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I'd love to make the faux Dixon lamp as a reading light over my comfy chair. Thanks!
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Mixing + Pouring Concrete
Casting Molds With Voids
We bought a house at the end of last summer. The previous owner had left standing water in every place imaginable: gutters, barrels, planters, tarps and a collapsed shed. The Asian Tiger Mosquitoes were like miniature wolves.I have declared all-out war on these fiends. I have removed every source of standing water and trimmed the overgrown yard. I cut back low hanging branches and removed unwanted shrubbery to allow light and breezes in to formerly dark and damp places. I have been considering traps and my research indicates that they are not always effective. Instead of spending money on commercial traps, I'll give these a try. Thanks for the 'ible.
Well, I gotta give you props for that one.
I'd balance the heck out of it and attach it to my shop ceiling fan. Nice job!
I have a 6' ladder of similar construction. After 35 years of use, it's getting dangerously wobbly and the painters tray is loose and split. Thanks for the inspiration to make it better.
My first job was in a bakery. I had to be there at 4:00 am to start on bread and rolls. By 6:00 am, the little old ladies in their babushkas would be lining up to get the day's bread. That's right, they came every morning. We used no preservatives, so the bread would be stale by the next morning.I loved making rye bread, hard rolls, Italian bread and bagels. We always kept butter near the oven to "quality control" the product. I'd be dome by 7:00 am and go home to shower, change and get to school. The day shift did cakes and pies.You are right--the hours are nuts.
I'd love to make this for my cats as we have a ton of cardboard left after we moved last month.
I can't eat bread, but I love making it. My first ever job was as a baker when I was 14. I'll give this a try for my family.
I need to avoid gluten and am always looking for decent bread recipes. Thank you.
I've been wanting to try stained glass for a while, and we have need of a large piece in our home. Thanks for the inspiration!
Very nice. I'll have to try this.
That would probably work. Just need to be careful with the adhesive. Using a rippled glass would give a nice effect.
I have a friend who commissioned a custom glass tile back splash for his kitchen. Those hand-made tiles look very much like your switch plates. I can see a whole back splash done in plain white tiles that have been "painted" like your switch plates. Thanks for the inspiration!
I was thinking about that. Either multiple coats of satin, automotive quality clearcoat or perhaps bar top sealer. Should be a heck of a lot cheaper than bespoke glass tiles.
You forgot step 13A: Shout "MUHAHAHAHA" as you throw the switch. Nice job.
A small acorn nut, in brass or stainless, would make a nice "stone" for this ring.
Perhaps Almond Milk would work? Give it a try and let us know.
This is a fantastic project. It also gave me an idea for concrete steps I need for a small deck: I would mold the top and bottom of the "step" like the top and bottom of your cube. Instead of leaving the center hollow, I'd mold another block about 2" smaller in length and width. Once the LEDs are attached to the center section I'd use your polycarbonate sanding technique to make a band around the block.As others have suggested, A solar panel and small battery would make a great power supply for dusk-to-dawn operation.Viola! Lighted steps.Thanks for the inspiration.
How about an LED that shines up through the bottom of the acrylic rod and illumiates the windows?
This +100. In my shop I routinely use 25' extension cords that have had the female end removed and replaced with a metal outlet box like this one, but with 4 outlets--no USB. It's tough as nails and even of the cord is stiff, the box stays where I put it.
The heck with the driveway's ennui, it'd sure cheer me up!
Casting In Pre-made Molds
I need to fix a depression in my concrete driveway. This Instructable couldn't have come at a better time. Thanks.
I've always wanted to make cheese. My new house has a perfect basement for cheese storage, so I think I'm going to go for it. Thanks for the inspiration.
Fusion 360 Orientation
3D Printing Class
Great info.I can remember being a new homeowner and having to source 2x4 lumber for a rough shelving project. I was amazed to find that in a stack of generic lumber there were so many boards with twists of 30 degrees or greater, splits, voids and, in some cases BARK still on it. My brother is a contractor and never lets the lumber yard deliver--he hand picks all his dimensional lumber and trailers it himself.
"Recreational electrocution"...you're my favorite person for today.Depending how the ceiling light is wired, you may be able to add an outlet for the power supply. Since the lights would be of occasional use, perhaps a battery would be the better source a power. 8 AA batteries (rechargable) should do it.
I'm in the midst of a kitchen remodel and this project is on my list. Thanks for the visuals and the heads-up on the adhesive. I need to run lights on both sides of the kitchen and I have about 25' of cabinets. Hiding the wiring is going to be fun. If anyone is looking for me, I'll be up in the attic.
Arduino: CNC Machine / Part 2
I worked at a school that used something like this in the cafeteria. The students worked hard to get it to light up in the "red zone". It lasted less than a month. I hope this is working better for you.
An added bonus to using the "plastic wood" is that it will stand up very well in a humid environment like a bathroom. One of our showers has a window in it. When I replaced the rotten wood window with a vinyl replacement window I used the plastic trim. No more moisture worries.
I just bought a house that turned out to be a breeding ground for Asian Tiger mosquitoes. I was less than 5 minutes in the yard, with short pants, when my wife remarked that it looked like I was wearing wool socks. Those things are aggressive!! I'm going to mix up several batches of this concoction. Thanks!
Springs like these can be found at the auto parts store. They are used inside older distributors and are called Advance Weight Springs.
I recently picked up a rusty old tool box at an auction for $5. After reading your Instructible it looks like I'll be painting it. Thanks!
I can see using a battery powered blower and taking this into school. My students would love it. Admin? Not so much.
My grandparents were from Sicily. which is, itself, a world of difference from mainland Italy. I grew up in the NY/NJ area with each of these gestures and still use them. This is not necessarily a good thing, as I now live in southwest VA, where they don't do much Eye-talian. It's funny, however, how the message still comes across. It's truly universal.You might find it amusing to know that a few years ago, a local bank had a billboard campaign that featured a football (American) referee giving the "umbrella" under the caption, "It your bank giving you the wrong signals?" I was in tears the first time I saw it.
I don't know about the lazy susan. With that table length, maybe some kind of device that rolls end to end! Beautiful job. You nicely demonstrate how you don't need high-end lumber to get great results.
If you doubt the accuracy of the gauging on your rip fence, you can do the grooves like this:1. Set your fence at the desired, measured, cut width. Let's use 1/4" like the Instructible.2. Rip some scrap to 1/4". Cut as many pieces as you want grooves.3. Stack them side-by-side against the rip fence and set the fence for you first cut.4. After each cut, remove one scrap spacer and make your next cut.5. Repeat until done. Each groove will be exactly the same distance apart.
This would also be useful for dry fitting joints for drilling and securing with screws. When joining corners I always seem to be one or two hands short. Nice job.
This is a wonderful idea. I was considering making something similar from a power chair base. It would be so freeing to be able to move around while standing, rather than having to keep getting up and down. I teach, and being able to do so standing up again would be empowering.
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