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  • mr_bandit commented on mr_bandit's instructable Fuzzy Stump Socket Prosthetic5 months ago
    Fuzzy Stump Socket Prosthetic

    Not sure why/how I relied with my brother's account (historymania).I may be in a position to talk publically about this. I would like to use your post (above) as an example of a parent's experience. May I?I played football in high school, as a defensive tackle. (I tried the backfield, but this "hand off" thing really confused me :^). I played in one game where the offensive guard was punching me. The second time, I punched through his facemask with my stub. He hollered for the ref, who told him to suck it up. (I think the ref knew.. and he could not get me on "15 yards for stubbing", nor get me on "hands" ... snicker..) He stopped punching me.Success to y'all and Anthony! ... bandit

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  • mr_bandit commented on Scenic Sauthoff's instructable Traditional Round Farmhouse Table8 months ago
    Traditional Round Farmhouse Table

    Good point about the expansion/contraction of wood.Nicely done.

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  • mr_bandit commented on kotchapong's instructable Why Not "7" 8 months ago
    Why Not "7"

    I like the step of gluing the legs as a set (all at the same time) so they are all at the same angle.Nice clean design. Well done!

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  • mr_bandit commented on timsway's instructable Make Table Tops From Used Drum Sticks8 months ago
    Make Table Tops From Used Drum Sticks

    Well done, and a great tribute for the family!

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  • mr_bandit commented on MarcoGhelfino's instructable Plywood Sphere Table8 months ago
    Plywood Sphere Table

    Good project. well done!I was thinking you could lay out the center on a sheet of plywood, then glue the spherical parts to it. This eliminates the dowels. It would give you a "ridge", but done right, it would give it an interesting look.

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  • The Universal Multipurpose Workbench

    Nice job. Good caveats. Loved the humor.Instead of gluing the mortise/tendons, just put a bolt through the frame/tendons. Use 1/4 inch (a barley kernel). (FYI, your thumb is close enough to an inch wide.) If the joint is tight enough, the bolt will prevent the tendon to work out. Then it's easy to pull the frame apart.A thick plywood also makes a good top without the work of a "butcher block" top. I did like the wing to widen out the table.

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  • mr_bandit commented on JackmanWorks's instructable Pallet Wood Workbenches8 months ago
    Pallet Wood Workbenches

    Nice work. The dado/dovetail joints are a nice touch. I like the oversize then cutting/plaining to size. Good technique and teaching for new woodworkers.I notice you use an Estwing 6 oz framing hammer - the only one I use. Mine is going on 40 years. My second, because I lost the first one when it was a mere 7 years old.

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  • mr_bandit commented on CobyUnger's instructable Superhero Arm11 months ago
    Superhero Arm

    @paulgomes:Your son has roughly what I was born with. Please take my comments in that light.While I am hesitant to tell a parent how to parent, please read my comments about how my parents chose to deal with it on the link below. Simply put, they explicitly decided to ignore it. Now, I am almost 60 and am very happy with my parent's choice. And yes, I am a parent of a now almost 25 yo son. If he had been born without a hand, I would have done it *exactly* as they did.And, no, having one hand does *not* make me handicapped. I went to high school wit another guy with one hand whose parents had made a different choice. *He* was handicapped.https://www.instructables.com/id/Fuzzy-Stump-Socket...

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  • Compliant Prosthetic Hand with Sensorimotor Control and Sensory Feedback for Upper Limb Amputees

    Respectfully, I am going to be a curmudgeon. I have one hand, from birth. No, I never had two hands; that does not matter. The only two differences are (1) does the amputee have pain from the severed nerves, and (2) are they adaptable? You have something complex, prone to fail, and costly. US$550 can buy a house in the areas you want to put these in. One blow from a hammer (by missing a nail) will destroy this.BTW - I build houses for a hobby. I start a nail by holding it between my index and middle finger, with the head on the palm side. I then hold the hammer, so that the nail head is against the shaft of the hammer. Then jam the nail into the wood, release the nail head, tap the nail to seat it, then sink the nail.(I am also an embedded systems engineer and maker. I admire the techni...

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    Respectfully, I am going to be a curmudgeon. I have one hand, from birth. No, I never had two hands; that does not matter. The only two differences are (1) does the amputee have pain from the severed nerves, and (2) are they adaptable? You have something complex, prone to fail, and costly. US$550 can buy a house in the areas you want to put these in. One blow from a hammer (by missing a nail) will destroy this.BTW - I build houses for a hobby. I start a nail by holding it between my index and middle finger, with the head on the palm side. I then hold the hammer, so that the nail head is against the shaft of the hammer. Then jam the nail into the wood, release the nail head, tap the nail to seat it, then sink the nail.(I am also an embedded systems engineer and maker. I admire the technical skill. But you are creating a crutch, not a tool.)Back to the point of having one hand. The only right pains are buying one glove and holding a chisel/punch/etc.In the interest of "put up or shut up", I created this: https://www.instructables.com/id/Fuzzy-Stump-Socket... This uses common, cheap materials, maybe $20, can hit it with a hammer, can attach most anything, and all you really need is the materials, a bowl of water, and a table. The base takes about an hour. The whole thing about two hours.I have to ask: If you "lost" a hand, what could you *not* do then that you can do now? Please ponder this. Remember, I have probably already done it.

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  • mr_bandit commented on jessyratfink's forum topic Call for contest judges1 year ago

    Workshop and Tech (I'm an engineer).

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  • mr_bandit commented on caml2's instructable 1960 Ford F-100 Truck Restoration1 year ago
    1960 Ford F-100 Truck Restoration

    Well done!And $25K is not bad, considering a fair amount of the body work you had to farm out. Any engine rebuild will have machine shop costs. And kudos on doing the transmission work yourself.We had a 1959 F-100 when I was growing up. Learned to drive on it. Good memories - thanks!

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  • mr_bandit commented on mr_bandit's instructable fuzzy stump socket prosthetic1 year ago
    fuzzy stump socket prosthetic

    C'mon - do it right - I recommend a chop saw over a chainsaw - cleaner :^)(Obligatory disclaimer: That was a joke...)Thanks for commenting!

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  • mr_bandit commented on mr_bandit's instructable goat stand1 year ago
    goat stand

    She said they are La Manchia. We are getting abut 0.5 gallons per day.

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  • mr_bandit commented on mr_bandit's instructable goat stand1 year ago
    goat stand

    Thank you for the kind remarks! I have made several goat shelters; the first out of pallets for the walls and scrap 2x4 and plywood for the roof. The last out of the type of pens that use a pipe to connect the pieces, parts from a dog kennel (frame & fencing), tarps, and scrap plywood. The tarps are trapped between the frames and plywood. We get 80+ mph winds, so we gotta build tough.I need to get my son to do an instructable on the chicken house out of horse panels and 2x4s. Design based in a quanset hut.

    No clue. That is my wife's domain. I just make the stuff for her. Sorry I don't have a better answer.

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  • mr_bandit posted an instructable goat stand1 year ago