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  • The Effects of Different Stains on Poplar Wood

    Thanks so much for putting this together!! I'm too new to woodworking to justify buying anything more expensive than poplar. Unfortunately, most things that I've seen online about finishing poplar is how to make it pass for another wood. I'm not interested in trying to make it look like something it's not - I just want it to look decent! I think I may end up a set of samples, following your lead - in order to decide what I like, it's best I see it up close in person.

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  • livewire516 commented on garooob's instructable Yankee Screwdriver Maintenance8 months ago
    Yankee Screwdriver Maintenance

    Thanks for putting this together! I bought a barely used Schroeder, and while part of me loves its plastic handle (it's very German), I would like to replace it with I solid wood handle I make myself. Hopefully they're still similar enough in design that I can use this to remove my handle (any time small parts are spring loaded, I'm worried I won't be able to put them back together!). As practical as the tool can be at times, I got it because of the tactile experience and the plastic just isn't as satisfying as solid wood with a shellac or BLS oil finish!

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  • Arduino Joystick Breadboard With LCD Output

    a) It was my experience that my joystick wasn't perfectly centered, and would always display a direction, never 'STOPPED'. So I modified the statements to: if(analogRead(0) > 500 && analogRead(0) < 525){Which of course required me to then raise and lower the thresholds for the other lines of code too. Perhaps these values make it too insensitive, but I plan to have some 'sneeze room' in my joystick project, so the > && < template might help others too.b) The /* on the line after "//Declare the LCD object and define pins." is unnecessary and will cause an error. This is from copying and pasting the code from this webpage, I'm unsure if the downloaded code contains the same issue.c) If I went from 'STOPPED' to a shorter word like 'RIGHT' the addition...

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    a) It was my experience that my joystick wasn't perfectly centered, and would always display a direction, never 'STOPPED'. So I modified the statements to: if(analogRead(0) > 500 && analogRead(0) < 525){Which of course required me to then raise and lower the thresholds for the other lines of code too. Perhaps these values make it too insensitive, but I plan to have some 'sneeze room' in my joystick project, so the > && < template might help others too.b) The /* on the line after "//Declare the LCD object and define pins." is unnecessary and will cause an error. This is from copying and pasting the code from this webpage, I'm unsure if the downloaded code contains the same issue.c) If I went from 'STOPPED' to a shorter word like 'RIGHT' the additional letters would not erase from the LCD display and would appear as 'RIGHTED'. I got around this by hard-typing spaces in the code like so "RIGHT " but if more experienced users have a better solution, I would love to hear it!Hope this helps,

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