Question by halospaceyboy | last reply
A while ago I bought a cheap extending leg table which was made in China. The rather entertaining instructions included the line "Propel the inner rod towards the outer tube until the hoodle locates the orifice." It will always be the 'hoodle table' to us now, but if not a hoodle, what is the correct name for that type of spring catch.
Question by AndyGadget | last reply
This belonged to my grandmother (the clasp looks post 1930). I assume there would have been some kind of hinged cover over the watch face (a hinge and catch are circled). I don't know what the double fanged clip like thing on the back is called or what it is for. The double 'fangs' look somewhat like an upholstery pin. Given that the front is a watch, and one needs to see a watch for it to be useful.... what would this be stuck into or clipped onto? Anyone familiar with this style?
Question by mole1 | last reply
Sarah was particularly excited to run into Getta Grip Sewing Clips in the Craft area. Paul (right, holding clips) designed them for use with leather, but they're apparently great for any fabric you want to avoid pinning. As an extra bonus, they're designed to pop off nicely at the presser foot instead of sneaking under and breaking needles. When the first shipment comes in, we'll nab some of the clips to test and report back.In the meantime, here's the demo video:
Topic by canida | last reply
Not sure if I have it or not - I "inherited" a load of tools recently. Thanks! DIYbabe
Question by DIYbabe | last reply
My super clip (tainted glass attachment) frame broke near the center attachment. I've tried solder it with regular solder, but it's too weak, the frame seems to be made of aluminium. Any ideas how to fix it or should I spend the 40 $ fixing it at the local jewelry store?
Question by le-Sid | last reply
It has been a long time since I have seen this clip. I remember it was part of an MTV movie awards in the late 90s. I assume it was 1998, since that is when the movie came out. It was a funny version of a clip from the US Godzilla movie. The MTV version had Christopher Lloyd as the cab driver. I remember that it was hilarious! There was a part where Christopher Lloyd was eating a banana and threw the peel out of the window and then Godzilla tripped over it. Then he kept ramping off of Godzilla's foot. Other that those two parts I don't remember much. I have been looking for this clip for a long time. Like the title says, the first person to answer this will get a free year of Pro Membership!
Question by skittlespider | last reply
Hello you marvellous people, I am totally in love with this website, and thought this might be the place to come to get some advice and information. I've had this dress clip in my collection for years and am starting to sell off lots of it as I need to move city! I could just sell it to a vintage shop somewhere, but then I wouldn't get to find out anything about it, and would only get pennies. It probably isn't worth much, but I still just really want to know! I'm totally stuck on this piece. I've tried to get info on it everywhere, but no luck so far. All I can really say about it, is it's a dress clip, and it's old! Can anyone tell me more? All advice would be most appreciated :) Ophelia
Question by Ophelia_Darling | last reply
I'm from Bangladesh, we are online base photo editing company, we provide all type of image editing services such as clipping path, photo retouching, color correction and related services. Can anybody to say me how can I got my potential client? Thanks in advance!
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Question by joabac | last reply
Check out this clip from the October Heather Gold Show where Christy and I show off our laptops as part of a discussion about DIY.
Topic by ewilhelm | last reply
We're are kind of starting our own little farm but we know somethings thanks to our grandparents but we still need some help learning =) Thanks for all the help!!
Question by Tutse | last reply
, i remember the back was flat and when used as a picture frame you would pull one piece out and clip into other cut out and make a stand up picture frams
Question by nanasue | last reply
I'm putting together a DIY planner, but I keep thinking that I want to have the ability to add and remove pages at will. Some DIY examples I have seen that allow this are the classic hipster PDA, which uses a binder clip, and other designs which use opening rings. I'm not a massive fan of either - the binder clip is a bit too I really like the Rollabind ( www.rollabind.com/ ) and Circa (www.levenger.com/PAGETEMPLATES/NAVIGATION/Products.asp) systems. They provide a set of disks, and specially punched paper, that allows you to snap in and out pages at any time. A major shortcoming of this system is that their proprietary paper needs to be used - the system relies on the right shaped holes. The do sell a punch to allow you to use your own paper, but its very expensive. Are there any other systems out there? I might try the rollabind/circa system, and see how feasible it is to cut the paper yourself by hand.
Topic by trialex | last reply
I have popsicle sticks, paper clips, cardboard, string, and that sort of stuff. I am going to be babysitting three kids ages 7,8, and 9 I believe. So does anyone know of any safe and easy Instructables? (Also i don't have any LED lights or anything like that.)
Topic by Sunbanks | last reply
There hasn't been much activity in the altoids abusers group lately so i thought id create a new type of altoids wallet, question is , is it worth it? is anyone interested? if you are and have any ideas or things you want to see included just post a comment below! look forward to your suggestions :D
Topic by =SMART= | last reply
In art class in school today, I took a bunch of random things - this metal thing, some yard sticks, a ruler, fishing line, a plastic thing, and this wooden bit, and made a giant working cross bow. The trigger system consists of two chip clips. I haven't tested the range yet, but when I do I will post the stats!
Topic by sugg22 | last reply
I have a new food slicer (mandolin) and the included food holder that's suppose to protect your fingers when slicing food doesn't work very well. Any ideas on what to use?? I thought of the squeezie hair clip, or old hair pick, but haven't tried them.
Question by jankey | last reply
Thought these might make good tool organizers, mesh bags, or any potential items that would be practical, useful, and eco-friendly. Discarding these without clipping the rings has had a negative impact on wildlife by entangling them, so thought would try to put them to good use and save money. There are likely many gardening, art and craft applications for these also.
Star Wars Uncut used the power of thousands of fans to recreate the original Star Wars, 15 seconds at a time. All of the clips have been gathered together at the website, but the soundtrack is being held up by legal issues. Still, that didn't stop the creator, Casey Pugh, from winning an Emmy for it. An Emmy! It hasn't aired, but since it was made for broadcast it was considered eligible. Congratulations to Pugh and all the folks who contributed! Star Wars Uncut — Emmy Winner
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
Hello , I want to invent one product which is simple for my education . I am manufacturing engineer . And with some simple material , we should invent products . But , i can't imagine now that what should I can invent with these materials . Please , Help me that what can I invent with these materials ?? Materials are ; 10 Pipet 1 Adhesive tape 1 Toilet tissue 5 Rubber band 20 Paper clip 1 Paper Glass 1 egg .
Topic by honourbjk | last reply
I have a set of MRI scans of my knee. I make lamps and want to make a lamp shade out of these scans. A friend says, no - they will burst into flames. Another pal says, yes - go for it, get an old lampshade from Salvation Army, remove the cloth and clip the MRI scans to the wire armature. Oh, and if I make one, to be sure to use a low watt bulb. I think the scans are cool. But if they burst into flames, that would be bad. So - any idea how this could safely be done? Thanks.
Topic by mandodeb | last reply
My skills include: Welding, Origami and General crafting. www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Valentine-out-of-Bicycle-Chain/ clipped from Google - 6/2010 I would be making the Heart out of bicycle chain and a Christmas ornament out of bicycle chain. I do not have an instrutable for that yet. This would be considered small or even very small. Since I had short notice about this contest this was the only instructable I have. I'm will to receive a smaller or larger size. I cannot think of anything I would not like. Since my package is small I can ship out of the country
Topic by Pedal Princess | last reply
I get so much mail everyday and my mother-in-law just tosses in a pile at my spot at the table. I'm usually so tired after work and other things take priority. In the end I have a huge mess and have no space to do anything. I picked up a cheap 3 slot mail sorter but it filled up too quickly and didn't have enough slots to separate my mail effectively, and the cat kept knocking it off the table. I'm looking for an organizer to hang on the wall that has about 10 slots or more and a place for stationary, pens, paper clips, post-its, etc... All the ones I have found online are way too expensive.
Question by Pippikins | last reply
I am a university student in a foreign country and I live in a VERY small room...however, sentiment has kicked in, and I want my own christmas tree!! However, I do not want to spend money, I am already on a tight budget, but I also want to craft it myself! I did find an instructable on making a christmas tree out of real tree clippings, but I do not think you can find any real evergreens in Cyprus at least near my place. I also found another tutorial on making the tree out of 300 mountain dew cans, but hello, I do not drink THAT much of beverages :P Do you have any ideas on how to make my own christmas tree cheap and creatively?
Topic by kouraf16 | last reply
I really liked the red dot sight from CoD MW and MW2, so I thought that it may be possible to make one in real life. If you got some thin acrylic, only ~4mm thick (the clear colourless plastic kind) and a small laser pen inside the gun, you could have the laser shine up to a small point upon the acrylic. Or, you could adapt on this and have a very small laser unit on the base of the RDS (where it would clip onto the rails) hidden of course,and have it shine on to the acrylic. The one thing that I hate about the RDS is that you only have one bearing point. I don't see how it would aid you in any way, because one dot isn't enough to aim with. You would have to line it up with some other sight. Something which could work is an ACOG (advanced combat optical gunsight) where on each of the lenses is a bearing point which you could line up.
Topic by The Jamalam | last reply
I am working on an instructable decoupage project, and it's nearly finished. To make it easy, I am supplying all of the art, but it's about six or seven pages to be downloaded. I took pictures from my old Pompeii guide, and altered them plus used some copyright free clip art resized to purpose which amounts to about six or seven pages. Am not quite sure how or where to do the art pages in my instructable. They don't need to be seen separately, and the Steps pictures show what you are cutting out. But where do I put them to download? This is my first instructable, so I just need some help. I have designs for two more decoupage projects, all artwork either altered from books or copyright free. I am a professional artist and collage is my hobby, and my favorite home decor projects. The picture below is my project. Would really appreciate some help getting started. My thinking says that the very first step should be the art to download, but it's all these pictures that don't need to be seen separately.
Topic by tesseliot | last reply
Hey again from the Banjarapalya Makerspace, Last month we did quite a few build nights on the brown dog solar panels and the makers came up with some amazingly cool projects. It is clearly evident that our little rural makerspace is getting the taste of technology and the folks are loving it. Some of the cool projects were - 1)a snake made out of paper cups and controlled by arduino run on a brown dog solar panel https://www.instructables.com/id/solar-arduino-snake/ 2)a solar fan that can be clipped to your table or to your hand. Super portable. https://www.instructables.com/id/Nano-solar-fan/ 3)a cute little touch piano, also fed by the sun https://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-piyano/ 4)solar powered boat https://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-boat-2/ 5)a beautiful tree with LEDs powered too by the sun! https://www.instructables.com/id/Glowing-solar-tree Have attached some of the images. Please give feedback in comments to these projects so the makers can improve themselves and come up with cooler ideas. Cheers, Abhijit
Topic by asinha13
Basically I've been living in this boredom filled town and I've snapped, I can't handle the agonizing boredom any longer, and I am looking into all different kinds of hobbies and crafts that I could get into to pass the time, inspire me to be creative, impress people with, etc... I'm looking into hobbies or crafts that I could do on the go (On the go meaning, I travel to the park, work on whatever hobby or craft a little bit, get on my rollerblades, go to the canal, work on whatever hobby or craft a little, get on my rollerblades, etc...)... Paper clip art, weaving things (i.e. bracelets, necklaces), I don't really know, that's why I'm asking you guys. So the question is: Can you help me find some good hobbies that require me to make something from nothing. Taking a paperclip and turning it into a name, or taking some string and weaving it into a bracelet, those are my two best examples of the kind of crafts I'm looking into. If you feel you have a great craft or hobby in mind that doesn't really sound like what I just described to you that I wanted, feel free to post it anyway. Please add source information to your answers as well. Thank you :)
Question by TarrantHightopp | last reply
I like to paint nightscapes and so far headlamps are not working so well for me. I used a portable light bar one night that worked well (on loan) but it was too heavy. I've been through stores looking for the right thing...and harbor freight came close. But I need something lighter weight and less expensive. Two or three led lights don't cast enough light and 30 led storebought lights are too much light. I have a solar powered phone charger with battery bank (with usb connections) that I now plan to use as the portable power source. I plan to use a pringles potato chip tube as the light housing that can be attached by clips to my pochade (really a mod'd cigar box) on top of a camera tripod. I guess my main concern is weight on the box, so I thought running a cable off a power source hanging from the tripod would be more secure and less likely to fall in my palette (as has already happened). I need help figuring out the circuit board; and also choosing the right white led for color purposes. Any thoughts?
Topic by sreudianflip
Aluminum Base 1” long x ½” Diameter Oil Impregnated Brass Sleeve Bearing 4” long x ½” Diameter Brass Shaft 1 ¾” long x 2” Diameter Brass Rotor 0.10” thick Mica Insulation 0.005” thick Mylar Insulation 0.04” thick Copper Coated Steel Wire (228 U-shaped pieces) .032” thick Copper Coated Steel Wire (12 coils of 11 turns) 0.014” thick Insulated Copper Wire 12 Permanent Magnets ¾” long, 5/8” wide, 3/8” thick o Fe, Isotropic permanent magnet material cooled in a magnetic field, Cast 9100 TS. 450 Brin, 2.2 Peak energy product. ** **magnet specifications: Alnico 4, M-60; 12 AL, 28 Ni, 5 Co, bal Crimped Cooper clips 0.30 thick Copper Tube 2” long x 2 ½” diameters. Acrylic Ring-Dimensions 3 ¾” O.D., 2 ¼” I.D., 3/8” 0.002” thick Plastic Insulation Paper Acrylic holding shapes Acrylic dome Liquid Acrylic rough parts list Parts List (there is a list of parts suppliers in the next section):
Question by wisteria92 | last reply
I've been watching the set for the Crucible's second fire ballet, Firebird: L'oiseau de feu, come together over the past few weeks, and the metalwork and fire sculpture of the set alone is going to be incredible. Add ballet dancers, aerialists, acrobats, break dancers, motorcycle stunts, a classic car, and fantastic fire performance...and, well, amazement will ensue. If you're in the SF Bay area, come out for the show!From the Crucible website and press release:The Crucible PresentsOur second Benefit Fire BalletStravinsky's FIREBIRD: "L'oiseau de feu"Once again The Crucible sets the dance scene ablaze with a fusion of classical ballet, fire performance, aerialists, acrobats and break dancers to create a fiery and funky interpretation of Stravinsky's masterpiece.Imagine the graceful firebird somersaulting through the air on a flaming trapeze, a ballerina engaging in a graceful pas-de-deux with a motorcycle stunt rider, or innocent maidens attacking the evil henchmen with flaming swords. And of course, no Crucible production of Firebird would be complete without a 1970's Pontiac Firebird.Proceeds from this production help support the Crucible's art education programs. Firebird runs April 9-12 and 16-19, with performances Wednesday through Saturday each week.Check out the video promo with clips from the last fire ballet (Romeo & Juliet) and the new list of spring classes at the Crucible, too.
Topic by reno_dakota
I have switched to some awesome reusable bags I bought at Office Depot that have a little bag that clips onto your purse or belt-loop. But I joke to the grocery clerks (when they look at me funny when I hand them the bags and say no more plastic) that if I bring home 1 more plastic bag I'm going to drill a hole in my wall and start stuffing them in for insulation...my question is...Could I Do That? Safely first of all, but also effectively? This would be a HUGE find if it is...We could hit a planetary Royal Flush...Reducing our energy consumption by cheaply over-insulating our homes (an option that would make it possible for poor folk to take advantage too) AND getting those pesky bags off our streets, out of our oceans thereby reducing pollution and halting the devastating effects they have had on the sea life, AND reduce the space they take up in our landfills, PLUS with this as an alternative to having to turning them in, the current backlog of "recycled" bags piling up because this economic down slide reduces the amount of these goods that China is importing to turn into future landfill occupants. So can it be done?
Question by beingteri | last reply
Hey again, those of you in the internet world. I am a maker in high school, and have been wondering how makers can make money. I have repeatedly been asked if someone could buy something off me (usually an ipod charger/etc), but I somehow feel that I am cheating them or ripping them off (if I tell them a price high enough to make a profit). Let me say now, I am not huge on actually talking to people :) so making a deal to sell something or actively seeking out people to make deals with is hard. I guess thats the price to pay for being antisocial :D One kid I know, and it makes me so mad because he is really good at it, managed to basically sell laser pointers to 50% of the kids at school for a 100% profit on each one..... Another problem I have run into is that of rights- for example if I take a design off of online, or generally instructables, and then make it and sell it, I feel as if I took some money away from the person who posted that idea. So anyone have any tips for a kid in high school trying to make some $$ on the side? I could make a business of of fixing ipod screens but I tried once and ended up having to buy a whole new ipod for a kid because I accidentally clipped a cable whole disassembling.
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