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  • wasanah2 commented on Todd W Meyer's instructable My Foam Built Micro Camper11 days ago
    My Foam Built Micro Camper

    I appreciate your thoroughness and the fact that you tried this technique on another project first. I'm making a pop up camper and decided to do the lower part the way you did yours and then make the roof so light weight with poor mans fiberglass that I can lift it by hand instead of putting a complicated winch system in and have it sit on conduit poles. If the top doesn't look right, I can always rebuild the top. Then I'll make foam inserts on hinges to fill the mid sections instead of using canvas. It just needs to be big enough for one or two people tops. Just as long as the pieces all fit inside and is low to tow, I think it will be great. I have to have mine done by the end of June. I have access to a workshop until then. Wish me luck!! Thanks again for how thorough and ca...

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    I appreciate your thoroughness and the fact that you tried this technique on another project first. I'm making a pop up camper and decided to do the lower part the way you did yours and then make the roof so light weight with poor mans fiberglass that I can lift it by hand instead of putting a complicated winch system in and have it sit on conduit poles. If the top doesn't look right, I can always rebuild the top. Then I'll make foam inserts on hinges to fill the mid sections instead of using canvas. It just needs to be big enough for one or two people tops. Just as long as the pieces all fit inside and is low to tow, I think it will be great. I have to have mine done by the end of June. I have access to a workshop until then. Wish me luck!! Thanks again for how thorough and careful you were in your directions.

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  • Poor Mans Fiberglass, Permanent Exterior Paint, Never Paint Again (almost), Waterproofing With Out Epoxy, Fiberglass Epoxy Allergy Relief

    Too late. I've practically started my camper. I'm making mine a pop up so I can stand in it. Foam and plywood sandwich sides, door in the back and a very light weight top that weighs what one of your kayaks weighs so I don't need a complicated winch system to lift it. I plan to have two plywood tip outs on the sides that will hold each a twin bed that'll be seating in the daytime. Those will be supported with 2x3s inside and slide out jacks on the outside to support the weight. The mid section between the bottom and the roof will be foam panels with hinges and barrel locks that will store in the lower part of the camper for transportation. So far all I have going is the drawings, a brand new utility trailer that'll be the chassis. I have the wallpaper roller, titebond 2, Gorilla ...

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    Too late. I've practically started my camper. I'm making mine a pop up so I can stand in it. Foam and plywood sandwich sides, door in the back and a very light weight top that weighs what one of your kayaks weighs so I don't need a complicated winch system to lift it. I plan to have two plywood tip outs on the sides that will hold each a twin bed that'll be seating in the daytime. Those will be supported with 2x3s inside and slide out jacks on the outside to support the weight. The mid section between the bottom and the roof will be foam panels with hinges and barrel locks that will store in the lower part of the camper for transportation. So far all I have going is the drawings, a brand new utility trailer that'll be the chassis. I have the wallpaper roller, titebond 2, Gorilla Glue and some of the foam and some of the wood bought...all I need is some time. I'm considering starting with the roof. I want to build it super light and fasten it down well in transportation. It should be as tall as your camper in transportation but pop up into a camper with a 6'5" clearance over the floor. I opted for stronger materials on the lower walls due to the tip outs for the beds. Will post pix when I get going. But in the meantime, this camper is the inspiration for what I want to do...except where you see a lot of plywood, to do that part in foam panels and plexiglass for windows:

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  • Poor Mans Fiberglass, Permanent Exterior Paint, Never Paint Again (almost), Waterproofing With Out Epoxy, Fiberglass Epoxy Allergy Relief

    I finally got my perforation tool off ebay in the mail. Yea!! It came all the way from England! So I have a couple questions. First off, with Mercury, you say the walls are the perforated foam and nails are driven up from under the floor for gluing. So is there any frame structure? I don't see them early on, but in later pix I see some boards on corners which would mean there is a frame in there. If so, what size wood are you using? Second question is I want to start with a tiny project to get the hang of it. If I made a square planter box, would it stand up to occasional watering and dirt inside it? Or is that a poor starter project? Thank you!

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  • How to Make a Realistic Faux Neon Sign - Super Bright!

    That's such a great idea. I've wished for a fun neon light like that for some time, something retro looking. Will have to use hand tools but that's no problem for me. Once I have my current project done, I want to work on one of these. Thanks for the great instructable!

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  • Seafoam Kayak, the Unsinkable Foam Kayak Anyone Can Build, 16 Pounds and Eight Feet of Fun

    If it will hold up to the wind, I sure want to give it a try. I saw the sawfish sculpt and the second I saw it, I thought "car top carrier." Since I'm in the market for one, I think I'll give it a shot. Just have to plan it out...I like this idea. Thanks!

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  • Seafoam Kayak, the Unsinkable Foam Kayak Anyone Can Build, 16 Pounds and Eight Feet of Fun

    Is it possible to use this method to make an aerodynamic car top carrier box? Would it hold up to the wind resistance if fastened well to the car's roof rack?

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  • wasanah2 commented on educ8s's instructable Internet Radio Using an ESP324 months ago
    Internet Radio Using an ESP32

    I bought an internet radio about 5 years ago and use it daily. I wanted to play old time radio and a different era of tunes. There are a lot of internet channels out there for whatever interests you. I won't be making the project because it's too advanced for me and as I said, I already have one, but I think it's a very worthy project for someone who can do it. My internet radio from C. Crane wasn't cheap, and I think this one will do the same thing for much less. Great instructable!

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  • wasanah2 commented on Murcom's instructable Truck Canopy / Topper5 months ago
    Truck Canopy / Topper

    This is a great instructable! I suppose if you framed in a reclaimed RV window in the back, you could even put in a window if you wanted to...or a pass thru window that goes to the cab. Well written and illustrated!

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  • How to Lose 100+ Pounds and Keep It Off for Life

    You've done so well! Congrats! Point one of your prep is my hardest part, but it is so true..."it's not going to be comfortable."

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  • wasanah2 commented on Tye Rannosaurus's instructable Banana (slug) Cream Pie1 year ago
    Banana (slug) Cream Pie

    AWESOME instructable. I had a picky eater kid who wouldn't eat meals unless they were "cool". She would only eat stuffed peppers when I called them monkey heads and pointed out how there were eyes and a nose in there but squished and turned green from gangrene. She loved them then. Also I told her that spinach ravioli was pasta with frogs stuffed in there, and then she would eat it because it was cool. Unfortunately her school teacher was interested in the monkey heads I was serving for dinner which made an interesting parent-teacher conference. I wish I had had this recipe then. I should make it and surprise her, even though she's grown out of that stage for many years.

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  • Dyeing Yarn With a Crock Pot (Slow Cooker)

    Is the yarn colorfast at this point or do you have to do a post dye mordant afterwards? I'm trying to learn about dyeing and really confused about mordants. LOVE the idea of using a crock pot. There's always a bunch of these in yard sales.

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  • wasanah2 commented on Penolopy Bulnick's instructable How to Dehydrate Marshmallows1 year ago
    How to Dehydrate Marshmallows

    What an excellent idea! I have a dehydrator and never thought to use it for marshmallows. When we open up a bag and use them, usually there's some left over and when they get old in the opened bag with a twisty tie on it, they get semi hard and I was throwing them away. Thanks for this great instructable. I especially like the idea for use with the colored and shaped ones.

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  • wasanah2 commented on JON-A-TRON's instructable Off Grid Power Supply1 year ago
    Off Grid Power Supply

    Would like to know if your inverter alarms if the battery is low. I have an inverter like that and it's awful. I'd rather have one that doesn't scream at me.

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  • wasanah2 commented on wduraes's instructable TV - Time Machine2 years ago
    TV - Time Machine

    Rec'd the Raspberry Pi. Installed the loop but now a problem is there is no way to stop the loop so that I can safely turn it off. They don't recommend that you yank the plug. So how do you resolve putting it in the box when the loops never end and you can't get back to the terminals? To shut it off if yours is working correctly (and mine is not), you need a wired mouse and keyboard. That's not going to work with the cabinet construction and for some reason, once it's on, the wired mouse and keyboard (for me) are seemingly disabled. Yeah, this is one project that really wasn't what I thought it would be. You have to leave it on all the time, and where I live we have a lot of power outages, I'm sure this is one thing that will not be practical if I can't turn it off.YOUR IDEA IS S...

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    Rec'd the Raspberry Pi. Installed the loop but now a problem is there is no way to stop the loop so that I can safely turn it off. They don't recommend that you yank the plug. So how do you resolve putting it in the box when the loops never end and you can't get back to the terminals? To shut it off if yours is working correctly (and mine is not), you need a wired mouse and keyboard. That's not going to work with the cabinet construction and for some reason, once it's on, the wired mouse and keyboard (for me) are seemingly disabled. Yeah, this is one project that really wasn't what I thought it would be. You have to leave it on all the time, and where I live we have a lot of power outages, I'm sure this is one thing that will not be practical if I can't turn it off.YOUR IDEA IS STILL GOOD THOUGH! I'm wondering if you can do the same thing by making a youtube play list of a lot of black and white movies and tv shows that are in the public domain and then mount a $50 tablet inside a cabinet and then put some decent speakers in there hooked into the headphone jack and just play a long playlist from YouTube. Then you use the touch screen to pause it or simply turn it off when you don't want to play it. You do need the wifi to use it, but that's one thing in the house that doesn't get turned off unless we have a power outage. So for us, it will work.

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  • wasanah2 commented on wduraes's instructable TV - Time Machine2 years ago
    TV - Time Machine

    I ordered the "deluxe" Raspberry Pi 3 set. It comes with a case and 16G preloaded microcard, HDMI cord, a booklet of projects, and maybe between these directions and your directions I can figure it out. I'm not techy, but I'll do great making the cabinet. I really like the idea of making it in cardboard first. I'm going to do that as well.I guess the book will say where you put in the code for the loop. I've never put code in anything before. I hope I can do this. Looked like I'll need a wired mouse and a wired keyboard. So I went out and bought that tonight. The raspberry set will be here in a couple days.In the meantime I'm downloading old shows. I found a software that will convert my color MP4s and make them black and white. It just wouldn't be right to play colo...

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    I ordered the "deluxe" Raspberry Pi 3 set. It comes with a case and 16G preloaded microcard, HDMI cord, a booklet of projects, and maybe between these directions and your directions I can figure it out. I'm not techy, but I'll do great making the cabinet. I really like the idea of making it in cardboard first. I'm going to do that as well.I guess the book will say where you put in the code for the loop. I've never put code in anything before. I hope I can do this. Looked like I'll need a wired mouse and a wired keyboard. So I went out and bought that tonight. The raspberry set will be here in a couple days.In the meantime I'm downloading old shows. I found a software that will convert my color MP4s and make them black and white. It just wouldn't be right to play color on it.I have a new question. The VGA to HDMI you mention, is that only if your monitor doesn't have an HDMI? Could I use a really small flat screen tv in there? A new one would have an HDMI, I believe.Thank you in advance.

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  • wasanah2 commented on wduraes's instructable TV - Time Machine2 years ago
    TV - Time Machine

    Will this work without the loop, playing a rather full thumb drive? I think I can do the rest, but I can't figure out the loop part, and if it'll just play, I'll be happy and can change to different thumbdrives.

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