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Before doing one myself (out of plywood), does anyone know if something like this is commercially available?
Something like this = a rack (that probably looks like a bike parking rack) that allows you to store tool cases standing up, side by side making storage and identification easier that just storing them like books on a shelf (for example) or one on top of the other.
I know this is a diy board but I'm lazy and I'd prefer to buy one already made

Thanks in advance!
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resting toolboxes on their side is stoooooopid. everything gets shoved to one side and you have to spend 3 minutes reorganizing it every time.
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>>1019338
OP here
Maybe I wasn't very clear in my first post ...
I meant plastic molded cases. The ones for kits like impact sockets or ball joint press etc etc.
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>>1019357
Stand em up faggot, you dont need a rack. Buy bookends cause you sure cant make em.

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You're in the workshop with your waifu when suddenly this guy comes in and installs some pocket hole screws in her underside. Wat do?
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i dry fit my tenon in his mortise
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>>1019058
fucking deviant
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>>1019051
>waifu
Go away autist faggot.

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Is it possible to boot luinux on an ouya?
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>>1018823
>Is it possible to boot linux
sure but its not very good
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>>1018827
>its not very good
Beats windoze or crApple. There's a reason most industrial systems run Linux: stability.
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>>1018831
No you dumbass, it won't run well.

He never said linux was bad.

Recently made this flower press for a girl I've been seeing. she absolutely loved it and I'm really keen to start a few a few more projects we can do together. I own a machineshop so I'm not really limited in what I can make but I love using hand tools. Will make a drawing up of the flower press if anyone is keen on making one themselves.

>Things we've made for Gf's or want to make
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Dildos
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>>1018601
>1m, 55s
not bad, but nowhere near record form..
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>>1018600
Paper maker. Thats more woodworking but good ones are hard to find.
Rock tumbler. Ladies love shiny stones man.

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I want to spray paint a plastic case, and I want to do it well. Problem is, I swear every time I paint with spray cans, it turns out horrible.
I know the basics (like numerous thin coats, not one large thick coat), but in the end, it still turns out like shit.
How the fuck do I paint using Rustoleum spray cans?

Here's the steps I have in my head of what I need to do. Somebody please fucking correct me if I'm doing it wrong.

1.) Sand the fuck out of the plastic object with coarse, then fine, then finer, then finest grit sandpaper.

2.) Spray...
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I'm trying to study different videos on youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MsVWj3fGkY

This guy goes against the grain of what I always assumed to be the right way to do it.

1.) 1 thin coat, followed by 2 thick ass coats.

2.) Dry for 2+ days. This causes shrinkage and "orange-peeling"

3.) Spray on clear coat.

4.) Wait a few more days.

5.) Sand down with fine-grit paper.

6.) Apply Meguire's Ultimate Compound (a car wax/polish), and buff the shit out of it.

7.) Instant, super shiny, professional-looking...
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I definitely want to have a high-gloss result when I'm finished. Not just for the aesthetic quality, but to have a force field to protect the paint underneath.

So I assume it's:

1.) Sand object until it's a smooth, flat surface.
2.) Clean with soap and water, mineral spirits, anti-fungal cleaner to prevent mold from ever appearing under the layers of paint.
3.) Spray primer
4.) Wet sand in between primer coats (?)
5.) Wait for it dry.
6.) Wipe clean with soapy water, and wipe with tack cloth to rid any settling dust.
7.) Spray with...
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>>1018051
I have problems with rustoleum too, whenever I do more than 2 coats (at proper recoat time) of enamel, the fucker never dries fully.
I have something I painted a year ago that's still got a tacky consistency.

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Anyone here make their own lighters?
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Finest steel wool you can get and a 9v battery.

>Tfw as apprentice electrician at construction site set dickhead painter's steel wool on fire.
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>>1017931
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>>1017931
Nope smoking is to cooooool for me.

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So I have 1/6 sheet sander like this.

Whenever I try to hold flat on the work piece, it keeps jumping around like crazy.
It vibrates at 12,000rpm and I feel like its way too much.

I don't want to push down too hard on it to keep it in place because I fear it will bog down the motor.

Lately I've been lifting off at the back and just having the front part of the paper in contact with the wood. But that is slowly wearing down the backing pad.

Am I using it wrong?
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this is for light finish sanding... what are you trying to do with it? if your trying to remove a shitton of old paint, or smooth down extremely screwed up surfaces then this will probably not be enough... maybe look into a belt sander with some 80 grit..
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>>1017380
I'm using it as a finishing sander. Tried it on a dozen things and had the same result.

Used it with 600 grit and water to reduce orange peel on a freshly varnished table top.

Used it dry with 320 grit to finish another coffee table before staining.

Even tried with 1500 and 2000 grit wet to color sand my truck.
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>>1017374
Don't push down so hard? The weight of the tool is almost enough to do the work.

Or get some more strength in your arms. I haven't used one of those in years because I bought an orbital, but it doesn't jump around at all. If I push it hard enough that it binds and would jump, it just stalls because my arm is stronger than its little motor.

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2 days work what do you guys think
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>>1017232
Looking good
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Thanks

I was happy with the job.
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Very good, well done.

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I work in a research laboratory as a test tube monkey and my boss is easily startstruck by futuristic stuff. Because I've designed a few jigs and other simple stuff and had it printed commercially he now thinks I know everything there is to know about 3D printing and wants to purchase one for the lab, putting me in charge of operating it. It seems like it would be a nice break from running a few hundred simple experiments in parallel each day.

Because most of the stuff I've designed that actually gets used has been printed on a MarkForged Mark One, it makes...
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>>1016900
My main job duties involve 3D printing but thats not really the part I like, it's the design work (I'm studying mechanical engineering). If you are only going to be printing things, you will be extremely bored 90% of the time because you go through the process of setting up and starting the print, then you sit there and wait for it to be done. Unless you have 10+ printers, you won't stay busy.
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>>1016900
Honestly, 3d printing is pretty boring when everything is working.

When things aren't working you have to figure out whats up and change it, but after you get things dialed in that's kinda rare.

When things are working you just click print and make sure the first layer goes down right and then check back in on it a couple hours later.
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>>1016905
Thanks. I think I could live with that because I'd be doing the design work too and I figure I'd be able to justify a massively overspecced computer in the budget for 'designing at work' (his setup budget is 4 times the cost of the printer + a separate budget for filament) so I can also do some CGI on the side, which is a hobby of mine but is sometimes called upon for promotional videos (the last one landed me a 4K prosumer camcorder for production that was mine to keep by way of payment).

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Why the hell doesnt anyone build a narrow tall air conditioner?
Its my understanding that the parts can be arranged in nearly and fashion.
So what the fuck gives?
>land lord decides to install new windows and makes them left to right sliders.
>Largest opening is 12in.
>wants an extra $100/mo in rent if he installs AC.
Fml.
What do?
Pic related isnt available till spring 2017 and is still like 20 something inches wide....
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>>1015468
>what is a portable airconditioner
>what is taping some ducts to a standard window AC and putting it on top of a milk crate to make a portable air conditioner
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>>1015472
Just returned a portable AC because it took up a ton of room. I have a small apt. It also was extremely weak and basically sucked in its own hot air from the exhaust tube that goes out the window.
I habe two windows. One over my sink. So the exhaust tube was in the way and my AC unit was in the middle of my tiny kitchen.
The other in my bedroom is next to my bed which cant be moved. So it wont work.
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>>1015476
Do you live in a closet or something?

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Looking for the best plants that can be indoors preferably that can provide a great smell.
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1. >>>/an/
2. I like peace lilies, they do really well indoors and clean the air
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>>1015364
Spider plants, philodendrans, mother-in-law tongue, parlor ivy, and parlor palms all do very well inside.

I have a philodendran my grandmother gave me when I got my first apartment. It started out as three 6 or 8 inch vines.

Twenty years later I have hundreds of feet of vines wrapping around my living room, kitchen, bedrooms, bathroom and basement.

Spring, summer, fall, winter my house is a stable level of humidity.

I've also noticed that the air quality is amazing. When I've painted, or stained anything in the kitchen the smell is gone much quicker in the house than if I do it in my garage. When i painted four years ago the paint smell was gone from the house days before the garage was clear.

My philos are awesome I water them about every other week and they thrive. The ones in the bathroom don't even have a pot. They're just loose vines hanging from hooks around the perimeter of the ceiling. They also grow the fastest from the skylight. The pot was cut away during a remodel and the vines were left in place to die. Still waiting six years on for that to happen.
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>>1015398
Could you maybe post some pics?

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I recently finished and placed my new chicken coop, any of you guys have one?
It's mostly made out of recycled wood and it costed me only a few € in screws, hinges and time.
It's 1.8x1.5x1.7~ and I plan to keep about 20 hens in there.
Any suggestion? What do you guys think? Any breed that you would recommend (I was thinking about Australorps)

...more pics to follow
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>remodeled
>all she did was paint it

why do people ruin glorious wood with awful paint?
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>>1014239
i know this is /diy/ and all, but i ant the person who ruin... err... painted that piece to die
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>>1014239
My mom always does this

Ends up looking like shit after a few years

Had a beautiful cherry kitchen table my uncle gave her and she took an SOS pad around the edges, everything looks like shit that she touches.
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>>1014239
>millennials

I mean you can sell these silly fuckers rotten pallets and they will brand it furniture.

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previous thread: >>998973

http://pastebin.com/9UgLjyND

>I'm new to electronics, where do I get started?
There are several good books and YouTube channels that are commonly recommended for beginners and those wanting to learn more, many with advanced techniques. The best way to get involved in electronics is just to make stuff. Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty.

>What books are there?

Beginner:
Getting Started in Electronics Forrest Mims III
Make: Electronics Charles Platt
How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic Michael Jay Greier

Intermediate:
All New Electronics Self-Teaching Guide: Kybett, Boysen
Practical Electronics for Inventors: Paul Scherz and Simon Monk

Advanced:
The Art of Electronics by Paul Horowitz

>What YouTube channels are there?
https://www.youtube.com/user/mjlorton
https://www.youtube.com/user/paceworldwide
https://www.youtube.com/user/eevblog
https://www.youtube.com/user/EcProjects
https://www.youtube.com/user/greatscottlab
https://www.youtube.com/user/mikeselectricstuff
https://www.youtube.com/user/AfroTechMods
https://www.youtube.com/user/Photonvids
https://www.youtube.com/user/sdgelectronics
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheSignalPathBlog

>What websites feature electronics projects or ideas?
http://adafruit.com
http://instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-technology/
http://makezine.com/category/electronics/

>Where do I get components and lab equipment from?
digikey.com
jameco.com
sparkfun.com
ramseyelectronics.com
allelectronics.com
futurlec.com
ladyada.net/library/procure/hobbyist.html
mouser.com
alliedelec.com
newark.com
ebay.com

>What circuit sim software do you use?
This mostly comes down to personal preference. These are the most common ones though:
NI Multisim
LTSpice
CircuitLab
iCircuit for Macs

>What software should I use to print circuits?
Circuit Wizard
ExpressPCB
EAGLE
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What kind of processes do you guys use to make PCBs?

I want to make a guitar pedal, and think it would be great to make the PCB too.

I have a 3d printer. Should I mount a marking pen on it and plot it out? Then use acid to dissolve the traces?

Should I mount a dremel to it and mill the traces out?

Is there a better way?
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>>1013204
Once a relay starts sticking, is it toast?
Maybe my problem isnt the relay at all

>microwave makes loud popping sound during cooking
>timer hits 0 and it beeps
>light and turntable do not stop
>open door, everything stops, close door it starts back up by itself again.

In the repair manual it says that problem is caused by relay 2 not closing and to replace the control board.
I cant find a board to replace it if I want so im gonna try and fix it.

I unsoldered both relays, both normally open relays
Relay 2 works as it should when I bench test it
Relay 1 was stuck closed when I initially tested it with just multimeter. It also seemed like there was something loose jiggling inside.
When I put power to relay 1, it made kind of a weird noise, I checked and the poles were closed.
After I took away the power away, the poles opened up. It works perfectly now, bench testing it. It also isnt jiggling inside

The control board isnt burnt smelling. There are no obvious signs of heating, no obvious signs of a failed component.

Does that sound like a failed relay?
If I put this relay back in, will it just stick again?
It was a huge pain in the ass to get the board out. And I cant find anywhere but Aliexpress to get the relay, suck to wait 30 days for it.
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>>1013210
Using transfer paper and a laser printer sounds a whole lot easier than that.

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I'd like to make a heavier-duty electric flyswatter. The ones I buy always burn out after a while. What's the best way to go about this? Just look for heavier components with thicker gauges?
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Look in to shock-nux or taser glove and adapt the design
Basically take apart a disposable flash camera and use the capacitor to power the unit
You'll prolly enjoy this vid
https://youtu.be/oUJLgKkmllA
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>>1012401
bigger capacitor and a beefier transistor to charge it?
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>>trash

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