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  • DeanR31 commented on SimonAndYou's instructable Adjustable Ruler Measuring Stop6 weeks ago
    Adjustable Ruler Measuring Stop

    I have to ask. Why two rulers?

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  • DeanR31 commented on Never boring Never bored's instructable The Christmas Box2 months ago
    The Christmas Box

    OK, I guess I'm missing something. I'm not much of a puzzle guy. But the answer to all three puzzles is 3. How did they arrive at that selection of switches?

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  • DeanR31 commented on jreinhold's instructable Lichtenberg Wood Burning Tests6 months ago
    Lichtenberg Wood Burning Tests

    WOW! Three microwave transformers??? Isn't that a bit of overkill?I have no idea how you have those wired up. But I recently built one that operates perfectly with only 1 MOT using this tutorial.I also built mine in a completely enclosed case with a power switch and a red light inside that illuminates when the electrodes are hot. You should at the very least enclose all your electronic parts for your own safety. For more control of your burns, try adding a variac to adjust the voltage to the electrodes.If you're new to this, I highly suggest you follow this guys feed. He has tons of vids on his machines and demos of his burns. You can also build Lichtenberg machines using an oil burner transformer or one from a neon sign. Each gives is different type of burn. But you certainly don't nee...

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    WOW! Three microwave transformers??? Isn't that a bit of overkill?I have no idea how you have those wired up. But I recently built one that operates perfectly with only 1 MOT using this tutorial.I also built mine in a completely enclosed case with a power switch and a red light inside that illuminates when the electrodes are hot. You should at the very least enclose all your electronic parts for your own safety. For more control of your burns, try adding a variac to adjust the voltage to the electrodes.If you're new to this, I highly suggest you follow this guys feed. He has tons of vids on his machines and demos of his burns. You can also build Lichtenberg machines using an oil burner transformer or one from a neon sign. Each gives is different type of burn. But you certainly don't need more than 1 to get the desired results.Good luck, nice Instructable and be safe.

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  • DeanR31 commented on ButterMyBiscuits's instructable How to Distill Water in the Kitchen8 months ago
    How to Distill Water in the Kitchen

    This is a great Instructable. But iIn the time it takes to do this, and the cost of utilities, it is much cheaper to buy a gallon from Krogers for $.99.

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  • built your own Cajon (a drum) for less than 25.- Euro

    http://pearldrum.com/products/percussion/cajons/sonic-boom-cajon/

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  • built your own Cajon (a drum) for less than 25.- Euro

    Thanx for the reply Andreas. This will be my first Cajon and my first Cajon build. So I'll have no frame of reference as to whether it is better than a traditional Cajon. But I did see a design very similar to this that I stumbled upon recently. The Pearl Sonic Boom. This looks a lot cleaner and simpler than my design. I may have to give it a try. I'm going to write Pearl and see if I can get them to explain how the inside is built and if there is a rear facing hole. There may be a baffling system that redirects the sound forward. I'll check back if they do.Thanx again for the help.- Dean -

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  • built your own Cajon (a drum) for less than 25.- Euro

    I'm going to be building a custom Cajon and wanted a professional opinion on my design.I've noticed that a lot of Cajon players will tilt back on the instrument when playing. Leaving a gap between the floor and the bottom of the Cajon. I can only imagine this does two things. Makes it more comfortable to play and improves the sound by allowing some of the vibrations to escape from underneath and be focused toward the front.I've used this observation to design the Cajon pictured below. My design allows for the playing surface to be more ergonomic to the player without tilting it. And the opening in the front caused by the raised bottom panel and bottom sound hole should focus more sound toward the front of the Cajon.My questions are, will the additional sound hole on the bottom degrade t...

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    I'm going to be building a custom Cajon and wanted a professional opinion on my design.I've noticed that a lot of Cajon players will tilt back on the instrument when playing. Leaving a gap between the floor and the bottom of the Cajon. I can only imagine this does two things. Makes it more comfortable to play and improves the sound by allowing some of the vibrations to escape from underneath and be focused toward the front.I've used this observation to design the Cajon pictured below. My design allows for the playing surface to be more ergonomic to the player without tilting it. And the opening in the front caused by the raised bottom panel and bottom sound hole should focus more sound toward the front of the Cajon.My questions are, will the additional sound hole on the bottom degrade the sound quality in any way? If I add a sound hole on the bottom, is there a need for one on the rear panel? And last, are there any other considerations I need to keep in mind when building this to maintain the best sound quality possible?Thank you for any advice you can lend.- Dean -

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