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  • KarenP177 commented on Rhonda Chase Design's instructable Amazing Faux Amber Beads2 days ago
    Amazing Faux Amber Beads

    Many years ago I was at a medieval event where we have several amber dealers and beautiful amber jewelry is greatly prized. I leaned close to examine a large amber cabochon pendant a woman was wearing... and burst out laughing! She had embeded a very tiny VW Beetle in casting resin. "Bug" amber.

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  • KarenP177 commented on bdring's instructable Steampunk Segway ( Legway )3 months ago
    Steampunk Segway ( Legway )

    You should bring the Legway and the Steamroller to Maker Faire Milwaukee Sept 28-30 and show them off! milwaukee.makerfaire.com

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  • Clear Sink Clog - FAST, NO BUCKETS, NO CHEMICALS

    I have used denture cleaner tablets to get gunk out of the bottom of narrow necked vases and water bottles. I think it's the foaming action that does it. Never thought of using it on drains, but why not! On the other hand, if you're talking about a bathroom sink, I find that what clogs those up in usually hair. After all, where do you stand to comb your hair? Right. The mirror over the sink. For that there's a neat little gadget available at most hardware and big box stores meant to deal with hair. It's a strip of flexible plastic with a hole in one end for your finger and little spines along it's length that point upward (toward the handle.) Remove the stopper, and feed the tool down the drain as far as you can possibly go, and pull out a nasty hairball!

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  • KarenP177 commented on apapercraft's instructable PVC Shoe Rack6 months ago
    PVC Shoe Rack

    Bunk-beds for cats!

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  • Automatic Christmas Tree Watering System - Low Tech

    This is great for while you're on a trip, but if you are doing this just because you have a busy schedule, if you have pets find some way of covering the buckets so they don't drink out of them. Water that sits for several days or more can develop bacterial growth that is harmful to them, and if you add tree preservative to the water, it's even worse. Someone suggested gift wrapping the buckets to hide them, and that brought to mind the image of a box just big enough to cover the bucket with a slot cut into one side and partly across the top to accommodate the hose and then gift wrapped. Camouflage and pet-protection in one! (I'm assuming that if you take a long trip, you would take your pets with or board them.)

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  • KarenP177 commented on Crazy_Cat_Lady's instructable DIY Cat Costume : Soup Dumpling!8 months ago
    DIY Cat Costume : Soup Dumpling!

    This would have been a very appropriate costume for my compulsive eater. She would eat anything she could get her claws on, and was shaped rather like a dumpling.

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  • KarenP177 commented on kristylynn84's instructable Chick Fil a Dog Costume8 months ago
    Chick Fil a Dog Costume

    Great! I like your Chick Fil tie-in. We don't have that chain in Milwaukee, but I think dairy cows are probably the state mammal in Wisconsin. Several years ago at a Halloween pet event I saw a medium sized smooth coated black and white dog dressed up as a cow. The owners took a cheap canvas work glove, stuffed it, and painted it pink. I was hung from a "belt" like you did. The also made a pair of horns that tied around his head. It got a lot of attention. I think the best costumes are the ones that work with what your pet has already, whether size, markings, or breed. Two of the best I ever saw were a chihuahua wearing a taco shell (a rebuttal to the over-done dachshund in a hot dog bun), and a guy and his doberman dressed as a swat officer and his K9, but with pink ...

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    Great! I like your Chick Fil tie-in. We don't have that chain in Milwaukee, but I think dairy cows are probably the state mammal in Wisconsin. Several years ago at a Halloween pet event I saw a medium sized smooth coated black and white dog dressed up as a cow. The owners took a cheap canvas work glove, stuffed it, and painted it pink. I was hung from a "belt" like you did. The also made a pair of horns that tied around his head. It got a lot of attention. I think the best costumes are the ones that work with what your pet has already, whether size, markings, or breed. Two of the best I ever saw were a chihuahua wearing a taco shell (a rebuttal to the over-done dachshund in a hot dog bun), and a guy and his doberman dressed as a swat officer and his K9, but with pink and orange emblems that resembled Dunkin" Donuts; they were the "Donut Police".

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  • KarenP177 commented on manuelmasc's instructable HDPE Blocks From Plastic Bottles8 months ago
    HDPE Blocks From Plastic Bottles

    From my understanding of microwaves, they need moisture or oil in whatever you are microwave to heat it. So plastic probably would not soften being microwaved alone. Some microwavable trays are #1 or #5 plastic, but I don't see many that are #2 or #4. I think the hot food in a HDPE plate might soften or warp it.

    There was another instructable where someone cut the top off a soda can and heated up strips of a bottle in it until soft, pressed it down in the can and added more strips to heat and press down. When it cooled, he cut the can off, chucked it in a lathe, and turned whatever fitting he needed. It was either Instructable, or Make Magazine site.

    Glue HDPE? Not likely. Heat weld, maybe.

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  • KarenP177 commented on jimustanguitar's instructable De-Rust Your Old Table Saw1 year ago
    De-Rust Your Old Table Saw

    Let's hear it for good ol' Johnson's Paste Wax! My dad had a can of it that was older than me which he used on woodworking projects. When I got him into working with me restoring antique spinning wheels, we quickly finished off that can and bought another. I currently have his approximately 70 year old Craftsman table saw in storage, which is why your Indestructible caught my interest. I had never thought of using Johnson's on metal. Maybe the next time I go to the storage facility I'll give it a good coat to prevent it from rusting.

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