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DIY Brushless Dremel Tool
Fantastic idea and build. I love the fact that you built the rocket yourself, from parts. You're a great Dad!If your son likes 'energizing' the rocket's light, maybe you can surprise him by synching the light to audio, such as a rocket taking off after an increasingly loud countdown, "Ten, nine, eight...two, one -- WAKE UP! Time for School!" Wait, maybe turning a beloved toy into an alarm clock is a bad idea.
Fantastic project, outcome and instructable! I love the durability of these things!I agree, the black balls are cool but so are the ones you left unpainted.. Hard to decide.Don't try to appease the entomologists and perfectionists. Just gently remind them that giant Halloween spiders are make-believe mutations, and thus each of these is an exact replica.Thanks for making AND sharing!
How to Make Giant Halloween Spiders
Really nice instructable. Great level of detail. Rather than consider it a poor man's planer, maybe you should title this an end-grain planer. Actually, I like both aspects of it equally. But the use on end-grain pieces such as you've shown is going to inspire a lot of people (and save a forest and a beach worth of sandpaper). Great work!
You, sir, are brilliant!
Your query is sort of buried here. But in the original 'ible she does specify a new dryer sheet.
Mold Making & Casting Basics
Mold Making & Casting Class
Fantastic hack. I think I have more dead pens than I do ear buds! Now I have a good reason for having saved them.I like the look of the spring. IF it doesn't stay put or if it catches on things maybe adding and then molding a bit of epoxy or hot glue would work. Great instructable, thanks for sharing.
I love it, I need a few boxes like these and I plan to make them tonight rather than go buy some - thank you!I just voted for it, but I have a question. I assume these can be made any size, and the larger the size the thicker the cardboard needs to be. I plan to make my circles in Sketch-up, so I can scale them, and to print them on 110 lb card stock and then go over the seams/folds. 1) How large do you think I can make them? Did you try larger sizes or is it just not practical with "printable card stock"?2) Any suggestions on how I can make long/rectangular boxes? Do I use overlapping ovals? Or, again, is that a bust?In other words, do I shop for boxes or stay home and play?Thanks! Great 'able either way.
Great, and I can print the large circles on any paper or on multiple pages (posterize) and then spray mount them to the cardboard to get the cut and crease lines - duh! I'll experiment with the oblongs, also. I'd rather stay up all night making my own, unique boxes than hit even one more store than I have to this week. Heck, if the boxes turn out well enough I can avoid shopping for some gifts altogether! (I am kidding)Thanks!
Concrete Coffee Table
Very well done. I really like the pocks - especially since it still a very smooth surface. Thanks for sharing, informative and inspirational! Great photography, also.
If you need motivation, remember that cement goes bad and will not set after awhile. It lasts months, not years, depending on climate and how it is stored. Don't stack the bags directly on the floor, that can dramatically reduce its shelf life.
Fantastic work and 'ible! I agree, this is contest-winning material for sure, in several areas. If you use these in some application it would be great to see those also. Kudos
Best Vise Metal Brake Press! great angle any time, choose your angle
This is brilliant. If not already done you should consider patenting this. So often I've needed an odd part out of steel too thick to bend -- this tool would absolutely nail it.
Wow.. So well done, the miter and the instructible. Inspiring.Thank You!
Actually, the cuts first get less deep then they get deeper. Maybe it was board warp or slightly uneven sanding after all. The reason I'm curious is because I love that this piece can be made with a circular saw. Also, I really like your new piece. It is completely unique, lean and clean. It's like something I'd expect to see selling for thousands from a known artist. The metal work is critical to the piece yet beyond me but I may try something similar. Hugely inspiring.Thank you for the great ible and insp!
Great idea, wish you gave more detail on the camera vs. magnification capabilities. Can't really tell from your images. For me that means I'm not quite sure it's worth making..
I know this you've moved on, but on your failed cut-through is it possible that by bearing down on the circular saw you changed the depth? That happened to me recently, teaching me to use pliers on that wing nut and not bear down as hard..Just curious. Love the new piece.
SO cool, great job. I'll bet a lot of people try making one like it now - myself included. Someone mentioned having sparks fly. That would be cool, but perhaps more practical would be to add the sound of arcing. Complicated, yes, but everyone is going to have to try the switch and it would be nice to see everyone jump back in fright the first time they try (without any risk of burning down the house).
Setting Up a Radial Arm Saw
Beautiful bench, great build. How easily does it roll? Do you find yourself moving it around or is it too heavy fully loaded? Separately, how solid is it once it is in place and the wheels are locked? I see you have other benches but for my space I need to mount a vice and I do a lot of hammering and such. I'm considering a detachable pod I can roll up and clamp tight and flush with the top yet sits on the ground. Other than messing up your great surface, do you see any need for such a thing with your build? P.S. I do not believe there is any surface within 100 yards of my garage where 6 wheels could touch the ground at one time..
Interesting idea on the 3 wheels. I use a 100 year old barn for my garage and I prefer to work outside whenever I can, so I'm thinking I'll need adjustable legs anyway. Still not sure how large I can go and still have it be practical due to weight. Maybe my 3rd wheel should be a motorized dolly ; ).Yes, I was referring to someone else's comment that it might need 6 wheels (he said it doesn't, thankfully).
Very cool. I have one of these plates and was thinking of doing something similar but I was planning to build it on bundled boards set on end.. Not sure why, just seemed logical to me that wood might be more rigid this way. Maybe not.. Do you (or anyone else) think there is a difference? Easier to incorporate shelves and such with your design..
Brilliant and admirable, both your greenhouse and your fantastic ible - Truly, you are a Master Maker!
I assume he did use pressure treated posts but pressure treated lumber changes shape too much as it dries out; using it for the framing would crack the windows. The alternative for the base and posts would be to rest it on the cinder block footers, much like houses and log cabins..
Really cool. And I like your list of potential uses; great humor. However, this is so cool that it begs the question as to whether the string actually is useful. Cool + Useful and this idea would be a winner. Even Cool + Dangerous would be a winner in my book (is the plastic sharp enough to use as wimpy razor wire?). Maybe at least mention whether the cord is strong, flexible, etc. THEN this would be a winner.Still very cool. If you update it you will become rich and famous. Or infamous.