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  • FerretPD commented on KarenK116's instructable PVC Pipe Rain Stick2 weeks ago
    PVC Pipe Rain Stick

    I notice that you run the bamboo skewer all the way through...have you experimented with only drilling *one* side, and pushing the skewer 99% of the way in...leaving an item to be "plucked* by the beans that is much more receptive in vibration...? (yes, I realize that this effectively doubles the drilling requirements...but I think it might result in a prettier sound in the end)

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  • How to Bend PVC & Make Incredible Shapes

    Umm...this really *IS* a great idea (no...*REALLY*!)...but can we *please* get some specific temperature/time data? At what temp is PVC malleable? At what point does it begin to melt? Those are critical values that would make your Instructable *MUCH* more useful!

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  • FerretPD commented on igottatinker's instructable Organizer Bin Storage Unit10 months ago
    Organizer Bin Storage Unit

    This is a brilliant build...especially making it the same height as your Workbench!However...it would have been nice to see the *back* side of the cabinet (even if it's just an empty hole)...to get an idea of size, etc.

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  • FerretPD commented on -BALES-'s instructable The Calvin and Hobbes Snowmen11 months ago
    The Calvin and Hobbes Snowmen

    You, sir...are my new Big Damm He-ro.Not only is the art awesome...but the *Video* made me laugh out loud.Thanks for brightening my day!

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  • FerretPD commented on Shenzhen's instructable Carbon tape heated steering wheel1 year ago
    Carbon tape heated steering wheel

    Yes...and all of those SlipRing contacts are dedicated...are you tapping off of the Horn Contacts...? If so....that was a *critical* safety factor that you should have mentioned.

    *Seriously*? That is your build...? I'm sorry...but I can see *several* serious safety issues immediately. First: How are you with the fact that the Steering Wheel turns...but the Column (etc) doesn't? Either you have a wire hanging down around your feet (dangerous from a Driving Safety perspective, tangling up your feet)...or you have loosely-wrapped around the Steering Column (Dangerous rom an Electrical perspective...since there is no way to guarantee that the "loose" cord will not get pinched/cut/broken...and then you have Battery power applied to the Metal parts of the car (I should point out here that the "convenient" picture shows a hole in the middle of the Steering wheel...that's where the Bolt and securing nut goes through...there is no convenient axial hol...

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    *Seriously*? That is your build...? I'm sorry...but I can see *several* serious safety issues immediately. First: How are you with the fact that the Steering Wheel turns...but the Column (etc) doesn't? Either you have a wire hanging down around your feet (dangerous from a Driving Safety perspective, tangling up your feet)...or you have loosely-wrapped around the Steering Column (Dangerous rom an Electrical perspective...since there is no way to guarantee that the "loose" cord will not get pinched/cut/broken...and then you have Battery power applied to the Metal parts of the car (I should point out here that the "convenient" picture shows a hole in the middle of the Steering wheel...that's where the Bolt and securing nut goes through...there is no convenient axial hole in the Steering column to accommodate such a kludge.)Your hands will *absolutely* be warm....as you veer off the road due to either your foot catching on wires when you need to brake/accelerate...or the Electrical system giving up the ghost as you toodle down the road.This is a *BAD* Build...and (in my opinion as a mechanic of over 30 years) is dangerous. I'm sorry if it's not "nice"...this is a Safety* issue.

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  • How to Make Drinks Coasters With Nails Inlay

    I know you're "wedded" to your Table Saw brand (we all are *G*)...but I think that your success has more to do with the *blade* than with the *saw* itself.Can you give specs on both? (i.e. 10", 12", Motor size, Belt Drive/gear drive/Direct Drive....and brand of the Blade, Carbide/Tungsten tipped, TPI?Otherwise, *awesome* idea...and well-executed.

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