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I want to put some concrete on the path from my side door to my backyard. What tools would i need for that? And what kind of mix to buy. Thanks.
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Shovel/wheel barrow. If i want to mix concrete myself in small amounts I do it in old 5 gall plastic pails with a mixer on a large drill I find this method is much easier faster than by doing it in a wheel barrow. If you have a lot of concrete to mix it might be cheaper/better use of time to order some really depends on local prices etc. you can "float the concrete with a homemade wooden trowel with the edges sanded round if you don't want to buy a real hand float. same goes for a larger floats. then you need a smooth steel trowel. an edging trowel and a broom to texture at the end.
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Depending on amount, bucket then tarpaulin then wheelbarrow with dutch hoe then cement mixer.

Premix dry concrete packs are good for patching but make sure you get some pva bonding agent in the mix and on the area where the patch is going. Mixing your own for larger quantities is cheaper. Depending on volume, delivered wet is much easier.

As always, prepare the area thoroughly. Compact as much as possible. If laying onto a porous surface, you need a membrane down first - I use 2 thicknesses of the cheap painters plastic sheets.

After putting the concrete...
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was talking about how to set up the wood forms.

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Hey all, I've not done much electronics since high school (20 years ago). I'm familiar with programming (various including c, Perl etc), arduino and such.


I'd like to get into analog/eurorack synths, understanding how the work (lots use pic etc). Please suggest some online reading I can do to bring myself up to speed and in line with my goals.

Thanks in advance

Pic unrelated
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>>936968
Literally right next to the ohm thread. Why is this it's own thread again?
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>>936973
First time posting, no idea what the "ohm" thread is. The description you captured in your screenshot doesn't seem to provide enough info to suggest it's where I should be
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>>936973
Why is the "ohm thread" its own thread?

This is yet another datum that it doesn't do what it's supposed to, because no-one can work out what it's for.

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Guys what the hell are these? The box says blueberries but the seeds are too big to be blueberry seeds plus I'm from the Philippines why do they sell this here
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>>936252
it just says growing set with seeds and soil, sounds like what it is
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These are the seeds
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>>936256
Those are dry blueberries. Seeds are inside.

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Anyone here melt HDPE plastic they save and cut up?

I made these two blobs just to see if I could hand press the shit flat enough. I don't know what I'm going to do with them yet. Maybe carve them it something. I need to build a brick making clamp or hydrolic press though.

This was more a proof of concept after some YouTube videos I watched.

Left is milk jugs and dish soap bottle with some grocery bags, right is all grocery bags.

Both of them are comical in how stuff and hard they are. Grocery bag blob has some air bubbles but it's...
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>>935763
I'm thinking they would make cool stepping stones or if sunk into a bit of concrete a cool walk way in blob form. I would have to stipple the surface a but with a soldering iron though as the surface is pretty fucking slick.

Main goal is maybe a knife handle eventually and then to try and build bricks of the shit to have a wall in a shed be made of it or a door.
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>>935763
Bump
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>>935763
dildos obviously

Hey /diy/ !

How are you all today ?
Could you help me out and give me some hints or tutorials how can i create my own Gesture Controller?

something like that :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23c7-iQz9XI
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>>936904
get arduino and raspbery pi
get gesture sensor and camera
start learning to code
>or skip the code part and find functioning open source one online
>???
>profit
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>>936904
you can buy a leap motion sensor for like $30 on ebay. It is hard to get any cheaper than that unless you have kinect or something sitting around.

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so i have found myself in the need of 7 small child sized looms. and wile looking online i found that the average price is around 110 -120 USD. for pic related style. for the production of scarves. around12-8 in by 6 ft. now that would take far to long to recoup the cost from that initial investment so i was thinking i would put my armature woodworking skills to the test. and wile i was searching the internet for plans i found myself flooded with how to use a loom or even loom documentaries without being able to find proper plans for one. so i was wondering if you guys knew...
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>>936661
Sorry, I'm helpless, I just needed to post pic related.
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>>936661
I'm not really seeing the need for plans. Granted, I don't know that much about weaving, but from what I'm seeing, you could easily make something like in that picture with some dowels and small cuts of wood...what is it you're unsure of being able to make?
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>>936698
It is obviously an elementary school teacher.

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My kindergartner need to do a science project for school. The topic is "invention."

Anyone have any good suggestions?
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Volcano
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>>930566
Thank you for your suggestion, but the topic is Invention....
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>>930567
>he hasn't read the bible.

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Hi Guys

Earlier today whilst using my Grinder i got hit in the eye by a piece of metal that got past my standard eye pro, now it seems i have nothing in my eye. (i can feel no sharp pains, or foreign objects) but my eye is quite sore do you think i should still go to hopsital?

pic semi related
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>>936428
Call an ophthalmologist and ask if they are equipped to deal with said injury. If they are not go drive yourself to an ER

Also post pics it might not be that bad
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yes, go just to make sure! i got something like this once an didnt Went and it infected and i need to have suregery to remove the part, because the normal way (they use a Little grinder/dremel thing) didnt fix it...
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>>936430
just called A&E and they told me to go down just in case :/

looks like im spending the night queuing, ill post a picute in a sec but theres nothing to see, just got a sore eye brb

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Hey /diy/,

I'm looking to get an air compressor for an airbrush. I'm looking for something with a large tank and an operating pressure of 15-40psi (can go higher, just doesn't need to).

Got any suggestions on what to get?
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I was pretty happy with a cheap 2 gallon tank compressor, the same one I use for my brad nailers and car tires. I put an air-dryer in line and I didn't seem to have any problems attributable to the air line. (I couldn't into airbrush for a couple hours, then I figured it out and things went smoother)

I was painting Warhammer minis and after I got it down I got a nice thin even coat on pretty easily. Windex is a great thinner for citadel paints.

So almost any compressor comes with a pressure regulator. The tank runs from 120-150 psi ish depending on specs. When it hits 120 the compressor kicks back on, and when it hits 150 it turns off. (I actually made those numbers up, they almost certainly aren't correct, but they are sort of ball-park ish) The regulator keeps the stuff in your hose at whatever PSI you want, as long as it's lower than the tank, so air brushing isn't a problem.

As I recall I didn't even have a big problem with uneven flow when the tank was filling. A lot of people get away with not even using a tank and just running right off a little tiny continuous compressor for their airbrush, but getting a small wood working/construction compressor/tank isn't much more and then you can use your tools with it too.

To use it I had to get an 'airbrush adapter' so it goes from 1/4" hose to 1/8" hose.
I also got an air dryer, it's just a little glass bulb with a copper screen you put in your air line that condenses water out of the line.
Make sure you dial the pressure down if you had used it with a normal tool earlier.

I am a newb at model painting though so maybe I'm full of shit, but I was happy with it.
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>>935265
Could you post pics of the models? that's why I'm buying it.

I'm looking at something like this:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-Oil-Free-Air-Compressor-10L-Tank-104L-Min-102PSI-1380RPM-550W-Quietest-45dB-/111355594268?hash=item19ed4f861c:g:o9kAAOSwDN1UPfEc

It has 45db operating noise and a 10L tank.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqW2w1keCBw

Managed to find a video of it showing the brand label and it clearly operating at a low noise.

Would that be suitable? Or could I find something cheaper?
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>>935255
harbor freight has a 3 gallon oilless pancake compressor for $60, that would be plenty for airbrushing. as anon mentioned, you want an air dryer as well.

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How many of you do it yourselfers are self employed?
> Age?
>What do you do?
> Any training required?
> What kind of money do you make per week?

Im looking to get started at something only have a high school education, any ideal?
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>>935930
What skill do you have?

Make something -> sell something
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>>935932
I don't really have any skills that I know...I mean I know how to do different things I can follow directions...I have a knowledge of basic tools,..im in a small poor town also if that matters
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>>935936
Buy a 100 dollar portable arc welder, advertise yourself as a freelance welder and just be very selective about which jobs you take so you don't end up taking on a job to big for your skill level. Fix tree stands, livestock corrals, Gates and fences, tools, light (!) Machinery, etc. Charge 80 bucks an hour.

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Before....
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...and after
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Wa la!

It's a caddy for my Dust Deputy/shop vac + a really awesome auto vacuum switch.

The fit and finish is really rough, yes. I can't use a jigsaw to save my life.
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The bottom part is not quite done. I didn't want to spend the time to figure out exactly how much I'd have to cut away for the best fit, so I decided to cut the base roughly with the table saw, assemble it, then trim it later.

BTW, the Kreg pocket screw jig is a brilliant little thing. A masterpiece. Every diyer should have one.

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Just finished off my inaugural batch of apple juice hooch.
All said, I'm not unimpressed with the magic of home made swill.
Anyone else into this, or am i a closet alcohol?
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>>932459
>MAN SIZE PRESSURE PACK
I don't think I could carry that much.
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>>932459
Am also into this.


Saved pic, OP
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>>932459
Did you let it ferment for the actual reccommended time?

Because I found I had not the patience for home fermentation.

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Hey /diy/ I need some help.

I'm trying to make some model's from the fallout franchise, specifically; Rad-x, Mentats, Fixer, Buffout, Stimpak, Jet, Psycho, and Med-x.

Here is the thing. I'm not to sure on what items I might have around my house may be combined to make these.

Help?
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I did have this pill box that I thought I could spray paint and label for Rad-x?
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>>937152
i built one of these for my gf

http://www.instructables.com/id/Nuka-Cola-Quantum-and-Nuclear-Reactor-Display-Stan/

but i guess you want something you can carry around for cosplayage? dont you think that will be a bit overdone, fallout 4 sucked man cmon now
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>>937160
I don't want anything to carry around, this is for my display shelf

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Bearing in mind that...

1.) I'm both relatively poor and kinda cheap (the latter being a result of the former)

2.) Have no room left in my "shop" for floor-standing tools

3.) Don't have any plans in the foreseeable future where the smaller size will be a problem

4.) Have been poking around for a few months for a steal on CL/eBay, nothing's turned up, and I'm running out of patience

Could I realistically expect to do any better than this in its approximate price range?

http://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=4959

I'm...
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>>936782
Very close to the same thing, slightly smaller
600 at harbor freight, wont have to get it shipped.
Use the 20% coupon on it making it 480, you could try your chances and wait for it to go on sale and see if they let you stack it (some cashiers do some people dont) so itll be even cheaper
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>>936782
the one thing I warn about these dinky lathes is that you should try to get one that you can get a 4-jaw (independent) chuck for.

first off, some info:
1) a "scroll" chuck is one where all the jaws move in and out at the same time, when you turn one screw on the chuck. Most like this have 3 jaws, but you can get 4-jaw scroll chucks too.
2) an "independent" chuck is one where each jaw has its own adjustment screw, and you must center parts manually. Most like this have 4 jaws, but you...
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>>936784
a lot of these small lathes and mills start from the same castings, but the fit, finish and the features varies a lot with the prices.

the minilathes.com site talks about the matter, and has reviews of a lot of the different brands
http://www.mini-lathe.com/

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So I need to weld some square tubing that is 1,5mm thick on the walls but I have little experience on welding thin material. I have a fine 130 amp inverter that can manage really low current without sticking. I normally use 2,5mm 6013's and that's the thinnest I can get around here.

Any tips or techniques you guys wanna share?
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>>935563
Personally I would never weld anything under 2mm using an arc welder, but if you are adamant try finding some 1.6mm 7014's to use. Do a quick google search and you should find heaps of forums with people asking pretty similar questions.
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You can try buying thinner sticks, like the other anon said, otherwise stick with the 2,5mm. A technique that works fine is doing small spots along the weld and then do a pass over them.
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>>935613
This. Make sure it's cool before welding on it again. Also, use DC negative for less penetration. I'd use MIG or TIG for something like that, but if all you have is stick, good luck. I've done similar stuff, but it's tricky.

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