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  • I use mouthwash in a tiny spray bottle to sanitize my musical instrument mouthpieces.I specifically chose purple because I like purple, hehehe.I even customized my tiny spray bottle.Mouthwash is the recommended cleaning agent to use on fish tanks when doing a full clean-out and 100% water change, as it does not leave a residue behind that will harm the fish. Ever since I learned this, I use it as a sanitization spray with all my sensitive pets, mostly my parrots, for cleaning their cages. I use a sugarless, blue variant for this purpose.I tend to use generic mouthwash. Listerine can be insanely pricey.

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  • I've made a similar device before that used ice: the evaporation thing doesn't work in my environment because we have obnoxious humidity in addition to low air pressure problems.While the ice worked better than evaporation would, the thing still grew a ton of mold very quickly due to the internal moisture. I am curious if this might have a similar long-term issue.

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  • Nokota commented on wold630's instructable Simple PVC Birdhouse

    I am more concerned about the points of the screw eyes being very sharp. I would clip them off and file them before inserting, honestly.

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  • Nokota commented on JP'sW's instructable Transfer Photograph onto Wood

    What is "image transfer medium".No, seriously. Whut? I've never done anything like this before and I'd like to try it. Will this work on wood that has a light stain to it? Are there different varieties of this "Image transfer medium" stuff? Will modgepodge work for color transfer at all???This has me so excited...

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  • Nokota commented on JP'sW's instructable Transfer Photograph onto Wood

    How does this work with color? Does it work with color at all? If I wanted to transfer a digital painting that I had done in color, and not a photo, would it work??? SO MANY QUESTIONS! This instructable has given me ideas...!

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  • Nokota commented on CreateGeek's instructable Pokemon Egg Bath Bombs

    Not to complain or anything, but these look absolutely nothing like Pokemon eggs. Pokemon eggs in the games are a dull tan with large brown spots, and Pokemon eggs in the show are patterned like the Pokemon they will hatch into. These perfectly resemble Yoshi eggs, from Mario, not Pokemon eggs at all. Yoshi eggs are white with varying sized spots the same color of the Yoshi that laid it, and the classic Yoshi is this exact shade of green...

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  • Nokota commented on Pat D's instructable Sustainable Watering System

    WELL what if the PV piece inside the bowl was only about an inch long and had a connector that ran inside the hollow tube? You could still turn it upside down by disconnecting it. Just a sleeve joint would work just fine!

    I only had the thought because the look of the plastic tube is really quite unappealing

    Makes me wonder if you could build a bird bath with a hollow stand and run the tube up inside it, using a little wet concrete glue the tube in place at the bottom and some caulk to seal it.

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  • That's not true at all. The native peoples of Mexico and South America kept honey bees. One culture even had a special variant they had bred with no stinger! These harmless honey bees were passed down like family heirlooms and considered extremely valuable. These stingless bees completely died out, sadly, when the Europeans took over and kinda destroyed everything.

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  • Nokota commented on ShiftyTips's instructable DIY Air Conditioner

    Ooohh, that IS a nice idea!

    I made a version of this using those blue ice packs in the plastic. They freeze in less than two hours but provide cold for nearly five. I made a little AC with a computer fan that takes three of them in a triangle, and shoots air through them with insulation all around to keep the warm air exterior to the setup from melting the packs any faster. Since they freeze much faster and more effectively than they thaw, I just rotate two sets of three packs through the freezer. And I have a nice little personal AC to shoot cold air in my face. Couldn't cool a room, but my point stands, those blue ice pack things...

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  • Seriously, what kind of glue did you use? The line is barely visible and the whole thing looks better without the glass paint, personally, I think. This whole instructable is useless if you don't tell us what kind of glue you used to make such a seamless and strong bond when putting the glass back together. Several people have already asked.

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  • Oooooh I like your idea more than any of these! Now to find some dead lightbulbs before christmas... I have a lot of glass paint!

    What kind of lamp oil are you using that is PURPLE? O.O

    I would have to say the outdoor light and the oil lamp look the most useful to me. The corkscrew is huge and I'm not a fan of the look, And the vase seems a little pointless to me, but that's just my taste. The lamp could easily be kept on hand for power outages and stuff or used as deck lighting or to keep bugs away... Great instructable!

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  • Hey there! I'm interested in these kinds of projects myself, but have never used automotive paint. The website you linked to containing the paint is not very helpful with showing how much the paint is going to cost, and that's really quite important for me. Can you give me a rough idea of how expensive these projects tend to be?

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  • My dog would love that.

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  • Actually, having the attachment at a bit of an angle would help airflow, since it would flow more smoothly at a 70 or 50 degree angle rather than have the airflow take a 90 degree corner... Geeze, this is giving me so many ideas...

    If I made it, it would be for a friend's computer, in Texas, which is always overheating. I would have him sit it next to it when he plays games! ^_^ My computer room is air conditioned, and the humidity would make it a not-good idea in New Hampshire anyway. Horrible humid summers, dry as desert winters. :P I might test it out in my computer room anyways to see if it has any effect.

    Oh! If you did it like that, the bed of the resulting "L" shape could be used as the opening to add ice, rather than the tip of the side! You could put even more ice in it, or even make the fan portion on the half-carton detachable so you could put the entirety of the ice compartment in the freezer, resulting in one very large, long-lasting ice chunk...

    I have a suggestion for a modification to your design, actually. What if you used only half a carton for the top thing? the bottom half? perpendicular to the ice compartment? That way the air stream wouldn't have this optional detour to swirl around into and lose speed.

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  • Oh! Thank you. I must have missed that little bit.

    Uhm... is there some reason you don't run this through a coffee filter or a colander lined with paper towel first to simply remove the sediment? I always do that as a final step when I make extracts of my garden herbs... Would it work for wine? Or is there a particular reason that you don't?

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  • Tomatoes can grow from cuttings without any special treatment!?

    Hmmm.... regular garden soil, sand, or seed starting mix? Could I use any of the three? Some recommend sand for cuttings but those plants are decorative and seed starting mix is made for the promotion of root growth... What would you recommend? I am seriously going to try this just to see. How long should the branch be?

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  • Nokota commented on helloperson's instructable Barefoot Beach Sandal

    I feel like this might pull a bit when the ankle is flexed. Do you think it would work with stretchy beading thread? Or a multi-strand bracelet pattern for the to-ankle length that has two strands inside of it anyway?

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  • I think I would add a short length of PVC to the bottom, capped, with a few tiny holes in the side, so that the water is being delivered underneath the soil. This would need a little more work to install, since the drain-pipe would need to be burried... Ooooh, while I'm at it, why not put in a right-angle joint, have the pipe go more than a foot down, and have a long horizontal pipe with periodical holes to deliver water from below to a whole row? Ohhh... Great instructable, but you're giving me ideas for greater heights.... I think I will use this for my vegetable garden next year... one of these days I will get around to recording one of my projects and make one of these instructables myself...

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  • I have a suggestion as an alternative to the shaking. If you have a whisk that just fills out the inside of a drinking glass, reaching the bottom and not quite touching the sides, you can put your ingredients into the glass, insert whisk, and twirl the whisk between your hands for a mixing effect even more powerful than that of an electric mixer. I have used this tecnique to make scratch mayonaise to great effect!

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  • I have a trick for dissolving guar gum that I use when I add it to soups. I add it to a small quantity of cold water - it doesn't clump up in cold water! - in a glass. Then I insert a whisk, and twirl it between my hands like you would twirl a stick to start a fire. The result is something like an electric mixer with only one of those metal thingies... Oh, I forget the word for it. As long as I add it to the soup immediately, before it begins to thicken (this whisking method dissolves the guar gum in the water in a matter of seconds) I use two teaspoons of guar gum in my soups, and I only need to use one cup of water for this, provided the whisking begins immediately and only lasts for a few seconds. I've never had a single clump! I suggest this because I know from experience that the mor…

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    I have a trick for dissolving guar gum that I use when I add it to soups. I add it to a small quantity of cold water - it doesn't clump up in cold water! - in a glass. Then I insert a whisk, and twirl it between my hands like you would twirl a stick to start a fire. The result is something like an electric mixer with only one of those metal thingies... Oh, I forget the word for it. As long as I add it to the soup immediately, before it begins to thicken (this whisking method dissolves the guar gum in the water in a matter of seconds) I use two teaspoons of guar gum in my soups, and I only need to use one cup of water for this, provided the whisking begins immediately and only lasts for a few seconds. I've never had a single clump! I suggest this because I know from experience that the more alcohol there is in something, the faster bubbles pop (in fact, the term "proof" in determining how much alcohol was in something, long ago, used the bubble-timing method) and your bubbles will likely be even better without the alcohol.

    Oh, and I have the exact bottle of guar gum in my cupboard that you show in your instructable. Crazy, eh?

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  • Have you thought about using a piece of plastic canvas (for sewing) rather than a sink cover for the toilet tablet thing? Much cheaper and far easier to sew on since it isn't sharp.

    My friend and I took two noodles and a section of sleeping bag mat, cut slits up the sides of the noodles and inserted the mat and glued it in place. Makes a perfect play mat for her sister's infant - stainproof and all that. We made a cover for it no-sew blanket style out of fleece that pops on and off easily for washing. The sister and the baby both love it. The raised edge made of noodle keeps the baby from rolling off and keeps her toys all in one place. It's two feet wide by three feet long, made with dollar tree noodles.

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