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51 Cent-ish Fishing Lure
Thank you very much for that information. It really helps me to understand the process.
Good to know that commercial vents are made of galvanized metal. My apprehension was the 1250+ degree exhaust air warming the metal and vaporizing the galvanizing on the outside that isn't being vented. If the commercial setups use it (with the accompanying litigation risk), then it is probably good to go for home built. Thanks for the answer!
Using galvanized metal isn't a good idea. Once the Plenum Box heats up, the zinc in the galvanizing will heat up and convert into zinc oxide. If you are breathing the fumes coming off the outside of the box, it is possible you'll get Metal Fume Fever. I'm really curious as to the longevity of this system. A lot of these components weren't designed for the temperature range of kilns and my guess would reduce their life. I could be completely off base though and I wish you the best. You did a good job of finding common materials to suit your purpose.
What are you using for your aquatic species? Do you feel like you have room to expand on your grow beds?I've been interested in aquaponics as I see it as a good way to grow food in a dense environment. My only apprehension to it is that I've heard (never verified) that aquaponically grown produce is high in nitrates.
You really busted your hump making this. Great job! Now, find a cure to the Genophage and raise an army!
How long did you keep your trawl in the water to get it to collect that much gunk?
When I use my immersion chiller, I always put it in during the last 10 minutes of the boil. That ensured that there was no contamination since it was boil sterilized. That being said, it is a pain to clean if you don't do it straight away.I've got a friend who brews a lot of beer (15-20 gallons a month, most gets given away) and he uses a similar technique to yours, as a validation to the technique.Another thing to note, if you don't use an immersion chiller and pass a recipe on to someone (or visa versa), they won't ever be identical in taste since there isn't the slight addition of copper that an immersion chiller provides. Most people wouldn't be able to taste the difference, but I'm sure some beer snobs can.
The paracord would have to be wound really tight or it would become a liability on a handgun grip. ;)I'm sure it would be a good self defence weapon, if you practiced with it religiously. No weapon is good unless you are proficient and practice often. Every weapon has advantages and disadvantages. I was just pointing out what flails were originally designed for and are good at along with their shortcomings. Everything has a trade off and being aware of disadvantages help to mitigate their shortcomings.
Such a simple and cool idea. I wish I had a brother with like you to go fishing with.
Sushi grade octopus is called tako. You missed an opportunity here with tako tacos.
That's an awful small scoop on your trawl. Unless you know that you are running right through what you are trying to scoop, you aren't going to gather much in there. This is a neat concept though that is easily approachable.Just a point of curiosity, what are you seeking to collect with this? Is it just anything that might come up in the net?
The real trick that makes this 'ible good is the initial cuts to remove the flesh while leaving the seeds and stem behind. Thanks!
Thanks!While pinching the barb is good for catch and release (since it makes the release easier) it is also harder to keep the fish on the hook (because the release is easier). Just keep that in mind and keep pressure on the line while you get the fish in as fast as possible and you should be good.
I like this! Well done. And thank you for the tip on closing the barb for catch and release. I never heard about that before and will be doing that from now on.
You effectively brazed your ingot to your mold when you poured the molten brass into a steel can. You'd need to use a well rusted steel mold to prevent the brass from adhering to the mold (at least that's the cheapest way to get into brass ingot molds). Congrats on getting brass casting temperatures. Keep an eye on that crucible and retire it as soon as it starts showing signs of wear so you don't have a castrasophy.
You could hang a white pillow case inside the box to get fewer seams and less post processing on your photos. This is a great idea for those of us with basement workshops that have unidirectional lighting.
This is the perfect addition to a raincoat for digging razor clams in the surf! Looks like I need to find some replacement drysuit cuffs.
Thank you for your kind words. I hope that the carriage bolt idea helps others to experiment with new materials without investing a lot of money in tools.
Do you think that smaller holes on the bottom would help? My thought process is that sand and gravel can flow out of the sides, but more dense metals would be retained in the bottom. Perhaps this can help with sinkers going out the holes in the bottom?
Hi jobar007You did a Great job, keep sharing new ideas.The idea curving some metal is great, I am impressed, we can use this technique in many DIY (do it yourself) projects. Thanx a lot for sharing this idea.Cheers. AbuAhmed.
These are great! Excellent first instructable too. Nice to see from one of the long-timers on the site ;)
In the USA, we call those Agave plants. This might help with people over here to source materials for this build.Neat idea. I bet you can translate this over to hollow stemmed plants like Elderberry.
Gas vapors in an enclosed environment can have explosive results. You didn't mention venting the engine compartment before starting the engine. If you had a gas leak or spilled some fuel while refueling could prove disastrous. Since you didn't modify the engine, that also means that you don't have flame arrestors. This is a very dangerous craft for more reasons than you stated.You might be having problems with thrust less from the power of your engine but from the prop speed. Water is a lot more viscous than air and requires a much slower rotational speed than a typical gasoline engine produces to produce adequate thrust. Gas engines typically operate at 3-4k RPM. If there is little to no reduction, that is way too fast and the prop will "slip" in the water. My guess is that is your problem, not the fact that it is under powered.
Concrete is porous and absorbs moisture from the air and from the ground if stored outside on the ground. Water, when heated, likes to expand, sometimes rapidly. To extend the life of this little fire pit, you would probably want to store it in a dry place, off the ground. It would probably be a good idea to leave it out during a sunny day before use as well to help drive off any moisture in the pit.
I for one really appreciate all that you've done here. I'm going to miss the more regular updates, but I've also really been looking forward to that canoe. Good luck on it!
Are those knuckle bones? That's pretty hardcore. I hope you roll those if you are RP'ing a Barbarian or a Necromancer.
Or a treatment to remove the chlorene, yes.
It's beautiful. It reminds me of the children's book, "Guess how much I love you?" Well done.
PTFE (Teflon) coated magnetic stir bars are the bees knees. They have low friction and don't react with that you're mixing. They add no flavors to the yeast culture and do not affect it. Super awesome for this (or any, really) application.
Do you heat your hooks before you bend them? Also, it looks like you bend them out before you bend them in. Is that correct?
Ahh, that makes sense. At 6'-3", it has to be a big tent for me to scrape it. My four person tent doesn't even come close to the ground when I keep my arms at shoulder height.
I'm curious as to how shaking a tent is more destructive than camping in a really windy area. I routinely camp on the Oregon coast and there's a really good reason why we have kite festivals all summer long. Hang gliding is really popular there too because of all of the updrafts that extend your flight significantly. Is 10 seconds of vigorous shaking really going to damage my tent more than 10 consecutive hours of 20 mph winds with gusts to 40, 5 days in a row? I do all of the above with one extra step: when rolling the tent up, I sweep up the bottom to prevent debris from poking holes while in storage.
This is exactly what I did in college for friends. Well done in documenting your process!
The one you made in step 4. Since it is on the inside of the glasses, any impact to the screen will be pushed against the face. The tips of the wires, even ground down and smoothed out, will press into your face uncomfortably. If you line the edge with a padding of some kind, it will reduce the felt impact.
One could say that your assumption hit it on the head...
Maybe a ribbon of padding around the opening will reduce the felt impact against the face shield?
Great build. The simplicity really speaks to me.I like the compactness of the bow. It reminds me a bit of a horse bow that the Mongols used. Since in step 1 I counted 4 skis, why not make an actual crossbow from the other set?
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