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  • mr_bandit commented on mr_bandit's instructable Fuzzy Stump Socket Prosthetic8 months ago
    Fuzzy Stump Socket Prosthetic

    Attitude is the key. Folks who join my club are treated as crippled, or think they are now crippled. Hogwash. They just have one hand.(I would note mobility is more important than dexterity.. I was married 2 weeks and broke my left knee. Been in both camps...)Also, you are right that the person (I refuse to use the word "patient" in this context) needs to figure out what kind of *tools* they need for *specific* applications.The difference between a tool and a crutch is if you don't need it, but become dependent on it, it's crutch. A tool is something you use for specific tasks.Plus, the bloody things are *dangerous*. I was in 5th grade. We had just moved into the state. I was picked on - I thought it was because of my arm, so I asked for a prosthesis. My folks always let me d...

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    Attitude is the key. Folks who join my club are treated as crippled, or think they are now crippled. Hogwash. They just have one hand.(I would note mobility is more important than dexterity.. I was married 2 weeks and broke my left knee. Been in both camps...)Also, you are right that the person (I refuse to use the word "patient" in this context) needs to figure out what kind of *tools* they need for *specific* applications.The difference between a tool and a crutch is if you don't need it, but become dependent on it, it's crutch. A tool is something you use for specific tasks.Plus, the bloody things are *dangerous*. I was in 5th grade. We had just moved into the state. I was picked on - I thought it was because of my arm, so I asked for a prosthesis. My folks always let me drive the decision. My father got a call about me - I was in a fight the other kid started. My father asked why they were calling him. They said I had hit the other kid with my prosthesis. My father responded with "what did you expect him to use?". I realized I could have really done a damage on the other kid. Never used another ever again.

    Then you should chop off a hand - so you can appreciate it ... first hand ... (I kid... mostly).You should simulate having one hand. Live like that for a few weeks. I am serious about this. Full immersion.... best way to learn.But like I said above: Don't treat folks like they are cripples. They just have a new hobby. Attitude is key - for both sides. Ask them what they want to do. Work with them - rapid prototype using simple materials. Duct tape & hot glue. There are already a number of things that either will do what they *need*, or can be adapted. Look on hackerspaces.org for a makerspace near you.If you want to get in touch with me, send email to officers@quelab.net and tell them I told you to do so. Ask them to pass along your contact info to me. If you don't hear from me in a...

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    Then you should chop off a hand - so you can appreciate it ... first hand ... (I kid... mostly).You should simulate having one hand. Live like that for a few weeks. I am serious about this. Full immersion.... best way to learn.But like I said above: Don't treat folks like they are cripples. They just have a new hobby. Attitude is key - for both sides. Ask them what they want to do. Work with them - rapid prototype using simple materials. Duct tape & hot glue. There are already a number of things that either will do what they *need*, or can be adapted. Look on hackerspaces.org for a makerspace near you.If you want to get in touch with me, send email to officers@quelab.net and tell them I told you to do so. Ask them to pass along your contact info to me. If you don't hear from me in a couple of weeks, my spam filter grabbed it && try again - ask them to call me.Success to you!

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  • mr_bandit's instructable Shower Caddy's weekly stats: 9 months ago
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  • mr_bandit commented on mr_bandit's instructable Fuzzy Stump Socket Prosthetic10 months ago
    Fuzzy Stump Socket Prosthetic

    I have a second-hand shop filled with off-handed puns. As big as the fish I caught.And, I have a hobby in an exclusive club anybody can join. Lifetime membership. Half price: arm *or* a leg...How did you stumble across my humble post?Appreciate the comment. Success to you!

    I need to make one that has one layer, with a layer around the top to sandwich of the sock "fingers". The single layer is strong enough. Still keep the above the elbow area and strap.

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  • mr_bandit commented on Gjdj3's instructable How to Use LED's10 months ago
    How to Use LED's

    Look carefully at the ring around the base. The cathode has a flat edge on the base. Some LEDs have the same length leads.

    Unless you are using a battery like a 2032, you *will* blow the LED immediately. For a normal LED, a 170 to 220 ohm LED will work fine. Put the resistor in series (in line) with the LED. It doesn't matter if the resistor is attached to the anode or cathode. (Meaning between the power and LED or LED and ground.)

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  • mr_bandit commented on mr_bandit's instructable Fuzzy Stump Socket Prosthetic1 year ago
    Fuzzy Stump Socket Prosthetic

    Not sure why/how I relied with my brother's account (historymania).I may be in a position to talk publically about this. I would like to use your post (above) as an example of a parent's experience. May I?I played football in high school, as a defensive tackle. (I tried the backfield, but this "hand off" thing really confused me :^). I played in one game where the offensive guard was punching me. The second time, I punched through his facemask with my stub. He hollered for the ref, who told him to suck it up. (I think the ref knew.. and he could not get me on "15 yards for stubbing", nor get me on "hands" ... snicker..) He stopped punching me.Success to y'all and Anthony! ... bandit

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  • Traditional Round Farmhouse Table

    Good point about the expansion/contraction of wood.Nicely done.

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  • mr_bandit commented on kotchapong's instructable Why Not "7" 1 year ago
    Why Not "7"

    I like the step of gluing the legs as a set (all at the same time) so they are all at the same angle.Nice clean design. Well done!

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  • mr_bandit commented on timsway's instructable Make Table Tops From Used Drum Sticks1 year ago
    Make Table Tops From Used Drum Sticks

    Well done, and a great tribute for the family!

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  • mr_bandit commented on MarcoGhelfino's instructable Plywood Sphere Table1 year ago
    Plywood Sphere Table

    Good project. well done!I was thinking you could lay out the center on a sheet of plywood, then glue the spherical parts to it. This eliminates the dowels. It would give you a "ridge", but done right, it would give it an interesting look.

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  • The Universal Multipurpose Workbench

    Nice job. Good caveats. Loved the humor.Instead of gluing the mortise/tendons, just put a bolt through the frame/tendons. Use 1/4 inch (a barley kernel). (FYI, your thumb is close enough to an inch wide.) If the joint is tight enough, the bolt will prevent the tendon to work out. Then it's easy to pull the frame apart.A thick plywood also makes a good top without the work of a "butcher block" top. I did like the wing to widen out the table.

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  • mr_bandit commented on JackmanWorks's instructable Pallet Wood Workbenches1 year ago
    Pallet Wood Workbenches

    Nice work. The dado/dovetail joints are a nice touch. I like the oversize then cutting/plaining to size. Good technique and teaching for new woodworkers.I notice you use an Estwing 6 oz framing hammer - the only one I use. Mine is going on 40 years. My second, because I lost the first one when it was a mere 7 years old.

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  • mr_bandit commented on CobyUnger's instructable Superhero Arm2 years ago
    Superhero Arm

    @paulgomes:Your son has roughly what I was born with. Please take my comments in that light.While I am hesitant to tell a parent how to parent, please read my comments about how my parents chose to deal with it on the link below. Simply put, they explicitly decided to ignore it. Now, I am almost 60 and am very happy with my parent's choice. And yes, I am a parent of a now almost 25 yo son. If he had been born without a hand, I would have done it *exactly* as they did.And, no, having one hand does *not* make me handicapped. I went to high school wit another guy with one hand whose parents had made a different choice. *He* was handicapped.https://www.instructables.com/id/Fuzzy-Stump-Socket...

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  • Compliant Prosthetic Hand with Sensorimotor Control and Sensory Feedback for Upper Limb Amputees

    Respectfully, I am going to be a curmudgeon. I have one hand, from birth. No, I never had two hands; that does not matter. The only two differences are (1) does the amputee have pain from the severed nerves, and (2) are they adaptable? You have something complex, prone to fail, and costly. US$550 can buy a house in the areas you want to put these in. One blow from a hammer (by missing a nail) will destroy this.BTW - I build houses for a hobby. I start a nail by holding it between my index and middle finger, with the head on the palm side. I then hold the hammer, so that the nail head is against the shaft of the hammer. Then jam the nail into the wood, release the nail head, tap the nail to seat it, then sink the nail.(I am also an embedded systems engineer and maker. I admire the techni...

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    Respectfully, I am going to be a curmudgeon. I have one hand, from birth. No, I never had two hands; that does not matter. The only two differences are (1) does the amputee have pain from the severed nerves, and (2) are they adaptable? You have something complex, prone to fail, and costly. US$550 can buy a house in the areas you want to put these in. One blow from a hammer (by missing a nail) will destroy this.BTW - I build houses for a hobby. I start a nail by holding it between my index and middle finger, with the head on the palm side. I then hold the hammer, so that the nail head is against the shaft of the hammer. Then jam the nail into the wood, release the nail head, tap the nail to seat it, then sink the nail.(I am also an embedded systems engineer and maker. I admire the technical skill. But you are creating a crutch, not a tool.)Back to the point of having one hand. The only right pains are buying one glove and holding a chisel/punch/etc.In the interest of "put up or shut up", I created this: https://www.instructables.com/id/Fuzzy-Stump-Socket... This uses common, cheap materials, maybe $20, can hit it with a hammer, can attach most anything, and all you really need is the materials, a bowl of water, and a table. The base takes about an hour. The whole thing about two hours.I have to ask: If you "lost" a hand, what could you *not* do then that you can do now? Please ponder this. Remember, I have probably already done it.

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  • mr_bandit commented on caml2's instructable 1960 Ford F-100 Truck Restoration2 years ago
    1960 Ford F-100 Truck Restoration

    Well done!And $25K is not bad, considering a fair amount of the body work you had to farm out. Any engine rebuild will have machine shop costs. And kudos on doing the transmission work yourself.We had a 1959 F-100 when I was growing up. Learned to drive on it. Good memories - thanks!

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  • mr_bandit commented on mr_bandit's instructable fuzzy stump socket prosthetic2 years ago
    fuzzy stump socket prosthetic

    C'mon - do it right - I recommend a chop saw over a chainsaw - cleaner :^)(Obligatory disclaimer: That was a joke...)Thanks for commenting!

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  • mr_bandit commented on mr_bandit's instructable goat stand2 years ago
    goat stand

    She said they are La Manchia. We are getting abut 0.5 gallons per day.

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  • mr_bandit commented on mr_bandit's instructable goat stand2 years ago
    goat stand

    Thank you for the kind remarks! I have made several goat shelters; the first out of pallets for the walls and scrap 2x4 and plywood for the roof. The last out of the type of pens that use a pipe to connect the pieces, parts from a dog kennel (frame & fencing), tarps, and scrap plywood. The tarps are trapped between the frames and plywood. We get 80+ mph winds, so we gotta build tough.I need to get my son to do an instructable on the chicken house out of horse panels and 2x4s. Design based in a quanset hut.

    No clue. That is my wife's domain. I just make the stuff for her. Sorry I don't have a better answer.

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  • mr_bandit posted an instructable goat stand2 years ago