So I need a foam cutter. I managed to tune my aluminium foundry so that it works like a charm, and now I want to lost foam cast! The thing is that I need to scavenge a transformer from somewhere. People on different forums on the internets say that you can "find the transformers in various appliances" but don't specify! I am stuck home tomorrow with the kids so I might get wifey talked into getrting a dimmer for me, but the transformer might be too much, there is no shops that sell electronics like that on her route tomorrow. I have lots of shit that... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>921866 anything new won't have a useful transformer, more likely switch mode psu. what do you need one for anyway? smash up a 110v hairdryer and use 2/10 to 3/10 of the nichrome wire inside, connect to 12v car battery. adjust length of nichrome to suit.
>>921967 Allrighty. I do have a few MOTs lying around. And my stick welder never worked anyway. I believe I got them rewound down to 6-7V? The microwave transformer seems a bit overkill but if there is no other options. >>921972 I don't have a spare hairdryer. I might have some nichrome wire though from dismantling a few toasters last year? And yea, sometimes 110 sounds good, for example when rewinding some transformers.
Alright, not sure if it belongs here or /o/, but we're over here trying to remove this wheel bearing thing for 2 days now ourselves. I'm not an auto guy, just trying to help the guys who are. Pic related. We can't get this thing off. Any suggestions?
We tried banging on it, pb blaster, using bolts to apply pressure as seen in pic related. Even tried using the vehicle itself as a makeshift press. We're out of ideas.
>>921862 I'm pretty sure you have to remove the driveshaft first, which probably means unbolting the steering and suspension knuckles so you can swing that out some to make room to pull the driveshaft out. As is, enjoy your trip to the wrecking yard to find replacements for the parts you've completely destroyed in your ham-fisted attempt to dismantle this. >auto repair gore I think I'm going to be sick.
I'm starting to paint devices that I will be using in moderate levels. That means this mouse and an Xbox One controller for my laptop(and in a month or two a computer case). I just want to know how many layers of clear coat should I use to improve durability(or whatever procedures should I do)?
The guys I see on videos on youtube just use one layer of clearcoat and I don't feel it will last long if I did only one. I also don't know how adding a bunch of layers would affect the paint job.
Hey there /diy/ I decided I wanted to start learning about Blacksmithing and Metallurgy. I plan on taking a shop or basic welding class, but I figure the best way to learn would be to actually practice out in the backyard whenever I'm feeling creative.
I saw a great video on how to build a powerful forge out of simple homemade parts, it looks it'd be a great starting point.
Is anyone on here familiar with working on a forge, or putting one together? It looks like a lot of fun, and it has the potential... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>921811 All kinds spikes, leaf springs, rebar, I've done 01 and a little stainless. And stainless only gave me trouble when I would use charcoal but when I threw in actual coal it didn't give me any trouble. And down here it cost me 40 to make.
Hey /diy/, I am troubleshooting these old speakers that look like hubcaps. Right, so their sound started cutting out at maybe a third of their max volume right after the house circuit it was on had some difficulty grounding itself. Pretty suspicious, so I thought that the power supply had been damaged. I wanted to test the system with my bench power supply but found out that it takes 13VAC 5A.
I have not seen many electronics that take low voltage AC so this is new. Where do you even buy replacement transformers? All I found was Ebay has this a halogen transformer at... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>921735 Only other way I can think of is drilling holes from the outside to meet up, then staking in a small ball bearing to seal the outside(as done for crankshaft oil passages), but I'm not sure if that'll get you what you need.
>>921731 Check out how they made the outfits for Tron Legacy.
Armor go EVA foam and heat gun it into shape. You can wrap yourself in plastic wrap and tape to draw out a shape to cute the foam. Krylon black base coat and add detail from there.
Aliexpress is full of lights, sparkfun is helpful as well.
If its suppose to have dotted lights get a premade LED strip, if its something like Tron its EL Tape. Depending on how much lights you have either battery back or Inverter if its a fuck load of lights. (The Tron... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Guys, I have a confession...I am hopelessly in love with my tools. No matter how shitty quality my tools are, I oil them, I sharpen them, I clean them up. I use needle files to sharpen wire cutter portions of pliers.
I take fine steel wool to take off surface rust as soon as it appears. I am constantly online shopping for more tools. I am insanely aware of moisture exposure and finger print oil for my tools.
Sometimes, when I'm not using my tools in a long time, I just take them out and look at them and give them a few movements to make sure they still work... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So I need a 5uF >200V capacitor to replace one of those old wax film ones in some old gear, the problem is that that isn't a very common value/voltage for caps nowadays. Is there any easier alternative to finding one of these? Can I run some in series? Use 4.7?
>>921697 chromed-looking armor on plastic is always a pain. Chrome paint usually can't do any better than shiny, even with a massive amount of prep and work, and it enhances every single possible flaw and structural wrinkle. Working from perfect vac casts the best bet might be vacuum metalizing or chroming, maybe skinning the parts in some kind of mylar-like material and bonding it smoothly.
Replacement chains are available for almost every price you would want to pay, just spend a second searching.
A more DIY option would be taking this time as an oppoturnity to learn some basic whip-making braids and braid up a leather "chain", though you will still end up buying leather or leather thongs plus hardware.
Or never ever have a wallet on a chain again, because for fucks sake you are not in a biker gang.
Hey /diy/, the restroom at work is open to the general public and lots of customers use it. There's a penny in the corner, it's completely unnoticeable unless you're sitting down. The girls clean the restroom daily, but haven't mopped it up or anything, it's been in there a couple weeks now.
I want to take a nicer coin, like a Susan B. Anthony or a Sacajawea and glue it to the floor in that corner. What's the /diy/ approved glue? Something that'll keep it stuck their forever if possible.
>>921651 >>921649 Actually in this application the cellulose is mixed with water which makes it stick to the walls and then dries hard so it doesn't settle. But yes, it's a specialized blower so as far as I know it's not DIY.
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