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Hi /diy/
I'm in SW Ohio and I just got into rock hounding. Where I'm at, we have a lot of granite, rose quartz, calcite, gypsum, flint, geodes, and many many fossils (brachipods and various corals). I am totally new to the whole process, but I went rock hunting in a creek bed and found some cool stuff. I'd ideally like to polish my finds and make some jewelry, but I'm a college student on a budget with limited access to stone working tools like rock saws. I'd like some advice and tips on how to make a limestone/dirt covered hunk of granite into something...
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>>932105
Traditional method is to tumble them.
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>>932105
>rock
Jesus Christ, Marie...
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>>932105
>rocks
Coca cola, baking soda, water, the Feds hit the door and you flush it down the toilet
>>932110
Also, this. R.I.P.

I am putting plywood shelves in my closets that look something like this. The shelves are 5/8 plywood, and I face nailed a furring strip to the front to get it rigidity. The supports along the back and sides are 5/8 plywood about 3 1/4 inches in height. The issue is, even after brad nailing the shelves into the supports, the middle of the shelf at the front (away from the wall) still has some give to it. I'd prefer not to put in the metal brackets at this point because I'd then have to shim it out from the wall because the support is already there. I was thinking of...
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>>931636
Forgot to add, the two longest shelves around around 7 and 9 ft respectively.
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>>931637
That's a crazy span for 5/8 plywood. Should have used solid wood but... I would say you need to add a post or something in the middle to support the shelf. What kind of closet rod are you using? A wooden one will sag like crazy just like the shelf.
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>>931647
I was going to use the tabard ~1 inch metal rod they sell at Lowes, but it only comes in 8 feet. So I might just buy some ~1 inch EMT conduit which comes in 10 ft sections.

To add, the shelves are about 13 inches deep.

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Just wondering if these wires arr wired right? because whenever i switch the light off the breakers flip. Any help is greatly apreciated.
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what the fuck are you trying to do here?
a light switch?
so what is this?
at a guess, power cable, switch cable and lamp cable?
you need 4 terminals, not 3.
all cpc (earth) together
line (brown or red) from power goes to switch (brown or red)
switch (blue or black) (wrap a bit of brown electrical tape around the wire) goes to bulb (brown or red)
bulb (blue or black) goes to power (blue or black)
box is plastic so it doesn't need to be earthed.

blues should be nowhere near the red if the red is power feed
you have the bulb and the switch...
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>>931113
I think he's making some sort of terrorbomb I wouldnt help him friend
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>>931115
from the looks of it he will kill himself long before he can hurt anyone else.
i'm assuming he is from the uk based on the monged up 'harmonised' colouring.
its fucking 1.30am here and he is playing with the lighting?
hope you have plenty of torch batteries op

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Hey DIY, Where can I buy semi-thick metal foil? I need a small, thin sheet of metal for a project. It needs to be thin enough that I can write on it with a nail, but thick enough that it doesn't get pierced in the process. Any idea what a good thickness would be, or where I could buy some?

Pic related is what I'm planning on making for an Art Gened, a Roman Curse tablet
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Buy sheet metal, not foil.
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>>929788
How large do you need it to be? I've made such thinks out of 'tall' aluminum cans. You can cut them with household scissors easily.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RORcVe7xd50
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>>929798
That actually may work. I'm not certain about the dimensions, but I don't think it could be much larger

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I am growing a lemon tree (the small kind) in a pot and although its had some difficulty, it now appears to be doing ok and has grown about as big as it can get in its current pot. Some leaves turn upside down and one or two have browned or dried, I suspect from the intense heat here, however I wish to repot it - its summer here, the plant is no longer flowering but does have some slowly growing fruit thats been growing for several months now - is it ok to repot, what are some tips for putting it int a bigger pot, and how do I get it out of its current pot with minimal damage? Any tips?
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>>931907
As someone who knows nothing about gardening I would smash the old pot, put a bit of dirt in the new pot, put the plant in, add more dirt
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>>931918
Wise advice. Sadly the pot is plastic
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>>931931
So cut it off with a box knife numbnuts..

how can i attach this to the side of a wall. i want it so the nozzles are facing up.
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>>931705
Double sided tape.
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>>931705
Do capillary pumps actually work that way up?

I thought the liquid would syphon through?

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hey there.
i need help with my adobe premiere pro.
i seem to have a dark frames at the side of my vids. can someone help me?
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Adjust your output resolution
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>>931294
www.askjeeves.com
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>>931294
It's giving you a preview at a non-native on it resolution. Adjust in your render settings so output res is input res and the dark lines will be gone

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Hello everyone. I want to know how to make grow-in-water toys. I have experience using silicone and resin and I have a 3d printer to work with. I already have the matrix for the toy, but I don't really know wich material I must use and how. I can't find any intructions of making it and wikipedia says they are made from a superabsorbent polymer, but doesn't say wich one. My only source says they are maded of polyacrylonitrile, ethylene glycol and glycerol, but -again- doesn't say how to combine them.

Can someone help me or direct me with a link?
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Update: I find a new recipe:

"[...] a mixture of sodium polyacrylate, polyvinyl acetate (a polymer used as a binder) and ethylene vinyl acetate (a polymer used to mold the toy into whatever shape it’s supposed to be)."
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>>931259
I think they are just regular foam, compressed and coated with a glycerol and ethylene glycol shell (which dissolves in water). I could be thinking of a different one.
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>>931318

thanks for the response

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This is my first /diy/ thread so forgive me if it's not good format. My brother and I were thinking about how we could make a catamaran by ourselves using pvc pipe as the outriggers and some sort of metal or wood frame and a sail. We did some displacement calculations and the size/amount of pvc we would need wouldn't be cost effective. Any ideas of other ways to make a catamaran? Pic related, found on internet
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Find 2 shitty used kayaks and strap them together.
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>>931142
learn how to fiberglass
and make something good
theres a guy on youtube who lives on a tiny island and makes solar powered catamarans
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>>931142
Yeah, I've had this on my possible project list for a while.
Basically, the best/most cost effective design is >>931274, but with skin on frame. you can build a skin on frame design for <$100 in parts, it's some pine wood, cloth (canvas is heavy, but cheap and works (from painter's dropcloths) but nylon is better, will be most expensive though), twine, staples/needle/thread, and a sealer. I've heard good results from deck sealers. Use mortise and...
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Where can I get raw glass wool, like the stuff they use in insulation? I need it without all the colorants and binders they add to consumer insulation, preferably for cheap.

The plan is to heat it up so the fibers will stick together when I compress it, but additives will mess that up. pls halp /diy/
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>>930092
hydroponics "rock wool"
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>>930092
also its basically just fibreglass anon. just buy spray fibreglass. but why would you compress it? are you trying to sculpt something out of glass and think you can just compress it then hit it with a blow torch?
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>>930096
I need the wool for its low density and bulkiness.

I'm trying to see if I can heat up the wool, compress it while it's still hot so the fibers fuse together, and turn it into a rigid material.

RC GENERAL

what do you think of this?
It's 3D with nitro engine.
http://www.rc711.com/shop/compass-knight-3dplus-flybarless-carbon-kit-p-3802.html
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In this day in age why would you even want a single rotor. They are garbage.
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>>929006
I thought it would be more fun to drive since you're more at the mercy of physics

6 rotor = Need For Speed
1 rotor = Gran Turismo
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>>929014
>heicopter
>drive
I think you have 0 experience flying and will crash it instantly

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Does anyone know what type of nut this is? It's on the back of a VeriPhone credit card terminal.
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Tamper resistant/security hex head. You can get a driver that will fit from most hardware stores, usually in a box with a shitload of other security driver bits (torx, tri-wing, torq-set, spanner head, polydrive and so on)
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>>928498
>>928496
Alternatively, jam a flathead into it and snap the security pin out.

Then you can use an ordinary allen key.
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Deez...

Tamper proof security bit, you can pick up packs of driver heads that have a bunch of weird security heads in em for like $10, and imo its totally worth it.

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I want to make an air filter using water as the filtration medium. I was going to try making a small prototype before making something bigger, so I was thinking of using a 2 gallon bucket and some acrylic tubing. Would a cpu fan be powerful enough to push a column of air down through a tube through the center of the bucket and into the water? I was thinking of a 1-1.5 inch tube.
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>>927893
Also, what would be a good power supply for the fan? I have some spare phone chargers, but they either have too low voltage output, or too low/high amperage output. For a typical cpu fan that wants 0.5, 0.7, or 1.0 amps, how many amps would be too much to power it?
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>>927893
There is no way a cpu fan can do it.
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>>927893
the humidity will drastically increase in your room as water will act as a humidifier.
also a CPU fan will never be powerful enough, it has design flaws that makes it incompatible with pressure difference.
i'm not sure but maybe use pic related ?
you'll also need an air stone to make the bubbles smaller.
I'm thinking of making an electrostatic precipitator, maybe it would be a good alternative for you too.

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Hey /diy/ need your guys help. Just came back from break to my college dorm, and apparently the landlord removed all the tenants unopened rooms doorknob on the inside. They caught one group with an unlocked room, my apartment was using the room for storage originally and got in by using a door hanger. Question is how to I get into the room now since our last way won't work anymore. (Pic provided is what the handle looks like as well as door frame around it)
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Excuse the picture being inverted, posting off of my phone currently.
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Looks like there's no lip, use the credit card trick.
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If you have time, unscrew the hinges

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So yesterday i picked up a blade for my garden tracor for super cheap. It came with a mount but does not fit my tractor - No problem, i have a welder and can fabricate one. I am trying to decide how i want to raise and lower the blade when reversing or not using it. My options are as follows: Electric linear actuator : $40, or a 1500lb electric winch: : $70.

Cost aside, which route would be better? the linear actuator is only good to 250lb. The blade only weighs 70, but the angle at which it would be pushing up might make it seem more.

Thoughts?
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>>930452
garden tractor plows are usually lifted by the mower deck lift linkage. if thats not an option i would go for the winch, keep hardware around to fix the cable when you wear through it.
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>>930452
Sometimes there is even a handle you pull. Probably the cheapest option....
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>>930495
If the tractor has an option for a plow on it theres normally already a bracket on the deck lever that you can attach to the blade.
Mine has one in the middle of the deck attachment points and pushes a rod forward to lift the plow.

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