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  • Make a Bead Loom and Bracelet

    In keeping with the principle of KISS (keep it simple, stupid), and not having a box joint jig, I would build it with a one piece base unless there is a reason, other than aesthetics, for a multi-piece base. Seems like it would save a lot of work.

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  • Cardboard Geodesic Dome

    If you cannot follow the directions from this Instructable, I cannot help you. It is very straight forward. It might help if you first made a Icosahedron, a solid with 20 triangular sides.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IcosahedronThe Icosahedron is the basis of Buckminster Fuller's geodesic dome. The size of the dome is dependent on the lengths of the sides of the triangles.You want a 2V (aka 2 Frequequency) dome 3 !/2' high ( a radius of 3 1/2', or 42 inches, a diameter of 7'). Go to the site:http://www.desertdomes.com/dome2calc.htmland plug in the radius you want.

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  • How to Recycle HDPE (milk Bottles and Caps) Into Usable Sheet Material

    HDPE plastic is labeled with a "2". If you do not need color, milk jugs are pretty much all HDPE.

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  • Pizza Cutter From Discarded Saw Blade

    Saw blades of any kind are wonderful material for projects. I have a tiller that I converted into a ditcher by removing the outside set of tines and adding two 12" saw blades to the inner two sets of tines to cut the myriad roots in the ground. Still doing the job several years later.

    It was no cost to him. I doubt he had a use for the concrete blade.

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  • Cardboard Geodesic Dome

    I built model domes years ago, but lost interest. I found the easiest way was to draw a pattern on a sheet of paper and then copy the sheet of paper. The results are not as durable as cardboard but easier, and just as visually pleasing. If you must build out of cardboard, I suggest using "beer carton stock" ( it is also used to package some ice cream products). It is easily cut with scissors and is pretty much impervious to water. It is not corrugated.https://www.google.com/search?ei=sFqcXp3wPIjatQavjo_gCw&q=beer+carton+stock+paperboard&oq=beer+carton+stock+&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQARgCMgUIIRCgATIFCCEQoAEyBQghEKsCUNazAVjWswFgzdABaABwAHgBgAGxAogBwQSSAQcwLjIuMC4xmAEAoAEBqgEHZ3dzLXdpeg&sclient=psy-abIf you get serious about designing domes, you need to learn spherical tr…

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    I built model domes years ago, but lost interest. I found the easiest way was to draw a pattern on a sheet of paper and then copy the sheet of paper. The results are not as durable as cardboard but easier, and just as visually pleasing. If you must build out of cardboard, I suggest using "beer carton stock" ( it is also used to package some ice cream products). It is easily cut with scissors and is pretty much impervious to water. It is not corrugated.https://www.google.com/search?ei=sFqcXp3wPIjatQavjo_gCw&q=beer+carton+stock+paperboard&oq=beer+carton+stock+&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQARgCMgUIIRCgATIFCCEQoAEyBQghEKsCUNazAVjWswFgzdABaABwAHgBgAGxAogBwQSSAQcwLjIuMC4xmAEAoAEBqgEHZ3dzLXdpeg&sclient=psy-abIf you get serious about designing domes, you need to learn spherical trigonometry. Once mastered, you can design any frequency dome you want.

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  • If this is easy, I don't want to know what the author considers difficult!! These are probably good bagels, but it looks like a standard bagel recipe to me.

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  • I needed a press to use in conjunction with my bullet swage, so I made this basic unit.I've been getting pretty good results swaging cores poured out of pure lead, not such good results using melted wheel weights. Besides being free, wheel weights seem to be more easily removed from my core molds. I decided I needed a press. Being too cheap to buy a commercial press, I made my own. It works fine for my purposes.The top and bottom bearing pieces are 4"x4"x18" treated pine left over from some project. The upright pieces are 2"x4"x24". The bearing pieces are connected with 3" screws and 1/4" bolts. The bottom pieces a 2"x4"x12" and are connected to the uprights with 3" screws. A piece of 2"x1/4"x3" steel protects the …

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    I needed a press to use in conjunction with my bullet swage, so I made this basic unit.I've been getting pretty good results swaging cores poured out of pure lead, not such good results using melted wheel weights. Besides being free, wheel weights seem to be more easily removed from my core molds. I decided I needed a press. Being too cheap to buy a commercial press, I made my own. It works fine for my purposes.The top and bottom bearing pieces are 4"x4"x18" treated pine left over from some project. The upright pieces are 2"x4"x24". The bearing pieces are connected with 3" screws and 1/4" bolts. The bottom pieces a 2"x4"x12" and are connected to the uprights with 3" screws. A piece of 2"x1/4"x3" steel protects the upper bearing surface. Height adjustment is via scrap wood. Pressure is provide by a 1 ton hydraulic car jack from Harbor Freight "borrowed" from my wife's pickup. Out-of-pocket cost zip, since I already had everything I needed.

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  • Snidely70448 commented on pfred2's instructable Make an Acme Tap

    Scary. I try to position the shield to protect me, though. When I think about it.

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  • Maybe it's because I pre-sharpen with a file, then finish with the steel?

    Harbor Freight is notorious for its products being inconsistent. I have had several and had no problems.

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  • http://www.harborfreight.com/4-sided-diamond-hone-...Best sharpening instrument of which I am aware.

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  • No weaknesses that I know of, where it can be used. It doesn't come loose under pressure, or bind where you can't get it undone onc pressure is released, A timber hitch is great for dragging timber.https://scoutpioneering.com/2013/02/12/favorite-pioneering-knots-timber-hitch/

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  • All very interesting, but a complicated way of doing something simple. Carry a butane lighter - I always do.

    Slightly less than a liter. 946mL

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  • So, don't use it "in life threatening situations." I make a point of avoiding life threatening situations in any case. A bowline is useless for tying up the cord ends around a package. Are you confusing a square knot and a granny knot?

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  • Weird sizing, but I guess the corner size determined the size of the coop. 2x4's come in 8', 10', 12' and 16' lengths.

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  • I own an ex-ambulance, have done so for 7 or 8 years. My family evacuated for Katrina in an '84 E-350 diesel van, which we later sold. A couple of years later my wife wondered what we would evacuate in if we had to do it again. I looked on Ebay and found the ambulance in Mississippi, a 1990 E-350 diesel. Dual tanks, about a 500 mile range. (For an evacuation vehicle, diesel is by far preferred because of limitations on sales of fuel. 10 gallons for gasoline, 50 for diesel, at that time. Also, diesel lasts better.)We haven't had to evacuate, so maybe it works as a talisman, warding off evil. We spend about $500/yr insurance, and have spent maybe another $5/600 per year on upgrades and maintenance. Call it $10,000 overall. IMHO, cheap at the price. My wife calls it the "tool bo…

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    I own an ex-ambulance, have done so for 7 or 8 years. My family evacuated for Katrina in an '84 E-350 diesel van, which we later sold. A couple of years later my wife wondered what we would evacuate in if we had to do it again. I looked on Ebay and found the ambulance in Mississippi, a 1990 E-350 diesel. Dual tanks, about a 500 mile range. (For an evacuation vehicle, diesel is by far preferred because of limitations on sales of fuel. 10 gallons for gasoline, 50 for diesel, at that time. Also, diesel lasts better.)We haven't had to evacuate, so maybe it works as a talisman, warding off evil. We spend about $500/yr insurance, and have spent maybe another $5/600 per year on upgrades and maintenance. Call it $10,000 overall. IMHO, cheap at the price. My wife calls it the "tool box" or "the storage locker". Uncharitable. Anyway, I'd look first on Ebay, then keep an eye on Craigslist. US states usually have surplus sales - Louisiana does every month in Baton Rouge, as do US cities and parishes (counties), but not as often.

    Our old '90 E-350, 8.3 liter, normally aspirated diesel gets about 15-16 MPG, but the newer models I cannot speak to.

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  • Having seen what a broken chain can do, back before they had the hand guard that locked the chain in event of a break, I wouldn't THINK about trying this hack!

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  • My bad. I stand corrected. What I remembered - incorrectly - as a decease in conductivity with temperature rise was the thermal expansion of aluminum causing a loosening of connectors and hence an increase of resistance at connections. It's made worse because aluminum oxide is a poor conductor, and aluminum oxidizes more than copper when exposed to air.

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