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I intend to make the ring I propose with, and I plan to propose within the year. I want to be confident in myself when I make it, and am going to spend some time practicing with copper or whatever else that's cheap I can use.

I come asking for any resources you might be able to provide me with, and with a few questions.

Examples I've found of others doing the same:
http://imgur.com/a/irM7e
http://imgur.com/gallery/MJy7T
http://gizmodo.com/5616983/how-to-make-your-own-engagement-ring
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2epi6xRFKFE (cody's...
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>>996396
I'd imagine a cast and tumble-polish would get you a nice, smooth and shiny ring.
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>>996655
What is the advantage of a tumble polish instead of with a dremel?
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>>996748
Not him, but I've found it to be more even overall, plus it work hardens it a little.

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I pulled this switch out of my Subaru. It controls the power seats. One function (forward/backward motion) doesn't work and one function (recline) does. It looks like there is some corrosion (red) on the board, but I don't know if that is what has caused the failure. The non-functional switches are shown with purple.

Any suggestions on how I could try to repair this, or am I better off getting another switch?
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>>996345
First use an ohm meter if you have one to make sure the problem is actually in the switch, or if it could be on the connector or something.
If there is corrosion inside the switches, that could be preventing them from making contact.
Those switches snap open, you can see the clips on the side. You could very carefully pry those clips apart, lift off the cover (there will be a spring so be careful not to lose it) and you can see the contacts and see if they're corroded.
If you don't want to take...
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>>996345
Also check motor. And limit switches, if they exist.
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>>996539
Yeah, testing it with a multimeter is going to be my first step after finding out that a replacement is going to coat $80-$100.

>>996568
Accessing anything under the seat would be difficult because the seat is currently stopped over the rear two mounting bolts. I want to rule out the switch first.

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hi /diy/ i know some of you may have seen Tron: Legacy.

does anyone knows any software that could make my voice like C.l.u's here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR7nXku4Jpg [Embed]
@1:40

his voice sound metallic.
thank you
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Just talk into a tin can.
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>>996325
seems unpractical
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>>996298
Run it through an audio editing program. Shouldn't matter too much what specifically you do, just make sure that it involves lossily recomputing the waveform. Crank it up until you hear distortion, then do the reverse of whatever you did (not "undoing" it). You should get something similar to what you started with, with metallic-sounding distortion.

Alternately, running the audio through a vocoder program, then blending it with the original, should give you considerable control of the specifics....
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Any Hvac people here? Should these lines be frozen? My apt just doesnt seem to cool very well. I have a clean filter and i can see light through the evap core.
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>>996200
no they shouldn't be take a better picture of the valve is it frosting before it
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>>996213
Thanks for the reply. I can take a better pic when i get home from work.
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>>996200

No line should ever be frozen in normal operation

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if someone owns 10 acres of farmland, and converts his machinery to biodiesel, how much of those 10 acres would he have to use to grow bio-fuel crops to get enough homemade fuel to work the rest of his land?
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>>996112
yes
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42.
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7.61

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Disassembled my starter motor trying to troubleshoot starting issuse of my motorcycle. It's back together now bud I'd like to test it before I put everything back together to see if it works. Can I just connect it to the battery with starter cables or is that dangerous?
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>>995715
>Can I just connect it to the battery with starter cables or is that dangerous?
Clamp it down before you run cables to it, they'll jump around
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>>995715
Its dangerous to run it without a load for a long time, so be quick with it
Ive used jumper cables to bench test a starter before.
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>>995715
>Can I just connect it to the battery with starter cables or is that dangerous?
yes you can, and yes it is

>>995720
is right, the starter motor will move a lot when the power 1st hits it.

do not do this in an explosive environment as it WILL generate a spark or two when you make the final connection.

Jumper cables are a fine way to do this as long as the motor is held in place and not allowed to jump off the bench...
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What's the best way to repaint this? It still needs some more work on the body, but its pretty close. Also what's the best types of paint for this?
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>>995732
do you have nothing better to do than shit up threads?

OP, I'd suggest giving more information on the material (is if fibreglass?) and if it's indoors, outdoors, etc.
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>>995732
Found the underage summerfag.
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Options are to mix up your own paint to match or repaint all the red/blue.

The repair looks great btw, gj

Is anyone here experienced in working with some of the newer engineered woods out there? Stuff like LVL, parallam, glulam.

I've put some thought into making a 'traditional' woodworking bench, which typically involves considerable expense in hardwood and effort in dimensioning the stock. I want mine to weigh in at 300+ pounds and I want it to never move, cup, rack, or split, and stay straight as an arrow for assembly and glue ups.

But I remember a recent trip to Menards where they stocked enormous and massively heavy LVL beams. The stuff is essentially plywood, but instead of stacking the veneers in a perpendicular grain pattern, all the veneers are arranged in parallel, resulting in an end product with a tremendous advantage vs solid wood in stability, rigidity, consistency, and strength, and suitable for clearing spans which would traditionally call for steel I-beams. It would be easy to work with, because the material is manufactured to be straight and consistent from the start. Only problem is it's ugly as shit but I don't mind.

Any thoughts?
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>>995587
The bench I made has a top of 2x4s. Once it was glued up and I secured it (threaded rod through each end) it was rock solid. Planed the surface flat and its stayed that way season after season. Its about 4 years old now and not a single problem. I've seen many, many guides online on how to do it this way, which is why I did it.
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Look at Glulam. I believe it is a little stronger than the others when it comes to things like shear strength.

It's generally stronger than the others and it can have some pretty nice looks to it. If you go with PSL I'd recommend having it wolmanized. I've seen it take it ground moisture and swell.
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Would personally rate LVL. My house frame is made of the stuff, it ended up being in the rain and sun for 2-3 months due to various bullshit and it didn't even need planing for drywall. straight as a fucking arrow. Awesome shit.

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Just moved into a new apartment and the deck is a decent size but the wood is atrocious. The office told me to fuck off about permanent repairs but don't care about anything that can be easily removed and doesn't damage the structure.

I'm new to outdoor /diy/ but is there any reason why this wouldn't work? I was thinking of basically screwing together a pallet out of decent wood and setting it on top, and laying a square of fake grass on top of those big kitchen rubber mats to keep my precious toes away from the splinters and rusty nails and help...
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>>995523
Close up of the wood. I would just through a rug over it but I'm probably gonna be here for a couple years and I wanna do it right
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>wanna do it right
no you dont, otherwise, you'd be replacing that. As you cant, and screwing into existing prob. frowned upon as well, I'd maybe consider that IKEA/hardware store click terrace/decking crap. Quality is not especially stunning, but, easy to install, easy to remove, reusable, relatively cheap and no harm done. Otherwise, you just be building a deck on top of a deck,
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>>995523
I'd just sand it down and stain it, not even tell them I did it.

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How is this a scam?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSiShiu9Sgs&list=PLD03E77634E11A94A&index=1
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>>995235
how is it not a scam?
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>>995235

>The carbon transmutes into another substance

Oh I'm sure it does! Probably gold! Why hasn't anyone made this machine?!?! It's free energy and shits gold!
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Look up the VEEG HEPSY engine for a fantastic read.
Who knew that all interstellar travel needed was plastic bags attached to a cessna citation?

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Hello /diy/ I am wondering if it is possibe to remove a built in dresser pic related. It takes up too much space and is not very useful to me. Can it be removed??
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>>995062
whoops sorry guys that shit was upside down
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>>995062
most things are possible

did you take all the drawers out and see how it's attached to the wall?
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Not OP but I sound just as stupid as him.

I have one big closet and 3 little cabinets in my room which my parents put here.
And they don't want it to be gone, so now I'm sawing it into little pieces whenever they aren't home so that I can get rid of it in the trash.

My parents are like messis, they preserve these old ass furtnitures because it stood at my grandparents flat once, but they are dead now and we have to move on in life.
I feel constantly threatened by thoughts on my dead grandparents and I need to get rid of this shit before I can...
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Hello /diy/,

I've been thinking for a while about installing some solar panels in my boat (32ft) as a back up/sustitute to the twin 12V batteries I'm using now to run it.

I would like to know if anyone has experience in this kind of setup, as I would like to build it from scratch and some tips on the matter would be appreciated.
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>>994844
They don't substitute the batteries, they charge them.

If you haven't done the slightest bit of self research into the subject, then fuck off. That's as much as I'm helping.
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> I would like to build it from scratch

>>994847
Pretty much sums it up.
Should also be pointed out that if you fuck up and use a bad charge controller you might turn your battery bank into a bomb.
Unless you have experience with these types of systems you might want to consider buying instead of building.
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>>994844
It would only be practical to have the cells charge the batteries, as someone else already noted.
You would need a LOT of cells to get rid of the batteries totally--or even just to run a couple hundred watts of stuff without the batteries.

Solar cells are best thought of as an extremely current-limited voltage generator. As you draw increasing amounts of current from them, the voltage that they can supply drops down drastically.
Solar charge controllers are made to draw only a small amount of current,...
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What do you guys think would be the best way to go about preserving a sharpie signature on a Tshirt so that it does not fade in the wash??
cheers
pic related
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Don't wash it
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Frame the shirt.
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Use amonia to seal the ink into the fibers.
Carefull though, not using enough could have the reverse effect.

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Thinking of a design based off the Bleriot Monoplane. It would need to be ultralight, weighing less than 80-100ish pounds, if not less

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>>993864
Human powered helicopters have been achieved, at great difficulty and expense buy university students, but only as a proof of concept. It got off the ground, but it was in no way practical.

Human powered aircraft that have actually achieved decent flight times are all ultralight planes.
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>>993873
A helicopter surely must be harder.

I could build an airframe like the Bleriot monoplane in pic related. Instead of wood, it could be pvc pipes and rip resistant fiber for an ultralight air frame.

That way, the only thing we have to worry about being heavy is the actual pedal powered engine
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>>993876
>it could be pvc pipes
Yeah, good luck with that.

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So, my parents recently bought a new house and I am in the process of helping them renovate it. It wasn't bad to start with but kind of small and outdated. I figured I would start a thread and detail the work I'm doing and having others do. There will be a series of posts here at the beginning to get things started since I need to bring you all up to speed. First, the house.

listed as 1440 sq ft 3bed 2 bath
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first things first, we needed to finish the garage conversion that the last owners did half assed. they put a wall up 8 feet from the garage door and sealed it with foam. after much cursing, i freed it.
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then we had our cement contractor block it in. but they did a terrible job framing the window.
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so i fixed it myself and got some money back

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