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Is sheet metal a good trade to get in to?
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Selling sheet metal?
Making it?
Working with it?
Scrapping it?
Looking at your reflection in it and calling yourself pretty?
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>>930560

Fabrication and installation (mostly fabrication)
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>>930559
SMWIA is the tin whacker union very good job benefits, pension, can easily hit 100K a year

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I tried the general woodworking thread. Waited a week and got no reply on my post. So....

I am planning on building a simple bed frame for a queen size. Using 2x8 and 4x4 for most of it. Gonna use lag bolt for connecting most everything (not in a long term living situation). I have always had my bed on rails and I am tired of it.

I need suggestions or tips. Anything you guys can think of. Gonna be low to the ground so it is more sturdy. Headboard is gonna come up about a foot over the matress. Gonna use slats instead of my box spring. Also, would like to avoid any staining/painting/covering in general. I am going to sand it down extremely smooth and that is all I plan for a finish.

Loosely basing it off this

http://www.instructables.com/id/2-x-8-Bed/
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There is no question in your post?

Do you wish for us to wish you good luck?
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Looks ugly as fuck and unimaginative. I just finished this. Queen bed. Its 130cm off the ground so i can comfortably fap in a lazy boy under my bed. Just put on a thin coat of shellac to seal the grain because i am lazy.
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>>929387
Buy low, sell high is the best tip I can give; though hot's on the left, cold's on the right is a close second.

Seriously, if you don't finish it with something (paint, varnish, lacquer, spray on polyurethane, whatever) it'll look like shit faster than you'd think.

Oh! And good luck!

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Hi, I'm looking for some guidance in troubleshooting a Maytag Dryer MDE6800
>pic related
I have already found the electric diagram, but finding the electronic schematic starts to be a pain in the ass. If you guys could lend me a hand, it would be really appreciated.
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>>933125
The controller itself has the following labeling, whic goes:
>as-tdled-02c
>titan led dryer controller 63902130
>software rev 49
>e211075
>dac2 0510700100

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How do I make relatively level cuts with only a handsaw and no level? Wood is pine. I'm trying to make a cradle for a grow-light for winter veggies.
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puddles are always level
dip the legs in and cut on the wet line
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Cut all 4 in one bundle
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>>932737
Any tips for keeping the blade straight? Initially I had drawn some straight lines, but it didn't matter because the saw will curve ever so slightly.

I just don't want this damn cradle to wobble. It already cobbled together.

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>>931955
swap in an sr20det
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If all L engines have same mounts/bellhousings I would build an l28 stroker with individual carbs, turbo it, and drop it in while driving on stock l20. If you don't want to deal with turbo tuning and linking carbs (or if the only thing you care about is power and not cool factor) then sr20 or RB swap. If you are dead set on using the l20 then it's the same progression as almost any NA build with your style.
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Remove some of the floorboard so you can push the pedal down further

So recently a paper came out that showed that mealworms can eat, digest and survive on styrofoam. I wondered if other species could do the same so I tried it out with the much larger and totally different species, superworms. Not only will they eat it but they seem to quite enjoy eating it. It makes for an easy DIY project since you can get the worms cheaply and locally in almost every city since most pet stores will carry them. With a few more worms, you could easily process all the styrofoam you use on a daily basis. check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS9PWzkUG2s
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Isn't that related to the idea of throwing worms and fungi that can eat plastics into landfills to break down trash faster?

Have you tried feeding them other garbage?
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>>924297
What do they break it down into
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>>924313
Smaller peices of styrofoam.

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Has anyone encountered an infomercial tool or gadget that was actually worth getting?
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>>923183
No but I did once buy a pancake maker after seeing it on a cheesy infomercial, it turned out to be a decent bit of cooking gear that made wonderful pancakes.
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>>923183
>2016
>Not owning a double drill
Its like you don't wanna be twice as productive kek
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>>923183
Thats just a rotozip knockoff with all the attachments.

I have a few as seen on TV Tools. None of them are popping out in my mind as being a must have tool desu.

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>What is your job description?

>What would you say you do on daily basis?

>Do you enjoy your job and/or field?

>Would you do it again given the chance? If not, then what would you do instead?

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Being that /diy/ more than likely has a high percentage of tradesmen and engineers and the fact that I'm interested in engineering specifically, as I'm sure there are anons interested in going into a trade etc......
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I'm titled as an industrial electrician, in house for a specific highly automated manufacturing facility

basically I take calls from people who have something 'that doesn't work'. And I have to figure out why and get it working, everything from basic IT stuff and idiots who can't plug their stuff in, to trouble shooting industrial processes. When I don't have a call I work on PM stuff, condition checks, iso verification of sensors etc.

My job is amazing, I get to work with tons of crazy high end super obscure systems regularly. And if i can't work something out all im expected to do is find someone who can or spec out a new system to replace it. I have a little slice of the action from the light duty construction side to day to day trouble shooting of the underlying process which is being controlled to the new system engineering.

I would do it again and actively encourage smart young nerds to get into, everyone hears electrician and thinks they are gonna be drilling holes in the winter on a construction site. I'm really more like a electronics guy who has to comfortable around 600 amp 3 phase panels than what most people consider an 'electrician'.
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>>923421

only catch is you have to remember your not going to let the smoke out of a 1/4 resistor and/or fry your 5 dollar arduino you might kill someone or cause so much damage in dollars you could never earn a fraction of it to repay.

So you really need to be sure you understand what your working on before you work on it, and your constantly working on things you never saw before, so yeah you just have to learn how to deal with that

Safety and reliability are paramount at all times.
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Structural Engineer

I design structures, bespoke sculptures and staircases/balustrades, glass, concrete, aluminium frames, steelwork etc.

I do finite element analysis, computer and hand calculations, and generally tell architects that they're fucking stupid, whilst fighting with builders who insist they've 'been dun doing this for 30 years'

I get paid fuck all for the work I do, and unfortunately, time is so constrained that all the really cool shit I do is packed too tightly for me to actually enjoy it. I'm learning though, so hopefully...
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Show off your storage, unless of course you're a loser.
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>>921719
Fellow neat freak?
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who /doesn't give a fuck/
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>>921835
Ugghhh my autism gaaahhhh

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How difficult is it to make clothes?
As in, for myself. Does it require a big amount of expertise? Is it doable to make durable clothes without a sewing machine?

I feel like i'm paying a lot of money for shit that only roughly fits me, while it should be much cheaper when I do it for myself.
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You're probably better off buying clothes that almost fit & going to a tailor to alter it.
If you really want to DIY, you can learn to alter clothes yourself.
Making clothes is pretty damn hard though. Don't do it unless you want something unique that can't be bought.
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>>932770
>Don't do it unless you want something unique that can't be bought.
well that is pretty much my goal.
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For most clothing, you're not going to get much cheaper than super mega bulk purchase fabric and third world child labor.

Making clothes takes a fair bit of knowledge, a durable sewing machine, a good fabric source, and plenty of time. Them again, third world children can do it, so can you.

Start with premade clothing templates, learning stitching patterns, and start altering things.

hey guys,i got a question for yall.i live in an old house (60 - 70 years old)the old particle board lower cabinets are falling apart and have been for a while.we keep a clean house/kitchen but the cabinet problem is so bad that i am having a hard time keeping the kitchen roach problem down,as i pretty sure that they are consuming the glue that is in the particle board.the point is,i am going to have to replace these lower cabinets and counter top.i live on a very low fixed income so i am going to have to do this myself but my diy skills are sub par to put in mildly.i can read...
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>>931412
If it is their main source of food then you will have to get rid of the board.

Absolute cheapest solution: get rid of the broken boards, tape some cloth over it as replacement/cover.

It will help if you can post an actual picture of the actual thing being discussed.
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>>931417
the roach problem will go away after i replace the cabinets.i looking for help with idea's for cheaply replacing my cabinets.reread my post
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>the roach problem will go away after i replace the cabinets.
that's hilarious

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Situation:
I want to use an arduino to have my dorm room open with my phone and/or a keypad

Problem:
I can't change anything that I can't change back

What would be the best way to have the door open from the inside (mechanically) that would be easy to put back afterwards and that wouldn't ruin my door's ability to open with a key? I can deal with the actual programming etc easily, but the actual mechanism has me scratching my head as to what the best method would be.
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>>930410
Get a towel rail that you hang over the door
Some rope, tape it to the handle. The tape won't hold but wrap the rope around and around and around until pulling the type pulls the latch. Rope goes over a pulley on the towel hanger. Other end of rope tie it to a paint can and fill with sand or bolts until its a decent counterweight.
Drive pulley with motor indirectly, use a rubber wheel as a friction drive or a belt and pulley to turn the main pulley.

Ps you are a raging faggot for doing this
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>>930410
Add a second electric/solenoid/magnetic lock to your door. Leave the original lock unlocked at all times.
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>>930410
thats a bullshit image, the 2 inner circles are not the same

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Going to a big EDM festival in Detroit next weekend. Never made a totem before and I wanted to since its indoors and allowed. I own this exact squid and it lights up.

Any idea to make it better?

How should I attach it to the pole?

Thanks guys!
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This way:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wCLmrap83E
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Sharpen the end of the pole on a grinder and then FIRMLY GRASP your spear and pierce the heart of the squid-beast.
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I'm sure no one saw this or cares but this is what I got so far

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I live in the Philippines, and there are pennies, which same as always, useless to me and to people. Can I melt it with a pot and make a bar of metal compound, and sell it big in the market?
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>>929494
I don't know about Philippines, but governments generally dislike the idea of people melting coins and selling them as raw metal.
You might also find that people aren't willing to pay the full price of your mystery metal bars.
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>>929496
At my chemistry class, I learned that reacting mint pennies with chemicals are fine but melting it directly can offend the law.
But if that so, then there is no other choice for me. i'll just throw it all on the highway and make homeless kids run and pick the coins.
Entertainment can be hilarious.
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>>929494
Depends, most cases it is illegal. However some rare exceptions have been made through legal battles often under freedom of speech and artistic expression. This is why smashed pennies are allowed under the law, while other things are still debated.

I say just get your metal some other way.

Aluminum cans are easy enough to get and melt down. The plastic lining burns off (I don't suggest breathing the vapors) and other contaminates typically float or in some cases sink so you can get decent metal grades...
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not really DIY, but I'm looking for inline universal automatic cable winder. Pic related - exactly what I'm looking for but universal so I can use it for any cable like laptop charger cables, mouse/keyboard cables, phone charger cords...

I've searched but I haven't found anything useful. There is one product if you search for cable winders, but it's not inline.
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>>932607
Universal cannot exist because the cables/cords you have listed all have very different diameter and they all require different winding/bending radius, unless you make one yourself with variable sizes of circles to fit different wires
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>>932607
>purposefully damaging your cables.
No. there isn't anything that is universal. If you wanted to, you'd contact someone in the prototyping business and have them try to make you one for a ridiculous amount.
Otherwise, over-under coiling and >>932724
will do the job.

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