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  • How to Restring Your Guitar

    I think it is important to do it this way. If the string is wound above the peg hole there is a theoretical risk the string could slip off the peg. It is unlikely, though. By winding the string below the hole, it physically could not slip off, as it is held in place by the part of the string going through the hole.

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  • Hack for Cleaning Inside Sliding Window and Door Tracks

    Try soaking your sponge in industrial/cleaning vinegar (or that in 50/50 solution with water)

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  • The Eratosthenes-inator

    "But what if he'd done his experiment on Discworld?"Then he'd have been fictional, too. (You do know Discworld is fiction, right?) ;-)

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  • george57 commented on rabbitcreek's instructable Alaska Bear Troller
    Alaska Bear Troller

    Ok, I get it. Bear behaviour is unpredictable. But seeing as you went to the trouble to make this thing and post this instructable, do you have any insghts into its actual utility, in general (noting your aside's point that generalisation can be dangerous), that actually address the concerns raised by both myself and obillo?

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  • george57 commented on rabbitcreek's instructable Alaska Bear Troller
    Alaska Bear Troller

    Not that I will ever find myself anywhere near anywhere a bear might be ... but if the sound of a snapping twig is what gets a bear's attention and given that they are pretty much at the top of the food chain, isn't wandering around with a thing making twig snapping noises just advertising oneself as potential prey? Or is the idea simply to avoid surprising them?

    Which post or question was that a response to? Certainly not obillo's. (Nor mine.)

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  • And presumably the removed drawers will make useful seed trays? ;-)Though I'd be concerned about the bottoms of the cabinets rusting out and when, one day, the sides rust out and all need replacing, removing it all from the soil may be a challenge.Not sure if it is feasible but I'd have considered removing the backs/bottoms and burying the frame a few inches to avoid the need to fill with 'rubbish' (much of which will also rust out eventually) but then the sides would just rust faster.How's the drainage, with the false plywood bottoms?I might try this with a full above-ground (on slabs or bricks) cabinet to create an asparagus bed.

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  • The only small mini greenhouses I can find are the floppy plastic ones over thin metal pole frames (that rust in 10 minutes flat). Cannot find any source for buying rigid pallet-collar-sized greenhouses as shown in your pictures. Any clues? (Brand name?) I've a few pallet collars around and have been just using to make raised beds. But purpose-designed greenhouses made to size would help me a lot.

    Thanks. It must be a Danish thing/local product. Google in UK just gives results about how to build a cold frame using pallets! Tried google.dk and much the same. Hey-ho - thanks for trying. Good luck with the growing. ;-)

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  • Where do you find those sieves? Every sieve I can see has a bowl shape - not a single one is flat (actually I lie - there is one stainless steel one on Amazon UK, but it looks hard to remove the mesh from the body).

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  • I see someone else mentioned pocketmod. The key thing about these is the slit in the middle that makes it a genuine booklet, not just a folded piece of paper. I recommend taking a look.

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  • george57 commented on barnard47's instructable Wood Mug

    You probably ought to add some images of the inside after the handle was attached. I'm still concerned about ensuring the wood selected is a safe variety, is sufficiently seasoned, and that all glues and finishes are safe for extended immersion in hot liquids. But nevertheless, a neat idea, nicely executed.

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  • What you showed and what you used is NOT a colander, it is a sieve. Apart from everything else wrong here (see above comments) it would help to get the tools named correctly. A colander would not sort the sand particles whatsoever.

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  • I reckon an airtight container is cheaper to run than a freezer. ;-)(I keep most dry goods in tins or plastic airtight containers. There's not enough room in my freezer for all the rice, flour, and assorted other grains.)

    Why would you keep raw/uncooked rice in a freezer? And if it is cooked rice in your freezer ... well all of the uses shown use raw/un-cooked rice.

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