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  • joen commented on romeroe8's instructable Rocket Stove18 days ago
    Rocket Stove

    First of all, thank you for posting this instructable. It shows how to make a contained fire stove that can be used in almost any environment and is dirt simple to make. Making stoves of this kind was a hobby of mine for several years. It has been a fascinating hobby that I miss (I can't continue because of where I am living now). So don't be afraid of exploring other possibilities. There are a couple of things that must be pointed out:The cans you are using are not aluminum cans. They are tin plated steel cans. I noticed also that you didn't show sturdy gloves in your making of the stove. Without gloves even if you are careful you can donate more blood to your project than you would ever want to. Also there are other more efficient designs out there to explore. Some with near smokeless...

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    First of all, thank you for posting this instructable. It shows how to make a contained fire stove that can be used in almost any environment and is dirt simple to make. Making stoves of this kind was a hobby of mine for several years. It has been a fascinating hobby that I miss (I can't continue because of where I am living now). So don't be afraid of exploring other possibilities. There are a couple of things that must be pointed out:The cans you are using are not aluminum cans. They are tin plated steel cans. I noticed also that you didn't show sturdy gloves in your making of the stove. Without gloves even if you are careful you can donate more blood to your project than you would ever want to. Also there are other more efficient designs out there to explore. Some with near smokeless capabilities. And don't forget the wood gasifier stove. My favorite was the one I used to make my tea every day. My fuel of choice was junk mail. I hope you get as much enjoyment from this hobby as I have over the years. Take care.

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  • joen commented on trippy-hippie-bee's instructable How to Make Your Cats Love You 25 days ago
    How to Make Your Cats Love You

    Hi I was thinking of making something like that for my sisters cats to scratch with. I wanted to know how much of a mess is made as the cats scratch away at the cardboard tree log?Great idea though.

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  • Adapt a Sledgehammer Head to Make a Big Boy Blacksmith Hammer.

    Nice! After seeing your hammer wall of honor, I can see why you needed the one that you made. By the way I don't see an issue with labeling your hammers. I have labeled some of my stuff like that as well. So either you aren't "dumb enough" or we both are. Take care.

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  • joen commented on AlexiaM10's instructable How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee4 weeks ago
    How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee

    I'm such a coffee addict that I roast my own coffee at home and have a different way to make it for every day of the week. Each way has it's own outcome and taste. If you (whoever is reading this not just AlexiaM10) are just starting out, start by making coffee as many ways as you can so that you can understand how coffee works and tastes in each way. Then pick a favorite. Otherwise you might be stuck for years with coffee that you are drinking because you didn't know that there was a better method out there to make coffee that you would have liked better. That happened to me so help yourself to my sad experience.

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  • joen commented on AMbros Custom's instructable RGB Alienware Headphone Stand5 weeks ago
    RGB Alienware Headphone Stand

    Do you watch the "secureteam 10" channel on YOUTUBE? Your alien head looks a lot like his logo.

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  • joen commented on scottorlosky's instructable Krazy Good Koffee5 weeks ago
    Krazy Good Koffee

    I did something kind of, sort of, like that. I took an old dress shirt that was past its prime and cut out a circle about the size of a standard coffee filter. I spread the shirt circle out and put my coffee grounds in the center of it and then gathered up the outer part of the circle and made it into a pouch and secured it with a string. Basically I made a coffee version of a tea bag. I brewed it the same way as tea in a tea bag. I was amazed at how good it turned out. And cleanup was just as simple. When you are thinking differently, you can be pretty much out there. But then "out there" is where all of the best ideas come from. So please stay out there, we need more good ideas. BTW I like your coffee cup. I have one just like it.

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  • joen commented on deluges's instructable How to Make an Acoustic Guitar5 weeks ago
    How to Make an Acoustic Guitar

    Love this instructable! While I can't do a lot of stuff I like watching and reading about other people doing things like this. However I have a serious disagreement with you. In step 9 when you were describing the shaping of the heel block, you wrote "This feels almost artistic!". I totally disagree. It IS artistic! Not just the heel block but the entire guitar is a work of art. You are sculpting wood, you are creating a form out of that wood that will make a beautiful sound. And remember, music is also art. So no, there is no "almost art" here. Your work IS art. For what it's worth, that is my opinion.

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  • joen commented on cecasill's instructable Mycelium Molds6 weeks ago
    Mycelium Molds

    In the paragraph that contains the web link "https://grow.bio." I would suggest revising the sentence as "We will be using Mycelium from the site https://grow.bio in this example." As it is written now the period at the end of the sentence and at the end of the web link prevents the web link from working properly. Like your idea.

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  • joen commented on jaquezp's instructable Melting Snowman 3d Zoetrope6 weeks ago
    Melting Snowman 3d Zoetrope

    Do you have a video of the melting snowman? BTW Your last link doesn't work.

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  • joen commented on Luk---'s instructable Addiator (for Point Counting)7 weeks ago
    Addiator (for Point Counting)

    I remember having one of those when I was a child. I had to send for it in the mail. But I eventually got it and had a lot of fun with it. I made an abacus recently and I think that an abacus might be an easier counter to make and use. However I like your counter and I wish I had one. Well done!

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  • joen commented on matt392's instructable Lamp Made of Wood Paint Stirrers7 weeks ago
    Lamp Made of Wood Paint Stirrers

    It is nice to see that you are using one of my favorite diy building materials. I use all 3 sizes of paint sticks for some of my building projects. The size you are using here, the one gallon and the 5 gallon sizes. They are great for small projects like this. The pictures are two of my latest builds of things I needed, I needed a handle for my 10" tablet and a crude caliper for measuring some things. The sticks could not have worked better for these. I think of paint sticks as a go-to building material that, oh by the way can also be used for stirring paint. Well done! P. S. Voted.

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  • joen commented on JakeW118's instructable $40 DIY Cold Drip Coffee Maker7 weeks ago
    $40 DIY Cold Drip Coffee Maker

    I agree. The whole point of this website is that half the fun is in making something and the other half is in the satisfaction of enjoying the use of something you made yourself with your own hands and tools. You just don't get that from a store bought item, even if the store bought item is better made.

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  • joen commented on RegularNebula's instructable Easy Geode Coasters No Resin2 months ago
    Easy Geode Coasters No Resin

    Oops! I guess I do "not" know how spell "now"

    Nice! All you need not is to put six or so dabs of Hot-melt glue on the underside as pads so that you have coasters that won't mar or scratch the tabletop it is sitting on. Well done!

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  • joen commented on nerdyKat's instructable Welding Plastics: Drill Bit Case2 months ago
    Welding Plastics: Drill Bit Case

    As I was reading this, I thought that it would seem easy to substitute leather for this project. Then I thought the other way around! It would be just as easy to substitute plastic jug material for leather projects of this size. Hmm... Your methods of working with plastic jug material can work to produce leather-like results. I will have to explore the possibilities. Thanks for the ideas.

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  • joen commented on dj_6497's instructable Cane Weaved Basket.....2 months ago
    Cane Weaved Basket.....

    I like your instructable on how to start weaving baskets. It is a good introduction to the hobby. However if you are like me and are strapped for money to buy anything I have found a way to indulge the hobby on a budget of near $0 and clean up somewhat the environment.https://www.instructables.com/id/Weaving-baskets-w...YOUTUBE has many videos on how to make all kinds of things this way. Warning! this hobby can be addictive.

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  • How to Desolder Electronic Components From Circuit Boards - 7 Tips & Tricks | Free Parts for Projects!

    Yes I knew that you were talking about just taking parts you need and throwing what's left away. This tool,https://www.amazon.com/ECG-J-045-DS-Electric-Solde...was my go-to tool for both repair and rip apart of circuit boards.BTW, I may be needing a new soldering iron soon so I will be looking up your soldering iron. Thanks for the tip ...err, so to speak.

    I know several people that like that style of desoldering tool but it never worked well for me (and yes I did try just about every possible way of using it). I finally settled on the kind of tool with a bulb on it where the tip heats up the solder and then the bulb sucks up the solder into the receptacle on the hot tip. I got it at Radio Shack. If you are going to nuc a board like you are doing here, yes use what ever method works but if you are going to do a repair on the board the tool I was using was much kinder to the PCB than some of the methods described here.

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  • joen commented on mxx's instructable Recycling Soap Scraps2 months ago
    Recycling Soap Scraps

    I don't have any scrap pieces of bar soap. I just press what's left of the old bar of soap on to the side of the new bar and let it sit until the next use and I now have a new bar of soap with a small lump on the side. Thus each bar is used up completely with nothing left over. You have a nice idea for those who do have scraps.

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  • Make Baskets Out of Repurposed Pallet Straps

    I just found this instructable and I know it is 5 years late but I want to complement you on a well done instructable. This is a true step-by-step instructable on how to weave baskets with pallet straps. This should be used as an example of how to do an instructable the right way. (That is if it has't been already) I have seen instructables that were just "here's the stuff you need, here's what it should look like, that's it" Your instructable is what an instructable should be. Thank you. (I know, 5 years late but still...)

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  • joen commented on Computothought's instructable Poor Man's Insulated Windows.2 months ago
    Poor Man's Insulated Windows.

    Back at a house I used to live in The west side windows let in a lot of heat as well as light. I had some foiled bubble wrap insulation (the kind that they use to wrap water heaters). We cut pieces down to the size of each divided light and used double sided tape around the edge of the glass and stuck the pieces in place. We got both the reflecting of the heat back outside and the slight insulating effect of the insulation. The cooling effect was dramatic! It was even better than I had expected. Your instructable, good idea!

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  • joen commented on PeterB447's instructable Panpipes From Paper2 months ago
    Panpipes From Paper

    I remember many years ago reading a book on how to make a pipe organ using home made pipes made out of newspaper. Seriously, newspaper. I don't know if it is still available, but if it is, it is an interesting read if you have an interest in this sort of thing. I made several of the pipes and was surprised at how good they sounded. You can google "Paper Pipe Organs" and there are several places you can go for more ideas.

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  • joen commented on goldensilver853's instructable DIY 9 Volt Battery Clip2 months ago
    DIY 9 Volt Battery Clip

    It has been years since I have bought a 9v connector. They are so easy to make and you can find all the dead 9v batteries you will ever want at any big box home center dead battery collection bin. They are easier to make than to get into the car and go down to your electronic supply store and buy them. Thanks for posting this instructable for those who may need this.

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  • joen commented on peachandlilac's instructable Southern Ambrosia Salad3 months ago
    Southern Ambrosia Salad

    One thing for sure, I won't have to worry about how long this will last in the refrigerator because this won't last long period! This is one of my favorite treats. Thanks for showing us how to make it.

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  • joen commented on KayleighS's instructable What Can You Do With a Magazine3 months ago
    What Can You Do With a Magazine

    I like your creativity. I get flyers from the local grocery stores and other stores and they have many colorful pictures in them so they are a perfect paper resource for these kinds of projects. I wish I had your creativity. Hopefully I can borrow some of yours so I can do something interesting with these flyers. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  • joen commented on prampec's instructable Egg Decorating CNC Lathe (easy to Build)3 months ago
    Egg Decorating CNC Lathe (easy to Build)

    Interesting idea. I was thinking though that wouldn't it be simpler to ditch the motor and the controller and just use a hand crank? This is not a critisism, still a good idea, just curious.

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  • joen commented on PeytonO2's instructable Hydroponic Tower3 months ago
    Hydroponic Tower

    I like the idea of simplicity. There are way more complicated systems out there but this is simple. Two suggestions: Use black tubing. From my experience, light and nutrient solution = algae. You can get it at your local hydroponic supply store. Put your tower on a stand with wheels so that you can rotate your plants to give each side their day in the full sun. This is a good way to get started in hydroponics and an inexpensive way to learn the rights and wrongs of how to grow without soil. Additionally, in the southwest deserts water conservation is critical. And done right, hydroponics uses up to 1 tenth the water of soil planting. If you're just starting here I hope you keep on going and growing.

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  • joen commented on TrulyMajestic's instructable How to Make Arm Knitting Yarn3 months ago
    How to Make Arm Knitting Yarn

    Spinning wheel enthusiasts will recognize this technique as "Navajo plying" where you spin a single strand of yarn in one direction and then use this technique to spin the yarn in the other direction to turn the kinky one strand yarn into a stable, balanced three ply yarn.. Good idea.

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  • joen commented on aCuriousCreator's instructable Perfect Bound Paperback Notebook3 months ago
    Perfect Bound Paperback Notebook

    You got my vote. One thing you can do if the free edges of your notebook (the edges that are not glued) aren't even, is that you can take a steel straight edge and a utility knife and trim off the edges so that they are even. Two points though, the blade needs to be very sharp, and when you cut the paper, use light even pressure, several light cuts are better than a few heavy cuts which can tear and rip the edges. This works especially well with several sheets of paper that are folded to form the notebook. Love your process, love your book binding press. Well done.

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  • joen commented on Josehf Murchison's instructable Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs3 months ago
    Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs

    To Josehf Murchison: I'm sorry you misunderstood my question. I was wondering how much time to cook the squash in an oven. I don't have a microwave. Thanks for this instructable. I want to make some spaghetti squash now.To Ophion: Thanks for answering my question. It will help.

    Thanks for answering my question. If I am thanking you twice, it is because I just found the reply button for your answer. I am thanking you both ways just in case:)

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  • joen commented on Josehf Murchison's instructable Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs3 months ago
    Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs

    How do I do step 3 if I don't have a microwave?

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  • joen commented on BadgerBoater's instructable Cutting Bolts Without Damaging the Threads4 months ago
    Cutting Bolts Without Damaging the Threads

    I guess that the only "right way" to cut a bolt is the way that works for you. I have noticed that there is a number of "right ways" to cut a bolt in the comments here. I like the diversity of ideas I find here in Instructables. Well done to author and commenters alike.

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  • joen commented on BadgerBoater's instructable Cutting Bolts Without Damaging the Threads4 months ago
    Cutting Bolts Without Damaging the Threads

    What has always worked for me is to use a Dremel tool with a metal cut off wheel to cut the bolt and then use a diamond wheel to clean up any jagged or raw edges. This leaves a nice, clean and safe cut end.

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  • joen commented on zoyak's instructable Bed Bugs Killer Spray!!!4 months ago
    Bed Bugs Killer Spray!!!

    I showed your spray formula to my sister. Sadly it didn't help her with the bed bugs but she said that it was the best household cleaner she has ever had.

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  • Molds and Techniques for Colored Pencil Projects

    Just a guess, but I take it you like colored pencils. I love the art and craft in what you do.

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  • joen commented on mrstan's instructable Repair Dead COB LED Light Bulbs5 months ago
    Repair Dead COB LED Light Bulbs

    I helped to replace 5 of similar LED lights and instead of throwing them away I took them home and took one apart to see if I could fix them. Then I saw this article. I couldn't figure out how to find new LEDs either. So i decided to use one of the lights as the source of LEDs to fix the others. I just popped off the bad one and popped of a good one from the one source light and soldered it in place. I now have 4 good lights and one pile of parts to fix more. Hope this helps.

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  • joen commented on jmorles's instructable PCB Making (My Method)6 months ago
    PCB Making (My Method)

    I'm sorry, I guess I am the one not explaining it right. In step 3 did you mean "Tree" or "Three"? Actually you explained everything very well. Since English is not your first language then you did better than I would have if I had to do it in another language. Again, Great job!

    In Step 3, "Tree Stages of the Pcb,". I don't understand. I like your way of making PCBs. Since I don't make too many PCBs I have used shiny magazine pages to print my PCBs on with some success. If I had to make a lot of PCBs, glace paper would work better. Well done.

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  • joen commented on RangerJ's instructable Make a Quick Extension Cord Lock6 months ago
    Make a Quick Extension Cord Lock

    Great idea! It simplifies securing cords when you are moving the connection around like outside in the yard. However, why cut the PVC pipe in half? Why not leave the pipe intact but cut the ends and slots as you have. You can now push one plug through the pipe and make the connection then position and secure the connection. The connection is now safe inside. This is not a criticism, just another idea. I am going to make one! Thanks for a Great idea!

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  • joen commented on Mason879's instructable How to Remove Background Noise From Video?6 months ago
    How to Remove Background Noise From Video?

    Interesting instructable. I was curious, why you didn't use Audacity to both remove the audio to edit and then fix it in one operation. Why use the other program to capture the audio.?

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  • joen commented on rashley1819's instructable Marble Cannon 6 months ago
    Marble Cannon

    I know that our comments have to be nice and all but this instructable made no sense to me. Sorry.

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  • joen commented on kludge77's instructable Using Failure As Design6 months ago
    Using Failure As Design

    Some of the most important discoveries in science or innovations in industry where accidents, unintended consequences, or they were looking for one thing and found something else. You didn't fail, you just got ahead of everybody else. Well done!

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  • joen commented on Left-field Designs's instructable DIY Self-Locking Nut6 months ago
    DIY Self-Locking Nut

    If you have ever used Teflon tape in plumbing projects, you can use the same idea for an improvised Nylock nut like yours. I have had success with cutting a strip of plastic grocery bag to size and winding several turns around a bolt and then thread the nut on. It gives you a very secure nut. Still, yours is probably a lot stronger. Great idea! You have my vote in "Workshop hacks"

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  • Portable Height Adjustable Table or Standing Desk

    Another one of those "Why didn't I think of that?" ideas! I am always using my ironing board for a temporary work surface on projects that won't hurt the ironing board cover. I should have thought of this! Well done!

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  • joen commented on Withered Perception's instructable DIY $5.00 Sandblaster7 months ago
    DIY $5.00 Sandblaster

    Oops! I guess I wasn't paying as much attention as I thought! Still, Thanks for underscoring the dangers of using silica sand in sandblasting without containment. Years ago I worked in a hospital and watched someone die of silicosis. It wasn't pretty. Again, Thanks for watching out for us.

    What can you use for sandblasting media?

    Again, I don't think you understood my question. I asked what sandblasting medium you were using. I already understood that silica sand is a real no-no to use as a medium unless you have special equipment to contain it. Yours is not that. So I am guessing you are using something other than silica sand since you don't seem concerned about containment. I was just wondering what it was. By the way the web site you suggested had some sandblasting media that was just as nasty. It seems to be a great idea. I just want to make sure it's safe.

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  • Cook Using Junk Mail - Make (Paper Logs) - Burn in a Rocket Stove! - Free Fuel!

    I did something similar with junk mail and newspaper in a wood gas stove and rocket stove. I rolled the paper into "sticks" and burned them in the rocket stove. They burned great but I ended up with a lot of paper ash going up the chimney and I had white paper ash all over the place. Did you have trouble with that? The wood gas stove was better. I folded junk mail back and fourth accordion style and stuffed the stove with them. It worked great with very little smoke or ash. I am sure you will agree that it's fun to have a drink of coffee or cook breakfast with free energy from something you would have thrown away.

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  • Easy Magic Trick With 21 Cards for Beginners

    I remember this trick from when I was a child. When it came time to reveal the card, I would start with the top card and hold it up so only the viewer could see it. I would feel as if trying to identify it by feel. "No that's not it" and discard it. I kept doing that until I got to the 11th card which of course "felt" right.It's nice to know that this trick is just as fun to play with now as it was then.P. S. I'm 69 years old.

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  • joen commented on jkishi's instructable Sticks + Strings Loom8 months ago
    Sticks + Strings Loom

    This is a fun weaving loom to start weaving with. The loom with the strap around the back as pictured in steps 5 and 6 is called a "BackStrap Loom" for obvious reasons. That style of weaving loom is almost literally as old as the hills. YouTube has more information on the backstrap loom than you will know what to do with. I am already in the process of making mine with PVC pipe. I just have to get my yarn problem fixed. I hope you are still weaving after these 5 years.

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  • joen commented on cartola's instructable Sealing Cap for Bottles From PET8 months ago
    Sealing Cap for Bottles From PET

    You asked for a correction. In the 2nd paragraph you were talking about "use it with any bottle that can resist the head". Did you mean "resist the heat"? If so, sadly Auto-correct won't correct that kind of mistake. Which is why I have to proof read A LOT.

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  • joen commented on GiorgiQ's instructable Drill Perpendicular9 months ago
    Drill Perpendicular

    How did you get the four posts exactly 90 degrees to the base?

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  • Leave the Water on While Working on Old Plumbing

    I like this approach. Having lived in an older house before I re-plumbed it I had to do a lot of that when I did some plumbing repairs. You don't always have what you need so you have to be creative with what you do have to get the job done anyway. When I did have the opportunity to re plumb you bet I jumped at it! I even had shut-offs in the basement for the shower! Those of you in older homes should favorite this or print out the PDF for future reference. Well done!

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  • joen commented on veer77's instructable Kinetic Wave Simulator Made Easy!9 months ago
    Kinetic Wave Simulator Made Easy!

    Very nice! this reminds me of Albert Michelson'sHarmonic analyzer. you can learn more about it here: Yours isn't as elaborate as his but still very nice!

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  • joen commented on aliceniraimathi19's instructable Home-made Apple Cider Vinegar10 months ago
    Home-made Apple Cider Vinegar

    Nice. 2 questions. How big are the jars you are fermenting in and how long does it take from start to finish?

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  • joen commented on jomer2000's instructable $1 One Cup Coffee Maker11 months ago
    $1 One Cup Coffee Maker

    Great idea! I"m going to start doing this later today. One suggestion though: instead of using paper coffee filters, cut a filter out of a shirt you are not using any more. Make sure it is a fine fabric like a dress shirt. Use it like a paper filter, throw out the grounds and rinse. It may have a funny taste the first time you use it, but it goes away after that. I have used this method for over 20 years. I have replaced them 3 times only because I lost them when I moved. I have 6 ways of making coffee now. This makes 7. Thanks.

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  • joen commented on TheCuttingBored's instructable DIY Wooden Beer Mug (No Lathe)11 months ago
    DIY Wooden Beer Mug (No Lathe)

    How is it to drink out of? It would seem to be a bit uncomfortable with a thick squared off brim. Otherwise it is nice to see how it could be made without a garage full of woodworking tools. Well done.

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  • joen commented on fghuertas's instructable Straight Razor, How to Do11 months ago
    Straight Razor, How to Do

    What material are you using for the blade?

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  • joen commented on mrsmerwin's instructable Beaded Box12 months ago
    Beaded Box

    Hi, I'm not much of a bead fan and with my fumbly fingers I will probably never be able to do this but having said that, those bead boxes really look nice. Thanks for posting.

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  • joen commented on ezman's instructable Mini Brake Bender1 year ago
    Mini Brake Bender

    I agree that having the right tool for the job is always the best. However the best tool for every job is the one between your ears and just behind your forehead. With it you can improvise or work around any tool you don't have. Your instructable is a perfect example of that. Great job!

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  • joen commented on RoshniM1's instructable How to Make Backlinks1 year ago
    How to Make Backlinks

    Video? What video?

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  • joen made the instructable Little Planet Photography1 year ago
    Little Planet Photography

    I have GIMP and it has the same tools. I just had this file that I could use to make a "Dusk World" I think that I will have a lot of fun taking pictures for this process. Thanks a lot for posting this great idea.

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  • joen commented on EstefaniRM's instructable Little Planet Photography1 year ago
    Little Planet Photography

    I like the instructable. You might want to check the next to last picture in step 3. One of the labels is a little funny.

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  • joen commented on ClenseYourPallet's instructable Handmade Wood Tape Measure 1 year ago
    Handmade Wood Tape Measure

    I very much agree. The whole idea looks great. As far as the shine goes, that was the best part. I wish all my "mistakes" were like that.

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  • joen commented on Wonderwood's instructable Plaster Egg Bowls1 year ago
    Plaster Egg Bowls

    I think that Wonderwood was talking about plaster strips that are used to make plaster casts for broken bones among other things. Best I can tell they are gauze strips with plaster of Paris already embedded in them.

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  • How to Make the Best Cup of Coffee Every Time

    Have you tried roasting your own coffee? It is hard to buy green coffee locally so you have to buy on line such as Amazon or other coffee outlets that sell green coffee. It is a surprisingly easy process and I think that once you have tried roasting your own and found a roasting process that is to your taste, you may wonder how you liked what you are using now.

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  • joen commented on Rafid47's instructable 6 Ways to Save Money on Food1 year ago
    6 Ways to Save Money on Food

    These are all good ideas however:You might want to proofread your instructable a little more carefully.

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  • joen commented on Lapetitepoire's instructable Ultimate Step by Step Sprouting Guide1 year ago
    Ultimate Step by Step Sprouting Guide

    Your link to a sprouting chart doesn't work any more.

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  • joen commented on RobinJ66's instructable How to Re-Engineer Paper Back into Wood1 year ago
    How to Re-Engineer Paper Back into Wood

    Is it as strong as "real" wood? A simple straight forward idea. I wonder why it hasn't been thought of before!

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  • joen's instructable Indoor rope making part 2's weekly stats: 1 year ago
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  • joen commented on joen's instructable Indoor Rope Making1 year ago
    Indoor Rope Making

    I apologize for the delay in responding. Thank you for your interest. I noticed that you said that you made rope out of bailing twine that you tied together. I was wondering (I don't have ready access to bailing twine) if instead of tying the twine together you could melt the ends and fuse them together with a candle flame. Again I don't have any bailing twine so I don't know if it would melt like that. But if it did, that's how I would do it. You are right though, making cordage and rope is a skill everyone should know ... just in case. Part 2 of this series is up now.Take care

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  • joen commented on joen's instructable Indoor rope making part 21 year ago
    Indoor rope making part 2

    I like the way your rope looks. It is better than some I have seen on Youtube. I have been experimenting with using a drill to make it easier to make rope. While some of the results are promising, like you said, it's mostly frustrating. But if I come up with a solution that works, I will pass it along. Thanks for your interest.

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  • joen commented on Healthy Kadai's instructable Tea Masala Powder/ Chai Ka Masala1 year ago
    Tea Masala Powder/ Chai Ka Masala

    Could you please write out your recipe for your Masala powder? I could not understand the names of your ingredients.Thank you

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  • joen commented on Vyger's instructable Where Marbles Come From1 year ago
    Where Marbles Come From

    A good work of art should tell a story just by how it is made. Your work of art tells a wonderful story. I wish I had your artistic skill. There is no way I could do this but I can sure marvel at what you are doing. Thanks for a wonderful instructable.

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  • Sparkwheel Firestarter & Tinder Holder V2

    Wouldn't it be simpler to make the outer tube longer so that the screw is on the inside of the tube and just put a cap over the end. Use some tape around the end of the tube to make a friction fit.

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  • Sanding and Polishing - Cast Iron Skillet Cookware

    Well done! Now, does it cook as nicely as it looks?

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