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Make a fantastic LP basket
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Battery Powered Static Nixie Tube Display
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Upgrade a 4.8v Dremel to 6v for more speed and power.
Weave a bamboo privacy fence
Make Your Own Geta Sandles
Ha! I was kidding about the machete. I have a good lopper, though. They ought to make one with the blade attached at a right angle, to save bending over. If you're cutting a lot and your back is killing, it's tempting not to bend all the way down and cut it close. If you cut it at a diagonal standing up and leave that pointed stump, you're creating a terrible hazard for anybody who walks through the area. I thank you sincerely for this idea! I have chain link fencing and don't need the privacy, but this is worth doing just to make the chain link look less ... chain-linky.
About the amounts, I filled my truck about 5-6times with 10ft rough poles to do this fence maybe 200ish foot long.As for cutting it, lopping shears are definitely the way to go. It's not fast but you'll Work yourself to death using a machete, and it's much easier to control and you get closer to the ground. For straight up removal I tried a chain saw but it splintered up anything it touched.
Simple and Cheap Art Stand/Easel
Aw, this is terrific! Bravo! It really looks great. Making something out of what somebody else would just throw away is satisfying, isn't it?Did you run this by your neighbor first? Just curious.Did you try to make a rough estimate of how many poles you'd need (for instance, 20 feet of fence divided by 1" or 2" width per pole)? Or did you just cut and cut until you fell over? Because personally, I'd probably quit before I had enough, unless I could see whether I was getting toward the end. (I've been doing battle with running bamboo in my yard for years, and have a sort of irrational hatred for bamboo that hasn't been killed and made into furniture or something. Maybe a wicked sharp machete would be the way for me to go. Die, die! Take THAT! [Cue crazed, diabolical laughter].
Drive Train of a GY6 Scooter (4 stroke engine)
do it in first, if you do it in second you need to run faster to get the same rotational transfer to the engine - too much power you must be joking there is a reason they judder when they start - if its too much power as in acceleration then your driver needs to learn to bump because they obviously have the accelerator on the floor if it takes off on them,-- a little throttle, hover a foot over the clutch and be ready to slam the anchors on with your right foot once it actually starts
Build the BandBlinker - 120v audio trigger on the cheap.
Build the BandBlinder - Stage lights on the cheap
Fast spray paint stencils with an electric engraver
I used your strap attachment as a reference for this pair I made from an old skateboard deck. LET'S CLOP!
*I am Sparky's older bro, btw
I made it! *yay!*
Better (or even best) practices are always better. That was something i made years ago as a 19 year old with no formal training. I still don't see any serious problem with an overhand knot as a strain relief on a hole without sharp edges, and tho not the norm i've come across many pre-80s electronics with basically the same.
You'd better watch out tying knots in those power cords, as this is illegal and dangerous in a lot of countries. Can i suggest the use of a cable gland?
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