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I do a lot of at home vehicle repair, stuff that requires socket wrenches, screwdrivers, Allen keys, even misc electrical... But I don't have a garage. This means I have to drag my tools out to my vehicle. I also have to do this when working on my family's cars too. I figure a bunch of you guys do too. Any recommendations for a good portable toolbox to keep my tools organized? Maybe something with drawers.
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>>1008847
I have a Matco on wheels I keep chained to the bed near the cab and my truck has a lift for the tailgate when I need to put it on or take it off.
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Something like you have pictured with one of those small, collapsible dollies will work well.
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>>1008847
Tons of little drawers? 7 or 8 drawer machinist chest. Fewer larger drawers? 3 drawer machinist chest. Ton of larger drawers? Get a 'top box' (picture related) and something to roll it around on cause it will be too big too carry.

Fuck drawers? Cantilever tool box.

Fuck heavy tool boxes? Tool bag or bags.

Hey, I want a plastic tool box! Well, fuck you.

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Hey guys I bought this air wrench on eBay. I don't have it in hand yet. Dun goofed I know. I was informed after I bought it that there's no way to tell the condition of air tools unless you have it in hand, since you can't see if it's been well lubed throughout its use.

What condition do you think it's in?

Are tools used in professional environments (like this one I bought) typically well maintained and lubricated until they decommission them? I'm hoping that this gun was run on a lubricated line but now I'm afraid I wasted my money.
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We can't really tell by looking at a photo.

You have to ask why is it being sold? Personally if I had a good working solid tool I wouldn't have a need to sell it. Even if it got little use, the amount you'd potentially lose on its resale for me would be more than enough reason just to put it in the tool shed. Unless its bankrupt stock of course.

If it's been used professionally however, a good indication of its user would be it's new price, there's a chance while it would be lubed and serviced, people who work for companies don't...
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>>1008749
Thankfully air tools can often be refurbished pretty easily, and can tolerate a lot of abuse, and mid-range ones aren't particularly expensive compared to electric tools.
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Pros don't get rid of their tools until they're on the verge of falling apart and held together by baling wire and guerilla glue and can no longer deliver reliable service. Then they either give them to the new guy as a practical joke or they sell them to n00bs on eBay.

Long story short, you're fucked.

t. Pro

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Hey Lads, I'm about to order some fabric for a backpack kind of thing that I'm gonna make and I'm stuck between normal cotton canvas and some shit called Cordura. I was going to use canvas as I know what its going to look and feel, but from what I've, the synthetic stuff is better in just about every way.
Anyone had experience with cordura?
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>>1008021
Voting for 1000D cordura nylon. Extremely durable lasts through years of abuse, and very water resistant, as in carry it through a torrential downpour and your stuff stays dry.

No reason to use anything else unless you need it to be ultralight.
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>>1008024
Quite stiff though so it might be more difficult to sew.
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>>1008021
Cordura all the way.

All of my gear is made from fabric i acquired through 'owf inc' been very happy with their prices and service

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Last 3 days I've been doing some trial and error home anodizing and finally got a result that worked.
Often you just want a piece of aluminium for a project that needs to be corrosion resistant, non conductive and 'pretty' with some kind of different colour. But big places don't want anything to do with hobby people and normally this involves using sulphuric acid... which is fun, but hard to get and WILL to fuck your shit up if you get it on yourself or anything else you don't want burnt and dissolved.
In my case, I just wanted a couple of bolsters...
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Distilled water- for rinsing parts
Methylated spirits/alcohol- for cleaning parts
Packet of PH-Down
Rubber gloves (clean)
Measuring cup
Saucepan
Glass Jar or acid resistant plastic bucket
Power-supply- around 6-12v and 1-2 amps (1000-2000ma)
Aluminium Wire- 4-5mm 1ft long
Aluminium wire- 2-3mm and 1ft long
Paper cloths
Non-ferrous scrubber
Old toothbrush
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>>1007950
Most important is the parts prep and connection.
With your aluminium part it must be excruciatingly clean-

Gloves on
Give it a dunk in some soapy water and scrub it clean as you can
Once that's done, paper cloth and couple of drops of metho-spirit to get any final residue off it (do not touch it with bare hands!)
Dunk it in some distilled water and let it soak while you set up the rig

Connection to the piece is very important to the anodizing process so I recommend that you pin-it with...
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>>1007957
Power supplies as long as they pump out some decent amperage will do the job 1-2 amps seems to be fine for small pieces, you can get them out of old laptops battery chargers, car battery chargers and various utility devices- as long as they're DC and around 6-12v = all good

The Anode I just made up out of some 5mm aluminium wire into a coil with an end poking out of the acid tank you can wrap the wire around or use an alligator clip
This is where the (-) Negative goes
The bar across the top for suspending...
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I'm going to make some Kentucky stick chairs, but I don't like this shitty, "staple the wire" look. What's a good way to secure the wire without looking like trash?

extra points of the wire is completely concealed.
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put another piece of wood over it
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>>1007894
this
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for someone who is currently in Kentucky, what the fuck is a Kentucky Stick Chair?

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This is what I want to make. Has anyone tried it?

I can get some Rust-Oleum Glow in the Dark Paint, but is that all I need, or is there more to it?
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>>1007691
UV paint splatter?
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>>1007692
Sorry?

I'm a bit newbie at all this, just trying to make a nice gift for my gf.
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>>1007691

Does anyone know how these jar were made to glow like this? They look breedy gud.

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Post this on /adv/ and they came up with a decent room idea of using it for shuffleboard. Which I'm strongly considering -- but now I need to make it into a room that won't make people sick to enter.

Any advice for the flooring to match the window trim or a color to not make it as miserable? Or do the windows really need to go to salvage the room?
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>>1007265
The problem with the room is the color of the paint on the walls. This is very easy to fix. Paint them white or something not ridiculous. Knotty pine does not go with lime green. It looks like a bamboo jungle themed mini golf snack bar.
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>>1007265
I'd go with a wood floor and change the paint. The wood around the windows is loud (knotty pine?) but not bad so you need to go with something muted for the walls and floors. The green just makes me want to puke. Too much going on. So go with a medium wood or lighter wood on the floors and probably an off white or something else thats pretty neutral for the paint. Then maybe some throw rugs? Depends on what you are going for.

What is the deal with that room? Is it a dining room? A weird addition? Its got...
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>>1007270
>It looks like a bamboo jungle themed mini golf snack bar.

This comment made my day.

>>1007273
Don't even know myself. Purchased the home as a foreclosure and before it was that it was abandoned. Realtor advised it was both a great sunroom and place for growing weed. Which I'm told is important to have outlets everywhere.

It's definitely a weird layout. Aside from that door at the end that leads into the living room, it also has two windows to the interior on the other side (where the photo was taken) that look into the kitchen. No entry from the kitchen though.

First I was thinking pool table and a small bar, but the walls might be a little too close for it since it's 26 x 10. And for a bar it's too well lit.

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I just read up on the story of the "Killdozer" and it really got me thinking.
What is the practicality and plausibility of a "killdozer suit" if you will?
Basically, im thinking of a rectangular prism shaped block of rediculously thick armor plating, similar to the kind the "killdozer" used, and with cooling and air flow shit set up inside, with gun ports as well. Would it be possible, do you think?
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No OP, we will not help you shoot up your high school.
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>>1003904
b-but muh terrorism
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>>1003903
Yes. These things are called 'tanks'. Look them up.

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Im trying to build a VGA to TTL converter for a mono AMBER monitor

http://www.epanorama.net/faq/vga2rgb/vga2rgbs_ttl.gif

now this diagram shows it uses a 74LS86 ic,but I only have these ones : 74C00N,74C04N,74CO8N and 74C10N
now comparing the diagrams between all them they all seem to be very similar only OR/XOR
and it say they have TTL compatibility

any thoughts ?
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Functional completeness famalam
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>>1009495

so I cant use nay of the above ICs ?
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>>1009498
Couple of things:
- That circuit of yours does nothing to video signal levels, it just combines HSYNC and VSYNC. Ye olde amber monitors wanted TTL video as well.
- Since you don't need speed, you could make a clumsy contraption using those 4 IC types you mentioned. You might need to add input pull-ups, though, since they expect CMOS level inputs.

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Anyone taken on doing a drainage system for a house? Hard finding quality info as most people are trying to sell something.
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>>1009203
When you say drainage for a house, do you mean waste water or exterior rain water run off?
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>>1009203
That looks nice.
We just have a groove carved into the edges of the floor where it meets the wall, and then a couple lines are carved from the wall to the drain in the middle and all water flows like that.
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>>1009228
referring to water penetrating a foundation from hydrostatic pressure/earth heave.

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Affordable fathers dat gifts! <50$
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Unconditional love and mental relief of knowing your son is a useless piece of sh*it unable to think about a gift by himself.
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>>1009079
My dad likes eating and is coming back from a big trip, so I'm making him a crockpot full of homemade meatballs.
Fathers appreciate a nice gesture and a hot meal more than a show of flowers and a card.
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a successful son.

it's free, but rare.

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help/ideas/guide to build sound horn's to be used with compression drivers for sound reinforcement use.

in other words, how to build pic related.

the story: i have two cheap 2x15" PA cabs, they came with crap 1" compression drivers that are dead. blown up. also note that i live overseas and gear here is expensive. everything has to be imported. so i got a pair of 1.5" chinese B&C clones (comp drivers). they look pretty decent. heres the catch, i dont have horns/waveguides for this things.the only ones available at a local market are designed...
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Where do you live and what shit job do you hold that 160 dollars is too much?

Tell the truth, mom said no.
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>>1008963
i know you trolling but just in case:
Chile, southamerica.
you're missing the point, 160 bucks for 2 pieces of shaped plastic is expensive. if it where something more complex, ok. but look at the things. you could argue that they are exactly designed and stuff. but further investigations tells that thats not so true in most cases. (spherical horns with less distortion and propagation paterns beeing a bit of a sound marketing thing). peace my friend. at least you help me bump this thread. thanks
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>>1008950
That's really neat, I work in RF and we use horns almost identical to that for our standard gain feed horn antennas used in characterizing patterns of other antennas or getting really good power readings off shit and other shit.

If I where you I would probably use fiberglass.

Carve the interior out of foam then put a plastic base down and coat with fiber glass before vacuum bagging. Even shit countries have fiberglass shits available.

If you can do a little social engineering you can borrow...
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https://youtu.be/W3zPi7FC_lM
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>>1008750
k keep us posted
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try florescent bulbs, they're more efficient
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That video was creepy.

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AC QUESTION
Left side vents blow hot air only while passenger is cold air only, the hot air seems like its from near the engine, how do i diagnose this issue? The car is a p38 range rover
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Ask your mum She will know the problem
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>>1008684
Check the ducting.
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Visit Range Rover forums.

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Hello /diy/ not sure if this is the right board for this but since asbestos might be related to DIY projects I am posting here.

Has anybody her dealt with asbestos in a project or even in their job?
I am asking because I have been working as an apprentice plumber for the past 1.5 years and recently I worked in condo unit built in the 60's. It definitely has asbestos ducts. And it has that old popcorn ceiling stuff.
Before I worked there the owner had somebody remove ALL the popcorn ceiling on the first floor of the unit.
I am 99% sure she did not use an...
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Yes Asbestos is bad. But it has to be consistent and fairly heavy exposure to fuck you up.

Popcorn ceilings have fuck all asbestos in them. Even if someone just yolo ripped it all out it wouldn't really be that bad once it has aired out and vacuumed and had sheets and shit changed.

As a plumber the worst thing you would have to worry about is asbestos pipe lagging which is nasty as fuck, but is really easy to identify and tell your employer to get fucked until they get rid of it. Same with anything else you suspect to be asbestos, just tell them to get fucked...
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>>1008328
Here we go... again. Don't tell me, it's also metric asbestos that runs on superior 220v, 50hz electricity?

Seriously, the replies you're going to get here will be 180° apart. Flip a coin, anon. It's about if there are airborne particles, my opinion is your probably fine, but watch your back.
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Solid asbestos isn't harmful, only dust particles that wreak havoc on your lungs. Wear a respirator if you're so damn worried.

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