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