I'm getting ready to tar my small wooden fishing boat. the only problem is I need a better tool, right now im using a piece of cast iron [cut from a pan] sticking it in a fire, and heating the wood sections.. moving it back into the fire, placing the hard ground resin on the boats planking, and moving the hot iron back over top, making sure it soaks down into the wood.
I was thinking of maybe of using a cloths iron, but Ive yet to find one that sits around 500 degrees. to resin turns liquid/soft at 400 degrees, but I need extra temperature due to the drop that's... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
You could look for a compatible conduit to piggyback off of. My apartment had an old TV feed from the rooftop antenna embedded in a solid concrete wall. It had already been cut and a cable TV line run in its place, so I ripped out the last remnant of the old cable and ran cat5e in its place. You can get dual-port faceplates for coaxial and RJ45, so you don't actually need to make any holes in your walls.
>>995405 What is ceiling like on the floor below? If you can access the ceiling space of the lower floor, you an drill up from below and then you only need a tiny hole which you can fish the cable through.
got bright red cat5 running corner of a room downstairs/up, through ceiling- was temporary, then room got painted anyway, cable got painted over - can more or less no longer see desu, unless you know its there.
Lot less hassle than your pic related, depends on your autism scale.
What's the best material I can make one out of? The ones in pic related are made out of sisal; a natural plant fiber from an agave plant. Balleric slings are made out of this. But I feel I can shoot harder with a fucking sling made out of yarn! Wtf? Anyway, anyone likes slings?
So does anyone use Kodi? Had a coworker rant and rave about it since he discovered it last month and when I eventually rebuild my system I was going to go Plex. However he's telling me this offers more with open source, web access, customizable "smart folders" and extensions for specific things (about anything anyone could want so he says).
Ausfag here. My adsl2+ has slowed to the point where I can no longer watch Netflix (fuck you Telstra). Enter Kodi with the Exodus add-on. Now I can download overnight and watch when I want. Have it runnin on PC, android phone, tv box and macbook. will probably also load it on the ipad via the macbook.
My girlfriend gets... quite heated in saunas. In Swedish saunas, where the temp is slowly increased until you physically can't take it, she gets absurdly aroused.
We don't really have any access whatsoever to one currently, and especially not one we could do things in/near. Is there a way to improvise that kind of environment? We already tried just running a shower and she said steam rooms don't do much for her. She's just really into heat. Even if it's not a sauna per se, anything that can kind of trigger that extreme arousal would be killer.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So my RV has formed a sizable crack, about 6-8 inches in length, in it's grey water tank. Unfortunately, (and aggravatingly,) there is not bypass to not use the holding tank and to simply run it into the septic.
As this is being used as a park model (life's tough,) I do not care if it's unable to HOLD water, rather if it able to TRANSFER water.
From my research, the tank is Polyethylene based. What are the recommendations for repairing the bottom of a polyethylene holding tank? Can I use some kind of repair kit or fiberglass tape with some treatment... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>997670 Poly's a bit of a shit to fix, most common epoxy's will go 'no' and that just leaves plastic welding which is actually a bit tricky if you've not done any before. Basically- get something like a HDPE bucket, chop out a big area for a patch Get the blowtorch out and you'll need to heat the plastic tank very quickly, keep the torch moving and don't stop in any one spot... ever. Once its a bit tacky, put the patch over it and then as above- melt the sides of the patch very quickly... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
See, I think you're being a smart-ass, but I never can tell over text.
Nice Dubs by the way.
But I was going to update the thread and say that I connected an NPN transistor to the pads. I connected the collector to the ground pad, the base pad to the pin on the NodeMCU, and the emitter to the actual pad that presses the button on the controller.
Should I be using a PNP transistor for this? I've tried a 2N2222 and a BC547 NPN transistor and they do nothing.
I've even flipped... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hello, I bought a drinking horn today from an antique store and some idiot drilled a hole in it, can some one recommend the fastest/cheapest way to fill it out, and wouldn't be noticeable too much? Thank you beforehand.
meh.....very sharp knife, very fine sandpaper, scrap and sand the horn keeping the shavings and sanding dust in a pile. Tape the inside hole; mix clear 2 part epoxy with shavings and sanding dust and jamb into the hole. Scrape and sand again. Wrap a leather band around where the hole is and wala toenail tasting drinking vessel.
nearly impossible to hale it hidden but can get close
>>996933 Tempered glass is used for things like car windows and panels likely to be bumped in use, which would produce dangerous, large shards if broken if they were normal glass. Fish bowls are not tempered, so drill away. You have the right kind of bit, right?
Hey /diy/ I've been working tirelessly the past few days, trying to hand carve one of these artist's mannequins in the bottom picture. The one I'm making isn't a human model though. I bought a cheap one and took it apart to see how the joints worked, and found out it uses these neat little springs (top pic). The right side is a hook wound into a spring with a taper on the end, and the left side is a hook that has one end bent into a tiny loop. The looped end is inside the tapered part of the spring. This allows the two ends to be twisted around, independently... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>996837 I wasn't finding much by looking for that, mostly just tapered springs with the end loop bent upward. These wouldn't work as the ends can't freely rotate. I drew up >pic related to better explain how the springs worked, but before I could post it, I found a website that mentioned something about a swivel hook end. These turned out to be what I was looking for, swivel hook extension springs.
Thanks a ton for your help, I would never have found them without it. Cheers.
Sup /diy/, I'm having trouble designing a strong enough handle for the wooden shield in the picture. I've looked at lots of shield handle designs, but I'm unsure if most of them could strap a 20 pound shield to my arm without breaking. Any ideas? Wood is 3/4" poplar.
Also post your swords, shields, polearms, bows, armor, etc. I wanna see em.
Wow, do you even know what you actually made there? Its a pavise and its not for wearing... It would be set up by an archer to provide cover. I would love to see you try fighting hand to hand with it though, you would get rekt. If you insist, make a rigid d-shaped handle to grip and a thick strap to put your arm through. I think that would be your best bet. Have fun with getting flanked constantly and not being able to do shit about it. If you wanted a high coverage melee shield you should look into Roman designs...
>>995996 I started by removing the protective wire cover. A few bolts here and there and she popped right off. Make sure you turn off the breaker to the unit before you start, electricity is nothing to take a chance with.
>>995997 Here's a close up of what we need to fix. Golf ball sized hail is a bitch. This isn't the newest unit so I'm sure some of these can be attributed to rocks from a mower over the years, etc. Either way the hail storm was a good motivation to get it fixed. Note the fin is actually broken so we're not going to be able to get it perfect. But we can make it much better than it was.
I'm going to build my own large format digital camera. It will operate much like a pinhole camera. But instead of analog film I'm going to use digital light sensors. To push down the price the sensors will be placed in a line, and then the line will be lowered step by step to take the picture in segments. Like a scanner. And instead of a pinhole I'm going to use a lens, for shallow depth of field and more light.
The problem is resolution. To get as many megapixels as possible I need very small lightsensors and a very large projection. The smallest... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>as many megapixels Sorry, your fundamental understanding of "many megapixels" is too limited for this topic. You're better off getting a large piece of photo emulsion paper, and scanning them. By the time you get as many photosensors as you'd need, you'd be better off buying a medium format like the Pentax 645D.
>>994810 Sorry that probably came off as a little blunt. I'm saving you from heartache of a project you could invest $1,000+ in to get mediocre results. Source: I've tried something very similar in astrophotography, and ended up with a 0.05MP image with ~$500 invested by the school in CCD light sensors.
Are people these days growing up being unable to do the most simple diy tasks?
From when I was little, I always tried to diy. I used all sorts of tools, even circular saws while still being in elementary school. Later I learned to weld, do electrical stuff, laying bricks and tiles, interior work, did roofs, insulation and piping, inserted doors and windows. I can pretty much build a house with my own hands.
But when I ask the younger generation, people seem to be total failures and want to call someone even for the most simple problems. Connecting a wall outlet?... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
lot of it maybe due to, the young 'uns (in large parts of Europe anyway) being no longer able to afford purchase cheap starter/fixer upper flat/house/shed/hovel - its all rentals, and that seems to be increasingly 'dont touch anything! - if its bust, call the Landlord!'
I mostly rented privately, and fixed shit when needed myself - but I always rented the kind of places that needed fixing, from the kind of landlords who would tell you in no uncertain terms to fuck off, you asked them to raise a finger. Dunno where the next generation(s) are s'posed to learn to fix anything, when they basically never need to nor get the chance, and even on here, they get advised not to touch shit and call the Landlord, or else get lawyered. As said, no skillz regrettable but maybe not entirely their fault, IMO.
If it would not be tragic it would be funny that politicians make laws where you are almost in jail for diy, and where you get raided for ordering chemicals, but at the same time want young people to grow up with curiosity and learn from technical hobbies.
I want to surprise one of my friends with a homemade pipe. I'm considering concrete as a material. Does anyone have any experiences or thoughts on that? >tl;dr is it possible to make a concrete weedpipe?
>>991919 Yes it's possible. I don't know anything about pipes, but I think you'd want to start by making a "mold" of the inside of the pipe, and then form the concrete around that. You'd make the concrete into the approximate shape and then sand and polish it to the desired smoothness
hi, I'm not sure what board this goes on because the only boards I use are r9k, and k, no bully pls
I recently got a new power supply for my desktop and took out the old one, put in the new one, and plugged in the cables and my computer won't start, YouTube any Google didn't help, any suggestions please?
So a couple nights ago my dog woke me up barking at my window, figured he heard the neighbors cat. So I turned on my nightlight to go get him and calm him down, when I heard footsteps running in the grass away from in between our two houses (my room is ground level). I ran out front with my flashlight and saw a figure running around the corner. I came back in, and reluctantly got back to sleep. I've been a little freaked out the past few nights and been trying to think of ways I could my window more secure, without locking it because my room stays warm for a couple hours... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>996737 >buy airsoft gun >rig the trigger to an electronic switch >buy this >>996739 >rig the alarm buzzer to the electronic trigger >point it towards the entrance Bonus points if you link it with a webcam to aim the gun by using blob detection algorithms.
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