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This is not really an Instructable is it? It's a really cool idea for a table, but this article is really about you showing off your idea and table. It's such a cool idea and table, that it seems all your commentors haven't even noticed it's not an Instructable. After all, you didn't build it, you're not telling us how to build it; all you've have done is four (4) things; got the idea (it's a neat idea), save a hunk of 747 from metal down (nice example of upcycle [but from airplane to office table is it really up?]), frost the windows and you wrote the "'able". Doing that you've reduced the whole "process" down to 4 steps. I don't count 5 & 6. Five (5) is "See it's finished" and Six (6) is self-explanatory. Here's what I mean... Your four (4) steps shou...see more »This is not really an Instructable is it? It's a really cool idea for a table, but this article is really about you showing off your idea and table. It's such a cool idea and table, that it seems all your commentors haven't even noticed it's not an Instructable. After all, you didn't build it, you're not telling us how to build it; all you've have done is four (4) things; got the idea (it's a neat idea), save a hunk of 747 from metal down (nice example of upcycle [but from airplane to office table is it really up?]), frost the windows and you wrote the "'able". Doing that you've reduced the whole "process" down to 4 steps. I don't count 5 & 6. Five (5) is "See it's finished" and Six (6) is self-explanatory. Here's what I mean... Your four (4) steps should be titled: Step 1: Find someone to cut, clean and sell you a piece of airplane.Step 2: Find someone to build you a table shaped frame for it.Step 3: Frost the Windows, (If you can't find someone else to do it.)Step 4: Find someone selling a piece of glass that will fit the table.The reason for my seemingly negative stance is that I really like Instructables.com. It's a great idea. It's a great way to use the internet and it's people helping people and I really like your idea of recycling a piece of aircraft into a piece of useful furniture, but I find that your 'able isn't really helpful to me or anyone wanting to do something like it or similar, past the idea, I mean. It's my hope that my comments will be helpful to you in understanding why. Hopefully, enough that you might edit your 'able to be more helpful and/or maybe someone else will learn enough not to do the same kind of "'able".I'll give you an idea of what I mean... you mention in Step 1 that you had to make a few phone calls before you had any success. Maybe you could provide helpful tips on what you learned from making your phones calls; what worked, what didn't and what kind of places we could try calling or even the name of the place where you had success.In Step 2: We may not have a FedEx driver that moonlights as a carpenter so maybe you could get some notes or tips from him on how he designed the frame and the work he did.Your Step 3 is good and I'm sure you get the idea and can improve Step 4. Sorry for the negativity, but I was really disappointed when I found a great idea that I'd like to try making something similar with NO actual help with building it.
My Mom was a very creative person and loved making my costumes every year. I loved her for it, but I only remember 2 of the costumes; the best and the worst ones. The best costume she ever made me; I was a robot that she went all out on. Everybody loved it. The worst; was a pineapple. I hated that costume. I tried to wear it trick-or-treating, but I was so embarrassed, I couldn't. I will never forget how much I hated that costume. I suspect if your daughter was a little older, she'd have felt the same way about being a toilet and spoke up. But instead this is going to be 1 of those memories she doesn't remember; only in her sub-conscience, where it's the root cause of some troubling ___________ (memories, actions, decisions, etc.)
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This is neat! I keep vintage electronic parts around my office for the sort of Captain Nemo/Mad Scientist look, so this pen holder would go good with my office, but I should tell you something I noticed in the first picture: when storing pens/pencils vertical, as in cup or jar, you should store pens tip down and pencils tip up. Pencils, so the tip stays sharp (not grinding on the bottom of the holder) and Pens tip down, so that ink flows to the tip, not away and drys up. Hope this helps.
Very Cool!! But I don't understand why you needed to file the can open. There must be easier ways you can get the lid off with what you need on it.
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That was the first thing I thought too! Replace the door with a red velvet curtain.
That was the first thing I thought too! Replace the door with a red velvet curtain and a gold braid rope with tasseled ends.
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It would be good for two people on a motorcycle.
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This Blender Bear creation is from a YouTube tutorial. Are you "tutor4u", who it the YouTube poster of that training video?
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A remote trigger for the a camera. Sit on a stool or spinning stool and turn yourself to the next position and trigger the shot. Turn and shoot. Turn and shoot.
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A Karate Kid reference, I must have missed it. That's one of my all time favorite movies. Where's the reference?
I thought you were going to cut out the tracings and leave a void where you want the hand. I know it would have be a lot more work, but it would look cleaner and the registration points would be gone.
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I think you are saying that the wheeldock will prevent the airbag from deploying and sending any cell phone screaming into your face. Is that correct? If so, than you are saying that by using the wheeldock you are no longer protected by the airbag in the steering wheel. First, I doubt the wheeldock could prevent the airbag from deploying and slamming a cell phone into your face and second, even if it could prevent it from deploying, it would smarter/safer to NOT use your cell phone when driving and retain the safety of the airbag.
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This is neat, but I think I would have made this a bigger and make it a window instead. As in... you turn it to close the shades and opened it's a portal. The outer ring of light has a sort of skylight/stained glass feel. While the inner circle is about you looking out as much as letting light in. ...Just a thought.
I'm looking forward to seeing that. Hopefully I don't swell your head, but this really is one of the coolest things I've seen on Instructables. I check out this website almost everyday and I've seen a lot of 'ables (as they say) and seeing this one again, reminds me that I really think you've done an awesome job with this; designing and building it. I'll be watching out for anything else you build.
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Thanks. You never know when you might need an emergency whistle.
Cool idea! I think I would spend a little more time on the logo/name plate and paint it gold or silver, to make it more legit. Because I think that is the only thing that gives it away. I might add some weight to it too, to make it more realistic. But either way, real cool idea. Thanks for sharing.
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This is cool, but it's not really an instructionable, is it? It's really more of a "look what a cool thing I made." It is cool, though.Where are the plans, dimensions, sound files, schematics, Arduino code, etc?
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This is really cool! I really like everything about it. It seems like someone could market these easily (if you could bring the cost down,) if someone isn't already selling them. Are the other items you mentioned you are working on going to use the same charging base? I hope so, because that would just fit so well into what is so likable about these.
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Nice idea.Another option for the board; that is more in line with the theme, would be to use washers instead of coins.
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I agree and do the same thing! If I click an Instructable and find it's only a video; 99.99% of the time I click away.I know what I don't like about video only instructables... Two things; one I would have to watch the video just to find out if it's something I am even interested in and two, I like getting the information at my speed, not necessarily at the speed the poster wants to deliver it.
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