author
13Instructables86,637Views133CommentsJoined November 9th, 2018

Tell us about yourself!

Complete Your Profile

Achievements

100+ Comments Earned a bronze medal
10K+ Views Earned a bronze medal
Puzzle Challenge
Contest Winner Runner Up in the Puzzle Challenge
First Time Author
Contest Winner First Prize in the First Time Author
Show 2 More »
  • Ham-made commented on Pete Buxton's instructable Easy Garden Hose Storage6 weeks ago
    Easy Garden Hose Storage

    Pete this is a fantastic idea! I'm going to try this with a 5 gallon bucket to store my single hose for the winter season (9 months where I live). Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on Ham-made's instructable Nesting Doll Herb Garden6 weeks ago
    Nesting Doll Herb Garden

    Hey Pete Buxton!It's good to know that others also consider my writing humorous! One last pro tip for ya Pete, dried versions of the herbs are easily achievable; the secret? Neglect!Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made's instructable Nesting Doll Herb Garden's weekly stats: 6 weeks ago
    • Nesting Doll Herb Garden
      838 views
      6 favorites
      2 comments
  • Ham-made commented on ralfs.rogalevs's instructable Easy Modular Magnetic Desk Lamp6 weeks ago
    Easy Modular Magnetic Desk Lamp

    Excellent job boys! Rad bit of modular design!Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made entered Nesting Doll Herb Garden in the Gardening Contest contest 7 weeks ago
  • Ham-made commented on Penolopy Bulnick's instructable Custom Bubble Wands - 3D Printed7 weeks ago
    Custom Bubble Wands - 3D Printed

    Such a great use of 3D printing! It would be interesting to make 3D shapes with integrated air deflectors to guide your blowing precisely, improving the efficiency of your bubble blows and creating conjoined bubble structures. Cheers! Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on Ham-made's instructable Nesting Doll Herb Garden7 weeks ago
    Nesting Doll Herb Garden

    Thanks Penolopy! :)Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • 3D Printed Geometric Planter With Drainage

    Hey Becky!Rad design!Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on Astjaeger's instructable Mosaic Planter 7 weeks ago
    Mosaic Planter

    Great use of scraps!Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on mira alida's instructable Living Carpet7 weeks ago
    Living Carpet

    This is taking lawn striping to a whole other level!Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on Ham-made's instructable 16-Page Disposable Notebook EDC7 weeks ago
    16-Page Disposable Notebook EDC

    Hey proctor!That's exactly right!Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on Ham-made's instructable 16-Page Disposable Notebook EDC8 weeks ago
    16-Page Disposable Notebook EDC

    Hey DavidF15!Thanks for sharing the 8 page configuration, I was unfamiliar with it! Like you mentioned, the ability to create variable sheet sizes by simply unfolding the notebook is ultimately why I've stuck with this design for so long. Being able to unfold the notebook into a full 8.5 x 11'' sheet to completely flesh out ideas has proved invaluable.Cheers!Mr. Ham

    Hey stone3408!Great suggestion! I'll have to print some off and try it out!Cheers!Mr. Ham

    Hey Spencer Jackson!You are definitely not alone! Glad I could help!Cheers!Mr. Ham

    Thanks CaptMike001!If you're the seafaring captain type you might want to look into getting some Puffin Paper to do this with! You're completely right, the options are limitless! Have fun with it!Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on Ham-made's instructable Monogram Mallet8 weeks ago
    Monogram Mallet

    Salut Astuces de Trentes Secondes!En fait, c'est la couleur naturelle du bois, j'ai simplement ajouté un peu d'huile minérale!Cheers!M. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on Ham-made's instructable Fishy Fishing Lures8 weeks ago
    Fishy Fishing Lures

    Hey Wolfgang_Haney!Not yet, but hopefully this summer and I'll let you know how it goes!Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on SimonAndYou's instructable Self-amplified Guitar2 months ago
    Self-amplified Guitar

    Hey SimonAndYou!IMPRESSIVE first woodworking project! Much more impressive than the wooden fish I made as my first woodworking project...Before receiving any criticism from anyone I want to sincerely acknowledge that you did everything right by following through with an idea using the tools at your disposal and by learning as much as you could along the way. You see, I'm a teacher and unfortunately a lot of today's youth are failing at failing and never starting anything for fear of making a mistake. I try to instill in them everyday that you can never finish what you never start. And that making multiples is part of the creative process. You should be extremely proud of yourself! So, when do we get to hear this axe in action?Rock on!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on F_A_B_A_S's instructable How I Made My Ukelele2 months ago
    How I Made My Ukelele

    When they're all in tune it sounds great! We have baritones, tenors, concerts, and soprano ukes that make up the orchestra and it's a whole lot of fun!Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on MadeByBarb's instructable Packing Tape Masterpiece Window Art2 months ago
    Packing Tape Masterpiece Window Art

    Hey Barb!I agree that it is cool, in fact, I was thinking...what if you exploited that transparency in your composition. Say you create a landscape in which you use the tape to create only the foreground, and placed against the window, the background becomes the actual background of your view from the window! Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made's instructable Magnetic Measuring Tape Holster's weekly stats: 2 months ago
    • Magnetic Measuring Tape Holster
      1,268 views
      23 favorites
      11 comments
  • Ham-made's instructable 16-Page Disposable Notebook EDC's weekly stats: 2 months ago
    • 16-Page Disposable Notebook EDC
      360 views
      4 favorites
      2 comments
  • Ham-made commented on Ham-made's instructable Magnetic Measuring Tape Holster2 months ago
    Magnetic Measuring Tape Holster

    Hey ClausD!Definitely not a silly question, in fact, I'll be adding its definition in parenthesis next to the first mention of the acronym, because you are not alone in not knowing what it stands for! As karnuvap stated in his answer, EDC stands for Every Day Carry and usually includes the objects on your person that you can't seem to be without everyday. For me, a measuring tape is one of those objects, for most others it includes a pocket knife, pen, ice pick, etc. Cheers!Mr. Ham

    Hey! Unrecoverable is perhaps the accurate term (but I understood!). I also use those magnets everywhere and have also found that the best ones come out of the oldest hard drives. For instance, old mechanical Macintosh drives have some of the thickest magnets I've found and require only a Phillips screwdriver to disassemble! Cheers!Mr. Ham

    Thanks jrm8069!I've stuck these magnets to pretty much every tool that I own, including hammers and bladed tools, and they are an indispensably useful addition! Cheers!Mr. Ham

    Hey seamster! Classic choice! I've also removed the belt clip of my 16' Stanley Powerlock and replaced it with a neodymium magnet so that I can stick it to my toolbox stack, metal workbench, and now to my magnetic holster !100%! :DCheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on Simon_Cloutier's instructable DIY Maple Syrup2 months ago
    DIY Maple Syrup

    Il n’y a rien comme du vrai sirop dans lequel tu peux tremper tes pets-de-sœur! Ou bien le sucre à crème à mémère! C'est un miracle que je n'aie pas encore le diabète! Merci pour l’excellent partage Simon! M. Jambon

    Mets-en mon ami! :)Continue le beau travail!

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on MadeByBarb's instructable Packing Tape Masterpiece Window Art2 months ago
    Packing Tape Masterpiece Window Art

    Hey Barb! Beautiful work! Great way to get students to understand values! Have you thought about adhering a piece of Mylar or tracing paper to the back of the piece? This would to diffuse the light and prevent you from being able to see completely through the lightest parts of the work. Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on iziew's instructable Savory Mushroom Pie With Homemade Puff Pastry2 months ago
    Savory Mushroom Pie With Homemade Puff Pastry

    Recipe book quality images! Delicious!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Silversmithing With Impression Dies (Advanced)

    Wealth of knowledge and a good read!Thanks for sharing!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on F_A_B_A_S's instructable How I Made My Ukelele2 months ago
    How I Made My Ukelele

    As a high school music teacher, I've incorporated all of the ukulele variants into my curriculum and have a mini uke symphony! I was going to purchase a StewMac kit for my first uke build but thanks to your 'ible, I'm no longer intimidated and will just dive in when the time comes! P.S. That's exactly what my shop looks like after every project!Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on bongodrummer's instructable Improved Stove Top Fan (from Junk) 2 months ago
    Improved Stove Top Fan (from Junk)

    Great alternative to Lee Valley's ridiculously priced versions! http://www.leevalley.com/us/Garden/page.aspx?p=502... Cheers! Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Multi Purpose Rotary Machine - Mulling, Welding, Pottery, Photography Turntable

    The laziest Susan...what a fantastic evergreen project! (As in the ones that keep on giving!) Perpetual potential!Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • How to Make a Chambered Wooden Surfboard

    Hey AndrewW1977!Incredible build! Thanks for taking the time to thoroughly explain a project that for me was an intimidating endeavor! Loads of work, but possible, and the result is beautiful!Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on yaduff's instructable Coffee Table Office Chair2 months ago
    Coffee Table Office Chair

    Hey yaduff!This would make for a cool piano stool like the ones from the turn of the century! Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on jiripraus's instructable LED Jewelry2 months ago
    LED Jewelry

    Hey Jiří!Brilliant work incorporating the coin cell batteries into your designs! Have you ever considered making 3D shapes that connect together with magnets to form larger light structures? That way you could create a modular platform and let the consumer decide to build anything from a table lamp to a chandelier! You could even make templates available for light diffusion sheets that you could fold around and glue to the 3D shapes, that way you could choose what material to use from Mylar, to rice paper, to fabric, etc. as well as, have a choice in the colour! Cheers!Mr. Ham

    Also! Have you ever seen the work of Leonardo Ulian? I think you'd like his Technological Mandala series! http://www.leonardoulian.com/works/

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on Penolopy Bulnick's instructable String Art Earrings and Necklace2 months ago
    String Art Earrings and Necklace

    Hey Penolopy!Beautiful design and great use of 3D printing! Just curious, due to the susceptible nature of string, do you think they would lose tension and begin to unravel due to changes in humidity over time? Simply wondering as I've seen this happen to other string art pieces exposed to high humidity environments such as bathrooms and I wouldn't want it to happen to your beautiful jewelry if you have them in the bathroom with you while you're getting ready! Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on watchmeflyy's instructable Wand-erful Wooden Pens2 months ago
    Wand-erful Wooden Pens

    Accio pen! Great 'ible!Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on Ham-made's instructable 16-Page Disposable Notebook EDC2 months ago
    16-Page Disposable Notebook EDC

    Hey LondonThunder!Storing them in a pencil case for those whom are cursed with false hope pant pockets is a great idea! Thanks for sharing your experience! :)Cheers! Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on Vapowrite's instructable Embroidered Earrings2 months ago
    Embroidered Earrings

    These are incredibly beautiful! As an art teacher I must also tell you that these are some ironic appendages! Being that they're Van Gogh inspired earrings!

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on ramenkingandi's instructable Spoonful of Cereal Necklace2 months ago
    Spoonful of Cereal Necklace

    I agree with Penolopy, some Fruit Loop studs would be awesome!

    View Instructable »
  • DIY Leather Pads - How to Make Sound With Leather and Piezoelectric

    Sounds like a loose solder joint! Sometimes the soldered joint on the crystal slurry of the piezo element (the inner disc) will tear off the coating and become disconnected without showing any visible sign of disconnection. If that is the case, simply re-solder the connection to a different part of the inner disc. Another tip that I've picked up over the years is to sandwich the piezo element, once soldered, between two pieces of a harder material. In your case, using two larger squares of leather would be perfect for this! Use a bunch of hot melt glue to ensure that the connections remain in place and your piezo element will be a lot less susceptible to becoming damaged by regular wear and tear. Good luck! One last thing, sometimes replacing the piezo element entirely is the only way t...

    see more »

    Sounds like a loose solder joint! Sometimes the soldered joint on the crystal slurry of the piezo element (the inner disc) will tear off the coating and become disconnected without showing any visible sign of disconnection. If that is the case, simply re-solder the connection to a different part of the inner disc. Another tip that I've picked up over the years is to sandwich the piezo element, once soldered, between two pieces of a harder material. In your case, using two larger squares of leather would be perfect for this! Use a bunch of hot melt glue to ensure that the connections remain in place and your piezo element will be a lot less susceptible to becoming damaged by regular wear and tear. Good luck! One last thing, sometimes replacing the piezo element entirely is the only way to get things operational again, but should be a last resort. Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on Ham-made's instructable Board Game Tie2 months ago
    Board Game Tie

    Cheers brianchadorourke!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • DIY Leather Pads - How to Make Sound With Leather and Piezoelectric

    Hallo alleshochladen!Superb use of piezoelectric elements! I'm a high school art and music teacher/tortured artist and I've been making, modifying, and amplifying instruments for years. I had an idea for a potential additional trigger for your cajon setup and have included some images that I quickly modeled up. You wear it sort of like a slipper or sandal and activate the trigger by bringing down your heel. If you observe yourself playing your feet are already in the perfect position! Mach weiter!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on Nick70587's instructable Adventure Bag!3 months ago
    Adventure Bag!

    Hey Nick! Incredibly beautiful bag! Cheers for highlighting the importance of wearing gloves when working with leather dyes by providing photographic evidence of your martian fingers! It's a bit odd and perhaps a bit grim to think about, but we often forget that we too are made of leather...which is why the dye is so damn efficacious at dying our hands! Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on Ham-made's instructable Ham-mer3 months ago
    Ham-mer

    Hey jackreno11,The grain of the inlayed ham slice is much more obvious in person. I was going for a cartoon look which might explain why the colour seems a bit off to you. As far as using cherry, I was set on only using maple for this project. Cheers,Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on Ham-made's instructable Ham-mer3 months ago
    Ham-mer

    Cheers ruudcreates!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on Ham-made's instructable Paper Stud Finder3 months ago
    Paper Stud Finder

    Thanks for sharing with the community Dolon12!Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on Ham-made's instructable Paper Stud Finder3 months ago
    Paper Stud Finder

    Hey Dolon12!AWESOME job! My personal goal when creating Instructables has always been to inspire others to make my projects! Would you mind sharing the .stl or .obj file? I'm sure others would appreciate your generosity! Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on Ham-made's instructable Paper Stud Finder3 months ago
    Paper Stud Finder

    Hey JohnC430,As I mentioned in the introduction, the stud finder nomenclature is deceiving as the device locates screws, which are made of ferrous metals, being the only types of metals magnets stick to. If you're worried about hitting a copper or PEX pipe, I recommend that you stick with a traditional electronic stud finder or X-Ray vision. Good luck!Mr. Ham

    Hey Dolon12!It sure is! Let me know if you end up modelling and printing it!Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made's instructable Monogram Mallet's weekly stats: 3 months ago
    • Monogram Mallet
      631 views
      3 favorites
      2 comments
  • Ham-made's instructable Paper Stud Finder's weekly stats: 3 months ago
    • Paper Stud Finder
      8,289 views
      25 favorites
      24 comments
  • Ham-made's instructable Ham-mer's weekly stats: 3 months ago
    • Ham-mer
      1,781 views
      14 favorites
      2 comments
  • Pocket Froe - a Pocket Friendly Wood Splitting Tool

    Hey CHARLESCRANFORD!This wood ;) be perfect for chopping up kindling on a camping trip! Clever mechanism for having it fold up, pocket and froe is a combo I would've never thought of! Makes me want to make a pocket sized version of my Ham-mer!Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on serhardt's instructable Pocket Watercolor Set3 months ago
  • Ham-made commented on Ham-made's instructable Paper Stud Finder3 months ago
    Paper Stud Finder

    Cheers!Mr. Ham

    Great tip SomervilleDesigns!Thanks for sharing!Mr. Ham

    Hey pgs070947,I cringe at the thought of putting up drywall with nails...great initiative on your part replacing them with screws! Also, great tip about putting several magnets in a row to mark a stud; hadn't occurred to me! Cheers!Mr. Ham

    Thanks LondonThunder!You're absolutely right, this would make a great gift for the maker in the family! Oddly, I hadn't thought of simply attaching it to a metal toolbox, this is now where it resides! As far as sourcing magnets, you can purchase them as Scanner2 suggested, or if you have access to dead laptops, most have tiny neodymium magnets in their screen bezels, which activate a reed switch, indicating if the lid is open or closed. Free source if you can source them! If not, Amazon is probably your best bet. Cheers!Mr. Ham :)

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on Brooklyntonia's instructable Woven Leather and Wood Bag3 months ago
    Woven Leather and Wood Bag

    Cheers! Another idea that came to me immediately was lining the bag with a flexible thermal liner like the ones you find in soft coolers and attaching a bottle opener to one of the wooden sides for a modern incognito party bag!Mr. Ham

    Rad design!If you made a pair, they would make great saddle bags having rigid sides. Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on GurdilCB's instructable Field Notes Archival Envelopes3 months ago
    Field Notes Archival Envelopes

    Anytime GurdilCB!I'd always a life win when you can put your art degree to use! Cheers!Mr. Ham

    I agree with Audrey, great design work! If you're ever looking for an excellent source of heavy weight paper check out Frenchpaper. They have a phenomenal selection of high quality papers and even offer a sample pack so you can find exactly what your after! Cheers,Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on SpecificLove's instructable Scrap Wood Epoxy Resin Custom Pen3 months ago
    Scrap Wood Epoxy Resin Custom Pen

    Also, pouring a thin layer of epoxy over pieces that normally float (such as your little scraps of hardwood) and letting them set before pouring the remainder of the epoxy gives you a more uniform distribution of the chunks. Cheers!Mr. Ham

    Hey SpecificLove! With all of your left over bits of PVC pipe you should make a pen in a similar fashion and use a white pearlescent pigment to tint the epoxy. This would perhaps create a mother of pearl type of pen blank. Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on Ham-made's instructable Monogram Mallet3 months ago
    Monogram Mallet

    That tip seems to have that effect on people! Spread the love! Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on Romain518's instructable Dodge Challenger 19703 months ago
    Dodge Challenger 1970

    First, Romain518, I apologize for getting into this side discussion in the comments section of your project. Second, KimE59, votes have absolutely no effect on contest winner selection if that's what you're worried about. I understand your frustration as well as your perspective, especially as a teacher. If you would like to discuss this any further send me a direct message in order to reduce the clutter in the author's comments section. Cheers,Mr. Ham

    KimE59,Respectfully, this isn't a tutorial, you're absolutely right. I believe the intention is not to boast, but rather to inspire. The amount of hours the author dedicated to this project and the result they managed to achieve deserves recognition. This is an assumption, but I highly doubt the author had a tutorial to follow, which made the project worth doing. Investing in a project like this that requires hours of research and development has a steep learning curve and it is often a personal journey. If the author intended this to be a tutorial, I agree that they did fall short. If their intention was to inspire others to start at the same place as they did, complete the R&D necessary and invest themselves in the laborious, tedious, and seemingly insurmountable task at hand, the...

    see more »

    KimE59,Respectfully, this isn't a tutorial, you're absolutely right. I believe the intention is not to boast, but rather to inspire. The amount of hours the author dedicated to this project and the result they managed to achieve deserves recognition. This is an assumption, but I highly doubt the author had a tutorial to follow, which made the project worth doing. Investing in a project like this that requires hours of research and development has a steep learning curve and it is often a personal journey. If the author intended this to be a tutorial, I agree that they did fall short. If their intention was to inspire others to start at the same place as they did, complete the R&D necessary and invest themselves in the laborious, tedious, and seemingly insurmountable task at hand, then they succeeded. In our community, we don't show off, we share and inspire. To be clear, step by step tutorials are the backbone of this site, but one can argue that they can only take you so far. Projects of this calibre might seem daunting, but it does not mean that they have to be discouraging. If you don't have the experience or skill set to accomplish such a feat presently, don't fret, keep at it, and one day you will. Also, as an aside, review the tail end of rule 17 from Strunk & White's Elements of Style.Cheers,Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on keith204's instructable KitchenAid Benchtop Not-A-Disc Sander3 months ago
    KitchenAid Benchtop Not-A-Disc Sander

    Brilliant! I look forward to seeing this attachment on store shelves in the fall! This is the perfect way to make ground nutmeg. Cheers!Mr. Ham

    OR Attach a flap disk and make it rain parmesan!

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on lonesoulsurfer's instructable Fizzle Loop Synth V3 (555 Timer)3 months ago
    Fizzle Loop Synth V3 (555 Timer)

    Hey lonesoulsurfer!Rad pocket synth! Just curious as to whether you have ever integrated one of these synth circuits into a radio or boom box in the past?Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made commented on serhardt's instructable Pocket Watercolor Set3 months ago
    Pocket Watercolor Set

    Hey serhardt!For the aquarelle pans, I've always used inverted Lego bricks. The only modification needed is drilling out the interior center post. I then stick them to an inverted flat piece of Lego plate that is roughly the size of the tin I'm using, which keeps the pans from moving around. I also carry a water brush to eliminate the need for a separate water source, although puddles are sort of poetic to use!Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Wicked Fast Dremel & Router Bit Organizers Using Dadoes (Instead of Holes)

    Perfect drawer inserts! Or desktop pencil holder? Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • Ham-made entered Monogram Mallet in the Build a Tool Contest contest 3 months ago
  • Ham-made commented on robincartier's instructable Neck Through Bass Guitar3 months ago
    Neck Through Bass Guitar

    ROCK ON!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • A Modern 3-Tier Paper Organization Tray

    Great design aesthetic!Cheers!Mr. Ham

    View Instructable »
  • More Activities