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Any tips on growing produce such as potatoes?
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>>1004472
Rich soil with good drainage, and you need potatoes to start potatoes.
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>>1004472
You can grow stuff in bags if you don't want to dig up your yard or you don't have much in the way of open ground, they are a kind of plastic fabric and with care can be reused for a few years, you can let your seed potatoes "bud" on a window sill and then plant them out, compost mixed with some well rotted manure (60 - 40 mix) will give them plenty of food to get on with, plant the seed potatoes in a half full bag then as the plants grow almost cover them over (leave a few leaves poking out) to...
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>>1004472
dig a little hole and put potato in it.

when the plant appears and grows some, pile good loose soil around the plant. leaving the top half the plant exposed. Keep repeating this every few days. Till your mound gets about a foot and half or two feet high.

when the plant above ground dies. tear the mound apart to get potatoes.

Are tattoos DIYable?
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>>1004441
If you want them to look like shit
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of course, they do it in prison
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>>1004441
Sure just buy a tattoo engine on amazon and go ahead. You may want to practice on a pork-belly or a drunk friend first.

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Parts Organizer Advice Needed!!

What do you use for parts storage/organization?

I'm about to be making my first massive order of electronic components, which will likely come out to around 200 different types of components in various quantities.

Considering buying pic-related parts organizer. I've got a full-size Husky toolbox that could do the trick, if I used organizers.

OR

Could it be easier and more cost-friendly to make my own pic-related type out of pine or oak with glass insert style panes?

Just needing some advice,...
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I use those for my components. I dont know how much shit you ordered but definitely buy enough cabinets so you can keep your different values organized. Keeping your resistors and shit organized takes up a lot of drawers. You're also gonna want something bigger to store whatever big shit you accumulate, batteries, power supplies, cords, wire, etc. Save the husky box for tools. A parts organizer like the one in your pic is like fifteen bucks at harbor freight so I don't think you're gonna get a better solution for less.
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>>1004360

Whatever organizer you get, ensure that the "ceilings" of the drawers is solid. That is to say, completely enclosed. I like the organizers I have on the basis that they were cheap (like $20 for 64 2x5.5" drawers), but the cutouts in the drawer slots that were put in to save material means that things can get caught/stuck after you close the drawer. Not to mention the fact that if I ever knock the thing over (god forbid), parts are still going to be all over the place even if every drawer magically...
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For most through-hole components, I use these:
http://www.mcmaster.com/#4629T34
For surface mount, the compartments are way too big. I use these instead:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SMD-resistor-capacitor-storage-box-Organizer-0603-0402-144-compartments-w-lids-l-/281543611085
...and since I have like 100 of each, I keep them neatly store in map cabinets, aka 'flat files':
http://www.draftingsuppliesdew.com/flat-files/smi-natural-oak-flat-files-with-metal-glides

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Looking for a good socket set that i can keep for years. My boss has a Craftsman set he got at Orchard Supply for about 130 iirc and it seems pretty solid.
I dont know anything about what names are quality but i know i wont be buying some snap-on 400 dollar set.
Any suggestions?
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>>1004347
You didnt specify a price range, or what kind of sockets you are looking for.
All you have said is that you want good sockets that will last, and then contradicted that statement by saying that a chinese craftsman set seemed solid.
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>>1004347
>craftsmen
>from OSH
I doubt he got a Sears brand from Orchard
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>>1004355
>Sears brand

The CEO that moved all production of Craftsman to china, he also started farming out Craftsman sales to other hardware stores.

Getting ready for the inevitable of killing Sears off completely.

Saw this in another thread. Do any of you have some more stuff like this. Looking for inspiration on my room renovation.
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Aren't you looking for a battle station thread on /g/ ?
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>>1004291
Goodluck hiding your jizz-rag in a blacklit room like that
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Here to help.

http://m.imgur.com/a/jJHjC
My current room. Gonna diss the blacklights when I finish building my bedroom in the downstairs basement.

Still gonna keep the grey walls though.

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So my laptop doesn't come with a CD drive, but it has this placeholder thing, and a cd-tray sized hole in the side. The placeholder screws came out so I can put whatever I want in there. There's access to some sort of SATA connection inside.
I'm looking for ideas for what to put inside! I don't do enough drugs to make it a stash though.

What I came up with so far:
-a physical calculator
-offline password keeper (push a physical button and it writes it out)
-spare beef jerky stash

Any other ideas? I want to do something interesting
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>>1003940
>offline password keeper (push a physical button and it writes it out)
Writes on what? Can you actually fit a spool of paper in there?
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I put a second hard drive in mine.
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>>1003946
I think he means on the computer itself using the sata connection, which is an awesome idea.

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I was wondering what type of material I would use to make a custom mold for gold. Thanks in advanced.
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>>1003745
No answer from me, but on this same topic, I was wondering if it's possible to remove the impurities from, say, 18k gold and make 24k gold out of it.
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>>1003745
milled a block of graphite for a mold because its what I had on hand but I think most people would use investment casting.
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>>1003745
3rd cucked fag interested - getting tied in Oct.

I've contemplated doing a silver coin ring, just not digging the symbolism of being tied to the Federal Reserve.

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A Bluetooth keyboard with terrible range. So I was wondering if there is a way for me to boost the signal?
Perhaps dismantle another Bluetooth device and use the transmitter?
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Backside of the chip

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Hey /diy/, quick question. My forklift at work, an electric Yale 4-wheel is compromised due to me. I yanked on the cable rather than the anderson connector to unplug the battery cable from the lift, and now the black cable is a little loose in the connector.

How fucked am I, and how can I fix it myself? I can see copper showing on the black cable now, I just want the damn thing reseated. Pls help

Connector looks exactly like pic related
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>>1003071

You either:

A.) Pulled the cable out of the crimp. In that case, not really your fault; that should have been essentially impossible to do. Stuff it back in and crimp it better.

B.) Pulled the contact out of the housing. Again, not your fault if you were able to do it; Anderson plugs lock in once assembled and shouldn't be able to come loose without deliberate effort. See if the pawl that holds the contact in is okay and push it back in if it is.

C.) Pulled the insulation back on the cable. Yet again, shouldn't really have been possible unless it was cut too far back in the first place. Cover it with some suitable tape and it should be alright.
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>>1003076
thank you for your response. I was trying to push it back in before I closed the store, but I'm not sure if I accomplished anything. As far as I could tell, I couldn't at this point easily pull the cable or anything else from the connector. The black cable just jiggles a lot, and I can see copper which I don't like. Any tips on a fix?
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>>1003076
Oh and I should have added, from my brief experience before I got frustrated and went home, situation A seems most likely

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I feel that makeing my own cf blade would be cheaper than buying one i'm just not sure about a few thing:
1. number of layers i would need
2. if theres some other material it's made out of or if its just carbon fiber
3,advantages/disadvantages of the different mounting options
4. dimensions
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>>1002885
don't shoot your girlfriend
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>>1002885
Don't cut off your leg OP, it's not worth it. Post pics.
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>>1002885
1. at least four, less than nine
2. epoxy usually helps
3. you'll need to cut off your lower legs for optimum performance
4. 3 by 12 by 2

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How would this work in reality?
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The rods will corrode, that's kinda how a battery works.
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>>1002430
What I mean is how would this be assembled, the copper and zinc rods being combined with a chargers cord.
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>>1002428
.25 x12 inch Zinc extrusion:15$
.25 x 12 inch copper: 8$
Wire: 5$, free
USB: 5$, free

23-33 dollar experiment OP. Amazon has everything you'd need. Hell, you cpuld probably source copper for free. Zinc may be harder.

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>tl;dr: my toilet has this connection that I don't understand and I would like to know more

Good morning /diy/

Is anyone here experienced with toilets? Replacing them more than using them, specifically.

I'm supposed to replace the toilet in our house soon - it works fine, it's just old and we're gradually upgrading and modernising the place.

I've replaced toilets before but I've always encountered a flange that's flush with the floor, and used two long bolts to fasten the new toilet....
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>>1002024
That is odd. What country, how old, what style toilet? More pics would be great.
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>>1002044
Australia. The house was built in the mid 1980s so I assume the toilet is original.

The brand on the bowl is "Fowler Ware" for what it's worth.
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another

Need to sound proof one or two of my walls in my rental house so I cant just Rip off the jib and re-insulate the wall so any tips or help would be awesome
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Bookshelves
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You just posted what you need in the avatar. What the fuck.
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>>1001630
not exactly cheap mate, and from what ive read its a misconception on how much the deaden the sound they just stop re-verb and echo

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Where did I fuck up?

I want a mallet I could pound the absolute fuck out of, any suggestions?
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Buy one.
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>>1001514
kek
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Should lend you my wife OP

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Please help me before I fucking snap. I live above a pool at an apartment complex. It's so fucking noisy and I cannot deal with this anymore. Can a sliding glass door be sound proofed? I am totally at fault for choosing this apartment I thought it would be nice to stare at hot chick's but I got were screaming kids. I am going to break my lease and eat 2 grand penalty if I move. I also can move into the back of the apartments but I would like to try and sound proof if possible. I am a terrible handy man, here's a pic of the door. Please help me before I fucking...
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>>1000852
bungee cord a matress against it
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>>1000852
Short answer is no, you can do things like >>1000854 if you want but it won't help a whole lot, it will just dampen the sound, the most obvious choice is just get some ear plugs (Especially for sleep) or some good headphones if you want to watch tv/listen to music.

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