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I decided to under cut my fireplace to install laminate flooring. It turned out okay all things considered.
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>>2790026
Quarter round in any house is shit tier nigger work it's fucking ugly brother
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>>2790448
I so agree you’re on point
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>>2789975
Diamond blade on a jamb saw

t. Hardwood floor guy
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>>2791407
Used a diamond blade on my angle grinder. Almost finished the room now, just wrapped the otherwise of the fire place. I have 4.87 rows to go, feels good not having a tiny piece at the end.

t. OP
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>>2791407
is this as sketchy to use as a toe kick saw?

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Post what you've acquired recently and why little paypiggies
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Snap-on FLF80A

Kinda converting everything from soft soi-handle to the chrome handle in the box.

Tool box is nothing but Matco, snap-on, bahco , and caterpillar now

Very very little icon, I got the gold plated one to use as a beater
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>>2786322
Impact sockets tend to be phosphate coated, I’m a machinist so everything I have gets soaked in coolant.

So I prefer chrome everything to get the coolant off of it.

Nepros stuff is my go to, snap-on is my second tier

But other than that yeah I’d just go impact for everything and avoid buying chrome if you aren’t dealing with machine coolant constantly

My toolbox always has my mitutoyo calipers on top, then the little pocket I stick the nepros ratchet + Allen socket

I hate t- handles
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>>2786177
There is a craftsman box with a fuck ton of these stripped Torx, and broken inserts in every machine shop in America…

Wera and wiha are both Garbo
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>>2783857
I’m the same way with indicators, “I might need that one day”

I got a brand new starrett 196 and a once used bestest big dial in my box I rarely if ever reach for
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>>2778291
4 crappy ratchets = more shit you have to store and rarely used . Sure $80 is cheap but now you have to move these every time you open your overpacked drawer to get to your good ratchets

I know you can put Matco 88 mecha in them but these aren’t super great

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Self sufficient/
prepper/
homesteading
And cheap bastard thread

How's your garden going?
What's good in bulk now?
Cheap bastard hints?
Preservation tips?
Planting native food plants in your local park for hard times?
General discussion too.
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Cooked a meatloaf on the grill ( briquettes not gas )
Once tried you will never use the oven again
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>>2789801
fine mesh fencing that has been dug in a foot or two.
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>>2789801
Shoot/trap 'm and cook 'm up with some red wine it's delicious
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>>2790462
briquettes don't get nearly hot enough for most cooks unless you're a NEET and have all day and night to hang around.
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My parents pulled out an old tree in the back corner of our backyard, and got someone to build a (shittly constructed) shed on a cement pad. The back of our yard was always low and usually had a little water after a heavy rain, but now the puddles have grown, and they stay for a few days afterwards.

Would this be a good place to build a garden, or would too much water kill the plants? Would a raised garden bed help keep the plants healthy, and how high would I need to raise it? Or what crops could I plant which can thrive in wet soil? Im in an area with very good soil, with little clay, but im in the northeast, so winters are cold. I have a small garden, but im kinda clueless as to what crops grow best in wet soil.

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move the FUCK aside insecure manlets
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>>2770075
The secret to making good coffee is that you don't. Instead, you buy some kratom powder, fill a small cup with hot water, mix in the kratom, drink it fast over your tongue so you won't taste it. Then drink a chaser, anything you want, long as it has flavor to drown out the kratom flavor. A superior thing to coffee.
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>>2791360
>Instead of drinking something delicious and enjoyable, down a trendy drug so you can't taste it
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I drink pour-over coffee made with folgers. No sugar, but I like a bit of half&half.
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>>2791360
Kratom is cocaine for hippies and queers.

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>I'm new to electronics. Where to get started?
It is an art/science of applying principles to requirements.
Find problem, learn principles, design and verify solution, build, test, post results, repeat.

>Incredibly comprehensive list of electronics resources:
https://github.com/kitspace/awesome-electronics
Additional resources below:

>Project ideas:
https://adafruit.com
https://instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-technology/
https://makezine.com/category/electronics/
https://hackaday.io

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>>2791145
>what could be wrong with a simple headlamp with a pushbutton on off switch that turns off on its own after a few secs then refuses to turn on for a while
Failing battery.
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anyone know how to get SPICE to simulate a noise profile like this? stick some white noise behind a high-pass filter maybe?
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I want to experiment with a PID loop, but I have no idea where to start. What's a dirt cheap toy project (like a "Hello World!" or an LED blinker) I can start with? Robot arm?
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>>2791206
what have you tried? LTSpice does have a noise voltage source. Just type noise when you add a component. You can set V and freq. And it can also do noise analysis (.noise).
It can also B sources, behavioral voltage and current sources that can generate an arbitrary signal.
https://ltwiki.org/?title=B_sources_%28complete_reference%29
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>>2791396
Self-balancing Segway bot maybe? That would use a digital IMU IC and hence the PID loop would be coded on a microcontroller. There’s also the matter of combining acceleration and rotation data, so it isn’t as trivial as you probably want.

For simpler than that, I guess a (geared) motor with feedback like those YouTube demos? If the feedback is done via a potentiometer instead of an encoder, you could use a fully analogue op-amp PID loop. Temperature PID is even easier, but because of how slow it is it might be annoying to tune and its stability or lack thereof won’t be as apparent. I guess you could do PID on a really small thing that heats and cools faster, like a soldering tip.

I am tired, I don't want to deal with hunting shit anymore. I just want to input money and receive stuff without it being a knife fight over some old junk worn out machine that'd been out of production for 70 years and I have to get raped to get replacement part on ebay by some other boomer.
Are chink mini lathes viable to get running well without needing another lathe or a mill to fix the brand new machine you just bought? I just want to make small steel items, maybe up to an inch in diameter but realistically 5/16 or smaller diameter machine screws.
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>>2790831
Ok. OP specifically said he wanted to make small steel parts so what the problem?
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>>2790669
chink minilathes are crap. once you buy the piece of shit, then do a ton of work to make it only half a piece of shit, you might as well have just shelled out the money on something decent.
jet's way overpriced, but grizzly or precision matthews would probably be the way to go. pm has a 12x36 on a stand for like 5k right now. grizzly has a 12x35 gunsmith lathe for less than that.
but it all depends on what you want to do/make with it. if you think you're going to retire by straightening drive shafts on a 7x16 mini lathe, you're on drugs. if you just want to make projects and start a youtube channel to compete with quinn dunki and clough42, you'd be in business. still, both pm and grizzly have better minilathes at only a slightly higher price point.
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>>2790669
>I am tired, I don't want to deal with hunting shit anymore.

My (rich, old, experienced) machine shop ownerbro makes a mint off his older version of this:

https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/76316397

He has many other machines but his specialty is repair machining and so many parts fall in its range it's faster for one-offs to use his Enco while his CNC and larger manual machines are making other parts.

You can resell them for a nice chunk of purchase price when you age out of being able to do stuff so actual cost/year won/t be shit. The nice thing about being old is you can estimate your future and enjoy some of your income you might otherwise not.
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keep in mind that while a small/flimsy machine can be shit for making chips, it may still be usable for grinding/lapping precise parts in very hard materials
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>>2790692
They require a lot of mods

It’s basically a cordless drill and a carriage bone stock

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Whatcha making?
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>have to write a thesis so im not working on any projects
>writing my thesis makes me so bored i would rather do diy
>end up going in circles and get nothing done
The human condition
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>>2785901
NOTHING YOU WOULD NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
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>>2787602
>ESP32
There is no other. This little piece of dynamite is irreplaceable and... cheap!
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>>2789122
But I get MORE energy back when I compress it afterwards
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>>2786058
Based cloud buster

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Is there anyway how to get Solidworks for free? Solid Edge has free license for hobbyists but I would like Solidworks since its more popular.
I dont want to pirate it unless its only option.
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buy a Rhinoceros cdrom for $40 on ebay
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>>2787299
A guy I knew in college was using a pirated version of Solidworks and one day he got an email from them listing every single time he used the software. They know, and they will do something about it eventually.
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Someone suggested running sw on a vm, I tried installing our legit sw copy on a vm at the office but it didn't let me.
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>>2791193
I use it in a vm (as linux is my main os) and it works fine. It doesn't take much to configure a vm to make it not look like a vm to things like sw
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>>2790515
Oh I absolutely have, oh well lads guess it's over.

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I have a blued steel screw that I cannot source a replacement for that the first 2/3's of was stripped, the application is relatively low torque and isn't anything crucial, but it only barely engages and if you try to tighten it, it just disengages from the threads without causing damage.
I dont' have a lathe to attempt to make a new screw, and it is not so simple to just be able to make it out some bar stock that's the correct OD and peaning a head to it or something janky like that.
It could be welded, but it would still present the issue of the new material being very hard to machine without a lathe and tap. Brazing obviously would be more favorable to machine, but I do not have oxy to melt brass. Would it be viable to attempt to use a propane torch and use solder to build up the threads in order to retap them?
Threadlocker, copper wire or teflon tape wouldn't be an appropriate fix due to it being need to be removable.
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>>2791295
Any reason you can't drill and tap for the next common size up?
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>>2791350
Technically feasible but I don't want to modify the other parts and I would still need the screw to have similar features. Threads are bad enough can't take a gauge to them to actually see what pitch it is and the taps didn't seem to agree with the threads, so it's' probably some odd metric thread.
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>>2791271
Thread files are a thing but you still the problem of strength and getting more material on there
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>>2791368
K, that’s more thread gore than I was expecting. Zinc plating won’t do it.

Easier to fabricate a whole new screw out of a nail.
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>>2791397
I tried peening the threads with an auto punch but obviously that didn't bring them up enough.
I said fuck it and tried to tap the other part with the metric tap that seemed closest in size, initially it seemed smooth, but it did end up taking out some chips. After fully tapping it, it really didn't look like it was cross threaded or that it was the wrong pitch like what might happen if you accidentally tap with two different pitches or a metric and a SAE. I suppose the screw could've damaged it somehow or maybe left some of the stripped material in the threads. It's a through hole, so I threaded the screw in from the other side since it it's not crossing a gap, and perhaps it might be a hair loose, it felt about the same as it did prior to taping, so I'm just going to operate off it being a m4x.7. I really can't see how the original screw could've been damaged like that given the condition of both the head, and the part it was threaded into wouldn't indicate being gorilla nigger retarded like that.

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How horrible would it be to live under somebody running 4 of these 24/7? I'm trying to imagine what life is like for my neighbor right now.

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anyone ever pimp one of these mofos out?
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>>2791306
Yeeee buddy!

The bowl lift one had a much stronger motor than the same size tilt head, although all the Youtube chefs have the tilt head for some reason, it seems a little easier.
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>>2791310
the tilt head is way more accessible for people
it's alot cheaper and alot easier to shoplift from target
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>>2791310
This >>2791313. And it's "strong enough." Unless you're looking to get into semi commercial food prep, you'll never wear out the tilt head motor. You might have to put new gears in it, but the motor will keep on trucking unless you maybe use the grinder attachment on frozen meat or something? Even then you'll probably break the grinder first. I've had both, I prefer the bowl lift because I do tend to make a decent amount of bread and I grind more meat than most people will, because I'm a cheap fuck, but the tilt head never let me down.
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>>2791318
solid disagree
I have a tilt head one and it starts to struggle with ~500g of flour mix
The elevatable one is much better.
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>>2791378
Not going to really disagree with you but that's why I said strong enough with quotes. It still works even if it's not happy with a lower hydration dough, but most people aren't going to be doing all that much of that. Yes the bowl lift is better, but for the average user it's a non issue.

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No, I'm not a tranny, a janny, or a woman. What have you made? Any tips/resources?
>Thanks for the help anons
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>>2790999
>>2791000
DIGITS
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>>2790999
keked hard.
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I use straight lanolin (thick grease consistency) for chapstick, dry skin balm, hair styling, pretty much anything topical. its cheap and also a good base if you want to get more fancy. refined has a slight sheep scent which i like, but there are ultra refined ones that apparently have no scent
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>>2790999
Checked. OP is in shambles.

>>2791000
Checked. FP is in shambles.
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>>2790997
There's a DIY hippy store in my city that sells oils and creams and has guides to make your own stuff.

toothpaste, shampoo,hair oil,deodorant (they even sell the roller bottles),shaving cream,soap,laundry detergent are what I get from them.

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What's the most autistic trade/skillset and why is it Robotics/Industrial automation?
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>>2791223
I am a golden god!
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>>2790563
Based Allen Bradley enjoyer. What kind of industry uses so much analog IO and no safety PLC?

>>2790839
IT people don’t want to wear a hard hat and work boots. We have autists from many backgrounds but hardly IT

t. palletising guy
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>>2791219
based retard EE.

>>2791285
True. The kind of things coming down the pipe are easier for tradesmen to pick up than they are for IT goons to get. Liebert/Vertiv's newest rack management systems for instance are basically all refrigeration. Getting a refrigeration guy up to speed on the actual work that needs to be done with the cabling and blades is easier than training an IT goon to troubleshoot cooling issues.
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>>2791219
>easy math is easy
>hard math is hard
I, uh, can see why you'd have trouble thinking through it
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>>2791285
food industry
was a direct conversion from a plc 5
has a bunch of remote racks too and two racks just for encoder inputs

>holds the world together
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>>2790261
Akshually!

Feel like steel is already at a tray niche. Unless it needs explicit strength, every machine we get is becoming more of an alu block.
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>>2790455
>holds my shitbox car together
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>>2790261
Based. Unistrut is for kings, alu profile is for rich retards with more money than sense. If weight is a concern, why are you trying to make something strong to begin with?
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>>2790195
https://courtnewsohio.gov/cases/2021/SCO/1124/201057.asp

The driver lost this case.
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>>2791388
Doesn't matter, the home owner still had to pay legal fees out the ass

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i have abused this lil nigga like you wouldn't believe. i don't even know if there is oil in it.
why do people talk shit about briggs and straton engines? it just keeps running
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Radar
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>>2791305
>What do you even use this thing for? That would struggle to run a toaster

the military has various situations. My friend has a vietnam era army generator based on a volkswagen engine that puts out 3 phase in various formats and can power a huge house and then some. the problem is that you go deaf if you're within a mile of it, and you about have to be an electrical engineer to figure out the settings.
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>>2791309
>you about have to be an electrical engineer to figure out the settings
Not only that but you have zero information on the internet. It's a very niche domain. Saved that fren. On another note. I repaired our Massey Ferguson ride along mower this winter. Bend push rods. One is made of iron the other from aluminium. It's really dumb.
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>>2791312
lots of old/vintage stuff is sadly zero info, I got a MTC boombox here that I "fixed" (the motors for the tape cassette drive are worn out and I don't got replacements or a electrical diagram) so I'm currently stuck on how to actually fix it, or get parts for it. I could try "adjusting" the tape speed potentiometer for the motors but I'm pretty sure its the motors being actually worn out.
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