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Hi /diy/ I always wanted to have a good lightsaber but custom lightsaber makes dont ship to argentina so I want to make one by myself. Does anyone knows how to do a nice brighter one?
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>>930601
the riginals were made of old camera parts so try an old lamp or flashlight
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>>930624
*originals
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>>930601
I'll just leave this here.

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does anyone know to do
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>>930476
Try and turn an old laptop screen into a TV? It looks like you have most of what you need.
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>>930476
Maxxarcade has got some videos on these DIY tv/monitor kit things.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHus4kZ0yKI
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>>930476
fucking put the cables where they fit, how can you be so retarded? Or did you just forget you need a screen for this?

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My friend came across a multi-line intercom box with the microphone (Hamilton Air Model 3001-6 Multi-Lane Intercom, to be exact), and I was thinking about using it as my computer's new microphone. Any thoughts on how I could accomplish this?
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If it has an electret insert you should be able to. If not install one.

Plenty of data on google re computer mics.
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>>930277

in 2016, no sane person should be using an analog mic on a computer. the static can drive people nuts. get a $5 used Band Camp or Guitar Hero USB mic and stick the element at the end of that stick thing.
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>>930309
Yes, use a digital mic that captures digital sound waves.

Mac here, ready to answer your DIY question. Whatdya got?
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does your swiss army knife still have the tweezers & toothpick?
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>>929814
yes, it does
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>>929812
have pic related. how to escape?

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Do you sharpen your drill bits? Impetus for the thread being that drilling some holes in mild steel dulled a 1/4" bit, so I went out and bought another one. I should have used oil.

If so, what sort of hobbyist work do you do? I'm assuming this is an essential skill for pro machinists and woodworkers and what not, of which I am certainly not.

I'm still figuring out the opportunity cost*monetary cost/benefit ratio of adding a bench grinder or a Drill Doctor to an already crowded garage and learning how to use it, and if adding another machine to...
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>>928815
drill doctor isnt exactly skill-less
you can fuck it up and have lots of inconsistencys
its also a diamond instead of a stone so you can sharpen other things

that being said, its wayyy easier than grinding freehand, also do you have a belt sander? you can just use that


anyways, I use all 3 methods

buy many bits of same size
regrind on grinder
and sharpen on drill doc

buying is easiest, decent drills i can get several of the same size for $5 use oil when drilling

drill...
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I had an old machining book with a whole chapter on sharpening drill bits that basically said not to do it. At least not by eye with a grinder. If you are off by just a bit, only one side of the bit will be doing all the drilling. Also having the precis angle is very important for efficiency.
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>>928831
>also a belt sander works as well
Ah, thanks for reminding me that I have a belt sander. Well, it's more like a toy belt sander, but it hogs away metal like a champ.

I have a Ken Onion Work Sharp that my wife got me for Christmas a year ago. It gets a blade pretty crazy sharp, but I always preferred using waterstones despite the time it takes. The results from hand sharpening always seemed to be superior and the Work Sharp removes metal so fast it can round off the tip or...
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My fucking shower curtain keeps blowing into the shower, it's closed off, no windows, just one tiny vent.

How do I keep this from happening? It's driving me insane.
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close the gap at the top
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>>928434
Get a shower curtain that reaches the floor
Unless you like mold don't close the vent
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frosted glass panel plus my condolences on your shack if you own

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I've always wanted to build a nuclear reactor.
Anyone here ever build a Fusor?
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And an example of the inside of one.
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>>928307
They're pretty neon lights.... and dangerous x-ray emitters.

What is the purpose of building something that is known not to work?
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>>928309
While you do use more energy to work the machine than it can put out, it does in fact do fusion and produce neutrons if fed deuterium gas.

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I don't know if many housebuilding type people are one here much but I'd kinda like an opinion on something, do ya'll think a small A-frame second story would look good on a 4:12 roof? I was never happy with this roof pitch, and the damn place is too small already.
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Expensive way to get a small amount of shitty space.
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>>928283
But it's kinda the only way, all exterior walls have the (also expensive) siding up; an a-frame could be put directly on top of the existing roof so nothing would be wasted unlike if I tore off a wall of siding or a whole room.but all that being said I'm open to all ideas
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>>928286
It's not hard to remove siding remove plywood and build more on it
Especially if installed right you should be able to reuse alot of it

Before I throw away one of my favorite jackets,

What is the best way to remove this impossible ink stain?
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>>927327
Apparently if you apply some glycerin to it before washing it might come out. Hairspray also works apparently.

You could also just re dye it.
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>>927327
hydrogen peroxide
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>>927327
Why would you care about a tiny stain?

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I have some 1/4 mono cable and I'm wondering if pulling off the end and taping the open cables and taping them to a square of sheet metal would give me a sort of contact mic? How delusional am I? Would it work?

pic unrelated
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Oh shit.

They used CJ's old house as an album cover?

I've only listened to one of their albums, but if that shit is real, I have work to do.
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>>930226
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bump4help

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Can anybody tell me what kind of lamps are these and what current and voltage they run on. Mind the last 4th one, i found out what it is. (they're lamps from old amplifier, sanyo DCX8000k)

Thank you for your time
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The one on the right hand side is no Lamp. It's a fuse. You can get the voltage, current, speet from the metal rings. Meassure its length and you got everyting you need.
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looks like baby TMNT to me
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>>929546
Thank you, but i found that last one. It's 6 vold 0.25 A indicator lamp/fuse

>>929548
wat

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Hey diy, my dad and I are planning on building a plywood flat bottom punt like the one in the picture. We plan on it being light with a removable floor for easier transport and deploying from the hole in the mangroves we use for our canoes. I would like some tips on joining and fiber glassing to make it water tight, what kind of paint to use to seal the ply and whether the use of marine plywood will be worth it.
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>>929392
Looks like a one sheet boat.

Check out http://koti.kapsi.fi/hvartial/
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Check out Spira International or Spira Boats. He even has fee ebooks and videos. If you're on on FaceBook you can message him and he will answer you.
http://www.spirainternational.com/index.html

Hey /diy/,
are here any tattoo artists?

I'm pretty good when it comes to drawing and creative stuff, but I don't have any tattoos myself. Since I'm interested in tattooing I already know some basic stuff but when it comes to tattoo machines and buying them, I'm lost.

Are there any good cheap machines to have some fun with?
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>>925891
Just leaving this here
Google "charmander tattoo"
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>>925891
Get the cheapest one you can find, and practice on different fruits. Grapefruit is pretty good. Remember, though, that cheap colours have a tendency to be poisonous as fuck (filled with literal arsenic, and shit). So don't practice on people you like, unless you know what you're doing.
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>>925957
Thanks for the tip!

To be honest with you, here's what I have on my mind:

I want to tattoo someone for a long time. It was always just a fun thought but now there's someone real who wants to be tattooed by me.
It's a really simple tattoo. Just one small letter.

So if I buy the cheapest set and use it on fruits and then buy good colors to use it on human - is it a good idea?

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Anyone here is going or has gone smart house route when building / renovating home?
With my better part we are about to begin renovating a floor (around 100m^2) in her parents house. Parents live downstairs, we will have upper floor (and latter attic) for our self.
Some things like windows and doors are already in place and probably can not be modified in any significant way (like electric add on for roller shutters).
Front door (we are making a separate entry are not done yet so there is space fore some smart things there. I was thinking about NFC door lock but have...
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>>928992
If you are tearing down walls anyway I would put in network cables. cat5e or cat6 is the in thing now I suppose.
It won't add value to your house because people just use WiFi

Personally I think smart house is dumb as shit unless you properly do it yourself from scratch otherwise you luck yourself in to software and hardware and a few years later when some new aspect comes along and your vendor goes bankrupt you are fucked.

I replaced some security lights with separate pir and lamps and built a monitor...
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>>929019
>It won't add value to your house because people just use WiFi
If you put them in sensible places and break them out to modular jacks, they can be quickly and painlessly converted to telephone, HDMI, etc.

You need to put a lot of thought into catching everywhere a wallplate might be needed, though. Like being "nearly pregnant", there's no point in a house with modular jacks "nearly everywhere" you need one.

And it means putting them in the ceilings...
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>>929019
>>929019
>If you put a motor on a dead bolt so you can't open it with a key then you are also retarded.
Generally they retrofit so you can use Bluetooth *or* a key.

http://www.kwikset.com/kevo/default.aspx

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Hello fellas, I built this "workbench" today from a couple pallets and liked the result, but it's kinda flimsy and I'm thinking of ways to reinforce it (It doesn't need to be pretty). I'm not into woodworking, that's why it may look amateurish.

Any advice or tips?
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>>928293
Cross bracing anon. Strap of timber across the side, one on the back (drawn on the front for clarity), this should sort you out for now.
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>>928293
You need to brace as pictured to remove wobble.

I don't know how you're going to do that with pallets you're going to have to get creative. My table is made from 2x4's so design and bracing is super simple.
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>>928296
My plan was to use 2x4's, but everything in my country is very expensive and I was not willing to pay a lot of money for a simple workbench.

I have already nailed a board on the lower side (pic related), but ill try your suggestion. Thanks.

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