loading
14 Comments

Tell us about yourself!

Complete Your Profile
  • DanC66 commented on sketchglass's instructable Restoring Old Kitchen Knives8 months ago
    Restoring Old Kitchen Knives

    KaBar recommend sharpening the edge of a knife to 20' for the best durability to sharpness ratio. I don't care how classy they look, NEVER use glass chopping boards. You might as well be beating your knife-edge against a rock! Wood ones are gentle on the blade and naturally anti-biotic, unlike plastic, which'll let germs breed in the scratches. And one further note, if you're sharpening Japanese knives, check whether or not it's already beveled on both sides. Many Japanese knives are only sharpened on one side as this affords an EXTREMELY sharp edge suitable for preparing thinly sliced meats and fish. Sharpening the left (under) side of the blade will effectively ruin it.

    View Instructable »
  • How To Make A Super Secret Safe - For Less Than $3

    Maybe Smith and Wesson could even play hide and seek in there when they're not needed...

    Visitor: Hey, how come this outlet doesn't work?Me: I'm sorry you found that. Very sorry indeed, because I always liked you, but now my secret's out...

    View Instructable »
  • Super SIMPLE Secret Bookshelf Door & Book Unlock Mechanism

    Exactly. I've seen designs for bi-fold doors which need runners top and bottom and a lock in the middle (which wouldn't be operable if you were shut in the room...) Just using a really solid door and heavy duty hinges is simplicity verging on genius. However.... the book's lock system way over-complicates things when you could just attach a rod or cord from the book to the latch.

    Exactly. I've seen designs for bi-fold doors which need runners top and bottom and a lock in the middle (which wouldn't be operable if you were shut in the room...) Just using a really solid door and heavy duty hinges is simplicity verging on genius. However.... the book's lock system way over-complicates things when you could just attach a rod or cord to the latch.

    View Instructable »
  • DanC66 commented on makendo's instructable Secret door bookcase9 months ago
    Secret door bookcase

    I just thought, how does the lock which is described here work if you're in the room? can you shut the door? How would you open it again from the inside?

    "I've got two kitchen cabinet hinges and an IKEA bookshelf. What do you mean I can't have a secret door? Oh God, that's soooo impractical!"

    I think it only looks time consuming and impractical because makendo put in the time to construct a very sturdy bookshelf which contains several additional features. Sure, he could have half-assed it and ended up with something that spills books when opened, doesn't lock, doesn't make noises (OK, the noises would get on my norks after about 5 minutes) and ends up falling off the wall. Far from being impractical, I could only recommend a few adjustments that would turn his hidden corner into a well disguised panic room or safe.

    View Instructable »
  • DanC66 commented on DouglasC10's instructable Learn the Best Knot for Camping9 months ago
    Learn the Best Knot for Camping

    Ha ha, I love that old scout master of yours, spilling out wisdom, or knowledge timebombs, that will only become clear years later.

    View Instructable »