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  • Vermiculite, Gym Ball Dome, Wood Fired Pizza Oven

    You said a 6:1 vermiculite/cement ratio. Is that correct? Then you said a 4:1 sand/cement mix was weaker. Just double checking to be sure I understand the ratios. I’m going to send this to a friend who wants to build a pizza oven. I love the idea of using a gym ball as a mold! Thank you for this instructable!

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  • Making a Cement Mushroom Fairy House

    What is the time frame for constructing the house? Did you make all the additions on the same day so the new concrete would adhere to the basic structure?

    Also, what is sparadrap? I have never heard of it in the US. Wonderful project and an incredible paint job!!

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  • I believe 15 gm of coconut oil should be 6 teaspoons or 2 tablespoons, not two teaspoons.

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  • Love this simple pattern but find the neck instructions confusing. You leave 31 and 39 stitches on stitch holders but then say to pick up an extra 10 stitches on each side. Where do they come from?Then you say to skip every other stitch 4x on the sides. If you don’t pick them up, won’t they unravel down the sweater. You use the term “cast on” and I am assuming you mean pick up the unknotted stitches to knit the neck ribbing, maybe that’s what I don’t understand.

    Thanks, that clarifies it!

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  • If you think about it, for each pin on the short sides, you need a pin on the diagonal to wrap around, so that’s why I surmise that you would need as many pins along the diagonal support as you have on the two shorter arms combined. I suppose one of us is going to have to try it to know for sure. ?

    If you think about it, for each pin on the short sides, you need a pin on the diagonal to wrap around, so that’s why I surmise that you would need as many pins along the diagonal support as you have on the two shorter arms combined. I suppose one of us is going to have to try it to know for sure. ?

    I’m going to keep my eyes out for a sturdy square picture frame at 2nd hand stores then add finishing nails around it.

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  • Wow! I'm 73 and in my school girls weren't allowed to take woodshop or auto mechanics and boys couldn't take home economics. I doubt those classes are even offered anymore!

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  • Did you mean "nail polish" as s spot remover or "nail polish remover"?

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  • I replaced a counter top years ago by using maple flooring. It worked pretty well but I did not know about epoxy coating. I think I just kept it well oiled. It was many years ago but I think using this technique with flooring might make a great countertop although it would be more expensive.

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  • As a nurse I read medical websites a lot. What I have read was that B1 is effective at deterring mosquitos in approx 30% of people. I am not one of them. ?

    As a nurse I read medical websites a lot. What I have read was that B1 is effective at deterring mosquitos in approx 30% of people. I am not one of them. ?

    As a nurse I read medical websites a lot. What I have read was that B1 is effective at deterring mosquitos in approx 30% of people. I am not one of them. ?

    As a nurse I read medical websites a lot. What I have read was that B1 is effective at deterring mosquitos in approx 30% of people. I am not one of them. ?

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  • I love the look of your planter, and especially like the uneven thickness of the top!

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  • Using excess plastic in an organic orchard seems incongruent. Plastic in the environment is a growing health hazard. I appreciate the information but encourage you to convert to paper bags despite the inconvenience of having to tie them on. Or reusable cloth bags.

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  • Daisytikityke commented on wold630's instructable Simple PVC Birdhouse

    I have read that the bottom of the birdhouse should have a few drain holes. It would be easy to drill a few holes along the bottom. Also, a perch isn't necessary and gives predators a place to hang onto. Very cute houses and simple clear instructions. Nice work

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  • Nice idea

    I agree wholeheartedly! If you need too leave trailmarkers and won't remove them, they should be something that will deteriorate and compost within a season

    That is not true. I killed two of my fruit trees by not removing the spiral plastic rodent guards I put around them.

    Too many folks wouldn't remove them, or they'd return by a different route. It's just as easy to use ties that will rot if left behind.

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  • Seems like bacon drippings would make it very attractive to pets. Just a warning. It would be best to put the bait in a jar with a small hole in the lid so that the bugs could get to it but the pets can't.

    If you put the bait in a glass or tin that the pets can't chew through with small holes in the top it should protect your pets but allow the bugs to get to the bait.

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  • Daisytikityke commented on randofo's instructable T-shirt Rug

    Sew the necks closed before you start. Then you can use the sewing machine..zigzag stitch. Much faster than hand sewing. And instead of just sewing the tshirts to each other, sew them to a backer piece, an old sheet or blanket. It will be more solid, less stretchy, and easier to handle.

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  • Boy are you working hard to keep smoking! Maybe nicotine patches and just water in your hookah.

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  • I don't understand the "string" instructions and the link to the video doesn't work.

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  • I have raised chickens and eggs for many years and have never seen one come out scrambled. I would really question your supplier!

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  • This could be worthwhile if you directed the cool air and didn't expect it to cool the entire room. If it blew on you while sitting at a desk, or watching tv or even sleeping, it might make quite a difference even though the overall effect in the room might be minimal.

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  • Depending on the width of the table and the length of the legs, the legs could fold toward the wall which might be useful if you wanted to use a hollow core door. It would mean the interior framework of the door could be the support for the hinges as the legs could be on the outer edge of the door.

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  • If there is a ceramics supply store or pottery studio near you, they may have it.

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  • Honeybees are what are used by commercial growers to pollinate our food crops. Commercial growers, especially fruit, grow so much of a single crop with a short period of bloom, it is necessary to bring in pollinators. Single crop farming means there is not enough food year round for enough native pollinators to live on so honey bees are brought in and moved around as different crops come into bloom. They are necessary for commercial food production.

    Sorry, my global warming comment was sarcastic and unnecessary.

    Sorry, my global warming comment was sarcastic and unnecessary. But the bee keepers I know, and I know 4 different ones, are having trouble keeping their hives alive through the winter. These are experienced keepers who have had bees for years and this is a new problem. I do not know about wild bees personally, but I don't think it's unreasonable to be concerned that they too may face the same problems.

    Yeah, and global warming is a hoax too

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  • Basically very good advice. My only suggestion is that age is a factor when counting baseline calorie needs. As we age, our metabolism slows down and we require fewer calories. Even with regular moderate exercise, at 5'6" and 150 lbs, if I exceed 1500 calories a day, I will gain weight. To lose 1-2 lbs a week I must keep my calories close to 1000 a day. And I might add, that last 10 lbs,so far, seems to be impossible!

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  • I am an RN and once read a study where they contaminated wood and plastic cutting boards with Salmonella. Within 24 hours the wood boards were clear of bacteria but the plastic boards were still contaminated. Since then, I clean my wood boards well after cutting meats but don't worry about bacteria lurking and growing in the pores and crevices between uses. When I worked as a kitchen manager, we wiped the wooden surfaces with a bleach solution between uses, but still cut meats on a surface separate from where we cut fruits and vegetables.

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  • You said the turtle took longer thsn the duck because of all the lines. I think I would just paint it like the duck, obscuring the lines, and then redraw the lines once the paint dried. Cute idea though. I use paper bags to wrap packages to mail but I haven't thought to draw a pattern and use it for wrapping paper.

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