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37CommentsBrisbane AustraliaJoined July 10th, 2014
Since about age 10 I've been into photography... Professional and personal. For pocket money I restore old photos and I love making stuff. Once was a sheet metal manufacturer and still have a lathe/Mill I sometimes make Auto parts I can no longer buy for my old Audi vehicles.
  • Raspberry Pi Photo Booth / Box

    Excellent!I spent the early part of my life as a an amusement provider. I had to make everything I used but this was before computers. I love Pi and everything it lets you make. I've got a use for this project right now. All my Pi knowledge came from books and magazines. I think I'll take the Pi class and increase my knowledge. Thank you for the instructable.

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  • Technoaussie commented on jessyratfink's instructable DIY Cat Tent1 year ago
    DIY Cat Tent

    Great idea. So great I decided to make one! I guess one day she might like it but in the line of preferences my cat picks cardboard boxes every time. Her favourite (so far) is one with 3 flaps glued to the inside and one with a crude stop to prevent it folding inside the box. If you want to know if she's 'home' just tap the sides of the box and get you hand away real quick. The best toy she's ever had. Now what do i do with the T shirt tent?

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  • How to Break Down Sheet Material Easily!

    Yeah... That's a good idea NOT! A fre lengths of 2x4 don't come anywhere near the cost of a sheet of Styrofoam and don't create a cloud of fine particles that are light enough to get up your nose. Phew!

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  • Technoaussie commented on mikeasaurus's instructable 11 Unusual Uses for Coffee1 year ago
    11 Unusual Uses for Coffee

    Do you drink coffee too?

    I agree entirely with your sentiment. Right up to the point where I pay a "medicare levy" in my tax to give people just like you treatment for the damage you do by puttings substances in their body... So for me, I believe I do have an interest in what you saay is nothing to do with me.

    I've got a Front loader Bosh washing machine that seized a bearing THeTech told me weas "unrepairable" Looks like I'll be paying someone to remove it too. I've advertised it (free to take away) but noone wants one that doesn't work! If I were 50 years younger I'd do exactly what you do but broken back, 2 heart attacks and a wheelchair pretty much hold me back a tad.

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  • Make Your Own High Quality CO2 Lasercutter! With Touch Control!

    I am very impressed with the detail of this project. The only grumble I have is the video files do not exist. If I can't see them I can't vote for you because the information you provided is incomplete. This certainly is a formidable project to have taken on for an education project. I'm sure you will find a very useful place in the workforce with your ability. Fix the video link and I'm certain you will get a lot more votes.

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  • Technoaussie commented on CobyUnger's instructable Make Your Own Puzzle2 years ago
    Make Your Own Puzzle

    Lasers powerful enough to cut wood will burn the edges. That's what they do to cut. Burn their way through whatever it is you cut.

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  • Technoaussie commented on Joerg Engels's instructable Pure Rye Bread2 years ago
    Pure Rye Bread

    Thanks for your reply Joerg,In over 15 years you are the first person to say living by the sea is the reason I've had no success growing more leaven. Thanks for that.TA

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  • Technoaussie commented on Joerg Engels's instructable Pure Rye Bread2 years ago
    Pure Rye Bread

    I've tried for many months to develop a leaven from Rye flour with no success. On the other hand I can achieve success about every 3rd try with wholemeal flour. I put my lack of success to the pest treatment this place has had. My previous home let me achieve success whenever I made bread. Do you have any suggestions?

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  • Technoaussie commented on jimustanguitar's instructable De-Rust Your Old Table Saw2 years ago
    De-Rust Your Old Table Saw

    Excellent stuff! I followed your instructions to the letter on a 10" disk sander I hadn't used for a few years. It gained a health coat rust during that time. I was about to sell it at a garage sale until I read your instructable. Now I have a good as new sander again and the confidence to do the same to many of my cast iron tools that went rusty between living in a condo and moving to a house. Thanks I agree with diyj2 BTW.

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  • How to salvage a DVD Drive For Free Parts

    Interesting stuff... A fellow down the road from me dismantled his laser drive and is now blind in one eye. Please be ultra careful folks... Do not to look at a laser and switch it on! The only issue I can see with using parts from a laser drive to build an engraver is power. Almost everything you try to engrave at any reasonable speed needs more power than you can get from a CD drive laser but the motors alone, make this method and the instructable one to file away for when you need specialised motors. Thanks for taking the time to describe your dismantling techniques.

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  • Very STURDY and flat 4'x8' workbench table

    I've got a stable bench myself. Made from a solid door! The first thing I thought when I saw yours was: "What a waste of storage space". I bolted a 2x4 to my brick wall and used 2x4 legs each end I bolted and glued it all together. It's solid enough for my CNC machine and has the added bonus of storage space under it. Not everyone has the luxury of the space you have for your workshop. I'd give my right arm (I'm left handed) for the space you have.

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  • Technoaussie commented on fixthisbuildthat's instructable DIY Modern Outdoor Sofa2 years ago
    DIY Modern Outdoor Sofa

    Nice looking furniture. Please don't think the following comment/advise is meant to be anything other than helpful. Flat (parallel to the ground) seating with tilted back rests almost guarantees this will be an uncomfortable seat for maybe as many as 80% of the adult size population for any length of time. If you take a look at similar commercially made furniture you'll see that most of it has a backward tilt on the seat as well as the back rest. Only people with short legs (children for example) will be comfortable for long on a seat that has a tilted back and seat that is parallel with the ground. I admire your color choice and general design of the furniture. Having made all the furniture in my home — Some of it with flat seating that I had to rebuild when I discovered what I'm...

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    Nice looking furniture. Please don't think the following comment/advise is meant to be anything other than helpful. Flat (parallel to the ground) seating with tilted back rests almost guarantees this will be an uncomfortable seat for maybe as many as 80% of the adult size population for any length of time. If you take a look at similar commercially made furniture you'll see that most of it has a backward tilt on the seat as well as the back rest. Only people with short legs (children for example) will be comfortable for long on a seat that has a tilted back and seat that is parallel with the ground. I admire your color choice and general design of the furniture. Having made all the furniture in my home — Some of it with flat seating that I had to rebuild when I discovered what I'm telling you here, I think anyone following your excellent instructions might consider the seating tilt and really impress their friends.

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  • Technoaussie commented on SpecificLove's instructable 8 Life Hacks With Steel Wool2 years ago
    8 Life Hacks With Steel Wool

    I can verify that steel wool is a great product to use for truly cleaning your windscreen or rear window. It removes all the road grime that causes wiper blades to smear when you switch the wipers on after a long dry spell. If you often drive behind diesel cars or trucks the muck they spew out of their exhaust is easy to remove with nothing more than steel wool. Great stuff every home (and motorist) should have on hand.

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  • Car Wheel Bicycle - The Learn To Weld Project

    When I put larger (bicycle) tires on my training bike I found the extra rolling resistance of fat tires slowed me down considerably. I hesitate to think how you get off the massive flat area of these tires to enable corning but I guess if learning to weld was the principal reason for doing this, that's fine. Even motorcycle tires will impede peddling because of the amount of rubber on the road. They don;t use narrow tires on 50cc motorcycles for no reason.

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