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  • BigAndRed commented on jkellamla1's forum topic Color Temperature ?15 days ago

    read the book, white balance, page 69https://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/products/20/D3200.html

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  • BigAndRed commented on VrindaB's forum topic sorry all this went over my head.?15 days ago

    look online for the manual

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  • BigAndRed commented on PliskinAJ's instructable Making an Off Road Trailer. 5 weeks ago
    Making an Off Road Trailer.

    Nice job, I like that hard top tent. Done some thing like that frame on mine. To cover the sides ive got 4x 40W solar panels to hinge from the frame to charge the fridge battery.

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  • Better. Faster. Stronger. Build Your Own Automotive ROOF RACK!

    Well done instructable, good clear photos. That Aluminium track has many possibility.For your $200 you could have bought an off the shelf, name brand rack that connect directly to the rails on your car in a few minutes. Most places in the world that sell ply are standard size sheets of 4'x8' or 1200mm x 2400mm and when tied on properly you dont need the little angle bits on the end of the cross bars. I have built many roofracks for different cars over the years and have never spent much on them. I regularly carry large loads including awning, kayak, camping gear, jerry cans of fuel and water, spare wheels and all sorts of stuff. Transported an entire bedroom set on the roof of an old Austin Mini once.Roof racks dont need to be fancy, just simple and strong.

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  • BigAndRed commented on Tv one5's instructable Ground Anchor for 4x4 Recovery8 weeks ago
    Ground Anchor for 4x4 Recovery

    The sand anchor is only good for sand, most of the areas where I go are hard ground or mud so im taking a spare 4WD to winch from.After 10 years of driving an AWD Subaru and not having any problems, 1st time out in new ute I got bogged cos I hadnt locked hubs and engaged 4wd. Front wheels in a deep and slippery hole. Had my friend drive around to the front and hook up to the bull bar and assist.

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  • Mod a Cokin P007 to Fit Into a Screw-in Filter

    cheapest Infrared Cokin or any other square filter i've seen is about $70+ https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Cokin-P-007-P007-Infra...and a 52mm screw in IR is about $10 https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Infrared-Infra-red-IR-...so I question the reasoning for doing this. I have several infrared and full spectrum cameras and many IR filters, only reason I would do this is to put a IR filter into my Canon lens to Sony body converter so I could use the Sigma 8-16mm lens which has a very convex lens. Otherwise why throw the money away?

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Full-Graduated-ND-Filter-Set-9-Metal-Adapter-Ring-Holder-For-Cokin-P-LF291/181653838489?epid=1462873485&hash=item2a4b699a99:g:CbEAAOSwYmZXLIMI

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  • Floating Wet Lounger Water Pad/raft for 6, Under $100

    braid wont stretch like mono line and the 40kg (90lb) is about 2mm thick. Ive used this line to repair an outdoor swing seat, material like shade sail. Maybe using it weaving under and over each noodle might be better rather than stitching through.

    if your rope perishes then redo with braid fishing line, I got a 1000m roll of 40kg line from China for $20, its very strong, wont disolve in water and is easy to stitch through this sort of thing cos its thin.

    weaving under and over each noodle might be better rather than stitching through

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  • BigAndRed commented on seamster's instructable How to Make a Coffee Table From Junk2 months ago
    How to Make a Coffee Table From Junk

    For your wood finish you have lacquer over oil, I could see that coming off after a while, have you considered mixing linseed oil with lacquer and lacquer thinners about 1/3 each, with a few layers it will penetrate and seal the wood, and can be rubbed back between layers to produce a smooth finish. I also add shellac to lacquer thinners, decant the disolved shellac and add to the oil mix to produce a French polish like finish. I use this mix on pieces made on the lathe not to be used for food prep.Nice legs but will they cut into the floor or carpet, consider adding some flat bar to the feet.

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  • BigAndRed commented on jgaffney3's instructable The Wrong Way to Make a River Table2 months ago
    The Wrong Way to Make a River Table

    A couple of points to consider when using resin like this.Polyester resin and MEPK will have an exothermic reaction, it will get hot from the chemical reaction, and with large amounts like this can auto combust. There is a special casting resin that would be more suitable for this job and its more clear in colour.Polyester resin will shrink when hardening causing all the cracks in your work, more so when used so thick. We had to watch out not to laminate fiberglass to thick to avoid shrinkage and distortion. I have used finely crushed charcoal mixed with resin to make a black fill in wood if you want the dark finish. A different colour pigment could be mixed in to make the cracks stand out as a feature on your table.Epoxy resin might be more expensive but its probably a more suitable ma...

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    A couple of points to consider when using resin like this.Polyester resin and MEPK will have an exothermic reaction, it will get hot from the chemical reaction, and with large amounts like this can auto combust. There is a special casting resin that would be more suitable for this job and its more clear in colour.Polyester resin will shrink when hardening causing all the cracks in your work, more so when used so thick. We had to watch out not to laminate fiberglass to thick to avoid shrinkage and distortion. I have used finely crushed charcoal mixed with resin to make a black fill in wood if you want the dark finish. A different colour pigment could be mixed in to make the cracks stand out as a feature on your table.Epoxy resin might be more expensive but its probably a more suitable material to use for this job as it will have less shrinkage and be easier to get a better finish. Harder material can be polished up to a higher gloss and be harder, longer lasting finish.I have leaned this from many years working in the aircraft industry making fiberglass aircraft parts, kitset sports cars, motorbike fairings and other fine work.hope this helps for the next project.

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  • How to Enhance and Improve Your Holiday Photos

    if your camera can shoot in RAW then use it for contrasty shots like this. There is much more info recorded that a jpg looses. You can do HDR from 1 RAW.

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  • BigAndRed commented on madd71's forum topic Camera upgrading ?3 months ago

    The old Minolta lens will fit onto the older Sony A-mount cameras directly but needs an expensive adapter to fit the E-mount mirrorless cameras. New Sony's are E-mount, the lens to sensor is shorter so the lenses are smaller size. I have a A6000 24mp which has an E-mount lens, the 16-50mm is standard lens, very small so the whole camera with lens on will fit in my pocket.There is a Canon EOS EF lens to Sony NEX E-mount camera adapter which will work in fully auto so its posible to use older EOS lenses on my Sony, I have a $100 70-300 Canon lens working this way, the same size lens from Sony is $1500+++

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  • BigAndRed commented on Doug Stanley's forum topic Old school to new?3 months ago

    With Pentax DSLR any old K-mount lens will work directly without an adapter, you will need to go into the menu to change setting for taking photo without the camera comunicating with the lens in some cases but once done you are set to go. The M series will use step-down metering with no auto apeture, the A series will comunicate aperture info to camera so you can use all auto exposure modes but no autofocus, everything after that eg F, FA, FA2 lenses will work in full auto including AF. I have lenses up to 30years old on my Pentax K3 and they are excellent, nothing better than the old 50mm glass.The old M42 screw mount lenses will fit with a M42 screw to K mount adapter, you have to step the apeture down manually to get the meter to read correctly and take the photo.they will fit onto m...

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    With Pentax DSLR any old K-mount lens will work directly without an adapter, you will need to go into the menu to change setting for taking photo without the camera comunicating with the lens in some cases but once done you are set to go. The M series will use step-down metering with no auto apeture, the A series will comunicate aperture info to camera so you can use all auto exposure modes but no autofocus, everything after that eg F, FA, FA2 lenses will work in full auto including AF. I have lenses up to 30years old on my Pentax K3 and they are excellent, nothing better than the old 50mm glass.The old M42 screw mount lenses will fit with a M42 screw to K mount adapter, you have to step the apeture down manually to get the meter to read correctly and take the photo.they will fit onto mirrorless cameras with the correct adapter as well. I use a screw mount lens with M42-NEX on my Sony A6000 and screw mount bellows for macro as well.

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  • BigAndRed commented on louis.m's forum topic Simple Green?3 months ago

    dish washing detergent will do the job.

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  • BigAndRed commented on evil_scientist's forum topic Choice of Metal for Armour?4 months ago

    If its just for a costume and you would like lite, cheap and easy to work have you considered cardboard with al-foil stuck to it? looks like metal and you can rub black or other colour onto it to give an aged look. Ive done this on wood. Cheap copper spray paint with black stain rubbed into it, for a realistic aged bronze look on wood.

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  • BigAndRed commented on tommyhicks's forum topic what is tool steel?4 months ago

    Sledge hammer is cast mild steel, if you used 'tool steel' it would shatter.There is a big difference between HCS (high carbon steel) and HSS (high speed steel) but both can be used to make tools. HCS is hard and brittle, Pliers will be HCS.A wood lathe chisel HSS to hold a sharp edge longer.

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  • BigAndRed commented on jimustanguitar's instructable DIY Carbide Lathe Tools for Cheap5 months ago
    DIY Carbide Lathe Tools for Cheap

    I have been getting cheap TC bits from ebay, round, square, triangle and diamond shapes.https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/10pcs-48-Types-CNC-Car...Just ordered several boxes to make some more tools. I am using 'bright mild steel' for the shafts and turning my own wood handles.HSS round bar about 200-300mm long for the tool also makes good tools, just grind the shape you want for cutting tip on the end.photos 1. TC tip on deep hollowing tool, 2. 2 HSS tools, HSS tip tool and TC tip tool, 3. 4 homemade tools.

    These Chinese tools are poor quality High Carbon Steel not HSS.

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  • BigAndRed commented on Pricklysauce's instructable Woodturning With a Bandsaw5 months ago
    Woodturning With a Bandsaw

    1 of the more dangerous uses for a bandsaw i've seen so far. You made a mini lathe, why not just use a chisel with that instead of the bandsaw?

    Good thought about TPI. The bandsaw is more useful for other jobs, use it for what it was designed for.I do use a drill powered lathe when im traveling and make small pieces like this, draw knobs, knife handles, etc and carry a set of mini chisels to use with it. Makes sense to use a tool for what it was designed for.

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  • BigAndRed commented on aCuriousCreator's instructable Dried Crushed Chilli Flakes6 months ago
    Dried Crushed Chilli Flakes

    Ive grown my own 'Inferno' chillies in the back yard and naturally dried them, so many they were taking up a lot of space. Didn't cut them in half or anything. After a 1 minute blast in a bullet blender ive ended up with a few jars of fine chilli powder, too long in the blender. Will try the next batch with just a few seconds in the bullet.

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  • BigAndRed commented on waylightcreate's instructable Wood Cheese Slicer6 months ago
    Wood Cheese Slicer

    only if you ingest it. so dont eat the knife.

    You would need to use a very hard type of wood to get a sharp edge on the blade. In Western Australia we have some of the hardest woods, Slow growing desert trees like Jam, Western Mayal, Gimlet to name a few.Ebony is 1 that ive tried thats hard and will do.

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  • BigAndRed commented on SimonRob's instructable Electronic Space Shuttle6 months ago
    Electronic Space Shuttle

    Nice model, got a stack of old computer boards so will give this a go.Just 1 small correction for you, step 4 : Ailerons are mounted on the trailing edge of each wing and control roll, what you have there is the vertical stabilizer or rudder.

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  •  Getting Started With Wood Turning. (tools, Techniques and Top Tips)

    I agree with the idea of getting better quality tools but when starting out most people will balk at spending $80-$100 for 1 chisel when they can get a complete box set for that much. It took me several years to get all good quality tools (Crown, Hamlet and P&N chisels, Vicmark lathe) and still use a HCS skew from a very cheap Chinese set reground as a scraper. Got to start somewhere eh.

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  • BigAndRed commented on Techgenie's instructable How to Make Battery Charger at Home7 months ago
    How to Make Battery Charger at Home

    Any solar panel regulator with a USB port will do that job nicely.https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/10A-20A-30A-12V-24V-So...

    you have a neat layout on the PCB. I have been using battery holders to do that job just for convenience and ease of use. They are available in different sizes and are cheap. Your PCB could be stuck on the back with the regulator chip to make the whole unit smaller. I have used them to replace cells in cordless tools and convert old dead Ni-cad tools to 18650 Li-ion cells.https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/High-Quality-Plastic-B...

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  • BigAndRed commented on Jake_Makes's instructable Hatchet Restoring (Viking-ish)7 months ago
    Hatchet Restoring (Viking-ish)

    can you use your machete for banging tent pegs in?

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  • BigAndRed commented on DavidC1225's instructable How to Clean a Fish7 months ago
    How to Clean a Fish

    that was a long way round to cleaning a fish, I would have filleted several in the time it took to read this.skip most of those steps, scale the fish, stick the knife into its vent and slice up to its gills, rip its guts out, done! Cook it. Fish is better fresh.If you plan to keep fish for later then take the fillets off and skin it before freezing, I wouldn't freeze a whole fish just to have to clean it later.

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  • BigAndRed commented on mikeasaurus's instructable 5 Ways to Remove a Stripped Screw8 months ago
    5 Ways to Remove a Stripped Screw

    sounds like you have perfected the method for working on old Subi's, I use a similar method for my 1999 Outback, less rust but everything is coated with fine red dirt from 4wding.

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  • BigAndRed commented on Bruceaulrich's instructable How to Make a Scratch Awl8 months ago
    How to Make a Scratch Awl

    in Step 9.You still need to sand between coats as the first coat will raise the grain and that will make the wood feel prickly. Finer grade sandpaper each time.

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  • BigAndRed commented on ReaperWoodworks's instructable Turning Your Own Wooden Mallet 8 months ago
    Turning Your Own Wooden Mallet

    If you are using laminated wood I hope you drilled at 90 degrees to the layers so that the handle holds the layers together and strengthen the laminate.

    do the round over on the lathe

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  • BigAndRed made the instructable How to Turn a Square Bowl9 months ago
    How to Turn a Square Bowl

    When I got a bit more advanced I tried something a bit different. Upside down bowl with a lidded box inside it. Sheoak bowl, Jarrah lid and Jam finial, all with Danish oil finish and pyrography decorations. It sits on the corners of the square.

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  • BigAndRed made the instructable How to Turn a Square Bowl9 months ago
    How to Turn a Square Bowl

    Excellent instructable, well laid out. 1 thing to remember is that there is the corners trying to smash your fingers with every turn so an idea is to stick a bit of masking tape to 1 corner so you feel the tape before the corner gets you.Had a go at making Square bowls a few years ago after seeing a demo at a WAWA workshop. these are some results. Sheoak bowl within a square bowl, all 1 piece and a shallower Jarrah bowl.

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  • BigAndRed commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Unusual Uses for Magnets9 months ago
    Unusual Uses for Magnets

    do you have a steel chest?

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  • BigAndRed made the instructable Analog Slit-scan Camera9 months ago
    Analog Slit-scan Camera

    For many years I used a camera based on this principle for the Photo-finish at the horse racing. The camera was a large wooden box with a spring loaded circular mount for the film to travel past the slot. The film was a half a roll of 120 HP5 black and white, processed in dental xray developer at 40 C to give a very fast development time, about 8 seconds. The slot was lined up with the finish line. I would get about 10 seconds of film so timing was very important. The racing club bought a digital camera for this job in 2001 that cost $70 000 and got the picture on screen as soon as I pushed the trigger.https://www.redbubble.com/people/bigandred/works/2...https://www.redbubble.com/people/bigandred/works/2...

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  • Rusty Junk to Useful Stuff EASY With Chemistry!

    If you have micrometer that badly rusted then throw in the bin as it will be useless as a precision instrument after the rust treatment.

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  • BigAndRed completed the lesson Composition in the class Photography Class10 months ago
  • BigAndRed commented on nurdee1's instructable Computer Hard Drive Dissasembly10 months ago
    Computer Hard Drive Dissasembly

    Check to see if there is a 'macro' mode on your camera, it will have a flower symbol and use that for those close up shots. A blurry photo if worthless.

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  • BigAndRed made the instructable Magic Drill Chuck10 months ago
    Magic Drill Chuck

    A magnet from a microwave works as well, although I have mine on top with chuck key, center punch and other bits. No problem with getting shavings collecting up there. There are microwaves on the side of the road in the annual bulk rubbish collection every year to get the magnets from. Ive also got several magnets on my lathe for various tools.

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  • How to Clean a Coffee Maker With Citric Acid

    Why not try a lemon, just squeeze juice into the machine.works on my plunger so should work on your fancy machines.

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  • BigAndRed followed mikeasaurus1 year ago
      • Table Saw Class
      • Easy Table Saw Sled
      • 5 Ways to Remove a Stripped Screw
  • BigAndRed made the instructable Unusual Uses for Magnets1 year ago
    Unusual Uses for Magnets

    thanks for the pro Mike.I do the same with the drill press for keeping chuck key and center punch on top.

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  • BigAndRed made the instructable Unusual Uses for Magnets1 year ago
    Unusual Uses for Magnets

    I have magnets from microwave ovens attached to my lathe to hold chuck keys, knock out bar, rulers and a LED light. the light is stuck on to the tail stock so is always aimed at the job, its a bedside light with a microwave magnet glued into the base. This keeps all the small tools I need close at hand.I also have a small magnet on a stick to pick up tools if i drop them on the other side of the lathe in the pile of sawdust.Never use magnets or magnetised screwdrivers on your computer, very good way to upset them.

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  • BigAndRed made the instructable Making a Dead Blow Mallet1 year ago
     Making a Dead Blow Mallet

    If you used a heavier wood for the head you would not need the lead shot. I also drill all the way through and put a wedge into the end of the handle.

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  • BigAndRed commented on tomatoskins's instructable Doughnut Chuck1 year ago
    Doughnut Chuck

    to make it more secure have you considered using gaffa tape to wrap the bowl and chuck for that extra insurance. I do on jobs that are off center or only just held on by the jaws.

    I had some challenge holding bowls to finish the spigot till I got this set of cole jaws, if I had seen your doughnut chuck first I would of made 1.

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  • Star Trails Photography and Night Sky Time Lapse

    just take photos in the dark. no point in daylight you wont see any stars.

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  • BigAndRed made the instructable Great Astrophotography - a How-To Guide1 year ago
    Great Astrophotography - a How-To Guide

    If you are after a reasonable fast budjet lens for your Canon have a look at this copy of Yongnuo 50mm f1.8 for Canon EOS EF mount, I got 1 to fit on my Sony E-mount with an EF adapter, its clear and sharp and 1/3 the price of the Canon lens.http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BRAND-NEW-For-Canon-EF-...I Used a Pentax 50mm f1.4 for this shot of the Southern Cross from the suburbs of Perth, Western Australia, lots of light polution dealt with in ACDSee x9, curves, levels, contrast to get a reasonable clean shot.had to reduce image size to upload, hope its clear enough to see.

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  • BigAndRed completed the lesson Smoking Meats in the class Meat Class1 year ago
  • BigAndRed commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Stove Top + Oven1 year ago
    Stove Top + Oven

    giday Mike.im old school when it comes to cleaning cast iron. Put it in the fire with water, boil and scrub with No soap or detergent, dry and heat up to apply oil, wipe. Then back in the bag, thats it.I loaned a camp oven to some people doing a 4wd trip and they didnt follow instructions, pot came back rusty, was not impressed.thanks for the pro.

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  • BigAndRed commented on 4DIYers's instructable How to Unplug a Sunroof Drain1 year ago
    How to Unplug a Sunroof Drain

    I was getting a shower and wet seat in my 1999 Subaru Outback Ltd. I tried clearing all the drains in my car but that didnt work. After pulling out the trim and roof lining and not finding any blockage Ive just sealed up my sunroof with gutter silicon. The problem was that the sunroof did not close fully and left a slight gap at the back when clossing. The silicon worked and there is no more leakage. I will never buy a car with a sunroof as they are useless and I have a rack and basket for camping and kayak.

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  • BigAndRed commented on eamonwalshdiy's instructable DIY Patio Heater/fire Pit1 year ago
    DIY Patio Heater/fire Pit

    Rather than using a second gas bottle for the base why not make some legs from scrap steel or tubing and use the second gas bottle to make another fire box.Also consider welding about 100mm of heavy pipe to the top and screw the flue to it so it can be removed for transport or cleaning.

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  • BigAndRed completed the lesson Grill in the class Meat Class1 year ago
  • BigAndRed made the instructable Stove Top + Oven1 year ago
    Stove Top + Oven

    Cooked a T-bone steak for lunch today, salt on the steak half hour before cooking, little grapeseed oil into hot cast iron frying pan that i use for camping, about 3-4 minutes each side. cooked to perfection!I wouldnt use vinegar or soap on this pan, its got well seasoned over the years on use on the fire.

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  • BigAndRed completed the lesson Stove Top + Oven in the class Meat Class1 year ago
  • BigAndRed completed the lesson Cuts of Meat in the class Meat Class1 year ago
  • BigAndRed completed the lesson Tools + Supplies in the class Meat Class1 year ago
  • BigAndRed commented on smurray2's instructable Cordless/Corded Drill1 year ago
    Cordless/Corded Drill

    fair enough, have you got any other tools that take the same battery?Ive replaced nicad cells in a 12v drill with 4 x 18650 li-ion cells to make it a 14.8V drill, relatively simple transplant job.

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  • BigAndRed commented on smurray2's instructable Cordless/Corded Drill1 year ago
    Cordless/Corded Drill

    would it have been cheaper and easier to just replace the lithium cells and continue to use the drill cordless?

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  • BigAndRed commented on dpeach's instructable LED Trunk Light Upgrade1 year ago
    LED Trunk Light Upgrade

    giday Rick.If you can run a wire from the accesory power on the key or the cigarette lighter to your + on led strip that will be simple, or the fuse box find which fuse is live when you turn key to acc.The led's draw very little amps so you wont need a relay.There is a small circuit I got on ebay that does that job and conects to the park lights.http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Car-LED-Daytime-Running-Light-Relay-Van-DRL-Control-Switch-Controller-12V-MA945-/232116691202?hash=item360b3ba102:g:tQYAAOSw-CpYBMBihttp://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/tQYAAOSw-CpYBMBi/s-l64.jpg

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  • BigAndRed commented on dpeach's instructable LED Trunk Light Upgrade1 year ago
    LED Trunk Light Upgrade

    ready made led lights to clip into the light fitting.theres hundreds of options on ebay that will clip strait in, I have done all the lights on my Subaru, map lights have a 6 LED panel between the metal fittings to fit inside the existing housing, interior light that is bright enough to read by.http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/281649032971?_trksid=p2...

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  • How to Repair a Zoom Telephoto Lens and Mount It on Your DSLR Camera

    You should of bought a Pentax then, same mount since the bayonet K-mount was brought out and with an M42 to K mount (another Pentax inovation) even the older screw mount lenses can be used on the latest Pentax DSLR bodies. I have a K3, K20, K10 and several old film cameras and all share the same lenses.

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  • BigAndRed made the instructable How to Photograph the MOON1 year ago
    How to Photograph the MOON

    Use as wide open aperture as you've got to get maximum amount of light, depth of field is irelavent as the subject is far away. Manual focus is more accurate. Spot meter should be ok. Standard rule to avoid camera shake is 'shutter speed = 1/ focal length of the lens'.This photo is taken at 6:40am with a 1300mm lens on a Pentax K3, 1/250 sec, f6.7, iso400

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  • BigAndRed commented on Nate01's instructable How To: STAR TRAILS1 year ago
    How To: STAR TRAILS

    Any digital sensor open for longer about 30 seconds will get hot and cause more noise. The heat is not good for the sensor. Most DSLR cameras have a longest time of 30 sec for this reason.

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  • BigAndRed commented on DIY KING 00's instructable DIY Lens Hood for DSLR Camera1 year ago
    DIY Lens Hood for DSLR Camera

    The camera has a rectangle view so without the cutouts on the side you would get vignetting (darkening) on the corners at wide angle view, for a telephoto lens this is not an issue and is not needed.

    have you considered using rectangle pipe for a hood, also 2 layers of ply to make the bayonette fitting?

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  • BigAndRed commented on thexadow's instructable Bokeh kit1 year ago
    Bokeh kit

    Nice idea. Cutting the 'filters' from sheet plastic or card and using a cokin holder will have to do the trick for me, have no access to fancy 3d printer or laser cutter gear.

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  • Wooden Mallet - A.K.A. The Coffee-Puck Smasher

    Olive oil will go rancid and is very thick, a better oil is peanut or grape seed oil, even good old boiled linseed oil. Mix oil and mineral turps 50/50 and soak the mix in for 10 minutes till it wont absorb any more, wipe off surplus, sit out in sun to dry. The turps will evaporate leaving the oil soaked into the wood, keep wiping of the excess. Apply more oil mix after a few days and when the wood looks dry. Ive used many different oil finishes over the years and for a rough piece that is a working tool this looks like the most practical. Danish oil is good but expensive.

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  • BigAndRed completed the lesson Let's Begin in the class Photography Class1 year ago
  • BigAndRed commented on fs woodworking's instructable DIY Mini Pallet Drink Coasters1 year ago
    DIY Mini Pallet Drink Coasters

    This is a neat, well presented instructable.I will have a go at making this but with off cuts so 1 pallet at a time not all at once.

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  • Lawnmower blade sharpening.  AKA, I need to sharpen my lawnmower blade?

    Great instructable. You're a funny guy.I have 18V Ryobi tools so got the battery powered mower to match. From brand new had to sharpen the blade. Unplugged the battery, used the flap sander on my 18V angle grinder to give it a couple swipes on the cutting edge, no need to take the blade off. Ive got a very small lawn so get the lawn done with 1 lot of batteries and use what charge is left to do the edges with the wipper snipper.When I finish mowing I take the battery out and wash the mower and check the blade. It goes back in the shed clean and the batteries go on the charger ready to use.

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  • BigAndRed commented on Kabapu's instructable Moonset In A Single Shot2 years ago
    Moonset In A Single Shot

    anything over 30 seconds and the sensor will get hot, causing more noise.Have found this doing astro photography.

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  • BigAndRed commented on umami_tsunami's instructable Capturing the Milky Way2 years ago
    Capturing the Milky Way

    Nice tut, will have another go with your tips.This my attempt at shooting the Southern Cross, ISO 12800, 1/2 sec, f2.4 with a Pentax K3 and Pentax DAL 35mm f2.4 lens. Ive cropped and rotated the image otherwise as shot. I was 80km north of the town Southern Cross in Western Australia out in near desert, no light polution at all till the 1/4 moon came up..

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