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Welcome to /diy/, a place to:

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Things that make you go hmmm.
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Think about this word.

Then think about why pic related exists.

Then think about who that word actually applies to, here.
This is how they roll in C&C:Generals when you play USA.
because its an impact not a drill
And the worst in that story is when people start to spend more than what they earn, debts start and that vicious cycle become a straight line to the bankrupt
this video sent me down the youtube well for an hour lol, just watching the US and russia kill ISIS and the taliban

What's the cheapest way to check whether somebody tried to open your door's lock?
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Free: Throw some dust on the lock and door knob when you leave. When you return, use a torch to check it there's any streaks where the dust has been disturbed.

Very Cheap: use UV powder, it's very cheap on ebay; observe with a cheap UV torch (counterfeit currency detector) you can get both for less than $3. Much easier to see than regular dust.

Bit more expensive: get a $20-30 hidden camera which records to microSD and set it up either in the peep hole, or hidden in the door frame, ect. Review the footage at the end of the day. You could even get one which broadcasts to wifi and will send alerts and screenshots to your phone when it detects movement in a similar price range.
Charge lock. Record yell.
Send audio file to suspect.
Don't use a torch on your doorknob. If you suddenly have to leave, you'll forget it's hot.
a torch is what they call a flashlight over in china
What do they call an actual torch?

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Is one of these types superior to the other?
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Works fine. I cut down 30mm and 32mm spanners for plumbing pipework in confined spaces. Looks odd as fuck having 100mm handles on spanner heads these size but it works like a dream.

Also an interesting study in cheap hacksaw blade life versus good quality stainless steel spanners.
Oh boi
holy kek, bet u merukan
they are mede in Czech Wera plant so u have the quality guaranteed
is that metric system?!
Yes, of course.

Anybody have some good pointers regarding making these? Mostly how to get those tiny details in.

I'm guessing that the snow in the pic provided is a separate concoction of clear resin and microbeads and the aurora borealis is a separate pigmented concoction added later and somehow mixed upwards
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What if he broke the wood in a very specific way? For example, when you break a 2x4 you usually break it on the wide 4" side, and that forms a few pretty big chunks.
What if you broke it on the thin 2" side?

Maybe you can take a hook to the splinters and gouge out those tiny plateaus
That actually sounds like a pretty good idea.
Possible, but I've yet to find that "specific way". When I tried doing this myself with various kinds of wood and a vise, the wood bent pretty far before splintering. Either he has a lot of waste wood or he has a specific way of doing it.
Try breaking it faster, say, with a heavy hammer. You may also need to secure the top half of the piece somehow.
he would've probably broke it, then drilled it (or done the epoxy on a flat straight piece first, then drilled) after all that was finished since it would be easier

or, if you want less splinters, break the wood then with tweezers remove some so theres less. breaking it slowly would probably make longer splinters but not even, as in it would break like a /
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guys, to get that break in the wood, clamp it in a big vise on a really stable workbench and introduce it to a sledge hammer.
It's got to be the right kind of wood though with the right kind of grain.

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bump limit reached on old thread >>1209426

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>I'm new to electronics, where to get started?
There are several good books and YouTube channels that are commonly recommended for beginners and those wanting to learn more, many with advanced techniques. The best way to get involved in electronics is just to make stuff. Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty.

>What books are there?

Getting Started in Electronics Forrest Mims III
Make: Electronics Charles Platt
How to Diagnose Fix Everything Electronic Michael Jay Greier


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Come on all you need to do is click "Select Column" and then "Price 1k*". 1k is a lot but will tell you which are generally chepare than the others at least.
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You need at least a 9V supply for the auto-reset function to work. Earlier in this thread someone confused 470nF (=0.47µF) and 470µF. I'd suggest you try manual reset, output initially high, recycle mode and n=13. LED should blink or flicker. Calculate expected frequency and compare result.

This is not critical but I think RS is way too small, it should be at least 2*RTC. The reason is that the peak voltage at pin (3) exceeds Vdd and Vss and activates the protection circuitry which speeds up the clock generator.
Hi. Audio device question on class D amplifier.

Is PAM8403 Parallel Bridge Tied Load compatible?

No direct answer on datasheet.
what are you trying to say? the crystal could be an external clock for the µC
Will the beginner books teach me how to actually solder and not fuck up? I want to get over my fear and learn to do it but I just fuck up every time and I have some electronics to repair

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tools you wish you never bought
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And just to clarify, each $13 set came with an 11", 18" and 24". One of my coworkers spent over $600 on his clamps and I got mine for about $100. For body shop work they can't be beat.
Let it go, let it go
anon why are you such a bully?
By an evolution saw. Exactly the same as that saw except for the gearbox, 1800 rpm. Cuts steel fast but is extremely loud and you get hot chips all over
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Buying the cheapest option of any tool. Pic related.

If you want to buy low priced tools you can save a lot of time by simply breaking whatever you were working on and throwing your money into a bottomless pit.

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I'm restoring and cleaning my dads old Shanghai/SMK B2 pellet gun (.177). I just ordered a new, stronger spring and a set of piston seals. I'm unsure whether these will be like the original leather or rubber seals. What can I use to oil/lube the spring and seals?
Pneumatic lubricant. Just don't use WD40.
Whats closest to pneumatic lubricant? Mineral motor oil? Silicone gel? Universal grease?

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bong here, plastering is a skilled job here requiring a perfect finish by hand, without needing to sand it down afterwards. plasterers here use a tan coloured plaster that is very hardy and doesn't sand down easily. its a pain in the arse to work with though and it needs years of practice in order to be proficient.

i have noticed in other countries they tend to just fix plasterboard to the walls and cover the gaps with white mud and sand it down to get a good finish. but i notice that this dents easily. nobody seems to do this in the UK opting for expensive plasterers instead.

i have polish friends who are happy to cover an entire wall in this white shit and sand the whole thing. what do you prefer and why?
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There aren't a lot of plasterers left around here. The youngest ones I know of are in their late 50s. It's neat to watch them do it, but I have no interest in doing it myself.

Yes. Some guy in a paint thread said that's how the pros do it to get better coverage or something and it took off from there.
It's a meme because some autistic butthurt butthead is forcing it.

If you add a small amount of black paint to standard white paint, it helps cover better.
It's similar to when you mix 1:1 ratio of primer to paint for the first coat to help adhesion and coverage.
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>It's a meme because some autistic butthurt butthead is forcing it.

Well, to be honest you are the only one who seems butthert about it. Maybe you should put a shot of black in your drink so we will know you are a pro.

On a lighter note, I wish she would always do her hair like this. Some of her hairstyles are awful.
>Not adding a drop of black color to you spackle.

Stay plebs.
Spotted the amateur.

Do you let your quality of work slide when literally nobody gives a fuck?
I took a side job working for a trashy piece of shit "contractor" I met at the gas station while I was on lunch from my real job. He saw I worked in construction and said he needed some help restoring a property. He was cool with my availability so I decided to go get some practice in and earn a few dollars. This guy is a southern Missouri recheck alcoholic shitlord who does everything the cheap wrong shit way.
>stuck a piece of crown molding up with 2 dabs of caulk
>painted over mold

Either way the other guy he hired on is a meth addict painter who spends 70% of the day yelling at his girlfriend on speakerphone.
The guy who hired this shitshow contractor is a senile pastor who came in and said "it's for a halfway house, whatever" when he saw a mistake.

I was raised to do good work and I don't like cutting corners but this guy is a hack and he gets shitty when I don't finish things quickly enough. Nobody seems to care.

Would you walk off or work like a fucking degenerate and just take the money?
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just to be clear, when I >>1216838 said no, I meant the part about intentionally doing bad work

there's nothing wrong with walking away from idiots doing crap work
>walk off
Yes. The asshat who hired you won't be happy with you doing the job the way it should be done, the client doesn't seem much better, and you're better than this hack job.

Just asking the question makes me wonder about you OP.

People who find an excuse to do shit work will do shit work at every opportunity. People who do quality work will try to do quality work all the time, and if the employer makes that hard to do, they will find another employer.
Eh, I was mostly asking what other anons have done in this kind of scenario. I won't do shit work by myself but when he wants me to help him with something shitty it's kind of hard to do my half of the wrong thing the right way.

You can question me all you want. I'm sure you wouldn't complain if we worked together though.
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yes I can, 1000 monies.

protip: do the work to an average standard, take the money. Doesn't have to be perfect.

Work well when people care; good work for good people.

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Hello /diy/. I'll be moving out soon and I want to get rid of my old broken bed. I'm planning to build a plataform bed. The thing is I don't want to use nails or glue. I have at my disposal files, handsaw, hacksaw etc. I plan on using 4 boards and using the wood square grid thing that holds the matress from my old bed. I want to know what kind of cut should I do on the edges of the board to fit them like the pic so they don't slide or move.
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>ruining your imersion
>watch me do this with a hand saw
>I can do it with a circular saw too
>now watch me do it with just a fucking chisel
dovetail all the way.

dovetail, mortis and tenor. jap joinery is visual until we atart building houses
Yeah i remember having a bed like this.
had to shove in each fucking joints 3 , 4inches nails to stop the damnt thing to wave each time i was trying to sleep.
sorry i wanted to write down Screws, Nails are no use if you are making a Chair or a Bed, go for Screws.

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Why aren't you doing your part?

>A Toronto man who spent $550 building a set of stairs in his community park says he has no regrets, despite the city’s insistence that he should have waited for a $65,000 city project to handle the problem. The city is now threatening to tear down the stairs because they were not built to regulation standards.
>Retired mechanic Adi Astl says he took it upon himself to build the stairs after several neighbours fell down the steep path to a community garden in Tom Riley Park, in Etobicoke, Ont. Astl says his neighbours chipped in on the project, which only ended up costing $550 – a far cry from the $65,000-$150,000 price tag the city had estimated for the job.
>“I thought they were talking about an escalator,” Astl told CTV News Channel on Wednesday.
>Astl says he hired a homeless person to help him and built the eight steps in a matter of hours.
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Now you're getting it
The city refused to build the stairs due to the high cost. So this man built them. The city was never going to build them. When this man built them they then said that they would build it.
Some guy just randomly did that for his town and they sued the fuck out of him.

Good times
>everybody was an infant riding in a stroller at some point.

How did homo sapiens survive before the wheel was invented?

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Hello DIY

Located at Eilieson AFB alaska just south of Fairbanks this bomber has been siting in a lake since 1955 and has an amazing history and rightfully deserves a restoration and probably even belongs in a museum but its stuck in a lake unfortunately.

Short in simple this plane discovered that the soviets had the bomb in 1949 and it pretty much is an artifact from the very start of the cold war

Ive heard past attempts to move the bomber have failed the wheels seem to be stuck in the mud any thoughts?

I was thinking either disassemble the bomber in the lake with waterproof tools and then just take it our piece by piece or just dig out the wheels and get a crawler/bulldozer to pull the thing out. Ive also heard ideas of draining the lake but I also heard that doing so would cost a shit ton in environmental fees.

What do DIY?
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so edgy XD
I'm lucky, I have the Canadian Heritage Warplane museum about a 45 minute drive from my house.

We have one of two Lancaster bombers that still fly. you can rent it out for a flight for around 400$ a person
drain the lake, build the museum around the plane
>Lol seriously

Well not if I've never played it.

And as for those morons who burned up the B-29. How the fuck can you be competent enough to get that thing running but leave a container of fuel so that it can spill onto an ignition source? You could anticipate disaster from the beginning when the wheels were sinking into the ground and also when the flaps failed; it's like "hey, we're not going to stop until something dies or we succeed". Lucky for them it was the plane.

My guess is that they were too exhausted to think clearly, and they were running out of money and time so they rushed the testing and burned their shit to the ground.
>So your talking about destroying an entire eco system

Yes. Do you know how many classic cars were destroyed for 'the environment'? It's time for some payback.

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name one problem it can't fix
i dare you
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>Dr. Robert

still doesnt make sense. its like when people make a sign that says
>please "do not" steal
I guess he did it to trigger your autism then. He was a doctor after all, maybe he knows something.
try to put togheter a Helo like a Bell47 Truss structure using that.
Then flight the shit out of said piece of rusty crap.

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Arcade bro here, i need to lay out my unit in a way that conforms to health and safety regulations, looks professional and is most importantly, functional (Fuck health and safety).
Any resources you could point me to? Floor plan/pictures available.

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