Hello guys, I am doing a guitar refinish project for fun , i made EVH style Purple with Black lines finish , thing is , first of all i have a few runs of paint , any way i can get rid of them without refinishing it again ? i havent applied a clear coat yet , i have a few questions , i have not touched the final coat of paint , will sanding it with 2k grit ruin it ? should i dry/wet sand it ? spray lacquer or applying it with brush it better , how to make paint glossy ?
When I designed my guitar look, they included some stickers in the box. If yours didn't come with any, just trade it in. The level of aesthetics stickers bring to surface is phenomenal. It really motivates me to try more difficult songs and harder difficulty.
I know this might not be completely /diy/ related but I think this is the best board to ask this question. I'm going to green text it for faster understanding. >live and own an apartment on the 4th out of 5 floors in a building >couple years ago small leaks start to appear on my ceiling after heavy rains >ask my upstairs neighbor if he also has leaks, he says that he doesn't >think nothing of it until the leaks start to become more and more... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
To hold my amp and all applicable gear, like pic related. Mine will be shorter and wider (45" high by 35" wide), and will hold the amp, a slide out tray for pedals, and drawers for miscellaneous storage. It will also have a section to slide my guitar case in.
Anyone done anything like this before? Got any advice? The goal is to have my entire rig in one enclosed case that can fit in my truck, and require minimal setup.
I found a nice website for hardware and such - http://www.diyroadcasesstore.com/
>>1012102 You could build something quite similar. It would basically be angle aluminum, plywood, and then 2x2 for bracing inside.
Case work like this requires symmetry for it to be solid and look good, so having a table saw would be be beneficial. If that's not an option, a circular saw with and edge guide would work, but you'd likely end up with more waste. The top and bottom panels need to be the exact same width, and the side panels need to be the exact same heigth, and they all have to have the exact same depth. I'd recommend motoring the corners at 45 degrees, and using a router to create a rabbet(rebate if you're a bong) joint on the back side so you can slip the back panel in snugly. This will help make it more ridgid. If you're going to cover it in tolex or another material you can frame the inside with the 2x2s with glue and screw through the plywood into the 2x2. Solid. Cover holes with wood putty and sand flush before covering. Leaving it bare will require more work, because exposed screws and wood putty look ugly.
Also, if you're doing this because you think it will be cheaper than buying one maybe reconsider after you price materials, those company's get cheaper materials and get them at a discount.
For example, you can buy a decent guitar case for $100, to make one of equal or slightly better quality (at least when I priced it) I would have paid $150.
If you're doing this because you can't find what you want or want the experience have at it.
>>1012305 Yeah, I'm mainly doing it because I want such a specific finished product, and also for the experience cause I like building stuff. I have access to a table saw, and other tools that I'd need...
I've been wondering though about the wood for the walls.. I don't know whether to go with 1/4", 3/8", or 1/2", to me I can't really judge sturdiness from thickness since it will be different when it's all put together anyway. Is 1/4" enough or is it worth it to get the heavier boards?
Is there a type of plywood I should look for that's really smooth?
After I paint the boards, what kind of coating should I put on them?
>>1012048 Hang from the ceiling against the wall. If it's stipple ceiling just put some toothpaste in the holes and paint the ceiling when youre done hanging shit. Actually, just make a tiny hole in the wall and fix it later that way, because it's the easiest thing to fix in a home.
I'm a hobby woodworker, I make fancy boxes, canes, jewelry and the like. Almost always I wear a dust mask, the 3M kind with the two pink filters. It works great, it's comfortable, the only issue is that it gets humid inside the mask.
Well, last year during the summer in Florida, it was already very, very humid. Wearing the mask made it difficult to really get oxygen because of how damn hot and humid Florida is. So instead of taking a break, I continued to sand and work with black Walnut and other woods. JUST FOR AN HOUR OR SO.
I have a poor immune system, and I work in a nursing home. So after some moist exotic wood dust made its way into my lungs (oh it was there, I was coughing a good bit), I went to work and got exposed to MRSA (the shit's everywhere).
I started experiencing chest pain after a few days and I ignored it (I have chronic pain, I hurt all the time). It got worse. It got harder to breathe because of the chest pain.
I was a tough guy and I waited too long to go to the hospital. They said if I was there an hour later I'd have been dead. I ended up with a severe MRSA infection in my lungs. For the next few days my fiancé had to feed me and stay by my side because of the critical condition. Because of the poor oxygen supply to my brain, and the significant infection, I ended up with kidney failure, heart attack, hallucinations and other issues.
I was 23 years old.
I barely, barely made it back and I had just asked the most wonderful woman in the world, kind smart and cute and an old soul, to marry me. I almost died three times in that hospital. I cannot stress enough the importance of having family or friend with you in the hospital; healthcare workers are often incompetent or abusive. And most of all,
wood particles are not like asbestos, metal or ceramic dust. wood dust usually breaks down in the lungs and gets "digested" without incident. not that you shouldn't wear masks, and use dust collection, you should, but breathing a little wood dust isn't so bad.
my neighbor's husband died of mesothelioma. he was a mechanic who breathed a lot of brake dust. brake pads and shoes are made of asbestos, which causes lung cancer. never change you brakes without wearing a mask.
if you have a bad immune system, you probably shouldn't... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I recently casted this mask out of resin, and it started cracking around where the fins meet with the top of the head. Is there a way I can patch this up seamlessly without needing to go through the process of casting another one? I'll post a close up of the crack in a second.
So i need to resurface this head /diy/ style. Very poor right now, as in 25$ to my name. The engine i am working on is an EJ25, the Subaru engine notorious for blown head gasket leaks. This is one of the engine heads, still have to pull the other, it's a boxer style, jsyk.
So i need to get this head down to a 60 ra finish, i can't say for sure, but i believe that it's around 180 grit? If someone can confirm that, it would be much appreciated. Right now, i have 80 grit and 120 grit 8.5x11 sheets of sand paper, will order 180 sheets if necessary,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1008511 >1. i bought some overpriced shit >2. it broke >3. wut do?? 1. goto 1. (above) again, and reconsider your life priorities. 2, THINK: is this overpriced junk? do I need it? why am I buying shit-tier meme products? why am i acting like YAVM (yet another victim of marketing) sheeple? 3. choose the correct path of wisdom, both next time and everytime, and live a happy, contented and fulfilled life from here onwards.
Something is wrong with my washing machine. Please help me I took the middle "holder" out before I turned it on and mid-washing it just stopped and started beeping. After that I opened it and unloaded it. But after I put the middle piece back in and closed it, it just started making this buzzing sound without me turning it on. And it shows this red light underneath which indicates it is washing but once I open it nothing is going on except that noise. It's plugged off now from its socket. How do I fix this? My dad is blaming me for this because I took... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
New fag to /diy/ searched and couldn't find anything in the catalogue related to machining, cnc, cad, milling, or lathe. Looking for some info on building my own CNC mill and lathe. 3 axis minimum for the mill is a must. Workspace needed is 1m-1m-0.3m / 36"-36"-12' maximum
I'm looking to work with aluminum and wood, occasionally small steel parts, but it doesn't need to run fast. I'd like to do this as cheap as reasonably possible to achieve 0.005" / 0.127mm accuracy. I'm happy to splurge a bit on ball screws... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
1.) What is your current tooling like? Do you already have a workshop reasonably full of tools, or are you stuck with a handful of manual equipment and a jigsaw?
2.) What is your budget? "Cheap as possible" is relative; the one I built has similar-ish work volume to what you want and was much cheaper than a commercial equivalent, but it still ended up totaling around $2000.
Everything looks reasonable at least, and Chinese ballscrews should be able to manage around 0.1mm or better in... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1012576 Current tooling is literally nothing. I've got a decent set of basic mechanic tools from when I had worked as a dealership mechanic before getting back into IT, so some air tools, cordless ryobishit drill, hand tools. I do have access to my father in laws tools, one of which is a jigsaw, but his is mostly carpentry stuff and painter stuff. Budget would be preferably under $3k I'm not going to be ready soon, I've got a year to save for it at least, most likely a year and a half. But if I hit... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hello everyone, i'm an underachiever and cannot keep focused on work i have to do unless my life depends on it. The thing is the most important orals in my life are coming up and i need something to force me to work for hours per day: i know i dont have the will to do so and need to be restrained. So i had this idea:
i'd like to build an electrified bracelet, also featuring a timer and a buzzer, that would be plugged at some at-port device (near my desk) and would produce a loud sound and small (but unpleasant) shocks to my arm when unplugged, so that walking... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1012368 i know right... i need to make it distraction proof so i don't plan on putting any emergency takeoff system. Should be safe enough if the voltage of the battery is too low to cause damage, right ? I thought so... to counter that fact i was planning on putting a simple but constantly electrified lock, or make the buzzer go off at its loudest if the lock is illegally opened. this should be doable right ?
I have this old Bose boombox that sounds better than anything I've ever heard for its footprint (Bose AW-1). So I still use it by hooking it up to my phone with the aux jacks in the back. Works great in my bedroom.
Problem is my Kill-a-watt tells me that the boombox consumes a steady 40 watts when it is turned on, even when it's not playing anything. So I always have to remind myself to flip the power to off when I'm done with it. If it sucked only a few watts while idling I wouldn't mind leaving it on all the time. Are there any mods I can do to reduce... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
This has been bothering me for way too fucking long. You see this megaman light capsule? I've been trying to figure what exactly is projecting Dr. Light onto the glass.
I would assume it is either a hacked pico projector with a rapsberry pi, smart phone or some sort of LCD screen projected with a backlight given its 6" by 6" size, but the form factor is really throwing me off.
At this point, I'm not entirely sure if this entire thing is just video magic since the hologram looks really crisp and the top seems... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1011522 chemicals is generally best avoided, I have seen
It depends on what is probably clogging the drain. The proper time to do something is when the drain begins to empty slowly, and don't wait until it's totally clogged.
My issue is usually cooking grease, even tho I don't pour any down the drain. It still builds up like once a year or so. When the drain starts to go slow, what I do is run hot water for ~2 minutes, and then while the hot water is running, pour about 1/4th to 1/2 of a... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So guys, I ride a mountain bike to work everyday about 2 miles each way and I want to find a Knight Rider KITT scanner for the front but I dont know how to go about doing so i tried looking for one on amazon ebay google etc that was battery powered but no dice ones i did find required either a 12v power supply or soldering im in need of your help /diy/
>>1010908 it's all in a closed off area so I wasn't too worried about insulation, no kids are gonna be able to mess with it. was just going to try it as is for now and see about improvements later. still not sure how well it's going to work.
Last year the people next to us had some tripod shit and had it roped and staked into the ground. This one is 20' tall and like 2" OD. It came with a plastic sleeve that goes in the ground. Anyways, how would I go about using ropes... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Afternoon gents. I want to make a climbing wall in my room, probably something like pic related. Any do's and dont's? Most I see are made from plywood, any advantage to using something heavier like mdf?
>>1009098 No, not for fun. Because I'm lazy. I have at least 20 projects from tiling to a multi rotor build in progress. My kitchen is 80% done, and has been so for 3 weeks. My truck has a shit ton of stuff that needs done, but I dont have time. I have a pile of bathroom remodeling stuff to do, and haven't even started. Fuck my life. I work about 50 hours a week, have 2 kids, and my bills total about 1800 with my final amount left being about 200. My wife makes 2 grand a month, but she's addicted to spending... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hey /diy/ is my pc build ok? Do you find any problem or incompatibility? MOBA: Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2H CPU: Intel i5-6600K 3.5Ghz GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4GB GDDR5 RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V Red DDR4 2400 PC4-19200 16GB 2x8GB CL15 CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3i CPU Cooler SSD: Samsung 750 Evo SSD Series 120GB SATA3 BOX: Sharkoon VG4-W USB 3.0 POWER SUPPLY: Tacens Mars Gaming 700W
I have already a monitor, a hard drive, keyboard and mouse. SO What´s your opinion?
My dad has about half a gallon of muriatic acid that my idiot brother bought because he needed some hardware to weld on but was too lazy to find non-plated.
I have been tasked to find out how to store it indefinitely.
It's currently in a glass jar but it's pretty obviously leaking, I assume from the vapor eating the gasket on the lid. What material and shape of container would be able to store this shit without it seeping out and eating everything in the garage?
Hello! Im making my own body armor just for fun. Im using lots of duck tape, paper, shirts and i will also add ceramic squares to it. Any ideas for what i should use for it to stop a 308 win. ammunition?
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