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  • Copyu commented on Katod's instructable Hand Crafted Guitar From Recycled Wood2 weeks ago
    Hand Crafted Guitar From Recycled Wood

    Thank you for your reply. I guess I need more 'imagination' in my life.I've always struggled with some 'jazz' chords on a 6-string guitar, so an 8-stringer is probably beyond my skills. But then again, there are WAY more than 88 strings on a concert grand piano, true? More CAN be better!Thanks again, Katod and congrats on a good job, well done.

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  • Copyu commented on Katod's instructable Hand Crafted Guitar From Recycled Wood2 weeks ago
    Hand Crafted Guitar From Recycled Wood

    Well done!That looks great, but I'm curious... I've made a few guitars in my life—classics and solid-body.electrics. I've only seen one 7-string guitar, played by an Australian Jazz guitarist, George Golla. I kind-of understood that need, when I heard him play live.I'm wondering why there is an actual need for 8 strings. I've seen many double-necked guitars {'Kontragitarren'], which are popular in Bavaria (and, perhaps, Austria) which appear to have a fret-less neck, with (4-6) bass harp-strings above the normal, fretted 6-string guitar keyboard. I'm interested to hear your response. Once again, nice design!

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  • Copyu commented on Guido Vrola Design's instructable DIY Kiridashi Knives2 months ago
    DIY Kiridashi Knives

    They're beautiful and your 'instructable' is excellent! Well done.I like tool and knife-making, but am limited to using the 'stock-removal' method, since I can't operate a forge in (or outside of) my apartment. I've never considered making one of these, as I live in Japan, where they're $6-10 in most hardware stores and home centers and made of great steel. The ones I own are a bit longer than the ones in your photos.For potential "woodworking" makers, you really need to make two—left and right bevel, you got it?

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  • Copyu commented on geotek's instructable Harvesting Electronic Components2 months ago
    Harvesting Electronic Components

    Nice 'Instructable'. I haven't done this for a long time (decades) but I used to have a great source of boards–whole units, actually. As an elementary school teacher, I asked my kids to be 'nice to the environment' and to donate any of their old electronic stuff to ME, instead of the land-fill dumps and they complied. I was given toys, games, [CRT] TVs, multi-band radio-cassette players, calculators, etc. The silly thing about all this 'junk' was, there was nothing much wrong with most of it! I got 85% them all working and offered them back to the original owners. Most said "No, thank you, we already have a replacement." The really 'kaput' stuff did give me a great supply of ferrite antennas, connector terminals, large-value caps, some huge, expensive resistors, LCDs, lo...

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    Nice 'Instructable'. I haven't done this for a long time (decades) but I used to have a great source of boards–whole units, actually. As an elementary school teacher, I asked my kids to be 'nice to the environment' and to donate any of their old electronic stuff to ME, instead of the land-fill dumps and they complied. I was given toys, games, [CRT] TVs, multi-band radio-cassette players, calculators, etc. The silly thing about all this 'junk' was, there was nothing much wrong with most of it! I got 85% them all working and offered them back to the original owners. Most said "No, thank you, we already have a replacement." The really 'kaput' stuff did give me a great supply of ferrite antennas, connector terminals, large-value caps, some huge, expensive resistors, LCDs, lots of knobs, tuning caps, pots, switches, etc. It was heavenly for an electronics nerd and junk collector! I wish I still had my huge garage and workshop!

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  • DIY Build - One Sheet Plywood - 48 Bins Organizer

    Funny, but I noticed that immediately, too. (I live in a country where "inches" are only for TV screens!) Any response from the original poster?Adam

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  • Copyu commented on wilgubeast's instructable 9 Unusual Uses for Toothpaste1 year ago
    9 Unusual Uses for Toothpaste

    Yes! They sell glass and plastic cleaners, here in Japan, that are just toothpaste...but don't have that 'minty' smell!

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  • Copyu commented on esmecat's instructable Pysanky - Ukrainian Egg Dying1 year ago
    Pysanky - Ukrainian Egg Dying

    Heheheh! It's actually not dying, but it IS "egg-DYEing"! ;-) It's also fairly easy and a ton of fun, which will amaze your nearest and dearest when you present them with a multi-colored egg. They usually won't have a clue about how you did it. Cheers!

    I used to do pysanky every Easter for many years, having learned the craft in my 20's. I haven't touched the craft since I moved to Japan, but I still have all the equipment–lathe, beeswax, pens, etc. My co-workers will be surprised this year with some old, traditional designs, mostly based on yellow/golden "crosses" represented by 8-pointed stars. I've always used hard-boiled eggs and the 'dye' was food coloring, warm water and vinegar. The shells always ended up a deep, chocolate-brown after repeated dyeing, from zero, to yellow, to the orange/red and then the green/blue/violet colors. After removing the wax, I'd then rub the shells with lard or oil that protected the dyed finish for many years.This is a great "instructable" and you really should try it! If y...

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    I used to do pysanky every Easter for many years, having learned the craft in my 20's. I haven't touched the craft since I moved to Japan, but I still have all the equipment–lathe, beeswax, pens, etc. My co-workers will be surprised this year with some old, traditional designs, mostly based on yellow/golden "crosses" represented by 8-pointed stars. I've always used hard-boiled eggs and the 'dye' was food coloring, warm water and vinegar. The shells always ended up a deep, chocolate-brown after repeated dyeing, from zero, to yellow, to the orange/red and then the green/blue/violet colors. After removing the wax, I'd then rub the shells with lard or oil that protected the dyed finish for many years.This is a great "instructable" and you really should try it! If you have kids or grand-kids, 9-10-year-olds can learn this craft very quickly and the younger ones can still have a go at it, without the complicated "geometry".

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  • Copyu commented on thydzik's instructable A Dozen Red Origami Roses1 year ago
    A Dozen Red Origami Roses

    That's really cool! I saw someone, decades ago, making 'roses' using crepe paper that was stretched to make very 'realistic' rose petals over a paper-clip and I was looking for a link to that. I love your origami version, though. Thanks! [PS: In Japan, "Valentine's Day" is for the girls to give the guys a present (usually of cakes or chocolate) and we have "White Day" on 14 March, for the guys to respond with flowers, candy, lingerie, jewellery, etc, so this is timely for me.]

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