Hey /diy/, I'm looking for tips/possible flaws in my project.
I need to set up a mock fire in a jungle for a videoshoot. >using digital fire is not an option >I cannot damage the jungle in any way >I need to present the project to the owner of the jungle patch (it's in private grounds) to prove I won't set fire to his 100+ years old trees
The video >doesn't need to show the ground >will... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So I was looking into buying a shop vac when I saw these Ridgid ones which come with some praise. But then I noticed that they claim "6 peak HP". What does this mean?
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but that would mean it consumes over 4.4 kW which would instantly trip a 20 amp breaker. How much power would this thing really draw? I ask because I want to run the vacuum with a miter saw, which is no energy sipper itself and I'm afraid if I run both the saw and a vacuum at the same time I would trip the breaker. BUT then again I hear about people running... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I need alternative ways to make money on the internet, I have some bank debt and am currently unemployed. Does anyone here have any tips, or website that can give me at least temporary financial assistance?
Whats the consensus on the safety of pallets for indoor furniture?
I've read articles like http://www.cupboardsonline.com/2011/04/when-trends-attack-shipping-pallet.html but I've also seen countless pallet projects and no nationwide wave of listeria cases and methyl bromide poisoning, so...
So I bought a nice solid steel Stanley no4 plane for planing boards about 2m or less. At first it kept grabbing, then I sharpenned it a lot, now it only grabs a little. I think the rest is just going to be learning muscle memory how to use it. I've bevelled the blade so it cuts about half the width of the blade with the corners ground back slightly.
I find I can get full length ribbons if I completely throw my body into the plane for the length of the cut. How do hipsters make it look so easy? In pictures it doesn't look like its very hard. Pictures make it... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>899745 Ever shake a cabinetmakers hand? If you had, you would remember it. Its putting your hand in a vise made of dried out leather.
>Also I am 70kg and I get wafer thin cuts. The blade is adjusted properly
One of these statements is contradicting the other. If the blade is adjusted properly then you should every get a nice, thick shaving or you should get bogged down in the wood. If the shaving is thin your plane is either taking too small of a bite or its foot is warped.
>>899766 Well many places on the internet said that the very edges of the planes blade should be rounded off slightly to avoid sharp lines on the edge of each pass and to avoid digging in. They also said that full width shavings would be indicative of a blade adjusted too low. So I sharpenned it accordingly. If I adjust it way out I do get full width shavings. But I am just smoothing the boards and I do get nice shiny boards at the end of it. About 10 seconds worth of 1200grit sanding nets me a silky smooth shiny board.
went to /g/ with this and they recommended i come here for assistance. How can I make this go faster than it does? it was free so i dont care too much about it, /g/ said either: >swap motors >weight reduction or >use better batteries
its wet cause i drove it in light mud, but it is brand new. help me kindly /diy/ please and thank you.
>Using Silicone rubber heating element >Trying to heat up a very small metal pot for oil >Like a mini fryer >Need temp: 200-280 Farenheit >Very new to this so
>What Watt/Volt would I need? >Looking at http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dia-150mm-300W-12V-Round-Circular-Silicone-Heater-Pad-HeatBed-w-3M-Thermistor-/271450207180?hash=item3f33b173cc:g:1GIAAMXQrhdTReu~ Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>899529 >OP here. >Damn thanks for that info. But im sure some people do. >And I have "fucking googled it" >I can find the parts but its very hard understanding the conversions >Especially with no DYI experience i usually browse /b? >This is DYI....so fuck you for even saying that faggot. >If it... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>899461 this get a thermometer and put it on top of you still.. and watch the temperature, once it goes over ~75C it should be mostly ethanol and water wait for a few drops to wash out the residue in your condenser and you should be safe to collect... as an additional test you can lite a small amount of your distiled portion on fire and look at the color of the flame, methanol with a slight yellow to orange flame tip, while ethanol is pure blue
The professional way to solve this is using a wet/dry vacuum, since I suppose you haven't one, try with iI said, some powder that can suck up the oil, scrub a little with a brush,, then vacuum it and repeat till the carpet is practically oil free or dry enough. After that you can go then and scrub with water and soap (any kind, better low foam soap), let it dry and you should be good to go, if it's still greasy, repeat the process, is a tedious shit. Next time usea a plastic bag to put in the oil bottle...
I got sick of paying cable so i cut the cord. I picked up a Clearstream 2V for really cheap and i have had very good results with it. I am pulling in more channels than i really should be. But i am wondering if i should ground the j mount i have read so many different things about grounding. From you have to ground it to the electric meter to you dont need to ground the pole just the cable via cable ground block unless you actually have a mast in the ground. What would DIY do?
Someone told me that even if i did ground the mast and it got hit by lighting that even 6-8 AWG ground wire would turn molten and possibly catch shingles on fire. He told me to rout it though electrical conduit to keep it from catching the roof on fire. So it sounds like im fucked either way so i think im just gonna skip grounding the mount.
So I'm making a wooden roof rack for my car. Eventually it will be stained a nice dark color, but I ran into a problem. How the hell do I calculate the curve of my car, and cut the board so it fits flush?
Okay folks, I was basically given an ancient RV. I was originally going to scrap it, but considering that I actually got the 440 running with minimal effort, and after I ripped out the nasty-ass 70's interior found that it didn't have a wooden frame, but a nice stamped c-channel frame, I've decided to keep the big bastard. Here's the thing. My wife is a nerd. BIG TIME. I want to redo the inside to look like a spaceship from tv or movies. Budget isn't really a problem, because I have tons of time to finish it, (Dec of next year) so keeping the funds flowing... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>899104 That's the problem. I asked her, and she named off about 2 dozen. Everything from the millenium falcon to Firefly(serenity) with a few jaunts into 2001 and forbidden planet. This is going to be a total surprise for her, so I can't pick her brain too much or too often or she will start asking too many questions.
Hi, /diy/, how is your day? I have little experience with wood but am "workshop literate", and I would like to make a go board (pic related).
Ideally, I will use two pieces of wood glued together to prevent serious warping. My question for /diy/ is: where would be a good place to get wood of similar grain and color? To be more specific, I would like to use a yellowish wood with mostly straight grain on the large face of the board. In addition, I would not like to use materials such as plywood, MDF, and such. Just solid chunks/planks of wood. I live in Maryland,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>899043 the only one around here that comes to mind that can be a nice yellow and a hardwood is poplar (although you'll have to do some digging, poplar goes from greenish to purple to yellow depending on the piece). It does have nice firm grain, but it's a little soft, so you'd need to lacquer it to prevent wear, not just an oil coat, so you'd lose a bit of the wood grain feel. you may be able to get windfall or cut lumber off craigslist for free if you look, since you're willing to plane anyway.
Maple... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I've been looking at this as well, it seems like many modern boards use white spruce instead of the traditional Kaya. Wikipedia Specifies white spruce from Tibet, Siberia or Alaska, I'd guess Alaska is the best bet in the US.
so im plannning on building an industrual style lamp for my mum, thinking of pic related style, the external is easy, its just the internals that i need help with on how to / and where to buy the parts, any help would be much appreciated
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