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  • Scrap Plywood Coffee Table

    How do I vote for this in the furniture contest? Seems like there used to be a vote button, I’m not finding it.

    Wow, does that look nice! When I first saw the picture I said “Oh wow, that’s some kinda fancy veneer job and I don’t have any Zebrawood veneer laying around and even if I did I wouldn’t be able to get it perfect like that” Lol, boy was I wrong! Incredible how it looks like a fancy wood grain at a glance. And a great way to make some space in the scrap bin. Awesome.

    I wonder if it’s related to the time warp deal going on that’s making all the comments say “NaN years ago” as a time stamp. I’m pretty sure I just posted, but maybe I’m in an alternate universe. Idk.

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  • Cinnamon French Toast Sticks

    Looks DEE-licious. The kids love anything in stick form lol. My tip is to add vanilla and just a bit of brown sugar (tsp.? Tbsp?) to the egg mix, really adds something. The vanilla is just tasty, and the sugar helps caramelization. Awesome post!

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  • Campbell's Soup Trash Can

    This is awesome! A fellow drummer made a canned food drum set similar to this, it’s so cool. There’s a Chef Boyardee drum and iirc a tuna fish drum as well lol. Excellent Ible, thanks for including all the stuff needed.

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  • How to Make Leaf Embossed Painting / Metal Art

    That doesn’t sound particularly nice, positive, or constructive. Not the most detailed Ible ever, but it gets the job done. There’s nothing wrong with a video based Ible, some people are just more visual. (Awesome result!)

    If you can ignore the not nice and the negative part, sure, there’s a constructive criticism in there somewhere. But you left out the first two ingredients in an Instructable comment - Be nice, and be positive. So that version would run something like “Hey, great result! I think it would be awesome if we could see more details in the step by step, maybe next time you could make it less video-centric” For me, this is the type of Ible that comes across perfectly in this format. It’s essentially an artwork, so the specific details of the artists creation are superfluous. What they conveyed were the inspiration, and the essentials: this is how you do it. I would never have thought of this project, nor would I have known how to go about it. Now, after reading the Ible (I didn’t watch the vide…

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    If you can ignore the not nice and the negative part, sure, there’s a constructive criticism in there somewhere. But you left out the first two ingredients in an Instructable comment - Be nice, and be positive. So that version would run something like “Hey, great result! I think it would be awesome if we could see more details in the step by step, maybe next time you could make it less video-centric” For me, this is the type of Ible that comes across perfectly in this format. It’s essentially an artwork, so the specific details of the artists creation are superfluous. What they conveyed were the inspiration, and the essentials: this is how you do it. I would never have thought of this project, nor would I have known how to go about it. Now, after reading the Ible (I didn’t watch the video) I could (and likely will) make one. Mission accomplished, no? I’m always appreciative when anyone takes the time to show ME how to do something, when it would’ve been easier to just make it and hang it up.

    I bet it would work with any foil, even aluminum foil. Those extra wide rolls would give you a good size piece to work with. For other soft metals like copper or brass I’d try any sheet metal place - they should have sheets of something thin enough to make impressions on. Copper would be beautiful, you could paint on some liver of sulfur or even a home brew patina juice to bring out all the cool organic colors in copper. Annealed copper can be as soft as taffy, so making the veins would be no problem.

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  • Tailless Delta & Stndrd. Config. Mechanical Pencil Gliders

    This is awesome! Perfect next step for me and the kids to take after paper airplanes. I had a flight obsessed period as a kid, going through wing designs and measuring flights, and this brought it all back! These pencil gliders will give us hours of fun and endless opportunities for learning - THANK YOU.

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  • Minimalist Leather Wallet

    Super nice! Love the color, it’s classic. Working with leather is so satisfying. With thicker leathers, sometimes a very small drill bit works well for making lacing holes (after using a wheel punch to mark it evenly along the seam). For a really pro look, bevel the edges a little (with a dedicated tool or even a sanding block with some 400 or 600 grit paper). You can get a cheap set of leather tools that’ll have an edge beveler, a wheel punch, an awl, etc. If you haven’t already, definitely try something wet-formed, like a sheath. It’s great fun to wet the leather and mold it around something to fit it perfectly! Anyway, beautiful work, I’m sure you’ll have that wallet for decades and it will look better and better.

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  • Coffered Ceiling DIY Demo | Finish Carpentry

    I just wanted to acknowledge how awesome it was that you made a sample piece for clarity. That was extra work solely (I’m assuming) for the purpose of helping us visualize the construction. Thank you for being awesome!

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  • Making Damascus Micarta + Sunglasses

    Wait... If you use a positive and negative 3D die, how do you end up with a flat piece of micarta though? Why doesn’t it look like LEGO or eggcrate? That’s what’s confusing me, how you got the pattern but still ended up with a flat slab of material to use.

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  • Making Damascus Micarta + Sunglasses

    Awesome result, really great idea! I’m trying to picture how I might make a similar micarta without any tech... How did you get that raindrop Damascus look? I’m not understanding how you layered the different color cloth and then ended up with the pattern you did. (It looks like the mold is a kinda upside down egg crate, which would push up the cloth and make peaks, but how does that leave you with a flat slab? Does the plastic mold stay ‘in’ the micarta as part of the finished slab?) Thanks for posting and for any help you can offer as far as making a smaller batch of similarly patterned micarta! Just beautiful.

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  • Drumming Men Kinetic Sculpture

    This is cool. Can I possibly see some pics of how the arms are attached, how the cams are making the arms go up? I can’t picture it, but I’d love to make this with the kids! I’m a drummer and I make stuff so this is a must. Thanks 🙏

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  • Winter Hand Warmer

    The muff is back! Your photography plus your creation were so perfectly old fashioned that I thought you were gonna say “here’s an old picture of me as a child with a similar warmer” - but no, it’s a modern photo! Bravo. A little related trivia: the Romanov princesses (tsaritsas really) had a teeny tiny spaniel (that fit in a muff!) which they carried around in muffs very similar to yours. Of course they didn’t require a strap, as anything requiring a hand could be done by a servant. Ah, the good old days lol. To open a door for oneself was unthinkable, impossibly pedestrian.

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  • Brioche Knit Beanie

    Great looking hat! (And I love your glasses too!) This Ible is way beyond me, but I do have some yarn and needles... Where can a beginner start? Do you have a good recommendation for a guy with no knitting knowledge? I appreciate the help. Thanks for posting!

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  • MuzicMaker commented on gwenif's instructable Crochet Lemon Beret
    Crochet Lemon Beret

    Time for a new family I think. Partypoopers.

    Oh man, you beat me to it

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  • Aluminum Leaves Candle Ring

    Beautiful! They have flat, unlined aluminum at HD or Lowe’s for flashing - it’s super cheap (like 50 cents or something) and it’s easy to work with. Copper flashing would be really nice too! Alternatively, you could get a 2- or 3-pack of lasagna pans at the dollar store.

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  • Dorodango - the Art of Polishing Dirt!

    Great Ible! Very well put together, and an amazing result. What’s more fascinating and inspiring than Japanese art and culture? (That’s a trick question, nothing is) I love the Japanese way of incorporating art with metaphor, form as microcosm. (In your creation it’s literal - you have a miniature earth made from earth) There’s a parable in each project, and your most important tools are your insight and principles. There are no trivial details, each task is worthy of one’s utmost consideration and effort. It’s a beautiful approach, and fulfilling on a level that a 3D printer can never attain. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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  • MuzicMaker commented on replayreb's instructable Redneck Hot Tub
    Redneck Hot Tub

    Not too shabby! I like the way you think, sir. I smell an opportunity for some customization - bubble jets or a bubble mat? (The mat has a heater too, might keep you warm with no topping off)https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005EO2EO2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_btf_t1_-F2FFbMYM7PP0https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0721R63Q8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_btf_t1_CK2FFbY8JG97D

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  • Easy Litter Tray Fudge!

    Hmmm, I got all the way to the end before I remembered that I have a “no fecal matter” policy on food intake. I know, it’s only imitation fecal matter, but I have to toe the line.

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  • Volkspod (Volkswagen Minibike)

    Got my vote, love it. You need some handlebars, that’s the only part that’s not Volkswageny. The bmx bars aren’t worthy of this awesome creation! Clip-ons from an old crotch rocket would be a breeze to install for you, you’d just weld a plate to the top of your pipe, and clip the clip ons to that. Now that I say that, you can weld your own version - a plate with pipe handlebars that curve down to kinda hug/mimic the body shape. Or some mix of the two - customize some old motorcycle bars. (I don’t know if you’ve got any hand controls, that would probably dictate what would be easier) You’ve got this whole cafe racer vibe, the bars are a big part of that look. (I cafe’d a ‘78 Honda CB125S, kick only, chopped the rear end, shorter/fatter rear shocks, narrow clubman bars with a single bar-end…

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    Got my vote, love it. You need some handlebars, that’s the only part that’s not Volkswageny. The bmx bars aren’t worthy of this awesome creation! Clip-ons from an old crotch rocket would be a breeze to install for you, you’d just weld a plate to the top of your pipe, and clip the clip ons to that. Now that I say that, you can weld your own version - a plate with pipe handlebars that curve down to kinda hug/mimic the body shape. Or some mix of the two - customize some old motorcycle bars. (I don’t know if you’ve got any hand controls, that would probably dictate what would be easier) You’ve got this whole cafe racer vibe, the bars are a big part of that look. (I cafe’d a ‘78 Honda CB125S, kick only, chopped the rear end, shorter/fatter rear shocks, narrow clubman bars with a single bar-end mirror, turtle-back tail/seat unit, battery eliminator, tiny bullet turn signals, all the good stuff)

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  • The Witch Sandwich (for Picky and Unenthusiastic Eaters!)

    This was awesome! I especially loved the interview, such a great idea. Your Mom seems like a super cool lady, and obviously she’s got a cool daughter... I have a niece and nephew (3 and 4yo) that I’m lucky enough to care for often. My niece will literally eat every single thing on her plate every time, whereas my nephew will do EVERYTHING but eat! His attention span can be measured in nanoseconds, and he’s picky about foods, so it’s a perfect storm. I will definitely be using this ible for inspiration, and making some food-art for him. I can already hear it - “I ate her head!” Success. Thank you so much for sharing this, and sharing your beautiful Mom with us.

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  • DIY White Concrete Table W/ Live-Edge Maple Inlay

    This is gorgeous, I’d never seen pure white cement and it really makes for a great contrast with the wood. One question - Why not skip the silicone around the wood, and just let it kinda set into the cement? (Thanks for the sharing and answer!)

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  • Pikler Triangle

    Beautifully made, and very thoughtfully finished. I love it... I can see this evolving as the kids get bigger - use a sheet to make a ‘clubhouse’ or bring it outside for a tent adventure. I’m a new uncle, I think this will make a great gift for my nephew. Thank you so much for sharing it!

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  • The Legendary Secret Fort

    Coolest thing ever. Now, let’s see, all I need is a 10,000sq. ft. house ala Silver Spoons that’s got crawl spaces larger than most of the places I’ve lived. Then I’m off to the races!

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  • Easy to Sew Cloth Ear Saver

    This is such a great idea! I’d never seen or heard of such a thing, and tbh would never have thought of it. Genius.

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  • How to Make a Sewing Machine Tractor

    The seat was clearly designed to fit a full sized goat.... NOT a Pygmy goat either. Wait, what??? It’s a toy tractor made from a SEWING MACHINE, nobody ‘rides’ on it! (Now it’s a sowing machine 😉)

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  • Beelzebub's Square Puzzle

    You lost me on the ‘turn one piece of wood into 4” step... Am I just using the same stencil 4 times? (To keep it challenging, making sure the grain is random) So just cut out one paper template, and use that one template to make 4 identical size/shape pieces? Thanks!

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  • Disney Parks Pineapple Dole Whip

    THIS IS NOT THE ONE FROM DISNEY PARKS! That’s the whole point of what we’re saying. This is a ‘home friendly’ version that Disney has put out a recipe for. Claiming that this is the ‘Dole Whip from Disney’ is inaccurate, because this ISNT DOLE WHIP AT ALL. I don’t know that Disney said this is the “secret recipe” that they use in the parks, as opposed to just “releasing” a recipe and allowing the fans to assume it’s the same treat as the parks serve. It’s not the same treat. At all. That’s the point. Disney uses a giant size bag of the Dole Whip mix, and insert it into a soft serve machine. So if you REALLY want to recreate the genuine article, you’d buy the bag of mix and figure out a way to make it. This Instructable is for making a soft pineapple ice cream treat that is vaguely remini…

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    THIS IS NOT THE ONE FROM DISNEY PARKS! That’s the whole point of what we’re saying. This is a ‘home friendly’ version that Disney has put out a recipe for. Claiming that this is the ‘Dole Whip from Disney’ is inaccurate, because this ISNT DOLE WHIP AT ALL. I don’t know that Disney said this is the “secret recipe” that they use in the parks, as opposed to just “releasing” a recipe and allowing the fans to assume it’s the same treat as the parks serve. It’s not the same treat. At all. That’s the point. Disney uses a giant size bag of the Dole Whip mix, and insert it into a soft serve machine. So if you REALLY want to recreate the genuine article, you’d buy the bag of mix and figure out a way to make it. This Instructable is for making a soft pineapple ice cream treat that is vaguely reminiscent of a Disney Dole Whip. That’s cool, probably even better for you. But it ain’t the Disney Dole Whip, which contains (ironically) almost no pineapple aside from the juice used to flavor it.

    I’m not doubting your claim that Disney posted the recipe, I’m saying that Disney is full of whipped doo doo. I’ve seen that Disney “released” the recipe, but what they did is just share a recipe that gets you a sorta Dole Whip at home while disingenuously implying that they’re mixing up wholesome frozen fruit treats for all the kiddies. I guess it would’ve taken the fun out of it to say “We buy giant bags of frozen mix made from 93% sugar and lots of tropical oils!” But the whole thing with Dole Whip is it’s non-dairy. What you get at Disney is real Dole Whip, not a dairified version. You CAN make real Dole Whip at home but you need some ice cream equipment - at least an ice cream maker if you don’t have room on the counter for a soft serve machine! (I suppose you could fake it with a b…

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    I’m not doubting your claim that Disney posted the recipe, I’m saying that Disney is full of whipped doo doo. I’ve seen that Disney “released” the recipe, but what they did is just share a recipe that gets you a sorta Dole Whip at home while disingenuously implying that they’re mixing up wholesome frozen fruit treats for all the kiddies. I guess it would’ve taken the fun out of it to say “We buy giant bags of frozen mix made from 93% sugar and lots of tropical oils!” But the whole thing with Dole Whip is it’s non-dairy. What you get at Disney is real Dole Whip, not a dairified version. You CAN make real Dole Whip at home but you need some ice cream equipment - at least an ice cream maker if you don’t have room on the counter for a soft serve machine! (I suppose you could fake it with a blender) You can buy big bags of the REAL mix, and as you can see on the ingredients it’s basically pineapple flavored sugar whipped up with lots of oils and gums. So the enigma that is Dole Whip is there for all to see. https://www.amazon.com/Dole-Soft-Serve-Pineapple-Pound/dp/B01666JBFG

    Yeah, there ain’t no ice cream in Dole Whip! Unfortunately, that probably means there’s some kinda guar gum, or hydrogenated coconut oil, or whatever they use to make it ‘creamy’ without the dairy. Kinda takes the fun out of the diy if you have to source buckets of guar gum!

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  • Dress From Plastic Bags

    You should wear it to Sainsburys and tell them you want your Nectar Points... It says ‘reuse’, it doesn’t say HOW! Very cool project, great result!

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  • MuzicMaker commented on RyanMake's instructable Float Tank DIY!
    Float Tank DIY!

    You may be too young to have seen it, but there was a fairly popular film in 1980 called ‘Altered States’ about a scientist who deep dives into a SDT and decides to spice it up with some good ol’ hallucinogens. Hijinks ensue. I’d always “heard” that prolonged exposure in a SDT could in fact cause psychological harm, and lead to a loosening of ones grip on reality. Any truth to that? Or myth? Let’s say you drop in that baby for 24 hours and let us know? Anyways, awesome and ambitious I’ble!

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