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There are, like, 17 deadly things in this Instructable. Improvisation is the key to great Instructables, but there's a line. If you don't have a bandsaw, get a circle-cutter router jig or a handheld jigsaw. Either one is under $50, and is infinitely safer. (I've now got a permanent nerve injury to my thumb from being a shop 'improviser.')Please excuse me now. I've got to get back to work on my new Instructable: "Use a Downed Utility Power Line as a Soldering Iron."
My Glowforge is the greatest tool I've ever owned. But it wouldn't cut 3/4 ply. Perhaps in a few passes. Or you could laminate multiple thinner pieces.
Cyanoacrylate, or 'super glue.'
Easy to do a double blind test. Just need two blind mice.
The "pen drop" is accomplished by gravity, it seems. The servo horn swings out of the way and the pen drops onto the paper. So I'd say vertical wouldn't work unless you could apply some tension against your vertical surface. Why not plot horizontally, then transfer your plotted document to your vertical surface?
Suggestion: Add some coverage of what happens after the build, e.g. what it takes to activate the sensor and what the received text message looks like.
I agree that the "Don't do this" section is worthy of high praise. Every build should have one!
Well done. The most important thing to learn from this post: Heat the joint, then let the hot fitting melt the solder and draw it in. You don't heat the solder; you heat the pipe.I'll add these safety tips: Soak your heat shield in water before each use. And if you have to make a joint inside a wall, cut a BIG opening. Otherwise, you risk igniting the building. Check for smoldering.
Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this instructable. At least from it's "best picks" position.