Hello /diy/! I'm just wondering if anyone can identify this tool for me, I bought it at a flea market, the seller told me that it had a small hook at the blunt end that he'd snapped off, it's 7 3/4 inches long. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you!
Might not fit /diy/ 100% but it worths give a try. Does any of you lives in a house with very dry air? I moved into this studio apartment and I wake up every damn morning with dry mouth. May sound silly, but at weekend if I want to sleep more or stay in bed, I cannot because I feel like having a mask on my mouth that makes difficult to breath. As soon as I stand up, situation gets better, but it is annoying that if I want to rest. A couple of friends of mine that happened to sleep overnight had the same feeling too. This winter I could put some bowls with water on the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
One of my 5 meter HDMI cable connectors broke like pic related and I'm unsure if I should just throw it away or keep it for something else. What could be done with it? HDMI cables have 19 internal wires, if I'm not mistaken.
A new cable is cheaper than attempting to repair it.
You can make the paper look older by dragging a wet teabag over it and then drying it on the heater. The more you repeat this the older the paper will look. Furthermore you should follow your pic. Add some kind of seal, some rope, handwritten etc.
>>993402 I can't find a model for it so I guess your best bet would be to create a model by yourself. (sketchup, autoCAD or something else) and then get it printed. Then you can use your own dice molds.
so we're going on festival soon, and I have some parts left from various car setups from which I want to build a music box.
In the image you can see the components I have. I've got two questions though: - Can I use the input of the amplifier and connect it with a chinch-to-aux cable, so I can directly connect a smartphone to it? For a car radio you need a hi-lo-adapter... so this should work out right? - Will the battery last for a reasonable time? If it is completely full
Sorry for the bad montage lol. Thanks in advance for help!
I've got an old metal shed in my backyard that's been there since before I bought the house that I want to take down. I don't plan on replacing it with anything; it's just an eyesore. It's small, about ten feet by ten feet square. Don't know what metal it's made out of but I do know it corrodes. It's been sitting out there for about twenty years of storms and is slightly overgrown with ivy, so I imagine it can't be very structurally stable at this point.
I have a stepladder, sledgehammer, bolt cutters, and your average assortment of conventional house tools. I don't keep any power tools on hand, but I can easily rent some. I have experience using them, but not for metalworking, so I'm hesitant to leap into using them for that purpose.
Pic related is close enough to what the shed looks like. Sorry about the stock photo; I'm away from my house right now.
How would you guys suggest going about this project, aside from the general strategy of "empty the shed, remove the ceiling panels, and knock down the walls"?
>get pickup truck >get chain >attach chain to tow hitch on truck >attach other end of chain onto a corner support post >put in drive >pick up pieces and place in truck bed >use reciprocating saw to cut wood on parts to large to stow >strap the shit down Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
That's a great idea, but unfortunately I should have mentioned that the shed is about thirty yards deep into a fenced-off backyard, on top of a fifteen-foot hill and in a thicket of trees. I don't think the pickup truck solution would be very practical
There's a few options now and none of them are expensive. What kind of data do you need to send? Do you need 2-way communication?
(shopping on aliexpress) 1. there are cheap single-channel rf setups that have a 4-button remote, and a receiving unit board. usually 315 mhz, cost = $3, range is maybe ~50 feet line of sight
2. there are cheap single-channel "arduino" board modules there too, that just use TTL input to transmit "pulses" from the transmitter to the receiver board. One-way only and you must write the system to tell what the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Rate my raised bed /diy/. First time gardening that not 1 tomato in a pot. Have cherry tomatoes, full size tomatoes, bell, jalapeño, and seranno peppers, onion sets, and eggplant. Bush beans in the back in some tilled earth but I'm iffy on them. Any input is appreciated.
I've got this hidden bookcase door that I need to stop from sagging.
W: 29 1/4"
D: 11 11/16"
It's twisting forward on the left side (shown) and I've got to find some way to rebuild it and strengthen it without showing anything in front (on the shelving area) and I'm limited on the sides and bottom for supports. Currently it's supported by another board screwed onto the right side which has had holes routed out for Soss hinges (Shown below)
>>993181 is this somthing you've built already and it's sagging? or are you just concerned from this model? I doubt MDF would sag like that over those dimensions unless you are actually having this floating like a door, and there is no support from the ground.
in that case I'd suggest reconsidering having it floating, especially considering it's a hidden door, you want it looking as set-in-place as possible.
if you NEED it floating, it's probably going to need a stud up the left side... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So I've been building this lawn mower go kart thing for a while now but the motor on it is being a peice of shit. It's a 6.5 honda GX clone and when i got it it was pretty trashed. Since then i've done fucking E V E R Y T H I N G to it, but it still won't run for more than 3 seconds before dying. My thoughts are the previous owner fucked up the valves, it's pretty hard to turn over, and that's literally the only thing left i haven't fucked with on it. Any small engine gurus out there with some advice?
here's a tail end view, i took the valve cover off, checking lash with a feeler gauge.
just a list of shit i've replaced on this thing: new carb, spark plug, ignition coil, exhaust pipe, air filter, fuel line, fuel filter, kill switch, changed oil, new governor/throttle linkages, new pull starter, new side cover gasket. this thing is pimped out and i'm sick of it not running
I'm currently trying to fix a problem with cooling on my Asus G53Jw. I'm getting 60c-70c on the CPU when idle. I have done to usual things: replaced the thermal paste and cleaned the fans+exhausts. After investigating I found that the problem was down to the power wattage. The power profile (balanced and performance) keeps the cpu wattage at 54.21w. Setting it to power saving seems to be the only way to lower the wattage and heat. As this is a gaming laptop, I don't believe that keeping it power saving is going to do me any favours.
My Idea is to modify... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I want to make a small internal combustion engine. A bore of maybe 1" to give you an idea of the scale. I've made several models in Solidworks and 3D printed them before, so I'm familiar with the construction of all the moving parts.
But is there any recommended reading on construction of a carburetor? I understand how they work, that's not what I'm talking about. I mean given the displacement of my engine, is there a simple way to calculate an optimal diameter for the carb bore and fuel nozzle?
>watching videos of ppl making "cheap alternatives to an AC unit" that involves spending nearly $100 for the actual contraption then only taking the cost of the fan running on high and loud as fuck into the cost affect and not the fact that you have to run your freezer to keep making ice, then manually emptying several gallons of water out every hour or so while not spilling it and the only air in the room that is cool is the area immediately infront of the fan (one guy literally holds his thermal gun to the side showing its almost 90, then WOW... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>992688 My house is heated with radiators that use hot water running through pipes. It uses a bigass furnace that isn't connected to the water heater though, I doubt that a water heater would have enough juice to do the same. Plus you need to regulate the temp and pump the water through.
I’m looking to enter a trebuchet in a (raw) egg throwing competition, rules state “A team of players construct a gravity powered machine based upon the ancient trebuchet design. The base of the legs is restricted to 2 square metres (outriggers may protrude beyond this). The power source must be contained within a 9 litre container. I have a few weeks to do this and I have a decent amount of space to test, looking for ideas as to how I can calibrate it to fire set distances, do I just have various marked start heights for the counterweight or would I need to adjust the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>992350 I've built smaller trebuchets before. There are rules of thumb that you can look up for proportions that should get you in the ballpark. You should probably use a pullcord trigger, which would be easy to rig for specific spots for set distances.
Some fiddly stuff you should be prepared for: For best performance, a trebuchet should be "tuned". This means that the payload, counterweight, arm lengths, and sling are all working optimally together, and virtually all of the counterweight's gravitationally... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
170kg of tungsten is around 20 000 dollars.... steel and lead are more feasible. The sling pouch design will the most critical part as it needs to distribute the acceleration forces evenly on the egg and release the egg cleanly so it doesn't break up at that point. Its definitely going to take some time to optimize the machine for maximum range.
>>992375 >170kg of tungsten is around 20 000 dollars You didn't give a budget. Some people spend lots of money on competitions like this.
>The sling pouch design will the most critical Probably not. I've never had any issues with any slings. Most any soft material will not break the egg (trebuchet accelerations are very gentle as catapults go), and unless the sling grips the egg like a glove (it shouldn't - cup it just enough so the egg doesn't... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>992274 Well, since you never asked a question in your post, I'll just stick to pointing out that this is a terrible design.
You have absolutely nothing on it which will make it the least bit stable. Put some form of bracing on it, otherwise all of the legs are going to rotate and twist with respect to each other. Put crossbracing (diagonals) connecting the legs together in the long direction, and at least put cross bracing on each end in the small direction.
Also, the bar you have connecting the legs together near the bottom is the least efficient option you could have. The bar isn't making the legs any stiffer, you should really have two bars, one on either side.
If it's fully welded, it will have some stiffness, and might get the job done for what you need it to do (maybe) but it is still a bad design. You could get the same stiffness at a fifth of the weight if you make it better.
Sorry if that sounds harsh, but if you are considering bolting it down, it sounds like you need it to be good, and the bottom line is this needs work.
>>992163 use flour or corn starch only for a VERY short-term project. Like, a few days, a week at most.... Once the bugs find it, there will be no stopping them and you will have to throw the whole thing out.
And I thought that corn starch was solid?... I am USA and work for a grocery store chain, and don't ever remember seeing liquid corn starch besides, you can just add water to it anyway.
I would like to make a bedframe with storage in it, like picture related (but not the god awful color). It will be for a single (twin) size bed. I want the cubbies to to go all the way through, from one side to the other, across the bedframe. I want to be able to store some rather long boxes in there so they will need to be at least 10 inches wide, 13 inches tall and however deep a mattress is wide. I would like the cubbies to not have any obstructions inside of them but I am concerned this will weaken the design and cause it to rack on me over time. Will have the single 'open'... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>992162 I like the look better. Also my floors are carpet and the boxes wouldn't be as easy to slide around. They are that multilevel carpet stuff that was popular in the 70's and 80's. Thats what I do now and its causing the boxes to come apart. They are only made of cardboard. Picture related.
I'm not sure I understand your goal. Are you using 2 stepper motors to move a point in a Cartesian plane from a given starting and to a given ending point?
Adafruit has a motor shield and library for controlling steppers that you could use. You really don't even need that though if you understand how steppers work and can get an H-bridge (L293 I believe is a good general purpose one).
>>991979 >>991979 First thing that comes to mind is that two points do not make an arc on a plane. You need three points at least.
Take a look at the attached image, that's called midpoint integration. It does something different, but it gives you a nice set of vertical and horizontal lines that approximate the curve. The denser the rectangles, the closer the approximation of the curve. When they get really dense it'll stop looking like a bunch of corners and... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Is it better to build your own house if you want to live in a very rural middle-of-no-where area?
I'm thinking of moving to Montana, but most of the houses are either really overpriced or they look like shacks and almost all of the properties are way too close to towns. I want to live somewhere that's far enough away from other people that I can just be left alone to shoot on my property at any time without bothering other people.
I'm thinking of just buying some land and going with something that's cheap, sturdy, and easy to build. I've... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
1st of all I'm not an expert, but why do you want to build cement house? Do you plan to move there permanently? I'm not sure if this type of house wuld be a nice place to be in, I would feel like in a bunker.
Maybe think about building log cabin first? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHXNWJj8cus
Ferrocement is bitchass, just make sure it's covered in good insulation against damp, both ground and ceiling/walls Loads of windows a must (roofs included) - you will need LOTS of light not to feel like in a burrow.
Hello /diy/ I just want to know some things about how to put aluminum together, like how would i cut it and bracket it ect. I want to make a diy pc test bench for myself out of a shitty case i have. any ideas?
>>991896 The joints on an aluminium computer case are usually done with rivets, it's probably the easiest way to do it (just drill a hole in the two pieces, get a rivet gun and put it in) but it's semi permanent (you can drill them out, but can't undo them like a screw or bolt)
As for making the form, the tool usually used to bend aluminium sheeting is called a "Brake" but it might be a bit costly for you, especially if you only want it for this project, you might be able to rent one or find a... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'm looking to build a workshop on a property I own. Space isn't a concern but I'm building a new building so cost is. I need a place where I can do build furniture as big as a table. How big should my workshop be?
Hey /diy/ I am rebuilding my Mendel90 3d printer frame. The creator of the mendel90 has variants made of acrylic,dibond, and MDF. Due to ridiculous price of acrylic and dibond and the fact I don't have a laser cutter I made mine out of MDF. And let me tell you do I fucking hate particle board more so than ever now. Practically every part that screws into the wood has stripped or become very loose. I plan to rebuild it using oak plywood. Now as far as I can tell no one has made the mendel90 (wood version) out of anything but MDF, is there a reason? The Plywood looks like... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>991690 instead of rebuilding can't you just drill out the screw hole areas and pound in threaded inserts and machine screws. if everything else is fine with the machine and there are possible drawbacks to using plywood such as warping then it's probably easier to just fix the issue with the mdf, no?
I am looking to build a house out of plastic, kind of like legos. For many reasons, plastics last forever, cheap, ETC. I am looking for anyone who might have any knowledge about such things, construction advice or plastic advice. Star wars episode 2 has houses made out of plastic and can be made to look like anything you want.
>>991455 It's be excessively expensive, not cheap. And the strength/stiffness of most plastics would mean every part of the house would have to be oversized compared to any other material.
Let's go over the advantages: Novelty- yes, it would be moderately interesting Longevity- I guess, but a decent wood frame house will probably outlive you just as easily. That's literally it.
Disadvantages: Extremely expensive Difficult to find/make suitable materials Incredibly inefficient materials (picture a PVC pipe compared to a steel pipe, there's no comparison) Pieces would be difficult to effectively connect/bond together There are no design codes you could follow for plastic construction
And let's not forget the biggest reason of all why it won't work.... Fire.
If your house burned down, it would probably A) melt around you and collapse before you could escape and B) kill your entire neighborhood with noxious fumes.
There is usually a lot of plastic in modern construction. Rigid foam board insulation, damp proof courses, vapor membranes, roofing membranes. If you had tons of money to blow you could create something crazy with ETFE. However you still make the structure out of wood, concrete, steel or masonry.
For a cheaper option, look up things you can do with Polycarbonate cladding. Lets a lot of light in while still maintaining a level of privacy due to its translucency.
So I needed to change over the washers in my basin taps and thought "no big deal, I've done this enough times before at other houses I've lived in", but the tap spindle in this one is seized and stuck pretty damn firmly. I have applied a number of doses of WD-40 hoping that would help but to no avail.
I came up with the thought of holding a can of compressed air upside down and spraying the shit out of the spindle near where it enters the housing to see if the metal would contract just enough to break the seal. Is this a good idea or am I likely to... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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