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  • Secret Compartment Floating Shelf

    I like it. Instead of lag bolts, a couple of short lengths of black iron pipe sunk into studs work as supports for the shelf to slide onto. If you mount eyes onto the edge of the false floor away from the wall, they'll hold the floor up. To drop it, you slide the shelf an inch or two away from the wall so the eyes slip off the end of the pipes. No looking for the magnet your kid took to play with while the bad guys are breaking in.

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  • Flaming Halloween Jack-o'-lanterns

    This is awesome. If it wasn't so blatantly a terrible safety risk, I'd use one for the head of a scarecrow in the front yard.

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  • Pepper's Ghost Illusion in a Small Space

    I love this, but I admit to being a little puzzled.If the plexiglass sheet is right in front of the window, why not just project it onto the window?

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  • mid_life_crisis commented on wold630's instructable Zombie Dolls1 month ago
    Zombie Dolls

    Grandmother's dolls? Please tell us you checked to make sure none of them were collectible first.

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  • mid_life_crisis commented on tomatoskins's instructable Perfect Workbench3 months ago
    Perfect Workbench

    That pun was oakay.

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  • mid_life_crisis commented on Yonatan24's instructable Top 10 Vise Hacks!3 months ago
    Top 10 Vise Hacks!

    The silicon pads are useful, but there's an easier way to accomplish the same thing. You can buy pads for the bottoms of chair/table legs that are about the size of a quarter and already have double sided tape on one side. Stick them to an appropriate sized magnet and instant removable vise pad.

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  • mid_life_crisis commented on tomatoskins's instructable Perfect Workbench3 months ago
    Perfect Workbench

    "Woodworking vice"? It can be an addictive (and expensive if you let it) hobby, but I don't know that I'd call it a "vice".

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  • mid_life_crisis commented on halledean's instructable Leather Underbust Harness4 months ago
    Leather Underbust Harness

    It seems like a major part of cosplay is showing off your "attributes" as best you can, so it seems to me that you should have built in a shelf to show the "girls" off to their best advantage, but that's just the opinion of a typical hetero guy, so take it for what it's worth. In all seriousness, as to removing the gloves and putting your hair under a hat, absolutely. Look at what you're wearing and try to imagine even the most unlikely scenario where it could get caught in a machine and believe it could happen, because it can. When you take off your gloves, also take off any rings or bracelets you might wear. Tuck your shirt into your pants, pulling any loose material to the back. This is one case where a little paranoia is a good thing. If you work alone fre...see more »It seems like a major part of cosplay is showing off your "attributes" as best you can, so it seems to me that you should have built in a shelf to show the "girls" off to their best advantage, but that's just the opinion of a typical hetero guy, so take it for what it's worth. In all seriousness, as to removing the gloves and putting your hair under a hat, absolutely. Look at what you're wearing and try to imagine even the most unlikely scenario where it could get caught in a machine and believe it could happen, because it can. When you take off your gloves, also take off any rings or bracelets you might wear. Tuck your shirt into your pants, pulling any loose material to the back. This is one case where a little paranoia is a good thing. If you work alone frequently, invest in a "dead pedal", which is simply an extension cord with a momentary switch that you step on to complete the circuit. If anything happens, you step off the switch and the machine stops.

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  • How to Use a (Simple) Oscilloscope!

    Appreciate the feedback. In my case it isn't that I'm not capable of the soldering, as I was a bench tech in another life. I just did so much of it that if I never hold a soldering iron again, it'd be fine with me.Anyone know if there is a completed version available?

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  • How to Use a (Simple) Oscilloscope!

    I don't really mind that, as I've been looking for a cheap o-scope to use for stereo tweaking in my car. My issue is that I'm lazy and don't want to have to put the whole thing together and the advertisement is full of contradictions. It could be a kit with bags full of parts, a partially assembled kit, or ready to go out of the box, depending on which part of the page you believe.

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  • mid_life_crisis commented on chrisnotap's instructable Diy Simple Soda Bottle Mousetrap5 months ago
    Diy Simple Soda Bottle Mousetrap

    All the references to cockroaches made me think of the old joke about the guy complaining that his apartment had roaches. He had a problem with killing any living thing, even them, but rationalized it by considering that because he believed in reincarnation, he was probably doing the roaches a favor. They almost had to come back as a higher life form. Seriously, what were the odds of them spending their next lives as lawyers or car salesmen?

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  • mid_life_crisis commented on chrisnotap's instructable Diy Simple Soda Bottle Mousetrap5 months ago
    Diy Simple Soda Bottle Mousetrap

    Diatomaceous earth can be found at some pool supply stores. They use it in some pool filters instead of sand.

    Ditto

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