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  • How to Lose 100+ Pounds and Keep it Off For Life

    "To lose weight, burn more calories than you consume."The above statement is the single most important one in the entire Instructable. As someone who has gone from 398lbs to my present weight of 293lbs WITHOUT EXERCISE, I can validate this statement and consider myself somewhat of an expert after over 100lbs gone.Calories In Calories Out (CiCo) is how you lose weight. How you stay healthy is a different story and a lot more complicated. But just the weight loss side of things is the above sentence.If you don't know why you're not losing weight, start off by measuring what you eat and logging it.The reasons will become obvious very quickly.Great Instructable and congratulations on your weight loss!

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  • BinaryFu commented on BinaryFu's instructable Custom Hand Grips for Revolver3 months ago
    Custom Hand Grips for Revolver

    A paper barrier might be just the trick, but you would still have to be *very careful* on the amount of glue - it can soak through a paper barrier and create a bond with the wood almost as easily.However, a thin piece of cardboard or thick construction paper where the wood could not easily penetrate to the other side might work well in that situation and could be easily sanded right off if any stuck to the piece.I have always followed the "Less is more" rule when temp bonding wood and it hasn't bitten me in the butt - yet. *touch wood*

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  • BinaryFu commented on BinaryFu's instructable Custom Hand Grips for Revolver3 months ago
    Custom Hand Grips for Revolver

    Thank you for the compliments! The "feel" of a pair of grips is very subjective and hard to define. I'll do my best.First and foremost, the grips are custom - this means they are made to fit one particular set of hands and other people will not have as good of an experience with the same gun. That being said, these are full-bodied grips, filling up the hand very well and leaving no empty spaces or awkward overlaps on fingers.When firing a .38 special round from the revolver, hardly any recoil is felt at all and the gun responds similarly to firing a .22 magnum pistol.When a .357 Magnum round is fired from this pistol, there is no "kick" or "snap" as experienced with most modern polymer guns, instead the gun "breaks" or "rolls" upward wit...see more »Thank you for the compliments! The "feel" of a pair of grips is very subjective and hard to define. I'll do my best.First and foremost, the grips are custom - this means they are made to fit one particular set of hands and other people will not have as good of an experience with the same gun. That being said, these are full-bodied grips, filling up the hand very well and leaving no empty spaces or awkward overlaps on fingers.When firing a .38 special round from the revolver, hardly any recoil is felt at all and the gun responds similarly to firing a .22 magnum pistol.When a .357 Magnum round is fired from this pistol, there is no "kick" or "snap" as experienced with most modern polymer guns, instead the gun "breaks" or "rolls" upward with a travel of about 3" and bringing you back on target in very little time. Discomfort to the wrist and hand are non-existent.There is no slippage, the larger base pushes deep into the lower fingers as the upper section allows a slight pivoting action to occur. The thumb grooves help to greatly diminish any riding or slip, to the point that checkering was unnecessary.Double-handed grip (assist grip) is very doable with these grips and the positioning of the thumb grooves lower on the grip allowed me to create a thumb lock grip very easily and effectively.Comparatively, the rubber grips, although checkered and soft rubber, allowed slippage during shooting, requiring a double grip and slower cycling through rounds. Time to target was higher because of this. Mild discomfort was felt with .357 Magnum loads and .38 special loads felt as expected for .38 special.Had I made these as traditional "cowboy" style grips (expose metal on front, back and butt) it would have taken far less time to make, but finishing would have required checkering - a very time intensive process that requires specialized tools to do it properly.My intention was to create an Instructable that could be done by anyone with basic shop tools and an eye for detail, that would still create an amazingly comfortable and useful grip. It is my hope that this has been done and that others may enjoy designing and using their own custom grips for years to come.

    Thank you very much, it was very much a labor of love. My indoor shop is still being designed and built, so all the work was done in a 108° garage for the total twelve hours of the process. Staining and clear were dried indoors due to the 98% humidity and drying time was not added to the total build time.

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  • BinaryFu entered Custom Hand Grips for Revolver in the Wood Contest 2016 contest 3 months ago