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