taking a break

Just to let all of you know: I'm going to try and take a break from instructables for a while, I have a ton of stuff to do. Me and my friends have to build 2 grandfather clocks and they have to be done by the 23rd, so I'm going to try and take away the temptation of wasting (constructive ;) ) time on instructables when there are other things that are higher prioity, yet less fun. I also have to do more on my online german, I'm only about 30% done, and I have about 2 and a half months left, so I need to catch up. I'll be back at the beginning of march (or hopefully maybe the 24th of february. I'll c ya guys soon, I just need to get my priorities straight. Of course I will check up on the results for the LED challenge ;) EDIT: oh, and I might be on late at night where I can't make recordings or use power tools, or between tv shows on my ipod ;)

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago

Hello again folks.

I haven't been too active on Instructables for the last year or so as I have been busy trying to put my life back together. A little over a year ago my partner Joan announced out of the blue that "we had run our course", an accumulation of health issues for both of us, family problems & various setbacks had taken its toll on her and she felt it was time for her to concentrate on raising her granddaughter alone. Needless to say this was a hammer blow losing two people I had built my life around tore me apart, it also meant I had to find somewhere to live, I tried to find somewhere I could have even a small workshop but being on a very limited budget it was impossible so instead I rented a small studio flat and put all my tools into storage. My son & I have now rented a garage to use both as storage and a workshop, we were very lucky to get one quite literally yards from my home, it lacks power and lighting so it is still a little limited but hopefully once it is set up I'll be able to start doing a few larger projects once again. In the meantime I have returned to doing the kind of table top projects I made thirty odd years ago when I last lived in a small flat mostly match craft tins & trinket boxes along with a couple of guitar tool & plectrum boxes, not exactly the beds & tables I was building a couple of years ago but it has kept me busy. I have also resurrected a couple of acoustic guitars, restored a nice Fender Squeir Strat and rebuilt my ex's old electric bike, owing to the vertigo problem I have had for the last couple of years I can't ride a motorcycle at present so this has at least given me some independent transport & its far cheaper than using taxis & buses to get around, I'm now on the lookout for materials to salvage and ideas for new projects so hopefully I'll be publishing a few 'ibles quite soon. I hope you don't mind my sharing my recent history with you but now I'm finally feeling more able to move on with my life & get on with making again I felt the need to reintroduce myself in some way. Here are a few pictures of what I've been making on a coffee table & lap tray along with my Fender & the bike which was a rather unattractive mess a few weeks ago & now has quite a smart vintage look to it.

Posted by Nostalgic Guy 3 years ago

Children Medicine Taking

Hi; My 4 yrs boy refuse taking medicine.There is no way except holdin him down. I need home movie clip to learn the right way for holding him down and taking his medicine.

Posted by raymand 10 years ago

Taking instructable requests

So...post what you'd like to see here, and I'll try to do it. I'm taking requests until...until I don't want to take requests anymore!I can do:Basic computing and troubleshootingWord processors, adobe pdf editorAudio relatedSome sculpting, painting, writing, drawingHow to draw instructables robotetc...these are just some of my many talents! :DSeriously, I may not be able to fulfill some requests, but I am more than willing to try! So what instructables would you like to see me do?

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago

NO 2 Pro

Now, an official place to argue against Pro accounts.

Posted by Epeoples 8 years ago

Making shower water colder

For years I have been a fan of taking cold showers, especially in the winter when the water is very cold. But in the summer, the water is not all that cold. Does anyone know, any information, on how to chill the shower water?

Posted by wwlaveck 8 years ago


Hey guys! It's Hiyadudez. Now if you have seen some of my other forums, you will know that I have not been very active lately. Now you all know my famous Knex Challenges right? Well I want to carry them on because they were cool. No wait. I dont want to carry them on, I want one of you, my loyal friends, to carry them on for me :-) Now there are some conditions. Your prizes must include patches, it may just be for the first winner, or all 3, I don't mind. If you are a non-pro member, maybe get Gmjhowe or anyone willing to give out patches to help you out. (I know that Gmj can give patches for successful contests :-P) SO. I am going to hold 'Auditions' to see who will take over them. So in a comment, I want you to include: Your reason for wanting to take over the challenges Will you be commited to making one every week? Could you think of some good challenge ideas? (Dont say them) Are you active here on Ibles? If so, how often do you log on and check things? Are you good at making cool pictures for each challenge? (The ones below were from MS paint :P) Any other thing to persuade me to pick you :-D Good luck and good night! *Elvis has left the building!*

Posted by Hiyadudez 8 years ago

Ipod touch jailbroken screen video app?

I have a jailbroken ipod touch 2nd generation, and i know that even with the official firmware you can take a screenshot by pressing the home and power buttons at the same time, but i am looking for an app, preferably from cydia but if worst comes to worst i will get installer, that allows you to take videos of the screen also. this would be great for me, because then i could run it through the windows movie maker and give it a voiceover and it goes straight to youtube instead of having suckishly blurry quality of my camera. thanks : )

Asked by A.C.E. 9 years ago

how to take lesson? Answered

How to take lessons

Asked by jyotishk131 1 year ago

to take over or not to take over the world

If you could (assuming you can't) take over the world, would you do it? Why or why not?

Posted by bloke2022 8 years ago

is there a cost to take this series ? Answered

Is there a cost to take this series ? so i have to pay something ? if so what do you take ?

Asked by sue.donim.144 5 months ago

Taking back the instructable?

How to take back the 30sec contest entry?

Posted by ramhardikar 8 years ago

Take code off? Answered

Is there a fast and easy way to take code off of your Uno?

Asked by Mike_Man 1 year ago

do i have to take notes? Answered

How do i take notes in this course

Asked by adarshbeelur 1 year ago

World Take Over Instructable?

Anybody interested in doing a Collaboration on "theoretical" world take over/domination and world management?

Posted by KentsOkay 10 years ago

How do i take the back seat out of a 1965 Chevy Impala?

I want to take the seat cover off the seat without ripping it and it seems i can't take it off without taking the seat out. Can anyone help?

Asked by pooker 9 years ago

The link to "butcher block" takes us to "ultimate workbench"? Answered

The link to "butcher block", at the end of this class, takes us to "ultimate workbench".

Asked by cartola 1 year ago

What does it take to get featured? Answered

What does getting featured mean and how do I get featured?

Asked by BLUEBLOBS2 6 years ago

Can u take a GF to a beachside kiosk for a date??? Answered

Can u take a 13 year old GF to a beachside kiosk for a date???

Asked by Instructable04 6 years ago

TechCrunch takes a Tour of Pier 9

Techcrunch takes a tour through Pier 9. Check out the video!

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 4 years ago

How long does it take for a new instructable to show up?

How long does it take for a new instructable to show up?

Asked by Dale_D 5 years ago

Can I receive a CNC certificate for taking this class? Answered

I want to get my CNC certification. Can I get that by taking this class

Asked by Jd1484 1 year ago

Can I take a vidio with the photo booth? Answered

I want to know if I can take a vidio with it or if I can code it differently so it can hook up to the computer and have it take a vidio of whatever I am doing on the computer. Is that possible?

Asked by IsaiahEaston 1 year ago

Take a Nap

Naps: they are no longer for drool emitting grandparents passed out in armchairs. TAKE ONE! It will help boost your alertness, creativity, mood, and productivity in the later hours of the day. Link

Posted by Tetranitrate 9 years ago

How long does it take for Instructables staff to decide if an Instructable will be featured? Answered

How long does it take for Instructables staff to decide if an Instructable will be featured?

Asked by BLUEBLOBS2 6 years ago

How to take the lid off a zippo?

Im trying to make a shorty zippo, but i want to know how to take the lid off, thanks

Asked by Mrcheese15 6 years ago

judging(how much TIME JUDGING takes)

Does any one know how much time judging takes when voting is finished 

Posted by hadi141 6 months ago

Taking boot off of the concrete? Answered

Does the whole boot ever come off of the concret?

Asked by Doreene1946 7 months ago

Why i cannot take part in the 2x4 contest?

When i try to take part in any contest, the list of contests is full of the other contests other than the 2x4. it is missing from the list of contests i can take part in.

Asked by demetris.efrem 2 years ago

Harmon/Kardon PM655 Integrated Amplifier that takes an excessive amount of time to warm up? Can it be repaired?

Seems the longer it sits unused the longer it takes to come on.

Asked by khays1 8 years ago