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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.
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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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Woke up bright and early this morning (4pm) to finish off installing new flooring. Went out to my garage to start cutting molding, and saw the fence was cracked on my miter saw.

I can't possibly see this being a high stress part, and I've only cut laminate flooring and molding on this thing. Had for less than a year, and have only used it for about 1000sq feet of flooring and maybe 20 cuts in the molding.
Is this typical of miter saws? Ryobi?
What are the odds of them sending me a replacement part if I don't have my receipt.
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Its always a possibility with chinese cast "alloy" parts.
The composition is usually a mix of melted bicycles and dental fillings from executed prisoners.

If the material is porous, and you live somewhere cold and humid, the expansion of water in the pores could have cracked it.

If you have a gas torch you can weld it back together.

But at 1 years old it should still be under warranty.
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>>1151519
>Asking questions like these after your shit has already broken is kind of a waste of money, eh?

I guess I was mostly venting. I sourced a replacement fence for about $30 shipped it I can't make do with ghetto repairs.
At the time I bought it, I had just dropped $2.5k on flooring and wasn't particularly interested in getting a high end miter saw. The Ryobi looked good enough for what I expected to ask from it.
Just confused as to how it cracked for seemingly no reason.

>>1151559
>If the material is porous, and you live somewhere cold and humid, the expansion of water in the pores could have cracked it.

That sounds reasonable enough. I'm currently in Mississippi, and it's always humid here. Took a break on the flooring over January and February for business related obligations, and I heard it got pretty cold around here.
I doubt *freezing* cold, but who knows?


I have a stick welder and will give welding it a shot. It's pretty light, so I assumed it was aluminum. I'll magnet test it when I get home today.
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>>1151561
> I assumed it was aluminum
Could be. Could also be 'pot metal". Cheap castings were often made with pot metal. The name comes from them throwing whatever was handy into the melting pot to make enough of the stuff to cast with. Zinc, copper, lead, aluminum, tin, magnesium, you name it, can end up in pot metal and the ratios can vary from one batch to the next.
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>>1151515
>Is this typical of miter saws? Ryobi?
I have a Ryobi table saw, and the elevating screw stripped out after about 6 months of use.
I really don't think much of their crap.

>What are the odds of them sending me a replacement part if I don't have my receipt.
Most "Ryobi" tools are actually Home Depot house-brand, and HD pays the Ryobi company for use of the name.
If you got it at Home Depot and you paid with a credit card, they can re-print the receipt if you bring in the card you used to buy the saw.
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Just joint a 2x4 and with some clamps you'll have a better fence anyway.

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ITT: We say "thanks" for the little things

thanks smart straw
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>>1147470
God damn I have to get me one of these. Are they pricey? Never even heard of them before.
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>>1149924
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the hunters WD40
its medicine grade

some uses
erything wd40does
+the hunters home remedie for everything
my grandpa used it to
killing nail funghi
athletesfeet
the dogs feet
skin excema

some realy old hunters even took shots of it when they had stomach ache
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Thanks Triflow.
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Thanks tape

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Anyone here buy from tools LIDL?

I've found many of their tools to be of great value for the price.
I probably have over 50 pieces and no complaints on any of them.

Today I bought a 20v cordless Circular saw for €60.

Just tested it out and it can crosscut trough anything at a pretty good speed without the motor bogging down.
You have to move slow when ripping softwoods close to 3" thick, but it still works.
For hardwoods its closer to 2".
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>>1151640
Its a German supermarket chain found all over the Europe.
Twice a week they have special offers, on non food related stuff.
Sometimes the offer includes tools.
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I haven't bought any tools myself but paul sellers recommends their chisels if you can find them. apparently they hold their sharpness well once you sharpen them up yourself and a pretty cheap.

they look like pic related

you can find similar looking chisels on ebay and stuff, different packaging, but they look the same (same handles), so i don't know if those would be just as good or not, my guess if they are sold in lidl then they are mass manufactured and just put into different generic packaging.
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>>1151640
all supermarket chains around here have tools on sale every week in special offer + tools and stuff they sell regulery from meme brands to actual brands
this week we have the same like anon here:
>>1151643
>>1151645
only the price for the lawn mower is 10+€ and the rake costs 2.69€ - lol(price with VAT for american anons)
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>>1151568
If its AC stick, then it can't be bad for the price. A DC stick for that price is going to be extremely fragile.
It will also overheat extremely quickly on the highest setting as someone said, but at around 80Amp or so you can work on a project normally.

Expect usual AC Stick problems like difficulty striking the arc when cold.

Also you're pretty much limited to 6013 which means you're fucked if you want to weld vertical or overhead.

>>1151583
I once bought an electric nail that I didn't use for almost two years. When I finally needed it, it didn't work.
The warranty was still good and they gave me a credit note with no hassle.
I got an electric HVLP sprayer instead.

The LIDL hand tools are all good.
I have axes, splitting maul sledgehammer, chisels, gouges, Japones saws, garden saws, telescopic pruners, aircraft shears, and lots of others.

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Why did the tool industry started using almost exclusively soft faggy handles on screwdrivers compared to the robust nylon ones used before? REEEEEEE
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>>1151326
They didn't. They started lining their robust nylon handles with soft faggy stuff to increase grip.
and because 99% will either lose or strip a screwdriver before the soft grippy stuff gets seriously damaged.
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>>1151326
When I'm upside down hanging from my ankles in floor voids trying to avoid shocks from rat chewed wires and boiling hot central heating pipes while jamming far too many conductors into a connector without them all pinging out with one hand and wondering how I'm going to get rid of a disgusting cup of tea without offending anyone I'm glad of the grippy handles because of the sweat dripping down not only my fat hairy arse crack but also my hands making the old style unusable.
If I'm at my bench then sure my terminal drivers are all the traditional style.
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>>1151326
just buy cheap shit and you get your hard bullshit handles
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>>1151326
god i hate transparent screw drivers, always imagine the handle burst in my hand and the metal dart to jam in my hand
pic releted had to use this shit fuck meme shit in a job some time ago - tools provided by supervisor - total retard bought tools from like supermarket or som shit - thats story fo other time
also the rubber handles bug me when they are used in oily envirement and if they are not made for it in desintegrates to gui shit
also over here they sell all kinds of haldles, never saw a shop seling exclusively soft handles(the tranparent ones are a rarity)
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>>1151610

Thanks anon. I had an actual chuckle.

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claim your /diy/fu
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>>1148017
that's pretty rare
a picture even more autistic than Matthias himself
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>>1150366
he looks like the type who'd do you like math homework.
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>>1147786
He probably painted his name on his children.
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My first and probably biggest inspiration.
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What ever happened to this guy?

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>I'm new to electronics, where do I get started?
There are several good books and YouTube channels that are commonly recommended for beginners and those wanting to learn more, many with advanced techniques. The best way to get involved in electronics is just to make stuff. Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty.

>What books are there?

Beginner:
Getting Started in Electronics Forrest Mims III
Make: Electronics Charles Platt
How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic Michael Jay Greier

Intermediate:
All New Electronics Self-Teaching Guide: Kybett, Boysen
Practical Electronics for Inventors: Paul Scherz and Simon Monk

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Made myself an arduino uno, any cool projects for a beginner?
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>>1151517
Cool's subjective, think of something you would find useful and work your way from there. If what you want seems to complex, break it down into basics and work your way to the more complex parts.
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I ordered some bucks and boosts, Chyna sent me this instead. It's a Xilinx 2C64A CPLD. I've never done anything by JTAG before, can someone give me a quick gestalt as to what I need to program this little guy? I think he's neat.
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I have this step up doing 5v to 12v, the input current is of 0.12A i think, i want to easily regulate the ouput of the step up from 0 to 12v, do i have to just add a 100ohm potentiometer?
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What's the cheapest source for ESPs/a cheaper alternative chip for IoT?

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Hi Diy, I need help finding a method to mount multiple relays (10) together.

It is for a dc circuit and for my application it is perferred to have the relays side by side. My idea was to purchase sockets for my relays, "G6DN-1A-L" and then use a rail mount to secure them.

My problem is I have no idea what type of sockets I can buy, is there a standard format for all relays? I appreciate all help.
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Just realized that a relay like this is made for soldering on a pcb
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>>1151604
yeah buy some new relays. You can get ones that fit into a DIP socket, or heavier duty automotive relays with blade terminals that have standard sockets.

But do you really need them in sockets? Putting them all on perfboard and soldering them together would be much cheaper.

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posted in another thread but seems dead.
Post work shops or projects you are working on.
post your ideas to make money using your /diy/.

Im making some dolls houses or room boxes, hoping to sell them to rich old ladies...
I saw some going on eBay for ridiculous money and they weren't even that well made.
I dont want to make any furniture so hoping to team up with some one once I have finished them and we can sell each others work.

I'm making three and will film making the last one for youtube, hopefully drum up some business.
I thought it would be better to make a few before selling so it looks like more of a product/business.

workshop general/ post projects
dosent have to be wood, electronics - anything.
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>>1151611
I see that your shop is a shipping container buried to the correct depth, good work. I hope you are off the grid so you don't have to waste your life earning a living.
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>>1151616
kek it is underground but I'm not yet living the full dream - slightly underground in a glorious shipping container insulated with crab fat.
best meme
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>>1151620

Your living the dream...Godspeed Anon...
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>>1151620
I think it's awesome how your mom hikes that far into the woods to bring you a sandwich for lunch.

Good work on dollhouses. Most doll furniture is better off purchased. (cost effectiveness, not lazy - wooden toy car builders often use premade wheels)
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>>1151626
yeah theres no way I'm looking to furnish these.
trying to make money not die of old age, kek.

I'm hoping the level of detail in the interior will help them sell for decent money.
going to use real glass for the windows and have them open properly etc

probably have to buy the lights as i have no idea how id make a chandelier from scratch

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What software or anything else?
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>>1150786
>is pro tools crackable?
>What is an iLok?

In short, no, it is not crackable.
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>>1151233
if ur not making nazi-wave you are basically shit
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>>1147718
Best thing you can invest a little cash in is a midi keyboard. Makes it so much easier to experiment with chord progressions and different sounds.
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is there any good software for linux? don't have to be free but would help.
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>>1151261
Post examples while I seig hiel furiously

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Hey /diy/ I've always been interested in learning how to tinker things from electronics to mechanical parts.

How would you all recommend I start off to learn how to tinker? It seems like a cool and useful hobby.
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Just get started.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8WGCGQOCkE&t=1h44m18s
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>>1151511

(copy and paste the youtube link in the browser cause 4chan doesn't do timecodes it seems)
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>>1151280
if you like music then circuit bending is a fun hobby that any one can try.
you can get really good it at and make good money too, maybe even design your own boards for guitar pedals etc
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You could try and do what i am currently working on a portable game console. Its a niche hobby but recently the wii has been able to be trimmed down to fit in the original gameboy. If you are interested i can link you some forums. The nes or a rasberry pi is really easy to start with but if you want a challenge i recommend making a wii portable
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>>1151280

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I want to try my hand at a wood inlay. My question is what would be a good thickness of wood to look for (1/8th inch?), and where would be a good place to source thin woods like that? I'd like to get about 3-4 different colors for this particular inlay I'm thinking about doing.

Related note, what's a wood I could get that's naturally grey? Like fire ashes or darker. I've oxidized wood before and got the color I wanted, but the finish turned it to a dark brown.

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Stupid Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread.

didnt see one so i'll start one.
first time solderer here, and obviously dun-goofed. my question is, did i break it/burn it? do i need to buy a new motherboard (3ds xl)?
im trying to do loopys mod to let me use a gamecube controller on my 3ds xl.
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Looking up hydraulic press's, trying to compact aluminum cans to minimum size.
All these presses with manual cranks on the side, how do they work?
Are they just mechanical internally?
Are they compressing air?
Thanks.
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>>1151587
Like this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqtdfb1dJ5I
What is this wizardry?
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>>1151591
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>>1151614
Took me a sec to get, thanks anon, I'm a silly.
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>>1146223
Didn't find that in any hardware store.
I tried fixing this >>1146107 with glazing putty.
But it didn't hold.
Any other tips?
I'm thinking of using epoxy, or spray foam and shave away the excess.

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so i got 1 pound of soy wax and 100 wicks coming my way the only kind of candles i ever messed with are the cheap kind and wanna start making my own

i got the melting the molding and all that down

but what i wanna know is how to add dyes to the wax and make it scented

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Hey /diy/, here's a project I need some more minds to look at.

I want to build an indoor free standing pull up bar. ( No not a door one or any of that shit )

I want it to at least be semi modular/ condense-able so I can store it somewhere like under my bed.

I'm not a bad carpenter so I'm thinking wood or maybe scaffolding? Just struggling with how I'll make it affordable, storeable and usable.

Any /diy/ sages to offer some insight, ideas or designs?
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>>1151539
two A frame, iron bar on top
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Few hooks in wall
Metal bar on hooks
Remove bar, put under bed
Put clothing on hooks
Build power cage
Put clothing on cage
Get fat
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>>1151544
Man, I wish I could get fat. I'm skinnyfat. Can't make any alterations to the room though, has to be a standalone setup.

>>1151541
No side stability?
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>>1151548
two foldable ladders, one iron bar
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>>1151544
>Build power cage

differnet anon, how do I do this? is there a how to somewhere?



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