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  • Build an Electric Foundry for Melting Aluminum (that Works on 120 VAC)

    i been looking intoo an electric kiln too and using a stovetop burner will make it a lot eazier , thank you for the idea as for insulating the bare leads going out , ceramic beads might be a good idea to use as insulation (i'm definetely planning on using those) https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/Hoge-temperatuur-co... i seen people making crusibles out of stainless fire extinguishers and they work fine for a few pours but eventually the metal gets atacked by the aluminiumoxide and it eventually burns a hole in the bottom pouring the content out inside the kiln or worse halfway out of the kiln over youre shoes you might want to invest 15 dollars or so in a real graphite cruisible https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/2kg-Graphite-Furnac...the thing with the metal pouring out over the ionside of th...

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    i been looking intoo an electric kiln too and using a stovetop burner will make it a lot eazier , thank you for the idea as for insulating the bare leads going out , ceramic beads might be a good idea to use as insulation (i'm definetely planning on using those) https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/Hoge-temperatuur-co... i seen people making crusibles out of stainless fire extinguishers and they work fine for a few pours but eventually the metal gets atacked by the aluminiumoxide and it eventually burns a hole in the bottom pouring the content out inside the kiln or worse halfway out of the kiln over youre shoes you might want to invest 15 dollars or so in a real graphite cruisible https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/2kg-Graphite-Furnac...the thing with the metal pouring out over the ionside of the kiln made me kindah scared to use the heatingwire i seen use in a few designs based on a pottery kiln as the wire could short out with the moulten aluminium , with the stovetop burner it shouldnt be as mush of a problem as the pipe holding the heatingwire inside it is electricly insulated and usually made from stainless wish can stand being covered in moulten aluminium

    the metal from sodacans isnt realy usable for pouring , the thin wall allso causes a lot of oxide to form during the melt leaving you with even less aluminium

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  • watahyahknow commented on IamGutter's instructable Backyard Dunk Tank1 year ago
    Backyard Dunk Tank

    dunno how long does it take for a toilet to flush the whole reservour , thats about 10 to 12 liter

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  • watahyahknow commented on jkmoule's instructable How to Make a Ring From a Coin1 year ago
    How to Make a Ring From a Coin

    i seen sumtin simulair once but it kept the impression of the coin visiblethink they basicly stretch and push the center out to the edge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiCFOwChJwA

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  • watahyahknow commented on lukeg22woo's instructable Design and Build a Tiny House1 year ago
    Design and Build a Tiny House

    you would be suprized to know that there a LOT of commercial trailers with that volume and weight in europe as its about the maximum we alowed to tow with a normal drivers licence i have to say though that they kindah selfdestruct over time from the bad build quallity hadnt seen mush of the lightening you did on the trailer and i did say it about home made tiny homes in general

    seems like a well thought out trailer the thing i notice with a LOT of the tiny house trailers is that the use a LOT of thick wood (slats flooring walls all over actually) the magic word in travel trailers is weight , the heavier the trailer the less you can load intoo it (food clothes games canoo climbing gear tv that sortah stuff) and the bigger the car you need to move it wat you couldve done is use a medium thick piece of plywood and drill it full of 2 inch holes fill those holes with styrofoam "hocky pucks" and cover the top and bottom with a thinner sheet of plywood , you have the same thickness ply at the end but at about 2/3 the weight and just as strong and its still better than a commersially build trailer

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  • Mini Lathe Motor Upgrade (three Phase, Brushless DC)

    suprized the motor is actually that small in size , seen the motors on lathes like the enco and there full size 220 volt motors looking intoo buying a c2 as whell and might consider the upgrade at a later date , thanks for the info on it

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  • Giant Homemade 16" Disc Sander (for the Lathe)

    great idea though not many people have a lathe of that size could do the same thing with a smaller lathe and run the disk of a belt driven by a pulley mounted in the lathes chuck can set it up so it sits in front of the lathe or mounted higher on the bedrails itself

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  • Charcoal Grill Forge: Become a blacksmith on the cheap

    theres actually a simple fix to get rid of the galvanizing it just takes a little time and prevent the brown/yellow "smoke causing verry bad hangover": dunk it in water mixed with acid like toilet / draincleaner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tld3onsUVE

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  • Turning a Trashed Mobile Home into a Shop

    nice build it prolly a lot cheaper than build it from scratch on a concrete foundation , youre kindah lucky the roof is still ok ..... it IS still ok isnt it?you can move it too if you want / need to and the county/goverment rules for trailerhomes prolly be better than non moveable structureswould be nice to see a youtube channel on the build maibe a simple webside with all this info and keep it somewat current through the rest of the build sofar youre doing a great job and the place is going to be valuable , since its a woodshop it might be a good idea to install some sort of gobbled up firesupressant system (maibe some co2 and a big powered valve dumping its content intoo the room through a bunch of nozzles in the ceiling , i seen it used on racecars it just needs to be bigger , you m...

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    nice build it prolly a lot cheaper than build it from scratch on a concrete foundation , youre kindah lucky the roof is still ok ..... it IS still ok isnt it?you can move it too if you want / need to and the county/goverment rules for trailerhomes prolly be better than non moveable structureswould be nice to see a youtube channel on the build maibe a simple webside with all this info and keep it somewat current through the rest of the build sofar youre doing a great job and the place is going to be valuable , since its a woodshop it might be a good idea to install some sort of gobbled up firesupressant system (maibe some co2 and a big powered valve dumping its content intoo the room through a bunch of nozzles in the ceiling , i seen it used on racecars it just needs to be bigger , you might be able to use CO2 bottles meant for beer tap instalations ) and a sirene that goes off in the house should there be a fire or someones trying to break intoo it so youre still able to do sumtin about it and not wake up once the fire or person has taken off prolly be able to hook it up to the (cheap reused window xp desktop) computer system with some programming if you leave that computer running all the time (with the webcams as observation cameras )

    if you can find a verry big stack of trow away pallets maibe you can disasseble them and use the wood from that to make a floor , will take a lot of cutting and planing or the different planks to get it looking nicely though but you can nail or gleu it straight to the old floor could do a pattern with them too http://www.visualdictionaryonline.com/images/house...it would actually take more time then money to do this

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  • watahyahknow commented on More Cowbell's instructable Easy Generator to Home Hook Up3 years ago
    Easy Generator to Home Hook Up

    you could mount a heavy duty 3 phase on off on toggle switch between the fuses of the main and the generator to the house fusebox you can do that near the houseboxhttp://www.bundupower.co.za/mcs.phpyou can use it as the mainswitch between main and generator basicly it will switch between one , then off , then the other , never together / combined

    the one i showed actually WAS for exactly that setup and was labeled gen and main

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