What kitchen tools are absolutely essential to you?
Topic by garnishrecipes | last reply
Many years ago I purchased an essential oils mixture from a small company that sadly is no longer in business. This spay smelled exactly like leather, but I have no idea what the actual makeup was. The closest thing I have found commercially is the leather scented air freshener from Yankee Candle. Aside from running the inventory of a Wilson's Leather Store through a juicer, does anyone know a recipe for a leather scent?
Question by Lorddrake | last reply
Hi,I have a lot of impure essential oil that has a lot of water in it and was thinking about ways to get some of the water out. Would salting out with Epsom salts work? I've seen an Instructable where a nonpolar solvent is used to extract nepecatalone https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Kitty-Crack%3a--ultra-potent-catnip-extract/ would one be able to use a solvent that is immiscible (I swear that's a word) in water to get the constituents that are not water soluble out of the water?Also can common solvents (I'm thinking alcohol, acetone, and toulene) be salted out to increase the concentration? Would this work with dilute hydrochloric acid?-mitch
Topic by fearofsquirrels | last reply
Like if you had a power source connected to 2 wire's and then you connected those 2 wires to a switch and then back to the original wire's. And then you'd switch the power from the original power source, to itself. What would it take to make a power loop that wouldn't power anything essentially, but would still run in a loop?
Question by gabe94 | last reply
I'm trying to find a place that sells essentials oils that are good but still at a nice price. Also I know some say they are not safe for body use but only for things like candles, etc. For shampoo, fabric softener, etc. wouldn't you want body safe oils?
Question by sshafer2 | last reply
What are the obscure, but essential tools that you can't live with out? I'm building my toolkit for my dorm room (and for the rest of life) so I need suggestions!
Question by barnes | last reply
Okay so a friend gave me a bottle of essential oil, Vanilla extract. I know you can make perfume/cologne with it but what else can I use it on? I don't want it to go to waste. So far, I've made a bottle of cologne and dabbed a bit in my Moleskine to make it smell nice. I still have plenty and I just feel the need to use it up. Anyone know any other good projects i could use it on? Please and thank you. :D
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I bagged (cellophane bags) and tied two pound bags of scented salts about 2 weeks ago and the scent has disappeared. Also, my food coloring doesn't mix well in the Epsom salts either. For instance; red and blue is not making lavender color no matter how uch I increase or decrease the colors.
Question by KathleenN | last reply
I'm interested in starting to buy some tools to keep around for any things I may want to attempt to build. There are just so many different kinds of tools out there..and they are expensive. So before buying anything I'd like to know your top ten tools that you couldn't live without (excluding the really basic tools like screwdriver, hammer, pliers, wrench etc.)Also please share your experience with different brand name tools. Which brands would you reccomend, and which would you stay away from?
Topic by nightmaresyndrome | last reply
i have a avr micro controller development board for which i have to require a 12volt/500 mamp adapter but i have a 12volt/1amp adapter .Can i use the 1 amp rating adapter for same voltage?
Question by SarikaBharilya | last reply
I lost the cable for it, but I've already ordered a new (wired) sensor bar. This one doesn't have the option for batteries, since it charges directly from the console. Anyone have any ideas?
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Question by haye | last reply
I'm wanting to build a SFE co2 extraction "plant" home or garage unit...i am trying to use it with essential oil extraction projects...especially with cedarwood ( i have a successful steam distillation business, distilling and fractionating cedarwood oil and blending it with various carriers to provide my cedar based pesticides and lawn care products)...but i want to increase efficiency and potency, etc. the USDA did testing with cedar and co2 SFE and had great success. i am trying to build a unit...many ideas out there...but very few clear details, videos, pictures, etc... i want to use for cedar, algae, kelp, bamboo, etc....various essential oil products... the sad thing is i can find vague info from either large commercial units or from cannabis users... IDEA's ?!?!?!?!?
Question by IdeaVault | last reply
I'm trying to locate "recipes" for a DIY effusion lamp oil. I found the basics-10-12 drops of essential oil per 16 oz. at least 91% alcohol, but some of these oils are expensive also. I'd like to recreate the Claire Burke Original scent-it, of course, has been discontinued.Any directions for the Applejack and Peel scent would be helpful too! I have the lamps, but the refill oils for all brands are really expensive;the alcohol can be found at drugstores and Wally-world for about $1.50/16 oz. bottle.The Essential oils are a bit more expensive, but all the info says one must use these-Not the fragrance oils. Apparently, those mixtures will clog the lamp wick or stone .Any and all suggestions for recipes and how many drops/Ml. of the different oils-for ANY fragrances- will be welcomed.
Question by sandfoot | last reply
I don't have a variable capacitor of my own to test this so I am relying on the instructable community. What if you have a variable capacitor tuned so that it is at its maximum capacitance and then charge it in a circuit for 5 tau (essentially full charge). Then you completely removed it from any circuit so that you only had a variable capacitor with two (short) leads not connected to anything. Lastly, you turned the tuning knob so that the capacitor had less capacitance all the way to essentially 0 farads. What happens to the stored energy?
Question by seanroberts | last reply
He is a low tech sort of guy so hard copy manual is best, but not essential. oh time is a factor as his birthday approacheth!
Question by maninamousesuit | last reply
I need a schematic of a circuit that provides a 12v output when a laser is picked up on a phototransistor. Essentially working in reverse of the laser trip wire alarm.
Question by mightywetfoot | last reply
I'm just wondering if anyone else in high school (specifically junior year) is frequently pulling all nighters to get their work done, and essentially "dying" from the process. I am in serious sleep deprivation now, and I'm pretty sure that my eyes are going to implode....
Topic by T3h_Muffinator | last reply
I have made small changes to projects entered into the teacher contest... Just added some pics and changed some language. essentially the same though. do i need to re-submit? When the submissions are judged to they refer to the current version saved online or to the one submitted originally? thanks! -stu
Topic by stumitch | last reply
What do you think about a IR beacon on a keychain that flashes every 10 secs or so while its not moving. (And optionally flash brightly before going into energy saving mode turns when touched) essentially you can use your mobile phone to locate your keys when lost.
Topic by akimbo m | last reply
Can someone make a instructable about how to make an "Ozonator" for water purification similar to that which was on a Discovery TV show called "The Colony"? Essentially they created a water purification station using an Ozone generator they created to purify all of the water they were drinking from the LA storm gutters. Thanks
Question by gideonn | last reply
I've been researching making my own natural sunscreen using coconut oil and shea butter as a carrier for a few base oils (like avocado oil and red raspberry seed oil) as well as aloe and beeswax. All of the recipes I've found online say to use carrot seed oil, which is an essential oil, although they don't specify this and a lot have pictures of what looks like base carrot oil. (carrot seed essential oil being more light yellow in color and carrot oil being more golden) http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/carrotoil.html That's a link to one of many articles that talk about the difference between the carrot seed essential oil and base carrot oil. There are others you can find on the first page of google that go into a little bit more depth about the differences. From what I gather, the carrot seed oil is supposed to have a really high SPF, while the carrot oil is supposed to be great for sun tanning and evening out skin tone, etc. What I can't find is any documentation on whether both can or should be used in making your own natural sunscreen. I am hoping to use both and just wanted to know if it would be a good idea. Thanks.
Topic by dundunnetahl | last reply
So a couple weeks ago, I found a camera tripod with telescoping legs in somebody's garbage. It doesn't fit my camera, but there is essentially nothing wrong with it. So basically I need some ideas for what I should use said tripod for.
Question by stronglad | last reply
How do I make hot processed soap and how can I get fragrance oil or essential oil to hold in the soap after it is made. What is the amount to use that will be enough and how do I make it happen?
Question by bluestockings | last reply
I would like to buy an Oscilloscope but don't knowing what features are essential to have and what are not. There is so many different way to buy one, 60Hz 100Hz 200Hz 400Hz. I see digital and analog scopes. 2 trace 4 trace among many other options. What would be the key things i would want to try and look for in a scope?
Topic by WWC | last reply
It doesn't need to be exactly 10000. that's just my goal. It doesnt need to be mobile and can run off 120vAC. Conversion to DC is expected. Essentially. I need to try and get a handle on the math and practicality of this to understand the scale. Any input is welcome
Question by dggriffi | last reply
I am using a mobile phone tracker site to track my car in case it is stolen. I wanted to adapt the old mobile phone by stripping it down to essentials to ensure that the sim signal was still running but there was no need for the display / keyboard. Is there an instructable or website that offers advice on how to do that? The phones are old nokia phones so not worried if they get trashed.
Topic by carter54 | last reply
Okay so silly question but for a newbie like myself, is there any sort of section for newbies that don't have any idea how to solder or have any experience with electronics? like maybe instructables that just explain how to make simple electronics like... i have no idea how a circuit board works but they are essential to the cooler projects.
Question by mefca | last reply
I'm looking to wire up a plug and play cord to a xbox battery charging station so the cord used to power the station would essentially charge two batteries and a controller. I've never dealt with USB charging, so any and all help would be great. Thanks in advance!
Question by DoctorWoo | last reply
I'm trying to find a way in Microsoft Word, to make a small pocket sized book. essentially one that is printed in a way you can fold/cut it and make it work. I'm looking at like 2"X3". I've seen one one done, but don't know how. Any help?
Question by Tse Gee La | last reply
I had a bunch of fresh herbs, and some home-distilled 180 proof alcohol that a friend brewed. SO, I thought I'd try to make some smelly stuff. I packed a jar with the fresh herbs, and filled it with the alcohol, plus a little tad bit of water. I let it sit for two weeks, and now it's ready to be strained. BUT, I'm not sure what to do with it. Do I use it to make a perfume, room spray, body spray? Can I use it to make an essential oil? Is what I now have called an herbal extract? One jar is fresh sage and rosemary, Jar 2 is rose geranium leaves and rose petals, Jar 3 is lemon verbena, and Jar 4 is lavendar and sage. All advice is welcome!
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So I am looking to make decorative phone cases using a 3D printer. But I have no experience with them. Essentially what I am hoping to do is make snap on or slide on covers. What kind of 3D printer would be able to do this? What sort of designs/colours would I be able to do? Anything I have to take into consideration?
Topic by MrJet | last reply
I am designing a controller circuit(pwm based) to control a 36V,12A pmdc motor to be used in an electric cycle. As i won't have any load changing situation, is it essential to have a tachogenerator feedback or is it fine to just have a current limiting algorithm? Please help me out , am stuck with this for a long time..
Question by elec_freak | last reply