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  • mid_life_crisis commented on rog8811's instructable Dog Anti Bark Screen...... 2 months ago
    Dog Anti Bark Screen......

    We have three ranging from 70 lbs to 110. They howl back at sirens. The smallest one can't figure out how to howl and makes the strangest noise as a result. It's hilarious. The biggest is a Great Pyrenee mix that barks at the flapping of butterfly wings down the block. The whole neighborhood is his to protect, even if he can't leave his own yard.

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  • mid_life_crisis commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Unusual Uses for Duct Tape3 months ago
    Unusual Uses for Duct Tape

    It's disputed history, but the original name was supposedly "Duck", not "Duct" Tape, because of its ability to make a watertight seal. This makes perfect sense as ducts are about the one thing you should never use it on.

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  • mid_life_crisis commented on chuleto's instructable Portable Suitcase Boombox4 months ago
    Portable Suitcase Boombox

    Otherwise, nice job.

    One change I would make is to mount the speaker board to the main compartment instead of the cover. This would allow you to leave the cover intact, so it could protect the speakers during transport or storage.

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  • mid_life_crisis commented on smurray2's instructable Cordless/Corded Drill6 months ago
    Cordless/Corded Drill

    "Nice idea, how well does the drill cope under load with the loss of the 2.4V?"What smurray2 said. I'd like to know this too.

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  • How to Patch Large Holes in Drywall

    I'm often accused of going overboard, but with a patch that size I would have put backing strips across top and bottom for extra support against cracking over time.

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  • Make Sliding Barn Doors Using Skateboard Wheels

    I have one question. Are those actually roller blade wheels? Skateboard wheels don't generally have rounded edges.

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  • mid_life_crisis commented on wordsnwood's instructable See Through Dice Tower9 months ago
    See Through Dice Tower

    ...or adults who have had perhaps a little too much liquid spirit on game night.

    I really like this. I'm going to have to make one for gaming night."glued in some bamboo skewer pieces as reinforcing dowels." I usually use round toothpicks for this, but bamboo works too.

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  • Beginning Woodworking: Making a Bench Bull - a Basic Miniature Multipurpose Workbench

    "I don't have anywhere to put a full size bench".Sure you do. Build a bench to put in the dining room and make a nice dining top for it that you can set aside when working. If you design it properly and give it a nice stain, it would even look good with the top in place. The wife might get upset, but nothing ventured, nothing gained.

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  • mid_life_crisis commented on lonesoulsurfer's instructable Firestarter & Tinder Case V210 months ago
    Firestarter & Tinder Case V2

    A Zippo pipe lighter with no fuel and the wick and batting removed would make a marvelous fire starter kit. There's a cover to protect the striker mechanism and the hollow body is the perfect place to put tinder and an extra flint. You could even keep the spare flint under the cover. Tuck a small bit of tinder into the chimney and it should go right up. No worrying about fuel drying out.I like your 'ible, but you've now given me an idea I think is even cooler, not to mention brain dead simple to execute.

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  • How To Make A Bright LED Panel For 20$

    Instead of the laptop supply and step down transformer, could you use an old PC supply like so many of us have lying around? It's bulkier and would need to sit on the floor or have a bracket made for the tripod, but it's already putting out 12 volts with plenty of current and filtering.

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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 year 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 Workbench1 year ago
    Perfect Workbench

    That pun was oakay.

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  • mid_life_crisis commented on Yonatan24's instructable Top 10 Vise Hacks!1 year 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 Workbench1 year 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 Harness1 year 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...

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    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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  • 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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  • 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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