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Hi /diy/, wasn't sure what board I should post this on so forgive me if it's not allowed. I bought what appears to be a handmade samurai lamp at a swap meet for 5$ from some old lady who literally had this and like 2 other things on her table. Never seen anything like it until now, thought it was too cool to pass up. can anyone tell me about it or if it's worth anything? Looks extremely old. It's also fully functional and about 2 feet tall.
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looks chinese to me rather than japanese
how about post a fucking picture that is actually lit up
>Looks at catalog
>WTF is a samurai lamp?
>sees picture

Yeah, what anon said, it's Chinese. Or at least the figure is a chinese person, who knows where the lamp was made. No way to assess it's value from that crappy ass picture. It could be hand made by a famous artist or it could be flea market kitsch, honestly can't tell.

Check the base and everywhere else...
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I am making a rotorcraft that has two petrol engine powered rotors. Obviously to prevent torque induced spinning I need the two rotors to spin in opposite directions. Can I simply start one engine in the opposite direction without any problems? From what I have gathered this is possible with two-stroke engines but not four-stroke. Plan B is to duct them and use control vanes.
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The only solution that you can use is a gearbox, an extremely simple one, ( 2 gears) .
This because you can't reverse even a two stroke engine.
>two petrol engine powered rotors
you worked out the controls for that m8? You should before you build anything. You may have some difficulty getting the throttle to react fast enough.
>This because you can't reverse even a two stroke engine.
I think you can with total-loss 2 strokes, if you can change the ignition timing. With small engines it's just a dynamo. There may be ventilation issues but that's minor.

The reason you can't do it with 4-strokes is because the valve order is basically fixed by the camshaft. Simple 2-strokes got no cams, just reed valves

(I think?)

"Modern" 2-strokes are closed-crankcase, and have...
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1944 house, was advised that I could remove a wall that ran perpendicular to the ceiling joists. Twenty foot stick roof span, wall was two feet off center 15' across 30' span running east west. Removed wall and patched with no immediate issue. However now that it has snowed quite a bit the plaster (plaster over plasterboard, not lath, not drywall) is now cracking in five places and getting worse and an old hairline foundation crack close to where I removed the wall appears to be expanding. I believe its caused by the load transfer from the removed central wall to the exterior walls. The wall I removed was fifteen feet long running half way across the 30' span crawl space underneath. The logic in my advisor was that the structure of the side without the wall is identical to the side from which I removed the wall.

My question is, what cracking in the plaster is normal/acceptable. If I add a beam with a post in the center, just as a partial support to the roof joists where the wall was is that a good idea? The foundation is getting a little water nearby too which I will be fixing with raingutters soon.

And, if professional advice is recommended, where do I go without being taken for a ride?

Attached pictures of the cracks, attic and the crawlspace.
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In this picture you can see the outline of the old wall

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Hey 4chan i was wondering about filling in a cavity at home. Is there a way to fill it in safely and if there is how would i do it? Would using that filling replacement from walgreens work? and how would i clean it out so that i dont create a cavity under what i filled in?

Also pic not me, but is similar to what i have.
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But since you want to do something wrong and cheaply, you might as well rub some white epoxy in there for shits n giggles. Then have it removed at the dentist like you should.
I remember someone died from giving themselves a root cannal with proper equipment.
Was not in a clean environment.
Died fron a severe infection.
Your options are:

If the cavity is small, heal it.

If the cavity is large, pull it.


Go to the dentist.

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So i have found a large slab of maple in the form of an 4 foot x 3 feet. Its shaped as a rounded rectangle, and at least = 1.5" . How would you go about cutting this without a cabinet saw?
I own a bosch 4000 contractor with no accessories and very little space (its basically storage right now, sitting in a brooklyn basement)
or i can utilize a 6 1/2" - 7 1/4" circ cutting saw.
Plan .8.0 right now is to take a circ saw using a 4 ft level clamped to the table along desired cut.

I'd like this table to be of high quality as my new work bench. After i would like to something modern such as add functions of electricity(lights, usb ports, integrated outlets, etc)

Also: I'd like to build this bench without screws or nails if possible, something where the legs square up to the top of a table through a hole flush the legs insert (rectangular or spherical?)
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Yep, a circular saw with a clamped straightedge or level as you suggested. Take your time as its difficult to get perfectly parallel cuts. But if its for a workbench it might not matter as much as, say, a coffee table. You could also build a jig of some type.
What would you think about taking two cuts?
1st to get very close to final width
2nd to trim to size, using about a portion of the thickness of the saw blade?

This table will be the heart of all my operations be it electronic, plastic, or wood. I'd like to use it for promotion as well in the business im hoping to soon open. (local handyman/technician)
a circular saw is not the appropriate tool for that second cut. You should focus more on knowing how to be a handyman/technician and less on the table you want to promote yourself with.

Hey guys, I work in custom decorative concrete overlays and I'm looking for more designs to try to replicate. Post your favorite flooring pics, I'll post a few things I've done recently.
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Do a google image search for 'geometric floor tile'

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I had a 2000 Excursion that kept getting keyed or broken into. I bought a new car and I want to protect it.

However, I can't move yet and I live in an apt and I think a resident or two is the one keying and breaking into cars.

What can I do to get proof it's the guys I think that's doing it. If I bought a cheap IR security camera to point at my car....is that illegal? To film the whole parking lot? I live in Midwest USA.

I was just going to point it towards where I park zoomed in.

Any other suggestions? The police don't...
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Also I'm not fucking anyone's gf or wife, I don't even talk to my neighbors. They target all cars
My question is what can I do to prevent my car from being keyed or broken into. Preferably a cheap method because I'm not going to be living here much longer

Pics related. My new car 2013 Audi
Also this is where I work. Not my apt. There are cameras here and no one has ever bothered my car at work

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I recently got four of these crappy 13w LED lamps for free. I want to power them but I don't have any inverters. They say 85-277V AC so couldn't I just plug them in to some GX24 bases and wire them up to a wall socket adapter? House voltage in the USA is 120V correct, so it should be just fine...I'm checking here first because I don't want to start a fire/electrocute myself etc.


It's the part number LEDG24QU-13W-XWW-001AW

If I can wire it up to house power, which wire...
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Not really impressed so far with the wiring job
Yes, you can wire a gx24 socket with standard 110v. The socket will give you instructions for wiring the socket to mains voltage.

To complete this project safely you'll need

soldering iron w/ solder

and possibly
connectors + crimp

mains electricity shorting out, while looking really awesome like electrical fireworks, can easily start a fire. You don't want to be that asshole.
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Basically, only two of these pins work, one on either side...is that normal?

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Can anyone tell me what the colour of the room is? I want to repaint my bedroom and I really want to know what it is. I think it's taupe but I'm not too sure.
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It's clearly white and gold.

Anyone know if you can remove the middle post in this type of window?

I have one and one side of the window pops out easy but the other is sealed in and you can carefully remove that but then there's this post and no evidence how it would be removed.
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is it a sliding window? does it open? is that middle post structural? it probably is. if its structural then you need to cut out that whole window frame and install a lintel before replacing it with a non-standard size of glass.

you'd be better off just getting a window man to hook you up with a new window. better than not having a clue as to what you are doing and wasting money trying to randomly remove pieces from your house only to have the glass crack under stress.
The window it's self will not be supporting any weight.
A pic of the actual window would help OP

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DIY, what are some good DIY related youtube channels out there? I currently watch the following:
Ben Heck Show
Colin Furze
Darbin Orvar
Applied Science
I like to make stuff
Nile Red

Anyone else worth adding?
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Also have watched enough of Diresta to know I've got about all I can get from him. I know you guys are nuts about him
Newborns smiling is an involuntary reaction to stimulus. It was probably more irritating that pleasuring.

Yes, I know I'm posting irrelevant information to an unrelated image. Fuck you.

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Did I buy a shitty bed frame? These bolts just slide in and out of the frame, I can't tighten them and the bed feels like it's gonna fall apart at any minute.
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You cant tighten them as in you can't force them into the material any more than you have, or that they just pull out immediately?
If A: Try harder or go buy a drill or impact driver or something and force that bitch in.
If B: Take the bolt out, goto the hardware store, and get one slightly larger.
It looks shitty. Ikea?
They pull in and out without any pressure at all, I've tried using the allen key but it does nothing.

Brought it second hand, description said everything was fine with it.

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Hi good people of /diy/. I would like to ask:

For economic reasons, I was forced to be in a family plan and was gifted a sony experia z3+ (z4 for JP users). I was seeing some themes and would like to know...In the sony page, they have a theme creator and I've been seeing around but can't find what I would like to know which is if there is a way to change certain icons to stuff that you would normally download from the internet like this for example. Is this possible with said program or is there a better one? I just want to change the home, apps (that one in...
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I believe this is the reason google exists.

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So this anon wanted to learn to solder and bought a soldering kit. Said silly anon has no idea what these items are.

Any kind individual able to help out?
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The inside of the solder "injection". Spring loaded with a button on the side.
That's a desoldering pump, you use it to suck solder from boards.

Load the spring, heat up the solder, put the nozzle next to the liquid solder and suck it in by pressing the button.
Ok cheers, I figured that out with quora. What is the orange substance, and the other wire with in the image beside the keyboard?

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Does anyone have experience with building their own 3d printer?
I''ve been toying with the idea, and i think it could be done at a reasonable price, but I thought i would ask here if anyone had some experience? what parts should be bought as specific 3d printer parts, and which could be replaced with standart "home depo" stuff without much trouble? and what kind of software should be used?
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If you can scrounge up your own frames and motors, then you'd really only need to buy the printer head and main board.

Frame could def. be wood or something, but you need nice stepper motors, which you could salvage from printers or something. In the link he's using dvd drives.
I tried. I ended up buying a kit for 240$. Now that I've seen it, though, Im building more cnc stuff. Openbuilds.com or org or whatever has very cheap frame supplies. EBay sells reprap hotends. Belt driven axis' are easy as shit to build with linear extrusion and home depot parts. I bought 28 shower door rollers for the openbuilds stuff, they fit beautifully, and don't cost 4-5$ a piece like they want for wheels.

Anyhow controls are the most confusing part. I use an mks base 1.2 board. It has the...
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Also, I'll check back here for the next hour if you would like pics of anything or explanations. I'm no pro, in fact I just got my first good print Saturday. But, shit is always more clear when you can see it.

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