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  • Emergency Shelters From a Poncho & Trekking Poles

    In my 26 years working for Uncle I spent many a night under a "poncho hooch" (the Brits call it a banyan if I remember correctly). The military issue ponchos I was issued came in two weights, one a lightweight material and the other a heavier weight one.I also have a German issue one which is on the heavy side.A couple of adjacent trees, enough paracord and something to peg down the windward side and you were under shelter for the night. With a lean to configuration you could make the first cup of coffee before you rolled out of your sleep sack. Nice instructable and reminder.

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  • Restoring a Rare Hand Plane | Stanley #4 1/2

    Chisels are cutting tools, primarily used on wood but other types of chisels are used on other materials. Restoring a wood chisel is a multi step process from removing the rust to making the chisel true again, sharpening the chisel and the replacing or restoring any damaged or missing handles.Most older ones you will find have suffered some degree of misuse or abuse which will need correction before you being the restoration process itself.The steps in the process are similar to restoring and sharpening a plane iron. I do not think that the comment section is the place to take up space to describe them. I do not know the Instructables policy on using specific emails but if it is allowed I can write up the entire process and steps as an electronic file and share it with anyone who is i...

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    Chisels are cutting tools, primarily used on wood but other types of chisels are used on other materials. Restoring a wood chisel is a multi step process from removing the rust to making the chisel true again, sharpening the chisel and the replacing or restoring any damaged or missing handles.Most older ones you will find have suffered some degree of misuse or abuse which will need correction before you being the restoration process itself.The steps in the process are similar to restoring and sharpening a plane iron. I do not think that the comment section is the place to take up space to describe them. I do not know the Instructables policy on using specific emails but if it is allowed I can write up the entire process and steps as an electronic file and share it with anyone who is interested.

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  • Restoring a Rare Hand Plane | Stanley #4 1/2

    For a biodegradable rust remover use cosmetic grade citric acid to soak the rusty parts then use a nylon bristle brush to remove the loose rust particles. I use wet and dry sandpaper sprayed with window cleaner (thank you Paul Sellers) attached to a one foot square of counter top granite from Home Depot to true and sharpen the plane parts.When cleaning things up make sure the cap iron has a true edge. For a scary sharp plane iron finish with 2000 grit wet and dry then hone rh blade on a leather strop. I have restored multiple Stanly all metal planes and Bailey iron wooden bodied transition planes. In my opinion no currently available commercial plane will match the work you can do with a restored plane. Old chisels can also be found and resurrected from the dead to fill that void in y...

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    For a biodegradable rust remover use cosmetic grade citric acid to soak the rusty parts then use a nylon bristle brush to remove the loose rust particles. I use wet and dry sandpaper sprayed with window cleaner (thank you Paul Sellers) attached to a one foot square of counter top granite from Home Depot to true and sharpen the plane parts.When cleaning things up make sure the cap iron has a true edge. For a scary sharp plane iron finish with 2000 grit wet and dry then hone rh blade on a leather strop. I have restored multiple Stanly all metal planes and Bailey iron wooden bodied transition planes. In my opinion no currently available commercial plane will match the work you can do with a restored plane. Old chisels can also be found and resurrected from the dead to fill that void in your workshop.

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  • Buttermilk Honey Jalapeño Cornbread

    I guess I am too much a southerner, I never add a sweetener to cornbread, i.e. sugar or honey. If you add a sweetener it becomes Yankee johnnycake.

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  • I MP commented on Befferoni and Cheese's instructable Bacon Cheddar Bread6 months ago
    Bacon Cheddar Bread

    I make a no knead cheese bread in a Dutch Oven (artisanbreadwithstreve/youtube) now I will add bacon.

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  • I MP commented on shopbuilt's instructable Scary sharp on a budget8 months ago
    Scary sharp on a budget

    I use granite blocks from Home Depot as my mounting surface because they are polished flat and heavy enough to stay in place on the bench, They cost $4.98 USD but are a one time purchase. I use window spay from Dollar Tree to wet the sanding surface (Paul Sellers technique) Scrap leather glued to a piece of wood forms a honing surface. Smoothing plane irons often have rounded corners to prevent tear out. Brand new out of the box wood and wood carving chisels require the backs flattened and the bevels sharpened. To sharpen the inner edge of a gouge glue sandpaper to a dowel of matching diameter. Remember to remove the backside burr from any tool sharpened.,

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  • Finger-Licking Brussels (for People Who Hate Brussels)

    You just need to thaw them not cook them. If you oven roast them they do not need to be thawed first

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  • I MP commented on juniortan's instructable Smoking in an apartment11 months ago
    Smoking in an apartment

    There is no need to soak the wood chips in water, that actually slows down the development of smoke.I frequently do stove top smoling however i do have a dedicated smoke pan. The small one I have is an Abu-Roken made in Sweden. I found similar ones on eBay in the $25.00USD to $30.00USD and a used one in the same price range. As an aside this is called the hot smoke method.

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  • I MP commented on kimaj's instructable How to Make Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag1 year ago
    How to Make Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

    Sea salt in general, at least what I have in my house, is less coarse than Kosher salt so grinding sea salt would make it more akin to table salt.

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  • I MP commented on kimaj's instructable How to Make Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag1 year ago
    How to Make Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

    Kosher salt is coarser than table or sea salt so tends to be more effective due to the larger crystals. Measured by volume i. e. 1/4 cup table salt is twice as heavy as kosher which is why they are not interchangeable in a recipe. If you substitute table salt for kosher in a recipe it is the equivalent of doubling the amount of salt. Pickling salt is also coarser than table salt.

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