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How do I make a wing? I can laser cut the ribs just fine but the actual surface is vexing me. If I cover it with something that can actually be bent over the ribs it will deform in wind, if I use something rigid it won't bend over the ribs. how do they do it? It also complicates matters that I want a curved wing.
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We use cloth. Then paint it with a varnish for stiffness.
yep. old school is varnished canvas. New school is thin aluminium over the ribs.

Generally, it's ok that it deforms SLIGHTLY with wind pressure, because it deforms in a predictable manner. you're going to have more issues with the wings flexing if you're expecting it to be totally rigid.

Something more rigid than cloth that may work is steambent wood plys glued up.
For rc planes use that plastic wrap stuff. If you aren't a pussy cover it with nitrocellulose, it's like really light or something

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Hi, my bike is kind of broken

When i use it the pedal falls of, i foud out that the nut fell of and i put it on again but it keeps falling of

Im thinking about soldering it directly but im not sure i give your advice
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Here's a pic of the nut
Take the nut up to your local hardware store and grab a matching size locknut
They have a little insert that grips on the shaft to prevent it from backing off
Are the threads undamaged on the nut and the bolt? If they're not, replace or repair the threads.

Alternatively, get a lock nut, or pour locktite all over your nut. Not sure how long that last solution will last.

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what are these used for? can I strip paint from wood with them?

also give me general advice on renovating my room by myself.
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yes they can

general advice: wear safety
grinder brushes are for removing stuff from metal. they will damage wood. (you may *want* that damage for a weathering effect, but anyway)

the normal way that you strip latex paint from wood is with a heat gun. you heat the paint up a couple hundred degrees (until it begins to form small bubbles on its own) and it softens enough that you can just scrape it off without any chemicals

You're better off using a heat gun and sand paper.

Wire brushes would scar the wood a piece of piss.

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I've got a pirate shirt that got washed acidentaly with something red and now it has a pinkishness to it.

I thought about bleaching it, but it was originally a slightly tan color and I'd like to keep that.

What do I do. Pic unrlated.
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I considered bleaching it, then washing it with coffee or tea bags to restain it. Think that would work?
Matey, you should ask this in a /cgl/ thread, emphasis on alreday going "thread". They will be more helpfull.
Dye it red.

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sorry if there is a better place for this, never been here before
Is there an easy way to get the picture on the wood?
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Works on wood.
thanks! I'll pick some up and try on some scrap wood first

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Any welders in da house?

how much would you charge someone to fab and weld this frame???
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Have you figured the cost of materials?
Material supplied.
Only interested in fab costs.
3 hours

add 1 hours for not letting me bend you over on material

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>4chan is an English-language imageboard website.
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je comprends pas

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I'd like to make a shed that looks like one of these, as cheap as possible. The cheapest sheet metal I've found would cost around 300€ for the walls alone, so is there a cheaper way to make walls that look like it?

Any other construction/cost-saving advice is welcome as well.
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that's pretty cheap for the walls,
depending what you are using it for what are you doing for heating | cooling?
also what sheet? mild steel i'm guessing? other option is some 5000 ally (5260 i think?) better weather protection for a slight price increase.



britfag but still another option, I have nothing better to do today until I get my welder delivered.

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Picture is similar to my situation.

I have a old house and long ago someone cut a hole in the floor of my basement. It is about 10 feet long, 2 feet wide and the hole is 12 to 15 inches deep - varies slightly in width and depth - not squared up. They then lined the entire thing with about an inch thick of mortar over hardware cloth. It is dry even during hurricanes, so not a sump. Don't know what it is. They covered it with a wooden platform. Shit I'm sick of it and want to put the floor back like it was originally. The hole wasn't cut with a saw, but...
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Theres a dead body in there.
>The hole wasn't cut with a saw
Turkish paw for some turkish bogs.
tube of expanding foam

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I have no idea where else to put this. Has anyone got legit close to the same taste of big mac sauce?
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Thousand island dressing.
There's a cooking board, you know....
I shouldn't be telling anyone this but here it goes
when I worked at mcd's the real secret, the real way to get the taste you're looking for, is to dip your balls into it, you can't just dip em in real quick though, first, you have to let your balls get some flavor for a few days, it's better in summer time, just don't wash your balls. Then you have to dip em' in there real good, and mix the sauce around with your balls. You want to be careful not to get any dick in there, that's just nasty.

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How do i build a myself a fridge?

Im building a bar solution, and i also need to build a fridge. The space is both wide and tall, so a normal store bought fridge is not an option.
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Nothing you can build at home will be economical. If it's for a business venture, contact a shop/bar fitter or catering company.

Theres an outside chance you could fabricate something out of an old fridge but I wouldn't bother personally.

>in b4 but muh diy
This is just a one time build, so price isn't very critical.

I was thinking about taking the compressor pump and radiator (evaporator, condenser) from an old fridge, and run a thermostat with an arduino.
But i don't know what isolaton to use, how to manage drainage of water, where to put evaporator radiator and what compressor gas too use. And i don't know how to solder everything together with the compressor gas inside the pipes
And im not sure what the purpose of the expansion valve.

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Hey /diy/ers makers,
let's have a Tools Thread. Discussions, Queries & Requests all about tools.
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I'm thinking on the need of a bandsaw, do you think it viable to cut 200x120x2600mm logs of oak into smaller chunks, glue them, then make 30mm boards out of them ?

Long story: I've for the moment used a few plain wood on my projects. Mostly plywood, MDF and isorel. I was recently trying to get hands on some birch and poppler plywoods for a prioject. It's kinda impossible to get some.
So thinking about getting a bandsaw to cut them is nice.. I've seen some Metabo tools at afordable pricings. Can a 300$ bandsaw eat 9 feet logs easily or is it just useless to think about it ? Is this budget too low for a descent work ?

Thinking about going for plain wood is a natural step into woodworking and a bandsaw is a necessary tool for me now, If I want to craft better tables top and so on... I'm open to your advises.

A 9ft log is a little unwieldy for a bandsaw. How about using a chain saw mill first? Also, jointing 9 ft planks would be a bitch I'd think unless you routed the edge with a tongue/groove.
Hope your wood isn't green either, shit has to air dry a few years or rent out a kiln.
What are some brands to look for at garage sales or estate auctions?

Real old world craftsmanship style

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This is to report back on my self install A/C adventure. And mainly to piss off Jaded A/C GUY - bet your racing stripes are kinda worthless, huh?

Anyway, > I had acquired a used doublewide - needed new A/C system, but local guys deemed my money less worth it "'cause its too far from the city'". I think it was because of the trailer status more than anything else.
> The trailer had no A/C system to begin with. It only had the floor vents and the furnace innards had been ripped out.
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>I settled on a 4 ton self contained by goodman. 14 SEER. I sealed the hole where the old furnace/air handler was supposed to be inside and got rid of that JUNK. Then ran flexible to a metal Y under the house to connect the two supplies on each side of the trailer (via 90-degree metal elbows) to the supply of the Goodman.

> Did a new return air box and placed it under the floor where the Water heater used to be. The Waterheater is now outside in its own mini...
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fuck HVAC guys. i hope they get black lung from all the mold in my attic. fucking pricks ordered my part by pony express and its been 3 fucking weeks without heat/ AC. goddamn idiots i could order the part off amazon if my goddamn insurance would let me. fuck anyone who says it would be 3+ weeks before youll have heat. THANKS OBAMA
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> After crawling for a while under the trailer, the install was done. TONS of Mastic was used - do not want to mess with this again. The system blows thru a 14 in supply that branches off into two 12 inches, and sucks air thru an 18 in return branched off into one 14 inch opening and another 12 in opening in the middle of the trailer floor plan.
> Ran two 60 Amp electrical supplies to the compressor disconnect and the heating disconnect. (Do not want this fucker...
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How does the little indicator on Brita filters work?

It usually has 4 bars, or on some models different colored lights, that count down to when you should replace the filter.

Got into an argument about this earlier, and apparently nobody knows.

It seems like it must either measure how much water gets poured out, or simply how long the pitcher is tipped. Otherwise it's a simple 90 day (or however long) timer that resets when you put in a new filter and push the button. (The digital gauge is not connected to the actual filter in any way.)

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Why didn't you just call their customer support line?
this is diy, how about you open it up and see what components are in there?

One anon on /ck/ said he stopped buying filters, and just used it as a regular pitcher, which made me think someone here might be in a similar situation and get the urge to take their's apart.

I'm also in a situation where a few people would be pissed if I did that.

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My usual technique of clamping workpieces to a table with c clamps when grinding no longer seems adequate. And I've always wanted a vise for reasons of vanity.

What's the best vise for a garage workshop <$100?

Are Harbor Freight vises good?
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I used to use cheap vises at work. Went through 3. Last one we decided not to cheap out and got a Rock River. Big jaws, heavy duty, and got a set of cleats/shoes for it to work with wood and softer metals. If you wont do heavy work on it, go cheap, if you may have some big pieces or use it a lot and dont want it to break... Like always, spend more money.
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You can find a good old one at a garage sale.

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