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Hi /DIY/

I just got my first multi-tool focused on EDC ( I've just begun learning about tools, fixing things, etc. ) and I'm wondering about your philosophy of use ( PoU ) regarding these types of tools. Clearly these are not made to replace a toolbox ( the one I got was designed for climbing/rigging and only cost about $40-ish, MSRP $60-ish ) and are only meant to handle small tasks but what sort of small jobs should I be looking to test my tool on and what should I be looking for to determine the tool's quality?

inb4 "shoulda bought a gerber/leatherman/victorinox...
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>>984729
Sorry for the low quality of my pic, here is the one they have on the website.
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>>984741
Jesus /diy/ is autism incarnate. You don't have to insult the poor guy, just refer him to /k/ or /out/.
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>>984859
/out/ here, please don't, we have enough knife threads. We'll just laugh at his serrations and tanto tip then refer him back here anyway.

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This is the best screwdriver for taking apart laptops ever, and I have no idea how to get more.

My father got it 10+ years ago from a hard drive manufacturer when he sent a drive in under warranty, but we can't find any equal to it. It's the perfect size for laptop screws, it's magnetic, got a good handle, and hasn't broken after a decade of very heavy use. Anyone know where we could find another one?
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>>984673
any philips 1 screwdriver... that is what it is
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>>984673
Any markings on it? Butt of the handle or along the shaft of the driver?
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>>984689
Just a tiny "Japan" to note where it was made, nothing else.

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Since I see that people post about computers here, and this is also my first time on this board, could someone give me some experienced advice on this?

My computer used to run fine with Windows 7 before my brother decided to upgrade to Windows 10. I think this is to do with the system being 64 bits, and perhaps needing a more powerful processor to compensate the change.

Whenever I try to run games like sonic generations it tends to bit extremely laggy, and slowly deteriorates until the whole system crashes and blackscreens. This wasn't the case with win7...
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>>984588
You're probably running the fallback graphics driver, instead of the manufacturer one.

If your card isn't supported on Windows 10 (and most Windows 7 AMD/Nvidia cards aren't, because if they were there'd be no reason for you to have to buy another one), download the latest driver for an older Windows that is supported, and install it anyway. It'll complain, but it'll usually work.

Also computer problems go to >>>/wsr/ .
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>>984588
Finally, you need to be scientific and determine if it's a before/after problem or a 7/10 problem.

If you now have the same problem in both OS, then your problem is that your vents are clogged, your heatsinks are clogged, your fans have broken, or your thermal pads/thermal paste has gone off.
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>>984592
Thank you for replying. I feel like posting on /diy/ would be a broader choice since I did not know whether I would need to replace hardware in the computer. I'll attempt a driver update too.

Anyone know where I can find the answers to this book? I am having a bitch of a time trying to finish it. A little help would be awesome. Cheers.
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If you can't into blueprints and sketching, you do not deserve your degree.
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oh believe me I know. It is a part of a welding course that I am doing to get a bunch of people off my back. No intention of doing this for the rest of my life.
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>>984562
How do you expect to weld if you can't read schematics?

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Hey ya'll!

I've got an 8" Zildjian A Custom Splash with some cracks a la pic related. I've been doing some research about how to repair the little buggers/keep them from spreading, but I wanted to hear what you guys would do in the situation.

Right now my plan will probably be to drill some very small holes at the ends of the cracks or perhaps braze them, though I've got some more research to do before then.

Thanks friends!
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would soldering it be an option, blowtorch and a leaded solder with nonflamable flux?

i soldered up a trumpet that way, but i guess the dissipation is much higher in a cymbal.
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Drilling will help for a while but only a while. I drilled numerous cymbals over the years, once they start cracking it a certain death, hopefully you can slow it.

Brazing I haven't tried, but I've heard it really changes the sound.
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>>984553
From what I've seen, soldering doesn't produce enough of a bond to keep the metals together. After a few play sessions the crack will probably reappear.

>>984558
Hmm. At least this isn't my 22" A Custom ride we're dealing with.

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>grew up without a dad
>had no mentor about tools or craftsmanship
>worked minorly in demolitions (deconstruction but they called it that anyway)
>want to learn to build

how do I /diy/101? I majorly want to make furniture. How did you fellows learn?
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>>984458
>grew up without a dad
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>>984458
Start by putting together ikea furniture.
No kidding
It will give you a basic understanding of how it all works.
Than star doing small things, like a wooden spoon or a cutting board, just to get acustomed with the tools. Than jump to wooden boxes and such, and tha it's just a case of going big.
Also, youtube. There are tons of tutorials.
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>>984468
died of heart failure when I was young

>>984469
Are there books for this?

I want to recreate this key chain, hopeful wishing id want it to permanently glow and not have to be recharged.

The easiest way i would imagine would be to use a tritium light but i cant find one ball shaped.

Im open to other ideas, but does anyone know where or even if i can get a ball shaped tritium light?
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>>984404
http://g01.a.alicdn.com/kf/HTB12yEsHVXXXXXPXFXXq6xXFXXXt/Automatic-light-15-years-1-5mm-4mm-tritium-tube-beta-tritium-gas-lamps-Survival-emergency-light.jpg

Get a bunch of these, then encase in a ball of epoxy or whatever, then encase it in a bigger ball of epoxy then sand to sphere shape, or whatever
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>>984421
Thought about it, would be nice to have a sphere shaped light but if not then that'll have to do.

Wonder how i can hide the vials, maybe a milky resin encased in a clear resin?
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>>984424

That's pretty much what you'd want to do, yes. Although layering transparent and translucent layers will allow more light through than a solid translucent chunk.

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Hey DIYers.

I have calculated the pitch of a roof to be 0.5/12.

So a rise of 3 inches over a run of 72 inches.

I know the slope is not much, but its for a small area for animals.

How do I measure and cut the pitch into the rafters at the top and bottom?

Thank you.
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Get your carpenters square out. 72 is too long so divide by three.

Put one inch at the top corner with your left hand, and put 24 inches on the top side wherever it is. With your right. Mark down from the corner at your left hand with your third hand.
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>>984400

I got a third leg. Well, more like a 3rd nub. Not ALL the girls laugh at it.
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>>984384
tanx=0.5/12
tan^-1(0.5/12)=x
x=~2.4 degrees

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How do you personally solder upside down copper joints?
Of all soldering situations. I have found that soldering an upside down joint is one of the most technical. It's very do able in itself, but throw in an extremely awkward angle and flammable materials or a threaded adapter an inch below the joint and it can become a tough. I have seen upside joints the are overflowing with solder because the plumber wanted to be sure it was sealed.
And I understand that because my upside down joints are often sloppy looking, even for a 1.5 year plumber.
So how do y'all...
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>>984343
Clean pipes with copper pot scratcher.
Apply flux.
Fit things together.
Blow torch as you tap the solder to the crack.
As soon as it melts and starts to suck in the solder you push the solder wire in until solder is seen all the way around the pipe.
Allow to cool.

The orientation of the fittings is irrelevant. Capillary action is what sucks the solder in. If it isn't going in, the pipe fittings are not hot enough or there's not enough flux.
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>>984345
I was taught that you should push the solder in all the way, or most of the way, around the joint to get a seal. Do you get a proper seal from holding the solder at just one point on the joint? I have always thought it is very possible that way, but my teacher never did it that way.
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>>984349
It depends on how large the pipe is. You have to use your eyes. If it is obvious that is isn't making it around, you push it around. It isn't rocket science.

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Working on a zenith 10-s-669 but I'm having some problems. I recapped the radio and replaced some of the rotted wires but when I turn it on there is no sound. No static or stations. Just a slight electric hum from the speaker. Sometimes it motorboats when tuned to around 150. Anyone know what might be the problem or how to find out? Is it an oscillator, is the tuner too oxidized? All the tubes light up and get warm. Could it still be a weak tube? Someone help me out here, I'm new to this and kinda flustered
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>>984322
Sounds like something wasn't put back. Maybe a coupling capacitor. Start checking all the ones you replaced, one by one, and make sure they are where they are supposed to be.
The hum you hear is actually normal with tube radios.
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>>984322
You should probably hit the tuner with some DeoxIT regardless.
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>>984354
So it's most likely that I soldered a capacitor to the wrong connection? I'll check them all...after I learn how to read the damn schematic and decipher that rats nest of wires. Glad to hear it's probably not the tubes or anything like that. It couldn't be a resistor could it?

Please think about this question, /diy/.... the stupid one first.

Is there ANY way to actually can your own food in tins? No mason jars. I'm very fond of vacuum sealing with Mylar, but I've got no idea how to vacuum seal anything with liquids. I look at military MREs and think "hey, I could probably do that and get a much longer shelf life than 5 years". There are tons of foods that pretty much last forever anyways. Honey, salamis, properly cured meats, waxed cheese, hard tack, pemmican, freeze dried/dehydrated fruits and veggies, etc etc. But what's...
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>>984277
I dont have much to contribute, but have a bump. I'm very interested in it as well!

Also- to my knowledge- cans are really the cheap way, and glass is wayyy better. Mostly because glass is innert and wont rust (which can happen to cans, mostly damaged ones).
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>>984283

I have to agree, metals leech into foods and cause us to be stupified :(

It's a damn tragedy.

This is why I'm fond of Mylar, I've never found any negative info about it. Then again it's almost always used for dry foods.

And the problem with glass is also, it's glass. Mason jars are always the best but they are breakable, heavy, let light in, and hard to do in great quantities fast.
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Not a cheap date to get started
http://www.mredepot.com/ already done for you

to do your own will need a pressure canner (not a pressure cooker) and or a large kettle for water bath canning
http://www.canningpantry.com/can-sealer-225.html

READ
http://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/publications_usda.html

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So I made one of these and it seems to work when I touch the two metals together or when I complete the circuit with myself but when I ground the plate and have the other one touch me I'm not producing any static? Can someone tell me why is it due to the ground
I've tried it on hardwood it didn't work and marble doesn't either
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http://m.instructables.com/id/5-Static-Electricity-Generator/
Here's the instructables link
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>>984225
electricity is a potential difference
if the ioniser is trying to develop a charge as a potential between ground and the high voltage side and you are shorting the two out then no charge is going to be able to accumulate
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>>984236
So what do I do?

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Stainless vs hot-dipped galvanized: What holds up better to the elements?
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>>984210
stainless
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Stainless will last forever but is a bitch to clean up as it's not magnetic
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Stainless, duh.

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Is this fixable?????? :(
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>>984204

no...
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Yep, remove the varnish on tracks next to the holes, then insert the component (a slightly more than normal) and bend the thru-hole pins next to the tracks. Then just solder the pins directly on the tracks.
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>>984209
the capacitors are fucked, you can't fix it

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Problem : I have to find the better type of pale for a vertical wind turbine, propose yours!
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>>984161
I'm not doing your homework for you, son.
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>>984164
Not a homework at all !
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VAWT master race checking in.

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