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  • Braindead63 commented on clickclackclunk's instructable All About Screws10 months ago
    All About Screws

    Recently I noticed screws with a combination Phillips/Robertson head. Either driver will work, but not well.I avoid Phillips when possible, preferring to use Robertson because they don't strip the heads nearly as easily as Phillips do. Robertson, Torx, and Allen all will stay on the driver and at this point I use about 50% Robertson, 20% Torx, and 20% Phillips (they are everywhere, and are a necessary evil), and 10% various other types.I use lots and lots of fasteners and I wish they could get a universal standard in place but that would be like expecting automakers to use the same wheel bolt patterns.

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  • Hack Your Garbage Can to Use Grocery Store Plastic Bags

    Babies!?Seriously? For crying out loud !lol

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  • Acrylic Subwoofer Enclosure for Under a Car Seat.

    I have found for working with acrylic to preferably use new bits when drilling, I have had good results with high speed steel bits, but use at low speeds to avoid cracking it from vibrations (ironic). If you have exposed edges that aren't to be glued and want it to look smooth, use MAP gas (yellow bottle) to flash over it GENTLY and quickly. Butane (blue bottle) will not work as it does not burn hot enough. Drill all screw/bolt holes oversized to the depth of the head of the round headed bolts/screws you use before finishing the holes with the desired diameter holes for the shank of the bolts/screws. The reason is if you use countersunk heads, the acrylic is more likely to crack, and with the recessed bolt/screw heads, they will look better and not snag on anything. I use cap screws mys...

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    I have found for working with acrylic to preferably use new bits when drilling, I have had good results with high speed steel bits, but use at low speeds to avoid cracking it from vibrations (ironic). If you have exposed edges that aren't to be glued and want it to look smooth, use MAP gas (yellow bottle) to flash over it GENTLY and quickly. Butane (blue bottle) will not work as it does not burn hot enough. Drill all screw/bolt holes oversized to the depth of the head of the round headed bolts/screws you use before finishing the holes with the desired diameter holes for the shank of the bolts/screws. The reason is if you use countersunk heads, the acrylic is more likely to crack, and with the recessed bolt/screw heads, they will look better and not snag on anything. I use cap screws myself, and try to fit the step cut holes to the screw heads so when inserted they look like they were machined in, and it makes for a very professional looking job. For fine fitting of irregular pieces, I use a brass wire wheel in a bench grinder. It makes fairly clean subtle changes if you practice a bit first. I have even been able to use this method for removing decals, stickers, and other anomalies from the surfaces, but it has to be a brass wire wheel, don't let heat build up, and it will mark the surface really quick if you are not careful. There's more tricks, but that's all I can think of right now.

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  • Braindead63 commented on tomatoskins's instructable Table Saw Disc Sander1 year ago
    Table Saw Disc Sander

    Could you use a chop saw disc and glue the sandpaper to that? I think the centre hole might be smaller so you would have to ream it out a bit first. Or did I get that backwards?

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