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noob of woodturning here
i have a little question
yesterday i bought a cheap wood lathe
and i want to buy a chuck for it
but i don't know what type of chuck i can attach to them
can they all attach to every lathe ?

also general wood turning thread
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I use a Nova G3 chuck for bowls and just some cheap PSI spur drive and live center for spindles/between centers work.

That said, I am terrible at woodturning and still can't get the hang of the skew chisel without 100% risk of a catch so yes that tool in particular scares the shit out of me. I'm considering getting those EZ carbide turning tools as a result.
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i'm confident this the chuck you need

>has handrails so you can be safe riding the cross slide
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>>1021278
too small for me

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What concerns should I address? How do I avoid killing myself in the process? Should I deal with state/county/city permits? What can I use to reinforce it best without overdoing it? How about water tables? I'm on a hill and I'd hate to see the building pop out of the ground at the first sign of rain.
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>>1021229
>how do i engineering degree
go to school
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>>1021229
>How do I avoid killing myself in the process?

just wing it and go real slow
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>>1021229
Draw out a detailed schematic (measurements and shit)
Go to the city and request a permit
Read about pouring concrete and shit
Have money for more qualified people to do it for you.

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Just ordered mine today, does else use one of these? Also, where can I find patterns and projects to rip off?
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>>1020935
Holy fuck, typos what am I drunk?
Does anyone else use one of these?
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>>1020936
Yes, though I mostly treated it as a kit with most of the parts I wanted to start. They're kinda crappy without some work.
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>>1020935
I've found that 40W is wholly insufficient for most phased plasma rifle builds. You've got to get up into the 50W range to really put some oomph downfield.

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hey /diy/
i'm currently thinking about a project that would require some exotic materials.
does anyone know how much cost the following component (forged, not raw):
-Kevlar
-Titanium
-Carbon fiber

thank you
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>>1020663
also wandering if you know some website where you could send the CAD model and get it forged.
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>>1020663
forged carbon fibre costs many bitcoins
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if you're this stupid and can't even find materials, you're not capable of working with so-called exotic materials. Exotic when, 1940?

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What's the best way to improve the growth of vegetables?
What's the first thing to consider? Nutrients? Fertilizers? Something else?

I'm asking because I have just started cultivating vegetables in my garden, and I'm seeking to improve my yields.
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>>1020550
It depends on the specific crop. Honestly. Different vegetables, like different animals, have different "diets". Google your specific crop and see what it needs in terms of specific minerals and pH balance.
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>>1020550
That cable management made me orgasm.
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>>1020550
GENETIC ENGINEERING

Prep up the lab, nerd.

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How to grow fish in a backyard? Let's assume I already have a small artificial body of water.
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>>1020534
first step is, get a fish that will withstand the climate you live in
after that put the said fish in the body of water
after that feed it accordingly to its natural desire (not everyday I assume)
and thats about it
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How big a body of water? What kind of fish were you hoping to keep? We need more details than that.
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>>1020534
Fish can't live in your pool. They don't like chlorine.

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Just gonna dump some pics of making my first guitar body
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Someone knows how to make a sandclock?
for almost 25 minutes and small... you know, to go
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First step is to put some regular-sized sand in a sand grinder, to mill it down to the appropriate size. Wear a respirator, the dust can cause sand madness.

Heat up two marbles in the oven on the clean cycle for five hours, then jam a straw in each one and blow really, really hard to evacuate the center. Pour the ground sand down the straws, pull them out and mash 'em together to connect the openings that were left.

For the frame, try two dimes and some toothpicks that are nicely chromed. Electroplating the wood is left as an exercise for the reader.
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>>1020352
Wow, thaks a lot.
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>>1020352

Will McDonald's straws do?

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Suggestions for keeping birds away from fruit plants?

Would like to be able to redneck this out instead of putting out more cash. Have plenty of scrap stuff to improvise with...

(yes I have a potato gun but it wouldn't really be practical to be standing out there, waiting for a bird to show up)

(and no, killing them is not really an option either)
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>>1017068
enclose your plants in a wire cage
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>>1017070
that would take a lot of wire, and a bit difficult for picking

bird netting would be more likely

>>1017073
there has been a cat hanging around, and usually all the birds sound the alarm when it's lurking aboot

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I want to see ideas of what people have come up with for things first worlds have taken for granted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAHlYLvIz00
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>>1011035
Stuff like this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scdb18Mp4ac
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>>1011035
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=943E-FYyT_c
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>>1011042
Yeah.

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hey /diy/!

Just wondering if anyone has any experience creating the same sort of "solid-bar" effect that you get on voice coils on the actuators on hard drives?

I am thinking about maybe using epoxy to bond the coils together (i am slightly nervous that it may damage the insulation on the enamelled wire) and am also unsure whether to coat each layer or just the outside.

Of course i will probably try a few combinations but am just curious if anyone has tried something similar and if so if they had any hints or tips as my google-fu has failed me...
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>>1022399
You may do well to take a look over here:

http://www.fieldlines.com/index.php
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>>1022402
Thank you, ill check it out!
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>>1022399
place coil in container of coil varnish
pull vacuum on container
keep under vacuum for 10-20 minutes
release vacuum
remove coil
bake on low or allow to dry naturally

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I have two phones, one being an iphone 5 that has an overheating problem.

My solution to this would be designing a case with a cpu fan or something similar to cool the phone.

I am asking you to help me build a blueprint for it since I am not knowledgeable enough with wiring.

My original idea was to buy a cheap iphone case and cut the back out, buy a micro cpu fan or two and super glue them to the cut out, the powering of these fans is stumping me.
Please help
> I am a newfag
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>>1022284
Anon, don't forget the heatsink

And cpu stickers
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>>1022287
Bonus points:
Design a water cooling system
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>>1022284
Fuck that project.design a phone thats worth a shit.

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Im starting an aquaponics set up and had a question about lightbulbs.

I have this clipon light fixture that recommends a 40 watt incandescent or 13 watt cfl.

CFL bulbs run cooler right? Is anything stopping me from using a 40 watt cfl?
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>>1022205
Yes. Light spectrum. CFLs do not do the broad spectrum of colour that incandescents do, meaning your biomass is getting less light for no good reason. Unless you are going full retard on LEDs and such, incandescent evey time.
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>>1022209
Can you elaborate? I've never heard anyone suggest using incandescent lamps for growing. It's all led, cfl or metal halides
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You just have to make sure you hit all your required frequencies. Obviously the most important frequencies you gotta about are chlorophyll a (429nm or 662nm) and chlorophyll b (453nm or 642nm). Then there are additional frequencies you have to worry about depending on the plant. LED setups are the best when you know exactly what plant you're using to maximize efficiency.

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Hey, /diy/

My mic cable snapped internally and I've managed to separate it where the fault occured and strip both ends.

Seems to have two wire bundles inside, each containing a nylon bundle.

My plan for fixing it is taking a lighter to each wire end and burning away the nylon, intertwining the wires, heating the wire with a lighter and then applying solder.

Will finish it off with some electrical tape for insulation.

Anyone see a problem with the plan?
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>>1022182
There is a reason soldering iron exists, so use it
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>>1022184
Would do if I owned one, but I don't do enough soldering to justify buying one when a small roll of solder and a disposable lighter are so much cheaper for a one-off job
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>>1022185
Lighters don't solder

Hey /diy/, has anyone tried making their own high-power headlamp?

It's been itching me to try my hand at one, but I don't have much experience with electronics other than reading some stuff from the general and hooking up little LEDs. What I have in mind is a to make a caving headlamp that is relatively cheap, waterproof and with more than one lighting mode and/or a dimmer. From what I figured, Scurions are much too expensive for what they are, and it's not impossible to make one yourself.

I thought I'd ask around here since I have no idea...
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>>1022108
Why not literally duct tape some of those $1 ebay led torches onto any helmet, they are really bright and they are waterproof
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>>1022119
You need to adapt the light and its spread in caves. Plus by wiring them all together in order to turn them on all at once they stop being waterproof
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>>1022131
they can zoom in and out, and you dont have to wire them, they come with buttons and is waterproof, why do you need one button rather than three, more buttons is even more adaptable

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