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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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- 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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Is there a better way for storing your ________ underground?
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PVC pipe, either submerged in oil or sprayed down and plenty of desiccant.
Avoid your property, bury innawoods in a spot you WILL remember. Do not bring phone or other tracking devices with you.
You may consider storage above in the trees depending on the local vegetation.
>storage above in the trees
enormously stupid in any climate due to fire risk
PVC with threaded cap. Vacuum seal the ____ with tons of cosmoline. Get a ____ without wood parts or replace with polymer parts.
1.Introduce a burrowing animal to your property.
2. Purchase blasting caps, large diameter pvc pipe, and as much west systems epoxy as you can afford.
3. ???
4. Profit.

Or, ya know, do some work on your septic tank.
>do some work on your septic tank.
That's a pretty good idea

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How can I go about hardwiring a usb port to one of my 120v AC electrical outlet circuits? I want to install one inside an existing junction box and run a USB wire from there to my outside.
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>the wires would probably melt before you even finished installing it
Sounds like you're the retarded one
Voltage melts shit?
I never knew. Tell me more.
It could if it were very high voltage that arcs through the insulation.
> high voltage arcs
> 120 ac

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Is there any way to crack open a sealed unit that doesn't take longer than it's worth and doesn't destroy your profit margins?
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Are you just opening them so that you can separate it for scrapping?
What units are those units
Is the government aware of your intentions?
They are aware they can suck my cock

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Anons, I appreciate a simple and comfy-to-use tool.
Had a chance to see someone working on a treadle-powered lathe when I was younger, keep thinking about it since.

Just remembered how fucking good they were.
The simplicity is unparalleled.
>non-electric, so non-bullshit
I'm probably going to end up building one of my own, will be fun.
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It could be needle height or timing
That is a REMARKABLY usable bicycle, I would have assumed they would be penny farthing.
Those are not treadle powered. They use flat belts that link back to a central power unit. Often times it was a large electric motor or steam engine.

For the drill press you are thinking of a post drill. Those were hand powered.
You never know, they could have a bunch of guys on bicycles or horses in giant hamster wheels turning the main shaft

Mobile (well sort of, one speed, lol) knife sharpening service? When the hell was that ever in demand?

Always been fascinated by the "Time Crisis" franchise. For those that don't know it's an arcade game where the gun actually cycles. There is a foot pedal where you basically can come out of some sort of cover to fight and then duck back and reload. The gun is similar to a pistol and somehow when you pull the trigger the slide moves like a real gun.

I wish to recreate this but on a much larger scale. I want different gun options and REAL kick. Not this pussy hurrdurr look the hammer slides. I want real problems if you don't brace your shit.

Basically a training Sim.

How can I make cordless fake guns kick worse than real ones?

why do japs build such a shit houses
I know the running meme here is that US made homes are shit and made out of sticks, but just look at the absolute state of Japan building

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only in guns, germs, and steel, the thing you don’t like about other races is their values. Whites raise the best blacks, and Asians better still.
>Long term means sustainable,
it doesnt, it literally never was the case
the >sustainable meme is only 20 years recent in the far-left circles
so fuck off, commie
What an absolute brainlet take.
Limits to Growth is 50 years old already and it's hardly the first work to mention sustainability.
>new construction is bad because something something regulations
If it weren't for the paltry regulations in the US every home would be a tinderbox collapsing just after the 2 year warranty. At this point I just just write On The Boomers And Their Lies and put Reagan on the cover
This, only communists think infinite growth is impossible.

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How the fuck do I install this A/C unit? It's got a bar underneath that's supposed to go where the bottom window slides in
But the space for it is too thin. Without locking in the whole thing will be unstable and poorly sealed.

they come with manuals for a reason, fucktard

but that one looks like its used. this is where you have to google the model and look for a manual to tell you how to fucking install it since you are obviously too dumb to figure it out for yourself.

also, is that AC sitting on its side? I hope you dont plan on turning it on anytime soon... I would tell you why you shouldnt put ac equipment on its side, but that would ruin the fun when you DO plug it in and turn it on and fuck up the compressor. LOL
Is 25.35 mm really a more helpful measurement than 1 inch?
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RTFM, whatever. I have two "new to me" models with the same design. Bar is supposed to be outside everything. If I did that, moving the bottom outwards another inch or so while still bracing the top edge against the window, A/C would be tilted about an inch upwards. Manual's suggested solution is "lol put a board underneath".

Briefly on its side to take pic. Not turning on for a few days so don't cream yourself yet.

1" and 1 13/64" if you want. The important thing is it doesn't fit.

I guess I could take the bar off entirely, but I'd be relying entirely on the side panels to prevent the unit from swinging into the room.

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What's up faggots, let's talk about welding.
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Maybe confine the arc with magnetic fields?
Thats like a retarded child of TIG and EBW.
Almost any air cooled TIG machine that goes up to 150 amps will be fine. Pricey ones have fancy shit like hugh duty cycles, pulse, and AC welding for aluminium.
If you're just planning of learning basic welding to put together some tube frames, you basically only need to find a decent setting for a MIG machine and then learn proper angle and wire stick out. You can literally learn this in a day. If you're gonna weld aluminium or just outdoors, you're gonna need to learn fancier stuff like stick or how to use a spool gun.
I think you can oxy-ace weld in a vacuum as well since the oxygen burns the acetylene but I'd wager it would still just horrible to weld since te flame will probably behave very differently and if you're welding in a confined space like a glove box, rather than say in outer space, you'd probably fill up a lot of gas in the box before you got the torch lit and you'd probably end up exploding the box.
I think it's a very often emotionally loaded response a few of the folk I see often who have had society or themselves fail in areas of their final education or job placement and when they educate themselves cheaply or for free to do a trade most are scared to try learn, it makes it feel like a large gap has been bridged and often it shows in the form of productive value which has its own intrensic value.

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How would you go about recreating Ted kaczynski's cabin? What materials would you use? How much would it cost?
Just a thought experiment, I might make one myself
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You are literally reading one thing, and thinking another. Dumb doesn't even begin to describe you, you're being straight up delusional.
I'm not him, but I think whatever it is you're trying to say is dumb regardless.. now run along.
>Not only has Ted's message failed to propagate
That's why it's propagating in this here very thread, amirite? You're sharp.

>these fringe ideas leave a far greater impression if allowed to stew in the background unhindered.
Kinda like it's still doing now, amirite??

>I'll just say that for as smart as he was he still fell victim to the lack of perspective that plagues so many great thinkers and ironically
Let me tell you about irony, KEK....
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>one thread one a Mongolian basket weaving forum
Ted claimed his actions were to ingrain his message in society. But his actions caused society to turn away from him.

>disavowed and deplatformed
Words are hard for you, huh buddy

>let me tell you
Then tell me. Dont say vague shit that forces people to infer meaning, as all it does is leave room for you to wriggle out of any retardation you failed to catch before posting. Theodore DID suffer from a lack of perspective. His analysis of the world was... as much as I hate using this phrase... eurocentric. He failed to consider the wider world and its history. If he did he would have realized that these "consequences of industrial society" have existed since the dawn of civilization and are more apt to be called symptoms of the human condition. This problem goes so much deeper than mere society and if Theodore had shelved his petty complexes he might have been able to engineer an actual solution approaching a degree of effectiveness higher than the terroristic equivalent of REEEEEEEE.

You see me challenge ted and have a bitch fit because you fail to engage his ideas beyond consumption. I call ted a hypocrite because real consideration of his philisophical work, it's obvious that his substantive works undermined his pursuit of a better world.

When alls said and done, I suppose you at the dinner table could hold the crop accountable for not being able to grow in foul weather. But the farmer cannot afford this abortion of responsibility. It is not his place to scold the crop, but to nurture it. Because of this we must hold the farmer accountable when he wastes precious time venting his frustration to the crop while it droops under his misplaced ministrations.

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cope, the post

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Metal bros, I'm working for a boomer that is trying to find a way to cheaply bent L rails made of aluminum at a 45 degree angle with a curved outside edge ...

What are the easiest and cheapest ways to do so?
So he is trying to bend an aluminum angle iron? Along just one edge, or on the diagonal? A shrinker/stretcher might work if it is light gauge.
Subcontract a couple of mexicans and have them figure it out.

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Show me your shop or workbench.
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I had just done stain on 16 outdoor shutters, that's why the mess.

your moms back is my workbench
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Is massage therapy diy now?

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Trying to make a zapper, if I wire a switch inline with positive lead and red circle, (the shutter activation) to the bulb which I'm removing and placing leads 5mm apart do I make something or is this gunna f up? I know this shit is super simple to you guys just not there yet. Thanks in advance.
did you gut a used camera flash?!
disappointing, im gonna bash your head in with my minolta x-700
Lol no it's like a 15 year old disposable
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Found a pretty good sale at Home Depot today. Thinking about picking it up. Also cordless tool thread.
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>no not the nail gun!!!!
You mean the one that is just a milky nail gun?

>being mad ryobi is just 2 gen behind milky.
>imagine buying miter saw from them.
are you daft?
>battery powered lawn tools
wait one more month and it will go on sale
they have a sale on ryobi every summer at the homeless depot
Yeah, what's wrong with the brad nailer? I know I'm not bringing that thing near a cabinet, but there are lots of jobs I wouldn't mind leaving the 6 gallon compressor behind.

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Previous thread --> >>2079851

In /rcg/ we discuss anything & everything radio controlled - multirotors, fixed wing, cars, rovers, helis, boats, submarines, battlebots, lawnmowers, etc.

>How do I get started with racing drones?


>What about planes?


>What about aerial photography, is DIY viable?

If you want a practical flying camera platform, DJI is the sensible option. If you want a fun DIY project instead & aren't too concerned about the practicalities, then by all means DIY something.

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I call out bullshit when I see it, some people take offense to that. Flatly accusing a Here unit as being 'retarded' is first rate bullshit, simple as that.

Let's talk about something else. What's everybody actually up to this week?
So would this shitty 2 inch with the 4500kv 1106s actually fly if I used a 6s battery?
Didn't you say they were already getting hot on 4S?
The eachine e011 was the best drone ever hands down. Why the fuck did they stop making it?
Someone mentioned that 4500kv seemed low for a 2 inch 4s, so I guess I assumed that meant the motors were spinning fast enough to handle the weight of a whoop style quad and were getting hot.

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