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  • Movable Dock, Lego Style Brick Legs,  Under $300 Part I

    When you saw the notches for the stiffener make several passes leaving a “comb” appearance with the kerfs. This will allow you to hammer across the the length of the “comb” and the chips will just pop away. Clean up with a chisel as necessary and it will be a nice tight fit needing only a nail at each joist.Oh, use nails when possible as it will be easier to disassemble later and do less damage to the wood you’ll use on your next project.

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  • Chuck666 commented on seamster's instructable How to Flatten Boards With Just a Planer14 days ago
    How to Flatten Boards With Just a Planer

    This leveling platform is a good example of a tension torsion beam. A very good idea.

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  • Chuck666 commented on Julian Do It's instructable The Different Picture Frame7 weeks ago
    The Different Picture Frame

    Clever look and an excellent tutorial on making it. However I don’t think it can be called a “Frame” as it doesn’t address all the edges of a photo or keep the photo flat. Maybe a wider slot to allow the photo and a backer material. But it still wouldn’t be a “frame”. Kudos for using double sided tape, more commonly known as carpet tape. The originality of this project is very cool.

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  • Chuck666 commented on NikilH's instructable Poor Man's Buffing Wheel7 weeks ago
    Poor Man's Buffing Wheel

    Aa great reuse and create at the same time. I am amused however by “very medium “ speed use.

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  • Chuck666 commented on ledgehead's instructable Table Saw Wood Lathe2 months ago
    Table Saw Wood Lathe

    Great idea and well executed but please devise a “stop” so you can’t advance in to the blade. A plexiglass shield would also be an easy safety measure should the stock get loose and fall into the blade. All that said what a great solution for the need of a large dowel.

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  • Chuck666 commented on darbinorvar's instructable Making Wooden Boxes With Box Joints2 months ago
    Making Wooden Boxes With Box Joints

    Your use of quarter sawn white oak makes beautiful boxes such as yours. Plans for shop made jigs for sawing the finger joints can be found online. I’ve tried a few and a great one uses a thread rod to move the stock. The advantage of a 3/8 x 16 rod is moving stock in the same increment as your imperial ruler. So there’s a project. Another project can be “fuming” the White Oak. Thus fine boxes as yours can lead to more fine projects. One caution is using steel fasteners if you plan on the boxes being exposed to the weather, the oak will stain black in the fastener area.

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  • Chuck666 commented on lonesoulsurfer's instructable Brass and Copper Soldering2 months ago
    Brass and Copper Soldering

    A very nicely presented set of instructions. I've always had good luck using "lead" solder as a previous commenter stated and the new "non-lead" works very well as a replacement. This for non stressed joints, water plumbing and such. However silver soldered joints are needed for tasks such as refrigeration plumbing. I've found sanding or brushing the solder area prior to using flux greatly increases fully soldered joints. There manufactured brushes available designed to clean 1/2" and 3/4" copper tubing and they substitute for sanding. Don't forget to clean both male and female ends.bending the solder 90 degrees at a length equal to the tubing diameter assures you are using enough solder.Mape gas produces higher heat and speeds the work, use it the same...

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    A very nicely presented set of instructions. I've always had good luck using "lead" solder as a previous commenter stated and the new "non-lead" works very well as a replacement. This for non stressed joints, water plumbing and such. However silver soldered joints are needed for tasks such as refrigeration plumbing. I've found sanding or brushing the solder area prior to using flux greatly increases fully soldered joints. There manufactured brushes available designed to clean 1/2" and 3/4" copper tubing and they substitute for sanding. Don't forget to clean both male and female ends.bending the solder 90 degrees at a length equal to the tubing diameter assures you are using enough solder.Mape gas produces higher heat and speeds the work, use it the same as propane. It's almost a must for silver soldering in my opinion.

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  • Chuck666 commented on ValeriaMoreno's instructable Secret Bottom - Wood Box!2 months ago
    Secret Bottom - Wood Box!

    a very nice plywood construction but needs joinery to be stronger. Sanding beyond 280/320 is not productive before using varnish or other products. This subjective but time spent on “smoothing “ is better spent after applying the chosen finish.

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  • Chuck666 commented on TheWoodKnight's instructable Make Accurate Dowels3 months ago
    Make Accurate Dowels

    This is a good idea and for “rare” sizes an easy fix. This system allows the woodworker to use the wood stock that matches the rest of the project. An aside, there is a tool company that allows a woodworker to make threads on dowels in the same manner.This is well taught, Thank you.

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  • Chuck666 commented on JON-A-TRON's instructable Thread ID Tool3 months ago
    Thread ID Tool

    Don’t forget 1/4-24 the fine thread size for 5/16. Both are commonly used sizes.

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  • Custom Arduino to Keep CAN Steering Wheel Buttons With New Car Stereo

    While this is way over my head I am still very impressed but the detail given in this Instructable. And I want to say thank you for reminding me how to share things that I do know how to do. This is an impressive project. And you have given an impressive example of teaching.

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  • Chuck666 commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Drill Press Drum Sander7 months ago
    Drill Press Drum Sander

    I use a fly cutter to cut these disks on my drillpress and that way you can have any diameter drum you want.

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  • Chuck666 commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Unusual Uses for Magnets8 months ago
    Unusual Uses for Magnets

    Use stick on magnetic tape on the key and then fasten the magnets to the underside of whatever and your key is safe.

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  • Chuck666 commented on djpolymath's instructable Hand Plane Restorations9 months ago
    Hand Plane Restorations

    Another way to remove rust is using a battery charger and wash soda and I've used it with success. There are many articles about this process. When I've restored planes I flattened the sole, many planes are not flat and it's a great way to get back to a smooth sole at the same time. Highland Woodworking caries some parts for some planes if you're missing parts. All this stated I've not done the painting and yours look very nice. And the making totes and knobs speaks highly of your dedication to a complete restoration.

    honestly, it's been awhile. But I just went online and found this: pU/uploads/Rust-Removal-with-a-Battery-Charger.pdfIt took more than twenty four hours but other than checking progress required no effort on my part.

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  • Chuck666 commented on bennelson's instructable Build Your Own Electric Car!10 months ago
    Build Your Own Electric Car!

    A few years ago I had a 1966 Chevrolet half-ton pickup truck, no power steering or brakes. . A six cylinder engine and a three speed manual transmission. I dreamed forever of converting to electric and just didn't have good ideas. What you have done here makes me want to go out and find that old pickup and do just what you've shown. This is a great instructable; not only instructive but inperational . T

    this was the pick-up

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  • Emergency Keyring Phone Charger

    A great project and what's really great is the easy access to power. 9 volt battery, they are everywhere. Thanks.

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  • Chuck666 commented on AroundHome's instructable Milling Short Logs on the Bandsaw11 months ago
    Milling Short Logs on the Bandsaw

    I too used a shop bandsaw for making boards out of logs. I ended up using a Lennox carbide 1" blade and had great blade life and very clean cuts with no drift. Your idea of short rounds is a great way to use material that would have burned otherwise. Kudos for a clear explanation and a good idea.

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  • Chuck666 commented on peterbrazil's instructable Treehouse Build11 months ago
    Treehouse Build

    thank you for sharing an incredible project. In such a large undertaking there will be other ideas; they too will be vulnerable to criticism. Nice work!

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  • Chuck666 commented on Mrballeng's instructable The Only Knot You Need to Know. 1 year ago
    The Only Knot You Need to Know.

    Please remember there are lots of reasons for more than one knot. Part of the reasons are the security of a knot and then there is the ease of undoing the knot and then there is the damage too tight a knot does to the line.So....the correct knotsfor the tasks.

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  • Chuck666 commented on woodbywright's instructable Inlay a Bow Tie by Hand1 year ago
    Inlay a Bow Tie by Hand

    Very nicely explained. For those who want a little "power" a router will make a smooth bottom, a good glue surface. When I've done this I've always had to be very careful on thru bow ties. Square chisel work paramount.

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  • Chuck666 commented on jimustanguitar's instructable DIY Carbide Lathe Tools for Cheap1 year ago
    DIY Carbide Lathe Tools for Cheap

    Head at the correct angle and height to the work these carbide tools do "cut" not just scrape. While I agree hard traditional tools are a joy to use and cut beautifully they require more tool skills. These carbide tools are a great way to start turning, less initial tool skill while acquiring a joy turning.

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  • Chuck666 commented on mikeasaurus's instructable DIY Zero Clearance Table Saw Insert1 year ago
    DIY Zero Clearance Table Saw Insert

    an easy way to make these inserts is using 3/8" Baltic birch plywood for the insert. Sabre saw/jigsaw the blank 1/8" larger and then use double face tape to fasten the original to the blank. Use a pattern router bit to finish it to a perfect fit. Because Baltic. Birch is so dense you can tap the set screw holes for adjustment screws. Fine tune as necessary.

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  • Chuck666 commented on mikeasaurus's instructable 5 Ways to Remove a Stripped Screw1 year ago
    5 Ways to Remove a Stripped Screw

    The problem here is the "plug" dowel will be end grain and really stand out. before creating the hole buy a plug cutter of the appropriate size then make the hole and fill it with your new plug that matches in color, grain, and direction of grain. You'll use the new plug cutter forever.

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  • Chuck666 commented on Adam Gabbert's instructable Garage Door Pergola1 year ago
    Garage Door Pergola

    Nicely done, I'm sure the neighbors appreciate the "look" as well as your family. A point worth noting is the resawing of construction cut materials. You're absolutely correct, it ,makes the project unique. As an aside resawing also removes the radii found on construction grade lumber.

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  • Chuck666 commented on randofo's instructable Easy Jacob's Ladder1 year ago
    Easy Jacob's Ladder

    yes the oil furnace transformer works great. I made a Jacobs ladder for a grandson (Jacob, who could resist) using 1/4 Inch brazing rods for the ladder and an oil burner transformer.I wrapped a sheet of clear plastic around the ladder to keep breezes from stopping the climb and keep fingers out.This ruler idea is great.

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  • Chuck666 commented on Bruceputman's instructable 12" Disc Sander1 year ago
    12" Disc Sander

    This is about as good a sander as is possible. Trying to tweak is nearly impossible. But, maybe t nuts for the faceplate and MDO for the disc. That said these are minor and the Instructable is great. Very well done.

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  • Chuck666 commented on kniegmann's instructable CC Chair - How to Bend Plywood2 years ago
    CC Chair - How to Bend Plywood

    hello, nice work and I agree Baltic birch plywood is both strong and has nice looking plys. I've found using Weldwood plastic glue has the longest open time and the least amount of creep. Great design and thanks for the good instructions.Gr

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  • Chuck666 commented on Density's instructable SECRET MAGNETIC LOCK DRAWER2 years ago
    SECRET MAGNETIC LOCK DRAWER

    nice idea. I've been a woodworker for over fifty years, made many hidden compartments and have always thought the magnet was the way to go. Your method will give many of confidence to use magnets.

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  • Chuck666 commented on Phil B's instructable Make Center Drilling of a Rod Easy2 years ago
    Make Center Drilling of a Rod Easy

    be careful about using spade bits. The sides of the spade bit cut so the jig will be damaged and they tear end grain. Far better probably would be a Forstner bits with a center spur,

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