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there is a version of the useless machine that uses an arduino with all sorts of different ways of hitting the switch... a slow, prolonged one, a version where it shoots out really fast, one where it fakes you out. pretty cool. This one is excellent though, because it uses a 555 which is great! nice thinking "outside the box" sorry. had to use that.
It is a lovely amp. Well made and I am sure it sounds great. My only criticism is that Instructables is about providing the info to allow others to build something. If you could post a detailed process or schematic this would be an excellent 'ible and I would build it for sure!
Well done! I agree with people who are commenting that it is a trick and not a puzzle but really, that doesn't matter. Its an excellent 'ible, well laid out and clever. Thanks! BTW... just as a warning... using a router with a small round disk is pretty risky. Perhaps come up with a jig using the holes to stabilize the disk and stop it from spinning by accident?
As a fellow contest winner I must say your instructable deserved the Grand Prize. Well done!!
Well done! Clear 'ible and in a nice personable voice. My daughter is excited to try this! (I voted for you BTW) -stu (the leather sandal guy)
Very classy! Thanks. What is your entry?
Thanks! That really is a compliment. I don't sell them but do check out Davy's site. He does sell them and he is an amazing craftsman!
Excellent! Thanks for putting this out. I am thinking it would also be useful for silver soldering when working with jewelry.
What?? NOT super hip? I guess my ancient fashion sense is way out. :-)
Thanks to all the great comments! I updated the 'ible to include a link to Ebay for the Cut Tacks used in the step "Nailing Uppers to Sole". Thanks cuyler1 !
Awesome ideas! I would like to tool the ankle strap... maybe a subtle pattern around the edges? My daughter wants to try these but with a more feminine touch and bejewelled would be perfect! Please try your ideas than take pics! I only nail through the two layers of leather... the upper and insole. I Barge the rubber sole onto the insole after I have finished nailing. Video is in the future for sure if I get a chance!
Great question! When I lived in Rwanda the shoemakers would find old tires than use a hacksaw to cut the rubber into usable sizes. The catch is to try not to use steel-belted type because the steel bands are super sharp. Of course you can still use them but be very careful. I would suggest looking for rubber in your local business listings or call up your local shoe repair places and see if they will sell some to you. Please post pics!! :-)
Thanks! Hopefully not too wordy... i tend to ramble :-)
Thank you so much for the great feedback! I really appreciate it!
Thanks! I really enjoy doing this stuff :-)
Thank you! I really appreciate the feedback.
Thanks! Give it a try and post pics of the end result!
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Excellent! Thanks for making such a clear and concise 'ible. It has inspired me to try forging a knife rather than using a hacksaw and files. I also appreciate the idea of using a chain. Of course, people may be critical about specific metals, terminology and working temperatures but I think that is missing the point, which is to TRY and do your best to create something. Especially something that you may not have tried before. Thanks again!
This reminds me of Crocodile Dundee who, in one scene was shaving with a bic until the lady love interest was in sight at which point he switched to a huge manly knife. Why do this 'ible? Because we CAN. Awesome!
I have had a similar experience using a router to clean the bottom of a maple bowl I spent many hours turning from a solid blank... Loss of control and BAM huge groove along the side of the bowl. A friend used a router to do a similar thing as you but his hand was the object of the routers attack. Not pretty.
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