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  • marteen1 commented on MadeleineDouglas's instructable Clamping at ANY Angle1 month ago
    Clamping at ANY Angle

    Double-hooked is a great idea too, I like that! Never one way to do things.I get what your saying, but clamping 90 degree will not spread with a proper backing/support, because it can't expand/spread if there is something backing it on both sides of the vertical/horizontal planes.

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  • marteen1 commented on MadeleineDouglas's instructable Clamping at ANY Angle1 month ago
    Clamping at ANY Angle

    You can simply make a larger version off her design, so it has more 'backing' on it. Basically, if the backing goes up higher, you'll have more of a plane to brace against. Good for larger projects or for wood that is flexible (which would require a rigid backing).As of now the backing is a bit low, but that is all that she needed in this case. Her cuts of wood are straight, rigid, and she double-checked with a square.

    You think so? This is the perfect time for the angle blocks. The vertical wood piece would have to bend before that angle would spread. And if it was to bend, then your clamping it too hard.

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  • marteen1 commented on Vincent John's instructable Cardboard Paper Ring Clock 2 months ago
    Cardboard Paper Ring Clock

    Clean work, I would love to use this in an art piece! The same thing came to mind when you mentioned making a dropdown item as a marker. Maybe a second-hand arm would work too.Thanks for posting.

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  • marteen1 commented on barclay5426's instructable Tension Series - Floating Bed4 months ago
    Tension Series - Floating Bed

    Great design and execution!I'm sure it has crossed your mind, but I'd love to see a thick glass table top on that stand (for coffee/dining table). You can really show off the design and carpentry that is going on underneath.

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  • marteen1 commented on wkilbour's instructable Easy Greywater System4 months ago
    Easy Greywater System

    Be sure to add rubber or felt pads to the bottom of the bucket!I noticed the finish in my tub has worn down a bit over time, due to the hard plastic rubbing in the same spot (especially where the tub curves upwards). Little bummed about it, this was supposed to bring good karma to my showers!My shower runoff gets me 3-5 gallons a day. (It's become kind of a game to keep it at 3 gallons)But consider this stunning fact:5 gallons a day = 1,825 gallons a year1 pound ground beef = 1,847 gallons of water

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