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  • Skyrim Chillrend Prop Sword Made of Epoxy Resin

    This is a beautiful build....did you think of embedding some CPVC (or thin plastic) tubing in the handle, and add a battery and lights?

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  • Harbor Freight Router Speed Control Mod

    Sadly...to do it right; that would take a much more complex PWM Control that will compensate for load...something like this: http://www.kbelectronics.com/data_sheets/kbcc.pdfThe best you could do is use Laser Printer, and a weatherproof adhesive Label (like an Avery 94215) to make a cover Label. (Use a piece of paper for your test measurements.)Get a rotary Tach; and mark the spots for different speeds by measurement (I have heard a lot of scuttlebutt that these cheapo controls are *not* linear in their output... so measure carefully.) Hope this helps!

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  • So...it would seem that simple physics would indicate that the Ribbon Cable dangling from the top of the Pendulum would cause Drag, and therefore dampen the response to a....Might I suggest using a Flat flexi-cable (such as https://www.aliexpress.com/item/10pcs-Flexible-flat-cable-FFC-6-PIN-0-5-mm-pitch-Ribbon-Same-sides-Length-60/32789596899.html?src=google&albslr=200160384&src=google&albch=shopping&acnt=494-037-6276&isdl=y&slnk=&plac=&mtctp=&albbt=Google_7_shopping&aff_platform=google&aff_short_key=UneMJZVf&&albagn=888888&albcp=1582410664&albag=59754279756&trgt=539263010115&crea=en32789596899&netw=u&device=c&gclid=EAIaIQobChMImNumiInR4wIVBJ6fCh1KWAp3EAQYAyABEgLpyvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds) to bring the signal t…

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    So...it would seem that simple physics would indicate that the Ribbon Cable dangling from the top of the Pendulum would cause Drag, and therefore dampen the response to a....Might I suggest using a Flat flexi-cable (such as https://www.aliexpress.com/item/10pcs-Flexible-flat-cable-FFC-6-PIN-0-5-mm-pitch-Ribbon-Same-sides-Length-60/32789596899.html?src=google&albslr=200160384&src=google&albch=shopping&acnt=494-037-6276&isdl=y&slnk=&plac=&mtctp=&albbt=Google_7_shopping&aff_platform=google&aff_short_key=UneMJZVf&&albagn=888888&albcp=1582410664&albag=59754279756&trgt=539263010115&crea=en32789596899&netw=u&device=c&gclid=EAIaIQobChMImNumiInR4wIVBJ6fCh1KWAp3EAQYAyABEgLpyvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds) to bring the signal to the *base* of the pendulum...where the drag would not be magnified...and then take it off of that cable on individual coiled wires (picture a 2" 28ga wire formed around a pencil, and the result attached at both ends; again, to minimize drag) to the rest of the system?Other than that, an interesting build; outstanding for teaching Physics Properties.

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  • FerretPD commented on diymontreal's instructable Flip Top Planer Stand

    I've been wanting to do this...but I couldn't figure out an easy way to keep all the Sanding Disks and throat plates in place....how are you managing that?

    *laffs* ...I noticed in the mounting Pic you still had all the accessories in the Sander....I thought you'd come up with some brilliant method of keeping them in...outside storage was the solution I was coming to, as-well! Great build!P.S. I couldn't live without my feed tables mounted...I angle-cut a piece of PVC & glued a magnet in it, & mounted that under the exhaust port to keep the Outfeed Table folded up when it's stored (I'm using a Delta Universal Rolling stand right now)

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  • This is beautiful...but I have to ask....do these constructions have a purpose, or do they only exist to show off the artistry of the wood-worker, and for the art itself? (I know the Japanese do a lot of that)Thanks in advance!

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  • FerretPD commented on KarenK116's instructable PVC Pipe Rain Stick

    I notice that you run the bamboo skewer all the way through...have you experimented with only drilling *one* side, and pushing the skewer 99% of the way in...leaving an item to be "plucked* by the beans that is much more receptive in vibration...? (yes, I realize that this effectively doubles the drilling requirements...but I think it might result in a prettier sound in the end)

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  • Umm...this really *IS* a great idea (no...*REALLY*!)...but can we *please* get some specific temperature/time data? At what temp is PVC malleable? At what point does it begin to melt? Those are critical values that would make your Instructable *MUCH* more useful!

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  • This is a brilliant build...especially making it the same height as your Workbench!However...it would have been nice to see the *back* side of the cabinet (even if it's just an empty hole)...to get an idea of size, etc.

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  • You, sir...are my new Big Damm He-ro.Not only is the art awesome...but the *Video* made me laugh out loud.Thanks for brightening my day!

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  • Yes...and all of those SlipRing contacts are dedicated...are you tapping off of the Horn Contacts...? If so....that was a *critical* safety factor that you should have mentioned.

    *Seriously*? That is your build...? I'm sorry...but I can see *several* serious safety issues immediately. First: How are you with the fact that the Steering Wheel turns...but the Column (etc) doesn't? Either you have a wire hanging down around your feet (dangerous from a Driving Safety perspective, tangling up your feet)...or you have loosely-wrapped around the Steering Column (Dangerous rom an Electrical perspective...since there is no way to guarantee that the "loose" cord will not get pinched/cut/broken...and then you have Battery power applied to the Metal parts of the car (I should point out here that the "convenient" picture shows a hole in the middle of the Steering wheel...that's where the Bolt and securing nut goes through...there is no convenient axial hole …

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    *Seriously*? That is your build...? I'm sorry...but I can see *several* serious safety issues immediately. First: How are you with the fact that the Steering Wheel turns...but the Column (etc) doesn't? Either you have a wire hanging down around your feet (dangerous from a Driving Safety perspective, tangling up your feet)...or you have loosely-wrapped around the Steering Column (Dangerous rom an Electrical perspective...since there is no way to guarantee that the "loose" cord will not get pinched/cut/broken...and then you have Battery power applied to the Metal parts of the car (I should point out here that the "convenient" picture shows a hole in the middle of the Steering wheel...that's where the Bolt and securing nut goes through...there is no convenient axial hole in the Steering column to accommodate such a kludge.)Your hands will *absolutely* be warm....as you veer off the road due to either your foot catching on wires when you need to brake/accelerate...or the Electrical system giving up the ghost as you toodle down the road.This is a *BAD* Build...and (in my opinion as a mechanic of over 30 years) is dangerous. I'm sorry if it's not "nice"...this is a Safety* issue.

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  • I know you're "wedded" to your Table Saw brand (we all are *G*)...but I think that your success has more to do with the *blade* than with the *saw* itself.Can you give specs on both? (i.e. 10", 12", Motor size, Belt Drive/gear drive/Direct Drive....and brand of the Blade, Carbide/Tungsten tipped, TPI?Otherwise, *awesome* idea...and well-executed.

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