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  • imreprobate commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Unusual Uses for Vaseline2 weeks 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 Lighter2 months 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...see more »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 Lighter2 months 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 2 months 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 Knot7 months 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 Kit9 months ago
    $20 Portable Silkscreen Kit

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

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