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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.

Helpful links:
https://sites.google.com/site/diyelmo/
http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/
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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!

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Can I use a aluminum pot to brew beer?
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>>2301858
What kind of a nigger question is that? MoDs Should have banned you before you could say something as retarded as that.You need to feel shame about this. I'm no shakespeare but YOU need to KILL YOURSELF BECAUSE OF THIS THREAD. Stop Being like this. Jesus. This IS BEYOND FUCKING EVIL. You can brew beer in an aluminium can if you want to. Google it. What the fuck is wrong with your. Why are you like this. Just try to be slightly normal, what is wrong with you???
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Absolutely not. Aluminum will stop any and all fermentation. There's a reason professional breweries only use titanium
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>>2301858
as long as it's gold plated yes
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>>2301930
are you trying to be funny?
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>>2301930
>Google it
Why are you even here?

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>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:
https://github.com/kitspace/awesome-electronics
Additional resources below:

>Project ideas:
http://adafruit.com
http://instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-technology/
http://makezine.com/category/electronics/


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What's a good hot air rework station? I'm in Canada, so Europe-only brands aren't going to work for me. AliExpress products are okay as long as they sell replacement parts. I can wait a few weeks for shipping.
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>>2301940
0.5-2 Mhz from the function generator's port
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>>2301840
Fixed the shape. I'm getting something circular at least. Now it seems the only problem is that it's not tilted enough. On the oscilloscope it aligns well with the 45* degree line
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New UV backlight for the LCD I'm going to buy on AliExpress. Mains, because driving over 100 discrete LEDs off a 12V brick or whatever would get really tedious really fast. The BJT thing is to test dimming a constant-current mains LED, which I may want to do later inside a bulb with an MCU and an IR receiver. There's a jumper across the BJT in case that bit doesn't work. I'll ground the front of the pot, which I hope won't lead to tripping any sort of RCD.

>>2302119
Looks mis-scaled
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>>2302000
Do you need the LED strips to be dimmable / are they dimmable? If not you can just throw a proper rated capacitor in there and you should be good. Many non-dimmable Chinese LEDs can be fixed to be flicker free by just adding a cap at the proper place.

They cheap out on it because most people don't notice it or aren't bothered by it. However in places with 50 Hz (e.g. Europe) it's even more noticeable.

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*This is NOT a /soc/ question.* Have you had trouble getting laid or getting a gf since starting your apprenticeship? I haven't had sex or a gf since starting my apprenticeship. I'm not saying where I live or my trade, but I live in an English speaking country, I'm 30, and I started my apprenticeship at 26 after dropping out of uni. I am not a journeyman yet due to being terrible for the first year & coof bullshit, but I am starting to wonder if my career is affecting my ability to have relationships with women. Being an apprentice is the only job title that has ever gotten me blocked immediately. It was easier to get laid when I was broke, a student, obese, & living with my parents as a uni student studying STEM. I now have my own place, a truck, and I'm much more physically fit, but I'm getting nothing. I haven't been on dating apps since coof started, but it was never this hard without apps before. This is starting to affect my mental health since it's been three years now. If this doesn't change after I become a journeyman, I will bail for a while collar finance career even if it pays less since I'll actually get laid. Money is pointless without sex and love.

TL;DR Got more action as an amateur /g/entoman than as a real /diy/ke.
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>>2302050
I’ll be 31 soon and I’m kh also
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>>2301382
>they much prefer trying to claim/possess something. So if you can make your talking with them a game they can win they are way more likely to keep going.
elaborate on this. sounds like practical advice in the making.
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>>2301272
My 19-22 dating/sex life sucked because I dropped out of college to work in an exclusively male field. The only girls my age who stuck around town were pregnant and/or drug addicted. Once all the college graduates my age moved back, I got tons of pussy and had my choice of dates because I had a house, car, and spending money and no debt.
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All you have to do is have a big dick. You do have a big dick right?
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>>2301272
Wait are you calling yourself an apprentice? That is a straight pussy repellent at your age. Are you in one of those trades that requires no mental skill like roofer or laborer? Don't mention that either. I'm an apprentice surveyor and I just describe what I do rather than explain it. Most girls want to go out with the guy who "Operates a semi-autonomous laser turret and settles multi-million dollar land disputes."

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Last thread: >>2295843

All the info you need about 3D-printing: https://pastebin.com/AKqpcyN5
>Your print failed? Go to:
https://www.simplify3d.com/support/print-quality-troubleshooting/

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: Kingchang Rune KP3L, Creality Ender 3 Pro (v2), Anycubic Mega S
Under 500 USD: Qidi X-One2, Creality CR-10, Anycubic Vyper, Prusa Mini,

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>>2302090
Wouldn't running on that vibrate everything off the desk?
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>>2302007
All women have naturally one boob higher than the other to prevent chafing. Men's testicles do the same.
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>>2302092
Basement, so it's on solid concrete. Previously the monitor was mounted on top of these speakers stacked on top of each other, but I want to use them as speakers now.
The desk isn't attached to the treadmill.
Just got done running and everything's peachy.
I do have to make a few things thicker as they're sketchy (arms on the vesa mount) and figure out a way to attach it to the desk that doesn't involve empty spools, a vice grip, and half a roll of velcro. If the velcro fails, the entire thing slides forwards.
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>>2302090
nice clothing rack

Where can I buy sturdy work gloves in bulk for wholesale prices? I need a lot of them as cheaply as possible to outfit an African village I have recently established ties with. The women in this village have sustained severe damage to their hands from cracking nuts to be sold at market and if I can supply them with gloves their lives would improve considerably. Sorry if this is off topic I don’t know where to turn with this problem.
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>>2299944
These things always fall apart after like 2 days of heavy use. Sure they're cheap. But they do not last. I use pic related. They like $10 a pair but they can last around a month.
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>>2301760
why are you freelancing this instead of being involved with an established NGO? Is it through a church or something?

>a lot of people
Can you be more specific?

You probably know this, but scams abound. you could end up providing gloves to some CAR death squad or whatever.
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>>2301722
If they can't use a goddamn nutcracker it's not worth it. A literal money could use a nutcracker.
Nutcracker or bust.
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>>2301882
I'm working at a US college and we happen to work with this village on some scientific endeavors. Though our work is altruistic we aren't just philanthropists, and this isn't a foreign aid program. The gloves thing is just a relatively inexpensive good deed we can do for these people. Cashew shells contain urushiols which is a family of chemical mixtures that can also be found in poison ivy, hence the irritation to the hands of the shellers. Gloves can help. In some places people wear plastic bags on their hands.
>a lot of people
~250
>CAR death squad
I appreciate the concern but I've seen the processing facility, and the women, and our university has been in contact with them for years. It would be one hell of a long con scam just to get some cheap gloves.
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>>2301901
You can’t use a nut cracker on cashews, you’ll destroy the nut. Plus the shell is toxic so you can’t break it into pieces or the toxins will touch the nut and it’s not food safe

>>2301903
As more people have said dip gloves don’t last a long time but they are thin enough to do fine work like peeling nuts and may in your case be a good price quality trade off. Firm Grip Nitrile Dip are $7 for 10 pairs at Home Depot. I do assembly with small pieces and wear them mostly to prevent cuts from cardboard or metal burrs. I can last about a month with the 13g gloves or 2 months with the thicker ones. A years supply for 250 people would be under $2000. They are even cheaper on alibaba ($0.30 per pair or so) and those are probably the same product as the Gebol/Pgrip/Firm grip 13 gauge ones but without the branding. Starts at like 2000 pairs and you may need to pay for shipping and customs twice if you do it by the book.

https://discord gg/u7XNZmhb

get in, my bastards

jeets and trannies not welcome
https://discord gg/u7XNZmhb
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What cards are those. I would like to buy

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>be hairy retard mutt
>build shitty dug-out shelter
>make shitty video with no dialogue
>move your shitty furniture around aimlessly while grunting
>get 20 million views
>earn about $5 per 1,000 views = $100,000

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK1179hSakk
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>$5 per view


Ahahaha hahahahahahaha you wouldn't even have gotten that a decade ago, dumb retard
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>>2302125
good reading

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Have you ever had any of your tools stolen?

I have and it sucks.
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>>2289974
I wish she stole my tool and sucked on it if you know what I mean
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>>2299906
You've clearly never dealt with the police before. They don't give a fuck about you, petty theft crimes almost never get solved unless people are caught in the act or you have concrete evidence. My word vs hers doesn't mean shit to the cops and I don't keep receipts for small purchases for years at a time.
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>>2301562
If you think that image is erotic then you're a coomer
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Starting to like pokimane without makeup
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>>2289974
Half of the 10mm sockets I have ever bought have been stolen. How do we stop this madness?

Still fixing hydraulics edition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzuzaF5gLZg

Rules:
No cowards. No caring about people on the internet. No men raised by women. No insurance.
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>>2302041
>Losing a deck stepped mizzen is hardly catastrophic
You know who says things like this?

Shitty sailors, people who have never sailed, Doug, and you.
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>>2302042
>Any good sailor would make sure everything on his boat is in operational condition.
And Doug found the broken turnbuckle while making sure everything on his boat is operational. Guess that makes him a good sailor IYO.

>>2302043
Or people that have sailed for the last decade and have tens of thousands of nm's under their belt. You ever even been on a boat? I'd be willing to pit my experience against whatever you can muster.
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>>2302068
>And Doug found the broken turnbuckle while making sure everything on his boat is operational.
Considering it has never touched water and it was scheduled to launch last fucking year, finding broken parts at this stage doesn't bode well.
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>>2302124
This is on his teacher's sailboat
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>>2302124
He will be land bound on Seeker in 10 more years and Dougers will find ways to defend him and justify his lack of actually being in the water.

>Oh 2032 he found a busted seam such a responsible captain.
> (Boats dry still)

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I am building a curb ramp for my car following this videos guide using a 2x4 piece of wood. However, I am a poorfag with no drill so I am wondering if it is ok to use wood glue to glue everything in this project together? The goal here is to save as much money as possible so purchasing a drill would be a last resort
here is the video btw. And the picture is the creation I am trying to make. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o9Py6w-uiA
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>>2302116
Unless you've got a bunch of scrap lumber lying around, wouldn't it just be easier to buy a pair of the plastic ones?

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With carhart outing themselves as vaxxing jews, what's the next best work clothing?
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>>2301724
You don't have to go totalitarian to honor your principals, nothing wrong with looking for alternatives.
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>>2301753
That has nothing to do with build quality.
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>>2301445
>paying three times as much so a faggy tag gets sewn onto your slave-labour made 3rd world origin garment
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>>2302117
>tag fag
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>>2301445
>imagine not buying patagonia.

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let's have a thread about knots and rope work
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>>2301661
>overhand, half hitch, munter, square, lark's head
>>2301584
>bowline, overhand, square, half-hitch, trucker's hitch, and zeppelin bend

how useful is it knowing all these knots?

I only do truckers and half-hitch. ( but I reverse the second loop on this hitch ?? ) -- it gets me by, easily. but curious to learn more.
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>>2301719
The zeppelin bend was the only one I didn't know already and I'd say that's a very good way to join two ropes as it's easy to undo even after it got under load. All the other knots are your basic everyday knots, with the bowline being the only exception, but it's THE knot for creating a non-collapsing loop, as it's simple and easy to undo even after getting loaded a lot.
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>>2301556
Wait. Is that all the trucker's hitch is? Why is everything I've seen on it make it seem more complicated?
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>>2301543
Clove hitch is handy.
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>>2302021
well if you make another eye loop on the slack line and then add more tension its more secure. that's how i was taught to do it.

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this thing is a solution looking for a problem, there is a reason these didn't exist until milwaukee faggots pushed it 5 years ago

>i want to roughly cut something
sawzal
>i want to make an accurate cut
circ saw

no point in this tool and I have YET to see it on a jobsite or used by a SERIOUS contractor
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>>2302072
i didn't keep the metal :^) just made it easier to haul them to the dump in tiny rusty pieces
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>>2302052
The portaband was about the only option to quietly cut EMT when I used to work at a hospital. Doctors and nurses seethe if they even hear a whisper that construction work might be going on around them
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>>2302071
I'm going to kick the ladder out from under the next illegally immigrated drywaller I see in honor of you, you fucker. I love when my boxes get covered up because I get to take out my hammer and play wack-a-mole on your nice pretty drywall to find it.
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>>2302101
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OopYaAAaniI
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>>2302115
The reason your medical bills cost so much is because we were billing the hospital big bucks to drill like two hole in the middle of the night for a firesafety conduit because the fragile surgeons can't operate on someone through a little hammer drilling.

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Why are so many tree house plans like pic related? They don't attach the structure to the tree at all. How is this a tree house?
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>>2301835
People are afraid of pouring slabs. That's really the only reason tree houses are popular.
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>>2301778
F
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Trees need the layer below their bark to keep growing. If you cut through this layer, water/nutrients cannot transport through their xylem into the leaves, which means the tree rapidly dies. (Deciduous are only "alive on the outermost inner portion, and bark; everything prior to that season has hardened into fibrous wood with lignin. This is why hammocks with wrap-around chains are so deadly for trees: it's basically a garrote for them.

Which, even if you're an anti-tree FAGGOT who doesn't care about trees (you should, and KYS if you don't), you can see the severe lack of wisdom in causing the death and eventual rot of that which you're trying to build as your foundation WAY UP HIGH in the air.

There is one book that goes over at least in a small fashion how to build IN trees, and it's a goofy fun little book:

BACKYARDS FOR KIDS. SUNSET PUBLISHING CORP., MENLO PARK, CA. 2008 ED.

No idea if this is on /pdfs/ or /t/, but it's a great little overview.
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PGs: 35,36,70-79*^

(FUCK THESE KIKE CAPTCHAS!)
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>>2301919
Afraid to do something very easy. Gotta be it




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