I want to give my dad something special for fathers day on 21st june but I am stuck for ideas. I preferably want to make something and have it not be to hard to make. Any ideas?
Topic by dollowl 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Oh, damn, Father's Day is almost here and what can you give the guy who claims to not want anything? Well, we have a few suggestions for you. We dug through the ol' archives to find some things that just might make your dad happy this weekend. We hope this helps as a few of us are also scrambling to figure out what to make as well.If you have any suggestions for other appropriate Father's Day Instructables, post them in the comments! Etch a Shot Glass Concrete Lightbulb Wall Hook Jackhammer Headphones Brew Beer! Carbonated Fruit Dirty Soap Beer Helmet Free Yacht Make a Lure Fire up the BBQ! Smoked Sausage Handmade Pipe
Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Good morning, world!The boys woke me up around 9:30 this morning, gave me cards (#2 had made his at school) and a big Fruit-and-Nut Toblerone.When I came downstairs, they worked together to grill some waffles for my breakfast (their first time using the grill without supervision, and they didn't set fire to any of the waffles!)Now they've sat me in front of the PC to "play on your Instructables" while they go and get dressed so they can take me to the DVD shop to hire a disc for us to watch together. Apparently it's going to be something called Dragon Wars.So, what are you doing for your fathers, or what did your sproglets do for you?
Topic by Kiteman 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I nominate him for dad of the year:
Topic by LanceMakes 6 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Question by joppenheimer 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
He even resulted to physical force. She is really mad about it but i don't know what i should do. i am never bad, i think i set a good stage for myself, i behave and all around him, but it's getting on my nerves.
Question by PyroMaster007 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
So I just made an instructable today on a body scrub and spray for Father's Day but it won't let me enter it in the contest :/ I tried the craft contest and that worked fine but when I try to add it to the Father's Day contest it says, "Sorry, your instructable isn't eligible; it may have been published before the contest entry date." But it wasn't (*>.<)
Topic by Mandy Spring 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
It is Really bad when you feel you have to carry a weapon. This girl and her two younger siblings and father recently died, by her father, and people started a rumor that i was making fun of her and her family after the tragedy, i wasn't, that is just messed up, it is even more messed up how you cannot walk around and feel safe at school, and people want to kick your ass for something you didn't do. I didn't even know the girl or her family and i felt bad. People are mean.You may have heard about it on the news. http://www.q13fox.com/pages/news_story_landing_page/?Memorial-Service-Thursday-For-Slain-Chil=1&blockID;=258526&feedID;=144
Topic by Yerboogieman 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Topic by scoochmaroo 6 years ago
We've announced the winners of the Father's Day Contest - the challenge was to build an electronics project to help Dad around the house. The 1st place project is awesome!See the winning projectsThought I'd pass it along - a lot of the projects have the sourcecode available, and a few have instructables up, too.
Topic by Gadget Gangster 9 years ago
I am seeking a very resourceful, intelligent builder. My 79 y.o. father suffered a traumatic brain injury 15 mos ago. He is minimally conscious and immobile. We get him into a wheelchair but he gets no movement. This machine will cycle his legs while he lies in bed. It is over $9,000 and Medicare does not pay for the device. I am in leaving a web site address that has information about the machine. I have alot of other information if anyone might be interested. http://www.medimotion.co.uk/motomed_models_letto.php I realize that this is a long shot but I thought I might try.
Topic by carolb4 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
An engineer in Cornwall delivered his baby son after watching an instructional video on YouTube.Marc Stephens watched the videos as a precaution when his wife Jo started to feel some discomfort.Four hours later, his wife went into labour and started giving birth before an ambulance could arrive at their home in Redruth. Mr Stephens said his wife was on all fours when he saw the head starting to come out."This is our fourth child now and while for our first I spent most of the time at my wife's head, now I'm not afraid to go down to the business end. BBC story
Topic by Kiteman 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Question by nawrs 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
OK, so when Anakin meets back up with Padme, he's been gone for ~1 year, right? Problem. Padme is pregnant, but hasn't delivered yet. Logically, that means that Anakin is not actually the father. Right so far? So who is Luke's real father? Some random guy? If we believe that the Force is a power that everyone has that must be cultivated, his father can be pretty much anyone. If we believe the medichlorion count interpretation of the Force, however, he would have to have a powerful Jedi as a father. Yoda has been Padme's protector, right? I don't think I'll follow this logic any further.
Question by emperos 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Today i met my girlfriend father it was a first meet also he spoke something againts to approach and behaviour even i approach decent now what should i do?
Question by harshak 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
My father lives independently but has poor mobility and dementia. He frequently walks away from his rollator and then gets trapped when he realises he has left it elsewhere in his home. A physical tether would be impractical and might actually increase his risk of falling. I think he would benefit from an electronic tether that would sound an alarm whenever he moved more than, say, three feet from the rollator. There does not appear to be a commercially-available product to meet such a need. Giving him a passive RFID tag to wear and attaching a light-weight alarm to the rollator that polls the tag every few seconds might generate a workable solution, but I don't have sufficient experience with RFID to generate a solution in a reasonable time-scale. I would probably favour CMOS timers and logic over a microcontroller for similar reasons. Does anyone have a project that could be adapted, or expertise that could be applied, to this task?
Topic by okthought 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I would like to use this horn in my backyard as a Get Out of Pool noise or backdoor door bell.My father would blow this horn to call my brothers and me home at night (no cell phones back then) just a funny redneck dad calling three kids home at night. I would really like to hear it again.
Question by jmmawmaw 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hi all, Im sorry if this is in the wrong topic or specific post for these types of things. I am going to buy a digital photo frame for my father as father's day is coming. there are several online shop I got from google : www.onvon.com www.chinavasion.com www.chinatronic.com I was wondering have anybody brought anything from these websites Was wondering what are the feedbacks on this website. Many thanks in advance.
Topic by Jackchen 10 years ago
Question by UC FATHER TIME 10 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
My father-in-law told me that he has an old lathe in the basement, it was his father-in-law's. I've been wanting to get a lathe, but not really being able to afford anything, but I'm not sure if this is any good or even worth trying to work with. I don't know what's missing (but I know things are missing). Missing parts may be in the basement, but I have no clue what I'm looking for. Edit: I got the picture of just the lathe to upload finally.
Question by AndrewD2 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
My friend asked me this one, I couldn't figure it out but I think the question itself is somehow flawed.Anyway, so here it goes: A kid has to buy a toy of 100 Rupees, he takes Rs.50 from his father and 50 from his mother. Later when he goes to the store he finds that the toy is only 97 rupees, he buys the toy and 3 rupees are left, still with me? Now he goes to his mother and father and out of those 3 rupees gives one rupee to his father, one rupee to his mother and keeps the remaining 1 rupee aside (not for himself). Now here is the question, as he has already given 1 rupee to his mother and father each, he has remaining 49 rupees to pay each one, so, my friend asks that add 49 to 49, 98, and then add to it the remaining 1 rupee he had kept aside, 99. Where did the remaining 1 rupee go? I just can't understand what is he trying to ask, the calculation he just did, I think, has nothing to do with amount the kid has to pay or paid.
Question by the-science-dude 5 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
I have looked all over the internet... but cannot find the answer to this question. my step father rented a house to some people and they built a shed. they surrendered the keys and everything, and the court ordered eviction was completed. now he is sueing for the amount they owe, and they want their shed. my step father (landlord) apparently wants the shed now. i am going to ask on yahoo answers, but that isnt allowed at the school, and that is where i am now... sooo, any realtors out there? i live in suffolk virginia, if that is of any help. thanks
Question by macmccune 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I am trying to enter the father's day contest with this, https://www.instructables.com/id/Supersized-Jenga-game/ But I keep getting a message that says my instructable was posted before the contest started. When I was posting the instructable the toy contest and epilog contest had the same message. So I published the instructable and then I tried to enter the contests. The epilog and toy contests worked fine but the fathers day contest continues to give me the same rejection message.
Topic by artlife 5 years ago
I just tryed to DL 2 PDFs of instructables and they didnt come as expected... Stuck at 99%. So i canceled and redid them... See attrachment for result. Canceled again and retryed again, same result... The URLs of the 2 downloads: https://www.instructables.com/pdf/Personal-Mushroom-Farm/Personal-Mushroom-Farm.pdf https://www.instructables.com/pdf/Fathers-Day-DIY-Embossed-Leather-Luggage-Tag-Tie-C/Fathers-Day-DIY-Embossed-Leather-Luggage-Tag-Tie-C.pdf Firefox 29.01 15.5.2014 23:15 CET (GMT+1+DST)
Topic by Orngrimm 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Hi! I decided I would post every chapter I do instead of just the first so here's the second chapter! Enjoy! Chapter 2 The traveller After eating some delicious noodles we decided to go to my house. I expected my mother would shout at me because I hadn’t made my bed, but when I got home there was a very different response. My mother looked very frightened. Suddenly my father walked in. He too was a samurai. He was dressed in samurai’s armour and had a katana and a wakizashi (Samurai sword and dagger) which were placed in their sheaths. He only wore the armour in an emergency and in times of war and the expression on his face told me that there was bad news. “Pack your bags, Ryu,” he said. “It’s time for you to go to the dojo.” “What?” I asked in disbelief. “Go and pack your bags,” he repeated. “Hiroshi, you must also get ready. Go home to your father who is waiting for you.” “Yes, sir,” he replied. Hiroshi never questioned my father’s decisions. “Father?” I started. “Do not question me, Ryu. Now go and get ready.” Hiroshi ran out the door and I went to my room and opened my cupboard. Inside were all my kimonos and my bokken (wooden sword). I grabbed my favourite ones and came back to where my father was waiting. I didn’t have time to say goodbye to any of my friends. We walked outside where my father’s horse stood ready. “Hello, Diamond,” I said. He whinnied when he saw me and put his head under my arms so that I could pat him. I scratched his ears while my father prepared the saddle. We named him Diamond because of the diamond shaped mark on his forehead. The white stallion was very rare and my father was lucky to have found him. I still remember the first time we met Diamond. My father and I were travelling on a large dirt road when it started to rain. The road quickly turned to mud so we took shelter under some trees. Hearing a sad whinny, I looked around and found a white stallion lying in the mud. I turned my father’s gaze to the horse and we walked over to it. It was only half awake and had a huge cut in its side. We brought it back to our stables and healed its wounds. It became fond of us so we decided to keep him. He was easily the fastest horse in the city. Back to the present, we set out on the road to the dojo. As we left the city I could see almost everything from the palace down to the pier. The gardens at the top of the hill were full of flowers and shrubs. It was bordered on two sides by a thick hedge. The pagoda was in the middle for people to visit. I realized that I had never actually visited the garden. There were many things I hadn’t visited in the last fourteen years. I would miss the beach with its crystal clear waters and sandy shores. I’d miss the constant movement of the waves. I’d miss my mother and younger sister. I’d especially miss all the friends I had. Leaving Hiroshi would hurt dearly. As we travelled I helped Diamond’s tail to flick away the flies. Diamond galloped so swiftly that it was comfortable riding him. The white stallion sped past villages and mountains until we arrived at a forest. The entrance to the forest was shrouded in mist and there was complete silence. Entering cautiously we heard a weak yelp. My father stopped and stared in the direction of the sound. I dismounted and walked toward the faint voice. My father told me to take my bokken. He always thought that curiosity was a great teacher. I got closer and heard a twitch. Behind a small bush a girl was lying unconscious. She looked about my age- fourteen or fifteen, maybe? She had a deep cut in here wrist that seemed to be from sometime of weapon. She had a large bump on her head which must have left her unconscious. The thing that really surprised me was her hair. It was the colour of gold. I called my father over to see. He stared at the girl and then picked her up. “The healers from the dojo will be able to heal her wounds,” he said. “Put her on your lap and make sure she does not fall of the horse.” I laid her on the horse and put my bokken between me and the saddle holding the girl in place. We continued our journey through the woods without another word. Halfway through the forest the girl started to wake up. She had crystal blue eyes that stared straight at me. “Danger,” she said before drifting back into unconsciousness. I had a bad feeling about this.
Topic by Tornado96 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I was once told about a father who was able to set up a direct line from the kitchen to the wendy house. So the child could have a hot line direct to mum.
When i asked my father to buy me a nintendo wi he kept on saying no ? Today he said that he will buy me the wii if it is available for emi
Question by kswaminathan 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
When I take a holiday in Wales we always listen to "The Smurfs" (Father Abraham in Smurfland) - it's a tradition. Hence the phrase "The Smurfs have finished" meaning "Someone change the record". If you've not been exposed to this yet, see here: Then there's "Smurfing beer" - quote: "you don't get drunk and it isn't dear" (It isn't beer) www.youtube.com/watch The Pinoccio song questions - quote "Pinoccio, Pinoccio, why are you made of wood?" www.youtube.com/watch The annoying but up-beat Dippety-Do song: www.youtube.com/watch Looking at the album cover I wonder exactly what happens when the floating-head of Father Abraham appears in Smurfland - do they panic and start singing lest he smite them? (Notice the bad image job where the top of a mushroom-house has been cropped off on the right)
Topic by lemonie 9 years ago | last reply 10 months ago
Hi there, My name is Nicolas, I'm french and i'm asking for the help of the community. Me and my girlfriend are thinking to get married soon and I wanted to find an original way to ask her dad for his permission. The thing is that her parents live in Washington and I'm not able to go there. I was thinking of sending something or make something virtual (i'm a software engieneer). Moreover her father is not a real techy guy but rather a tech enthousiast. So I search something around the tech theme. So here is my question, do you have any orignal idea with this tech direction in mind that i can produce to ask her father. Sorry for my bad english. If something is unclear, please ask for mor explanation. Best regards, Nicolas
Topic by NicolasP38 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
I HAVE A "SAFE GAURD" COMPANIES SAFE I HAVE FORGOTTEN THE LOCK CODE TO OPEN IT. THEIR IS NO ALTERNATIVE OF KEY OPENING . AS THE SAFE IS OF OUR FORE FATHERS I DONT WANT TO OPEN IT FORCEFULLY . CAN SOMEBODY SUGGEST HOW TO OPEN IT. I AM READY TO PAY THE CHARGES.
On my computor, I found a poem I wrote when I was in 3rd grade! Here it is: Bother Oh the people you bother, You sister, your father, Your brother, Your mother, And they always say, "GO OUT AND PLAY!!" And I say no "What if it'll snow?" No one will know Until the next day. Oh the people you bother, Your sister, your father, You brother, Your mother, And they leave the room. So I take out the vacuum. I sucked up their cheeks, and I sucked up their nose, I went outside and squirt them with a hose. And then they say, "GO OUT AND PLAY!!!" And I say no "What if it will snow?" No one, no thee, No more than three, Will know until the next day. I guess it's pretty good for a 3rd grader!
Topic by Flumpkins 10 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I am now having a part-time job, which is teaching a kid with simple mathe and chinese. The boy's father has a high expectation with him, so I cannot just play games with the boy and I am supposed to teach him something in the textbook. And after teaching him for a week, I found that it is really difficult for him to focus on what i am saying. Like when I was drawing apples and telling him how to count numbers, he was completely concerntrated. And once I finished talking, he started to ask questions like why Tom Cat always chases Jerry Mouse.... Also, sometimes he interrupt me and ask why he has something that other girls don't have. I was so embarrassed because his father was in the next room. Sincerely, how to teach him?
Question by Lzx 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
A friend of my fathers had a dry cell powered device with two metal handles you gripped while the operator slid a rod in a coil to increase voltage. the idea was to hang on till you couldn't. These drunks would hold on till the thing made their wrist muscles contract their hands into claws. How would you build this thing? Thanks, Zappenfusen
Question by zappenfusen 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I use to make them when my children were little and they were great but the directioins were stolen along with all my property when I put then into storage. and helped my mother take care of my dieing father in Florida
Question by sabrosky3 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I HAVE A N EARLY 1900s ANTIQUE OAK 3 DOOR ICE BOX. MY FATHER STAINED IT WITH LINSEED OIL SOME WHERE IN THE EARLY 80s. IT LOOKS A BIT DARK AND DINGEY. I WANT TO REMOVE THE EXISTING FINISH AND BRIGHTEN IT UP. WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO REMOVE LINSEED OIL?
Question by PAPANATOR 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
HELP!!! For my birthday i received a mini fm for ipod mini. When I try to use it there is no power to it from my ipod. I know the mini fm works because I checked it on my fathers ipod. How should I check if the port is dead and if it is should i send it to the ipod store for repair and how mush do you think it will cost. help will be greatly appreciated. THANKS.
Topic by APeiceOfPoo 12 years ago
Hey all, I need some DIY help. I just rescued this road bike from a woman whose father was a racer, I love it but its just too darn big. I ride it comfortably standing, biut getting on it is quite risky. Any suggestions? I lowered the seat. I don't know what else could be done, but I'm hoping!!
Topic by itsdori 9 years ago
My father (an electrical engineer) told me that if a capacitor is charged and than shorted out than it can fail, possibly with explosive results. However I have seen way to many Youtube videos of capacitor banks being shorted and nothing but a big spark happening. Who is right? Can anybody help me?
Question by junits15 10 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
My father has gout, and it seems his attacks come on as a result of too much rich, sweet food. I want to bake him something delicious, but I don't want it to cause him to have a gout-attack. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!
I got onto Itunes yesterday, and I noticed that a lot of my songs were missing. They were just completely gone. Should i sync my ipod, and put the songs back on, or try to do something else? Help? The same thing happened to my father, who I share the account with. We have not updated/downloadedany new versions of anything on Itunes recently. Help?
Question by freeza36 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I have car mats that slip and slide everywhere and I don't want to pay 70+ dollar for exact fitting car mats. Can anyone create an instructible on how to create your own exact fitting door mat for cheap? My friend's father done it with some material from homedepot, but my friend doesn't know how to do it! help please~
Question by playcs 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I have a pride scooter that was my fathers, the control box on the steering column has gone out for the second time. I want to hack the chair to make a cart for my kids , it seems to me that one could use a foot pedal off a power grinder to by pass the safety laden devise on the column, any ideas?
Question by doctorbigdaddy 8 years ago | last reply 1 year ago