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Well I've got some problems . It seems I'm screwed. I tried to get my seized power steering out but 2 bolt heads broke of its so rusted. And I also cant get the old driver seat out because the bolts stripped. I also can't drive without power steering. The belt tensioner is on the power steering and it broke of the god damn pump. So I can't drive it. What should I do?
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take a nap :))
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>>959818
Sweet jesus that is a rusty engine. Did you pull it out of a lake or something?

You're probably going to have to drill out the old bolts now, which is a bitch but doable. Following that, I think you'll have to retap the holes in the engine for a larger size thread to remount the PS pump.

There might be an extractor that will help you, but not until you unseize those threads. Get some damn Kroil if your shit is that rusty, it kicks WD-40's ass.
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>>959820
I did soak it I'm liquid wrench and used left handed bits. Just drilling holes. Tapping might need to happen.

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An English word or name that describes a creation or development from starting like an evolution but it should be more suitable to technology and it should be easy pick
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Mechanized maybe?
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pretty sure the word you're looking for is "development"
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>>959618
how about

"going to school"

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Don't know if this is thread worth, but I'm planning on building a medal/coin holder in wood. Its going to be a stand, I have everything worked out, my only problem is, I want to make circular sockets to fit the coins in snuggly. What tool do I need to do this? Every tool I currently have would just end up cutting a perfect hole through the wood, which is obviously not what I want. It would be like pic related, you know those coin books that hold quarters? With sockets cut just to their proportion? I was then going to line the wood and sockets with velvet or some nice...
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>>959537
>get a benchtop drill press
>get forstner bit
>set drill press depth stop for how deep you want hole
>make marks on wood

>hole size and depth will be uniform throughout the piece.

Easy
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>>959541
>tfw I'm going to blow my whole paycheck on a benchtop drill press for one project.
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>>959541
Thanks though man appreciate it. I'm assuming there's probably no other way to do this on the cheap side is there?

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I have an idea for a business which sells custom 'water tobacco pipes'. The idea is that I will set up a website where customers can choose from a range of designs and colors and these will be 3d printed and sent to them.
Ideally they would be able to do something cool like upload a photograph of their face and they would get a pipe that looks like them. I was thinking 3d printing would be the best as I don't know how to make the pipes and I think it will sell well because 3d printing seems to be all the rage these days. Do you people think this would work...
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>>959492
Bump
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For some reason I don't think smoking weed out of plastic is a good idea.
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>>959505
Maybe if you knew more about the world you wouldn't be so jealous that you hadn't thought of this idea first yourself. People make bottle bongs all the time and they don't die, do they?

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Hello, this is my first time posting on /diy/ as I figured this was the best place to post these questions. Anyway, what kind of ingot do I have here? It is very heavy and is shiny when melted down. It also has a low melting point (lower than aluminum).
>pic related
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2/2. What powder is this? I found both of these at an abandoned art studio if that helps any.
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>>959339
Shit, forgot the pic
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tin?

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Hey diy,

I have an older house, built in 1939, that doesn't have a shower. it has two bathrooms, one on the main floor and one upstairs.

>neither bathroom has an exhaust fan

>both bathrooms have poor electrical placement. Upstairs has a light switch next to the tub, the main floor has an outlet.

>both tubs are placed squarely in front of a window.

My understanding was that back in the day, they didn't need an exhaust fan as they would just...
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>>959141
Here is a picture of the outlet next to the tub on the main floor.
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>>959142
Damn it, I can't post a picture upright. My apologies to all those breaking their necks trying to look at these.
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Yes, but you're going to have to gut them to at least remove or shrink those windows and accommodate additional plumbing for the shower head and shower surround (DIY cheap --> remove the tub entirely and buy a $300 fiberglass tub and shower surround). Adding an exhaust fan is trivial but you'll need one around 100 cfm.

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Is there a better method than toner transfer?
IS copper the best metal?

Also, where do I get the glass fibre?
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>>958914
>better method
probably something involving a laser cutter
>is copper the best
no, gold and mercury are the best.
>where to get glass fibre
a retailer of fiber glass?
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In theory you could bond metal foil to a flat and even sheet of fiberglass substrate to make a truly home-made PCB. In practice this is probably dumb.
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>>958914
http://hackaday.com/2015/09/21/why-are-you-still-making-pcbs/

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So I have access to large amounts of fruits, typically from just over ordering and they don't get sold as fast as they could, and because they don't look "editable" or have started to slightly soften, they get tossed. Now, I don't have to climb into any dumpster or anything to get them, the manager of the kitchen just lets me have them if I want them. Even though they aren't suppose to do this because liability reasons.

first of all, googling "canning resources" or something like that, gives me an over whelming amount of hits and every one is pretty much got its own secrete sauce. so I would maybe like a book, or if someone knows a really reliable resource on the internet that works good too.

So far my understanding of canning is:
acquire jars.
clean jars with soap and water and rinse out all the soap residue and drop them into a pot of water at or above 180 fahrenheit or 82 centigrade for 10 minutes.
remove them from the water with clean tongs and trying to only touch the outside of the jars but not the rim of the jar or inside. shake out most of the water, and while the jar is still warm, throw in your freshly made canning medium in my cause marmalade. wipe the edge of the jar clean with a fresh clean rag and put the top and screw the lid on.
now take your pot of water, and throw in a grate of some sort on the bottom, and put the cans on top of that and bring it all to a boil for 15 minutes.

Can anyone with canning experience let me know if that will work for what I want to do?
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>>958898
OP, I can't contribute personal experiences, but if you don't have much luck on here, I recall seeing an few canning threads on /ck/ in the past.

If you end up running into a ton of problems with canning, pickling is a pretty easy short-ish term solution for certain food stuffs.
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>>958898

http://www.amazon.com/Ball-Blue-Guide-Preserving-Edition/dp/B00OEJZSNW


http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Country-Living-Anniversary-Edition/dp/1570618402

These should do it for you.
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>>958934
cool both of those are on bookzz better for me cause I don't have to spend the money I barely have right now.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDekCnihS0M
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>>958887
>breadboard and caps in the water
yea I raged.
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>>958887
Undershot wheel. Pleb tier.
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>>958887
to have any efficient water or wind turbine.. I think you need something a little more precise than, a golf club handle, a hose rack and some plywood.

I mean for fucks sake, at least a bronze bushing OR cheap china bearings would be 100% better then what ever the fuck that was.

I get it: it powered a 30 watt PSU fan. Could of done that by wiring those solar cells off the tops of those path/garden lamps together to do the same thing.

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Want to purchase the following https://www.icreatables.com///sheds/10x12-GT-gable-tall-shed-plans.html has anyone used plans they've purchased and if so, was it worth it?
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>>958530
Go to home depot or Lowe's. Look at the prefabs they have. Why waste money on plans? You can probably Google 'shed plans' and get them free.

Plans are for more complicated things like houses, cars, motorcycles, et cetera.
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>>958530
A plan is nice to have, but if you can draw and measure it's unnecessary. It's good practice to have a plan when building something more complex than you have before, and a lot of times even if you don't really need one. It's just easier to have something to reference off of.

Now here's the key. The plan you use has to be correctly laid out, otherwise it won't as you intend. If you feel you can lay it out then go for it. The plan is $17, do you think you can make a plan that's as good as the one they're selling? If no then buy it. Is a few frustrating hours of your life worth $17 saved? If no, buy it. The shed is already going to set you back a few hundred to build, is $17 more going to kill you. If no, buy it.

I personally wouldn't, but I have a background in carpentry. I've been doing it for years. If it was my first time I wouldn't trust myself to draw it out. Nothing worse than wasting $400 on something unusable.

One thing about that shed, if you're putting it on the earth and not cement. The 2 bottom rails, make sure you use pressure treated wood suitable for ground contact. I would even go as far as to put a plastic sheet underneath them.You'll have to flatten and level the earth, so the shed sits flat against the ground. This will help prevent unwanted stresses on the structure. And look through the wood pile to find the truest boards of the bunch.
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Op here, thanks for the advice, I'm probably going to buy the plans, was just cautious in case there was some horror stories about them being terrible. I've built timber frames and shutters before but never a complete structure so I'd rather just take some of the headache out of it. Plus it'll make it easier to calculate costs.

I'm definitely going to lay a concrete slab. I was a ground worker for 8 years so the slab will be the only thing I'll be able to do without breaking a mental sweat.

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How do I remove a stripped laptop screw? Am I fucked?
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>>958505
Option 1. Put a rubber band over the screw driver head and try to turn it

Option 2. If that doesn't work melt the clip on a Bic pen lid with a lighter and jam it onto the screw head before it solidifies. Use the pen lid to turn the screw.

Option 3. Take a flathead screwdriver slightly larger than correct driver but still small enough to fit in the screw head. Place it on the screw head and tap the screwdriver with a hammer until it makes an indent which you can use to turn the screw.

Option...
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>>958508
Thank you anon I'll try
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>>958505
Are you sure it's stripped and you aren't just using the wrong screw driver? Your picture is too potato to tell.

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Has anyone here ever done one of those fogger setups in their car? Where a ultrasonic fogger is added to a jar or container full of gasoline and all that stuff? Im interested in doing this and experimenting with it.

Would anyone know if this fogger pictured would be safe to use in a gas/alcohol mixture?
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This im sure would fit inside a gas jug.
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>>958358
Im not sure if this Bouy would deteriorate or not flaoting in gas.
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>>958357
Has anyone ordered from this site before? I tried to contact them but no information pops up.

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i'm looking for a drill bit that can put a #8 hole and coutnersink in a single piece, specifically NOT the type with an adjustable countersink near the end.

ideally something like the picture but i have no need for the threaded part, need to drill through ~2" thick wood.

problem with adjustable is after drilling a large quantity of pieces the countersink segment comes a bit lose and moves on me, requiring readjusting.
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this is what i use now, works fine most of the time. does not have to be quick-change type as this work is done in a drill press.
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if a single piece bit doesn't exist, any recommendation on best drill bit with countersink and/or countersink on its own?
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>>958188
>this is what i use now, works fine most of the time. does not have to be quick-change type as this work is done in a drill press.
My advice would be to just keep on using what you are using, but use a Dremel to grind little divots in the drill bit for the countersink set screws. Then locktite the set screws in place with the unbreakable locktite, so they stay there forever.

Another way would be to braze the countersinks in place on the drill bits.

This will ruin the drill...
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What the hell...

So yesterday I decided to change the oil in my air compressor. I've done this three times before, and I remember the last time I've done so the oil came out mostly clean. This time it came out so thick with metal particles I could almost see my reflection in the waste oil. I'm talking particles large enough you could feel them if you were to rub your fingers together. I don't know what caused this. All I can think of is when I sprayed wd40 in the air intake once with the idea of lubricating the inside of the tank to prevent rust. Can't...
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>>958064
Is this compressor gas driven or electric?
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>>958064

>Putting a flammable liquid inside a pressure vessel.
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>>958064
You just answered yourself. WD-40 is not a lubricant. It's a water displacing (WD - get it?) penetrant. It's effective at doing the opposite of what you wanted to do - thinning and removing lubricants. When you sprayed it into the air intake you probably fucked up the oil film on the cylinder and piston, leading to metal on metal friction.

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So lads I found this nice little store that sells a load of different rough and tumbled stones. I chose this small piece of Amazonite the shape of a wedge and I want to learn more about it. I have lots of information online but they all pertain to hobbyists with the wide array of specialized tools and full of jargon. I can't seem to find anything that a mindless oaf can work with and start from scratch.

I got this piece I want to grind and shape down to a spike or so and a rotary tools with a vast amount of bits. Cutoff discs and steel saw discs, grinding wheels,...
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>>958013
Depends.. Got any hand tools? Handheld circular saw? I know exactly what to do to get it cut with a circular saw.. Its a bit dodgy but it works. And the grey colored bits work for grinding on rocks from your rotary tool kit. Not the orange ones. They more so polish then they do grind tho.
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>>958017
I don't have any hand tools at all aside from a hand-rotated hobby drill like they use for Warhammer miniatures and very fine and small nail files.

What grey/orange coloured bits?
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Bumparoo before I go to bed.

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