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  • mwitherspoon commented on Pricklysauce's instructable Vehicle Key Safe3 weeks ago
    Vehicle Key Safe

    Or a DIY version of thishttps://www.walmart.com/ip/HitchSafe-HS700-Key-Vau...orhttps://www.centralrestaurant.com/Mesa-Safe-MHK1-0...

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  • mwitherspoon commented on rmomberg's instructable Lab ATX Powersupply1 month ago
    Lab ATX Powersupply

    Great instructable! I too have several of the power supplies boxed up waiting this much attention. Sadly I usually just grab one and hotwire it up for the project. As for the writing - dude your way above most American students entering college these days.

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  • mwitherspoon commented on LabRatMatt's instructable Hybrid Rocket Engine1 month ago
    Hybrid Rocket Engine

    Had your nozzle become obstructed this could have quickly gone from rocket test to pipe bomb. And this is experience talking.When I was a youngster, I did similar "experiment" with an empty CO2 cartridge gunpowder and a fuse pulled from a fire cracker.Lit the fuse. Fizzle, Then a quick flame about 6'', A loud shriek. It moved about 2 inches, then BOOM!! Since that day I have a constant ringing in my ears. Its nerve damage. I'm 54 now - obviously that's not going away.I found the CO2 cartridge several days later over 70 yards away.As some said "it's a learning experience". Yeah - but only if you survive!

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  • The Single Most Effective Way to Get Rid of a Sunburn

    As a life long desert rat here's a bit more advice. One you realize your sunburned flush with cool water IMMEDIATELY. Do not waste time with preparations as above, your goal is to remove the heat ASAP to prevent further burning. As previously stated nothing will "get rid" of a sunburn. Of course there is the obvious advice "prevention" is best thing.For post treatment Aloe is a decent salve to relieve the after effects, and anecdotally seems to speed the healing. Many of us Zonies have an Aloe plant or two growing arround our property

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  • Clear Sink Clog - FAST, NO BUCKETS, NO CHEMICALS

    Funny how the ladies are exempt from certain household chores. I swear I'm going to start painting my fingernails so that I can claim "I can't do that - it'll ruin my nails"

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  • mwitherspoon commented on makjosher's instructable The Anywhere Outlet7 months ago
    The Anywhere Outlet

    I've made several like this for my garage. Two with 4 120 outlets and one with 2 120 outlets and a switch to power it on and off. Making these are not necessarily cheaper than buying an average outlet strip. But their toughness for garage use is far superior! Plus if you did break an outlet (which I have) its cheaper to fix than replacing an entire outlet strip. You can also get longer 3-gang boxes for up to 6 outlets. Be sure to always wire the ground properly and the neutral and hot wires to the correct sides of the receptacle, this will help prevent shock hazards and possible damage to equipment.

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  • mwitherspoon commented on Pask Makes's instructable Homemade Bar Clamps9 months ago
    Homemade Bar Clamps

    Great looking tools and great work you put into them. Definitely something to be proud of. While I do enjoy the whole DIY and Maker movement, materials and time can add up quickly - I myself have been guilty of this many times over. Sometimes its hard to beat a commercial product. I realize you are in Australia, I'm just curious what a product like this would cost to get shipped to you there. https://www.amazon.com/52-2-Inch-Clamp-Fixture-Black/dp/B0000224CA/ref=sr_1_5?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1479735117&sr=1-5&keywords=pipe+clamp

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  • Medium sized DIY - CNC 20" x 30" work area

    Thats great work there! I so want to build a CNC router, problem is I really don't have that much need for one - or space to put it!.A note about the problem you mentioned - running onto the limit switch and having trouble manually moving the machine off of it. The limit should only inhibit drive to the one axis and only in the direction the limit is protecting against - so you should be able to jog that axis back off the limit using the CNC software. With that said. Some drive boards may not have this ability due to trying to keep the cost/complexity down. Also some will have the limit switch activation also kick the E-Stop in so ALL drive power it cut.

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  • LED Tape - Under Cabinet Lighting - No soldering!

    An easy way is one of these https://www.amazon.com/Leviton-125-2-Pole-2-Wire-A...

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  • DIY Irrigation Pots - a modern take on an ancient technique

    Very cool idea. You could add a plug to keep out the bugs and serve as a water level gauge.One tapered cork fit to plug the hole in the Ollahs.One smaller cork to pass through the hole in the Ollahs.One drinking straw.One bamboo skewer.Drill a hole in the larger cork sized to the drinking straw. Slide the straw through, trim flush. Add a spot of glue if its loose. This acts as a bearing surface for the bamboo rod.Slide the bamboo rod through the straw and poke it well into the smaller cork.Insert this assembly into the hole in the empty Ollahs. Allow the inside cork to rest on the bottom of the Ollahs. Mark or trim the bamboo rod as desired to indicate the empty state. You could add even more marks to indicate various levels if your so inclined.Fill the Ollahs with water. Insert this...

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    Very cool idea. You could add a plug to keep out the bugs and serve as a water level gauge.One tapered cork fit to plug the hole in the Ollahs.One smaller cork to pass through the hole in the Ollahs.One drinking straw.One bamboo skewer.Drill a hole in the larger cork sized to the drinking straw. Slide the straw through, trim flush. Add a spot of glue if its loose. This acts as a bearing surface for the bamboo rod.Slide the bamboo rod through the straw and poke it well into the smaller cork.Insert this assembly into the hole in the empty Ollahs. Allow the inside cork to rest on the bottom of the Ollahs. Mark or trim the bamboo rod as desired to indicate the empty state. You could add even more marks to indicate various levels if your so inclined.Fill the Ollahs with water. Insert this stopper/level gauge. The inner cork should float and shove the bamboo rod up indicating the level of the water.

    Very cool. To keep out insects and also monitor water level.Two corks,one piece drinking straw and a bit of a bamboo skewer.One normal tapered cork to plou the hole, drill a hole through sized for drinking straw. slide straw through the cork cut to flush on both sides.Second cork sized to pass through the hole in the Ollahs.Bamboo skewer, slide through the straw in large cork, stick into the smaller cork. Insert this assembly into the empty Ollahs, allow small cork and bamboo rod to rest on the bottom of Ollahs. Cut bamboo rod to desired length.You now have a water level gauge you can check at a glance, and a plug to keep out the nasties.

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