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Left school at 14 and took on a 6-year apprenticeship for radio and electronics, It was vacuum tubes then), the last 2 actually working for the Technical college I was studying at. Moved on the aircraft electronics specifically for throttle control systems. Worked on the Vulcan bomber and the Concord (during its development). Moved to Canada and worked for a company manufacturing process control systems, specifically the pulp and paper industry and traveled to many countries with their sys...

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  • 3wheels commented on 3wheels's instructable Sandblasting Cabinet
    Sandblasting Cabinet

    Hope you find it as useful as I have. One thing that needs to be said, is that the hose/tube that connects to the gun for sucking up the abrasive medium (I used crushed walnut shell) needs to be as flexible as possible without collapsing. Too stiff a hose will make using the gun awkward ans tiring for your hand.Good luck,

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  • 3wheels commented on Momos75's instructable BeeT Wellington
    BeeT Wellington

    One other thing. Since I couldn't locate fresh chestnuts, I used a package of roasted / peeled chestnuts. Also saved some time.

    I made your Beet Wellington today and I loved the way the flavors merged... very tssty.I used Shallots instead of red onions and orange juice with pulp.Next time I make it, I will place the ingredients down the center of the pastry so that I can fold up both sides of the pastry to look like the one in your photo. My one finished up looking like a knarly log... not attractive .The other thing I will try next time is blending a little horseradish into the mustard to give a little bite.I also liked the beet sauce. All-in-all a great recipe.

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  • Best Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits: No Food Processor

    I also thought that the flour was the most likely culprit. But I used Robin Hood Flour which shouldn't be a problem. Thanks for replying - Michael

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  • Best Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits: No Food Processor

    My biscuits didn't rise like th ones in your finished photo... Any thoughts?

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  • Impossible Nail in Wooden Block

    Nicely done, but yes, I guessed what the solution was before reading. I'm glad to see you using clamps on your drill press. Many people cant be bothered and that's a good route for an accident. Before gluing the parts together, varnish the inside of the holes and let it dry. By doing this, if any glue seeps into the area around the nails, it will not stain the wood and it will be easier to clean.

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  • 48V Electric Flat Tracker

    This is a very nice build and certainly has the appearance of "early days motorcycles".I'm not sure that the disc brakes are really sturdy enough for a machine that can do 50MPH (80 Km) and I fell I would want something 'beefier' to handle the heat generated when braking from high speed. However, as a many decades motorcyclist, the point that gives me the most concern fro your video (and I've observed it with may motorcyclists, is the lack of safety clothing. Even at lower speeds, when the rider parts company with his/her machine, elbows and knees can get ground down to the bone in seconds and the feet can get shattered very easily.Always wear full protective clothing and boots when riding, even for a short test run. The jacket needs highly reflective markers on the back b...

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    This is a very nice build and certainly has the appearance of "early days motorcycles".I'm not sure that the disc brakes are really sturdy enough for a machine that can do 50MPH (80 Km) and I fell I would want something 'beefier' to handle the heat generated when braking from high speed. However, as a many decades motorcyclist, the point that gives me the most concern fro your video (and I've observed it with may motorcyclists, is the lack of safety clothing. Even at lower speeds, when the rider parts company with his/her machine, elbows and knees can get ground down to the bone in seconds and the feet can get shattered very easily.Always wear full protective clothing and boots when riding, even for a short test run. The jacket needs highly reflective markers on the back because automobile drivers often don't notice the small outline of a motorcyclist and even if they do, they sometimes don't give them the space they should.As far as your build goes... WELL DONE.

    This is a very nice build and certainly has the appearance of "early days motorcycles".I'm not sure that the disc brakes are really sturdy enough for a machine that can do 50MPH (80 Km) and I think I would want something 'beefier' to handle the heat generated when braking from high speed. However, as a many decades long motorcyclist, the point that gives me the most concern from your video (and I've observed it with may motorcyclists on the road, is the lack of safety clothing. Even at lower speeds, when the rider parts company with his/her machine, elbows and knees can get ground down to the bone in seconds and the feet can get shattered very easily.Always wear full protective clothing and boots when riding, even for a short test run. The jacket needs highly reflective mark...

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    This is a very nice build and certainly has the appearance of "early days motorcycles".I'm not sure that the disc brakes are really sturdy enough for a machine that can do 50MPH (80 Km) and I think I would want something 'beefier' to handle the heat generated when braking from high speed. However, as a many decades long motorcyclist, the point that gives me the most concern from your video (and I've observed it with may motorcyclists on the road, is the lack of safety clothing. Even at lower speeds, when the rider parts company with his/her machine, elbows and knees can get ground down to the bone in seconds and the feet can get shattered very easily.Always wear full protective clothing and boots when riding, even for a short test run. The jacket needs highly reflective markers on the back because automobile drivers often don't notice the small outline of a motorcyclist and even if they do, they sometimes don't give them the space they should.As far as your build goes... WELL DONE.

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  • Railroad Spike Bottle Opener

    ... And I love hard cider

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  • Railroad Spike Bottle Opener

    Although most beer bottles are twist-off now, since I have a couple of dozen old railroad spikes, I might make a couple of these. Nice Job

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