How to apply a brushed on wood grain on our painted baseboards.?

I am restoring the wood trim in the hallway of our 1850 greek revival plantation manor. The baseboards, door frames and doors have been stripped with a heat gun and there are areas where the original brushed on (painted?) grain sample is visible. I want to reproduce the look. I tried using glase and paint and did the riser baseboard on the stair case. I used a comb and it just doesnt have the right look. I m worried that when i get to the intricate door frame which is approximately 6" wide, that the comb will be too difficult to give the right look. I need to have advice on type of paint/varnish/stain to use and what kind of brush to give me the right look. I would contact a professional, but there is nobody around here that knows what I am talking about.

Asked by innkeepper 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


the volume of a grain of sand

Now let's try our hands at critical thinking and experimental design. I have a very simple question for you; what is the average volume of one grain of sand ? 

Asked by LumelisaD 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Harvest Grain- with a Hedgetrimmer?

Has anyone tried cutting tall grass with a hedgetrimmer? It does resemble a sickle bar mower, at least superficially. I've never quite gotten the hang of the scythe, and although the gas chainsaw does work, it's an awful lot o noise. This year, the slender wheatgrass, which is usually xeriscaping and erosion control will be harvested for chickens ! I'm thinkin of buying a Ryobi cordless trimmer. 

Posted by Toga_Dan 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How many grains of sand in a cubic millimeter? Answered

I want to know how many grains of sand are in a cubic mm, because I want to work out how many grains of sand fit in my bedroom (using maths rather then filling it with sand and then counting for the rest of my life.)

Asked by TurboFish 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Can we Make Grain Moisture Meter - Link Added

Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwtijjmJaJc Attached Video of the Moisture Meter - I need to make this myself. anyone here to help me

Posted by thegreyhatters 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Growing, Harvesting Grain

Http://www.rural-revolution.com/2012/08/harvesting-wheat.html  Slowly learnin this stuff. Havent really mastered the scythe. grow grains as ground cover/erosion control/xeriscape, but plan to harvest it  for chickeN feed. Any of yall have experience to share?

Posted by Toga_Dan 3 years ago


does anyone know what oil is used in making grain of rice necklaces?

There are necklaces that consist of a tiny vial with a grain of rice in them with usually your name written on them. They suspend the rice in a clear oil. I was wondering what oil is used. Thanks!!

Asked by phenixa 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


inst. say add grains to bag. but do you add both bags of malt too the sock?

The instu. say pour 2.5 gallons of water a boil. then do you add the 2 bags of crushed malt to the grain bag then let it soak.

Asked by jerrilea 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do you make Sanding Sealer / Grain Filler?

Hello there :) This is my first forum post so please be gentle ;) Okay, here's the skinny. I am doing a zakk wylde paint job on my stagg strat. I've removed all the paint and sanded it down. But I have some scratches on it (from the sanding) and a few places where I went in too deep with the sandpaper and removed some of the old sanding sealer. So, I need some sanding sealer / grain filler in order to make it a nice smooth surface so I can apply primer to it. Here's the problem. I live in a country where there is ABSOLUTELY NO DEMAND for sanding sealer / grain filler. So there is nothing like that in Bulgaria. And I need to know how I can make my own. (all of the carpenters here sand it and put on some lacquer and it's an awful finish but that's how it is here) Sooo, can any1 please help mee.... :) I really need something that is a good substitute of grain filler / sanding sealer.

Posted by tednet 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 weeks ago


Question : Can you build a cheap Moisture meter for grain

Hello I'm a Peace Corps volunteer working with coffee. I'm helping farmers improve the quality of their coffee. To do this they need to dry their coffee very well. It is hard to tell if the coffee is dried enough without a moisture meter, and a moisture is very expensive. Does anyone know of how to build a moisture meter? this tells what percentage of the weight of the coffee bean is water, I believe. Or if anyone knows where to get one inexpensively, that would also help. Many thanks

Posted by eddieobrien 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How can I repair vinyl "wood grain" that came off when adhesive tape was applied to the surface of a desk?

I have a Bush particle board desk I would like to repair. Recently, my wife placed some adhesive tape on the surface of her desk. Upon pulling the tape off, some of the "wood grain" was lifted off of the vinyl covering. I do not want to replace the vinyl, only touch up the areas that were damaged by the tape.

Asked by Frank Reyes 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How can I thresh my barley to make beer?

I have a patch of 2-row barley growing, thickly. When ready I can mow with my tractor-mounted sickle bar mower. But how can I thresh the grain from the straw so it will still sprout, to make malt for my home-brewed beer? I tried an unpowered reel lawnmower, didn't work. This year I expect to try running my snowblower on slow, using tarps to catch grain. But I expect I could construct a small thresher, Powered or not? Prefer hand power to grow my own beer.

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How might I thresh barley to make beer??

I have a patch of 2-row barley growing, thickly. When ready I can mow with my tractor-mounted sickle bar mower. But how can I thresh the grain from the straw so it will still sprout, to make malt for my home brewed beer? I tried an unpowered reel lawnmower, didn't work. This year I expect to try running my snowblower on slow, using tarps to catch grain. But I expect I could construct a small thresher, Powered or not? Prefer hand power to grow my own beer.

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Eng sys to power a machine 7 ft lbs of torque for 900 rpm (constant load need) 24volt dc mtr have specs w/ gear red 2-1? Answered

Crushing grain etc, have the model number for the motor, need solar power to run 62.5 full load amps.  - have more info if needed

Asked by samhall 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Free Rice

A lot of you probably already know about this, but I thought I would post it anyway.The site FreeRice.com is a fantastic charity site that helps fight world hunger through a game.I had heard of this a long time ago, but I never actually tried it until today. I researched a bit, and was very impressed by it, which is why I'm posting this.How it StartedFreeRice began on October 7, 2007. It was created by John Breen, a computer programmer from Bloomington, Indiana, who also created thehungersite.com, therainforestsite.com and Poverty.com. Breen invented the site, and typed in all 10,000 definitions, after observing his son study for the SAT.How it WorksVisitors to the website are presented with a word and four definitions. If a user selects the correct definition, FreeRice.com donates 20 grains of rice through the United Nations. Another word is then presented. Special graphics symbolizing 100 and 1,000 grains of rice are displayed on a graphical tally if the player's total reaches these numbers. Various landmarks are represented with different messages of encouragement such as: "You have donated 10,000 grains of rice. Wow! Now THAT is impressive!" after the 10,000th grain is donated, and after 20,000 grains, "You have donated 20,000 grains of rice. Wow! We're speechless!" After every ten thousand grains thereafter, the message "Wow! We're STILL speechless!" will appear. The last message of encouragement appears when you reach 100,000: "You have donated 100,000 grains of rice. May you have a lifetime of happiness..." and then the donation comes back at 0 grains.The difficulty of each displayed word is measured from 1 (easy) to 60 (very hard). The game begins with four introductory definitions to set an initial vocabulary level. From the fifth question onward, three consecutive correct responses raise the difficulty level by one. Every incorrect answer lowers the level by one. Users can play for as long as they wish. The game determines difficulty level dynamically by analyzing the results from all users' game play.A speaker icon has been added to each definition to provide an audio pronunciation of the word.How its possiblen exchange for advertisements on the website, various sponsors donate the money necessary to pay for the rice and other costs to run FreeRice. The donations are distributed by the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP), starting with Bangladesh in early 2008. By this time, the site's creator had given over $213,000 to the WFP which encourages people to visit FreeRice.com.For example, On 20 November the WFP launched a campaign to 'feed a child for Thanksgiving'.Has it Worked?One month after the inception of the viral marketing program, users had earned enough points for one billion grains of rice. The United Nation's World Food Programme stated that this amount could feed 50,000 people for one day. Thus, approximately 20,000 grains of rice provide enough caloric intake to sustain an adult for one day. Using this calculation, enough rice is donated to feed about 7,000 people daily. In its first six months of operation, FreeRice donated over 25 billion grains of rice.I think its a great cause, and truly a noble deed. So, when you're bored, instead of playing solitaire because you need something to do, why not help feed those who truly need something?By helping this cause, you are also helping yourself. Since the game consists of word definitions, you might be suprised

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Coffee substitutes

I wonder if anyone, with experience, can make Instructables explaining how to make coffee substitutes. I understand that coffee substitutes have been made from different sources: chicory, dandelion roots, coffeeweeds, garbanzo beans and, grains. Cassia occidentalis is known as Coffeeweed in some parts of the United States and as Hedionda in Puerto Rico. The Cassia occidentalis and Senna occidentalis produce a very aromatic brew. It was used once during a coffee shortage. 

Posted by blkhawk 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Bike painting. Answered

Is it o.k. just to sand a bike, with light grain sandpaper (so as not to scratch) to paint the bike?  I am paining from almost "white" colore to a darker colore.  Any help, sure would be appreciated.  Dorm7guard

Asked by dorm7guard 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Hi I would like to make an automatic feeder for my pigs using an electric motor to control the amount of feed.

I was going to use pvc pipe and a electric window winder motor to open and close a flap at the bottom of the pipe. Can anyone help on how to automatically trigger the motor to open and close the flap once or twice a day for about 10 seconds. (open 10 seconds, allows grain out and then closes to stop any more grain coming out again. Any assistance would be appreciated. I dont know much about electronics. Dan

Asked by dandro 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Is There Something Wrong With My Tree?

I just checked the water level of my tree. When I pulled my hand out, it was covered in tiny white and black squirming bugs (about the size of a grain of sand). Is that, well, natural for a Turkish Fir tree.

Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Need an alternative to "long-term food storage in plastic buckets".

Hello, I'm in Mumbai, India. I spoke to a few people from the U.S. who do survival things and one had spent his life in long-term food storage. I wanted to this too. He explained me very clearly how to store food-grains long-term. What I was told is to get some big food-grade plastic buckets with air-tight lids and put the grains and a calculated amount of dry ice on top of the grains using newspaper. Then, put the lid on and after sometime, check if there is any expansion or change in the bucket and if the dry ice is evaporated. Then seal the lid tightly. But, my main problem is getting plastic sealed buckets here in India. I have tried a few malls, bakeries, shops and even online but can't find air-tight buckets or big containers larger than one liter capacity. I was able to find dry ice, though. Can anyone tell me an alternative to air-tight buckets that I can use? Much appreciated, Regards. RS

Asked by rseni 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 months ago


is it safe to use a mallet with a repaired handle?

I salvaged a mallet with a split handle. The split followed the wood grain but extended down the length of the handle. I've glued it and clamped it. My highschool shop teacher told me once that glue is stronger than wood.

Asked by firehorse 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Percent grass in the diet of cows producing grass-fed butter available around the San Francisco Bay Area

I eat a lot of butter. It is my primary cooking fat, I'll often drink butter tea for breakfast (~4 TBSP of butter with herbal or green tea, riffing off of Tibetan tea), and sometimes I'll just eat a few pats or feed a few pats to my kids when they're starving and dinner isn't quite ready. I believe butter can be a very high quality food, and I feel great eating lots of it.  I want to eat butter that is exclusively, or at least primarily, made from cows eating grass; not grain. I asked the producers of several types of butter available in my local market what percentage of their cows' diet was grass. Here are their responses: Berkeley Farms Cows are grass-fed on pasture whenever possible, but feed can vary given conditions.  They are also fed alfalfa and grain. Kerrygold From website: "The vast majority of an Irish cow’s diet is from rich, natural grass which grows abundantly in Ireland. Irish dairy cows graze outdoors on grass all day long for up to 312 days a year ... During the winter, when grasses stop growing, Irish cows are fed dried grass (known as silage) ... After calving, cows are provided with supplementary feed to help restore protein and nurture them through this period ... The majority of our cows’ supplementary feed is locally grown crops such as wheat and barley." Organic Valley Cows are primarily grass-fed on pasture, but they do receive supplemental feedings of grain. Sierra Nevada Cheese Company Cows are not exclusively grass-fed; they are also fed grain. Straus Family Creamery Our cows are pasture-fed and are certified organic. Whenever the weather permits, they spend their time out on pasture, grazing on the rich, sweet grasses that are typical for Marin and Sonoma Counties in Northern California. Their diet consists of about 75-80% forages, which include fresh grasses, silage and hay. The other 20-25% consists of a variety of certified organic grains.

Posted by ewilhelm 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Cooking Contest Results!!!!!!

Well...I've finally finished judging! The top 5 instructables, and the winners of instructablea stickers and a patch are (in no particular order): Killer DnD Bean Dip by AtomicBeaker Sticky Rice with Mango Sushi; cheater's version by westfw Seven Layer Seven Grain Bread by technoplastique Roasted Hot Pepper Sauce (original recipe) by lemonie Apple, Cheddar & Bacon Sourdough Sandwich by kitchenwench With the winner being... *drum roll* Seven Layer Seven Grain Bread by technoplastiquetechnoplastique will get to choose between a laser engraved cutting board, wooden spoons, or spatula set. All of the winners will be sent PMs by Canida on claiming your prizes. Congratulations to everyone who won, and everyone who entered the contest. You all had some really great cooking instructables!

Posted by Weissensteinburg 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Measurement Equivalents

Check out this awesome measuring cup!It's carefully marked to provide all sorts of useful measurements and volumetric equivalents, such as "enough red wine to take you over the driving limit" and "as many grains of flour as people on the planet" and "tyrannosaurus rex brain". So cool.(via boingboing)

Posted by canida 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Think I can use this as a substitute for flour?

I found a clearance deal on Earth's Best Organic non GEI whole grain infant cereal, now mind you I don't have any kids to feed it to but  the listed ingredients are: organic whole grain oat flour, spelt flour& barley flour. It is very fine, not cereal like at all, more like whole wheat flour.  I also got one called Apple Sweet Potato with the same flours that has apple and sweet potato puree (all dried) in it. I'm thinking this would make a great base for pumpkin quick bread or muffins, what do you think? I'm just hoping it doesn't turn into a massive lump because it's "cereal"  though there are no added thickeners or anything, hmmmmm

Asked by Geniebeaniechilibeanie 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


French polishing a turned item.? Answered

Hello, How would I go about french polishing a turned item. The problem associated with it is that the sanding and polishing (assuming I polish on the lathe) will both be accross the grain which is generally considered the less preferable option. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Asked by alexhalford 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Where can i find the exact semiconductor that matches the kind in an LED, without trying to melt or crack them? Answered

I've been looking everywhere for the same material, but i can't seem to find it. tried to harvest it from the led's themselves, but its near impossible! its a bit smaller than a grain of salt. any ideas??

Asked by lutziepv08 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


dog food recipies

Does anyone have a good, homemade dog food recipe? my dog has food allergies. She does a lot better when she doesn't have any sugars or grains. I still haven't figured out what she is allergic to, for sure. I am willing to try anything!

Posted by jimmi 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Lost Foam?

Hi guys, I've been messing about with lost foam aluminium casting here in the UK. I've tried packing expanded polystyrene, and Jablite but they seem really difficult to get a good finish on the foam patterns. I want to be able to machine them, or use them in a basic foam lathe. I know that in the States they have a denser finer grained insulation material (blue and pink in colour). These both seem to be better for obtaining surface finish. I've tried to Google the stuff over here but it seems to be silly prices. Does anyone have any links to UK sites that sell a similar product? I was wondering if the harder stuff that you saw up and stick between the rafters for loft conversions would work as this seems a much denser fine grain foam to me. Any ideas or advice would be appreciated.

Posted by marshon 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Using epoxy on live edge

So I'll be making a hanging wall plaque that will have pictures epoxied in the center of a split live edge wood piece. I have a couple questions. I'm assuming you stain the wood before the pour correct? What grain do you start sanding at? What do you stop at? Any help would be thanked!!

Asked by Ol dad 4 weeks ago


How to convert starch into glucose? Trying to make sweet rice- or oat-milk.? Answered

Hi! I am trying to make rice milk or oat milk , and I need to know how I can convert the starches in those grains into glucose to make the result  taste sweet... I don´t want to add any sugar...

Asked by Fypsigon 7 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


How do you make injera, the Ethiopian flatbread?

I am looking for details on how to prepare injera from scratch, using the grain teff. I need details on how long to soak the teff (including the range of soaking times, and what variables might affect that range), what ingredients to add, and how to cook it. (In the oven? On the stove? In what kind of pan?)

Asked by 9 years ago


How do I reduce my alcohol allergy?

How do I reduce my alcohol allergy? Tested it, and No, it's not the sulfates... or the pigments... or the fruits/grains... or gluten... or yeast. I'm allergic to alcohol; so in addition to a hangover, I get a full-body rash the next day... and it lasts for half a week after that >.<. HALP pls

Asked by jongscx 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


So what do I do with Sweet Rice ?

I accidentally bought 5lb of "Sweet Rice" (meant to buy short-grain sushi rice.) How is this prepared and used?  The only recipes I find in my cookbooks are for a very few rather complex deserts (and those are for glutinous sweet rice, which I'm not sure is the same thing...)

Posted by westfw 9 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


What kind of material can I use to make my wooden canopy bed look more modern?

I have a canopy bed that is made of round wooden poles, varying in diameter from 2 1/2" to 5". I'm really not very fond of the wood grain look and it doesn't match my room at all. I really don't want to paint it because the wood grain will show through and it will look terrible.  (In this case, trust me) My original idea was to cover the poles in white heat shrink tubing (similar to what's used for electrical wiring) This idea was squashed because I couldn't find anyone that sells white shrink wrap tubing big enough to be used over 5" poles, and without selling it in a massive bulk.  My next idea was to slide furniture grade pvc over it, which would give it a strong, glossy finish.  And the wood would basically act as a support for the pvc.  But again, I was unsuccessful.  This time I came to realize that I can't find anyone who makes furniture grade pvc larger than 2" ID. I'm now drawing a blank.  Again, I really don't want to simply paint it, because I don't want the wood grain to show through. I'm sorry, I don't have a picture because the bed is currently disassembled.  It's too hideous for me to assemble in my room right now. 

Asked by gossumx 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How can I transfer an inkjet full color photograph to a textured leather surface?

I want to print a full color photograph on a wide format HP inkjet printer on to some kind of transfer paper and then transfer that image to leather that has a textured surface. The problem is getting the image down into the grain of the leather and not just on the raised surface of the leather obtaining a complete and clear image.

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Space Beer... From Outer Space

Japanese brewer Sapporo is planning on making some "space beer" from a third generation of barley grains that spent five months on the International Space Station in 2006. Only 100 bottles will be made from this crop, though, and won't be commercially available. Which is fine because it won't taste any different and would be freakishly expensive. Space Beer

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Does someone have recipe to prepare bulgur like Turkish restaurants serve with their kebobs??

This dish resembles a fluffy rice with a flavor and color like Spanish rice. I have eaten it at a restaurant in Cary, NC. I am a cardiac patient and am focusing on healthy vegetables, grains and fruit dishes. I am not vegetarian. Thank you for any replies.

Asked by pancanalkid 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Can Hardwood Shred ABS?

I am thinking of making a prototype plastic crusher/shredder out of a hardwood instead of steel. Do you think that a hardwood would be able to grind a plastic such as abs into small pellets? If so what kind of wood would be best? What if I made a plywood out of hardwood to strengthen the grain? What if I just use nice plywood?

Posted by rednax718 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Is this Potassium nitrate good?

Well i bought some potassium nitrate.on the bottle it say saltpetre,potassium nitrate,B.P and in small letter its written Saline Diuritic. I want to know if its a good type of potassium nitrate to use because i tried to make a fuse out of it and it failed miserably.....and also mine is in small grains while what i see from know is powder. Answer me plz

Asked by 69lotto69 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Die Grinder, Pneumatic... Are all underpowered?

So, it's compact.  Nice.  But it is so easy to stall it out. It cuts sooooo slow. I'm using it today because I dont wanna use the electric die grinder in the rain. It is from harbor freight, so I'm gonna take my initial aversion to the tool with a grain of salt. Perhaps a more expensive one would have more power?  Or is there a way to soup it up a bit?

Posted by Toga_Dan 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


I used a torch to melt some rich gold ore and it made little gold bbs about 1 grain why did this happen?

I have a rather large amount of this materal with visable gold content i estimate this materal is 40% gold bearing appears to be a flour gold formation. i took a blow torch to the materal and it created a swarm of bbs 24kt and 18kt gold at least half of the stone i melted was gold. Now i attempted the same process over and over and no results were the same the stones are all from the same pocket vein. If some 1 can tell me how to repeat the function with the torch method or another as effective id be happy to send a sample of the materal

Asked by smith_9393 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Healthy Meals and Recipes !

Learn how to cook the perfect steak, make your own chicken broth & prepare the most delicious vinaigrettes. No grains, No dairy, No legumes, No sugar, No vegetable oils and No preservatives. I recently bought The (Paleo Recipe Book) and thought I would actually share with you a bit more about it... "Paleo Recipe Book" is a comprehensive collection of recipes from across the globe. Whether you're looking for Paleo-friendly breakfasts, dinners, desserts, or international favorites, you'll find dishes for every taste!  

Posted by PIMV 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Green Ichthys Goldfish!

So, I found this half-green gold fish in my box of whole-grain goldfish today. Looks to me like something I could sell on ebay as a religious symbol. I'm thinking of it as an ichthys (The fish that say Jesus inside them). What should I call it?What kind of story should I write about it? (What can I claim it is?)Which category on ebay should I put it in?Thanks!

Posted by Weissensteinburg 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Help! I know that someone knows how to do this!!

Hi all,  I am a home brewer and I have attempted several times, time with no success, to do what I'm trying to do. I have a turkey fryer(A.) that I boil my brew in. In the large stock pot I have a perforated basket(B.) that fits inside and essentially I am trying to create a rigid wire mesh screen(C.) the same size as the basket. Kida like this(D.) so that after I boil my wort, I can pull out the basket and let the grains drain and avoid all of the grain in  the finish product. Does that make sense? The problem is forming the screen and stitching it together.I know that there is a specific way to form and fold the wire mesh and stitch it together so that there will be no gaps and have a strong bond but I haven't figured it out. This isn't brain surgery but I'm not doing something right. Any help would be greatly appreciated. A.  http://www.steaktenderizer.com/images/turkey_fryer_big_tom.jpg B.  https://encrypted-tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRdbSoaqGr1j0sBmk9KzT3s-h8ATVsxS2vHw1HlJEt1A7h-yXJ4 C.  https://encrypted-tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRa1Aokb-kz-jk3g-Hyligq9Npv9it4Nf66FdpCCoW7AAiO6dyg D.  http://xtradedirect.com/bilde_resize.php?multiimages=3&ratio;=144&produkt;_id=249477

Posted by SAWWAS72 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Recommended instructables/guides for taking better photos?

Howdy, folks! I'm new to the community and I'm working on my first Instructable. Anyone have any recommended Instructables or guides for someone who is a photography newb and wants better looking pictures to post? (I know the macro button, and how to take longer exposures, but am terrible on setting up lighting). Some of you folks take AMAZING pictures for your instructables (looking at you, Canida) and would love any guidance you can bestow upon me!

Posted by a grain of alt. 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


making a knife out of an old scissor and i could use a little help

Ive goten the blade on a pine handle and its pretty stable but i need help makeing the blades edge its one of those "saftey scissor" blades so it dosent have an edge at all but it is desent steel so all i need help with is puting an edge on the blade P.S. i dont have any grindng benches or anything like that the closeest i have to it is some 60 grain sandpaper

Asked by bamboolover 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Free Rice Help End World Hunger

I found this website FreeRice.com that says "For each word you get right, we will donate 10 grains of rice through United Nations to help end world hunger"I thought this was pretty cool, all I did was use Dictionary.com to figure out the words.Any way to possibly "hack" this? To auto answer or something then leave it running ;-) (It would be for the good of the world, like a modern day Robin Hood or something?)

Posted by TheCheese9921 11 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Wind turbine placement?

I live in a rural area and we have two blue Harvestor grain silos. One has a 25 foot diameter and is 90 feet tall and the other is 4 feet from it with a 20 foot diameter and is 70 feet tall. I was wondering if it would be possible to mount a wind turbine on top of the taller one. I don't know much about turbulence though, if there would be too much? Or how high it would have to be off to clear the turbulence? This is my first try at it, I was going to try a treadmill motor, something small

Posted by technic6490 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Wireless Button Pusher

Hello all, I am trying to add/build a wireless button pusher to a grain management device on my farm. The device cannot be hacked into or tampered with, however, the button I am trying to push requires little force and does not need to be sustained. It only needs to hit the button when I hit a remote. Additionally, I cannot use a phone for this (my grandfather needs to be able to operate it as well and could not use a phone) So I would need to be able to connect two simple remotes.  Any and all suggestions welcome. 

Posted by larx 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago