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  • bones65 commented on Moy perez woodshop's instructable Miter Saw Station Build5 months ago
    Miter Saw Station Build

    A most excellent workbench! Pure genius! It will be the major inspiration for my next workbench. Thank you.

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  • bones65 commented on RobinJ66's instructable How to Re-Engineer Paper Back into Wood5 months ago
    How to Re-Engineer Paper Back into Wood

    I have a different perspective on the strength question. From where I sit, "paper wood's" weakest link is the glue. It's more like a very thick cardboard than it is comparable to OSB, "flakeboard," "chipboard," "hardboard," plywood and other like products.All of those sheet products are referred to as "engineered wood products." The formulas, materials and manufacturing techniques are scientifically determined and deliberately followed and used to create a final product with a consistent, measurable strength. For example, there is nothing random about OSB (aka flakeboard). OSB means Oriented Strand Board, i.e., the layers of "chips" have directional characteristics. OSB typically is used as exterior sheathing, subroofing...

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    I have a different perspective on the strength question. From where I sit, "paper wood's" weakest link is the glue. It's more like a very thick cardboard than it is comparable to OSB, "flakeboard," "chipboard," "hardboard," plywood and other like products.All of those sheet products are referred to as "engineered wood products." The formulas, materials and manufacturing techniques are scientifically determined and deliberately followed and used to create a final product with a consistent, measurable strength. For example, there is nothing random about OSB (aka flakeboard). OSB means Oriented Strand Board, i.e., the layers of "chips" have directional characteristics. OSB typically is used as exterior sheathing, subroofing and subflooring in new construction. Therefore, the sheets must have a uniformity in strength to each other as set by industry standards to meet building codes.This is not to say paper cannot be used as the basis of a strong product. Like wood, paper sheets have a grain. To demonstrate, tear one 8-1/2" x 11" piece of paper lengthwise, and an identical piece crosswise. One of them will be a relatively straight tear. The other will be uncontrollable.So if sheets of paper are alternatively oriented and a stronger binder is used, it can be extremely strong and durable. Some laboratory countertops and other products like Richlite are manufactured in just this way using layers of craft paper. I think it would be interesting to experiment with different papers and binders to see what happens.

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  • bones65 commented on lomo85's instructable Box shelf clever attached to wire rope6 months ago
    Box shelf clever attached to wire rope

    Very slick idea. It looks like a metal or plastic drywall mud trough can be used instead of a cardboard box. Either would be a more permanent solution with an open top for easy access to parts, tools, etc. or use as a planter. The metal box will rust eventually, so be prepared for the character change, or spray it with an appropriate clearcoat lacquer to maintain its pristine polished look.

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  • bones65 commented on dannyk6's instructable Smart LED Window9 months ago
    Smart LED Window

    Brilliant idea! (No pun intended. It just turned out that way LOL.)

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  • bones65 commented on bekathwia's instructable Distressed Motorcycle Headlight11 months ago
    Distressed Motorcycle Headlight

    Beauty! They don't make bikes like that any more. Love the fuel level tube on the tank. Did that come from an espresso machine?

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  • bones65 commented on licheness's instructable DIY bumper repair11 months ago
    DIY bumper repair

    Pure genius! I never thought of using a towel and boiling water. That will now be my go-to remedy.When it happened to me in the past, I used a heat gun on low and got results that were satisfactory but the repair remained obvious. The problem was that the plastic was heated unevenly and, if heat was left on a spot for too long, the paint blistered.For future reference, you may be interested to know that it's usually pretty easy to remove the bumper cover completely for unobstructed access to the back of the dent. In my experience, they are usually secured with a few bolts and/or removable/reusable plastic rivets. It helps to have the car's service manual (see eBay). Even if you don't, you'll probably find removal instructions for your particular car on Google and/or YouTube.

    What a great idea!

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  • bones65 commented on ThomasVDD's instructable DIY Breadboard1 year ago
    DIY Breadboard

    Good idea. Where did you get all those parts for ≤ $10?

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  • Building and Using a MOSFET Arduino Shield

    Great ible on using one of my favorite semiconductors for useful purposes. I've pretty much given up on solid state and mechanical relays. Instead, I have a sack of MOSFETs to use whenever I need them. Quick, simple high current switches. Your board, however, takes MOSFET switching to a whole other level! Bravo!Excellent soldering tutorial, too!

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  • bones65 commented on wordsnwood's instructable Epoxy -vs- Tshirt = Artwork1 year ago
    Epoxy -vs- Tshirt = Artwork

    I forgot to mention what a great idea it is!

    I second the System Three Clear Coat suggestion. I use West System resin and 207 hardener as a bomb-proof wood finish base over which I spray automotive clear coat. But the West product has a light yellow tint even when fresh. It doesn't distract from the wood because pretty much all wood has some yellow in it. However, if you want the colors to remain true, System Three Clear Coat would be a better choice.

    I forgot to mention what a great idea it is!

    I second the System Three Clear Coat suggestion. I use West System resin and 207 hardener as a bomb-proof wood finish base over which I spray automotive clear coat. But the West product has a light yellow tint even when fresh. It doesn't distract from the wood because pretty much all wood has some yellow in it. However, if you want the colors to remain true, System Three Clear Coat would be a better choice.

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