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THIS IS THE /DIY/ QUICK FIX... 74 posts and 15 image replies omitted. Click to view.
THIS IS THE /DIY/ QUICK FIX GENERAL, EPISODE ONE. ITT We ask our comrades for help with things that need to be fixed, but are too insignificant for their own thread.
Anyone tried this sort of... 23 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Anyone tried this sort of chair, built up with rubber strings. I'm tired of an ass getting hot because of sitting on a cushion so this kind of chair seem effective at letting bodyheat away. But is it actually any good?

How I do it.

How I do it. 93 posts and 39 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Open to any questions. Soldering gen. OPpic may be a little boring... it gets better!
I want to create my own tesla... 3 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
I want to create my own tesla coil. Would this be possible to do if I don't have more than a hundred dollars to spend. I also have enough knowledge in electronics and electricity as a second year electrical engineering student would have.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/158155094/491653282?token=229e1ae9whaddaya... 20 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/158155094/491653282?token=229e1ae9 whaddaya think, /diy/? tips?

CCARC Wyong Ham Radio Field Day + Fleamarket this weekend

CCARC Wyong Ham Radio Field... 16 posts and 5 image replies omitted. Click to view.
For the Australians who know which end of a soldering iron to hold, you'll probably won't want to miss: http://www.ccarc.org.au/wp/ccarc-field-day/
standing desk master race... 60 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
standing desk master race unite

SLA printer resins

SLA printer resins 4 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Are there 3D printer resins that aren't super toxic ? I wanted to make my own Peachy printer but when I read about the resins I was like fuck it. http://makerjuice.com/technical-documents/
The water tank in my loft... 5 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
The water tank in my loft looks like it is broken. It still works but I am worried it is going to burst open at some point and cause a lot of water damage. I would estimate it has been in this condition for ~10 years however as I very rarely go in the loft I cannot be sure. Anyway I was wondering, do houses even need water tanks these days? Can I just connect the input pipe into the output pipe, effectively bypassing the tank altogether? Is there some pressing need to have a water tank and have to buy a new one?

Leather working

Leather working 24 posts and 3 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Hey /Diy. Im making some leather armor for combat sports. i have the entire "making" part down. except when it comes to rivets. ive been using double cap, and they did NOT hold up to a weekend of fighting. what kind of other rivets could i use to secure pieces of leather together that will withstand heavy fighting and grappling?

Rim job (AKA restoring my wheels

Rim job (AKA restoring my... 17 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Hello /diy/nosaurs, Long time lurker, fist time posting. I need some help deciding the best way to restore the lightly damaged and worn wheels of my new old car. It's a 1994 Volkswagen Gol, got a good deal on it, had some mechanical problems that have been sort out and now I'm focusing on the looks. I live in a beautiful third world country where old used cars keep its value pretty well and people is willing to pay extra for a car with nice looking wheels and a good audio system. My plan was to clean them with some industrial de-greaser (ie: Malco Red Thunder), sand it (by hand, blasting not possible) and then paint it over....not sure with what exactly (no oven either...). I do have a compressor and I might be able to borrow a paint gun. So, the question is: How do I make them look like new? What kind of paint should I use to get a long-lasting finish? Any tips or suggestions to share? Thanks in advance!
Ok /diy/, idk where better to... 5 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Ok /diy/, idk where better to ask this so I'm posting this here. Two months ago, I moved into an apartment, and the furnace is a gas furnace. So far, my past two gas bills have been $133 and $172. My apartment is only 600 square feet, and I keep the place at 68* or lower. It's been on average about 25* outside. Windows are only a few years old, and it's a basement level apartment so it's well insulated. Last month, I used 21 MCF of gas between the furnace and my stove, which I rarely cook on. Does this seem like a really large amount of gas for such a small apartment?
Shower leaks, no way to shut... 1 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Shower leaks, no way to shut the water off to change the rubber that stops the leak. I think whoever lived here before forgot to install a water valve.

Castings and Molds.

Castings and Molds. 3 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
How do you make reusable molds? And what do you use for casting? There's not very clear instructions from what I have found on google, or they arent specific enough for me to understand.
Hi /diy/, I have an unlimited... 69 posts and 9 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Hi /diy/, I have an unlimited source of these glass things, they come from non refillable insulin pens, they are divided in two types, to the left the wider tube (9,5mm) but with a narrow top (3mm) and to the right a more narrow tube (9mm) a bit longer (both are around 63mm) and with a top hole a bit bigger than 3mm. Both are fragile and have perfectly smooth inner walls, I also saved the rubber plungers. What can I do with them? >inb4 throw them away. Btw I already tried a tilt switch.
I know this is off-topic, but... 6 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
I know this is off-topic, but I need some career advice. A technical school near me offers programs in HVAC and welding. I'm leaning towards HVAC because I don't know anybody who's a welder to ask for advice; and it seems you guys have a decent population of skilled welders. I understand the HVAC lifestyle and how unstable it is. My Uncle has been a technician forever but he also owns his own painting business and commercial landscaping. I'm not really interested in getting rich. I just enjoy the blue collar skilled trade lifestyle then office work with a college degree. I am 20. I've worked in a lumber yard, plumbers assistant, and temp IT work. I really enjoyed plumbing because I got to get out. Everyday was different and not trapped in the same building. I'm just looking for a similar career where I can work and go fishing and enjoy my diy projects. I live in Dallas/Fort-Worth area. Any advice on whether I should go HVAC or welding?
I need to provide a semi... 9 posts and 1 image replies omitted. Click to view.
I need to provide a semi stable output of 12ish volts DC. .75 Amps. From a source that fluctuates from 12 to 13 volts with a few quick spikes to 16 volts. Should I put a 20 Volt capacitor in there like I drew in the diagram for a more stable output? Or should it go on the other side?
Rate my soldering job? My... 7 posts and 1 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Rate my soldering job? My first board since buying a cheap 852D+ soldering/hot air station. Think I had the temperature too low (never used a temperature controlled iron before, just a $15 25W thing) since I had issues keeping the solder from forming a "tail" when I pulled the iron away...
I've grown dissatisfied... 4 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
I've grown dissatisfied with my bedroom nook and have decided to put a shoji screen in. I've been conflicted about materials but today it stuck me. I'll use cardboard. I was taking a shit and reading about Shegeru Ban's paper tea house and it seems like the best idea. So, does anyone know where I can get things like this? Online it seems I can only order them in bulk and I really only need maybe 20 or so.

woodshop and steel

woodshop and steel 1 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Hi. I want to get into steel and wood crafting since I think it would be very cool and useful. Any tips on where to start? I've already taken some basic shop classes. (pic unrelated)
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