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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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- 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.
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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
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So a hole got put into my laundry wall and we had it patched. We painted over the patch when we should have painted over the whole wall, and unfortunately it was also done with the wrong colour. We painted over the whole wall with the proper colour, however the patch is both raised and now a slightly different colour than the wall. It might be hard to see in the picture but there is a distinct line of separation between the discoloured patch and the rest of the wall. Is there anything that could be done aside from stripping the paint and doing it again?
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>>2009977
No. You need to re-patch, if your need for perfection is so great.
Or, cover it with shelves or a picture, or something.
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>>2009977
Your landlord is going to leave your hole distinctively discolored.
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Sand the area so that the transitions are no longer visible and repaint the wall.
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you're not getting the deposit back
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>>2009977
>So a hole got put into my laundry wall and we had it patched.
>It might be hard to see in the picture but there is a distinct line of separation between the discoloured patch and the rest of the wall.
Who the fuck puts this much energy into making their laundry room walls look perfect?
Anon, your wife must be one hell of an insufferable bitch.

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UR DOIN IT WRONG Edition
Old thread: >>2006570
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 12-8-2020]
Under 250 USD: Creality Ender 3 (Pro), Anycubic Mega S

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>>2010099
yes but why would you
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>>2010105
I buy white spirit in 30 gallon drums
I don't have any IPA at the moment
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>>2010108
>the average Polish anon
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I need a new main board for my cr-10 V3, but I'm not finding an exact replacement. Can I get some advice on which silent main board would be compatible? Thanks in advance.
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>>2010119
SKR 1.4 Turbo with tmc stepper drivers. you have to get both. it wont work without the stepper drivers.

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Any of you guys ever seen a tap holder thingy with the shape of a screwdriver? Kind of like a bit driver but for taps?

I ask because at work I am often cleaning up threads on objects that have been powder coated. No real force is required and there often is very little room for tap handles.
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>>2009307
Use a 1/4 " bit driver with a 1/4" square drive adapter, and then an appropriate sized 12 point socket to hold the shank of the tap.
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>>2009307
12 point socket
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>>2009359
Op do you work at a aircraft maintenance platform welding shop?
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>>2009946
Yes.
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>>2009307
>Any of you guys ever seen a tap holder thingy with the shape of a screwdriver?
Pin Vice or a T-Handle Ratcheting Tap Wrench

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I just bought the Makita systainers, I own the extra large box and can't fit my recip. saw into it. Does anyone have a workaround to this?
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>>2009797
I’m flagging your post fagot.
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>>2008954
Just duct tape it to the outside
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>>2009820
Or just glue the cupboard door small rubber bumpers on the bottom corners of your toolbox.
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>>2009950
I still hit doors and doorframes with the hard metal edges as I am moving through.
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>>2010025
Ah so you are a mong.

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Hello! First time visit to this board and I've never worked with any tools in my life ever. I am a fat piece of shit neet who has been sitting on a chair in one place of room for a decade. And what happened is it that chair legs took chunks of wood out of the floor and there's also a hole now. It's super embarrassing, I know. But what can I do to fix it? Is there a material that I can use to fill the chunks (some of them are like 2 cm deep) and it would harden later (i doubt it but I don't know anything about repair of anything). Thanks for your help.
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>>2010085
If you still have the chunks you could fit them back together and secure with wood glue. Also its facebook lifehack tier but apparently rubbing a walnut on the affected area will hide scuffs in wood.
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>>2010089
No you don't get it, it's not like just chipped wood, it's a whole dent created over 10 years of chipping.
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>>2010093
Oh, you'll probably have to redo the floor in the whole room or put carpet down or something then. Do you have pics?

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What should I know before I start a electrical apprenticeship doing commercial work?
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>>2009774
alright cause my foreman got real upset when I ask for a Hex key, cause for some reason he calls sockets: hex keys as you often want a hex socket for the bolts to make sure that it is tight.
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>>2009501
>About 5 months of residential service calls
>told the company where Im getting hired that I had about a year of experience
Huh?
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rebbit /r/IBEW/comments/ky4zee/what_can_i_do_in_the_time_leading_up_to/gjmtigt/
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there is not conduit or wire stretcher.
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You see, the joke is that the place is called "Sneed's Feed & Seed" which is clever in itself and quite funny to those with a mature sense of humour but what's really just hilarious about it is that if you look closely at the front of this store, Sneed's Feed & Seed, you can see a line that reads "Formerly Chuck's". Now, this might go over the average viewer's head as this, THIS, is peak comedy. I doubt anything will ever be as funny as the joke about Sneed's Feed & Seed. Are you ready for this one? So, like I said, the place is called "Sneed's Feed & Seed" and this sign says "Formerly Chuck's", which means that when Chuck owned the place, well, I don't have to tell you... https://youtu.be/ezXGcRbJjts

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leaky thread: >>2006446

>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:
http://adafruit.com
http://instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-technology/
http://makezine.com/category/electronics/
Don't ask, roll:
https://github.com/Rocheez/4chan-electronics-challenges/blob/master/list-of-challenges.png
>Archive of Popular Electronics magazines (1954-2003)
https://worldradiohistory.com/Popular-Electronics-Guide.htm


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>>2010060
>without having to use things like making custom breakout PCB?
i don't just have generic breakout boards lying around for all smd footprints
god i wish we still lived in the THT era. smds are so fucking gay
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>>2010061
You can order them. Search for the package type i.e. "qfp 60 breakout" and match up the pitch.
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On Impedance matching for high speed PCB:

If I have a (signal layer, power plane, gnd plane, signal) top to bottom and in that order. does the power plane have any effect in my calculating of the impedance? should i just swap the GND and power planes?
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>>2010046
Kinda looks like a MOV (Metal Oxide Varistor)
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>>2009959
You see, the joke is that the place is called "Sneed's Feed & Seed" which is clever in itself and quite funny to those with a mature sense of humour but what's really just hilarious about it is that if you look closely at the front of this store, Sneed's Feed & Seed, you can see a line that reads "Formerly Chuck's". Now, this might go over the average viewer's head as this, THIS, is peak comedy. I doubt anything will ever be as funny as the joke about Sneed's Feed & Seed. Are you ready for this one? So, like I said, the place is called "Sneed's Feed & Seed" and this sign says "Formerly Chuck's", which means that when Chuck owned the place, well, I don't have to tell you... https://youtu.be/ezXGcRbJjts

I'm looking to get rid of some pock marks (acne scars). Most expensive ass treatment essentially damage the nearby area to increase to collegen production there. If more collegen WILL fix the pock marks, then cann I fix them on my own by eating collegen rich foods? Why or why not.
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I'm afraid it doesn't work that way, I don't have the exact information myself but was in a similar situation and had a gf in medschool who told me that wouldn't work.

Btw, are you talking about the laser treatment where they burn your skin everywhere (thus 'forcing' a controlled regeneration)? If you do such a thing, make sure it's done by a professional (especially in your face area). If you burn too deep, permanent burn scars, if you burn too shallow, no effect. So don't try at home, just in case.

How bad are the pock marks? Depending on your age/gender you might consider a (short) beard or something.

I have pock marks on my cheeks, quite strongly, but have the luck that they're mostly obscured when you look at me from the front. Personally I didn't find such a treatment worth the price and decided to accept them, which I did.
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>>2007387
The only diy way i know of is dermarolling
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>>2007387
I have no clue, so i'm gonna chip in. Eating collagen doesn't do shit for skin, it's marginally effective in keeping your joints from grinding into oblivion prematurely. However, there is a plethora of collagen containing cosmetics. If you are to try some DIY way to mess with your face you might want to consider that, it may do something, it may not, at least the chances of it turning you into the phantom of the opera are slim to none.
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>>2007387
Could look into a Derma roller, I'm no expert on it but it sounds like sounds like that's what you're looking for. Tricky part would be keeping it clean and making sure you've got needles that are large enough to be effective but not so large as to hurt yourself.

Haven't had one in awhile.

This is the first non-workbench piece of furniture I have made. There is random chip out in places and the mortises are gappy and ugly thanks to my dull chisel crushing fibers like the hulk. But I am still happy about it overall. Made from douglas fir, though that skinny beam might be pine.
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>>2005808
gonna try to make a jewelers table
I'm not gonna be the one cutting, but will have to design it
do you guys have any tips or general guiding lines?
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Fuck, why did it take me until my 4th or 5th box build to realise that some simple 90 degree pieces of plastic would be so useful. What other super basic things am I still completely ignorant to?
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>>2010049
Hot hide glue. Easily the best improvement I've made for anything that requires structure in adhesion. It takes time to set up, but it's incredible compared to the usual wood glue
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>>2010049
>simple 90 degree pieces
They're called squares.
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>>2010049

According to a book I read there is a cure for virtually all diseases. This cure uses hidrogen peroxide to oxygenize the body which kills bad cells and cures the good ones.
Most of the people that tried this reported good results (the terrible taste may make some people stop doing it).
I am very deficient, my body and mind have very very painful flaws so this may be the answer to my suffering.
I struggle with the measures, for example on how to turn ounces in liters but I'm gonna succeed.
Did any of you try this?
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>>2010039
So, you know how fire is oxygenation of stuff? Hydrogen peroxide kinda does the same thing.

It's called internal chemical burns.

Do burns cure good cells? Maybe if you light yourself on fire your brain will get better.
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>>2010041
I obviously don't drink it as it is, genius.
I make a solution of 3 drops in 6-8 ounces of water and everyday increase.
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I would not recommend doing this. Your bodies immune cells have an internal mechanism for producing and metabolising hydrogen peroxide on a cellular level. They do not require external intake of peroxide. Your stomach will not tolerate even the smallest amount of peroxide as it is caustic and will kill your mucosal lining along with destroy red blood cells.

H2O2 is used in the autophagy microsome components of wbcs, if you want to read about that.

If you are worried about your body and mind I suggest you see a doctor for a full evaluation to make sure other common reasons for the way you are feeling can be rule out.
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>>2010039
>>2010043
Please let this be bait, I really hope you're not that retarded anon.

Lets come up with ideas to replace loud scary wake up alarms
>automatic temperature change
>automatic window blinds set to open letting in the sunrise, or leds slowly turn on
>automatic oil evaporator with a strong smell
that's all i got, also please dont make fun of me
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The key is to wake up enough to grab your phone and unironically start reading some shit like news or 4chins. You mind gets filled with it and sleepness lets go.
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>>2009182
Yea, this. I play a game of speed chess on my phone.
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>>2003747
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBWehwb5KQM
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for me it's cold water, i sleep below a ceiling window and when enough water condenses on it and starts dripping down onto me i wake up instantly

>>2005373
lol'd
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>>2003747
Something like this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqGTtFIZm5Y

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That's some real nice woodwork you got there. Would be a real shame if someone were to
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>>2009458
I'm sure you think about them quite a bit.
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How do we feel about this conversion?
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...because I'm not sure how I feel about 'buildings that were one thing, are now another thing and it looks weird & is undoubtedly weird to live in'
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>>1991961
fat white women

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A thread for more general metallurgy questions that do not fall under:
/emt/ - Eternal Machinist Thread: >>1950977
/wg/ - Welding General: 1961558

My Very Autistic Questions:
1. What is the strongest ductile non-magnetic metal out there?
2. How would DIY recycle glass, aluminum, or tin cans?
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>>2008708
the proof of concept
walls are 5 inch of brick, from experience that holds over 800°C with the outer brick getting hand warm

will likely not see action until the next frost in a few days
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>>2008894
Are you alive, brass bro?
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not sure if this counts as metallurgy or machinery, but what is the best way to bond high speed steel to tungsten carbide? i'm just curious how carbide-tipped drill bits are manufactured
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>>2009831
Brazing
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>>1968019
Is bronze cheaper per unit volume than stainless steel? I say per unit volume because bronze is denser.

>>2008894
>>2008902
>melting brass
>"it's the flu"

Everyone else:
>it's the flu
>"it's covid"

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the thread was dead
heres my shitty welch's wine racked in a rum bottle
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Alright fags,

>100g mature gingerbug
>400g orange juice
>500g sugar cane juice

initial density was 1.060
I expect it either to be super sweet or for it ferment way too fast into strong alcohol
any partakes on how it will turn out? on how long should let it go?

I want to bottle it while still having some potential carbonation left, and hoping it will still be sweet enough
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>>2010021
...and the methanol your body has to metabolise will be exactly the same.
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>>2010024
>orange juice
interesting, please keep us updated
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>>2009703
If hydrometer reading is stable 3 days in a row you can go straight to bottling. Cider can go as low a 0.995 because alcohol is less dense than water. You'll need to add some sugar if you want the bottles to be carbonated (google how to bottle carbonate/pitching calculator). Cider once fully fermented can age further in the bottle because of the live yeast and minimal oxygen (assuming you fill the bottle properly to the neck).
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>>2010059
Actually less, because no still is perfect and will leave some in the pot.
The trick to safety is recognizing that if you turn 1 gallon of wine into 1 cup of brandy, don't drink the whole cup if you wouldn't drink the whole gallon




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