forked threads and linear threads

Hi. It's about how are organized threads into forums. Currently forum threads are forked : you can reply to a comment separately, and each of your reply will make a new fork if somebody reply to your new comment ... this makes threads like trees ... Personally, I don't find this system very handy, more particularly when the same thing is being actively discussed in several forks. This system is good for short chats and when commenting instructables, but when it's about debating, it quickly becomes confusing ... For the forums, I'd prefer a system with a linear thread where messages are ordered according to time, and where we have to quote the persons we want to reply to. Several discussion could get "multiplexed" on the same thread, but personally, I find that less confusing as long as there are quotes. What's your preference ?

Topic by chooseausername 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 months ago

The first thread!!

After like 10 minutes of clicking the next page button i found it! first threadIt's unofficial because the real first thread could have been deleted. Well that answers one of Patsowers question.

Topic by Easy Button 11 years ago

invisible thread Answered

What's the best substitude for 'invisible thread' ?

Question by tilmen 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Spam Threads

There are a load of spam threads starting, especially for websites selling sporting stuff. Please do not reply to them, just flag them for review then let them fade away down the list of threads. If you want to make a comment, PM the "member" who started the thread.

Topic by Kiteman 11 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Test Thread

I found this , which Instructable's formatting is based off of. So try out some stuff!SuperScript Subscript 3 strikes, you're out

Topic by zachninme 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago

In a threaded rod, are the threads counted in the diameter? Answered

E.g if you have a 3/16 inch threaded rod, will the diameter of the rod exceed the 3/16 inch, or is the rod 3/16 inch regardless of the threading?

Question by astroboy907 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Conductive thread overview

Syuzi over at Fashioning Technology has posted an excellent overview of the various conductive thread options available:'s an excellent reference. She promises a posting on fabric soon.

Topic by rachel 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

alternative to conductive thread.

Ok guys, so i was finishing up a project with my guitar, and i ended up replacing the strings. so i though to myself... what can these be used for. I decided to use them in a project im working on involving a belt, and regular wire would not work well. So, i weaved the guitar string throughout the belt, like you would with conductive thread, and its very very strong, and also flexible. And since its meant to withstand a beating it should last nearly forever. The strings i found to work best are the 3 smallest ones, E B and G, the others are too rigid to bend as much as needed. in the picture that is the third string, so it is more rigid then the first on would be, and i found it to work excellently for what i needed it to.

Topic by adem70 9 years ago

Burning Questions Thread


Topic by iMac 10 years ago

Detect a touch to the threads

Hello. I have a lot of threads stretched vertically. I want to detect the touch them. So that you can then play them like a guitar for example). What is the easiest way to do it (detect touch, not to make a guitar)? What kind of sensors could you recommend for that?

Topic by oleinv 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Threading a glass tube? Answered

Hello, I'm looking to make a prototype and I need to have a thick ( 1/8 of in) glass tube threaded at one end about a 1/4-1/2 in. up so I can screw on a cap. How would I go about getting that done or have one custom made for me? Can anyone help?

Question by haz630 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

How to thread an aluminium rod

Hi, I have got some 1 inch aluminium pipes (GI pipes) which I want to thread. I got the threading machine (hand held racheting type) and when I try to thread using that, it goes about 2 threads and after that, its pain - so stiff and even after exerting all my force, the pipe wont thread. I had read that to thread easier, you should coat the pipe with Wax or threading oil. Is there any other tips or tricks that you have used for threading? Any input is greatly appreciated. Regards, Sujith

Topic by slsujith 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

What is the strongest type of thread? Answered

I'm wanting to make homemade Paracord, and I want to make it as close to military grade as possible in a handmade cord. I want to use strong thread for the core and casing, but I don't know which thread is strongest.

Question by Foaly7 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Depth of the thread cut by a tap?

If I was to drill a deeper hole, I buy a longer drill bit of the intended diameter.  I am sure the same thing apply to the taps as well.  However, in their specifications, I do not see anything about how deep a cut they would make.  So, my question is, what should I be looking if I need to make a deeper thread than than the tap I already have?  I mean is there a number which would say that this tap goes only one inch deep and so on? Thanks.

Topic by kabira 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Double ended threaded rod? Answered

I am looking for some 8mm threaded rod , but it needs to have a left handed thread on one side and a right handed thread at the other does this exist, if so, where can i buy it? thanks chris

Question by ooda55 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Knex Forum (Random thread)

(previously the ****ALL KNEX PPL COME HERE**** forum)Ok this should be now a random thread for knex because the other wasnt working so talk about knex, post your ideas and pictures, ask questions and just generally put it in a couple of words:SHOW OFF!Thanks

Topic by Danny 12 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Can't post in most threads

(If someone could please move this to bugs, I was unable to) A week ago, I found out that I couldn't post on threads with more than a few posts. I can't make a new post, or a reply. I now this isn't because I'm a non-pro, because I see non pros post new comments, and reply to mine, but I can't reply. It started to happen around the same time we got the new comment post thingy.

Topic by Rock Soldier 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Turning a threaded rod with a motor?

Hi everyone, I'm wondering how I could make a motor (with a 4mm shaft diameter) turn a 1/4 in. metal rod. I'm planning on supporting one end of the rod in a piece of wood, and the other of the end will be attached to the motor so that when the motor spins, the rod also spins in the wood.

Question by nelsonliu 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

The 1 o'clock-in-the-morning Thread

Welcome to the 1 o'clock thread. This is pretty much off-topic, but there's a rule: you can only post after 1 o'clock, your time.Just to be specific:Once you go to sleep, even a nap, you can't post until the next day.If you manage to polyphastically sleep, or you don't go to bed until 6AM, somehow making you awake at 1, wait until you're tired.The point is to see how we are on the brink of insanity... this post, as you may or may not see, was written around 1... and I think it shows.

Topic by zachninme 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

The "What are you working on?" thread

Well it's getting kind of annoying to go around asking people or just not being in the know of who's doing what so I had the bestest idea evah!!! Make a thread!! Lik ZOMG!!! Anyways, yeah just post whenever you're making something new and talk about the following. -What you're making -What features it'll have -If and when it'll be posted -And finally any pictures you may have (not required though) And keep it to K'nex please. This is the K'nex forum after all so I'd think that's obvious.

Topic by TheDunkis 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Random Thread: Demystifying LasVegas

The mystery of the man known to us as LasVegas.. Always helpfull, knows almost everything (seriously!)..The one person worthy of a recognition in the instructable archive.. It is one of life's burning question..who is LasVegas.. Can he snap a man in two?? ( i seriously think he could)..Is he an escaped scientist from Area-51?? Does he gamble?? Is it true that he can talk to machines?? Share your thoughts..tributes.. BTW, LasVegas, if you are uncomfortable with this, i'll take it down.. Cheers..

Topic by gyromild 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

TheDunkis's Display and Request Thread

Alright I'm not saying I'm special enough that I should have my own little personal thread dedicated to what I do but...I'm lazy enough that I should have my own little personal thread dedicated to what I do. Why? Simply that. I'm lazy. I don't feel like making a thread/slide show for any new gun I make but I don't want to post it in some other random place. I also don't want to go around asking for ideas whenever I'm stuck. So to put it simple I'm going to display whatever current projects I have here and I'll also take requests. ~Current Project~ FKG (Folding K'nex Gun- Yes very original...) Alright I saw SK's FMG and I wanted to try one out myself. It didn't end up as pretty or as functional as SK's but it is compact and in a very early stage of design. I'm not sure what to do with it because it's at the point where I'll have to completely butcher it to improve it and then that would require whole new ideas on getting the parts that do work to keep working. So as said the only real big difference here is that it's more compact than SK's. Some other differences are -Held in place by a "grip" rather than a "bolt" -At the moment not rubber band loaded -Simpler trigger -Double hinge thingy for the stock to gun connection. So instead of a fixed pivot swing, two different areas rotate to move the stock from the very bottom to just behind the gun. Otherwise it was to fire dark greys with greens as well with a hopper but right now it doesn't work so well. I think the barrel has some friction in it from the way I set it up. I could loosen it up but I'm just going to redesign the gun anways. Should I continue? Or shall I try making a bolt action gun similar to Zak's (but different enough)? Or I'll try something completely new.

Topic by TheDunkis 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Can you give me instructions on Dying Crochet Thread?

I am very interested in dying my own crochet thread due to the lack of colors available in our area. Can you give me the instructions on how this process is done? Thank you so very much for your time. My email address is

Question by swetypi 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

where to buy inexpensive solderable conductive thread (or fine wire for making my own)?

Anybody know good places to buy fairly inexpensive solderable conductive thread (or thin non-kinking wire for making my own)? I don't intend to use it in a sewing machine, my goal being just flexible without kinking. I'd like a nice selection of metal colors also if possible. The Karl Grimm threads are pretty, but I've no idea how to order some or how much they cost, but I'm guessing expensive.

Topic by aliasjanedoe 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

bobbin tangling up

After sewing an inch or so, my item gets tangled in with the bobbin thread. I've rethread the bobbin, got my book out to make sure I'm threading it right but nothing has helped.

Question by DELETED_conniegal 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How to set thickness of the wall with thread? - confetti launcher

We are working with my kids on CAD project - precisely on a simple pressure valve for DIY confetti launcher. Yesterday we decided to design a thread, which assembles nipple of the valve to the wall . We prefer 1.6 mm wall (0.064 inch) because that saves volume and is enough for 1450psi air in case of stainless stell grade 310 (my son found a piece of SS at home, so we decided to use it). However, I'm afraid that in case of turning a thread there would be a need of redesigning wall thickness.  Question: How much thicker should be a wall for 1450psi (working pressure, pumped air or co2) if we add a thread reinforced with green Loctite (hard glue for threads)? What is optimal metric thread for that pressure?  I would be very grateful for standard, formula or table.

Question by mdt2170m 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Navigating large-response topics

As a participant in AngryRedHead's Photo challenge, I've noticed that, as the thread gets longer, navigating it to find my past comments and replies is getting... odd. Using the next and previous buttons seems mixed up.  Sometimes you don't get a new set of comments, sometimes you get a few extra comments in between the ones you already saw, sometimes nothing happens. Similar things happen on other topics with large numbers of responses. (Running XP and up-to-date FireFox)

Topic by Kiteman 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Super awesome secret thread! WOOT!

WHY DID YOU CHANGE?!? Why did you change what was good? This new site is awful! I see pics with no idea of what I'm looking at because the titles and brief descriptions are gone. I can't even hover and get a mouse over text. BTW - the pages don't format right in my OS / Browser combo - couldn't you have tested this first? This was a great site that needed no tweaking. Sad, so very sad....

Topic by The Ideanator 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Suggestions. Locking threads, and suggestion forum.

(I'm positive someone suggested this before) I think we should be able to lock our topics when we want people to be able to read the thread and the comments on it, and don't want people to post on it (for whatever reason, everyone's would be different I'm sure.) One reason I could think of someone asked a question (pre answers section) and someone answered their question, and they don't want people posting on it (for their own reasons). They could click the edit button, on the edit page, their could be another button that says, "Lock this thread." Click that button would lead to a page that said something like, "Are you sure you want to lock this topic?" If they clicked yes, it would be a locked. If they clicked no, it wouldn't be locked. If they ever change their minds, they could un-lock it the same way they locked it. (Click edit, press unlock, and click yes, unlock) Thanks.

Topic by Rock Soldier 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

The Official Failed and Unfinished Projects Thread

This is a thread for everyone to post pictures of their failed and/or unfinished projects. That way when people need ideas for something to build they can come to this thread and find someone's project and build it and improve on it and maybe make it work. There is one rule in this thread: IF YOU USE SOMEONE ELSE'S IDEA/MECH/PROJECT, YOU MUST GIVE THEM CREDIT. I will start the thread off with some pictures of my uncompleted projects. Here is the link to the album on photobucket because I find it easier to upload them there: Guest password is knexinnovation

Topic by jollex 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Thread replies are showing out of context

Timeline:  Ever since the update to the visual layout where the replies etc to are outlined with a fancy new box (handy feature) -- Symptom: The replies are showing as being to the wrong parent - as in they are embedding a level deeper to the wrong person.  I got a notification that I had received a reply (see attached) that the person had said "coolio!" to me, yet on examination, it renders as a child comment to AngryRedHead. I've noticed this ALL OVER, when live replying, it will show new comments as sibling level replies rather than child level replies.  ex: Parent thread. -->reply1 -->reply2 .....--->child reply to reply1  ..... = indent

Topic by frollard 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Old German(?) thread spooling machine?

Although somewhat difficult to explain, I was told this threader was used along with a spinning wheel-the treadle works fine and spins the hooked piece which then feeds the thread to the spools on the right. Ingenious !

Question by ronfoster 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Best thread for stitching and sewing leather? Answered

It has been recommended by many leather experts to use a strong thread for stitching or sewing leather. Would someone please inform me of the right or best thread to use? Thank you very much!

Question by blkhawk 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 months ago

Help on attaching threaded rod to motor

Hello all quick question for you: what is the best way to attach a threaded rod to a motor shaft. This would be similar to a CNC setup. I know you could use a dual shaft collar but I was wondering if there's perhaps a simpler solution?

Topic by Patrick S 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

The what-I-got-for-Xmas thread

Hand knitted jumper, in special container ;-)

Topic by steveastrouk 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Rotary Tool neck thread size

I have several ideas for rotary tool accessories that would make my life easier, but they would have to be attached at the neck. So I need to cut out a hole, and tap it out to the right thread size. Anyone know what that is?

Topic by BoomGuy 11 years ago  |  last reply 6 months ago

confusion over forum thread chronology

Sometimes it's a bit confusing.  It's kinda good that one can respond to a specific post, but...

Topic by Toga_Dan 4 years ago

Sewing a Rolled Hem with Fusible Thread

Don McCunn shares the lovely Sandra Betzina's (whose own Instructables you may be familiar with) technique for sewing tiny rolled hems perfectly every time.  The secret?  A bobbin full of fusible thread!  Check out his great video for more details, and be sure to share your own inspiration here on Instructabes! Click here: Sewing a Rolled Hem via

Topic by scoochmaroo 8 years ago

whats wrong with the thread I taped? Answered

I drilled a 3/8 size hole, taped it with a 10 x 0.5 mm plug tap. Than die taped a 10 mm size rod with a 10 x 0.5 die. I did it all on the drill press so it is at a 90 degree angle. The problem I am having is: The Rod is a little loose in the threaded hole, It won't slip out it is just loose. So why is this?

Question by silenus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

nerf paint job and modification thread

This forum is for pictuers only you can include the range and modifications if desired the pink yellow and white disc shot is my secondary and it gets 70 feet with a stefan the blue and white bbb is my primary and gets 120 feet with a stephan 

Topic by SorryBarry 9 years ago

Making some threads (clothes)....helpz

Guys! My mother insists on me buying new clothes, but most of the stuff here is too gansta for my tastes, so i've decided to make some myself.I want some T shirts and maybe 2 or 3 jackets.oKay, so here's some of the stuff I want:An above the influence jacket. These are not sold.Some above the influence T shirts.I need help in the following things:How to make my own - Tshirts are easy enough, Ill just make some iron ons, theres ibles on this subject If I remember correctlyIts the jacket that worries me, I like the sort of jacket thats fuzzy on the outside. I would like to know if Iron ons would work on this fabric (I'll check what fabric it is later) Or if you know of any other methods.ALso, do you have any suggestions for logos that would make cool shirts?

Topic by Keith-Kid 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Repeat Thread about Repeat Instructables

First point - I am not against different versions of the same item. There are often several equally-good answers to the same question.However...I just looked at the "recent" explore option, and about half the instructables on the first page were repeats of past Instructables. Two almost-adjacent posts were for the same thing.Now, remember, I'm not against different versions of the same thing, but these were very similar to the past versions. Not copied, but re-inventing the wheel, if you will.This has been a bug-bear in the past, with some members getting quite heated about it.I would like, therefore, to propose a set of possible solutions, using the Instructable on writing Instructables:> This could be linked by a permanent, prominent button from everybody's "home" page.> It could be automatically sent to new members as part of the registration process.> It could be highlighted as part of the Contribution process.Alternatively, when one clicks on the "new instructable" link, it could direct the user first to a page with instructions on searching the existing archive for any previous versions of the project before getting as far as writing "step one".I commend the motion to the house.

Topic by Kiteman 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Epic thread patch contest! UPDATED - All gone! Thanks for participating!

I seem to be flush with all these shiny patches! They're burning a hole in my pocket, and I can't wait to give them away.So here's the deal: start or reply to an epic thread on this topic. Comment exchanges that are Epic in some way (epically funny, epically fail, epically thoughtful, epically intelligent, involving epic numbers of staff (where staff number > 0 = EPIC) or any other kind of epic) win all epic participants patches!! Exchanges on other topics or instructables - published AFTER 7/24 10:12 PM Central time - are also eligible for submission, but comments on here are preferred. ;)So go on, make my day with an epic posting!UPDATEWow, you guys are pretty epic!! I've got two epic patches left to give - I'm going to make you work much, much harder for the last two. ;) Last epic patches go to especially epic posts. You have to make me either literally laugh out loud or cry (or both). Seeing as how this is a more demanding requirement, the prize is a little sweeter - I'll give you any * patch you want! *see instructables TOS for pertinent exceptionsUPDATE: All gone! Wow! Ya'll are really epic!!

Topic by Lithium Rain 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how can we test metal thread with the help of light

Hello everyone pls if some one can help and guide i want to build a device which can scan the threads metal bolt automatically after threading the metal in machine weather the thread is right or wrong i think it is possible with the help of light please if some one can help and guide Thanks in advance

Question by Singh 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Can i use all-thread as an axle for pulleys and gears? Answered

I recently used all thread to make an axle for two casters and wheels so that i could adjust how loose or tight the sides of the caster rubbed on the wheels. i made the casters and my dad attached them to the pre-made base that he had made earlier, looking back i probably should have helped out and made an instructable along the way... anyways the method that i used to put the wheels onto the axle made me wonder if i could easily use the same method to put a pulley or a gear onto all thread. the idea is that i would simply put a nut, then a lock nut, then a washer, then the pulley, then a washer, then a lock nut, then a nut and i would tighten the holy bejeezer's out of it until it was firm and steady, the friction of the washer would transfer power through the lock nut to the all thread. would this work? even as a proof of concept? i want to avoid ordering anything off the internet so if anyone knows where to get actual pulley and gear axles here in upstate new york that would be beyond great! also as a side note, i'm thinking about using a hole drilled into a flat piece of steel or even some uber hard wood that's been sitting around collecting dust and sawdust to use as support for the axle, it'd act as a kind of bushing/bearing type deal. the idea is that i would keep it working by simply putting two nuts together on either side of the hole on the all thread and tighten them together until they locked.

Question by waldosan 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

205-55-16 Michelin Alpine snow tires 70%Thread $320 installed

205-55-16 Michelin Alpine snow tires 70%Thread $320 installed please call me 905-632-3500 ask for sharo please call me for other sizes of now that your looking for new or used more great deals at

Topic by sharo1 10 years ago

how do i run a timer on a separate thread in visual basic so it doesn't lag?

Hello, I am currently writing a program that records the mouses position over a 256x192 px box, then spits it out every 67ms in the form of dsgamemaker xds code which can be pasted into the project code, to make a sprite move on the exact same path as the mouse moved during the recording. A problem i am having however is that the timer event i am using to move the cursor representative sprite ( which moves with the D-Pad up down left right), when i begin recording, the sprite moves very very slowly because the frame rate is so very slow. as a separate timer event from the recorder, it moves slow, but when all the code is as one entire timer, it moves at literally 3 pixels per second. however this does not affect the generated sprite cut-scene. Ive read that if i put this timer  on a separate thread, that it will run independently from the other timer which will stop the lagging. but the problem is that i cannot find a single example online which shows how to do this, and the ones that do show, don't work. does someone know how i can make the timer run on a different thread? or even a different core for that matter, so it doesnt lagg? Im puzzled as to how other applications can do this, increasing a value one at a time, at such a high rate, when the timer event, will never do that. is there some other way to run looping code like a timer event? Your help would be greatly appreciated. ill post the application soon to show you exactly whats happening also im running VB 2008 express

Question by oldmanbeefjerky 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago



Question by vanadium chrome 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Hi all! I'm new!

Hiya everyone! I'm new around these parts. I decided to join today (my 27th birthday/ 17 Jan 08), becuase it'll be easier to remember how long I've been a member today. I've been a long time reader and lurker, but now, it's time I started to comment on things! Great to meet everyone!

Topic by Baran Romis 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Threading and pitch for Microphone mount nut or stem? Answered

Does anyone out there know the threading and pitch for a standard condenser mic stem? I lost my mounting nut and even the manufacturer won't provide the info I need. It's a Presonus M7. It should have a standard threaded stem as most universal mounts fit it. I know it's metric, Possibly an M20 or M22 with a #1 pitch. Anyone know for sure?

Question by Sparkytastic 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago