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  • jw58479 commented on Nick70587's instructable My Vacuum Former1 month ago
    My Vacuum Former

    Hey Nick - This unit looks great and apparently works well. I like that you split the current load between all that stuff, and that you don't have to use an oven. I have a question - I am thinking about vacuum forming a cover for a 10" clock (this would be the clear lens on a clock that protects the clock hands, and clock body, etc). I don't know exactly what this component is called, but what I wanted to do is convert a commercial type of ceiling light fixture into a neonesque clock, by adding a clock movement, some coloured flex led/neon tube to the inside, and a clear lens that would protect it all. The piece I want to form would be shaped kinda like a straight sided bowl, 10" in dia at the bottom, 9-5/8" dia at the top, 5" deep, as measured if it were a bowl tur...

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    Hey Nick - This unit looks great and apparently works well. I like that you split the current load between all that stuff, and that you don't have to use an oven. I have a question - I am thinking about vacuum forming a cover for a 10" clock (this would be the clear lens on a clock that protects the clock hands, and clock body, etc). I don't know exactly what this component is called, but what I wanted to do is convert a commercial type of ceiling light fixture into a neonesque clock, by adding a clock movement, some coloured flex led/neon tube to the inside, and a clear lens that would protect it all. The piece I want to form would be shaped kinda like a straight sided bowl, 10" in dia at the bottom, 9-5/8" dia at the top, 5" deep, as measured if it were a bowl turned upside down. Anyway, to do this, my question is - would the form need to have holes drilled in it also ? Or would a solid wood form be ok to use ? Could I use the actual fixture itself as a form to vacuum over ? Thanks in advance - t

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  • jw58479 commented on lonesoulsurfer's instructable Make a Trench Lighter2 months ago
    Make a Trench Lighter

    Absolutely love these homemade lighters. Have to make one. They look like they would last forever. Great job !!!

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  • jw58479 commented on AlexJ10's instructable Simple Cloud Based Home Surveillance4 months ago
    Simple Cloud Based Home Surveillance

    You know what would be really cool ? Some instructions that the average computer user could actually make work. These don't.

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  • Free Home Security System (No Coding Required!)

    So if I had a tablet (Android) with a camera in it, and a wifi set up, could I just download and program the software to do this ? btw, I am pretty much having the same problems as you have outlined in your intro. Its getting pretty desperate here - people are coming into our apt and stealing stuff every time we go out, and we just found out that our next door neighbor is trying to get us to move, so he can take over our apt ???!!!

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  • jw58479 commented on ZippoPT's instructable Living Room Workbench8 months ago
    Living Room Workbench

    That is one beautiful job !!! I was thinking of making something like that, but I need a few extra details - I also live in an apartment, and I want to make a bench for working on guitars, soldering, leather work, and repairing small stuff. Could this unit be rolled over to a couch or living room chair, and used while sitting ? I spend about 90% of my time there, so it would be good to be constructive during that time. Another thing I'm hoping for is to be able to use pallet wood to assemble the unit, maybe with an MDF top. I'm on a tight budget, and I can get that for free here. Guess I'll download SketchUp and see what I can put together.

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  • jw58479 commented on deceiver's instructable Incredible Soda Bottle Pontoon Boat11 months ago
    Incredible Soda Bottle Pontoon Boat

    What a cool idea - If you added a structure to this deck, would it stay dry ? And the panels shown - is their function to contain the bottles ? When this boat is on the water, the hulls are full of water, flowing through them ? It sure looks like it would work well and not cost a lot. good job -

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  • jw58479 commented on mist8k's instructable Make a Glowing Rock Lamp!1 year ago
    Make a Glowing Rock Lamp!

    I like it !!! This must be what is used in electric fireplaces to get the fire look. I'm wondering if there would be some way to make these into a floor lamp. Seems to me that any clear kind of crystal type of stone might also work for this.

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