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  • chancefour commented on zjnolan's instructable Aluminum Branding Iron3 months ago
    Aluminum Branding Iron

    Love it. What did you use for a crucible? I have the most trouble with that part of casting.

    Let me know how you do? I'm very interested. That's my next direction. I use a computer directed routing system. Before I put the foam into the sand, I paint (and let dry) them with a slurry of drywall compound. I think, watching what you did, I'll make the brand stand out more away from the background. Search "chancefour" on The Google to find us and drop me an email if you'd like to see a short video I made of my branding tries. Maybe stay in touch.

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  • chancefour commented on mrehan.elshehawy's instructable Make your own mini studio 3 months ago
    Make your own mini studio

    Maybe "Tracing Paper"?Thin paper. Translucent?

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  • chancefour commented on mrehan.elshehawy's instructable Make your own mini studio 3 months ago
    Make your own mini studio

    I'm trying to define "calc paper." The only information I can find is that it is the paper used in calculators, the 2 to 2 1/2 inch wide paper used in manual calculators. That can't be it. So, I apologize for my naivete, but the definition of "calc paper" escapes me.

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  • chancefour commented on mrehan.elshehawy's instructable Make your own mini studio 3 months ago
    Make your own mini studio

    Could you tell us more about the paper you used to diffuse the light?

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  • chancefour commented on tomatoskins's instructable Perfect Workbench3 months ago
    Perfect Workbench

    I flattened my top like that with a belt sander. It looked great, not as great as yours, but great. Problem later? Yes. When I went to clamp to it, I found I'd made the top much less flat than I wanted to. So, I'm going to try something the guy who talks quietly to cellulose fibers does. His solution is here:

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  • chancefour commented on bricobart's instructable The Bayonax - when Thor meets bushcraft4 months ago
    The Bayonax - when Thor meets bushcraft

    American Hero.

    And his sidekick, Bayonax!

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  • Crossbow - Cross Country Ski Bow, if you prefer

    Dear brickobart, Please don't continue this argument with salasham. If his mom was really upset with anything said here, she'd say something. He's gone now. We can get back to creating things. Thank you. You do good work.

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  • Born in a Beer Keg - the Manliest Bird Box in the Hood

    I'm going to a "Maker Seminar" Tuesday through Thursday this coming week. Seems educators and public library people are trying to figure out how to teach young people how to make things. I became a teacher late in life. Being male, I was surprised when the parameters in which I had to work were explained to me. If you have trouble understanding that last statement think: carpeting, dust, professional attire, and fear of litigation. Then think about the teachers. There is very little understanding about what the maintenance person does in either a school or library. The heat, refrigeration, security, flooring, windows, snow and ice removal, storage management, electric and water management, safety, and all the other things that usually show up on a honeydo list on the re...see more »I'm going to a "Maker Seminar" Tuesday through Thursday this coming week. Seems educators and public library people are trying to figure out how to teach young people how to make things. I became a teacher late in life. Being male, I was surprised when the parameters in which I had to work were explained to me. If you have trouble understanding that last statement think: carpeting, dust, professional attire, and fear of litigation. Then think about the teachers. There is very little understanding about what the maintenance person does in either a school or library. The heat, refrigeration, security, flooring, windows, snow and ice removal, storage management, electric and water management, safety, and all the other things that usually show up on a honeydo list on the refrigerator at home are misunderstood. I found the people who had jobs like that weren't highly educated or highly paid ... because the feeling was, anyone could do that stuff. You didn't need years of college to do stuff like that. To exemplify, let me explain a lesson plan for teaching simple machines, the pulley for instance.The teacher was asked to use simple household items. She was go gather an empty spool of thread, some yarn, and a paperclip. The directions and drawings were showing how to make a pulley from those items. I thought to myself, The janitor has real pulleys right down the hall. I have quite a few at home. But they might be kind of rusty or have some lubricant on them or may scratch the table or desk.I later taught in a tech center where we could actually make something, but students are only able to attend for one year in the eleventh or twelfth grade. The teachers were not only educators but had to have 2000 hours of field experience to teach the classes. Yet they were looked down on as if they were the janitors of the teaching profession. Don't get me wrong. I think, when the teacher calls off sick, they get another teacher. When the janitor is gone, the place doesn't work. They can get another person, a substitute, but she or he better know the building before hand or things don't run right.So, education, both in the teaching profession and in the libraries, are approaching a crisis mode as the world needs people who can make things and no one is able to teach them. One suggestion is to have the kids play with Legos. I got your Legos right here.

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  • chancefour commented on bricobart's instructable Screwdriv'ify your knife4 months ago
    Screwdriv'ify your knife

    Good times. Opens thoughts of how to incorporate other tools into each other. Like a hammer with a nail puller slot for really small items on the handle end? Thought provoking must be part of your drive to create.

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  • chancefour commented on bricobart's instructable Plywood tickets for a better ride4 months ago
    Plywood tickets for a better ride

    Nice. Thank you.

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  • chancefour commented on bricobart's instructable The Picapow - hammering in style4 months ago
    The Picapow - hammering in style

    What a creative turn you took. That's a lot of work to inject style into a basic tool used to beat on things. But ... Even in your wife's hand? Be careful. It seems we live in a time where it is more important how you express yourself than what you make. Never know who's kid is watching.

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  • Crossbow - Cross Country Ski Bow, if you prefer

    I'm going to make sure I view all of bricobart's offerings. I think that's the way to show support. You either tune in, or tune out.

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  • Crossbow - Cross Country Ski Bow, if you prefer

    I think you captured the Venus vs. Mars contrast beautifully. Like when you see an old home with a steeple with a porch. Men call it a lookout. Women call it a widow's walk. Football terms are from Mars ... Guard, Safety, Offense, Defense. But, tennis is all about "Love," a Venutian term. "Deep Thoughts by Brico Bart."

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