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Hey everyone, I work in a warehouse and can get free pallets that look pretty good. I'm tempted to make a butcher block style desk with those meme iron pipe legs etc.

Anyone done much like this? My main concerns are:

1. The pallet tops are pretty thin, and will likely need to be planed down to ensure smooth contact for the glue. How much do wood processing places typically charge to push through.. 8(?) pallets worth of top planks so that they are even?

2. Price I'm ok with the elbow grease involved and have most of the tools, but how much is it going to cost me in glue using those thin pallet tops? Any cheaper way to get the Iron pipe stuff? Most people who make desk legs say it cost $200-260 fml.

3. If anyone knows of a really solid somewhat heavy desk that's ideal for computer use and reasonably priced please post it. Ikea kinda stuff turns me off because of its fragile and easily destroyed nature. ATM I use an Ikea Tromso style bed with the under desk and its driving me nuts for gaming. I just want a solid ass desk thats the right height for gaming. Those 1950's style drafting desks are too much of a pain to move and wont be suitable till i own a home.

Anything else I'm not considering?
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Know why /diy/ mocks pallets?
They're the cheapest shittiest wood money can buy. By the time they're thrown out, they're so broken down that even picking them up can cause boards to fall off. The wood you get isn't worth the effort, and you're going to get more waste than usable wood.
They're great for fires though.
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Honestly OP, if you're going to put any effort into this, then at least buy semi decent wood.

Surely you don't want to be eating off that wood when you have no idea what they were palleting on it?
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Jimmies rustled.
Autism triggered
10/10 will follow thread.
>pallet wood
>pipe legs
>cheap fuck wants real furniture

Oh Jesus help me.

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Hey /diy/, hoping you can give me some ideas of how to do this. Pic related is the room (highlighted) that I need to ventilate/cool, it has no windows and the doorway goes into my kitchen which has 2 windows on the far opposite wall. Does anyone have ideas of how to cool this room? I was thinking of having a duct fan to bring air into the far end of the room, with a fan in the doorway blowing air into the kitchen, but that sounds like a really ugly solution. Any help is appreciated, cheap solutions preferred
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>>1001992
can you put holes in the walls? can it be permanent? do you pay for utilities?
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>>1002004
it's a rental so no holes or anything permanent. I pay for electricity and gas
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anyone know how many fans would be necessary to have the air circulate the room like this?

Night shift worker here. Sleeping in the summer is terrible. My house has central air, but the upstairs, particularly my bedroom, barely feels the effects. I use a window unit in my room, but light shines through it whereas in the winter I have a complete blackout. I looked into portable units but they seem too inefficient.

What would be a good way to cover up the holes on a window air conditioner's outside cover to stop light shining in without blocking any ventilation?
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Can you take a picture of it?
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>>1002008
It's out of my window as I'm going on vacation soon. The front grills let in the light from the vents on the top and side.
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>>1002015
Maybe make frame out cardboard that has a hole in it for the front of it

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Hey diy do you think an excado knife is able to cut this plastic bottle
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Please don't cut yourself ham hands
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>>1001268
Yes.
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>>1001268
>>998140

I am building a new shed/shop a few miles from my house.

I have a nest thermostat that I am considering installing. I am not planning on getting an internet connection at this location.

Are there any cheap options for getting this thermostat on the internet?

I am currently considering a few options:
-neighbors unprotected wifi?
-old cell phone plugged into the charger, I would need to add it as a line on my account, and then just use it as a hotspot? I can't imagine I would burn through too much data using just a Nest.
-Is there anyway I could...
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Isn't Nest going out of business or some shit? They've been in the news a lot lately for fucking things up.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/14/fashion/nest-thermostat-glitch-battery-dies-software-freeze.html?_r=0

>neighbor wifi
Illegal, but doable. You know, you could just ask them. Explain what it is and show them the thermostat.

>cell phone
It'll be expensive as shit. Plans are sold by minimum, not maximum. A basic cell plan with hotspot (you could probably do it illegally...
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>>1000661
>Isn't Nest going out of business or some shit?

No idea, but I have a thermostat already. If they do go out of business I would hope the bankruptcy court requires them to keep their servers on for at least a few years.

>It'll be expensive as shit. Plans are sold by minimum, not maximum. A basic cell plan with hotspot

I was just thinking of adding a line to my existing phone plan. Should be $9.99 or $19.99 per month.

I...
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>>1000644
>contributing to the internet-of-shit meme

Hey /diy/ I made a cardboard desk light. It's adjustable, and the arm and shade is held together by the fixture and the three screws.
My problem is I couldn't make the flat bottom part without glueing. It needs to be a closed box so I could throw in some weight (a handful of coins atm) to prevent tipping.
Any ideas?
Also, I'd be glad to have your general opinion, too.
(I know the cutting looks shit right now, but this is just a handmade prototype, laser cutting is expensive af here, but I already have the plans if you'd like to make one for yourself.)
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also don't mind the shitty scavenged cable I had at hand in my bottom drawer, final version gets some fancy textile-clad stuff
needs an LED bulb tho, 60w bulb set the previous model ON FUCKING FIRE
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neat.
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There is a reason most fixtures you touch are plastic or wooden. Think about it.

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Sup /diy/,

I've never cross stitched before but I'd like to try it and give pic related as a gift. Instructions to make pic related is for sale as a .PDF file, but I'm wondering if I really need the instructions or if I could figure out how to make the design just using the very image attached to this post.

I'm totally green at this so I don't know how important the official instructions are. I think I get the basic idea on how to make and X with thread and count across however many spaces of Xs in whatever color per line, but I really...
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Learn
To
Google
https://www.google.ie/search?q=different+types+of+cross+stitch+stitches&safe=off&client=firefox-b&oq=different+types+of+cross+stitch+stitches&gs_l=mobile-heirloom-serp.12...0.0.1.1838.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0....0...1c..34.mobile-heirloom-serp..9.9.2901.x32bt5WxHQs
Essentially yes the pattern tells you where the colours to but will provide instruction on how to do different stitches
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>>1002842
When you buy a cross stitch it's usually just the pattern or the pattern and the thread and aieda
If won't tell you how to make stitches unless it's an absolute beginners kit.

Here are some tips.
If you have a set of X's to do you can do all the diagonals going one way then all the others going the other way to get back to where you started.
If you want to do the writing or bow tie google things like 'running stitch' and 'back stitch'.
It doesn't really...
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>>1002845
>>1002849
Thanks gaiz. So if I wing it on the colors and learn some basic techniques, the instructions should be useless? Would they be useless to someone with your level of experience? Or would they offer some value worthy of having them in front of you?

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Alright, so I salvaged an Apple Time Capsule yesterday and I want to get it working, but I cannot find any information relating to my specific issue.

When I plug it up, the front LED does not light up at all but the ethernet port lights do (solid green). I'm thinking this is just a power supply problem, but all my searches are either talking about the front LED only or are from the Apple forums where the most common replies are just "don't work on it, just buy a new one".

Any Apple guys know exactly what's going on, whether it's...
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>>1002400
The newer generations (the tall tower) only has a front light.

So check what generation that is, and then make sure you are reading forums from the correct year.

They are not that expensive (I know that is not DIY).

Things that grind my gears
>3 ethernet ports
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>>1002400
Open it up and take some pictures. There might be a fuse that has blown or a diode that went causing only some of the circuit to power up. Do you own a multimeter?
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>>1002406
I should mention that I don't know the actual model number, as the rubber base was removed way before I got it and the hard drive was missing. I planned on slapping an old one in anyway. It IS one of the flat models though, and not the taller one.

>>1002408
Two pics incoming. I own a multimeter, but not really sure where i'd be testing. I'm somewhat a beginner at a lot of this kinda stuff.

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Hey guys, so my lcd monitor screen just recently fucked up, it takes a loooooong time for it to "light up" even though the screen is already on but very dim, it was a few minutes at the beggining now its literally hours. You can still barely see half the screen in a dark room. It also makes a constant high pitched buzzing while on that disapears when the screen lights up.

Its kinda weird, I have to wait for it to suddenly light up, then automatically turn off on its own after a few seconds and I MUST be there to light it up again as fast as possible, 4 or 5...
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>>1002392
its a ccfl screen right (not a led backlight one)? if so you need to get some new lamp(s) for it.
its a pain in the ass to replace since you have to disassemble the panel to get to the lamps and you need to get the exact same lamp or you might need to replace the inverter too (there should be some inscriptions on the lamp or the lamp socket indicating its model)
>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backlight#CCFL_backlights
gl
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>>1002403
oh and i forgot to add, the thing with the screen turning off on its own could indicate some bad capacitors (blown or bulged). so you might wanna check that first before tearing the panel apart. (caps are cheap and easy to replace, get the same rating [volts and farads] and line up the negative side and you should be golden)
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>>1002392
>Just would be a waste to throw a working monitor for something I could fix
>takes hours and careful attention to turn on
>working

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I need to build a shed for my parents. Our old one is on a concrete slab. The shed dimensions are 10 ft wide by 9 ft long. I've done a bit of construction work before but nothing major. Do you guys have any suggestions on what I should do? Like shed plans or getting a shed kit or something
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>>1001926
I'm pretty sure this is the definitive work on sheds.
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http://lmgtfy.com/?q=shed+plans

Be more specific once you have an idea.
Be more specific regarding the requirements of space, intended use and budgeting.
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it's not that complicated, a few framed walls, flashing around the outside and on the top of some rafters, simple shingling job...boom, done

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What is the best way top get rid of one's lawn? I've got no interest in maintaining a lawn, nor do I have any interest in paying someone else to do it. Is there a "proper" way to enact a scorched earth policy on my lawn or should a liberal application of ground clear and salt do the trick?
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>>1001842

>doeant want grass
stop watering it
get grass killer from the store
dig it up with shovel
piss on it daily. that will kill it
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>>1001842
Depends where you live, there's a lot of places that will rip it up for you, and maybe pay.
Don't know what else to say, where I live if you stop watering it, the shit dies in a month.
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>>1001861
>stop watering it
Cant really keep it from raining, anon.

>get grass killer from the store
That was already pretty much plan A assuming there wasn't a better way.

>dig it up with shovel
If I wanted to toil in the sun, I'd just mow that shit.

>piss on it daily. that will kill it
already happens since the people I live with are the type to take a 10-minute...
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>this is my bicycle
>I made it
>I would like to install an electric motor to transport people from one place to another
>so I would like to work
>someone please can you tell me, that electric motor is best for my bike and also, that is economic
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>>1001783
Really? Didn't get enough information the last time you made this exact thread?
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Why dont you just build or buy a motorcycle
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>>1001783
Either buy a motorcycle or quit skipping leg day.

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any crafty ideas from daily junk you wanna share /diy/?

pic related is what i did lately, by shamelessly stealing the idea from internet
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Inb4: pallet furniture
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>>1001759
Nice one I might try it. Got nothing better to do
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>>1001759
Not mine, but I thought this was cool.

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I've been ripping my hair out trying to fix this but I'm not sure how. Long story short. I cross threaded a bleeder valve on a brake. I realized it so I tried to loosen it and take it out. It won't even come out now. It just infinitly loosens or tightens. How could I get it out
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>>>/o/
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>>1001364
replace brake caliper
ideally get a mechanic to do it because you are too fucking useless to be trusted to do it without fucking up
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>>1001384
haha

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I want to go out into the woods and weave a basket with materials I find. I live in Massachusetts and I'm having a hard time finding what I could use.

I was reading that a local Native American tribe would use sweet grass, but that's really about it. Couldn't find out how to make the basket with sweet grass either.

Strictly looking to find the mats in the woods and make on my own. Prefer not to buy anything. Or if you can recommend something that isn't weaving a basket I'd be interested.
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Look into pine straw baskets. They are made with really long pine needles. Easy to find assuming you know what a pine tree looks like. The longer the better.
Good luck!
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Grass coil baskets op, thats what you wanna look up, super easy to make and it sounds like youve got the right materials available.
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>>1001356
Use twigs. You should have birch saplings around there.

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