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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/
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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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Is there any way to fix this? Or do I just need a new door?
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>>1060830
If you're renting, either have them fix it, which is what u would do, or be cheap as possible with it.

Super glue some anon said earlier sounds like something I would do, or epoxy
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Get that wood epoxy putty crap do you can sand and paint
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>>1061033
Thanks for the help guys. I applied some all purpose wood filler and I'm just waiting for it to dry, then I'll just sand and paint it. Probably won't look perfect but I'll post pics when it's done.
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Welp this is what I have now. Gonna sand it down some more and make it look a bit more organic hopefully.
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>>1061430
If its still wet, take a knife and carve the wood grain into it.

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What is stronger?
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>>1060969
This is true, but if you Keep the proces going you will get enormous crystals thus easily Break. But if you cool and heat a little then heat again, and so on. This will create many smaller crystals
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>>1061175
Are you an idiot?

The objective is one giant giving Crystal

A single crystal is significantly stronger than any columner or equiaxed material

You shouldn't talk about things you know nothing about

There is a reason they do this for turbine blades, and that is because it is the only way to keep the entire fucking turbine from being torn to shreds by even slight variations in material strength
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>>1061407
Fucking not giving
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>>1061407
That's not true, they use nickel single crystal alloys for turbine blades because they were having problems with turbine blades that were plenty strong, but had an unfortunate tendency to elongate when placed under outward load at a high temperature for a long period of time. Technical folks call this "creep".

Eventually the blades realized their lifelong dream, caught the edges of the turbines and sent it through the fucking wood chipper. >Big mess.

Single crystals handle creep elongation much better, and they've been using those since. It's a damn shame though because they are ungodly expensive and add significantly to the cost of the turbine.
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>>1061441
pic related

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so what is /diy/ brewing today?
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>>1061336
>All I have to do now is wait ~40 days and seal it.
Was SO2 added or do you have tanks with inert gas and temperature control or something?
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>>1061351
Nothing like that. Grandpa used standard barrels, pic related. Sugar is only added, if needed, nothing else. The temperature in the basement does not change. That's all.
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>>1061409
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Started a second batch of the Training Wheels Berliner (recipe on HBT), and just tossed in yeast because I was lazy. Turns out the yeast was dead, so on Saturday night I wasn't sure what to do as my local homebrew shop is closed Sundays, thanks Catholics. I ended up throwing in what yeast I had on hand, which was champagne yeast. It seems to be doing well, it's dropped 20 points since then and I'm curious as to how it will turn out.

In googling "wine yeast in beer" I was reminded of how much bad information is out there on brewing due to the internet echo chambers. Either champagne yeast wan't going to attenuate fully due to it not eating certain malt sugars, or it was going to over attenuate and I'd have a really dry beer. There is clearly a right answer, but getting good information from forums is a crap shoot.
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>>1061438
Champagne yeast will heavily attenuate the beer, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Certain beers use champagne yeast as a second yeast addition, or 'finishing' yeast just to get that dryness and low gravity. Some saisons even end up with a final gravity of less than 1.

Kinda of a meta-question:
What effects does being a competent DIY-guy have on girls?
Alternatively: being a competent DIY-girl have on boys?

Any at all? Positive? Negative?
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>>1051786
>As I've said it's more of an marriage/long-term thing. Some girl you've met in a club and she came to your place won't be impressed by any of it
I've had club girls be impressed by shit I've done and I've had female housemates blown away by the lan I wired up with neat housings etc.

Some of the club girls thought about upgrading me to bf just because of stuff like that, the housemates not so much but they respected that I could fix little shit around the house (rental, landlord was a bro though and preferred me to fix shit in the first instance if I was up for it).

My wife loves this kind of thing, her father can do little things and he's better with lights than I am but I replaced a door lock, simple stuff like that and she thinks that that's pretty amazing and as a white-collar worker who can replace the community handyman, she feels like she did well. She loses her mind when I fix her laptop though.
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>>1060230
Puts them to sleep, calms them down. Don't know why.
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>>1050749
i know plenty of 'manly men' that couldn't diy themself out of a paper bag. on the other hand theres some high testing fuccbois that know a thing or two about a thing or two.
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>>1051101
nice
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>>1060679
So its really vibrating, or just rocking back and forth?
Also you said it uses Batteries, do they last long? I imagine that vibrating a whole Bed+Baby should use up quite some power.

Then again maybe Im imagining it completely wrong. I never heard of such a thing.

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hello diy
I want to build a kiln for glass
does anyone have any good resources on that like where to buy the parts?
should I go with insulated fire brick or like kiln board or something
I have welding machines and tons of tools including a sheet metal brake

guide my wallet diy
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>>1061352
i have googled with nothing good coming up
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What do you want to do with it?
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>>1061330
That is a cross fire torch for shaping glass tubes, wtf are you trying to say?

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Halo DIY/

Could any of you shed light on costs to design and prototype of an idea with a company. We've tried to DIY it ourselves and failed miserably and our amateur'ness may not achive a spec a manufacturer would want. Basically a small bag with zip and neoprene casing.

Online have advised in the 10's of thousands but this is for gadgets which doesn't exactly cover what the product we want. The volume should be about 6" cubed.

Ideally want to get it to a point of making a specification/schematic we can send to a manufacturer which I know the pro's do. Is this a glass ceiling only they can do or something a peon can achieve?

Your sage like advice is greatly welcomed. I dont think /adv/ would cover this 1.
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>>1061365
Unfortunately it's hard to say without you giving us more info.

Prototyping is as complex as whatever your finished item is. There's no set cost to Prototyping. It could cost you 5 bux or 500,000 bux.

If it's something simple then you just need to find somebody that's good in that particular field and has the skills to make it a reality.

You don't even need a prototype to make a specification or schematic, just somebody that can use 2D/3D CAD and/or simulation software, again, depending on what it is. Software can tell you whether something will work or not before you put it into production.
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>>1061365
God Save the Queen, or Our Country tis of Thee? Answer determines level of advice given.
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>>1061431
both the same
>>1061421
its a tiny purse but its 3d shape isnt like others (Bit like pumpkin)
>>1061402
cheers friend
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>>1061421
I didnt add the question whther the manufacturer would throw it out the door if i didnt have a prototype ready... then again would I have to go into the level of detail in a schematic as i see some engineering drawings? Just want to keep simple as possible .... diagram , some measurements , this goes here and that goes there.
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>>1061365
A lot of times, the company that you want to manufacture the item can help you with the design. Most manufacturers have dedicated engineers to help their customers because it makes the customer more likely to buy and it gets the manufacturer some known good files that they can build with. You would be surprised just how helpful many manufacturers are if you just call them on the phone and describe what you want to a sales engineer, who will eventually put you in contact with one of the design engineers.

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Anybody got ideas what to do with this waste of space?
Hard to use this 'room' for anything with those shitty walls.
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Put up a hammock and make a comfy reading room.
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>>1049793
art/inspo room.

are you even a /fa/ggot?
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inclined bed, futon with lower legs gone, that sorta shit.
Tv mounted flat on wall/ceiling?
You are laid back comfy with tv in line with eyes.

Like TVs mounted on ceiling above bed, but you only recline instead of laying down.
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>>1049844
>how2start a fire
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>>1055560
Well, the MIT car hack comes to mind.
http://hacks.mit.edu/Hacks/by_year/1994/cp_car/

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Need help diagnosing and fixing my pressure washer.
its 1 year old, i use it quite a bit.
was at a client's house. pulled rope 3 times and it started up like regular. 5 seconds later a rubber line pops out and spews oil. the pressure washer shuts off. i slipped the line back on, cleaned up oil and tried to start it up again but failed.
please help.
the rubber line is in the picture and is the bottom one connected to the metal tank that says ohv. i just slipped it on.
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>>1058144
Too thin of oil viscosity or bad valve can cause that problem. Mpst likely change the oil to rotella 10-30 diesel oil i run it in my 90mph taco mini bike
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>>1058144
Also take the oil safety switch and disconnect it and wire direct with the same plug
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in the manual it said 10w-30 was good so i went and got 10w-30 castrol.
should i have just bought sae 30
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what does taking the oil safety switch off do? and where is that
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>>1061406
https://youtu.be/mUOmsGiirTU?t=1m39s

When you have the spark plug out, pull the starter to push the liquid in the cylinder out through the spark plug hole

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Hi /diy/
I finally bought myself a boat similar to the one above. It's an old Whaler, but modernized with features like internet, televisions, livingroom etc. Its about 44 meters long, and the engines are in top shape.

So, now I'm playing with the thought of making money with it.

My idea so far is to arrange some sort of expedition where each partisipant will pay x money for y distance traveled/diesel. Food/beer etc included in the price.

what do you think? any suggestions on how i should run things?

its a sea full of options!
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>>1060945
Looking for wrecks in the baltic is hard. Harder than in other places. The archipelago is the world's biggest with quite an amount of islands and lots of rocks!

Basically you need to work it out approximately where a ship has sunk before you go looking for it, and you need smaller boats because your has too big of a draft.
Side scan sonars help, they are expensive but the resolution is good in shallow water, shit in deeper, and baltic deep is like 40m.
Last summer we tried to find a sediment catcher that the university lost in the sea due to fuck ups, it's something like 30cm in diameter and sticks maybe 50cm from the bottom. Found nothing with a hummingbird side scan sonar....
Tried the resolution with a dummy made out of wood and didn't see that on the sonar either even though it had a buoy and we were circling around it.

Side scan sonars also cover only around 100m on both sides and it's dubious if the resolution is usable in the extreme end. And you need to drive at something like 2-4 knots... Calculate from there how big of an area you can cover in a day :)
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>>1060945
Oh, and yes, there is stuff to find. Most of the wrecks are still there, somewhere, in unknown places.
I work as a diver and I know people who find wrecks on a regular basis as they do lots on environmental surveys and always dive at new dive sites.
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>>1061408
40 m is literally nothing... That's shallow enough that you need to think of how squat effect is gonna fuck up your plans.
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>>1055905
Do you have an ice classification for your ship?
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>>1061408

>and baltic deep is like 40m.

Are you implying that is deep? Because that is shallow. It is within recreational diving limits.

Hell I am looking at a site to start an operation with a depth no deeper than 45 meters because then we can have any PADI pleb inspect the structures.

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I enjoy /diy/ but it's too slow. I need more threads to read.

Are there any forums out there that compare in terms of content? I can't find one, presumably because /diy/ is so varied.

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What are the legal ramifications of owning a guillotine? And if it's legal, what wood should I make it out of?
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It's a melon slicer. Just use whatever wood is local and cheap like any good revolutionary.
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>>1061313
If it's that important, I do mean in the United States, but even then state laws may or may not vary.
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>>1061293
You don't want to use cheap wood.
Typical pine used in 2X4's is going to warp and the blade will constantly jam.
I'd suggest a wood frame and them something like 1/2" steel galvanized conduit to use as the guide rails.
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>>1061293
just say you colect antiquités
i wodl take best wood i codl get(sum hardwood) thing must last, except you want be an hero
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>>1061293
I used to be like you once--I built a 6-axis sex bot.
Then I took a dildo in the knee.

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Getting close mates... Just need to weld on the oil pump bracket (already fabbed), wash the crud out of the oil tank, do some plumbing, cut down the inlet pipe and put a hose between that and the compressor...


Soon...
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>>1061394
calculated at about 38 lbs running at a turbine temp of 1700 f, with an optimal nozzel. until i cab the nozzel, it will be an expensive hot air blower
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>>1061404
oh, and thats assuming an 80% efficiency at the turbine and something similar at the compressor, in reality it will probably be around 30, due to heat loss in the ducting from the combustion chamber to the turbine. ill be happy with anything more than 20 lbs, which it should clear easily.
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>>1061376
You need to stop using your welder
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>>1061413
its a harbor freight fcaw, not pretty, power stutters a lot (also running a 15a breaker instead of 20a), and wire feed is inconsistent, which means you have to run it low so you don't burn though when it wants to jump. Also, most of the metals are not the same guage. got 1/8 for all the plates, .28in on the outer wall, .15 on the inner flame tube / oil tank. air inlet is even thinner.

welds will hold the pressures im dealing at. no need for it to be pretty if it works.

buy me a nice tig and some gas and ill redo it looking all fancy for you
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>>1061422 typo, meant to say .06 not .15. welding thin to thick is hard, especially if you are on a shit machine and not experienced.

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So I'm planning on building a root cellar next summer to store wine, potatoes and such in it and I'm just wondering how to do it on budget AND make it look good.
The bricks would cost a buttload of money alone and I only have a budget of 100€ to 200€. Maybe even 300€ but nothing more.
Tips and plans would be much appreciated.
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>>1061318
and thus the basement dwelling /pol/ fags were never seen again. the end.
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>>1061166
Yeah.
I'm going to do something similar, but I have an advantage. I need to dig shit loads of sand on my property for my house so the hole comes from that.
And I have an 23 ton excavator...
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>>1061217
Gee did the shovel prices go up?
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>>1061166
what ground do you have?
what about using local stone or stones you find or if you have wood you can build a woden one
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>>1061328
Stay frustrated, Pedro.

Hola.
I am currently in the market to purchase land or a cheap house to remodel and live in. I really love pacific northwest architecture. I'm looking in northeastern ohio. Does anyone here have any experience in architecture? Googling is failing me on where to even start.
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>>1058758
Washington doesn't have state tax. But they fuck you on the liqour tax.
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>>1058778
Washington isn't the only place in the pacific northwest.

>>liquour
yeah, cause everyone here homebrews
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>>1058667
>Eichler wannabe with a garage bolted on
meh
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>>1058778
>they fuck you on the liqour tax.

Hah! Fooled them. I don't drink.
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>>1058667
Pacific Northwestern architecture isn't a style, m8. What you're looking at there is a polished version of generic American mid-century modern, (Eichler was a famous housing developer who adopted said style in the SF Bay area and other parts of the West Coast, as >>1058798
said.)

If you want to build in that style, you're gonna need a proper architect to walk you through that shit, (which if you tell him you want mid-century he'll jump on your dick.) The materials and geometry that you put into the design will matter far more than standard contemporary residential construction. If you end up getting some engineer to work off of your own designs, it's just going to end up a hokey impractical mess. In honesty, if you're gonna do it right, it'll probably cost you out the nose.

with love,
an Architect/Urban Planner
xoxo


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