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  • tryb01 commented on Jake_Makes's instructable Most REDNECK Forge Ever. Period.6 months ago
    Most REDNECK Forge Ever. Period.

    I think this is an ingenious use of found materials. if it didn’t explode I think you can say it was a good idea. It’s a good design for a forge, but just any sink may not give you the same results.

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  • Make Conductive Rubber: Transparent Stylus-iPod/iPhone

    I tried this recipe & had some success but wasn't completely happy with it because the high concentrations of graphite needed made it feel slick/oily & left smudges on things. It wasn't very durable & would break easily if laterally stressed. Lower graphite concentrations meant poor conductivity. It would work one one part & not on another part of the tip. I decided to try substituting super fine steel particles in place of the graphite. Using 0000 steel wool & scissors I made a small amount of steel powder to mix in. This worked much better. The extremely tiny steel fibers are randomly intermixed with the silicon with very few sitting right on the surface so did not scratch the screen at all. Of course, if you concentrate a lot of steel fiber in the exposed part of...

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    I tried this recipe & had some success but wasn't completely happy with it because the high concentrations of graphite needed made it feel slick/oily & left smudges on things. It wasn't very durable & would break easily if laterally stressed. Lower graphite concentrations meant poor conductivity. It would work one one part & not on another part of the tip. I decided to try substituting super fine steel particles in place of the graphite. Using 0000 steel wool & scissors I made a small amount of steel powder to mix in. This worked much better. The extremely tiny steel fibers are randomly intermixed with the silicon with very few sitting right on the surface so did not scratch the screen at all. Of course, if you concentrate a lot of steel fiber in the exposed part of the tip & scrub it hard against the screen you may scratch it. This substitution gave better conductivity all over the tip, no smudges, & much more resistant to breaking/tearing under stress. I work with disabled people some of whom use their stylus to perform many tasks besides touch screen access . They need a durable tip & don't want smudges on everything it touches. Copper or other conductive metal dust could also work but may react to the other chemicals in the silicon caulk.

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  • Easiest, Least Messy Way to Remove Labels From Glass Bottles!

    Another way is to leave bottle out in sun on warm days to soften glue and carefully peel label. Some will come off in one piece. Use the label to pull off sticky remnants of glue from bottle or a peice of duct tape to pull off any sticky remnants of glue from bottle.

    using the citrus base cleaners will dissolve the glue and is less toxic than most other industrial solvents. You need to apply & allow a little time for it to soak under or thru the label & it comes right off. You'll need to wipe gooey glue remains away& wash. Requires minimal water & no scraping.

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