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  • tmspro commented on open-diy's instructable DIY Wooden Planter
    DIY Wooden Planter

    Great project. Personally, I have not had good experiences with particle board outside, but, I've never tried boat varnish. I am very interested in seeing how this stands up. Please consider doing an update post in a year or so. Thanks

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  • tmspro commented on Dandda14's instructable Heavy Duty Bike Trailer
    Heavy Duty Bike Trailer

    Great build!. About how much does the trailer weigh?

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  • Mega Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Thanks for sharing, They look great! For the die-hard chocoholics out there: my wife bakes chocolate chocolate chip cookies that are very similar, and then ices with chocolate mocha icing!

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  • LED Headlight Conversion

    Maybe worth noting: Upgrading to a H11 1 bulb is illegal in many jurisdictions in North America. Could void manufacturers warranty on the vehicle as well. More information: https://arstechnica.com/cars/2020/03/how-do-we-sto...

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  • How to Make Hand Sanitizer at Home

    Thanks for sharing. Wondering why Clinical Spirit instead of Surgical Spirit?

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  • tmspro commented on colewardin's instructable Rock Bazooka
    Rock Bazooka

    Thanks for sharing. How far will it fire a projectile?

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  • Extension Cord Storage Loops

    Nice find on the storage hooks! I like to do an extra wrap of the hanging loop around the electrical cord before hanging, in the hopes of relieving a bit of stress on the knot in the loop.

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  • Low Incline Patio Tarp for Rain and Sun

    Great design. FYI: there may be long-term issues with mounting the anchors in the grout instead of the brick proper, depending on how much stress they are under due to wind load, rain, etc. Grout is more fragile than brick and may not handle the forces pulling on the anchor.

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  • Thanks for the construction details. They help make this instructable one of the better magic faucet fountain diy projects I have seen.

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  • Does the diversion duct add much restriction to the exhaust air flow?

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  • Thanks for finding an interesting fix to a common problem. I never considered using epoxy in a structural setting, but, it should do the trick.One suggestion: anyone duplicating this may want to consider using deck screws instead of drywall scews. Deck screws are far stronger and much more rust resistant.

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  • Really interesting. What would the approximate cost be for the materials required to finish it?

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  • Susan: great post. Like the tie-plate suggestions.Another option for the grass: put several layers of carboard (two or three) or newspaper (three or four) down on to of the grass, then add soil. Grass will die, cardboard will decompose.

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  • Great idea, thanks for sharing. Something I need to seriously consider.Question: Does this affect the balance of the television?

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  • Some great ideas, including a few I never thought of, but will try (plastic furniture for example.)However, most brands of toothpaste have abrasives, and the abrasive levels may vary. Never use toothpaste on eyeglasses, computer screens, television screens, and glass and plastic lens and screen surfaces, as most could be scratched or clouded by the abrasive content. Protective coatings can be damaged (or removed) by toothpaste.Safer to pay a bit more, and use, the manufacture's recommended cleaner(s) and follow the recommended cleaning process.

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  • Great tips. I'll have to try the drill the next time.A couple of things I try: vice-grip pliers locked on the screwdriver shaft lets you put a lot of downward pressure on the screw, and still turn the screwdriver. As well, vice grips on protruding screw-heads work great. If it can grab the screw head, provides a very tight lock, and, if applied sideways, gives you extra leverage.

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  • I like the idea of re-using what is often perceived as a waste resource. Many of the ideas in this Instructable are good, and include several I have not seen before.Please note you should never use old railway ties for, or near, gardens where food is grown, or for building animal feed structures. Creosote, the preservative applied to railway ties, is toxic. Old ties can still leech unsafe levels of creosote into the soil, where nearby plants will take it up. Animal feed stored near ties will also take up leeched creosote.As creosote is toxic, probably not a good idea to use for seating, or for play structures.Finally, ensure you have permission before collecting "abandoned" railway ties. North American railroads sell those ties to third-parties, who in turn sell the ties. Eve…

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    I like the idea of re-using what is often perceived as a waste resource. Many of the ideas in this Instructable are good, and include several I have not seen before.Please note you should never use old railway ties for, or near, gardens where food is grown, or for building animal feed structures. Creosote, the preservative applied to railway ties, is toxic. Old ties can still leech unsafe levels of creosote into the soil, where nearby plants will take it up. Animal feed stored near ties will also take up leeched creosote.As creosote is toxic, probably not a good idea to use for seating, or for play structures.Finally, ensure you have permission before collecting "abandoned" railway ties. North American railroads sell those ties to third-parties, who in turn sell the ties. Even badly damaged ties have commercial value.

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  • Thanks for the instructable. It's an interesting and enjoyable change of pace from what I usually see here, and a wonderful challenge. For those struggling with this: I thought, unless there is a glaring error of fact, or a blatant safety concern, if an instructable did not appeal to me, for whatever reason, I should just move on, no comment required. Many instructables assume skill sets, tools, facilities, training or interests I do not have. Despite that, I find some of these are still worth reading.

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  • tmspro commented on Elias Stratakos's instructable Wall Tool Holders

    The racks are very well thought out and executed, and look great. Fantastic instructable - I cannot imagine how much work went into it, but I am very impressed with all the 3D imagery matched to the video.How do you keep your work area so neat and tidy?

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  • tmspro commented on Herbsco's instructable $100 City Proof Garden

    impied: i've had a lot of success stopping cats from using the garden bed as a litter box by inserting skewers, twigs or plastic forks (pointy side up) every 8 or so inches in a grid pattern. I prefer the skewers or twigs as they blend in better.

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  • Shiseiji - more of a suggestion/query than anything else. The hand crank looked to be ideal for what John wants to do, but, I haven't bought any military surplus for at least 40 years (no need or interest), so not up on current prices. One more option: long ago, non-functioning military/government equipment could be purchased for a bit more than scrap value. If that is still possible where you live, and if the crank mechanism is good, should be possible to cobble up some brackets and replace a non-functioning military generator with one from a car.

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