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I am looking to start a simple tool set for my son. My dad kinda did the same for me and when i moved out he gave it to me. It was great to have.

Just looking for ideas for it. Mostly right now its extras of things i have. I have 2 sets of many things and the things i have 3 of the 3rd item im setting aside for him. Hes young now but when the time comes the "set" will be nice and probably bigger then what i got.
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1. electric caulk gun
2. one-way screw bit set
3. dewalt brand 18v blower
4. edgebander
5. electric tin snipper
that should get you started OP
Hammer, sledge hammer, wooden mallet, plastic head mallet, toffee hammer. Basically you can never have enough hammers. And don't forget the wd-40 and duct tape combo.
wooden pallet
shipping container
crab meat (imitation)

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How difficult would it be to /diy/ a small house similar to an apartment floor plan?

I bought some land that I plan to build my dream home on in 5-10 years. Should I build a smaller house for now or just set up a manufactured home on it? I considered a tiny house or shipping container home but it just wouldn't be enough space, considering I work at home. It would be miserable.
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>how to /diy/ a house
>literally no info

it may be problematic, getting planning permission for a standalone with one entry/exit, and basically no windows (fire reg, etc.) - depends, 3-world country (murica, etc.) - maybe not give a fuck tho.

meanwhile irl, go dig up a floorplan suitbable for a standlone, be a better idea. But, you have to go thro a few minor inconveniences, even for tiny houses, like, planning, roof, heating, etc. - building a dwarve standalone aint really gonna save you much, desu, be as well building something to a scale actually usable. And resellable, if needed, etc.
Here are plenty of free plans for cabin designs.
From one room, to four bed room.


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I'm looking to buy a torque wrench to change tires on my car, but it looks like they sell wrenches, adapters, and sockets separately. Anybody have any advice about how to buy all three components such that they're compatible?
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Im going to be honest, no real need to torque your tires.
Get a 1/2 in breaker bar, and a corresponding 1/2 in socket to fit on the end.
Tighten the lug nuts hard as you can with one hand, do them in a star pattern.

It will be over torqued if you look at specs, but won't hurt it. Remember that the gorillas at the shop use air wrenches to zip the lug nuts on twice as tight as you could ever do it by hand.
Measure your bolts with calipers if you have them.
Compatible? As long as they are the same Imperial or Metric measurement you'll be fine (1/2 or 3/8 most common).

Your vehicle should have a tire change kit so take the tire wrench to the store to match sizes if you don't have calipers.
Ensure there are no special locking nuts that require a special bit to remove.
Also, If you get a torque wrench ALWAYS RESET IT TO ZERO WHEN PUTTING IT AWAY. It'll fuck up your spring and the calibration.
Oh and once they are changed check the bolts after driving roughly 25km to make sure no vibration loosened them again.

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So I'm trying to make a plague doctor mask and in the picture I made a draft version made of EVA foam and stitched it with waxed string; But I plan on making it with leather at the final step.

I just wanted to get an opinion on it's design and colour (either black or brown). The design isn't entirely my creation but I adapted it from a couple of sources.

Looks okay? Any improvements? Even any tips for leathercrafting?
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holy shit it looks nice
well thank you pleb,

you think the eye sockets are too round? or should I maybe narrow them down a bit into a sharp oval/eye shape?
nope i think it looks good like this but maybe make the eye sockets a little bigger considerd that youre going to wrap it again

I built a few "growbuckets". They're just buckets full of water, nutrient and air stones in the bottom. The plants were started in a "fogponics" bucket which is working perfectly with perfect white roots, but when I place them in the "deep water culture" bucket the roots rot and the plants die. I think the water doesn't have enough oxygen, so I'm thinking... is it possible to use an air pump to create some kind of water spray in the water buckets? Kinda like an aerosol can. That's one of the options I'm considering. The...
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These plants had perfect roots in the fogponics bucket. A few weeks after I placed them in the deep water culture bucket the roots rotted out and the plant died.
or you could just use dirt like a normal person.

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Hey /diy/. Any advice on how to clean up some of my memorabilia? I was shocked to check on it and see the state it was in. I'm fairly sure that it's salt corrosion. (The white patches). Not sure what the metal is though.
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how about you take a picture

Um, that is the picture. Corrosion is the thick white markings on the stamp and the white flecks on the cross. Quality is not great but check my dubs.
HOLY SHIT YOU GOT QUADS! Four times infinity on the side! Can this day get any better?

But seriously, a sonic bath should do the trick. Usually in vinegar, but I can't vouch for what that would do to the other parts en maybe paints.

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Sup, /diy/. I made pic related, it's a jar with olive oil and a standard kerosene lamp wick that's safe to burn inside and is non-flammable by nature of the olive oil.

But I was wondering, I've seen people with Poi that change the color of their flames using chemicals such as strontium salt (for red color), and I was curious as to whether or not you can achieve this with a lamp like this while still maintaining the same level of health safety. I don't want to suffocate myself, obviously, so I would like to know if this is possible for indoor use.

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Yeah, just dissolve the salt of your choice in the olive oil, but you will need to add alcohol to make the salt disolve.
How much alcohol do you think I should use? And should it just be straight rubbing alcohol?
Non-flammable. Bullshit. Knock that shit onto your carpet while its lit and see just how non-flammable it is. The same goes for any liquid fueled flame.

Yes, it has a very high ignition temperature, but its hardly classifiable as "non-flammable"

As to the salts. Why would you want to add anything that will be burned off, sent into the air as soot for you to breathe into your lungs.

I have no idea what say strontium chloride would do during combustion, but do you think anything good could...
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Cold weather general!

I just finished putting up thick plastic sheet over my windows, and got to thinking about my shed/cabin again.

What is a good and cheap material/s to insulate with? It has plywood walls and a small woodburning stove inside. My thoughts were expanded foam and emergency thermal blankets.
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The "right" way to do it would be faced (better) or unfaced (cheaper) fiberglass or rockwool batts. Make sure your measurements are good and buy batts that fit your stud width/wall height/thickness. Faced batts are easy because the kraft paper/aluminized paper facing is usually wider than the insulation so you can lay them into the walls and staple up the edges alone or with little help. Then panel as desired. I would at least panel the area near the wood stove and add a further layer of something heatproof,...
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cellulose might rot
rockwool is currently best for insulation
if you're doing it and you're unexperienced, find some earth wool from Knauf for example, which won't fuck up your health while putting them on

aerated/insulated concrete can also be an option, if you find a smart way to cast it
I'm going over plans for a greenhouse. In Colorado at 8500 ft.

I'm trying to come up with what material I could use for the floor. Thoughts on rubber asphalt?

This would just go onto the concrete foundation. Worried it might heat too well in the summer but the greenhouse would be open with ventilation fans.

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Which is it, /diy/?
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Which one has a cord?
you have to buy the adaptor that lets you plug it right into the charger
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Sup /diy/ suggest me a cheap pump for a dive helmet i'm making. Preferably running on 12 volts, but i can make 120v work. I need something that is oilless or i need to make a carbon filter in line with the air hose.
>urll die feg xDdd
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urll die feg xDdd
why dress like chicken?
why take off shoes?

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So I'm visiting my parents for the weekend. They own a vacant house a couple blocks away that I'm trying use as a chill spot for when I can't stand to be around them. Seeing as it's November, it's fucking freezing in there. I turned on the big red switch on the wall (the emergency shut on/off switch for the oil burner) and turned up all the thermostats, but it doesn't seem to be making any difference. I went down into the basement and, as I'm completely unfamiliar with anything appliance-related, I couldn't make sense of the contraption,...
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Why don't you call and ask your dad how to turn the heater on? He might not have bought any gas this year, or have done other winterization things and you could fuck everything up if you don't know what you're doing.
Also, I don't have cell data on my phone, and there's no wifi at the vacant house so I can only monitor this thread from my parent's house. I've got a car though so I can drive over and try out any suggestions you might have fairly quickly.
The entire purpose of using the house is to be somewhere away from them, where they don't know where I am.

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Howdy /diy/,

Can you tell me what these are and what they're for? Tnx.
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combination bread-maker/horseshoeing tool.
They look like leather working tools to me.

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Hey guys.

I have a battery pack from an old laptop of mine and I'd like to use them for other purpose (Vaping etc.)
My question is, how can I cut the batterys from the control module without shorting them?
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Here are some more pics.

what are you ask? just don't bridge negative and right side of batter while cutting. Better build/buy a dedicated charging circuit like TP4056 and even more importantly a dedicated discharge control because these things are boned when you over discharge them.
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>inb4 pic related

If you have to ask it is probably a bad idea for you to try.
Enjoy your Allah u Akbar mouth fedora.

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Im doing a live edge black walnut coffee table. I've got a 74"x20"x2" slab that still needs to dry (pic related). Is there a way to tell how long I should let it dry for? A month? A year? I literally have no bearing on this sort of thing.
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Why'd you buy a green slab? Shit can take years to dry properly. Rush it and it'll crack and you'll be screwed.
It was cheap as all get out.
Aren't they cheap because they haven't gone through the potential failure of drying, storage, or milling?

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Share your projects here with us!
I just made a lock for my desk drawer. I don't really need it but it pissed me off that it didnt have a lock. I wasn't really sure how to do it but ended up drilling a single hole through both the desk and the drawer where i insert a hex key to stop the drawer from moving, and I mounted some metal brackets on top of it with a padlock. Had to do some filing but it took me about 30 minutes.
Pic related
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This is what it looks like while opened. Kinda potato quality but you get the idea.
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Uhh, anyone with a screwdriver can get in to that, then make it look like it was never opened.
My advice would be to use a rounded head bolt and nut.

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