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  • ShawnS60 commented on jessyratfink's instructable DIY Gold Slime2 days ago
    DIY Gold Slime

    https://youtu.be/_0z5DSpQMxk

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  • ShawnS60 commented on Ollaris's instructable Make a Modern Pallet Stool / Coffee Table2 weeks ago
    Make a Modern Pallet Stool / Coffee Table

    Really fantastic. You got my note in Reclaimed. There are so many wood projects I love—I had to save one furniture vote for a table I like using new wood, but reclaimed has more caché with me. Reclaimed is what I can afford, 1, my wife and I do not even eat meat as it is responsible for more CO2 emissions than transportation is, + ocean dead zones mostly from all the waste, & ~50 dead fish are thrown into the water for ever pound of seafood we (don’t) eat!Reclaimed is all we will have after all arable land & water are used so that the earth’s richest 10% can order a Big Mac.Believe it or not, I didn’t mean to get political + what s person eats is very personal; I have a don’t ask/don’t tell policy—I do not convince others; I si...

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    Really fantastic. You got my note in Reclaimed. There are so many wood projects I love—I had to save one furniture vote for a table I like using new wood, but reclaimed has more caché with me. Reclaimed is what I can afford, 1, my wife and I do not even eat meat as it is responsible for more CO2 emissions than transportation is, + ocean dead zones mostly from all the waste, & ~50 dead fish are thrown into the water for ever pound of seafood we (don’t) eat!Reclaimed is all we will have after all arable land & water are used so that the earth’s richest 10% can order a Big Mac.Believe it or not, I didn’t mean to get political + what s person eats is very personal; I have a don’t ask/don’t tell policy—I do not convince others; I simply am the change I want to see.I’ll go vote on more plant-based recipes now :-$ that I talked myself into it. I’ve made furniture myself—I appreciate your art and design with reclaimed material! Truly a beautiful wood vision you have here.ill check yourYoutubeyour YouTube channel. Ever see The Slingshot Channel? Jörg Sprave—therrrrrrre’s something made from recycled materials. Ha ha! (imitatating Sprave: let me show you its features! Ha ha ha ha!)

    You’ll like it, guaranteed. Sprave’s a maniac, but he makes Gatling guns out of wood, that shoot arrows/& or steel Slingshot balls, he can’t be all bad.I meant to say you got my vote. Thank you autocorrect.

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  • ShawnS60 commented on Natalina's instructable DIY Butterfly Wings3 weeks ago
    DIY Butterfly Wings

    Yours is so excellent, I’m sending to my sister for my two nieces who are both used to improvising theater props. If they start now, they could make them for NEXT Halloween.I think I could do it working full time for a 40-hour week. My granddaughter just turned 5 months old! Hooray! By the time she’s in Kindergarten, after working with the dye, other hobbies, I should be able to try your project (when I say try, I mean succeed—with no guarantees about the result other than: made with love, do my best = guaranteed success with little idea what it will look like)! Great Instructible! You have my vote!

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  • ShawnS60 commented on Jake_Makes's instructable Knife Out of a Sawzall Blade (no HT)1 month ago
    Knife Out of a Sawzall Blade (no HT)

    Nicely done! If you read up on Hinderer, Rexford, Sinkevich, Mel Pardue, other famous knife makers—keep up the good work, and you may be at Knife Show 2018...or ‘20.

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  • Tiny Studio on Wheels... Tasmania Australia. OUTDOOR STRUCTURES CONTEST ENTRANT.

    I enjoyed reading, and I voted for your project, in Outdoor Structures. I think it was mostly because your accent comes through your writing very well, and I find it very interesting and entertaining.If you read other Instructibles, you may notice the Instructible is built up and over-engineered more than the physical structure, with a insistent listing of Step One, Step Two (+ a precise listing of parts needed for each step) and picture to follow. For example, if a person never framed up a house before, he won’t learn how to, here. I say this only to explain my voting process—I like your instructible for different reasons than I like others, and your finished project will be here after you’re gone, won’t it? It’s quite a sturdy little home next to a ho...

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    I enjoyed reading, and I voted for your project, in Outdoor Structures. I think it was mostly because your accent comes through your writing very well, and I find it very interesting and entertaining.If you read other Instructibles, you may notice the Instructible is built up and over-engineered more than the physical structure, with a insistent listing of Step One, Step Two (+ a precise listing of parts needed for each step) and picture to follow. For example, if a person never framed up a house before, he won’t learn how to, here. I say this only to explain my voting process—I like your instructible for different reasons than I like others, and your finished project will be here after you’re gone, won’t it? It’s quite a sturdy little home next to a home (because of the lack of a bathroom, it needs to stay close).Your life is different and interesting, and if you write an Instructible about your life, and how you met your wife, jobs you’ve had, & update how the cats are doing, I reckon you’d have a memoir, Life in Tasmania, and I’d read your story about your exotic location.Or, forget my suggestion, and just build a tiny house, and I’ll read that. I just wanted to encourage you to keep up the writing in your new artist/yarn/writing studio!

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  • ShawnS60 commented on scoochmaroo's instructable 15 Unusual Uses for Cheap Vodka2 months ago
    15 Unusual Uses for Cheap Vodka

    I believe that many more of your students live through all four years of university because of this fact that you just taught me about Canada; there must also be 50% less sexual assaults on college campuses, if there are fewer Everclear-infused punch (speaking of infusions) frat parties on campus! (Please read Krakauer: Missoula book about American colleges for more information.). Your reaction to college: I wish I could get drunk right now, is, however, completely normal. That is one reason that mental illness starts in college (or first time away from home), and that's why only 50% of freshmen go on to graduate. Hang in there, young student! You will help fix the world, no matter your decided course to adulthood!

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  • ShawnS60 commented on stinkymum's instructable How to Tie Dye an Old White Shirt4 months ago
    How to Tie Dye an Old White Shirt

    Awesome; thank you! I will do it soon!I have made several tie-died shirts, as I was born in 1960, and I lived through every one of those years, although sometimes it was a narrow escape indeed.But none of them were as precede and pretty as yours in this Instructable. I learned as I went, never actually learning how to do it properly. I remember a couple of shirts I liked. I still have one I wear that came from my favorite canoeing resort--they gave it to me.Now, the time has come for me to RULE this tye dye shirt!Thank you again; I will follow your Instructable to. A. T. and even share knowledge with a nephew and a grandchild, if I live that long (she's going in 2 months old...so I need to make it three more years, at LEAST, to properly teach my adorable little granddaughter, Margot!

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  • ShawnS60 commented on Paoson Woodwork's instructable How to Make a Mini AXE6 months ago
    How to Make a Mini AXE

    I agree--knives from large-sized Craftsman brand closed end wrenches are also great metal working projects. PS. Pardon my diverging from topic at hand--my first thought just jumped to, I hope this person is not really a rat fink (although true, I sort of made a comment just so I could say rat fink; I'd never before had opportunity to write those two words in the same sentence). Great Instructable, mate! You've got my vote!

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  • All About Coin Rings! Make Your Own!

    I live in NC, Blackbeard Projects. You? I have a mandrel, and S couple of jamming coins I'd like to ring up, but I haven't yet used my "special" ones due to not-optimum result trials (I have 2 "proof" quarters with my wedding anniversary date/year on them that would be the perfect anniversary gift!). I have until October to make those. I also have an old American silver dollar that would be a good jam! One for you, one for me, if I could make them with you. I think I can do "everything", but I have a TBI actually (traumatic brain injury), and I work better with a face-to-face tutorial. No worries--I am also stalking the local Art School for their next Metal Class where they let you use all their tools! That's what I need. I don't have the domed bloc...

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    I live in NC, Blackbeard Projects. You? I have a mandrel, and S couple of jamming coins I'd like to ring up, but I haven't yet used my "special" ones due to not-optimum result trials (I have 2 "proof" quarters with my wedding anniversary date/year on them that would be the perfect anniversary gift!). I have until October to make those. I also have an old American silver dollar that would be a good jam! One for you, one for me, if I could make them with you. I think I can do "everything", but I have a TBI actually (traumatic brain injury), and I work better with a face-to-face tutorial. No worries--I am also stalking the local Art School for their next Metal Class where they let you use all their tools! That's what I need. I don't have the domed block, or any of the presses. I enjoyed your 'structable! Good lesson!

    Oh!--sizing--it's very difficult to make a 10, and a 6, from the same type coin.Thanks for D lesson!

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  • ShawnS60 commented on phrazelle's instructable Steampunk Raspberry Pi Laptop6 months ago
    Steampunk Raspberry Pi Laptop

    This is really a masterpiece, man--the type of thing...I look at a Raspberry Pi in the box and marvel at what it must feel like to be able to build something with it. You did it! And with such art. You got my vote!

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  • ShawnS60 commented on shapespeare's instructable Metric Bread8 months ago
  • DIY Mid-Century Modern Slatted Bench

    For reals! That really hit me in the photos, too--simple to present, but man! That looks like hours of work, for a brilliant so-artistic-looking result! Congrats to this Inst'bles author!

    Beautiful work, man! I voted for you. I made a rough maple top bench with oak legs (dark walnut dowel to cover the leg screw-holes only) last year, & now id love to try this one! (I snagged a great piece of white maple for the top & just had to pull-plane the loose bark from the front edge!). I got no end of compliments from people who walk in my front door and see my puttin' on the shoes bench!Your mid-century wooden artwork would really WOW the relatives!

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  • ShawnS60 commented on mdheath's instructable Concrete and Wood Slab Table1 year ago
    Concrete and Wood Slab Table

    It's not "too" anything, dude; it's perfect, and I would LOVE to try it. I made a bench for sitting and putting on your shoes, for my entryway, last year, out of a slab of maple that started off with bark on each side, and I sort of scraped most of the bark off with an old-fashioned blade pull-planer, and flattened 'er out on the jointer. I used a few coats of poly to finish it after a good sanding, 120, then 220, maybe a little higher; I don't remember; I know I have a short attention span. But in any case, it's nice and smooth.But CONCRETE! Oh, may, I'd love to do that! I'll let you know if I can try it.

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  • ShawnS60 commented on loveisinmytummy's instructable VEGAN Sweet Potato Burger1 year ago
    VEGAN Sweet Potato Burger

    Fantastic! I can't wait to try this out, this week, at home. My wife will love to come home to this, for dinner!Thank you.

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  • ShawnS60 commented on Fishbum Frank's instructable Teardrop Trailer Aluminum1 year ago
    Teardrop Trailer Aluminum

    Great job. We love teardrops, and camped with someone who used one, before. His was quite similar to yours, even though "store-bought"; you did a great job. What helped his become a home was to put up an extra 10X10 outdoor screened room up right next to his, so he had an "outside" room, and really only entered the teardrop at night, to sleep. Kitchen outside, like yours. I think he just filled a 5-gallon jug of water to have on-hand in the back, when he arrived (we met at Casper's Wilderness Park east of San Luis Obispo, in southern California). The campground had showers/electric/water. Old Hal could be seen sitting in his outside room in a comfy bag-chair reading a book, drinking a cup of coffee, loving life, after a leisurely hike around the beautiful area...

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    Great job. We love teardrops, and camped with someone who used one, before. His was quite similar to yours, even though "store-bought"; you did a great job. What helped his become a home was to put up an extra 10X10 outdoor screened room up right next to his, so he had an "outside" room, and really only entered the teardrop at night, to sleep. Kitchen outside, like yours. I think he just filled a 5-gallon jug of water to have on-hand in the back, when he arrived (we met at Casper's Wilderness Park east of San Luis Obispo, in southern California). The campground had showers/electric/water. Old Hal could be seen sitting in his outside room in a comfy bag-chair reading a book, drinking a cup of coffee, loving life, after a leisurely hike around the beautiful area (watch out for mountain lion signs, and there are tarantulas living in the park (I saw my first one!), but no mosquitoes, so it is magnificent.Camp on, dude. Pulling something like this with my Jeep Wrangler could get me through the first month of the zombie apocalypse (until petrol runs out), after that it'd be my wife and I with our Daryl Dixon crossbows, walking to Nebraska, killing zombies with ice axes all along the way!

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  • ShawnS60 commented on hhawkin2's instructable How to Efficiently Dice a Bell Pepper1 year ago
    How to Efficiently Dice a Bell Pepper

    PS. Go Vegan!www.cowspiracy.com

    I like this method, although I use some combination of the two comments below--I do remove all the seeds and white parts, and cut the rest; this way seems like a good way for me to try next time. I do similar cuts with jalapeños. I try different things...like with watermelon, I cut it like a pineapple, sort of:I cut both end off a watermelon, then slice downward and remove the entire rind, slice off a one inch circle and cut into squares and place in a large Tupperware, one circle at a time, and throw away all the rind (we usually can get "seedless" watermelons, so it is a surgical, clean process, if you have a couple of paper towels nearby to soak up all that juice that drains onto your board during the critical 5 minutes of slicing those red cross sections). Voila! ...

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    I like this method, although I use some combination of the two comments below--I do remove all the seeds and white parts, and cut the rest; this way seems like a good way for me to try next time. I do similar cuts with jalapeños. I try different things...like with watermelon, I cut it like a pineapple, sort of:I cut both end off a watermelon, then slice downward and remove the entire rind, slice off a one inch circle and cut into squares and place in a large Tupperware, one circle at a time, and throw away all the rind (we usually can get "seedless" watermelons, so it is a surgical, clean process, if you have a couple of paper towels nearby to soak up all that juice that drains onto your board during the critical 5 minutes of slicing those red cross sections). Voila! My wife gets home and there are chilled red watermelon squares in the fridge to chomp on for a couple of days, one bowlful at a time, or just grab a fork and eat five squares every time you pass the fridge! :-)

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  • ShawnS60 commented on MrJonesEducation's instructable Frankenstein Light Switch1 year ago
    Frankenstein Light Switch

    I DO admire! You went light on the rocker mechanism: oh yeah, then I threw on the rocker mechanism, voila! All set!Wai' wai' wait! Back 'er on up over there. That's the most important part! I wanted like 10 pictures and an explanation, because I am not smart, I have never heard of a rocker mechanism...I think there are some rocker arms in a car engine, aren't there? Lifting and pushing the pistons up and down with precision? That's all I know about a rocker arm. So you made it so it fit perfectly over a "normal" light fixture, and this one miniscule piece of wood, when pushed up or down with the Frankenstein (or Death Row) electrocution switch, perfectly flicks the light switch up or down, no problem?It is the details like that, that would cause me to stick a chisel in...

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    I DO admire! You went light on the rocker mechanism: oh yeah, then I threw on the rocker mechanism, voila! All set!Wai' wai' wait! Back 'er on up over there. That's the most important part! I wanted like 10 pictures and an explanation, because I am not smart, I have never heard of a rocker mechanism...I think there are some rocker arms in a car engine, aren't there? Lifting and pushing the pistons up and down with precision? That's all I know about a rocker arm. So you made it so it fit perfectly over a "normal" light fixture, and this one miniscule piece of wood, when pushed up or down with the Frankenstein (or Death Row) electrocution switch, perfectly flicks the light switch up or down, no problem?It is the details like that, that would cause me to stick a chisel into the wall after I mess it up a few times. :-)Great switch, dude! I know your friends are jealous, and your wife and children love throwing that switch. I bet all of you remember to turn out the light when you leave the room, saving on electric bill! And instead of "time out" you can threaten to hook them up to your secret training battery and throw the Frankenstein switch if they misbehave! :-)[Editor's note: Joke! Joke--I do not believe in corporal punishment; ask my daughter; she will vouch for me!]

    Yes! Bolt heads...like on Frankenstein's neck.I could see some Steampunk masters making some very elaborate switches, starting here, from found materials...steel bolts...Tesla balls with arcs of electricity that arc of a second when you turn it off...in the dark. Brass fittings, goggles hanging off a special clip on the base. The possibilities...Great project; you've got my vote!

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  • Cheap, crash resistant portable T Copter (in apprx 200 USD)

    You deserve to do that, if you so desire. Great 'ible!

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  • ShawnS60 commented on jaylabrosse's instructable Gypsy Wagon1 year ago
    Gypsy Wagon

    Du hast recht, Mensch! Wunderschön sind die Beiden, is' die Wahrheit! Ich wünsche sehr, dass ich solch eine hätte!

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  • ShawnS60 commented on Nick70587's instructable Home Defense Mace1 year ago
    Home Defense Mace

    Very nice 'ible! Good directions, plenty of room for personalization, and alterations according to individual tastes.I predict this mace is going to strike someone--yeah, it won't like sitting on a desk all its life. Friends drive their Jeeps over trail and dale to the sight of the bonfire, and instead of paintball, it's a mace fight! No head shots, and wear paintball protection, depending on age (25 year olds: homemade loincloths only, 50 year olds, suits of armor), the first one who yells "give" hands over his keys and has to walk home.Good luck. Oh, and burglars: beat them to death. Unless it's a neighborhood teen, then one strike, and dial 9-1-1.

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  • ShawnS60 commented on MaxPower1977's instructable Make a Ring from a Nut1 year ago
    Make a Ring from a Nut

    Married to the Sea Comic:Okay, Rap Angel, I shall indeed write a song about Deez Nutz!PS Hey! Nice ring! I've worked on a couple using a mandrel and a quarter. I've made a couple of them, but it do take some practice. I especially like when you use the dremel to polish inside an old plastic bucket so metal polish won't fly all over the place (I learned that one the hard way, obviously)!

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  • ShawnS60 commented on TheSpodShed's instructable Mega Power Bank1 year ago
    Mega Power Bank

    This is awesome, dude--I hope I can build one exactly like it; plus I like the ideas for built in LED lights in the comments. I have a pretty good variety of LED back-up light sources, but fitting one on this unit that automatically lights up in dark conditions would be good, for me, especially if I pair this unit with the solar panel for an addition to the 12V charging capability..

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  • DIY Irrigation Pots - a modern take on an ancient technique

    This is quite the beautiful idea; thank you. Now you're my therapist if you read further...we moved this past year, coming up on 2 years, really. I grew a LOT of pots where we were; I always had a few going, something going on. I try here in the new place, but I just haven't put in the effort this year. We have had several deaths in the family. I know. Gardening helps that, so it's no excuse. We've been on so many trips (see above excuse) that I left a soaker hose on a timer for the tomatoes and chile peppers, and they are alive. OH! And my lantana in the ground, and one lavender, again, in the ground. They're all alive.But we haven't been getting the tomato harvest we ought to have, nor enough hot peppers, but we've gotten a few jalapenos & serranos (they're almost too ho...

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    This is quite the beautiful idea; thank you. Now you're my therapist if you read further...we moved this past year, coming up on 2 years, really. I grew a LOT of pots where we were; I always had a few going, something going on. I try here in the new place, but I just haven't put in the effort this year. We have had several deaths in the family. I know. Gardening helps that, so it's no excuse. We've been on so many trips (see above excuse) that I left a soaker hose on a timer for the tomatoes and chile peppers, and they are alive. OH! And my lantana in the ground, and one lavender, again, in the ground. They're all alive.But we haven't been getting the tomato harvest we ought to have, nor enough hot peppers, but we've gotten a few jalapenos & serranos (they're almost too hot to eat :-) Happy face.I will try your ollahs, and keep my potted Geraniums and petunias alive next year. Thank you again!

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  • ShawnS60 commented on Mikekav66's instructable Frontier Stove. 1 year ago
    Frontier Stove.

    Awesome. I want one.First, I should own something. Like land. Or a house.Great job!

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  • ShawnS60 commented on VitG's instructable Kitchen Scraper as Never Seen Before1 year ago
    Kitchen Scraper as Never Seen Before

    Nice job.Other commenter: call it the Kiev Scraper; it's from Ukraine!

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  • ShawnS60 commented on halledean's instructable Leather Underbust Harness1 year ago
    Leather Underbust Harness

    It is fantastic! I just think it's cool to conceive an idea, and teach yourself how to use all of the tools necessary in order to produce it to your custom specs. That process will get you through life! Next project? Bota bag to hang off your tool belt? That way when people ask who you are, you can say you're the village zahatogile.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bota_bag

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