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How/where do you get your stuff for your projects?
Tools or materials, whatever you want to discuss.
Rn I’ve been just buying shit from the general big name rip offs like Home Depot and Lowe’s. Recently scored amazingly at a garage sale so took wise I'm mostly set.
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I'm a farmer, farmers have junk.
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>>1293258
I love your explanation very much
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>>1291255
The whole fucking dumpster is metal....! How's that supposed to work.
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>>1293629
You could take the wood out of the dumpster then check for staples and nails before putting it in your vehicle
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Shop around for clearance items and buy in bulk.

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I'm interested in making a device which will be contained inside a small glass dome and powered by an array of germanium diodes.
The concept is to create something which just operates and continues to operate for as long as possible. What does it actually do? Anything, just so long as it does SOMETHING, for a very long time.
Now germanium diodes aren't exactly a high power source of electricity as you know so whatever it is needs to have an extremely low power requirement. Any ideas?
Even lighting an LED is unfeasible but what if you could trickle-charge a small capacitor and have that light an LED periodically? Again it doesn't matter how long that would take, only that it is functioning.
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>>1292668
>I don't think you can get a thermoelectric effect from diodes, but I can't say that with certainty, since I think it does have something to do with electrons and holes.

It depends on the metal types that are soldered together; graphite works too. If they are different then heat will cause an electrical charge to be created.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdzRktn7j3A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9Zbmwf5uEQ

All of those zenners are from all manner of different electronics.

>too bad I'm a little consumed with other projects at the moment.

Drink coffee at like 5pm and don't stop doing little projects until 3am. That's what I end up doing on rare occasions, though I use tea instead.
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>>1293841
>>1292668
Forgot one of the links for zenner and solar,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbpP-zsHcrs
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>>1293842
But are zeners better than other diodes? And by how much?
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>>1291628
>a lighter
Do you mean like an arc lighter?
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>>1294498
Yep, it's probably more efficient than a resistive one. It is one of the more power-hungry options, but if you can get it to work of energy harvesting then you could probably make a killing off selling it on kickstarter or whatever.

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is it even safe?
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>>1294394
Poison gas
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>>1294414
I'm not sure how you managed to pick out the two components in that list of ingredients that doesn't obviously make deadly chlorine gas.
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>>1294394

dude please dont post shit like this, people will try it for some retarded reason and not everybody knows chlorine gas.
member the iphone memes?
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>>1294506
moralfags killed the 4chins
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>>1294513
I just don't want to destroy others' hard work.

Ryobi good or will I die?
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>>1292967
Do you happen to work with millionaires?
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>>1291920
But they wont make the batteries for the quality tools anymore when OP has a grandson
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>>1293011

>Blue Ryobi
>Makita

Both of these are cheaper than Milwaukee

>Ing-co

It is literal China shit that is not sold in any first world countries anywhere.
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>>1293015
This. Corded tools are the only tools you can pass down, cordless will be obsolete in a decade or two.

Good thing nobody makes a decent corded drill. I don't want your fucking hammer function, I just want actual brushless-style speed control, a two-speed gearbox, and a nice vulcanised rubber cable.
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>>1290636
I have used 60v. The battery makes them a bit heavy but they feel more like a corded tool. To one bar of the smaller 6ah 60v to cut down and cut up a 7inch tree. 60v circ saws sound like corded ones to me. Haven't used a 120 on battery yet, only with it plugged in with the adaptor

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Going to be moving soon and I was thinking about ways to organize my spices. Thought about buying a small parts organizer and using color-coded construction paper to make the drawers opaque.

It'll get the job done, but I doubt it'll look pleasing to the eye. Other option is apothecary drawers like the pic, but smaller and on the counter. Been keeping an eye out at the thrift shop.

Anyone have a clever way of organizing their spices/kitchen? Particularly looking for things that look aesthetic.
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Is that your current kitchen?. Got a picture of your spices?. Are they in small spice jars? plastic?. Or large Porcelain jars?. Got a picture of the new kitchen?
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>>1293230
This kitchen is a hot mess.
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>>1293910
i relly like it, love those drawers

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hello guys,
i have a big bloodstain iam trying to get rid of.
i've already tried soap and water right almost right away
i have also tried some washing detergent into the mix and it did get most out but iam still left with this weird stain.
anybody know how to get the rest out?
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>>1292174
Oh, please itemize the illegal things.

I used to make my own soap, but it's pretty much banned now so you have to fill out all this paper work here to get it.
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>>1291494
I just got divorced too op
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>>1291494
Nice try O.J.
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>>1293880

I feel you man.. its illegal to even make jew soap anymore.
You simply cannot get the ingredients anyway
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>>1291494
Peroxide
Source: being femanon

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I'm trying to make a snowglobe and every single diy guide just says to buy "glitter".

No brands, just glitter. And all three brands of glitter I've tried so far have floated.

Has anyone made a snowglobe who can recommend specific brands of glitter?
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Make sure it's metal glitter and not plastic
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>>1294384

get a load of this newfag who doesnt know bout the shot of black secret
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>>1294389
she is drinking black coffee
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>>1294455
Cuz she likes her coffee like she likes her bbc

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How much better are these than regular RG6 BNC connectors?
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>>1294014
only if you use gold solder for the tip
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>>1294016

dont forget to add a shot of black to the solder. it helps the bond
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>>1294016
Wait...
You can solder them on?
I just usually crimp them.
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>>1294016
Then that's only ±5%
Silver solder is the ultimate solder
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>>1294382
You see that port in the pin? It will wick solder into the inside when it's hot.

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I am having issues with sharpening my knives. Could the problem be the wetstone?

I am using the one that came together with wood chisels so it might not be suited for knives.
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>>1294299
You can sharpen soft steel, it just won't hold an edge very long. Seconding this: >>1293793
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>>1294292
>explain how an absolute beginner is failing at something that takes hundreds of hours to become proficient at
wow imagine that. shirley the abrasive is in tort
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That's not a great stone but it should still work ok for a "meh" edge.

Murray Carter has some decent YouTube technique vids that might help you.

Likely user error though.
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>>1294299
bullllllllllshit. you can put a sharp edge on mild steel or a butter knife, it just won't hold it. Inability to sharpen is a technique or equipment problem 99.99% of the time.
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OP, post a closeup picture of the blade in question.

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I'm looking to build a shed house and need some good advice.
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>>1293977
I want to know the advantages and disadvantages really
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>>1293981
no advantages
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>>1293984

This, however if you like the look that's an advantage.
Converting a shed however might have more benefits due to lower costs.

What are you aiming for? What are your key goals?
Would you also like to build another style of house if that would meet your goals?
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steel frame?

you'll need to put all the insulation between the frame and the siding. It will have to be several foam boards thick. Which means long hangers.

metal frame serves as a thermal bridge. making insulation between the frame members pointless.
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>>1293973
These are cheap can can buy them in kits here in Australia they are dam good value for what you get.

You really need to insulate it and they don't look the best I got one for my river shack cheap as fuck if you can do everything but plumbing and wiring

Hey, to any blacksmiths out there, What’s the smallest size anvil that you’d comfortably use?

I’m a fabricator looking into building a portable anvil stand I’ve got an idea on, trying to choose what size anvil I’ll use.
I’m going to be making majority some knives and other small metal objects but I’d also like to make a small sword and a few somewhat large (like a little over a foot) things I’d just be heating up and hammering to give it a “blacksmith’d texture”
Anything is appreciated.
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>>1293634
Ive done good work using the head of a bolt stuck in a 2x4. Best way to peen rivets IMHO.
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>>1293634
>small sword and a few somewhat large (like a little over a foot) things.

You need at the very least a 50 pound anvil if you're gonna be pounding anything that big. A small anvil is nice for soft metal and small jewelry sized things as you'll be using primarily small tools like a ball pin hammer or dyes/stamps whatnot. However when dealing with larger slabs, you're gonna need to pound that shit with a 2-5 pound hammer if you want to get anywhere, and you're gonna need the hammering space to form the steel. I guarantee you that a small little jewelers anvil cannot take that kind of force and you'll probably end up shattering the thing or wearing it our fast.

I would get a 50-100 pound anvil and several inserts for the square hole like in pic related. Hell you could even make your own inserts if your wanted.
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>>1294105
Thanks for the advice Anon, Much appreciated, I’ll also consider the weight for the anvil when building a portable stand for it (just have to move it around my backyard b/c landscapers)
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>>1294120
Well however you do it, you do not want it to budge whatsoever when pounding stuff as that will make your piece bounce and cause a very horrible ringing every time you hit it. Can't you just move a large stump in the back that your landscapers can just weed whack around or something? You can get portable stands, but they're gonna be pretty heavy themselves.
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>>1293634
15 pounds is about the smallest I'd use if I'm doing iron work.

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I'm trying to install my old ceiling fan in new apartment, but whereas the old house used only two wires for connecting the lamp (white in one pole, black and blue in the other), the new house has a three-pronged plug instead. I tried ignoring the ground and just plugging the light in like in previous house, but it was impossible to turn off. Instead, moving the dimmer switch from full to completely off only served to adjust the rate of blinking the lights did.

The lamp and the fan have a total of four wires, pictured here. Do I have to buy a three-pronged plug, and where do I connect each wire?
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>>1293740
>>1293772
>Finland
The green-yellow wire is ground.
I will post more when I get home. Phone posting sucks.
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>>1294056
>Compact fluorescent
compact fluorescent lamps generally don't work on dimmers
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Do you have a multimeter? You could try to measure between diffetrent leads and tell us the results. Also measure with old school light bulp as it will actually show a resistance while measuring.
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>>1293742
This.
Just because you have a dimmer, doesn’t mean it will work. Not all lights work with dimmers. If your fan is cheap, it doesn’t have the “guts” to communicate with your switch.
What you’re doing amounts to trying to plug in DeWalt batteries into Ryobi tools.
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1000 hours in google
https://www.energycircle.com/blog/2011/09/21/why-you-should-never-use-non-dimmable-cfls-dimmer-switches

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Made a knife
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The hardness of the metal is 54-58 on the Rockwell scale.
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>>1291811
I need that sticker in my knife shop to remind me I'm a lifeless amoeba doing the work of Satan.
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>>1294280
Thinking about doing up a vinyl and sticking it on my kiln, maybe the garbo bin would be a better spot because the kiln gets hot enough to peel flesh

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What is this? A guy is trying to sell this in my area and he has no idea what it is. He says he thinks it's some kind of drill press but it clearly isn't. Anyone know?
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>>1293890
>he has never indicated square work with a 4 jaw chuck
>he has never put a vice on the toolpost and an endmill in the collet chuck
>being this new
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>>1292644
Thoes are beats by Dre. You can telll because of the b on the side lol
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>>1293890
you wouldnt make a production die at your house, but there is no reason ,anyone who is not clueless on the subject, cannot make stamping die at home with a lathe as the main tool
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>>1293890
Friendly reminder that a lathe can do literally anything a mill can if it's big enough and you have enough time.
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>>1293916
Well, yeah, but so can a hand drill. It is all a matter of how much effort you are willing to go through to avoid using the right tool for the job.

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So I have a bunch (like a box full from over the years) of old hard drives from computers i have since scrapped. Some are sata but a lot are the older ide (?) type of drives.
I used to have a box/shell thing that I could slip a sata drive in, plug in and use as an external drive, but that got stolen.

I'm wondering if anyone has some tips/suggestions/knowledge to share here, is there some kind of cheap kit I can buy to plug these things in and access with USB or something to see if I can get old stuff off of each disk (if they're working)? Ideally it would be compatible with IDE and Sata...
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>>1294216
Look for cheaper stuff anon. I payed less than 15 $ for mine.
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>>1294219
I was referring to something like this. 30$ in my country.
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Those look good. any links? I'm in canada btw, lots of stuff doesn't ship here or costs a lot :S
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>>1294230
https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/USB-3-5-2-5-IDE_60182144927.html?spm=a2700.7724838.2017115.15.54aec6a92vKXO4
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