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Oh my! This has got to be a dream! I have hedges that go around my yard which is elevated from the sidewalk, making it difficult to maintain and trim, climbing up and down a ladder. The only thing that comes close is construction stilts. Well done.
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With your attention to detail, you could even make the mold with the space for the wood to sit down into it. As for the 'imperfections' I suggest embracing them as in wabi-sabi. You could rub some other material over it, giving it a true art piece look, rather than manufactured. If it's for you, you may want it perfect but other people may prefer an individual look. Excellent explanations of what went well and what didn't.
Do you really need to buy corian? Where I live so much is thrown out during remodeling that you could go years without running out of material.
Can I ask at what point you all learned the concepts here? Was it science class in 8th grade which stimulated your interest, or did it start with building fires at age 10, then realizing you could create fire from electricity after watching a lightning strike, or what? I am wondering just why so many kids prefer to WATCH than DO, even if they play video games, thinking they are involved. Is it lack of confidence to try new things, lack of role models, or what? And even kids who do well in school- physics, chemistry, math is always easier to grasp with experimentation, but many don't seem to get that spark to try.
Eerie glowing jars!
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I'm wondering how and what you are doing related to this project. I'm amazed but not surprised that the public has not demanded more of this technology. Apparently the lobbyists and PR folks at the utilities are earning their pay...
I once bought an old BMW 7 series from my neighbor- computer in the trunk, one of the first on board GPS, etc. One of the accessories was a little battery charger that plugged into the cigarette lighter, with a long cord and little terminal connectors. I never used it but always wondered...
ever tried making a steel drum? They don't use heat other than that of the sun there in the garden, I don't think...
Does anyone know how I can connect a 'cox box' to a portable speaker? It has a cable that plugs into a boat frame but to make it portable what would I need? And what store would have the adapter ports? thanks.
While this explanation is indeed long I would not call it tedious, as it certainly held my attention. My thoughts were that I only wish my children had been exposed to science explained and demonstrated by someone like you, rather than the public and private school teachers they had- without exception I might add. How can we expect children to become interested in Science, Math Technology and Engineering (I mean those without an innate interest) when so many teachers either are not supported in their efforts to go outside the box and innovate, or else simply lack imagination or incentive to do so in the first place. Well done.
LOL- come to Florida we have lots of it. Very few solar panels though. Republican governor.
I like the detail and attention to safety in this. Makes a project sound adaptable and doable. I've seen table tops with objects embedded with clear resin and didn't relate it to the resin on boards,etc. It's starting to make sense.
That was very sweet and a wonderful gift..
As one new to turning (meaning I haven't ever done it) how long does most wood need to season before turning? This is beautiful but even with the frustrations it didn't seem like your first rodeo- I plan to collect some chunks of wood to practice with and find a lot of trees are destroyed in the name of development even if they look healthy, and have seen the finished product from fruit woods and even palm, but I also have some fallen trees of camphor and cedar, even some I don't recognize.
Hello- I love that you kept going and included the mistake! Much better way to learn, other than doing it yourself...Excellent detail of every step and alternatives.. Looking forward to more projects. If only kids today were encouraged to step up and attempt new skills we might find even more makers, but focus is too much on 'multitasking' and 'return on investment' to risk the fail which informs the end. And all that is learned in the process...
I wonder how they look with the original colors. Some are really bright, but maybe doesn't stand out enough.
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