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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.

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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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Whats your worst nightmare?
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I'm a man, not a gay man, but I'm attracted to ugly women. Does that make me a retard, or am I somewhere else is this equation?

Does this board really get shills? I mean i know /x/ and /pol/ do but why would /diy/?
90% of the time "shills" are just trolls or people with a different opinion, this goes for all boards.
I don't think I have ever seen an actual shill on /diy/ but there are plenty of fanboys for various brands / manufacturers.

Fair enough. I give most accused "shills" the BoD because generally they come across as sincere opinions on the wrong board. But if there is CIA operative posting here, i imagine it's because he's bored lol
If you know anything about Prism and other known NSA programs you know that actually having LEO lurk for info is a thing of the past.
Read some of Snowden's leaks if you want to know how bad it really is.

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I bought a new futon, but the geniuses that put the shit in the box forgot to put in four wooden dowels necessary to assemble it.
I can wrench on a motorcycle all day but I know fuck all when it comes to wood working

Pic related is the hole the dowels are supposed to go into. What dowel am I looking for?
wtf thats a tiny brick

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I posted about this on /g/, but got no response, so;
Anyone here ever build a PC or make something with old computer parts?
I'm a newbie to PC building and Linux stuff. I've accumulated some old/damaged/completely fucked laptops and desktop computers for a little while now. Something about all those complicated parts being wasted tips me off. My most recent abomination croaked last week, a 2 core processor Xubuntu stock laptop parts assemblage, due to hard drive failure (I have an image backup, not that it matters)
I want a backup computer for my current (only) PC.
What are some parts I should look out for?
Is there anything cool I can make with my current resources?
I'm poor as fuck, but post anything useful to my cause that's cheap-ish
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Aw, heck. I'm not in it to escape the simulation or anything, it's just a better hobby than playing video games
You could legitimately turn this into a small business.
>raspberry pi

Those things can't into ZFS. The reason why I switched to a desktop PC. Don't want my data to get lost due to corruption again.
Building from junkers is good training. You can keep or discard later. Invest nothing except for a couple flash drives and some tools, and enjoy learning to boot from live media (if no boot from USB, burn CD/DVD at lowest speed available for best burn) for diagnostics and recovery.

Dissecting notebooks builds useful comfort with disassembly and reassembly. Cheap screwdriver and spudger kits are nice to have. Also work on phones.

You want:
FalconFour, Knoppix, Ubuntu or anybuntu (I like Xubuntu) for live with most drivers in your rescue kit.

Visit real computer forums. If you rely on 4chan you are fucked.
If you have a school club or a workplace lounge or something, you could make a computer that's just a media station.

If you live in a fudd area and you know anything about audio, you could ask local bars if they want a bangin' media box to easily play tunes, and just sell them shitty PCs and some cheapo speakers for 900x the price you paid

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What are some /diy/ related hobbies for poorfags 3rd-wordler commieblock dwellers such as myself?
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Electronics and computers. You can find the stuff for free online or by going dumpster diving.

Buy a cheap soldering kit to start out. Learn to solder and desolder. Desolder parts that you need to cut cost. Start out building simple electronics.

Computers, learn as much you can. Build them up, keep them or sell them. I found some decent systems in dumpsters. Some of them only needed their power supplies replaced.

There is so much you can do and learn from these two hobbies and can turn them into a job.
not OP, but you are kidding, right?
t.commieblock dweller

where are you from, gopniklad? i'm doing diy electronics, because it requires small space
>and can turn them into a job

Pro tip: turning a hobby into a job can be a way to spoil it.

If you have large parks and wind in the area you could build kites.

>you are kidding, right?

From a land owners point of view I could see how this looks attractive when there is no outside maintenance to do and its all heated and that but I see your point.
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I get where youre coming from, been working on new subdivisions the past year and the ammount of waste is fucking fenominal. Its such a shame that normies will never come around to the idea of living in the space of a single bedroom.
normies have girlfriends and throw parties and stuff

but yeah idk why single people get multiple rooms. studio apartments are the way to go if you're a hip bachelor

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Perfect gift for him
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Perfect gift for her
But Anon what if you don't subscribed to the oppressive sexist hetero-normative patriarchal society's ridig gender structure and instead are a pansexual poly transfluid genderqueer such as xiself?
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Perfect gift for xem
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ayyy, checked

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hey guys i here you can lren to built a litle house here
help build little houses?
Before you can build house you must make nails, this is /diy/ not "where to buy".
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do the nails for little cabin have to be litle nails to?

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Alright /diy/, so i have a choice to make. I have an opportunity to sell donuts through a small local chain. My buddy got into upper management and got me a list of all requirements for a product to be sold in the stores. He suggested donuts because I make some bad ass donuts. I can comply with the store's requirements, but not the state's.

The state require that any building used in the production of food not be used as a domicile. So, my house is out of the question, and before I start making money so is renting a building. I realize that an outbuilding would be ok, so I thought about a shipping container. Cheap, no foundation, can be removed after I'm done with it.

Some questions though.
What would be the proper way to supply gas to it
Can i mount a sub panel directly to the metal wall
Anything else i should consider
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Figure out a plan for the fryer oil while you're at it...
I think there's something like that in a town close(close being relative) by. I'll look into it.

Actually, I was looking into an fry oil conversion for my mud truck. Old f250 diesel.
Nice plan
Just dump that shit down the drain. It will go into the septic and when you get your septic pumped, it will get it out.
>bad ass donuts

Do you make bad-ass donuts or bad ass-donuts?

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Show me your battle stations, also motivate me to sort this shit out
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I still need to get some actual work tables built. I've spent more time collecting tools than woodworking at this point. About to throw the roommate's fucking treadmill away because I'm sick of it taking up floor space when I need to store lawncare shit in this garage as well as work on cars.
>beercan metal cuckshed
>no floor
>300 dollarydoos
I have one of these and don’t use it with tools unless you have placed it on cement, and you are less than 5’8 in height. I am 6’2 and I have to really bend knees and my head to stay inside
Monarch SP-42P, they replaced the Coral BX-200 that are now on the far wall, one is holding up the rocket.
Two 4" drivers in each from what I can find... very interesting config. I just dig those cabinets.
this 2bh your workspace immediately went from actually really cool to tryhard faggot nonsense

>gun isn't even clamped in in any kind of sensible way, nor in any position that's actually useful
>resting on its barrel too

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Show your ghettofixes!

Pic related: it's a cracked plastic drawer of my refrigerator.
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I nigger fixed my brazilian havaianas.
It worked nice tbf.
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nice choice of the yurop color codes for 240V house power
did you died
>hog glue
I've been giggling at this for like 5 minutes

Can anyone give me interesting ideas for a coffee table?
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the only thing that would make this better is some duct tape.
rounds edges of table top
>does not round edges of barrel supports
nice. I like plywood furniture. I might have used some nicer plywood for such a fine design.
Glass tables are the spookiest shit. I'm always worried that I'll spiritly put my beer down and the thing will just shatter.

Tile too, I always assume anything glass or ceramic I put on it will just annihilate instantly.
it was shit. the tea got moldy and the paint didn't seal against that like I was expecting. it clumped up a lot rather than making a consistent rough earth-looking pattern. it was basically the opposite of "weird leafy cement" it was more like just paint with organic trash in it. It didn't even add any color.

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Hey guys. I am really fascinated by knives and I really want to learn how to sharpen knives to the point of durable shaving sharpness.

What is the best sharpening method and where could I find some sources or tutorials on sharpening knives?
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this. for full autismo wrap one of the stones with 2000 grit sand paper from an autoparts store, and then strop with green compound.
Damn, have one of those in my kitchen

What kind of specialization leads you to do something like tht tho?
>Buy a stone holder
>Buy a strop
>Make sure to level your stones before each use using the pencil and lap method
How about just a benchtop belt sander?
>you can sharpen your knives easy even with a coffe mug
this is a shitty meme and doesnt even work with modern mugs because they glaze the bottoms

that said the typical "washers on a pair of sticks" style sharpening tools are more than enough to get your knives nice and sharp, a finished knife (i.e. literally any knife you would buy) only really needs honing unless it's suffered some kind of damage or you've completely flattened the edge or something. and even then, the nice hard steel of those washer style sharpeners will gladly take bits off, most off the shelf knives are pretty soft
My father was an engineer at Kodak in the 90s. Growing up in wanted to be just like Dad, who started as a machinist. In high school I studied at a vocational for half the day, then a co-op for precision machining. I obtained my certificate of completion from community college by the time I graduated high school. Most of the prominent machine shops in Rochester are injection mold shops.

The shop I worked made molds for Hamilton Beach, Husky, pacemaker companies, medical supplies companies. Other shops in the area make satalites, and military applications, while others make the giant molds for dashboards and their components in Ford vehicles.

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Hi /diy/ I need your help, probably more of a /g/ problem, but anyway.

Three years ago some romanian gypsies broke into my house, luckily the house was empty and only some tools were stolen. Now that my mother lives alone I'm afraid something might happen to her, so I though about installing security cameras to detect when someone enters or leaves the house.
I'm looking for a camera with wifi connectivity and some kind of app to recieve notifications.
Any ideas?
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I have a "cheap" 6 channel DVR I bought off Amazon for 250 dollars, Plus a 1tb HDD for 30.

Works great, I can set motion, I get alerts.

Get that, An a handgun for your mother.

Either glock 19, Or a bersa thunder if she's old and fragile.
Cameras won't stop anyone if they've made up their mind. Not that you shouldn't have them as a deterrent.

What your mum really needs is a handgun, and lessons on how to use it

Fucking gypsies
Something tells me if you have problems with Romanians, you probably cant own handguns easily.
>What your mum really needs is a handgun, and lessons on how to use it

if i remember the stats correctly, a handgun bought for protection is 40x more likely to be used on a friend or family member in a dispute than in actual defense. also more likely to be used in a suicide than in defense.
I can't tape a phone to the roof outside.
I live in Europe, we must be thankful they let us keep our spoons.
I'll take a look ans see what can I find.

Makin' an arcade cabinet for my kid so i could kick his ass in mortal kombat.

How does one find the easiest way to power LED buttons if they dont provide the cable?
Using a pi zero to make this btw.

I got the stuff from here;

apparently they require 5v.
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Did anyone acknowledge that OP got it finished ?
I'm not OP. Also have a full computer inside there to handle anything from back then, today, and so forth.

I made two fightsticks earlier this year and i freaking love them. Like someone else said though, he probably won't want to play mortal kombat. You'll have better luck with something like marvel vs capcom or even blaz blue which is fine because they're both better games.
OP is a reddit beta cuck whose wife's son I feel sorry for.

...why is he a beta cuck?

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I fucked up anons.
I tried to clean my laptop with iso-propyl alcohol and the paint stared to ware off.
If my mom knows about it am dead .Please someone help me out. Pic releated
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Ethyl acetate is close enough in solubility parameter to ABS that he will still mess things up further
What strength did you use? I use 99% to remove glue residue from shit. I would never use it on my monitor. But I do use 70% on it and I've never had bad results.
>not being tempted into taking a gulp of the stuff while cleaning with isopropyl

Everytime, still not blind.
They dilute isopropyl with water. In what universe does that make it a stronger solvent?
Maybe if you dilute it with acetone.


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