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Welcome to /diy/, a place to:

Post and discuss /diy/ projects, ask questions regarding /diy/ topics and exchange ideas and techniques.

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ever use a hammer drill? after going through 18 inches of concrete. you wouldn't even notice going through some sheet metal. I've drilled right through rebar before and didn't know until metal fillings started come out of the bore hole.
Is there a shower though?
>carpet in the bathroom
I mean if it were a chick’s bathroom, it wouldn’t be the end of the world.

I hope it’s a half bath.

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I've got a metal storm door and the screws no longer hold well enough for the closer - they get loose every couple months if I tighten them. I took the closer out and it looks like the previous homeowner had this problem and just drilled new holes. I don't feel like getting all new storm doors, and drilling new holes is stupid. Is there a way to get these screws to grab more permanently?
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The screws aren't too long, the opening in the metal is too big, so no

I tried a plastic anchor, it just shredded

I don't want to make the hole any bigger though

Looks good, I may go this route
>I don't want to make the hole any bigger though
The holes are already too big for the current screws. Find screws that fit.
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>plastic anchor
my man
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Easy cheap and permanent fix
Get a threaded insert made for metal.

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Why does /diy/ hate AvE so much??

what is the best trade that you can learn? I was thinking in bakery but I need some advises, I have a shitty call center job that is crushing my soul, I want to work with my hands.
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>if you cant take the physical and mental abuse from a journeyman t

What kind of abuse?
Any other crane operators here?

I'm an apprentice right now, can't wait to get it over with. Crane operators run shit on the construction site
is programming considered a trade?
I guess aviation technician
That’s always seemed like a cool trade. I think those dudes are in pretty high demand and as long as you don’t work for Spirit Airlines or something, they will let you do the job right and you’re not going to be dealing with dirty and corroded shit all day like auto and other machinery.

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busted thread: >>1606134

0. Electrics ≠ electronics. Appliances/mains stuff to /qtddtot/ or /sqt/. PC assembly to >>>/g/.
1. Do your own homework. Search web first. Re-read all documentation/datasheets related to your components/circuits. THEN ask.
2. Pics > 1000 words. Post relevant schematic/picture/sketch/9001.5 hours in MS Paint with all part numbers/values/etc. when asking for help. Focus/lighting counts.
3. Read posts fully. Solve more problems than you create.
4. /ohm/ is an anonymous, non-smoking general.

>I'm new to electronics, where to get started?
It is an art/science of applying principles to requirements. Find problem, learn principles, design and verify solution, build, test, post results, repeat

>Project ideas:

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Ok, just took the vaccuum apart and fond out that these are nickel-cadmium, not lithium.
Anything I should know about these?
You can use a digital pin. If you want some more robustness, and an is buffer / not gate with hysteresis.

NiCads are absolute horseshit. It'd be easier to buy a battery and charger, and wire yourself a holster to make the battery go in.

NiCads barely last a year or two, I'm lmao'ing that even fucking Dyson uses NiCads. I think NiMH might be compatible with NiCad charging circuits (current based that trickles off above about 1.2 * pack voltage)

Also, never smell an exploded NiCad pack. Enjoy ur heavy metal poisoning.
nvm, your vacuum wasn't Dyson. I was looking at the glowy purple bits, I'm surprised they were able to get out of a trademark infringement because Dyson is characteristically a translucent purple and soft gray.
>if it is below
a slightly unusual application, but ok
a comparator or two + a pair of p-ch MOSFETs ought to do it. choose comparator for low power and push-pull outputs, choose MOSFETs for low Rds(on) and low Vgs(th), the AO3401 would be great if you don't mind a SOT-23

why would you be using an analog pin instead of a digital pin with Schmitt trigger?

>NiCads barely last a year or two
really now? I have a beard trimmer which has lasted almost 20 years and hasn't experienced a significant reduction in capacity to notice. still original pack. you just have to maintain them, with the full-drain and recharge cycle

it's an optional safety device. the 10K makes sure there's little or no DC voltage going to the pot. in this way, if the pot is temporarily disconnected by vibration, or whatever, you wont get a loud DC pop that could blow a speaker.

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And it makes me feel useless. I think having a hobby that actually creates something of value, whether it be functional or beautiful would be great. Any suggestions? Remember I am borderline retarded.
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cummy you forgot your trip
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holy shit I needed to read this thread


thank you
Build a Devil's Tower.
>t. m*llwright
>t. ana white

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My area doesn't recycle glass. I got like a dozen 2L pickle jars and it seems a tragedy to just toss them. I need ideas, men.
small batch meads and ales
Make some pickles.
Sort screws, nails, small bolts etc.
Get your area to start recycling glass. Go to town hall.

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take sodium(Na) put it in water it will produce a beautiful purple color same for cesium

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So this guy apparently built a ladder.
What has /diy/ built recently?
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he means the ends of the zips, not the net
Are you criticizing the workmanship or the stuff on the shelves?
Whats the goat thing at the bottom

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Starting new thread. Post brews you're working on.
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Malt and dextrose won't give it the bitterness. That's what hops are there for. It'll probably be more like malt Mead. If you pick up some hops, turn on your kettle and pour out a cup of boiling water with the hops in and let it cool to room temperature with a cloth on top, then toss it in. Should be enough to lightly bitter it.
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I just /firstbrewmead/ too; started with 4lb honey in a gallon, smackpack champagne yeast, wyeast beer nutrient blend. I fucked up the other way (pitched yeast in fridge then added cold pitch to room temperature must) and ended up with a drinkable, albeit sweet, alcoholic beverage. Next brew I'll get a thief and hydrometer.
If you sanitize it well first and use a good airlock, no problem at all other than cleaning it after.
howdy senpai. After working for several years for the largest fermentation company on the planet (industry leader in biofuels production), I've finally started to try my hand at home brewing.

First 1 gal IPA turned out great, despite underdosing the priming sugar

second batch got greedy and went for a 5 gallon batch, fucked it up and got it infected. Had to toss the whole thing.

Third batch tried 5 gallons again, going for a lager and I think I finally nailed it. pitched on 5/5 and fermentation is juuuuustttt about complete. managed to find a costmetically banged up fridge for 50 bucks - can't wait to keg this baby.

4th batch I went for a plain jane mead - tried my hand at making a yeast prop, totally fucked that up so I just pitched some dry cider yeast lol. Took them a loooong time to get munching but they finally took off and that ferm is on its' way - tasted it the other day to make sure it wasn't infected (as I'm super worried about that after the bad 5 gal batch now) but seems great.

I do have a question though - has any one here tried their hand at malting their own barley?
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Just finished bottling a watermelon wine last weekend, first time using a kit and I dont know how old it was but it turned out brown. The taste and alcohol content were fine and its perfectly drinkable but the color looks like cheap whiskey

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Where did my tenth go?
Thread hymn.


Last thread:boards.4channel.org/diy/thread/1600483

>Haas automation videos.
>Titans of CNC
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In this chart it's type 540-300
Yep, that's bondo.


Even today they still put bondo over rough casting areas then paint over it.
Yeah it is, but don't worry about it if it's too much trouble.
and when keith rucker tears down and cleans a machine he too puts bondo on some areas before painting.
I see, so no reason to take it off or leave it on, I'll probably go with whichever is less work and doesn't cover my garage in white dust.
I had to take it off to clean it anyway, now I have the numbers so it's just making the model. I probably won't model the clamping mechanism because it's complicated and I can't take it apart I think, I'll take pictures and post some rough measurements of it.

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>Go to catalog and archive
>Look up "woodworking" and "carpentry"
>find nothing

Well I guess everything gotta start somewhere...

I am a beginner woodworker and would like to learn as fast as possible. What are the best books/courses that I can get my hands on? General tips and tricks would be appreciated as well.
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As I said MANY THINGS CAN BE BUILT JUST AS WELL WITHOUT CLAMPS, not everything. People on this board can not read. If you mean, laminating for thickness, then a press is ideal but most of us have to make do with clamps, laminating for width can be done without camps quite effectively with wedge and or rope.
The other low bench anon here, mine evolved from a standard saw bench, legs on one side are vertical and flush to the top, there are peg holes in one leg and a pair of holes for a hold fast in the other so I can clamp wide board securely at a good height for working the edge. The leg with the hold fast holes is also extra wide so I can use them for holding work vertical with the hold fasts. The vertical legs also make some ripping and sawing jobs easier, like taking a half inch of a 1x12 or the like, Other side the legs angle out at 10 or 15 degrees or so to give me stability. Few holes in the top for hold fasts, stops, pegs, deep narrow birds mouth in one end and maybe 8" overhang on the other.
Thanks man, will do that next time. I just sanded it first with 60 grit and then used a belt sander with 100 grit to kind of flatten the pins together with the flat face of the saw and finished it off with some sandpaper strips to try to get the roundness. I know its kinda thin, I followed a template I downloaded and changed it a bit but I left that thin part alone. For now the thing feels sturdy enough to withstand sawing. I guess we'll see how it holds up in the future.
It’s pretty much the Estonian with a 2”x4” notch in its long edge that I use with wedges as a vice.

If you’re into preindustrial woodworking I can’t recommend Woodworking in Estonia and Ingenious Mechanicks enough. They make for a great collection of old techniques that are next to impossible to put together yourself from the internet.
Biggest problem I'm having with this hobby isn't even the learning part. It's affording material to practice with. Since I'm not making things to sell I end up fronting the full cost of whatever I choose to make which forces me to space out my projects quite a bit. Any mistake made resulting in scrap wood directly hits my wallet as well.
I know this pain. Even on simple projects, progress is slow, for fear of having to start again. Even if it's just a half sheet of ply, that's 30 bucks I dont have to spend if I dont fuck up. Makes it really hard to push forward because I'm afraid I'll want to make changes to the design half way through and have to scrap the current peice.

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There's a small place far out in the Atlantic Ocean that, according to height data, is almost exactly sea level. Google Earth says "0m" for most of it, though I don't know the level of accuracy or what tide that's at.
Fine details aside, it's about as close as something can be to being an island without actually being an island, it's presumably wading height most of the time.

Also, as an extra bonus, it's pretty close to an important shipping lane (shortest path around Africa comes very close by)

So, given a small shipload of supplies, what would you make?
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The tide in the middle of the ocean is just a gentle rise and fall, they are a non-issue, waves will be what fuck up anything you build on it. Not easy to build something that can take 30 or 40 foot waves sweeping over it for 6 hours.
>the Atlantic Ocean is at sea level
News at 11

Rofl, so good
Trick question.

>dump the supplies from my ship to increase buoyancy and return to land
kek, good luck with storms in the middle of the ocean, anon

Can you buy planks from Amazon? I don't think you can.
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>purchasing lumber sight unseen from a chinaman on the internet
A shipping container burial thread died for this
I bought some blue tolex on Amazon on the 8th for a case I am making for a kantele and the USPS lost the package.

It has given me a sad. :(
Just tell Amazon and they will resend it
3rd party seller. I already contacted them and they're issuing a refund which is kind of annoying since I'm probably going to re-order it from them since they're the only seller that doesn't mark-up their tolex 200%.

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