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CoolBean, are you interested in adding a biogas tank for your outhouse that would generate methane to run an on-demand water heater for your shower and sink? I have been looking into doing this and it is very interesting to me, but I would love to see someone like yourself do it and make an instructable out of it. It would help further interest in this economically and ecologically valuable technology. I have learned what I have from the solar CITIES folks. Thanks Greg Hall
Hey, this looks like a lot of fun. If I was still 12 I would love it. To help your boat be a little more seaworthy, if you took those metal straps straight down and fastened them to the side of the 2x4 with two screws it would be much sturdier. Here's why ... when you bend that metal strap like you did you create a breaking point and all the stress is put on that breaking point. Your metal strap will break a lot easier than if you took it down straight. Also you can use two or three screws on the 4 inch side of the board. Ahoy mates!
Thanks for the video, I enjoyed it. One thing that might be fun for you in the future is to include the braiding of rope into your projects. It is quite simple and could have been used in place of tying knots under the lid. Basically you take two pieces of three strand rope and go over and under three times. A braid is almost as strong as the rope itself.
Great job, I like the instructable. By the way, my first computer only had a 5 1/4 inch floppy disk, no hard drive! I have an idea. These disk drives spin at a fixed rate. Someone REALLY smart could make a clock out of the disk drive! A little power supply, some gears, and some clock hands. Now that would be COOL!
I Love it! Loved your home made wood tap video too (except for the music). I think I would have threaded rather than drilled the handle though, it seems like that might have been more sturdy.
In rural west africa they make charcoal by throwing brown grass on a pile of wood, lighting it, and throwing green grass on top of it to put out the flame.I suspect this is the way it is done in much of the third world