trauma to the patella, or other consequences of following random information found on the internet.

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  • MikeI32 commented on mcfada's instructable Airtight Dry Box for 3D Printer Filament2 years ago
    Airtight Dry Box for 3D Printer Filament

    Something you can do to at least partially restore hydrated filaments is to bake them in the oven at 180F (NOT 180C !!!) for about 2 hours. I've done this with 1.75 ABS that was "shrinking" and PLA that wasn't sticking on the first layer, both were improved quite a bit.Having said all that, I still plan to make an "active dry box" when I get some time. Right now, I'm storing filaments in an ordinary sealing box with a silica gel pack and humidity meter, being able to access all the stored filaments and build with them without opening the box will be a huge win. Thanks for posting this guide.

    Even more important when you have a wide variety of materials/colors and go through them slowly. I feel like I've been running my printer non-stop for 2 months now, and I still haven't used up the original 2 0.6kg spools that came with it (though I have run at least 0.6kg of other colors in that time.)

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