Henry Hoover Storage

Hi has anybody muilt or found a cool way to store a henry hoover it takes up so much space dumped in the garage i want him to be happy in a hover paradise!

Topic by jmacdonald-1   |  last reply


Basement Closet Storage

Hi When I redid my basement a couple of years ago, I thought I was being a hero and built a huge storage closet. However, as my daughter as reminded me nearly everyday, I screwed up. The shelves are 24" deep and stuff seems to get swallowed up into the back never to be seen again. What I would like to do is this - any help? I would like to install 3 32" "box store" bookshelves (15" deep) against the back wall of the closet. Then, install another 2 of those bookshelves in front of the back ones on some sort of sliding rail(s) on the floor. What I am trying to accomplish is that when someone needs to get to one of the back bookshelves, they would slide one of the front ones over to reveal the back thereby allowing easy access to all "missing" stuff. Hope I made sense. Thanks

Topic by HillelS1 


The living cube bed storage

I am looking to see if anyone has or has built one of the "Living Cube" bed/storage spaces. I am considering building one but this is a big project for me and I am limited with skill. If anyone has any tips or advice it would be greatly appreciated.

Topic by ricardo.r.rosas   |  last reply




Connecting Two Water Storage Tanks

There was a similar post to this one a couple of years back, the difference being that both my tanks are filled from separate branches of the same supply using a ball valve in each tank to stop them filling. I then have an outlet from both tanks connected together that then goes off to a pump. One tank is 5000 litres and the other is 3000 litres, currently the larger of the two is redundant and its outlet valve is off, but come the summer i will need to introduce the second tank. I am located in southern Spain and in the summer they turn off the water supply to save water hence the tanks. My question is as the tanks are of a different size, if i were to fit the smaller tanks outlet with a non return valve so that the larger tank can not fill the smaller one via the outlet pipe, would this work i.e. would the joint outlet pipe still feed the pump correctly or would it have more or less pressure. I appreciate that i could balance the two tanks, but i would much rather be able to use all the volume i can. Many thanks.

Topic by Prospidnick 


Can anyone give me pics of a ammo storage?

I need an ammo storage for yellow rods with tan hubs on the end.HELP ME!!!

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Connecting External Plastic Water Storage Tanks

I would like to ask a couple of questions about joining two external water storage tanks. The tanks have a capacity of 1,500 litres each and my plan is  to connect the two tanks with one inch pvc piping. The domestic water inlet is low pressure (and that's being kind!) but tank A is usually full. My question is will there be enough pressure in tank A to feed water through the one inch pvc piping and into tank B without using a pump? If you consider the water pressure to be high enough to transfer water from one tank to the next, how many tanks could be connected in this way (I am thinking of four tanks)? The outlet from the water pump feeds 9 washing machines in a small launderette. Sorry about the awful drawing. Thanks for any advice in advance.

Topic by apex2000   |  last reply


Demo (Contractor) Bags Are Sometimes Better than Garbage or Other Bags

Folks use garbage bags for storing and hauling .  Problem is, garbage bags rip easily and usually are good for one use. Demo bags are woven from polypropelene and are strong and  can be re-used.. Haul one load, dump it, bring the bag back,  Refill and repeat. Or use it for moving. No worries about ripping. They are not waterproof or completely dustproof. So one may wish to line it with a plastic bag. http://ecobrooklyn.com/demo-bags-trash-bag-alternative/ I think I may try to use this as a potato bag for growing potatoes a described in an earlier instructable

Topic by Wilmette   |  last reply


How / where do you store your kitchen cooling racks?

I'm looking for ideas for storing multiple sizes of cooling and broiling racks.  Ideally, they would be within easy reach (like not in the garage) but not in the way. So I'm asking the community in hopes that someone has found a non-tangling, space conserving, convenient method.  

Question by mole1   |  last reply


Bay window seating question

Hello,         I'm hoping somebody can shed some light on a project I want to do. A new property I'm moving into has bay windows and I want to build a seat for the Mrs. to read and relax on, however any time I look for instructions it has you attach the seat to the wall. Would there be any detriment to simply building a seat in the shape of the wall and just pushing it against the wall without installing it permanently? I'm renting this place and don't fancy having to rip this out of the wall if they don't want to keep it. Thanks, Adam

Topic by AdamF138   |  last reply


SSD or 1,8"HDD to build in NES controller? what storage medium, how to do it?

I'd like to build something with more capacity into an NES controller. So I'd like to know what could fit. don't wanna spend that much, but quite some GB would be nice. I don't know the inner measurements of the controller sadly since mine hasn't arrived yet, but outer measures are 12,3 x 5,3 x 1,7 centimeters. thx folks

Question by derivatart   |  last reply


PLEASE help....smelly basement storage space between units

I have been trying to get RID of a smell with no success. The smell is in a shared closet space between my unit and another unit in a basement (duplexed down units with first floor above grade).  The smell is so damp and musty and just terrible.  This is true especially in the summer.  I want to sell this place, but people have been opening this shared closet and are immediately like what the heck!  I have noticed it all along, but in the winter it is faint.  My spouse says he did not notice it, but at least 30 potential buyers were not okay with it and noticed it in the Summer...no one really commented in the winter, but I always smelled something. We put in a dehumidifier which we empty every single day because it is full (see in picture the type of dehumidifier), but we cannot for the life of figure out where the moisture is coming from.  One person told us it was likely coming out of the floor....I have no idea if this is the case...it almost looks like plywood is on the floor.  I guess this would be a subfloor?  In one of the pictures, it shows where the door opens to this shared space right out of our den.  I am at my wits end trying to figure this out.  I have tried essential oils, carbon, baking soda, the dehumidifier (which feels completely up in one day).  It is closed off in the closet and there is no window or any way for the smell to get out unless we open the doors to our unit and then the units smell!  We cannot smell it at all in either unit with the door closed.  It is sooooo bizarre.  These units are duplexed down to the basement.  It is absolutely puzzling me and has kept us from selling our unit after a winter deal fell through.  When we started showing in the summer, the smell was so strong as it usually is in the summer.  I guess we never paid attention because we never go in there unless getting something from storage.  Can someone tell me what I can do and what type of floor this is?  It kind of looks like it has gray paint on it, but it is certainly some type of wood or a material like it. Should we get someone to rip the floor up? Why is the smell not in either unit?  Please help!

Topic by CareBearie   |  last reply


I've have lots of mini keyboards and toy guitars. How can I store / transport them safely on the cheap?

Mostly for circuit bent music - I've got toy guitars like the One Man Jam, Tyco Hot Lixx, Tyco Hot Keys, etc. and mini casio and yamaha keyboards with new knobs and switches sticking all over the place. I'm afraid that some of the plastic parts may be broken (plastic whammy bars, knobs, etc.) may be broken if I just chuck them in a cardboard box or gig bag, but I don't have lots of money for a fleet of custom ATA road cases.

Question by Aud1073cH   |  last reply



Xbox 360 Slim Hard drive issues?

The family XBOX 360 Slim is no longer detecting the built in 250GB Hard Drive. When booted the console asks for an update and when we attempt to apply the update the console responds with a message saying "You don't have enough storage space to take this update. Please connect an Xbox 360 storage device with at least 190 MB fee space."  The hard disc is not full as no profiles are detecting and when the storage tab under settings is viewed the XBOX shows a non-configured hard drive which I am loath to re-format in the case of losing everything. Does anyone know a way to retrieve the data successfully and without permanent damage to the XBOX? We have already tried disconnecting and reconnecting the hard disc physically with a powered down unplugged XBOX.

Question by willywoozle   |  last reply


Help with building a motorized floor?

Hello, I'm in the process of designing a workshop for our backyard. Due to building restrictions imposed by the city I will be limited on how big the finished building will be. I'd like to know if anyone has some information on what it would take to build a motorized expandable storage building? Basically I'd like the walls and floor to move out so there would be space inside while to work in. I would then be able to pass inspection but make the unit bigger inside so I could actually have some floor space to walk into it. Thanks, Joe

Question by JoeR199   |  last reply


heating water using the sun

Hi I want to install a hot water system, as cheap and simple as possible.  The best idea I have found is to connect a new pipe to the main storage tank, and run it the 70 metres to the house, overground, so the sun heats it.  This will work, but it needs a one-way valve at the tank end to stop the hot water entering the storage tank and heating that.  The normal plumbing valves for this need a high working pressure, but our supply has only 2 metres of head at the point of connection.  Anyone know how I can get round this? Phil

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What You've All Been Waiting For!

Since eberyone doubts it here (finally) are the first pictures of part 3 of project firestorm. They may not be good but the camera had basicly no power so I only got these three. they show my foully modded version with collapseable bipod, ammo storage rack and the cellphone sight v2. the ammo storage was inspired by the trifle 18 turret and holds you guessed it 18 bullets. It looks alot like the storm 220/221 v2's and the morreti sr4 by burrito master (sorry if the names wrong). it is true bolt action and was originally made in january (I think) I rediscovered it in june and remade it into what you see here. Well enough talk just see for yourself! ps if you can make from the pictures I'll let you do the instructable pps this won't be posted for ages

Topic by Fred the Penguin   |  last reply


What would you like to see in a Knex gun?

I've been thinking about making a good knex gun (and actually posting it).  Now, if you'll read this all the way through, I have a few choices for you. I've divided them into categories and sub-categories. I want you to choose one choice out of each question in the category, and I will attempt to make a gun with the most-voted-for features. Of course I'll make it look nice, it will be sturdy, etc. Now, onto the choices. It will be a ram/firing-pin gun. Stock: Connector or Rod? Ammo Storage or no Ammo Storage? Mag Storage (Yes/No)? Body: "Connector-WhiteRod-Connector" or "Connector-GreenRod-Connector"? Barrel: Tube or Connector? Mag: Removable (Yes/No)? Internal Pusher (Yes/No)? Turret: Yes or No? (It's this or a magazine, but I might be able to fit both in there somehow if someone wants that.) Mechanism: Simple True Trigger, Pump, Bolt-Action (Not recommended for connector ammo, but possible), or a Combination (such as the Logic Bow)? Handle: Simple with Wheels, or something like Mepain's Knexsayer handle? Handle Connections: Should it connect to the stock, barrel, etc? Built-in Chainsaw: Yes or no? It'd be similar to a Lancer. Guards: Trigger Guard (Yes/No)? Handle Guard (Yes/No) Foregrip Guard (Yes/No)? That's all I can think of right now. Just copy/paste that form and fill it out in your comment. Thanks for taking the time to read this and comment with your suggestions.

Topic by Raikou-san   |  last reply


Modifying an existing instructable or posting a new one

So I have an instructable for a Lego table I'm in the process of building a new one with a better method for the legs and also a track to hold some storage bins should I just modify the existing one, make a whole new instructable with all the steps, or just a new instructable with just highlighting the changes I did

Question by Itsatrav 


New Stereo

I was outside the other day and my neighbor gave me this stereo. It's a sony with 2 working speakers, 51 disc cd changer that also acts as a storage(you can turn the holder w/on of the dials on the stereo, am/fm radio, 2 tape decks, sounds great, and i hooked my sansa up to play through the speakers. Check out the pic below.

Topic by sardines454   |  last reply


How do I build a plywood box to raise my HE Washer & Dryer?

I would like to build a simple sturdy box to place under my washer and dryer. Something that can withstand the weight and build out of 3/4 " plywood. Any resources or ideas. I'm thinking of raising it 12". Possible room for storage baskets underneath it.

Topic by bkskaggs   |  last reply


water tank cleaning

I have a 14000 rainwater tank, and like to find a way go clean the debris from the bottom potentially recycling the disturbed water - so there is minium loss i have a ready supply of compressed air near by.,.,. can any one devise perhaps a venturi device that is easy to build, runs on compressed air and effectively vaccuums the muck from the bottom while recycling the caputred water....

Topic by agatornz   |  last reply


Lightweight Speaker Enclosure

Im coming up to the third (hopefully waterproof) upgrade of my longboard mounted speakers. Im looking for something pre-made like a square pipe or storage box etc, that i can use as an enclosure that has flat ends large enough to mount 6.5" PA speakers onto, is no wider than 8" and no longer than 2ft. It needs to be as lightweight but rigid as possible. Any ideas/links?

Topic by ambientvoid   |  last reply


How would I silence a pipe?

Alright, I moved into my basement over the summer, and there's always some noise going down in the boiler room across the hall, and from the sewage pipe in the storage room. It's annoying when I'm trying to sleep, and google gives me no methods of silencing them. So, if you pros had to silence a water boiler and a sewage pipe (PVC)?

Topic by cvxdes   |  last reply


Is it possible to create a sort-of a skewer ballista?

     I just caught wind of another idea while commenting on some instructable on a skewer gun. It got me thinking for a moment when I said "Is it possible to make the range around 80 feet or so?". Then, poof! My idea just came through. So, is it possible to create a sort-of a skewer ballista? Something I can fold up into a compact size for storage. Sort of a challenge already huh?

Question by nutsandbolts_64   |  last reply


MODIO?

I have tried countless times to get this console modding tool to work for me. I have all the appropriate drives and .net 4.1. But I cant get it to work! When I mod my MW2 gamesave and rehash and resign my xbox tells me that I have an unformatted USB Storage device. I dont know what to do, or if I am wasting my time! Please Help!

Question by Laserman595   |  last reply


How much knex do you have??

Hi everyone Here is the Question of the day. How many knex do YOU have?? Tell us all, here. Here are some pictures of all my knex. There are 15,600 counted pieces and thats just my storage containers, not my tubs and guns. Also the last two photos are of my folding gun. Should I post.

Topic by Killer~SafeCracker   |  last reply


Reclaimed Wood in NYC?

Does anyone have information on getting reclaimed wood in NYC? I'm looking to do some projects with old wood but it seems like you have to order a lot of it to get it delivered. Are there any places that will let you just get a couple of pieces? If there are other people in the city that are also interested what about pooling our resources and ordering a bunch of reclaimed wood? I may be able to supply some storage space for it to be delivered and for while we sort it out amongst ourselves. Thanks!

Topic by drocko   |  last reply


parts for wii guitar hero drums

I have the guitar hero world tour for my wii, the cable that connects the drum set to the wii remote has recently been destroyed. the cable is white about 6-8inches long and is attatched to a circuitt board inside the drum set at one end, and like i said the other end plug into the wireless wii remote at the other end. the forceful craming of the remote into the remote storage area on top of the drum set i believe caused the damage. where can i find replacement parts? thanks eman. 

Question by egethers 


How do I wire a temperature sensor to operate a relay switch? What kind of relay do I need?

There's a 2-wire thermostat sensor in my hot water storage tank that I want to signal a relay switch to turn on a circulating pump when it gets hot enough and off when it cools. An in-floor-heating relay might work, as the principle is the same (although reversed), but the temperature range is different. I want my pump to come on when the water in the tank is 50 degrees centigrade, and off when it's 45. Any suggestions?

Question by janzenjan   |  last reply


"Sunken living room" (joists?)

I am wanting to build a "sunken living room/conversation pit" in my (newly made to be) open floor plan living room, dining room, kitchen. From what I have read. These concepts are primarily built in with new construction or in houses with crawl spaces. I, have a full basement. As for the loss of head space in basement. That is fine. I plan on using that area (walled in) as a seasonal storage cloest. (Holiday decor, seasonal clothing) Just curious as to what would be needed other than a support frame for current and unaltered joists and the new "sunken joists"

Question by TylerPatrick   |  last reply


A bullpup SR-v2 (just the desin of it )

To start I know the true definition of bullpup is mag behind the handle but i does not matter. I made it on MLcad as you can see, it will probably be my last sling shot i make so i want it to be the best i have made so If you have any thing that would improve it, tell me (sorry for using bold but people will see it) i will probly try and put a... safety a winch( to make loading easier) 2 bipod locations ammo storage and what ever else anyone can think of

Topic by ninjusk   |  last reply


how to make 12 foot Greecian columns for stage.

HI, I need to make 4-12 foot columns and 4-3 foot columns to resemble ancient Thesolaniki (Greece) for the stage. I need to be able to break them down for transportation and storage into 8 foot lengths if possible. I was thinking of using concrete forms from the building supply section of our home improvement store, but perhaps you have another idea that is Light and inexpensive. I will be able to use the batton in the flyloft to attach a guide wire, so they won't topple. Thank you. 

Question by Tabithadees   |  last reply


Virtual Room Designers

Wondering if anyone has tried these virtual programs before doing a remodel or DIY project and if you find them helpful? Are there any other ones out there that are useful?Virtual Color: Select custom colors and the right paint, sheen and amount to help you visualize your next project. http://dutchboy.swatchbox.com/managemyhome/main.aspVirtual Kitchen: Mix and match countertops with cabinetry to find out what combination works http://searsmmhkt.mvm.com/sears_mmhkt_ctx/jsp/sim.jsp%3frefer=searsmmhkt1.mvm.comVirtual garage: Try a variety of organizational units in your space to suit your storage needs.http://searsmmhmvg.mvm.com/sears_mmhmvg_ctx/jsp/sim.jsp%3frefer=searsmmhmvg1.mvm.com

Topic by DinaC   |  last reply


Stairs that double as dressers

Here are some plans for modifying your stairs so that each step can also hold a drawer for extra storage of all your stuff. The things you put inside would have to be of the occasional-to-rare use since these look like a pain to have to deal with on a regular basis. Other concerns are just how well the heat will be kept above or below and if they can be spring loaded so you don't step into an open drawer on the way down the stairs and brain yourself on the landing. Oh yeah, the risers that get removed are often providing structural support for the step above so be aware of that as well.But if you can pull it off safely, it's a neat trick. link

Topic by fungus amungus   |  last reply


Windows help. (Comp)

My computer is slowing down by the minuete. we shut it off after a storm completely unplugged when we started it back up it was slower than usual. but we didnt think of it.time passed and sooner it slowed down hosting on warcraft. my moms games wont open on internet explorer and usually when she does get them...they freeze right before the end. then it takes 5 mins to shut it down. help? edit: thanks people, its goin 500% faster now i got windows defender avast!,spy shredder and somthing called storage protecter appeared now to restart my computer and install all the updates. i also got rid of alot of the crap i had in my programs.

Topic by ich bin ein pyro   |  last reply


Whats your Instructables work space?

About a year or so ago, when I started to get a little more serious about builing things as a hobby I took my wooden storage shed in my back yard and converted it to a workshop. I wired it up for power and light, I added some insulation and a small ceramic heater (I live right on lake erie, the winters are windy and cold) and a fan for the summer time. I'm always making improvements to my small but useful space when I'm inbetween projects. I was just posting to see what other people use as an instructables space. what kind of gear do you have in there? pictures are great too...... love to see what they look like. I'll post some of mine when I get home from work today.

Topic by chaoscampbell   |  last reply


Building a tall bed

Hi Instructables Community! I need to build a bed with about 2 feet of storage underneath it so I can put my things in boxes and sublet my room!  I am attempting to do this on the cheap, but also want the bed to be sturdy enough to jump on!  My idea is to have four 6x6 bedposts and construct the frame out of 2x6s with a 2x4 running lengthwise and also one running across on the bottom for added support.  And possibly brackets to help reinforce the legs.  I don't have a box spring and am not sure whether use plywood sheets or fence boards for the platform.  Any thoughts on this plan?  Does it sound sturdy?  Also, I am trying to find a way to transport lumber from the building supply store I will buy it from to my house.  If you live in SF and have a truck, I will pay you and make you lunch if you help me out!   Let me know!

Topic by harveyrabbit75   |  last reply


Tidy Cat Boxes/Container-What should I do

I was hoping to get some of the awesome minds working on a project of mine. I keep reusing my Tidy Cat buckets. I want to find a better, maybe modular furniture way of using them. Currently they are just storage, unfortunately, I haven't gotten really good at labeling so I just wind up opening one box after another. I've tossed around wine rack, some sort of yarn or craft holder, etc. I would like to paint them, which would be neat. The label is painted on and is not tape, so if I do use plastic paint, the words may still show thru. I haven't been able to buy the litter in a bag because I am not able to get the large bag of litter to work correctly with the automated litter box because it doesn't clump well. If you could look at the image and make some suggestions, it would be great.

Topic by silkensoytofu   |  last reply


Looking for any and all ideas/advice for building my own eco home on the cheap

Hi, I am looking for any and all info related to building my own low cost eco house. Off grid if possible. I moved to France last year and purchased a 1 Ha piece of land. I had a good job and the world was our oyster. Then, on Friday the 13th, 2013 I lost my job. I also lost everything we owned in the world when it burned to the ground along with the storage facility it was in - and almost no insurance. This all happened within 90 minutes. I am not looking for sympathy or charity, just good advice. My wife and I are not going to give up on the dream, we just need to chase it on a much reduced budget!   Currently I am clearing the 2 acres (1 Hectare) which is overgrown with about 3000 pine trees, and, thorn bushes that are 3-4 yards tall in some places. I hope there are some fellow dreamers here willing to share their ideas, designs, experience and knowledge. Thanks so much.

Topic by thoughtfission   |  last reply


Waterlogging in basement

Hello, So I recently moved house, and I'm setting up my workshop in the basement, but there is a bit of a water problem. The water table in the area is high, and the basement is about halfway below the surface of the ground, so whenever it rains a lot, the place turns into an indoor wading pool. The water seems to have even come almost a foot up, judging by the stains on the walls. The plumbing here was done a bit poorly, A sump was dug right under the room, and ground water leaks into it and into the room through the trapdoor, flooding it. In order to rectify this, the owners decided to make another sump, and have a small motor pump water out of that sump into a gutter outside. So if the first groundwater sump overflows, then the water drains into the second sump, from where it is pumped outside into a gutter. I'm not certain how effective the second sump system is, since it was built after the foot high flooding, and I haven't seen it at work. Is there any system I can build to help contain and prevent the flooding? and any methods of waterproofing my storage cabinets and drawers? I can't do any permanent or major modifications to the room, as this is only a temporary arrangement. Thank you for taking the time,

Topic by nerd12   |  last reply


K'NEX war log entry 3

Sorry, i forgot last weeks. 10/18/09 The KI army has gotten fiercer.  A lot fiercer. They are building MASS amounts of guns. They hire outsiders such as people who never heard of K'NEX guns, but heard of K'NEX. I think it is because they have such a small army. I have switched my BR-18 to a BR8 because i needed a lighter gun. I just carry a bunch of ammo around. My current weapons are: BR8 Oodassault V3.3 T.B.O.S O.S.S.R I've got a pouch of ammo for each. My vehicle for transporting and gun storage has broke down. I called a repairman to fix it a hour ago. It should've taken 10 minutes. 10/19/09 The IN army woke up to a attack on our camp. Everybody grabbed all the ammo and thier best guns and got out and fought. I was truely fierce. The medic team was all out and, suprsingly, a lot of people got bandages and started recovering. As for the KI army, Thier medid slacked out, so thier still are people limping off the field.

Topic by NYPA   |  last reply


What makes a gun? An elements of a gun lesson

Since this is a group that likes to break it down a little, I decided to give you guys a good start. First you have to ask yourself, How do you break down a knex gun? Every time you design a new gun (not basing on looks first), this is how you define each element: - Trigger:   This is quite obvious; a system that will lock the trigger back and release when activated. (examples: true trigger, a single pin, crossbow trigger, motor (for turret designs), etc.) - Ammunition feed:   This is the system that will pull a single bullet from the ammunition storage, and put it in place for firing. (examples: gravity, spring (from a clip on the bottom of gun), lever system, etc.) - Ammunition Storage:   A simple device in theory, but sometimes quite complicated due to the fine tuning involved; a place that stores your ammunition not in use. (examples: hopper, chain-fed, clip, chamber (like a revolver or a pseudo Gatling gun), etc.) - Reload:   One of the hardest systems to design in knex yet very crucial to the gun; the system that reloads the gun for firing again. (examples: semi-auto, full-auto, pump-action, etc) - Firing pin:   The system that obviously fires the bullet loaded. - Barrel:   This has always been an iffy in knex. This is completely optional, but here are the results for it: If you add one, it can increase accuracy of shooting - but can lead to jamming and friction. If you don't, your shots can (most likely will be) quite inaccurate at medium to long ranged. -  Safety:   This feature is nice, but not necessary at all and should defiantly be thought of after the gun is fully made or the firing system / ammunition system is completely done. This system of course allows users to lock their gun while not in use to prevent mis-firing. For larger guns, I tend to go full out on this feature as larger guns can be more user-friendly and dangerous in the wrong hands (or the right hands!); and I've even created a key-lock system to enable the gun (like a car engine). (yes, the key lock was designed similar to that of a house lock, it had changeable teeth that could only be opened when the appropriate key was turned in) I highly recommend this feature, but please leave it to the end! - Other features / handles:   other features such as how the gun is held or mounted should be thought of at the very end, otherwise you would end up trying to work around that, not the other way around. BUILDING I highly suggest designing these systems separately and puting them together after they work. The only thing about this is that you build all the systems one at a time, but be sure to add the next piece on AS you're building it. Otherwise you would end up with a variety of systems that work, but not together. PLEASE feel free to post any systems designed (or built) in this group so we can work as a team to put these pieces together. For an example please check out the gun I've posted on this website (I've only posted one so far), it's a great example of building and designing systems separately but to work together. HAPPY BUILDING!

Topic by SNIPERDUDE   |  last reply


Ceiling-hung, Retractible Clothes line or rack for use with clothes hanges

I think this would be very popular in smaller rooms (or one in which you don't want a sagging clothesline running through your field of vision). I would like to hang a sturdy, pipe-like structure (so no sagging under light to medium weight) that I could pull down on a retractible cord/pipe/other to hang coat hangers of washed tee shirts to dry and then retract back up out of the way while drying or not in use. When I was a kid in the 60s we had a ceiling lamp above a table that worked like this; when you were working on something you could just pull it down (click click click) to however close to the table you wanted, then back up out of the way when you were done. This idea would be hung from 2 spots on the ceiling with some kind of mechanism that would allow for pull-down access and then push up storage; some type of pipe suitable for holding clothes hangers would be strung up at both ends and mounted to the ceiling. The "pipe" would then hang level when use at an accessible height, and the "push up" to hang level, closer to the ceiling. Ideally this would be not too heavy as I have smashed my dominant-hand wrist and have limited strength as a result. Help me Mr. Robots! Help!

Topic by 008cats.   |  last reply


How to Start Home Improvement

Long time reader, first time poster! We bought a 1979 twinhome last summer. Since then, we haven't made many improvements or personal touches to it. Before this, I've always lived in a 1BR apartment or in simply in a bedroom. It's been easy to handle organization, styling, and feeling happy in my space. But now I've got an old-ish home with 3 bedrooms (plus all the junk that my husband brought once we married). I feel overwhelmed. I tend to be OCD about my space but I've been paralyzed for the last 1.5 years because I don't even know where to start. Another hindrance is no knowledge regarding most home-related things. I'm only just learning about certain tools and how to use them. I have many ideas for how I want certain rooms to look, but they're not complete. I don't know how to put together a room. Right now, our bedroom is the gross brown color the realtor painted it and the crappy brown carpet that came with it. We threw in our bed and some filing cabinets as night stands. I would like to add something for more storage space, personality, color, style. Maybe make a headboard. Maybe add a rug under the bed to make the room pop. Anyone have suggestions on how to tackle such a huge project (the makeover of my entire house) without becoming overwhelmed and paralyzed? My current thoughts are to create a strategic plan wherein I tackle one room (and only one room) at a time, making steps of the things I'd like to do (small and achievable). Thoughts?

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Need Opinions on Dubstep song im working on

 :D im trying to become a beast at making Dubstep, ive been asking my friends and family on facebook and i think there telling me what i want to hear (and i am annoying some of them lol) ... so thats why i am making this so i can get a non bis opinion on the work i have done so far. plz feel free to "tell me how it is" cause i really want to improve what i do, you wont be hurting me lol you will be helping me improve my skill. (links will open a new tab to a cloud app, online storage so i can upload/ shear my work) http://f.cl.ly/items/0Z1K3e3Y303t3Z2w182w/NICK%20AW%20YEA.mp3 <- ill call this one aw yea, its a simple/ 14 sec song of me just trying to get ideas for what i want to build up to. foor some reason there is a part where the beat messes up (i think cause of rendering issues) but it sounds pretty BA  http://f.cl.ly/items/3b1H370C0g0N00171W19/piano%20fjnds%20I%20AM%20A%20BEAST.mp3 <- im going to call this piano intro, i wanted to make this a kinda darker one, i was even thinking about throwing a rap kinda lyrics to it, then near the end thats where im going to "drop the bass" and dub step it up. this is the kind of sound i am putting for the wub -> http://f.cl.ly/items/312K0j1p231d0l410i32/piano%20fjndswub.mp3 :D thanks to all that do post :D wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub

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Any ideas for cheap, interesting prop/set design pieces for a live action role playing game? Answered

Live Action Game will include Vampires, werewolves, Fae, and mages. Sounds incredibly geeky I know and maybe it is, but it is also a blast! This will be for a semi-large live action game of 100 - 200+ people and we're trying to come up with some cool set/prop designs for general room/stage atmosphere but have a small budget, limited tools when it comes to saws or power tools (though we have more than 6 months before the day they are needed so we have time and plenty of hands to help).  We do have several great artists working with us and a lot of creative crafty people but are only beginning to brainstorm possible ideas so I figured I'd ask for some suggestions from some of the web's cleverest DIYers. This is much like setting a stage for a theatre performance. Our convention space is pretty large and we have multiple large (think ballroom sized) rooms available to put our set in. Other requirements for pieces: Fairly light  so we can move the items pretty easy (the game will be taking place in a convention space that we do not own). Ideally pieces could be broken down some for easy transportation and storage Would be great if some of the pieces had some versatility so we could use them in multiple venues (ie main structure, that can have things that can be switched out for other things is awesome for some of the pieces, like something covered with a canvas painted scene that can be switched out for a different canvas scene or similar idea) Nothing that is permanet or requires drilling into a wall/floor etc as the space is not ours and is rented Nothing that is on fire or requires fire. Nothing too complex for the average person to put together and take down Safety is a concern I would be interested in hearing any ideas or being pointed to websites for inspiration or instructions on creating these kinds of stage/prop pieces. Thanks in advance for any ideas!

Question by Sindarr   |  last reply


Rotary magazine

So I've been trying to build again. I had an entirely different project in mind but I noticed that the teeth of gears fit into the grooves of rods. I was experimenting with it quick to see if a gear would make a decent pin lock (it doesn't). I kept toying with it until I went off on this entirely random tangent without planning on it, hence the mismatched colors for the one slot connectors.  Anyway, this is a rotary magazine. Similar to a drum magazine, it's just a magazine in cylindrical form factor rather than a linear form factor. I'm not sure if anyone was able to successfully make one before. This version in particular stores 12 usable blue rods and one extra one that can't be fired. It has a ball joint connector to act as a paddle to help ensure the rods continue feeding without skipping teeth. I don't have many dark grey connectors but otherwise I'd scale this up using red rods and then store yellow rods. It'd be more useful as it'd fit more nicely with a connector body. Currently to maximize ammo use, I'm trying to fire directly from the magazine without feeding it further vertically. The problem is it's obviously an awkward fit. If you imagine a typical 5 layer gun, it'd fit in between layers 1-2 and 4-5 about halfway each. It's entirely doable, but just doesn't look too pretty.   It's nice in that it allows you to store a fair amount of ammo in a relatively compact amount of space, but it's otherwise not a practical storage solution as is. Aside from just trying to figure out how to attach it to a gun, figuring out how to reload it conveniently would be difficult. It -might- be more useful if it can be turned into a roofed, removable magazine. Then at least you can preload them first.  I hope someone can give a weapon that uses this a shot. Perhaps a bolt action for better performance. And again, I'd scale it up to store yellow rods so it's a little easier to use in a standard connector body.  Here's a quick video demonstration and a look inside it at the end:

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