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  • PaulB329 commented on hpat's instructable Hidden Door, Bookcase Door, Secret Room3 months ago
    Hidden Door, Bookcase Door, Secret Room

    if you are talking about this: F8ZL7YGJCAUONLZ.MEDIUM.jpgit is the "gate latch" which is a very regular bit of gate hardware you can get at most hardware stores here is an image of it without the rest of the project around it: https://www.locks4gates.com/heavy-duty-universal-...(it does not support weight) As you can better see in the store picture, the rod bit swings into the mouth of the bent part and a pawl grabs it as it goes in. Note: The pivot of the rod with the ball is important. It needs to be free to ride up the ramp of the catch. That screw can come loose so pay attention to it.

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  • PaulB329 commented on nickd561's instructable All in One Work Bench1 year ago
    All in One Work Bench

    maybe three wheels with simple mounts and a fourth one with some up and down adjustability. That way you have support under all the corners.

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  • Collapsible Camping/emergency Stove.

    I had not thought about the vapors from an alcohol stove and their food safeness. Interesting. I'll look into that (I'll see, but it seems _likely_ to be safe to use everclear - the pure drinkable alcohol.)

    Neat.I have some suggestions, for those attempting this, to consider: rivets for the hinge attachmentsmoving hinges up and down alternately for a flatter stack (would need experimentation - cardboard is your friend)alternately integrating the hinges into the walls (some fancy work required, i know but if you weld, then replacing part of the wall with the hinge plate would accomplish this)giving the removable hinge pin(s) leashes (hate to have extra fiddly bits to track)adding a "binding" trim around that grill so it does not snag other gear.If the penny stove is part of the plan then consider bending the walls such that, when they are stacked/packed, they can contain/protect the stove(s) in transit. Less flat but the penny stoves have to go somewhere and having the sides creat...

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    Neat.I have some suggestions, for those attempting this, to consider: rivets for the hinge attachmentsmoving hinges up and down alternately for a flatter stack (would need experimentation - cardboard is your friend)alternately integrating the hinges into the walls (some fancy work required, i know but if you weld, then replacing part of the wall with the hinge plate would accomplish this)giving the removable hinge pin(s) leashes (hate to have extra fiddly bits to track)adding a "binding" trim around that grill so it does not snag other gear.If the penny stove is part of the plan then consider bending the walls such that, when they are stacked/packed, they can contain/protect the stove(s) in transit. Less flat but the penny stoves have to go somewhere and having the sides create a box for them would give them that place. The other advantage of a bend in the walls is the contact points on a pot would be farther apart. The stability of three feet below, but the security of more, wider contacts up toward the circle of the pot

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