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  • gm280 commented on AshleyC147's instructable DIY Perspex Turntable Cover1 day ago
    DIY Perspex Turntable Cover

    Yes, the PL-510 is a very good turntable. It is direct drive and still works great. The Weld-On glues I used are made for just such acrylics. There are lots of different types and I used them for building etching tanks to make/etch PC Boards in Ferric Chloride acid. Some use it for Aquarium building. The two part glue is even clear but amazingly strong. Here is the site address for them. Take a look. And yes this glue is extremely strong smelling as well. So adequate ventilation is a must.http://www.eplastics.com/adhesives?gclid=Cj0KCQjw3...

    Looks like it came out nice. I am not familiar with the names of the products you used, but I have used similar products that basically accomplish the same results. I use Weld On products to assembly acrylic together. And I do have an older Pioneer PL-510 turntable that also has a bad clear lid. Makes me think now. Thumbs Up!

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  • How to Make a Dog Feeding Station

    Nice project for a beautiful dag. We had two Siberian Huskies for years until they passed away. Amazing dogs.

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  • gm280 commented on tomatoskins's instructable Make Your Own Carbide Lathe Tools3 days ago
    Make Your Own Carbide Lathe Tools

    Okay, thanks for that info. 20 hours is longer then one would think. As for the metal lathe, yea, having both makes everything pretty much easier to do.

    I really like this project. And since I have both a metal and wood lathe, this is easily doable for me. Thanks for the info and seeing your project. I like such things. I do have one question. How long do the carbine cutters seem to last? I realize you can turn them and use all sides, but how long do you think they will cut before needing replaced. Thanks again for this project.

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  • gm280 commented on Wolfgar77's instructable Rustic Headboard With His and Her Lights7 days ago
    Rustic Headboard With His and Her Lights

    Nice project, but you know you are now hooked. It starts out with one woodworking project and goes on from there. It gets addicting. You may want to look into some touch switches for the individual headboard lights. They allow you three intensity settings and all you have to do it touch the light to turn it on, go through the tree light intensity settings and touch it off again. We've been using them for decades now and there are great. No looking for a switch and easy to use you hand to just touch the fixture. Bravo on your first woodworking project. Post your future ones.

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  • gm280 commented on runciblefish's instructable Dog Steps11 days ago
    Dog Steps

    I made something similar for my neighbor. He was bed stricken with cancer, but loved his little dog to be in bed with him. But the dog was too small to jump up in bed (Chihuahua). So his wife asked me if I could make something to assist the little dog. So my son and I built a ramp type setup to allow the little dog to come and go with ease. We carpeted it so the dog would have good traction and be easy on his feet. Worked great. So your project brought back those memories. You did good with your step access project. Always nice to accommodate and make life easier for our pets when we can. Thanks for the project post.

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  • gm280 commented on Whitney Fabre's instructable Colors of the Rainbow Quilt11 days ago
    Colors of the Rainbow Quilt

    Who doesn't love a quilt. Being a guy, I have never made one myself, but always thought I would try it one day. I like your project. It looks great and comforting all at the same time. Thanks!

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  • gm280 commented on Groep13Pokémonhulp's instructable D4E1 PokémonAid13 days ago
    D4E1 PokémonAid

    Bravo for making this assistant for her to play such games more easily. Technology can be extremely helpful in some instances. Good project indeed...

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  • gm280 commented on mscharch's instructable Checkerboard Bowl 13 days ago
    Checkerboard Bowl

    Nice project. I can only imagine calculating all those segments and angles to get it to come out correct. I thought about such projects many time since I do have a couple lathes myself. But with other project taking precedence, I've yet to try it. One day. But Bravo on your turning.

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  • gm280 commented on jcbuchli's instructable R/C Biplane14 days ago
    R/C Biplane

    Nice build and it brings back memories when I was flying R/C and teaching others to fly as well. I have a few questions. The finish you used, is it impervious to the nitromethane fuels you use? The fuel residue is very reactive and if the paint is not fuel proof, the finish can be ruined quickly. And it looks like the covering you used was a type of iron on that needs painted. I use to use Monocoat myself. I enjoyed your project and like the finish plane. You painted that very nice. Bravo sir, Bravo.

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  • Motion Detecting Alarm Using Pir Sensor

    I applaud your interest into such projects. I really do. It is always great to see people building electronic projects. I too was designing and going to built such projects for all our walk in closets so when you opened the doors the lights would come on. And then turn off as you closed the door. And I bought the PIR modules (same ones you used) to accomplish my build. Then I seen such sensors totally constructed and packages to do the same things for a song. I went the commerical package route and forgone the design and experimental build. It works perfectly as well. But I still enjoy your project. Education can never be taken from anybody.

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  • gm280 commented on DonS89's instructable Helping an Abused Trolling Motor22 days ago
    Helping an Abused Trolling Motor

    I've rebuilt a few trolling motors myself. And most parts are still available for them if you know where to look. I usually rebuild foot control models and they actually look like new when I'm finished rebuilding them. Rarely are there any parts you can't find or make. Good job with your repair.

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  • gm280 commented on AviPrink's instructable Peltier Effect (Extreme Cooling)22 days ago
    Peltier Effect (Extreme Cooling)

    I have a few of these Peltier squares and played around with them. But like you stated they certainly are NOT energy efficient even a little. Seems the hot side always out does the cool side and the amount of power required to do that is just way too much. But they are fun to play with.

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  • gm280 commented on juniortan's instructable Travel Door Lock23 days ago
    Travel Door Lock

    Nice idea. A wedge installed on the bottom works too...

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  • gm280 commented on jprussack's instructable Rabbit Rescue24 days ago
    Rabbit Rescue

    Usually the best thing to do with any baby animal or bird is leave it alone. Nature takes care of everything as it is suppose to be. I realize baby rabits are cute and furry and such, but leave it alone and whatever happens is how it was supposed to happen. JMHO

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  • gm280 commented on ChipsWoodShop's instructable Easy Outdoor Cinder Block Benches25 days ago
    Easy Outdoor Cinder Block Benches

    Pretty nice project. I wonder if plastic type wood products would work equally well? Then you would never have to worry about them even again. I like your layout. Kind of looks like stadium seats. Thumbs Up!

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  • gm280 commented on RobBest's instructable Wireless Doorbell Transmitter26 days ago
    Wireless Doorbell Transmitter

    With so many items transmitting on the 433 mhz band, are you getting any false signals? Seems every thing is on that 433 mhz band these days. Just wondering.

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  • gm280 commented on RCEM's instructable Efficent Tidy Sunscreen Applicator4 weeks ago
    Efficent Tidy Sunscreen Applicator

    Interesting concept. And it even lends itself to other ideas as well. Like applying wood glue on parts to glue up. Or applying other liquid applications for so many other ideas. Thanks for posting this. I have a few ideas in mind now. Thumbs Up!

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  • gm280 commented on Phil B's instructable Metal Cutting Bandsaw4 weeks ago
    Metal Cutting Bandsaw

    Nice project. I have been looking at something like this. How capable is this saw? I mean what size metals can it cut and how long does it take? I have a very nice 17" 2 hp wood band-saw, but since it runs so fast, I would have to built some sort of reduction to slow the metal blades down enough to use it as a metal cutting band-saw. Not sure I want to do that.

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  • gm280 commented on WardWorks's instructable Build a Sheet Metal Brake4 weeks ago
    Build a Sheet Metal Brake

    I am always interested in such metal projects. I have a couple questions. What gauge metal can you bend with it? And since there is no table or bed on your bend, how do you manage to hold it down when bending the heavier gauge metals. I have a similar setup, but without something longer (not wider) it wants to lift up with bending heavier gauge metals. How have you handled those issues. Either way, nice build.

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  • gm280 commented on jcbuchli's instructable Cedar Strip Kayak4 weeks ago
    Cedar Strip Kayak

    I unfortunately know exactly what you are talking about. Sanding epoxy or polyester and fiberglass cloth is one of the worst things you can sand. The fibers are so small they get all over you and itch and scratch. But if you want a nice looking project, it is the price you pay.

    Very nice project. You should be extremely proud of your project Kayak. I also have worked with boats and got my supplies from US Composites as well. However, I went the 435 laminating polyester resins and fiberglass woven materials myself. And sanding is the key. Certainly not the funnest or easiest steps, but that makes the project. Bravo sir, bravo!

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  • gm280 commented on Amaries's instructable Make a Vase4 weeks ago
    Make a Vase

    They look very nice. So the actual vase bottoms are not hollowed out? I was wondering how you were going to do that. But they do look very nice either way.

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  • gm280 commented on rossthebuilder's instructable Car Armrest DIY4 weeks ago
    Car Armrest DIY

    Well looks nice however you glued it on. Maybe some Dap Weldwood contact cement next time would work. That stuff is amazing. And the color doesn't look black to me. But then again, could be my computer setup as well, or my eyes. IDK lol

    Nice reupholster job in my opinion. I have two questions. First what type glue did you use. Second why didn't you get a leather that matched the seats. It looks like you went with a brown leather and the seat are not in the brown family (of course I am color blind to some colors). Just wondering. But nice getting it to lay down without wrinkles. Bravo!

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  • Wooden Rocking Horse Giraffe - Made Out of Kitchen Worktop

    Nice project. Looks like the youngster is enjoy it. Thumbs Up.

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  • gm280 commented on Creativity Buzz's instructable TOOTHPASTE LIFE HACKS5 weeks ago
    TOOTHPASTE LIFE HACKS

    Yes, toothpaste has an abrasive in it. So be really careful what you use it on. It can fog over some items if not used properly. But nice video and suggestions as well.

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  • gm280 commented on wave221's instructable Wine Barrel Dog House5 weeks ago
    Wine Barrel Dog House

    How can you not like a Siberian Husky dog. We've adopted two of them years ago. They lived very great lives and have since passed away.. Amazing pets.

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  • gm280 commented on DanYHKim's instructable Sliding Dovetail Geta6 weeks ago
    Sliding Dovetail Geta

    While I applaud you for your sliding dovetail joinery, I can't say I would like to walk around their those...ah....sandals. They look very harsh for my feet.

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  • gm280 commented on Mikhandmaker.'s instructable Filer Guide for Hand-Saws7 weeks ago
    Filer Guide for Hand-Saws

    Very nice built on such a tool. And it would be extremely great to built IF you used a lot of hand saws or refurbished them for yourself or others. But to built one for a few hand saws that I own and hardly ever use, would be just for the fun of it and probably wouldn't get utilized much at all. But very nice quality work, that's for sure.

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  • gm280 commented on John deCaux's instructable How to Cook an Aussie Beef Pie7 weeks ago
    How to Cook an Aussie Beef Pie

    Sure looks and sound good. If you could send me a couple to try, I can then offer a better assesment of how they taste as well... :-)

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  • How to Take & Grow Succulents From Cuttings

    Have you ever tried this technique with plants like Azaleas? I have some unique colored Azaleas and would like to use cuttings to plant more of the same. But I have never tried it before and was just wondering.

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  • gm280 commented on _woodify_'s instructable How to Disassemble a Pallet Efficiently 7 weeks ago
    How to Disassemble a Pallet Efficiently

    Most of the pallets I ever worked with were made from quality woods to including oaks maples and such. Hardly ever seen pine used. But as you try to take them apart, usually the wood breaks up yielding little long boards to use for any large projects. Not saying to not use them. But it is different depending what pallets you get.

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  • gm280 commented on stillash's instructable Wooden Slimline Pen7 weeks ago
    Wooden Slimline Pen

    I have many so many pen and pencils I've lost count. But they are very fun and rewarding to make. And with virtually an endless number of woods and other materials to construct them from, your imagination is your only limit. I don't know how long you've been making them now, but one thing I will say as a heads up. The mandrels and size spacers will get turned down and sanded down as you make them. So you have to buy a lot of them if you plan to make lots of sets. Even though they are metal, the cutting tools and sanding does make them smaller over time. Also, you can easily sell the sets (pen and pencils) for all types of gifts from graduation to birthdays to most any occasion. They sell very easily too.

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  • gm280 commented on MsMaoMaoz's instructable Mune Guardian of the Moon 8 weeks ago
    Mune Guardian of the Moon

    I like how the black out makes your face look so different. Nice eye design as well. Thumbs Up!

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  • gm280 commented on evanandkatelyn's instructable Twisted Wood Veneer Art2 months ago
    Twisted Wood Veneer Art

    Interesting idea. The only think I would have changed would have been painting the plywood backing first so the twisted veneer would have showed up better. But nice project either way. You could have used Kreg Pocket Hole screws to make all the corners. Just a suggestion. They hold extremely tight.

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  • gm280 commented on The Shop Teacher's instructable Branding Iron2 months ago
    Branding Iron

    I do like it. But I was really hoping for a way to make such a burn stamp without a CNC cutter. Anyway, obviously well done.

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  • gm280 commented on AndrewL5's instructable Stop Getting Ripped Off by Propane Exchanges.2 months ago
    Stop Getting Ripped Off by Propane Exchanges.

    Yes, you covered all that pretty well. You do know that ten years is the limit on the first tank certification date. However, it can be recertified for an addition ten years (you may want to check that time limit, I could have the length wrong) but with that stated, you can still use your tank even after the FIRST date. We have a local hardware store that fills tanks, but does it the fair right way. They only charge for what you refilled to. In other words, if your tank is 1/4 full, you can have it filled to the top (sore a speak) for 75% of a total refill cost.

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  • gm280 commented on fixthisbuildthat's instructable 6 Easy Steps to Make Drawers2 months ago
    6 Easy Steps to Make Drawers

    Nice project. And pocket screws are extremely tight joints as well. However I still like using finger joints and dado the bottom to slide in the drawer bottom. But one isn't any better then the next. JMHO

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  • Small Component Storage From Ariel 3 in 1 Wash Pods Box

    Nice idea to sort electronic components. I actually did something close but not as good. I sorted my very large assortment of resistors in little zip lock bags 2" x 3" and printed out the value and the color code of the resistor value in each bag. But I haven't set up the easy to read setup like you've done. I may have to look into doing that as well. And also all my other over flowing electronic parts. Bravo sir, Bravo!

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  • Fix an Air Compressor Regulator for Under $10.

    Looks like you fixed it. If you couldn't repair it, they sell regulators everywhere that would have allowed you to replace it and make the compressor work again. But your idea works as well. Nice repair.

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  • gm280 commented on DuralM's instructable Huge Aluminum Casting. Hanger2 months ago
    Huge Aluminum Casting. Hanger

    Well that's as good an answer as any. I like your video and contemplation doing the same one day as well. I have the material, just so many other projects going on presently. I need to make "green sand" and a proper foundry container with the fireproof walls and of course the burner setup. Any chance you can post those things as well?

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  • gm280 commented on DuralM's instructable Huge Aluminum Casting. Hanger2 months ago
    Huge Aluminum Casting. Hanger

    I understand the casting part, but why a hanger?

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  • gm280 commented on dave.vaness.79's instructable Bird Cabin2 months ago
    Bird Cabin

    Nice design. I like the wood block cabin idea and look. You do need to put something over the very peak to keep rain out though. And does the dye you use have any problems with the birds? IDK, I'm just asking.

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  • gm280 commented on Tsanabe's instructable Stinging Nettle Soup2 months ago
    Stinging Nettle Soup

    I honestly have to say, that with the possibilities of picking the wrong vegetation and cause some serious problems,I'll pass on this soup. But if you know your plants and feel safe making this, have at it.

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  • gm280 commented on EarphoneDIYLabs's instructable Build a Hi-Fi Headphone From Scratch2 months ago
    Build a Hi-Fi Headphone From Scratch

    I wish there was some way to actually hear those headphones. I like Koss Portapros. They have got to be the best headphones I've ever heard. So yours would have to be equal or better to make me want to duplicate your efforts. Not saying your don't do that. But without hearing them, I can't tell. I probably got at least ten different pairs of headphones and if I want to hear seriously quality music, it is the Koss Portapros every time. Nice project and I maybe tempted to make a set and see.

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  • gm280 commented on brownewepr's instructable Cardboard Pen2 months ago
    Cardboard Pen

    I've turn tons of pens and pencils, even some using rattle snake skins and deer antler. Those were the hardest material I ever worked with. One wrong move and it all over, all over the entire shop. I have a few suggestions to help with this cardboard material. How about taking the epoxy glues and after mixing them, add in some rubbing alcohol. This thins the epoxy without harming the curing process. But it allows the epoxy to become more like water and should assist in getting the watery epoxy into the cardboard easier. And do each piece on its own before gluing/building up the blanks. That should solve the empty voids in the cardboard. Just and idea. Nice project using cardboard. You could even dye the epoxy for the different pieces to make it that much different. JMHO

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  • gm280 commented on lonesoulsurfer's instructable Fizzle Loop Synth - 555 Timer2 months ago
    Fizzle Loop Synth - 555 Timer

    Nice build and interesting project, honestly!. But I have to say, a 12 gauge would take care of that in short order if somebody else was playing with it in ear shot.

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  • gm280 commented on John deCaux's instructable How to Build a Bee Vacuum2 months ago
    How to Build a Bee Vacuum

    I realize honey bees are a commodity. But me, and bees in general, don't mix. I've had my share of bee stings in my life time. And if I never ever get stung again, it won't spoil my day. Nice project to save those bees.

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  • gm280 commented on John deCaux's instructable How to Smoke a Whole Duck2 months ago
    How to Smoke a Whole Duck

    Aren't they hard to roll? Okay, just a little joke there. It looks good. How could anybody not like it?

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  • gm280 commented on evanandkatelyn's instructable T-Track Clamp CNC Upgrade2 months ago
    T-Track Clamp CNC Upgrade

    Nice concept. I have two ideas to maybe help you out. First, buy a LASER light for your chop saw. They are simple to add on and will show you exactly where the saw blade will cut. I've installed one on my DeWalt 12" Compound chop saw and it increases the cut rates. Second, is you slotted the wood "L" attachments, then you can slide them and even catch more threaded holes you already have in the base plate. And being slotted, you can also use them to hold non-square items to machine. Otherwise nice ideas...

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  • gm280 commented on Jule's instructable Restore an Old Hunting Pocket Knife2 months ago
    Restore an Old Hunting Pocket Knife

    Nice project and it looks good to me. I love it when people refurbish old items like this and make them near new and usable again. Bravo sir, Bravo.

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  • Laser Cut Algebra Balance - Teaching Tool

    Not sure what grades you are teaching, but are you sure they can grasp the concept? Seems a little convoluted to me.. Interesting, but still hard to simply grasp.

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  • Forged Damascus Steel Pocket Knife W/ Common Tools!!!

    There is no better knife in the world then the one you make yourself. Nice knife and you should be proud of it.

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  • gm280 commented on In The Kitchen With Matt's instructable Yummy Fried Shrimp3 months ago
    Yummy Fried Shrimp

    I have to say, they look amazing. And if you would like to send me a dozen or three, I could find out for myself as well. Let me know if you need my address. :-)

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  • gm280 commented on Rzooq's instructable Oil FIlter Cutter3 months ago
    Oil FIlter Cutter

    I totally understand what you made and I think it is a clever idea and construction. However, why cut used oil filter apart anyways. Seems a really messy job, and I honestly can't think of any good reason myself.

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  • Potato Battery: Understanding Chemical and Electrical Energy

    First let me say thank you for this post. Although this has been done a few times with potatoes and a multitude of other food items, it is always great to see it again. This will pike the interest in some new students to try and make this and that is the beginning of more electronic students. So you never know, you could have started a whole new class full of new technicians...and that is always a great thing. Bravo sir, Bravo.

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  • gm280 commented on gravitino's instructable Barncaster Electric Guitar3 months ago
    Barncaster Electric Guitar

    Nice project. While I am more of a traditionalist in the looks and finish, I do know the labor of love it took to build such a guitar. I too play and plan to built at least a few myself. I purchased a kit and will make others after I get that kit finished. It is a copy of a Les Paul. I always like that design and so I have to build one. I also have four older amps that will get refurbished as well. One is a MusicMan tube head unit.

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  • gm280 commented on JeremySCook's instructable Twin Bed With Optional CNC Engraving3 months ago
    Twin Bed With Optional CNC Engraving

    Nice build. And it will be with you for generations. Way better then some flimsy store bought unit. 2 x 4 constructions makes for really solid builds. And with the rustic look, is perfect as well.

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  • How to Make the Perfect Steak (Steak Frites)

    I will say there are so many ways to accomplish a great steak. I also use a 1" thick rib-eye. No other reason to fire up the grill otherwise. But if you need any steak sauce, you are not cooking or seasoning your steak right. Of course this is just my opinion. I love a medium steak without any condiment like sauces.

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  • gm280 commented on ToolboxDivas's instructable Elegant DIY Tufted Bench3 months ago
    Elegant DIY Tufted Bench

    Very nice project. I applaud you for posting it. I get the feeling you've been working with wood for some time. I did like the Kreg vice grip tool to hold the pieces in position as you drove the screws in place. You should be proud!

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  • gm280 commented on CarS3's instructable Antique Pallet Wood Americian Flag3 months ago
     Antique Pallet Wood Americian Flag

    How can anybody not like your project. Bravo sir, Bravo. Salute!

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  • Trailer Swing-away Jockey Wheel Mounting Bracket.

    Nice setup. That will be there forever. I did something about the same when I rebuilt my trailer. Except I welded the jack on to the trailer frame like this.

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  • gm280 commented on mxx's instructable Unclogging Rust-Oleum Nozzle3 months ago
    Unclogging Rust-Oleum Nozzle

    I am sure that works also. If you want another way, remove the spray tip and get some carb cleaner and spray through the tip, problem solved. And if you need a really small item to poke through the clogged tip, use one strand of any stranded wire (14 or 16 gauge) and it will help clean out the tip without damaging it. I'll have to try your idea and see how that works.

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  • gm280 commented on TheGeekGroupNSI's instructable Air Quality Classroom Experiment3 months ago
    Air Quality Classroom Experiment

    In our area with spring showing up early the pollen is through the roof. I bet the pollen alone would cover one of these air pollutant cards. Nice way to show the students what they are breathing.

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  • gm280 commented on Josehf Murchison's instructable Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs3 months ago
    Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs

    Never eaten Spaghetti Squash, but it looks very good. If you would like to send me some to try, I can them enjoy it...I mean evaluate it to offer a complete and proper comment. Let me know if you need my address...

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  • gm280 commented on diymontreal's instructable Reclaimed Wood Storage Chest3 months ago
    Reclaimed Wood Storage Chest

    Bravo on your project. And I also applaud you on using reclaimed wood. A lot of people have no idea that even used lumber can be reused to make most anything. A friend of mine had a century old house that was being refurbished. And I asked him if I could take a few of the old 2x4's. He said yea, take some. There were very hard heart pine. Amazing how solid they were and strong. Very nice wood and actually 2" by 4" instead of 1 1/2" by 3 1/2" like we get now. Old lumber is great lumber and can be resawn or shaped or planed to built all types of projects. Thumbs Up on a very nice project.

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  • gm280 commented on JonLee48's instructable Build a Warped Box!3 months ago
    Build a Warped Box!

    Nice well thought out project. Some times people don't understand how much planning is involved to make things look simple. You did a very nice project. Bravo sir, Bravo.

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  • gm280 commented on elevation's instructable Guitar Pedal4 months ago
    Guitar Pedal

    Let me see if I have this correct. Your project is merely how to install your own guitar pedal circuit into a box? Is that correct? Because I didn't see any schematic diagram for the circuit otherwise.

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  • How to Make a Automatic 12v Battery Charger

    Nice project. My only question is, why did you put this in the art category? Woudn't this fit better in the electronics section?

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  • gm280 commented on lmander's instructable Fire Extinguisher Inspection4 months ago
    Fire Extinguisher Inspection

    Yes we all walk by fire extingishers daily and usually never give them a second thought. I am presently looking to replace a few of ours now. I have to ask, why is there a zip tie on the removeable pin in one of the pictures? Doesn't that keep it from being used readily? I would certainly remove that zip tie at once.

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  • gm280 commented on dekeros's instructable Pallet Wood Mini Speakers4 months ago
    Pallet Wood Mini Speakers

    Nice project. And I bet they sound amazing as well.

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  • gm280 commented on OrangeT2's instructable How to Make a 3D Paper Origami Swan4 months ago
    How to Make a 3D Paper Origami Swan

    Not sure where you learned how to make this, or if you even designed it up yourself, but that is an amazing feat to see. Very nice project.

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  • Restore Rusty Wood Slide Clamps With Sandpaper & Grease

    I do something similar. If you remove the pin at the end of the rod, you can take the clamp apart and that makes it so much easier to clean and polish. I usually use a wire wheel on a bench type grinder setup and it removes rust, old glues and everything. Then you can either use grease or even some paste type wax to keep them rust and glue free. Nice project you posted. Bravo sir Bravo.

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  • gm280 commented on KenS12's instructable Eureka Puzzle4 months ago
    Eureka Puzzle

    I really like these type of puzzles and would sit there and work with it until I solved it. But instead I always look a the solution not having one here to play with. Nice project!

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  • Convert Airplane Noise Cancelling Headphones to Stereo Headphones

    You're close with your concept of how it works. It actually doesn't record anything. But what it does is hears the ambient noise via little microphones and just inverses it to add to the music or what every you are listening to. It can even just provide the inverse noise without any music playing. And therefore the nosie you hears is canceled with the inverse nulling out the noise at the same time. Usually it works pretty good. But don't think it removes all background noise. It can't do that, but it come close. JMHO

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  • gm280 commented on tomatoskins's instructable Impossible Lock in Wood4 months ago
    Impossible Lock in Wood

    I realize what you did here. But it really isn't a puzzle at all. Meaning you can't take the lock out of the wood after you finish making it. So while nice to look at. It doesn't constitue a puzzle in my opinion.

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  • gm280 commented on How to Knot's instructable How to Tie an Angler's Loop4 months ago
    How to Tie an Angler's Loop

    I enjoy watching people tie different knots and the they look pretty easy to duplicate. My problem is, there are so many, I forget which knot is which when thinking about tying them. So I go to my usual and they work for me all the time. Why types they are is anybody's guess.

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  • Scracht Built Launcher Controller for Pyro Rockets

    Bravo, who doesn't like model rockets. I like the Estes versions better then water types as well. And I am working on a remote control launch type system. I've built wired setups pretty much like yours. But I was to try my hand a wireless setup. Good project you made all the same.

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  • gm280 commented on bcb10's instructable ATTiny EMF Detector4 months ago
    ATTiny EMF Detector

    Have you figured out how long it will run on that one button battery? Just wondering.

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  • gm280 commented on kevincarruthers's instructable Cedar Flower Box4 months ago
    Cedar Flower Box

    During my early wood shop class school days, I made a very similar flower box. And while it looks simple, every cut on my flower box has some type bevel. And the corners were even multiple bevels, as was the very bottom too. It came out great and got me an A+ in the class. But looking back, that was the most complicated flower box one could possible pick for a first woodworking project. I didn't have any cleats inside. Only side meeting side, all at angles and 45 degree mating sections...of course as angles. Your project brought back those memories.

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  • gm280 commented on Tim Boyat's instructable CNC Dovetail Joints4 months ago
    CNC Dovetail Joints

    Interesting concept. But knowing how complex it is to precisely set up anything dealing with CNC and knowing that every dovetail joint can be unique in itself, I'll stay with box or finger joints. I can make box joints with either a table saw or router. I also like the looks of both joints, but I really like the box or finger joints the best. JMHO Nice program though. Continue and make it work perfect.

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  • How to Make High Power Led Dimmer+Dc Motor Speed Controller

    Oh yes, a PWM circuit with a 555 timer does it every time. I would use the MOSFET because their on time resistance is way lower then any bipolar transistor. And since the on resistance is so low, it can handle a lot more current without getting too hot as well. JMHO

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  • gm280 commented on DonX-Developer's instructable YAPS 750 Power Supply4 months ago
    YAPS 750 Power Supply

    I applaud your interesting project. I did something similar to this when I was still working in an Engineering office/lab. We seem to need different voltages for so many projects but didn't have enough power supplies (variable of course) to cover everybody. So I built a power supply that had basically every voltage we ever would need in both positive and negative outputs and even variable as well. And since I did own a large bed LASER engraver, the front panel looked great. I used the typical LM78XX and LM79XX series voltage regulators for each output, and then the LM317 series for the variable outputs. Worked great. I like the fact that you used what you had without a LASER engrave to make your front panel. That shows initiative and making what you have, work. If you ever need to make ...

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    I applaud your interesting project. I did something similar to this when I was still working in an Engineering office/lab. We seem to need different voltages for so many projects but didn't have enough power supplies (variable of course) to cover everybody. So I built a power supply that had basically every voltage we ever would need in both positive and negative outputs and even variable as well. And since I did own a large bed LASER engraver, the front panel looked great. I used the typical LM78XX and LM79XX series voltage regulators for each output, and then the LM317 series for the variable outputs. Worked great. I like the fact that you used what you had without a LASER engrave to make your front panel. That shows initiative and making what you have, work. If you ever need to make another front panel, you can make your layout and then take it to most any trophy shop and they can LASER engrave your panel in whatever colors you want. Just and Idea. Nice project either way. Thumbs Up!

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  • gm280 commented on tomasC62's instructable Make Your Own Front Panels4 months ago
    Make Your Own Front Panels

    See if I can explain this better. All a LASER engrave does is burns off what you don't want. In other words the black, in this case, lettering and shapes are just beneath the face color. You buy the LASERable material in whatever color you wish and even select what lettering and shape colors show through. I used this brushed aluminum metal looking face material with a black background. And the LASER burns off the face brushed aluminum metal looking material so you can see the engraved black. You can buy just about an unlimited assortment of panels and background colors. Your imagination is basically your limit. Do a quick search on LASERable material and have a look. And there are tons of places that sell that material. If you want neon green with purple letters and graphic, buy it. Ho...

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    See if I can explain this better. All a LASER engrave does is burns off what you don't want. In other words the black, in this case, lettering and shapes are just beneath the face color. You buy the LASERable material in whatever color you wish and even select what lettering and shape colors show through. I used this brushed aluminum metal looking face material with a black background. And the LASER burns off the face brushed aluminum metal looking material so you can see the engraved black. You can buy just about an unlimited assortment of panels and background colors. Your imagination is basically your limit. Do a quick search on LASERable material and have a look. And there are tons of places that sell that material. If you want neon green with purple letters and graphic, buy it. Hope that helps a little. If you have any more question, please let me know. I don't mine answering if I can.

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  • gm280 commented on Mount Oread's instructable Dryer to Heater 4 months ago
    Dryer to Heater

    Aren't you worried that water and a nice warm environment is a perfect place to grow bacteria? I would be extremely concerned about such a setup personally. But if this works for you, go for it.

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  • gm280 commented on TheresaJ19's instructable Easy Homemade Fire Starters4 months ago
    Easy Homemade Fire Starters

    Exactly what is the coffee grounds for? Seem wood chips or most anything else would suffice. IDK

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  • gm280 commented on tomatoskins's instructable Lathe Drum Sander5 months ago
    Lathe Drum Sander

    Interesting project. I have thought of building such a sander, but a stand alone version. I also thought about using PVC, but you really have to tread slowly truing up PVC. As you stated, PVC is not round, well not perfectly round anyways. So turning it can be tricky and I would think a scraper type tool would work better the a typical lathe cutting tool. I was wondering if a built up wood drum would be a better choice? Especially if you could turn that wood drum on a metal lathe that had a screw feed setup. IDK. Nice project either way.

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  • gm280 commented on androkavo's instructable SMD - Hand Soldering5 months ago
    SMD - Hand Soldering

    You touch on a few really very important things about soldering. And those things are, make absolutely sure the board runs are clean. We use to use an eraser to clean runs and leads as well. Then clean them with alcohol and let them air dry. Then don't touch any of the runs or part leads. Then tin the runners/pads on the board. Now you can tin the leads or make sure they are clean and ready to solder. Positioning the SMD is key to a quality joint. If you can hold the SMD part, the soldering is a breeze. Good project post with instructions. It takes practice, but isn't hard to do once you grasp the concept.

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  • gm280 commented on Bob-Bee's instructable Dark Wash Jeans to Light Wash Jeans5 months ago
    Dark Wash Jeans to Light Wash Jeans

    You do realize that soaking anything in bleach for that long also deteriorates the stitching as well. Just thought you would like to know.

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  • gm280 commented on tomasC62's instructable Make Your Own Front Panels5 months ago
    Make Your Own Front Panels

    John, we do have a large commercial LASER Engraver. And they are pretty expensive. However, the also make smaller desktop version LASER Engravers that would work perfectly for Electronic panel projects. Ours is a lager bed setup. But desktop versions will make pretty nice size panels as well. Here is a recently power supply panel I made. Nothing special, just a nice clean look.

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  • Arduino Color Sorter Project With Pc Control Application

    Nice project. I was wondering how close in shades is this RGB sensor capable of discerning? It always makes me wonder how close colors can be for the microcontroller/code/hardware to differencuaate.

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  • How to Make a Glass Bottle Cutter - DIY Wine Bottle Cutting Tool!

    The trick to cutting any type glass is to initially fracture the glass so it breaks at that fracture. Your project actually does just that. Nice. Oh, and carbide really isn't expensive. It is everywhere these days.

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  • gm280 commented on mr_fid's instructable Yet Another Balancing Robot!5 months ago
    Yet Another Balancing Robot!

    Interesting project. What clock frequency are you using? I ask because if you could increase the operating frequency, you could get it to stabilize with finer increments. And stepper motors with finer step capabilities would also help stabilize it smoother as well. But you've built a great project with such a minuscule microcontroller type setup.

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