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Hey guys! Im interested doing a bookshelf. I would like to do a mini book shelf that wont take up too much space inside my bedroom.
Im new to /diy/ can you help me with the materials and tools i need and ideas(design) Thank you.
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>>927889
> can you help me with the materials and tools
Yes we can, if you show us your plans and tell us about your skills and available materails
>i need and ideas(design)
google "bookshelf", "cool shelf", "crazy bookshelf" or whatever. Pick a few designs, think about them, adapt them. Then present them to us. After that we can help you iron out potential problems.
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>>927903
Pic related sir. That design is cool with me.
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a bookshelf is the simplest thing anyone can make. go to your local big-box store, look for shelving wood, it looks like the pic, and is typically 8-14 inches wide, by 8 feet long. the front side is covered in veneer so it looks good. you need 2 pieces for the sides, say 1'x5' and 5 pieces for the shelves, 1'x2'. for each shelf, drill 2 holes thru the side pieces, and drive 2-in screws thru the middle of the shelves, after drilling pilot holes. when you stand it up, it'll be all wiggly, so you need to add a cross-brace in the back to make it solid as fuck.

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I went to a vacation a month ago and when I came back, I find my pillowcase and end up like this.
The dark spots you notice are happened to be molds from the moisture from my room.
I tried soaking it with chlorine for a few days, and after that, nothing seem to take effect.
Any help to get rid of the stains?
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>>927820
Vinegar should kill it, but you'd need to wait for it to essentially die and crumble out of the fibers (assuming they have not been permanently marred by the mold) before the discolouration goes away. I'd try hitting it with vinegar, letting it sit for an hour or so, then a few days out in the sun followed by a wash.

Or, ya know, a new pillowcase from goodwill for 20c..
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>>927822
I like my case because it's custom-made, and it pays double because of the stitching.
I'll try anything as long as these bastards are gone. I can try hydrogen peroxide mixed with hot saltwater and chlorine and go for the overkill.
How long will I leave on the basin for it to disappear instead of an hour, overnight?
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>>927823
Yeah, if you can. I was going to suggest an overnight soak but didn't know how much [chemical] you had on hand, but if you're keen to and have enough to soak it completely, give it a shot.

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So I have this spool of 12 ga pure copper, very high quality speaker wire that I purchased more than a decade ago, back when copper was pretty cheap.

Can I use two pairs of these wires, encase them in some sort of sheathing, and terminate them with a plug and socket myself? The only thing holding me back are possible code violations and how insurance might react if there's a fire somewhere in the house. Though I'm sure that if I were to make this, it would be as perfectly safe as any other extension cord you can buy. I just want to stay by the book, just in...
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USA btw.
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>how insurance might react
Don't worry anon, because you'll be dead.

Have you ever felt old speaker wire after it's been sitting on the floor of a living room for a decade? I wouldn't trust that shit.
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insurancefriend here.

Depending on your carrier, you'll likely be covered as most policies cover general stupidity.

Enjoy it going on your claims history that a homeowner generally makes poor decisions like using speaker wire instead of wire designed to carry 120volts.
>your permanent record!
Yeah thats what it is, and its how actuaries set rates to insure your historically dumb ass.

Then, if you ever sold the place you'd have to upgrade it to code if it were installed to the house.

tl;dr don't...
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I'm interested in seeing what /diy/ has come up with when it comes to repurposing ordinary things for household or other uses around the property. I am building my own house soon and I would really like a repurposed looking home decor.
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Building furniture out of pallets is a stupid hipster thing to do, there are no advantages, except being a hipster.
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>>927455
Carpentry in general is hipster nowadays
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>>927470
Carpentry is what framers do. Furniture isn't made by carpenters. You might argue that any kind of woodworking is under the umbrella of carpentry but we would argue that you are a cunt and need to shut your whore mouth.

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Hey /diy/, I plan on building a MADE Camber desk in a larger size to fit against a wall. I will plastidip it to make it a nice white but am not sure how get the shape nor the material to do this. Also not sure the best way to fit the legs on the curved surface. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!
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Picture of the desk. I won't be including the drawer.
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>>927408
>get the shape
Depends on the material.

>nor the material
Well, what do you have available? What are your skills? Whats the budget? Can you give us ANY fucking info bro?

>Also not sure the best way to fit the legs on the curved surface
Depends on the materials.

>Any advice would be appreciated
You can start with reading the fucking sticky. You can then make a post that...
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>>927478
Working down the sticky;

>ask google
I couldn't find anything on google for getting a shape in such a deep piece. Was looking under the presumption of using wood, and with no one local able to do this if there was a better way of doing this before going down that route.

>list resources
I am asking trying to find the optimal way to do this regardless of resources time etc., I was thinking wood would be best but as you said getting the...
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The potentiometer is broken, loose and with a lot of play. It's an old lamp but I really like it.
Can I just wired this straight to the halogen bulb?
I do not own a soldering iron tool thingy
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>>927404
Buy a cheap iron and replace the potentiometer.
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Yeah go ahead, what could go wrong
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>>927404
>Can I just wired this straight to the halogen bulb?
how are you gonna do this without soldering?

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How many lumens do I want for my bedroom slash office (I work from home now)? There's only one overhead socket.
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(I know lightbulbs aren't /diy/ but I didn't know where the hell to put this)
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>>927385
Install a dimmer. /thread
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>>927388
Rented, can't. (Also, I thought they didn't work with LEDs.)

so help me with these braces. I am retarded and dont own a drop saw, only a circular saw. also, I have chisels and a mitre guage and ruler things but I always get like a degree off and shit doesnt mate properly. so i am struggling to make timber braces. can I prevent the legs from sliding apart using steel cable? I'd rather not build some epic system of levers around this. its the legs of a loft bed frame. I am trying to keep it as minimalist as possible. if all else fails I will just disguise the bracing at the back with book shelves.

is there something more simple...
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>>926798
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>>926798
Traditionally you'd use rods, joined in the middle of the 'X'.

As you've observed, flexible cables are not much use in compression.

If it absolutely has to be cables, then a wooden brace across the back would make the member a full box, and then the only movement you'd have to worry about is where the legs stay parallel and move away from square. Cables can help now, because whichever direction this happens in, one of them will be in tension.
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>>926798
the other option is to make the shape trapezoidal, so the angle fights compression, and use cables to keep them from spreading.

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Hey guys, hope you can give me some advice.

I got this old Dremel tool from my deceased grandad. So I don't have a manual or anything. I use it for a lot of stuff and love it, but lately it's started to give off a high pitched whine using it. It sounds like it just needs to be lubricated.

Do any of you know where i can squirt some of the lube into? I don't want to ruin this thing if i can avoid it.
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>>926747
Don't oil it. Use thick grease like lithium bearing grease. You can get it from bike stores for 1$. That said, get it on the armatures or brushes and you're fucked. There's probably a bearing kit or it could be failed electrical. What kind of whine?
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>>926750
Just right down in there? Just put a couple drops in there and run it?

>>926751
So would I have to take the whole thing apart?

Hello mod masters

I'm going camping for 2 weeks but plan to do some computer work so I decided to bring my laptop along. there's going to be a lot of sun so I can use my solar charger to charge my laptop in between points, but I also need to use a 3 terabyte hard drive.

And herein lies my problem. Normal 1tb hard drives can draw off the laptops battery power via USB cable but the 3tb cannot do that entirely. I've checked the voltage on the drives and they require 12volts to function. However, I'm pretty sure its not that easy as simply hooking up a 12v portable source. I'm pretty sure something like a car battery would be out of the question lol

Any trick or tool I can use to make a 3tb hard drive function from a portable power source?
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>>926038
>I'm pretty sure its not that easy as simply hooking up a 12v portable source
are you really sure? ;^)
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How is it normally powered? Plug into the wall?
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3TB for camping seems a bit excessive, unless you're doing some major league video editing. usually I take out my HDD and use a Linux distro on a 16G thumb-drive, along with a few gigs of pron, and that keeps me occupied for a couple of weeks.

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Sup /diy/,
Lets talk pottery.
Made a pottery wheel. made a kick wheel design. used a cars spare tire for the wheel, made a hub out of plywood, used flange bearing to hold the shaft, plywood for the wheel head.

share your pottery tips ITT
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>>925381
Now take off the wheel and cast a 5"thick piece of concrete about 44" in diameter.

You need the inertia if you're going to make it work
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>>925381
Id get into pottery if i lived somewhere I could sauce clay for cheap. But paying 45 dollars for like 20lbs of clay when all they did was scoop it out with truck and send it off to have a machine remove the plant matter and upcharge it in price is bull.

TLDR not gonna pay money for dirt.
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>>925391
have you tried digging for clay?
i get my clay out of the ground, it's mostly clean, has fine sand in it. got clay out of garden soil once, can't say how good it was, as i didn't make pottery back then
>>925387
if it slows down to quick, i'll fill it with sand or water

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Hello /diy/. I rarely go here so I'll keep it straight; the key to my parents' bedroom snapped in half and is stuck in the keyhole, and we've been looking for a way to get the key out. My parents can go in and out of the room by the window, but that's certainly not convenient. Any way to get the piece of key out? Or any way to get the door open at all?
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>>924182
don't really know how to get it out but you can probably open it with a screwdriver
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>>924186
Any screwdriver? And just turn the keyhole?
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>>924187
a flat one
and yes, than just turn it

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I have a property that i had to evict a long time tenant from (lied about not smoking in the house).

so what is the best course of action to de-smoke my house?

i've already figured

>wash walls/ceilings with TSP
>use kilz primer and paint
>replace all carpeting
>clean HVAC system
>replace all wood (molding/doors/frames)


anything im missing?
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>long time tennant
why not let them keep living there then? they seemed to be paying rent and already fucked up the place. seems like it would have been cheaper to just let them stew.

just wipe down everything enough to paint/seal over it again. why would you need to replace doors and moulding because they smoked in the house? that shit can be painted.

your HVAC system should have had a filter dingus. did you not install the right filter?

also what the hell were they smoking to make the walls that brown? ive been in houses...
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>>922683
>why not let them keep living there then? they seemed to be paying rent and already fucked up the place. seems like it would have been cheaper to just let them stew.

have you ever tried to sell a house that had a prior smoker in it?
and the house isnt fucked up yet, but i'll be goddamned if im just gonna let it ride because lazy

>just wipe down everything enough to paint/seal over it again. why would you need to replace doors and moulding because...
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>>922673
My God... Those walls. They had to be smoking a absolute ton to do that.

I'm so glad I don't smoke.

Also if you ever get smoking tenants again. Require they use a air purifier rated to HVAC 13 or higher. 8 will not filter it out.

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need fun project for an old android tablet with no use any more.
> step one, install ADB
> ??????
> profit

most interesting project wins answers to the first 7 bioinformatics problems on rosalind. (chances of you being interested in that are slim but i have nothing else to offer).
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>>927450
We used to have a wall mounted calendar, nice looking as we designed and printed it ourself. Very inconvenient to arrange whole family's every coming and going.
I bought an used 10€ chonk tablet and made a calendar out of that. Now it's synced. Ripped out the battery just for safety. And it has Spotify and onenote so that's even more convenient. This project assumed family....

I don't know what this thing you are offering is.
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Bend it and shove it up your anus.

Or you build a "smart mirror" out of the panel.
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I set up a wireless rear view camera with an old Android phone. Useful if you have limited visibility in the back of your vehicle, such as some vans or trucks.

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I bought a Dust Deputy not too long ago to use with my tuckpoint grinder when I repointed my basement. It worked ok, but it seems like the fine particles were making it to the vacuum filter and I had to shake it out two or three times while repointing because I noticed less was being sucked up due to the clogged filter. Something similar happened when I used it to suck up drywall dust. I know these two substances aren't really what the Dust Deputy was meant to suck up, but it has worked pretty well otherwise. Is there a way that I could put a "water filter" between...
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Great minds think alike, Anon.
I have a setup exactly like you envisioned and it is working great.
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forgot link:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?s=b7e7535d38f471ee602db7631b61f91e&t=1700535
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David Stanton, an Australian guy on YouTube did a system like that. My friend copied his and it seems to work really well for woodworking.

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