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  • jstork1 commented on J_Calder's instructable Caliper Calibration4 months ago
    Caliper Calibration

    I worked with an older mechanic who used a standard caliper without the dial. He accurately and easily read to one thousandth of an inch and in metric as well. He had done it for years and was second nature to him. I can do it as well but it takes a bit longer and I have to think about it as I do not have to use calipers very often. I kind of like learning old school tricks and ways. We are so reliant on technology. I do have to admit that reading a dial caliper is much easier.

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  • How to Break Down Sheet Material Easily!

    I made some a while ago and they work like a hot dandy. Nice video. Well done.

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  • DIY Build - One Sheet Plywood - 48 Bins Organizer

    I hang my cabinets in my shop with French Cleats. It makes it very easy to mount, reorganize and move them. That way I don't have to worry about hitting the studs once my rails are mounted to the wall. I might use them to mount my kitchen cupboards when I eventually renovate the kitchen.

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  • jstork1 commented on ClairisaS's instructable How to fix separated nylon zipper teeth1 year ago
    How to fix separated nylon zipper teeth

    I did this on a pair of boots and you can hardly tell from a few feet away. It lasted about eight months and I did it again. Finally: the boots are worn out and have become my yard boots and it does not matter. For those on a limited budget and a bit of time in the evening, this will stretch out a few dollars. Keep it up.

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  • End Grain Cutting Board / Butcher Block

    Wonderful video: nice job. Nice cutting boards. I picked up a couple of pointers that will speed up my next job. Pictures attached are the potato/onion bin with a cutting board on wheels I made out of oak pallet wood over the summer. I have a clear 3/8 inch thick reclaimed acrylic sheet from something I took apart a while ago to cover when cutting as it looks too nice to cut on. When not in use the sheet tucks away in the cupboard. I don't have an electric planer and got a good workout hand planing all the boards. Planer is on the wish list.Thanks for the inspiration.

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  • jstork1 commented on rstichal's instructable Knots to Know1 year ago
    Knots to Know

    Thanks for the knots. Knots by Grog is a pretty comprehensive site that covers a lot of knots for many purposes.

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  • jstork1 commented on diycreators's instructable Backsplash From Reclaimed Pallets1 year ago
    Backsplash From Reclaimed Pallets

    That looks fantastic. I love building stuff from pallets. There is some nice oak to be found in pallets. The stained nail holes often add some nice character to the projects. Right now I am working a rolling (onion, potato) oak counter with an oak end grain finish that is about 16x16x36 inches. It tucks away in the corner but can be moved anywhere in the kitchen where my wife needs that little bit of counter space. Thanks for the lovely video.

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  • jstork1 commented on Vyger's instructable Turning a Trashed Mobile Home into a Shop1 year ago
    Turning a Trashed Mobile Home into a Shop

    I was trying to talk my brother in law to turn his old trailer into a garage/shop when he put in a new one on his farm. You could put a garage door one one end and put planks on the floor where the tires would be so you don't drop though and still have room in the other end for a shop. That would make a fantastic man cave. Have fun and keep it rubber side down.

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