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  • Fence Made From Rebar and Douglas Fir Wood

    Great job! I did a similar install on one of our homes, replacing some cheap wood lattice work. Instead of rebar I used galvanized metal conduit (EMT). You can "cut" it with a pipe tubing cutter, and it doesn't rust. Plus, if you want to paint it, all you need to do is soak it in a large tub - think a child's plastic swimming pool - in some white vinegar. That will help strip off the oil and etch the surface of the zinc. Spray paint it as needed. MUCH lighter than rebar, and smoother.

    Oh, and I agree with the earlier poster about a drainage hole at the bottom. I highly recommend one!

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  • Great 'ible. This recipe is the base for the peanut brittle my mother made. Just add a good handful of raw, shelled peanuts at the start of cooking, and continue to cook until the peanuts also turn a nice golden brown. Then add the soda and get ready to pour - it's pretty hectic at the end!

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  • calpos commented on seamster's instructable Woodworking Featherboards

    Nice work! One thought on the birch ply - did you consider some type of plastic instead? I made some several years ago for a Ryobi BT3000 table saw from a cheap (Dollar Store) plastic cutting board. It flexes well, is very resistant to having the featherboard "fingers" break off, but it was a bit of a mess to cut. If you try, go slow with your cuts and expect that you might have some melted plastic bits on the blade and below the table.

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