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.
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.
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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... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>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.
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... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>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?
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?
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...
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.
>>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
>>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.
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.
>>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
>>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... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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.
>>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.
>>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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