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Plant DIY... anything plant related, cati related more than welcome started growing some from seeds a couple of days ago pic unrelated just thought it was interesting plant stuff
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Homemade ollas. Great ancient irrigation method. Im using them for my tomato garden and the work great.
https://suburbanfarmonline.com/2010/08/09/make-your-own-ollas/
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Vertical rain gutter garden for tgose with small dpace challenges. Works great for herbs, strawberries and most lettuces.
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>>992013
Cut the bottoms off all your 1-gallon milk jugs and save them. When you plant, shove a milk jug over each seedling to create a tiny greenhouse for them.

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Hi /diy/

I plan on building a dry stone hut or shieling (pic related) as they are known in my neck of the woods. I was wondering if anyone here has any good sources of information on dry stone constuction or better yet has first hand experience and can give me some tips an advice.

Right now what my plan entails is and interior area of 2 by 2.5 metres witha fire place and chimmney.
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Jesus, they are known as tombs around here. You sure you want to kill yourself that bad?
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>>992039
It does look a little grim with all the over grown grass and I'll maintenance. Here is a picture from the inside.
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>>992079
He means that it doesn't look stable and might fall apart, killing the person inside.

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How do I remove these "metal engraving?" trademarks
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>>991332
Sanding.
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>>991334
What are these marks even called?
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>>991336
They're either acid etched or laser printed.

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My gf bought two of these in à second hand store. Anyone who can tell me what it is? You can screw of the tip of it. Its hollow inside, and quite heavy. Thanks in advice
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>>990502
give a front and back photo too.
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Isn't that a bullet for coke or speed?
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>>990507
Photo from when you screw of the tip. The round tip that is. I dont have it right now, so i cant provide more photos

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So, I moved into a new place and it doesn't have a dishwasher. Its an old house so theres no space to put a built-in. Plus it would be a ton of work and the cabinets are very nice so I don't want to fuck them up, but its a very nice size kitchen. Plenty of floor space to have a freestanding dishwasher like they used back in the day (pic related). Problem is I can't seem to find just a freestanding dishwasher. They are either meant to be built-in, are undersized 'portable' models on wheels or are tiny little counter top models made for forever alones. Do they not make these anymore? And I searching for the wrong terms?
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Just wash your dishes in the sink, dunkass.
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>>990098
This, are you really that lazy?
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>>990079
just get a regular dishwasher and use longer hoses for the water hookup? discharge into the sink?

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How do i get into circuit bending and making weird synth instruments?
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I think that would fall under metal bending.
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>>989352
Wouldn't it technically be fire bending?
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>>989352
>>989356
Maybe it's one of those special bending only special people can do, like lava bending.
Which I suspect is inheritable.

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What's the easiest way I can use a computer as an oscilloscope? What's the best way?
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>>989027
your computer doesn't have the hardware necessary to be used as a decent oscilloscope on its own, but

1: sound card's LINE-IN ADC with perhaps a custom driver; will only work to 41/48khz and require a preamp but it's better than nothing

2: picoscope or similar device
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>>989027

don't

buy a tektronix tds 360 for <200 bucks
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PicoScope

What sort of wattage is appropriate for an microwave beam with a maximum focal range of 50 feet?
I have a standard 800W rated microwave to disassemble, looking to deter animals that keep wandering around my property without killing them.
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>>988682
>rubber bullets are non-lethal
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>>988686
Yeah, but rubber bullets make noise and aren't as cool.
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>>988690
What are you talking about, rubber boolits are colder than microwaves

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I don't know about you guys, but tools give me a raging hard-on. If you have tools you can do what most cannot, combined with proper knowledge ofcourse.

What's your favorite tool/s?
What's your latest purchase?
What are you thinking of buying?
Which tools do you dream to own?
Whats your workspace look like?
What's your favorite stuff to work on?
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oh boy another tool brand war thread
>"what you dont have festool? are you poor?"
>"dewalt4lyfe"
>"dude milwaukee lmao"
>"enjoy your chinese shit even though all tools are made there now anyway"
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DEWALT4LYFE
ALL OTHER CHOICES ARE OBJECTIVELY INFERIOR
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OP here, ill start

>What's your favorite tool/s?
9" linesman pliers, have used them in so many situations, always find more use
>What's your latest purchase?
Just got the rockwell bladerunner x2, its plastic, but has gotten good reviews, plus i dont have room for real tools...
>What are you thinking of buying?
I need a stick welder
>Which tools do you dream to own?
Everything in a metal shop, fingers crossed to work in one starting in a month
>Whats your workspace look like?
4' wide hallway, only bad thing about the city, no space.
>What's your favorite stuff to work on?
im an electrician by trade, love splicing runing wires. Also anything to do with wood or metal. So soothing. Threaded black iron pipe yesterday on a RIDGID 300, was fun af can't believe i got paid to do that.

>>982889
>oh boy another tool brand war thread
hopefully tonight we can act like adults.
Not going to lie, i do love milwaukee, partly because of their color scheme and logo, also im an electrician and primarily use their hand tools, measuring tape and snips are GOAT desu.
However,m i don't let it dictate what i buy, especially if it's corded, i research all the tools i buy before doing so. Will generally buy refurbished when i can.
bosch js260 not a scratch $50
bosch sander $50
milwaukee 12 amp sawzall $40 beat to shit, but being demolition tool , i suppose its meant to be...

Pic related, the blade runer x2. I bought it because it replaces a chop saw, tabIe saw, jigsaw as well as being ablew to cut all materials id need it too. looks gimmicky but hopefdully it will serve my needs between table saw cuts and metal pipe cuts, and if i ever ned it for a job. Thoughts on it?
Review of tool
https://www.youtube .com/watch?v=r7l_Hdv9pDY

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>live with parents
>we have a symbiotic relationship with me staying
>live in room right over the garage
>one air vent
>computer science major so computers everywhere
>play games so consoles everywhere
>hot as fuck in my room

Was looking at some portable air conditioners but I'm not sure what I'm looking for. Any recommendations or advice?
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Are we talking symbiosis as in tiny-bird-cleaning-reptilian-maw, or "symbiosis" as in "hey, you've got blood to spare, just gonna park my ass here and try not to tickle TOO much?"

How light a sleeper are you, and how well can you tune out noise? My friend had a modest, name-brand portable air conditioner and it was like a goddamned leafblower. You might be better off a window cracked open about a quarter of the way, a small tower fan oscillating in your general direction, and a cheap box fan doing its business from a good distance away. Far cheaper in both initial cost and lifetime cost, and quieter unless you're sensitive to the drone of a fan.
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>>992725
I grew up on having a fan next to me going to sleep. So white noise won't be a problem.

But I pay a couple bills and drive people occasionally in exchange for staying and not paying actual rent and going to college.
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>>992730

So what's the issue with fans? Or is it less about personal comfort and more about not frying your electronics?

We have a vented clothes dryer (Euroanon here) and the electricity cord gets hot after use. What could be the problem? Bad vent system? Some old/faulty condensator? The whole thing?
I just want some opinions before I haul that huge thing to a service center.
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It would suggest a high current draw and high resistance between the socket and the motor.

Is it being over loaded? Is any of the power cable coiled or bunched up?
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>>992422
Hot wires are almost always the result of using a smaller gauge wire than the rated electrical load of the device.

Find a replacement power cord with heavier gauge wire. Take off the back panel (while unplugged) and unscrew the old one and replace it with the new one
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>>992422
How many watts is it pulling down?
Lot of this stuff with the cord getting hot could be that the connectors in the socket (wall) are old and shitty, or the cord itself has some kind of problem where the wires have been kinked and broken.

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Hello, I need some advice regarding a school project. I'm going to build a car that is driven by an elastic band, and I would like all general thoughts that you could share. Thank you in advance.
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>>992367
An electric band hasn't got any hands, how do you expect it to hold the steering wheel?
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Well, I know elastic bands are made of elastic, and that cars use wheels to move along the ground.
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>>992367
Yeah, I had to build one of those in high school, and as I recall the most important thing was that any fucking idiot can build one, so figure it the fuck out.

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Could someone tell me what the black long piece is? I think its a capacitor, the two pink wires connect on the electrode. My problem is that the intensity of the lighting dropped down a notch after playing around with it. How could I augment the output of power for the raser?
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>>992086
some kind of transformer
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>black long piece
its the hv transformer. probably have a arc short in the hv winding. just toss it.

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Woodworking noob question

What's the most efficient way to remove all the wood inside the square marked 3 here? I basically need a square-shaped hole.

I have a router but the wood is pretty thick. I attempted another hole in that same piece of wood and after many passes with the router, I found that I still have a centimeter of material at the bottom. I would route from the other side to complete the hole, but I can't figure out how to mirror the exact coordinates of the hole on the flipside (the edges of this board aren't straight because reasons).

I'm...
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>>991983
I'm no woodworker, but isn't that what chisels are for?
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>>991986
That's my last resort :\ like I said I plan on doing more of this in the future so I would just like to know what the most efficient way to do this would be. If that's a hammer and chisel I'll do it, but I have to imagine there's a less time-consuming method out there.
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>>991983
Do you have a drill? Drill through the corners, connect with layout lines on the other side, route that. Or get a pattern router bit, plunge through with your first bit somewhere in the half completed hole, then use the pattern bit. They have a roller bearing on the bottom that will follow the opening you've already created. Personally, I'd use a 1" chisel.

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My sister gave me this old radio/recordplayer to both fill up my apartment and so I have something to work on if I'm bored and have some spare time. I had electronics as my main course in highschool, but it's 2 years ago since I graduated and began my apprenticeship which doesn't include working on smaller electronics so I've forgotten most of it except the easier stuff like switches, lights, sockets etc.

>How should I proceed with checking and testing components without killing myself?
>No experience...
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>>991857
>How should I proceed with checking and testing components without killing myself?
If you have to ask...

On a scale from 0 to 10 how well does it work?
Not at all or does it at least turn on?
Also interior pictures might help.
Most old radios like this will have at least a basic schematic taped somewhere on inside, if it has not been removed.
>Should I sand it down and put some oil on it?
Unless you have experience refurbishing furniture...
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>>991857
please post more pics, try to find the model number it may be on a sticker it may be stamped in to the chassis and I will try to get a schematic for you.

The voltages in old tube equipment can easily kill you. but with proper precautions and equipment that console could be made fully functional in only a couple of days.
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>>991857
Dude, this is a Philips battlestation from th 50's.

Tho phono on the right area seems to be of a pick-up kind : BEWARE those heads are fragile like hell, and working ones are very hard to source nowadays.

Your phono looks like a AG1000 chassis (see AG1004, AG1006 and last but not least AG1100 whose colour seems close enough to yours), fitted with a AG3016 head.


First of all you can check if the pick-up still work by extracting the chassis from the wooden cabinet (4 screws at each angle of the turntable) they look for the two/three wires coming out the arm.

Your mileage may vary : either you will end with two bananas or two RCA, but at least you would be able to connect your phono to an actual amp insofar it as a RIAA compatible input.

Consider checking the phono part first, it's fucking easy, and some WD40 sprayed on the gears can't be that bad.

The radio part is another subject : those old bastards runs with kV voltages, like CRT tubes TV. And capacitors vanishes with time, so powering that beast without checking them may sound like instakill... tldr; Replace each capacitor with modern counterpart, if same voltage is not available, take upper one.

Checking filament status is easy : proceed lamp per lamp.
Remove each lamp using a towel so your finger doesn't mark the glass and/or remove markings, then look the interweb for matching datasheet so you figure out which pins are for filament, then beep them with your multimeter's continuity function.
No beep ? try applying the right voltage and check if lamp lights. No beep AND no light, then dead tube : keep it for reference and order a new one (if too pricy, check for soviet new old stock tubes, they usualy have cross reference for ridiculous prices)

Hope I've helped...

Source : I own a Philips AG1114, and messed with some tubes radio when young :)

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