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I like woodworking, but I think it's a hassle working with power tools and such kinds of motorized noisemakers. So I tend to rely solely on handtools - it's also much easier on the neighbours. I like to keep my work simple, handy and functional but it doesn't always pan out that way.

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  • Joepie555's instructable Rotating knob/wheel/crankhandle's weekly stats: 2 years ago
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  • Joepie555 commented on Joepie555's instructable Rotating knob/wheel/crankhandle2 years ago
    Rotating knob/wheel/crankhandle

    You could make the knob ballshaped, but take care with the wood you select in case of splintering - or chemicals added. I know there are wooden dogtoys out there, but I have no idea what wood they are made out of.

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  • Joepie555 commented on TheCarmichaelWorkshop's instructable Make an LED Acrylic Sign3 years ago
    Make an LED Acrylic Sign

    Verynice project. Looks great. What I do see is that the intensity of the LED lightdiminishes as the engraving is further from the light source. In LCD’s, a sheet(of acrylic?) is used to diffuse the edge lighting evenly across the display –one of the comments below – this is called a light guide. The sheet is actuallyjust a flat surface in which tiny “dimples” are made. These dimples either getdeeper or larger as their position gets further from the light source. Thepattern of the dimples is sometimes also tuned to the light emission pattern ofthe light source. In the case of this project, getting a better lighting uniformityof the engraved (bottom lit) pattern, I think it would suffice to program theengraving apparatus to machine the material deeper as it...

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    Verynice project. Looks great. What I do see is that the intensity of the LED lightdiminishes as the engraving is further from the light source. In LCD’s, a sheet(of acrylic?) is used to diffuse the edge lighting evenly across the display –one of the comments below – this is called a light guide. The sheet is actuallyjust a flat surface in which tiny “dimples” are made. These dimples either getdeeper or larger as their position gets further from the light source. Thepattern of the dimples is sometimes also tuned to the light emission pattern ofthe light source. In the case of this project, getting a better lighting uniformityof the engraved (bottom lit) pattern, I think it would suffice to program theengraving apparatus to machine the material deeper as it engraves further and further from the lit edge.This would of course have to be done in a linear fashion from the lit edge ofthe panel to the unlit edge of the panel and would exclude any means of doingthis by hand.

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