so im plannning on building an industrual style lamp for my mum, thinking of pic related style, the external is easy, its just the internals that i need help with on how to / and where to buy the parts, any help would be much appreciated
>>898980 Update, I'll have the pringles on the outside and have a few coke cans inside stuffed with sand. the aluminum will fill the blank space between. After, I'll make a separate cast of the handle and place the body on top of it, the heat will join the aluminum where they touch.
Hi diy! I'm kinda new on this board. For introduction here is my latest project, I call it NEO. It was made from an Acer laptop, the best CPU temperature was 40C at the summer. Sadly I poured one glass of water on to it, and it caused instant death :( Btw how do you like it?
Are strap wrenches useful? Im an apprentice plumber and my teacher says they dont work cause they never grip but he has the ridgid brand strap wrench with a cloth like strap. It seems to me like a rubber strap wrench would be immensely useful. I hate the thought of putting a tool with teeth on faucet trim that has no flat surfaces for a crescent-like wrench or is too frozen to be hand loosed. Also i would imagine it could be useful for gluing larger sizes of plastic pipe. If youve ever tried to push schedule 80 pipe and fittings together of a large diameter you know what... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>898383 they're absolutely shit for anything more then hand tightened fittings. if a fitting is smooth as you say, it will be even worse. we're instructed to remove pump impellers off motors with them in my line of work, and never has it worked. strap wrenches are the result of an engineer saying 'hey, this should work,' testing it in a perfect setting, with all new fittings.
Strap wrenches can be very useful. I use them in my line of work and although I'm not a plumber, they work very well for certain things at my job. I work with instruments and equipment used in subsea surveying (ROVs etc) and when I need to bust open the endcaps of some equipment I just apply some heat and go to town with a strap wrench.
>>898383 >Im an apprentice plumber and my teacher says they dont work cause they never grip but he has the ridgid brand strap wrench with a cloth like strap. If you need to tighten something not-very-tight, and if it is too big to grab with your hand, strap wrenches (with decent straps) can be helpful. But they're not high-torque items.
A strap wrench is a girly version of a chain wrench--pic related. (I am not a plumber but anyway) I would recommend that you also get a chain wrench--either... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>898151 I'll jut tell you my experience as a process operator at my plant. They do not care what you think and they think you're just trying to get out of doing your job. They will tell you to just try it out and no matter what they say they will not change it.
>>898151 If you decide to make said document, do not, in any case, hand it over to the engineers. as >>898164 said, they don't give a shit. Tell the people above them who care about the money where they could save. You might want to read up on some papers about kaizen and continuous improvement, maybe even six sigma. Refer to those and the managers will get instant boners. (Source: college student with engineering bachelor and business master.)
>>898167 And by the way, some context of your company might help. In the end the problem and its solution lie in politics, not in how bad the actual problems are or how genious your solution to them is.
Can we do a Homeowner General? I just thought I'd like to hear from other homeowners and different projects they're tackling or successfully completed. We just bought a house at the top of our budget. It's got all the space we need, upgraded kitchen's baths, and well-maintained throughout, but it's got some minor electrical issues, and it's going to need a new roof in 5-7 years absolute tops. Neither of us had parents who were homeowners, so we're not very handy. Post stats on your house, projects, etc. Pic related
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Just bought a small home in California, LA area. Needs to have the floors jacked up, foundation retrofitted, landscaping, painting, kitchen update, bathroom update, windows restored (wood), new electrical box, cat6 installed, interior exterior painted etc.. I have a bigass list.
Quite a bit of work for a first time home I have very little experience with this.
So far I have had the floors jacked up, foundation retrofitted and the stucco repaired professionally. Getting quotes for bath and kitchen this week (they are pretty small spaces). Getting the windows... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>898082 This is all very interesting and inspiring! I am also in LA county, but I'm in Pomona, so you couldn't really call it "LA Area" Our list isn't that serious, but it's still daunting. We have a hand full of useless light switches and ceiling fans that don't work. We had an electrician come out and he told us that it would be about a thousand dollars for him to install a motion light (which we've already purchased) over our garage. I wanted an outlet on the back porch, and the the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'm planning to get into the coffin making business, you see, I rent a warehouse to a bunch of carpenters who make pallets and they say they'd like to make coffins but they need some kind of expensive, special, cutting machine so I'm considering on providing it if the business is lucrative enough.
So, is a special cutting machine it really necessary to make coffins or can you make them with with basic power tools?
Also, what general advise would you give to someone who is thinking on getting into carpentry?
CNC router would run about $20k, maybe more. You might want to look into regulations surrounding coffins/caskets in your area. I don't know if hermetic seals are a requirement everywhere, but in some locations it is. Don't want corpse juice leaching into the groundwater, do we?
Hey, DIY. This is my first thread here, so I apologize if greentext isn't the preferred method of explanation.
>Be me >Buy an old car >1950 Chrysler Windsor >Shit condition, but I love the thing >Didn't pay much; can't complain >thislookslikeajobfordiyguy.bat >Put in new battery (got a 6v, I'm not stupid) >Play... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Im trying to make a home made electrolysis rig that I can use to split water into H2 and O2, and then direct the two gases into separate balloons for storage. The whole rig will be a closed system, thus allowing it to pressurize itself enough to inflate the balloons. I already have a pretty good idea of the design and how Im going to build it, with one exception. I cannot for the life of me figure out what to use for the electrodes. From past experience, I have determined that it must be both conductive (obviously) and also completely non-reactive. If copper, aluminum, steel,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>895268 >"The whole rig will be a closed system, thus allowing it to pressurize itself enough to inflate the balloons." >enclose system in air-tight container >begin electrolysis >gasses fill balloon to pre-flex apex >gasses then begin to fall back into the container due to lack of force to fill the balloon Good luck, OP.
SO, I happen to have a JET J-720R. >http://www.jettools.com/us/en/p/j-720r-3-arm-radial-drill-press-230-460v/320033
I'm an idiot though so I have no idea what sort of vice will fit the damn thing. it sits very sexily and glares at me for using 2"X4"s and clamps in lieu of a proper vice. what reasonably priced vice can I get for it?
also MACHINING GENERAL, WHAT ARE YOU GUYS MAKING? >LET THE CHIPS FLY!
>>891543 I am trying to compile a shopping cart of components for the matchless metal detector found here: http://www.geotech1.com/pages/metdet/projects/matchless/matchless150c.pdf
Can someone look over it and let me know if it looks good? I wasn't too sure about the following:
14 pin DIL IC socket (I could only find exact on ebay for ~$17) ICM7556IPD (Ebay) BC549C(Again, could only find on ebay) .01uf ceramic disc (listed as 50v, will this work?) 500ohm pot in place of 470ohm
Couldn't... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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