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I love to DIY and Crafting I have many hobbies that are all on the go at the same time :-) when I get lost in my hobbies I go out into my garden and cut the lawn I love cutting my lawn with a very old fashion mower :-) it has no motor it's all people powered :-) I use to travel a lot special around Australia and the U.K. And then later in life I wen to the USA for a couple of months and had a blast traveling around 6 states :-) now I use all my experances in my craft work :-)
  • DIY: LED Workbench Light From LED Strips

    nice I loved the idea and it's perfect for solving shadowed areas while working too. Will have to look at this idea some more for my work desk that's for sure Thanks for sharing the idea.

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  • Dawsie commented on Pask Makes's instructable Homemade Bar Clamps2 weeks ago
    Homemade Bar Clamps

    Hi I liked the clamps better in purple ??Was fascinated by the holes you were drilling in the plates for a while until the penny dropped loved the concept of that will defiantly be using that technique on my next welding job that's for sure ???I will have to watch the video again when I am ready to make my own clamps they are really great and defiantly better than the ones I bought that's for sure I liked the ones with the removablele heads butter as this would take up less room if I made those ones as it would save on workshop space that's for sure. Plus I could have as many shafts which are easier to store than the whole clamps.Thanks for sharing this project.

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  • Dawsie commented on macmillj's instructable Chairformer1 month ago
    Chairformer

    oh my goodness that was so,great i just had to vote for you well done on something totally original lol, loved the way the children reacted to you lol

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  • Dawsie commented on rschoenm's instructable Nested Helix1 month ago
    Nested Helix

    now I wood be very interested in an instructable on the jig that you have built for doing the spirals ? It look really really great to make something for brain teasers that's for sure lol

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  • Live Off the Land : Survive With Edible Weeds

    I have two weeds that I use in place of spinach don't know their names but was watching Gardening Australia last year when they both came up as being edibale when their shoots are young so rather than pull them out and bin them I have started using them in my beef or chicken stews they taste ok even fried in butter with some onions and mushrooms I will have to look in to the others that you have listed to,see if I have them here.The nightshade that you have listed is different to the one I have so I now know it's defeinatly the deadly nightshade so glad I am spraying it but it's so grows so quickly it's hard to keep up with it at times ?I have voted as it such a good idea as they can be used to supplement the shopping budget each month ??Have a great weekend Kind Regards Dawsie

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  • Dawsie commented on StephanP1's instructable SHELF TO GO1 month ago
    SHELF TO GO

    thanks for the great idea ? I have been looking for a way to take shelves to the market to hold my goodies on and this idea is the best one ever ?I will be making some of these so I can take with me and place my jewellery and bits and bobs on them.Thank you ? I loved the idea so much I have voted for you all the best I hope that you winKind Regards Dawsie

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  • Dawsie commented on mcorbin's instructable Halloween Garage Door Silhouette1 month ago
    Halloween Garage Door Silhouette

    love the idea lol it could also work for a Christmas scenario too thanks for the idea will have to pull my Dremel and that funnily looking bit on the end ? and give it a go for this Christmas ☺️

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  • Large Silhouette Chandelier Decoration, the Grandelier

    I love the chandeliers they look awesome I just wish I had the space to put one up ? If I ever do I have bookmarked this for just in case but if my oak tree grows tall enough I just might make one to go on it just to be different lol Thanks formbe generaus and supplying the picture with the instructable as I live in the middle of now where I don't have access to a CNC machine so I will have to make do with my scrol saw lol

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  • Dawsie commented on Blue-Jazz's instructable How To Get Fresh Water In The Wild1 month ago
    How To Get Fresh Water In The Wild

    i remember doing this when we went camping in the GirlGuides back in the 70's lol it was a fun project to do we also learned how to make a bush oven to cook bread and meat ? I voted for you just for bringing back some very fun memories when we did bush servival lol thanks

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  • Harvesting your own clay, dirty but delightful!

    This instructable is beautifully written thank you for sharing your knowledge on how to do this. It has come at just the right time for me lol I have been digging in my own backyard to move the ground levels around a bit for ? new retaining walls here and there lol while I have been digging I have found so much clay it's been driving me up the wall lol now I know what I can do with it all.At the moment I have been using the cement mixer to brake it all up and mixing it in with my homemade composting to help brake it up as usable soil for the garden. ? I have kept a lot a side for just the reason you have written all about lol was going to google it to see how todo this all myself as I wanted to make my own outdoor kiln just like they use to do back in the 18-19 century lol watch a lot o...see more »This instructable is beautifully written thank you for sharing your knowledge on how to do this. It has come at just the right time for me lol I have been digging in my own backyard to move the ground levels around a bit for ? new retaining walls here and there lol while I have been digging I have found so much clay it's been driving me up the wall lol now I know what I can do with it all.At the moment I have been using the cement mixer to brake it all up and mixing it in with my homemade composting to help brake it up as usable soil for the garden. ? I have kept a lot a side for just the reason you have written all about lol was going to google it to see how todo this all myself as I wanted to make my own outdoor kiln just like they use to do back in the 18-19 century lol watch a lot of doco's on it all.I think the next time I use the cement mixer to brake it all up I will add lots of water before I pour it into a plastic container. I can let it sit while I am busy doing what I have been doing all along that way once I have finished working a section I can have a couple of days play afterwards ?I know it's all clay because when it rains here for a week at a time the ground has a natural water runoff and you can see the mud and clay seperate into layers lol. As to the quality I have no idea as yet lol but I do know that when I have been digging it our when wet it's not got a grainy feel to it but rather a soft silky smooth feeling to it. No good for pots or bowls lol but for other flat things I think it will be perfect for it.Have voted for you so hope you win thanks again for the detailed instructable ???

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  • Hand Sculpted 3D Settlers of Catan Tiles & Hand Crafted Box

    lol thank you for the tip ? Not a bad idea with cardboard as all mine goes into the composting lol or into the fire pit to make my own potash for the garden I love recycling at its best ?I thought you might like the idea as I read your instructable it was the first thing that came to mind, told a couple of my friends about as they are very big in the tile gaming more than I am and they are already getting started on designing and moulding theirs I did tell them to checkout you instructable lol

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  • Dawsie commented on Minnear Knives's instructable LED Kitchen Lighting Rig2 months ago
    LED Kitchen Lighting Rig

    you deserve the vote you have done a wonderful job of the light fitting and the instructables. Dad and I share a lot when it comes to hands on woodwork or anything constructive always been like that since I was a kid going to work with him on weekends working on the large Diesel engines :)We have spent the past few years collect old wood from construction sites so that we can give it all a new life. Along with lots of old pallets this is what 90% of the kitchen will be made from :-) the other 10 is the new sink and faucets fittings will be along with the new stove top. Good luck with the competition I did not even notice until I went to your website that you from NZ I'm just across the water in Queensland.

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  • Dawsie commented on Grissini's instructable Dead Edge End Table2 months ago
    Dead Edge End Table

    thank you for sharing those photos they some gorges pieces of wood and yes I love wood with it's own imperfections it gives them charter all of their own.I am sure the end tables will turn out beatfull once finished walnut is one of my fav woods along with cherry but both are hard to come by here in Australia, but we do have some very beautefull woods here that are native and have as much charter to them.I have a piece that I have from a silkyoak that we had to cut down a few years ago due to the root system rooting I saved quite number of large trunk pieces from it, just waiting for it to weather still have 5 years to go :-) have no idea what to do with them yet as only time will show me what they will become as silkyoak twists when drying I have not stabbed them, have left it in the t...see more »thank you for sharing those photos they some gorges pieces of wood and yes I love wood with it's own imperfections it gives them charter all of their own.I am sure the end tables will turn out beatfull once finished walnut is one of my fav woods along with cherry but both are hard to come by here in Australia, but we do have some very beautefull woods here that are native and have as much charter to them.I have a piece that I have from a silkyoak that we had to cut down a few years ago due to the root system rooting I saved quite number of large trunk pieces from it, just waiting for it to weather still have 5 years to go :-) have no idea what to do with them yet as only time will show me what they will become as silkyoak twists when drying I have not stabbed them, have left it in the trunk to weather before cutting into slabs :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on Jonso's instructable Futuristic Sanding Board2 months ago
    Futuristic Sanding Board

    thank you Janso for the tip of the thin rubber between the wood and the sanding paper that does make a lot of sense and would defiantly give a better sanding finish :-) thanks :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on Minnear Knives's instructable LED Kitchen Lighting Rig2 months ago
    LED Kitchen Lighting Rig

    loved the instructable it's come at just the right time as I am looking into remodelling my kitchen with the help of Dad and he wants something hanging from the ceiling with pots and pans my nightmare so I told him I would met him half way :-) and something like this will fit the bill I loved your design but will use it as inspiration to design something more fitting for my self and Dad :-) I have defiantly voted for you in the projects listed as you have done a beautefull job of your hanging lights. Loved the finished results and loved the fact that you were using all recycled items from the build of the rest of your home :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on Grissini's instructable Dead Edge End Table2 months ago
    Dead Edge End Table

    I think this table is so much better than if you had, had the two ends curved very beautifully done loved the finished project. And many of us have been were you were with a project and had to come up with a workaround to the problem :-) well done with your it looks great.I lived the table that you made with the branch knot in it and hope that you resist that one and finishe it as it will make for a great project. You could always change it into a wall shelf for keeping family photos on it would make for special shelf that way.

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  • Dawsie commented on ellason1's instructable Intro to Chip Carving2 months ago
    Intro to Chip Carving

    Great timing I work with polymer clay and have been looking at moulds that I can use but now I think I will make my own and then using a silicone mould putty I can make a working mould for my polymer clay and get to have the originals for when I need to remake the silicone mould :-)Thank you for a the instructable have not done this since high school art class will have to see if I still have all my tools umm 30 plus years I might be better if just buying some new ones :-)

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  • Hand Sculpted 3D Settlers of Catan Tiles & Hand Crafted Box

    hi loved the instructable very well written and easy to follow and can be adapted for other model games like Lord of the Rings.I have just spent the better part of a year building and rendering a retaining wall and the one thing I did learn to help with concrete render is the use of PVA glue and garden lime in my mix it help with the render to be smother and sticking better to the wall but the end results was that the surface of the render was perfectly smooth.I think that if you used a rendering mix which has no large agragrit but is made up of sand with the lime and PVA glue added you should have better results and still have the strength needed for the pieces. Good tip on the clay I have some that I was going to throw out but will give your trick a go and see if slaveagable :-) it's ...see more »hi loved the instructable very well written and easy to follow and can be adapted for other model games like Lord of the Rings.I have just spent the better part of a year building and rendering a retaining wall and the one thing I did learn to help with concrete render is the use of PVA glue and garden lime in my mix it help with the render to be smother and sticking better to the wall but the end results was that the surface of the render was perfectly smooth.I think that if you used a rendering mix which has no large agragrit but is made up of sand with the lime and PVA glue added you should have better results and still have the strength needed for the pieces. Good tip on the clay I have some that I was going to throw out but will give your trick a go and see if slaveagable :-) it's been packed away for the past 7 years and then some :-) waiting for my workshop to be finished being built :-)Loved your instructable so I voted for you hope you win.

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  • Dawsie commented on Jonso's instructable Futuristic Sanding Board2 months ago
    Futuristic Sanding Board

    cool,idea it's on my list of tools to make for the workshop :-) but I think I will give the marble a miss and make a wooden one :-)Thanks for the great idea and yep I defiantly voted for you :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on ShakeTheFuture's instructable How to Cut a Light Bulb in Half3 months ago
    How to Cut a Light Bulb in Half

    that's so cool :-) as for glue there is a glue that you can get for fixing wine glass and that sort of thing I used years ago to fix a set of wine glasses and you could not tell where I had fixed them :-) you can get the glue from a good hardware store in the section the gave for all their glues :-) that's where I bought mine years ago :-) Will gave to buy some of those bulbs to try the trick :-) love it and if I make a special stand for it to sit in I could hide the glued line behind the stands ring for holding the bulb :-)Thanks for a great idea :-)

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  • Poly Pipe Greenhouse and Shadehouse with Sprinkler System

    it's nice and cool during the summer the cats sleep in there during the hot days until the sprinkler turns on :-) Other than the problem with the cable ties needing replacing all the time it's works well the plants are doing great in there :-) even when we have the bad weather at least with the shade cloth in place it keeps the high winds off the plants :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on lonesoulsurfer's instructable Portable, Solar 12V Battery Pack3 months ago
    Portable, Solar 12V Battery Pack

    nice instructable it has helped me a lot as I have been looking into this sort of thing getting lost most of the time :-) but electronics and solar are not my major :-) but I am going to show this to a friend of mine who is a electrician and see if he can make it for me :-) as it will be perfect for what I need it for :-)Thanks for a great instructable :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on unusual architect's instructable Dremel Table Saw3 months ago
    Dremel Table Saw

    I found a circular cutter for the dremal which I can use just like a standard circular saw it did cost a but I think I paid around $50AUS for it at Bunnings but well worth every penny I spent on it I also bought the router setup for it as well, it cost about the same I think. I use them for making miniatures for dollhouses. The dremal is great for doing this as they also have the add ons depending on what you need them for.

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  • Poly Pipe Greenhouse and Shadehouse with Sprinkler System

    hi Ro James Great job on the shade house and green house :-) just a quick note my next door neighbour made something like this and used cable ties too, but they keep breaking and need replacing every few months they don't like the UV much and go brittle so I would recommend that you get some more of that UV twine and go over all of the supports with the twine so that when the cable ties do die at least the shade cloth will stay put :-) Oh I am in the outback of Queensland, right in the storm belt so we get the blooming hot days and cold nights due to the desert next to us and the mountains on the other side of us. I have voted for you as you've done a great instructable easy to follow :-) thanks mateRegards Angela

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  • Dawsie commented on Sverd Industries's instructable No Pump Automatic Watering!3 months ago
    No Pump Automatic Watering!

    Sure thing :-) it's in my list of things to do now :-) as I did like the original idea just need to collect all the pieces together plus make room for the new veggie boxes :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on Yonatan24's instructable Top 10 Vise Hacks!3 months ago
    Top 10 Vise Hacks!

    love the soft pad magnets will have to make some for Dad as he's always using my towels :-/ this should solve that problem for me and I have some which I bought for him to use when welding corners all have to do is pinch a couple of them and add some silicon to them :-) Great idea thanks for sharing it :-) I will have to look at making myself some wooden ones for holding my jewellery findings will be softer than the mini-vise that I bought for the work :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on innerbubba's instructable 60-minute bookcase3 months ago
    60-minute bookcase

    thanks for great idea :-) love how you made it. I have lots of small scraps around the workshop which I can use, once painted no one will know that they were all different types of wood :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on Sverd Industries's instructable No Pump Automatic Watering!3 months ago
    No Pump Automatic Watering!

    like the idea but it means you have to keep the water above everything and that would look messy over time as much as pumps do make a noise they at least keep the water below out of site. Now I just have to work the idea to flick a switch to the pump when it needs watering and then to turn it off after a minute as a pump would move the water faster. So the test would be to see how long it takes for the pump to move the water to the plant to fill the self watering pot reserve and then turn it off once there is enough water hum will have to get my friend to look at this as he's the expert when it comes to this sort of thing :-)Thanks for the idea I do like it just need to modify it to suit my planes :-) if this works out it could be used in the garden too :-)It defiantly has a lot of pos...see more »like the idea but it means you have to keep the water above everything and that would look messy over time as much as pumps do make a noise they at least keep the water below out of site. Now I just have to work the idea to flick a switch to the pump when it needs watering and then to turn it off after a minute as a pump would move the water faster. So the test would be to see how long it takes for the pump to move the water to the plant to fill the self watering pot reserve and then turn it off once there is enough water hum will have to get my friend to look at this as he's the expert when it comes to this sort of thing :-)Thanks for the idea I do like it just need to modify it to suit my planes :-) if this works out it could be used in the garden too :-)It defiantly has a lot of possibilities for veggie boxes and garden beds :-) Thanks :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on seamster's instructable Deck of Cards in a Bottle (It's a puzzle!)3 months ago
    Deck of Cards in a Bottle (It's a puzzle!)

    lol took me awhile to think this through and to work out how to do it :-)I do love a good brain teaser :-) and this one ticked all the boxes that's for sure :-) the hints sort of gave it away but when talking about ship in a bottle I remember making one as a teenager took me 6 months to make so I am hoping that getting the deck of cards will be faster than the ship in the bottle :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on Mr Chutney's instructable DIY Lightbox build with Ikea Lack table.4 months ago
    DIY Lightbox build with Ikea Lack table.

    I will :-) I have been looking for just the right logs to turn into legs for it :-) live in the outback of Australia so thought I would keep it close to natural :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on AlestRukov's instructable Wooden mice by AlestRukov5 months ago
    Wooden mice by AlestRukov

    I never found the instructions on how you make the mouse. I love them but this is just a story not instructions on how to make one myself :-/They are very nice and I have been playing with the idea of coating mine with a wood for some time now but you have made the whole mouse with wood :-)It would be nice for step by step on how to make the mouse but it looks like you have used a milling machine to do the work rather than making them by hand.

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