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  • ProfessorKens commented on fixthisbuildthat's instructable DIY Pull Out Trash Cabinet2 years ago
    DIY Pull Out Trash Cabinet

    Excellent 'ible. Just an aside comment about making plugs to fill in holes when relocating pulls; drill the plugs from the backside of the door/drawer in an inconspicuous place. That way wood type is exact match. If you take care to align the grain its possible to make the holes virtually disappear.

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  • ProfessorKens commented on kludge77's instructable Recycle Old PVC Into Flat Sheets 2 years ago
     Recycle Old PVC Into Flat Sheets

    Great instructable. As an aside to coloring the PVC I have an idea that may or may not work. When doing woodworking I wanted to stain various pieces bright colors but found that the commercially available stains were too pricey for my budget. In talking to various people in the industry I learned that you can buy any color of acrylic art paint and mix it with 100% denatured alcohol or oil and apply to wood to get whatever color stain you wanted. I tried it and it worked beautifully. Since PVC is soluble with acetone and so is acrylic paint the same trick should work for PVC. Due to fast evaporation rate of acetone I would imagine timeliness in application would be key. I'll give it a go when I have necessary ingredients and time. If anyone tries it please post. Thanks for instructable. ...

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    Great instructable. As an aside to coloring the PVC I have an idea that may or may not work. When doing woodworking I wanted to stain various pieces bright colors but found that the commercially available stains were too pricey for my budget. In talking to various people in the industry I learned that you can buy any color of acrylic art paint and mix it with 100% denatured alcohol or oil and apply to wood to get whatever color stain you wanted. I tried it and it worked beautifully. Since PVC is soluble with acetone and so is acrylic paint the same trick should work for PVC. Due to fast evaporation rate of acetone I would imagine timeliness in application would be key. I'll give it a go when I have necessary ingredients and time. If anyone tries it please post. Thanks for instructable. Also, wear gloves unless you want your fingers to be purple as well.

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  • ProfessorKens commented on MymlanOhlin's instructable DIY Skeleton Bottles2 years ago
    DIY Skeleton Bottles

    Excellent job. I especially like your template method. I've always wondered how to get shape, relative position/size, etc. correct when sculpting finger bones. Thanks much.

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  • ProfessorKens commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Unusual Uses for WD-402 years ago
    Unusual Uses for WD-40

    First, excellent 'ible with good photos. Second, do you really call those hands dirty? I'd eat with hands that clean :-). Third: Here's an odd, off-lable use not mentioned: removing spray paint overspray. I'm a contractor and frequently have to use Kilz and other oil based primers as well as acryllic spray paints. Invariably theres some spot the masking tape didn't cover and you end up with chrome spray paint on a porcelin sink or, worse, Kilz on a laminate counter. As long as you catch it within the first hour or two after application WD-40, liberally applied will allow you to wipe it off with a paper towel.Now, I'm going to add some fuel to the fire...applying WD-40 to clean your hands is no worse than the orange degreasers since many of them use a combination of citric acid and citri...

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    First, excellent 'ible with good photos. Second, do you really call those hands dirty? I'd eat with hands that clean :-). Third: Here's an odd, off-lable use not mentioned: removing spray paint overspray. I'm a contractor and frequently have to use Kilz and other oil based primers as well as acryllic spray paints. Invariably theres some spot the masking tape didn't cover and you end up with chrome spray paint on a porcelin sink or, worse, Kilz on a laminate counter. As long as you catch it within the first hour or two after application WD-40, liberally applied will allow you to wipe it off with a paper towel.Now, I'm going to add some fuel to the fire...applying WD-40 to clean your hands is no worse than the orange degreasers since many of them use a combination of citric acid and citriline oil to decompose oils. Neither of those two is particularly good for your skin. Also, keep in mind that WD-40 is much better for your health than what your using it to remove. For those that wish to err in the side of caution petroleum jelly (a.k.a. vaseline) works almost as well. Somewhere there's a chemist whi can explain the petroleum hierarchy of solvents.

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  • DIY PVC Wall Mounted Closet Shoe Rack

    Excellent instructable with clear details and a bit of humor. I've used PVC, ABS, P.I.P. drain pipe, and form tube (Sonitube) to store all sorts of stuff i my garage. I've never built one for shoes since I only have the one pair. Suggestion for those wanting to store heavier items: 1.Get a piece of scrap plywood, MDF, OSB, or other sturdy sheet material and cut a circle to match inside diameter of the tube. 2. Glue said circle in one end of tube (I use brad nails to hold it while glue sets)3. Mount to wall with whatever hardware is appropriate.To hold things that might want to roll out, cut tube on a bias at a shallow angle and make back piece an ellipse. This way tube will pitch up from ground.I've quite literally stored rocks in one that was 12" in diameter and 14" long with...

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    Excellent instructable with clear details and a bit of humor. I've used PVC, ABS, P.I.P. drain pipe, and form tube (Sonitube) to store all sorts of stuff i my garage. I've never built one for shoes since I only have the one pair. Suggestion for those wanting to store heavier items: 1.Get a piece of scrap plywood, MDF, OSB, or other sturdy sheet material and cut a circle to match inside diameter of the tube. 2. Glue said circle in one end of tube (I use brad nails to hold it while glue sets)3. Mount to wall with whatever hardware is appropriate.To hold things that might want to roll out, cut tube on a bias at a shallow angle and make back piece an ellipse. This way tube will pitch up from ground.I've quite literally stored rocks in one that was 12" in diameter and 14" long with the tybe made of cardboard form tube.

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