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I love to DIY and Crafting I have many hobbies that are all on the go at the same time :-) when I get lost in my hobbies I go out into my garden and cut the lawn I love cutting my lawn with a very old fashion mower :-) it has no motor it's all people powered :-) I use to travel a lot special around Australia and the U.K. And then later in life I wen to the USA for a couple of months and had a blast traveling around 6 states :-) now I use all my experances in my craft work :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on Bethany Weeks's instructable 3D Print Smoothing - Polymer Clay2 months ago
    3D Print Smoothing - Polymer Clay

    :-) Your very welcome Bethan, so much was taught to me when I first started down the polymer clay road it’s only fair to pass on what was taught to me :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on Bethany Weeks's instructable 3D Print Smoothing - Polymer Clay2 months ago
    3D Print Smoothing - Polymer Clay

    I have been using polymer clay for years, Just a few tips to help :-)1. When baking at a lower temp that has been recommended you have to double your baking time. If you don’t you run the risk of braking your pieces due to their not being fully cured. 2. Always cover you work with a aluminium foil like a tent and placed on a baking tray, this will stop your parts getting scorched by an oven that fluctuates while baking all old ovens do this. (not sure about the new modern ovens.) By covering your work you stop the out gassing of the oils coating the oven it will only coat the foil that can be kept for repeated use.3. When sanding polymer clay always use wet/dry sand paper used wet with a little dishwashing liquid this will help with the drag on the sandpaper and will give you a cleaner...

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    I have been using polymer clay for years, Just a few tips to help :-)1. When baking at a lower temp that has been recommended you have to double your baking time. If you don’t you run the risk of braking your pieces due to their not being fully cured. 2. Always cover you work with a aluminium foil like a tent and placed on a baking tray, this will stop your parts getting scorched by an oven that fluctuates while baking all old ovens do this. (not sure about the new modern ovens.) By covering your work you stop the out gassing of the oils coating the oven it will only coat the foil that can be kept for repeated use.3. When sanding polymer clay always use wet/dry sand paper used wet with a little dishwashing liquid this will help with the drag on the sandpaper and will give you a cleaner smother finish. 4. Don’t use cheap unknown brands of polymer clay they do not always give good results that you are looking for.I hope this helps you and anyone else who are looking into using 3D printing :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on neslo63's instructable 4 PLY , No Problem !!2 months ago
    4 PLY , No Problem !!

    :-D once I stopped laughing I was able to read how you made that glorious work of Usable Art :-Dlol the best part is it’s come at just the right moment as I needed toilet paper for some paper mashie work and the thought of unrolling all that paper to single ply was mind boggling and then this popped into my inbox on an email from instruactables on how to make 2ply to 4ply :-D talk about the perfect timing of the toilet gods :-) if it can make 4 ply then it can unmake 2ply :-) lololol thanks for a great instructable you have me vote for this wonderful project :-D

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  • Mushroom Powder - Long Term Storage for Mushrooms

    Lol I know what you mean I find old bananas are great for banana bread where as new bananas just don’t add flavour to the banana bread;-)I learned the trick with mushrooms after I had a chance buy one day when the supermarket had bagged 2 very large bags with old mushrooms and marked them down to $4 each bag which both bags had around 2-3 Kg each I could not walk past a barren like that when fresh mushrooms sell at around $20kg here in Australia so I bought them dried them and powdered them and when I compared it the jar of fresh mushroom powder that I had already on hand I found that the older mushroom powder was soo much more robust in smell and flavour so now I make both fresh and old mushroom powder :-) so depending on the dish I am making I now I have that choice:-)

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  • Messy But Efficient Way to Organize Your Bookcase

    I am with you on this some of my books a 1st auditions and there is no way In this world or the next that I would ever ever write on a book. like you I have been collecting books since I could read I was blessed with a Mother who had the passion of reading and tought me to read and write at a very very early age by the time I was 8 I would be reading a 2” book a week and not all of them were ever children books but adult books Mom always made sure they were safe for young eyes lol I have books so many books and limited space now so I have taken to reading ebooks, but if there is a ebook collection that I really really love I then go hunting for them in paper back so I can pick them up and read curled up in bed with them at least if I fall asleep I don’t get smacked in the face from them...

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    I am with you on this some of my books a 1st auditions and there is no way In this world or the next that I would ever ever write on a book. like you I have been collecting books since I could read I was blessed with a Mother who had the passion of reading and tought me to read and write at a very very early age by the time I was 8 I would be reading a 2” book a week and not all of them were ever children books but adult books Mom always made sure they were safe for young eyes lol I have books so many books and limited space now so I have taken to reading ebooks, but if there is a ebook collection that I really really love I then go hunting for them in paper back so I can pick them up and read curled up in bed with them at least if I fall asleep I don’t get smacked in the face from them like me iPhone or iPad lolmy first job and apprentiship was being trained as a bookbinder I learnt how books were made and then some of my older books I have rebounded them into hard covers from paperbacks so no I would never ever scribble on a book like that. ‘Place them in the shelf flat with the spins facing out why write on them when they are already labeled besides the space in front of the books is where I place my nick-nacks where would the live if I did that to the books lol

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  • Mushroom Powder - Long Term Storage for Mushrooms

    Lol Hi :-) I have been making mushroom powder for over 40 years now lol what’s that old say “it’s better than sliced bread” lol I use to do it the old way in the M/P but now I use a electric coffee grinder as it makes the best fine powder you can find and it sure wrists :-)The only mushroom I have never been able to grind down to a powder is the Shitaky mushrooms they are just too hard to grind down even in a blender the best you can do for them is to chop then as fin as you can before putting them into a dehydrator placed on baking sheets or they will all fall down the levels and make a nasty mess lol I have introduced many of my friends to dry mushroom powder as it gives an better hit of mushroom flavour than fresh ones do specialy in stews :-)I buy bulk mushrooms when the prices drop...

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    Lol Hi :-) I have been making mushroom powder for over 40 years now lol what’s that old say “it’s better than sliced bread” lol I use to do it the old way in the M/P but now I use a electric coffee grinder as it makes the best fine powder you can find and it sure wrists :-)The only mushroom I have never been able to grind down to a powder is the Shitaky mushrooms they are just too hard to grind down even in a blender the best you can do for them is to chop then as fin as you can before putting them into a dehydrator placed on baking sheets or they will all fall down the levels and make a nasty mess lol I have introduced many of my friends to dry mushroom powder as it gives an better hit of mushroom flavour than fresh ones do specialy in stews :-)I buy bulk mushrooms when the prices drop as they cost almost $20AUS for a kg of mushrooms I have bought the ones that the store have bagged for fast sells because as your putting them in to dry then dumping them into a sink of water is not going to be a problem at all :-) I have found that they have given me the best dryed mushroom powder ever. I find that button mushrooms are nice and sweet but older mushrooms are fuller in flavour once they have been dried and powdered :-) but I keep both so depending on the dish then I do have a choice.

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  • Dawsie commented on john pedersen's instructable Satellite Bird Bath/Pond and an Update9 months ago
    Satellite Bird Bath/Pond and an Update

    Lol when I first pit out for them they would not use it, it took them a couple of months then suddenly they love it more space for them to run around all the seeds LoL it’s so funny watching them eat on it now:-)

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  • Dawsie commented on john pedersen's instructable Satellite Bird Bath/Pond9 months ago
    Satellite Bird Bath/Pond

    :-) I have two of the 1980-90’s dishiest I am using one as a bird feeder as it’s s big they have room to eat it’s easy to clean and they love to run around the rim and then down to the Center and back :-) the other one I have been saving so I can make their own drinking and bathing pool for them once I have cleared the area for it. This gives me so many ideas for it now better than I had thought of originally :-)

    I love it it’s a great idea I have the old style dish’s one is for their food the other one i know will be great as a bird bath formthem :-) thanks for sharing

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  • Dawsie commented on PinchOfChili's instructable Edible Plastic Pouches10 months ago
    Edible Plastic Pouches

    Sounds like a great idea for the coco never thought of that one me I’m hooked on coffee lol been having trouble getting the stuff to make the pouches at the moment so will have to use the second best idea on the pouches until I can find the good stuff :-) I don’t like my hot coco sweet either it has enough within the coco without having added sugars to it... but then I’m not into sweet drinks even my coffee has just enough sugar to,take off the bitter taste to it

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  • Dawsie commented on brahmus's instructable Simple $2 Pet Grooming & Massage Glove10 months ago
    Simple $2 Pet Grooming & Massage Glove

    lol I have found that using a the old cat comb it helps to clean of the gloves of their fur and they looooooooovvvvvvveeeeeee the gloves it has given me an idea on what to build onto their cat tree when I get some free time in the near future a couple of new posts with the stuff on it so they can rub up against it when they want to :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on Kiteman's instructable Crafter's Necklace10 months ago
    Crafter's Necklace

    Lol that’s good to hear and I’m sure she loves the one you made for her :-) I have been looking at making one myself since reading your instructable when I have 5 minutes to spare that is :-)that’s very true but to be on the safe side let them know so that your covered on the subject. I had to do the same with items I make with heminite magnetic parts on my jewellery ever since I found out. I have found out since I have been doing this at how many people were not even aware of the dangers of having any type of magnetic item close by to a person who has a pacemaker. The person with the pacemaker are aware of it as they would have been told by their doctor of the risks involved but they may not have told friends and family of the risk.I look forward to seeing your new instructable when it...

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    Lol that’s good to hear and I’m sure she loves the one you made for her :-) I have been looking at making one myself since reading your instructable when I have 5 minutes to spare that is :-)that’s very true but to be on the safe side let them know so that your covered on the subject. I had to do the same with items I make with heminite magnetic parts on my jewellery ever since I found out. I have found out since I have been doing this at how many people were not even aware of the dangers of having any type of magnetic item close by to a person who has a pacemaker. The person with the pacemaker are aware of it as they would have been told by their doctor of the risks involved but they may not have told friends and family of the risk.I look forward to seeing your new instructable when it comes out :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on Kiteman's instructable Crafter's Necklace10 months ago
    Crafter's Necklace

    it’s a great idea, I have the same problem when doing my beading work lol I have a number of earth magnets always handy to keep around for many odd things.but keep in mind anyone with a pacemaker can not wear it as it will interfere with their pacemaker. I found this out when I was making a necklace with magnetic stones in it and was informed that I must state if they have magnets in any of my designs that I sale so that people with pacemakers did not buy the item and wear it.

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  • Dawsie commented on ThomasVDD's instructable Duct Tape Dispenser11 months ago
    Duct Tape Dispenser

    depends what country your in as to how you say and spell it I have seen it spelt both ways.

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  • Dawsie commented on brahmus's instructable Simple $2 Pet Grooming & Massage Glove11 months ago
    Simple $2 Pet Grooming & Massage Glove

    lol not a problem if you are OCD and have a cat then your mad to start with cats hair is in everything to start with including me bed lolI had thought of putting into the wash but ummmm that would not work as it would stick to what ever was in the wash as well lol lol so that idea was out before it even got to the table lol the other option I have a very good vacuum so that would solve the problem totally.The 3rd option I have a special wire brush for cleaning wooden fleace for needle felting I can use that as it will pull of a good portion of the fur plus I could save all the cat fur to make them a ball out of their own fur ummm I like this idea the best so I will be doing this one. :-)It’s still the best idea I have seen for cleaning the cats of their unwanted fur and they loved being...

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    lol not a problem if you are OCD and have a cat then your mad to start with cats hair is in everything to start with including me bed lolI had thought of putting into the wash but ummmm that would not work as it would stick to what ever was in the wash as well lol lol so that idea was out before it even got to the table lol the other option I have a very good vacuum so that would solve the problem totally.The 3rd option I have a special wire brush for cleaning wooden fleace for needle felting I can use that as it will pull of a good portion of the fur plus I could save all the cat fur to make them a ball out of their own fur ummm I like this idea the best so I will be doing this one. :-)It’s still the best idea I have seen for cleaning the cats of their unwanted fur and they loved being stroked they just don’t like the cat brushes so the glove in my mind is the best I have ever seen :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on juniortan's instructable Travel Door Lock12 months ago
    Travel Door Lock

    It would be better to use a sanding belt or sanding disk for grinding sharp edges as stated using a grinding wheel for something another than what it’s made for is taking a risk.

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  • Dawsie commented on brahmus's instructable Simple $2 Pet Grooming & Massage Glove12 months ago
    Simple $2 Pet Grooming & Massage Glove

    now this is a great idea love it non of my cats like the brush and the glove found at the pet store is great for dogs but bad for cats :-/This idea is great and easy to make as well love it will be making one as soon as I can get some gloves lol the one thing I don’t own in my winter clothes is gloves hate wearing them but formthenlove of my fur babies I will wear one for them lol :-)Thanks for the great idea :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on Deep silence's instructable Cat Scratching Post12 months ago
    Cat Scratching Post

    this Rambo he loves boxes he loves to jump into,them and sleep or to pounce onto,the other cats in the house the box that the heater came in is his scratching post lol I keep the box to put the heater away every summer well I use to now it is the scratching post box had to turn it around as there is now a hole in one corner lol I will have to make this post for him I think he will love it, but due to his size it will have to have a bigger base on it he would have that post over in seconds lol As you say the cardboard can be replaced in due course. I love the idea and have voted it’s such a great thing to make for ones fur baby :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on Rhonda Chase Design's instructable Amazing Faux Amber Beads12 months ago
    Amazing Faux Amber Beads

    I have looked at all of the pictures a dozen times and for the life of me I can NOT find the mouse dead or alive that you are referring to in any of the pictures.Real amber can not be cleaned in any of the small home cleaning machine same as opals this is because of the base elements that they are made of, the cleaning machine can and will damage the stones. If you have these types of stone jewellery take them to the jewellers to have them cleaned. It’s the safest options.

    Hi Jamesm466 you can get silicon mould kits and make your own organic shapes or you could watch on YouTube how to make your own silicon moulds which would keep the costs down. This way you can make a heap of moulds using items found in and around the backyard :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on DWSciSouth's instructable Iridescent Art1 year ago
    Iridescent Art

    they say seeing is believing and man oh man I loved that trick I am so going to do this I have a workshop full of black sandpaper lol it’s one of best ones to use when sanding but to change it from sandpaper to a work of art now that’s priceless :-) Thanks for sharing this tip I am going to,have so much fun with this now :-) :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on PinchOfChili's instructable Edible Plastic Pouches1 year ago
    Edible Plastic Pouches

    Great idea, I have been wanting to pack some of my coffee with the raw sugar I use when going out as not all places have the coffee I like plus sometimes I am not in the mood for a flat white when at McDonalds this way I could make up a few pouches and place in my tea tin for a choice of tea or coffee now :-) this is a brilliant idea and I already have some in the cupboard as I do a lot of Asian cooking so always keep it on hand. I do like the idea for making my own protine bars as I am not able to eat the shop bought ones due to allergies this way I can make my own and never have to worry about an allergie attack :-)Thanks for sharing this going to make some up when the sun comes up lolo I think 5:30 am is a little to early to start cooking :-)

    I tried to read the one on Geletin but there was an add half way across the instructions and I was not able to remove the ad’s at all to read it. I did manage to get the gist of it so that’s fine but it was annoying having this big black strip down the right hand side....

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  • Make a Pair of Shoji (Japanese Sliding) Screens

    I loved the work that you have put into them, I had just finished watching a Japanese documentary on the making of the screens and you were so very close to how they built them specially the designed squares even if they are on a larger scale to how they made the design squares.It is beautifully built as you said the correct paper would have worked better but the tracing paper used was a very good second choice.

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  • Transform Broken Measuring Tape to Coin Purse

    Rather than rounding the tape edges all you would need to do is snip of the sharp corners by only a few mm this will keep,the ends nice and straight but also remove the problem of sharp pointed parts once you have done this just use an emery board to smoth of the cut edge and that will stop them from over time cutting through the duct tape and fabric.I love this tutorial have voted and I have 3 tapes that are in this shape and as I have found a way to pull my tap measure apart so I can use the whole tape plus the special spring that’s part of the tape for the same purpose of the tape :-) but two of my tapes are earmarked for my cutting table once I have routered the groves that they will sit in and insuring that they line up perfectly I will then cover them in resin so the table i...

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    Rather than rounding the tape edges all you would need to do is snip of the sharp corners by only a few mm this will keep,the ends nice and straight but also remove the problem of sharp pointed parts once you have done this just use an emery board to smoth of the cut edge and that will stop them from over time cutting through the duct tape and fabric.I love this tutorial have voted and I have 3 tapes that are in this shape and as I have found a way to pull my tap measure apart so I can use the whole tape plus the special spring that’s part of the tape for the same purpose of the tape :-) but two of my tapes are earmarked for my cutting table once I have routered the groves that they will sit in and insuring that they line up perfectly I will then cover them in resin so the table is smoth and flat again and no dust traps :-D this will aid in fabric cutting and much more. What is left over once I have done the table will be added to the pile of cut up tape to make coin purses for the family for Christmas :-DThanks for sharing :-) :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on Lorddrake's instructable Making Mushrooms Last (Duxelles)1 year ago
    Making Mushrooms Last (Duxelles)

    your very welcome :-) I know you will enjoy the flavour :-) I can not remember if I stated to slice the mushrooms to aid in drying them faster :-)Have fun

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  • Dawsie commented on Lorddrake's instructable Making Mushrooms Last (Duxelles)1 year ago
    Making Mushrooms Last (Duxelles)

    I love the idea, but I,have been making mushroom powder for years now and find it keeps better but not only that you can get a great mushroom flavour without the bulk of the mushrooms. I have been drying the mushrooms now for 30 plus years and have never had a problem with Botilism this is the first time I,have ever heard of it ever in food or mushrooms.I have grown my own mushrooms and dried them as well the best part about drying mushrooms is that you can wash them before putting into the drying machine as it will dry off the water at the same time.I have also bought old mushrooms that looked fit for the bin from supermarkets as they want a quick sale for them they have produced the best and I mean thenreally best dried mushroom powder I have ever produced. They were not off just a li...

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    I love the idea, but I,have been making mushroom powder for years now and find it keeps better but not only that you can get a great mushroom flavour without the bulk of the mushrooms. I have been drying the mushrooms now for 30 plus years and have never had a problem with Botilism this is the first time I,have ever heard of it ever in food or mushrooms.I have grown my own mushrooms and dried them as well the best part about drying mushrooms is that you can wash them before putting into the drying machine as it will dry off the water at the same time.I have also bought old mushrooms that looked fit for the bin from supermarkets as they want a quick sale for them they have produced the best and I mean thenreally best dried mushroom powder I have ever produced. They were not off just a little slimy from their own water content. I have washed them all and sliced them up and placed in the dehydrator and dried them as I would have done fresh mushrooms.Once the mushrooms are totally dried I then place into a blender and grind them to a very fine powder. This powder has lasted me for over a year as long as you keep airtight I have placed into all of my jars a special packet for keeping food dry it’s just a special moister Crystal in a bag it collects any moister in the jar and keeps my mushroom powder dry as dry can be. When using you only need a few teaspoons in a stew or a sprinkle over scrambled eggs as the flavour is very intense. I always place in smaller jars as this cuts down on opening the full batch every time. Not all mushrooms can be turned into powder I have tried with shataky mushrooms and they dry out too hard and rubbery to be turned into a powder have even tried to pre grind them first but they just don’t like to be dried once done like this so for them its a case of them up fine and then dry them and they dry out a little chunky but work fine just not as good as good as the old fashion mushroom. I still have to try the oyster mushrooms but don’t see them too often in the shop and I have tried growing my own but the heat wave we had this summer killled off all attempts at growing them. Only got the first flush of growth but nothing after that.I tried to add the I images of my jars of mushroom powder but it would not access the library where they are on my iPad so no idea on how to share them with you?

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  • Dawsie commented on JT Woodworks's instructable How to Make a Crosscut Sled1 year ago
    How to Make a Crosscut Sled

    lol this is so true but I have also found that some set squares are not even square to start with I bought a cheap set got Dad and was using them one day when I needed to draw the line from one side to the other so I pulled out the largest out of the packaging and draw my line flipped it over to,the other side and went to draw the line when they met up in the middle they crossed each other rather than over lapped each other.So ran a few tests which I also have a electronic right angle unit and set that to the 45° angle and checked the offending set square and it was way out lol,I have to punch the pins out and redrill the pin holes once I have squaree it up first and then drill and replace the pins :-D once done it should be square. Never buy a cheap or second hand square they are a...

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    lol this is so true but I have also found that some set squares are not even square to start with I bought a cheap set got Dad and was using them one day when I needed to draw the line from one side to the other so I pulled out the largest out of the packaging and draw my line flipped it over to,the other side and went to draw the line when they met up in the middle they crossed each other rather than over lapped each other.So ran a few tests which I also have a electronic right angle unit and set that to the 45° angle and checked the offending set square and it was way out lol,I have to punch the pins out and redrill the pin holes once I have squaree it up first and then drill and replace the pins :-D once done it should be square. Never buy a cheap or second hand square they are a waste of time if you have to fix them before using them :-DI did like the idea of making the first cut and then using it to line up the front bar this made a lot of sense to me just wish I had thought of it my self when I made my one.... I now have 4 of them all different sizes and all do different for different types of jobs. :-D you can never have too many really :-)Thanks for sharing the link on the cleaning of the blade in all the years I have being using mine I have always replaced the blade once they start cutting badly I will have to give cleaning up some of my older blades and see if this works on them :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on CraftAndu's instructable Wooden Kazoo [Giveaway]1 year ago
    Wooden Kazoo [Giveaway]

    :-) ;-) well that took me back to my child hood days I use to have a plastic one when I was around 8 years old I loved it but me Mom hated it and she was the one who bought it for me for Christmas stocking filler :-) :-) :-)I love number 6 but they all look really nice :-)Thanks for reminding me of my old memories of my Kazo :-)I loved the intro so much made me giggle so much the kitten jumped of me with a filthy look as she had been fast asleep :-D :-D

    �� well that took me back to my child hood days I use to have a plastic one when I was around 8 years old I loved it but me Mom hated it and she was the one who bought it for me for Christmas stocking filler ����I love number 6 but they all look really nice �Thanks for reminding me of my old memories of my Kazo ���I loved the intro so much made me giggle so much the kitten jumped of me with a filthy look as she had been fast asleep����

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  • Dawsie commented on manuelmasc's instructable HDPE Blocks From Plastic Bottles1 year ago
    HDPE Blocks From Plastic Bottles

    Your very welcome Helena :-)I have been using my as sliders for draws in the workshop to let the draw slide smoothly :-)I never thought of using them for small models but then I have a heap of 3 ply high quality ply for mine I use them for my polymer clay models that I make :-)Once you start thinking out side of the box you will be surprised at how many things you can use them for :-)Have fun creating Angela

    hi Helena, You can not fix old nylon/plastic chopping boards they are designed that once damegaed you throw away or give it to a woodworker as old nylon/plastic boards are great to make sliders out of and other bits and bobs for the workshop Or you could use them to make a garden border. As that is all they are good for once past their used by date. You can not put them through a plainer you will damage your plainer and the chopping board, besides the chopping boards were designed to have a dimpled surface so that will not slide on the bench top or allow the food to slide around too much if kept dry when cutting meat that is.I mentioned a use by date above this is correct you can not use them for ever like the wooden boards, they need to be replaced every few years due to the knifes int...

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    hi Helena, You can not fix old nylon/plastic chopping boards they are designed that once damegaed you throw away or give it to a woodworker as old nylon/plastic boards are great to make sliders out of and other bits and bobs for the workshop Or you could use them to make a garden border. As that is all they are good for once past their used by date. You can not put them through a plainer you will damage your plainer and the chopping board, besides the chopping boards were designed to have a dimpled surface so that will not slide on the bench top or allow the food to slide around too much if kept dry when cutting meat that is.I mentioned a use by date above this is correct you can not use them for ever like the wooden boards, they need to be replaced every few years due to the knifes interaction with the surface and over time if the plastic board is not thick enough it develops a concave shape to it and this is one of the other reasons the plastic/nylon chopping boards have to be replaced. This goes the same with the “SoderStream” bottles if you checked the small print on the bottle it will have a date on it for when you need to replace the bottles.If you have a dishwasher you can put in there to wash I do that with mine it’s okay but I only use it to cut the cats meat on. In the food industry they use the plastic/nylon boards because they can go into the dishwasher and this will sterlize them and is the only reason they use those types of chopping boards now and not the wooden ones. Wooden chopping boards can not go into the dishwasher as they are glued together with food safe glue and with the dishwasher heating up this softnes the glue to the point the boards fall apart. I know I did it with my own chopping board I had :-) it was a lovely mess to be cleaned out of the dishwasher lol As for my food prep area I have a wooden chopping board that’s been in the family for 40 odd years now. It was me Mom’s chopping board and when she passed away I kept it as it is a good quality one chopping board and it’s easy to keep clean. (As I had killed my board in the dishwasher lol)Even with the number of years On it it’s still as good as new as we have always had it has sanded Every 6-8 months and I have even put it through the plainer to flatten it out a bit as it is almost 3” thick I don’t think I have to worry too much about it :-) but it does need a light sanding at least twice a year to clean it off in preparation for food safe coating and that’s not cooking oil as it goes sticking with age, you need the correct coating which I managed to get from the hardware store :-)I hope this helps :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on aCuriousCreator's instructable Booking Binding Press1 year ago
    Booking Binding Press

    If you don’t have clamps you can use Bull-Clips extra large to hold the boards together. I have been using them now for the past year and find they are quicker on some jobs compared to using clamps. :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on mxx's instructable Unclogging Rust-Oleum Nozzle1 year ago
    Unclogging Rust-Oleum Nozzle

    nice I have a couple of cans that have never been used simply because I can not get them to spray at all I did not notice the problem until a few months after I had bought them and of course lost the docket {lol} I have them sitting there now for a few years now never been able to get a spray out of any of them. I always keep spay can nozzles (don’t know why never used them before but had been told years ago to keep them {lol}) so I went through my stash of nozzles but nothing has worked so far, yep they work on other spray cans. The trick I use is fly spray to clear out the nozzles when finished {lol} it works or even a can of WD40 I have two cans sitting around with no nozzles so I can use the spray paint nozzles on them to clear them out.I am at a loss as to why these two cans ...

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    nice I have a couple of cans that have never been used simply because I can not get them to spray at all I did not notice the problem until a few months after I had bought them and of course lost the docket {lol} I have them sitting there now for a few years now never been able to get a spray out of any of them. I always keep spay can nozzles (don’t know why never used them before but had been told years ago to keep them {lol}) so I went through my stash of nozzles but nothing has worked so far, yep they work on other spray cans. The trick I use is fly spray to clear out the nozzles when finished {lol} it works or even a can of WD40 I have two cans sitting around with no nozzles so I can use the spray paint nozzles on them to clear them out.I am at a loss as to why these two cans will not spray at all I have checked the spout on top of the can and that looks clear as best as I can see {lol}I have used the old trick of a tire valve placed over the can and with the air compressor pumped them up which also shows me their pressure just as if it was a tyre and that’s correct for a can that has not been used yet.Last option I have is to cut the cans open and use the paint with my minture model spray painter.

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  • Recreating the Universe in the "Cosmic Rift" Table;  AKA: How to Build a Resin Table Like a Boss!

    wow it’s stunning I love how it came out just wish you had added some photes where the galxaies glowed in the dark so,that we could see the affect it had. I loved the walk around at the end as you could see the glitter sparkling just as the night sky does here where I live... I live in the Australian Outback and on a clear night the sky just sparkles and you can see the Milky Way and millions and millions of stars :-)I hope you have managed to sell the table for what you were asking for it’s worth it and more I know I would have bought it in a heart beat if I had the right kind of money LOL

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  • Dawsie commented on VEKSIR's instructable Reclaimed Pallet Fish Tank Stand1 year ago
    Reclaimed Pallet Fish Tank Stand

    I love the cabinet, I already have one which was a gift from my Hubby but as the old tank is now out of service for too old now and not had water in it for 8nyears now, it’s is only good as a trarium which means I will need to buy a new tank and as you say the cost of the tank and cabinet is very very expensive.I have been collecting pallets and stripping them down so,I can build my new kitchen with them but I think I will side line some of the pieces for a new cabinet for a new tank :-)I miss having fish lol but mine will be a glass tank and will put sides and a backing on it as I plan to have the tank that has a overflow corner with the pump pushing back up to,the primary tank, should have gone with this type the last time lol.Will use some of the nices pieces of timber that I h...

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    I love the cabinet, I already have one which was a gift from my Hubby but as the old tank is now out of service for too old now and not had water in it for 8nyears now, it’s is only good as a trarium which means I will need to buy a new tank and as you say the cost of the tank and cabinet is very very expensive.I have been collecting pallets and stripping them down so,I can build my new kitchen with them but I think I will side line some of the pieces for a new cabinet for a new tank :-)I miss having fish lol but mine will be a glass tank and will put sides and a backing on it as I plan to have the tank that has a overflow corner with the pump pushing back up to,the primary tank, should have gone with this type the last time lol.Will use some of the nices pieces of timber that I have found on the pallets and put a side due to their colour and type of wood, it’s not all pine wood used on pallets that’s for sure :-) some of its really really pretty :-)Like the idea of making the frame for it out of bought 2x2 timber that’s a good idea and use the pallet timber for the dressing of the unit which will add even more strength to the frame work.Thanks for such a great idea :-) Dawsie

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  • Dawsie commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Tape Measuring Tool1 year ago
    Tape Measuring Tool

    Thank you :-) I will add a picture when I’m done :-D He was a great teacher and was always encouraging me to push my self :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Tape Measuring Tool1 year ago
    Tape Measuring Tool

    I love the idea but as I don’t have a 3D printer I will have to think out side the square and make it out of wood lol After looking at your printed option I see that I can do this and look forward to finding a quite moment in the workshop to make myself one but also one for me Dad as he’s for ever losing his pencil when he comes o write down his measurements lol so it will server two purpose for him lolAs someone mention the wriggle on the tape measure is a problem for this what I did was fix the tape measure end clip in place with a metal bonding two part mouldable glue as I got feedup with constant problems of that little silver tab moving in and out the way it does and keeps giving me different mesuremts all the time. Once I fixed that problem all my measurements have bee...

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    I love the idea but as I don’t have a 3D printer I will have to think out side the square and make it out of wood lol After looking at your printed option I see that I can do this and look forward to finding a quite moment in the workshop to make myself one but also one for me Dad as he’s for ever losing his pencil when he comes o write down his measurements lol so it will server two purpose for him lolAs someone mention the wriggle on the tape measure is a problem for this what I did was fix the tape measure end clip in place with a metal bonding two part mouldable glue as I got feedup with constant problems of that little silver tab moving in and out the way it does and keeps giving me different mesuremts all the time. Once I fixed that problem all my measurements have been correct each time as long as I use only that tape measure for measuring my items and setting up the benchsaw cutting fence every time. There is always a diffearece between each and every tape measurement out there. I was taught years ago by my wood working teacher at school to only use one tape measurement for all mesuremens and to never rely on two different ones unless you have held them together and compared each and every mark on both to ensure that they line up.

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  • Dawsie commented on diymontreal's instructable The Ultimate Lumber Storage Cart 1 year ago
    The Ultimate Lumber Storage Cart

    that's perfect, it's just what I have been thinking about for weeks now to make for the workshop just for my smaller supply of wood and my endless supply of bits and pieces lol, like you have have kept my small thin, scrappy off cuts as they have been really handy so many times. I will have to,look,at building this project lol thanks for sharing the build and the plans with us all.

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  • Turn Any Pair of Earbuds Into Bluetooth Earbuds!

    your welcome :-D Love the instructable so,kept in me list of one day to make list :-D just have to,hunt down the part which I am sure I can find one eBay if I keep looking :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on Crafts with Ellen's instructable Engraving Glass With a Dremel1 year ago
    Engraving Glass With a Dremel

    sweet I just bought the engraving tips for my Dremel a few months back as they were going cheap at the time but was too worried to work on glass yet lol but I have a heap of old bottles that I can do test run on before working on the vase that I have had for years but have never gotten around to,do,the chemical etching on it :-D Thanks for the instructable I know now that I can do it after watching you :-)

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  • Turn Any Pair of Earbuds Into Bluetooth Earbuds!

    lol PS I also voted for you as it's such a MacGyver project :-D

    gee I so wanted to make this but when I went to the link it said does not ship to my part of the world Amazon sucks some times I have noticed it has stopped shipping to,Australia from many of their customers who sell via them.I will have to,look for the part else where but once I have found it I will make it I just can not afford the Bluetooth buds for the iPhone they are way way way over priced almost 1/4 of what I paid for the phone and that's madness Loved the idea even I can make it when I get the part that is:-/ thanks for the instructable, I have saved it to my one day to,make folder here :-) :-)

    gee I so wanted to make this but when I went to the link it said does not ship to my part of the world Amazon sucks some times I have noticed it has stopped shipping to,Australia from many of their customers who sell via them.I will have to,look for the part else where but once I have found it I will make it I just can not afford the Bluetooth buds for the iPhone they are way way way over priced almost 1/4 of what I paid for the phone and that's madness Loved the idea even I can make it when I get the part that is ????Thanks for the instructable ??? I have saved it to my one day to,make folder here ??

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  • Paper + Sunflower Seed Husk Fuel Briquettes

    thanks for the idea I have a lot of seed husks after the birds have finished eating everyday lol (wild birds that is) and I have taken to using my lawn mower like a vacuum cleaner to clean the area up lol I might give them a go as a friend of mine has a wood burner he uses every winter. As the summers get really hot in the Outback it should be quick to dry the bricks I do remember seeing a brick compressing unit in one of those bagin buy magazines so will look at getting that as they would fit in the wood burner plus I don't have a nifty looking fruit compressing machine would love one Thanks for the instructable I read both ????

    thanks for the idea I have a lot of seed husks after the birds have finished eating everyday lol (wild birds that is) and I have taken to using my lawn mower like a vacuum cleaner to clean the area up lol I might give them a go as a friend of mine has a wood burner he uses every winter. As the summers get really hot in the Outback it should be quick to dry the bricks I do remember seeing a brick compressing unit in one of those bagin buy magazines so will look at getting that as they would fit in the wood burner plus I don't have a nifty looking fruit compressing machine would love one ????Thanks for the instructable I read both ????

    thanks for the idea I have a lot of seed husks after the birds have finished eating everyday lol (wild birds that is) and I have taken to using my lawn mower like a vacuum cleaner to clean the area up lol I might give them a go as a friend of mine has a wood burner he uses every winter. As the summers get really hot in the Outback it should be quick to dry the bricks I do remember seeing a brick compressing unit in one of those bagin buy magazines so will look at getting that as they would fit in the wood burner plus I don't have a nifty looking fruit compressing machine would love one Thanks for the instructable I read both

    thanks for the idea I have a lot of seed husks after the birds have finished eating everyday lol (wild birds that is) and I have taken to using my lawn mower like a vacuum cleaner to clean the area up lol I might give them a go as a friend of mine has a wood burner he uses every winter. As the summers get really hot in the Outback it should be quick to dry the bricks I do remember seeing a brick compressing unit in one of those bagin buy magazines so will look at getting that as they would fit in the wood burner plus I don't have a nifty looking fruit compressing machine would love one Thanks for the instructable I read both ????

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  • Dawsie commented on wilgubeast's instructable 10 Unusual Uses for Tennis Balls1 year ago
    10 Unusual Uses for Tennis Balls

    loved the sanding tip ??? now where did I put the old balls from my youth ??

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  • Dawsie commented on lonesoulsurfer's instructable Book Safe With Lock1 year ago
    Book Safe With Lock

    that's I so very true, so everyone if you are going to do this please please check the internet for said books, special if they are stamped as 2nd,3rd addition in the flycover as in many cases they can be very valuable depending on what the subject/story's are, but sometimes it is of a value due to the author of the book or even the age. I have books from 1800s that I found in old junkshops as a kid I bought them because I loved the age that they were not because of the subject/story that was in them, I did not learn the value of my books until I trained as a bookbinder. I love books and hate seeing them chopped up for projects and the such like, but for a book that has no value it's not so painful to chop up for something like this. So many people think that just because a book is old ...

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    that's I so very true, so everyone if you are going to do this please please check the internet for said books, special if they are stamped as 2nd,3rd addition in the flycover as in many cases they can be very valuable depending on what the subject/story's are, but sometimes it is of a value due to the author of the book or even the age. I have books from 1800s that I found in old junkshops as a kid I bought them because I loved the age that they were not because of the subject/story that was in them, I did not learn the value of my books until I trained as a bookbinder. I love books and hate seeing them chopped up for projects and the such like, but for a book that has no value it's not so painful to chop up for something like this. So many people think that just because a book is old it has no value but as you have pointed out this is not the case for many old/semiold books I too have collected old books from second hand stores for many years and have check up on them and found that many of my books I have bought have a small/large value on them. With the internet now checking up on book values is a lot simpler now lol.I have been collecting books since I was a toddler lol me Mum use to laugh at me when I was little as I would keep them all neat and tidy on a shelf lol but the rest of my stuff would be all over the place, this has not changed in the last 50+ years lol Because of my love of books I trained as a bookbinder so that I could restore some of my old books that do not have a value on them and to make bound boxes for the ones that do have a value to keep them safe.

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  • How to Break Down Sheet Material Easily!

    I should have menetioned I love the sawguide you made I made mine with a fold back with a piano hinge system works the same way but when I cut I just fold back the saw depth part and cut, but it's only for short cuts have not gotten around to making my long cut version yet but after seeing yours I think I will make it like that one ?? save a bit of money on having to buy 3 piano hinges that's for sure ? Thanks for the instructable for that as well I would have gotten there eventually but you saved me a few hours of work around ?????

    ?? now I wish I had thought of this I have a heap of old pallet sheets from solar panals when they where brought into the country a friend gave me the palates after he finished installing all the solar panals. I have a heap of the staked away as I have to have someone help me cut them on the bench saw?? now with the table top idea I have just throw it down and cut to my hearts content on me own ???? thanks for the great instructable and great idea ?? umm I can see a lot of workshop time heading my way again yummy ???

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  • Dawsie commented on Jakes workshop's instructable Make a Human Table2 years ago
    Make a Human Table

    true but myself and my friends actually all don't drink, ? Just something we all seamed to stop doing as we got older and wiser I think ???

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  • Dawsie commented on Jakes workshop's instructable Make a Human Table2 years ago
    Make a Human Table

    ????I love it I can see it as a great party trick trying to get your friends to use it but also mixing it up with different height people to see how they all coupe it would defiantly get everybody in to the party mood as they try it out and spend half the time giggling trying to both sit down at the same time

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  • Dawsie commented on Epic Workshop's instructable Bilbo Baggins Pipe 2 years ago
    Bilbo Baggins Pipe

    wow love the idea always wanted to make one for my hubby he's a Tolkien fan I bought the whole full extended version collection of the movies for him when they came out now I will have to make him a pipe to go with it all :-) mind you he don't smoke anymore but I am sure he will love the pipe :-} I have an oak tree I have been growing for the past few years and there is just the perfect branch I can use for his pipe stem :-} and I have oak set aside for my wood turning projects so I can pinch a piece to make the pipe bowl :-) Thanks for the great instructable and better still showing me how via a video now that's something I can play over and over to make sure as I go along with the project :-) thank goodness for iPads :-)

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  • Dawsie commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Easy Waterproof Clothing2 years ago
    Easy Waterproof Clothing

    this is great thanks for posting this I have been looking at buying some of the commercial waterproofing product but have held of because of how much I would actually need to use.This option is so much better and I get to save my pennies after all as I have this already laying around the workshop from all other projects ??

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  • Harvesting your own clay, dirty but delightful!

    I feel bad at not answering before now ? I am so way behind in my emails but slowly getting through them all now ?It was nice to see that you have won on the instructable comp ?Things have been so busy I still not been able to do anything with the clay but here's to 2017 may all dreamers get their dreams done ??

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  • Dawsie commented on Stish's instructable German incense smoker - Tiled stove2 years ago
    German incense smoker - Tiled stove

    ????oh boy that's a long time to be moving around lol but I can say much there I did it for 40 years first of with my parents army brat that's me ??? and I was not able to settle down for a long time only the past 6 years have I been in one place ???Good luck with the travling and moving enjoy it while you can at least once your back home and settled in again you will have lots of memories ??

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  • Dawsie commented on Stish's instructable German incense smoker - Tiled stove2 years ago
    German incense smoker - Tiled stove

    that's good to know travling is fun but after a while well it's nice to be in that one place that you can say yep finally home ? I hope you get to finish your main base workshop one day ?Thanks it's great to have a perminat home now ? Done with all that moving around from place to place I sat and worked it out on the average time span of all of my moves that I have done over the past 50 years lol and the avage worked out to be 6 years at each place ?? so yep glad it's all over now ??

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  • Dawsie commented on Stish's instructable German incense smoker - Tiled stove2 years ago
    German incense smoker - Tiled stove

    sounds like you have your hands full that's for sure and to find time for other things during all of this is great ? I sure don't miss those days of always being on the move this home is my final stop ? Hence the workshop the ultimate dream of any crafter ? I hope your moves will one day lead you back home ?

    lol that's how my workshop came into being I use to live in the city and had to come home every 6 weeks to help Dad for 6 weeks after 4 years of that kind of living the shed was built my things placed in there and I moved back home full time ?? that was 5 years ago and it's take us this long to merge the two homes into one ? and converting the shed into a workshop working around all the boxes yet to be unpacked ??? I have forgotten half of what's in the boxes after all this time ???

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  • Dawsie commented on smurray2's instructable Making plastic with glue2 years ago
    Making plastic with glue

    my ex husband use to work at a cornstarch factory if you knew how it was made you would not be using it, it too me years to go back to using cornstarch after being shown how it was made? My other option would be rice flour I used that in place of cornstartch for years...??just took longer to make gravies that's all ?

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  • Dawsie commented on Stish's instructable German incense smoker - Tiled stove2 years ago
    German incense smoker - Tiled stove

    glad she loves it ?I will I have saved your instructable to my collection of things to make ? At the moment we have to finish working on my Workshop ? We have the floor and walls done in the shed we build now we have to fix the ceiling and exchange the roller doors for large windows once that's done I can get back to working on all my hobbies ?? well still have to build the wall units and work benchs ?? first then I can start using my workshop ???

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  • Dawsie commented on darthwolf's instructable A Simple Bench Variable Power Supply2 years ago
    A Simple Bench Variable Power Supply

    thanks for this very intersecting it's a shame it's only for testing items if you could use it power them up that would be great but testinfis fine lol,I,have a few things around the place that I need to work it if they are worth keeping ?|

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  • Dawsie commented on Stish's instructable German incense smoker - Tiled stove2 years ago
    German incense smoker - Tiled stove

    I love it it looks like it could even be used in a doll house setting ? Will have to add to my fav for later tryout ? Thanks for sharing your gift to your wife I am sure she loved it ?

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  • Dawsie commented on -BALES-'s instructable The Calvin and Hobbes Snowmen2 years ago
    The Calvin and Hobbes Snowmen

    thanks for a fun new take on snowmen I could not stop laughing ???? will have to make something like it for next year but with me own spin on them thanks for the inspiration ????

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