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  • Jimus commented on Mrballeng's instructable The Only knot you need to know. 7 months ago
    The Only knot you need to know.

    Stranger still. My dad and several uncles were left handed or ambi, so a lot of the things i learned early (shooting.. knife throwing..bow hunting.. hammering) i learned left hand. I still snap shoot left. But a lot of the things i learned later ( pool shooting and such) were never as natural left as right. I try to teach my sons to use both. They seem to pick that stuff up soo easy early on. Unconcious even.

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  • Jimus commented on The King of Random's instructable How To Make The Mini Metal Foundry 7 months ago
    How To Make The Mini Metal Foundry

    Question: I have a fair number of bricks from the old kilns of a now defunct Reynolds mining unit. They measure roughly 6x6x8 (slight arc in shape-the kilns had a 10' i.d.) I had planned on drilling a number of them and using rebar to tie them together in a small foundry shape, using the chiminey mortar for adhesion. Do you suppose the mortar would be adequit or would the sawdust/perlite/silica mix be better? Bear in mind, it would mainly be for filler, as the blocks would form the vast majority of the foundry. I do like the crushed glass liner tho...

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  • Jimus commented on Mrballeng's instructable The Only knot you need to know. 7 months ago
    The Only knot you need to know.

    I was an engineer during my stint in the army. Knots (AKA "Line Management) was pretty extensive. But we also built .bridges with logs, rope and good knots that tanks (ok small tanks) dove across. I tried to show my 7 yr. old a few of them and while he readily picked most up-he finally got bored and said "Dad...I have velcro!" He's entirely too smart for my own good.Back before ratchet straps, as well as now, it's a very handy hitch.

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