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  • Black Garlic - Probably the Easiest Way to Make It at Home!

    Thank you. I was testing out my crock pot yesterday afternoon with a thermometer on low. Sadly it jumped to 180° fairly quickly. In the past I made an extension cord with a dimmer switch in it and was able to use that to lower the temperature to the into the target range of 140 to 165. It made the house hot and I wasn't able to test it long term. I expect that anyone who uses your tutorial could do the same thing with a dimmer switch and get additional control of the temperature. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

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  • Drake411 commented on spiderham's instructable Wire clamping tool ( DIY )1 year ago
    Wire clamping tool ( DIY )

    You will be able to refine this design a lot. Mines not very pretty either. If you figure out how to add a slip nut, yours will be the very best around.

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  • Drake411 commented on spiderham's instructable Wire clamping tool ( DIY )1 year ago
    Wire clamping tool ( DIY )

    Nice refinements. I like how wide the bushing is so the main screw doesn't unwind or move. Plus the top of the socket head cap screw makes a nice hard bearing. I like how you modify the bolt eye for added leverage and simplify the handle. I made a caulking gun version that I like to work with because once you bend over the wire releasing tension helps get the tool out of the way with out wire cutters. I still have to cut the excess so , guess it might not be important. Anyway the dream version that I haven't built has a split nut held together with a spring. So you can release it from the bolt and set up the distance to match what ever slack ends you are twisting up.A new concept I don't have the skill for or the layout figured out is to weld a lever to a pair of pliers that push whi...

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    Nice refinements. I like how wide the bushing is so the main screw doesn't unwind or move. Plus the top of the socket head cap screw makes a nice hard bearing. I like how you modify the bolt eye for added leverage and simplify the handle. I made a caulking gun version that I like to work with because once you bend over the wire releasing tension helps get the tool out of the way with out wire cutters. I still have to cut the excess so , guess it might not be important. Anyway the dream version that I haven't built has a split nut held together with a spring. So you can release it from the bolt and set up the distance to match what ever slack ends you are twisting up.A new concept I don't have the skill for or the layout figured out is to weld a lever to a pair of pliers that push while you hold the clamp ends. I work with linesman pliers and it would be cool if a tongue would push out when I need it. If I had a drill that could drill into the tip of the pliers the gear notch a protruding rod. Somehow like with a cork puller handle in those notches push the rod out. A simpler lever placed just right might do it. I would need to soften the pliers in a dying fire over night, work them and bring them back to temper after working them. My wife has other plans. Lol.

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