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Hey /diy/. I want to forge a knife. I plan to use spring steel for the blade. Will a 10kg (20 pound) anvil work? Pic related. I want to build the forge from a truck bake drum. Anyone got some experiences or advice?
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Bumping for very piqued interest

Other than knife forging, any Blacksmiths here?
I would very much like to know about the job
Salary, hours, how business is, etc.
Also some weird or funny stories
Shit sounds cash but I wouldnt know where to start desu baka senpai
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>>907850
Go look in the catalogue, there's always a couple of active threads.
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>>907855
Thank you kindly

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Hey guys, I have question.

Does anyone know if it is possible to harvest silk from other types of worms?

I'm assuming no, because the chinks were total autists about keeping silkworms to themselves, but did anyone try?
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>>907798
no because you need to be asian
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Silk comes from the fabric store, it's got nothing to do with worms.
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>>907798
Use spiders instead. They are easier to keep and feed and harvest from. Find the biggest spider you can in your area and start harvesting it. If you want it to have stronger silk, feed it graphene-laced water. You'll have to make the graphene yourself, but it really isn't too difficult.

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Hey /diy/, it's my first time posting here, I read the rules and I'm fairly sure that I'm not breaking any of them (I hope). Anyway, I'm a second year EE student, pic related is part of a project that I just finished for school (it's a temperature control circuit, nothing fancy). The thing is, I have this feeling that I'm not actually learning how to solve problems or how to come up with a solution. We're basically just copying existing designs, trying to understand how they work and why, and then we make the thing.
So that is why I'd...
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in the pre-internet era there was stuff like this: http://mobilebay.me/torrent/8301910/Radio_Electronics_Magazine_1980-1992

today, there are websites but it's mostly dumb kids, so I dont really follow any site.
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>>907704
That's also been my experience with many forums. It's either people who have absolutely no clue or people arguing over completely irrelevant stuff because they have been arguing over the internet for years on these forums. Not my cup of tea.
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the how it's supposed to work in theory is an important foundation of knowledge and a step towards design. how are you supposed to design something that you aren't sure what it's supposed to be doing in the first place? if audio is your bag, start building amps. they range from very simple to very complicated. get yourself a semiconductor textbook and stage it out and build a 10W amplifier. that will be a good use of all of the skills that you have said were relevant, and you get an amp when you're done. if you enjoy that and want something a little more...
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Need some help, diy. I bought a generator on black friday. A 5000 watt champion generator. Paid a good price, 390 before tax. Its a gas generator, how can i convert it to run on propane or turn it into a tri fuel generator?
http://www.ruralking.com/champion-5-000-watt-gas-powered-portable-generator-41030.html
The genny.
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>>907660
>Bought a brand new generator specifically designed to run on gasoline
>"How can I most effectively reduce both the value and functionality of my purchase?"

Step 1: Return your sparkling new generator

Step 2: Buy a used generator to fuck with

Step 3: Proceed to fuck with generator
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>>907732
1. Don't care about resell value
2. If done right it has barely any loss in total capacity, it may drop down to 4500 running watts since propane burns 5-10% cooler than gas
3. Propane burns 100 times cleaner than gasoline, it will last a LOT longer, the fuel life is indefinite and I dont have to worry about the quality of the fuel
4. its 100 miles to the closest gas station that sells non ethanol gas.
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>>907660
I think the Champion uses a Rato engine(it's a Honda knock-off). Google Champion, Rato & propane carburtetors. I've seen a propane carb for about $50.

Would it be a bad idea to use one of those single board computers as a sort of file server?

>Hook external HD to board
>Connect board to network
>Run SSH or VNC server on board
>Port forward to board

Now you can access your files from anywhere with an internet connection. Assuming the security is set up right what else can go wrong?
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>>907629
Be sure to pick a HD that can handle running for extended periods. Some (the LaCie "Designed by Porsche" drives being a good example) run so hot the drive dies after a few months.

I used to tunnel mt-daapd over SSH so I could listen to my music at work, at it worked great. I set up a dyndns service on the server so I could find it from anywhere, and used public key authentication to log in. Just make sure you keep up to date on security patches and there shouldn't be any problems. Also, Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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no, dude, you just get a networked external HDD, like the Western Digital MyCloud series. you hook it up to your router so you can access it from anywhere using wired or wireless connections.
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you can also access it remotely, through the interbutts, though i would not put any sensitive data in there if i enable this feature.

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COMPLETELY new to the diy scene, but I'm very interested of picking up this as a hobby. How do I start?
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Go shingle a roof.
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>>907619
I live in an apartment in Austin, I don't think I can do that
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>>907616
Find something broken.

Fix it.

Learn from the experience.

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Hey /diy/. I've got an old arcade cabinet with a CRT monitor that I've hooked up to a computer to play emulated games on. The problem is, the display doesn't actually... work. It's really static-y and unreadable, even though there's clearly sound and the controls make changes.

What can I do to troubleshoot this? I read somewhere that degaussing might fix it, but I've never worked with a monitor like this before. I could easily just switch to an LCD screen but I don't want to give up on this yet.
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Go ask CRT on /vr

You probably have the sync ranges all jacked up. You didn't give enough information for me to think you hadn't. It sounds like you just plugged it in and expected it to work, your video card MIGHT be able to make RGB in a range that tube can use. It might not have a plug for RGB though, and you might not have the sync broken out in a way the arcade wants...

And this is just assuming it works and nothing is fried, which might not be true.
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>>907603

It's not actually my project, I just took the job because nobody else in the group gives a shit about this thing. I know about as much as you do, but I can go find out things given instruction.

Thanks for dealing with my shit. I'm not really being very helpful.
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>>907605
Tell them exactly what game it's from, but because they can be swapped out for other monitors depending on who repaired it, it'd be better to open the cabinet up and try to find an actual model on the tube, and on the controller board. You'll probably have to google basic arcade machine repair, and don't touch anything on the tube, or powersupply, it can kill you. Try keeping one hand behind your back.

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So I'm looking to turn these into shoe laces. What would the lace-holes measurements and what shoes would support those measurements/look cool?
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>>907520
no shoe lace holes will be big enough for the rca plug to pass through, your idea is impossible
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>>907521
Not if I cut the material around the lace-hole, which would widen it.
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>>907523
then all shoes will be fine

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I have made, without a hint of sarcasm, what is possibly the most finely calibrated cross cut sled ever made

You will not believe the autism that went into this

rate
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>>907461
No brass inlay. 7/10.
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>>907461
Is your name Mathias?
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>>907461
>possibly the most finely calibrated
what is it accurate to?
why is it not steel?
why is it chipping?
why is it not certified?
why is it not tested?

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I've got some questions about casting silicone and urethane. This can be a general too if you so wish.

So I'm making a small creature for a scupture, that I'd like to cast as a single part. Preferably in skinlike silicone.

>What would be a good sculpting medium if I want to take a urethane mold from it?
>how would you deal with casting limbs in a complex pose (my creature is supposed to be in a fetal position, and while it would be much easier to cast laying flat, I don't know how I'd...
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Selfish bump.

If I were just building a silicone model, I would cast a wire armature in to make the thing poseable... but I hope to work my way up to casting some light animatronics into the thing--just a servo or two to make it twitch a limb.
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>>907428
Don't bump your own thread...
...everything you need to know about casting is available at www.smooth-on.com
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I'm pretty sure u need to make model or texture of exactly you would like it to look like then you need to make a cast of that with silicone just make a wooden box to fit your model in to then pour in the silicone I know at my work we use a chamber and vaccume pump to get the air out of the silicone it makes it more dense therefor lasting longer then after its done curing take the silicone out of the box and carefully cut in half making sure to bypass the sculpture inside after that you have your mold I would use latex for skin and silicone for textures

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I want to add a weed whacker engine to my bike, saw the above photo and wondered what the diy community thought of attaching a pulley directly to the spokes in a similar fashion to how that sprocket is attached. Please ignore my double post, my fingers are too fat for this phone
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>>907347
I didn't think you could OP without text, are you a wizard?

Meanwhile, why belts? Unless you're planning to put the engine on a pivot so it can be tensioned onto and off the pulley to disengage drive, chain drive using the snippers centrifugal clutch should be good enough.
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>>907347
You can do that. Just be aware of the torque of your engine or it'll rip the spokes out of their place or bend them at least.

The way it's attached in your picture is usually done with weak engines, that are more like helper in wind, uphill or work as slow sustainer when you're already at speed. If your engine can skid the bicycle from standstill, under your whole weight, the drive-train should be quite robust.

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Any tips for a person very new to Mig Welding?
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>>907280
follow the duty cycle of your machine
fast is slow and slow is fast
compare your filler with your base

take a class or practice like a mofo
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>>907280
if you're going to use fluxcore for some reason, lincoln NR211-MP is worth the expense over generic white boxed wire, even if you're in europe and paying $20/lb for it.

more generally: turning the power up to 'lightsaber' and laying another pass over the top of a bad weld is WRONG. grind that shit out to base metal and start over.

sparks and spatter fly everywhere and can ignite dry wood on contact and melt through 1/4" of plastic before they cool down, so move all your oily rags,...
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>>907280
put a hat on before the welding mask.

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A friend wants to sell me a pool table exactly like the one in pic but one leg is broken and I'm assuming the felt is damaged. Do you think it's easily fixable?
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>>907253
How much? You'll have a very, very hard time matching the leg to the others, and if you don't it will look like shit. Plus, doing felt yourself will look like shit, and taking a wild guess, I'd bet pool table felt is retarded expensive.
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>>907253
Felt is easy as fuck to do if yd just the bed and not the rails. If you can repair the leg with wood glue and clamping/staining I would say go for it. But I'm a pool junkie and love to fix pool tables. If it's not an actual slate pool table (3 piece slate, or 1 piece for a bar top pool table) then it's shit and will warp on you
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He's asking $60 for the table

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Hey /diy/nosaurs,

I'm looking for a bit of advice. I'm looking to make a chess set a bit like the one in the picture, but out of wood. I just wanted to see what would be the best wood to use, preferably lighter and darker woods obviously. Also what do you reckon the whole project would cost?
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African blackwood or ebony for black and maple or something like lilac for white.

Shop around a bit for exotic dowel stock.
http://www.bellforestproducts.com/wood-dowels/

Try to find rubber stamps or make some stencils for the markings.
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>>907208
You could buy one type of wood, and simply stain half the pieces.
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The two woods you should use are obviously ebony and ivory - they even wrote a song about it it's so obvious.

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OK so how to turn pic related into its own separate switch that I can use to control a train horn for my 2000 Volkswagen Golf
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>>907180
That sounds fucking dumb. And it's a switch, put in line with power.
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>>907180
Change the wiring. Make sure its rated for the amount of amps you are going to put through it to power the horn its going to of you will melt it or the wires going to it and possible start a fire.
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>>907183
Kill yourself...
>>907184
It only needs to control a 12v switch wired to an air valve to dump air from a tank into the horn

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