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  • How to Upgrade Your Vehicle's Exterior Incandescent Bulb to LED

    I'll admit I jumped the gun here. I saw this promoted and didn't check that it was actually headlights before posting that comment, I just saw the lights and skimmed to see if you mentioned the legality. I apologize for the accusation. on that note though, I do urge you to make mention of the laws in this and any instructables regarding replacing vehicle lights, because exactly as TCSC47 said, this goes a long way to encouraging people to replace vehicle bulbs.

    I see that now, I appreciate you calling me out.

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  • Lazy Man's Custom Skate Deck

    I honestly thought this was a picture of a feminine pad when I saw the thumbnail. instructable looks good though.

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  • IncrediblyCondensedBlackMatter commented on Riftliger's instructable Cardboard Ball4 months ago
    Cardboard Ball

    A new hand touches the beacon!

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  • DIY Self-Locking Nut

    meh, i'll just stick to lockwiring for all my torque critical applications.

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  • How to Upgrade Your Vehicle's Exterior Incandescent Bulb to LED

    Looking through briefly, nothing looks amiss *technically*, however, if you are in the U.S. you are most likely breaking the law by upgrading your stock lights without putting them in a vehicle-specific housing assembly. stock headlights are designed to use a specific type of bulb to ensure they meet maximum brightness standards, as well as correct projection angles. by slapping a different bulb in the original housing, you are very likely changing the characteristics to make them unsafe and not road-legal. HID and LED headlights are a huge problem where I live, because we don't have much streetside lighting, and people install brighter lights to compensate, causing them to appear ultrabright compared to the road for oncoming drivers. combine this with an aftermarket lift on a truck (al...

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    Looking through briefly, nothing looks amiss *technically*, however, if you are in the U.S. you are most likely breaking the law by upgrading your stock lights without putting them in a vehicle-specific housing assembly. stock headlights are designed to use a specific type of bulb to ensure they meet maximum brightness standards, as well as correct projection angles. by slapping a different bulb in the original housing, you are very likely changing the characteristics to make them unsafe and not road-legal. HID and LED headlights are a huge problem where I live, because we don't have much streetside lighting, and people install brighter lights to compensate, causing them to appear ultrabright compared to the road for oncoming drivers. combine this with an aftermarket lift on a truck (also common here) and you create a pretty potent road blinding machine.Please research applicable headlight laws regarding your specific vehicle before installing aftermarket headlight kits. just because the kit is "street legal" doesn't mean it's legal in any vehicle as installed.

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  • Simple Rock-Solid Cantilever Desk

    Building this this weekend. Two actually. Wrapping this all around my office, which is split by a window.

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  • IncrediblyCondensedBlackMatter commented on G S Haydon's instructable How To Dovetail1 year ago
    How To Dovetail

    I can't speak for the strength of dovetails in general, but the site you referenced isn't using the same type of joint as this instructable. This dovetail is cut so there's a full board width interaction between parts. On the site you listed, it's a jig-cut dovetail lookalike. I'm now curious to see how a real dovetail fares compared to a box joint.

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