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  • PaulC80 commented on randofo's instructable Secret Drawer Lock9 months ago
    Secret Drawer Lock

    Brilliant project! This is the perfect way of hiding my Mrs's credit cards!!Sorry if this is very disjointed thinking but.....Is it possible to produce enough power by the swipe of the magnet (such as when a motor is reversed in turning the spindle to produce power) ? Or use a wireless method of transmitting power to the solenoid (same method used to charge phones wirelessly)?This way you wouldn't have to worry about the battery discharging over time or having to connect the lock to the mains supply.

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  • PaulC80 commented on Frederick Vandenbosch's instructable Portable Hot Wire Foam Cutter11 months ago
    Portable Hot Wire Foam Cutter

    Frederick, I'd never try and find her a hobby, I'd be constantly worrying as to where she would stick her crochet hook!

    I bury my head in this site and don't come up hours, normally from the Mrs saying 'will you empty that bin' or 'when are you going to do the dishes'? It's projects like this that are so lo tech but brilliant in saving money that amaze me.Outstanding Frederick! (but the Mrs says for gods sake stop making stuff like this so he can do the hoovering!!)

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  • PaulC80 commented on StephanP1's instructable Very Simple DIY Table Saw1 year ago
    Very Simple DIY Table Saw

    My dog jumps up to see what i'm doing when ever I use power tools, and it bugs the hell out of me, if he's that interested why the hell doesn't he ever help when I ask him to !

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  • PaulC80 commented on djpolymath's instructable Cabinet Maker's Vise Installation1 year ago
    Cabinet Maker's Vise Installation

    Procrastination, damn and I thought it was a term for 'Intensely considering and making sure a job is very well thought through' ! But come to think about it I'm sure you are right.

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  • PaulC80 commented on djpolymath's instructable Cabinet Maker's Vise Installation1 year ago
    Cabinet Maker's Vise Installation

    Thanks for the info, never thought to use a hardwood for the jaws, it makes more sense. Ta!

    I bought a vice to install a while ago and I've been doing the usual 'Bodgit and Scarper' technical examination ( Humming, Harring, sucking in wind through pursed lips saying hmm this looks difficult .. better get a bigger hammer).but after reading this I don't have an excuse to do it now.Really good install guide! When you installed this did you try and drill the holes (maybe pilot holes) for the vice jaws and bench in one go to get a good alignment or was it too difficult to clamp / line it up? Just want to add to my 'technical examination' before I make several cups of tea ... lunch... quick kip and because I've over slept organise tools and do it the next day (procrastination .... what does that mean ?).Cheers

    When I made a clamping desk I went looking for bench dogs and found a few different types on Ebay, Amazon and hardware suppliers. I would imagine that it's down to your own taste or maybe set up more than 2 on the vice for what ever project you are doing, another idea is to put a block between the jaws to carry dogs for a particular project.Hope that helps

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  • PaulC80 commented on CabinetDoorGuys's instructable Image Transfer to Wood1 year ago
    Image Transfer to Wood

    Joen,Thanks very much for the info!

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  • PaulC80 commented on CabinetDoorGuys's instructable Image Transfer to Wood1 year ago
    Image Transfer to Wood

    Heather, I'm not sure what you are refering to

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  • PaulC80 commented on CabinetDoorGuys's instructable Image Transfer to Wood1 year ago
    Image Transfer to Wood

    Hi I've not gone to check out the smudging, however similar to this project I've come across this page, http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/become-diy-expert-with-these-25-projects.html, look down the list to transferring images to wood. I'm not sure of what he gel medium is but if you find out let me know!

    Hi,I've only done this with black, i'll have a go at a colour print and let you know.CheersPaul

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  • PaulC80 commented on CabinetDoorGuys's instructable Image Transfer to Wood1 year ago
    Image Transfer to Wood

    An easier way of doing this is to use 'LASER OverheadProjector film' on an inkjet printer. The ink sits on top of the film and doesnot get 'burnt' into the film as it would have done on the laser,I've used this method to transfer an image onto woodennapkin rings that will be burnt into with a Pyrography tool.

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