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  • savagemom2 commented on RoboKnights's instructable Red-Headed Woodpecker Nesting Box3 days ago
    Red-Headed Woodpecker Nesting Box

    Congratulations to the RoboKnights for having the stamina to complete this labor intensive red headed woodpecker nest box! Shame on their adult leaders for not insisting on approved eye protection for everyone - leaders included. Additional measurements would have been helpful such as how long is the log, how big should the entrance be, what shape - round, oval, something else and which direction - vertical or horizontal, how deep does the cavity need to be and about how big. Or does the woodpecker take care of that? Also, if this design is approved by any national bird group it should be mentioned as it would support making this type of nest box.

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  • savagemom2 commented on deba168's instructable DIY Solar Powered Mason Jar1 month ago
    DIY Solar Powered  Mason Jar

    Nice ible!! Instead of just painting your jar, you could use Armour Etch - a glass etching cream, also available on Amazon for a permanent change to glass. Paint will chip. Not 100% positive it will work on canning jar but canning jar lids will fit on other jars. Can also easily use to create designs in etching - stripes, swirls, zigzags, etc

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  • savagemom2 commented on jessyratfink's instructable how to bind an embroidery hoop3 months ago
    how to bind an embroidery hoop

    I'm going to caution against using the sticks-to-itself surgical tape. Since it only sticks to itself; the only difference it will make is in not having to sew the ends. I used this when our dog had an injury to his leg. It was the only tape I could wrap around his leg that would not stick to his fur. The only way it would help in the wrapping is if you overlap the wraps and the instructions repeatedly say not to do that. Also, it is more expensive than the other suggested products.

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  • savagemom2 commented on schouw's instructable Canned cherries3 months ago
    Canned cherries

    Schouw - I hate to say this but your 'ible' is missing the canning part. You are going to make people very sick if they do not process the cherries in a boiling water bath for the appropriate length of time. You may have gotten lucky and added enough sugar to preserve the cherries but not everyone likes the same level of sweetness. And you say how much sugar to use depends on the sweetness of the cherries so there is no guarantee your cherries will not spoil. Try the "Ball Blue Book" for clear simple canning directions. Or just Google "how to water bath can".Also, some of your jars appear to be re-used jars. These are not acceptable for home canning. When you remove these jars from the boiling water bath and they are exposed instantly to room temperature, they may ...see more »Schouw - I hate to say this but your 'ible' is missing the canning part. You are going to make people very sick if they do not process the cherries in a boiling water bath for the appropriate length of time. You may have gotten lucky and added enough sugar to preserve the cherries but not everyone likes the same level of sweetness. And you say how much sugar to use depends on the sweetness of the cherries so there is no guarantee your cherries will not spoil. Try the "Ball Blue Book" for clear simple canning directions. Or just Google "how to water bath can".Also, some of your jars appear to be re-used jars. These are not acceptable for home canning. When you remove these jars from the boiling water bath and they are exposed instantly to room temperature, they may explode causing horrendous damage to anyone in the area. The purchased canning jars are specially made to endure the sudden temperature changes. My mother-in-law taught me to can roughly 40 years ago and she learned to can probably 40 years before she taught me. Years ago, companies would sell their products in jars that could be re-used for canning and it was clearly advertised on the jars as a selling point. Companies, at least in the USA, do not do that today. Since you use weights as measurements, I do not believe you are from the USA - not a problem for me - but the jars must be labeled as safe for re-use in canning no matter where you live..

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