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  • ksexton1 commented on VitG's instructable Ukrainian Scissors5 months ago
    Ukrainian Scissors

    As someone with left handed relatives, I've seen that they do use left handed scissors. Particularly for cutting fabric.I've also seen some "left handed" scissors that were badly designed. With a normal right handed pair, used in the right hand, to the right side of your line of sight, while cutting, the lower blade is to the left, and the upper blade is to the right, so you can see the cutting point in the material. Also, pulling your fingers towards your palm while pressing outward to the left with your thumb tends to press against the handle in a way that presses the blades together into tighter contact. More important if the pivot is loose.Using the same scissors in the left hand, the upper blade obscures the material being cut, and your hold on them tends to separate the ...

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    As someone with left handed relatives, I've seen that they do use left handed scissors. Particularly for cutting fabric.I've also seen some "left handed" scissors that were badly designed. With a normal right handed pair, used in the right hand, to the right side of your line of sight, while cutting, the lower blade is to the left, and the upper blade is to the right, so you can see the cutting point in the material. Also, pulling your fingers towards your palm while pressing outward to the left with your thumb tends to press against the handle in a way that presses the blades together into tighter contact. More important if the pivot is loose.Using the same scissors in the left hand, the upper blade obscures the material being cut, and your hold on them tends to separate the blades.This is aside from the fact that if they have molded handles, it can be painful to hold them in the wrong hand.The badly made pairs I mentioned, use right handed blades, in left handed molded handles, so they can't be used right handed, and left handed, you can't see what you are cutting, and natural squeezing motion separates the blades, so they don't cut well.

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  • How to Make Your Own Security Pins

    You get a bunch of spare pins when you buy a lock rekeying kit at a hardware store. The kits are designed to rekey locks to match 1 key, for example so your front door, back door, and deadbolts would all use the same key. That's where I've seen the color coded pins shown in the photos, each color is a different length.

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  • ksexton1 commented on seamster's instructable Tennis Balls in a Bottle (How-to!)1 year ago
    Tennis Balls in a Bottle (How-to!)

    the problem then would be, would the ball reinflate on it's own? In any case, the ball, which was pre-pressurized when new would not have the bounce it started with.

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  • ksexton1 commented on MatthewM232's instructable Chromecast On/Off Switch1 year ago
    Chromecast On/Off Switch

    If it's connecting through the wifi, it shouldn't be using your data. the connection is phone-router-chromecast, and never gets to the cellular data or house data. The data is used when you are actually doing something like streaming from youtube or or browsing the web, etc. Also background connections on apps on your phone. Even then, if on the wifi, it's not using your phone's data.

    Ssome TVs automatically switch to the live connection, this is what I thought the issue might be.

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  • 68 Ways to Reuse Old Prescription Medicine Bottles

    Antibiotics in particular have been detected in many rivers and streams, and in the fish that live there. Also Estrogen and the related hormones used in birth control pills. As far as multivitamins in landfills, the zinc, chromium, copper, manganese from one small electronic appliance may be equal to thousands of full bottles of multivitamins.First thing is, don't flush any pills, just about anywhere has household hazardous waste disposal options, which should specifically handle meds, pesticides, paint, used oil, batteries, etc. If you can't find it, keep looking, they are usually handled by the county or city.

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