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Need to build one of these. Any advice? I'm looking to make it out of wood
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>out of wood
Breh, unless you’re moving super light stuff, like giant blocks of foam that are too awkward to carry, you’re never going to get a strong enough blade on the bottom with wood. It needs to be thin so you can slide it under stuff, but strong enough to act as a lever for hundreds of pounds.
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I also need one of those but the one in your pic is super gay.
Just take one from a storage yard.
wood is very possible but the blade has to be metal
>I want to build something I can buy for $20

I fucking hate this board and all the retards that post here

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Hi guys. I boiled some PVC pipes in a pot to make a slingshot. Do any of you know if the pot can be used safely for food (after washing it, obv)
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Boiling. Good going asshat.

You need to put in your oven for a few hours.
and when you boil something again in it the residue will dissolve into the food aswell
this is why you shouldn't use hoses for drinking water or organic farming. leaving them in the sun causes the material to break down even faster.
>t. retard
>plasticizers like Bisphenol A
BPA is the diol monomer, not a plasticizer. due to it's relatively low molecular weight, it could be used as a reactive diluent, but that would be retarded and significantly weaken the plastic.

I just got laminate wood flooring installed in one room of my house and the echo is insanely loud. Worse than my bathroom.
Is it just like that because there's no furniture in the room? The muffler the guy used is extremely thin and the laminate itself is also very thin. Could that be the reason why the echo is so loud?
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It'll be fine.
>he doesn’t value good acoustics
Just put carpet over it.
heavy cloth dampens sounds.
Carpet, Wall rugs, Tapestries, Couches, ...
heavy beach towels if your cheap

Makes me wonder if the reason those old castles had so many Tapestries was to deal with rebound sounds from stone floors and walls?
Absolutely, aside from the art value of quality tapestries, it doubled as an insulator. Otherwise all those clanking armors would wake up the whole castle

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Some context
>civil engineering grad
>need to find job to earn diploma, other than that have a full education
>friend lands one at home builder
>feels bad that me and other friend are still hunting, asks if they have room for another
>no dice

>/po/ as a hobby
>show friends what I'm working on
>friend at firm likes it a lot, and his boss conveniently is looking for a custom sign to hang on their wall
>boss likes what sees, thinks his logo would look good if it were done like how I do it.
>no contact with boss, just my friend
>given basic parameters
>money vaguely touched on with "just quote them lol"

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Delivery of product contingent on job offer. End of line.
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ignore >>2168409 that's probably the best way to get them to tell you to fuck off and they'll get the sign somewhere else

Just treat it like a production order. Take it somewhat seriously. Estimate how many hours it'll take to make, multiply by your hourly wage, add cost of materials and tools, and multiply the sum by 1.2 for contingency. There's your quote. Send it to your friend and ask if they're fine with it, and give them when you expect it to be completed by. Note qualifiers like this is larger and more complex than what you've made in the past; this is in case it costs more or takes longer than you expected and you have to ask for more money or time.

Stop thinking of this as a favor; it's a one off job and treat it like it is. They're hiring you to make a sign. It would be pretty hard to turn this is job at that firm immediately as they're asking you to make this one thing and that's it; it would only really help if you applied for a job there, and even then only if you actually made a good impression with his boss. Try to coordinate the order directly with his boss so that the boss has a person to associate with your name. Tell him you'd like to confirm the details of what his boss wants directly since details might get lost if your friend is relaying everything. Just directly confirm with boss details like size, colors, type of paper, etc. More details are better so you can figure out what his boss's expectations are so you don't piss him off by ruining them. Also confirm they're fine with you using this product you're creating for work example in case you decide to sell more signs. Worst case scenario you can now claim you're an entrepreneur on your resume, and that you create custom order papercraft signs and such as a business.

Also what kind of dogshit college doesn't give you your diploma until you get a job? Colleges where I am just give you your diploma when you've passed all the required classes.

gl with the job hunt, shit's a slog.
Dude, you do whatever you have to do to get a fucking job. Are you mad at the libtard infested ultra expensive
education system yet? You should be.
>t sycophant that injoys teh system and thenks it gret
Thanks for the advice I'll definitely get down to it now

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No /hbg/? Lets change that...
>"its been so long I don't even have a previous thread link" edition
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>>Hasn't moved the airlock a bit.
Anon, that's not yeast
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Hmm sugar wash's SG is still 1.03 down from 1.08 after 14 days
Maybe it's a tad cold, I should get the aquarium heater installed
> doubt that I'll find anything like that around here
Hmm... They sell those at Bi Mart here, but this is Apple Country
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How do I get started on the cheap as a total noob?
Depending on the yeast its possible it will just cease activity at some point....
And speaking of which, what to do in this case if you want for more carbonation?

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What's this threaded hole bit with the bolt running through it called?
shaft with radial threaded hole
Cross dowel barrel nut

Sephiroth Elon looks like a garage band vocalist

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I just got a new AC for my home as I can't stand the heat any more. On the manual it said the top drain outlet is dry drain but then it also have another bottom pan drain outlet, I have no idea if I should hook up the bottom drain outlet as well as the top drain outlet or if it would be enough with the top "dry mode" drain outlet alone

anyone have experience hooking up the drain for one of these? Because I read some horrible stories of people's house flooding cause they messed up with the drain and I have no idea if it would get the job done with just to top drain hooked up
do the top one first, then the bottom. They don't need to be drained very often. They soak the fan in the water to get an evaporative effect too.

I think that's BS, you're pushing 100% humidity air through the cooler anyway, how the fuck is your water doing shit except making a place for disease?

I bet they start itw ith cold water in it and get extra EPA points.
then what's the point of having a dry mode drain if it's going to leak water down the the bottom?
just being curious, anyone actually have the same model of AC as I do cause it's from costco
anyone actually got one of these in your homes from costco?

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Ive recently been wanting to make jewelry with gold and silver,
Just spent about 700$ on the tools needed and a melting furnace, now I'm playing around with making stuff.

This is also branching off into sand casting gold and silver, I want to male a silver g shock bezel.

Is anyone else here into jewelry?
If I get good I think being a jeweler would be cool which can eventually lead into having your own shop.
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I dunno if its because I'm actually having gas pressure then, or if its the silver that's so much easier to melt than raw copper or brass, but damn this was so much faster (though I had pre-heated the crucible and surroundings)
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Oh and also worth mentioning, I'm using my trust old 2010 Canon, its resolution is shit, and not very perceptive of dark environments, but holy crap the lens and optical zoom really do make a hell of a difference
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And then just adding the strips of copper wire, which probably isn't pure and it was cause of black skin on one side of the ingot
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Even flowing of the ingot seemed quite good, even though it left a bit of a tail, and that hump ended up leaving me with a lot of cracks
I'm remaking the ring I messed up on.
Havent posted in a while because I've been playing runescape :(

got all my gems in the mail and I've been practicing adding them, still don't have it down fully I try the invisible setting and use the hammer hand piece to squish the surrounding metal to hold the gem

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I was looking at land the town over and found this pretty funny image.
Apparently somebody purchased this lot of land in 2006 and had no intentions of coming off any of it: As a result, the town developed around it, leaving their plot to be approximately the size of the entire neighboring subdivisions in every direction. Yes it is a single family home.
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I'd ask the city how many insurance payouts and court costs are worth the inevitable confrontation if they just tried yeeting me off my land
>what is a will?
It's a legal document Boomers use to tell their children that they're inheriting nothing.
I cannot imagine a worse hell

>Sounded like lawsuit time to me, but probably just easier to sell.

Honestly that's kind of a dick move to inherit that much land and just sit on it just for the sake of sitting on it. I totally understand if you would like a little chunk of land to have your own little utopia, but realistically there should be a dickhead tax for just occupying so much land compared to others; if you want to pay that dickhead tax then fine, but it should be pretty steep.
Like you said, that land could be growing oranges to make my OJ cheaper instead of some dingdongs taking up space.
It's reminiscent of Zuckerburg buying Hawaii
>there should be a dickhead tax for just occupying so much land compared to others
This will be the result. Every scap of remaining land will be converted into something more "tax efficient" (i.e. slums and postage stamp lots) and if the rich decide they want some wilderness they will move somewhere without the tax and leave us to live in the wasteland.

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I got a few heaps of logs the width of pic related and a few meters long. How do i go about to build a small wooden shack out of em with my axe?
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Get some tools anon, ffs. I built this in two days by myself just fucking off with a drill, miter saw, and tape measure.
>just fucking off with a drill, miter saw, and tape measure
What's holding it together? Prayer?
Screws? Use your eyeballs.
Those weren't mentioned in your list
>Those weren't mentioned in your list
he excretes them, and drives them with his specialized tongue

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Just bought a bucket of old pliers at an estate sale. I bought them because most of them were not made in china and most are not duplicates of tools that I have.
Most have some light surface corrosion on them.

What's the best techniques to tidy these up the most with the least amount of effort.
Looking for the method that'll get like 60-80 percent cleaned up with like 20% if the effort.

What I want to avoid doing is spending hours on each tool buffing them to a new sheen/polish.
I'll post a few pics of some of them
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Op here, tried vinegar in the past. Once I removed it from the vinegar (which I let it soak in for a few days) it seemed to me like I never neutralized it once I removed it, and it made the pits deeper afterwards.
So I'll prob stay away from vinegar this time around.
Ok oiled em all up tonight. Hopefully this loosens up some of the surface rust. I'll let him sit either overnight or for a couple days then I'll use some Scotch-Brite or some steel wool to try and remove whatever else I can.
I use tools that are rustier than this. But if you have enough time on your hands to actually make your tools pretty, more power to you.
Molasses. If non-stainless steel (check with magnet?) you can try electrolysis.
Citric acid is way better than vinegar. It's cheap, it doesn't stink and you can easily alter the concentration.

Is medicine a viable hobby? I refer to obtaining a set of skills beyond that of simple first aid, but not in order to do it occupationally.
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>how to make medecine
bro you just need vodka or some other heavy spirits and that will do quite a lot of what you need
need to sanatize something? treat an infection? need an anesthetic? your car is breaking down?
vodka does the job for all these things
Does anyone know how to create antibiotics? I read you can make penicillin from fruit mold.
>General Discharge Under Honorable Conditions

whoah whoah whoah. Dude please elaborate on this because this sounds too good to be true. except I actually genuinely want to go into the health field but have a felony, but this might be a good way to get a license.
How long do you have to stay in the national guard? what is their drug testing policy like? What's the pay like?
>I'm also not hot about the kid being clamped immediately after birth, or any other bullshit they do for the few days afterwards.

hey, friend, umm, here's the deal. they need to make sure babies don't have anything wrong going on with them, and if something does go wrong, they need a doctor there to be able to do something.

ALSO, and this is very important "HYPOTHETICALLY" YOU CANNOT DO A C SECTION ALONE. If your wife has a c-section, I GUARANTEE you that there is going to be more than one qualified professional in the operating room ; anathesiolgist to intubate and keep her properly sedated, a doctor performing the operation, and then there will be assistants etc.. I'm telling you this because I'm sure you're making wise ass jokes to your pregnant wife about how
>don't worry babe, I got this, why we gotta pay the hospital all this money for that when I could just watch a youtube video on how to do it

I promise you, you will most definitely end up on death row for killing your wife and unborn child if you even consider doing this. If there are no forseeable complications with her pregnancy, there is a 99% chance her pregnancy will be delivered without anything unusual happening. But what if its that 1% where your wife or baby need life saving surgery.

Anyone who thinks
>well, humans have always just given birth without modern medicine...
Yeah, and it was fairly common for women to die during childbirth as well. historically women have had others around to help during the birthing process so I really don't understand the opposition to it

you're probably one of those people who thinks its safe to take your n95 mask off just because you're at home taking a shower

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Liver Failure?
>what, do you want to be known as a quitter? vodka

Yep, it's wood edition

Welcome to /wwg/! Here we discuss the working of wood and the tools and techniques used to do so. General carpentry question such as framing/decking/general construction might get a better response in /qtddtot/ or /sqt/.

>essential /wwg/ books

Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking, gives you everything you need and shows you how to do it multiple ways, from hand tools to power tools and gives you the knowledge to determine which is best, and then he teaches you how to apply what you learned. The PDF of the second book can be found in the usual places, but the other two are MIA.

Christopher Schwarz tells you everything you need to know about planes and saws, and their use
Handplane Essentials
Handsaw Essentials
Best to find this one in PDF from the usual sources, out of print and pricey!

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How, just how, can I make plane, square pieces of wood? Every time I try woodworking it's almost as crooked as a politician.

I want to make a medium sized locomotive for my friends young one who is 4 months now. So I need to baby-proof the damn thing too, meaning no sharp edges / splinters.

How the fuck do you guys do it?
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I still struggle. It takes time, patience, good saws, squaring shit with true instruments...hell my tape measures are mostly off.

Not much is square, plumb, flush, etc, our cabinets are 3 inches off the wall at the top and 2 3/32 at the bottom. I ripped two pieces of cherry super carefully and still had a little gap. The kerf is a bitch.
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You need a scroll saw for toys, and some good s4s stock. A sanding block or router for edges

Pic is my effort to match stain on cherry with shellac.
I have all that but I still struggle. Except the wood I just use junk wood.
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You'll never get it perfect, even with power tools, seasonal warping and air conditioning all ducks wood.

Look at grain patterns at the store bf you buy. Look for good, tight matching patterns.

Nothing I do is square

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