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And what is used for?
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It's a shifting spanner.
Many of the 19th century ones had a hammer function built in (any tool can be a hammer - a hammer can be any tool).
My father had one that wasn't symmetrical like OP's. It was hammer one side and spanner the other.
If you look up Adjustable Spanner on Wikipedia, the first pic is OP's "French Key" and the second is my Dad's "English Key".
Thanks, OP. I learned something today.
This is...
The double face one in the OP is a, "Frenchman."
Its a french key

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I have a powered shack on top of a mountain complete with a tower.. Now what?
Ham stuff is the obvious thing, but what would you do?
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Thanks! Excellent stuff.
>Tower lighting panel. FAA gets on your ass real quick when the lights go out.
Isn't it better to monitor current and voltage characteristics to see if one light source is about to blow? Tricks like that are used to monitor magnetrons so that you can replace them before they blow.

BTW how tall is the tower?
My father used to let me run through the main switchboard for my whole country when he was doing a late shift and couldn't keep me entertained enough.

I am surprised I didnt fuck the whole place up.
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My tower is about 200. The stations is 1800. There is another 150 footer off to the side that I climbed and put a camera on. Ran up cat6 and everything. I tried to ping in on my laptop.. and got nothing. Camera was fried. Moral of the story is check the camera before the climb.
>My tower is about 200
In that case you could install a KiwiSDR with a long antenna that would emphasise the lower parts of the HF band, probably well into LF. Might need traps to reject MW broadcasting stations swamping the ADC though.

Is there a way to open and close door drop bars from the outside?
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No that would defeat the purpose you fucking moron
I am talking about a new install.
I have a strong door and wall, but the door jamb is the weak link.
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use really long screws
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They won't open to "candy gram" anymore? I'm not helping you land shark.

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Guys, I need to make a machine to practice table tennis without playing against a human opponent. I want to beat all my friends in actual matches eventually but don't want to let on about my growing skills, hence the need for not practicing with people. So far all I can think of doing is playing against a wall or maybe a taut latex sheet to create a little more delay and variety in the return compared to a hard surface. I'm trying to replicate this style of play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIOn7F6o7NA
My question is do you guys have any better ideas than what is essentially a stretched out balloon as an opponent and if not where do I buy large sheets of latex. Thx in advance.
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Get pvc tube and build a hopper with a solenoid or servo to drop balls right where you want. Im assuming you are fighting a wall until the ball falls?

Make big sides and a chute so fuckuos go into a box. Bonus points for auger from box to hopoer for refill.

Pong balls are fuckall cheap on bangood
That goofy fuck was hilarious
Dont they make kid guns that shoot pong balls?
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Something like this. The plastic sheeting should offer an inconsistent return and cheap as fuck to make. Yeah I used comic sans. What are you gonna do about it?
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So I'm in the very basic planning phases of building a hidden bunker beneath my house. I'm a not limited with equipment because the main thing is I don't want anyone to know it exists. I'll go over specific plans in follow up posts -and please point out problems with the plan so I can correct as I've never done a project anywhere near this scale.

But my main issue is air. I need to figure out a way to get air down there (more than ten feet below ground) that would be completely hidden and inconspicuous. I've seen a fee underground air filters but they're all in the 10k range which is definitely a purchase large enough that there would be a record and would tell any interested party I built an underground structure at somr point.

Ideas? It wouldn't be as simple as rigging up a ton of pvc pipes with fans inside them would it? I feel like that solution would probably require a complicated powering system and there must be some obvious reason it wouldn't work. What cpuld I purchase to put inside the bunker to monitor oxygen levels?
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>on craigslist


with enough resources "they" can figure it out. Subpoena craigslist server records, correlate IP addresses from the block owned by your regional ISP, or even subpoena the ISP for all of the IP addresses in your city.

Its easy enough and can be narrowed down based on time.

The safest way to deal with this is hacked Wifi + proxy list. I suppose you could use TOR, but the problem with TOR is that its basically a system of chained proxies utilizing widely publicly available servers that are already major magnets for law enforcement.

Your best bet is to get software to do your own proxy chaining and to modify the proxies you use constant.

Couple that with, ideally multiple, cracked wifi or public wifi and you are probably OK.

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"don't choke the fan down" yea it's a bit more complex than that. You need to match the air resistance of the filter to the static pressure ability of the fan. Propeller style fans produce almost no static pressure. You need a squirrel cage or centrifugal blower.
Shop vacs are NOT meant for continous use and WILL overheat and burn out VERY quickly.
The redundant breaker thing was a good idea.
Public proxies are shit for privacy. Rent some VPS's and set up your own VPN's with modern obfuscation techniques. Also use tor but set up your own guard nodes on some VPN's. Connect to all of this with an isolation proxy, one for tor and one for the VPN.

Yagi antennas are easy to build. It does take attention to detail though, since the elements have to placed with 1/10 millimeter accuracy
What if a burner phone bought with cash was used to set up the transaction to buy a separate cheap laptop specifically for use with proxies which would also be bought with cash never giving your name to the person it was purchased from and most future purchases would be made at places like Home Depot with cash but what few had to be purchased online would be done only using bitcoin and purchased through proxy on that specific laptop which wouldn't be your main one so even if people came looking they could be given a different computer to search which never even used proxies.
I've heard of a method of mixing the dug out dirt with concrete to save money and put some of the dirt back to use shoring up the walls and such. If anyone knows what this is called, what would be the proper mix?

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I am trying to repair amplifier, 8 mosfets (2 pairs of 4) on output and one on psu section were burned, i replaced psu one and since my local shop didn't have original ones (left) or 8 IRF3415 i just got 2 to see if it will work (gonna get 8 more tommorow when shop gets them). I have +-60V, drive signal is there, i get output on amp (sine wave, gain and everything works) but one mosfet is getting hot and second one is cold, what could cause that? Drive signal is around 3.3V, gate resistor is 4.7ohms, both signals are identical. Is it becouse i didn't put all 8 mosfets in? Each mosfet has its own gate resistor and diode. Should i maybe get different mosfet or modify mosfet driver?
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This is drive signal (Vgs)
Without input its fine (i put sine 100hz), both mosfets are cool

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Carpenters get in here. Framers, Trim guys, cabinet makers, 1st fixers, 2nd fixers, joiners, timber framers
Post your work, belt set ups, tips and tricks
Pic related, my belt set up for 1st fix carpentry (Think americunts would call what I do framing)
Anything missing? Just got the occidentals and love them, heavy though. The Stiletto is a beast, never going back to steel hammers unless it's for demo work
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I'm in england man, all of our exterior walls are brickwork, when we frame walls the roof is already on and covered in and you're marking on a nice dry concrete floor, we just lay our sole plates down and space them off the nearest brick wall with the tape or do the layout with a straight edge and pencil.
The roofs we do are a mix of truss with hand cut hips, jacks and valleys, the truss timber is normally 3 x 1"1/2, depending on the roof the hips and jacks are normally 5 or 6 x 1"1/2. Was always taught to hand nail birds mouths as it's stronger than gun nailing.
True, a hammer will do it, but in certain situations it's just easier to pull timber into place with a hand nail rather than, hit it into place, hold it and spike it.
My new belt setup to replace the old apron style belt I used to wear

i got the same milwaukee knife.

only thing i hate about it is that the belt clip on the back gets loose.
I don’t use the clip I just have drop it into the oxy tool shield

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first, a question; i need a DIY cane but i also want it to be a dual purpose tool that can be used as a weapon.... so is this a violation of the rules? do i need to post this in /k/? or can i skirt by?

long time /b/tard, /pol/ock fa/tg/guy lurker supreme, just wanna ensure my first post in /diy/ isnt garbage shit.

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You can get a fake $300 benchmade switchblade for like 20 bucks on ebay
Just make a sword cane
>buy dowel
Cut bottom and top off off
>Cut in half
>Cut out half a sheath on each side
>Glue together
>Cut slit in top of dowel
>Biscuit join top and bottom to rest of dowel to hold together
>contact etsy Smith and ask for their regular pattern without the handle and with holes in the tang
>Cut handle out of wood
>Rivit it to the tang
>find some way (hook or something) to keep handle on the cane.
Buy a cold steel cane. They are made for that.
Regular cane and a concealed handgun.
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Google ashplant, irishmen have been bludgeoning each other with these for centuries

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Old thread: >>1460064

Thread theme: Not fucking up the thread subject. Also, sinking boats.

Need help with prints? Post:
>filament type, bed & extruder temp, print & fan speed, etc

>general info
Additive Manufacturing Technologies:3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, and Direct Digital Manufacturing, Gibson Rosen Stucker

>open source community

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Wow that almost looks SLA-like, what are your setup and slicer settings? And can you try doing https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1791064
Only if you are a retard.
Dude you've got way too much supports and infill.
As a man in his mid 50's i can say with great sertinty that there is no such thing as too much support.
Pro tip: most people are retards.

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I'm currently a NEET that dropped out of university since it really wasn't my thing. This was about 1 or 2 years ago I don't remember.

I'm 24 and I thought about learning a trade to have something to look forward to as a means to an income. The problem is that I don't know what trade would suit me. I'd like to balance out my interest in a trade, the average income it provides and how much exhausting it is.

I'd like it if you guys could recommend me some good trades, I'm quite intelligent and a bit OCD so if you know from trades that benefit from this, tell me.

Some of my traits are:
>attention to detail
>good managing resources
>like diy in general
>very focused if I'm doing something I enjoy
>can improvise
>good following procedures and improving them

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You literally think respirator filters are made of the same shit from 100 years ago. Not to mention all the other protective available, like remote air supply, fume vents, etc. Or all the trades that don't have much or any danger from particulates it fumes.
Is this bait? You basically just listed a bunch of opposite traits. You sound like an delusional autistic retard who overestimates himself
What area do you work in? I've got a place that I can literally see from my house that specializes in kitchens and kitchen design, based off what they get delivered (majority wood, the rest being shit like marble bench tops) should I see if they're willing to hire me? More or less asking about the "antisocial" part, had a butchery apprenticeship for a year and ate shit because I'm mentally not someone fit for small talk, but being stuck around a single table with others for the entire day isn't my thing.
>You basically just listed a bunch of opposite traits.
Such as?
Being a car mechanic is very good once you really get going. It will always have high demand, you get to work with very few people, or even alone and it also pays relatively well. Working as an electrician or plumber like some anon mentioned is also a good idea and given the nature of these jobs, maybe a bit better for what you described.

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In this thread we talk about:
- The New Guy
-First contact with a new ham
-Repeater edicut

Current data on propagation is here: http://wsprnet.org/drupal/wsprnet/map

Online SDR's networks: websdr.org sdr.hu

Learning morse code: lcwo.net www.justlearnmorsecode.com

Amateur Satellites: https://www.amsat.org/

Amateur TV: http://www.batc.tv/

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Why does it take a graduate degree in electrical engineering to understand RF? Are all RF hobbyists just EE undergrads or something?
Looks like they have both a transmitter at ~315MHz and a receiver at 125kHz, anyone know what the receiver is for? The host car telling it when to send data (>>1469743)? Programming?

It says 5-8dBm, but since it has an external antenna there's nothing stopping you from whacking a BJT on there and amplifying the signal, ± impedance matching. But I'd give up on reprogramming it, I think you're stuck with the temperature, pressure, acceleration, and battery voltage sensors. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, all that alone is perfectly fine for putting up on a high-altitude balloon if you boost the output power and manage to hide it from the feds.

This guy goes into detail "hacking" them. The tpms transmits the sensor position left front, right front, etc. and the tire air pressure to the vehicles computer via RF
>what the receiver is for?
inductive activation of learn mode

I want to teach myself how to weld, mainly for fixing up cars and other likewise projects. How do I get started?

I really hate courses that are designed for retards and generally pick up new skills very quickly, so I was thinking about picking up a second hand mig/mag machine and torch and trying some youtube tutorials

What are thing to pay attention to when getting a second hand mag welding machine?
General advice?
Or do you think my plan retarded to begin with?

I seek your wisdom /DIY/
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Very interesting. That could be useful for starting 7018, or on thinner metal without heating up too much.
I just read that it's possible to convert a stick welder into a TIG if you use a TIG handpiece and flip the terminals. Is this "one clever trick" or is it baloney?
>compared to the new inverters that have a 'duty cycle'
All welding machines have a duty cycle. It may be 100% at full output, but that is still a duty cycle. And "duty cycle" is a general concept that applies to other machinery too.

There are ready-made kits to do exactly that. I mean, you still need the gas bottle, hoses, torch, fittings, and all you get is the most basic TIG rig with no pedal, HF start, or any of the other fancy features an actual TIG machine will have, but it works.
>Downslope, Upslope, 2T/4T
Irrelevant if you're using a foot pedal (because you're doing it all manually then). Upslope doesn't matter much (it can give you a bit of time to get the torch in position before full heat kicks in), but downslope needs to be long enough to prevent cratering or pinholes if you're using an on-off remote (buttoning works too, but a long enough downslope is usually preferable). With an on/off remote, 2T/4T determines whether or not you have to hold down the button (or MIG trigger) to maintain an arc. Generally, 2T is better for tacking, while 4T is better for actual welding.

Can help increase productivity and/or ease of handling. Not critical, but can be nice. High frequency pulse is good for increasing penetration, low frequency pulse is good for avoiding blowouts on thin material

>HiFreq or Lift
HiFreq is very nice if you can afford it, and necessary for AC TIG (aluminum) unless you get a true square wave machine, in which case you're paying a lot anyway. However, it can interfere with electronics.

>Arc Force
Can be nice for stick, but isn't necessary. Makes it a bit easier to avoid sticking, and affects the relationship between arc length and heat input.

>Pre and Post Flow
Most cheaper machines do a decent job of this automatically, but manual controls for this can save on gas or help in situations that need extra-long gas coverage.

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Over 15 years I've taught myself how to play a bunch of different instruments. How do you teach yourself how to sing? Are professional lessons just vocal exercises or is there more to it? I'm pretty musically capable but I'm a trash singer and would like to improve.

Sorry if wrong board, it concerns developing a self taught skill so i guess it's fine.
I learned how to sing as a church choirboy. I was already pretty decent because I had a lot of practice from singing along to 8-tracks of Van Halen LOL. But classical voice training will teach you useful tricks like singing from the diaphragm and holding notes on vowels.

I do think there are some people with hopelessly bad pitch, but clearly that isn't you if you've taught yourself a bunch of instruments.

Mind if I ask how you taught yourself keyboard? I'm in the opposite situation from you. I think my singing voice is about as good as it's ever going to get, but I can barely play anything.
Not OP, but playing keyboard relies on music theory much more than instruments like the guitar, so making sure you know the basics can really speed up the process.

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OP still doesn't know how to put the title in bold edition.

Thanks everyone for the last thread, I think it would sink whitout posts but it reached bump limit.

Again, this thread is to discuss about tools, materials, questions, resources and so on.

Last thread: >>1446428

Links and contributions. Rate the stuff that is better out so we make a useful OP.
>Haas automation videos.
>Titans of CNC
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if you're having problems with carbide chipping maybe the machine isn't rigid enough for the heavy cutting?

toolpost bending down on my mini lathe is a real problem. I have the compound retracted all the way to get the cutter tip closer to the centerline of the saddle, which helped quite a bit.
then i just flip it 180 and keep my zero, which is nice for threading
try a follower rest
More like a repair shop instead of a machine shop
he machines rolls and brackets and shit, not quite a repair shop's job
This guy has /diy/ written all over him.


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I'm designing some custom turn signals to integrate into these hand guards on my dual sport and would like some opinions of the design.

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Bruh I'm already riding a motorcycle.
Errybody who ride knows you could be wearing fucking bright yellow and have the loudest pipes ever and they still aint gon see you
Just learn to like the functionality of the stock ones, if your actually using a dual sport bike for off roading your handguards are going to get beat to shit, fragile electronics will not survive, plus it's nice to be able to take off the plastic guards once it gets above 70 regularly, hell on both of my bikes I run them without the plastic more than with.

The beauty of the positioning of the stock turn signals is they're tucked away between the wheel and bar end when the bike is on it's side so unless you take a rock right in that spot they're pretty much going to be fine, if you move them onto the guards it'll be the first thing looking at hitting pavement.
Leds may not be enough for other motorists to see, cut out a amber diffuser to fit the contour of the handguard
I am very experienced with dual sports and already broke the stock handguards off, hence the brand new $300 HDBs.

Go back to dbt baird

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