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1483442 No.1483442 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Hello, /diy/,

It's autumn and my family downed some wood in our garden. Many harvested branches fell, so the trees could conserve their juices during the winter.
At this point, i'd like to express gratitude to the cherry tree for delivery of cherries for over 20 years, that unfortunately fell victim for termites that made her core rot and wither away.

Now, /diy/, i have a lot of cherry wood in my garden, sawn in 40inch pieces (that hasn't fallen to the termites), as well as some thick branches of apple, plum and pear, that might perhaps do some decent blanks for pistol grips or knife handles.

I also have a band saw with 2,7 inch clearance, a electrical chain saw, big hand saws, random chisels and a industrial vacuum.

How would you get the most wood planks with this selection of tools? Is that wood of any worth, anyway?

>> No.1483448

It's worth using what you can, for sentimental reasons.



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1483439 No.1483439 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I have a small creek in my back yard, and I would like to use a small pump and a solar panel to get the water up on a small hill.
It seems easy, but i don't have any experience in this field.
> What should i look out for when picking a panel? so far I found one with the following specs:
- tension : 18,2V
- current : 2,75A
> Do i need a regulator?
> Can the 12v pump get the water up that hill?

>> No.1483447

anyone?

>> No.1483450

>>1483439
not much experience either, but if the pump starts sucking air it’ll probably burn out, so you’ll need some kind of a cut off switch. And if you’re just gonna be out there with it while its running just bring a generator.



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1483436 No.1483436 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

He doesn't like chocolate so I'm thinking about making one with things he does like, but they vary in size (socks, coconut water, small snacks).

Is gluing them to a board like in the picture my best option? I dont have easy access to a woodshop but can get to one if necessary. Thanks!



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1483425 No.1483425 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I'm trying to make a silver necklace what would be the best way of drawing on silver? I was told to use dentistry drills but I'm not sure



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1483420 No.1483420 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Short circuited my amp. Low output from left speaker output. What could be broken?
>pic related

>> No.1483427

>>1483420
>Short circuited my amp.
output transistor fried



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1483396 No.1483396 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

you guys dip?

>> No.1483398

Hell yes cuz. Straight griz

>> No.1483414

I use Snus, am I cool?

>> No.1483417

Snus muddafukka

>> No.1483424

Ew no



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1483386 No.1483386 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

>doing maintenance with a buddy in a townhouse
>someone's electricity is out
>go check the breaker, it's flipped, flip it back, every fucking day is like this
>hear a billion sounds from all over the house, breaker flips back instantly
>wtf
>"Hey Buddy, go check around the house and see if you see anything big you can unplug."
>buddy comes back
>"Literally everything was on."
>"What?"
>"Washer and dryer were both set to be running, no clothes even in the dryer, all light switches were on, a fucking vacuum cleaner was plugged in and switched to on, I don't fucking know man. I turned it all off."
>okay.jpg
>flip breaker, everything works
>go talk to the tenant

Turns out he saw something about a solar pulse on the news once and once the breaker flipped he literally tried every electrical device in the house to see if they were broken before he called maintenance to complain.

What's the dumbest reason someone has ever given you for their shit breaking?

>> No.1483388

>>1483386
government drones hovering in her yard shooting her with lasers.b

>> No.1483389

>>1483386
Welcome to rental properties I guess?

Half of renters are just too young to buy, three quarters are just retarded.



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1483358 No.1483358 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Don't know if this is the correct board, but post your backyard gardens. What are you growing?

>> No.1483360
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1483360

And excuse the potato camera, my phone has never been good with pictures.

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1483361

Current crop:
>broad beans
>snow peas
>lemon and lime trees
>strawberries
>white onions
>lettuce
>spring onions
>tomatoes
>chili
>basil



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1483357 No.1483357 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I work for a railroad and my route has me staring I to morning and evening sun often. Recommend welding sunglasses or shade number, that will protect against sun and glare, but still allow me to see the tracks and signals?

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>> No.1483366

>>1483364
Something like a shade 3 or 5 Brazing/cutting glass?

>> No.1483371

>>1483357
Why not polarized sunglasses with a visor? Glare is mostly vertically polarized, so filtering it out specifically is more effective for seeing than blocking out light indiscriminately like a welding shade would.

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1483429

>>1483364
do a lot of welders not use auto-darkening lenses?

>>1483357
...why not use those things called 'sunglasses'?

why jump directly to welders lenses?

>> No.1483430

>>1483429
I've tried sunglasses.

>> No.1483437

>>1483371
Not only that but blue/UV-blockers (non chink type) and polarization not only helps acuity but also cuts the stuff that damages your eyeballs.
I drive into the sun every frigging day. Picked up a set of driving glasses.
not shilling, zenni wasn't around when I got mine. But this is similar.
https://www.zennioptical.com/beyond-uv-blue-blocker



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1483336 No.1483336 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I feel like a rabbi

>> No.1483375

>>1483336
Did you bite it off with your teeth?

>> No.1483391

>>1483375
lul



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1483332 No.1483332 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I bought a house with a lot of .35 acres. Land is fairly flat and nothing much there except grass. What should I do with it? Its an an HOA so I don't think I can be completely free. Maybe build a workshop or something?

>> No.1483338

HOA? Enjoy having a bunch of neets tell you what can can do to "your" property.

>> No.1483342

>>1483332
>(((HOA)))

>> No.1483394

>>1483332
>HOA

F

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1483395

>HOA
>What can I do with this?

>> No.1483397

You can suck your HOA's dick and see what they MAY allow you to do



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1483259 No.1483259 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Any tips on how I could convert link related to a functional e-cigar?
https://www.shapeways.com/product/5K3Z8SZ6W/mgs5-phantom-cigar?optionId=58156243

I imagine I'll need food-quality paint & glue plus already functional vape components. Anybody have experience along these lines?



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1483207 No.1483207 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I've got this problem that this sewage hole on the right is clogged, and the bath is being drained through that hole. The bath itself is draining quickly enough, but that sewage hole is draining at the speed of like 1 liter per minute, so while I am having a quick shower, water comes up through that sink.
I know I need to unclog that hole, but it seems I can't open it. I tried twisting it in both sides, lifting it, but it seems just stuck there (keep in mind I did not apply big force while trying that, because I don't want my fingers cut by it)

>> No.1483213

>>1483207
Middle looks like it takes a torqs bit

>> No.1483269

>>1483207
Use a carpet knife or similar object to pry it up. Most likely pops in place.



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1483194 No.1483194 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

What motor would be proper for durability, continuous use, and mounting in the stock location on a WL1200 Rigid Lathe? Stock motor is an emerson 826618 1/2 hp 1725rpm

>> No.1483214

Op bump for someone who knows electric motors better than I

>> No.1483234

Hmm gee idk maybe the stock motor it's supposed to have?

>> No.1483240

>>1483194
they often use a treadmill motor with a VFD for small metal lathes

>> No.1483251

>>1483234
It is somewhat difficult to find, and I was hoping someone may be familiar with this issue due to the fact it is the only lathe Rigid ever made, making it a strong likely hood that someone else is intimately knowledgeable on the subject. Thanks for the help though.

>> No.1483253

>>1483240
Thank you, I will look into those.



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1483190 No.1483190 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

So I recently bought an Arduino Uno and I blinked a led to test it.
What other cool projects are there? Which ones have you do yourself?

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>> No.1483401

>>1483348
Start stretching.

>> No.1483403

>>1483190
You could get a network shield and use it as a rectal firewall.

>> No.1483406

>>1483190
remote switch

https://hackaday.com/2018/07/21/old-phone-new-remote-switch/

>> No.1483435

YOU GUYS SUCK BALLS

>> No.1483438

>>1483401
goatse is your goal, not what you should be hoping for initially



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1483141 No.1483141 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Anyone else upgraded their firmware to find gaps between the lines of your 3d prints?

Seems to be a nozzle width issue, but its set to .4 like my nozzle?

>> No.1483451

well try setting it to 0.3 dumdum



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1483136 No.1483136 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Florida man here, is there anything I can use or carve out of pic related? Maybe small planks to build tiny model homes for a hobby or something. Note that I have practically an unlimited supply since they are usually shaved off every once in a while and its a while before someone cleans the shavings up

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>> No.1483150

Low quality bump

>> No.1483164

Another shameful bump

>> No.1483172

>>1483144
Not a good idea.

>> No.1483175

>>1483172
>Carving or making use of an everyday wood I have available and no one really uses is not a good idea
Hmmm

>> No.1483359

>>1483175
Palm trees aren't wood bro. Palm trees aren't even technically trees (the name is a lie). If you put that shit in water it sinks.



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1483073 No.1483073 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I want to make a giant ass cage for my parrot.
But I don't have an idea how to work with wires/mesh.
I can build a wooden frame without problem, I have build couple closets and sheds, so I'm confident with this.
Mesh is a problem. First - I don't know which material should I use, since ordinary chicken wire is zinc-coated, and people say it is extremely bad for birbs. But I think I can use aluminium mesh. Second - I don't know how to fix it to frame, so it doesn't move...

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1483231

>>1483217
>As far as holding it to a wooden frame, just hammer in some fencing staples.
Okay, sounds easy.
>I'm sure you can get stainless steel mesh fencing somewhere.
Where it can be used?
I found pic related, aluminum stuff that people use to protect radiators of cars, but it has too small cells..

>> No.1483235

>>1483231
Plus a large bird would just bite through that.

>> No.1483236

>>1483235
Good point. I guess I will buy something like this. And I think I can buy similar thing made from stainless steel, which is better.

>> No.1483249

>>1483236
Are you spending enough quality time with your bird? They go mentally insane rather quickly when left alone. Being bonded is so hard wired for their survival, putting them in a big pen is not a substitute.

>> No.1483266

>>1483249
>Are you spending enough quality time with your bird?
Yes, I spend a lot of time with him. I put him in cage only when I'm not home (usually for 6-10 hours), but considering I wake up relatively early it is not an issue.
>They go mentally insane rather quickly when left alone.
Dunno, I had to left him alone for 3 days, and he was absolutely fine with that (at least looked fine). But I was quite nervous and worried about that.
>Being bonded is so hard wired for their survival, putting them in a big pen is not a substitute.
I know, but his current cage is kinda small.



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1483068 No.1483068 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

How to clean deodorant gunk off of tshirt armpits?

>> No.1483082

>>1483068
Throw it in a fast moving river with yourself inside it so you don't kill another thread with your retardation



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1483067 No.1483067 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

So I want to put up shelves made of barn board beside the stove but I don't want brackets to be visible. It's not holding anything heavy, just docorative plates or whatever. Only 5" wide. I was thinking maybe sticking drowels into studs. Any other ideas?

>> No.1483169

>>1483067
Floating shelf



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