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Sup /diy/
I'm a poorfag. Being that I live right around abandoned warehouses, buildings, and train yards I thought there might be something worth value in there. How do I find copper wire to scrap? What else of value is good to scavenge?
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>>906332
scrap value has gone down a shitload. you wont be making very much.
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>>906332
Get a job, faggot. If you can spare time to scavenge, you can take on some real work, rather than ransacking someone else's property for fucking copper. Jesus christ.
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>>906334
This.
Scrapping is hard as fuck. Harder than working construction and more dangerous too.
Cleaned up my family farm when I couldn't get a job, made 3k in a summer, but got injured a few times, worse was got sprayed in the face with ammonia when I cut into an old AC coil, thought I was going to die in the middle of a field.

Also, vandal scrappers can fuck right off. Cause $30k of damage for like $300 of copper.

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I was wondering if it was possible to edit this pull mechanism to change it to the lever-action, from below. What would be the best approach to such thing?
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>>904002
Does that nerf gun have a knuckle duster on it? So hardcore.
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>>904002
possible? yes

is it worth it? no

how - put rails along the body, two long pieces connect the pull to the pump action which is cut off and connected to the rail
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>>904034
OP specified lever-action not pump...

OP what's your fabrication skills, my first instinct is a rack and pinion solution. Basically half a cogwheel on the internal side of the lever connecting to a toothed side on the pull.

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Hello /diy/. I come to you today with a perplexing problem. I need to smash this big piece of obsidian into smaller, more workable chunks.

I do not have acess to any power tools that would be able to cut anything this large. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Smash it with another rock.

That's how they used to do it.
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>>902140
leave it in a river for about a thousand million years. take it out when it has eroded to a usable size

>power tools
do you have access to normal tools?
bolster chisel and a club hammer.
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>>902140
Ask you're mum to sit on it.

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I just bought brand new files for the first time. They're NOS Nicholson (USA-made). I've heard that new files should be "broken in" by filing brass and other soft metals for a while before filing steel. How long should I spend filing brass before I can move on to mild steel? Or is it okay to use a new file on steel so long as I use light pressure?

Also, is it necessary to keep separate files for aluminum?
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>>906256
This is fucking retarded. You should feel terrible for this.
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>>906270
Stupid file myths thread!

My wood shop teacher flipped out if we pulled the file back without lifting it completely off the wood.
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>>906282
this can definitely ruin the teeth if you're filing metal but for wood it's pretty much irrelevant

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I'm trying to build garden beds from old reclaimed wood, and I don't have enough long pieces. So I'm trying to nail together boards to create the full 8 foot garden bed length, but everything I try is super flimsy and breaks. The only solution I can think of is metal braces with screws. Am I on the right track or is there some official correct way to join 2 short boards into one long board?
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>>906173
since you asked for a official correct way, this is probably the most official correct legit way out there

https://youtu.be/W1pvUlQgYtk
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You need to overlap the joint with a 3rd board for reinforcement.

Assuming you don't >>906182 that is.
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That video is fascinating, but I'm working with old wood half-eaten by bugs. Even if I had the right tools to make a joint like that, it won't work on this wood. I've tried overlapping with a third board, but the third board always splits apart.

inb4 "Buy new wood"
That's when gardening gets more expensive than buying veggies from the store.

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Heya folks,

I've recently begun learning more about bushcraft, tools, fixing things, etc. and am now looking for my first multi-tool. The thing is I still don't know very much about tools and the companies ( Gerber, Leatherman, Victorinox, etc. ) that make them and decided it would be a good idea to seek out suggestions. Thus here I am and here is what I want to ask you: what is the best every-day-carry/do-it-yourself tool and why? Does X tool suit your needs better than Y or maybe you like A tool because it is smaller and/or more durable than B? If you have...
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Multi tools fall into a few categories

EDC
Survival/tactical
Utility/DIY
Gimmickiy Toy

I personally carry a SOG Power Pocketpliers, a Victorinox Huntsman and a folding Husky utility knife.
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>>905606
>Does X tool suit your needs better than Y or maybe you like A tool because it is smaller and/or more durable than B?
yes
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>>905610
Thanks for that clarification. May I ask you what you like about the SOG PP and the V-Huntsman?

Any folks build products that they're looking sell? Knitting sweaters, making soap, whittling figurines, etc. Personally I build rustic furniture and cabinetry and sell it locally. I'm somewhere in between lucrative hobby and actual business presently.

I get that most people who actually do stuff don't have much time for Chinese cartoon forums, but there's gotta be some folks out there making stuff and looking for bigger markets, and I'd like to hear from them.
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>>905584
sell soap here ..handmade
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>>905584
If you want good answers to your question, you shouldn't really post such distracting photos. I can barely read what you wrote.
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>>905589
What do you use as a distribution channel? I've been selling furniture and such through Facebook groups/Craigslist. I want to set up a booth at the local indoor flea market and see where that takes me.

>>905592
Nothing jump starts a thread like dat ass.

hey /diy/ i dont come here often, never posted

I want to get my dad something he will actually really like for christmas this year. I dont think hes really had a hobby outside of working out, but he's a chemical engineer and he seems to really enjoy repairing appliances around the house.
what can i get him that he can build?

he's dealt with electrical stuff a lot, and most of his job atm is proof reading blueprints if that helps.
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>>905253
Cast a tool he uses a lot in bronze, put it on a pedestal and presto
>generic gift for everyone who works with hands
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>>905275

Son, you just fucked up my tool I use a lot. I am disappoint.
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>>905253
>he seems to really enjoy repairing appliances around the house.

Go get free broken appliances from CL.

Really though. If he likes repairing stuff, maybe buy a project car or project tool for him to work on.

Shit like a CNC router or 3d printer. Or if he really likes a certain kind of appliance or gadget. I like repairing old boomboxes.

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Hello brothers,
I have some simple questions. So, my story is, that I am planning to get married, but because I cannot be like everyone else, I want to cast the ring for my girlfriend myself. Having 0 experience, I read a while, but some questions still are left out. First where would I buy 14k casting gold? Places like rio grande are super expensive and I need some advice where I can either buy scrap gold, or 14k casting grain.
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>>904939
> Places like rio grande are super expensive

Hate to break it to you, but that's what the price of gold is. Everywhere. Including scrap.
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They overprice stuff to be more precise. I am not saying I want to buy it for 5$ or something, I just want a place with fair prices.
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>>904939
How do you plan on making the mould for the casting? And do you plan to set any stones in the ring?

I have been thinking about this exact same idea for a while now but do not know where to get gold from at all let alone somewhere that is cheap. Also have no plan on how to make mould or whether I plan to set stones. Still a pipe dream at this stage but if yours goes well maybe I will revisit my idea

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Hey /diy/
i just smashed my phone, a brand new nokia lumia.
It dropped flat on the back and caught fire because of the battery.
So that's beyond repair i guess.

This made me realise that smartphones are not cut out for me, especially since i do construction work and always carry my phone around.

So i was thinking about buying a CAT S40,
Is there anyone here that has one of these phones?
What is your opinion about one of these?
Is it actually as strong as they say it is?
Can it atleast run whatsapp smoothly? etc
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I had a heavy duty flip phone once, it broke in 3 months, the hole that held the peg wore out and the screen came off. Otherwise it was Mich more durable than other flip phones I had. There was absolutely no other physical damage after big dropped many times.
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>>904686
>dropped my phone and it caught fire

Yeah fuck off
How is this even /DIY/ related
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>>904693
Because the phone in pic related is very comon with construction workers.

Can someone tell me what the name of this kind of wood flooring in pic related is? I've been trying to find something similar online for hours with no luck.
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>>904099
Looks like possibly poplar. Nobodys gonna know for sure tho.
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>>904101
Thank you.
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>>904099
Due to the variarions like they are, i would say actually closer to a mahogany.

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Has anyone ever tried growing mushrooms before? Seems tricky.
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>>903869
No, that's illegal.
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>>903870
I meant the culinary mushrooms.
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Best place to keep them-basement they will grow faster

I'm buying a trailer. It's about 5 years old and in great condition, but I want to remodel it and make it mine. It's a 60' long Clayton single wide 3 bed 2 bath. What are some DIY things I can do to turn it into a nicer home?

I was thinking of replacing the wood panel walls with dry wall. Replacing the cheap kitchen with IKEA cabinets. Replacing the cheap toilets with water saving ones. Tearing up the carpet and getting laminate. Replace the "boob" ceiling light fixtures with ceiling fans. Build a large deck on it, cover the trailer look...
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>>903858
Ive qorked on several. Wiring will be a nightmare. Be cautious. Everything is special. You will need to super reinforce the ceiling boxes to be able to handle a ceiling fan, itll rip the ceiling down otherwise. Walls are very very thin. Studs are not home grade. You run riak of breaking wall removing paneling. If you want drywall, buy 1/4 inch and glue to paneling. Its the best option. Otherwise you risk breaking wall installing 1/2 inch. Changing lighting is ok. New kitchen cabinets, be hyper careful, the walls arent designed to hold traditional cabinets without reinforcement, and then only on exterior walls. Your plumbing is nonstandard also. Toilet may be able to be changed okay, but watch subfloor. Generally its particleboard, but on better models may be osb. In the bathroom, ensure its stable. The whole trailer will flex and expand/shrink with weather, up to an inch or better, so when doing walls, plumbing, and cabinets, ensure you are mounting to allow for the atretch and expansion or else it will tear itself apart. There is a reason why trailers are inexpensive. They are engineered to be the least possible material for how they are designed, any changes begins to shorten the life of it. Make sure you are tied down very tight to ground and pillars before you start changing weight around also, ive seen them flex and twist and settle really wierd.
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>>904160

So you would suggest they are a bad idea? I haven't gone through with the sale. My Dad flips manufactured homes and lives in one, and never mentioned any of these issues to me. His trailer is from the early 90s. Looks like trash on the outside, but he's completely renovated the inside and looks like a brand new home almost besides the typical trailer layout and ceilings. He's put in custom cabinets, a dish washer, ceiling fans, new flooring, new walls, new doors, new plumbing, new showers and toilets, etc.
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>>904204

It's not really that bad.

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Hey /diy/.

I made a long table which I will use in the garage for putting oil cans and other stuff on. It's wobbly as fuck, as you might see from my drawing. How would you go about to make it stronger?

Any ideas are very welcome.
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>>903548
angled wood support, or if you want to use all that space underneath, shelving brackets from inner side of leg to bottom of table would work. I would also brace the outer angles as well.
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>>903548
Brace it like pic related. Blue lines attach to rear legs, red sit in the middle, take your pick.
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>>903552
> forgetting pic related

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Hi lads!
I want to cook Ayahuascana.
Any ideas how to get ingredients or How to cook?
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>>>ck

You're supposed to have a shaman present for the real experience, and he is supposed to guide you on your spirit journey

>Purple Potato, diced
>Root of a Mnago tree
>Coca Leaves, to taste
>3 tbsp Pisco
>Water until it's almost covered
>Bring it all to a boil
>Simmer, then stir and mash until it...
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>>901408
>Taking advice from someone who thinks "Et voila" is "wala"
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>>901399
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+to+make+ayahuasca

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