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The Love of My Life, Gary, left our world Feb. 21, 2018. I am doing what needs to be done, as the day hands it to me by remembering the things I've learned along the way, PLUS . . . not quitting, as a part of my style. I love some people, some things, and have a lot of admiration for "The Little Choo-Choo That Could" and Christi Lane's "One Day at a Time!"

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  • Lovetra commented on MadeByBarb's instructable Paper-crete Garden Sculptures3 months ago
    Paper-crete Garden Sculptures

    WoW! Love those. I need to follow you! Grandma here still like to mess around but I still love more complex challenging things.

    I love it! I tried to convince my husband that we should move to Arizona and build a papercrete house. He loved construction but was skeptical to do this. Perhaps I will make this and be happy forgetting my dream of the house. I have seen 4 such structures. So economical to build. Already insulated when finished. Very low maintenance. Both easy to heat in winter and cool in the summer. Lots of info on the internet. Glad to see this. When I have weather I can work in outside I will have to do this.

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  • Converting an Old Staircase to Look New and Modern

    I don't see you mention any prep work having to be done on treads as far as squeeks or badly worn wood prior to your laying OSB, then tile. My stairs sound really rickity but they seem to be solid to stand or move heavy furniture on. Sounds bad but they don't move or bend under foot. I've lived here for 20 years. They sound the same as when we moved in. The looks are far worse than yours when we pulled the carpet off. My stairs is a shorter span to second floor with turn at top and bottom without the open work or spindles of yours. I struggle with the thought of complete removal of existing treads and this looks like something I could do, cover them. After all I am long in the tooth and doing this by myself. I do manage measure 3 or 4 times before cutting and checking myself so ...

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    I don't see you mention any prep work having to be done on treads as far as squeeks or badly worn wood prior to your laying OSB, then tile. My stairs sound really rickity but they seem to be solid to stand or move heavy furniture on. Sounds bad but they don't move or bend under foot. I've lived here for 20 years. They sound the same as when we moved in. The looks are far worse than yours when we pulled the carpet off. My stairs is a shorter span to second floor with turn at top and bottom without the open work or spindles of yours. I struggle with the thought of complete removal of existing treads and this looks like something I could do, cover them. After all I am long in the tooth and doing this by myself. I do manage measure 3 or 4 times before cutting and checking myself so as not to waste material. The house was built in 1910.

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  • Lovetra commented on CarS3's instructable Antique Pallet Wood Americian Flag4 months ago
     Antique Pallet Wood Americian Flag

    Are you talking about the build of the Pallet Flag orthe Star Spangled Banner as Never Seen Before? If it is about our National Anthem written during the war of 1812-- yes it is spine shivering. It is too bad more Americans don't really know all that Flag stands for and so many of our Universities do not even teach American History anymore. Maybe we wouldn't have so many protestors. Just my Opinion. I am glad you liked and found it worth sharing. I loved the Pallet Flag and the Video about our National Anthem and found them both worth sharing. Thank you!

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  • Lovetra commented on autsmith12's instructable Take Apart Wooden Stool!5 months ago
    Take Apart Wooden Stool!

    I love the looks! Now I have to find the time.

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  • Make a Wing Bolt From a Plastic Bottle

    I sort of thought as much, but sometimes my thinking is all wrong. I am finding half gallon milk bottles with the bottom part cut off at a slant great pet food scoops, easily replaced and I keep the caps on cause sometimes I can use also with cap removed as a funnel. Oh! made a wing nut out of a Pepsi bottle and I love it. Did it just so I would remember the exercise when I need it next time.

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  • Lovetra followed Darthorso, bennelson, ShakeTheFuture, AnitaH25 and 2 others 5 months ago
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  • Make a Wing Bolt From a Plastic Bottle

    SHOULD or is there one or the other type of plastic bottle that is better plastic to use? I mean it seems to me that milk bottles are of a more pliable plastic but maybe not as long lasting, ie more susceptible to sunlight degeneration? Love the concept, needed a wing nut a couple of days ago and drove 3 miles to get one.

    My exact need about a week ago that presented a trip to the hardware store when that was not convenient for one item.

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  • Lovetra commented on bennelson's instructable Passive Solar Garage Door5 months ago
    Passive Solar Garage Door

    I have a LONG TERM project going in my Garage remodel/rebuild that is going to take maybe another two years. I do see some things in your project that can help me on my SOUTh FACING wall I hope to make some progress on this summer. I will be interested to see any updates you make in the numbers you collect.When I do manage to get to this, health, and money permitting, I will be checking back and or post some pictures. It seems it take me forever to get some things accomplished but all considered I manage a lot many in my circumstances won’t even try.Love your project and your sharing.

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  • Lovetra commented on aCuriousCreator's instructable Plywood Square Floating Book Shelf6 months ago
    Plywood Square Floating Book Shelf

    Oh! I forgot to mention that I did vote for this! I like some of the other comments on here too!

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  • Segmented Oak Clock, From Firewood

    My special word NIFTY!

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  • Lovetra commented on MechEngineerMike's instructable How to Make a Mini-Sumo Ring6 months ago
    How to Make a Mini-Sumo Ring

    This isn't something I would build for lack of need and no children or grand-kids. Having said that, Your instructions are very clear and precise and I don't think I would have any trouble at all following them. Like to see to your involvement in kids groups we need more of that right now in this country! Nice

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  • Lovetra commented on Vikalpah's instructable DIY Gemstone Jewelry - Earrings & Necklace6 months ago
    DIY Gemstone Jewelry - Earrings & Necklace

    LOVELY! Nice gifts too!

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  • Lovetra commented on MariaE38's instructable Bird Feeder - House Replica6 months ago
    Bird Feeder - House Replica

    We are on boarder line for Avocados and they are fussy. Have to be 7-8 years old before you see any blooms which they started doing this week. Fruits get knocked off by too cold (barely 32-30 F), wind rain and rodents--rats, mice, and certain birds etc. Harvest time is October- 2 weeks in Nov.

    This is beautiful! Most of my birds though are pigeons I discourage and Humming birds who love my Avocado tree. This also reminds me of some Popsicle projects as a teenager. Interesting build.

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  • Lovetra commented on craftedworkshop's instructable 5 Woodworking Tools for Beginners6 months ago
    5 Woodworking Tools for Beginners

    I am an 81 year old woman and was given the New Makita 12V CXT--hammer driver and drill combo along with the skill saw for Christmas. I wasn't too impressed at first. So far though, I am delighted with my gift to lots of light wait stuff I work on and find the weight factor a SUPER advantage for my hands and lifting power I need more and more help with. I did two projects by my self this week without having to wait for help to come along and it was like giving me a new lease on life building a floating, lighted headboard-- They are stronger than they look.!

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  • DIY Floating Wall-Mounted Bike Rack (Free Template!)

    Really like this! The open triangle makes great accessory storage also. pump, whatever!

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  • Lovetra commented on MariaE38's instructable Headboard6 months ago
    Headboard

    VERY-VERY NICE!THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  • Really Simple Way to Keep Track of Bolts/screws While Taking Apart Various Devices.

    Lovetra For small devices that is great and very effective. Used it the other day. . . . but 'our' last project took two women (Rebecca and I) determined to fix the Maytag Neptune Dryer-steam cabinet combo because two men said it would never work again. Drive belt is abt 5' long. Cant be put in from the back side. Drum and everything is pulled from front and put back in precise order and, I swear hundreds of small parts as well as big. Two boxes of Snack Zip lock bags, big package of small zip ties and 6 weeks later (had to wait twice for shipped parts), mess with parts every where in laundry room, screw/bolts/nuts/funny looking fasteners along with instructions of anything we thought very com...

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    Lovetra For small devices that is great and very effective. Used it the other day. . . . but 'our' last project took two women (Rebecca and I) determined to fix the Maytag Neptune Dryer-steam cabinet combo because two men said it would never work again. Drive belt is abt 5' long. Cant be put in from the back side. Drum and everything is pulled from front and put back in precise order and, I swear hundreds of small parts as well as big. Two boxes of Snack Zip lock bags, big package of small zip ties and 6 weeks later (had to wait twice for shipped parts), mess with parts every where in laundry room, screw/bolts/nuts/funny looking fasteners along with instructions of anything we thought very complicated attached to the parts and numbered tied to each part in order of removal. With new belt in hand and roller assembly in hand we put it back together in 4 hours. Those who laughed at us got the Hee-Ha back big time. When we finished we had only replaced one stripped screw that was that way when we took it out and we had zero (0) left over. Plugged her in and she's been working for a year. That Neptune Cabinet though, knowing what I know now, I would never have wasted my money on to buy from Maytag in the first place. Determination & willingness to put up with the jeering and mess and going to laundromat, they don't laugh anymore!

    For small devices that is great and very effective. but our last project took two women determined to fix the Maytag Neptune Dryer-steam cabinet combo because two men said it would never work again. Two boxes of Snack zip lock bags, big package of small zip ties and 6 weeks (had to wait twice for shipped parts)

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  • Lovetra commented on jeff-o's instructable GroundFX Bed6 months ago
    GroundFX Bed

    I love it! Now I have to find the time to make it. There was on comment about not understanding the closed box instead of storage in rubber-maid containers. My answer: Great for storage if you need that storage space but difficult cleaning project for the Maid Service you most likely don't have. Once? Twice? Thrice or Four? times a year? Nothing like crawling under the bed with a vacuum cleaner or convincing the "man" of the house to tear the bed apart for cleaning

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  • Lovetra commented on Left-field Designs's instructable Beer Can Solar Space Heater6 months ago
    Beer Can Solar Space Heater

    SODA POP cans are the same as beer cans in building this thing and mine is going together this week pretty good. Where I am struggling is with the thermostat and wiring to open and close the 4 inch duct vent fan on the cold air intake in my set up. I am not sure what type of thermoeter to buy! This first heater is an experment because the structure I want to heat is 24 feet x 26 feet. I am in in the heart of California and the temp here rarely gets below 25 - 20 degrees. Thanks

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  • Lovetra commented on AroundHome's instructable Three Clamps Racks From Scraps6 months ago
    Three Clamps Racks From Scraps

    I love to meet Snowflakes --- Often first question I ask is:"Do you know how to change a Light Bulb, or do you call you landlord?"This story is part of Brit History, The Book "The Anzacs" and that era led right into WWII- The Austrailians and New Zealanders almost gleaned their Homeland Saving Brittan before the Americans got into the fray. America should have gotten in during WW I sooner and again in WW II. I hate to see the explosion of the foreign invasion going on now in your Country. My latest build/addition to my wall put up yesterday was Angle grinders fits what you said: "too many". I thought I had two such beasts. From everywhere on the property they gathered and there are 5 on the wall. Two of which I can't operate the switch. I don'...

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    I love to meet Snowflakes --- Often first question I ask is:"Do you know how to change a Light Bulb, or do you call you landlord?"This story is part of Brit History, The Book "The Anzacs" and that era led right into WWII- The Austrailians and New Zealanders almost gleaned their Homeland Saving Brittan before the Americans got into the fray. America should have gotten in during WW I sooner and again in WW II. I hate to see the explosion of the foreign invasion going on now in your Country. My latest build/addition to my wall put up yesterday was Angle grinders fits what you said: "too many". I thought I had two such beasts. From everywhere on the property they gathered and there are 5 on the wall. Two of which I can't operate the switch. I don't want to think about the pile of screwdrivers!

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  • Lovetra commented on AroundHome's instructable Three Clamps Racks From Scraps6 months ago
    Three Clamps Racks From Scraps

    I didn't say I am the perfect organizer. The 1st American President I voted for was Truman. The book that would describe my childhood was "Grapes of Wrath" by John Stienbeck. Having Uncles and younger cousins returning from WWII. I watched the black and white movies of Britain and Europe's war years. I have read the Ansac's and see our "spoiled brats" of today who, when told by our generation, what it was like think we are lying and "we" could have done better. But then my father told me how he walked behind his Mom & Dads farm wagon 20 miles when they moved from one county to another in Missouri in 1908. His Mom road and 4 much younger children road. His mom breast fed the baby while her Husband drove the wagon pulled by 2 mules, while my Dad, ...

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    I didn't say I am the perfect organizer. The 1st American President I voted for was Truman. The book that would describe my childhood was "Grapes of Wrath" by John Stienbeck. Having Uncles and younger cousins returning from WWII. I watched the black and white movies of Britain and Europe's war years. I have read the Ansac's and see our "spoiled brats" of today who, when told by our generation, what it was like think we are lying and "we" could have done better. But then my father told me how he walked behind his Mom & Dads farm wagon 20 miles when they moved from one county to another in Missouri in 1908. His Mom road and 4 much younger children road. His mom breast fed the baby while her Husband drove the wagon pulled by 2 mules, while my Dad, age 7, and five older walked. How when the wagon broke down they repaired with what they had and moved on. Hardware stores were 150.miles away in Saint Louie. It was amazing to me as a child what daddy could fix with a bobby/hair pin.

    I didn't say I am the perfect organizer. The 1st American President I voted for was Truman. The book that would describe my childhood was "Grapes of Wrath" by John Stienbeck. Having Uncles and younger cousins returning from WWII. I watched the black and white movies of Britain and Europe's war years. I have read the Ansac's and see our "spoiled brats" of today who, when told by our generation, what it was like think we are lying and "we" could have done better. But then my father told me how he walked behind his Mom & Dads farm wagon 20 miles when they moved from one county to another in Missouri in 1908. His Mom road and 4 much younger children road. His mom breast fed the baby while her Husband drove the wagon pulled by 2 mules, while my Dad, age 7, a...

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    I didn't say I am the perfect organizer. The 1st American President I voted for was Truman. The book that would describe my childhood was "Grapes of Wrath" by John Stienbeck. Having Uncles and younger cousins returning from WWII. I watched the black and white movies of Britain and Europe's war years. I have read the Ansac's and see our "spoiled brats" of today who, when told by our generation, what it was like think we are lying and "we" could have done better. But then my father told me how he walked behind his Mom & Dads farm wagon 20 miles when they moved from one county to another in Missouri in 1908. His Mom road and 4 much younger children road. His mom breast fed the baby while her Husband drove the wagon pulled by 2 mules, while my Dad, age 7, and five older walked. How when the wagon broke down they repaired with what they had and moved on. Hardware stores were 150.miles away in Saint Louie. It was amazing to me as a child what daddy could fix with a bobby/hair pin. THE 1940 HOUSETRAILER I added to my profile my Mom, Dad, Brother and I lived in for 10 years as we followed the crops all over California and it didn't hurt either one of us kids. The trailer was 8 feet wide and 18 feet long. We both appreciate where we've been and what we have achieved. If you aren't doing, your dyeing. Can't be any fun in that!

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  • Lovetra commented on Moy perez woodshop's instructable Make Your Own Pen Press7 months ago
    Make Your Own Pen Press

    NEAT!

    GEE! That's a great looking tool to help make all of those Custom Ball Point pens in your pictures! They'd make some terrific stocking sufferers for people who are hard to buy for! Clever!

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  • Lovetra commented on AroundHome's instructable Three Clamps Racks From Scraps7 months ago
    Three Clamps Racks From Scraps

    FOR 50 YEARS, my hubby has complained about his garage disorganized and trashed by all of the people who never put anything back. I never bothered because it never was organized and I never knew where-to. Un-like my kitchen, now though, I am building a french cleat wall with one set of like kind items at a time finding a forever home. I am forcing myself to break the 50 year habit. It is hard. I relegate myself to: The last 30inutes in Garage every tool I have not placed earlier that now has a designated spot finds its way home BEFORE I lock the door. RULE: (posted on door, for Kids, Grandkids -- Welcome to use tools -- Replace where you found it or don't use them AGAIN! It is getting more organized, being swept, and staying that way, because I AM the Local Enforcement Officer! ...

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    FOR 50 YEARS, my hubby has complained about his garage disorganized and trashed by all of the people who never put anything back. I never bothered because it never was organized and I never knew where-to. Un-like my kitchen, now though, I am building a french cleat wall with one set of like kind items at a time finding a forever home. I am forcing myself to break the 50 year habit. It is hard. I relegate myself to: The last 30inutes in Garage every tool I have not placed earlier that now has a designated spot finds its way home BEFORE I lock the door. RULE: (posted on door, for Kids, Grandkids -- Welcome to use tools -- Replace where you found it or don't use them AGAIN! It is getting more organized, being swept, and staying that way, because I AM the Local Enforcement Officer! So far two persons have been banned for a month till they learned I meant business. If they remove from immediate area, they have to "check" out same as local library. What they borrowed and when. --- So far One person had to cough up $89.00 replacement fee. The word was passed around and I haven't lost any more tools.Love the looks of these they will be after Solar Passive Pop-Can Heat Panel Project is finished following Christmas! Yeah!

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  • Lovetra commented on Robin Lewis's instructable Live Edge Hall Table8 months ago
    Live Edge Hall Table

    WOW! Beautiful . This is way beyond my beginner skills. I love to look and dream when I will be able to think of starting a project like this. I downloaded your 'ible for future reference. I already have a huge piece of Myrtlewood slab I want to do this very thing with. Thanks for sharing all of that knowledge. Lovetra

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  • Lovetra commented on Ollaris's instructable Modular Sandpaper Organizer Cabinet8 months ago
     Modular Sandpaper Organizer Cabinet

    Love your humor Duh in step 4 and step 5 Removable created a piece of fire wood for me yesterday. It only took about 20 minutes too and I couldn't get the glue to let go so I could salvage my shelf. I think I'll try your design and attach french cleats cuz my sand paper is a disastrous mess.

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  • Lovetra commented on waylightcreate's instructable Over the Sink Cutting Board8 months ago
    Over the Sink Cutting Board

    This is good! I am looking into re finishing two cutting boards and a little stumped on the finishing. First suggestion I had from someone was to use Linseed oil which I threw ot the window due to the fact I KNOW it is toxic. Mineral oil though? How well does that seal or preserve the wood? Did you use anything else, maybe Tung Oil. How did you apply it?

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  • Lovetra commented on dsalkowski's instructable Simple Workshop Workbench 8 months ago
    Simple Workshop Workbench

    Nice! I am metamorphosing an old metal work bench my had in his garage into a woodworking bench! It will be very unorthodox but I think it is starting to come together and many of the things I have looked at on Instructables have been an immense help. Can't wait until I finish and have all of the pictures. Currently hug up on a leg vise. It will happen! Lovetra

    Lovetra a few seconds ago Nice! I am metamorphosing an old metal work bench my Dad had in his garage into a woodworking bench! Dad did lots with metal, but that is beyond my strength. It will be very unorthodox, but I think it is starting to come together, Almost totally out of recycled materials. Can't wait until I finish and have all of the pictures. It won't be fancy, cuz it will only have two new purchased 2 x 6 x 12' pieces in it. Many of the benches I have looked at on Instructables have been an immense help. Currently hung up on a leg vise. It will happen! Lovetra

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  • Lovetra commented on Mud Stuffin's instructable Free Heat! Its Everywhere!8 months ago
    Free Heat! Its Everywhere!

    All of the sawdust and sanding dust I create in may garage and goes into my dust collector I put into any small box from the kitchen I empty and gets burned in my wood burning stove. So far none of the neighbors have complained and when asked, they say they don't have a problem. I have mixed no binders just used small boxes as a holder for the burnable stuff. If I lived where this thistle grows I would give it a try! Looks interesting

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  • Lovetra commented on mikeasaurus's instructable 10 MORE Woodworking Tricks the Pros Use8 months ago
    10 MORE Woodworking Tricks the Pros Use

    I really LOVE the masking/duct-tape/all kinds of tape trick. That's better than Halloween Trick or Treating.

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  • Lovetra commented on Dvda2108's instructable Convertible Bench8 months ago
  • Lovetra commented on The Sam D's instructable Build an in Ground Swimming Pool8 months ago
    Build an in Ground Swimming Pool

    Unfortunately I have none. My only Son, never married, passed away of Lung Cancer Jan. of 2014.The things I find here to do I make for me or to sell and have fun with and as extra income or fix-it on our house.My companion is oxygen 24/7 and bed ridden. But this "Old House" keeps me busy and all of you guys help me a lot with things I have to do and didn't know how but have learned well so many necessary things in the past 2 1/2 years. Thanks a lot!

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  • Lovetra commented on The Sam D's instructable Build an in Ground Swimming Pool8 months ago
    Build an in Ground Swimming Pool

    It is wonderful! Take 40 years off my age and I might be daring enough to build one. Guess I will just look at the steps, and pictures and dream! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Lovetra commented on mrsmerwin's instructable How NOT to Bake Cookies in Your Car10 months ago
    How NOT to Bake Cookies in Your Car

    I LEARN MOST FROM MY "FAILURES FIRST"dUh! I do a lot of stuff by trial and error. Unfortunately, I have to give myself a backwards "swift-heel-kick" when the materials were sort of expensive!Best thing about learning that way is you never forget. Do have to pay great attention to ALL safety first rules.

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  • Lovetra commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Unusual Uses Ziploc Bags11 months ago
    Unusual Uses Ziploc Bags

    EVEN my paint brushes-- big or small when you seal them up for a period of time I use a spray bottle of water in the shop and spritz inside of bags (sometimes snack bags for small brushes). I do this with oil base paint or water base. Oil and water don't mix but on the oil base water double prevents hardening of the brush. When you go to use, water wipes off totally with paper towel or wadded toilet paper without a problem. Brush is pliable for a week or more.

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  • Lovetra commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Unusual Uses Ziploc Bags11 months ago
    Unusual Uses Ziploc Bags

    I've fallen in love with the new snack size bags. Two main applications is disassembly of an appliance to keep small parts that have to be put back in any certain order. Worked wonderfully on clothes dryer when I needed to tear apart to find I needed to order a belt that didn't arrive for five days. When it did it was easy to know which pieces went back where. Stored plastic envelopes in box in order of use. Then there are all kinds of uses at my sewing machine for need of small bags. They don't take up as much space as glass jars. Handy for all sorts of crafts. Keep change in one of these in glove compartment for parking meters also. I use them to steam 1 half of corncob in microwave adding abt 1 tbs spoon of water 3 to f minutes. I'm the only one in the house likes con on th...

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    I've fallen in love with the new snack size bags. Two main applications is disassembly of an appliance to keep small parts that have to be put back in any certain order. Worked wonderfully on clothes dryer when I needed to tear apart to find I needed to order a belt that didn't arrive for five days. When it did it was easy to know which pieces went back where. Stored plastic envelopes in box in order of use. Then there are all kinds of uses at my sewing machine for need of small bags. They don't take up as much space as glass jars. Handy for all sorts of crafts. Keep change in one of these in glove compartment for parking meters also. I use them to steam 1 half of corncob in microwave adding abt 1 tbs spoon of water 3 to f minutes. I'm the only one in the house likes con on the cob.

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  • Lovetra commented on TheCuttingBored's instructable How to Make a $20 Router Sled11 months ago
    How to Make a $20 Router Sled

    When i do build though I think I will put 4 dog holes in appropriate positions so I can sit on top of workbench and easily secure it in one place.

    LOVE THIS IDEA! I'm not quite to point to make one. I need to learn how to use the router I just bought. Maybe practice a little this weekend. Saved this though for future ref.

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  • Lovetra commented on jaloner's instructable Woodworking How to Use 4 Basic Saws11 months ago
    Woodworking How to Use 4 Basic Saws

    Thanks! You hit a few things I haven't gotten into yet but will need. So I downloaded and will refer back. Saved in my tools tips and tricks file. I return there often.

    A jig saw used everything, such as or INCLUDING 4 x 4(s) and sheet goods?I can't see myself managing that.

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  • Lovetra commented on timberanew's instructable Kids Foldaway Workbench11 months ago
    Kids Foldaway Workbench

    My folks had a solution to "I'm boooooored"! They gave me a hard working chore and if I didn't get it done there was a consequence attached. It wasn't a nice work bench and it sure as H--- wasn't a Trip to Disneyland!It taught me a work ethic I still apply to myself at age 80!Find ways to make him use it! Maybe some fun projects to catch his interest. He needs the experience!

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  • Lovetra commented on timberanew's instructable Kids Foldaway Workbench12 months ago
    Kids Foldaway Workbench

    I think this is a great start in getting a kid into doing something other than spending most of the day sitting on the couch watching TV when not in school.When encouraged to work with hands it lessens boredom and "I don't have anything to do!" syndrome!

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  • Lovetra commented on geotek's instructable Folding Sandpaper for Longer Life12 months ago
    Folding Sandpaper for Longer Life

    WOW! These are the tips sometimes learned at the knees of an older generation many of us have even forgotten that DO, by word of mouth, and now the internet passed on. I think it is also a part of being a member here at Instructables.

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  • Lovetra commented on Ganhaar's instructable The Eggstream Trailer 12 months ago
    The Eggstream Trailer

    Most likely I will never build this, but you never know and I love everything about the ible. Your humor is marvelous. It also gives me a few useful ideas for some other things I do want to do, if I am given the time and space. Love it.It may even give someone else that I pass this computer on to ideas! Thanks!You put a lot of thought and work into this.

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  • The Single Most Effective Way to Get Rid of a Sunburn

    I FORGOT "COOL" YOUR TEA BATH--Keep dabbing it until you stop hurting or go to sleep!

    YES! It is the tannin's in tea that does the trick! Further if you can apply the tea solution, the stronger the better, as quickly as possible, it will prevent huge blisters from appearing. I have always used plain old black tea. It is part of my camping equipment/gear, first aid kit, boating, swimming, always have a box of tea handy. Unless burn is super bad you will be able to wear a shirt tomorrow morning and work the day. It pulls the fire out of the burn.If you have had a tooth pulled and the bleeding won't stop get a tea bag wet and put the bag in your mouth on the extraction hold it there for a period of time. It will help the blood vessels retract, same on minor but bad cuts, (other than arteries).

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