It's my first time doing a /diy/ project so I'm a bit clueless about what I'm doing.
I'm trying to make a basic shoe shelf out of a pallet I found (*cough* stole *cough*). I cut out 14 planks/pieces of wood using a hand saw (pic related, except with a blade for wood) of similar shape and size. The problem is that I didn't cut them out perfectly so some of the planks are different in length by 1-2cm. Is there an easy way to even out all of the planks or do I have to just mark some measurements with a pencil and use the handsaw again? I feel like... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>936368 Pallets are for queers, as are shoe racks. You should be able to cut better than that 2cm is huge. Practice measuring, marking and knowing where on the line you are cutting. Use a file to take off any excess before sanding but the more mismatched your cuts are the more work it will take and filling is a real fucking chore. But it will give you some incentive to cut better next time. Use a coarse/rough/bastard file to start.
Thanks for the reply. I realize the pallet is shit quality wood, but I thought it would force me to learn more things rather than buying some ready to go wood planks. I'm also doing this on a budget, hence the pallet. What's wrong with shoe shelves?
>>936346 Yep. not 100% sure with bamboo, but wood bends a lot easier with heat and moisture, green will help but may still need to heat bend. Bend it farther than it needs to be, it WILL try to straighten out some. So if you bend it into a 180 degree curve, it will straighten out to a 140 degree or 90 degree or something.
Also, it would be much easier to setup the board runners along the side and stake them to the ground, then bend and nail the bamboo hoops in place on the inside of the boards. It doesn't matter... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Howdy yall, need some advice. Have a decent sized workshop for the type of stuff I do.(14ft 8in x 7ft 5in). However I've found my self in a pickle. I purchased a Baja warrior mb200 mini bike a couple months back for getting me to and from local fishing spots. Specifically ice fishing. And when I purchased the bike I told my self just keep it simple, stock.... well boys will be boys. I've gotten into motor modifications and body, lighting ect. My question for yall is, any one have a good idea for a bike stand that is size efficient and can be easily moved into and out... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Op here, yeah I was looking into that however I'd like to be able to get it up off the ground a ways so I can easily work on the motor and such. I've got bad knees, need surgery so squatting isn't really the easiest for me. I have a simple jack stand I was looking at dirt bike stands but the bike is roughly 145lbs and pretty low to the ground so either lifting the bike up that high would be slightly difficult or install a hoist. So I hope hoping something along the lines of a jack possibly a cissor lift essentially. I use a milk crate currently. I would also like... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Using only rudimentary aluminium casting techniques, is it possible for me to make a mechanical system that causes a large (2m across maybe) parabolic dish to track the sun, without using electrical power? Also, how easy is it to make solar-powered thermoelectric generators?
>>936291 a small solar panel, a battery and a linear actuator and levers. using a solar panel would be cheaper and easier than any other option. although, if you wanted, you could build some kind of complex orrery powered by hamsters or the suffering of mortys.
>>936293 Even when dealing with extremely concentrated sunlight, is a solar panel superior to a thermoelectric generator? Pi square metres of sunlight is a lot of energy for a small solar panel to take...
>>936296 no your problem is that you need power to be input to the system. equal and opposite force. laws of physics here. so one way or another, you need power. a small solar panel say a 40w and battery will give you enough power to shift a parabolic dish across 60 degrees once a day for sun tracking purposes and return to starting position for tomorrow. now what is your dish for? why do you think a small scale thermoelectric generator is better than a solar panel for your application?
I am selling marine (salt water) aquarium. It has build in return pipe in right corner. When I started I run it for few month without any lid till I noticed salt deposit on Wall just behind return pipe. In other words watter was splashing slightly on wall and that caused salt to build up on top of wallpaper.
I can not check level of damage at the moment as tank holds around 550 liters of water.
Any ideas how I could remove salt from wallpaper without damaging it?
At the risk of being called a hipster, I'm going to ask for advice. I'm interested in constructing a pair of alpargatas/espadrilles because I have terribly flat feet and need flat shoes. I'm disinterested in buying a pair because it seems most retail versions are poorly-built, and I think I could build a better one. Other than a few videos on youtube, no one seems to have a guide or books on how to make these, but it seems simple enough: 1. Produce rope braid 2. Wind rope braid into sole shape 3. Bind sole with thread 4. Cut and sew upper onto sole
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>>936222 >I'm disinterested in buying a pair because it seems most retail versions are poorly-built, and I think I could build a better one. the retail versions are also dirt cheap, and for the effort and time you'd spend making a pair, you easily could buy 4 pairs, and just replace them once they're fucked.
I have this old expired co2 tank, used for paintball, that I don't want to throw away. Have you ever done any kind of project with old tanks? Could it be strong enough to be used as a crucible, so I can melt some aluminium. I tried google, but nothing came up. I don't intend to repressurize it, unless you tell me it would be safe to use as a mini air compressor. Not particularly useful, but why not.
>>936153 well if you fill it up with CO2 again, and get a pressure regulator, you can use it to charge up a pneumatic cannon.
What do you mean by expired? Do these things only last a limited number of pressurization cycles? If so that's a horrible design and it's probably aluminum. So you won't be able to use it as a crucible for aluminum.
>>936165 By expired, I mean that they don't allow tanks that are something like 2-3+years ( don't quote me on this) at my paintball field. I already have a fiber one, so I have no use for the metal tank. And just by the weight of it, it's probably not aluminium.
>>936177 If it's not past it's last hydro date it can still be hydro tested and used. Since it's a metal compressed air bottle it's very unlikely it's expired, they simply haven't been around too long in paintball.
>>936111 I can buy medium/high density foam sheets from discount stores for like 2$. have you tried looking up "camping mat" or foam yoga mat online? it costs more to buy a specific quantity of a particular foam for a specialty job than it does to buy a finished product.
I suspect it's polyurethane foam-rubber (this stuff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOOdNyJjhD8). Which is easier to DIY than thermoplastic foams, but still trickier than buying that "Great Stuff" spray polyurethane foam and squirting it between two sheets of plywood (not all urethane foams are created equal).
Overall, I'm with these other guys; it's probably cheaper to just buy a yoga mat or some foam that's already extruded into sheet. http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-foam-sheets/=10uizra
>>936074 1. Take out tub b. Line inside of washer with magnets polarized north Three: Line tub with southernly polarized magnets iv. Reassemble, and give the tub a slight spin Cinqo. Washer will continue to spin as needed
BONUS: buy a taser to invert the polariaty as need be.
Sink clogged, both sides have water backup in them. How do I fix this so I can do my dishes tonight? I have a shit load of dirty dishes. Any advice or expeience would be a great help. I was just going to grab a bucket, take shit apart and scrape it out with a wire hanger, but I think this job might require a little more finesse.
It doesnt even have to be a permanent fix, the sink has always been a problem. And it should be my lanlords problem.
>>936009 Plunging just pumps water into the other side. The piping runs down into the basment and just flows off into a hole in the cast iron sewage pipes. This a 100yr old historic peice of shit apartment so everything in here is just janky as hell. Pic related
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