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  • DocR commented on Tuan_Hoang's instructable Weapons from nail and scrap metal3 years ago
    Weapons from nail and scrap metal

    Very nice! I used to make miniatures.. everything, cars (I started with hot rod models, like so many others) ,houses, boats , trains, musical instruments.. But never mini weapons like these. Great idea.. I can't do miniature any more, Illness makes my coordination bad, and bad eyesight makes it worse.. Increasing the light intensity does help the eyes though.. Even so, despite what you would first think, with miniatures, normally, ncreasing the scale doesn't help, because the detail is simply increased over what you would have working in a smaller scale.These are a bit different. I think increasing the scale would make this possible for a physically impaired person.. I think I may attempt this on a 1/8th scale basis.Since I miss doing scale modelling this opens up possibility again. Th...

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    Very nice! I used to make miniatures.. everything, cars (I started with hot rod models, like so many others) ,houses, boats , trains, musical instruments.. But never mini weapons like these. Great idea.. I can't do miniature any more, Illness makes my coordination bad, and bad eyesight makes it worse.. Increasing the light intensity does help the eyes though.. Even so, despite what you would first think, with miniatures, normally, ncreasing the scale doesn't help, because the detail is simply increased over what you would have working in a smaller scale.These are a bit different. I think increasing the scale would make this possible for a physically impaired person.. I think I may attempt this on a 1/8th scale basis.Since I miss doing scale modelling this opens up possibility again. Thanks.Oh, by the way, your english is just fine! Good job...

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  • DocR commented on WAC_IDEAWORKS's instructable The Best Bluetooth for your Boat (v0.1)3 years ago
    The Best Bluetooth for your Boat (v0.1)

    If you need to test a speaker setup before you have a housing, just use a cardboard box. .Also, you were right to not port the speaker.. Porting requires pretty complex math, and for a smaller box they'll sound great totally sealed, it just requires a bit more power to the speakers. I live in a trailer and never considered a bluetooth system for my computer audio out.. I was using a high quality home audio setup that I never reattached since moving into it, just listening with headphones. Thanks for the idea!

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  • DocR commented on ambercollective's instructable How to Buy an Ex-Ambulance3 years ago
    How to Buy an Ex-Ambulance

    My Goodness! However in the world did you know I was Martian? ;-)Re: french doors - I dunno.. They just all called them that. When I was working for a local renovator, he'd say "be careful with those french doors" or "help me with these french doors" whenever referring to those sliding glass patio doors. I don't think there's actually more of them in france, or the instructions are only in french - OK, scratch that last one. I live in Canada where sometimes products from Quebec reakly ARE only in french. That happens lots as a kind of "protest" for not recognizing Quebec as the most important province in Canada. heck, in the world.. naw, heck the universe! ;-)But hey, it's a lot easier saying "go get those french doors", than "go get those ...

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    My Goodness! However in the world did you know I was Martian? ;-)Re: french doors - I dunno.. They just all called them that. When I was working for a local renovator, he'd say "be careful with those french doors" or "help me with these french doors" whenever referring to those sliding glass patio doors. I don't think there's actually more of them in france, or the instructions are only in french - OK, scratch that last one. I live in Canada where sometimes products from Quebec reakly ARE only in french. That happens lots as a kind of "protest" for not recognizing Quebec as the most important province in Canada. heck, in the world.. naw, heck the universe! ;-)But hey, it's a lot easier saying "go get those french doors", than "go get those sliding 6 foot square clear glass patio doors"Cheers!!

    It's just amazing what you see on instructables. Frankly, for making a campeerized van an ambulans really wouldn;''t be my first choice. I'd rather go with a wholesale food truck, especially one with a crisper such as for keeping fruit or veggies, or even milk, fresh. There's your air conditioner all set up already . Plus, there's plenty of standing room without worrying about being overheight. Thee boxes tend to be as wide as practicable without excessive overhang.However, I did myself consider all these options, and in the end just bought myself a used trailer (an RV would also have been an option)The reason is cost. By the time you've made all the modifications it would have proven more expensive than a purpose builkt one.However, if you have lots of ORIGINAL ideas to implement in yo...

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    It's just amazing what you see on instructables. Frankly, for making a campeerized van an ambulans really wouldn;''t be my first choice. I'd rather go with a wholesale food truck, especially one with a crisper such as for keeping fruit or veggies, or even milk, fresh. There's your air conditioner all set up already . Plus, there's plenty of standing room without worrying about being overheight. Thee boxes tend to be as wide as practicable without excessive overhang.However, I did myself consider all these options, and in the end just bought myself a used trailer (an RV would also have been an option)The reason is cost. By the time you've made all the modifications it would have proven more expensive than a purpose builkt one.However, if you have lots of ORIGINAL ideas to implement in your project then you'll probably be happy with a conversion process. Purpose built ones don't allow much room for further modification. My dad did, but he was brilliant in how he did it, by removing unneccesary items like built in beds and built in tables, essentially making it into a , maybe now, not so portable, unit, as nothing is bolted down, but with reclining chairs ands office componerntrs in one bedroom and a normal bed in the other, and french (sliding) doors as well, it's just like home!

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  • DocR commented on The Oakland Toy Lab's instructable Splitting Water the Easy Way3 years ago
    Splitting Water the Easy Way

    No, I think the salt has to be melted. If there was a large release of chlorine from this method you'd have the added complication of sdodium, which explodes, or burns fiercely in water. I think that in fact the water just becomes more saline with this technique, possibly speeding up the reaction over time. I would think, anyways.

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  • DocR commented on seamster's instructable Deck of Cards in a Bottle (It's a puzzle!)3 years ago
    Deck of Cards in a Bottle (It's a puzzle!)

    The weight of the water provides a cleaner break when you pop the bottom out,, so that when you crazy glue the bottom back on, the break is entirely invisible.

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  • DocR commented on seamster's instructable Deck of Cards in a Bottle (It's a puzzle!)3 years ago
    Deck of Cards in a Bottle (It's a puzzle!)

    I don't want to give it away to ewveryone so I'll just say one word, and you'll know I know the answer.Water.

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  • DocR commented on osgeld's instructable Master a perfect inline wire splice everytime3 years ago
    Master a perfect inline wire splice everytime

    That pentium that's been sitting in the closet for a decade, eh? OK ,, you say "lemme have that, as it's going to the dumpster"."Um.. no can do "Sorry.. 'Company policy. They've got hard drives in them so we can't give them away'" Whaaa?Same with thrift shops here. I used to love buying old PCs and especially retired Macs.. at one time I even had a coupkle of really collectiuble SE/30s scoered from thrift shops. Not anymore . "Company policy. They've got hard drives in them so we can't sell them" Nowadays sourcing a used computer here in western Canada is harder than finding a gold bar in a thrift shop. And I'm not exaggerating, Recently someone DID donate a handful of GOLD BARS! They of course priced them at 20% over spot. They don't price things in...

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    That pentium that's been sitting in the closet for a decade, eh? OK ,, you say "lemme have that, as it's going to the dumpster"."Um.. no can do "Sorry.. 'Company policy. They've got hard drives in them so we can't give them away'" Whaaa?Same with thrift shops here. I used to love buying old PCs and especially retired Macs.. at one time I even had a coupkle of really collectiuble SE/30s scoered from thrift shops. Not anymore . "Company policy. They've got hard drives in them so we can't sell them" Nowadays sourcing a used computer here in western Canada is harder than finding a gold bar in a thrift shop. And I'm not exaggerating, Recently someone DID donate a handful of GOLD BARS! They of course priced them at 20% over spot. They don't price things in these shops within the reach of poor people. Because they need to make as mnuch profit as possible to pay all the "volunteers" and fund their "poor outreach" programs.So here we have to get our wire the old fashioned way. New. At the hardware store.Great aricle though, I hate pigtails. They're always coming undone.

    Well, you know that, and I know that and of course I've *tried* to explain that to the thrift shops, it's always the same routine over again. "Sorry. Company policy" I think they just don't want to be bothered, or perhaps they're just deferring to head office rules. Freebee donations is big business, after all, here in Canada

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