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Staining and finishing wood :

Does anyone has a practical guide for this ?

I just build a very simple chest with pine, I want to stain it but I have no clue where to start. I would like to get it a nice "character" so the veins pop out with some deep dark color.

Is there a guide for staining?
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https://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en#hl=en&q=how+to+stain+wood

There's not much to it, OP
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>>900701
i recommend using some spare wood leftover from the project and trying different things and seeing what you like. the process itself isn't exactly difficult.
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1) sand the wood to a certain grit. (the finer the grit, the less stain gets soaked up, but the more you can see the fine grain features.)

2) wipe the project down with a scotch bright pad to pick up any dust. (more important for final coats of clear coat, epoxy, etc...) Or just use a rag.

3) get some stain on a rag. Wipe it on the piece. Try to get the whole thing covered in a reasonably short time, so you don't end up overlapping an area that's more or less dry.

4) wait XX time. (entirely up to you, the longer you wait, the more time the color...
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So I was looking into buying a shop vac when I saw these Ridgid ones which come with some praise. But then I noticed that they claim "6 peak HP". What does this mean?

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but that would mean it consumes over 4.4 kW which would instantly trip a 20 amp breaker. How much power would this thing really draw? I ask because I want to run the vacuum with a miter saw, which is no energy sipper itself and I'm afraid if I run both the saw and a vacuum at the same time I would trip the breaker. BUT then again I hear about people running...
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>>899800
Bro dont worry that thing will suck a golf ball through a garden hose.
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>>899800
Olay nvm i read your post wrong.

Honestly to be honest I wouldn't run the vac with the chop saw.

We tried that at the shop where I work but the hose connected to a fat industrial vaccum and it was a waste of time and effort---most of the dust diverts away from the vaccum hose connector anyway.

Just make your cuts and the suck up the dust after.

And if it's too big of a problem get an air compressor and just blow the dust.
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>>899800
Means it generates the wind power that six horses running in the wild would create at their rear.

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Hi, this is my new project. A mini mincer for guys with autism.
it's fantastic. can be completely dismantled and re assembled in seconds. That means it's portable everywhere.
You can use it at the restaurant for smashing bread.
At breakfast for smashing cornflakes.
Or imagine it at the park with hundreds of insects... A drug for a person with autism.

I'm going to do a kickstarter for this. what do you think?
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Beech wood
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the reels
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carbon fiber and aluminium plates.

motors with 70rpm and 10kg/cm each.

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Sup /diy/

I'm a glass artist specializing in pipes. I'm coming off of a 5 year hiatus, I was legally growing weed in Colorado but that market went to shit and I moved. I have a good foundation in making normal pipes and rigs, but I'm looking for some new inspiration, something awesome that can get me back on top of the game again. Any ideas for cool concepts, shapes colors or anything? Have an idea for a pipe you have always wanted to see exist but lacked the equipment and expertise? If I make the piece you suggest I will post it in this thread.

Image...
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That's a mighty fine piece of work anon, but you said the magic word which may result in this getting deleted per the sticky.

Meanwhile, I have always preferred darker, less transparent pipes. I clean out the tobacco residue regularly, but its often hard to scrub the inner walls, meaning I can still see the filth through the glass. I'm sure i'm not the only one bothered by this, something to consider I guess.
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Learn into scientific glassblowing
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>>903777
How is it shit now?

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Sup /diy/

I need some assistance making a wallmounted electromagnet, I need 4 of them, and they don't have to be too powerfull, need to carry aprox 5-10kg all together.. Any good suggestion on how to make them?
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The ones in car air conditioner compressor clutches are pretty strong.

>Part 9 right
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>>903742
>I need some assistance making a wallmounted electromagnet, I need 4 of them,
for what purpose?
electromagnets tend to heat up a LOT if you leave them on constantly at all...

can you use toggle magnets? like, the type used for magnetic bases for machinist dial indicators? (This is a cubic base with a flip lever, that [basically] turns an internal magnet "on" and "off")
the base & arms are like $15 on amazon/ebay. I know I've seen places selling...
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I need it to make a hidden stash, behind a mirror.. My english isn't that good, so I'll try my best to explain..

The mirror will have magnets attached it, and when you turn on the electro magnets, they will push away the mirror

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Hey /diy/.

I put in some insulation on a sloped potion of my home about a week ago. I was going to finish up the last few spots and put up the drywall, but I noticed these wet spots on once piece.

(cont)
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>>903579
Just to make sure it wasn't a leak in the roof I pulled back the insulation, as shown here.

It's a sloped roof, as you can see. The portion of roof I exposed was damp, with condensation drops running all along it. Far as I can tell, it wasn't a leak, but just the condensation.
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>>903579
Close up, you cankind of see some of the water droplets.

My question is: how come this isn't happening with any of the other batts, and how do I prevent it with this one? Why is it happening at all?
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>>903579
You should try to reverse your insulation (paper on top).
Otherwise, go buy some specific plastic film against condensation in hardware shop.

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What's your experience with tools here? Anything you like or don't like? Ask an employee anything. For those of you who don't know it's like Harbor Freight but the Canadian version.
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Does princess auto still sell surplus window motors? I need several of them for a project but I don't see them on the website. The nearest store is two hours away and I don't want to go there for nothing.
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>>902018
Depends on which one you go to. Our surplus carries several items that aren't on the website. I would call the location directly and ask for someone who works in the section.
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>>902018
you could fucking call them on the phone you putz

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When dealing with breadboards it is of utmost importance to distance all similar things equally. Trimming component legs is only acceptable if all components are trimmed equally. When laying out passive components it is of utmost importance to insert components such that their respective values all face one direction. Resistor color bands must always be aligned. For functionally similar connections, wires of exactly the same color must always be used. And so on...

If you stray from these simple rules, know this: somewhere, in a small, but highly organized room there is an autist screaming of pain.

So I guess this is a thread for things that just make you feel warm inside. Like super neatly organized cabling etc.
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>>895188

posting sloppy perfboards because I'm feeling edgy
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Can anyone help me out with what style of hinge this is using? I haven't had any luck finding the one that will sit flush against the wall when closed but opens away from the wall.
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>>903345

Holy shit this is a good idea
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They are just kitchen cabinet hinges.. You might have luck with soss hinges to
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I know they are kitchen cabinet hinges but there are a ridiculous number of different styles. I was hoping someone knew which style they were.

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Hello! Is there any motor that allows me to move about 0.3 degrees per day?

A servo might be good, but I've heard that those have a minimum movement of half degree. I need it to move both ways, so I don't think a stepper could work.
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Use gears?
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>>903254
>I don't think steppers can rotate in two directions
Sounds like you need to git learn't, sonny.

Do you need a smooth rotation or is stepping what you actually want? What's the application of this?
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>>903264

I want to follow the sun from south to north and the other way around. I dont mind if the movement isn't too smooth.

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Any diy have experience with mail order wood?

I'm repairing some rifles and need European beech.

I don't want to order from the first random link on google who will send a block of wood still green and cracking.

Woodworkers source has some but its too thin for my needs, other reputable sites don't carry it.

What are your go to sources? Local places only had common construction lumbers.
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>>903207
maybe a store like woodcraft could sell you some.. or they might even be able to order it for you... but they are gonna be a tad expensive... something you might pay 4 dollars a board foot, you pay 6. a tad expensive....
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>>903207
Best i can say is perhaps call some carpentry specialists in your area and ask if any of their vendors/suppliers might have what you are looking for.

If so they may be able to purchase something for you (because they have a wholesale account) and you just give them the money for it, maybe buy their lunch for doing you a solid.
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>>903226


I'm aware. Most fancy stock blanks run $600-2500 depending on figure and color.

I'm just repairing forends and am having trouble finding 3' sections, even 2' is pushing the minimum.

How do you collect your dust in your workshop?

I've been considering buying one. Also considered building a 'cyclone' separator using the thein baffle method.
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>>903129
I stick a shop vac inlet near whatever's making dust. Literally all you need.
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>>903133
Not really all you need when you have a table saw, spindle moulder and planer thicknesser going. Three vacs would cost enough to pay for a decent extractor.
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Here's how I do it.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?s=a0357e1e7c78da57426d0581bf3c9cb1&t=1700535

A cyclone separator is definitely a good investment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoIytFPtquE

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so, ive made a couple of rings for my girlfriend and I and I was wondering if anyone had some ideas for a box to present it in. since theyre wooden rings Id like to try something not made of wood, but if there are no good ideas, then ill take some exotic wood and make some small dovetails.
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moar pics
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>>903075
>>903076
Beautiful!

Hard to suggest anything aside from wood, which would make a lovely keepsake. If you don't want the rings to be outshined by a wooden box (hardly an issue desu), maybe use a cream colored ceramic dish and some natural twine/hemp cords, or make up a box with board and covered in burlap for that rustic look? Unless you go really simple and make a paper box out of handmade paper of earthy colors, and some twine as ribbon, done.

Just...
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>>903081
my girlfriend folds paper boxes for me too. mostly small gifts and notes and things like that, i've kept them all, so it's nice that you mention that. if i could find a small, intricate pattern, that would make it perfect

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What could I expect to run off pic related? The inverter has the following specs:

400-Watts continuous power
800-Watt peak power
Provides 3.3-Amp

So I know i could charge piddly crap, like cellphones, but what are some other examples of devices that could benefit from this setup?

Also, with an estimated cost of 400-500$ for such a setup, would it be worth it at all?
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>>902833
Well, context is everything with these systems.
Where would you like to use it?

400W should cover as you've said, piddly crap.
TV should work, laptops. Smaller things in general.
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>>902835
I guess my reall question is what would I reasonably power off an ac plug car battery, simply to reduce load on my power bill every month.

I am just fiddling around with solar power without go full blown roof panels.

Realistically, I'd probably just use it as a power cube footstool in the living room, for putting my feet on and charging the laptop/cellphone.

Would this be an overkill setup? Or would downgrading to lawn tractor batteries make it more cost effective per functionality.

And,...
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>>902836
>investing in non-grid tied solar
>merely to reduce the power bill

You really need to calculate your Return On Investment first

40/40 keks

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Is there any way to remove crazy glue off of plastic? I tried nail polish remover but doesnt seem to be working well
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acetone (which is what's usually in nail polish remover) should dissolve superglue, but it will also dissolve many plastics. If it didn't dissolve you might have polish remover that has low or no acetone content.
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>>901834
>crazy glue off of plastic
no, they are bonded into one plastic
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>>901834
Just an idea: Try rubbing alcohol.

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