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  • KrisF23 commented on Polkilo's instructable Pocket Hole Jig Handmade
    Pocket Hole Jig Handmade

    Love it! Perfect example of one of those things I just never thought to make myself. Don't know why! I'm going to make one with epoxy rather than hot glue. I'll post here when finished. Thanks for the idea.

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  • KrisF23 commented on doily_grunge's instructable Engine Coffee Table
    Engine Coffee Table

    Fort off, nicely done. the use of the pistons is so sweet. Also, I get what you said about only using dead motors. It makes me insane when Martha Stewart types hang old tools on their walls when all they need is cleaning and sharpening.

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  • Love it and really nice toutorial. I had to make a knife switch style router device for this piece that was the same kind of idea but for curves.

    Bit of advice on that. Keep your hinge mechanisms tight as hell. Vibration is the killer. My final build used a massively strong spring to hold down the piece as I rotated it and I had to hammer in the bolts that I used to make the knife switch. Zero play in any aspect of the device. My first attempt was a tiny bit loose and it made dog food out of it.

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  • This is the coolest project ever. I almost never comment here but I had to. Learned how to program my first language on one of those a 1541 and a TV adapter. 16 glorious colors baby. Too busy at the moment, but I will definitely be hitting up e-bay at some point and looking this tutorial up. Thanks. (P.S. to Alex in NZ, IBM had the best keyboard of the time. It was tactile as the C64 is not but you are right, it was still a really reliable board).

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  • OK, first of all, that's some funny s&%t. Second, you are right about KA quality. Not what it used to be. I have one in a closet because it couldn't pull it's weight but now it may have a reason to live again. That hole sure isn't worth the pasta attachment it was made for (or anything else). HOBART! all the way. I made a mechanical juicer into a low speed horizontal sanding pad once so I'm with ya all the way. When things go MadMax, it's people like us that will still have jobs! HA!

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  • Wow, I'm an artist and this process works perfectly for me. Thanks you so much. Much less expensive than the process I was using.

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  • The most important thing when edge painting is that the paint is not thick enough to be flexable. It needs to crack when dry. Ink works best but anything is possible. I experiment on paperback books as they are already almost perfectly smooth.

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  • Back in the late 90's I met the head of Boston Acoustics in a bar and we hit it off. He wanted to make a pair of TMM speakers but had no wood working equipment. This was a guy that at the time was designing one-of-a-kind car speakers for Micheal Jordan (not kidding!). He hand built the 5.5" drivers and my payment for making the boxes was a set of said drivers. My NAD amp died a while back so I'm listening to them through a POS $30 amp at the moment but back in the day they were glorious. Saving up to go tube with a dedicated DA converter. I hate that most of the world thinks that MP3's sound good. To me, it's like listening to music with socks in your ears. That project is based around the Tang band w6-2144 6.5" driver and a tweeter to smooth off the upper end. Should get me dow…

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    Back in the late 90's I met the head of Boston Acoustics in a bar and we hit it off. He wanted to make a pair of TMM speakers but had no wood working equipment. This was a guy that at the time was designing one-of-a-kind car speakers for Micheal Jordan (not kidding!). He hand built the 5.5" drivers and my payment for making the boxes was a set of said drivers. My NAD amp died a while back so I'm listening to them through a POS $30 amp at the moment but back in the day they were glorious. Saving up to go tube with a dedicated DA converter. I hate that most of the world thinks that MP3's sound good. To me, it's like listening to music with socks in your ears. That project is based around the Tang band w6-2144 6.5" driver and a tweeter to smooth off the upper end. Should get me down to a 3db of about 40. I have made silicone gaskets for the drivers and everything. It's going to be half speaker, half sculpture. That's why I am building the crossovers to be visible. Go to facebook and search "osborne speakers" and you can see/watch the build as it happens. Great to meet you.

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  • OK, love it. I'm a crazy binder and use many of the materials and process you use. MDF covers are amazing. I also love that you used the sewing style you did. So much more work when people think it's just decorative. My favorite part is your sewing frame. That just shows your personality and I love it. You need to look at this site (https://www.nbss.edu/). It will turn you from really good into a master. Have added images of past work and something I'm working on. That's pewter on the Lord of the Rings book. Have a look at this link. Best leather I have ever used and a great company (https://www.hollanders.com/index.php/bookcloth-leather/goat-leather/goat-leather-split-thickness.html).

    To learn the technique google "edge painting book binding" and for iridescent look up "pearl ex powder pigments" on Amazon and add them to whatever paint or ink you want to use. And to get the look I got on the book I included, I just used a toothbrush to splatter the paint. This will require a bunch of experimentation but it's worth it for the result. Don't be deluded, this is a lot of work and experimentation.

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  • I'm pretty deep down the speaker building rabbit hole but even I learned some really cool stuff from this tutorial. Really well done. Your tips are all spot-on. I tried the hole saw tip and was amazed. From the point of view of a teacher I just wanted to tell you, you would make a really good one. (also, given the parts you used, those must sound amazing). Bellow is the project I'm building at the moment.

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  • KrisF23 commented on jprussack's instructable Art of Breadmaking

    The only other method I know is "slap and fold". Might be easier for you. Not a great video but it gets the point across.

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  • I'm about to make a square foot down grade to my workshop and this idea is so good I feel like a moron for not thinking of it. I plan to add an additional place for my jig saw that I use as a poor-mans scroll saw. Thanks for the light bulb moment!

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  • As a miniaturist, I require magnification and LOTS of light to do my work. I have a magnifier with a florescent ring on it mounted to an articulated arm but it makes the color so off that I have to constantly turn it on and off during painting. The bulb died recently and I was planning on doing an LED mod to it and you just tool the guess work out of it for me. Great post. You have a teachers blood in ya. Thanks so much.

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  • Never cook in plastic. Look up BPA. It mimics estrogen. Not good for anyone.

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  • I agree. I looks really nice. I'm working on the bellow (CAD).

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  • KrisF23 commented on abzza's instructable DIY External Volume Control

    Thanks for your responses. Perhaps customizing my desk to incorporate a place for my amp would be the easiest/safest way to go. P.S. Here is a CAD drawing of my present project.

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