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  • badtheba commented on badtheba's instructable PEZ Dispenser Display Support12 months ago
    PEZ Dispenser Display Support

    I also cut them to length on one side after making all the bends. It doesn't work out to being even sides every time.

    I used the small sized plastic coated paper clips. They bend easily by hand but still had enough "spring" to them to hold down on the feet well.

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  • RetroPie - Overclocked Raspberry Pi 3 for Video Game Emulation

    Sweet tutorial! Is that OS pretty accepting of any USB controller types? I have several N64 to USB "Adaptoids" that aren't made any more, but they would always install on Windows PCs as standard joysticks and I could program the buttons. I wonder if something like that would work to play 4 player games with the original N64 controllers?

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  • badtheba commented on badtheba's instructable PEZ Dispenser Display Support2 years ago
    PEZ Dispenser Display Support

    Well my wife sort of lets me have the unfinished basement for this kind of stuff. But since it's unfinished and very little shelving, most of the stuff from my past is still put away. If I get it out for display it has to stay neat like this or it doesn't stay out.

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  • badtheba's instructable Hatchet Sheath's weekly stats: 2 years ago
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  • Hatchet (Solid Steel) Restoration and Wood Handle

    Nice look. I just finished an instructable on making a sheath for mine, and saw you had the exact same hatchet. Do you know anything about it? Mine only says "drop forged" with no other markings. It seems like a cheap one like go for $30 or less at a hardware store, but the only other ones I found online said "vintage 1960's hatchet" and had the same original sheath as mine. Also, do you remember when you sanded it if there were a lot of grinder marks going the length of the blade? I had to start with 40 grit with an electric hand sander to even make a dent on polishing them out of mine. I've worked it to 120 grit now but want to keep polishing it down to mirror finish or close.

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  • badtheba commented on badtheba's instructable Hatchet Sheath2 years ago
    Hatchet Sheath

    Thanks. I had thought of the blade cutting the cord on the bottom when inserted, but ran it against the cord several times and it would take quite some effort to slice into it. About where the front of the blade stops, because I put in the stiff plastic, the cord got everything right enough that it tapers down to nothing inside the front edge, and the blade stops 1/4" back from the holes when it's inserted far enough to SCSI around the handle. It would probably only ever get close enough to cut the cord if it loosened up. Is a "welt" a technical term for the piece you mentioned? I never looked for a pattern to see what others did so I had no idea what to call anything.

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  • badtheba commented on badtheba's instructable R2D2 woodburning clock2 years ago
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    No Alaskan mill. For this project I just clamped the log down to the vehicle and cut a few vertical cuts, then cut off the planks off the end of the bumper. I have 2 friends with sawmills. One is somewhat portable and can handle up to 14' logs. The other isn't quite operational, unknown status as its owner doesn't even have it in his posession. The problem is getting them out of their current location to somewhere I can do the work. It's on private property where the owner isn't local and the property manager has given me permission. I can only go in when no renters are there, and I can't tear up the grounds with trucks, so I'd have to get small loads out. Probably start with loading up tractor forks and hauling out of the woods onto a trailer. They are free, so I haven't decided how mu...

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    No Alaskan mill. For this project I just clamped the log down to the vehicle and cut a few vertical cuts, then cut off the planks off the end of the bumper. I have 2 friends with sawmills. One is somewhat portable and can handle up to 14' logs. The other isn't quite operational, unknown status as its owner doesn't even have it in his posession. The problem is getting them out of their current location to somewhere I can do the work. It's on private property where the owner isn't local and the property manager has given me permission. I can only go in when no renters are there, and I can't tear up the grounds with trucks, so I'd have to get small loads out. Probably start with loading up tractor forks and hauling out of the woods onto a trailer. They are free, so I haven't decided how much I want to put into it. I've estimated 200 trees stacked like toothpicks, many at 16" at the trunks.

    Most of the trees are intact above the first few feet near the trunk where I've found the centers rotted on a few. I'd say 1 in 10 are no good for the first 4 ft or so, so I'll have slightly smaller diameter logs.

    Thanks! I've been promised a cedar grove blow down from 2007. I've been trying to get in there and cut as much as I can, but haven't quite worked out transportation. This was a tiny project, someday I hope to be able to get them milled up and have slats for basement walls, possibly siding for outside too!

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