Recently made this flower press for a girl I've been seeing. she absolutely loved it and I'm really keen to start a few a few more projects we can do together. I own a machineshop so I'm not really limited in what I can make but I love using hand tools. Will make a drawing up of the flower press if anyone is keen on making one themselves.
I want to spray paint a plastic case, and I want to do it well. Problem is, I swear every time I paint with spray cans, it turns out horrible. I know the basics (like numerous thin coats, not one large thick coat), but in the end, it still turns out like shit. How the fuck do I paint using Rustoleum spray cans?
Here's the steps I have in my head of what I need to do. Somebody please fucking correct me if I'm doing it wrong.
1.) Sand the fuck out of the plastic object with coarse, then fine, then finer, then finest grit sandpaper.
2.) Spray... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I definitely want to have a high-gloss result when I'm finished. Not just for the aesthetic quality, but to have a force field to protect the paint underneath.
So I assume it's:
1.) Sand object until it's a smooth, flat surface. 2.) Clean with soap and water, mineral spirits, anti-fungal cleaner to prevent mold from ever appearing under the layers of paint. 3.) Spray primer 4.) Wet sand in between primer coats (?) 5.) Wait for it dry. 6.) Wipe clean with soapy water, and wipe with tack cloth to rid any settling dust. 7.) Spray with... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1018051 I have problems with rustoleum too, whenever I do more than 2 coats (at proper recoat time) of enamel, the fucker never dries fully. I have something I painted a year ago that's still got a tacky consistency.
this is for light finish sanding... what are you trying to do with it? if your trying to remove a shitton of old paint, or smooth down extremely screwed up surfaces then this will probably not be enough... maybe look into a belt sander with some 80 grit..
>>1017374 Don't push down so hard? The weight of the tool is almost enough to do the work.
Or get some more strength in your arms. I haven't used one of those in years because I bought an orbital, but it doesn't jump around at all. If I push it hard enough that it binds and would jump, it just stalls because my arm is stronger than its little motor.
I work in a research laboratory as a test tube monkey and my boss is easily startstruck by futuristic stuff. Because I've designed a few jigs and other simple stuff and had it printed commercially he now thinks I know everything there is to know about 3D printing and wants to purchase one for the lab, putting me in charge of operating it. It seems like it would be a nice break from running a few hundred simple experiments in parallel each day.
Because most of the stuff I've designed that actually gets used has been printed on a MarkForged Mark One, it makes... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1016900 My main job duties involve 3D printing but thats not really the part I like, it's the design work (I'm studying mechanical engineering). If you are only going to be printing things, you will be extremely bored 90% of the time because you go through the process of setting up and starting the print, then you sit there and wait for it to be done. Unless you have 10+ printers, you won't stay busy.
>>1016905 Thanks. I think I could live with that because I'd be doing the design work too and I figure I'd be able to justify a massively overspecced computer in the budget for 'designing at work' (his setup budget is 4 times the cost of the printer + a separate budget for filament) so I can also do some CGI on the side, which is a hobby of mine but is sometimes called upon for promotional videos (the last one landed me a 4K prosumer camcorder for production that was mine to keep by way of payment).
Why the hell doesnt anyone build a narrow tall air conditioner? Its my understanding that the parts can be arranged in nearly and fashion. So what the fuck gives? >land lord decides to install new windows and makes them left to right sliders. >Largest opening is 12in. >wants an extra $100/mo in rent if he installs AC. Fml. What do? Pic related isnt available till spring 2017 and is still like 20 something inches wide....
>>1015472 Just returned a portable AC because it took up a ton of room. I have a small apt. It also was extremely weak and basically sucked in its own hot air from the exhaust tube that goes out the window. I habe two windows. One over my sink. So the exhaust tube was in the way and my AC unit was in the middle of my tiny kitchen. The other in my bedroom is next to my bed which cant be moved. So it wont work.
>>1015364 Spider plants, philodendrans, mother-in-law tongue, parlor ivy, and parlor palms all do very well inside.
I have a philodendran my grandmother gave me when I got my first apartment. It started out as three 6 or 8 inch vines.
Twenty years later I have hundreds of feet of vines wrapping around my living room, kitchen, bedrooms, bathroom and basement.
Spring, summer, fall, winter my house is a stable level of humidity.
I've also noticed that the air quality is amazing. When I've painted, or stained anything in the kitchen the smell is gone much quicker in the house than if I do it in my garage. When i painted four years ago the paint smell was gone from the house days before the garage was clear.
My philos are awesome I water them about every other week and they thrive. The ones in the bathroom don't even have a pot. They're just loose vines hanging from hooks around the perimeter of the ceiling. They also grow the fastest from the skylight. The pot was cut away during a remodel and the vines were left in place to die. Still waiting six years on for that to happen.
I recently finished and placed my new chicken coop, any of you guys have one? It's mostly made out of recycled wood and it costed me only a few € in screws, hinges and time. It's 1.8x1.5x1.7~ and I plan to keep about 20 hens in there. Any suggestion? What do you guys think? Any breed that you would recommend (I was thinking about Australorps)
>I'm new to electronics, where do I get started? There are several good books and YouTube channels that are commonly recommended for beginners and those wanting to learn more, many with advanced techniques. The best way to get involved in electronics is just to make stuff. Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty.
>What books are there?
Beginner: Getting Started in Electronics Forrest Mims III Make: Electronics Charles Platt How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic Michael Jay Greier
Intermediate: All New Electronics Self-Teaching Guide: Kybett, Boysen Practical Electronics for Inventors: Paul Scherz and Simon Monk
>What websites feature electronics projects or ideas? http://adafruit.com http://instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-technology/ http://makezine.com/category/electronics/
>Where do I get components and lab equipment from? digikey.com jameco.com sparkfun.com ramseyelectronics.com allelectronics.com futurlec.com ladyada.net/library/procure/hobbyist.html mouser.com alliedelec.com newark.com ebay.com
>What circuit sim software do you use? This mostly comes down to personal preference. These are the most common ones though: NI Multisim LTSpice CircuitLab iCircuit for Macs
>What software should I use to print circuits? Circuit Wizard ExpressPCB EAGLE
>>1013204 Once a relay starts sticking, is it toast? Maybe my problem isnt the relay at all
>microwave makes loud popping sound during cooking >timer hits 0 and it beeps >light and turntable do not stop >open door, everything stops, close door it starts back up by itself again.
In the repair manual it says that problem is caused by relay 2 not closing and to replace the control board. I cant find a board to replace it if I want so im gonna try and fix it.
I unsoldered both relays, both normally open relays Relay 2 works as it should when I bench test it Relay 1 was stuck closed when I initially tested it with just multimeter. It also seemed like there was something loose jiggling inside. When I put power to relay 1, it made kind of a weird noise, I checked and the poles were closed. After I took away the power away, the poles opened up. It works perfectly now, bench testing it. It also isnt jiggling inside
The control board isnt burnt smelling. There are no obvious signs of heating, no obvious signs of a failed component.
Does that sound like a failed relay? If I put this relay back in, will it just stick again? It was a huge pain in the ass to get the board out. And I cant find anywhere but Aliexpress to get the relay, suck to wait 30 days for it.
Look in to shock-nux or taser glove and adapt the design Basically take apart a disposable flash camera and use the capacitor to power the unit You'll prolly enjoy this vid https://youtu.be/oUJLgKkmllA
A container can support hundreds of tonnes on top of it, as this is what it was designed to do. What if you turn the container onto its side, so that the earth is pressing against the panels that are designed to take weight and pressure?
Any thoughts? I plan on burying mine later this summer.
>>1011634 >What if you turn the container onto its side, so that the earth is pressing against the panels that are designed to take weight and pressure? Sage advice: don't -- you'll still die, because the corners are the only load-bearing element. There are no panels designed to take weight and pressure. Sorry to rupture your dreams.
Does anyone here know about plumbing? I'm having a problem which is perplexing me. I'll try to explain it as best as I can.
My bathroom sink is giving off foul sewer gas but only for a few seconds when i run the water. I've come into the practice of stopping the sink with a rubber stopper before I turn on the faucet and then removing it after a couple seconds. I'm led to believe that when the water from the faucet shoots straight down the drain it creates a turbulence that allows gas to escape, and when I stop the sink and let it fill a little bit... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1020402 Sounds like your sink plumbing vent it is blocked. It happens. The P-trap in your drain is preventing the gas from getting into your bathroom (good) but the gas is unable to vent because the vent is plugged (bad). When you run the water gas sneaks in past the P-trap. Running a snake from the roof down the vent stack can clear it, but it can be tricky if its not a strait shot.
>>1020402 My gut told me to say check your vent as I was reading, and then I got to the part where you said you'd heard a vent can cause this. So have you checked the vent? Also, how many drains use this vent and what diameter is it? It's possible the plumber installed one that is too small.
Hey /diy/, first time doing plumbing here. Tail pipe got torn from the sink and when I went to remove the s-trap the slip nut also broke. Any advice for attaching a new pipe to this part? I'd have to cut the pipe if I was going to pull it out because it goes down so far inside of the other pipe. Alternatively I was wondering whether it would be wise to use some sort of hose clamp coupler here instead of removing it. Any advice is appreciated.
>>1019922 the inside is probably rusted to fuck anyway. as a rule whenever i touch steel plumbing i just start replacing shit. trying to keep the old stuff often just leads to headaches, more trips for parts and just a much longer/harder job in general.
Hey to all anons in /diy/ this is my first thread here(originally a /g/entleman):
I would like to know if i should buy a desk like pic related or build it. I want to maximize cost/efficiency and also be budget friendly (100$-200$ tops) My questions:
-What wood should i use (best quality/price)? -what width of said wood should i use? -what sandpaper to use on said wood for stain? -any good stain brands? -im 5'9" can anyone recommend desk height? -any general tips?
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Sup /diy/nosaurs? Any of you familiar with video doorbells? I'm in the market for a decent system after a fiasco regarding some chinese wifi "smart" one that was recommended to me. Now most of the info I find online is either branded or really vague. Is there no good radio based video systems? The idea of app based systems really looks appealing because I can just buy cheap tables and put them all over this house provided I have a good enough wifi signal, the house itself is big and that would be realy handy because many of the areas where one spends time are very far apart, but after such a shitty app that keeps crashing and requires you to set up again I'm concerned of that side of the product.
>>1019598 depends what you actually want, there is a number of systems where the doorbell acts like a IP phone (you can run a DIY PBX out of an old PC) and the camera is ONVIF capable, so you can connect it to a surveilance system.
But they aren't exactly cheap and quality does scale with price. Really neat though, the doorbell dials a phone, if nobody picks up, it can dial a different one and the ONVIF camera means it's easy to have it record onto a server.
>>1019612 This would actually be ideal, was my first idea, probably cheaper and actually be more of a learning experience than most of the stuff I could buy. But sadly, and even though I know this is the diy board, an actual diy solution does not fly well with the owner of the house. And he insists in buying an out the box system. With the as few wires as possible policy.
>>1019616 Its just has to be a means of controling an electric lock and properly identifying the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So I'm putting in a concrete gutter and I want to know how can I make the concave shape. My plan atm is either to take a trowel and shape it or to cut some pvc in half and lay it on top to form the concave shape
>>1019109 No. As concrete sinks and tries to level it will lift the PVC unless it is also filled.
>>1019108 Why cut pipe in half? Buy a length of PVC guttering and use that. Dig your trench, drop the pvc in and pour concrete in around it. You will have to span timber over it to stop it from lifting. Make sure you use a relatively wet mix to fill all voids.
>>1018965 You are probably looking at using a 24 litre cooler, most of those tend to be about 16"x16"x10" (H, W, D), there will be some minor variation between brands but you should be safe enough with a 24.
>>1018969 Thread, this is probably the best way to do it.
All of the sudden there was a ton of mini spiders on the ceiling. I tried to smash as many as possible, but I'm completely tripping thinking about those little suckers crawling all over me while I'm sleeping.
Normally I don't have a problem with them as long as they keep to themselves. However there was no mass-procreation clause in the sublet agreement they signed.
Do any of the improvised solutions actually do anything against spiders? I saw something about diluting bleach and spraying them with that. It sounds promising.
I know how to use Wikipedia. Satements like :'suspension of various powdered minerals and metal oxides are applied' aren't enough. I need a collection of colours, mixtures and how to use them. Chears anyway...
Incandescent bulbs can really put off a lot of heat. Your glass bottle wont care, your metal cap wont care, your fixture wont care.
But there is a chance the bottle will get hot enough to be a problem for your desk. I have a half sized appliance sized incandescent bulb on my mini drill press, and it makes the body of the drill press get HOT. Ive been trying to replace it its so bad.
can anyone tell me if it possible to infuse glass and aluminium together, I tried chunks of glass with molten aluminium but the second you work on it all the glass falls out..... can I make the glass and aluminium stick/fuse together?
>>1018249 In all honesty, probably not. Best suggestion would be to heat it up closer to the melting temperature of the glass (another ~300-400ºC beyond the melting point of aluminum) and see what happens. If you try, please post results (I'm curious now).
>>1018249 You want more molten glass and less aluminium, I've seen glassware which had some sort of artsy alu inclusions put into it, but the difference in melting points probably makes this fairly difficult to do.
>freezer fan is iced up and doesnt work >decide to de-ice it >syringe boiling water onto it until it starts to turn again >works for 5 minutes >electrics go out in the fridge >fan stops spinning >now both fridge and freezer are broken
any ideas are welcome. or you can just laugh at me. gonna cost me $110+ to fix it tomorrow.
>Are there any ways to get materials cheaply? I've thought about going to a construction site at like 3am and taking some of the wood they leave laying around. But that's obscenely shady and I'm not certain the potential repercussions would be worth the potential benefits.
>How to warp wood to align to a curved ramp frame? I've heard of people using pools, dipping plywood in the water and bending them but this sounds horribly inexact and I want a quality product... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I making the plans for renovating a bus to live in and I'm thinking of converting the engine to run on compressed Bio gas so I can use my shit and wasted food as fuel. Was wondering if anyone knew anything about the conflicts and safety hazards of installing an anaerobic digestion chamber in place of a septic tank. Also, advice on converting internal combustion engines would be great.
I already know about the compression process and the need for filtering for sulfates, CO2 and particle matter. I more so need to know about dilemmas involved in trying to fit the chamber under the floor and the possible efficiency drawbacks in the size limits
>>1017168 I didn't/haven't learned carpentry but at the construction company I work for they send you to night school for 10 months or some shit to become a carpenter apprentice. Not really sure how the field guys work their way up from apprentice to carpenter foremen though. I think it's the smarts, people skills, and computer skills which separates them from the rest. The carpenter guys that work for the concrete department here generally build the formwork.
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>>1017168 If you just wanna learn framing carpentry. it'll probably be a waste of time and money joining a union.
Honestly I'd look around your area and try to find builders that survived the last housing recession. (If you wanna do residential). These are the people that have smarts about them and usually won't lay you off in 3 years cause work dried up and they ended up spending their nest egg.
I became a finish carpenter with no prior experience. I just happened upon it after losing my previous... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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