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  • capernius commented on hubertofliege's instructable Walk-in open air chicken coop2 years ago
    Walk-in open air chicken coop

    When raising chickens, or any type of small bird outside, rule #1 is to NEVER use "chicken wire". Why? Because chicken wire will not stop predators from getting into the coup.Use Hardware cloth. 8x8 I think it's called, its holes are 1/8 of an inch wide. this kind of cloth/fencing/wire is much more durable than chicken wire. Raccoons & fox have been known to literally chew through chicken wire, but predators do not stand a chance of getting through hardware fabric. The downside to hardware fabric? cost. some places it can be up to 30% more for hardware cloth.And for the predators that like to dig, you definitely should bur some hardware fabric about 18 -28 inches below ground level. this will stop 90% of the diggers from getting in.

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  • capernius commented on velacreations's instructable Chispito Wind Generator2 years ago
    Chispito Wind Generator

    Sir/Madam, this is just my opinion so please take it as such. were I to do something similar to what you are thinking/planning on doing, 2 things I would use are:#1) an alternator from a motor vehicle; possibly a full sized pick up truck, or if possible & not too expensive, a semi truck. Both of these would have to spin at a high rpm rate, but as you said, you would want something to charge batteries while driving, which would give you the high RPM rate needed.#2) metal blades from a fan. preferably a large fan...24 inches diameter minimum, 36 - 48 would be better.The downside to these large blades would be that this structure would have to be built onto the tongue of the trailer...maybe not on the trailer itself, but definitely on the tongue, between the trailer & the motor v...

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    Sir/Madam, this is just my opinion so please take it as such. were I to do something similar to what you are thinking/planning on doing, 2 things I would use are:#1) an alternator from a motor vehicle; possibly a full sized pick up truck, or if possible & not too expensive, a semi truck. Both of these would have to spin at a high rpm rate, but as you said, you would want something to charge batteries while driving, which would give you the high RPM rate needed.#2) metal blades from a fan. preferably a large fan...24 inches diameter minimum, 36 - 48 would be better.The downside to these large blades would be that this structure would have to be built onto the tongue of the trailer...maybe not on the trailer itself, but definitely on the tongue, between the trailer & the motor vehicle. Again, this is just my uneducated opinion. I am only trying to help.

    First I wish to say that I think you have done things quite exquisitely. the drawings, descriptions & directions are very well written & put together. Because I am not very well educated on these types of things, some of it is a wee bit confusing for me, BUT, when I look at the drawings & read the directions, it does not seem that hard to figure out.Now about Vela Creations. I visited the website, and yes they have some very nice pictures on the site, However, I was rather disappointed by the lack of directions, measurements, etc. there were frames for different things that would be a lot easier to build if they had directions & measurements describing what piece is what size & so forth.Lastly, for this ible I commend you Sir. I think if I can follow this, than just...

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    First I wish to say that I think you have done things quite exquisitely. the drawings, descriptions & directions are very well written & put together. Because I am not very well educated on these types of things, some of it is a wee bit confusing for me, BUT, when I look at the drawings & read the directions, it does not seem that hard to figure out.Now about Vela Creations. I visited the website, and yes they have some very nice pictures on the site, However, I was rather disappointed by the lack of directions, measurements, etc. there were frames for different things that would be a lot easier to build if they had directions & measurements describing what piece is what size & so forth.Lastly, for this ible I commend you Sir. I think if I can follow this, than just about anyone anywhere can also. Thank You for sharing Sir.

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  • Build Your Own Wood Lathe in 30 Minutes

    OK, maybe there is not enough text for most Americans.HOWEVER, and this is just my personal 2 shillings/cents/etc, if you have any plans on making this, how much text do you REALLY need? with most things, I do not need any text/directions, because all I have to do is look at something or watch a video on it & I know immediately if it is within my capacity to make it. I think 85% - 90% or the woodworkers world wide have this ability. if you do not, chances are, directions will not help you anyway.Sir, I think it's a very nice, very well put together instructable. This is something that I could make with or without the step by step instructions. Personally, I think if you can draw a straight line, you have the ability to build this...if you can not draw a straight line, & yo...

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    OK, maybe there is not enough text for most Americans.HOWEVER, and this is just my personal 2 shillings/cents/etc, if you have any plans on making this, how much text do you REALLY need? with most things, I do not need any text/directions, because all I have to do is look at something or watch a video on it & I know immediately if it is within my capacity to make it. I think 85% - 90% or the woodworkers world wide have this ability. if you do not, chances are, directions will not help you anyway.Sir, I think it's a very nice, very well put together instructable. This is something that I could make with or without the step by step instructions. Personally, I think if you can draw a straight line, you have the ability to build this...if you can not draw a straight line, & you are more than 1 yr old, you're on barrowed time anyway, so.... :-D

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  • Cleaning Rust Off of Tools Without Harsh Chemicals

    coca-cola will do the trick, but you play hell getting that sticky sugary gunk off the tools....especially with the taps....then you rinse them in hot water & next thing you know, oooops! the rust is back.I believe his way to be far superior, & far easier, & less work.

    so in other words, the 20% kicks butt now & ask questions later....if at all. :-)

    for 20% vinegar, what I would do is, take it to the garage, workshop, etc., & try it out there. if the glass breaks & the vinegar leaks out, hey, it's outside the house, that is the #1 thing.and if it does break/leak out, you will have the cleanest garage/workshop/etc floor in the whole neighborhood. :-Dthat is what I would do.

    on crescent wrenches, where the adjustable screw is, there is a screw that holds that piece in. remove that screw, & the adjustable part comes out easily, & the jaw also removes easily.Spray like you said, or fully coat with any lubricating oil, let the spray paint dry or wipe off the excess oil, put it all back together, & you're ready to go!Taking a crescent wrench apart is very easy once you know how. :-)

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