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  • Home Carbonation System for Water, Beer, and More

    Gotta love homebrewers for the detail and rationale. Over generalized of course, but the author and the commenters are to be commended. Critical thinking for the win.

    Oh, so sorry! Twas my overgeneralization of all homebrewers as being explicit in instructions. Many are but some aren't. Your 'ible was fantastic and I voted for you.

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  • thanrose commented on Not_Tasha's instructable Unusual Uses for Nail Polish2 months ago
    Unusual Uses for Nail Polish

    Speaking from experience, I've never found painting nail polish on metal eye glass bows to be more than a temporary fix for corroded metal. But if you only need it a short time...I'll use nail polish to crisp up a thread or yarn for poking through the eye of a needle.It secures knots in macramé.Seals the end of paracord.Can replace a missing plastic aglet.Reinforce the hole for a lost grommet or eyelet.Protect a frequently used key on some devices, or highlight a key on others.Use as paint on washers or keys or other metal objects for windchimes, although the enamel will affect the tone. I would only use it on areas less likely to strike. On jewelry charms, use it any which way.When coating both sides of an item with enamel, suspend from fishing line or a bent paper clip.Multiple...

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    Speaking from experience, I've never found painting nail polish on metal eye glass bows to be more than a temporary fix for corroded metal. But if you only need it a short time...I'll use nail polish to crisp up a thread or yarn for poking through the eye of a needle.It secures knots in macramé.Seals the end of paracord.Can replace a missing plastic aglet.Reinforce the hole for a lost grommet or eyelet.Protect a frequently used key on some devices, or highlight a key on others.Use as paint on washers or keys or other metal objects for windchimes, although the enamel will affect the tone. I would only use it on areas less likely to strike. On jewelry charms, use it any which way.When coating both sides of an item with enamel, suspend from fishing line or a bent paper clip.Multiple coats and a month long cure needed for a thick gloss, although I may try the heat cure IamTedV used in theater production...

    Same idea as labeling and the key ID, but I use different colors to dab a dot on the pots and pans and their matching lids. Some lids fit several pans, etc. I wouldn't use it in very high heat or in the microwave just because I'm not sure how that would work and have no need to try. Also do that with some storage containers.

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  • thanrose commented on sursula's instructable Urban gathering - fruits of the city1 year ago
    Urban gathering - fruits of the city

    Susaner, Look for Green Deane at Eat The Weeds. He gives tours around the state and some elsewhere of edible plants. He used to do these impromptu tours on hiking or canoeing trips last century and now he's doing them as an education business. He's on youtube and other places, has a web site that's eattheweeds.com I think, and has a newsletter. He doesn't touch mushrooms. Too much liability and too much specific knowledge needed.

    Did no one reply to you? If you are lucky enough to live in an area that has chestnuts, you'll see they will gradually split their husks. Depends on maturity which depends on temperature and humidity, but generally late fall. Some may be resistant to splitting, but will if you roast them gently. Just don't roast immature nuts. That stops any further maturation. Same process for most nuts, actually.

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