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What is the best way to fix this kind of crack?
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super glue and clamps
it's wood?

water down some wood glue and use a thin wire to push it into the crack

then put a weight on it

Fill the crack with wood glue. Then tie up the uke with a bunch of twine. Clamps will break through the top. Sand off excess glue with high grit sandpaper and touch up with matching paint. Honestly ukes are so cheap unless you want it for sentimental reasons its probably not worth the hassle.
Fill with cement
attach pickups

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Can anyone give me some tips on making a snail farm? Is it hard, time-consuming, expencive and is it worth it? Can a man make some good money
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I just remembered that Dirtball (rapper out if CA) has a video where he shows his mushroom op. Hikes through the woods harvesting mushrooms, has sorting boxes in his trunk. Shows how to harvest so they grow back strong and has choice words for people who rip out 100% of the mushroom.

I harvest moss this way, but its always been for personal use (bonsai deco and lawn patching)
hon hon baguette
Or space program. Gotta have a place for the smart ones. But I still need a centrifuge and a vacuum chamber.
>has choice words for people who rip out 100% of the mushroom.
Sounds like an asshole.
The fruiting body is simply the sexual organ and will die back once spores are out. >99% of the mushrooms body consists of the mycelial network in the soil and is unaffected by the picking.
Right. All those spores in the roots. What do sexual organs have to do with reproduction?

You may not be as informed as you think.

Stomp the last third or suffer next season.

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I'm looking for advice as to how to make a spiral out of a metal rod/wire, quite literally the coils you see in a vending machine. I could obviously wind it around a post or something, but I'm trying to get a precise and consistent final result that, like a vending machine coil, does not appear to move as it rotates.

The approximate dimensions of the finished coils should be about 1 foot long, about 2" across, with about 1" to 1.5" spacing between each full rotation. The wire itself should be in the 8 to 10 gauge range (2mm). A dozen coils total would be ideal.

I have tried inquiring at vending machine suppliers/servicing in my city, asking about either new coils or salvaging/recycling old ones, no luck.

I belong to a makerspace, with laser cutters, 3D printers, metalworking lathes and mills, etc. so anything short of really specialized tools shouldn't be a problem.

The best idea I've come up with so far is laser cutting some kind of spiral jig, a long polygonal cylinder with grooves or pegs to make the coils consistent and uniform, but maybe there's a better way.
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make a slightly larger spring that what you need (in diameter) like >>1260357 show you in the This old tony's video. The just pull the ends of the spring till you separarte the coils as much as you wanted.

try to use a maleable thick wire, if you can afterwards harden it, better

How much the shipping is? probably much more that what the spring cost, also, how much time it takes to arrive?
think smarter not harder. Maybe get a post and put a nail every 2" or something to ensure that your coils are regular
It is done on a lathe...
Cut a piece of pipe with the same ID as minor dia of spring.
Drill hole on centreline of pipe about 1inch from the end, slightly larger than wire being used.
Hold one end of pipe in 3 jaw chuck, support other end with live center.
Hook the end of your wire into hole in pipe in such a way that when you run the spindle in reverse, the wire will be forced against your cross slide, or tool post, and will wrap around the pipe.
You can make whatever pitch you want by setting the machine up to thread cut, then use the lead screw and tool post to wrap the coil
I’ve done this with 3/4” round bar (steel).
It’s cool as fuck
Fuck, Alibaba always gets me with how ridiculous it is.
You need 5 million vending machine spring, American? You no worry, we have for you. 24 hours. You no worry. Premium spring, not folded cardboard spring from wangjiang province. 48% metal spring! Free inspection from homeless peasant live underneath dock!

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Hey /diy/,

I'm attempting to fix this TV. It's a Samsung 42" LN40B530. The picture shows up for a couple of seconds then cuts to black, and keeps repeating this. Any idea what this could be? I have the TV open now and all I see is a slightly burnt part. Anyone know what part this is? Pic related. All the caps look decent. Knowledge isn't that great with electronics. Thanks for any help.
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>Is that even english?
No. It's English. Specifically, American English.
suck my dick - I know you faggots all understand that.
Sounds like American. Its like english but more direct and without the fluff and bullshit.
I have fixed several tv's buying the power board on eBay and just swapping it. usually $60
Same here. Just shove the TV make and model into ebay with something like DRIVER BOARD or POWER BOARD and boom, fucking loads of em.

Also check for blown caps.
Does it turn off, power light flicker, act like it was just turned on, etc Or does it seem like only the backlights go out?
Find a service manual, check the voltages coming out of the power supply
Then start checking the driver for the backlights
I found a few manuals and schematics at "toms service manuals " the ones LNxxB530 should all be the same except for LCD size

I had a plasma TV that quit working and it turned out to be caps on the audio board. Apparently they routed some major control circuitry onto the audio board for some insane reason so that if it goes out the TV cant function at all.

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Pic is underneath the faucet.

WTF is even going on here? There are no nuts to loosen anywhere.

Did the installer use a butane torch to solder the pipes directly onto the faucet?

Who the fuck does something like this?
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Make smaller cuts, get better cutting wheels.
I have never had an issue with them either
I think it's a function of buying the cheap home depot brand ones. It's like the threads backlash and won't hold the wheel tight enough to cut unless I really crank it. I will be sitting there spinning it around the pipe for minutes. If I get some pliers I can just go around it four or five times like I can with the bigger cutter.
I redid all the copper plumbing in my house with this SoB, he's a real trooper.

You should have sprang for the one where there wheel isn't a perfect circle, that one is a piece of shit. The one where the wheel is like a diamond with rounded corners, that one's a beast. The difference isn't even $10, I've owned both and there's a noticeable difference in quality and ease of use. Ridgid plumbing stuff is pretty legit, we use their pipe wrenches and threaders in an industrial environment and they've never failed us.
You only give the wheel a little turn between spins. Trying to bite off too much in one go makes them a bitch to use.
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The "autocutter" type, using a spring to push the blade against the pipe and a pair of bearings on the opposite side, in a C shape. You put it on the pipe through the gap then just spin the whole thing til the pipe is cut. It keeps constant tension on blade and cuts pipe quickly without leaving any indents like when you tighten a regular cutter too much.
-Even the home depot branded ones Pic Related
I have had lots of luck with them! I thought they were a gimmick, but cheap enough to give it a try, and the fuckers are miracles!
>very rarely they leave a ridge on the pipe and you have to use sandcloth or outside reamers

Especially great when working on pipe in tight spots in walls, or where the main line comes in and branches before going down in a slab foundation.

If you have never tried them, give them a shot.
>Even the low end ones like home depot branded cut quickly in a few turns with a good blade.
If you aren't a plumber, but need to do more than a couple of things around the house, they are worth it. I'm just an journeyman but introduced them to my boss, master plumber for 40 years, and even he thinks they are great, been using them for a couple of years now.

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I am thinking of loading up my camper van with tools and heading down to help with cleanup and rebuilding.
I figure I can live in the van and make a bunch of dough and not spend much.
Does this seem reasonable ?
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Of course there is, there's a ton of people who want their houses fixed and not enough people to fix them so whoever can pay the most gets their shit fixed the fastest.
I'm sorry but no man is exempt from turning into an immoral piece of shit. Put enough stress/threaten a persons life and see how far they're willing to go to protect themselves. White, black or brown. Especially if they're poor.
This desu. The entire world is decaying and everyone is a potential threat
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Gonna need a link to that
no link cause it never happened
more fake news

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Is it possible to oscillate electrons fast enough in a molecule that it effectively has more electrons than it really has? Sort of a effective tunneling of the election that it appears to be in two places at once?

I'm trying to work out a method of taking advantage of cascading diamagnetic fields in order to induce high frequency low voltage currents as a method of splitting hydrogen from water.
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Atoms are mostly empty space though. If you take the size of all the protons, neutrons, and electrons of most atoms, then divide it by the diameter of said atom, you end up with like >90% nothing.
When getting to this scale I often wonder where experimentation ends and theory begins. Like what are the practical differences between these statements or do all current applications allow for both theories to exist?
Because planck time is 10^-42 seconds and a googlehertz is 10^-100 seconds, it's physically impossible.
The level of frequency for this likely does not even need to be that high. Reading about the discovery of the Lamb shift. Does done using microwaves to excite the electron from on step of the shift to the other. So perhaps not even needing to trick s molecule with a single electron acting twice, I do not see how stray electrons cannot be excited into a molecule, disrupting the charge of the molecule and lowering the energy cost of splitting atoms from the molecule.

The more I research this, it seems evident that conventional calculations for measuring the conservation of energy are simply not calculating all the factors.
In conventional energy calculation of a circuit why is planks equation not consider? Also if energy can be held in frequency. Why do we not have a high frequency system rather than high voltage carriers?

So its my day off tomorrow and I feel crafty-er than a jew, and I want to see what idea's you have that could keep me busy or in a perpetual state of regret.
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I going to dig some ditches, I guess you could get the family involved with that.
ya know how pintrest fags post a picture of a diy picture without much explanation as to how to do it? im sort of looking for those kinds of info graphics
>dig ditches
>bury annoying family
>have a beer and chill
I like the way you think
my current project is to make a calculator. could try that.

figure out how it works, design the logic and then try find some chips that do what you want and assemble them. its pretty fun but also get ready to read a fuck ton of documentation

I'm not sure if this is the place to talk about this but here it goes. There is this old house that I'm interested in getting. The layout is old and needs a complete remodel. It looks solid for the most part but I want to redo the entire layout. I know what I need to do outside but I'm not sure how to position the layout. There is another house down the same street but I'll post that if anyone is interested in they layout of that house. It's weird.

My drawing sucks and it is not to scale. Sorry.

Red areas are the doors.

Any ideas?
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Shit, missed it. Thanks.
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real designer here
can OP do it under 10.000$?

looks nice. why not one window close to bed.
Why would you have a window next to the bed? Sleeping works best in darkness.

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Anyone tried this yet?

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Looks great but I don't understand how it works without a crystal.
Yeah, it doesn't work as well with smartphones.

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Hey /diy/, i need help rooting my Moto G4.
I managed to unlock the bootloader, flash TWRP and place superSU in the root directory just fine, but when i power on with power + vol down, which my guide says should start TWRP recovery, i just get on the ADB bootloader mode.
Guide i was using: https://theunlockr.com/2016/11/29/root-motorola-moto-g4-moto-g4-plus/
Any help?
OP - I think I may have flashed the recovery wrong. If I did, how can I flash it correctly?
Bump for hope someone can resolve this
What exactly do you see when you press volume down and power? Do you see andoid robot and start? If so press volume down till it reads Recovery Mode, then press the power button. It should then boot into TWRP.
or follow this guide;

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So I'm working on this bumper for my buddy's LC. Just welded the winch plate. But can I get a bigger spool of .35 fluxcore for my Hobart welder?
the 10lbs spools of Lincoln wire at Lowes or home depot ain't enough for you?

What can you tell me about nitre bluing? I found this video with someone using stump remover to blue a gun but the comments have some people questioning how safe this is since bluing apparently softens steel and the potassium nitrate may release fumes or burn. I've never blued anything and if it's too much of a hassle I won't, but any advice would be nice

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>ammonium nitrate
I use a mix of ammonium nitrate and sodium hydroxide in a heated solution for blueing.
(fertilizer and lye)
It actually blackens the steel but when oiled it looks quite nice.
You can find recipes online by searching.
>ammonium nitrate
Potassium nitrate is usually used in hot bluing, along with a few other chemicals.
Like any kind of surface treatment a good half of the result is prep of the material, clean, scratch free and then clean it again just to be sure. Course the joy of fucking around with very hot, slightly toxic chemicals is usually enough to discourage most people from trying it out casually.

This. It's only ever done on things like screws , buttplates and other low stress parts because it completely fucks the temper of the steel.
I've charcoal blued steel parts before: polish as you would for any type of bluing, stick in a charcoal fire for about an hour. I used briquettes, even though they say don't, didn't have a problem. I did this about 8 years ago, and the parts are still blue with no rust. It's not as perfect as chemical (salt) bluing, but it's nice, and it's easy.

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Can you guys help reassure me that quitting my office job to work for my friend installing HVAC is a good idea? It would be less money and I don't know shit about HVAC, but I'm pretty fucking sick of sitting at a desk under a fluorescent light and at 24 I'm afraid I'll end up trapped here if I don't make a change soon. Any HVAC bros have advice? Do you hate your job? Also where the goddamn fuck is the air filter for my gf's unit? Crappy pic related
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everybody has to start somewhere. i don't miss sweating balls on a roof praying for an experienced crane operator. sweating balls and the work hasn't even started yet. i don't miss being "manly" either. i once carried a condenser unit up a ladder by myself in 110 degrees. probably the stupidest thing i'v done, but the crane was going to be late an hour and a half due to an accident. after that particular job, i quit and started doing private elevator installation in hopes of eventually joining the union and going commercial. that was a lot of fun. saw a lot of mansions, marble, home theaters and basement bowling alleys.

sounds just like that. sudden and immediate weakness and fatigue, clammy skin. once this happens the first time, you're pretty much on egg shells every time you're out in extreme heat.
Hopefully her filter is in a filter grille in the ceiling somewhere. If it's in the attic start looking to the right around where that big flex duct is.

HVAC install, especially out West, is ballbusting work. Dragging new furnaces in is easy, but the first time you have to drag a Lennox Pulse or a fucking boiler up and out of a basement you'll be motherfucking yourself. Make sure you're young enough for this shit.

Also be prepared for slow time, usually spring and fall. Keep money banked from your summer overtime so when you're sitting at home for a couple weeks because there's no work you'll still be able to pay your bills.

Also learn to do service, as your body ages and you get too crippled to install you'll need to know service so you can still work.
yeah I'm only 24 and I want some strenuous activity in my life, desk jobs are gay. My buddy assures me that there will me year-round work, but definitely busier in the summer when more people are building houses
know a guy who started in hvac. now owns hvac company and has pole barn big enough to do donuts in with his motorhome. not even close to hitting sides.
>do it
buy some weights or get a decent gym membership (not 24-hr fatness). bench, squat, deadlift, overhead press. repeat.

your current job has nothing to do with you being a pussy.

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Are gedore wrenches any good? Particularly gedore india wrenches.

I recently found a No. 4 7/16 gedore india wrench and wanted a full set but I've read that they are terrible
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And Iraq used to be a center for learning and technology. For the last 500 years, it has been a token chunk of land fought over by larger powers and is only valuable for its natural resources. It has literal shit running down the streets of its capital city and entire blocks covered in ad hoc flaming garbage dumps it is so primitive. Times change. Just because India had some nice steel 2600 years ago doesn't mean that make anything worth a damn now.
i have a few old tools made in India. they held up to my grandfather so must be pretty decent. also finding quite a few made in Japan. no brand or anything on them, just says "Japan". i can only assume they have been folded a few million times and are the best tools in existence
Is that the smell that emanates from harbor freight the second you walk in?
Smell of hardened souls in your tools
Close, its the smell of minimum wage and sexually frustrated baby boomers hunting for bargains.
Unfortunately for us in the west all you can make with that combination is Ikea flat packs and really bad concreting :(
Yes, i have a few and are really rally tought.

But try to buy the ones made in brazil

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