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Flexible Block Molds
Drilling the bottle out in the open as shown is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS!!! It should at least be in a protective barrel to contain explosive fragments and protect the drillers legs and body. The person holding the drill should have on at least elbow length heavy leather gloves and a full face and neck shield. And 5 seconds drilling before re-wetting every thing would probably be better. And taking the bottle to a professional glass shop so they can put the hole in it would be even better. It would probably only cost a few bucks but would definitely be more safe. Also, once you get the bottom cord in place, before you plug the top - you can put stuff in the bottle to hide the cord, make bottle label show up better, add decorative value, etc as long as it fits through the bottle neck.
Simple One Part Mold
I love the insanely bright LED flashlight!!! But it's way beyond my skill level and with the inaccurate schematics I don't dare ask my husband or son to help me with it. So I guess I'll just stay inside when it's dark.
Introduction to Mold Making & Casting
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Try epicgardening.com, emgn.com, thekitchen.com - can regrow green onions, garlic, Bok Choy, carrots, basil, celery, romaine, cilantro, sweet potato & ginger - some have to be planted in soil after roots develop but websites should tell you more
Mold Making & Casting Class
I'm just learning about this so if this is a really stupid question, forgive me! I know the plants are supposed to get their nutrients from the fish waste. But where does the fish get it's nutrients? You didn't leave any kind of opening to put in any fish food. And do you ever have to change the water? I'm guessing the water would have to be refilled from time to time due to evaporation. I saw a show on PBS that went even further - aquaponics - the fish tank was actually big enough to grow fish to eat and the plants were in several different garden beds and even included perennial vegetables. I would love to be able to do that and grow my own shrimp and lobster!
Seems like a lot of work and probably cut fingers when you could just start a fire with your lighter, cut a green stick with your pocket knife and cook your meat on the green stick over the fire. You could use the same principals you used with the pop cans on a commercial size canned goods can and have a made in advance, reusable cooking stove for your Bug Out bag.
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.
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
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.
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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