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  • callhow commented on mikeasaurus's instructable 10 Woodworking Tricks the Pros Use1 month ago
    10 Woodworking Tricks the Pros Use

    Same "applies" when cutting boards ...clamp another board behind your cut, then the rear edges are "burred/chipped!

    If you have a "combination square" (like in picture), many (not all) have a small pin in the end of the unit - this is a "scribe" for marking/scratching/scribing your marks & measurements vs using a pencil! Makes neater lines in woodworking also (doesn't need sanding)...

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  • callhow commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Unusual Uses for Duct Tape2 months ago
    Unusual Uses for Duct Tape

    Why would they sell more "duct tape" in Wasilla, Alaska ?

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  • callhow commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Unusual Uses for Magnets2 months ago
    Unusual Uses for Magnets

    I have heard (and saw a demonstration 1x), that a person wearing glasses "needed some place to put his glasses - when wearing a shirt/sweater with no pockets" - I believe he had a paper clip taped inside his sweater and a magnet glued to his glasses! Stuck his glasses right to the chest of his sweater! smart!

    I "do use magnets" to pick-up fishing hooks vs getting stabbed by the hook or barbs. I get my magnets from old hard drives (very strong AND pinch hard!)

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  • callhow commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Unusual Uses Ziploc Bags3 months ago
    Unusual Uses Ziploc Bags

    When fishing/boating these are great for keeping; electronic car keys, cell phones, cash, and wallets, totally dry (a little air in the bag - may make it float is sealed tightly! Also use to keep "adhesive labels & printed stickers" sticky or "fresh" for longer periods.

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  • callhow commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Unusual Uses for Vaseline6 months ago
    Unusual Uses for Vaseline

    While PJ seems to have "been around forever", like any/most lubricant it can be used on "high friction (rubbing) areas on; drawers, doors, windows, etc. However, I believe PattyS mentioned about jewelry - in which we used PJ on Opal rings & pendants to "cover the Opal stone" & wipe off excess - to be absorbed. It protects the Opals from excessive damage to changes in heat. Like coming in from winter and removing a pie from the oven. The cold vs oven heat can make them shatter or explode. Keeps them safe & intact.

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  • callhow commented on bahi's instructable Quick Made Hand Cranked Compost Shredder6 months ago
    Quick Made Hand Cranked Compost Shredder

    Many years ago a company that made a gas powered "chipper/shredder" - that DID NOT use spinning blades. They had 3-6 shafts each having multiple hammers (flails) to smash the small pieces of wood by spinning on their shafts. Very old mowers used this concept - and even today most state highway departments use heavy-duty flail mowers along highways. The number of "flails" correlates to the size of the debris. Some universities use this apparatus to separate "seeds" as well.

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  • callhow commented on Nutshe11's instructable $50 Plastic Shredder / Grinder / Recycler6 months ago
    $50 Plastic Shredder / Grinder / Recycler

    There are older shredders that can eat 3-ring binders! But, paper shredders are designed to shred paper. Maybe a "blender" could shred your plastics small enough to - then use a crosscut shredder. Your savings in; time, money, and electrical usage, will be reduced considerably. OR 3-4 shredders of varyin shred size & power, and reduce your plastic in "stages" vs burning up shredders.

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  • Bottle Cutting With a Soldering Iron

    Maybe you could make a "jig/rig" to hold the soldering iron tip - against the scoring line, and simply rotate bottle - while adjusting "in" soldering iron tip ?

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  • callhow commented on mrstan's instructable Plastic Repairs (Gas Tank Example)9 months ago
    Plastic Repairs (Gas Tank Example)

    I'm curious about 2 things. Was there a reason why you didn't put a "patch" on the inside of the tank "prior" to your outside patch ? Secondly, I don't remember any suggestion regarding gloves - for dealing with hot objects ? Was there No reason for protecting fingers/fingertips ?

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  • How to Cut a Glass Bottle using Water and a Screwdriver!

    Very nice & informative idea. Believe it may fare better (for voting) - without the antics though.

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  • callhow commented on Bruceputman's instructable 12" Disc Sander9 months ago
    12" Disc Sander

    Very nice workmanship and attention to detail ! Wondering how well your dust collector worked or would a "shroud" around disk perimeter work better ? Did you glue & screw the threaded flange on rear of disk or just screws ?

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  • callhow commented on ShakeTheFuture's instructable 8 Pool Noodle Life Hacks & Diy's1 year ago
    8 Pool Noodle Life Hacks & Diy's

    I've used pool noodles on my Jon boat to protect edges & keep boat quiet when fishing close to rocks, trees, other obstacles. Similar to boat fenders.

    I'm wondering - If your "cut can" had maybe 2 end-holes (for needle-nose pliers), then you could heat sharp edge of opposite end and use to cut the noodle ? Has anyone tried this ?

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