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  • LED Lighting Countertop Drill

    I like the way you think.

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  • mtbike2 commented on Tuomas Soikkeli's instructable Stainless Spotlight1 year ago
    Stainless Spotlight

    for thos without awesome welding skills, use this. Super easy and looks good. Glue a magnet to the base and good to go. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/free-shipping-LED-surface-mounted-spotlights-spotlights-shine-pedestal-painted-wall-lights-Wall-lights-Ceiling-3W5W/1071714520.html?spm=2114.13010708.0.0.PGfUGP

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  • LED Lighting Countertop Drill

    nice instructible. I did something similar but using a self contained light. Then used a simple rocker switch that I put in the on off switch box for the drill. Worked great.https://www.aliexpress.com/item/free-shipping-LED-surface-mounted-spotlights-spotlights-shine-pedestal-painted-wall-lights-Wall-lights-Ceiling-3W5W/1071714520.html?spm=2114.13010708.0.0.PGfUGP

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

    five guys is only more complex when you don't know about the in and out secret menu. Then it's super complex at in and out and even cooler

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  • An Unusual Use of Alcohol to Extract DNA From Cells

    check out DNA crystallization for some cool looking atuff

    my pleasure.

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  • An Unusual Use of Alcohol to Extract DNA From Cells

    many places will sell 95% drinking alcohol which is ethanol and will do just fine.

    A much more useful way to collect the DNA.... Do the steps as above up to and including adding the alcohol. Next, take anything round, tooth pick for example, or glass stir rod or even a plastic one and twirl it in the mixture of alcohol, cells and water. The DNA strands will form around your rod. Then you can use water to remove the stranded DNA and put on a surface to dry or you can let it dry on the rod and gently remove it. Then you have a dry bunch of DNA. If you want to harvest MASSIVE amounts then just get some blood from your local butcher or from a nice cut of meat. Then store it in a small glass tube.

    alcohol denatures the DNA. It is not helpful for anything practical after the alcohol bath..To determine your DNA profi there are a few ways it is done. The old way that most people are familiar with is using a series of enzymes to cut up your dna into segments then putting it on a gel and running an electric charge through it for a given time period and comparing the bands that form to another specimen to look for a match.The next method,developed in the 90's is shotgun sequencing.. You chop the dna up into a bunch of pieces then put special labels on the dna (i.e. Color) and run those fragments through a machine then look for common pieces and overlaps to get the sequence.Next comes the newest generation. High throughput sequencing. Basically like shotgun but with a bunch of machi...

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    alcohol denatures the DNA. It is not helpful for anything practical after the alcohol bath..To determine your DNA profi there are a few ways it is done. The old way that most people are familiar with is using a series of enzymes to cut up your dna into segments then putting it on a gel and running an electric charge through it for a given time period and comparing the bands that form to another specimen to look for a match.The next method,developed in the 90's is shotgun sequencing.. You chop the dna up into a bunch of pieces then put special labels on the dna (i.e. Color) and run those fragments through a machine then look for common pieces and overlaps to get the sequence.Next comes the newest generation. High throughput sequencing. Basically like shotgun but with a bunch of machines. BUTTTT. DNA has to be pure and unaltered to do the above...If I remember correct.

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  • Gordon Ramsay Acrylic Portrait Painting & Tips

    hahahah....soooooo....I had no clue who Gordon Ramsay is till I red your instructable and when I saw the picture I thought, that is a super creepy modern Han Solo. Bwahahaha @myself.

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  • mtbike2 commented on Gareth0123's instructable Sideways GrowBag Boxes.1 year ago
    Sideways GrowBag Boxes.

    I have never seen a grow bag. That is pretty. Cool. That said, you can easily just buy a bag of potting soil and lay it flat, poke holes, and stick your plants in... I have been. Using the same 2 cubic foot bag for about. 3 years. I just started to supplement with fertilizer this year. It works great. Much better than my crummy soil. I planed to dump the bags at the end of each year to slowly boost my soil but this bag continues to produce with the addition of fertilizer. I like the idea of vertical gardening and might have to give this system a run.

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  • mtbike2 commented on mikeandlauren's instructable DIY Powder Coated Yeti Cups2 years ago
    DIY Powder Coated Yeti Cups

    very ironic. And strangely iconic.

    I completely agree. Isn't it quite ironic that the cheap china product from harbor freight allows you to make an expensive product that is cheaply available.

    there are specific ping,nets you have to us. The pigment has to be able to be statically charged and attracted to the product then baked to a durable finish. That said, to be clear, I have no clue about the pigment itself. There is a specific carrier of said pigment that is a must. The color itself...I am not sure

    so true. Just substitute "yeti" for tools, or tool rack or ..... that's why I love this ible, seriously, its great.

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  • mtbike2 commented on mikeandlauren's instructable DIY Powder Coated Yeti Cups2 years ago
    DIY Powder Coated Yeti Cups

    cover everything with something and only the open area will be coated then you can bake it.

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  • mtbike2 commented on jeff.cartwright.562's instructable OpenSprinkler2 years ago
    OpenSprinkler

    Did you ever figure things out? What us your set up? I hope to run a similar relay using the OSPI software/firmware and attach a screen as well. Any help would be great.

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  • mtbike2 commented on pksanchez01's instructable Transforming Lunch Box2 years ago
    Transforming Lunch Box

    Just a tip to help in cutting straight lines with a jig saw. Set a ruler on the edge of the foot plate and get it parallel to your line then cut away. It wil give you a nice straight line

    tape will also help prevent some of that tear out you have on the plywood

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  • mtbike2 commented on Cherzer's instructable Sculpt a Solar Powered Water Feature2 years ago
    Sculpt a Solar Powered Water Feature

    great instructable. Thanks for the word of caution on the plants. Water hyacinth is extremely invasive. It will spread like wild fire from a portion of the plant and chokes out waterways and nothing in the us really eats it. Hard freeze is all there is to control it, that and agent orange.

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  • mtbike2 commented on DIY Andrea's instructable Hand Tool Cabinet2 years ago
    Hand Tool Cabinet

    Better question.....where did you get that gasoline powered torch on top of the shelf in the first picture? I have been looking for one for years.

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  • How to modify a fridge compressor into a silent air compressor

    often the problem is not that compressor needs to cool down but rather that it cannot start against the head of pressure. It is best to use an unloaded valve so,that the line between the compressor and tank is empty when it restarts. To do this you need a one way valve in the plumbing to prevent unintended back flow

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  • Silent air compressor made of recycled rubbish!

    keep an eye out for small old helium tanks. In the us they are sold number the name "balloon time" or something similar. They are designed to handle helium and are much lighter than a propane tank. Propane is stored i. Heavier tNks due to the flammability. Helium tanks work at operating psi of260 psi but are tested at 325 psi which is more than sufficient. They also have a burst disk in them to prevent catastrophic failure. This ible shows how to reuse one. I have one that I use as a portable pig when I only need to fire around a dozen nails. Works great for working at height. https://www.instructables.com/id/Reusing-a-Disposable-Helium-Tank/

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  • mtbike2 commented on mikeasaurus's instructable 5 Ways to Remove a Stripped Screw2 years ago
    5 Ways to Remove a Stripped Screw

    the manual hammer impact drivers are more effective because as you hammer down on it to actuate the device it drives the head of the driver into the screw insuring solid contact. At the same time it applies a hard jarring turn that breaks the bond. As a result of this they are much less likely to cam out or round things off. Also you can attach a bigger variety to the old manual impact drivers with better effect. Any hex drive and anything you can attack to a socket wrench is a go.

    I am sure you are aware but others may not be.... loctite comes in different colors for different requirements. For instance, blue is for removable screws. They make some that require heat to remove and some that is nearly impossible. Loctite is a great product when used properly.

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  • mtbike2 commented on kludge77's instructable Secret Wood Bowl DIY2 years ago
    Secret Wood Bowl DIY

    definitely would be possible but not sure the effort is worth the savings. You would have to do smaller blocks of wood and plan your locations. Basically putting quality wood where the bowl would be and putting less quality i.e. Pine were you would cut away. Would have to do a periphery of quality with splintered edges then the bottom and fill center with full length pine pieces. I dont turn wood so not sure if it is practical but there is the theory....

    that might work. You could even just use two bowls from the store as your mould. Glass might work well and spray it with Pam or similar nonstick spray

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  • mtbike2 commented on TheWaterDog's instructable Tire Tourniquet2 years ago
    Tire Tourniquet

    a belt can often get you out of a bind. Bigger tire, use your friends belt as well...or maybe your friend is as big around as a tire....

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  • mtbike2 commented on tgdula's instructable A knife from a shot out M1 rifle2 years ago
    A knife from a shot out M1 rifle

    i died inside when this instructible but agree with ya.

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  • Silent air compressor made of recycled rubbish!

    Oh yeah it is nice. Most of the time when someone replaces their unit the compressor works just fine. All you need is the starter solenoid and compressor. Just be aware those suckers are heavy. Most whole house units in the USA are on 220V but I can tell you for a fact that they WILL INDEED run on 110 v. Mine is currently running with a 30 year old unit which is running strong.

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  • mtbike2 commented on lonesoulsurfer's instructable Ultimate Fishing Rod Holder2 years ago
    Ultimate Fishing Rod Holder

    did a similar thing but modified version. Get a 4 inch pvc end cap or what ever size you desire, wanted mine to be as large as a beer in a foam koozie...the old school kind. Then i got pvc that was aprx 1.5 inch inner diameter. took the cap and screwed it in to the pipe with two screws. Just drilled through the front of it so I could put a screw driver in and tighten things up. It cost a whole lot less and the large cup holder even holds your bait and beer at the same time. Of course drill holes in the bottom of cup holder since you wll most definitely be wade fishing in the surf and catch some water in your holder. mmmm Salty warm beer and cold fried chicke

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  • Silent air compressor made of recycled rubbish!

    nice i-ble. I will try to get pictures up of mine. I salvaged an ac compressor from a whole house unit. Sucker can churn out the air. Run it on a 100 lb propane cylinder. Also took a compressor from a refrigerator and use it to fill up the disposable helium tanks. Many argue that the helium tanks are not safe as they are light weight but the tank itself, when filled with helium, handles more than the 150 PSI the switches allow. Worst case they have a built in burst disk. When you only use those tanks as a pig for portable use of a nail gun then the risk is exceedingly low. Nice thing is that if you just hook up the opposite side then you have a vacuum that can be pulled for vacuum forming etc.

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  • mtbike2 commented on headermac's instructable Indoor herb garden shelf2 years ago
    Indoor herb garden shelf

    your herbs look amazing. What's your secret?

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  • Convert a Electric Water Tank to a Outdoor Wood Heater

    for anyone doing this now it is much easier to use a flat pry bar and simply scrape down the side using the long end to chisel the foam off. Then use a dry wall spatula to scrape anything that remains off. It's super fast that way.

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  • Grow Vegetables Asexually For The Apocalypse

    you can easily gain a lot by taking things a little further than in the ible. I have green onions growing from those I bought at the store. Stuck them in water like this guy for about 1-2 weeks then stuck em in the ground. Three years later I stil have more geeen onion than I know what to do with. While they are biurnal and go through a two year cycle, they still produce; they just split out the side and start over.

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  • mtbike2 commented on Tgauchsin's instructable European Mounted Deer2 years ago
    European Mounted Deer

    putting it in an ant pile always works. Freeze it then about a week or two in a fire ant hill does wonders.

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  • Make the Most EPIC Christmas Card Ever!! ( Also How To Launch And Recover A High Altitude Balloon)

    hahaha this is great. Love it. "The most epic....ever". Ps great instructable

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  • mtbike2 commented on kdac's instructable Concrete Coffee Table2 years ago
    Concrete Coffee Table

    If it breaks, accentuate that break. Get you some metal strapping and some sort of off color concrete caulk. Drill and bolt the strapping top and bottom and fill the void with the caulk. Will look even more industrial like in this link http://nextstar.ca/images1/wallrepair.jpg

    I have seen where some did fill the holes with slurry made from quite wet concrete. Takes multiple layers because the water evaporating out but gives you a smooth finish just with different color splotches.

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  • Live Off the Land : Survive With Edible Weeds

    Yes this is true. Solinum sp. is a specific genus in the family Solanaceae also known as the "nightshade" family. There are MANY plants in this family. Many of these plants have very important economic value to us i.e. Tomatoes, peppers, potatoes. Potatoes are a prime example of the toxicity in the family. Potatoes are the root of the plant. The plant itself will occasionally produce small tomato like fruits. While the fruits are technically edible there is definitely a toxic level to them. The fruits if eaten in sufficient quantities can indeed be toxic. Additionally there is a plant called "poke weed" which is used to make poke salat (salad). Poke weed can be highly toxic if not prepared at the proper time in the plant life cycle and prepared properly. This ...

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    Yes this is true. Solinum sp. is a specific genus in the family Solanaceae also known as the "nightshade" family. There are MANY plants in this family. Many of these plants have very important economic value to us i.e. Tomatoes, peppers, potatoes. Potatoes are a prime example of the toxicity in the family. Potatoes are the root of the plant. The plant itself will occasionally produce small tomato like fruits. While the fruits are technically edible there is definitely a toxic level to them. The fruits if eaten in sufficient quantities can indeed be toxic. Additionally there is a plant called "poke weed" which is used to make poke salat (salad). Poke weed can be highly toxic if not prepared at the proper time in the plant life cycle and prepared properly. This is the danger and the excitement of living off the land....

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  • Repair your electronics by replacing blown capacitors

    backlight bulb is probably burned out. I don't know anything beyond that

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  • mtbike2 commented on John Culbertson's instructable Standing Desk Pulley Lamps 2 years ago
    Standing Desk Pulley Lamps

    I have not made a similar project but I do have a copper project where it gets too about 212F. Spray on lacquer holds up well. It did turn the copper from a...well copper color.....to a reddish color. I kind of like it. I would imagine it would do the same to the brass just maybe more orange hue

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  • How to Hang Drywall Ceilings by Yourself

    SON OF A BEEEEEEP! You are two years late. I wrestled two full length sheets to my ceiling using a deadman that was a 2x too thin. Dinged up the edges pretty bad and then had to wrestle sheets of MDF breadboard. ARGH. Stellar post and ideas. Thanks

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  • mtbike2 commented on TPicavet's instructable Wheelchair wheel dryer2 years ago
    Wheelchair  wheel dryer

    Genius. But don't sell yourself short. Remove the yellow towel for drying things and you have an indoor exercise roller for those that use wheelchairs. Just because they are in wheelchairs doesn't mean they don't need exercise. You could probably get awat with three rollers but definitely four would suffice. For the clear coat someing like spar varnish may serve you better. It is water and uv proof. Also thick and durable. It's what they use on a ships mast to protect it. If the carpet becomes an issue because of mold you could put no slip adhesive down or simply glue coarse grit sAndpaper to it. I wonder if there would be a way to hinge things and make it like a carry case

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  • mtbike2 commented on ritterst's instructable Belt Sander Wooden Fid2 years ago
    Belt Sander Wooden Fid

    that axe handle almost looks like a find itself ?

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  • mtbike2 commented on fixthisbuildthat's instructable Patio Cooler & Grill Cart Combo2 years ago
    Patio Cooler & Grill Cart Combo

    It's a kregg jig. They are the best known but others make it. You can make one yourself also. I made a very simple one from a cut off piece of 2x4 and a piece of aluminum fuel line. Aliexpress has similar pocket hole jigs and can ship to belgium

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