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  • Tangski commented on The Oakland Toy Lab's instructable Light Drum! 1 day ago
    Light Drum!

    OK, I did everything here...however, I can't seem to find a bulb that will break up into a rainbow ....! I have tried everything from daylight, bright 100 wt. LED to incandescence bulbs.... ! We even bought a proper prism set...still no go. It does work OK, and I might add the LED actually did better than the regular light bulb for this, is the 3 colours section....that all did fine. Anyway, is a black surface best or a white one...I see two samples but not sure which one really works best. Can anyone give us any tips? We also cannot use a total dark room for this...however other light set exhibits have not needed a totally dark area either and they seem to get it to work??

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  • Tangski commented on randofo's instructable Lunch Decider Wheel3 weeks ago
    Lunch Decider Wheel

    could u simplify this into a motor that just spins the wheel for a newton Co, or wheel..? Please let me know..new one for a display on light:)

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  • Tangski commented on mcanderson76's instructable Wheel of Destiny1 month ago
    Wheel of Destiny

    can you give an idea of the kind of roller you used? Thank you!:)

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  • Tangski commented on noahw's instructable How to Find the Center of a Circle3 months ago
    How to Find the Center of a Circle

    Thanks for the idea...but you need only have 2 lines, about 90 of each other...find the centre...use a square, draw up from that from the centre dots and you have dead cent of your circle.:) No triangle...a least not one I see...LOL Good reminder and tutorial....I like how you did the grove...will use that!:)

    Thanks for the reminder tutorial and methods:)

    Yes, I found if you just draw and find centres of any two lines, then use a square, set on the line where your centre dot is, draw up, you find dead centre. :) A square is very handy even in this instance:) Thanks everyone! Good reminder! Now, onto cutting out my centresLOL

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  • Tangski commented on QuackMasterDan's instructable Tesseract Infinity Desk3 months ago
    Tesseract Infinity Desk

    Well, actually, if you go to a furnace place, they can cut and bend all your stuff, and get up to 8' long and as wide as you want up to 4'...so there is an option for parts and metal strips for you:) You can also get a felt wedge to place down the film, as that does not scratch it...and is used in sign shops where you can pick one up:) NICE JOB buddy! Cheers!

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  • Tangski commented on jimmar57's instructable Building a Cedar Strip Canoe3 months ago
    Building a Cedar Strip Canoe

    Wow, what a beautiful creation! So proud of your work! I wish I could make one, but, no cedar here on the Prairie that is not gold cost,and above all, no garage...some day perhaps!:) Would love to try doing this!! You do make it look easy, which I know for sure it is not....takes skill!:) NICE JOB!!!

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  • Tangski commented on longwinters's instructable Rocket Camper Revealed3 months ago
    Rocket Camper Revealed

    Looks like something from the 50's sci fi with the robot etc...LOL LOVE IT....how comfortable is it to move around in, camping etc? Very nice work, and I can tell by that panel you know your electric well!:) Nice job...hope you eneter it into some shows!:)

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  • Tangski commented on WUVIE's instructable Easy to Make Concrete Bowls and Planters...3 months ago
    Easy to Make Concrete Bowls and Planters...

    Kitty looks as if to say, so where did you hide the catnip in all this stuff???

    You could also use stain glass and set it into the concrete. We use 2 different cements for that...a very fine one where that glass is set down onto the mold surface, mold release, then pour the finer cement over that, then the heavier cement. It seems to work very well, and you get beautiful table tops, stepping stones, and of course you could do that with this method of bowls etc...just an extra idea:) Of course, vibrate layer one, then later layer two when that is added...or just use one fine cement...up to you.:) One can get sooo creative with this stuff, and I sure love your added ideas:) Will take that to the glass guild when I see them next. Cheers and thanks!

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  • Tangski commented on rhoddity's instructable Endless Rain Wheel (Sound Effect)4 months ago
    Endless Rain Wheel (Sound Effect)

    I do love this rainmaking sound idea...and would also be great for a display on aspects of sound, and different ways to create music! Thanks !!:)

    I did see an instructable here with a wheel that just took a small motor to turn the wheel...and you could then add the solar to that...and since their wheel may be heavier than this one, it should work quite well. The instructable was on 'Deciding lunch'...:) anyway, Love this idea, and would have liked to have seen HOW this was mounted to the base you have? That makes all the difference when doing this project, and I would love to see this done as a colour wheel for kids to spin it and see the colours vanish into white...might be just the ticket!:)

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  • Tangski commented on The Oakland Toy Lab's instructable Bike Wheel Wave Machine!4 months ago
    Bike Wheel Wave Machine!

    I am wondering if I could transpose this into a colour wheel demonstration so kids can use the chain to spin the wheel to see the colours turn white...just add the colour onto the spokes somehow, then spin it....I can't find a crank version of the colour mixing wheel version, so this looks like another way it could be done!:) Nice job buddy! Also, you could have a U frame of metal to hold the wheel...with a flat base, and then you would not need the wood backing or wood dowels....? Just a thought...

    I am wondering if this would also make a great color wheel demonstration...with added color black inserts and then spin the wheel to watch the colors turn to white? I need something like that and cannot find the 'crank' one they want made...:)

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  • How To: Restore an Axe- Two Tone Handle/Leather Sheath

    Stellar job buddy! Someone paid attention to another mentor !! Good for you! Love the belt sander which I don't have darn it all!LOL Keep it up, hope to see more from you!! :) Enter the woodworking contest too!!!:) You have MY vote!

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  • Tangski commented on Apps1998's instructable Glass Chandelier4 months ago
    Glass Chandelier

    Nice idea. Please wear safe shoes when drilling! I would hate to see you get drilled too!:) Can you tell me where I can get those tiny lights and how they plug in? I need to find that information..thanks much for the great idea!:) Cheers!

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  • Tangski commented on Sparker94's instructable Tube Radio Restoration4 months ago
    Tube Radio Restoration

    Check on Ebay for vintage knobs...there are all kinds out there, and some reproduced to suit the old radios. Since this is a rising hobby, and the old is being restored now, there are actually parts out there...who knew, eh? Good luck and I loved the project!! Thanks for the hints from those below to get the right voltages etc...thanks guys! Cheers to all!

    use automotive paint tape to mask off areas around the edge, and either wax coated auto paint paper to mask off the rest as you paint one color:) Hope this helps you in your project:)

    could you tell us where you have some old stock supplied? Would be nice to order a few for others too? Just wondering if you are willing to give the information:) I have 2 old radios I would love to restore, one is from the early 1940's. Cheers and thank you!

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  • Tangski commented on randofo's instructable Make a Kaleidoscope5 months ago
    Make a Kaleidoscope

    This is brilliant! I love the fact you can also interchange the eye piece to have other attachments for observation. This is great for a set on Light, and everyone will have fun with this. YOUR PARTS LIST ROCKS! Thanks for supplying that, as often it is hard to find where to get supplies!:) I will also take note of other comments on improvements as a couple have mentioned below. Great project which I will enjoy making for our nature centre!:) Cheers!

    may I suggest black paint? Kids get the marker stuff all over their hands, as it can rub off easy. Also to either wax coat the metal, or clear coat it after getting the polish off, or even powder coat it. Also prevents the metals from turning hands black...lots of fingers tend to do that.:) Just an extra tip. :) I have to make a ton of stuff that also has to be kid tough and finger friendly...etc.LOL.

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  • Build a working fusion reactor model: the real life Arc Reactor

    Great idea for a science class too, which may inspire some kid out there to beat the big guys at solving our energy problems:) You never know! Cool project and I enjoyed the lesson too:)

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  • Tangski commented on JamesSlater's instructable Dominoes10 months ago
    Dominoes

    I agree. Next time James, try some hardwood...and cut the pieces not using the end grain of the wood. It does make the project rather fragile and it will warp...If you use soft wood again, get the kiln dried stuff, and again, use the planed sides, not the open celled ends. :) You will enjoy the project much better. Since i have to make some very large pieces of this project, I will see if I can post a picture later on:) Keep up the great ideas and work...it just takes a few tips to make any project top notch:) Also, instead of a pen, use a wood burning tool for the dots:) That way you can oil finish your project and have no runs, nor need for any paints. Have fun! Cheers!

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  • Tangski commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Making Perfectly Straight Cuts12 months ago
    Making Perfectly Straight Cuts

    I use acrylic paints for the dots, and they needed two coats of course. Other than that, it works just fine. I finish with the oil based Poly or Varathane, as that is best for outside. Anyway, good info!

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  • Tangski commented on theoblackadder's instructable Porthole sign1 year ago
    Porthole sign

    nice job buddy! Looks great! I would love t9 see this idea turned into a stain glass window too!

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  • Tangski commented on theoblackadder's instructable Porthole sign1 year ago
    Porthole sign

    This is great and can also be used for a set, text on outside, picture on inside (open the door)....very cool! THANKS!

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  • Tangski commented on The Oakland Toy Lab's instructable Splitting Water the Easy Way1 year ago
    Splitting Water the Easy Way

    I just learned something fun today! Thank you!!! Great job, and fun to show kids!:) A great way to make science INTERESTING:)

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  • How to Lose 100+ Pounds and Keep it Off For Life

    I agree here...thanks for the input! Muscles do need rest, and VARIATION...doing the same thing all the time does not help to build them properly and one can get hurt and damage muscles when you are older, so be practical, and take some YMCA classes etc to find out what to do to maximize exercies so that you just don't do one thing only with the areas you are working on:)

    Well, the fact the fruit has 0 value is proven false...most have sugar, good kind, but when you eat a lot of fruit, you are also getting a lot of sugar! That sugar matters, and if you are diabetic, one has to watch how much of any sugar you get. Also, bananas can be a huge factor in bulge. I find they can be hard to digest, and although have great minerals, one has to watch how much you eat of that fruit, as it can also create a bulge..anyway, am needing to try anything, been through a lot, no weight loss, so will try this method...I do dragon boat, walk, work in my studio, but still have 100 lbs to loose, and getting no where. The older I get, the less my body wants to 'do' anything but gain, not matter what I want to eat, or not eat for that matter! Water can also be a problem, as ...

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    Well, the fact the fruit has 0 value is proven false...most have sugar, good kind, but when you eat a lot of fruit, you are also getting a lot of sugar! That sugar matters, and if you are diabetic, one has to watch how much of any sugar you get. Also, bananas can be a huge factor in bulge. I find they can be hard to digest, and although have great minerals, one has to watch how much you eat of that fruit, as it can also create a bulge..anyway, am needing to try anything, been through a lot, no weight loss, so will try this method...I do dragon boat, walk, work in my studio, but still have 100 lbs to loose, and getting no where. The older I get, the less my body wants to 'do' anything but gain, not matter what I want to eat, or not eat for that matter! Water can also be a problem, as stated below, as the body can decide to hold onto it, rather than letting it flush your system. No easy answers in weight loss. My Dr told me that unless I trained for at least 8 hours per day, and ate little portions throughout, I would not loose a thing! He said, middle age spread is just that, and unless doing a LOT every day, you will probably get no where. Sigh...so much for solving anything. Who can go to a gym for * hours of training!???? I sure can't!

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  • Tangski commented on claudiosousa's instructable Globe Persistence of Vision1 year ago
    Globe Persistence of Vision

    Goodness, that is advanced! Great job. So many seem to have 3D printers which is needed on such projects...the rest of us just wish for one..sigh...! Not to mention how to create the electronic links etc...wow!!! Wonderful work!

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  • Car Wheel Bicycle - the Learn to Weld Project

    Nice and cool to look at, won't break, great coat rack...buuuuut, hmmmm, riding.....now that is a total other story, so won't go there. Just enjoy the view!!LOL:) I think a motor and you are all SET! turning could be interesting however....and breaking...ok, going back to looking only:)

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  • Tangski commented on darbinorvar's instructable How To Build a Shed1 year ago
    How To Build a Shed

    Wonderful project...I am wondering, I need to make some wood gears for a wall project for kids...which meed to have magnets...and I need to know how to make them hold to the wall and still turn...any ideas? I guess I would have to put a block on the back of the gears with the magnet inside of that...? Anyway, I have subscribed to your channel...thanks kiddo...great work!!:) I am going to build this for myself.

    You are correct! I did some shingle work once, I was told to chalk mark about a /1/3 down i think? What is the exact place to nail again? Thanks for the reminder, as it will help with my project:) cheers!

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  • Tangski commented on marvay's instructable Wooden Gear Clock1 year ago
    Wooden Gear Clock

    I love this. However, would you be able to just give the exact dimensions of the gears and spacing used for this clock? Unless I missed that in the instructions....? That way I could make one...for kids to put together as a puzzel. I do not have the math skills (alas, I hate to admit, but this artist just never could do math...sigh) to figure out other dimentions....that would really be great. If you would rather email me that, let me know! Thanks so much..

    Oh, a few more visuals of the steps helps those of us who are visual in seeing something go together...each layer of gears, sliders, base, dowel setting etc...?:) I would personally love that. I could not get the links above to work here. Will see if I can find the clock guy on utube or online somewhere......

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  • Tangski commented on FABLAB Dhahran's instructable Gear Puzzle1 year ago
    Gear Puzzle

    Oh, for a nicer handle, you could use a bit of wood on top of the gear for the handle base, get a wood dowel, drill hole through that, counter sink it, add screw that has a smooth part at top so it won't bind, (which may need cutting off at end as it will be too long for the project) screw onto the wood bit you added to the gear and make sure it is not coming all the way through on the other side. Back off the screw a tad, and you have a much nicer handle:) Matches your great wood....:) Got that idea from another 'gear guy'...:)

    Well, I need gears for a magnetic surface but don't have the fancy machinesLOL I guess I will have to do from scratch..sigh....nice project however!!

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  • Tangski commented on foobear's instructable gears from craft foam1 year ago
    gears from craft foam

    do you have a template for the gears? That would be nice to include so I can borrow to cut out of wood? Just a thought since all your gears work!LOL Anyhow, great project...thanks! One can laminate wood to get the same effect...

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  • Tangski commented on joelav's instructable A unique style of cutting board1 year ago
    A unique style of cutting board

    This technique would make a beautiful native flute too...once layered as above, before oil, cut to make flute sections...very nice project and beautiful woodworking!!!:) And I do agree,...good safety model as well!:)

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  • Tangski commented on rickharris's instructable How to make gears easily1 year ago
    How to make gears easily

    Very nice, and I really can use that wood link to gears below. I am using a couple of gears for an exhibit panel..you turn the gears and see the text exposed in the 'window' in the gear! Will be fun for the kids to turn it and find out the message:) Cheers !

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  • Tangski commented on gigemags's instructable Magnetic Ball Wall1 year ago
    Magnetic Ball Wall

    Did I say this was really great yet??? K. THIS IS GREAT!! Good job buddy!!!! Thanks a bunch!!! :)))

    This is a great project for a nature centre as well! I am building one, so thanks for the sawing tips. I was kinda wondering how to do that without using a die cutter...you can also use ping pong balls too.:) And make them all different colours. Or you can go to the dollar store and pick up a few of the fun balls there as well. Thanks so much!

    Oh, by the way, pvc is very hard to paint..use the FUSION paint for plastics out there. I find that works the best. If you build a tray under the board, that will catch the balls and also hold them when kids are not playing with the unit. :) And adults don't have to bend down so far...after all, older people like to visit with the grandkids:)

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