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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.

Please keep in mind:
- This is a SFW board. No fleshlights or other sex toys.
- No weapons. That goes to /k/ - Weapons. The workmanship and techniques involved in creating objects which could be used as weapons or the portion of a weapons project that involves them (e.g., forging steel for a blade, machining for gunsmithing, what epoxy can I use to fix my bow) may be discussed in /diy/, but discussing weapon-specific techniques/designs or the actual use of weapons is disallowed. Things such as fixed blade knives or axes are considered tools, things such as swords, guns or explosives are considered weapons.
- No drugs or drug paraphernalia (See Global Rule 1). If you want to discuss something that could involve such things (e.g., carving a tobacco pipe from wood) that's fine, but make sure it's /diy/ related and doesn't involve drugs or it will result in deletion/ban.

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Some friendly suggestions for posting:
- First ask Google, then ask /diy/. Your question will probably be better received if you do so.
- List available resources (tools, materials, budget, time, etc.)
- Try to use pictures and explain the goal, if possible
- Be patient, this is a slow board; your thread will be around for days.
- Share your results! /diy/ loves to see problems solved and projects completed!

Make you own clothes edition
>how did you learn to sew?
>any advice to beginners?
Put down the vidya, pause that youtube video, pick up some thread and start sewing! Post what you make anons, and post some patterns and thing you'd like to make :)
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One of my favorite machines to sew with is an old White Rotary from the 1920s.
It only does straight stitch (forward... because reverse hadn't been invented yet??). But it's very quiet, and the action is so smooth.
Had some good luck with re-dying black jeans recently. Hot glue for repairs
Using something like RIT dye?
How do you get used to having a thimble on your finger? It feels awkward.

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At what age do most men get the desire to build a house of their own?
Mine started in 2007 at 12 years old and I wanted to build a tiny house before they became a meme.
Next year I break ground on a two story A frame.

Am I going to get this same feeling about having children?
>larry haun
I love larry. I think him and I have a similar voice if I had his accent.
in 2010 when I played minecraft for the first time, so around 15-16
I'm somewhat disheartened now because I don't have any land / money to buy land, and construction materials are just getting more and more expensive.

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New to this, are there educational links, resources, etc that should go up here?

I start a job soon as an apprentice. Other than calipers and mic, what are some tools to get?
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I dont think much of anything is going to make him feel better.
If mere casualwear and the idea of a laid back workplace triggers this man, he is the type of person that nobody can ever make happy.

Every shop has retards like this though.
All his mistakes are permissible because *insert inane narcissistic reason nobody cares about* but *every single coworker* is *insert bad adjective* because of *something irrelevant to our job description*

It has literally nothing to do with the shirts, because he would be bitching and crying about something different once people were in uniform.
He's the guy you just nod your head and say "mmhmm, ok" to.
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I recently picked up a old lathe and way overpaid for it, fuck boomers, turns out the PO had jerry rigged the belt so he could sell it as "working".
So where the hell do I get a flat drive belt? I checked the usual scumbags and can't find anything. Can I diy one? I already overpaid for the lathe so I'd rather not have to overpay for a special order one from the USA if anyone will even ship outside the states.
McMaster sells leather, nylon/rubber, and PU belts with the option to have them made to order. The price per foot for the heavy duty offerings is pretty steep, but I'm not sure what's really needed for a lathe.
Might be worth looking on the VintageMachinery.org forum. Those guys are sure to know.
McMaster won't ship to me without a company account as I am outside of the USA.
I took a look at VintageMachinery, it looks like it's fairly straight forward to make a belt, but finding suitable leather will be difficult.
It's becoming very temping to scrap this thing.
You should probably tell us what country you're in to get some help. Where i live i can just buy raw or finished flat belts with leather, rubber, polymer or what ever i desire on ebay for a few bucks. Most countries will have some sort of supply it's pretty old school basic tech.

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what uses could have glow in the dark chalk mixed with graphene? i was thinking some fullmetal alchemist shit and came up with this idea i hope someone find it useful lol
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>$69 from every taxpayer
Exactly, chump change
You're a child, aren't you?
0.1% of the median salary is chump change, yes
>But what about poor people
They barely pay tax
Perhaps you're the child if anything over $10 is big money
that's hot af
>0.1% of the median salary is chump change, yes

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Questions that don't deserve their own thread: propane edition.

I'm trying to disconnect the connector on the bottom of the image. It's too tight to do it by hand, so I'm guessing I need to lube it up and use a special kind of wrench (mine won't grip).
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Hello I dont know if this is the place to ask this:

How do I get old paint stains out of car seats and car rugs?
can you use the sort of quick release couplers they put on excavators and the like?
they seem to seal when they are disconnected.
or you could put ball valves before your fittings.
or check valves
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What's the best way to reseal this bathroom? Every line like this is just fucked. I have no idea what they did in the seventies, but I'd think shit wouldn't just wear out so much over time. Is silicone the wrong tool?
I would open it up and check it out, that sounds sketchy, like the switch goes to high resistance instead of off. I would worry shit could be getting hot with the dim lights.

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Thread end of life:>>2464553

>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.

>Incredibly comprehensive list of electronics resources:
Additional resources below:

>Project ideas:

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3 cents? What are you talking about? The IDC header in this pic >>2473378 is about $2.55 USD a pop at digikey. No way it's 3 cents anywhere.
Amazing, thank you. How can this be so cheap? Anyway, it doesn't seem available on jlcpcb but hopefully I can import it via their existing process for new parts
>trying to figure out what part of my 2.5A boost converter is smoking
>it's the 1A diode

Yeah I'm not sure how the JLC/LCSC interplay works, but even it it doesn't say you can do that you may be able to send them a message to get it bundled in with your order.
So I've got this Western Digital 140EDFZ. Any idea where I might get schematics for the controller board?

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All the info you need about 3D-printing: https://pastebin.com/AKqpcyN5
>Your print failed? Go to:

If that doesn't help you solve your print problems, please post:
>A picture of the failed part
>Printer make & model
>Filament type/brand
>Slicer & slicer settings

>What printer should I buy? [Last updated 12-20-2021]
Under 250 USD: kingroon KP3L, Sovol sv01, Creality Ender 3 (v2), Anycubic Mega S
Under 500 USD: Qidi X-One2, Creality CR-10, Anycubic Vyper, Prusa Mini,

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Is this what we're doing instead of Speed Benchies now?
textured PEI and whatever the prusa auto leveling shit is called
ditto for above
ambient temp stays at 33c+ when printing at 75c on the bed
seems to happen even after rubbing down with IPA
cooling settings are whatever the defaults for prusaslicer's polymaker petg profile are, haven't touched them, only have fiddled with support settings and layer heights so far
I've heard dropping bed temp can make prints detach fully on longer prints I thought?
Fuck that video is annoying and pointless. You can't even rank the extruders properly with a bracket system.
Look at this guy, bagging on the sport of extruder pulls...

does anyone know how to give tactical plastic crates a paintjob to make them look dirty and used like in fallout?
i have a trinket sized novelty suitcase.

what spray paints should i get.
how do i give it a faded color base. beige

how do i make it look dirty and dusty
something like this

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How many hours do you work a day
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I'm an investor/entrepreneur.
Other people do the work, I just supervise and collect the $$$.
I work, maybe a half day, 2-3 times a week. More towards the end of a financial quarter, when I meet with the accountants and tax attorneys, but that's just a couple hours.
Most of my time is just screwing around, looking for new business ventures to get into.
Lesson of the day; the harder you work, the less you make.
I probably average at least 10 hours a day 7 days a week
light day: 6-8 hours
normal day: 9-10 hours
heavy day: 11-14 hours

that's about 6 days per week
>Lesson of the day; the harder you work, the less you make.

That just means you're in a dysfunctional economic niche. I work hard but I make great money and I am constantly building equipment & processes to increase my productivity and thus justify an even higher rate
8, but a solid 7 of that is sitting on my ass staring at a CNC machine

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Didn't see a woodworking thread so I made one. Please rate/hate my first project. Eventually would like to build a nice desk and a big stand up closet/wardrobe kinda thing. Decided to try my hand start with a simple nightstand bookshelf. Wish i would have recessed the shelves a little bit so that they aren't flush with the front, and also that i would have covered up those shitty looking plywood edges somehow.
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cut out 32 white squares and 32 black squares, glue em together
Many thanks, brother in Christ. I will do my best.
What kind of joinery?
>pocket jews
literally the worst way to make a chess board.

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power tools kinda scare me... can I still be /diy/?
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You can .. it will limit you.. there is always cnc.. milling machines and 3d printers that are somewhat more hands off.

Power tools dont scare me other then a table saw.. i am always looking for ways to avoid using that one.. just don't wanna deal with the idea of cutting off a finger... (sawstop is a thing i know) but even with sawstop there is the issue of dangerous kick back
>whats going on here?
planned demonstration of what can happen with a saw

>tells me to move out the way and he starts hacking at the metal/concrete with the angle grinder and chopsaw like 12-18 inches from his face
Just be like an economics student and think about it risk wise. A prosthetic hand recondition to a usable level will run you $500k at least. Lots of RnD involved. There are save ways to use tools (still dangerous) and unsafe ways. Unsafe ways are not net profitable until several hundred $ an hour (as an example oil field work can be high risk high reward).

You're better of doing some office work in a lot of cases. It's always a gamble but the tail risks of a lot of those more dangerous jobs are much higher than people think. Loosing a finger is one thing but the counter value of loosing your eye sight is in the 7 figures at least.

Let people be stupid if they want to but don't do it yourself unless you don't care.

>there is always cnc.. milling machines
No 1 reason for going CNC or semi manual for me is i'm out of the danger zone. Health care is so hardcore expensive would you bet a million $ for working manual? Nobody in his right mind would. A million bucks is nothing caring for disabled persons.

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Start with cordless drill or impact.
Then get dremel.
Then grinder and welder.

Let's be honest, only grinders and saws are scary.
Guy was showing what happens when you are too retarded to use a table saw properly. Short side against the fence. Pay attention, keep it against the fence. Stay in shape, don't become a fat fucking piece of shit on your way to 600 lbs.
You could learn electronics first and make your own motors, so you can find out how safe they actually are.

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me hab 40 acres own land. me 24 year old. me hate modern world. me want escape to trees, live life peaceful away from darkskin tribe and hooknose tribe. what do? where me start? how me build cabin? me no have wood work skill. me need learn. me need guidance from spirit people on magic slant eye cartoon website.
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I sincerely doubt that you're over 18 years of age.
It has more to do with starting a conversation which other anons might also be interested in, whether the OP was serious or not.

If you never answer any questions, if you never let a thread get started or other anons engaged, no decent discussion would ever happen.
The best discourse on this board usually comes from when OP is stupid, or after OPs question is actually answered and other people chime in and veer the thread away from him.
>chop wood
>shape wood
>place wood
i think i'm getting the hang of this
Go innawoods out west with a saw and lay logs in a triangle and add supports... it takes several weeks but easier with a friend

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>backyard has 10 halogen flood lights
>one burns out
>each bulb is $50
>replacing the whole fixture with a LED one is $75/each
>new fixture uses 8% the power and is over 2x brighter
>replacing one fixture leaves that section of the yard substantially brighter than the rest
>replacing all costs $750, which is a bit more than I wanna spend all at once
>LED fixtures are 10v dimmable
Is there any way I can shim a resistor or something on the dimmer control line, until I get them all replaced?
I'd order one of picrelated, but they're on a 16 week lead time
Ugh. I hope they're motion activated. My neighbor when I was growing up had a floodlight in front of their house. Positioned just right to shine across our property. I'd be blind when walking back to the house after milking the cow at night. So aggravating.
They're not, they're on a switch that I usually keep off, unless I'm doing something out back or hear a noise.
Part of why I want to dim em is so "just hanging out in the backyard after sundown" is different than "holy fuck the feds are coming this is it, the last stand"

I’ll start
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that shit's gonna crack and crumble after a few uses
I've got a terracotta pot for cooking on a gas stove top, it's had semi-constant use since I bought it around 2012 and it's never gotten any cracks, wouldn't these chinaman-tier chunk-of-cement stoves be technically the same?
I honestly have no idea and have never done anything with cement before, though I'd assume something made with clay/clay bricks would be better suited for the job, like vid related for example:
Varies like fucking crazy.
Terracotta isn't one thing, there's a LOT of shit we call "terracotta."
Some of it will crumble if it gets wet, some of it can withstand 1000C+ temperatures without issue, some crack due to changes in ambient temperature and humidity. Of course, some of it makes for good flowerpots.

Cement is very much the same way. Cement is typically though not always used to bind some kind of aggregate material, and together they form concrete. There's a lot of variety to it, with a lot of different purposes in mind. There is cement out there that's only good for patching small holes in stucco, there's cement that's perfect for making concrete for nuclear reactors, and there isn't much alike between them.

There's cement out there that would be perfect for making an oven, but it's probably not the bag of Quikrete from the hardware store. Or maybe it is, but probably not.

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