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  • DanC66 commented on masoon's instructable Hidden Spare Car Key for Emergencies 2 months ago
    Hidden Spare Car Key for Emergencies

    The only place I can think of where you would't need to get down on the ground to retrieve it would be the wheel arch or on the inside of a bumper.

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  • DanC66 commented on Alex in NZ's instructable Hide Your Flash Drive in Plain Sight2 months ago
    Hide Your Flash Drive in Plain Sight

    Conversations you could be having if Dirty Harry was your IT manager:"9 of these fake cables have an horrific number of viruses, malware and pop ups to some really salty websites. 1 doesn't. You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do you, punk?"

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  • DanC66 commented on CHARLESCRANFORD's instructable Fake Electrical Outlet2 months ago
    Fake Electrical Outlet

    That's exactly what I thought! I hate practical jokes, but I do like clever ways to keep my valuables safe and sound.

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  • Hack Your Garbage Can to Use Grocery Store Plastic Bags

    I really should do this! I've reduced my waste so much that the bin will really start to smell funky with the few food scraps in the bottom of it long before it will ever get full. (It doesn't, that's a hypothetical example for all the literalists reading!)

    Life's too short for putting things in the bin carefully. I was reasonably good at basket ball in highschool so I just throw things at the bin from across the kitchen. I rarely miss. I don't want to have to go back and check nothing went between the bag and the inside of the bin.

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  • DanC66 commented on MichaelsTestKitchen's instructable Homemade BBQ Sauce9 months ago
    Homemade BBQ Sauce

    The calorie is a unit of gravity, since the more you have the heavier you are. Such being the case, so long as you consume them while holding a balloon, you should be fine. You can also halve the calorie intake by standing on one leg while eating, obviously.

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  • DanC66 commented on Pegasaurus's instructable Concrete Pendant9 months ago
    Concrete Pendant

    It's the advice all of us need!

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  • Rusty Junk to Useful Stuff EASY With Chemistry!

    The charge is so low that it probably won't do you any harm, though you should be wearing rubber gloves if you're putting your hands into water with soda in it anyway. The bigger danger is getting your hands wet and then touching something connected to the mains supply. Safety first!

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  • DanC66 commented on gravityisweak's instructable Top Secret Tissue Box1 year ago
    Top Secret Tissue Box

    I like this one for its simplicity and ease of make 'n' use.

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  • DanC66 commented on Paige Russell's instructable 10 Unusual Uses for Lemons1 year ago
    10 Unusual Uses for Lemons

    If you get dry scaly skin on your elbows, take a used lemon half and rub it on (don't try this if the skin is broken though, ouchy!) the oils and all that lemony goodness goes straight into the area and Bingo! beautiful elbows once more. I guess if you have dry scaly skin elsewhere you could use strips of peel and do the same job.

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  • 10 Life Hacks You Need to Know for a Better Summer!

    See, that's what makes it so crafty, somebody might have it in mind to steal your sunscreen, but NOBODY is going to steal your shampoo!

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  • DanC66 commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Unusual Uses for Zip Ties1 year ago
    Unusual Uses for Zip Ties

    Luggage frequently has two zip fasteners. If you use a tie to keep them together nobody can get into your bag without damaging it.That's the theory anyway. Anyone can split the zip with a pen, ransack your bag, run the fasteners over and bingo, your stuff's gone, 2k of coke has been planted and you're none the wiser!

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  • DanC66 commented on Brooklyntonia's instructable Fabric As Removable Wallpaper1 year ago
    Fabric As Removable Wallpaper

    You know what people used to use before they invented wallpaper..?A lot of people are asking about the longevity of using fabric, I lived in a house that was a couple of hundred years old and the layer right at the very bottom of all the years of paint and wallpaper was fabric so I've no doubt that it'll last for the longest time. But I would add that a preparitory wallpaper paste might be better as it contains fungicide that will prevent mould if you've any worries about how damp will affect the fabric.

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  • DanC66 commented on Tecwyn Twmffat's instructable Full English Breakfast2 years ago
    Full English Breakfast

    Hash browns are just the American pretenders to a rosti. An old girlfriend was from Germany and she made a similar Saxon regional fried potato cake too, except it had flour and eggs. I guess we're talking alternatives to bubble and squeak, except BLEUGH! Boiled cabbage!

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  • DanC66 commented on gravityisweak's instructable Coat Hanger Drill Bit2 years ago
    Coat Hanger Drill Bit

    Safety third!

    If you're drilling using a particularly long section of hanger and you find it's flopping about too much, a couple of inches of pipe would make an excellent handle that you could hold while drilling at full speed.

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  • DanC66 commented on sketchglass's instructable Restoring Old Kitchen Knives3 years ago
    Restoring Old Kitchen Knives

    KaBar recommend sharpening the edge of a knife to 20' for the best durability to sharpness ratio. I don't care how classy they look, NEVER use glass chopping boards. You might as well be beating your knife-edge against a rock! Wood ones are gentle on the blade and naturally anti-biotic, unlike plastic, which'll let germs breed in the scratches. And one further note, if you're sharpening Japanese knives, check whether or not it's already beveled on both sides. Many Japanese knives are only sharpened on one side as this affords an EXTREMELY sharp edge suitable for preparing thinly sliced meats and fish. Sharpening the left (under) side of the blade will effectively ruin it.

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  • How To Make A Super Secret Safe - For Less Than $3

    Maybe Smith and Wesson could even play hide and seek in there when they're not needed...

    Visitor: Hey, how come this outlet doesn't work?Me: I'm sorry you found that. Very sorry indeed, because I always liked you, but now my secret's out...

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  • Super SIMPLE Secret Bookshelf Door & Book Unlock Mechanism

    Exactly. I've seen designs for bi-fold doors which need runners top and bottom and a lock in the middle (which wouldn't be operable if you were shut in the room...) Just using a really solid door and heavy duty hinges is simplicity verging on genius. However.... the book's lock system way over-complicates things when you could just attach a rod or cord from the book to the latch.

    Exactly. I've seen designs for bi-fold doors which need runners top and bottom and a lock in the middle (which wouldn't be operable if you were shut in the room...) Just using a really solid door and heavy duty hinges is simplicity verging on genius. However.... the book's lock system way over-complicates things when you could just attach a rod or cord to the latch.

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  • DanC66 commented on makendo's instructable Secret door bookcase3 years ago
    Secret door bookcase

    I just thought, how does the lock which is described here work if you're in the room? can you shut the door? How would you open it again from the inside?

    "I've got two kitchen cabinet hinges and an IKEA bookshelf. What do you mean I can't have a secret door? Oh God, that's soooo impractical!"

    I think it only looks time consuming and impractical because makendo put in the time to construct a very sturdy bookshelf which contains several additional features. Sure, he could have half-assed it and ended up with something that spills books when opened, doesn't lock, doesn't make noises (OK, the noises would get on my norks after about 5 minutes) and ends up falling off the wall. Far from being impractical, I could only recommend a few adjustments that would turn his hidden corner into a well disguised panic room or safe.

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  • DanC66 commented on DouglasC10's instructable Learn the Best Knot for Camping3 years ago
    Learn the Best Knot for Camping

    Ha ha, I love that old scout master of yours, spilling out wisdom, or knowledge timebombs, that will only become clear years later.

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