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  • varocketry commented on Quad89's instructable DIY Knife Sharpening Kit
    DIY Knife Sharpening Kit

    There are a couple reasons such as:1) sanding blocks are usually too small (not long enough)2) sanding blocks are sometimes soft or flex, you don't want the surface to flex at all - hence the hard ceramic tiles used in this instructable.Good question though.

    Six of one, etc. You see experts doing it both ways -- push and pull -- when they are sharpening on stones.When using sandpaper which can be cut when pushing the blade into it, bad idea.Preserve the sandpaper life by pulling the knife to sharpen it. You'll achieve the same edge and burrs either way.

    If oak is used as a substrate/base to support the glass, great idea. The sandpaper should be mounted to the hard, flat glass surface.

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  • Installing SSD (Solid State Drive) in Your MacBook Pro 13" or 15" Unibody

    This is pretty straight forward stuff ... what's needed is the "instructable for migrating data from the old Hard Drive!" This MacBook Pro is now is a more expensive paper weight.This Instructable is incomplete without that.

    Courtesy of CNET:Step 1: Prep the SSDStart by connecting the SSD to your computer with a dock or cable. Once it's connected, launch Disk Utility (searchable through Spotlight), and select the SSD from the left sidebar. Then, click the Erase button at the top of the window and then click Erase. No need to change any settings, unless you'd like to give it a new name. This will format the drive and prep it for the next step.Next, launch SuperDuper, and set it to clone your Mac's hard drive to the SSD. If you gave it a new name in Disk Utility, it'll show up as such. Then choose Backup All Files, and click Copy Now.This could take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours, depending on how much you have stored on your hard drive. When the process is complete, eject the SSD and shut down your co…

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    Courtesy of CNET:Step 1: Prep the SSDStart by connecting the SSD to your computer with a dock or cable. Once it's connected, launch Disk Utility (searchable through Spotlight), and select the SSD from the left sidebar. Then, click the Erase button at the top of the window and then click Erase. No need to change any settings, unless you'd like to give it a new name. This will format the drive and prep it for the next step.Next, launch SuperDuper, and set it to clone your Mac's hard drive to the SSD. If you gave it a new name in Disk Utility, it'll show up as such. Then choose Backup All Files, and click Copy Now.This could take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours, depending on how much you have stored on your hard drive. When the process is complete, eject the SSD and shut down your computer.

    From a thread in Discussions.apple.com:Start the process…There are two ways to go about getting the data from your old drive to your SSD. The first is to install the SSD into your enclosure and make your clone before installing the SSD. The second is simply to install the SSD into your hard drive bay and your old hard drive into your enclosure and boot from the enclosure. No one way is better than the other. We’ll examine both ways here:Install the SSD into your USB enclosure and plug it up. Use Disk Utility (Applications>Utilities folder) to format the SSD, erasing it and formatting as “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)” with a single GUID partition. Then use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone your hard drive to the SSD. If you are running Lion or Mountain Lion, choose the option to copy the Recov…

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    From a thread in Discussions.apple.com:Start the process…There are two ways to go about getting the data from your old drive to your SSD. The first is to install the SSD into your enclosure and make your clone before installing the SSD. The second is simply to install the SSD into your hard drive bay and your old hard drive into your enclosure and boot from the enclosure. No one way is better than the other. We’ll examine both ways here:Install the SSD into your USB enclosure and plug it up. Use Disk Utility (Applications>Utilities folder) to format the SSD, erasing it and formatting as “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)” with a single GUID partition. Then use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone your hard drive to the SSD. If you are running Lion or Mountain Lion, choose the option to copy the Recovery Partition to the SSD. After the clone is complete, restart your computer whilst holding down the option key and select the SSD as the boot drive. You’ll know in a few seconds if your clone was successful.Alternately, you can just go ahead and install your SSD into your MacBook Pro (endless number of DIY videos online – see OWC’s Installation Videos - http://eshop.macsales.com/installvideos/) and put your hard drive into the USB enclosure and boot from it. Then just boot from the enclosed drive and use Disk Utility to format the SSD and clone the contents of your hard drive onto your SSD as noted above.Either method should work just fine. Be sure to visit the OWC video installation page, or the numerous videos on YouTube, about installing the drive into your MacBook Pro.You’re almost finished…Now that you have your cloned SSD in your hard drive bay, you should be able to hold down the option key and boot from the SSD. The first thing you’ll want to do is to go to System Preferences>Startup Disk and select your new SSD as your startup drive.I would also recommend using Trim Enabler to enable TRIM on your new SSD. Not sure what TRIM does? See this Wikipedia article - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRIM. Note that with every .1 upgrade to OS X you will have to enable TRIM once again. I just make it a habit when I update my system. Some may ask of TRIM is necessary these days since most SSDs use proprietary garbage collection. I can only say that I still enable TRIM just in case... and Apple's SSDs utilize TRIM as well.

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  • A Simple and Inexpensive Cheese Press

    Steve:I really like this mod and your workmanship with the oiled Mesquite wood. I just ordered the components on AMazon to make my own,

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  • How to Cut Polycarbonate Tubing Using a Table Saw

    Is this opposite direction of how the first, larger cut is made?

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  • Can you please measure the diameter of the pieces of your stuff sack and post those. I want to sew my own paraglider stuff sack! I don;t know the dimensions..Thanks.

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  • David - I sought out pattern designs after buying a "highly" rated adult Plush onesie on Amazon. Wasn't plush or warm at all as the material was surprisingly thin. So , like you, DIY to get it the way you want it.The BM medallion was a cool project. I taught myself enough about sketchup tools and conversion software and a fellow Burner CNC guy cut out an aluminum MASTER for me. Then I made multiple mold copies in Silicone and poured them out of resin with a little powdered limestone mixed in. I painted and aged them to look weathered and a bunch came out nicely and was an appreciated GIFT on the playa.

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  • I tried to barter for sewing services before I went to Burning Man, but no success. I did make and cast medallions that I brought to gift in my camp and elsewhere.Now I've been looking for just this idea to make a gift for my wife to sit out on the porch at the beach for sunrise with a cup of coffee.Two layers - inside a sherpa fleece and outside a polar fleece so she'll be toasty even with the wind blowing. I might have to make a second larger one, too.

    You don't mention the process you took to go from initial bunny suit to the great looking fitted design. Is the fitted end design reflected in the downloadable PDF you provide us?

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  • Made me look ... I have no idea what an "infnet" was!

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  • Just bought a ZEO package on Ebay after Steve Gibson's recommendation (grc.com).I hope the headband replacement effort launches soon. This is a great DIY substitute though, thanks.

    Just bought a ZEO package after Steve Gibson's recommendation (grc.com).I hope the headband replacement effort launches soon. This is a great DIY substitute though, thanks.

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