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Can somebody help me identify these lamps?
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length is in centimeter btw
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It's from an old light used in disco's. Eurolite Z-20 it says on the device.

It is an very old disco effect light, I bought it maybe 12 years ago and I wanna re-use it. It seems to work fine however this thing gets insanely fucking hot. And with hto I mean really really fucking hot.

I looked closely and it says OSRAM 120v 300watt.

Does this mean they are wired in series?

This thing must be over 600watt, it also has a...
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>OSRAM 64514 120V/300W GX-6.35

- u can type, but not read (?) - srsly, you get them everyhwere, for a few bucks.

problem, assuming you are 240v? - a lot of that right cheap disco crap (hello, Eurolite!) will take out both when one blows.

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>Made thread about my delivery drone design
>/diy/ neckbeards attack it
>"Delivery drones are stupid!"
>"Nobody will waste money on this!"
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And now where are you, Father Eamonn Hunter? Working with pygmies in the South Seas. And where am I? On 4chan gloating about a crap idea that will fail once people start realising that throwing stuff at them is hilarious.
Amazon announced drones like 2 years ago. Where the hell have you been?
And the faa hascshit all over this several times

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Hello everyone. I am in need of some good lighting to paint my miniatures and I'm sick of balancing this shitty little old CFL that I can't see poo with. So I got a big fucking 4 foot Fluorescent tube, 3250 lumens, 6400K for that real good brightness to hit every little detail.

Problem is I haven't a clue how to wire it and I'm scared of electrocuting myself. The hardware store guy told me it's simple, just wire the brown to brown and blue to blue in the fixture. He didn't mention earths though and I dunno where to stick the two wires in...
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Hello mr troll.

Please wire the earth to the "swirly wire", the brown to the brown and the blue to the blue, in the connector where they're literally all right next to each other. Cut the blue wire an inch shorter, and the brown wire two inches shorter.

Attach the wire to the case with a cable tie so it can't be pulled out if you trip on it.

Stick the plastic circle inside the bit that holds plastic circles and twist it in.

At the other end, check out this site: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+to+wire+a+plug...
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Oh, and if your wire has two wires instead of three, throw it in the bin and go buy the right wire.

If you cut the other end off a PC power wire, then the plug will already be wired for you.
Wasn't trolling nor do I understand why you have to be condescending, but ok.

Why did he give me the 2-part wire when it's the wrong one then? And if it's wrong in general, why does it even exist? The green/yellow wire attached to the fixture case is how it's supposed to be?

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When you're creative, $$$ don't matter.
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till the bailiffs arrive for the bills.
then creatively avoid them
Well, he's got us there. Pack it up, boys.

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Hello /diy/ers.

I have an amplifier that i found and it's in pretty good condition. I changed some elements and made it work (sound-wise). The problem is that lights are not working. Voltage across the board for lights gives 0 volts. Maybe it transformer fault or maybe something on the board isn't right. Can you suggest me how can i check if it's the transformer or something else.

ALSO, I would like to ask if there is some way i can make lighting out of LED, using a second power source (12 volt converter or something else) and connecting LED, resistors...
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I forgot to tell.

It's sanyo dcx 8000k from 1970s
I think that schematics for light are bottom right after gretz compound

Sorry if some words are weird, but english is not my native language and I'm trying
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this is the lighting board
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I have never encountered this before, so could someone tell me if these are for light slots, or are they 5A fuse slots

Hey there /diy/
I'm almost done with this fucker, but I have no idea how to make the "ears" from two used beer cans. Can anybody help me out on this one?
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Are you willing to try again? Honestly, that helmet looks like shit. Get a good pep file and apply bondo in thin layers, sand till everything is perfectly smooth and round. Fill little holes with spot putty, bondo, sand repeat till smooth. then sand some more. Then wet sand. Sanding is key. Spend time on this and you'll have a helmet you can be proud of. Not this turd.

Just measure out some distance from the bottom of the can and cut it. Stick the bottom of the can on helmet. You're done.
Sheesh, that one looks top notch. I really should make a new one.
Any tips on visor then? Things might be horribly fucked up with mine.
>I really should make a new one
you really should. I'm making one now. It's not hard. Put a little effort into it and it'll look great.

For the visor, buy a 1mm plastic sheet, heat and bend. I've seen builds where people have used heat guns. Google and try different options. to make the visor black you'll have to use some form of dye. I'm going to use tint film but I don't know how it's gonna turn out. We'll see.

Have you fiberglassed...
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I don't really know where to ask this so feel free to point me in the right direction but how do you convert video files onto a tape?
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>computer output to VCR input
>play video on computer
>record on VCR
Lol. Usually people are transferring stuff from tape to files.

There are lots of ways of doing this.You will need a VCR of course. Depending on its age it will have various video inputs on the back. I would recommend using composite video.

One option is that you get a VGA to composite converter like this:

And then get a 3.5mm jack to Left...
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Thank you.

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Okay /diy/, I need a big hand here. So I have a vintage lathe, that cannot be found on the internet, no manuals, no nothing.

One of the plain journal bearings on it has some spalling and it locks up the pulley shaft that runs through it. It ran fine with our new belt for about an hour, and now it barely makes it through ten minutes before locking up. We have a constant feed of oil, so it works okay when running, but only barely. It's starting to slow down, and once stopped, is extremely hard to start up. What are we messing up?
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a fucked bearing is a fucked bearing, it never gets better. you don't keep running the damn thing, you idiot.
go find a bigger lathe and turn up a new bearing and check your spindle for wear and runout.
Where did you get those dildo foams in the background?
do you mean just bore out the original bearing and press in a new sleeve?

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How do I take the backing off these cuff links?
They were made from Japanese menuki. The backing is silver.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Uhh, with a soldering iron capable of melting silver you dense tripcunt fuck..?
I don't want to damage the menuki.
Gee, I wonder how they were able to solder it to the thing in the first place then. Cause you're the expert about what will and wont damage it. Maybe the heated the silver solder with the power of bushido.

So I have somewhere in the range of 5500 fake dollar bills. The intention was to use them for a halloween costume but they showed up a bit late.

One idea I had was to make coasters out of them, encased in an epoxy or something, but I have no idea what I'm talking about. Anyone know how I would do such a thing?

They are just regular paper and don't look all that much like real money.
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put them on cars. On the back write "sorry I dinged your car" and leave your number. Post results.
They're like half size, it wouldn't fly.

That being said, would be great if I don't actually ding their car
probably the easiest way to do that would be to make a small stack (like 8 bills stacked 2x2) and then paint them with a clear finish, like lacquer or polyurethane, a few dozen times.

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What are some good alternatives to pocket holes?
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Literally any real woodworking joint.
What if I want to have some planks parallel to each other?
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Or biscuits
Router the edge to make them smooth
Alternate growth rings to reduce cupping.

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To keep it brief, I'll just fire off my design specs and answer questions if there are any.

I want to build a cylindrical pedestal to hold a heavy spherical object.

>The pedestal will be three feet tall, and about 12 inches in diameter
>The sphere on top will be an acrylic shell filled with water. It will weigh about 160 pounds when full!
>The whole assemblage must be semi portable (I will have access to a truck with a lift gate, hand trucks, carts and so forth. The sphere will only be filled with water once the pedestal is in place).
>Economy is important, but not the top priority.

Right now, a 12 inch PVC pipe seems like a quick, economical, lightweight way of getting a sturdy pedestal.

The question is, will a 12" PVC pipe bear the stress basically indefinitely? It's for a temporary installation, but if the pedestal cracked, it would be a complete disaster. Is it worth reinforcing it with bands of Sintra, or is the whole idea totally fucked?
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PVC sucks for structural purposes.
What I would suggest is you look locally for any metals supply places, call them up and ask if they have anything suitable that they can cut to length for you. Sometimes they will have off cuts for cheap, or they may know some place else that might be helpful.

You can also ask around at welding supply shops if they know anywhere locally that would have this sort of thing.

If it was only 1/8" thick steel it would probably be okay (@12" across and with 160 lbs on it).
1/4" thick pipe that size would be ~80 lbs alone.
1/2" thick pipe that size is going to weigh a LOT. and kinda cost a lot too.
That's a shame, but I was half expecting I'd have to go for metal pipe instead. Thanks for the notes.
We used to use heavy gauge 2" waste PVC and a mesh sling to construct beach chairs before they were affordable. I have seen them withstand 250 lbs tourists flop down on them so depending on the construction you can do it.

While you have to build it, it would be cheap and quick but I wouldn't know the price in your area compared to steel.

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Hi, this is probably a stupid question. I'm looking to paint a piece of furniture that's made out of wood. I don't want it to look like wood anymore?

I honestly have no idea? Wood filler? many layers of paint?

I'm so clueless.
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sand it as fine as you can be bothered
then just paint it. follow instructions as to primer/undercoat
i just discovered this stuff called lacquer
Seal, sand, prime, sand, paint, sand, paint. Once you sand the paint, you'll have a perfectly smooth surface that you can paint. Maybe use a spray for the topcoat?

I'm not sure how well your disguise will work though, because wood has the general shape of wood, most furniture is made of wood, and people know furniture is made of wood.

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Hey, does any one know a way of making home made crystals? I'm just looking for something small with simple instructions. Maybe something I can make with things I have around the house? Any ideas will help!
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Either you are trolling for that old penny and ammonia bullshit or your legit stupid. Google it fucker.
Alum crystals.

Anything you grow at home is going to be some type of hydrated salt that will crumble apart and lose moisture with time.
You need a string, a cup of water and a lot of spoons of sugar. Put the sugar into the water, mix it, put the string into the water, let one side of the string to get out of the water and wait a couple of days

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A while ago I found this old old knife on my family's property. I'm trying to remove the rust (which is really thick) with lemon juice + salt and steel wool. I'm having some success, but is there any better way to do this? If anyone knows possibly the approximate age or manufacturer of the thing that'd be awesome.
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It also looks like there used to be some sort of name pressed into the handle
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After more scrubbing there seems to be a logo starting to appear. Should be able to ID soon

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