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Chunky Farmhouse Coffee Table
I like it...nice job!
I have this low end version from Harbor Freight and I'm more than happy with it. You can buy it for ~ $52 with a 20% coupon. http://www.harborfreight.com/8-in-5-speed-bench-dr...
Yeah, the store is pretty addicting. BTW, standard shipping is only $7.
Nice trick. I'm going to give some advice now.- Slow down with posting. There is a typo in the title- Video only instructables are a turn off to many. For future, show the steps along with the video- For the video, your head is partially chopped off - adjust the camera- You misspelled "orange" on the card. Take your time and make nicer cards.
There are plenty of projects on Instructables. If those don't work, try Google or Pinterest. I use them for trash or drop them off at the dog park. BTW, the areas near me are charging $.05/bag to try to discourage the use.
I like how you explained the glow in the dark choices during the video. Your solution seemed like the logical choice to me. BTW, I posted giant dominoes a few weeks ago. Painting the pips was a tedious step for me. One easy step I found was to run the blocks over the belt sander after painting to the pips. This cleaned up my sloppy paint job :).
Nice variation. Drilling a hole through a golf ball was pretty clever as well.
I like to see both video and text. This is especially true if the video demonstrates the project in action. I really dislike when someone shows something that is motorized (trike, skateboard, camera slider, etc.) but doesn't show it working. BTW, I usually skip video only projects as well.
Thanks. Yeah, the pictures make it look so simple...it's not.
Thanks. I like puzzles as well. As for solving, I have to resist the urge to look up the answers on the internet :)
Pallet PlantersView Instructable »
Thanks. Either type should work. BTW, I cross posted this on another site and received a lot of comments/questions from people more knowledgeable than me. Check it out for more info.http://www.hometalk.com/26832605/how-to-grow-popco...
Wooden Block and Pin Puzzle
Wooden Block and Pin PuzzleView Instructable »
Thanks. I posted this project on a few forums. Everyone seemed to be looking to buy the hinges. At the time, I could only find them through commercial distributors in large quantities.
Tools + Materials
Meet Your Saw
Table Saw Class
How long have people been taking to solve it?
That's cool. I want a 3D printer!
I use the NASA bottle rocket simulator when I visit schools. We shoot rockets as well :). https://spaceflightsystems.grc.nasa.gov/education/...
Lol - I thought I heard a kid crying also
ok...what is up with that sound during the video :)
That is so cool!!!
Yep, I have never understood Instructables math.
Ball and String Puzzle
Ball and String PuzzleView Instructable »
That's pretty cool. Few video tips: 1) Turn your phone sideways to use the full screen. 2) Use the embed video feature on instructables (just cut/paste the youtube link). 3) Make the thumbnail nicer/different...I'm not sure you are allowed since this is your first video.
I've had a few co-workers solve it within 30 seconds. I've had others take a lot longer. I think the pressure of someone watching you try to solve it doesn't help. Kinda funny though...
Nice project and I like your writing style :)
Nice ideas. I found an Impact screwdriver works very well.
Pretty nice idea. Add more pictures. A video of it working would also help.
First, that's a nice looking chair! Here is my constructive feed back. Although the video was nicely produced, I felt like I was being sold a product. You might want to tone down the advertising on future videos. Next, although I think it's cool that you combined 3D printing and laser cutting, I think the overall build is above the skill set and budget for the typical Instructables viewer. Anyway, these comments are minor and I feel it should have been featured. Keep up the good work.
I document most of my projects in CAD. For me, it's easier to create CAD and better for the reader to see actual dimensions versus using words to describe something. I usually take a few pictures during the build but always take nice pictures of the completed project at the end.
Yeah, some people get it instantly. I've had others that still haven't figure it out.
We have a winner! I will send you a PM tonight. Question: Did you solve it by hand or use code?
Yes, fewer blocks make it easier. 7 block versions are pretty common. You should make an 11 or 13 block for the math teachers :). Another option is use words instead of numbers. As for bungee cords, you can buy them on Ebay or Amazon. I bought a 5 pack from Walmart for about $3.
Yeah, it's pretty challenging to do by hand. Being lazy, I used excel to come up with the combinations.
Yeah, I just don't have the patience for painting. However, it wasn't as hard as painting the dots on dominoes :).
Nope. You must solve all 4 sides. The numbers also need to be in order.
Nice job - that's pretty cool looking! There are a couple of smart things you did that others may neglect. The first was the use of an LED bulb which keeps the heat down. The second was the use of ABS over PLA. Another good choice due to the higher melting temperature. If someone builds this same project with PLA and a incandescent light bulb, expect a blob of PLA after an hour of use.
First of all, you are very artistic! The pictures and videos were nice as well. This is not a big deal but you might want to consider breaking the steps out instead of numbering the pictures. Nice job!
Math Snake Puzzle
Math Snake PuzzleView Instructable »
You're welcome. It looks good!
Yep, you need two slides.
I took it to work today. The average solution time was about 5 minutes.
That works :)
Sounds like the Instructables website team could use you :).
Thanks. I haven't had anyone figure it out yet either. Although my only subjects are my kids. I will bring it to work tomorrow.
Thanks. Both of my kids said "I didn't know I was allowed to push the rope through the hole" once I showed them the solution. My daughter said that's cheating!
Choosing a Camera, Tools and Supplies
Rope PuzzleView Instructable »
That's funny as hell!
I post on multiple sites. I always start with Instructables since I feel the layout and ease of use are top notch. From there, I post pictures and a very brief description of my the projects on forums with a link to the Instrucables in case someone wants more info. BTW, there is a forum for almost any topic you can imagine. For me, I post mostly on woodworking sites and the feedback is really constructive. Pinterest, Hometalk and WikiHow are few sites where you can get ideas and share your projects. If you don't mind harsh comments and middle school humor, Imgur and Reddit are good platforms.
The inlay was a great idea. That looks really nice!
Thanks. That's a good suggestion. Since it is inside at the moment, I will need a tray to capture any excess water.
That looks so much better than wood filler. I can't believe I never thought of that!
Thank you. I'm thinking about making mini versions for gifts.
That is truly an awesome project. Thanks for posting.
It was there before the new profile changes. There was a percentage next to your username. I thought it was a good idea to keep the quality higher and a guideline to see if you should follow someone.
Succulent Planter From Pallets
Succulent Planter from PalletsView Instructable »
I don't think so. It looks like you covered everything in detail. Also, I think you did a nice job!
Yeah, most of my projects are closer to 1%. I have a few that are in the 3% range. I don't recall which projects were picked up in the newsletter, featured on front page or placed on Instructables other spots (Facebook, Tumbler, etc). I assume instructables could add that metric (views/favorites) on your profile. BTW, I just noticed that the "percent featured" number has gone away with the new profile page.
I have judged a few contest and have never considered views or favorites. I have to admit that I only skim each project during the judging process. I always read the intro and then check to see if they detailed enough to build it but I mostly look at the pictures.As for views vs. favorites, Yonatan brought up good points. Your views will go up if your project is picked up by outside sites (Reddit, Facebook, etc.). The little graph plot icon next to "about this instructable" shows the outside sources. There is a good chance that these people do not have instructables accounts and therefore won't add you as a favorite. It interesting that the grand prize winner of this contest did have an exceptionally high ratio at about 8.6%. My best projects have only run close to 3%.B...see more »I have judged a few contest and have never considered views or favorites. I have to admit that I only skim each project during the judging process. I always read the intro and then check to see if they detailed enough to build it but I mostly look at the pictures.As for views vs. favorites, Yonatan brought up good points. Your views will go up if your project is picked up by outside sites (Reddit, Facebook, etc.). The little graph plot icon next to "about this instructable" shows the outside sources. There is a good chance that these people do not have instructables accounts and therefore won't add you as a favorite. It interesting that the grand prize winner of this contest did have an exceptionally high ratio at about 8.6%. My best projects have only run close to 3%.BTW, you beat me in the contest...I only got a shirt :).
Nice looking project!
Quick and Cheap
PVC pipe flanges would be an easy solution. However, they cost around $7 each.https://www.mcmaster.com/#plastic-pipe-flanges/=16...You could make square blocks with a 3/4" hole in the center from a scrap 2x4. If you can't find scrap, purchase a 2x4 x 96" for around $3. You should be able to get at 25 blocks from a single board ($0.12/block).
I like it. Nice job!
Thanks. I see an instructable in your future :).
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