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I started using tools a loooooong time ago and never stopped. all the guards and safety warnings on today's tools and equipment are mostly a pain to me. Hot things burn, sharp things cut. Be careful or pay someone else to do your work. I love gadgets and having the satisfaction of doing something and doing it right (and cheaply). I recycle some of the strangest things.

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  • How to Fix Corroded Battery Terminals

    Good article, and I'm glad to see that I' not the only one who tries to save electronic toys, instruments, etc. However, baking soda only works on the old acid-zinc or carbon batteries, not on alkaline, NiCAD or NiMH ones. Direct from Duracell.com:To clean any leakage of the following battery types, Alkaline, NiCAD and NiMH batteries, use either one tablespoon of boric acid in one gallon of water or a mixture of equal amounts of diluted vinegar or lemon juice with water (50/50 ratio).BTW, the term is oxidation, not oxidisation. A strong base (also called caustic, or alkali) can be just as destructive or harmful to skin or eyes as a strong acid. Some metals are affected as much or more by caustics than acids (such as aluminum or zinc - which includes brass, which is a copper/zinc alloy f...

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    Good article, and I'm glad to see that I' not the only one who tries to save electronic toys, instruments, etc. However, baking soda only works on the old acid-zinc or carbon batteries, not on alkaline, NiCAD or NiMH ones. Direct from Duracell.com:To clean any leakage of the following battery types, Alkaline, NiCAD and NiMH batteries, use either one tablespoon of boric acid in one gallon of water or a mixture of equal amounts of diluted vinegar or lemon juice with water (50/50 ratio).BTW, the term is oxidation, not oxidisation. A strong base (also called caustic, or alkali) can be just as destructive or harmful to skin or eyes as a strong acid. Some metals are affected as much or more by caustics than acids (such as aluminum or zinc - which includes brass, which is a copper/zinc alloy frequently used in battery terminals). From personal experience, handling cement (strong caustic) or concrete - either wet or dry - for any length of time with bare hands will be painful lesson to anyone careless enough to do it.

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  • JGDean commented on tomatoskins's instructable Hot Pipe Wood Bending8 months ago
    Hot Pipe Wood Bending

    While it's not too critical, the temperature should be 115 - 150°C (240 - 300°F) It needs to be hot enough to create steam fairly quickly, but below the point where the wood chars too quickly or begins to burn, which can happen above 150°C. Some woods can char at these temperatures, but slowly and it can be controlled.

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  • JGDean commented on tomatoskins's instructable Table Saw Disc Sander9 months ago
    Table Saw Disc Sander

    If you're lazy or don't have the tools or skills needed for this project, Woodcraft sells a 10 inch sanding disc mounting plate (platen) for $22 plus shipping (also available through Amazon).https://www.woodcraft.com/products/woodriver-10-table-saw-sanding-disc-mounting-plate

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  • JGDean commented on JGDean's instructable Leaf Bag Stand/Holder10 months ago
    Leaf Bag Stand/Holder

    Glad it was helpful. It is a very simple project that saves time and aggravation if you have to rake up leaves or grass. I've used mine for several years now.

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  • JGDean commented on rayo_viegas's instructable Lock Picking Tools From Scratch1 year ago
    Lock Picking Tools From Scratch

    Locks help keep honest people honest. Doors and windows are not truly barriers. Even walls can be penetrated with enough force or the right tools. While there are more secure locks than the typical pin-tumbler locks, they are considerably more expensive, and nobody wants to live in a bank vault. Picking locks takes time and practice - and a little bit of luck even for a professional. They slow down entry and make a thief "prefer to go elsewhere", just like alarms do.

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  • JGDean commented on susan_k's instructable DIY Dog Bag Dispenser1 year ago
    DIY Dog Bag Dispenser

    I made what I think is a pretty good bag holder out of an empty prescription drug container by cutting a fairly large hole in the side and drilling two holes in the top. A short piece of ball chain goes through the holes in the top which can be attached to a leash, while the loose end of the roll of waste bags are threaded through the large hole in the side of the bottle, then the rest of the roll slides in. When you put the top back on the bottle, you have a convenient dispenser for the bags that is easily carried. You can even let your dog do the carrying.

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  • JGDean's instructable Getting Things Even's weekly stats: 1 year ago
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  • JGDean commented on ReelHeat's instructable 5 Useful Paper Clips Life Hacks1 year ago
    5 Useful Paper Clips Life Hacks

    Nice, although in many cases there are better or easier ways to do these things. Folding a small end of tape over and sticking it to itself or using a scrap piece of plastic on the end makes the end easy to find and pick up. Paper clamps, available in several sizesmake better chip clips. Both can easily be stuck to metal surfaces with magnets. Old business cards make great book marks. String holds coils of cords better and doesn't fall apart with age like rubber bands do.Paper clips make good fine applicators for glue. They can be straightened out and bent at the tip to pick cheap locks (like most suitcase locks), becoming a very simple skeleton key.

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  • JGDean commented on Pricklysauce's instructable Vehicle Key Safe1 year ago
    Vehicle Key Safe

    Easiest and most common would be galvanized steel EMT conduit, available in 10 foot lengths at any hardware store, Lowe's or Home Depot. 1-1/4" size should fit most remotes, especially if flattened slightly to make the tubing oval. If you weld or otherwise heat it up, be careful of fumes from zinc galvanizing - you may want to remove the galvanizing by soaking the piece you're working on in vinegar for a while first. Zinc fumes are hazardous!

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  • JGDean commented on wold630's instructable How to Make Brown Sugar1 year ago
    How to Make Brown Sugar

    If you're in a hurry, hardened brown sugar can also be softened by placing a dampened (not wet!) paper towel in the plastic bag with the brown sugar, sealing with a twist and microwaving it in 15 second stages until it's softened enough to work with. This generally takes just 2-3 of the 15 second bursts. alternately the brown sugar can be placed in a bowl, covered with a damp cloth or towel and microwaved.

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  • Restoring and Assembling an Old Drill Press

    Very good and complete Instructable. I love your Photoshopped color schemes!Since you asked, a "vise" is a bench-mounted clamp used for holding objects. A "vice" is a fault or weakness, like gambling or drunkenness. Like another comment, I was wondering what a "umbraco set" is.

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  • JGDean made the instructable Hot Glue1 year ago
    Hot Glue

    Since my old glue gun generally leaks at least a small amount of hot glue every time I set it down, I keep it over a small disposable tart pan with about 1/4" of water in the bottom. This keeps the glue from sticking to things it shouldn't and provides a place to cool my fingers when I accidentally touch some glue that's still hotter than I thought.

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  • JGDean commented on wilgubeast's instructable Thirty Unusual Uses for Aluminum Foil1 year ago
    Thirty Unusual Uses for Aluminum Foil

    Loved your 'ible! It was entertaining as well as informative. Just a few additional ideas. Using aluminum foil under range burners (especially on gas stoves) makes clean up after cooking much easier. It's much cheaper (and generally fits better) than the commercial drip pans. A piece of foil wadded up into a loose ball makes a great, cheap cat toy.

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  • JGDean commented on seamster's instructable 12 Unusual Uses for Nails1 year ago
    12 Unusual Uses for Nails

    Interesting Instructable, but while nails have been used for 1000's of years, it has only been within the last 200 years that they have been in common use. Before that, they were hand-made and relatively expensive. Structures were often burned down to recover the nails. Wooden pegs were used far more for joinery and for hanging objects.

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  • JGDean commented on Leslielwilliams's instructable Drop Dead Wonderful Cat Toys1 year ago
    Drop Dead Wonderful Cat Toys

    Great Instructable. I've often wondered why people spend so much on cat toys Here are a couple more ideas:A ping-pong (table tennis) balls or even a wadded-up cigarette package is good for hours of cat entertainment (until they lose them under some furniture). They roll better than foil or chenille ballsA thin (~5mm or 3/16") wood or plastic dowel with a few feathers from your local craft store attached to an end with thread and hot glue makes also makes a great cat toy. A similar stick with a piece of string (6-12" long), dragged across in front of a cat will almost always get their interest.You can generally find a whole bunch of "new" toys by cleaning under your sofa. Our biggest problem is that our Chihuahua claims any toys we get for the cats.

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  • JGDean commented on seamster's instructable Tune Up Your Lawn Mower!1 year ago
    Tune Up Your Lawn Mower!

    The recommended torque for installing the blade on a walk-behind mower is 38-50 ft-lbs, while riding lawnmowers generally need 70-90 ft-lbs. see: http://support.mtdproducts.com/app/answers/detail/...If you don't have a torque wrench, just snug the bolt on a walk-behind mower up tight. Don't lean on it and certainly don't use a pipe to add extra force. This can either strip the threads of the bolt or even shear off the head!

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  • JGDean commented on CYNICALifornia's instructable Pool Heating XL-Lily Pads1 year ago
    Pool Heating XL-Lily Pads

    I'll bet it would work to just laminate black (or blue or green if you can get them) vinyl sheeting (drop-cloth-type sheet, black is available at local home improvement centers) to bubble wrap. The size of it really doesn't matter as long as you cover most of the pool. Making them in smaller pieces (the lily pad concept) is a great idea. The solar covers sold through pool supply stores are expensive and hard-to-handle.

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  • JGDean commented on ProfessionalP's instructable How to Cast Bullets1 year ago
    How to Cast Bullets

    If you enjoy it, go for it. I'm just saying that the set-up costs for casting have gotten very high. By the time you have purchased even a cheap electric melting pot, ladle, mold(s), a lubri-sizer (admittedly optional with Lee molds), bullet lube, and a decent supply of lead, you have to cast a LOT of bullets just to break even - and that's assuming that your time is worth nothing to you and you ignore the electricity costs. You're only going to get about 55 - 9mm bullets from a pound of lead (and 17-25 if you cast 45/70 bullets), which makes just lead cost between 2 and 5 cents apiece.Ventilation is also important if you value your health - the effect of lead fumes on your health is no joke.

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  • JGDean commented on Techgenie's instructable Mosquito Killer Machine1 year ago
    Mosquito Killer Machine

    Nice 'ible. Placing a plastic container of baking soda with a little vinegar in the box would help attract more mosquitos by making carbon dioxide, but it would require access to change the contents. FYI, HarborFreight.com sells a very similar swatter for under $6. (I don't know what shipping costs are if you don't have a store near you)

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  • JGDean commented on bekathwia's instructable Paracord Zipper Pull1 year ago
    Paracord Zipper Pull

    Try using a woodburner or soldering iron with a flat, thin tip to cut the paracord, rather than scissors or a knife and then fusing the ends with a lighter. It cuts and fuses the end in one step and can even be used to shape the end without the possibility of actually setting the end on fire.

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  • JGDean commented on TheCuttingBored's instructable DIY Vintage Crates1 year ago
    DIY Vintage Crates

    I got a Kreg Rip-cut shortly after they became available and used it for a while. They work well for ripping, but it is ONLY good for rip cuts. The sled must be removed for anything else, which makes it a pain unless you have more than one saw.Then I found that a home-made circular saw guide (also know as a "door board" and several other names) works better and is much more versatile. And cheaper. Look up circular saw guides on Instructables for several versions.

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  • JGDean made the instructable Perfect Cuts With a Circular Saw Guide1 year ago
    Perfect Cuts With a Circular Saw Guide

    Very good Instructable!I made something very similar except that I used 1/4" hardboard (Masonite) for the part that the saw slides on (base strip) and a straight piece of 1x4 poplar for the guide bar. The rough side of the hardboard helps keep it from slipping while the heavier guide bar keeps it pretty rigid.. I use it a lot.If you cut a lot of sheet goods, you might try my DIY sawhorse system which gives better support to the whole sheet (continues to support the sheet during and after the cut. https://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Improved-S... or a similar system that uses joist hangers -- https://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Improved-S...

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  • JGDean commented on Amaries's instructable Make a Dog Lamp1 year ago
    Make a Dog Lamp

    He needs ears, which wouldn't be difficult to add even after it's complete. Great Idea, but I think I'd add a couple extra joints in the legs to allow for more positions. A cat for him to play with could also be fun (and it wouldn't shred the furniture or shed).

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  • EDM - Electrical Discharge Machining

    I know that EDM can be used to remove the broken pieces of threading taps without destroying the (often expensive) material it is in Could this unit be used that way?.

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  • JGDean made the instructable DIY Zero Clearance Table Saw Insert1 year ago
    DIY Zero Clearance Table Saw Insert

    Very good Instructable, but I think you missed a couple things. One of the advantages of a zero clearance insert is decreased tearout, especially when cutting plywood. You also have to remove the riving knife before you can cut the slot in the insert or use it. (It took me a minute to figure out why the insert was being pushed up by the blade - a blonde moment ) I also had to do some routing on the underside of the insert because my Kobalt saw only has 0.98" between the table surface and the adjusting screws and the thinnest stock I could find was 1/8" melamine board. (see second picture). It works fine, but I think I'll add some tabs to secure it before I use it very much.

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  • JGDean commented on adamf135's instructable 2x4 Bar Stool1 year ago
    2x4 Bar Stool

    Working from the cut list provided, I came up with just under 16 feet needed (in terms of finished lengths and not counting sawdust) If everything worked out perfectly evenly (it never does) - and you found better lumber than you normally get when buying 2x4's - you could get one stool out of two 8' lengths, but that's ignoring saw kerf, knots, splits, pitch pockets, etc. Allow for scrap and waste. With luck and hand-selected 2x4's, you could get two stools this size our of five 8 foot 2x4's.

    If you examine his cut list, you'll find that most of the stock is 1-1/2 or 1-1/4" wide and thick. Everything but the top braces are ripped in half or less, thus each 26-1/2" piece becomes two legs, four 18" pieces become the eight needed for the seat, etc. The top brace pieces are the only ones that don't do this because they're 1-1/4" x 2-1/2".

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  • JGDean completed the lesson Meet Your Saw in the class Table Saw Class1 year ago
  • JGDean commented on danthemakerman's instructable Logan Wall Art - Pallet Wood1 year ago
    Logan Wall Art - Pallet Wood

    With a split down the middle (before painting) this would make an absolutely awesome dart board cabinet!

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  • JGDean commented on Tuomas Soikkeli's instructable Stainless Scoop1 year ago
    Stainless Scoop

    While I haven't tried it, it would at least be worth checking with local muffler shops since most cars now have stainless steel exhaust systems. These shops should be a good source of used large-diameter tubing. (Not for food use, although it could probably be cleaned)

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  • JGDean commented on luv2bake's instructable Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies1 year ago
    Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Substituting half of the butter with Crisco will make cookies that don't flatten out so much and get crispy at the edges.To make them even better, try adding 1/2 to 1 tsp. of Almond extract. My mother did this for years and I'm spoiled.I have to make at least a double batch so they will last more than a day or two.

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  • JGDean commented on JGDean's instructable Cheap, Improved Sawhorses1 year ago
    Cheap, Improved Sawhorses

    I'm glad I was able to give you some helpful information. These have proved very useful to me. I hope yours will be to you as well.The T-jig should have been the easiest part - nothing but 2 pieces of 2x4 with a few screws to keep things from moving while you put the leg assemblies together. It helps to make sure they're at right angles with a square, Trying to make these with only a circular saw must have been very difficult - congratulations!.

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  • JGDean's instructable Cheap, Improved Sawhorses's weekly stats: 1 year ago
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  • JGDean commented on JGDean's instructable Cheap, Improved Sawhorses1 year ago
    Cheap, Improved Sawhorses

    I think blunt is better too. Using the jig, it's just a matter of where you set the rip fence. I'll make them blunt the next time. Sharp points or edges in wood get broken too easily and are a hazard, as you mention.

    I certainly did not mean to discourage anyone from trying to build anything - even if  it looked like a disaster waiting to happen  The only teacher better than a skilled workman is experience. My point was simply that I couldn't see any reason to show pictures of 2x4's, screws, or scrap plywood. Even showing illustrations of tape measures, electric drills, miter saws or Handi-squares is sort of a waste of time and space unless you're showing a new or different way to use them. Most of the articles on this web site are new ways to use or make things - how to build a better mousetrap (or make a catapult or nutcracker out of a mousetrap)

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  • JGDean commented on JGDean's instructable Cheap, Improved Sawhorses1 year ago
    Cheap, Improved Sawhorses

    I'm not aware of a miter saw that will safely cut acute angles. As stated, they rarely go past 50 degrees, while (reading it that way) the cut at the top of the legs needs to be about 70 degrees. I'm trying to think of a way to safely cut those kind of angles on a miter saw, but I'm coming up empty so far.There are lots of ways to gain stability, but all of them I can think of add either complexity or weight (or both). Bolts, braces, draw-bars, and metal fittings would all make them more stable but would add to set-up and take-down time and make them heavier and more expensive. Everything's a trade-off. This is a "quick-and-dirty" design that has "evolved" over several years.

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  • JGDean commented on JGDean's instructable Cheap, Improved Sawhorses1 year ago
    Cheap, Improved Sawhorses

    They are quite stable once you put the screws or bolts through the tops of the legs and the crossbar. Without them they tend to tip to the side fairly easily. They aren't "scaffold strong" - that is to say that I wouldn't climb on one, but I don't mind sitting on mine and do it often.Stability can be increased by inclining the leg sets towards each other, but that complicates the explanation, requiring compound angles at the bottom of each leg and mounting the plywood brackets at slightly different heights. It also makes the leg sets "handed", because unless the legs are leaning towards each other, stability is worse, not better.

    Believe it or not, I never thought of using 2x6's for the crosspieces. Great improvement, but I'm not sure I would completely eliminate the notches because they add to the rigidity of the whole assembly. When you're moving whole sheets of plywood or particle board on something like this, you want all the stability and rigidity you can get.

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  • Ink Removal From Soda Cans

    This is wonderful! I have tried every solvent I could think of and nothing would touch the finish on aluminum cans. I never thought of using steam or high temperature to remove the images. Thank you!

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  • JGDean commented on rog8811's instructable Low Cost Rotary Laser Level1 year ago
    Low Cost Rotary Laser Level

    Excellent Instructable; both well thought out and executed. I'm not sure the remote is necessary as there are switches that are extremely small and lightweight - probably more so than the relays (which are, after all, just electrically operated switches). It certainly adds a bit of class and makes it look "more professional".

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  • JGDean commented on -BALES-'s instructable The Martian - Marvin The Martian1 year ago
    The Martian - Marvin The Martian

    You might try the voice recorder on a cell phone copying phrases off the clips on YouTube. I'm pretty sure the copyright expired years ago. Regardless, it is a great costume. Well Done!

    You forgot the Space Modulator. You can't get the proper earth-shattering Ka-boom without the Illudium Q-36 Space Modulator.

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  • JGDean commented on KJMagnetics's instructable World's Simplest Electric Train1 year ago
    World's Simplest Electric Train

    50 feet of 20 gauge wire would make approximately 300 coils. Since 20 gauge wire is 0.032" diameter, if all coils were touching, it would make a solid coil about 9.6" long. If this were stretched so that there was 1/4" between coils, it would make a coil 75" long - a little over 6 feet.

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  • JGDean commented on randofo's instructable Electronics Crash Course1 year ago
    Electronics Crash Course

    I was taught many years ago to wrap each stripped wire end around the other to improve contact and reduce the bulk of the solder joint. Then you solder, then cover with shrink tubing. These pictures and the joint were made hurriedly and not very carefully, but you can get the idea.

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  • JGDean commented on JP'sW's instructable Transfer Photograph onto Wood1 year ago
    Transfer Photograph onto Wood

    This (and other methods of image transfer) works quite well to transfer scales or labels (eg: rulers, tables, or angular scales) to projects. The scales can be drawn on simple drafting or drawing programs, and either reversed there or in photo editing software before printing. The ModPodge Photo Transfer Medium is not clear but leaves a white base as a background for your picture or printing.

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  • JGDean's instructable Safely Making Wedges and Shims on a Table Saw's weekly stats: 1 year ago
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  • JGDean's instructable Leaf Bag Stand/Holder's weekly stats: 1 year ago
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  • JGDean commented on JP'sW's instructable Transfer Photograph onto Wood1 year ago
    Transfer Photograph onto Wood

    If you don't have access to a laser printer you can use this method by making a photocopy and using that (since most copiers are laser-toner based), but you need to make sure that the copies are toner based). This can even be done with photographs. If you can't do that, try to find Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium, which is harder to find, but will work with water-based inks too, but images tend to be fainter and "washed-out" looking. There are several other Instructables on transferring images to wood by several different methods. Check out https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Transfer-an-Image-to-Wood-Laser-Vs-Inkjet/

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  • JGDean commented on MadeleineDouglas's instructable Clamping at ANY Angle1 year ago
    Clamping at ANY Angle

    Great method for 45 and 90 degree corners! If you need to measure or mark other angles, IGaging makes several sizes of digital protractors that are generally available on ebay for under $20. Also available from Amazon at slightly higher cost. Accuracy is excellent - better than 0.1 degrees.

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  • JGDean commented on blakeearth's instructable Lava Lamp from a Wine Bottle2 years ago
    Lava Lamp from a Wine Bottle

    Paraffin wax is generally available in supermarkets or other stores that sell canning supplies as well as hobby shops that sell candle-making supplies. And of course, there's Amazon.com (although Walmart is a cheaper source) If you're just working with 4-sided pyramids, there is a much simpler way to get the proper angles. Go to http://www.finewoodworking.com/2014/07/15/how-to-cut-compound-angled-joinery for instructions. I haven't tried it yet, but he sure makes it look easy.

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  • JGDean commented on blakeearth's instructable Lava Lamp from a Wine Bottle2 years ago
    Lava Lamp from a Wine Bottle

    Very nice and a great Instructable! If my memory serves me, I remember that the heavier substance in my old lava lamp solidified if allowed to completely cool (like paraffin wax, whose specific gravity varies from 0.82 - 0.96 depending on purity & temperature and starts melting at about 100°F - 37.7°C.). I don't know if this is important or not. Maybe it will help with future projects.If you are trying to make compound angle cuts like those for your truncated pyramid, there are a number of calculators online, like http://pdxtex.com/canoe/compound.htm that will let you just plug in angles and it will automatically give you the exact angles you need to cut to get the joints perfect. (Setting your saw to get these angles is another problem.)

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  • JGDean commented on madcow120's instructable Solar Power Bucket2 years ago
    Solar Power Bucket

    I would like to know your sources for the solar panel, battery and inverter to keep the total cost under $100. The cheapest decent panel I can find is $65 from Harbor Freight Tools and even a cheap lawnmower battery is $20-35 not counting the core charge. I love the idea, but can't see making one for under $150 at a MINIMUM! While this is considerably less than any commercial unit I have found, that's still not small change for a very low-power (less than 2a) power supply.

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  • JGDean commented on pjkumpon's instructable Make a Back Yard Pergola2 years ago
    Make a Back Yard Pergola

    While this is certainly better from a shade standpoint, it still seems to me to be a lot like making a roof with lots of holes in it. Maybe 50% shade? When it does rain here (during our monsoon season), it POURS!

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  • JGDean commented on ericsnis's instructable Size Markings for Wrenches and Sockets2 years ago
    Size Markings for Wrenches and Sockets

    Try using nail polish, which is really lacquer and available in a wide variety of colors and often quite inexpensive. It even has a nice, small brush included. This is often used for fill in engraved lettering on firearms (see many YouTube videos) and the excess is removed after thorough drying with acetone (nail polish remover). For flat surfaces, lay down several thickness of thin fabric (like T-shirt material) and put a few drops of acetone on it and lightly rub your tool back and forth, checking it often to keep from removing too much. Add drops of acetone as needed.

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  • JGDean commented on pjkumpon's instructable Make a Back Yard Pergola2 years ago
    Make a Back Yard Pergola

    While this is very pretty, perhaps someone can enlighten me on the purpose of a roof that doesn't stop rain or snow and can't provide any but the least possible amount of shade -- especially when the sun is at its worst! All it seems to do is provide support for plants or shade cloth. I live in the desert southwest where few plants (or people) can take the direct sun for long and I have wondered for years.

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  • JGDean commented on Mrballeng's instructable Paracord Stylus for Ripcord Bracelets2 years ago
    Paracord Stylus for Ripcord Bracelets

    I like your idea, but why do you tap the hole in your stylus with an 8-32 tap then buy a 6-32 knurled screw (or is this a typo)? Your "stylus" is what rope and knot enthusiasts call a fid. I made some for different sized cordage out of the tips of different sized knitting needles - which are pretty cheap at Walmart. You either have to get the right size for paracord (I think it's a #6) or buy an assortment.

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