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  • imreprobate commented on DrewPaulDesigns's instructable Easy Tesla Coil!3 months ago
    Easy Tesla Coil!

    F.Y.I. -- the Drew Paul page does not have the tesla coil kit available on the site. There were other kits for sale but not the tesla coil.

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  • imreprobate commented on JRivera0203's instructable Octagonal Infinity Mirror Table3 months ago
    Octagonal Infinity Mirror Table

    Ah, I understand. I, unfortunately, readily have all those devices you have alluded to(miter gauges, miter saws, etc.) which leads to my foot-in-mouth disease! I was only wondering as this seemed to be extra work to me since I have the expensive equipment. Extra work, that is, if there is such when considering the reasoning for doing such tasks.Thank you for taking the time to render such a thoughtful and honest reply!

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  • imreprobate commented on JRivera0203's instructable Octagonal Infinity Mirror Table4 months ago
    Octagonal Infinity Mirror Table

    It looks very nice. Why were the pieces for the table top cut as such? To me, a simple octagon cut (180/8 = 22 1/2 degrees) would have been much easier and would have looked just as nice. Imho... I've built octagonal picnic tables, gazebos, planters and such and they have all worked out fine.The table does look good and you documented well.Thanks for sharing

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  • imreprobate commented on RCEM's instructable Easy Ink Art for Everyone4 months ago
    Easy Ink Art for Everyone

    One of the best "-ables" I've seen! Instructions and accompanying pics made it a pleasure to read and want to break into my inks...Thanks for sharing!!!

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  • imreprobate commented on diycreators's instructable Mobile Bench Vise 4 months ago
    Mobile Bench Vise

    Finally, a well-built and useful tool. Very nice!Thanks for sharing!!!

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  • imreprobate commented on diymontreal's instructable Simple Corner Clamp Jig 5 months ago
    Simple Corner Clamp Jig

    Even commercially offered clamping jigs are of this general design. The angles are/provide the 'inward' pressure to the mitered faces and the smaller triangular piece merely provides a surface for the actual clamp. There 'outward' pressure exhibited is negated by the outside pieces, due in part to the 'relief' hole. As with any clamp, if used incorrectly, the joint will be sloppy at best.I've been using jigs almost identical to this for many years and as long as I assemble everything properly, paying attention to details, I've achieved success every time.

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  • imreprobate commented on Dvda2108's instructable Convertible Bench6 months ago
    Convertible Bench

    My guess is a 'Blind hole'...the hole only passes through some of the wood and the last lamination (or two) does not have the requisite hole as in the other pieces. the middle lamination would have a larger hole to allow for a pin or bolt passing through the pipe to keep the entire rig together. Just guessing but that is how I would secure it.

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  • imreprobate commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Unusual Uses for Vaseline1 year ago
    Unusual Uses for Vaseline

    http://www.aiglon-france.com/eng/vaseline.html

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  • imreprobate commented on lonesoulsurfer's instructable Make a Trench Lighter1 year ago
    Make a Trench Lighter

    Trenches were not unique to the "WW1" venue. They figured prominently in the bit of idiocy but there have instances of Trench Warfare since man has been conducting it's self-extermination. Any art made by said participants, supporters, detractors and by-standers is said to be Trench Art simply because it is catchy. It does not signify it had been made whilst cowering in some extended pit during the early 1900's. Nor does the time-frame it was created, pigeon-hole it to a specific tag. WW1 is notable for the tragically horrendous deaths the time-period's unethical leaders sanctioned. Not for the art.The Wiki definition (and by no means, the only one...): Trench art is any decorative item made by soldiers, prisoners of war or civilians where the manufacture is directly linked to...

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    Trenches were not unique to the "WW1" venue. They figured prominently in the bit of idiocy but there have instances of Trench Warfare since man has been conducting it's self-extermination. Any art made by said participants, supporters, detractors and by-standers is said to be Trench Art simply because it is catchy. It does not signify it had been made whilst cowering in some extended pit during the early 1900's. Nor does the time-frame it was created, pigeon-hole it to a specific tag. WW1 is notable for the tragically horrendous deaths the time-period's unethical leaders sanctioned. Not for the art.The Wiki definition (and by no means, the only one...): Trench art is any decorative item made by soldiers, prisoners of war or civilians where the manufacture is directly linked to armed conflict or its consequences. ((Note the absence of a date or set of dates.))Again, Trench art does NOT signify something made during the first world war. It only explains the provenance of why a particular piece of art came to be created -- why a bullet shell was turned into jewelry, a cannon ball was re-purposed into a door-stop or, as is my own artistic life, why artillery shells became lamps and ashtrays(5' brass shells from the ship I was on during the viet conflict...). I may be old but I'm not that old, so when I sold those pieces, the art director at the studio labeled them, "Trench Art circa 1970". Not from WW1 as erroneously insisted upon.

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  • imreprobate commented on lonesoulsurfer's instructable Make a Trench Lighter1 year ago
    Make a Trench Lighter

    Not limited to the World Wars, the history of trench art spans conflicts from the Napoleonic Wars to the present day. Although the practice flourished during World War I, the term 'trench art' is also used to describe souvenirs manufactured by service personnel during World War II. Some items manufactured by soldiers, prisoners of war or civilians during earlier conflicts have been retrospectively described as trench art.

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  • imreprobate commented on diycreators's instructable How to make a $7 floating shelf 1 year ago
    How to make a $7 floating shelf

    Were the keyhole hangers recessed? Since it was to be painted, I believe I would have dovetailed the side pieces into the top and bottom for several reasons, the least of which is structural strength, and...just for the practice. Any gaps, stray marks and miscellaneous voids would be puttied over, which then would be hidden under the paint. Finished project looks good! Thanks for sharing...

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  • imreprobate commented on asemery's instructable Double Monkey Fist Knot1 year ago
    Double Monkey Fist Knot

    Used to make these while in the Navy and even made a few working the tugs. Indispensable when you need that larger line to the pier!Cool post! Thanks for sharing...

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  • imreprobate commented on br3ttb's instructable $20 Portable Silkscreen Kit1 year ago
    $20 Portable Silkscreen Kit

    The links provided through the highlighted print do not work, claiming invalid url.

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