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7Instructables85,719Views80CommentsFanny Bay BC. CanadaJoined February 9th, 2019
About me : I am a Cabinet maker of 30+ years with a degree in civil engineering who presently runs a cabinet shop for a custom home builder on Vancouver Island . I have been building things all my life, from a kid (when there was no internet) just Popular Mechanics, the prequel to Instructables. Those books and magazines showed us how to build anything, from recumbent bikes, go-carts, auto body work to sailboats and sawmills, necessity is truly the mother of invention . Unfortunately today ... Read More »

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  • neslo63 commented on neslo63's instructable IPhone Pocket Speaker6 weeks ago
    IPhone Pocket Speaker

    Sorry no I don’t have an Etsy shop, most of the thing I make are one offs. Hope you give it a try to make your own.Cheers

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  • neslo63's entry Garden Trug is a winner in the Gardening Contest contest 6 weeks ago
  • neslo63 commented on neslo63's instructable Garden Trug7 weeks ago
    Garden Trug

    ThanksIt might be easier to understand what I used to make the dado if you go to Utube and type In ( Installing and Using the BIK-100 Brass Inlay Bushing System ) and I used the collet without the bushing to follow my template. hope this helps. cheers

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  • neslo63 commented on neslo63's instructable Garden Trug7 weeks ago
    Garden Trug

    Your welcome and thanks for the comment Cheers

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  • neslo63 commented on neslo63's instructable Garden Trug7 weeks ago
    Garden Trug

    My pleasure, If you notice I try to keep things as simple as possible in my instructable with as few steps as possible. I personally lose interest in some intructables that have to many directions and way to many steps. And if anyone has questions just shoot me a message.cheers

    Its weird how social media work ,I was just contacted by the editors of a woodworking magazine in the UK yesterday who want to put this in an upcoming issue.

    Nice but I'm from Vancouver Island :-)

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  • neslo63 commented on neslo63's instructable Garden Trug7 weeks ago
    Garden Trug

    For sure ,I used spruce because that's what I had kicking around. If I end up making more I would like to use yellow cedar because of how much natural oil it contains, the only thing is you have to use a polyurethane glue like gorilla glue that will bond to oily woods like yellow ceder and teak.thank cheers

    I agree sometimes simple things just look better.cheers

    Why buy if you can make it, has kind of been my life's philosophy. ( within reason ) Hope you get a chance to make some.Cheers

    For sure , I used spruce because I had some laying around . Cedar would work fine and If I do do more I would like to use yellow cedar because of how much natural oil it has. The only thing is you would have to use a polyurethane type glue like gorilla glue that bonds to oily woods like yellow ceder and teak. thanksCheers

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  • neslo63 commented on neslo63's instructable Garden Trug7 weeks ago
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    Thanks , glad you like it :-)

    The metal garden fabric is plenty strong, you would have to hit it pretty hard to get it to bend or make it pop out of the sides.thanks

    Thank you and I hope my instructions are clear enough for you to make some.cheers :-)

    Thanks,I hope you do find someone to give you a hand

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  • neslo63 commented on neslo63's instructable Recirculating Air Spray Booth 3 months ago
    Recirculating Air Spray Booth

    Thanks for your comment and I hope you can come up with a design that workscheers

    So from my understanding you want to build a what sounds like a conventional type booth that exhausts outside but strictly uses intake air from outside , but i think having a curtain wall might not work.If you had a fan blowing air out ,yes it would draw fresh air in thru say a hole in the ceiling but it would have to be big enough for the volume of air your pushing out with the fan . I think you would still have a negative pressure in the room, you probable would have to have one fan pushing air in and another pushing air out, trying to balance two fans might be tricky especially if you have filters involved that would change your air flow as they clog up. May be another option depending on where you live is one of those inflatable type booths you can set up outside.

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  • neslo63 commented on neslo63's instructable Recirculating Air Spray Booth 3 months ago
    Recirculating Air Spray Booth

    Thanks .it seems to be working really well so farcheers

    Ya my boss thought I was insane too at first :)

    I am not sure how flammable Polyurethane paints are unless you are talking about waterborne polyurethane. I use this booth to spray only waterborne finishes that are not flammable and do not give off harmful gasses ( I still wear a mask ), that been said I would not recommend building a booth like this for solvent based products because you were right in saying that explosive gasses could be extremely dangerous!! and would require a conventional spray booth that expels all of the flammable gasses. I have used this booth to spray a couple kitchens now and it is performing extremely well and I am quite pleased with the finished product using waterborne lacquers.Thanks for your interest and if you have any more questions feel free to ask.cheers

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  • neslo63 commented on neslo63's instructable 4 PLY , No Problem !!3 months ago
    4 PLY , No Problem !!

    That might get rather messy if you put a motor on it and almost sound dangerous, with the posibilities of paper cuts and all :-) lol

    I thought so too, thanks

    Thanks for saying .I hope you do and make sure you post pictures of yours.

    Thanks glad you got a kick out of it. I would never have thought of that, but I guess in theory it should work. and good answer to the last comment.

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  • neslo63 commented on neslo63's instructable Recirculating Air Spray Booth 4 months ago
    Recirculating Air Spray Booth

    Thanks for your coment

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  • neslo63 commented on neslo63's instructable 4 PLY , No Problem !!4 months ago
    4 PLY , No Problem !!

    Does it really matter, we both know probable not ,remember its all just theoretical and for fun ,wipe on

    I know it won't change the world but It's nice to hear that you enjoyed it!thanks for your supportCheers

    I't great that you got a laugh out of it, If we can't have fun what's the point. Like the saying goes "were here for a good time not along time"Instuctable on !!

    I'm glad you got a kick out of it.,and regained your faith in humanity :-)Comment on !

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  • neslo63 commented on neslo63's instructable 4 PLY , No Problem !!4 months ago
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    Ya I don't know about pure genius, I think maybe I'ts just my warped way of thing about thinks. I think that comes with getting old ,wait a minute I think I just described dementia. Thanks for comment and supportCheers

    Thank , I try not to over complicate things and keep the step to a minimum, If your like me my attention span cannot last past 8-9 steps unless It really interest me.I hope you give it a try.

    I see where your going with this ,your own recycled TP out of newspaper, Nice.I'm going to have to put some thought into this .Thanks for your comment and idea's Cheers

    Thank you for your kind words and vote.cheers

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  • neslo63 commented on neslo63's instructable 3 Shop Organization Ideas + Tips4 months ago
    3 Shop Organization Ideas + Tips

    Thanks that goes back to my younger days when I was taking civil engineering and we still had to do all our drawings on a drafting table, I still do all my drawing for kitchens on a drafting table.Cheers and have a great day.

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  • neslo63 commented on neslo63's instructable 4 PLY , No Problem !!4 months ago
    4 PLY , No Problem !!

    I don't know about great minds , maybe slightly twisted might be more accurate :)Thanks

    Well THANKS

    As it is set up now it is taking two rolls and turning them into one. By removing the front belt and stretching the back belt over the two rear wheels and the drive wheel (crank arm) you can separate one roll into two, so the long answer to your question is yes it works both ways, that was the first question my oldest daughter asked.thanks for your support

    Thanks for your vote and I hope you got a chuckle out of it.Cheers

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  • neslo63 commented on neslo63's instructable 3 Shop Organization Ideas 4 months ago
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    Thank you for your support, I plan on doing more on a variety of things and will try to include a few tips and tricks along the way, and maybe a few fun things as well . Cheers !!

    Thanks for your comment, maybe in the future you might need another one , who knows ?

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  • neslo63 commented on neslo63's instructable 3 Shop Organization Ideas 4 months ago
    3 Shop Organization Ideas

    It's definitely great to have a shop like this to work in, I don't own it but I still take pride in it because I got to set it all up from scratch. May your dreams someday be fulfilled that you too have an awesome shop.Maybe you can tell me the purpose of the upvote button , I have no idea what it does. Thanks for your comment, it made me smile

    Thank you for your kind words and I am so glad you were able to learn something new, It just goes to show that were never too old to learn some new tricks, I'm fairly new to this whole instructable thing ( 2 weeks ) and I am learning from other as well. So far I'm enjoying writing these instructables,and I think it's great that your involved with helping kids learn as a scout master. My four kid are all grown now ( still no grand kids yet ) but when they were young my wife and I were involved with Awana (boys and girls club ) run though our church ,and I know what you mean when take about the look of awe on a kids faces.Over the last 7 years my wife and I,and on the last trip my youngest son traveled to the Dominican Republic on mission trips. I have been 4 times to work at an orphana...

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    Thank you for your kind words and I am so glad you were able to learn something new, It just goes to show that were never too old to learn some new tricks, I'm fairly new to this whole instructable thing ( 2 weeks ) and I am learning from other as well. So far I'm enjoying writing these instructables,and I think it's great that your involved with helping kids learn as a scout master. My four kid are all grown now ( still no grand kids yet ) but when they were young my wife and I were involved with Awana (boys and girls club ) run though our church ,and I know what you mean when take about the look of awe on a kids faces.Over the last 7 years my wife and I,and on the last trip my youngest son traveled to the Dominican Republic on mission trips. I have been 4 times to work at an orphanage for young boys ,working on homes and a school. I tell you this because when you talked about cub scouts , it reminded me about all those boys in the orphanage who are probably about the same age as your cub scouts. Thanks again and Thank you for being a teacher to young minds . PS I now consider you a friend, and my wife thought your comment was awesome!!

    Thank you for your feedback and I can appreciate what your saying , My intent was not to gain exposure, but was rather to encourage people to use some of my idea's in a way that could benefit them, by tweaking my designs and making them their own . making them better!! And as for edification( the improvement of the mind and understanding, especially by learning): That what I thought Instuctables is all about, I'm too old to try and impress anybody, I'm doing this just for fun more than anything, just trying to pass some of my knowledge and experience on. Yes I am a professional and I can't change that If you looked at my first instructable on the recirculating air spray booth, you can clearly see this is not something that every one can make. I realize this, and my intent was to show t...

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    Thank you for your feedback and I can appreciate what your saying , My intent was not to gain exposure, but was rather to encourage people to use some of my idea's in a way that could benefit them, by tweaking my designs and making them their own . making them better!! And as for edification( the improvement of the mind and understanding, especially by learning): That what I thought Instuctables is all about, I'm too old to try and impress anybody, I'm doing this just for fun more than anything, just trying to pass some of my knowledge and experience on. Yes I am a professional and I can't change that If you looked at my first instructable on the recirculating air spray booth, you can clearly see this is not something that every one can make. I realize this, and my intent was to show the principle of how it works, hoping others would experiment using some of my ideas. I understand what your saying about some of the Instuctables that require a very high skill level to attempt, but I still look at them knowing full well , I'ts something I could never attempt to do but maybe I will learn something along the way I didn't know. Thank you again for your feedback ,in the future I will keep what your saying in mind about writing to your audience. Cheers

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  • neslo63 commented on neslo63's instructable Recirculating Air Spray Booth 4 months ago
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    I'm glad people are finding my project interesting and informative. I hope my future instructables ( I think I'm hooked ) on various shop related projects, carts ,storage,and maybe some of the neat things I get to build, will go over as well . Thank you for your words of support,and your encouragement. Cheers and don't forget to vote

    I thought about the paint arrestor fabric and still might , I pulled out one of the pleated filters after spraying roughly 15 gallons of water borne , and there was some dust collected on the filter , most of it blew right off with compressed air . I think if we end up using it a lot ,it would probable be a good idea . with the exhaust blowing down seems to turn back toward the filters before it hits the floor , and so far dust has not been a issue.It sounds like you've done some finishing and I'm always open to comments and suggestions. Thank you for your input, and mabe your vote

    Thanks for your input , but please remember this was designed strictly for water borne finishes and not solvent based , which do require external exhaust and fresh air intake.This booth cleans and then reuses the air . I hope you can use my concept to help you build your own booth, to suite your own requirements.Cheers and thanks for your support.

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  • neslo63 commented on neslo63's instructable Recirculating Air Spray Booth 4 months ago
    Recirculating Air Spray Booth

    Enjoy your retirement, I’m working on the freedom 85 plan🙄 myself. I am not sure if they had waterborne lacquer 15 years ago as good as it is today. Thanks for your interest and maybe your vote .Cheers 🍻

    About the humidity I haven’t had an issue with it yet we have plenty of dehumidifiers that are available to me if I should have to bring the humidity down .I don’t know if humidity is as important with waterborne finishes as it is with solvent-based laquers

    Thank for your encouragment, I've always believed that necessity spawn creativity

    So far so good .suction seems to be enough to draw away all of the overspray . I think because the air is being re-circulated the draw is better than a conventional booth, and as for the fumes with the waterborne finishes the fumes are minimal and nowhere near as toxic as solvent-based laquers. I think the activated charcoal filters help to minimize fumes. I will try to make a video of the unit in action whether or not I can figure out how to upload it to the instuctable will be the real challenge. Thanks for your questions and mabe you’re vote

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