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Professional musician who loves to DIY. Everything from woodworking to Arduino and Raspberry Pi projects. I would rather build something than buy it. ?

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  • RickO8 commented on wizzinstuff's instructable Bent Lamination Form (How To)2 months ago
    Bent Lamination Form (How To)

    This could be used for instance.. building a guitar. Starting with two thin layers of wood gluing them together and clamping them to the form to attain the shape of the form. Could also be used for steam or heat shaping wood. Nice instructable. Spell check could be your best friend� Cheers

    This could be used for instance.. building a guitar. Starting with two thin layers of wood gluing them together and clamping them to the form to attain the shape of the form. Could also be used for steam or heat shaping wood. Nice instructable. Spell check could be your best friend� Cheers

    This could be used for instance.. building a guitar. Starting with two thin layers of wood gluing them together and clamping them to the form to attain the shape of the form. Could also be used for steam or heat shaping wood. Nice instructable. Spell check could be your best friend� Cheers

    This could be used for instance.. building a guitar. Starting with two thin layers of wood gluing them together and clamping them to the form to attain the shape of the form. Could also be used for steam or heat shaping wood. Nice instructable. Spell check could be your best friend� Cheers

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  • RickO8 commented on gravitino's instructable Barncaster Electric Guitar4 months ago
    Barncaster Electric Guitar

    Good job! Don’t fret the small stuff. Just like playing a bad note in a song... most of the time only you will know you did it.

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  • DIY Jigsaw Crosscut Sled - Perfect Jigsaw Cuts Every Single Time!

    I have used my jig saw upside down before as a quasi scroll saw. I used a workmate to secure my jigsaw in place. It gave a nice large surface area and the wood bench top clamped nicely without having to use hard metal clamps or a vice. Nice instructable.

    I have used my jig saw upside down before as a quasi scroll saw. I used a workmate to secure my jigsaw in place. It gave a nice large surface area and the wood bench top clamped nicely without having to use hard metal clamps or a vice. Nice instructable. �

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  • RickO8 commented on circuits's instructable Build the Glow Circuit Assembly6 months ago
    Build the Glow Circuit Assembly

    Nice simple structure. I would only add one item. Rather than just describe the polarity of the LED by long or short wire. Use the actual name of the +and - lead. Anode and cathode.

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  • RickO8 commented on ShakeTheFuture's instructable Carrot & Cucumber Cutter (Julienne)6 months ago
    Carrot & Cucumber Cutter (Julienne)

    For those in need of a 3d printer look in your area for a “makerspace” or maybe a community college with a lab class.

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  • Building a Computer Desk / DIY Desk PC

    Great job and Instructable. Another take on this would be to use your ideas for the top (pc) portion and retrofit an existing desk. Save $$. Also a person could utilize a micro frame pc like a Dell 7050 micro and add peripherals as needed (DVD , outboard ssd storage etc) to keep component continuity. All in all fantastic job. Kudos

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  • RickO8 commented on KentM's instructable How to Make a Taper Jig on the Cheap8 months ago
    How to Make a Taper Jig on the Cheap

    Nice jig and Instructable. I would add one more item (photo or video) to this. That would be the jig in action or at least in place against the fence ready to cut. All of your “ready” pics show it on the table saw with the blade ready to cross cut your jig. Thank you!!

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  • RickO8 commented on gravityisweak's instructable DSLR Ring Light1 year ago
    DSLR Ring Light

    I have not built this... yet. I am also not familiar with the particular ring mentioned in the Instructables. I would experiment with building my own light source and possibly a neutral gel filter over the LED's I choose. A gel similar to what is used in stage lighting for good flesh tones. It's all a project?

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  • RickO8 commented on Natural Nerd's instructable IKEA Hack: Practical Workbench1 year ago
    IKEA Hack: Practical Workbench

    Partsexpress.com is a good source for led strips. They even go on sale there once in a while.

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  • DSLR Macro Photography: a Comprehensive Overview

    Great job!! I really love the way you go in to the different cost aspects for each style setup. It CAN be done in an inexpensive way?. What has turned me off to some Instructables is the inability to create them due to the need of 3D printers and other expensive gear. I appreciate how you use different styles of lenses and lighting. I unsubscribed to Outdoor Photography because of the extensive use of photoshop and lack of actual photography skills. Great job! I am also a Nikon user and to date my favorite macro lens is my Sigma 105mm f2.8 macro. Sharp as a tack. Cheers!

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  • RickO8 commented on gravityisweak's instructable DSLR Ring Light1 year ago
    DSLR Ring Light

    If you don't have a 3D printer you can go to most camera shops or even a pawn shop and buy used lens hoods cheap. Just make sure you know the correct diameter of your lens. Also be sure to adjust your white balance for the LED light.

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  • RickO8 commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Unusual Uses for Vaseline1 year ago
    Unusual Uses for Vaseline

    A friend turned me onto this years ago. After thoroughly cleaning the wheels on your car or motorcycle put some Vaseline on a rag and rub it on to all surfaces of the wheel. It keeps brake dust and debris from sticking.

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  • RickO8 commented on Trochilidesign's instructable USB Volume knob1 year ago
    USB Volume knob

    No, not complaining only agreeing with several people whom I see have posted similar replies to this cool project. Yes, great results with a CNC device. I also love photography but I discontinued my subscription to "Outdoor Photography" because it was focusing (no pun intended) more on computer photo shopped imaging as opposed to the actual art of the camera. Photo shop is a tool as well. I guess it is all about calling a spade a spade.I'm not adverse to technology. Being an IT guy I deal with it daily and know the need in our field to stay on top of it. I look at Instructables as more of a McGuyver site for the creative mind. My humble opinion.Merry Christmas everybody! Cheers

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  • RickO8 commented on Trochilidesign's instructable USB Volume knob1 year ago
    USB Volume knob

    I totally agree... Is there an alternate instructable on how to build with common shop tools?

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  • RickO8 commented on danthemakerman's instructable Marking Knife from Saw Blade1 year ago
    Marking Knife from Saw Blade

    Very cool! I need to make an attempt at making one of these. Will a propane torch work for the mini forge?Nice job!!

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  • RickO8 commented on JonBuilds's instructable Wooden Fidget Cube1 year ago
    Wooden Fidget Cube

    I have a friend who needs this :-). I would give you the #1 choice to win the contest mostly because you used ALL basic tools. No offense to the guys with the laser cutters, CNC machines and 3D printers but really..... how many of us hacks looking for a project have access to this stuff. Kudos to you for creating this with the basics.Cheers!

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  • RickO8 commented on fs woodworking's instructable Impossible Dovetail Joint Puzzle 1 year ago
    Impossible Dovetail Joint Puzzle

    Really creative! I'm impressed with your hand made jigs and basic tool usage. Question for you... did you sacrifice a few pieces during the process? I always end up with a "test" piece or two when setting up my router table for height and width of joining pieces. PS: Very cool puzzle!!

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  • RickO8 commented on kaelanib's instructable How to set up a camera in manual mode1 year ago
    How to set up a camera in manual mode

    Good job. A major part of manual mode has been addressed here. But you also need to manually focus your lens if you want to be "full manual". Also depending on your DSLR and lens your aperture (f stop) could be adjusted on the ring of the lens. Thanks for the instructable

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  • Universal Knife Block (Design Martin Robitsch)

    Dull the edge.... Darn spellcheck

    I see a few of you made these to hold your cutlery at an angle. Cool idea if it set below a cabinet (like my house would). It is good practice to store your knives blade up. Inserting knives blade down in to a block or any holder will fill the edge. Nice instructable

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  • RickO8 commented on HomeRepairTutor 's instructable Soldering Quick Tips2 years ago
    Soldering Quick Tips

    Weller not seller.. Meh spellcheck

    SeamusFrederick... I prefer the brand Hakko. You could also buy a seller in Amazon as well. Most important feature would be adjustable temperature and the ability to use different sized tips

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