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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
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Super dry leaves and kerosene will make gigantic flames.
>possible flaws

- hell, no - what could go wrong?
Hey OP, is using real fire necessary?

I mean if its just for a video where the fire will not be the main focus and more like a background, couldn't you use mock fire? Like with pieces of fabric and fans.

Pic related. Because when you are using real fire in an environment with loads of fuel.. You're just asking for trouble

173 matchsticks, 3 rubber bands, 1 cube.

How to do it diy?
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Very carefully
Now burn it
rolling for this

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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...
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Bro dont worry that thing will suck a golf ball through a garden hose.
Olay nvm i read your post wrong.

Honestly to be honest I wouldn't run the vac with the chop saw.

We tried that at the shop where I work but the hose connected to a fat industrial vaccum and it was a waste of time and effort---most of the dust diverts away from the vaccum hose connector anyway.

Just make your cuts and the suck up the dust after.

And if it's too big of a problem get an air compressor and just blow the dust.
Means it generates the wind power that six horses running in the wild would create at their rear.

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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?
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Asking how to make money on 4chan never seems to work. You're going to get people telling you to suck dicks or get a job. Sell blood plasma and sell anything you have and don't need.
Dragon dildos
Paid online surveys.

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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...
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millions of hipsters build random shit out of pallets and put next to their bed

it is fine
Its fine I'm sure. Just don't let the vegans know.
Oh wow, even a shitty carpenter could turn all that wood into a proper and nice looking desk.
Instead they chose to just nail all that shit together and it looks fucking awful.

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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...
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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.
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.
This. I recently started building cabinets and your hands need to tough as nails (pun somewhat intended).

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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
>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.
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take apart a laptop battery and use those cells instead. Make sure it's fully charged before you take it apart.
Tape in 9V. Connect small terminal to top left, and big terminal to bottom right (as pictured).
replace the motor with a brushless motor. A 1 KW brushless motor should make it go really fast.

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>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~

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no shame self bump
/diy/ is very slow. You don't need to bump your thread. It will last over a week even if nobody bumps it.

Nobody wants your money

fucking google it
>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...
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Im planning on building a brandy shop and destilling my own gin for private comsumption.
Does anybody here have any related experiences or advice to share?
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don't drink the first part that comes from the distillation.
You go blind from it

t. slav
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just got a bag of whole corn , goin to malt n mash it , anyone interested ?
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

I spilled motor oil all over my trunk carpet. I scrubbed the bigger bits and then tried to clean it with dishwasher soap but it didn't work as it's still greasy.

How do I clean it up? Pic. related similar to what I have although mine is completely black.
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You need to cover the zone with something that sucks the oil, like talcum powder or flour. and let it sit for a while, then wash it up again

Yeah I was thinking about something like that. I'll try thanks. Wash it again with dishwasher soap? As of right now the carpet doesn't smell of oil at all, it's just greasy.
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...

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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?
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Unless it gets hit by lightning, which is very doubtful, you don't 'have' to do shit.

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.

if lightning strikes your antennae it will be worse on your house than if it was earthed with a 6-8 AWG ground wire

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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?

Any help would be a great help.
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You'll have to create a full scale template. Cardboard should work. Will be a lot of cut and fit. Use template to mark board, keeping an eye on level.


Thats so stupid easy that I'm ashamed i didn't think of that. I'll get to work now.
You're not even using pressure treated wood? Won't last a year.

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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...
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what era are we talking? many different versions of futuristic spaceship design. personally I love the 50s predictions versions. much easier to replicate, too.
If your wife is a nerd then she has to have a favorite scifi show. Trek, wars, who, 5, gal, etc. Use that as your theme.
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.

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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,...
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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.

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Thank you very much for all that information! Our weather is a bit gloomy today, ain't it? Cheers.
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.

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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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op still
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Gives me some good ideas. Thanks.

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