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Thread for knitting/crochet/or anything fibre or textile related. What do you have on your needles/hooks/arms/etc.?

Right now I'm powering through knitting a hat for a friend. I dunno if I'll get it sent to her in time for Christmas though. It's kind of last minute, I wasn't planning on knitting presents until I found out my local yarn place had a sale one.
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Well that was odd

I ended up finishing the hat last night, I wanted to spend today weaving ends in and blocking so I can have it mailed by either today or next Monday. Probably won't make it to her by Christmas but oh well
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Here it is finished with ends weaved in. It's drying in the kitchen now.

Kinda itching to knit something else now but I'm not going back to the yarn store till after Christmas (or else I'd be broke from all the yarn I want to buy)
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>>916229
>>916222
How long did it take you to learn this?

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A while back there was an anon on here who was compiling a website with links and pdfs of /diy/ related books and such. Would like to know if anybody has the link or if the anon is still around.
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>>922480
i compiled infographs and ebooks over the past few years and posted it in the last infograph thread - don't know if im who you mean

https://mega.nz/#!TltnRBaT!oU1cwnMRR_SqsN_AA4XtmB7a84yS_EUawtQa8GM7rP0
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>>922509
Nice one thanks.

OP there's shitloads on thepiratebay. Just type in woodworking or mechanics or diy or whatever you're mad for.

Shitloads.
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>>922509
this shit better not have any trojans

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Hi I have a cheap pair of sweatpants and the seam on one of the bottom legs is starting to go I want to know how I can keep the bottom leg stretched open while I do the sewing and I'd also like to review how to finish off the stitch since I'm not very good at that.
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Shall I wipe your ass too? God people are useless now days.
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>>921235
>gets mad when someone asks for direction on how to DIY
>on a DIY board
You are right, some people are useless.
>>920947
Just tie the stitch back on itself. If you fuck up, repeat until it's right.
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The thing with this is that I need to keep the elastic stretched to it's maximum length while I do the sewing. Sewing is already a two-handed job, so I was wondering if anyone has tried this before.

>>921306
>Just tie the stitch back on itself. If you fuck up, repeat until it's right.
That's what I've been doing when I've sewed stuff before. It sometimes comes undone, so I thought I was doing it wrong.

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Hey,

Is there a special trick to finding a replacement drill chuck key? Lost the one for my drill press (an inexpensive, tallish China model with a 19mm chuck.) Lost years ago, have never been able to find a replacement, but that said I'm not sure how they're sized. Seems like there should be a standard diameter of at least the key end, specified, so that you can get an exact match, rather than just buy-and-try like pic related.

Thanks for any help.
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Keys are sold in relation to the Chuck aperture.
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>>922312
Thanks. Assume by aperture you're referring to the max drill bit size it can hold. I'd always suspected there was a chart like this with chuck key numbers, but have never seen one, so thanks for that.

I'll order one of these quad tools and see how it goes.
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>>922308
Years ago, a buddy gave me a bench top drill press. I bought the same universal chuck key pictured. the teeth on the chuck are too worn. So I use two adjustable pliers to change bits. Just too cheap to fix it.

Quick question:

Is it possible to create AC, or even a ripple current with flat DC without using any sort of switch?
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yep.
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>>921942
I'm sorry, could you also explain, or point me somewhere I could read up on how it's done?
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>>921944
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotary_converter

only an idiot would use one of these instead of an inverter, what the fuck is your problem with switches?

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Hi /diy/, complete newbie here

I lost my wallet chain today (not the wallet thx god)

Is one of those things that you cant really replace isnt? And I dont need to buy a new wallet. How would you recommend me to do one of my own

Thanks
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>>921693
Did you travel to the future from 2002?
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Replacement chains are available for almost every price you would want to pay, just spend a second searching.

A more DIY option would be taking this time as an oppoturnity to learn some basic whip-making braids and braid up a leather "chain", though you will still end up buying leather or leather thongs plus hardware.

Or never ever have a wallet on a chain again, because for fucks sake you are not in a biker gang.
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go to home dept., they sell chain by the foot

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I'm at work on my own and I put the kettle and the toaster on at the same time and then the power stopped and the tv isn't working and neither are the other appliances.

I figured I'd just turn the circuit breaker but I go to the box and nothing is distinctly turned off, I've never seen this box before so I don't know what to look for out of the ordinary...
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>>921612
Breakers don't flip very far when the pop. Your pic looks like a 220. Check the single 110 breakers, most likely a 15 amp. That if you're on an American AC system. Try to label them as you figure them out for next time. By checking, I mean flip them off, then flip back to on.
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>>921617

kek dw just fixed it, the power brick itself had an overload protection which I overlooked because I'm an inept mothefucker, ty for the reply
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>>921612
Is this a 120v fag problem? I've never had that problem with 240v.

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I'm making my first foray into DIY by trying to build myself a nice new desk.

Pic related is my design.

Just looking for any constructive criticism or pointers on the design.
Also any advice concerning materials and joins would be greatly appreciated, too!

I'll post rough measurements ITT if anyone is actually interested, and FYI one end of the desk will be attached to a wall.
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>>921584
Looks good op.
Don't know much about materials but you local hardware store might be able to help you out.
Also google.
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>>921600
Thanks, I'll look into it.

I had no idea /diy/ was such a slow board.
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I would put a wood nosing on the front of the desktop and miter it into the side pieces. Figuring the desktop will be plywood or mdf depending on your budget.

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Hey diy i never come to useful parts of 4chan, but im a young renter and we have a big roof leak that was fixed and 2 weeks later came back much much worse. What do?
>hole poking out of ceiling
>ceiling sags
>wall have big brownish spots of dicoloration
>carpets gross

how severe is this?
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Enough that you should be calling your landlord. Again.
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>>921419
Also if there is snow on the roof. Might have an ice damn forming
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Open it up ASAP for mold remittance.

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Help identifying wood.
Timber flooring from 60yo house in south east queensland.

Im ripping up shitty layers of carpet and lino off it. I lightly sanded a patch of the floor with 320grit and wet it for the photo.

Not sure if its a waxy type of wood and it needs a special sealant or if i can just throw a normal poly coat on it after a pass with the belt sander. Also, water based or oil based poly?
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Yep, that's wood.
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>>921215
pine.
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>>921241
looks like pine to me as well.

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Does anyone on /diy/ raise bugs?

I've recently been wondering about raising larva into beetles as a side hobby but don't know where to start. Would love any research info.
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>>920933
I have a black soldier fly generator for my garden. My chickens love the larvae, my garden loves the compost.
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>>920933
Step it up a notch and go for weird insect parasite farming. Might even be some cash in it if you raise parasites for pest insects.
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>>921064
Yeah, what could possibly go wrong, right?

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Well, I guess I'm studying electrics for the rest of the holidays...
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>>920845
Seeing as you probably got something from the 70's, thats probably been rewired and fucked with by god knows how many owners, gut it and re do it.

Now, that decision depends on how complicated your system is, if its a motor or sail boat, how much you want your electrical system to do for you, what you want to use the boat for, etc.

I found wire nuts wrapped in electrical tape, no labeling whats so ever, solid strand wire, a battery bank in a location where condensation dripped onto the terminals and...
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>>920930
Upon closer inspection it looks like youve got yourself a small sailboat! Double congrats Anon!
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>>920845
wow this is ugly as fuck. get yourself some Blue Sea equipments. worth every penny. I bought some for my car even.

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Hello Guys,
i've recently put my hands on an old laptop screen which LCD was broken, and used the LED backlight to make a Light Panel (my girlfriend is into drawing, i've made it so she can use it to draw using transparency....)

anyway, now i'm trying to dim it using a NE555P, but whatever i'm trying, it's not working... most of the time i'm getting an "On/Off rotary switch-like" reaction from potentiometer...

i haven't used any MOSFET since i've left the circuit board on the backlight, nor any diodes, i'll...
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that is not the correct way to do a PWM using a 555. if you want to use pin 5 to do PWM, then you set up up the 555 as a monostable, and feed it external pulses into pin 2 using another 555 or whatever.

if you wanna use a single 555, then you follow the standard way of doing it, using 2 diodes and a pot on pin 2. google it.
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thanks for replying,

So i've tried a few other circuits folowing these schemactis;
http://www.instructables.com/files/orig/F27/G3TA/FOHTTUY8/F27G3TAFOHTTUY8.jpg

and an another one using two 555 and none of them actualy worked....

i realy dont know what to do here.
maybe there's something going on with the circuit board?


btw, sorry for the poor english

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afternoon folks! I've been doing a lot of projects that require the use of a respirator and have decided to invest in a reusable one (where you replace the filters) as opposed to the inexpensive one time use masks. I've been trying to do some research but I'm still not sure I'm making a good decision. Rather than try to talk to the folks at the home goods stores, I figured I'd come here first for recommendations on both what kind of respirator would be good for me as well as a good market to purchase it from.

From what I've read, all manufacturers...
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>>920446
every box of filters i ever bought had a table on the back showing the protection levels required for pretty much any activity
the finer the filter the more it will protect you, but if you buy a really fine particulate filter and then use it for something that doesn't produce really fine particles it will just clog up really quickly and you will have wasted money on a filter you didn't need.
so sometimes its better to buy a couple to cover the different jobs you need to do.

closest store to me only does one kind of filter anyway and its cheap so i just use whatever, as long as i can't smell anything and my boogers are green instead if black at the end of the day i'm happy.
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>>920446
Prolly you have somekind of specs in your country. Just read the labels and you'll find the correct level of filtration. And if you buy a cheap one it might not be that comfy. We have a chain called biltema and though it has the same specs as my M3 the M3 kicks ass as it is so much nicer to use for longer periods. Costs 5 times more though.
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one of my peers whom I was speaking with on the subject said that his beard factored into the effectiveness of the mask too. Is there a way around that, short of shaving? In the type in the OP pic, it seems that any longer facial hair would allow particles into the mask.

how strong are shipping containers when they stand verticaly? how unstable would it be if you had two 40ft ones stacked on top of each other? because if it was relatively easy, you could make a super badass tower pretty cheap.
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>another thread about impractical bullshit pipedreams

>not considered spam and deleted

What is your question queero?
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>>920338
can i build a tower out of two containers without having to reinforce it to shit and it ending up costing more than my house?
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>>920339
lolno

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