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  • Iron Man! How I Made My Own Metallic Piece

    If you want to make cheap silicone moulds you can do so by taking cheap silicone caulking and mixing it with lighter fluid (Naptha) in a 2 fluid to one silicone, mix to make a pourable silicone. Be aware of safety though, do it outside as the lighter fluid is highly flammable.Once it is set the fluid has evaporated off so it is much safer then.

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  • BobH160 commented on kentdvm's instructable Spring Water Collection System2 months ago
    Spring Water Collection System

    5000 gallons a day! I'd be building a shed to bottle all that water and be selling Spring Water.

    5000 gallons a day! I'd be building a shed to bottle all that water and be selling Spring Water or selling it to a water company.

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  • BobH160 commented on Attmos's instructable Say Goodbye to That Formica CounterTop!3 months ago
    Say Goodbye to That Formica CounterTop!

    One little tip, have a hairdryer or heatgun handy as that is a good way to ensure you don't get burst bubbles on the surface as it hardens. Use the heat gun as soon as you have spread it out, if you see any run the hot air over the surface quickly and it will burst the bubbles.

    It is because it is CLS the rounded edges are better for tolerances.

    You could use redwoods instead, really depends on how much you want to spend.

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  • Arduino Controlled Greenhouse (With Blynk As Interface)

    You beat me to it.I am planning a control system for my greenhouse and enclosed raised beds. I was given an automation system but I will have to get creative using it. I also intend installing grow lights as we get poor quality light most of the year. I plan to run the system from a large solar panel and wind generator. It will have 3 water butts, two for the greenhouse and one for the raised beds but all controlled through the one unit and hopefully only one pump.

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  • BobH160 commented on BobH160's instructable Soup Pots3 months ago
    Soup Pots

    They are also good for making omelets, break eggs into them, any seasonings put the lid tightly on, then shake.

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  • BobH160 commented on Penolopy Bulnick's instructable 14+ Unusual Uses for Mouthwash3 months ago
    14+ Unusual Uses for Mouthwash

    You could use it as floor cleaner....oh wait....that is what it was originally designed for and it was useless, then they tried it as a bathroom cleaner and it was equally useless, then some bright spark thought it would be a good idea to swill it around our mouths.

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  • BobH160 commented on MarcusW44's instructable Build a 3D Printed Curta Calculator3 months ago
    Build a 3D Printed Curta Calculator

    I love the 3D print instructables because I take one look at it and think.I wonder how you tell the printer how to make it, I have tried shouting at it but it didn't work.

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  • BobH160 commented on geotek's instructable Making Box Joints3 months ago
    Making Box Joints

    Because the H&S and EU think we are mindless morons who couldn't put a screw in without instructions and a two day training course.

    This was on a forum and it explains it well.The use of universal moulder heads, wobble saws and dado heads is forbidden on all woodworking machinery (table saw, router, shaper) used with hand feed. This is mandatory EU occupational safety regulation. So the newer table saws are manufactured with purposely short arbors.

    I checked it out. We cannot get them here as the H&S (as usual) would not give it a CE/Kitemark unless it had the short shaft which is too short for a dado blade stack. I suppose if you were engineering savvy you could make an extension but for real safety, I would ensure it is supported at both ends to give better balance, I would hate to think of two blades whizzing around your workshop.

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  • The MacGyver Bat Tumbler (Make a Crime Fighting Vehicle Out of Junk and Readily Available Items.)

    It is sad when these things happen. People don't realise that some things may not affect you immediately so you have to practise safety at all times. I know when you are so used to doing it you may forget to mention it as it is a routine we follow and sometimes forget others don't. I know all too well about safety as I worked in the business and have been affected by a silly accident that resulted in me getting injured in an explosion. It was a faulty unit but I didn't think clearly as I was in a hurry. I went into the kitchen to get the spare canister and it being a self-sealing unit I would be fine but it was faulty and gas hosed out as I unscrewed it. The room filled with gas and caught an ignition source from the pilot light on a gas cooker and it erupted trapping me in the room. I ...

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    It is sad when these things happen. People don't realise that some things may not affect you immediately so you have to practise safety at all times. I know when you are so used to doing it you may forget to mention it as it is a routine we follow and sometimes forget others don't. I know all too well about safety as I worked in the business and have been affected by a silly accident that resulted in me getting injured in an explosion. It was a faulty unit but I didn't think clearly as I was in a hurry. I went into the kitchen to get the spare canister and it being a self-sealing unit I would be fine but it was faulty and gas hosed out as I unscrewed it. The room filled with gas and caught an ignition source from the pilot light on a gas cooker and it erupted trapping me in the room. I got out but I suffered 30% burn and spent 7 weeks in hospital.I'm ok now and unless you were an expert you wouldn't know I had been burned as I made a remarkable recovery.

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  • The MacGyver Bat Tumbler (Make a Crime Fighting Vehicle Out of Junk and Readily Available Items.)

    Nice job.Only one thing should be mentioned about fibreglassing, the chemicals can be extremely dangerous if not handled correctly. Always wear a mask for fumes.Always work in a well-ventilated place.A friend who has worked on StarWars, with NASA and builds wings for Drones in his workshop, is a composite expert and he told me about a guy who drowned. He had been working in a confined space, fibreglassing, finished and was walking home when he collapsed and fell into the river. Never underestimate the power of these chemicals, the effects can creep up on you, so stay one step ahead.

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  • BobH160 commented on BobH160's instructable Soup Pots4 months ago
    Soup Pots

    I make stews, soups cool ices, ice cream etc and freeze it in them also good for bolts, nuts, screws, spiders, creepy-crawlies etc.

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  • BobH160 commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Unusual Uses Ziploc Bags4 months ago
    Unusual Uses Ziploc Bags

    Now your mum knows where you keep your stash....lol

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  • BobH160 commented on Karebears's instructable 21 Unusual Uses for Pool Noodles4 months ago
    21 Unusual Uses for Pool Noodles

    If you were camping it could also be used as a pollow.

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  • Mini Fridge for a Camper Van or Desktop!

    Absolutely brilliant, I like the lights you installed, they made all the difference. A tool you may be interested in is a Blind Rivet Nut gun it rivets nuts into a material to provide a simple method of attachment. The problem with the cooling units mounting and leaving a space could have been alleviated by using adhesive PU closed cell foam tape.You did a great job, very professional and liked that you wore a mask for protection when using adhesives that give off fumes. 5 stars

    ps, when using fans and have to work out the number of holes to drill. Take the area of the fan blade housing as that is the sqmts it will move and drill enough holes to equal that area. Hope that helps.

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  • BobH160 commented on eamonwalshdiy's instructable DIY Patio Heater/fire Pit4 months ago
    DIY Patio Heater/fire Pit

    If it is N. Ireland then it will and I would suspect that came from the EU too so that would also be Eire.

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  • BobH160 commented on Karebears's instructable 21 Unusual Uses for Pool Noodles4 months ago
    21 Unusual Uses for Pool Noodles

    Cut them into 18" lengths and fix them loosely together with para-chord. If you are going for a walk stick them in your rucksack then if you want to sit down for a rest or to enjoy a view but everything is cold or wet, lay it out and you can enjoy a warm dry bum.

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  • BobH160 posted an instructable Soup Pots4 months ago
  • BobH160 commented on eamonwalshdiy's instructable DIY Patio Heater/fire Pit4 months ago
    DIY Patio Heater/fire Pit

    I have to warn you that doing this in the UK is illegal!We are not allowed to use empty gas cylinders at all for anything but their intended use, if you are found using one a prosecution may be sought against you.

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  • BobH160 commented on wold630's instructable Simple PVC Birdhouse4 months ago
    Simple PVC Birdhouse

    Squirrels may also chew the para-chord and drop the birdhouse to the ground. If you have many squirrels I would suggest using chain instead of para-chord. I had large bird feeders (14Kgs)that could only be accessed by birds who could hang upside down, it gave the small birds first choice and the large ones learned to let the small birds feed and discard the seed they didn't want. Unfortunately even though it was suspended by 6 mm rope the squirrels still chewed through it so I replaced them with chain, that worked.

    It would depend on the size of the hole you cut in the face.

    Buying a very small CCTV camera would be better as you wouldn't have to disturb the birds when they have chicks as this could make them abandon them. They can be purchased relatively cheaply now and Youtube or here will tell you how to use them.

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  • BobH160 commented on jason_5hundy's instructable Cinder Block (CMU) Offset Smoker4 months ago
    Cinder Block (CMU) Offset Smoker

    Really good idea as I have been thinking about building a smoker as we do not get the variety of choices here as in N. America where I first used one. I'm not convinced about using wood for the lids though, perhaps a thin steel sheet would be better.

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  • BobH160 commented on BeachsideHank's instructable Easy Nicad to Li Po Drill Conversion4 months ago
    Easy Nicad to Li Po Drill Conversion

    I would use heat shrink for the terminals as unlike adhesive tape they will not be affected by heat that could make then drop off, only make them tighter.

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