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I haven't put on a sealer/finish yet. It needs to cure for 6 months, preferably a year first.
I just now made 2 log benches i but did not see this until I was finished.
mrsmerwin Thx for comment on my log bench. Now you have me interested in your knife handle / plastic bag handle method. Look at my knives.
LOG BENCHView Instructable »
Cut away everything that doesn't look like a cane. Just kidding, but each is an individual project and entirely different. You just need to start work on it.
Jackie, here is another handbook with info that's a little easier to read. http://www.slma.org/pdf/Hardwood-Handbook.pdf
It depends on where you live. I live in Oklahoma and we have a lot of Bois D'Arc, also known as Bois D'Arc or Horse Apple growing wild around here. I am not an expert, just a hobbyist. Oak, pecan, walnut, white oak are fairly hard woods, but nothing in the United States, is even close to being as hard as Bois D'Arc. Fence posts cut from trees 50 years ago are still being used on farms here. They don't rot off & termites don't eat them. You can find information on the density of woods on a chart here: https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/rn/rn_nrs38.pdf
Next project to make a gun out of a katana ?
Your Anvil looks great but IMHO, don't believe it will hold up to use of hammering things on it. Of course, I only have 65 years of experience using anvil & welding. I've never forged much except brass. Good luck with it. It's impressive.
Thank you ArthurJ5. If you make one, publish an instructable on it. I will warn you though, it's habit forming. It's like eating potato chips; You can't make just one.
Knife from Sawzall BladeView Instructable »
New USB cable for iPhone 5shttp://www.ebay.com/itm/291585921810?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&var=590630134818&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
BOSTICK STAPLER / SIMPLE FIX View Instructable »
Compaq1501, your comment is a puzzle. tomatoxkins: I was studying the photos, thinking the straight rods were brass. Then it hit me. They had to be magnetic, therefore they could not be brass. Some stainless steel is magnetic and could be used. Not all is though, and it could not be used. Great instructable.
Thanks 280. I can test the battery & see if that's the problem, but if it's something else, I'll just throw the toothbrush away. I can install a new battery, but that's the lot of my electronic skill. Oh yeah, the Sooners won.
Thanks for the reply. OU / WV football game starting, so I'll read this after game. GO SOONERS!!
OPENING THE SONICARE ELITE ...View Instructable »
I bought LED ropes, one 2 meters long & one 1 meter long off eBay. They were very inexpensive & worked great for about 6 months, then the LEDs started failing. I am going to try again.
You might want to look at the brass knife bolster I made on this i'ble: https://www.instructables.com/id/Bowie-Knife-2/ This knife is pretty rough, but that was the look I was going for. Here is another knife I made that's much nicer: https://www.instructables.com/id/Hunting-Skinning-Knife-Made-Easy/. I heated the scrap brass in an aluminum can with oxy/acetylene torch.
Drinking a small amount of vinegar also helps relieve leg cramps. I've never tried WD-40. LOL
Thank you iminthebathroom.
Great knife Milo. I have made several & appreciate yours.
Temporary A/C Compressor Fan
Temporary A/C Compressor FanView Instructable »
But it's not as much fun as shaking it in a jar, bitterclinger
Thanks wold630. Reply with some photos and mark as "I made it". I'm surprised it broke the plastic container.
Thanks for the reply gm280.
.......and thank you for the reply dicostu956.
MINI IRONING BOARDView Instructable »
".........it doesn't look as good as it did 20 years ago."Neither do I. LOL
PEELING A HARD BOILED EGG M...View Instructable »
Thanks for the reply JeffG101.
The black wire is from the switch, which stays on all the time.
Good question, Josehf. Most storms move from west to east here. The shelter is on the west side of the house. That's not to say the door could not get covered with debris, but it's most likely to throw things to the east. We have drinking water and a porta-potty in case rescue takes a while.
Good idea, boxbbcar. I have a 5 ton jack i'll put down inside. Thanks. One good idea promotes more good ideas. I'm hoping the shelter is always just used to store canned goods and never to save our lives. We have had some big tornadoes very close to us........ the 2 through Moore, 1 with 318 mph wind and the 2.5 mile wide killer near El Reno. Here is a good read for anyone considering a storm shelter: http://kfor.com/2016/05/03/remembering-the-may-3rd-tornado-17-years-later/
Thanks heyjude55. Bring a keg & we'll celebrate our birthdays. Someone told me a long time ago that no one wanted to live to be 100 except someone who was 99. LOL
Thanks for the reply kuder4rx.
Good question Lorddrake. I knew that was going to be a problem when I first considered installing the cable, but this was the only easy solution I could come up with. We really don't use the front porch much anyway. Mostly just used by UPS deliveries and strangers. We live on 15 acres and use the back door and back yard 99% of the time; not the front. For the cable to be a problem, you must walk across the door. I have always tried to keep people off of it anyway.
Did U watch the video? BTW Thanks madmedic22.
I'll try to post some tomorrow. The sun's about to go down.
EASIER TORNADO SHELTER ENTRYView Instructable »
Nice job again Phil. I have a collection of antique clocks and this would fit right in after applying the finish. I heard a long time ago to finish gunstocks with 10% oil and 90% elbow grease. LOL
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