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This isn't necessarily /diy/, but what are some good ways to cut back on dust in my house? I've tried air purifiers, cleaning more often, etc., but nothing seems to help.
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>>901745
Cheap you seals. Have someone come and do some kind of pressure test, I forget what its called. It will tell you if your house has air leaking in. Find where the leaks are and seal that shit up.
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>>901745
A fish tank
A water fountain
Plants
Less fabric furniture.
no smoking.
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>>901745
>cleaning more often
This gives us no frame of reference. My 11 year old nephew I take care of started cleaning his bedroom more frequently this year. He cleaned it once, up from zero.

Vacuum carpets at least once a week with a hepa filtered vacuum.

Vacuum and launder soft durfaces once a week. Couch, linens, drapes, etc.

Hard surfaces should be wiped down 2-3 times a week.

It will take a month or two to see an improvement. It also doesnt hurt to open the windows...
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Hi /diy/ looking to get into CNC. Routing at first and maybe printing later

Could anyone recommend some software to begin this journey, particularly since 3D design would have to go to CAM I would assume. I have experience with vector art and .svg with lasers, but not much in the world of 3D.

Would be nice if it has the option to create shapes by entering numbers, like number of vertices, length, width, etc.
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>>901349
Aside from the obvious "google it you kek", I've been liking Fusion 360 so far.
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>>901912
Well the obvious would be a very stupid thing indeed. Google's bubble searches are designed around common searches, most people aren't trying to host milling equipment in their house and those that run a full scale business are likely buying whatever a high end manufacture recommends. So 3 days of hunting articles off a search for hobbyist levels results in fuck all of a definitive answer for beginners.

So I've been trying Autodesk Design, FreeCAD, and Sketchup, but without the backing of someone...
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>>901349
are you building or buying a CNC router?

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/diy/,

What are your favorite cordless tools? I'm looking to buy into a set (shared ecosystem), and want to make sure I buy crap and have to start over.

At work we use 18v DeWalts (pic related), they're pretty good, but I think they've been supplanted for the most part by their new 20v line. We have 1 20v cordless and it's much lighter in the hand than the 18v.

My boss has a white makita drill and impact driver, they seem to have held up pretty well to our abuse.

I haven't had much experience with other cordless sets, we have...
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At work, we also have DeWalts, although not the 20v.

I need to get a some to use here at the house and I'm thinking about going with Porter Cable. They seem to be just as good, but half the price as the DeWalts.
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We use the Rigid 18v impact drill at my job
And i have one at home.

Impact drills are the wave of the future, duders.
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>>901166
Just checked Amazon, Porter Cable sets are indeed half the cost. I may check those out... have you used their stuff before?

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I don't expect that anyone here has done this before, but I want your opinion on this anyways.
If I were to stage several radial fans as illustrated in the pic would it actually increase the maximum pressure on the output end by a non marginal amount?
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It would increase pressure but not as efficiently as selecting a way higher rpm radial fan. Cascading fans works okay with radial fans but is not the most efficient means to increase pressure. Without knowing the fan specs it would be hard to give any figures as to pressure gain.
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Fans like that don't compress air to any reasonable extent. This is why strapping a big electric fan to the intake of your car does absolutely nothing, but attaching a supercharger or turbocharger that has an impeller rotating at several tens of thousands of rpm does.
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>>900632
Lets say we talk about the 2W version of http://www.farnell.com/datasheets/35128.pdf
>>900633
I am aware of that. I'm more thinking of the ability to push the air trough a smaler channel instead of actual compression.

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I made this cheapo projector lamp thingy.
It's a single high-powered LED and a rolled up transparency sheet with a pattern printed on it.
The main complexity comes from the custom algorithm I made that transforms any kind of image into a projectable version. It's something like reverse raytracing - from a surface to the light source.

The pincushion effect is due to shittily assembled top - it requires pretty tight tolerances for straight projection.
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>>900391
Shit, no idea why the image appears flipped on 4chan. Oh well.

Here's a shot of the internals - it's a buckpuck driver, powered by USB. I should also probably note that this is babby's first electrical engineering
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>>900391
post algorithm
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Can you show how it looks with a "real" image instead of just a test grid pattern? This looks like it could be a really fun thing to mount on a wall and have like a picture you can turn on and off.

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It's my girlfriends birthday soon and I want to get her some DIY stuff.

She's expressed interest in woodworking (like making tables, chess pieces) and pottery. Is there anything I can get her to go towards this?
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>>899965
lathe
find one with a pitchable headstock and you could do pottery on it too?
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>>899976

Is there anything she'd need in addition to that, or does it cover a lot of projects?

It seems expensive so I want to make sure it'll be suited for her
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>>899979
>It seems expensive

lathes are not expensive anon
women are expensive

a lathe will not do pottery
you need cutting tools for it depending what you want to do with it. they are noisy and messy but you can make round things like table legs and chess pieces on it.

if she is starting out woodworking and you want something cheaper get her an oilstone

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Hey /diy/, I'm looking for tips/possible flaws in my project.

I need to set up a mock fire in a jungle for a videoshoot.
>using digital fire is not an option
>I cannot damage the jungle in any way
>I need to present the project to the owner of the jungle patch (it's in private grounds) to prove I won't set fire to his 100+ years old trees

The video
>doesn't need to show the ground
>will...
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Super dry leaves and kerosene will make gigantic flames.
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>possible flaws

- hell, no - what could go wrong?
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>>899839
Hey OP, is using real fire necessary?

I mean if its just for a video where the fire will not be the main focus and more like a background, couldn't you use mock fire? Like with pieces of fabric and fans.

Pic related. Because when you are using real fire in an environment with loads of fuel.. You're just asking for trouble

I spilled motor oil all over my trunk carpet. I scrubbed the bigger bits and then tried to clean it with dishwasher soap but it didn't work as it's still greasy.

How do I clean it up? Pic. related similar to what I have although mine is completely black.
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You need to cover the zone with something that sucks the oil, like talcum powder or flour. and let it sit for a while, then wash it up again
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>>899442

Yeah I was thinking about something like that. I'll try thanks. Wash it again with dishwasher soap? As of right now the carpet doesn't smell of oil at all, it's just greasy.
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The professional way to solve this is using a wet/dry vacuum, since I suppose you haven't one, try with iI said, some powder that can suck up the oil, scrub a little with a brush,, then vacuum it and repeat till the carpet is practically oil free or dry enough. After that you can go then and scrub with water and soap (any kind, better low foam soap), let it dry and you should be good to go, if it's still greasy, repeat the process, is a tedious shit. Next time usea a plastic bag to put in the oil bottle...

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So I'm making a wooden roof rack for my car. Eventually it will be stained a nice dark color, but I ran into a problem. How the hell do I calculate the curve of my car, and cut the board so it fits flush?

Any help would be a great help.
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You'll have to create a full scale template. Cardboard should work. Will be a lot of cut and fit. Use template to mark board, keeping an eye on level.
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>>899139

>Cardboard

Thats so stupid easy that I'm ashamed i didn't think of that. I'll get to work now.
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You're not even using pressure treated wood? Won't last a year.

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So I decided to make a knife out of an old file I had. I ground the face off of it , put a primary edge on it, put the final edge on it, then polished it with 320 grit followed by 600, it is a full tang with all thread welded to he files tang holding a piece of 1 1/8 oak that will be sanded and shaped tommorow. Any tips on making the next one better?
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>>896252
what did you cut the metal with? those deep grooves at the bevel is bad

also the bevel is too shallow, go deeper to get a proper edge angle
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>>896255
Angle grinder. They actually are not that deep, the photos makes them appear deeper. The bevel extends 1/4 inch into the blade, and the final edge was make using a fixed knife hone
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i would widen the grind, add pins for the handle, maybe add a bolster, and work on the blade finish. otherwise bretty good first go

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A plague of rats has visited my farm.They are everywhere.How to kill these creatures.
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Cats
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non kosher food
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>>893080
Determination

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Hi /diy/
I have a 2000lbs winch which runs off a 12v, I think it's supposed to be mounted on an ATV.
Is it possible for me to convert it to run off 120volt DC?

I figure if I buy a power converter I could somehow rig it up safely. I'll post some more pics on how the power connection works
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>>902507
So this is how it connects to the winch, and the other end should attach to a 12volt battery. That's the end I need converted to a plug I could plug into a 120v DC wall socket

Can someone recommend me a product to help me do this? Is it even possible to do safely?
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>>902510
This end goes onto the battery
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You need to find how much current it pulls at 12v.

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Sup /diy/nos?

What did /diy/ build this weekend?

This weekend I had to rebuild my workbench. I bought a house in March 2014 with a tiny side room in the basement that I am determined to turn in to my workshop since I do not have a garage.

I built a workbench right away, but I only had hand tools (poorfag starting off) and I had a lot of beer in me. It was crooked as shit, the screws were fucked up (again, drunk) and over 2 years it was starting to fall apart (not surprised).

Recently I acquired some power tools and decided I needed to rebuild. So...
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I was able to salvage a lot of wood from the original bench, plus what I left from a few months back when I redid my roof with my Dad.

So I compiled the wood. I had the countertop for 5 years. I placed it on cinder blocks back in college as a desk. The desks school gave me were shit with no leg room. So I bought that counter top and put it on blocks. But this time I reused it for a workbench.
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I framed this bitch out this time. Honestly, the original build was such garbage. Over the last 18 months with my Dad helping me build shit, I have learned a ton, that and also youtube videos.

My Dad is awesome at construction, but always did things himself and never really wanted help. But now that us kids are older, he is more than happy to help, and I am more than happy to learn.

Here is the frame for the bottom of the bench. before it was sagging in the middle. So I wanted to alleviate that.

My basement floor is not level, so I had to build off of my...
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I grew up in South East Michigan my entire life. My parents took off to the Upper Pennisula in 2011 after the economy shit the bed. When they took off I was away at college and they got rid of most things. One of the things they gave away was the saw that is pictured. They gave it to a family friend.

A few months ago, that family friend moved to Florida. Knowing that I had bought a house, he called me asking if I wanted the saw back. So it was a cool turn of events to get something back from my parents.

he also gave me a Uhaul of furniture since he bought a new...
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Is there any way to DIY these Pur water filter replacement filters? Cant I just open up the one i have now and change whatever shit is in it?

I live in an apartment and the water from the faucet tastes like ass but we cant install one of those built-in filters or below-the-sink filtration systems so this is really all we're left with, but these replacement filters cost like $5 each and only last six weeks or so
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...$5 over 6 weeks is only 84 cents a week. How is this a problem?
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>>902174
Sand. Literally a bucket of sand.
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>>902189
Don't listen to this anon unless you want to get sick.

Your best bet would be to replace the activated charcoal granules inside with - you guessed it - more activated charcoal granules. If you don't have activated charcoal available to you, you can try powdered regular-charcoal, it's just not going to last as long.

Sup DIY masters of the universe

I'm trying to setup a virtual machine of Ubuntu for school and its going well.........at least up until the part where a section of the screen to the right is missing and I cannot hit the next button to finish installing it

Is there any way to fix this or did I do something wrong while installing the whole VMware?
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Dunno, I use Virtualbox (even though Oracle is evil).
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>>901917
Tab should let you switch between the two. Or arrow keys.
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>>901917
It'll be something wrong with Ubuntu, not something wrong with VMWare.

If it were Windows, you could just tab around the dialogue and press the button even though it's offscreen. Linux has historically been terrible for keyboard accessibility, and I doubt it's improved much, but you could give it a go. Alternatively, why not use the console-mode installer? Even Ubuntu can't fuck that up.

Why are you doing the setup by hand and not using VMWare's Express Install, anyway? Alls you...
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