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Hi Scotsman you really made me curious! Show me what you have - without raising that kilt, though...
No come-back my friend, just a spin-off from my sooky-project! ;)
I didn't met you on facebook yet, so I had to find a way to say hello to some of my ol' friends overseas... Boats & beers, always been a good combination! ;)
Salut mon ami! Je n'avais même pas encore vu ton message, désolé... T'avais raison, en faite! Je me suis donné un peu de temps pour mettre les choses en place car cet été je me suis un peu trop pris la tête. Sympa d'avoir demandé de mes nouvelles, tu sais que tu es le bienvenue quand t'es dans le coin! Bon weekend à toi, bart
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Of course I take this serious. Beer, woodworking & some vegetables àre serious issues where no-one should make fun with. It's just, I don't like it when someone pees on my shoes aka 'tells me what to do'. Kindergarten mentality. Me don't like. Period. Not after all those years on the site. The moment it started working on my nerves came just before the moment I was done with it. No regrets, I still love the concept and I'll miss the interaction, but I've always been honest to myself and I don't see why I should do otherwise. But that holiday? Soon friend, soooooooooon!
Everything I've done I've done with great pleasure, and the moment this pleasure got bitter I quit the scene immediately, so nothing to worry about. When you realise that the hand that's feeding you is the same that's slapping you in the face, it's time to bite it...
I'm glad & honored with such compliments my friend, and without this site I never would have met that rebel on his island. I never felt the pile of followers putting extra responsibility on my shoulders. I just do what I love to do and if people love it it's just fine, if they don't it's their problem, certainly not mine.I quit because I didn't agree with the 'political correctness policy' of the site. Un-featuring projets if they seem over the edge, censoring comments and thus changing the way of existing discussions in the comment-section without preventing the author etc. Way too old for this. If this is the way the site is managed it'll be without me. So far so good.
Thanx mate, a lot! You're one of those guys I should have thanked in personal, and I still appreciate those fish'n'chips on the dark side of the channel. Maybe I'll give it a try first with my conventional sea cayak, we'll see!
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BRANCHBOARDING / TREE OF MOTION
You just made my day. I really needed a project like this, out of the box & non-conformist in the most crazy way. Voted, a million times.
That's a lot of good things in one compliment. Great to hear that these projects not only bring negative emotions to the surface and there are some members who really get the message I'm trying to send, sometimes. If you build with your heart, only good things can happen. Have a great day my friend.
Again, thanx for the input. The writing is as important in making ibles to me as the building, but despite that - english is only my third language - errors occur and when this throws people into the curtains I'm tending to get seasick. So, let's stick to that controversial cross-bow and let's have a virtual beer together. Cheers mate!
I should have called this Ible 'crossfire' - must be the first where there's more to do about style & form than about the project itself..Come on mates, we're all on this site because we're all builders & makers, because we prefer the craft above the mainstream & because we're inspiring each other.So, what about making a bow? I wanna see those 'I made it' buttons!
Read & approved. The fool is the one that doesn't change or refuses to question him/herself. I always agreed with that statement but despite that I know there's new mistakes to make in this life, and thus more opportunities to live to learn & move forward. I often forget the power of written words - and the ease of getting wrong interpreted. It's nice to write between the lines, but doing that you're raising the chance of not getting read as you wanted to. Those kids in mind, I'll keep that in my mental backpack. Keep on building. The good stuff. Bart.
Thanx for your constructive comment by showing the importance of ' ' (spaces) & hyphens. The intention was 'great pun', the execution could have been better. Let's go for the hyphen. And the beers.
Better a different opinion than no opinion - my point of view. For what it's worth, I never deleted one single comment on this site - not mines, not others - since 'shame' is something I don't know. Big Brother's watching, and if something becomes too 'not nice' you bet it will be deleted. Whatever. Yes I could have said it differently - which I did after a conversation with my wife, who felt that 'there was space for interpretation'. Whatever, let's stick to that bow & make it better. And btw, chauvinistic is 'liking your country a bit too much', which is definitely not the case in this project..
Thanx for your support my friend. These discussions have gone way too far, you're totally right. To avoid these frictions in the future, I've decided to put that red flag on every new instructable. Political correctness is a pain.Let's stick to that bow and make it better!
Thanx Robert! At least there's still a bunch of people left with the same out-of-the-line-spirit. I like it, you bet I'll go on!
Beer hunting crossbows for everyone, whuha!
Some members don't like my points of view and yell at my door and call the yellow robot, who willingly replies by unfeaturing my projects. I made it clear by this, at least everybody's informed.
You again. What to say. I didn't delete ANYTHING - I'm not the only one to have access to this page. Ask the yellow robot if you want answers and stop those medics, they make you paranoid.
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I love this project. I. Just. Love. It. It combines creativity & design with brutal metal working & a good dose of McGyver-isation. Well done Sir!
That's exactly how I thought about this project. No hours of woodworking, just straight on solid fixing! Thanx for your support, btw..
No matter how I turn this comment, I just don't get it. Can you explain this a bit better?
Sometimes I just don't find the words. So I make something...
Thank you my friend!
Do you think I should review the title of my next fancy I'ble? 'Golden retriever' - Golden Arduino-based Car Key Retriever?
Hi chancefour, no worries about me! I like those discussions you know, and I love it when someone manages to prove me that I was wrong. It's just... I'm not convinced yet ;)
Sometimes it even becomes Ross-y...
Hi salazam,Thanx for your comment and thanx to highlight my sexistic view on this world - this isn't even sarcasm, btw. For one second I felt bad about what I wrote. Just one second. But then I realized that next time I'll write exactly the same. You know, I know 2 reasons couples are/stay together - I've heard there are more, though. The first are those who are together because they always agree on everything. Never discussions, noses always in the same direction. The second, and the last on my list, are those who are together because they're different. They agree on the basics, the essentials, but for all the rest they're complementary. Their differences are their strength. One & one makes three, something like that.You know, I've been lucky for many years to know someone beside m...see more »Hi salazam,Thanx for your comment and thanx to highlight my sexistic view on this world - this isn't even sarcasm, btw. For one second I felt bad about what I wrote. Just one second. But then I realized that next time I'll write exactly the same. You know, I know 2 reasons couples are/stay together - I've heard there are more, though. The first are those who are together because they always agree on everything. Never discussions, noses always in the same direction. The second, and the last on my list, are those who are together because they're different. They agree on the basics, the essentials, but for all the rest they're complementary. Their differences are their strength. One & one makes three, something like that.You know, I've been lucky for many years to know someone beside me that's my opposite in a lot of ways. If I were the black powder, she'd be the safe barrel. What I wrote isn't about man vs woman, it's about ying & yang, about two persons trying to make the best despite their differences. My electrons need order, sometimes, so she's the catalizer. Sometimes I understand her point of view, sometimes I'm able to see what she sees, and so I'm trying to do my best to rectify the shot.That's what I meant with 'woman for one day'. Sorry if I offended anyone & sorry for my cheap sexism.It wasn't. At all.
I've heard about a big chunk that's breaking off Antarctica. The biggest challenge will be to filter those penguins out of the water...
Glad you read between the lines. I just can't write Instructables without the metaphors and - deep or not so deep - thoughts.. ;)
Wait until I'll start writing about chihuahuas...
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Thanx a lot emily, I've always been a great posterboy in heavy counterlight! ;)
Awesome! I don't know if it's related to those beers I've had, but it sounds like a crazy idea to start a brewery on one of those icebergs. ICEBEER!
Facts & numbers are added in the last step, thanx for passing by!
I agree totally! This shouldn't have been invented at all! But now you see what the instinct to survive - and save your car - can do with a persons mind...Good luck with not building this!
I agree with you. It's the kind of build you just love to have in your hands, I just can 't enter my work-area without picking it up & airborning a few arrows. Compact, lightweight & smooth in the left hand. Satisfied, definitely! It does remind the Mongol horse-bows - probably the best bows ever build. I checked a lot of youtubes of those builds & the load of craftmanship needed is just immense. I think I'll stick to this one..
Thanx, I just had the perfect background..
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Given the amount I paid for it I'd better take care for it ;)Glad you saw that natural elbow, still one of my most satisfying builds ever.Thanx for the comment, I'm looking forward to your next project!
Great piece with great potential! I never made cherry booms but from my bird boxes project I learned that working that wood is just a blessing for the nose, smells like grapes! Enjoy the sanding & profiling and let me know how it turned out!
What is 'demo work'? Demolition I guess? You know, it's just aluminium which is quite soft material, though.. But like you said, the ergo handle isn't designed to be used in both ways. Better replace the head by a more dirty dispositif..
For experienced craftsmen only, never hit a tennis ball with it...
Sounds like a good idea! I'll keep it in mind for version 2.0, thanx!
Those nails've never been kissed like that before ;) Thanx for your comment, I'll post a comparative video with a few classic designs in a few days to have a clear mind about it.
Basic & sturdy, I like!Wel - I would have prefered non-planed slates and pointed tops, but maybe your neighbourhood isn't exactly the right place for that kind of neo-apocalytic design...
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I can't remember well how I did, but I think it was just put in a heavy flower pot with a lot of pebbles or gravel around. If you want it more esthetic you can always hack a cast iron base of a parasol. Good luck!
So You Dropped Your No.4 Hand Plane?
You almost gave me a reason to demolish my No. 4 ;) Great job sir!
Interactive Art with Scratch and Makey Makey
Way beyond my comfort zone & competences, but I like the attempt of getting art to the streets and into peoples hands. Good luck in the contest!
You forgot lizard & spock!
Didn't know what quilling was. Didn't expected an activity like this. No need to see more, I'd surely be disappointed again. This is Art with the big B - the big balls..You're one step closer to ethernal life again.
Quilling a Masterpiece
Axes? Oh yeah, I know him! He's totally crazy and thus a good friend of mine. We yell to the open see very often and throw emty beer bottles to alien warships. Axes is just one piece of fun. You know him too?
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Stunning piece of artwork, wow! Great job, I'm glad having inspired you - I really need to find fungus infected olive trees! ;)
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