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What are you working on?Post your current diy projects.No project too small, no skills needed. You will lvl up by doing.
(op here) I posted in similar thread earlier about my atv- shed, I thought I'd give my project an update.
>>2509360We only have about 6 hrs of daylight here now.
Any feedback appreciated.
>>>>2509366Because of the position of the shed, it's bound to be a lot of snow and moist for half the year, so I decided to put metal sheets on large portions of the walls exposed to that, elements.
Will post more progress if interest, would like to see some other diy projects too tho.
>>2509366good use of that slab. it looks really nice.for constructive criticism only (because I hate when some on this board start dogging DIYers), I think the roof pitch is not steep enough. You sayyou have 6 hours of light so that tells me you are north, meaning snow load shoul be considered. That 3/12 pitch can be overcome by beefing up those rafters to are least 6s,maybe 8s.Also, I would have the slope going the other way. runoff from that roof looks like it may cause some washout on that hillside. You could take care of that easily with some gutters.But really OP, it looks solid. Come build one for me!
>>2509375Ty for the feedback. I am pretty confident in that the roof will hold up the weight of the snow despite it not beeing steep (it's intentional). The slope going the other way is a no-go, because it's my driveway. The gutters are a gamble, I did a French solution, we will see how (long) it holds up. There's a 30-40 cm of drenation mass under the 6 cm concrete floor rocks. (under that there's insulation from permafrost). This project is a (calculated) gamble. I am eager to see hoe it'll work out. I promise to post updates, failures included.
As for the materials used it's mostly stuff I had laying around. I did buy 10 2x4's (5.1meters) from store tho, and some bags of concrete + the metal to hold the studs (sorry idk the proper name for them, English is my 2nd language). Also I got the drenation mass delivered (crushed rock 0-32mm). The cost of that is really the transportation (and that's been doubled in the last few years). Metal plates (used on roof and 2 walls) are from my old bathroom roof before it was renovated. Also screws and nails + insulation i did buy, xps for the corners and Styrofoam for the rest (all 5cm).
Cool shed op.I just carved this primitive eeyore for my womanchild of a wife out of a rock with a diamond disc. Went surprisingly well considering it was my first attempt and I went straight in with no planning.
By hammer and hand all arts do stand
>>2509357A poor man's metal furnace with some trash I had laying in my backyard and some hardware I bought at my local chinkshit store.I want to test it on some lead I salvaged from a car battery some months ago.
>>2509418That looks really amazing, it reminds me of the creatures described by the Finnish author Tove Jansson. Theres more to be revealed in there..?
>>2509432That's some classic hard core work you've done there anon. Can you break down the process how you did it? (so that a retard (like me) could understand it? What kind of tools did you use?
>>2509448Exactly, and what did you create this last year anon? Y so shy? just show us, we won't make fun of you..much..
>>2509483There are two parts. The hooks and the backingThe hooks are made by pointing a 3/8" steel rod, rounding the edges, and then adding a curl at the very end. You then reheat the bar (you quench the curl so you can hit it with the hammer) and then bend it over the horn of the anvil. After it's in the shape of a hook, you measure and see cut it off on the hardy, then put roughly 1" of the shank on the anvil then hammer it flat. You can either punch or drill the hole for the rivet.The backing is just a 2"x16"x1/4" piece of steel. I heated it up and beveled the edges with a hammer then peened the entire surface with a ball peen hammer. I then measured where to put the holes, drilled them and countersunk them so the rivets would sit flush on the back.It's a very simple project
>>2509483>ToolsAnvil, center punch, 1/4" drill bit, 5 1/4"x1/2" rivets, 2lb ball peen hammer, 3lb machinist hammer, 12 ruler, soapstone/sharpie
I'm also working on my basement entrance, this is a project in the making, didn't get far yet.. I'm using gabions. But i need more rocks. I'll keep rocking up my basement concrete floor and I'm certain the 4m3 will be filled up to the brim.
>>2509490>But i need more rocks. I'll keep rocking up my basementThat enclosure is way too small for breeding rocks.Also you should take that brick out of there, it may make the other rocks afraid.
>>2509501You just keep the rocks, and add the rolls, every rock want rhe rolli'n, and once you get it, just enjoy the ride
>>2509475It's a character from winnie the pooh, some kind of depressive donkey. She has hundreds of them.The idea is to put it in a terrarium. Hopefuly moss will grow on it.
>>2509532ah, I think I get it, the donkey is named Tussi in my language, she's the melon collie of infinite sadness, right?
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>>25095844 of 4I recently completed this quick repurposing project that also takes advantage of wasted cabinet space. This holds my largest and most commonly used cooking lid.
>>2509585Very clever repurposing of an old material. I would add a foam insert or wooden wedges so that lid doesn't rattle around when you open and close the door.
Transport case for a 6" Milwaukee angle grinder that replaced my 4.5" Mastercraft one, whose crown gear finally became smooth. 1 of 8, project still not complete. I am building the lid of the case right now. Plywood and hickory hockey stick blanks are the material.
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>>2509625Nice work anon, hope you'll share some pix when it's done too. I might try to copy your idea.
Turning Michigan basement into office someone give me run down of finish materials would be much appreciated.
>>2509590I lined it with self-adhesive felt to reduce noise.
>>2509585Each time I look at the thumbnail, I think of a repurposed front-loading washer.
Assembling a snow plow if that counts.DK2 Avalache
>>2509543From a quick search it's Aasi-Ihaa for you Finns.>>2509585Cool repurposing. This whole covid thing was for something after all.
>>2509360Why do japanese supports sit on the ground ok but western supports need a chastity barrier?
Fixing up an old Lada because it was cheap and figgured its a good platform to begin learning how to do more advanced pannel beating
>>2509432Ey nice work man reminds me i need to make a new liner for my furnace
>>2509485Okay. I used some charcoal to melt aluminium today, with some success.I ran out of material to make a lid so I just put some metal plate on.
I've never melted aluminium before.
Building a mobile bandsaw sawmill. Just finished about the trailer frame/deck (not pictured) that the head travels on. Powered with a lawn tractor engine, most of it had been built from scrap and salvaged material and odds and ends I had laying around the farm. I might have about $500 in it. Tired of buying lumber for projects when I have a 50 acre wood lot.
>>2509862That's awsome man. My first car was a Lada, back in the early 90's. I still think they're cool af. What model are you working on?