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We have a local artist, unfortunately I don't know her name, who makes inner tubes into dog leashes. I do a little sewing, but found inner tubes very hard to work with on a domestic machine. And mine is vintage so a little tougher than a newer plastic one. I think a walking foot is almost a requirement. I'm considered high risk and haven't resumed teaching basic maintenance classes, though refurbishment and resale continue. Hop you have worked something out.
DIY Vernier Scale
Nice. I love automata. If you're intetested, there is an automata group from the Automata Magazine. Check out Rob Ives, he has a few things posted here too.
Partridge in a Pear Tree (Automata)
Lazy Susan Turntable - Cheapo & Super Easy to Make .
Thank you for this! I volunteer at a bike coop in Alexandria, VA, sadly closed right now. But I'm always looking for cool things to do with junked out bike parts.
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Foam Board Tools and a Quick Foam Board Box
Linear Motion by Rack and Pinion
PIR Motion Sensor Tutorial
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3D Maps in Excel
The Whittaker Paddle Wheel
Spring Making / Wire Bending Machine
Sorry, no. The critical factor is how the "lock" stitch is formed. After the need/thread passes through the cloth and starts to return upward, the friction and lack of spring tension makes the upper thread form a loop that the hook catches and pulls around the lower thread. So the timing, which even after decades is often just fine, of the hook catching the thread loop is critical and all the gaps/lengths that put the needle and hook in the right places at the right time. The position of the "eye" of the needle is standard on most, but not all machines and some needles are very hard to come by. Shortening the shank from the top won't change the tip to eye distance. Needles are very strong and also brittle, they can and do snap off. So trying to change the tip to eye d…
Sorry, no. The critical factor is how the "lock" stitch is formed. After the need/thread passes through the cloth and starts to return upward, the friction and lack of spring tension makes the upper thread form a loop that the hook catches and pulls around the lower thread. So the timing, which even after decades is often just fine, of the hook catching the thread loop is critical and all the gaps/lengths that put the needle and hook in the right places at the right time. The position of the "eye" of the needle is standard on most, but not all machines and some needles are very hard to come by. Shortening the shank from the top won't change the tip to eye distance. Needles are very strong and also brittle, they can and do snap off. So trying to change the tip to eye distance is very hard. And then you have to resharpen it and maintain the shape. There is also the depth of the notch in the needle the hook passes through as it catches the thread loop, and the length of the channel in the needle that carries the thread through the cloth.
For those leary of disassembling a motor, or with some vintage Japanese motors the challenge of a disassembly period, electronics cleaner can sometimes be used to clean out residue from the brushes wearing. It will depend on the design of the motor case and a path to the commutator bar end of the armature where the brushes are. This is usually where the wires enter the motor case.
Very, very nice! I have wayyyyy to many machines, and struggle with space, some need cases, and the need to service many of them to sell them in good conscience . . . too many projects, too little time.
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How to Make a Concrete Tiki Garden Statue
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CNC Sewing/Embroidery Machine
Simply Awesome!!! I'm amazed at the detail you got with belt drive. Though thinking about it, printers are belt drive and look what they do. I've worked on vintage sewing machines as a hobby, and as well as the Singer 15, consider a Japanese "Badged," machine. This means someone would order a few (hundred) thousand and have their badge of choice, like Western Auto sold Wizard machines, put on the machine. There was a consortium that set standards, so many parts like the hook assembly are generic. These machines are built tough, and can be easy to come by.
Indian Garlic Naan
How to Make 3 Simple Hardware Store Puzzles
Customized Metalware Drawers
Can you please provide a link to your tutorial? I've looked and just can't find it. As a beginner books etc. say to start with Aida 14 but then show work done in 28. Makes it hard to know if what I'm doing is close to how it is supposed to look on 14. Thanks!!
Thanks. I can emphise. I can measure 5X and still mess up. Re. Rug attachment. Hot glue :-)
Arduino Audio Input
Wood Calvin and Hobbes Snowmen
Steam Punk Singing Bird
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(easily) Etch Images in Copper
Very nice! I agree, the commercial ones are a lot for what you get and this way you get exactly what you want. Nice use of the less typical fittings. For a less expensive perch, could be pvc if you liked, you can check out the end of an instructable I did years ago for using a concrete sonotube and carpet I scrounged. Bella The Almost Black Cat is lounging on it as I type. So it's held up well. https://www.instructables.com/Ikea-Hack-Cat-Tower/
Safely Cut a Chanel in a Large Dowel
Make a Hardwood Pistol Crossbow
Crossbow Pistol Styled Like a Colt M1911
Crossbow Trigger Mechanism (simple But Sturdy)
Tiny Shipping Container Home
Push Puppet Automata
For our bicycle coop I purchased some fancy hook retainers to keep them on the peg board. Good | Quick | not so cheap. They have held up well to the tendency of patrons to jerk on them pulling off the tool . . . I see the potential for something much cheaper. This would have to be done prior to screwing up the peg board or someone would need to be able to reach over it. With the "U" formed as the tab, a nail could be pushed through it on the back side and the insulation would be enough friction to retain it. That will prevent the hook from being pulled out of the peg board.
Salt Water Metal Etching
DIY Apothecary Cabinet
Make a Simple Spline Jig
Adjustable Dado Jig From Scrap Wood
My pleasure, you can guess why I had to come up with a way to remember. Many bicycle brake pads use a set of concave and convex washers so the angle of the pad can be adjusted. Hard to teach if you can't remember which is which LOL. I've used Spoonflower several times, a wonderful company to work with.
Uh, "concave" is like a cave/valley. "Convex" is like something is flexed out like a peak. On a tape the measurements are on the concave side. Maybe I misunderstood what you mean by "writting." I love change purses, have used one since I wore flight suits and hated fishing change out of the deep chest pockets. This is great, much better than having to fool with a zipper. if you want to go all out for a gift, https://Spoonflower.com will custom print a fat quarter or a yard of material. Have some printed with the name of or whatever, picture, of the recipient.
Transform Broken Measuring Tape to Coin Purse
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A Talking Sensor - Si7021 and Little Buddy Talker
Mesmerizing Wind Spinner
Make a Template for a Router and Bushing Cutout in Photoshop.
T.Rex With Interchangeable Cams.
I have been looking for any mutoscope plans for ages!!! You got my vote! Thank you. Take a look at Rob Ives' work https://www.instructables.com/TRex-with-Interch... for some additional ideas for how to fold paper for handles etc.
GIF Player Out of Paper - IPhone Live Photos in Paper
Arduino Servo Motors
Figured it out. In Arduino 1.8.3 the magnifying glass in the upper right, after selecting it, informs me it is the serial monitor. Maybe should add in how the serial monitor is used to enter values for the servos.
In your video at 9:03, where are you entering those values in? I don't understand what in your code created that place to enter the values.
The Pixel Art Puzzle
Arduino RC Car With FPV Camera
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How to Build Your Everything Really Really Fast
Raspberry Pi Motion Tracking Airsoft Turret
Particle Core - Motion Sensor Using Internet Button
DIY Mini CNC Plotter Machine
How to Make Mini Home Made CNC Machine Arduino+28BJY-48 Stepper Motor
Wire Worm Gear
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Simple No-Weld Bike Trailer
The Automatic Button Pusher
Easy Cell Phone Mechanical Auto Tapper From Old CD ROM Drive.
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Turn a Trackpad From a Broken Laptop Into a PS/2 Mouse
How to Control Sawdust on a Shopsmith Lathe
2X72 Belt Grinder
Angle Grinder Stand for Safe Use
Face Detection and Tracking With Arduino and OpenCV
DC Motor Controller for Electric Bicycle
Motion Tracking Michael Meyers
Digital Controls for Router Lift
Adafruit's Circuit Playground As a Robot Controller With Bluetooth
Arduino + 2 Servos + Mouse
DIY Arduino Battery Spot Welder
DIY Battery Tab Resistance Fine-spot Welder
DIY Spot Welder From Microwave - Now With OLED Display!