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  • I hate to burst your bubble, but Nutella isn't even remotely healthy, (apart from the hazel nuts). It is all saturated fat, sugar and GMOs from soy. Even non GMO soy should never be eaten unless it is fermented like soy sauce or tempeh. One teaspoon of Nutella has five teaspoons of sugar in it. It's a spreadable candy bar.

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  • I think you've done a great job! I wonder though if the tongue is strong enough? You have the entire trailer as tongue weight but only 1/8 in sidewall on the steel tubing. The usual thing is to make trailers from old pickup frames where the wheels are much closed to midway and the balance is better.

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  • WELL DONE! A ton of work there. I know how THAT is, also how it feels for something not to work like it should. I did a full resto and rebuild on two British vehicle from 1930s about 45 years ago. A 1935 Sunbeam Limousine and a 1934 Singer 9 Le Mans sports, plus a 1960 MGA roadster.

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  • Norfolkson commented on paintphone's instructable SS Muffler Tip

    Why use the reduced diameter end as the final exhaust outlet? This may cause a bit more back pressure than you want. Looks good though.

    Looks only...satinless steel y'know..

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  • Off road lights are illegal here in BC too if they are over a certain height and not covered for the highway. I have used aircraft landing lights on my vehicles for decades now and for some reason I have never been stopped for it.

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  • Cool! I have something like this down each side my driveway that strobes from the driveway entrance to the house.

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  • Nice,my concern is that some bugger will either smash it or steal it.

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  • I have done trainload of resto's and customs and, wow...seriously nice work, beautiful job! I wonder how many of the 118,000+ stylesides that were built for 1960 are left, let alone restored like this? That old J code 223 sure has some loooong rods and pistons. I have an old 1968 F250 4x4 Mercury pickup (Canada only) that I someday want to restore...but it's in even worse shape than your '60..a lotta holes, buckles & dents...

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  • Norfolkson commented on bjkayani's instructable DIY Snow Chains

    Nice work, but they won't last very long. Commercial chains are made of hardened steel for a reason. A sprung chain adjuster (cheap) would be better than all that cabeling to keep them in place too.

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  • Yup, true. What one needs to do is upgrade the light to LEDs, then it will be much brighter.

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  • Really nice! Get yourself a cheap airbrush and start practising, then you can put your creations in paint.

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  • Norfolkson commented on tschoenwald's instructable DIY Tire Chains

    Nice. I managed get hold of a pile of circular skidder lugs that I incorporated into tractor chains...man do THEY ever work great!

    Nicely done good clean job. Just for occasional use I imagine. Commercial tire chains are made of hardened steel. You can't bend or cut them without the correct tooling or massive force. I have done something similar to this myself for my little John Deer snow blade tractor..(.those screw links will probably break the first time they hook on something). What I ended up having to do was get hold of a bunch of discarded commercial chains and cobble together a set so that they would last. For my F350 crew cab 4x4 I use adjustable hardened chains with cobalt steel lugs welded to the tread chains. I also us a commercially available rubber "spider" that works much better than a bunch of bungie cords, (they were forever moving and stretching out. The worst part is installing them in de…

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    Nicely done good clean job. Just for occasional use I imagine. Commercial tire chains are made of hardened steel. You can't bend or cut them without the correct tooling or massive force. I have done something similar to this myself for my little John Deer snow blade tractor..(.those screw links will probably break the first time they hook on something). What I ended up having to do was get hold of a bunch of discarded commercial chains and cobble together a set so that they would last. For my F350 crew cab 4x4 I use adjustable hardened chains with cobalt steel lugs welded to the tread chains. I also us a commercially available rubber "spider" that works much better than a bunch of bungie cords, (they were forever moving and stretching out. The worst part is installing them in deep snow and trying to get the inside bungies all correct).

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  • Superbly done! I would go stainless steel as cheekygeek suggests, and, I can also see traffic cones mysteriously disappearing from road works all over the country....

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  • I applaud your innovative recycling. Well done sir! However I have two concerns, ....1) Heating plastic releases toxins into the atmosphere and therefore is a pollutant that cannot be reclaimed and 2) Since all plastic is toxic in any form no matter how it is processed or re-processed, it is my view that ALL plastics should be removed from our environment in their entirety, rather than be re-used in any way whatsoever. Nevertheless, your mindset is in the right direction to help our planetary environment!

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  • Interesting...but why not just push the pill through the foil backing as it was designed to do? It's not hard, unless of course if you have arthritis or some such condition. My mother who did have arthritis, used a specially made device to do this that I picked up at the drug store for her.

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  • It seems to me that such ritualistic prayer no longer has heartfelt meaning, it is just something to recite so as to be counted as part of the "faithful". True prayer comes from the heart, nor does it need specific times, action or words.

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  • Well you certainly have done a nice job of your costume. Unfortunately I do find it to be very disrespectful of the men who fought in Viet Nam and those in particular who never came home. Perhaps before you do something, that to you may seem quite innocuous, you might consider those of your countrymen who may not just be offended by it but hurt also. Go and visit the Viet Nam veteran's memorial wall in DC sometime. There are more than 58,000 names of soldiers who never came home alive and there are STILL more than 1600 who have NEVER been identified and repatriated. Good work on the costume, but next time, please give a little thought to what the personal repercussions may be to some individuals and families that still grief for lost loved ones.

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  • I switched all of my old incandescents and the few CFLs I had in house to LEDs several years ago. The price for 100W LED bulbs hasn't changed in that time period, it is still $20 CDN per bulb. The total cost for inside my house was approximately $493 for all the 100Ws replaced, (2 floors), and another $47 for the 6 40W bulbs in my dining area. Then an additional $392 for the outside floods. I now need to replace all my 4 foot old style CFL tubes with LED light strips in my shop, of which there are 20. The costs here include the 12% taxes. The cost of doing this was absolutely worth the savings that I gained in one year on my power bill. IF all my lights were on at the same time for the old incandescents the power usage would be 3760 watts. For the LEDs it would be 598 watts.

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  • Many years ago I drove my baja at the end of October in BC from Golden to Creston. I had an open hood with a scoops directly into the carbs. On the trip my bug kept getting slower until I had to stop. The carbs were a solid blocks of ice. It took me an hour to sort it all out and get going again. I Wish I'd had this then.

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  • Norfolkson commented on jbash001's instructable Punjab Lasso

    This is how a hangman's noose is tied, with the one exception, traditionally in a noose there are thirteen turns of the rope around the main line.

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  • What you seem to be doing is STATIC stretching. Static stretching is only recommended for cool downs after exercise. Always use DYNAMIC stretches before activity! What static stretching tends to do before an activity is program your muscles to only go so far. If during your activity you encounter a move that goes beyond the static stretch you run the considerable risk of pulling a tendon.

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  • Norfolkson commented on karim haidar's instructable Homemade Vas

    Very nice, very quick. One thing.....it's spelt Vase not Vas. Vas is a generic term for an anatomical vessel or duct, (tube).

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  • I made it, and find it totally AWESOME! This rather parallels my own recipe for fresh oysters, beer battered and deep fried then covered in chocolate sauce that I came up with some 40 years ago... Nice work!

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  • Nice 'ible! Good personal grooming can make one stand apart from the crowd!..You don't say what your conditioner is made of, so if I may respectfully suggest....a hot oil treatment every three days or so. I am a 63 year old male with 24 inch long hair and 12 inches of beard. I hot oil every few days with a mix of organic olive oil and organic coconut oil. I leave it in for several hours at a time while I do other things , then wash it out with a mild organic shampoo and then treat (twice) with an organic conditioner. I also use diluted organic apple cider vinegar as a rinse. I have beautiful hair...

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  • Nice! I Was a sports trainer for 35 years (or at least part of me was), the rest of me did numerous other things. I wish to compliment you on the term "cool down". So often I hear so-called trainers using the term "warm down".....Drives me nuts. It also used to drive me to distraction to see team coaches and trainers insisting on static stretch warm ups!

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  • Good stuff! In England we have apple juice and cider. not cider and "hard" cider. Cider IS the alcoholic bevy. My grandad used to make this in a 20 foot by 4 foot deep oak vat. THEN it was distilled to 100% alcohol, (or at least so close you can't tell the diff). That's 200 proof to the yanks. THAT bevy is called "Scumble" and it will knock you on your arse!

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  • Nice! Cheap...works. Well done cobber!

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  • Norfolkson commented on dirtbike98's instructable Homemade Clamp

    Nicely done, although it would certainly be cheaper to buy a clamp. Also, be careful of welding three nuts in a row for the same threaded rod, they have a tendency to jam.

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  • Nice work! I am curious to know if you are at all concerned that your square tube frame will bend if someone were to hit it, even fairly lightly? All the impact torque would be on the welds to the hitch insert. There are hitch inserts similar to the one you replaced, with some sort of shock absorption capability that reduces shock to the vehicle. I am looking to build something like that for my F350 4x4.

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  • These are the directions from the Quran and the hadith that concerns one Muslim to another. This does NOT concern the action of Muslims to non-Muslims. THAT is a whole 'nother kettle of hummus.

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  • Pretty cool and well done....now what are you gonna do with it?

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  • It is also ILLEGAL in many places to shift into neutral and drift, because you no longer have full control. IF there is an emergency where you have to accelerate it now take more time.

    There is NO flywheel on an automatic transmission's engine. It is a FLEXPLATE.

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  • Norfolkson commented on prankster94's instructable How to Eat Healthy

    Eating in a health manner basically comes down to eating ONLY organically raised foods, while avoiding ALL processed "foods" like the plague.

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  • Very nice and a great job. However I would be concerned with a child getting his head stuck in a mesh that large. That's why there are laws governing the spacing on children's cribs, gates and the like.

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  • Nice...but isn't that.."FLUE" powder, as in chinmney flue"?

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  • 60 lb pull is ok, but not really big enough to hunt bigger game. Seeing that a crossbow is a about 1/3rd efficiency of a long bow it would need to be in the vicinity of a 300 lb pull. Still, you've done a very nice job of the build.

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  • This is a "silencer" for a paint ball marker, NOT a firearm, as far as I know there aren't any laws anywhere governing the silencer for this use. Why should there be? Besides, paint ball markers are pretty damn quite anyway.

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  • Norfolkson commented on sabre1136's instructable Slingshot Mod

    P.E.T.A.People Eating Tasty Animals....

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  • A VERY cool looking result. It looks like a fixture from the game Myst. It must weigh all of 20 lbs though.

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  • Hmmm....the washing part is good if it is in cool water. I use Sunlight soap, then I bathe it in Apple Cider Vinegar and leave it on. I've never tried the nail polish approach so I can't say one way or the other. APC is good for all kinds of things!

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  • VERY nice to see this and such a wonderful job! HMS Ajax was assigned in 1947 to the Royal Navy Palestine Patrol and took part in the efforts to halt illegal Jewish immigration to Palestine. In July 1947 it took part in the Exodus 1947 incident, in which she formed part of the Royal Navy task force which subdued the illegal immigrant ship and later escorted it back to Germany. The reason I am interested is that my father was also part of the Palestine patrol on the HMS Chevron (R-51). He was the Radio op that was part of the boarding crew that went aboard the so-called "Exodus 1947". He was the first boarder and was wounded by gunfire from the Exodus, previously named the "SS President Warfield", a Baltimore Steam Packet Company vessel. My father told me that that what…

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    VERY nice to see this and such a wonderful job! HMS Ajax was assigned in 1947 to the Royal Navy Palestine Patrol and took part in the efforts to halt illegal Jewish immigration to Palestine. In July 1947 it took part in the Exodus 1947 incident, in which she formed part of the Royal Navy task force which subdued the illegal immigrant ship and later escorted it back to Germany. The reason I am interested is that my father was also part of the Palestine patrol on the HMS Chevron (R-51). He was the Radio op that was part of the boarding crew that went aboard the so-called "Exodus 1947". He was the first boarder and was wounded by gunfire from the Exodus, previously named the "SS President Warfield", a Baltimore Steam Packet Company vessel. My father told me that that what actually happened that day and the account put forth by the Jews, bear little resemblance to one another.

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  • Nice to see you NOT using the evil corn syrup! I'll have to give this a try. One day I'll see if I can make marsh mallows out of actual marshmallow root like they used to be.

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  • This is GREAT! I've been looking for a good BBQ sauce recipe. I don't think however that I will use an aluminium vessel to cook it up in considering the very bad rep Aluminium has as a very likely cause of alzheime's and other neurological conditions.

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  • Norfolkson commented on 00016413's instructable Hydrofoil Bicycle

    That's a pretty cool water craft. Looks like lots of fun, although I wouldn't call it a hydrofoil. A hydrofoil goes fast enough that it rises out of the water so that the hull is no longer in contact with the water's surface. The craft then proceed on risers that are equipped with foils that plane off of the water as long as speed it maintained.

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  • THAT, is a really great invention! It's how fortunes are made. What could be developed now is a head for a pneumatic hammer for speeding up the application of the siding. Something like a roofing nailer but with the appropriate head for siding.

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  • "Ah-boot" is from Eastern Canada only. Typically Newfoundland. "Eh" is also mostly Eastern Canada.

    Football originated in Canada too. Several years before Hockey.

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  • Norfolkson commented on guiks's instructable Yawara Stick

    One of the best items to use for this is a metal punch. I have made many. Cross drill the punch at the top for the key ring and in two other places to insert spikes that go between your fingers. These can either be welded in or press fitted.

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  • Norfolkson commented on botronics's instructable Hot Coffee Milk

    This basically the "Cafe Au Lait" that I grew up with. Popular in France.

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  • Interesting and surprising solution, although for me I wouldn't call 60 deg, cold, but I would call 72 deg stifling hot! Here in BC we sit around in our underwear at 60 deg in the winter.

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  • VERY nice job indeed! Unfortunately for me, where I live ANY material other than steel is illegal for a firearms safe.

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  • That's a nice idea, but I think that the torque applied to the slingshot as one pulls back the band would irresistibly rotate the handle in your grip. To add a wrist brace with your hand in the horizontal position would require a rather cumbersom design.

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  • Well done Mr. Rex! Your dogs certainly seemed to enjoy that bath. There is something that I would like to make you aware of however and that is: Please don't feed any dog refined carbohydrates such as bread products. Dogs will willingly eat pretty much anything, but human so-called "food", while bad enough for humans can be devastating to dogs. Particularly in a dog that is older, they can suffer a stroke from eating refined carbs.

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  • I KNEW there was at least one other guy out there who could make engines scream! Nicely done. LOTS of info and well explained. One thing only.... What you describe is valve "lapping", not so much grinding. Grinding uses similar, but a whole 'nother set of tooling for getting all the correct angles in a valve that requires total stability and vertical precision to the valve gear. After a valve seat has been replaced it must be ground to specs. Lapping is the final touch in seating and sealing a valve. Or hopefully, bring back some of the seating for a better seal on a high mile engine.

    Nicely done. LOTS of info and well explained. One thing only.... What you describe is valve "lapping", not so much grinding. Grinding uses similar, but a whole 'nother set of tooling for getting all the correct angles in a valve that requires total stability and vertical precision to the valve gear. After a valve seat has been replaced it must be ground to specs. Lapping is the final touch in seating and sealing a valve. Or hopefully, bring back some of the seating for a better seal on a high mile engine.[delete]

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  • Nice solution. I was hoping to use something like this, but our weather in Southern BC gets down to into the -F numbers so I had to purchase a commercial heated unit for my chuks.

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  • Very nicely done. I used to do something like this with my Dad more than 50 years ago...

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  • Yup. Been drinking raw eggs in protein shakes for decades. When I Was a body builder I drank a dozen raw eggs a day. Never any problems.

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  • I am interested to know what the droplet size would be for a fuel injected engine. The size in a stock FI engine is +/-5 microns. This can be further reduced by adding acetone to the fuel in a ratio of 40ml/70L. This weakens the surface tension in the fuel and will provide more mileage. This was used to great benefit in WWI in the South Pacific by American fighter pilots.

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  • This is a nice little kit for carry around purposes. I think that one of the greatest things that happens when someone posts their idea of a survival kit, whether it be big or small, extended use or day pack, is the very interesting fact that for those who examine it in venues such as this, as you can see in the comments, are ideas. It gets people thinking, then coming up with either improvements or their own version and we all benefit. Well done Mike!

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  • Great tip Ray. I use a key fob made from a 1/2 inch metal punch 6 inches long. Drill a hole across the strike surface of the punch about 3/8 inch down from the top. Clasped in the fist the business end of the punch stick out the bottom of the fist 1 to 1 1/2 inches. The keys can be used as a spiky flail. In addition to this I drill 11/32 holes in one facet of the punch shank on either side of where my second finger will be. In these holes I sweat hardened semi sharpened pieces of 1/4 inch rod. These pieces will have to be tailored to the individual fist and should stick out between the fingers about 3/8 inch.

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  • Nice model. It looks more like a Kama that a Sythe.

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  • Computerized water injection systems are still in use today, mostly on diesel engines. Edelbrock made a similar electronic system in the 80s called Vara-jection. With one of these installed one could advance the timing on a non-computer controlled engine to get more power. The water (or alcohol) cooled the intake charge enough to prevent detonation. The downfall of these is that if you forgot to fill the water reservoir or the electronic control module died you would have to back off the timing right away or risk a holed piston.

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  • I depends if you are English or American. What the Americans call "Cider" in England is apple juice to an Englishman. Cider in England is alcoholic, otherwise it's just apple juice.

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  • I have cut propane tanks before and for a loooong time they small of propane. What do you do to get rid of the remaining oil field products that are ingrained into the metal of the tank? I Made a 100 LB tank into a boiler for pig food but couldn't use it because of that very problem...

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