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  • Easy Fluffy Potato Dinner Rolls

    The only time water is called for in the recipe is for blooming the yeast, so use 1/2 cup of warm water.

    Can we substitute dehydrated potato (reconstituted instant potatoes) instead of whole raw potatoes? How about canned potato instead of raw potatoes?

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  • BEE You Wall Art DIY Project

    Sadly, while your instructable is only a few months old, none of your product links work anymore. I enjoyed reading your process. So sad we cannot recreate this project ourselves.

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  • DIY: Set of Three Hexagon Shelves

    I like the shapes! Nice easy instructions as well. But if you use 3M Command Strips to mount these shelves to the wall, how do you remove them later? The usual method is to grasp the end of the adhesive strip and pull/stretch the adhesive strip until it breaks the contact with the wall. It seems that recessed mounting slots would be preferable so they can be removed/moved later.

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  • American Flag Cutting Board

    Excellent instructable. Your star technique is fabulous. For those who have not worked with paduak previously, a word of caution. Paduak is gorgeous but the wood dust will stain your clothes and is nearly impossible to remove. Wear a work apron and keep your work space tidy. The results are well worth the extra bit of effort.

    Yes, but that does wear off after a while. I always have a box of nitrile gloves handy when I chop jalapeños or work with chemicals in the workshop or play with paduak. 😉

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  • How to Make Faces on Your Trees in 4 Easy Steps

    If you consider, when paper gets wet it turns to mush and the weight will most probably cause it to fall off. Just don't use glue in the formula, as it then becomes papier-mâché and is more resistant to moisture. Try experimenting with bathroom tissue and facial tissues. If it needs more “stickiness” try mixing some flour into the paper mash.

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  • How to Make Faces on Your Trees in 4 Easy Steps

    How about using “paper clay” instead if the impure clay? I haven"t tried it myself, but paper should dissolve over time, and doesn't crack the way the impure clay will.

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  • Copycat Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Donuts

    How many donuts might these recipes produce if we follow the instructions closely? Would scaling the batch 50% greatly impact the results in texture/flavor? Have you attempted to freeze the risen dough for future use? There are only two of us and most recipes seem to make dozens at one time.

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  • Beginner's Guide to Crochet

    Suggestions for improving this instructable:The terminology will be different depending on where you are located. Start by specifying if this tutorial is written for Europe or North America. This will be crucial to understand when a pattern called for stitches that use different names in different regions.Hook size referenced here is a European size. In North America these large hooks are labeled with alpha characters. Avoid confusion by providing both designations.Note that hook size is relative to the size of the yarn and personal preferences. For a tutorial on beginning crochet, look to the yarn manufacturer’s label for a recommended hook size, but know that hook size will vary depending on the pattern you choose and whether you hook tightly or loosely. Explain gauge.Rearrange your pho…

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    Suggestions for improving this instructable:The terminology will be different depending on where you are located. Start by specifying if this tutorial is written for Europe or North America. This will be crucial to understand when a pattern called for stitches that use different names in different regions.Hook size referenced here is a European size. In North America these large hooks are labeled with alpha characters. Avoid confusion by providing both designations.Note that hook size is relative to the size of the yarn and personal preferences. For a tutorial on beginning crochet, look to the yarn manufacturer’s label for a recommended hook size, but know that hook size will vary depending on the pattern you choose and whether you hook tightly or loosely. Explain gauge.Rearrange your photos. They are not displaying in a chronological sequence and can be confusing if viewed out of order. Personally I like to see photo-steps numbered and explained individually, so the student doesn’t have to keep going back and forth to a paragraph to follow along.A bit more clarification on where to insert the hook into the previous row would be helpful to a student just getting started. You have chosen a yarn texture and color that photograph well.

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  • ddj0195 commented on jrsunday's instructable Simple Garden Flag Blank
    Simple Garden Flag Blank

    Excellent concept and instructions. However, your color choice of fabric for this democratic instruction is too dark. As a result, many ofthe stitching details are difficult to see in your photos. Otherwise, I love it and plan to make several garden flags immediately. Your aproach uses less fabric than others I've seen, has enough weight to get a nice drape, and will handle the weather nicely. Good job.

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  • ddj0195 commented on Kylieeleanne's instructable Acrylic Pour Painting

    You discuss acrylic craft and art paints. Could this be accomplished using leftover acrylic room paint?

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  • ddj0195 commented on Beyazilmek's instructable Knitting With RULER

    The translation calls this "knitting". The technique is actually "crochet". In the USA we know this stitch as "Broomstick Lace". In 19th century this stitch was created using a broom handle or a wooden dowel. A very large knitting needle will also work, and of course the ruler as well. Your instruction is excellent!!! Thank you for sharing this Instructable.

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  • "Fondant au Chocolat" is more of a soft chocolate center. While the "Lava CAke" is more fluid and will flow out from the cake. Similar, but not the same.

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  • Can you post some pictures of the side and back so we have a better understanding of how this attaches to the wall, and why the cans don't just fall out the other side?The forstner bits will grind out the entire circle shape. You get a pile of saw dust. If you were to use a hole saw you'd get uniform disks that could be repurposed to another project.

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  • Beautiful bottles. You made very nice glasses of them. Yes, when working with glass you always were a mask and goggles and gloves. Ordinary eyeglasses are not really sufficient when you are working with glass splinters. Also, do not attempt using the torch on a windy day. You could get burned. Sanding will take a lot of time, and you will need a variety or sanding grits. To get that smooth enough for lips surface you need very very high grit number, but I can't remember how high we used. Test the entire edge with something like chiffon fabric or nylon stockings to seek out any areas that are still too rough.

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  • Only a video. No written instructions. This is not helpful.

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  • How nice to find this instructable. I'd like to make this project. I do have a problem or two. The cutting files are individual and when I attempt to download them, my browser opens the file instead. On my tablet, there is no option available to downlad them if they open up first. A zip file containing the cutting files would be a lovely help. I'm a tad concerned about the length of the screws ont he outside. Is there an alternative size screw that might not stick out so far on the outside of the frame? Thank you. I am looking forward to building this loom.

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  • Love this DIY, thank you. Other than waterproofing, how does this affect the fabric? I expect the fabric will be stiffer than before, heavier. How does your bunting stand up to weathering by the sun? Does it by chance help resist the UV damage from being outdoors? The earliest signs of UV damage are color fading.

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  • Looks good and seems easy to create. My concern is the strength of the dowels. They have to support the weight of the shelf. But how much additional weight can they safely support?

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  • ddj0195 commented on kcli's instructable SCREAMIN' GREEN Halloween!

    Good Instructable except....Never Take A Campaign Sign.Those signs are very expensive to the candidate, are frequently reused, and the candidate has a legal period of time to remove those signs. It takes weeks to put them all up and the candidate is usually required to remove them within two weeks of the election. If you take the sign before that legal time period elapses, you could actually be arrested for stealing!

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  • ddj0195 commented on cfiorante's instructable Fancy Paper Pots

    Is the finished plant pot water proof? Since the pot has no drainage, how do you control the amount of moisture around the roots of the plant (at the bottom of the container)?

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  • The ingredient list on my package of fabric softener sheets says: Biodegradable Catonic Softeners And Perfume. There is no "wax" in that list.

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  • ddj0195 commented on JonathonZ's instructable Simple Signet Ring

    Hope you will make more Instructables. I've taken one silversmithing class and look forward to trying this project. Would love to learn techniques for adding stones.

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  • The folded paper for separating bracelets and necklaces is very good use of space. However, if you want to apply this concept for storing your tools, there is a small problem. The paper will encourage rust on the tools. To avoid rust, use a wax or plastic coated paper, and be sure to apply a thin coat of oil to each tool before putting away after use.

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  • ddj0195 commented on JonathonZ's instructable Simple Signet Ring

    Jonathon, this is an excellent tutorial for a hollow form signet ring. Given your interest in goldsmithing, have you contemplated a version of this Instructable to set a cabochon into the ring instead of a flat signet top?

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  • Pretty nice. Our grandson is a Star Wars fan. We could do this, but where do you get the template to know wherethe light gray lines should be? Was it in the Instructable and I just missed it?

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  • ddj0195 commented on Kayfix's instructable Universal cable shortener

    Nice! But what keeps part A and part C held together? Maybe a couple exta pictures shoing the underside of part C would clarify this for me. We have a 3D printer at our library. I can't wait to print one of these for controlling excess wire lenghts.

    The additional photographs are excellent. thank you.

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