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  • TexM1 followed LegoMiner5901 year ago
  • TexM1 commented on Mjtrinihobby's instructable Solar Powered Refrigerator! 1 year ago
    Solar Powered Refrigerator!

    Solar power has long been on my mind. I've always wanted to DIY. This was a great instructable, even though I'm not up on the lingo. However, it was so well written and illustrated with the images, that I'm pretty sure I could replicate it. That being said, I'd want to "engineer" a system that works for my needs, etc., so the neat thing about your instructable is that it made me understand components of the project. That's the kind of great information delivery that helps people draft designs and encourages them to ask questions from other DIY'ers and get out there and Just Do It! (Sure hope Nike doesn't sue for Trademark infringement use or something! LOL)

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  • TexM1 commented on kelleymarie's instructable Cauliflower Rice1 year ago
    Cauliflower Rice

    Great instructable! Enjoyable read. I too prefer the grater method to food processors, in general. I eat the stalk, as-is, but many folks will only eat the florets.... proof positive that there really are "weird" people in the universe! LOL Humor aside, this is one way to prepare the stalk and they'll never know! It's a sin to waste what it truly useful.

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  • How to Build an N.F.T. Hydroponics System

    I've never tried hydroponics, so I don't know Jack... well, except for Jack in the Box. (Only amusing and makes sense if you had one or have eaten at one... LOL). However, I'm a huge fan of landscaping and gardening, etc., so from my perspective, I thought the instructable gave me a great starting point... inexpensive, a video for further reference, and comments from folks to fill in some of the details or suggestions.As for the "contentious" comment: 1) Not everyone is a writer... even if the have a writing degree (yes, I have one and no, I don't work as a writer), and that includes many of the genius individuals that have brought amazing advances in science, medicine, etc., so keep writing your instructables just like you did (with lots of great explanation and images) and s...

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    I've never tried hydroponics, so I don't know Jack... well, except for Jack in the Box. (Only amusing and makes sense if you had one or have eaten at one... LOL). However, I'm a huge fan of landscaping and gardening, etc., so from my perspective, I thought the instructable gave me a great starting point... inexpensive, a video for further reference, and comments from folks to fill in some of the details or suggestions.As for the "contentious" comment: 1) Not everyone is a writer... even if the have a writing degree (yes, I have one and no, I don't work as a writer), and that includes many of the genius individuals that have brought amazing advances in science, medicine, etc., so keep writing your instructables just like you did (with lots of great explanation and images) and simply review it (reading aloud slowly works best imho) to see if it sounds easy to follow, makes sense, and provides all the details that we tend to forget when we're being brilliant and trying to put it on paper before we lose our train of thought; 2) the contentious comment would have flunked the grammar and punctuation sniff test... and thus the cliche addage comes to mind about casting bricks when living in glass houses.Yes, that was one serious run-on sentence, with a popular IM/SMS/Tweet acronym... but hey, I paid for my degree in writing, so I'm pretty sure, at that cost, I have a license to do those things! LOLGREAT JOB!My thoughts during the instructable: 1) Love the explanation and presence of the grade for the tube... same great info to consider if you're putting drains in your yard!; 2) Size of container for water and pump size "ratio" (applicable term, but maybe not exactly precise) to tube length... or number of plants... meaning, could you have replaced your 1'8" 3-plant tube with the 15' tube? 3) Are 3" holes and the spacing you chose specific to what you planted, or are they relatively generic, go-to for all plants? That popped up because as we all know, when gardening in soil, spacing is fairly significant for both root growth and plant size. Those are a few of the thoughts that crossed my mind.... so honestly, I did not proofread nor edit your writing.Proof that you were informative and that twitter and text limitations on number of characters have inspired a new "genre" of "creative" writing to the point that no one (outside of classwork) should be getting bent unless something is unreadable.Just my humble opinion, my friend!

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  • Lawnmower blade sharpening.  AKA, I need to sharpen my lawnmower blade?

    The Video was easy-watching due to the humor and visuals on each step. Clamps are worth their weight in gold (as are ratchet straps by the bucket load!) so your tip on your clamps for price and purchase location was also very useful. Also useful are other tips that I've read below about maintaining your mower body, as well as how to reduce the "Klingons" from mowing! LOL Great job for a cook on the blade sharpening! I'd expect nothing less from someone who understands how key your blades are in the kitchen. As a combat Army veteran, I would say that not only are SHARP blades key in the kitchen and yard, but in life in general. Not only on the battlefield, but also off the battlefield when you have to shave every single day.... after all, if you're getting written up by the 1...

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    The Video was easy-watching due to the humor and visuals on each step. Clamps are worth their weight in gold (as are ratchet straps by the bucket load!) so your tip on your clamps for price and purchase location was also very useful. Also useful are other tips that I've read below about maintaining your mower body, as well as how to reduce the "Klingons" from mowing! LOL Great job for a cook on the blade sharpening! I'd expect nothing less from someone who understands how key your blades are in the kitchen. As a combat Army veteran, I would say that not only are SHARP blades key in the kitchen and yard, but in life in general. Not only on the battlefield, but also off the battlefield when you have to shave every single day.... after all, if you're getting written up by the 1stSGT every hour for being our of uniform because of that 5 O'clock shadow, then you'd best bet, like Matt with the mower, is to CHECK THE BLADE... and make it sharp!

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