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  • DIY Stacked Leather Handle Bowie Knife

    Really nice knife handle. But please loose the gloves when using the sander or any rotating machinery for that matter. Google degloving and you will understand why.

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  • TimothyK34 commented on lonesoulsurfer's instructable Simple Fire Piston2 weeks ago
    Simple Fire Piston

    it's actually 12.7mm, or 1/2" (it's all been updated now) ....and the dowel is 1/3". Even though we are in Australia, all of the plumbing stuff is the same, we just get it in metric.

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  • TimothyK34 commented on lonesoulsurfer's instructable Simple Fire Piston2 weeks ago
    Simple Fire Piston

    Sure add it to your 'ible when i did it i just drew a line on the dowel and slowly rolled the dowel along the table didn't put it in a drill worked really well.

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  • TimothyK34 commented on lonesoulsurfer's instructable Simple Fire Piston2 weeks ago
    Simple Fire Piston

    Lonesoulsurfer you would not believe how happy I'm it works it works it works i love it when something you makes works. Great 'ible buy the way. Oh and by the way the best way i found to make the groove for the o ring was to snap a hacksaw blade i half and tape them together made the perfect size gap for me. My flat mate is making one as well so when we are finished we will upload some photo's.

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  • TimothyK34 commented on lonesoulsurfer's instructable Simple Fire Piston3 weeks ago
    Simple Fire Piston

    lonesoulsurfer i have just been to bunnings and iam sorry to say that you have made a mistake with the size of the copper tube it is actually 12.7mm. have a look at the picture you posted in step 1 parts and tools and in the photo bottom left you can clearly see it says 1.5 x 12.7 x 0.19 straight copper tube. Every thing else fits perfectly including the 9.5mm Tasmanian oak dowel. So hopefully my fire piston will work as good as yours thanks for the great instuctable

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  • TimothyK34 commented on scoochmaroo's instructable Cast Your Teeth for Halloween1 month ago
    Cast Your Teeth for Halloween

    You should move to Australia my denture's cost me exactly $0.00. We have a pretty good health ststem.

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  • Fixing Holes in Dry Wall - The Perfect Patch Method

    Hi PhilS43 I agree with you iam a plasterer and gyprock is one of the poorest products ever invented apparently it was suppose to be a quick fix thing after the second world war that never went away. As for the sanding part iam sure your work never saw a sander as one of the comments mentioned i don't even sand it i just get a pail of water a terry towel wet it not soaking and wipe it over the work. In Aust we are not allowed to wet sand, i don't no how you are meant to get a flat surface with a rag and your hand he also stated it left a nice textured finish just what you don't want. Now to the nailing thank you screw guns gyprock is fragile enough with out being belted with a hammer nothing better than a apprentice trying to hit in a nail getting frustrated smashing it breaking the fac...see more »Hi PhilS43 I agree with you iam a plasterer and gyprock is one of the poorest products ever invented apparently it was suppose to be a quick fix thing after the second world war that never went away. As for the sanding part iam sure your work never saw a sander as one of the comments mentioned i don't even sand it i just get a pail of water a terry towel wet it not soaking and wipe it over the work. In Aust we are not allowed to wet sand, i don't no how you are meant to get a flat surface with a rag and your hand he also stated it left a nice textured finish just what you don't want. Now to the nailing thank you screw guns gyprock is fragile enough with out being belted with a hammer nothing better than a apprentice trying to hit in a nail getting frustrated smashing it breaking the face of paper with his hammer head nail now useless and more damage to try and hide. You seem to have a idea about what you are talking about as you mention not scuffing the face of the paper when sanding my only gripe was with the lights it doesn't matter how good a job you do a 4ft florescent light on the ceiling will show up everything in England they top coat the whole sheet so the paint has the same suction over the entire surface. Just one more thing, when doing a join, please use paper tape fiberglass tape is rubbish in Aust the code will not let you use it on ceilings, villa board aka fiber cement sheets. When using it on wall joins they must be back blocked first more work than just using paper tape. Anyhow happy building what eva it is and there is always more than one way to approach a job i am happy to learn new ways to do things. Have a good day. TimothyK34.

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  • Fixing Holes in Dry Wall - The Perfect Patch Method

    I don't want to put you down but what you just showed us is missing a very important step. I plaster for a living and by not taping the joints all you will end up with is a nice neat square crack. Try banging the wall around your repair and watch a nice neat square crack appear. Whether you us paper tape or fiber glass tape (aka easy tape) After 30 years of plastering i would not recommend letting anyone plaster anything for me if i saw them using fiberglass tape. The ible was quite good other than the missing step here is a link to watch all the best.Tim. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmm02R7FSYM

    You my friend are a plasterers night mare by telling people to use a strong light test to see how bad even professional plasterers work is is just wrong. For one gyprock iam australian dry wall as americans call it is a faulty product to start with you have a paper surface and where your joins are you have a plaster surface. Now the problem being is when you paint it both surfaces have total different suction characteristics so when you shine a light across them of course you are going to see them if you want to enjoy your gyprock joins put four foot fluorescent lights on your ceilings and you will see every join and screw hole up there. Believe me you will never get a job perfect shining artificial light on it by the way ive been plastering for 30 odd years if you would like to underst...see more »You my friend are a plasterers night mare by telling people to use a strong light test to see how bad even professional plasterers work is is just wrong. For one gyprock iam australian dry wall as americans call it is a faulty product to start with you have a paper surface and where your joins are you have a plaster surface. Now the problem being is when you paint it both surfaces have total different suction characteristics so when you shine a light across them of course you are going to see them if you want to enjoy your gyprock joins put four foot fluorescent lights on your ceilings and you will see every join and screw hole up there. Believe me you will never get a job perfect shining artificial light on it by the way ive been plastering for 30 odd years if you would like to understand more go to your nearest gyprock supplier and ask for a critical lighting spec sheet that will explain it all. By the way if you want the joins in your ceilings to disappear install down lights and they will magically be gone.

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

    Ive been into hydroponics for years and the N.F.T. works best in rectangular pipe you get a much more even spread of the roots and more roots exposed to air. If you want really good growth your PH level is critical and for me expanded clay is the best medium as you can use it over and over but you have a good little set up. Happy growing

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  • DIY Portable USB Solar Charger ($20 - 4 Ports)

    Hey not a bad project but iam a bit suss on these power banks have you actually tried them all because the one i brought from jb hifi in Australia doesn't work, you cant charge it and discharge it at the same time?

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