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  • Viking Bearded Axe (Skeggox) From An Old woodsman Axe

    I am just wondering as you have a forge would it not had been better to just get the metal good and hot and use the hammer to repair those cracks blacksmith style ?? As for the base relief carving on the handle I prefer knife work to get nice clean and sharp edge with a minimum of effort !! And a chance to add a bird or animal head to the design !! But then I'm getting used to carving canes with a spiral notch top to bottom and a wizard's face or wood spirit !!!

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  • ed-romes commented on Thomas Workshop's instructable Wooden Cube in a Cube in a Cube1 month ago
    Wooden Cube in a Cube in a Cube

    Yes or you could try carving it !!! Looks like a good woodcarvers challenge !!!

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  • 6.3 kiloWatt Ground Mount Home Solar Array

    Most inverters do not need to have the power from the mainlines to sync to as they allow you to do your work in the middle of nowhere with your power tools and equipment !!! RVs have inverters built into them and are never connected to the grid !! As as soon as you plug into the grid you bypass the inverter !!!

    8 only have to log in to comment but I never had trouble looking at all steps unless I want to view them all at the same time !!

    As you are in Fla. Check out the sabel trail pipeline and you will see what kind of fun upgrading ng pipelines will bring !!!

    I think you have the transfer switch confused with the inverter an automatic transfer switch would cut off the dead grid lines so as to not allow your solar /backup generator to supply the whole neighborhood with power during an outage !!!! For what good is a solar power supply if you can't use it in a time of need like a power blackout ????

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  • ed-romes commented on deba168's instructable DIY Portable Mini Refrigerator3 months ago
    DIY Portable Mini Refrigerator

    Here is a thought for future plans as cold air sinks and hot air rises try putting the equipment on top and gain more space in side while keeping the power supply on the bottom in the back !! And it you did not think of this add a charging port to recharge the battery !!! And a srap to Cary it from one place to another such as a fishing dock or boat or even a campsite !!! I think the foil foam board used as insulation might serve better than Styrofoam !! Keep creating

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  • Power in the Apocalypse (How to build a Wood-Gasifier)

    With correct size and angle you can get up to 1000 degrees or more lead has a higher melting point than 450

    On. This comment you say over a fire have you ever concidered using the sun ?? Any light reflecting item such as a parabolic dish or a freisenell lens like those found in old time image projectors that are really the same as a magnifying glass with rings !! Some can get one spot hot enough to melt lead or solider !!! Or star a fire :-D

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  • ed-romes's instructable ghost pumpkin 's weekly stats: 4 months ago
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  • ed-romes commented on ed-romes's instructable ghost pumpkin 4 months ago
    ghost pumpkin

    Yes I was surprised by the final colour as I expected a white glow !!! But the green just made it so hauntingly unusual !! :-D

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  • ed-romes commented on bwayne64's instructable 27 Led Light Mod5 months ago
    27 Led Light Mod

    I saw your response to my statement and yes an unrelated power could over time cause heating as the batteries are charged with out discharging but as most older cig lighter are only active while the key is on that was seldom a problem but your set up is slightly different as a power outage or a disconnect from the main power would serve to discharge that energy keeping things safer as I am trained from my youth in both electronic and electricity I know a few ways that most here would not !! Like your regulated power supply should have a circuit for protecting rechargeable batteries where a car generator would not be so kind to a nice over a lead acid battery !!

    Larry I grew up in a tv repair shop so I know the dangers far more than most but as I was playing the radio that used a configuration of to 8 batteries it was necessary to have rechargeable batteries to keep from burning out the power circuit with 12 to 16 volts depending on the lead acid battery charge and as I was next to the radio I could smell if it was getting warm and take out a battery or unplug the cable !!!

    the very fact that you said take out the batteries shows that your mod will charge them I once did something like this for a portable radio to use while I was driving a truck with no radio and was tired of buying d cells so I wired it up to use the cig lighter and put in rechargeable it ran for years and my battery cost was far less

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  • ed-romes commented on ellason1's instructable Intro to Chip Carving5 months ago
    Intro to Chip Carving

    Good sharp thin blades comfortable handles That you can use with some force but have care any sudden splitting off can cause a deep cut to your hand as I've found a few times over the years

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  • ed-romes commented on Pa Lemur's instructable 3D Printer Part Recycling Grinder6 months ago
    3D Printer Part Recycling Grinder

    That's a good start so when you decide to go dual blades use two matching gears placed tooth to valley as one turns left the other turns right and you have your counter turning blades and a better gripping power !! It has been suggested grinding up soda bottles to make the filling but then you will need a way to melt and extrude the plastic !! Good luck

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  • ed-romes commented on ellason1's instructable Intro to Chip Carving6 months ago
    Intro to Chip Carving

    I'm just a beginner but I find hardwood easier to carve

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  • ed-romes commented on IamWe's instructable Bike-Portable Shopping Cart6 months ago
    Bike-Portable Shopping Cart

    You would be surprised at how much groceries I carried on the back of a bike using a clothes basket and is much better

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  • ed-romes commented on Eddie the Invemtor's instructable Salt Water Purifier1 year ago
    Salt Water Purifier

    there have been some funny statements made about drinking distilled water versuses tap water most tapwater have chlorine init disstilled does not minerals and extra salt can be found in your proccesed foods !! ie canned beans ,meat bbread hotdogs pizza !! You name it you won't get sick or die if you drink normal amount of any water !!! But drink 10gallons of any drink and you have trouble in more ways than you want to think about !!!

    there have been some funny statements made about drinking distilled water versuses tap water most tapwater have chlorine init disstilled does not minerals and extra salt can be found in your proccesed foods !! ie canned beans ,meat bbread hotdogs pizza !! You name it you won't get sick or die if you drink normal amount of any water !!! But drink 10gallons of any drink and you have trouble in more ways than you want to think about !!!

    there have been some funny statements made about drinking distilled water versuses tap water most tapwater have chlorine init disstilled does not minerals and extra salt can be found in your proccesed foods !! ie canned beans ,meat bbread hotdogs pizza !! You name it you won't get sick or die if you drink normal amount of any water !!! But drink 10gallons of any drink and you have trouble in more ways than you want to think about !!!

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  • ed-romes commented on hells-oui's instructable Scrapwood Loom1 year ago
    Scrapwood Loom

    I can think of one way just look at a come along ratchet there is a spring lock that stops the cable from unwinding while the weiht is constant

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