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  • MacGyver9's entry Travel Commode (Port-A-Potty) is a winner in the Travel Contest 2017 contest 2 weeks ago
  • MacGyver9's entry Travel Commode (Port-A-Potty) is a finalist in the Travel Contest 2017 contest 3 weeks ago
  • MacGyver9 commented on Andrews-Design's instructable Leather Valet Tray/Pouch2 months ago
    Leather Valet Tray/Pouch

    Looks similar to the MAXPEDITION FTV Folding Travel Valet (a redesign of their earlier version called the "Tactical Travel Tray"). We've used ours a lot when traveling and they are quite handy - easily fit in travel cases and makes it easy to find things when traveling. Nice leather work on your version!

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  • MacGyver9 commented on mattrush's instructable Multitool Glass Breaker2 months ago
    Multitool Glass Breaker

    Alas, I tried with one of the tips I made but it was too soft to shatter the side window glass like my other carbon tips. Looks like it needs to be carbon tipped to be strong enough for the car window glass. A carbon tip takes very little effort compared to the non-carbon tips.

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  • MacGyver9 commented on mattrush's instructable Multitool Glass Breaker2 months ago
    Multitool Glass Breaker

    I bought my Skeletool CX quite a while ago because it was configured the way I wanted. When the RX version became available with this bit I thought I'd just wait for the bit to become available separately as well (wishful thinking?) I've waited a long time already, so now I'll just convert one of my tips just like you did. Many thanks for this idea!

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  • MacGyver9 entered Travel Commode (Port-A-Potty) in the Travel Contest 2017 contest 2 months ago
  • Light Weight Tripod Camera Slider for DSLR

    The tripod is a Promaster T525P.

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  • Camp Commode(potty) made for less then $10.00

    Thanks for this Instructable!We needed a portable commode for working in a rural area, so I scanned the Instructables and found this one. Tweaked the design a little to our needs and thought I'd pass along the changes for anyone else that likes it. The tweaks were: 1) use an extra screw on the front to mount the seat, 2) swap one of the elbow joints for a 'T' joint under the front seat to add a removable toliet paper roll holder, and 3) adjust some cut lengths to still only use one 10 foot PVC.Attached photo shows how it looks assembled & unassembled. Figure 1 shows without the toliet paper holder attached, Figure 2 with toliet paper holder attached, and figure 3 shows the basic profile when transported. It can still fit in a 5" x 15" x 17" soft bag or a 5" x 16&...

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    Thanks for this Instructable!We needed a portable commode for working in a rural area, so I scanned the Instructables and found this one. Tweaked the design a little to our needs and thought I'd pass along the changes for anyone else that likes it. The tweaks were: 1) use an extra screw on the front to mount the seat, 2) swap one of the elbow joints for a 'T' joint under the front seat to add a removable toliet paper roll holder, and 3) adjust some cut lengths to still only use one 10 foot PVC.Attached photo shows how it looks assembled & unassembled. Figure 1 shows without the toliet paper holder attached, Figure 2 with toliet paper holder attached, and figure 3 shows the basic profile when transported. It can still fit in a 5" x 15" x 17" soft bag or a 5" x 16" x 17" hard-sided enclosure.Parts list:(1) 10 foot schedule 40 PVC(7) 1" elbow joints(5) 1" 'T' joints(1) 1" end cap(4) 1/4" x 2 1/2" screws (4) 1/4" flat washers(4) 1/4" lock nuts(1) toliet seat (see tip below)PVC primer & cementCut 10 foot PVC as follows:(6) 11 1/2" (8) 5 1/2"Remaining 7" will be used for the removable toliet paper holderCement same pieces as in original Instructable. For the toliet paper roll holder, cement the end cap to the 7" piece of PVC -- do not cement the toliet paper holder to the 'T' joint under the toliet seat.Tips: 1) The toliet seat will determine how heavy a person can be that can safely use the commode. I used a hard/solid plastic toliet seat and it was adequate for people up to at least 250 lbs. We didn't have anyone heavier to test it with at the time, so it might actually accomodate someone heavier than 250 lbs.2) The commode assembles easily, but may be difficult to take apart. As it gets used over and over the uncemented connections may tighten considerably.

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