Sunday, 08 December, 2019
The DIYer's Combo Deal - Save $9.90
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3388 [post_author] => 638 [post_date] => 2018-04-01 17:09:40 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-04-01 07:09:40 [post_content] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our three function COB headlamp!

1 - Magnetic WristBuddy:

The magnetic WristBuddy keeps everything within easy reach whether you’re under the hood, squeezing into a bathroom cabinet, up a ladder or just nailing a few 4×2’s together! Designed to hold lots of screws, nails, nuts and washers, the magnets are amply strong enough to also hold drill bits, hex keys, bolts, screwdrivers and even spanners. Made from extremely durable 1680D Oxford cloth, your WristBuddy will be with you for years to come.

2 - Magnetic, Extendable, Flexible Flashlight

  The perfect tool for finding that lost screw that rolled under your workbench or the pins that dropped onto the carpet! This bright, COB LED flashlight extends to a full 60cm (2ft), has a flexible neck and a strong magnet in the lens surround. It's also a wonderful aid for anyone with bad knees.

3 - Three Function COB LED Headlamp

How often have you wished for better lighting while doing a job? All you needed was a third hand with a flashlight, right? This tough, fully adjustable headlamp uses the latest Chip On Board LED technology for maximum performance. Set it for bright, normal or strobe function with a click of the switch. Weighing just 65 grams (2.25 oz), including the three AAA batteries, our headlamp can be worn hour after hour. And because it's both shock and water resistant, it's great for camping and fishing as well as in the home and workshop.

Special offer:

Bought separately, these three items are currently selling for a combined total of $27.40. For this week only, we have packaged all three for just $17.50 including free delivery. Please note that there is a limit of three combo packs per customer. [add_to_cart id="3388"]   [post_title] => The DIYer's Combo Deal [post_excerpt] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our high-powered COB headlamp! The perfect gift for any DIYer! Maximum of three combo packs per customer. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-diyers-combo-deal [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://deals.thediy.market/?post_type=product&p=3388 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => product [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 11 [filter] => raw )
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Parabolic Solar Oven

Parabolic Solar Oven

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Here’s a clever project that can cook your food in an emergency situation when no alternative fuel is available. But why wait? You can build one just for the fun of seeing how it works. It’s a great project to do with the kids as it really highlights the power of our sun!

Parabolic Solar Oven
Parabolic Solar Oven

It’s an oven that makes use of solar energy — the cleanest, most abundant renewable (and free) energy source that we have. :) This oven can give you a litre of boiling water within 20 minutes. You can cook a full meal in 45 to 60 minutes on good day!

What do you think?

Materials:

  • 5mm thick plywood
  • 1″ thick timber
  • Plastic cable ties
  • Nuts and bolts
  • Screws
  • Rope
  • 2 rolls of adhesive aluminum tape
  • Bamboo pole
  • Pot holder setup

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Tools:

  • Cordless drill
  • Welding tools
  • Knife
  • Hammer

Steps:

Parabolic Solar Oven

The idea is that if the parabola is cut symmetrically along 8 radial directions and flattened out, then it would appear like an 16-petalled flower. So once you have the petals made of any flexible material you can bend them in the shape of a parabola.

I used 5 mm thick plywood. I think you can use a thinner plywood, but then you’ll need to add a stronger structure to stiffen the parabola. Have a look here, they use a metallic structure to keep everything stiff.

I used this publication to calculate the dimensions of the petals. I had to tweak it a little bit to have something i could actually use.

Here is a google spreadsheet with everything you need (you can download it to modify it).

Once you’ve cut the petals, drill holes every 20 cm along the sides of the petals so that you attach them together with the plastic cable ties.

Parabolic Solar Oven

The discs will force the bottom of the parabola to be plane. Without them, it’s just impossible to bend the plywood !

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Cut two discs of 20 cm out of plywood. Divide them like a pie in 16 equal parts and drill holes 2 cm from the outside of the discs.

Drill a hole of the same width 8 cm from the base of each the petal.

Sandwich the petals between the two discs using bolts.

Parabolic Solar Oven

Parabolic Solar Oven

I’ve used plastic cable tie to hold the plywood together. I’ve found it easier to go gradually from the center to the edges of the parabola as shown in the pictures. You can also circle the parabola with a rope, it will help.

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