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16CommentsNevada
Professional musician who loves to DIY. Everything from woodworking to Arduino and Raspberry Pi projects. I would rather build something than buy it. ?
  • RickO8 commented on Trochilidesign's instructable USB Volume knob2 months ago
    USB Volume knob

    No, not complaining only agreeing with several people whom I see have posted similar replies to this cool project. Yes, great results with a CNC device. I also love photography but I discontinued my subscription to "Outdoor Photography" because it was focusing (no pun intended) more on computer photo shopped imaging as opposed to the actual art of the camera. Photo shop is a tool as well. I guess it is all about calling a spade a spade.I'm not adverse to technology. Being an IT guy I deal with it daily and know the need in our field to stay on top of it. I look at Instructables as more of a McGuyver site for the creative mind. My humble opinion.Merry Christmas everybody! Cheers

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  • RickO8 commented on Trochilidesign's instructable USB Volume knob2 months ago
    USB Volume knob

    I totally agree... Is there an alternate instructable on how to build with common shop tools?

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  • RickO8 commented on danthemakerman's instructable Marking Knife from Saw Blade2 months ago
    Marking Knife from Saw Blade

    Very cool! I need to make an attempt at making one of these. Will a propane torch work for the mini forge?Nice job!!

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  • RickO8 commented on JonBuilds's instructable Wooden Fidget Cube2 months ago
    Wooden Fidget Cube

    I have a friend who needs this :-). I would give you the #1 choice to win the contest mostly because you used ALL basic tools. No offense to the guys with the laser cutters, CNC machines and 3D printers but really..... how many of us hacks looking for a project have access to this stuff. Kudos to you for creating this with the basics.Cheers!

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  • RickO8 commented on fs woodworking's instructable Impossible Dovetail Joint Puzzle 2 months ago
    Impossible Dovetail Joint Puzzle

    Really creative! I'm impressed with your hand made jigs and basic tool usage. Question for you... did you sacrifice a few pieces during the process? I always end up with a "test" piece or two when setting up my router table for height and width of joining pieces. PS: Very cool puzzle!!

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  • RickO8 commented on kaelanib's instructable How to set up a camera in manual mode5 months ago
    How to set up a camera in manual mode

    Good job. A major part of manual mode has been addressed here. But you also need to manually focus your lens if you want to be "full manual". Also depending on your DSLR and lens your aperture (f stop) could be adjusted on the ring of the lens. Thanks for the instructable

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  • Universal Knife Block (Design Martin Robitsch)

    Dull the edge.... Darn spellcheck

    I see a few of you made these to hold your cutlery at an angle. Cool idea if it set below a cabinet (like my house would). It is good practice to store your knives blade up. Inserting knives blade down in to a block or any holder will fill the edge. Nice instructable

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  • RickO8 commented on HomeRepairTutor 's instructable Soldering Quick Tips7 months ago
    Soldering Quick Tips

    Weller not seller.. Meh spellcheck

    SeamusFrederick... I prefer the brand Hakko. You could also buy a seller in Amazon as well. Most important feature would be adjustable temperature and the ability to use different sized tips

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