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  • stickmop commented on stickmop's instructable Patching Holes in Sneaker Toes4 days ago
    Patching Holes in Sneaker Toes

    Ha, you must have impossible nails, Sam. :-)(yeah, still working on that Instructable of yours; need a bigger hole saw)

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  • stickmop commented on StephanP1's instructable Awesome Tape Measure Improvement3 weeks ago
     Awesome Tape Measure Improvement

    I just made one (sorry, it's still clamped down as the glue sets, so no photo).Metric tapes are a little bit hard to come by in the States and they usually call them "engineer's tapes" (so they can charge a bit more for them?). I wasn't ready to convert my only metric tape to the cause, so I used a Harbor Freight 25' tape. I have a half dozen of them lying around since they often give them away free with a purchase.One good thing about the HF tape is that the bottom is flat, once you peel the soft plastic cover off, so no sanding was needed. My base is 4 inches, a squoosh more than 10 cm.

    I just made one (sorry, it's still clamped down as the glue sets, so no photo).Metric tapes are a little bit hard to come by in the States and they usually call them "engineer's tapes" so they can charge a bit more for them. I wasn't ready to convert my only metric tape to the cause, so I used a Harbor Freight 25' tape. I have a half dozen of them lying around since they often give them away free with a purchase.One good thing about the HF tape is that the bottom is flat, once you peel the soft plastic cover off, so no sanding was needed. My base is 4 inches, a squoosh more than 10 cm.

    I just made one (sorry, it's still clamped down as the glue sets, so no photo).Metric tapes are a little bit hard to come by in the States and they usually call them "engineer's tapes" (so they can charge a bit more for them?). I wasn't ready to convert my only metric tape to the cause, so I used a Harbor Freight 25' tape. I have a half dozen of them lying around since they often give them away free with a purchase.One good thing about the HF tape is that the bottom is flat, once you peel the soft plastic cover off, so no sanding was needed. My base is 4 inches, a squoosh more than 10 cm.

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  • stickmop made the instructable Cheap, Easy, Low-waste Bookshelf Plans2 months ago
    Cheap, Easy, Low-waste Bookshelf Plans

    I've made three of your platform beds now and this past week I made a variation of these bookshelves (my third set of these). I wanted some 1x8 shelves to fit along one section of my garage in my latest house and I wanted them flush with the wall. So...I cut the threaded rod around 12" long, found the studs and drilled 7/32nd" holes a couple of inches into the studs at the height I wanted for 7 shelves. Then I "screwed" the threaded rod into the studs with my drill. They snugged up nice and tight in the holes. Once that was done, I held each 1x4 support up to the row of rods and tapped them with a mallet to mark where the holes should go, knowing that my stud drilling didn't follow my plumb line. Then I drilled holes for the 2 or 3 longest rods, and repeated the tapp...see more »I've made three of your platform beds now and this past week I made a variation of these bookshelves (my third set of these). I wanted some 1x8 shelves to fit along one section of my garage in my latest house and I wanted them flush with the wall. So...I cut the threaded rod around 12" long, found the studs and drilled 7/32nd" holes a couple of inches into the studs at the height I wanted for 7 shelves. Then I "screwed" the threaded rod into the studs with my drill. They snugged up nice and tight in the holes. Once that was done, I held each 1x4 support up to the row of rods and tapped them with a mallet to mark where the holes should go, knowing that my stud drilling didn't follow my plumb line. Then I drilled holes for the 2 or 3 longest rods, and repeated the tapping process, trying to keep each rod pretty level. Once the supports were up, I snapped the shelves in (toward the supports) and tightened the nuts. Instead of using cap nuts, I used regular nuts and cut them mostly flush with my saws-all. Looks and works good!

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  • stickmop's instructable Curtain Cleats --- Cord Management 101's weekly stats: 4 months ago
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  • stickmop commented on jaoami's instructable SUP From Whitewater Canoe4 months ago
    SUP From Whitewater Canoe

    I was going to guess a Blue Hole OCA - mine was almost that thrashed when I sold it. Those old flat bottom whitewater ABS canoes were the original SUPs to my way of thinking - I even ran a few Class III drops in mine standing up. They did oil can/flex a bit. Cool repurposing!

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  • stickmop commented on mirandmanga's instructable Stackable Pencil Trays 1 year ago