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  • Bombproof Shop Storage - Miter Saw Station Base

    BTW JackmanWorks, I love this workshop 'bombproof' storage you've made and will probably try to build something like it for my shop. Great work!!

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  • Bombproof Shop Storage - Miter Saw Station Base

    Several years ago I worked in a shop where we had a so called 'bombproof' cabinet. It was very heavy duty, made out of cement and steel, but hardly looked like it could survive a bomb. But then an old-timer told me that it was at one time used to store blasting charges. It wasn't wasn't designed to survive a bombing. Rather it was supposed to resist an external blast and resulting fire from a single charge; enough so that the charges inside wouldn't go off. Since then I have often heard of heavy duty steels cabinets and desks referred to as bombproof. I believe it probably stems from a time when this type of blasting device storage was more common.

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  • CourtneyS4 commented on bmbowke's instructable Roasted Pumpkin Seeds1 month ago
    Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

    As you stated its hard to get the salt to stick, leaving the pumpkin seeds very bland... So when we cleaned the seeds, we always let them soak in strong saltwater for about an hour before drying and roasting them. It makes a big difference.

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  • CourtneyS4 commented on d1yenyen's instructable Easy Pickled Eggs (No Canning Required)3 months ago
    Easy Pickled Eggs (No Canning Required)

    I bet this is great. I use a very similar recipe. The difference is that I use a lot less sugar, a bit more salt, and I substitute crushed mustard seed instead of ginger. I also sometimes add turmeric, which adds an interesting flavor and turns the eggs yellow.

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  • CourtneyS4 commented on Rcmaster06's instructable Awesome Tennis Ball Mortar7 months ago
    Awesome Tennis Ball Mortar

    We made these as a kid using the older sturdier pre-aluminum soda cans. After much experimentation, the common design in our area used four cans. One was left intact with the pop top removed and a small (~1/4") hole punched in the side at the bottom. The rest were hollowed out, top and bottom. Enough lip was left on the top can to only allow the tennis ball to drop inside that can. As with your design they were joined with duct tape and the joints were reinforced with electrical tape. Then we just put in a small squirt of lighter fluid in the bottom hole and a small squirt in the top; followed by a vigorous shake to distribute the liquid. Then we popped the ball in the top and touched off the hole with a match. KABOOM!!... and the tennis ball would rocket ski-ward. This design w...

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    We made these as a kid using the older sturdier pre-aluminum soda cans. After much experimentation, the common design in our area used four cans. One was left intact with the pop top removed and a small (~1/4") hole punched in the side at the bottom. The rest were hollowed out, top and bottom. Enough lip was left on the top can to only allow the tennis ball to drop inside that can. As with your design they were joined with duct tape and the joints were reinforced with electrical tape. Then we just put in a small squirt of lighter fluid in the bottom hole and a small squirt in the top; followed by a vigorous shake to distribute the liquid. Then we popped the ball in the top and touched off the hole with a match. KABOOM!!... and the tennis ball would rocket ski-ward. This design was much sturdier and we never used a blast container (PVC). Dozens were made by the kids in my town and I never heard of a mishap. Alas, this type of can is long gone... but I have heard that there are certain spray cans (like WD40 and whipped cream) that are the proper size and just as strong or stronger. Might be a better, safer alternative to the Pringles design.

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  • CourtneyS4 commented on adamf135's instructable Wooden Cube Puzzle8 months ago
    Wooden Cube Puzzle

    There is a seven piece version of this puzzle called a Soma cube, which was quite popular in the early 70's. There are multiple solutions and multiple shapes to solve. You can find several web pages devoted to it. I loved mine and have always wanted a good replacement. It could be built in exactly the same manner that you made yours. I think I'll make one using your example. Thanks!Here is Soma on Wikipedia -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soma_cube

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