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  • austin.hall.129794 commented on mdheath's instructable Concrete and Wood Slab Table2 weeks ago
    Concrete and Wood Slab Table

    Lovely table - good choice of timber - well written 'ible, gets my vote :)Ok ppl - for everyone worried about wood movement here is the definitive answer... ready? Do what all proper wood table builders do: make the connection between the tabletop and the supporting structure "non static". In this case the wood is central, and the grain direction is top to bottom, wood only moves ACROSS the grain (side to side). As the concrete does not cover the ends of the wood slab the wood is free to expand across the grain and push the two concrete sections in and out.All you then have to do is elongate the holes that the screws or bolts go through in the support frame in the same direction, so instead of being holes they become oval shaped, only maybe 5mm or so, side to side instead o...see more »Lovely table - good choice of timber - well written 'ible, gets my vote :)Ok ppl - for everyone worried about wood movement here is the definitive answer... ready? Do what all proper wood table builders do: make the connection between the tabletop and the supporting structure "non static". In this case the wood is central, and the grain direction is top to bottom, wood only moves ACROSS the grain (side to side). As the concrete does not cover the ends of the wood slab the wood is free to expand across the grain and push the two concrete sections in and out.All you then have to do is elongate the holes that the screws or bolts go through in the support frame in the same direction, so instead of being holes they become oval shaped, only maybe 5mm or so, side to side instead of up and down.Do this both sides of the support frame and voila - the wood can move, no cracking, splitting or anything else.If you used a smaller log and wanted a concrete section on all four sides, then at both ends an expansion slot should be cut all the way to the wood, this will limit the choice of support configurations, but will again eliminate any cracking issue.

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  • austin.hall.129794 commented on AdrianD3's instructable Post-Apocalyptic Boots2 weeks ago
    Post-Apocalyptic Boots

    Nice 'ible, but too advanced for the average joe, you are clearly adept and well versed in many of the techniques required, quite apart from owning all the other tools and associated paraphenalia. I have worked with leather before and frankly you are far too casual about the hand stitching which will take a heavy toll on peoples hands not used to it, as well as the significant time it would take. This is a good weeks worth of work several hours a night.You also spectacularly fail to mention that finding a boot/shoe last (the techincal name for the base foot mould you build it around) similar to your foot is not a simple task; wide / narrow / high instep, all of these need to be taken into account to ensure they do not rub and that the shape does not compress or otherwise impede the &q...see more »Nice 'ible, but too advanced for the average joe, you are clearly adept and well versed in many of the techniques required, quite apart from owning all the other tools and associated paraphenalia. I have worked with leather before and frankly you are far too casual about the hand stitching which will take a heavy toll on peoples hands not used to it, as well as the significant time it would take. This is a good weeks worth of work several hours a night.You also spectacularly fail to mention that finding a boot/shoe last (the techincal name for the base foot mould you build it around) similar to your foot is not a simple task; wide / narrow / high instep, all of these need to be taken into account to ensure they do not rub and that the shape does not compress or otherwise impede the "normal" shape of your foot while walking long distances.No hostile intent made, they ARE nice boots, and if I ever need to I'll use this 'ible; I'm simply stating facts you have glaringly avoided that should have been mentioned for those who might think "hey that looks easy" and spend money on the required materials and end up with nothing worth wearing.

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  • austin.hall.129794 commented on jdegrosky's instructable Epic Sauron Costume1 month ago
    Epic Sauron Costume

    Arn't you a little short to be a Sauron?

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  • Concrete & Upcycled Glass Lamps

    Nice work - I might well try this... but try to look a bit happier about your creation eh?

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  • WarCraft Orc Full Scale Cosplay Costume

    Even though you are in the business of making props, this is still unbelieveable work. I'm a hobby maker of various things and can really appreciate the work and effort put into this. It's so good Blizzard should employ you to go to conventions. If I was ever in need of a prop - you'd be the first person I'd call!

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  • Hidden Fridge Gap Slide-Out Pantry

    I guess we can't blame Kimotori for his mentality - he's most likely Japanese and all they know is compliance and "rules" - not all bad to be fair to them, their manufacturing is world class, but any deviation from "the rules" is treated as an anathema (unless accompanied with Sake), that's why they have so little international cultural integration, to mean they have an EXTREMELY small amount of non Japanese living there as a life choice other than for work. They have a saying; "the nail that sticks out, gets the hammer".

    How was my comment racist? The Japanese ARE like that, they DO live their entire lives based around complicated sets of rules both socially and in their working lives that most non Japanese wouldn't be able to grasp (for example in speech they use a different term for a Japanese person living and working in Japan and those who are currently or have lived and worked overseas - the connotation being they they have somehow become "tainted" by westerners, this happens everyday, everywhere). I've lived and worked there - I personally witnessed several of my "pupils" call me Gaijin (instead of Gaikokujin the more polite term for "foreign person"), behind my back even though I was trying to teach them something to enrich their lives and make it easier for them to ...see more »How was my comment racist? The Japanese ARE like that, they DO live their entire lives based around complicated sets of rules both socially and in their working lives that most non Japanese wouldn't be able to grasp (for example in speech they use a different term for a Japanese person living and working in Japan and those who are currently or have lived and worked overseas - the connotation being they they have somehow become "tainted" by westerners, this happens everyday, everywhere). I've lived and worked there - I personally witnessed several of my "pupils" call me Gaijin (instead of Gaikokujin the more polite term for "foreign person"), behind my back even though I was trying to teach them something to enrich their lives and make it easier for them to get international work (majority were over 16). The Japanese are extremely intolerant of other cultures and things that don't comply with how they live, it's just a FACT.

    I guess we can't blame Kimotori for his mentality - he's most likely Japanese and I know from having worked there as an EaaFO teacher, all they know is compliance and "rules" (even the younger generation that seem to be "deviants" have strict social rules within their subcultures) - not all bad to be fair to them, their manufacturing is world class, but any deviation from "the rules" is treated as an anathema (unless accompanied with Sake), that's why they have so little international cultural integration, to mean they have an EXTREMELY small amount of non Japanese living there as a life choice other than for work. They have a saying; "the nail that sticks out, gets the hammer".

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  • Better Table Saw Push Stick from Scrap Wood

    I hate to be a naysayer because on the whole it isn't a terrible idea, but using featherboards for holddowns is far safer. To use them all you'd need to do is make a taller sacrificial fence and clamp to that for vertical holddown. For the thin stock both horizontal and vertical why not make a push block that completely engulfs the blade while pushing stock through?http://www.instructables.com/id/Thin-Rip-Push-Block/?ALLSTEPS

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  • Hidden Fridge Gap Slide-Out Pantry

    Look - I wasn't offended, so don't try to claim kudos for "setting me straight". I was incensed; there IS a difference, a situation 99% of people under 25 seem to be wholly unable to grasp. I was stating that the person who wrote this 'ible is in the USA, ergo he used his native measurement system that happens to be different from others but is NO LESS VALID. There is an SI because there has to be for international manufacturing - such as when plane parts get made in 6 different countries - otherwise we get the FUBAR that NASA managed to pull off with their martian probe doing a spectacular faceplant into the ground because they had failed to convert the numbers.You are not a manufacturing person in league with the 'ible writer to mass produce this item and neither are any of...see more »Look - I wasn't offended, so don't try to claim kudos for "setting me straight". I was incensed; there IS a difference, a situation 99% of people under 25 seem to be wholly unable to grasp. I was stating that the person who wrote this 'ible is in the USA, ergo he used his native measurement system that happens to be different from others but is NO LESS VALID. There is an SI because there has to be for international manufacturing - such as when plane parts get made in 6 different countries - otherwise we get the FUBAR that NASA managed to pull off with their martian probe doing a spectacular faceplant into the ground because they had failed to convert the numbers.You are not a manufacturing person in league with the 'ible writer to mass produce this item and neither are any of the other readers who have or EVER WILL HAVE read this 'ible, so demanding SI compliance, (in a quite haughty way I might add as though he was spokesperson for all current and future 'ible readers in perpituity) has no place here.You and everyone else are OWED NOTHING by the 'ible writer. He is not required to convert for you in the posting rules (just as tens of thousands of other 'ibles written by americans have not either), he has merely taken the time to show you his version of this 'ible that has been shown before; and for his trouble you and others have left negative comments as if he owes you something and should change his 'ible at your request - and I repeat; HE DOES NOT!!!He used Imperial because that's what he is familar with, and you and the others have absolutely no rights to request ... nay, DEMAND, anything else from him.If you wrote an 'ible in your native language I'd look at the pictures, and try to figure out what was going on, but under no circumstances would I request you change your standard method just to suit me or anyone else, because that is sheer arrogance of the kind that starts wars, and you sir are full of it.So ARDY - transpose 1 letter to the right!Oh and the only types of rulers or other measuring devices that have greater than millimeter or 64th splits are for precision work like engineering or cabinet making - you won't find them on a DIY standard tape measure - (I know because I've looked for one), which is all he used and all that was needed to proceed; thus in that scenario, inches and its sub divides are more accurate.Imperial is not "unnecessarily complicated" you and the rest just don't understand it - why do we still have yards / furlongs / stones and bunch of other units of measurements regularly used in the UK (a metric country) that are also not ruled by base 10? Yeah, can't answer that can you. (the answer is: "because they are still valid units")Why not just say "thanks for the i'ble" and move on with your life? I'm guessing because you and the person who commented about the SI "requirement", even though there's no such thing for posting an 'ible, like to feel important and that your word has more prominence and must be thus obeyed because there are more metric users than Imperial, when in reality, in this scenario, your word has as much clout as a fart in a hurricane.Yours and the other guys comment is exactly the same type of bigoted poppycock (look up the original dutch meaning as that's how I'm using it) "why don't you learn to speak / read english" whenever a none native speaker writes in very broken english in a multiplayer game, and just as arrogant.

    Look - I wasn't offended, I was stating that the person who wrote this 'ible is in the USA, ergo he used his native measurement system that happens to be different from others but is NO LESS VALID. There is an SI because there has to be for international manufacturing - such as when plane parts get made in 6 different countries - otherwise we get the FUBAR that NASA managed to pull off with their martian probe doing a spectacular faceplant into the ground because they had failed to convert the numbers.You are not a manufacturing person in league with the 'ible writer to mass produce this item and neither are any of the other readers who have or EVER WILL HAVE read this 'ible, so demanding SI compliance has no place here.He used Imperial because that's what he is familar with, and you a...see more »Look - I wasn't offended, I was stating that the person who wrote this 'ible is in the USA, ergo he used his native measurement system that happens to be different from others but is NO LESS VALID. There is an SI because there has to be for international manufacturing - such as when plane parts get made in 6 different countries - otherwise we get the FUBAR that NASA managed to pull off with their martian probe doing a spectacular faceplant into the ground because they had failed to convert the numbers.You are not a manufacturing person in league with the 'ible writer to mass produce this item and neither are any of the other readers who have or EVER WILL HAVE read this 'ible, so demanding SI compliance has no place here.He used Imperial because that's what he is familar with, and you and the others have absolutely no rights to request ... nay, DEMAND, anything else from him.If you wrote an 'ible in your native language I'd look at the pictures, and try to figure out what was going on, but under no circumstances would I request you change your standard method just to suit me or anyone else, because that is sheer arrogance of the kind that starts wars.Oh and the only types of rulers or other measuring devices that have greater than millimeter or 64th splits are for precision work like engineering or cabinet making - you won't find them on a DIY standard tape measure - (I know because I've looked for one), which is all he used and all that was needed to proceed; thus in that scenario, inches and its sub divides are more accurate.Imperial is not "unnecessarily complicated" it's just different and it's obvious some people have difficulty grasping it - why do we still have yards / furlongs / stones and a bunch of other units of measurements regularly used in the UK (a metric country) that are also not ruled by base 10? (the answer is: "because they are still valid units")Why not just say "thanks for the i'ble" and move on with your life? I'm guessing because there are more metric users than Imperial, you feel compelled to make him comply; the arrogance.You'd stand a better chance of making him say aluminium correctly.

    Look - I wasn't offended, I was stating that the person who wrote this 'ible is in the USA, ergo he used his native measurement system that happens to be different from others but is NO LESS VALID. There is an SI because there has to be for international manufacturing - such as when plane parts get made in 6 different countries - otherwise we get the FUBAR that NASA managed to pull off with their martian probe doing a spectacular faceplant into the ground because they had failed to convert the numbers.You are not a manufacturing person in league with the 'ible writer to mass produce this item and neither are any of the other readers who have or EVER WILL HAVE read this 'ible, so demanding SI compliance has no place here.He used Imperial because that's what he is familar with, and you a...see more »Look - I wasn't offended, I was stating that the person who wrote this 'ible is in the USA, ergo he used his native measurement system that happens to be different from others but is NO LESS VALID. There is an SI because there has to be for international manufacturing - such as when plane parts get made in 6 different countries - otherwise we get the FUBAR that NASA managed to pull off with their martian probe doing a spectacular faceplant into the ground because they had failed to convert the numbers.You are not a manufacturing person in league with the 'ible writer to mass produce this item and neither are any of the other readers who have or EVER WILL HAVE read this 'ible, so demanding SI compliance has no place here.He used Imperial because that's what he is familar with, and you and the others have absolutely no rights to request ... nay, DEMAND, anything else from him.If you wrote an 'ible in your native language I'd look at the pictures, and try to figure out what was going on, but under no circumstances would I request you change your standard method just to suit me or anyone else, because that is sheer arrogance of the kind that starts wars.Oh and the only types of rulers or other measuring devices that have greater than millimeter or 64th splits are for precision work like engineering or cabinet making - you won't find them on a DIY standard tape measure - (I know because I've looked for one), which is all he used and all that was needed to proceed; thus in that scenario, inches and its sub divides are more accurate.Imperial is not "unnecessarily complicated" it's just different and it's obvious some people have difficulty grasping it - why do we still have yards / furlongs / stones and a bunch of other units of measurements regularly used in the UK (a metric country) that are also not ruled by base 10? (the answer is: "because they are still valid units")Why not just say "thanks for the i'ble" and move on with your life? I'm guessing because there are more metric users than Imperial, you feel compelled to make him comply; the arrogance.You'd stand a better chance of making him say aluminium correctly.

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  • Hidden Fridge Gap Slide-Out Pantry

    Inches is valid - and the usual sytem of measurement for the USA - and the USA is NOT the only country to use them, so get used to it or, y'know, learn how to convert.PLUS, inches is actually MORE ACCURATE for everyday woodworking (which I do), because 64th's are smaller than milllimeters. Metric was introduced to use base 10 same as normal numbers for SIMPLICITY (for simple people) NOT accuracy.

    Inches is valid - and the usual sytem of measurement for the USA - and the USA is NOT the only country to use them, so get used to it, or y'know learn how to convert.

    If I had a space like this I'd totally do this, geat work!

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  • austin.hall.129794 commented on Chimera Dragonfang's instructable Coconut Incense Burner4 months ago
    Coconut Incense Burner

    You have access to a professional grade lathe yet you hand sanded? Did you make the brass sections or did someone else?

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  • austin.hall.129794 commented on BrittLiv's instructable Sliced LACK table4 months ago
    Sliced LACK table

    Yes the legs could be filled with quick set concrete, but you would then either need to drill and use rawl plugs to set the legs to the base / top, (which actually have LESS strength when used vertically) set wooden dowels into the concrete to screw into or still use wood blocks both ends to screw into, which IMHO sounds like more work esp as the legs are little more than pressed hardboard and I've no idea how they would react to being soaked full of water.All in all considered, I'd avoid it.

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  • Car Wheel Bicycle - the Learn to Weld Project

    Excellent work - very envious of the bike, learning to weld has been on my "to-do" list for years. Looks like it handles pretty well, but hills might be a bit of an issue - perfect beach bike though :)

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  • austin.hall.129794 commented on halledean's instructable Leather Underbust Harness4 months ago
    Leather Underbust Harness

    If she were ever to do any heavy lifting, this would significantly help to protect her from injuring herself, but in reality it's a costume coplay thing - for looks, not everyone thinks "the latest nike air jordan trainers" or "jeans halfway down their arse" is cool.

    Great work, but if I may also add that not only should you not wear gloves for a belt sander, but you should not wear gloves for any moving powertool; sanders, routers drills, angle grinders - basically anything that can snag and bring your fingers onto a flesh damaging surface, about the only safe thing would be welding because of spatter.I'm tempted to make one that would also function as a backbrace (I work in construction) and suspenders to hold my trousers up!

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