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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 :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on PinchOfChili's instructable Edible Plastic Pouches20 days ago
    Edible Plastic Pouches

    Great idea, I have been wanting to pack some of my coffee with the raw sugar I use when going out as not all places have the coffee I like plus sometimes I am not in the mood for a flat white when at McDonalds this way I could make up a few pouches and place in my tea tin for a choice of tea or coffee now :-) this is a brilliant idea and I already have some in the cupboard as I do a lot of Asian cooking so always keep it on hand. I do like the idea for making my own protine bars as I am not able to eat the shop bought ones due to allergies this way I can make my own and never have to worry about an allergie attack :-)Thanks for sharing this going to make some up when the sun comes up lolo I think 5:30 am is a little to early to start cooking :-)

    I tried to read the one on Geletin but there was an add half way across the instructions and I was not able to remove the ad’s at all to read it. I did manage to get the gist of it so that’s fine but it was annoying having this big black strip down the right hand side....

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  • Make a Pair of Shoji (Japanese Sliding) Screens

    I loved the work that you have put into them, I had just finished watching a Japanese documentary on the making of the screens and you were so very close to how they built them specially the designed squares even if they are on a larger scale to how they made the design squares.It is beautifully built as you said the correct paper would have worked better but the tracing paper used was a very good second choice.

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  • Transform Broken Measuring Tape to Coin Purse

    Rather than rounding the tape edges all you would need to do is snip of the sharp corners by only a few mm this will keep,the ends nice and straight but also remove the problem of sharp pointed parts once you have done this just use an emery board to smoth of the cut edge and that will stop them from over time cutting through the duct tape and fabric.I love this tutorial have voted and I have 3 tapes that are in this shape and as I have found a way to pull my tap measure apart so I can use the whole tape plus the special spring that’s part of the tape for the same purpose of the tape :-) but two of my tapes are earmarked for my cutting table once I have routered the groves that they will sit in and insuring that they line up perfectly I will then cover them in resin so the table i...

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    Rather than rounding the tape edges all you would need to do is snip of the sharp corners by only a few mm this will keep,the ends nice and straight but also remove the problem of sharp pointed parts once you have done this just use an emery board to smoth of the cut edge and that will stop them from over time cutting through the duct tape and fabric.I love this tutorial have voted and I have 3 tapes that are in this shape and as I have found a way to pull my tap measure apart so I can use the whole tape plus the special spring that’s part of the tape for the same purpose of the tape :-) but two of my tapes are earmarked for my cutting table once I have routered the groves that they will sit in and insuring that they line up perfectly I will then cover them in resin so the table is smoth and flat again and no dust traps :-D this will aid in fabric cutting and much more. What is left over once I have done the table will be added to the pile of cut up tape to make coin purses for the family for Christmas :-DThanks for sharing :-) :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on Lorddrake's instructable Making Mushrooms Last (Duxelles)4 weeks ago
    Making Mushrooms Last (Duxelles)

    your very welcome :-) I know you will enjoy the flavour :-) I can not remember if I stated to slice the mushrooms to aid in drying them faster :-)Have fun

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  • Dawsie commented on Lorddrake's instructable Making Mushrooms Last (Duxelles)4 weeks ago
    Making Mushrooms Last (Duxelles)

    I love the idea, but I,have been making mushroom powder for years now and find it keeps better but not only that you can get a great mushroom flavour without the bulk of the mushrooms. I have been drying the mushrooms now for 30 plus years and have never had a problem with Botilism this is the first time I,have ever heard of it ever in food or mushrooms.I have grown my own mushrooms and dried them as well the best part about drying mushrooms is that you can wash them before putting into the drying machine as it will dry off the water at the same time.I have also bought old mushrooms that looked fit for the bin from supermarkets as they want a quick sale for them they have produced the best and I mean thenreally best dried mushroom powder I have ever produced. They were not off just a li...

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    I love the idea, but I,have been making mushroom powder for years now and find it keeps better but not only that you can get a great mushroom flavour without the bulk of the mushrooms. I have been drying the mushrooms now for 30 plus years and have never had a problem with Botilism this is the first time I,have ever heard of it ever in food or mushrooms.I have grown my own mushrooms and dried them as well the best part about drying mushrooms is that you can wash them before putting into the drying machine as it will dry off the water at the same time.I have also bought old mushrooms that looked fit for the bin from supermarkets as they want a quick sale for them they have produced the best and I mean thenreally best dried mushroom powder I have ever produced. They were not off just a little slimy from their own water content. I have washed them all and sliced them up and placed in the dehydrator and dried them as I would have done fresh mushrooms.Once the mushrooms are totally dried I then place into a blender and grind them to a very fine powder. This powder has lasted me for over a year as long as you keep airtight I have placed into all of my jars a special packet for keeping food dry it’s just a special moister Crystal in a bag it collects any moister in the jar and keeps my mushroom powder dry as dry can be. When using you only need a few teaspoons in a stew or a sprinkle over scrambled eggs as the flavour is very intense. I always place in smaller jars as this cuts down on opening the full batch every time. Not all mushrooms can be turned into powder I have tried with shataky mushrooms and they dry out too hard and rubbery to be turned into a powder have even tried to pre grind them first but they just don’t like to be dried once done like this so for them its a case of them up fine and then dry them and they dry out a little chunky but work fine just not as good as good as the old fashion mushroom. I still have to try the oyster mushrooms but don’t see them too often in the shop and I have tried growing my own but the heat wave we had this summer killled off all attempts at growing them. Only got the first flush of growth but nothing after that.I tried to add the I images of my jars of mushroom powder but it would not access the library where they are on my iPad so no idea on how to share them with you?

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  • Dawsie commented on JT Woodworks's instructable How to Make a Crosscut Sled5 weeks ago
    How to Make a Crosscut Sled

    lol this is so true but I have also found that some set squares are not even square to start with I bought a cheap set got Dad and was using them one day when I needed to draw the line from one side to the other so I pulled out the largest out of the packaging and draw my line flipped it over to,the other side and went to draw the line when they met up in the middle they crossed each other rather than over lapped each other.So ran a few tests which I also have a electronic right angle unit and set that to the 45° angle and checked the offending set square and it was way out lol,I have to punch the pins out and redrill the pin holes once I have squaree it up first and then drill and replace the pins :-D once done it should be square. Never buy a cheap or second hand square they are a...

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    lol this is so true but I have also found that some set squares are not even square to start with I bought a cheap set got Dad and was using them one day when I needed to draw the line from one side to the other so I pulled out the largest out of the packaging and draw my line flipped it over to,the other side and went to draw the line when they met up in the middle they crossed each other rather than over lapped each other.So ran a few tests which I also have a electronic right angle unit and set that to the 45° angle and checked the offending set square and it was way out lol,I have to punch the pins out and redrill the pin holes once I have squaree it up first and then drill and replace the pins :-D once done it should be square. Never buy a cheap or second hand square they are a waste of time if you have to fix them before using them :-DI did like the idea of making the first cut and then using it to line up the front bar this made a lot of sense to me just wish I had thought of it my self when I made my one.... I now have 4 of them all different sizes and all do different for different types of jobs. :-D you can never have too many really :-)Thanks for sharing the link on the cleaning of the blade in all the years I have being using mine I have always replaced the blade once they start cutting badly I will have to give cleaning up some of my older blades and see if this works on them :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on CraftAndu's instructable Wooden Kazoo [Giveaway]5 weeks ago
    Wooden Kazoo [Giveaway]

    :-) ;-) well that took me back to my child hood days I use to have a plastic one when I was around 8 years old I loved it but me Mom hated it and she was the one who bought it for me for Christmas stocking filler :-) :-) :-)I love number 6 but they all look really nice :-)Thanks for reminding me of my old memories of my Kazo :-)I loved the intro so much made me giggle so much the kitten jumped of me with a filthy look as she had been fast asleep :-D :-D

    �� well that took me back to my child hood days I use to have a plastic one when I was around 8 years old I loved it but me Mom hated it and she was the one who bought it for me for Christmas stocking filler ����I love number 6 but they all look really nice �Thanks for reminding me of my old memories of my Kazo ���I loved the intro so much made me giggle so much the kitten jumped of me with a filthy look as she had been fast asleep����

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  • Dawsie commented on manuelmasc's instructable HDPE Blocks From Plastic Bottles7 weeks ago
    HDPE Blocks From Plastic Bottles

    Your very welcome Helena :-)I have been using my as sliders for draws in the workshop to let the draw slide smoothly :-)I never thought of using them for small models but then I have a heap of 3 ply high quality ply for mine I use them for my polymer clay models that I make :-)Once you start thinking out side of the box you will be surprised at how many things you can use them for :-)Have fun creating Angela

    hi Helena, You can not fix old nylon/plastic chopping boards they are designed that once damegaed you throw away or give it to a woodworker as old nylon/plastic boards are great to make sliders out of and other bits and bobs for the workshop Or you could use them to make a garden border. As that is all they are good for once past their used by date. You can not put them through a plainer you will damage your plainer and the chopping board, besides the chopping boards were designed to have a dimpled surface so that will not slide on the bench top or allow the food to slide around too much if kept dry when cutting meat that is.I mentioned a use by date above this is correct you can not use them for ever like the wooden boards, they need to be replaced every few years due to the knifes int...

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    hi Helena, You can not fix old nylon/plastic chopping boards they are designed that once damegaed you throw away or give it to a woodworker as old nylon/plastic boards are great to make sliders out of and other bits and bobs for the workshop Or you could use them to make a garden border. As that is all they are good for once past their used by date. You can not put them through a plainer you will damage your plainer and the chopping board, besides the chopping boards were designed to have a dimpled surface so that will not slide on the bench top or allow the food to slide around too much if kept dry when cutting meat that is.I mentioned a use by date above this is correct you can not use them for ever like the wooden boards, they need to be replaced every few years due to the knifes interaction with the surface and over time if the plastic board is not thick enough it develops a concave shape to it and this is one of the other reasons the plastic/nylon chopping boards have to be replaced. This goes the same with the “SoderStream” bottles if you checked the small print on the bottle it will have a date on it for when you need to replace the bottles.If you have a dishwasher you can put in there to wash I do that with mine it’s okay but I only use it to cut the cats meat on. In the food industry they use the plastic/nylon boards because they can go into the dishwasher and this will sterlize them and is the only reason they use those types of chopping boards now and not the wooden ones. Wooden chopping boards can not go into the dishwasher as they are glued together with food safe glue and with the dishwasher heating up this softnes the glue to the point the boards fall apart. I know I did it with my own chopping board I had :-) it was a lovely mess to be cleaned out of the dishwasher lol As for my food prep area I have a wooden chopping board that’s been in the family for 40 odd years now. It was me Mom’s chopping board and when she passed away I kept it as it is a good quality one chopping board and it’s easy to keep clean. (As I had killed my board in the dishwasher lol)Even with the number of years On it it’s still as good as new as we have always had it has sanded Every 6-8 months and I have even put it through the plainer to flatten it out a bit as it is almost 3” thick I don’t think I have to worry too much about it :-) but it does need a light sanding at least twice a year to clean it off in preparation for food safe coating and that’s not cooking oil as it goes sticking with age, you need the correct coating which I managed to get from the hardware store :-)I hope this helps :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on aCuriousCreator's instructable Booking Binding Press7 weeks ago
    Booking Binding Press

    If you don’t have clamps you can use Bull-Clips extra large to hold the boards together. I have been using them now for the past year and find they are quicker on some jobs compared to using clamps. :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on mxx's instructable Unclogging Rust-Oleum Nozzle7 weeks ago
    Unclogging Rust-Oleum Nozzle

    nice I have a couple of cans that have never been used simply because I can not get them to spray at all I did not notice the problem until a few months after I had bought them and of course lost the docket {lol} I have them sitting there now for a few years now never been able to get a spray out of any of them. I always keep spay can nozzles (don’t know why never used them before but had been told years ago to keep them {lol}) so I went through my stash of nozzles but nothing has worked so far, yep they work on other spray cans. The trick I use is fly spray to clear out the nozzles when finished {lol} it works or even a can of WD40 I have two cans sitting around with no nozzles so I can use the spray paint nozzles on them to clear them out.I am at a loss as to why these two cans ...

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    nice I have a couple of cans that have never been used simply because I can not get them to spray at all I did not notice the problem until a few months after I had bought them and of course lost the docket {lol} I have them sitting there now for a few years now never been able to get a spray out of any of them. I always keep spay can nozzles (don’t know why never used them before but had been told years ago to keep them {lol}) so I went through my stash of nozzles but nothing has worked so far, yep they work on other spray cans. The trick I use is fly spray to clear out the nozzles when finished {lol} it works or even a can of WD40 I have two cans sitting around with no nozzles so I can use the spray paint nozzles on them to clear them out.I am at a loss as to why these two cans will not spray at all I have checked the spout on top of the can and that looks clear as best as I can see {lol}I have used the old trick of a tire valve placed over the can and with the air compressor pumped them up which also shows me their pressure just as if it was a tyre and that’s correct for a can that has not been used yet.Last option I have is to cut the cans open and use the paint with my minture model spray painter.

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  • Recreating the Universe in the "Cosmic Rift" Table;  AKA: How to Build a Resin Table Like a Boss!

    wow it’s stunning I love how it came out just wish you had added some photes where the galxaies glowed in the dark so,that we could see the affect it had. I loved the walk around at the end as you could see the glitter sparkling just as the night sky does here where I live... I live in the Australian Outback and on a clear night the sky just sparkles and you can see the Milky Way and millions and millions of stars :-)I hope you have managed to sell the table for what you were asking for it’s worth it and more I know I would have bought it in a heart beat if I had the right kind of money LOL

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  • Dawsie commented on VEKSIR's instructable Reclaimed Pallet Fish Tank Stand6 months ago
    Reclaimed Pallet Fish Tank Stand

    I love the cabinet, I already have one which was a gift from my Hubby but as the old tank is now out of service for too old now and not had water in it for 8nyears now, it’s is only good as a trarium which means I will need to buy a new tank and as you say the cost of the tank and cabinet is very very expensive.I have been collecting pallets and stripping them down so,I can build my new kitchen with them but I think I will side line some of the pieces for a new cabinet for a new tank :-)I miss having fish lol but mine will be a glass tank and will put sides and a backing on it as I plan to have the tank that has a overflow corner with the pump pushing back up to,the primary tank, should have gone with this type the last time lol.Will use some of the nices pieces of timber that I h...

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    I love the cabinet, I already have one which was a gift from my Hubby but as the old tank is now out of service for too old now and not had water in it for 8nyears now, it’s is only good as a trarium which means I will need to buy a new tank and as you say the cost of the tank and cabinet is very very expensive.I have been collecting pallets and stripping them down so,I can build my new kitchen with them but I think I will side line some of the pieces for a new cabinet for a new tank :-)I miss having fish lol but mine will be a glass tank and will put sides and a backing on it as I plan to have the tank that has a overflow corner with the pump pushing back up to,the primary tank, should have gone with this type the last time lol.Will use some of the nices pieces of timber that I have found on the pallets and put a side due to their colour and type of wood, it’s not all pine wood used on pallets that’s for sure :-) some of its really really pretty :-)Like the idea of making the frame for it out of bought 2x2 timber that’s a good idea and use the pallet timber for the dressing of the unit which will add even more strength to the frame work.Thanks for such a great idea :-) Dawsie

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  • Dawsie commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Tape Measuring Tool7 months ago
    Tape Measuring Tool

    Thank you :-) I will add a picture when I’m done :-D He was a great teacher and was always encouraging me to push my self :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Tape Measuring Tool7 months ago
    Tape Measuring Tool

    I love the idea but as I don’t have a 3D printer I will have to think out side the square and make it out of wood lol After looking at your printed option I see that I can do this and look forward to finding a quite moment in the workshop to make myself one but also one for me Dad as he’s for ever losing his pencil when he comes o write down his measurements lol so it will server two purpose for him lolAs someone mention the wriggle on the tape measure is a problem for this what I did was fix the tape measure end clip in place with a metal bonding two part mouldable glue as I got feedup with constant problems of that little silver tab moving in and out the way it does and keeps giving me different mesuremts all the time. Once I fixed that problem all my measurements have bee...

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    I love the idea but as I don’t have a 3D printer I will have to think out side the square and make it out of wood lol After looking at your printed option I see that I can do this and look forward to finding a quite moment in the workshop to make myself one but also one for me Dad as he’s for ever losing his pencil when he comes o write down his measurements lol so it will server two purpose for him lolAs someone mention the wriggle on the tape measure is a problem for this what I did was fix the tape measure end clip in place with a metal bonding two part mouldable glue as I got feedup with constant problems of that little silver tab moving in and out the way it does and keeps giving me different mesuremts all the time. Once I fixed that problem all my measurements have been correct each time as long as I use only that tape measure for measuring my items and setting up the benchsaw cutting fence every time. There is always a diffearece between each and every tape measurement out there. I was taught years ago by my wood working teacher at school to only use one tape measurement for all mesuremens and to never rely on two different ones unless you have held them together and compared each and every mark on both to ensure that they line up.

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  • Dawsie commented on diymontreal's instructable The Ultimate Lumber Storage Cart 8 months ago
    The Ultimate Lumber Storage Cart

    that's perfect, it's just what I have been thinking about for weeks now to make for the workshop just for my smaller supply of wood and my endless supply of bits and pieces lol, like you have have kept my small thin, scrappy off cuts as they have been really handy so many times. I will have to,look,at building this project lol thanks for sharing the build and the plans with us all.

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  • Turn Any Pair of Earbuds Into Bluetooth Earbuds!

    your welcome :-D Love the instructable so,kept in me list of one day to make list :-D just have to,hunt down the part which I am sure I can find one eBay if I keep looking :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on Crafts with Ellen's instructable Engraving Glass With a Dremel8 months ago
    Engraving Glass With a Dremel

    sweet I just bought the engraving tips for my Dremel a few months back as they were going cheap at the time but was too worried to work on glass yet lol but I have a heap of old bottles that I can do test run on before working on the vase that I have had for years but have never gotten around to,do,the chemical etching on it :-D Thanks for the instructable I know now that I can do it after watching you :-)

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  • Turn Any Pair of Earbuds Into Bluetooth Earbuds!

    lol PS I also voted for you as it's such a MacGyver project :-D

    gee I so wanted to make this but when I went to the link it said does not ship to my part of the world Amazon sucks some times I have noticed it has stopped shipping to,Australia from many of their customers who sell via them.I will have to,look for the part else where but once I have found it I will make it I just can not afford the Bluetooth buds for the iPhone they are way way way over priced almost 1/4 of what I paid for the phone and that's madness Loved the idea even I can make it when I get the part that is:-/ thanks for the instructable, I have saved it to my one day to,make folder here :-) :-)

    gee I so wanted to make this but when I went to the link it said does not ship to my part of the world Amazon sucks some times I have noticed it has stopped shipping to,Australia from many of their customers who sell via them.I will have to,look for the part else where but once I have found it I will make it I just can not afford the Bluetooth buds for the iPhone they are way way way over priced almost 1/4 of what I paid for the phone and that's madness Loved the idea even I can make it when I get the part that is ????Thanks for the instructable ??? I have saved it to my one day to,make folder here ??

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  • Paper + Sunflower Seed Husk Fuel Briquettes

    thanks for the idea I have a lot of seed husks after the birds have finished eating everyday lol (wild birds that is) and I have taken to using my lawn mower like a vacuum cleaner to clean the area up lol I might give them a go as a friend of mine has a wood burner he uses every winter. As the summers get really hot in the Outback it should be quick to dry the bricks I do remember seeing a brick compressing unit in one of those bagin buy magazines so will look at getting that as they would fit in the wood burner plus I don't have a nifty looking fruit compressing machine would love one Thanks for the instructable I read both ????

    thanks for the idea I have a lot of seed husks after the birds have finished eating everyday lol (wild birds that is) and I have taken to using my lawn mower like a vacuum cleaner to clean the area up lol I might give them a go as a friend of mine has a wood burner he uses every winter. As the summers get really hot in the Outback it should be quick to dry the bricks I do remember seeing a brick compressing unit in one of those bagin buy magazines so will look at getting that as they would fit in the wood burner plus I don't have a nifty looking fruit compressing machine would love one ????Thanks for the instructable I read both ????

    thanks for the idea I have a lot of seed husks after the birds have finished eating everyday lol (wild birds that is) and I have taken to using my lawn mower like a vacuum cleaner to clean the area up lol I might give them a go as a friend of mine has a wood burner he uses every winter. As the summers get really hot in the Outback it should be quick to dry the bricks I do remember seeing a brick compressing unit in one of those bagin buy magazines so will look at getting that as they would fit in the wood burner plus I don't have a nifty looking fruit compressing machine would love one Thanks for the instructable I read both

    thanks for the idea I have a lot of seed husks after the birds have finished eating everyday lol (wild birds that is) and I have taken to using my lawn mower like a vacuum cleaner to clean the area up lol I might give them a go as a friend of mine has a wood burner he uses every winter. As the summers get really hot in the Outback it should be quick to dry the bricks I do remember seeing a brick compressing unit in one of those bagin buy magazines so will look at getting that as they would fit in the wood burner plus I don't have a nifty looking fruit compressing machine would love one Thanks for the instructable I read both ????

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  • Dawsie commented on wilgubeast's instructable 10 Unusual Uses for Tennis Balls9 months ago
    10 Unusual Uses for Tennis Balls

    loved the sanding tip ??? now where did I put the old balls from my youth ??

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  • Dawsie commented on lonesoulsurfer's instructable Book Safe With Lock11 months ago
    Book Safe With Lock

    that's I so very true, so everyone if you are going to do this please please check the internet for said books, special if they are stamped as 2nd,3rd addition in the flycover as in many cases they can be very valuable depending on what the subject/story's are, but sometimes it is of a value due to the author of the book or even the age. I have books from 1800s that I found in old junkshops as a kid I bought them because I loved the age that they were not because of the subject/story that was in them, I did not learn the value of my books until I trained as a bookbinder. I love books and hate seeing them chopped up for projects and the such like, but for a book that has no value it's not so painful to chop up for something like this. So many people think that just because a book is old ...

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    that's I so very true, so everyone if you are going to do this please please check the internet for said books, special if they are stamped as 2nd,3rd addition in the flycover as in many cases they can be very valuable depending on what the subject/story's are, but sometimes it is of a value due to the author of the book or even the age. I have books from 1800s that I found in old junkshops as a kid I bought them because I loved the age that they were not because of the subject/story that was in them, I did not learn the value of my books until I trained as a bookbinder. I love books and hate seeing them chopped up for projects and the such like, but for a book that has no value it's not so painful to chop up for something like this. So many people think that just because a book is old it has no value but as you have pointed out this is not the case for many old/semiold books I too have collected old books from second hand stores for many years and have check up on them and found that many of my books I have bought have a small/large value on them. With the internet now checking up on book values is a lot simpler now lol.I have been collecting books since I was a toddler lol me Mum use to laugh at me when I was little as I would keep them all neat and tidy on a shelf lol but the rest of my stuff would be all over the place, this has not changed in the last 50+ years lol Because of my love of books I trained as a bookbinder so that I could restore some of my old books that do not have a value on them and to make bound boxes for the ones that do have a value to keep them safe.

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  • How to Break Down Sheet Material Easily!

    I should have menetioned I love the sawguide you made I made mine with a fold back with a piano hinge system works the same way but when I cut I just fold back the saw depth part and cut, but it's only for short cuts have not gotten around to making my long cut version yet but after seeing yours I think I will make it like that one ?? save a bit of money on having to buy 3 piano hinges that's for sure ? Thanks for the instructable for that as well I would have gotten there eventually but you saved me a few hours of work around ?????

    ?? now I wish I had thought of this I have a heap of old pallet sheets from solar panals when they where brought into the country a friend gave me the palates after he finished installing all the solar panals. I have a heap of the staked away as I have to have someone help me cut them on the bench saw?? now with the table top idea I have just throw it down and cut to my hearts content on me own ???? thanks for the great instructable and great idea ?? umm I can see a lot of workshop time heading my way again yummy ???

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  • Dawsie commented on Jakes workshop's instructable Make a Human Table1 year ago
    Make a Human Table

    true but myself and my friends actually all don't drink, ? Just something we all seamed to stop doing as we got older and wiser I think ???

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  • Dawsie commented on Jakes workshop's instructable Make a Human Table1 year ago
    Make a Human Table

    ????I love it I can see it as a great party trick trying to get your friends to use it but also mixing it up with different height people to see how they all coupe it would defiantly get everybody in to the party mood as they try it out and spend half the time giggling trying to both sit down at the same time

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  • Dawsie commented on Epic Workshop's instructable Bilbo Baggins Pipe 1 year ago
    Bilbo Baggins Pipe

    wow love the idea always wanted to make one for my hubby he's a Tolkien fan I bought the whole full extended version collection of the movies for him when they came out now I will have to make him a pipe to go with it all :-) mind you he don't smoke anymore but I am sure he will love the pipe :-} I have an oak tree I have been growing for the past few years and there is just the perfect branch I can use for his pipe stem :-} and I have oak set aside for my wood turning projects so I can pinch a piece to make the pipe bowl :-) Thanks for the great instructable and better still showing me how via a video now that's something I can play over and over to make sure as I go along with the project :-) thank goodness for iPads :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Easy Waterproof Clothing1 year ago
    Easy Waterproof Clothing

    this is great thanks for posting this I have been looking at buying some of the commercial waterproofing product but have held of because of how much I would actually need to use.This option is so much better and I get to save my pennies after all as I have this already laying around the workshop from all other projects ??

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  • Harvesting your own clay, dirty but delightful!

    I feel bad at not answering before now ? I am so way behind in my emails but slowly getting through them all now ?It was nice to see that you have won on the instructable comp ?Things have been so busy I still not been able to do anything with the clay but here's to 2017 may all dreamers get their dreams done ??

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  • Dawsie commented on Stish's instructable German incense smoker - Tiled stove1 year ago
    German incense smoker - Tiled stove

    ????oh boy that's a long time to be moving around lol but I can say much there I did it for 40 years first of with my parents army brat that's me ??? and I was not able to settle down for a long time only the past 6 years have I been in one place ???Good luck with the travling and moving enjoy it while you can at least once your back home and settled in again you will have lots of memories ??

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  • Dawsie commented on Stish's instructable German incense smoker - Tiled stove1 year ago
    German incense smoker - Tiled stove

    that's good to know travling is fun but after a while well it's nice to be in that one place that you can say yep finally home ? I hope you get to finish your main base workshop one day ?Thanks it's great to have a perminat home now ? Done with all that moving around from place to place I sat and worked it out on the average time span of all of my moves that I have done over the past 50 years lol and the avage worked out to be 6 years at each place ?? so yep glad it's all over now ??

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  • Dawsie commented on Stish's instructable German incense smoker - Tiled stove1 year ago
    German incense smoker - Tiled stove

    sounds like you have your hands full that's for sure and to find time for other things during all of this is great ? I sure don't miss those days of always being on the move this home is my final stop ? Hence the workshop the ultimate dream of any crafter ? I hope your moves will one day lead you back home ?

    lol that's how my workshop came into being I use to live in the city and had to come home every 6 weeks to help Dad for 6 weeks after 4 years of that kind of living the shed was built my things placed in there and I moved back home full time ?? that was 5 years ago and it's take us this long to merge the two homes into one ? and converting the shed into a workshop working around all the boxes yet to be unpacked ??? I have forgotten half of what's in the boxes after all this time ???

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  • Dawsie commented on smurray2's instructable Making plastic with glue1 year ago
    Making plastic with glue

    my ex husband use to work at a cornstarch factory if you knew how it was made you would not be using it, it too me years to go back to using cornstarch after being shown how it was made? My other option would be rice flour I used that in place of cornstartch for years...??just took longer to make gravies that's all ?

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  • Dawsie commented on Stish's instructable German incense smoker - Tiled stove1 year ago
    German incense smoker - Tiled stove

    glad she loves it ?I will I have saved your instructable to my collection of things to make ? At the moment we have to finish working on my Workshop ? We have the floor and walls done in the shed we build now we have to fix the ceiling and exchange the roller doors for large windows once that's done I can get back to working on all my hobbies ?? well still have to build the wall units and work benchs ?? first then I can start using my workshop ???

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  • Dawsie commented on darthwolf's instructable A Simple Bench Variable Power Supply1 year ago
    A Simple Bench Variable Power Supply

    thanks for this very intersecting it's a shame it's only for testing items if you could use it power them up that would be great but testinfis fine lol,I,have a few things around the place that I need to work it if they are worth keeping ?|

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  • Dawsie commented on Stish's instructable German incense smoker - Tiled stove1 year ago
    German incense smoker - Tiled stove

    I love it it looks like it could even be used in a doll house setting ? Will have to add to my fav for later tryout ? Thanks for sharing your gift to your wife I am sure she loved it ?

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  • Dawsie commented on -BALES-'s instructable The Calvin and Hobbes Snowmen1 year ago
    The Calvin and Hobbes Snowmen

    thanks for a fun new take on snowmen I could not stop laughing ???? will have to make something like it for next year but with me own spin on them thanks for the inspiration ????

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  • 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 Clamps1 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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...

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    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 Rig1 year 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 Table1 year 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...

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    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 Board1 year 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 Rig1 year 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 Table1 year 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 Carving1 year 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 ...

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    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 Board1 year 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 Half1 year 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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