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  • mdeloor commented on chienline's instructable Double Spaces Inhaler1 month ago
    Double Spaces Inhaler

    you can buy brand new un-assembale inhaler tubes on ebay.com (12 in a pack) that come in 12 white or 12 colored. Mine were 2 each of pink, yellow, purple, green, blue, & black. I use them for making my own essential oil blend inhalers, but I really like your hidden storage idea! Really neat idea. Definitely going to give this a try! Thanks!!

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  • mdeloor commented on gravityisweak's instructable Top Secret Tissue Box1 month ago
    Top Secret Tissue Box

    I've done something similar with the cube shaped tissue boxes using adhesive velcro dots. But I like your magnet idea much better! My purpose for doing it was to make the cube shaped tissue box refillable. I like their size, but the stores charge twice the price for half the number of tissues. Being able to refill the cubes is a win win for me. Also if you open them up completly as you also done, and lay them flat, you can mist the surface with either a decorative spray paint to match your decor, or a spray adhesive. If you do the spray adhesive you can cover the box with a light weight fabric or even another type of paper to better fit your decor. I have one in my bedroom that has a combo of fabric & gold & white paper doillies. Looks like I'll be modifying it to your much imp...

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    I've done something similar with the cube shaped tissue boxes using adhesive velcro dots. But I like your magnet idea much better! My purpose for doing it was to make the cube shaped tissue box refillable. I like their size, but the stores charge twice the price for half the number of tissues. Being able to refill the cubes is a win win for me. Also if you open them up completly as you also done, and lay them flat, you can mist the surface with either a decorative spray paint to match your decor, or a spray adhesive. If you do the spray adhesive you can cover the box with a light weight fabric or even another type of paper to better fit your decor. I have one in my bedroom that has a combo of fabric & gold & white paper doillies. Looks like I'll be modifying it to your much improved magnet method! Thanks so much for the great "ibile". You've got my vote!

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  • Blue Light Blocking Glasses From Pill Bottles

    This is a great instructable! I am definitely going to give this a try, just for the fun of it. I actually have a pair of the "Yellow Driving Glasses" that help with road glare at night. I absolutely love them, but not their price tag (they were about $30 Canadian + 12% tax). But I find they absolutely do work for the night vision/road glare problem. I have always had huge insomnia issues my whole life, so I wonder if these might help me in the evenings pre-bedtime? I usually shut down any devices at least an hour prior to lights out, and just read a book. Sometimes that works, but many times it doesn't, so here's hoping!May take me a while, but I'll be sure to let you know how they turn out! And if they work!!Thanks again!

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  • mdeloor commented on scoochmaroo's instructable Easy Pie Crust2 months ago
    Easy Pie Crust

    Any idea of how this would taste using one of the new & nifty flavored Vodkas, instead of the plain stuff?? I picked up a Pineapple Vodka & a Berry Vodka on my last cruise to Alaska. Never was a Vodka fan until these.I've used the "vinegar" recipe most of my life, and it's been awesome, but I'm always willing to try something new!

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  • mdeloor commented on a-morpheus's instructable Undead Pan3 months ago
    Undead Pan

    Nice "ible", and well done on the great score of not only finding the pot & lid, but more importantly, on recognising their value! I have a stainless steel chain mail scouring pad that I purchased from www.Lehman's.com especially for my cast iron cookware. I only use hot water & the pad for cleaning my pans. Though they rarely have anything burn/bake on, the pad works great for the times they need a "scrub".Hubby is allowed to use the pans, but not to clean them. Not after he thought he was doing me a favor & S.O.S. padded the seasoning off of a 30+ year old skillet ?. He meant well, but I nearly cried.This set turned out wonderfully, and look like you'll be able to leave them to future generations of loved ones!

    Nice "ible", and well done on the great score of not only finding the pot & lid, but more importantly, on recognising their value! I have a stainless steel chain mail scouring pad that I purchased from www.Lehman's.com especially for my cast iron cookware. I only use hot water & the pad for cleaning my pans. Though they rarely have anything burn/bake on, the pad works great for the times they need a "scrub".Hubby is allowed to use the pans, but not to clean them. Not after he thought he was doing me a favor & S.O.S. padded the seasoning off of a 30+ year old skillet ?. He meant well, but I nearly cried.This set turned out wonderfully, and look like you'll be able to leave them to future generations of loved ones!

    Nice "ible", and well done on the great score of not only finding the pot & lid, but more importantly, on recognising their value! I have a stainless steel chain mail scouring pad that I purchased from www.Lehman's.com especially for my cast iron cookware. I only use hot water & the pad for cleaning my pans. Though they rarely have anything burn/bake on, the pad works great for the times they need a "scrub".Hubby is allowed to use the pans, but not to clean them. Not after he thought he was doing me a favor & S.O.S. padded the seasoning off of a 30+ year old skillet. He meant well, but I nearly cried.This set turned out wonderfully, and look like you'll be able to leave them to future generations of loved ones!

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  • mdeloor commented on ReelHeat's instructable 5 Useful Paper Clips Life Hacks4 months ago
    5 Useful Paper Clips Life Hacks

    I love stuff about like hacks! Paper clips can certainly be useful little gadgets for a number of things.However, when it comes to a sense of security about locking your suitcases, anything with a zipper can be broken into by simply pressing anything with a point, like the nib of a ball point pen, between the zipper "ribs". We found this out from a hotel staff member when my husband couldn't find the key for his locked suitcase. The key was inside, so we were able to remove the lock & "repair" the zipper. Looks like those old Samsonite cases might still be the best thing going when it comes to secure luggage.Cable ties can work just as well as a lock and are also cheep. Just chuck a few extras in your carry-on for the return trip.My dad always said that "lo...

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    I love stuff about like hacks! Paper clips can certainly be useful little gadgets for a number of things.However, when it comes to a sense of security about locking your suitcases, anything with a zipper can be broken into by simply pressing anything with a point, like the nib of a ball point pen, between the zipper "ribs". We found this out from a hotel staff member when my husband couldn't find the key for his locked suitcase. The key was inside, so we were able to remove the lock & "repair" the zipper. Looks like those old Samsonite cases might still be the best thing going when it comes to secure luggage.Cable ties can work just as well as a lock and are also cheep. Just chuck a few extras in your carry-on for the return trip.My dad always said that "locks are just to keep honest people honest". If a dishonest person wants to break into something, they will always find a way.Thanks for the hack ideas!

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  • mdeloor commented on kimaj's instructable How to Make Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag1 year ago
    How to Make Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

    It's all about understanding the milk fat percentage in the dairy products.Homogized milk has 3.25% milk fat.Half and Half cream has 10 % milk fat. Coffee cream has 18 % milk fat.Whipping cream has 32 % milk fat.Hope this helps simplify the confusion?

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  • mdeloor commented on deluges's instructable How to do a Western Union Splice1 year ago
    How to do a Western Union Splice

    Wait a second...did you just say that there's heat shrink TAPE? I've only ever seen/used the tubes. Where can I find the heat shrink tape? I prefer the tubes, but there have been a few times when the tape would have come in very handy! Nice *ible* by the way! Been doing my splices like this since high school ? and that's going back more than just a few decades!?

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  • mdeloor commented on LuigiG's instructable Cornhole Pallets1 year ago
    Cornhole Pallets

    Love your "ible". I've seen a game like this before called pitch-a-hole. http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page.aspx?cat=2... It uses 9 square boxes (3 across, 3 down) numbered differently, into which one tosses the bags to score points. Starting with the top left side the numers are 8 -1-5, the second row is 4-9-2, the bottom row is 7-3-6. We play it like blackjack without the dealer. Distance from the "box" is different for playing with the grown up or the little ones. ? We each have to use all 4 of the bags. Bags not landing in a box, or off the board must be replayed until they land in a square numbered box (We play with 4 sets of different colored bags & just keep track of the people's names for score keeping). I'm sure there are other ways to play it. In o...

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    Love your "ible". I've seen a game like this before called pitch-a-hole. http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page.aspx?cat=2... It uses 9 square boxes (3 across, 3 down) numbered differently, into which one tosses the bags to score points. Starting with the top left side the numers are 8 -1-5, the second row is 4-9-2, the bottom row is 7-3-6. We play it like blackjack without the dealer. Distance from the "box" is different for playing with the grown up or the little ones. ? We each have to use all 4 of the bags. Bags not landing in a box, or off the board must be replayed until they land in a square numbered box (We play with 4 sets of different colored bags & just keep track of the people's names for score keeping). I'm sure there are other ways to play it. In our case you are trying to get the highest score WITHOUT going over 21. If you go over 21 you get a zero score for that round. You can decide before you begin how many rounds you want to play before you total the scores. In the end, the person with the highest score wins. Any ties between players are settled by a "toss" to determine highest score. Prizes are optional. We're always expected to bring it to our neighbourhood get togethers, indoors or out, all year round.

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  • mdeloor commented on veryrealperson's instructable Outdoor Pallet Garden1 year ago
    Outdoor Pallet Garden

    Put another one on top with highs to keep the neighbourhood cats from using it as a giant later box! When you open it up it also makes for a fun platform. If you just make the top part a frame with corner braces, you can put one of those little blue wadding pools in it for a sun & surf spot. Pound a 2 inch wide PVC tube a foot or so into the ground leaving 2 feet or so above ground and you have an umbrella stand/holder for shade. Take some more PVC about 3 1/2 inches tall and wide enough to hold a beverage container of your choosing and use hose clamps to attach them to the umbrella stand. Too big a diameter for smaller cups? Just drill a small hole near the bottom and glue or friction fit a long galvinized nail through the hole. You can use a small cork or block of wood in the ins...

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    Put another one on top with highs to keep the neighbourhood cats from using it as a giant later box! When you open it up it also makes for a fun platform. If you just make the top part a frame with corner braces, you can put one of those little blue wadding pools in it for a sun & surf spot. Pound a 2 inch wide PVC tube a foot or so into the ground leaving 2 feet or so above ground and you have an umbrella stand/holder for shade. Take some more PVC about 3 1/2 inches tall and wide enough to hold a beverage container of your choosing and use hose clamps to attach them to the umbrella stand. Too big a diameter for smaller cups? Just drill a small hole near the bottom and glue or friction fit a long galvinized nail through the hole. You can use a small cork or block of wood in the inside to nail into if the nail does not reach all the way across. That will prevent little hands from injury, as you just KNOW they're going to stick their hands in there!

    What a great garden!! The only thing that I would consider changing for our area, is putting the 4 x4 posts to a height of 8 feet above ground (not sure how deep I'd have to dig the holes?) on the outside perimeter and adding deer netting to the top of my posts. We have a really bad problem with deer here, and they make planting a garden hopeless! I love them though, so a fence is my only option. My way the boxes would be on the inside and less accessible to Bambi & Thumper. They still would get anything that pokes through the mesh. I guess that makes it a win win for everybody. After all...we all gotta eat!?

    I meant to say hinges in the first sentence. I really hate auto-correct at times. *Sigh*!

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  • mdeloor commented on mmoffat's instructable Pallet Shed1 year ago
    Pallet Shed

    great job! Just wondering if this required any kind of building permit?

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  • mdeloor commented on ClenseYourPallet's instructable Pallet Wood Co-Sleeper1 year ago
    Pallet Wood Co-Sleeper

    just realized that you could also remove the 2 legs so that it could fit directly on the floor...add an extention and a larger mattress and you have a toddlers bed that's only a few inches off the ground (no worries about her ever falling out of bed). As she gets older & might want it higher, just add legs again.If I were planing on going that route I'd first check on what size they make those handy fitted sheets for toddler sized or twin sized sheets. That way the current bed *length* would eventually become the bed's *width*. ?This could turn your co-sleeper into a multi-purpose piece of furniture lasting a couple of decades,....... or even generations (ya know,....for the grandkids)!?

    You can even modify it in future once you all outgrow it. Would make a lovely reading bench in her room as she grows. Just remove the board that goes under the mattress, & add 2 more legs. I'd actually go for a leg that fits up inside the 4 corners of the base for better stability for 4 legs; that would also lower the seating height to make it lower/easier for a toddler/young child to get up or down. Plus by doing it that way, you could re-purpose the entire mattress board towards making her a little bookcase or some adjustable shelves on kv brackets! Toss a few small pillows on the new reading bench & a soft blanket & you have a great nap nook! Geez, now I want to make an adult sized one for myself! Love your idea obviously!

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