I'm sanding a piece of cherry, and I'm not sure why, but it's really, really smooth, until I wipe the dust off with a damp cloth. The damp wood feels really "fuzzy" by comparison. I started the sanding with 90 grit, then 150, 240 and finally 400. I'm using two orbital sanders. FYI, I'm building a display case for my wife's Marine Corps dress uniform sword. Any ideas?
>>1094685 You're raising the grain by using a damp cloth. Hit it again with your higher grit papers, just a quickie to knock off the fuzz. Try to sand against the fuzz. If you're not using water based finish then wipe the dust off with a dry cloth and apply finish. If you're using water based finish go ahead and raise the grain again, then sand down one more time, then apply finish.
>>1094688 >>1094697 You were both right, thanks! The piece is nice and smooth now. Not going to finish until I make and attach the the door, but I'm confidant it'll look good. Planning on using MinWax BTW.
Hi I would like to build a Homestead complete with farm, sauna, and yurt not unlike pic related or Earthship. But I haven't really nailed it yet: 1st I need some land 2nd I need to decide the exact architecture of my structure. I am requesting any information regarding minimalist dachas or Thoreau-ian homesteading. I am attempting to do this by hand. Much appreciated^^
Say I wanted to secure a flexible bearing to a carbon fibre beam to allow it to act as a leaf spring. How could I do this without machining the carbon fibre? I can only think of clamping it but I'm not sure whether the friction would be high enough to fully constrain it
Hey Folks. I am thinking of making a Canvas with Lyrics printed on/or handwritten ( I don't know yet). That can play the song that i took the lyrics of.
Now my question to you guys is: is there any soundmodule that is better quality of speakers than those from those musiccards but works kind of the same? Like in my mind you'll be able to push a button and then the song plays once, full lenght (around 4:30min) Ideal case is if it works with batteries.
>>1094323 It isn't just a shitty speaker in a shitty enclosure, typically the rest of the module sucks as well. Modules with longer recording times tend to suck more. Ones with MP3 support are usually better.
So I need to make a bell out of brass that rings at 921 hz. I was thinking of turning a bell shape on a lathe and then spinning a piece of brass over the form. But I have no idea what size to make the form in order to get close to 921 hertz. I do have experience access to a calibrated mic in order to tune the bell. Any suggestions on how to proceed
A lot of variables go into the bells resonant frequency.
A chime or a fork is a lot easier to tune, a chime is as simple as cutting pipe to length and taking a few measurements at a few lengths to work out the formula, which can get you very close and you just grind down the last bit to tune it exactly.
My house is build into a hillside with the street at the base. As a result, the fenceline is about 10' above the road, around the second story. Over the years the fence (originally built in the 60s) rotted away so a new one needs to be built. Problem is, dirt has eroded away so there is no space for a new fence.
So, I want to do this. I'd be a 10' high cinderblock retaining wall with a 10' high cinderblock wall on top. Is there anything fucked with this design? I don't know if I can pour concrete onto drainable aggregate without it fucking up.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1093831 I have the same problem, I want to install leds around a mirror but I can't fit a PSU behind it, I was thinking about soldering leds in series until they add up to mains voltae and using an AC current limiter.
Greetings /diy/. I'm trying to generate some torque using copper couplings of various sizes, like 1 and 2". The idea is that I'll sharpen them, and the rotation will be used to cut holes in soft material. I can use my hands to rotate the piece and cut well enough, but I'd like to speed up the process, and if I could somehow attach the coupling to a dremel, it would be amazing, I'm just not quite sure how I'd do it.
Sup. I've never used MOSFETs, so I want to make sure I'm doing this right. I want to use an FQP30N06L N-Channel MOSFET to control an LED with a 74HC595 shift register. The LED draws 65mA at 12V and I want to only draw 6mA at 5V from the shift register.
I know the MOSFET is rated for 10V Vg, but there's a test condition on the datasheet for 5V. My questions are: >Do I have the schematic right? >Do I have the calculations right? >Will 6mA at 5V be enough to pass 65mA... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1093641 yeah that'll probably work. You sure your LED won't explode with 65 mA? That's kind of a lot of current for an LED. Your Ig calculation is wrong, it won't be 12v as the LED will drop probably 1 or 2 volts across it. rotate your picture next time, and >/ohm/
So I got redirected from /adv/ to you guys and I wanted to ask about stonemasonry. Is it something you can learn and practice by your own or do you need an apprenticeship? I could start an apprenticeship, but I'm in my mid twenties and in university, but still it's something I'd love to do. Is starting an apprenticeship then worth it, even if it takes me 3 years and shitty pay?
I know the pay afterwards is probably shit too.
Maybe somebody here is a stonemason and could help me out on this?
>>1093602 Years ago I took a college course called Heritage Carpentry and Millwork...we learned ho to build windows and doors, fancy staircases and shit...70% of the class had a university degree...and quite obviously hated what they had been doing...
>>1093605 Fuck yeah , I'd like to but I live in a big city , not sure where I could do that without somebody telling me to be quiet and stop hammering . Also it's winter rn in my place , so it's cold outside too. Maybe my big balcony , I live on top floor and it's not possible to see me on the balcony.
Any ideas how and where to start ?
>>1093620 Yea, I can see myself part of these people , it's just we're being left quite alone... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Trying to get my head around this mechanism but hoping /DIY/ can help.... i want to make it so when i press down the top lever the bottom lever moves left.... How do this? please draw to show mechanism
Does something already exist where you have a shower that reuses the same water (although cleaning it or slowly replacing it with new water) so you can sit in the shower for a long time without wasting water and money? Do they have a name? How much would it cost to built that kind of shower in a house?
Since I feel these subjects are very related, who on /DIY/ is a contractor? How long have you been in your trade and How did you get started? I'm personally just looking to get my first apprenticeship for carpentry
Greetings /diy/, what I have here today is this unusual looking tool that is constructed entirely in iron, and swivel, along with its center function of sliding up and outwards, along with back in. Anyone who has any idea what the tool is, I'd appreciate any assistance in figuring out it's purpose; it's only writing is "PAT OCT 3 83" which when searched, reveals nothing!
Hello /diy/, I always loved tamagotchis as a concept, but they are actually very shallow and quickly become boring. I would like to make one by myself. I was thinking I'd buy one and fill it with my own hardware and here comes the question:
Do you think it is possible to make such a small hardware by myself and if it is, what kind of software would be the best to use?
I assume you can't just "edit" the software in the original.
You could easily use a really small Arduino and a LCD display. The form factor would be awkward, but roughly the same size and if you have no experience with programming it would be pretty hard to make a tamagatchi clone
I'm coming from /toy/ looking for answers. I bought a lot of used lego months ago and some of the pieces were spray painted chrome. An anon told me to soak Simple Green for several days and it worked. Problem is there's still a cloudy residue where the paint once was. See pic. It's especially noticeable on the black pieces.
I tried soaking them a few more times, tried shaking up the green to make suds, tried brushing it off, and nothing worked. Is there a way to get the residue off or are they stuck like this?
tl;dr how do you... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hello /diy/. What's the best way to transport a rigid 2' x 4' solar panel weighing about 15 lbs on foot for a long distance, while also wearing a large backpack? After trying in vain to rig up a mediocre rope harness, I come to you for help.
Given the fragility of the solar panel, it's especially important that it not be allowed to bump against me as I'm walking. I basically need a system that holds it snugly.
Is this doable or am I looking at those overpriced folding units?
Im planning on making a rowboat, probably this month but im not really sure. Has anybody done this before and if so whats the best way to go about this. I don't want to be cheap and go the stitch and glue method. Probably gonna use epoxy and fiberglass. If its not too much trouble a step by step process on how you guys did yours if you have.
It has been said that a lousy boat builder makes an excellent carpenter. Meaning that building boats can be tricky. You need to define first what kind of boat you are looking for. Flat bottomed or V, for how many and so on. Also if you haven't gone shit like this before and planning to build it in the evenings and weekends then your timetable is overly optimistic. Boats are tricky. Tell something about your criteria, otherwise it's a no go. I happen to have two boat renovation projects that are never going to finish so you can pick them up. Unfortunately you live too far away...
What item would you use to fasten A and B (both 1/4" thick aluminium) to one another? I'm thinking of something like a 90° angle bracket BUT with holes countersunk the other way (see pic in next post)
Can't seem to find anything that matches this description, and I've been looking all day. Does such a product exist? If not, what product should I be using instead?
TL;DR version: I have 4 aluminum hollow square tubes, welded into a hollow rectangle. I have plates cut out of the side face (B in pic) so I can access the motors and electronics... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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