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Thanks! I really like it! Hasn't disappointed me at all. The small size does have a few limitations, but they are far outweighed by the portability. I have an upcoming project that demonstrates just how small it is!
Thanks! I'm glad someone appreciates the comments too :-)
Drone IPad MountView Instructable »
At this point I haven't put together detailed drawings - although I hope to be able to provide that for future designs. I would recommend downloading the sketchup file and looking at that if you are interested in the dimensions I used (of course you'll have to download sketchup, which is free: https://www.sketchup.com/download) I purchased the springs on eBay for around $8 a piece. They are just cheap rear bicycle "shocks" from China (400 lb/in spring rate). I say "shocks" because there really is no damping, just a spring. I would have liked a slightly lower spring rate, but this was as low as I could find. I'd love to use air shocks in the future - assuming I can afford them :-)
Thanks! As many of my projects are - the idea is simple but the execution is much more difficult. That's a bummer that you don't have snow though.
Thanks, but please elaborate?
Haha. It is! I just wish I had some steeper hills closer to home.
Thanks! We didn't get a lot up here until around 2 weeks ago. Still, it wasn't a terrible winter - I feel your pain.
I would imagine it's comparable speed-wise to a traditional runner sled. I've reached 34 mph so far. Thanks for the suggestions, I like the glove idea as I often use my hands to help slow down.
Thanks for the suggestions. I agree 100% on trying think about potential safety hazards during the build. I know there are still some hazards on this sled and I'm sure I will be addressing them in my future designs.
I agree! It's kinda a bummer that we live on opposite sides of the continent - but I'm still game though!
Thanks! I get that. I wouldn't mind living in CA some day, but I have been a bit worried about what that might mean for snow.
Thank you! :-)
Looks like we both uploaded our big projects on the same day! I must say I like this canoe better than your first one. So shiny!
Thank you :-D
Thanks. I'm glad you like it. I would stay stability-wise this thing is rock solid. With it being over 24" wide it really seems impossible to flip it. Steering (control) I would put at about the same level as a flexible flyer - although it still isn't quite where I want it. I'm able to shoot into switch-back like corners at around 20 mph and come out the other side, but I'd really be more comfortable if that number was closer to 30 mph. The major advantages on the runner sled are the flotation in powdery snow and obviously the suspension.
The Ski SledView Instructable »
Yea that makes sense. Thanks for the tip!
Thanks. Now I just need to use it and see how it holds up with time.
I'm glad you like it :-)
That's one beautiful tripod!
A Simpler TripodView Instructable »
That looks great! I'm glad you found it useful.
That's really cool! I love how you made it light up on three sides and the inverted letters between the sides and top is sick! I think I like your's better than mine. :-)
Sweet! Do you have a picture? I'd love to see what you've done.
This thing is beautify! Love it!
LED Illuminated LogoView Instructable »
That's a great idea! I'm just getting into smart home stuff actually. I will have to do something like this in the future.
It looks great! I like how you attached the cord with the crimp to 1/2 npt adapter.
Dremel Belt Sander Attachment
Thank you! I'm glad I've given you some ideas for your project. That's what I was going for. Also, thank you for your comments on "common sense." It really does come down to that anytime you are dealing with electricity - even when using commercially available products such as power strips.
Thanks for the link. The high price was the one thing I didn't like about the Leviton outlet I used.
I'm glad you were inspired - and not scared off by this idea.
Haha. Yea, I try to cover my basis, but there are always holes in my thinking. The feedback is good though, as we all can learn something.
The USB outlet that I used is a commercial product by Leviton, which contains both a step-down transformer and rectifier to convert the 120V AC to 5V DC. Similar to the USB boxes, which come with nearly all USB-powered devices now days.
Agreed! I've already fixed that. The conduit box came with some small plastic plugs, which I forgot to paint black with the box. I went ahead and finished up the Instructable and video before I got them painted and installed.
That's an excellent idea! I hadn't actually thought of that. That being said, I still wouldn't have done that for my application as I didn't want a hole down through the shelf I was planning on mounting it to.
Thanks! I'm really not sure either. However, since I am not in-the-wall and I'm using a UL listed replacement cord rated up to the load of the wall circuits, I think it's probably ok.
Thanks! I'm glad you like it. You could even add switches to turn specific tools on and off if you liked.
Thanks for sharing and nice story :-) I assumed others had done similar things as I too have found that they are super useful!
I think I will. When I painted the box I forgot to paint the plugs that came with it, which is why I left them off for now. I just need to turn them black.
Natural wood diner table LED lamp
Custom Anywhere OutletView Instructable »
Thanks for the suggestions. Most likely I will end up changing the mounting configuration in the future so I'll keep your ideas in mind.
I haven't. I'll have to check it out. Thanks!
Thanks. One day I hope to have more space - and workbenches as well :-)
And that top is beautiful btw.
Thanks! I'm glad you're sufficiently inspired :-)
Thanks for the comment! I've been looking into this and will try to update the files in the future. Right now I'm using sketchup make (the free version), which doesn't really give you other exporting options. I will have to run the files through another program to convert them as I don't really want to spend $700 to upgrade to the pro version.
Those are nice looking hinges! I probably would have used something like this, but I was concerned that they might not swing out far enough to keep the door from hitting the "frame" (in this case the 4x4's). My doors were an inch thick. I'll keep these in mind for next time though. Thanks for the tip!
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