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Enter Instructopedia! Answered

Ever had a useful tip, trick, or other useful bit of information you've always wanted to pass on but never have? Something to small to make an ible on? Then welcome to Instructopedia, the instructable for everything you'll ever need to know. Join the group Instructopedia and I'll add you as a Collaborator so you can add to and edit Instructopedia at will. Or just post a comment with the tip/handy tidbit and I'll add it. Information is sorted into category (art, craft, etc...) and then what sort of information it is (a tip, something you can make (gadget), or useful information). Once theres a decent amount of information added I'll publish it.
Have fun!
RocketScientist2015

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

13 years ago

there's a lot of talented people here. Maybe some day some will make an actual wikipedia-like site. I've seen hundreds of em. Just a matter of time

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 13 years ago

Maybe, but I'd prefer to keep it within Ibles, make things simple.

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Spl1nt3rC3ll
Spl1nt3rC3ll

13 years ago

I've got some art tips I can add, I can' t now, but later.

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Spl1nt3rC3ll
Spl1nt3rC3ll

Reply 13 years ago

Can pictures be added?

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 13 years ago

Yes.

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Bran
Bran

13 years ago

I joined! I like guyfrom7up's idea about the Wikipedia format.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 13 years ago

As do I, I'm going to try to make it similar but not a direct plagiarisms.

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Bran
Bran

Reply 13 years ago

There ought to be a free Wiki-site format around somewhere. Just curious - if 2015 is your college graduation year, that must mean you are currently a freshman (15)?

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 13 years ago

Ay, entering *gropes for right word* Sophmore this year. I kinda wanted to keep this "Instructopedia" within Ibles, so unless the Gods of Instructables smile upon me and set up something, it'll have to stay within an ible.

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 13 years ago

why not pm eric, it could be under a new search section? I couldn't find any wiki thing without it being editted by anyone, and that could be terriable.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 13 years ago

Aye, I'll ask Eric.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 13 years ago

There are quite a lot of wiki copies I keep meaning to look into them, it could even have a dictionary or index of terms suc as 'ible and other stuff, even members and various things that have come to popularity around the site.

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Spl1nt3rC3ll
Spl1nt3rC3ll

13 years ago

Hopefully this does not go down the path of other Utopias. ;)

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Spl1nt3rC3ll
Spl1nt3rC3ll

Reply 13 years ago

Oops, I readInstructopedia wrong...

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 13 years ago

LOL

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Spl1nt3rC3ll
Spl1nt3rC3ll

Reply 13 years ago

Instructopia, the ultimate paradise!

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 13 years ago

*Dreams of a wonderful beach, full of DIY crap and beautiful girls in bikinis...*
Close enough to heaven for me!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

do it yourself combined with undo it yourself. :-)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

13 years ago

So... You're putting these tips together in Instructable format? A step for each classification, full of hints?

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 13 years ago

Yup, there's just to many useful bits of info floating around that aren't big enough on there own to be an Ible that could be shared in this manner.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

OK:

  • When drilling into tiles, stick a piece of masking tape across the point you intend to drill. This reduces the risk of skidding and scratching the tile.
  • When drilling to a specific depth, measure that depth on your drill-bit, and then wrap a piece of masking tap around the bit at that point. Stop drilling when the tape reaches the wall.
  • Tie your chuck-key to your drill's power cable so that you don't lose it. About two feet from the drill allows you to use the key without untying it.

(Guess who put some bathroom fitting up this evening?)
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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 13 years ago

Gah!! Add 'em yourself (under home, tips)!!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

To what? There's no 'ible to add to, yet.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 13 years ago

Your a collaborator currently, you should be able to.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

If I knew the url of the unpublished Instructable...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

interesting....

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 13 years ago

I thought drills were pretty much chuckless now... apart from pillar drills.

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 13 years ago

Well, a slight mix-up:

keyless chuck. =P

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Ok, just wanted to make sure I understood you properly :-)

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duck-lemon
duck-lemon

Reply 13 years ago

ooh ooh it was you wasn't it!
  • sorry childish moment.
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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Tie your chuck-key to your drill's power cable so that you don't lose it. About two feet from the drill allows you to use the key without untying it. Agreed: except for me, being extra cautious, I tied it about a foot away from the "plug" end, so as not to use the key without reminding myself to unplug first. Nothing like accidentally squeezing the drill's trigger, with the chuck key in...especially if it hasn't been "loosened" yet.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

Oh, the plug end - that's a better idea.

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duck-lemon
duck-lemon

Reply 13 years ago

i joined can i be a collaborator?

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 13 years ago

Sure, join the group.

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duck-lemon
duck-lemon

Reply 13 years ago

oh and you should check each user to see if they have any instructables yet. (and if they are not hoax) so people cannot stuff the i'ble up for the heck of it.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 13 years ago

Yah, I'm only gonna add "reputable" members.

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

13 years ago

OOh! I'll join! :D

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

13 years ago

actually, wouldn't a giant wiki database for this sort of thing be better, you know as an encyclopedia... Like a wiki group... Searchable...

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 13 years ago

Your to add tags off what is added as you go. But yah, your right.

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 13 years ago

I'm looking into trying to start a wiki thing for this, but I have to go to piano lessons right now...

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 13 years ago

Have fun!

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

13 years ago

sweet, joining right now make sure to be careful who you invite, don't invite a person that would delete everything.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 13 years ago

Yah, that's why it's moderated (by me :)