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Just thought I would let you know --- the more I have used it the less I like it. The missing information does hamper getting to quickly know a member. For example I have often looked at the instructables that others have favorited to get an idea of what their interests are. If half of someone's favorited instructables are on Knex then its pretty easy to tell what their interest is. Also the same with the ones they are following. That information is not readily available anymore. I have actually come across some very interesting instructables that others have favorited that I looked at because of checking out what they were looking at. So, really not that crazy about the new lack of knowing anything. Have you heard any other feedback from anyone else??
Gnarly wood projects with Weird wood, Broken glass, LED's and Epoxy.
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I was actually looking for any comments on the changes as I had not noticed much of a response to it. I did notice the update right away, but that was because I pulled up my profile to check something and kind of scratched my head and reloaded the page. Nope, must have been changed. Then I checked other pages to see if they had been changed, nope, just the profile. In truth I don't usually check that page. I always pull up my instructables tab because it lets you know somewhat if there is something trending. Like if comments are appearing or in the stats window if something spiked. What I do use profile pages for is to see what other members are doing. I almost always pull up the profile of someone asking a question before I even think about posting an answer. I also look at the profile of everyone who posts a comment on one of my instructables and of course of someone who decides to follow me. I have mixed feelings about the changes. I have always wondered if there was some easy way to know who favored an instructable, now it is all listed. Kind of nice. So for ME being able to keep track of things it is a little easier. But for me to look at another persons profile it's not as good. Some of the background info is no longer mentioned. The interests and location, ( I guess the location one is still there just moved) lines are not displayed. In answering questions I think those are very important things to know. For example, someone asking a car question living in Israel is going to require different ideas as opposed to someone living in Detroit. But that info is not there anymore. Another thing that is missing is the list of the answers you give to questions. I used to be able to follow up on those right away by clicking on them in the list. That is gone. The list of contests won is kind of interesting. I had not remembered how many times I had come in as a runner up. Wow, thats a lot. You know you get a free year pro membership every time you win a contest. Really, 15 years, guess I don't have to worry about that running out. It is a little embarrassing though, It is kind of like getting a bunch of gold stars on your kindergarten drawings. ones that they said were a really good dog but you actually were drawing a horse. The big picture in the middle of a blank space at the top is a little empty. But then I remembered I am seeing it with out the adds. Are there adds there? Anyway, my overall feeling is that it might be all right but I think some of the other info needs to be added back in. Little changes that would be. Just give me a few tabs back, like being able to sort the instructables by views, just things like that. Always remember that it is a work in progress. I often go back and edit my instructables to fix some of the mistakes I overlooked. It has taken me years to notice some of my spelling mistakes. That is a little embarrassing too. We all keep trying. One of the things missing from my profile is the little blerb I wrote ---- When you stop learning and think you know it all is when you start dying.
A Guide for Buying LED's on E Bay ---- Part TWO
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I was kind of thinking along those lines also. Since those are no longer being made it would be wise to conserve the ones that are left for things like vintage circuits that require them. There is a market for selling them still.
Just a thought --- While using strong magnets to hang screwdrivers is a nice convience you need to be aware that it can make the tips magnetic. This can be a nice thing but also a bad thing. I have magnetized some screwdrivers on purpose because it can really help with holding small screws while you try to manuver them into place. Most of the time this is not a problem. But there are some places that using a magnetic screwdriver can damage sensitive components. So you need to watch out for that. if a motherboard has directions that say not to use any magnetic tools around it you need to heed the warning.
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If you want to try it with wood here are some directions for that http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Shelf-Divde...
I really enjoyed the depth you went into
please make more- I really enjoy your cantor and the engineering banter! Alot of this I already knew, but honestly this was 100x more entertaining than any magazine I've ever read! a quick trasliteration for the hipsters: "you rocked my socks off"
HiI just added a step more on the olive piece. I improved it.Also have another piece in progress that I will add in the next few days.
Hi! Really impressed with your projects. Please post more as you experiment with different woods.I have an interesting piece of driftwood that I thought of turning into a light somehow... LEDs and epoxy might do it. Thanks for the inspiration!
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Thanks for the comment, I was beginning to wonder since there had been none up to this point. I am going to add another piece (a few more steps) that I intended to include but I am still waiting for the LEDs to get here. I am adding a blue to mix with the white, and maybe a green also. The mail is always slowest when your waiting for something. I had another piece made of cedar that I decided not to include because it just didn't look that good. The epoxy soaked into the wood and turned it very dark. So not all woods give the same result. I will have to try putting some mixed epoxy in the freezer. Right now I have been making small batches that I can use completely so I don't waste any. I worked for Skill in Chicago many years ago at one of their plants. Not anything close to research, I was a foreman at a distribution and packaging plant. We had a small quality control lab there that I found to be really interesting. They did all kinds of crazy things. They would randomly pull finished tools out of the stock pallets and then "test" them. They would take them up to a balcony and throw them onto the concrete floor to see if they got damaged. One guy used to clamp them in a big vise and turn the power on to them and time how long it took for them to burn up. Basically they destroyed them to find out how much punishment they could take. Like hanging weights on the cords to see how much it took to rip it out of the housing. A job where you break stuff on purpose so you can report on what it took to break it. How cool is that.
Fabulous ible, I'm a dog guy but I like your cat... How'd you get her to spread claws ... soo neat !!!BTW I have friend, Loui Vassos, who used two part epoxy and the unused part was kept in a deep freezer to be pulled out whenever he needed to bond stuff at work for Skill Saw Research lab in Chicago, back in the day...
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