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I did a similar thing. However I drilled a hole in the side at the bottom of a smaller plastic box and threaded the hose through it. I then used hot glue to secure the hose and waterproof the connection. It worked fairly well but the waterproofing was hard to get perfect and you don't want a leak. I have been looking for some fitting that could would be easier to get 100% watertight but haven't found one yet.The plastic box had had gingerbread cookies in it and was transparent so it was easy to see the water level and it could be hidden behind the tree. However, it needed to be filled each day in the beginning when the tree drinks a lot. After a few days the tree drinks less so there is less need for filling.The biggest win of a system like this is that you can easily see if you need to...
I did a similar thing. However I drilled a hole in the side at the bottom of a smaller plastic box and threaded the hose through it. I then used hot glue to secure the hose and waterproof the connection. It worked fairly well but the waterproofing was hard to get perfect and you don't want a leak. I have been looking for some fitting that could would be easier to get 100% watertight but haven't found one yet.The plastic box had had gingerbread cookies in it and was transparent so it was easy to see the water level and it could be hidden behind the tree. However, it needed to be filled each day in the beginning when the tree drinks a lot. After a few days the tree drinks less so there is less need for filling.The biggest win of a system like this is that you can easily see if you need to fill more water and you wont have the hassle of lying on the floor trying to fill the tree stand...which we all know is the worst thing about having a tree indoors except from needles everywhere. Needles that hide in your carpet, under the floor mouldings, in your slippers...NEEDLES EVERYWHERE!!! :-D
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Wow, this is very clever! I've been looking at car stereos with retro look for my 60th boat. I don't want a new stereo with blinking lights and a lot of bling...I want a look that goes with the rest of the boat but would love to be able to use my phone as a source. Problem is that new retro stereos are expensive! I guess this hack would be possible to use on a car stereo as well as an old transistor radio.
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Great idea and very well executed! I might give this a try someday.One thing i thought of to hide the cord a little would be to use a router bit along the spine from the neck down to where the tail would be. Hot glue the cord in the grove and let it "exit" the giraffe as a tail. This way you would not think of the cord at all, it would look like the tiny mane along the neck and the tail in the back.
Exactly! If you really want to go the distance you do the half diameter grove along the neck and gradually go deeper in the body...but that may be a bit overkill! :-)I´ll make sure to send you pictures if/when I make one!
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Nice build!I will absolutely make one myself, but I think I will use a digital caliper instead. You can zero those at any position and always get a perfect measurement.
Just saw that you added my suggestion to de instructable. However, it was not really the way I was thinking of doing it. Do as your first image, but don't apply the loctite and turn the wing nut around with the wings towards the cut end. When the screw head is gone, apply the loctite on the cut end and screw the wing nut all the way up. This way it will actually be less cumbersome since you won't need to bother with getting the threads cleaned up. The messed up threads will even help the loctite ever so little when they are inside the wing nut.
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Hej Linn!Dessa lampor är jättevackra, och jag tror nog att jag måste ordna åtminstone ett par. Med socklar i teak tror jag att de kommer passa vår 60-talsinredning fantastiskt! Jag tror också att jag kommer driva dem med nätdel istället för batterier, så de blir "riktiga" armaturer. Som vanligt är det knepigt att hitta saker i Sverige, och slingan du länkade till på Amazon skickas inte hit, men jag får leta lite mer så hittar jag säkert något. Detta var andra Instructable jag hittade som du gjort...så nu blir du märkt som "Favorit"! :-)De vänlig julhälsning från Sverige!/Fred
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Fantastic idea and great build! One note: for the best sound you should really know the exact volume of the air inside the chamber since each individual speaker element need a specific volume to play at it's optimum. However this could be easily achieved by making the inside a square box instead of it following the outside contours. It would probably be an easier build this way too! :-) It will make the speaker a little bigger so you will have to decide if form is more important than the sound experience. I'm sure OP's speakers sound great though...what I'm ranting about is probably more in the audiophile category! ;-)
Maybe my previous post was a little unclear. What I ment was that you screw the wing nut on the normal end of the screw, but reversed with the wings towards the end where the screw head has been cut. English is not my native language...:)
Why not cut of the screw head first and then screw on the wing nut the wrong way. Then apply the locktite to the cut end and thread the wing nut all the way up? This way the machined end of the thread will be unharmed.
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The original "Hasselbackspotatis" originated from the restaurant "Hasselbacken" in Stocholm, Sweden. It's a really simple recipe where you put butter on the semi sliced potatoes when you place them in the oven. After 1/3 of the time you put some more butter on and after another 1/3 you do it again, but this time you sprinkle bread crumbs on top. The butter and the crumbs makes for a really crispy exterior and a nice soft interior.As a Swede it's really nice to see that this potato recipe is spreading around the world! By the way, if you ever come to Stockholm, "Hasselbacken" is well worth a visit! The restaurant originates from the middle of the 18th century! :)