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Looks pretty nice. Just a suggestion: if you were to bend the front petals on the opposite side, they might spin in opposite directions from each other when there's a breeze. Either way, the "flower" will certainly add interest to anyone's garden. Thank you for contributing your 'ible.
Now, the purpose is clear. Thank you. Seems like a step in the right direction. Isn't there some sort of sonic device that 'sees" obstacles ahead and gives either haptic feedback in the form of vibrations or a verbal warning to the wearer? I think I've seen something like sunglasses that had a sonar/radar function that told the wearer where an obstacle is located so it can be avoided. It works a little like the echolocation used by bats and dolphins.Having said that, I know that Instructables is for those who want to try making something themselves and not buying something already manufactured. That's why I like it anyway. I'm a big fan of DIY. I'm also a big proponent of the K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Stupid or is it Keep it Stupid Simple?)method.
Supplying the details is fine, but it's not always the techies that would be interested in these types of 'ibles. The technological jargon serves to obscure the instructions. I appeal to the simpler way of expressing them. Surely the techies would understand as well.
I'm sorry, but I got lost after the first paragraph. I, like many others who like Instructables, see 'ibles like this as technobabble that is difficult to follow, let alone understand.I'm trying to be nice here, but can this not be explained a bit more simply and concisely? It would be nice to understand the purpose of this 'ible and it's construction for those of us who have less technical vocabulary. I believe Instructables is supposed to be a forum for those who would like to share their creations with others so they can be duplicated. I could be wrong, though.
FlorinJ, Have you tried smaller diameter or thicker walled tubes? They would exert more clamping force, if you can get them over your projects. Another thought is to file a couple of small notches into the top and bottom of the clamps to add rubber bands for added pressure.
Very nice! Would it be possible to add a materials list and some suggested sources for the hardware like the vise hardware, the dogs and t track? That would help greatly as I have been struggling to find sources for these items. Might help others as well. Thanks.
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I guess you mentioned this in the 'ible, but I just think it's well worth repeating for people who are new to making things using sharp objects and power tools while trying to document the process solo.
As far as photos are concerned, have you thought of taking some with the power tools off and disconnected, but holding the tool or piece as though you were performing the cut or sanding/polishing with the tool on? Just a safer way of showing the operation without risking life or limb. After all, they're photos, not videos. Who would see much difference and call you a cheater? Better a cheater with all your original parts than being called "Honest Lefty". ?
Very nice instructable. It certainly made me think of several applications for this. Might I suggest one other step in your planning and execution? Before assembling/gluing all of your parts, you might want to lay out and drill your holes for the lock in your pieces. It would make them easier to drill and line up before assembly. Make sure you take the entire drawer depth (front to back from lock) measurement into account.
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