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  • Things have changed in 8 years since this question was asked. Since most mice are now USB the simplest thing to do is plug it into a different USB plug. Also test the mouse on a different computer to make sure it's working. There are "quick keys" that work using a keyboard and you can run commands and do some web surfing using that method but it is more time consuming.

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  • How to Eliminate BAD Smelling Hot Water

    It is possible that a one time shot could fix the problem but more likely it will need to be done on an ongoing basis. If your water has issues like minerals then you will be having to deal with it as long as that water source is used. I didn't follow a set schedule but just added it when needed and that usually was dependent on water usage. My water source was changed about 5 years ago when they finally put in a rural water system. Rather than well water the rural water system draws its water from the Missouri river and then runs it through a water treatment plant. So the water does not have mineral issues anymore. As a result of that I don't have to bleach the water heater anymore. However I did have to replace a bunch of older water lines that started leaking when the new water …

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    It is possible that a one time shot could fix the problem but more likely it will need to be done on an ongoing basis. If your water has issues like minerals then you will be having to deal with it as long as that water source is used. I didn't follow a set schedule but just added it when needed and that usually was dependent on water usage. My water source was changed about 5 years ago when they finally put in a rural water system. Rather than well water the rural water system draws its water from the Missouri river and then runs it through a water treatment plant. So the water does not have mineral issues anymore. As a result of that I don't have to bleach the water heater anymore. However I did have to replace a bunch of older water lines that started leaking when the new water dissolved the minerals out of the pipes and exposed pinholes in old galvanized pipe.

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  • Making Dementia Puzzles for My Dad

    I added a whole new step, step 7, to show you how to find the measurements and what the sizes were that I used. I hope that clears it all up for you. As I mention in the edit, you only have one size that you decide on, the width of the boards, geometry determines all the others.

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  • Live Edge Floating Shelf... From Scratch

    Because you asked ----https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Hardwood-F...And maybe anotherhttps://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Dementia-P...And by the way, that first one is now 9 years ago. I have figured out better ways of doing things. They more you try, the more you learn, and the better you get.

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  • Pallet Wood Pencils (1,000 of Them!)

    Where I live is close to "the end of the line" in terms of shipping and I wounder if that is why we have mostly hardwood pallets. What is fun is cutting a board and then trying to identify the wood from the smell. Oak is the most common but I have gotten maple and poplar a lot. Poplar has green color in it. There is one that is orange red color that I have never figured out what it is. I have also gotten ash and even several walnut. I would have never dreamed they would make pallets out of walnut but there they were. I bet most pine ones don't make it here because they break easily. Just another thought, poplar would likely make good pencils but even better would be cottonwood. Cottonwood isn't used for anything but firewood because it is soft and not very strong but tha…

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    Where I live is close to "the end of the line" in terms of shipping and I wounder if that is why we have mostly hardwood pallets. What is fun is cutting a board and then trying to identify the wood from the smell. Oak is the most common but I have gotten maple and poplar a lot. Poplar has green color in it. There is one that is orange red color that I have never figured out what it is. I have also gotten ash and even several walnut. I would have never dreamed they would make pallets out of walnut but there they were. I bet most pine ones don't make it here because they break easily. Just another thought, poplar would likely make good pencils but even better would be cottonwood. Cottonwood isn't used for anything but firewood because it is soft and not very strong but that would make it perfect for pencils and the trees are huge so there is no shortage of the stuff. Oh, we have no shortage of beaver here either. You can check out that project along with a lot more beaver chewed pictures here:https://www.instructables.com/id/Sorry-About-Your-...And if your interested here is my grand prize winner in the woodworking contest a few years back. I made a lot of sticks for it.https://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Dementia-P...

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  • Pallet Wood Pencils (1,000 of Them!)

    I like and agree with the reuse of the pallets, but in this case it might not be the best choice of wood. Pallets are mostly hardwood and pencils are made with soft wood, usually cedar. The reason cedar is used is to help prevent splinters and to make it easy to sharpen the pencils. An oak pencil will be more likely to splinter when sharpened. And of course there are the things that people do with pencils other than writing, like chewing on them. Cedar lets you sink your teeth into it and it makes all those big dents and smells nice. Oak will make your teeth hurt and it smells sour, not to good for chewing. And then of course there is the real potential that some kid will figure out that oak pencils make great shivs. So bottom line is --- Interesting project but you need to use softwoo…

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    I like and agree with the reuse of the pallets, but in this case it might not be the best choice of wood. Pallets are mostly hardwood and pencils are made with soft wood, usually cedar. The reason cedar is used is to help prevent splinters and to make it easy to sharpen the pencils. An oak pencil will be more likely to splinter when sharpened. And of course there are the things that people do with pencils other than writing, like chewing on them. Cedar lets you sink your teeth into it and it makes all those big dents and smells nice. Oak will make your teeth hurt and it smells sour, not to good for chewing. And then of course there is the real potential that some kid will figure out that oak pencils make great shivs. So bottom line is --- Interesting project but you need to use softwoods to make it practical. You might create the need for carbide tiped pencil sharpeners though.

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  • Sometimes things just break. You need to go through the power train and find out what is still moving and what is not.

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  • Do you think it would be possible to adapt this to HO slot cars instead of trains and can two people control 2 different cars at the same time so they could race them?

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  • With most of the heaters I have seen there is a big hex head bolt somewhere on the top of the heater. It is actually a plug. Often the rod is attached to the plug so the entire things comes out when you unscrew it. Or, the rod is held in a bracket of some kind just below the plug. But most are permanently attached to the plug. You replace the rod and plug together.

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  • I believe they used to call that getting stoned. Of course that has an entirely different meaning today.

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  • Vyger commented on wholman's instructable Break Pack Toolboxes

    Really? And what about When then? Just when did who do what? Who cares why?

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  • I have to give you credit for a well done effort. I usually consider damaged particle board furniture as not being worth the time to try and fix. I might have to rethink that. Good job.

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  • Here is a video for you to see.

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  • I will have some updates before to long. Things got slowed down by both a bad winter with a lot of snow, (I have a video of that), and now the heat. We made some progress this spring but the heat set in and it is just to hot to work outside now. Some things I did get done --- I had to replace the west side door with a better one. The door I had on there could not stand up to the wind and rain and snow. It blew open in the winter with the 45 MPH wind blasting against it and I had some pretty big snow drifts inside. Also it let a lot of rain in when we actually had rain so I took the door out and did some re-framing and put a better one in. We also patched a lot of the remaining holes in the floor. Anyway, stayed tuned, still working on things, I'm just slow.

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  • Vyger commented on Vyger's instructable Free Air Conditioning

    There are different kinds of well pumps. I know of some that are used for cattle watering that replace the old windmills. They are solar powered and basically run all day pumping a steady trickle of water into a holding tank. My pump is a 220 volt submersible pump that looks sort of like a torpedo. It fits inside the well housing and is suspended under the water level by the connecting pipe and some safety rope. One of the reasons for cycling the pump is that it takes time for the water to fill up the well casing after it has been drawn down. If you run the pump flat out like when there is high demand it draws out more water than the ground can fill back and the pump then starts sucking in air which is not to great as it causes vacuum gaps in the water supply. If you have a surface pump…

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    There are different kinds of well pumps. I know of some that are used for cattle watering that replace the old windmills. They are solar powered and basically run all day pumping a steady trickle of water into a holding tank. My pump is a 220 volt submersible pump that looks sort of like a torpedo. It fits inside the well housing and is suspended under the water level by the connecting pipe and some safety rope. One of the reasons for cycling the pump is that it takes time for the water to fill up the well casing after it has been drawn down. If you run the pump flat out like when there is high demand it draws out more water than the ground can fill back and the pump then starts sucking in air which is not to great as it causes vacuum gaps in the water supply. If you have a surface pump that relies on a vacuum to suck the water up it will quit if it gets vapor locked. A submersible pump PUSHES the water up from below so it is more efficient and reliable. Most pumps can pump much more than the capacity of something like a toilet flush. So they charge up a holding tank and then shut off until the water pressure drops. This way the pump only runs when needed. It is designed to work this way and is very efficient. The pumps are very reliable and rarely need to be replaced. All the electronics are located above ground and the parts in the control box are easily replaced. The biggest problem I ever had was from a mistake I made. You need to make an umbilical that the pump is suspended from with all the power cables and such. I left to much slack in my power line and as a result it stuck out and rubbed against the inside of the casing which after a number of years wore through and shorted out. The pump has no brushes so it doesn't wear out unless it gets water in the bearings . I tried to figure out if it added very much to my power bill and basically that answer is very little. The most I could tell was about $10 a month. last year I got hooked up to a rural water system that provides treated filtered water that originates from the river. The temperature is much warmer, around 60 deg and it does not cool as good as the well did. It is fantastic water, no rust in it, safe to drink, all that good stuff bit it is to warm to use for cooling. So now I am going to be hooking the well back up to the water cooler so I can get the colder water for cooling. The rules say I absolutely cannot hook the well up to the same system as the rural water. So I have to isolate it from the rest of the plumbing, but that is a minor issue.

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  • Ten years later ----I have to say that I have never run into these type carts anywhere. Not even 10 years ago. Most of our store carts are in such poor shape they barely roll as it is. Considering their relatively short lifespan a system like this would not be worth it. The extra cost to the cart, the extra maintenance required to maintain the perimeter and the cost in terms of time for the employe to unlock them would make it a to costly option. Better to take the loss of a few of them going missing, cheaper in the long run. A much better solution appears to be having someone bring the carts in so they are not left all over outside.

    just get another cart. Ever had your cart stolen? I have.

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  • Vyger commented on Vyger's instructable Redneck Key Rack With Options

    that is why I pre drilled the wood. Also old oak is rock hard to begin with. Made the holes a little smaller than the nails and diped the tips in a little wood glue so they would stay in place.

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  • Vyger commented on Vyger's instructable Beer and Cheese Bread

    Thanks for trying it and glad you liked it. I think my machine does do 2 pound loaves now that I think about it. I normally don't bother making anything smaller, one of those "if your going to take the time to do it, do it big" things. I suppose you can cut back on amounts if you keep the proportions and get a smaller loaf. As to the to much liquid, cutting the beer back to 10 oz would solve that. Like I mentioned, my flour is really dry and I have to add extra water to everything.

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  • By the way, if you download that first picture of the cats eye and blow it up you will see my hand and the camera with the lens in the reflecting. Sort of a self portrait.

    Extension tubes are handy but as you have found out do have some shortfalls. There is another possibility you might want to look into and that is simply getting a large magnifying glass. I discovered a number of years ago that if you get one big enough to fit over your lens the cameras auto focus will accommodate it and work with little trouble. They do make screw on lenses that screw onto the front of the lens just like a filter does. I have a set of those but for speed and versatility a simple magnifying glass works great. You can keep it in your pocket and have it available in an instant, just hold it to the lens. Almost all of the closeup's in this instructable use a lens. https://www.instructables.com/id/Spring-close-up-a...I don't have a current picture of the lenses or the magni…

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    Extension tubes are handy but as you have found out do have some shortfalls. There is another possibility you might want to look into and that is simply getting a large magnifying glass. I discovered a number of years ago that if you get one big enough to fit over your lens the cameras auto focus will accommodate it and work with little trouble. They do make screw on lenses that screw onto the front of the lens just like a filter does. I have a set of those but for speed and versatility a simple magnifying glass works great. You can keep it in your pocket and have it available in an instant, just hold it to the lens. Almost all of the closeup's in this instructable use a lens. https://www.instructables.com/id/Spring-close-up-a...I don't have a current picture of the lenses or the magnifying lens. I will try to get some if you are interested in seeing them.

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  • Relatively simple and effective and stable. To bad they don't make cars that way. And as another plus, easily modified to either match with more of the same or for some other specific purpose. In other words modular like.For assembling your top I have seen another technique used (I have never tried it yet) that might make assembly a little easier. What I have seen is to take some long threaded rods, the same stuff they use for suspended ceilings, and drill holes through all the boards and then put the rods through and use nuts to tighten it all together. Essentially a giant clamp except the rod is left in place to help prevent cracking or separation of the joints. You can recess the bolts into small holes in the wood and cut off the extra bar. From what I read it adds stiffness and sprin…

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    Relatively simple and effective and stable. To bad they don't make cars that way. And as another plus, easily modified to either match with more of the same or for some other specific purpose. In other words modular like.For assembling your top I have seen another technique used (I have never tried it yet) that might make assembly a little easier. What I have seen is to take some long threaded rods, the same stuff they use for suspended ceilings, and drill holes through all the boards and then put the rods through and use nuts to tighten it all together. Essentially a giant clamp except the rod is left in place to help prevent cracking or separation of the joints. You can recess the bolts into small holes in the wood and cut off the extra bar. From what I read it adds stiffness and spring to the top. Might be something to try on your next one.

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  • White on the right and the queen goes on her own color, completely correct. It's always those types of little things that mess us up.

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  • An interesting use of the space. I made bunk beds for my kids when they were little also. Yours is a good design. BUT, now you need to start thinking about ways to expand it because for some reason those silly kids just keep getting bigger. It's a little annoying to accomplish what looks to be an ideal project and in just a few years time realize you now have to do something else completly different.

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  • Vyger commented on Vyger's instructable Free Air Conditioning

    Although this was published almost 10 years ago I still monitor it and I get notifications whenever someone puts up a comment. I always try to answer people. But I am having a little trouble understanding what you are asking about. You mention using the defroster but then talk about turning on the air-conditioner. This puzzles me especially since this Instructable is not related to automotive climate control in any way. So some suggestions come to mind: If you have a question related to car climate control you should either post it in the Instructables forum or post the question in the answers section which is located in the "explore" button at the top of the page. This will get you far more readers than posting here. Although this instructable still has a lot of new views the …

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    Although this was published almost 10 years ago I still monitor it and I get notifications whenever someone puts up a comment. I always try to answer people. But I am having a little trouble understanding what you are asking about. You mention using the defroster but then talk about turning on the air-conditioner. This puzzles me especially since this Instructable is not related to automotive climate control in any way. So some suggestions come to mind: If you have a question related to car climate control you should either post it in the Instructables forum or post the question in the answers section which is located in the "explore" button at the top of the page. This will get you far more readers than posting here. Although this instructable still has a lot of new views the audience is not nearly as broad as that in the forums. Next, after looking at your profile you are apparently pretty new to Instructables but your Google page shows that you have had a lot of activity in the commercial sector so again I am a little puzzled. Are you just trying to get some spam business going or is your question legit? I am not really sure at this point. So I need to give you a little advice about the site. As a member you are free to post an Instructable on most any topic that you want. That includes business related things. One of the major chainsaw companies has many instructional guides about safety and the use of chain saws. The videos are very instructional but they also include all of the companies products. That is fine because they are offering something of value to the Instructables community. You are free to do the same kind of thing. There are even plumbing companies that have how to videos of their products, again that is fine. What you can get in trouble for is intentional spamming, trying to get people to click on adds or something like that. That can get you banned from the site. A few years ago we had a huge problem with Chinese spammers putting up fake questions in the answers section. That has all been dealt with. So, use the site and your membership for what is intended and you should have good success. Of course maybe I am wrong about it all, maybe running your air conditioning in the winter in New Delhi is a normal thing. Still, ask about it in the forums if you really want help.

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  • Thanks. I have a couple of others I can recommend if you like a good chuckle. One is the latest one I put up : https://www.instructables.com/id/Redneck-Key-Rack-...And the other has been up for a few years: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Renew-Catn...Of course they are funny in my opinion, no accounting for what that might be worth though.

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  • Vyger commented on Vyger's instructable Redneck Key Rack with Options

    Just a few pointers. These nails actually came from pallets and they were "removed" by burning the wood. The fire burns off any varnish or anti rust coating so they look a lot more weathered. You might try heating them up with a propane torch until they turn red so you can burn them clean. After that they should age in the weather really nicely. A second thing is to drill pilot holes for the nails. You can't really hammer bent over nails into hard wood, they just bend even more. So drill the hole for them, put a drop of glue in the hole and push them into place. Works really good if you use a bit size just a little smaller than the nail.Hope you have fun with your project. By the way, the nails are a lot stronger then I would have thought so they can handle even heavy items. I …

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    Just a few pointers. These nails actually came from pallets and they were "removed" by burning the wood. The fire burns off any varnish or anti rust coating so they look a lot more weathered. You might try heating them up with a propane torch until they turn red so you can burn them clean. After that they should age in the weather really nicely. A second thing is to drill pilot holes for the nails. You can't really hammer bent over nails into hard wood, they just bend even more. So drill the hole for them, put a drop of glue in the hole and push them into place. Works really good if you use a bit size just a little smaller than the nail.Hope you have fun with your project. By the way, the nails are a lot stronger then I would have thought so they can handle even heavy items. I would hesitate to hang coats on them though because the nail heads might punch through the fabric if someone grabbed one and yanked it hard.

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  • Vyger commented on Vyger's forum topic Something ate my pictures.

    I went to the contests listing and looked at few of the contests and some of the entries have blank opening images so it appears that this is a site wide problem.

    Wow, that was fast, pictures are coming back now. Never mind -----

    Just went to the new profile page and clicked on show all instructables and 18 of the 46 instructables are now missing the opening images.

    And I am not alone. I just looked a few others pages and their pictures are missing also.

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    I noticed this same problem a short time ago when I was trying to get an instructable done. I ended just editing them myself and then uploading the pictures again. So its been a problem for at least a few weeks. I tought it might just be me and could not find any other notices of it.

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  • Thanks. You should check through your stacks of firewood and see if you can find some with the core that's rotted. Now you have an idea of what they are good for. And maybe you can find someone's lost marbles. I know I have lost a few myself along the way. Always nice to hear from you.

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  • Vyger commented on tclamp's instructable Reclaimed Oak Night Table

    Hi, just thought I would mention something I recently discovered. Don't be to hasty to ditch the cracked and knotty wood. I found a way to turn it into really interesting things. https://www.instructables.com/id/Gnarly-Wood-Proje...Wood that I used to burn for heat (especially hard woods like oak) is now something I am on the lookout for. Adding some pieces into a project like this one would make it really distinctive.

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  • Vyger commented on Arctic-Monkey's instructable The Rainbow Fish

    Interesting idea and a nice effect. I like it.Did you use a silicone caulk or an actual glue? I am curious how well it holds together because it can be hard to get things to stick to CD's. Also with that much silicone it must have taken a while for it to cure and lose the smell. A smell I know well, as I use a lot of caulk and it can get a little overpowering. I imagine you had to keep the windows open when you were assembling it. Does it make an interesting reflection when the sun shines on it? I also like the 2 different patterns that you have. Have you tried others?

    You are inspiring me --- I just a had a few other ideas. First, what would you think about using a hole saw with a drill press to cut out smaller circles so you could make smaller fish. And what about trying some other things like humming birds, which are very colorful?

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  • Vyger commented on Vyger's instructable Dremel fix for problem screws

    If what you are talking about is the little disks that look like a thin cutting stone yes they work fine also. They tend to be pretty fragile and sideways motions causes them to break but they will cut the screw top just fine. I found the reinforced fiber ones last a little longer. I have used the other ones for cutting slots in copper pipe but it always takes a few of them to do it.

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  • By the way, if you do somehow end up with a wax fire DO NOT throw water on it, it works the same as hot oil and will splash flames all over. Smother the fire with something like a soaking wet towel.

    The effect is really nice looking, it is a really good idea. I am a big fan of wood. However there is one more thing that I think you really need to do. And that is to get metal cups to fit into your candle holes. You need to have something to prevent the wood from catching on fire. Wood loves wax and will soak up the melted wax. When the wick burns to the bottom of the candle it WILL set the wood on fire and with the wax soaked into the wood it will burn very hot very fast. So the little metal cups that are made for the votive type candles are a must. I also thought about maybe coating the drilled cups with epoxy but that would burn eventually. I think the only thing that will really work is metal and even with that you could still get some chard wood but maybe not a house fire. Be cre…

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    The effect is really nice looking, it is a really good idea. I am a big fan of wood. However there is one more thing that I think you really need to do. And that is to get metal cups to fit into your candle holes. You need to have something to prevent the wood from catching on fire. Wood loves wax and will soak up the melted wax. When the wick burns to the bottom of the candle it WILL set the wood on fire and with the wax soaked into the wood it will burn very hot very fast. So the little metal cups that are made for the votive type candles are a must. I also thought about maybe coating the drilled cups with epoxy but that would burn eventually. I think the only thing that will really work is metal and even with that you could still get some chard wood but maybe not a house fire. Be creative but also be safe!

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  • It's a little amazing that they had fiber optics and were using it for art before they had multicolor LED's. These color wheels were the only way that there was to mimic motion. I remember seeing them in advertising murals in bars and other places. This is a good upgrade for that. I will have to keep it in mind. You can still buy those fiber optic lamps on ebay. As I remember I think Spencers gifts used to sell them a lot.

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  • Vyger commented on john pedersen's instructable Dremel Handle

    I have found that when I use mine for extended periods of time it can get pretty hot. I end up using gloves because it can get that hot. So this idea would work for hewat also.

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  • Do you know what the maximum pressure the can can safely hold? Since even little air compressors can produce over 100 PSI it would be good to know what the bursting pressure of the can is and then write on it with a marker so you don't forget. It is a good safty thing to do.

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  • Vyger commented on JackmanWorks's instructable Reclaimed Wood Mailbox

    And -- It will keep the mail from being soggy on a rainy day.

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  • Vyger commented on JackmanWorks's instructable Reclaimed Wood Mailbox

    You would be surprised what drunk drivers manage to do. However yes, this looks like a low speed limit residential street and not a highway. I believe the USPS regulations apply to streets over a certain speed limit, like 45 MPH. So something like this would not be a problem. I guess the point is check with your mail carrier before you buy or build a fancy mail box to be sure it is allowed because in some places it might not be. By the way, the highway department would not allow you to put a stone wall along the road unless it is far enough back from the pavement. It would have to be on your land and not the highway easement. They even cut trees down that are growing along the easement because they are a hazzard.

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  • Vyger commented on JackmanWorks's instructable Reclaimed Wood Mailbox

    We used to be able to have nice designer mail boxes like these. The honey farm had an old hive box for one. Then the postal service gave us notice that we had to remove them or would not get mail delivery. Turns out they are considered to be a hazard on a highway. If a drunk driver looses control and goes off the road and hits one it can go through the windshield and possible kill them. So we have to have light, approved boxes mounted on break away supports. So now when the drunks run them down they can just keep going and take out an entire line of boxes while we are left to pick up the pieces.

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  • Vyger commented on Vyger's instructable Free Air Conditioning

    They now make very efficient solar powered water pumps for livestock watering stations. Cattle ranchers use them in remote areas to provide water for livestock. Drill or dig a well. Attach a solar powered pump and run it through a heat exchanger before giving it to the livestock. I didn't know India was having water issues, they usually have flooding problems there more often. The cost of running a water pump is usually much less than running a traditional air conditioner. I used my cooler all last summer, never plugged in an air-conditioner. Grew a big garden with the water and fed a lot of friends.

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  • Good point and good solution about the support to fasten them to the wall. I was thinking about that when I first started reading because there have now been big recalls on furniture that can fall over on kids who climb on it.You mention that it is pretty heavy. I ran into that problem when I was planing to make some storage dividers. I figured out a way to use less wood. You might find it interesting to look through it.https://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Shelf-Divde...

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  • Is this the one that does the negotiating? Or do those ones get a special medal?

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  • I like it, simple yet elegant in its own way. I would have been tempted to cover the entire top with epoxy resin that way it would all flow together. You still could if it looks like there might be a problem with spills and such. I find it interesting that you made the frame first and then filled in the middle. It's harder to do it that way.

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  • There have been a few times when I have published something that has really taken off. They put it in the news letter and email it to everybody. 20,000 to 30 thousand views in one or two days. Dozens and dozens of comments and hundreds of favoriting. if that happens now with the new profile it will be awash with all that activity and virtually impossible to follow with page after page of stuff. It would be a mess.

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  • Just thought I would let you know --- the more I have used it the less I like it. The missing information does hamper getting to quickly know a member. For example I have often looked at the instructables that others have favorited to get an idea of what their interests are. If half of someone's favorited instructables are on Knex then its pretty easy to tell what their interest is. Also the same with the ones they are following. That information is not readily available anymore. I have actually come across some very interesting instructables that others have favorited that I looked at because of checking out what they were looking at. So, really not that crazy about the new lack of knowing anything. Have you heard any other feedback from anyone else??

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  • I was actually looking for any comments on the changes as I had not noticed much of a response to it. I did notice the update right away, but that was because I pulled up my profile to check something and kind of scratched my head and reloaded the page. Nope, must have been changed. Then I checked other pages to see if they had been changed, nope, just the profile. In truth I don't usually check that page. I always pull up my instructables tab because it lets you know somewhat if there is something trending. Like if comments are appearing or in the stats window if something spiked. What I do use profile pages for is to see what other members are doing. I almost always pull up the profile of someone asking a question before I even think about posting an answer. I also look at the profil…

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    I was actually looking for any comments on the changes as I had not noticed much of a response to it. I did notice the update right away, but that was because I pulled up my profile to check something and kind of scratched my head and reloaded the page. Nope, must have been changed. Then I checked other pages to see if they had been changed, nope, just the profile. In truth I don't usually check that page. I always pull up my instructables tab because it lets you know somewhat if there is something trending. Like if comments are appearing or in the stats window if something spiked. What I do use profile pages for is to see what other members are doing. I almost always pull up the profile of someone asking a question before I even think about posting an answer. I also look at the profile of everyone who posts a comment on one of my instructables and of course of someone who decides to follow me. I have mixed feelings about the changes. I have always wondered if there was some easy way to know who favored an instructable, now it is all listed. Kind of nice. So for ME being able to keep track of things it is a little easier. But for me to look at another persons profile it's not as good. Some of the background info is no longer mentioned. The interests and location, ( I guess the location one is still there just moved) lines are not displayed. In answering questions I think those are very important things to know. For example, someone asking a car question living in Israel is going to require different ideas as opposed to someone living in Detroit. But that info is not there anymore. Another thing that is missing is the list of the answers you give to questions. I used to be able to follow up on those right away by clicking on them in the list. That is gone. The list of contests won is kind of interesting. I had not remembered how many times I had come in as a runner up. Wow, thats a lot. You know you get a free year pro membership every time you win a contest. Really, 15 years, guess I don't have to worry about that running out. It is a little embarrassing though, It is kind of like getting a bunch of gold stars on your kindergarten drawings. ones that they said were a really good dog but you actually were drawing a horse. The big picture in the middle of a blank space at the top is a little empty. But then I remembered I am seeing it with out the adds. Are there adds there? Anyway, my overall feeling is that it might be all right but I think some of the other info needs to be added back in. Little changes that would be. Just give me a few tabs back, like being able to sort the instructables by views, just things like that. Always remember that it is a work in progress. I often go back and edit my instructables to fix some of the mistakes I overlooked. It has taken me years to notice some of my spelling mistakes. That is a little embarrassing too. We all keep trying. One of the things missing from my profile is the little blerb I wrote ---- When you stop learning and think you know it all is when you start dying.

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  • Vyger commented on TheCutlassKid's instructable LED "Vacuum" Tubes

    I was kind of thinking along those lines also. Since those are no longer being made it would be wise to conserve the ones that are left for things like vintage circuits that require them. There is a market for selling them still.

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  • Just a thought --- While using strong magnets to hang screwdrivers is a nice convience you need to be aware that it can make the tips magnetic. This can be a nice thing but also a bad thing. I have magnetized some screwdrivers on purpose because it can really help with holding small screws while you try to manuver them into place. Most of the time this is not a problem. But there are some places that using a magnetic screwdriver can damage sensitive components. So you need to watch out for that. if a motherboard has directions that say not to use any magnetic tools around it you need to heed the warning.

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  • If you want to try it with wood here are some directions for that https://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Shelf-Divde...

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  • HiI just added a step more on the olive piece. I improved it.Also have another piece in progress that I will add in the next few days.

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  • Thanks for the comment, I was beginning to wonder since there had been none up to this point. I am going to add another piece (a few more steps) that I intended to include but I am still waiting for the LEDs to get here. I am adding a blue to mix with the white, and maybe a green also. The mail is always slowest when your waiting for something. I had another piece made of cedar that I decided not to include because it just didn't look that good. The epoxy soaked into the wood and turned it very dark. So not all woods give the same result. I will have to try putting some mixed epoxy in the freezer. Right now I have been making small batches that I can use completely so I don't waste any. I worked for Skill in Chicago many years ago at one of their plants. Not anything close to researc…

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    Thanks for the comment, I was beginning to wonder since there had been none up to this point. I am going to add another piece (a few more steps) that I intended to include but I am still waiting for the LEDs to get here. I am adding a blue to mix with the white, and maybe a green also. The mail is always slowest when your waiting for something. I had another piece made of cedar that I decided not to include because it just didn't look that good. The epoxy soaked into the wood and turned it very dark. So not all woods give the same result. I will have to try putting some mixed epoxy in the freezer. Right now I have been making small batches that I can use completely so I don't waste any. I worked for Skill in Chicago many years ago at one of their plants. Not anything close to research, I was a foreman at a distribution and packaging plant. We had a small quality control lab there that I found to be really interesting. They did all kinds of crazy things. They would randomly pull finished tools out of the stock pallets and then "test" them. They would take them up to a balcony and throw them onto the concrete floor to see if they got damaged. One guy used to clamp them in a big vise and turn the power on to them and time how long it took for them to burn up. Basically they destroyed them to find out how much punishment they could take. Like hanging weights on the cords to see how much it took to rip it out of the housing. A job where you break stuff on purpose so you can report on what it took to break it. How cool is that.

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