A recent storm had knocked down an oak tree, and someone had chainsawed it up and left big logs by the dumpster.
I picked them up and immediately crosscut them into sections, the ripped them as close to the pith as possible. I want to turn them some day, but until then, I need to seal the end grain to let the wood dry as slowly as possible to minimize checks and splits.
People seem to like a certain product called Anchorseal for this purpose but I ain't buying any more chemicals until I use up the stuff I already have. I don't even have candles to cap... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
The poly should be ok, as is something like enamel paint or something similar like glues- epoxy, wood glue etc. What you want is the ends drying at the same rate as the rest of the mass, so some permeability is ok in that regard
>>1003100 Oil-based polyurethane absorbs into end grain rather well, so getting a seal would take several coats. I'd just get paraffin, but paint should build up better than polyurethane. Otherwise... maybe silicone caulk?
Wanted to pick your guys brains on building a cabin out in the boonies. Idea is buy 5 acres near a lake, build a 2 bed 1 bath cabin, well, septic, and solar power. Id like to do as much as i can of that. Im an electrician now but was a framer for a short time. Main questions are: >can it be built for less than 50k? >are there any shortcuts like building plans for sale with parts lists? >what bits are best left to the pros?
I made this thread on /g/ awhile back and they seem to think that the Internet of Things is just a fad.
What does /diy/ think of it?
>What IoT projects have you made? >What do you think is overkill when it comes to IoT? >What is your favorite board to use in your IoT projects? >What has been the best resource for learning IoT that you have used?
This is the board that I'm getting, or at least one of the variants of it. Any... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>991620 It's not a fad it's jumping the gun. it has to be done but I feel it's one of those things we're going to look back and be like "yea that was a good idea, but we didn't have the tech/know how/patterns/downsides really laid out"
IT security and especially hardware security is laughable at this point. when the chinese can hack your shit and turn your fridge off and turn the A/C to 15 degrees that people are going to take a step back from it.
I think the amazon speaker / hub device is the first step for the general public to accept it. The first tech public step I'd say was the Nest. Early connected devices were just tinkered toys.
Once the hub is accepted and the tech cheaper they can integrate it into some current central appliances like TVs, refrigerators and toasters as well as mobile devices to decentralized the hub. I don't think we'll ever be to the point of regular houses being fully automated. Just small things that are electronic already and can use some reason to be voice/app controlled.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
so im not sure if this is a /g/ question or a /diy/ question, but i ask here anyways. is it possible to run 2 monitors, one analog and one digital, from a single dvi port? is it as easy as hacking a wire together, or is there a specialty cable i have to buy?
>>1005746 interesting, ive never actually thought about this but seems doable as long as the card activates both the digital and the analog outputs with the same data (same resolution&clock for both outputs) (i dont think the cards drive the analog separate from the digital one, i could be wrong, but having a dac always on like on vga seems the easiest route instead of checking all outputs being used [not on high impedance] and selecting&activating the best one) if i had a couple of spare dvi-i cables i would definitely... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Have an old garden shed that I used originally as a dog house But have been keeping my dogs inside my own house at night.
So was thinking of turning the old wooden garden shed into a sauna.
I have an old wood burning stove that I'm not using. So thought I'd put that in there . Some stones on top of it. Pour water on it when it's hot and boom steam .
So could use some advice. The inside of the shed is just timber and the timber is covered by a heavy plastic sheet. I added some pvc boards and some bit of insulation for... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1005730 >I have an old wood burning stove that I'm not using. So thought I'd put that in there . Some stones on top of it. Pour water on it when it's hot and boom steam . Make sure you get non-porous rocks or they might explode on you. No one wants a thousand rock shards in their face. >So could use some advice. >The inside of the shed is just timber and the timber is covered by a heavy plastic sheet. Start... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
so to make things clear, you want to charge something that has a usb port using an ethernet connection? that wont work unless you are using an ethernet device that supports poe >https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_over_Ethernet and even then you would need to reduce the voltage from 45~50 down to 5 (its not that hard but it requires some passive components)
Yep that's what I want to try, Now that is something that I haven't considered and thought it would be okay to just simply jump in and do a connection. If you can help me / provide me a link which has some more additional details about it, that would be perfect mate! :)
I'm planning some improvements for my desk and I'm thinking of adding a "hidden shelf" for it. I'm planning on putting my monitors on the shelf too so I can raise or lower them slightly depending on if I sit slouched or straight. I will also get a little bit extra space where I can put stuff I don't use as often with the extra benefit that I can lower it down into the desk, hiding the objects in the shelf compartment.
The problem is that I'm not really sure how I should raise and lower the shelf.
Any suggestions?... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So I have cool birds like catbirds, cardinals, blue jays, those little chubby birds with black stripes on their heads, wrens, robbins, wood peckers and occasionally a coopers hawk come by and eats one. And also a pair of doves who cant build a nest worth shit. What I really cant stand are the starlings that come in and eat up the suet.
So I want to hook up a method to shock their asses when they grab onto the suet feeder. I'd shoot them but nieghbors. So I figure pain is a good way to go.
So I'm looking for ideas. Wires and a manual switch are okay.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
i'm looking for a way to build the cheapest possible mold, which we will be used to pour plastic, the one used to make soft fishing lure.
the mold should be rectangular, so that i end up with a 6mm sheet of plastic. i'm trying to achieve a perfect rectangle, so using wood as is is out of question as the plastic would take up on the wood texture.
You could use a sheet of thin plexiglass as the base for the mold. It is cheap and already has a perfectly-flat surface. Really tho you would probably save money by just buying a sheet of soft silicone rubber already made.
You could mold it yourself by buying 2-part silicone, but that is very expensive. You could use aquarium sealant (1-part silicone) but it may have air bubbles in it and it may take 2-3 weeks or more to cure.
A quarter-inch is about the thickest that you can make one-part silicone parts (like, from aquarium sealant or silicone caulk). Heat... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1004977 i have looked everywhere to buy a sheet of very soft plastic (dildo-like jelly), but my geographic situation makes it easier to have access to such product.
i found a way to order the same plastic used to make fishing lure, a very squishy kind of silicone, its about 70$ for 5 liters which is very cheap and perfect for what i intend to do.
plexiglass for the base is a good starting point, but it's worried about the side and the top not being a perfectly levelled and flat surface. i could glue plexiglass... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1004834 I hit 'em with carb cleaner after my oil change, or slosh them in my wash bucket which I keep full of strong detergent solution for hand cleaning. (When done I pour it on fire ant mounds, the soap permeates the mound and they don't come back.)
I also use spray cleaners like Awesome or Simple Green.
Hello there. I am remodeling the basement at the moment. Right now I am putting studs up for the walls and there is a wall that will divide the rooms in the basement directly under the support beam. I plan to place studs on the outside of the I-beam and reach the ceiling of the basement boards.
Now after snapping the chalk line I noticed that the wall will be really thick and would be a waste if I don't do something creative with the thich wall.
I want it to be a recessed bookshelf. I looked it up online but most videos show building a bookshelf onto an... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Do you have a bandana on you while you work? If not why? If so, what kind? I have one from a dollar store I use to wipe sweat of my brow, but it's quickly become shit. Is there any reason to invest in a higher quality one?
Sup /diy/. I'm in need of a good vacuum that can handle pet hair. Preferable a bagless model. I've been looking at the Shark Rotator Truepet (NV752). Any opinions? Better options? I prefer an upright as I don't have to worry about stairs.
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