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What's the best tool for the job? I need to cut pic related rubber sheets into the shape shown on the left. I was either think of making my own press, own punch, or buying one of those desktop machines like cricut. Any suggestions?
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I don’t think a cricut will cut adhesive rubber that thick but other plotters might.

With a jig you could still cut 100s pretty easily with an exacto, cut to 14mm strips, then to 14x14 then remove the 9x9 square. A 9mm square leather punch is $10 or so. If you want to keep the insides it’s still not too difficult if you just cut a herringbone pattern, 100 pieces an hour easily.

If you need more than that I would pick a self adhesive rubber-like sheet that can be laser cut
stamping press
It might be worth buying a chinkshit laser cutter or vinyl plotter if you have to make 100s
"Best" depends on how they will be used; if you want separate units that can be packaged/shipped uninstalled, a steel rule die can cut the shape and leave the release liner so its like its own sticker.

If you will be applying lots of them in a production setting then cutting them on a digital knife plotter will let you nest them to minimize scrap and saves the considerable tooling cost of making a steel rule die...also lets you adjust sizes or modify the shape as needed u likeva die.
Need to be that shape

I'm drunk cut me some slack

Ironically I tried cutting them on my 12w laser cutter. The rubber is so dense that it fused back together as soon as the laser passes. For reference, I use the same laser cutter to cut 5mm plywood in a couple passes no problem

That looks like what I need, idk how I'd make my own die though

Applied to another thing I make, production setting

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I was thinking about making an axe head out of railroad tie plate by cutting out the marked pieces. Any other recommendations on how to do it? How should I fix it to a handle?

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I've been doing a plumbing apprenticeship for 2 years now and I know fuck all about plumbing
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I believe you anon
>t. STEM major who uses a cnc
How did u do it? Asking for a friend
Blue collar tends to have a lower overall IQ but a higher strength and dexterity

Like you need help moving a Kurt vise into a machine but the avg construction worker doesn’t
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living the dream
Same anon. My current company is just using me for cheap labor :( I keep getting calls from the union but nothing has come through yet. New construction commercial is a fucking joke of an apprenticeship
2 years is pretty short honestly. I wouldn't be surprised at all if you haven't retained much beyond the basics. I'm a tech for CNC machines and the first 3-4 years I was still pretty freaked out in my head and constantly running into new problems and trouble diagnosing errors, also unfamiliarity with the logistical side of things when handling big installs or moves. nowadays I'm almost never surprised and can disassemble and reassemble a machine with my eyes closed, juggle electricians, managers and CNC operators with no issue.

tldr give it a few more years you'll start to be less green.

can i season pan with motor oil
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Muriatic acid
yes, of course you can.

the question you should be asking is SHOULD you season pan with motor oil,

the answer is also yes
Klinger on MASH was attempting to eat a whole jeep in one episode in order to get a section 8. He was eating one piece at time. It showed him trying to swallow a lug nut and he said it helps to dip it in motor oil to make it go down easier.
>Klinger on MASH

Ah yes, that fruit. I remember fondly laughing my ass off week after week at the oh so funny gag of him dressed like a woman. It never got old. Never, not even after the 500th episode. Kinda like Radar saying what the General (or whatever) was going to say right before he said it. That gag also was funny as shit 3000 times, and never got old. Also I wish we had more sanctimonious holier-than-thou assholes like Alan Alda who was one of the only two guys in Korea who realized war was a bad thing. Those were the good old days, dammit I miss them.
But there were only 251 episodes of M*A*S*H, anon. Maybe you're thinking of a different favorite show? Maybe Gunsmoke?

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Let me guess, you "need" more?
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op, why do you need a clit tickler on your knife
How many more posts in this thread are you going to make mr homosexual man?
Another picture with Poppers maybe?
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For me, it's the Spartan. Carried one ever since my dad gave me my first when I was 8.
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Hey bby ;^)

Which side of the glory hole are you manning today?

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What light fixtures dont block 50% of the light and are enclosed that overhead leds. Or are so small you cant fit big bulbs in them.
No tinted glass that makes everything look ugly either
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I fucking love those 60s era cut glass shades.
>german designed
>blocks 80% of the light
Are you getting upset about the diffuser?
Does one just plug that into 120V AC with no other circuitry?
thats 3000k of the cheapest crap you can find. Not evne 2700k

Getting ready to sell my house, its very old and I’ve been living in it the entire time, the basement gets a little damp if there is a heavy rain but only in a corner and it doesn’t puddle. This stuff looks like maybe plaster or some kind of insulation.

Worried if it could be mold, having a very hard time finding a place to post and get help with this.
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Wait for an extra dry day, wear a mask and power wash the shit out of it.
Black mold is a Jewish scam to get people not to invest in older buildings. None of the follow up studies on mold have reinforced the hysteria of the 90s and 00s.
It can be pretty bad if you have any precondition that would make you weaker against it. Work buddy ended up in a hospital aftet the shrooms started growing in his lungs
That's plutonium ore. Get a hammer drill and pick axe then chop it out and sell it.
Advice I got once for similar problem (cement walls) from a paint department store guy:
Brush off best as possible>>>Scrub with bleach soap and water>>>Rinse>>>Dry thoroughly>>>primer>>>paint. It was a lot of work but it worked.

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Recently out of curiosity I've added a home assistant service to my homelab. I had some particular miniature use cases I had in mind which led me down the youtube rabbit hole of home automation and "smart" home videos.

And hoooly shit let me tell you, every single one of those videos was presented by some flavor of s o y b e a n enthusiat. What is it about gadgetry fagotry that attracts those types of people?

Anyways home automation thread I guess
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I feel that. I always get a weird issue that someone else has on another distro. So the solution is every so slightly different than what I need so I have to spend all this time tweaking it until it finally works. Since I've discovered windows server I'm never looking back.
How would you go about making a reliable nigger detector? A camera running a recognition API would be able to differentiate between a black guy and a real person, but that might be unreliable and doesn't work at night.

i have philips hue lights all over my apartment and the only issue is that the HDMI sync can only connect to 10 lights

fucking annoying as hell. i want to watch anime with the whole room synced and live the weeb dream
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>differentiate between a black guy and a real person

Set it up with a motion activated light so it can see well I guess? Maybe send Elon an email, his cars were running over joggers reliably for a while there. Ask him how they fixed it and just do the opposite lmao
You need a bridge to do more than 10.

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How to cure tobacco? This is my first grow. These have been hanging for several months now and they do not seem to actually be curing. Did I dry too fast for curing to occur? They just aren’t turning brown, what’s the problem here?
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What's the tobacco for?
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So here’s the rub. My sunlight condition were less than ideal last year. What should have been a fall harvest turned into a winter harvest. I was technically growing for seed and had to finish the plants indoors. So instead of hanging these leaves in decent dry warm weather I’m doing them inside. Maybe 60% is high but they are dry as a bone and I felt like they dried a little too fast. The cultivars are Wisconsin 901, Small Stalk Black Mammoth, and Ohio Dutch.

Tobacco is for my own cigarettes. I had a decent small crop of leaves cure on the plant so I got some experience drying and finishing the cure in a jar and making my own cigs. Amazing how the smell doesn’t stick to you like commercial cigs.
Based tobacco enjoyer
check this out
>Tobacco harvested in late September or early October presents additional challenges for
curing. If the weather is especially dry during the first 3‐4 weeks, the tobacco may dry too fast,
causing a greenish or “piebald” color to be set in the leaf. If this is the case, close all doors in
the daytime to retain all moisture possible and open at night to let any humidity in the barn.
Cool, dry, windy weather during late September and early October can cause abnormally fast
curing, resulting in a greenish color being set in leaves that are still in the green or yellow‐green
stage. Whenever the air temperature drops below 60˚F and tobacco is still in the green and
yellow stage of curing, the ventilator doors should be closed to reduce the effects of this “cold”
weather. During periods of high humidity ventilators should remain open.
If they get cut and laid out in the sun too long when you are wilting it you can burn the leaves. Then when they hang in the barns to cure it will stay green and just dry out like that

Thats at least for broadleaf and shade tobacco used for cigars binders/wrappers. Not sure about other types

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saw a tiktok of a girl making one of these for her bf for v day so i made one for my heartbroken friend..took 2 days of work im not so familiar with hand sewing
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wouldn't turn down a handy either way

there is a fucking SEWING GENERAL you dumb cunt >>2757813
Yeah but they needed attention NOW

One path lies future. The other, death. Chose wisely, young-a man.
ximia programmatica soccus
>election tourists
troon cope
Awww this is cute

Negro science man makes gasoline from garbage. Next best thing sense Mr. Fusion.

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Remember when this faggot started a fire, burnt all of his equipment, almost burnt his mommy's house down, and for the last year hasn't done anything other than try to sell merch and do interviews?

The reason you threads did well on here is because we were waiting for you to get electrocuted or for you to burn your house down.
Since it already happened, and you are so mentally shook you can't work anymore, why are you even here? To post year old videos?
>Dude's taking on whole ass projects every month while running a company
Man, how do some people have that much energy and ambition? I work a 9-5 (barely, I skate off a lot) work on this shit property I live on (cut wood for heat, fix backhoe, etc), do errands, and I'm fucking wiped out.
I spend hours sitting on the sofa just spaced out. Maybe something is wrong with me.
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Suck it.

Lol no
True, and making a reliable setup using microwaves without kicking out half your yield into black smoke like shown in >>2759589 is a totally different beast.
In that case, they're cooking garbage in a crucible; he's cooking it in a microwave, and keeping it enclosed. To a layman, those may seem like the same thing, but I assure you, they create completely different engineering problems.

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What's the most danger you're in on a given day?
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People with dementia
400 pound people that think 1 person can lift them
Piss with every sickness MRSA, UTI's etc
Rarely AIDS (Thank God)

Covid isnt even in the top 10 or 20 imo.
….did you read the article? It’s literally in the first paragraph.
>fuckin zoomers
kitty just wants some love and affection you need to toughen up
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get sprayed in the face with chemicals

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How do i dye plastic? there's no rit dye in my country
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disperse dye, heat, and violence
Migrate to the UK and ask for some at the welfare office.
>No spray paint in romania
Everything in Romania is supposed to be gray. National law.
You’ll need dye that can get into the ABS using something like acetone, toluene, xylene, etc.
vinyl dye

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A place for anything to do with Welding.

Post your welds, ask questions and discuss sticking metals together.

IDK I just want a place to talk about welding.
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I had the d1.1 structural steel cert , very very very boring same thing everyday

Attention to detail having to focus the whole time

I would just pick up gas tungsten that was much much more fun exotic allows like inconel and titanium for race cars and shit

The most boring stick welding I’ve ever had to do was pipes, you do a 6010 root then filler rods like 7018 and it’s so so so fucking boring

I’d rather work fast food than go back to that

What’s new today oh cool another section of pipe, what are we doing tomorrow more pipe oh cool! What are we doing 6 months from now same shit
What rod are you running? The welding school where I ran the toolroom got all sorts of donated rod from local contractors plus nicer-running stuff for bend testing. Sampling a variety was fun.

I like Lincoln 5P+ version of 6010 for its smooth arc and a bit less dig, but after you get your technique down weld with crap/old rod for practice on scrap to get comfy since you'll be running what's provided at the jobsite.

For 7018 I like Lincoln of course but ESAB Atom Arc is expensive and worth it. We bought Hobart 7018 for most of the pipe class training because it was cheap but tended to stick.
What was the best money? If you love TIG do you like/have you done much casting repair?

That can support local automotive machine shops and be very useful to barter if you like to wrench. I bartered fixing their PCs to my machinistbro for choice drops which was magnificent for me and free to him since they were leftovers from customer jobs.
Cheers. I'm 26. I've worked in the auto industry for my whole career. Wanted to be a driver, but the market is downright terrible atm where I am, and I want a trade I can work on both sides of the border. I want to work on repairing cars and trucks to dodge the problem >>2764149 brings up: I hate having the same thing to work on every single time in the same place. Would love to work up to mobile welding, but as a start, auto/trailer repair seems to be a good bet to me.

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An unhinged neighbor put up a 360 cam on a light pole on my street. It’s a $2k+ wifi camera, and it would be extremely helpful to figure out what IP it’s feeding to as evidence. Is there a way to find that signal? A device I can buy to do this?.
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Why do people always lose their minds over cameras and being recorded? I get it if it's a situation like a camera in a bathroom, or outside/third party surveillance is being forcibly installed in property you own, but I otherwise don't get all the panic.
Ask your neighbor.
"Hey neighbor, I saw your camera. I am thinking about putting up some of my own, do you recommend yours?"
>bog standard
Hi Ben.
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It’s none of my neighbors business when I come and go. And in my experience the people who spaz out and put cameras on everything are unlikable Karen faggots 100% of the time. It’s just pathetic. I can understand putting a camera or two on your property, that views your property, to protect your specific property… but again, in my experience it’s 99% of the time people looking to be nosy and using security to justify their hysterical narcissism.

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