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  • DodgeD commented on diymontreal's instructable Tapering Jig2 months ago
    Tapering Jig

    While this jig attachment has been around for years.you certainly did a good job in the fabrication, it’s a good share with the viewers and for those that want to construct one.

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  • DodgeD commented on Martian Taylor's instructable Make Your Own UFO Balloon-kite!3 months ago
    Make Your Own UFO Balloon-kite!

    You should name it the : The limited premium Roswell series

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  • DodgeD commented on balder0's instructable TV Commercial Volume Suppressor4 months ago
    TV Commercial Volume Suppressor

    The good news is that the CALM (Commercial Advertising Loudness Mitigation) Act was implemented in December of 2011. The FCC have to regulate the audio of TV commercials from being broadcasted at louder levels than the TV program they appear within. To learn more about the CALM Act,Google it. Most Samsung HTS have a dedicated DSP button on the remote control,there are other manufacturers that offer this also but you have to look it up.This is certainly a good project to acquire work skills in electronics and great that you shared it,even though one can buy these units.BUT it’s the fun of making it.

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  • How to Enlarge a Washer (No Drill Press Needed!)

    That’s okay if not understanding the dialogue,my work world revolved around a machine shop, so I talk in those terms. I run into this with my friends all the time it ticks them off! Then I tell them to bow down to the master , THEN they really get pissed off ( Joke ) Just keep doing what your doing that’s cool.

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  • How to Enlarge a Washer (No Drill Press Needed!)

    Good approach to a problem for many. Being a retired old school machinists,this can be be done differently and very effectively precise.All you need is a bench grinder with a fine or medium grinding wheel installed. In this case use a drill bit that you do not want to alter the split point geometry that it might have,in other words a drill that you can sacrifice doing a little grinding on. The goal on this drill is to reduce the flank angle behind the cutting lip.You want to raise the heal of the flank so that it gets closer to a horizontal plain.What this prevents is the bite and pull in of the drill bit. This angle should not be just a flat angle at the heal but have a radius to it.The goal is to have the pressure of the drilling ride on the heal of the drill and yet allow the cuttin...

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    Good approach to a problem for many. Being a retired old school machinists,this can be be done differently and very effectively precise.All you need is a bench grinder with a fine or medium grinding wheel installed. In this case use a drill bit that you do not want to alter the split point geometry that it might have,in other words a drill that you can sacrifice doing a little grinding on. The goal on this drill is to reduce the flank angle behind the cutting lip.You want to raise the heal of the flank so that it gets closer to a horizontal plain.What this prevents is the bite and pull in of the drill bit. This angle should not be just a flat angle at the heal but have a radius to it.The goal is to have the pressure of the drilling ride on the heal of the drill and yet allow the cutting lip still cut.This is a balancing act if it dose not cut increase the flank angle a bit.When done right you can drill all the holes you want with a hand drill on any thickness of material of any kind without any pull in of the bit with little if any burr on exit side of the material cut.Practise makes perfect on this approach and works very well.

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  • DodgeD commented on scooters2's instructable Kristins Teardrop8 months ago
    Kristins Teardrop

    Great stuff. good idea with the paper pattern, easy to change with a pencil and eraser before you do the cut on the wood. The nice thing about the build it did't break the bank as the saying goes.I live up in Canada and these little teardrops are outrageously expensive ( the Rv centers are laughing all the way to the bank ) I think your daughter will enjoy your work of love.

    Thanks for the reply . ya money is money if it was free that would be great. But your investment is low in all reality. As I mentioned these little things can go for $23.000 up here , cough cough! Not for this camper! I think she will enjoy it or does enjoy it.

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  • Convert Your Van Into a Cosy Cabin for Under £400!

    Nice job, reasonable cost, and a nice view . oh with that in mind make sure you don't drink to many " Harvest Ale " before bed time, looks like it's a long way down to the loo!

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  • DodgeD commented on timdekker1825's instructable Jerry Can Cabinet9 months ago
    Jerry Can Cabinet

    Your thought on the anti-shock to me is the most important comment of all; of what should have been addressed in this other wise nice project because with out protection whats the point of it all? The whole theme is to transport; expensive camera equipment safely in this application.This was an important ingredient in this cake that was missed . I give your comment a 10 out of 10 .

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  • DodgeD commented on JackmanWorks's instructable Adjustable Height Sit/Stand Walnut Desk9 months ago
    Adjustable Height Sit/Stand Walnut Desk

    Looks very good . Had a ?, Is there any reason why one could not apply walnut to the exposed inner square tubing when it is lifted? How much clearance is there between the slide fit of the tubing? . If this could be done it would give the unit a full walnut or wood of choice look. Where I live we have a good supply of sequoia and solid tables go for up in the stratosphere amounts of money and non adjustable. This is elegant in looks and a sequoia look would be beautiful indeed also. Thanks for a good post.

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  • DodgeD commented on bennelson's instructable Build Your Own Electric Car!10 months ago
    Build Your Own Electric Car!

    IT DEPENDS what you mean by nothing. Ask a physicist about a vacuum, the very definition of nothingness for most of us, and they will tell you it is pulsing with activity. According to quantum theory, in a vacuum wave-like fields are constantly fluctuating, producing particles and their antimatter equivalents that fizzle in and out of existence. So even in the depths of interstellar space, there is plenty going on in what we call zilch.This idea leads to some outlandish predictions. In 1948, the physicist Hendrik Casimir proposed that if you place two parallel metal plates close to each other in a vacuum, there will be more quantum electromagnetic fluctuations either side of the plates than between them. Their proximity limits the wavelength of fluctuations in that space, creating a for...

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    IT DEPENDS what you mean by nothing. Ask a physicist about a vacuum, the very definition of nothingness for most of us, and they will tell you it is pulsing with activity. According to quantum theory, in a vacuum wave-like fields are constantly fluctuating, producing particles and their antimatter equivalents that fizzle in and out of existence. So even in the depths of interstellar space, there is plenty going on in what we call zilch.This idea leads to some outlandish predictions. In 1948, the physicist Hendrik Casimir proposed that if you place two parallel metal plates close to each other in a vacuum, there will be more quantum electromagnetic fluctuations either side of the plates than between them. Their proximity limits the wavelength of fluctuations in that space, creating a force pushing the plates together. The phenomenon became known as the "Casimir effect".It’s a weakling force but it has been detected.

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  • DodgeD commented on wilgubeast's instructable 10 Unusual Uses for Tennis Balls11 months ago
    10 Unusual Uses for Tennis Balls

    I guess there is a use for everything in life, but these balls are just out right big and ugly! What one could do is paint them to match the surrounding colors and decor unless you want them there balls to stick out like a sore thumb for all to see.

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  • How to build an insanely bright LED flashlight!

    Yes we can thank the Canadian government for a lot of this by way of high tariffs on goods and of course the long favorite pass time " Canadians ripping off Canadians" end quote.

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  • DodgeD commented on bqanderson's instructable Adjustable Saw Horses1 year ago
    Adjustable Saw Horses

    Nice job, the adjustability is a plus, but I always have a issue with stability on saw horses, with the legs to the horizontal board.Kind of under engineered in design at those points. ( which is the most important ) There never is enough support there. There kind of good when new but then things start to get loose as you use them more and even worse in a commercial application. screws give , bolt holes elongate , glue gives out and so on even though this unit looks nice it looks pretty unsupported in those areas for good long stability over time. Do you think it will pass the rock and roll test over time ? But it is a good looking pair of horses.

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  • DodgeD commented on pat_pending's instructable Motorised Drift Trike1 year ago
    Motorised Drift Trike

    Interesting, seen this idea / built in the early 70's .and the good thing also is you have the optional heated seat at no extra cost ! cool.

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  • DodgeD commented on Fishbum Frank's instructable Teardrop Trailer Aluminum1 year ago
    Teardrop Trailer Aluminum

    nice job on the build . these units up in Canada go for a whopping 18 -20 thousand dollars just like one in the pic !

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