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  • ShawnS60 commented on mdheath's instructable Concrete and Wood Slab Table2 weeks 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 Burger2 weeks 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 Aluminum3 weeks 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...see more »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 Pepper2 months 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! ...see more »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 Switch2 months 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...see more »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 Wagon3 months 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 Mace3 months 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 Nut3 months 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 Bank3 months 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...see more »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. 4 months 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 Before4 months 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 Harness4 months 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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