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  • ndr1968 commented on CHARLESCRANFORD's instructable Giant Gee Haw Whimmy Diddle2 months ago
    Giant Gee Haw Whimmy Diddle

    Oh Man! What a gyp! You should'a at least went inside, had a cup of coffee and came back out made made it work! What a lousy gyp!Just kidding! <grin> Great use of materials at hand for and wasting a morning!

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  • Jig for Punching or Stamping Letters Straight

    I hate you! You have a rail anvil! Darn nice one too!

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  • ndr1968 commented on KJMagnetics's instructable DIY Induction Stove4 months ago
    DIY Induction Stove

    I'm a little concerned about spinning this type magnet at high speed. They are very brittle and easily cracked and broken. They could be dangerous if they were to fly off the spinning wheel at high speed. At least some sort of protective barrier should be considered.

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  • ndr1968 commented on mrwonton's instructable Hot Wheels Photography 10111 months ago
    Hot Wheels Photography 101

    I think you got it on the first two photos. Models often give away their true size by their incorrect treatment of contoured or small radial surfaces. This is where photo shop comes in to the rescue. The fuel truck in the third photo being a case in point. The red tank highlights need to be "thinned" a bit making the tank and accessories appear more realistic.

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  • One Sheet of Plywood Floating Shelf

    The shadow box is very cool but I find myself more fascinated by the models. Are the architectural models available as kits?

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  • ndr1968 commented on Mikhandmaker.'s instructable Homemade Lathe for Drill Press1 year ago
    Homemade Lathe for Drill Press

    My question is very simple: How many hours do you have in this project? Amazing skills by the way!!I had an older relative who, long ago was a carpenter and used only hand tools. Later in shop class I found out just how much talent it requires to simply plane the edge of a board square! I have always since considered such skill bordering on "magic"!

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  • Make a (Working!) Steampunk Hammer From Reclaimed Nails

    Hang the art in your house. Use the wall space in your shop for peg boards or other storage options. Storage space is your friend.

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  • ndr1968 commented on mikeasaurus's instructable 10 Woodworking Tricks the Pros Use1 year ago
    10 Woodworking Tricks the Pros Use

    I first saw the two-glue trick on David Waelder's You Tube channel. He and Jimmy Diresta are both entertaining and loaded with many useful and interesting techniques, tricks and other maker explorations. Check them both out on You Tube.

    Agree with this whole heartedly! I wound up living alone for most of my life and am just now learning to sew with a machine to make simple items and repairs. A skill I finally got around to learning now that I'm at retirement age!

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  • ndr1968 commented on Crafts with Ellen's instructable Engraving Glass With a Dremel1 year ago
    Engraving Glass With a Dremel

    I've always wanted to try this but was skeptical of the quality of the diamond coated Dremel bits. Also, I needed an excuse to go ahead and get the flexible shaft for the Dremel tool. Using poster tack to hold the work is ingenious! Thanks for that tip! I ordered all of these things after a quick search on Amazon found all of them. I got two each of the bits and the poster tack and the entire bill was still less than a hundred dollars US.

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  • ndr1968 commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Unusual Uses Ziploc Bags1 year ago
    Unusual Uses Ziploc Bags

    An exciting and adventurous way to warm leftover pizza (calzone, enchiladas & sides, just about anything that you can get on a paper plate). Put the item to be heated on a paper plate and place the plate inside a gallon freezer Ziploc and seal. Have another plate and a pair of clean scissors ready on the counter near the micro wave.Place the sealed Ziploc in the (1100 watt) microwave and hit two minutes (on high setting) and get ready. The water in the food will make steam, filling the bag, which becomes a large pillow-balloon, and just short of two minutes the bag will go BOOM! when the seal fails letting out all the steam. Immediately open the door, take out the deflated Ziploc and plate and place them onto the counter. Use the scissors to rip open the bag in a couple of place...

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    An exciting and adventurous way to warm leftover pizza (calzone, enchiladas & sides, just about anything that you can get on a paper plate). Put the item to be heated on a paper plate and place the plate inside a gallon freezer Ziploc and seal. Have another plate and a pair of clean scissors ready on the counter near the micro wave.Place the sealed Ziploc in the (1100 watt) microwave and hit two minutes (on high setting) and get ready. The water in the food will make steam, filling the bag, which becomes a large pillow-balloon, and just short of two minutes the bag will go BOOM! when the seal fails letting out all the steam. Immediately open the door, take out the deflated Ziploc and plate and place them onto the counter. Use the scissors to rip open the bag in a couple of places and slide the soggy paper plate onto the fresh one for rigidity. The hot moist pizza is, IMHO as good as or better than when it was fresh out of the oven.

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  • ndr1968 commented on Make Everything's instructable How To: 100lb Anvil Stand1 year ago
    How To: 100lb Anvil Stand

    In the photos you show the anvil resting on a 4 legged stool. I also have one like that (also cut down). Where did you get it? It's been so long now, I'm not sure where exactly it came from.

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  • ndr1968 commented on seamster's instructable Make a Wooden Propeller1 year ago
    Make a Wooden Propeller

    I remember refinishing an oak headboard one time and being disappointed in it because at the time I didn't know that open grained woods such as oak and ash really should have a filler applied to them before finishing. Other than that, this turned out really well.

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  • ndr1968 commented on gravityisweak's instructable Coat Hanger Drill Bit2 years ago
    Coat Hanger Drill Bit

    My (ex) father in law was a cabinet maker. Whenever he was on a job installing his work, he would "pilot drill" the sometimes thin and easily split trim pieces with a finish nail of the size he was using to "brad & glue" the piece down with.

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  • ndr1968 commented on tgdula's instructable A knife from a shot out M1 rifle2 years ago
    A knife from a shot out M1 rifle

    Here's what's so sad about this. That rifle probably was NOT shot out! It very well may have had enough rounds through it to cause severe copper fouling but could probably have been recovered from that easily enough with simple copper solvents and elbow grease or for a bit more money there are electrolysis gadgets on the market to make it easier.Point is that what appears to be "barely visible" rifling appears that way because the groves are literally full of copper and only one side of the land will be visible.

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  • Car Wheel Bicycle - The Learn To Weld Project

    I see you learned very soon in the process to be careful of the grinder spray. You really need to get yourself some good protective clothing (it's really not that expensive). If you opt for the treated cotton type, you can add leather protective panels with a stitch awl.

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  • ndr1968 commented on wordsnwood's instructable Epoxy -vs- Tshirt = Artwork2 years ago
    Epoxy -vs- Tshirt = Artwork

    It's Parrot for "food!"

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