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  • ironarmadillo commented on stillash's instructable Natural Beeswax Wood Polish 1 year ago
    Natural Beeswax Wood Polish

    You make an excellent point about heating up the object to be waxed. My father did a lot of furniture refinishing with beeswax. If it was small enough, he'd put it under heat lamps (you don't want the object to get too hot or the wood may distort a little). If the heat lamps weren't practical, he'd use a heat gun and work in small zones.Heating up the item opens it's pores for much better wax penetration.

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  • ironarmadillo commented on ledgehead's instructable Table Saw Wood Lathe1 year ago
    Table Saw Wood Lathe

    Clever idea and a very simple project.Here's a suggestion for if you're feeling masochistic: Rotate the jig 90 degrees to cut grooves or, for other shapes into the side of the dowel, by actively rotating the dowel while raising/lowering the saw blade.

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  • Arduino & Android Based Bluetooth Control Password Protected Door Lock (Version 2)

    Concerning the "no power to the lock" question: Maybe a USB jack running through the wall for connecting your phone to the lock mechanism and drawing power off your phone would be a viable solution for opening the lock.

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  • ironarmadillo commented on aCuriousCreator's instructable Natural Beeswax Wood Finish1 year ago
    Natural Beeswax Wood Finish

    I've made and used a beeswax wood finish for many years. I've used mineral oil mixed in with my beeswax in pretty much the same method as you've used. And mineral oil will definitely never go rancid.

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  • ironarmadillo made the instructable Organizer Bin Storage Unit2 years ago
    Organizer Bin Storage Unit

    Interestingly enough I was designing something very similar to this when your instructable came out. I am using removable 1/2" shelves on 2 7/8" centers because I have a few of the single height half width Harbor Freight containers along with the single and double height full width contains. Since the half width containers have clasps on their side instead of on the front I couldn't use a rail system like you use for holding them. You did have one very good idea I incorporated into my design. You use the top of your cabinet for laying and opening the parts containers you pull out. Since I placed a Harbor Freight parts bin on top of my cabinet I added some pull out shelves just below the top for placing the parts containers I pull out.Even though I'm not quite finished trimmi...

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    Interestingly enough I was designing something very similar to this when your instructable came out. I am using removable 1/2" shelves on 2 7/8" centers because I have a few of the single height half width Harbor Freight containers along with the single and double height full width contains. Since the half width containers have clasps on their side instead of on the front I couldn't use a rail system like you use for holding them. You did have one very good idea I incorporated into my design. You use the top of your cabinet for laying and opening the parts containers you pull out. Since I placed a Harbor Freight parts bin on top of my cabinet I added some pull out shelves just below the top for placing the parts containers I pull out.Even though I'm not quite finished trimming my cabinet out I have included some pictures of what I have so far. The cabinet is deep enough to store these parts containers on both sides. Since I'm over 6' tall the top row of red parts bins are at my eye level.

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  • ironarmadillo commented on Bruceputman's instructable Tablesaw Outfeed Table2 years ago
    Tablesaw Outfeed Table

    I don't have a need for an outfeed table but this design looks like it can be easily adapted to a side table for handling sheets of plywood that need to be cut cross-ways.

    I just checked: Walmart has the exact same rolling pin for $4.74.

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  • ironarmadillo commented on Gabriel_S_PL's instructable Epoxy River Coffee Table2 years ago
    Epoxy River Coffee Table

    You've done a beautiful job working with an interesting live edge treatment. I've seen similar work on the internet before and I'm always glad to see someone else doing this type of table construction. One of my inspirational bookmarks for this type of work is http://gregklassen.com. One of these days I plan to try one of this type of table as a dining room table (I've got to finish building a house first (75% complete)). Since I've done stained glass and glass carving work before (and still have all the hand tools and some of the power tools) I feel up to the challenge of working the plate glass to imitate Greg Klassen's style of work. I have some 8/4 slabs of 100 year old Texas Pecan with live edges I've already set aside. We'll see what the future holds.

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  • ironarmadillo commented on Grissini's instructable Dead Edge End Table2 years ago
    Dead Edge End Table

    You mention you couldn't find any examples on the internet. There is an excellent example in Fine Woodworking magazine (May/June 1992, pp. 73-75). I entered "kerf bent" for a Chrome search and received many useful links.I do a lot of my woodworking research on the internet. Sometimes you have to just keep refining your search keywords to strike gold. One of my favorite tricks is to just search for pictures and follow interesting picture links to their source. It all an adventure in going down the rabbit holes.

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