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Post  KariFS on Sun May 28, 2017 10:45 am

I took a couple of photos of an idea a few months ago but forgot to post them... Here they are:

Many wine bottles with a cork have an aluminum "cap" to prevent the cork from drying:



With a firm grip-and-twist you can remove the cap in one piece:



The aluminum is easy to cut with ordinary scissors (preferably before consuming the contents of the vessel drunken ) If you cut the top and the seam off you will get a small sheet of thin, light and easy-to-form aluminum.



It might be useful material for heat shields, exhaust deflectors, trim tabs or general bling-bling.
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Post  Marleysky on Sun May 28, 2017 3:14 pm

Kippis!” is a very formal way to say “cheers” in Finnish.  There is also the expression “Maljanne” which means “a toast to you, sir” or even “n malja!”, meaning “a toast to” – but these are less common than “Kippis”.

Kippis  to KariFS   Thanks for the tip, an another reason to purchase a wine with a cork and seal.   No Annie Greensprings or Boonsfarm for me anymore!
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Post  fredvon4 on Sun May 28, 2017 3:28 pm

Reminds me of another Bar area re-use item I keep.... some Booze bottle tops are actually LEAD....that I add to my stash of lead weighs

Recently I have had my wife buy a few extra of the Zip Lock brand el-cheapo lidded tubs.... a lot like Tupper Ware items--- but much cheaper and thinner...

They do a good job keeping many of my (I will use this someday) engines, in a better store-able / stack-able way than the Baggies I used to keep them in

I was getting distressed a while back sanding and sanding and then wet sanding----- using up a lot of fairly expensive sanding paper...

I experimented with placing the small pieces in a "delicate items" washing machine bag, and also ran the load with a lot of my soiled shop towels.. light detergent, no bleach, no foo foo smelly stuff.... every thing came out usable
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Post  roddie on Sun May 28, 2017 7:09 pm

Marleysky wrote:Kippis!” is a very formal way to say “cheers” in Finnish.  There is also the expression “Maljanne” which means “a toast to you, sir” or even “n malja!”, meaning “a toast to” – but these are less common than “Kippis”.

Kippis  to KariFS   Thanks for the tip, an another reason to purchase a wine with a cork and seal.   No Annie Greensprings or Boonsfarm for me anymore!

I save the corks.. You'd think I have enough.. (however many enough is..) I keep them around mostly for their buoyant properties for use as floats.. and such. Spray-paint one fluorescent.. to make a quickee fishing-bobber. I really miss fishing.. haven't been in years.
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Post  pkrankow on Sun May 28, 2017 8:10 pm

The skinny tubes from hair spritz bottles, such as the "leave in conditioner" my daughters and wife use are pretty decent for push rod guides in RC applications. There seems to be a couple diameters ranging from skinny to really skinny for different applications. Sadly the rest of the bottle isn't very helpful, well, maybe a canopy but they are never clear.

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