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youthful, health oriented project maniac ... always have too many projects going on at the same time and a huge to do list ... love love instructables and you tube tutorials, so grateful to the angels who post them, retired but by no means bored or have time on my hands ... sundown comes too quickly each day.

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  • what about using an Eccotemp propane water heater that has hose connections I have one in outdoor shower and it works great, water can get very hot. Maybe also build an insulating wall around the tub but I would miss the claw foot ambiance. BTW I thought clawfoot tubs were the designer rage and sold for like $2K and hardly available? Maybe just here in FL?

    Ya I am in FL and the mosquitoes are killer even in North Central FL. There is just about a 3 week winter period when they are dead. I saw a pop up tent that is all mosquito net on Amazon. That could work. Some have floors and some do not or you can cut out the moquito net floor. I love my outdoor shower I heat with Eccotemp propane heater, it has hose connection and could easily be used to fill the tub without fire. I have been wanting a tub for 20 years since I moved here from Hawaii and had the japanese soak tub made out of slate.

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  • hmmm I live in Florida and none of these things have worked for me ... I bought this device that had a heat light in it, just burned the skin, and vinegar, salt, ammonia you name it, does nothing ... I may just have a severe allergy but the mosquitoes cloud around me as soon as I go out and follow me into my car. I live on a very wooded lot, another problem. Anyway been there done that, doesn't work for me. Another problem here is biting fire ants!!!

    so are you a mosquito magnet also? some people have this woe ... I also attract a ton of dragonflies because they eat the mosquitoes so they hang around me too, that's the only consolation, they are delightful! thanx for your comment,

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  • ooohlaa commented on JettaKnight's instructable Cast Concrete Bench

    wow you really stepped up to Fu-teng's mastery ... he's so amazing and so are you both with your work and your instruction ... thanx

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  • metal work looks very elegant ... is this concrete available at local Lowes/big box stores, the $hipping is horrendou$ ... also would it not be more helpful to use white caulk instead of black? at least for me I find concrete very tenacious and would prefer not to have to grind out black particles on a white slab? I love the ingenious curve design, very well done and eager to catch you on you tube for more goodies. thanks for posting

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  • I have kept touch up paintbrushes in plastic bags in my freezer for YEARS. Every 3 months or so I go around the house with my defrosted brushes and touch up interior paint. I have 4 cats who leave their paw marks all over the front and backs of the doors and this is so handy. They unthaw great altho after many freezes the paint may get grainy but its of no consequence. I don't rinse them before storing. I have a long cylinder plastic bottle I keep them in the freezer. Love so many of suggestions and comments and surely use most of them already but learned a few also.

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  • my cats are like flying monkeys ... they fly thru the air and land on their destination, for some reason, maybe because I have 4 and their mom is semi-feral, they are kinda wild ... would the suction cups hold up to such behavior do you think? they each weigh about 8# ... love this idea to allow them the light and intrigue of the "window".

    THANK YOU for your helpful reply. Will muse on the ideas!

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  • ok going there right now, thanx!

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  • I think there is another ible similar to this, or maybe on you tube ... really nice. I went to your website to see other projects but it was just a resume all about you, nothing to click on or see? I tried it twice, just looks like a commercial.

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  • so fab i will keep this in mind for my rusty yard clippers and other scissors ... pretty amazing how you invented it!!

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  • Twig and branch fires in my home fireplace last only about 15 minutes. Aren't you continuously feeding this stove like if you were making stew or soup or spaghetti sauce? It would seem to me very labor intensive except for a quick eggs or burger or somesuch quickie meal??? Would love your thoughts.

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  • i love this, but wondering what kind of uses to put it to, artistically its really wonderful but nothing comes to mind except lamp base and floor lamp base, picture/mirror frame, chandelier? None of which do I need, anybody?

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  • question: how do you fit a 5/8" diameter dowel into a 1/2" elbow?

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  • I agree from East Central Florida!

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  • I said the same thing when the refrigerator salesman suggested I add warranty insurance. I said I had my last Frigidaire for 20 years, he said I know, but they no longer make them like that anymore. Same thing with Eureka vacuum, the guy told me the economy one I bought no longer lasts more than a few years. So it just might be our throwaway society and manufacturers who build so everyone can afford, sacrificing longevity.

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  • beautifully done video, thanx i am always irritated by how quickly masonry and stone and glass drill bits I use for artsy stuff get dull; i buy at harbor freight with coupons

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  • yes the oceans suffer enough from our obsession with plastic, please don't bring them into our forests; i just read that all plastics give off fumes and they are cumulative in our body systems, think of mercury fillings gas off, and eventually throw off our thyroid, and other hormonal disturbances, even infertility. I have slowly started to eliminate plastics and replace with metal or glass. Just sayin'

    its still unkind to the tree because it suffers, as would you if someone nailed into you and wrapped you in barbed wire; trees are living beings and not inanimate things; as a farmer I'm sure this is very practical, just trying to raise respect to not just willy nilly use living trees as things, wherever possible.

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  • ooohlaa commented on Paige Russell's instructable Refrigerator Pickles

    This is so timely, I have a few baby cakes I was wondering what to do with. The photo shows apple cider vinegar but your description says white wine. Which is better? ACV is healthier for sure, and comes with its own fermentation usually at the bottom. Thanks for a great how to. Love it.

    oops i meant baby cukes!

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  • wow thanx nothing works so i will try this if I ever get one again ....

    not clear, do you use it ongoing or you used it 25 years ago?

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  • fab fab fab just gr8! wonderful presentation, thank you.

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  • so great, thanx; i made copper jewelry years ago and have liver of sulphur granules, would that be ok instead of gel? also, what about hammering to harden, would that mar the design if you just hammered the backs? very clear instruct!

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  • please' bear in mind that all plastic and styrofoam is toxic; the fumes from plastic breaking down is similar to mercury in fillings, it continues to gas off forever, and interferes with the thyroid and other hormonal balances. I just finished a course online by people who study this. Even non BPA plastic gives off other vapors as it breaks down, especially in the heat. Just sayin for the sake of sharing. I wanted to make an outdoor garden tub out of these, love them and your idea is great, as well as the straw bale solution.

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  • ooohlaa commented on PowellMade's instructable Industrial Fly Trap

    good idea, i will try this maybe mix it with some oil as well; they love grease, the fire ants.

    THANX!!! I like the idea of fritos and franks, two junk food things I no longer eat, but unfortunately my cats will eat and I try to keep them healthy; you are right red fire ants abide here in FL and are horrendous. I'll see if I can set something up where my critters won't eat it, maybe in a wire cage or something, because I really need to get these fire ants out of my closed in lanai, they bite us all!

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  • thanx excellent referral, thanx for your reply!

    your work on Facebook is wonderful. thanx for sharing!

    So wonderful ... I have two barrels of Perrier bottles I was going to use in my garden until I read that someone said once broken glass in your garden you can never hand dig, transplant, etc. comfortably again .... so no. I was wondering do you think it would work to use a cement mixer as a tumbler? I don't have one but was thinking of buying a small one at Harbor Freight for concrete projects. Dunno the mechanics of them as relates to this?

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  • ooohlaa commented on Moem's instructable Making Fake Sea Glass at Home

    wonderful, thorough and inspiring ... thanx

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  • do you have any tips for stuffing it evenly? mine always come out a bit lumpy?

    Very clever use of stash yarns too! Just so you know, you can find on you tube ways to knit in the round and not have that jag when you change colors, so the imperfections don't attract the eye. But some of course may like that, but to me I would prefer it to be a seamless change of color. I made a similar one as a draft stopper for my doorways, it works fine. Thanx

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  • ooohlaa commented on SLOMakerSpace's instructable Euler Vase

    exquisite to my eye ... so elegant! I would love to try this with clay and a paddle!

    re plastic tube, I would refine with a glass one ... too elegant for plastic imo!

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  • lovely, clear steps and great video ... what is the type/exact product you used as glue?

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  • thanx I went to you tube and saw it in action ... very nice idea thanx for posting it

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  • i love this idea but I cannot quite "get" how you move the beads and how are you not confused by the beads left on the other side, for instance I would read here that all the beads are done? but like if you are nearly half way how do you remember if you did 12 and have 8 to go or did you do 8 and have 12 to go, assuming you had 20 beads? I am not good a spacial differences so can you explain a bit? I would love to make one. I also use paper and sometimes a needle counter but I often forget to clock them when I finish a row. Thanx for a brilliant suggestion.

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  • can you tell us how long it takes from when you take the cap off to fully drained? can you just take how much you want and let it keep draining or does it need to be strained or totally mixed? I wouldn't want to get a real concentrated part by taking it too soon?

    thanx, just tried this with Publix organic coffee liquid and it sure made my mornings easier. I love your method, very nicely done and will try.

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  • Magnificent ... museum quality ... I have done intricate work with those round glass cuties and I found it EXTREMELY difficult to get the grout to be smooth around them, especially with different heights of adjacent tiles. Can you share any special techniques? I tried tongue depressors, sculptor and jewelry tools, paper towels, tissues, Qtips, fine brushes, toothbrushes, etc. It would hollow out too much or make scrape marks, etc. etc. I did two serving trays and quit from lack of technique. Do you know that people have baked those glass tiles which gives them a fractionated spider web look, very interesting. Thanx so much, waaaay beyond excellent!

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  • My bf in Hawaii and I earned the title Campers in the Rain, and we did many of the suggestions and camped under tarps with no tents and lots of mosquitoes even. What were we thinking? Wonderful presentation and wonderful comments all. Thanx so much for the trip I took down memory lane. Now I live a similar rustic lifestyle in rural FL farmland so no longer have to camp to get in Nature!

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  • oh gosh over my head . just have a jewelry torch, not acetylene, and silver or hardware store solder. I might try epoxy.

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  • very handsome result ... can any other metal be soldered onto that as a base, let's say a copper rose or i have something that broke off a silver alloy ring from Bali that I would love to use on another ring???

    can you solder onto titanium? if so, what kind of solder?

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  • ooohlaa commented on theRIAA's instructable Paper Wallet

    such a fun project; with all the scrapbook papers around you can really make some elegant designs, stocking stuffers for the holidays, etc. It would make a great money wallet when you are giving a cash gift to someone. I am going to make one for all the gift cards I keep in my car, currently using a fat plastic one. Could also try the Tyvek USPS envelope tyvek from mailer envelopes ... all kinds of fun and creativity. Thanx so much! Lovely presentation.

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  • it means heating it up with a torch then quenching the heat in water, which makes it malleable, but you could fire to long and ruin the metal, best to practice on the other end of the silverware first

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  • wonderful, clever, resourceful! thanx

    llove to use with plastic clear mat u can buy them at Dollar Tree for one dollar for 2!

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  • thanx for a considerable amount of work to put this together ... some very useful, novel ideas.

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  • probably clear nail polish works just as well ... lovely idea thanx

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  • I recently read that EPA studies measured air toxicity and many houses were way more toxic than outdoor air, they recommended opening the windows and getting fresh air as often as you can, let your house air out. It has to do with off gassing of building materials, vinyl furniture, petroleum products in fabric, etc. Very interesting. I started doing it and it does feel refreshing at the very least. Stagnant air gets removed and replaced. Nice!

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  • love so many of these plus the comments ... a creative, resourceful fun bunch y'all!

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