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Anyone ever made swag lamps for themselves? Just wondering if I gotta make them to code as far as access to junctions or what.

I've got 3 rooms in my townhouse with switched plugs and it's starting to drive me nuts after 3 months.

Canada if that helpa
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>>938335

Making your own lamps is fine. If you have an electrical fire and insurance somehow finds out that a non csa approved device that you built and installed caused it, you will probably not be covered.
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>>938335
Liar, Canadians don't know what a famas is
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Some of us have fun toys. Maybe not famas's but still fun toys!

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Newborn woodworking babby here:

Building a work bench and I want to hang a shop light overhead (attached to the bench, not the ceiling) but I don't want to use a pull cord/chain to operate it or a switch on the unit itself. I would like to wire it to a normal light switch and power it with a normal plug. I googled and can only find results for wiring a switched outlet - not what I'm trying to do.

Also taking suggestions on the type of light I should use. I don't know much about lighting but I know I don't want something that will buzz like...
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get a wire-in type of shop light, an extension cord, a 1 gang box, and a light switch.

cut the cord in half, wire switch into both cut ends of cord, put switch in box, mount box.

now cut the female head off the cord and wire that end to the light. mount the light
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>>939075
this is a good way, but the switches are not really meant to work with stranded wire. Consider tinning the wire to make it "solid" before putting it in the switch.

in all any way you do it will probably be just fine

>>939069
why did you double up 2x4s for the legs? seems overkill to me
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>>939141

it will also be used as an elephant gyno delivery table apparently geez

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I'm trying to repair a VCR that won't play or fast forward, narrowed it down to the forward reel.
When I took out the deck mechanism I noticed both brakes on the reel were engaged.
Guessing it's some form of mechanical failure, I'm not really familiar with VCR's.
I'm pretty sure some of you know your way around this thing, I'd appreciate the help.
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Work on it in a room with no windows open to light and only a fluorescent light. Daylight or incandescent will stop many from working by messing with the optical sensors.
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>When I took out the deck mechanism I noticed both brakes on the reel were engaged
thats the way they are supposed to be when there is no taped loaded.

>won't play or fast forward
thats a problem with part 33. the rubber band that is wrapped around the section that engages the reels to the drive shaft is no good. you'll need to replace the whole assembly (can't just replace the band).
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>>939340
>thats the way they are supposed to be when there is no taped loaded.
By spinning the capstan motor I can engage the backward reel, hence why the rewind feature works.
I assumed that both backward and forward reels are supposed to be able to engage one at a time when you spin the capstan one way or the other.
https://youtu.be/JInq2EP91kA?t=1m10s

>thats a problem with part 33. the rubber band that is wrapped around the section that engages the reels...
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My gf wants to replace the carpet at our place without hiring someone. Can someone explain how to pull up the carpet and replace it with hardwood floors. The online how to's don't really make much sense to me.
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Pull up the carpet

Install hardwood floors
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Some large hardware stores hold workshops on tasks like installing floors. As for the carpet, you can figure that out. I cut it into smallish sections for easy movement.
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you will need a utility knife to cut the carpet into smaller sections, a hammer to remove tack strips (also known as gripper rod (UK), carpet gripper, Smoothedge (Can), tackless strip, and gripper edge) is a thin piece of wood, between 1 to 2 metres (3.3 to 6.6 ft) long and about 3 centimetres (1.2 in) wide, studded with hundreds of sharp nails or tacks used in the installation of carpet. - wikipedia )

installing hardwood floors isn't even that complicated either.
you can get this project done in a day.

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Hey guys I'm looking to build a 2 cell lipo mod.

I'm planing on using a IRLB3034 mosfet
15K OHM 1/4W resistor and two 15 amp fuses

I haven't done anything with electronics in a while and I just want to make sure that I am using the right resistor
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what are you modding, idiot?

what are the two parts top-left, a switch and a pot?

parallel fuses dont add like you would expect. better to use a single 30 car fuse.
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>>939229
top left is my crap drawing of a vandal switch then the one below is the master on off.

Why would a single 30 be better then two parallel fuses?
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no idea what a vandal switch is. i'm familiar with anti-vandal switches, made so little shit kids wont break them.

the reason 2 fuses are bad are coz one will always have a slightly power resistance, and so it will take most of the current, thus burning out, then the second takes all the current, then burns out. the current doesnt divide 50/50. one way to sorta fix that is to use one fuse per battery.

as for your resistor, 15K is fine, so is 1.5K or 150K. it's in no way critical.

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I want to make a Tiltable desk but I dont know what the rails with indents are called that lock the angle in place but can also be put back to flat.
Anyone know what they're called?
Picture is of my drafting desk I have.
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>>939204
ADJUSTABLE TABLE TOP SUPPORT
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>>939204
DRAFTING TABLE WHIZBANGER
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>>939204
RATCHETING ANGLED BRACKET

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So I have the songs and they are grouped with the same artist name and album, how do I associate a JPEG as the album cover as I see in digital albums I see from other popular artists
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Also anything I search online shows how to make the cover in photoshop, not designating it to an album
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>>938715
>shitpost
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>>938715
Look up a tag editor and embed the album art.

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Evening, /tg/. I'm going to be making a small fat suit that'll go under clothes, only a small belly and lovehandles. But it needs to be convincingly realistic in weight, firmness, and jiggle, since people will be seeing it up close, and possibly touching it.

I'll likely make the form for the belly out of two t-shirts stitched together, with straps on the back to hold the front tight to the body. Maybe some other shapes to adjust and smooth things out.

What I'm really stuck on is what to use for the stuffing. I'll likely use rice while figuring...
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>>937718
>>>/tg/
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>>937727

Evidently I subconsciously meant to ask a bunch of fa/tg/uys how to pretend to be fat.
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>>937737
Maybe he meant cgl?

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I guess this is the most appropriate board to have this thread.

Anyone into scanners?

Use to listen to Police a lot, but they went digital in my area about a month ago. Pretty sure they're encrypted, but thinking of getting a digital scanner anyway, since it's easier to use/program/organise/etc. Probably going to lay down $300 on one of these.
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>>934039
what kind of phone is that?
does it run android?
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>>934039
>>>/g/ - Technology will probably get better results.
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>>934039
I use a Baofeng UV-5R v2+ for scanning, NOAA weather alerts, and FM commercial radio. My old man's got a Radioshack Pro-528 receiver that I used to tinker with - that could pick up trunked frequencies and could pick up State Police comms.

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I made these flaps to keep the slush from spraying all over the front of my trailer
Got 1 mud flap from the big truck repair shop. $15. Ripped in half on the tablesaw
Had some aluminum L extrusion laying around used that to grip the flaps.
The square aluminum extrusion was also in the scrap pile. Painted it black.
Used self tappers to attach the flaps to the rail.
Buddy cut the plate on the plasma table at his work. Cost me a large coffee.
Used a big bolt thru the hitch hole on the bumper to attach unit to the truck. $12 at the tractor shop.
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seems legit.

Maybe its just me, but Id put 5 bolts in each flap instead of 3. Your tires start spinning and its gonna put a lot of strain on those 3 bolts. also make sure the aluminum pinches the rubber, so force is equalized across the aluminum bar instead of just the 3 small pieces of rubber above the 3 bolts.

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My dog tore up the flooring in my apartments bathroom today, where would I start on fixing this myself as I don't want to deal with anyone from the apartment and paying way too much for them to fix it. Also how difficult will this be?
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>>938819
Do you live in Tempe Arizona? I might be in the same apartment complex as you dude. I have the EXACT same bathroom by the looks of it.
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>>938830
No I'm in Columbus, Ga
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>>938830
sheeit, i have that exact flooring, weird. you're probably fucked but i would just have a flooring guy come in and do it for you undercover. or the other option and what would look best would be to tear it all up and re-floor it yourself from youtube vids if you're not a retard. sand the wood and wall scratches and use filler if needed and repaint.

also get a kennel and bark collar for your dog you dumb nigger dont lock it in the fucking bathroom when you go out to buy anime and yugioh cards

Hey /diy/, i want to start making pixel art with ironing beads. Does anyone have experience with it or have some tips? Which is the best brand? And can i use baking paper instead of this special paper selled by the conpanies which also sell the beads?
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>>938599
brand doesn't matter, waxed paper works acceptably well, but don't use parchment. You may want to do something different, break the mold and go hex grid instead of orthagonal.
Are you going to just lightly sinter the beads together re pic or melt them flatter so there are no gaps.
Also, get/make a very large grid for them.
If you're careful with setup and ironing, you may be able to use just a rubber sheet to keep them in place when you iron them.
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>>938616
Wow, thanks a lot.
Hex grid sounds pretty interesting, i will try it
I think i won't melt them too deep to preserve the 8-bit look
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Bought some to do them with my gf, couldn't get perler so we got hama instead, then tried ebay ones. Brand really doesn't matter, there's a slight difference in shine and texture but you're never going to look that closely at it.

So far we've made pic related, and they've just been sitting in a box since because it's insanely expensive when you do the math (with name brands at least) Still have to look for a good place to get bulk offbrand ones. Another advantage in mixing brands is you get more colours to work with. But as that anon...
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So I found this guy on Facebook. Would anyone here trust him to work on their house? Seems kinda shotty work to me.

Facebook : Big man mechanical
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Wait... is that gutter draining INSIDE the house?
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>>936974
I was more laughing at the handrail setup, but your right, it looks as though it's headed to the basement.
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>>936976
it probably drains into a submersible pump... whats the problem?

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A pen exploded in my backpack a while ago (about 6 years ago) and it is high time I clean it. How can I get the stain to not bleed? I don't actually care about the stain, I just don't want it to rub off on anything.

Complications are the fact that it exploded in the tiny pockets in the front pouch so I can barely fit my fingers in there to scrub it.

So far I have put a lot of laundry stain remover and run it through the the laundry like 10x. Now it doesn't bleed unless I put stain remover on it and let it soak for a few minutes and try rubbing with...
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Use alcohol.

Stop bleeding with cotton rags.

Idealy stack several rags below. get wet with alcohol, place more rags on top, set heavy weight on top. Cotton rags will absorb now liquid ink.

Run through washer to get the rest out.
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>>936659
Soak that shut in a ton of rubbing alcohol for awhile and then do what the guy above me said
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>>936659
At tell us what type of pen and ink it was.

https://www.millerwelds.com/equipment/welders/multiprocess/miller-multimatic-200-mig-welder#!/?product-options-title=multimatic-200-mig-welder-with-tig-kit-951649

Thoughts?
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>>935615
That's what I have for home use. Excellent MIG, decent TIG and stick. Nice for aluminum (spool gun). Versatility and portability are nice. Duty cycle is too low for production work, but all right for home projects. What were you planning to use it for?
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Well yesterday I had a thought, more of a dream really. I was riding my motorcycle with some people and came to a line of people sitting on their bikes on a bench, like a church pew. I tried to squeeze myself and my bike past everyone to get to the other side of the bench thing. When I got to the end my bike was gone. Same color bike was in my hands but it wasn't mine. A buddy picked me up and we went riding around looking for who took it. We stopped at some sketchy shops that sold bikes because we figured they would be selling it as stolen. No dice. I don't remember...
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>>935621
Just practicing or portable projects when I get a larger machine.

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