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Hello, I am refreshing my... 8 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Hello, I am refreshing my headphones, because the leather on them has peeled away. I already did the headband, but now I want to do the pads. Thing is I am not sure how to sew them so the seams would not be very noticeable or ugly. I have a sewing machine and my old synthetic leather jacket for leather.

bobby pin in toilet

bobby pin in toilet 24 posts and 1 image replies omitted. Click to view.
heya /diy/, I figured there's a few apt people with homes and experience around here. A damn bobby pin conveniently just fell off my head as I went to the toilet. Can't tell if it's even still within reach because it fell after I tossed the toilet paper. Question is, will it fuck up everything at some point or can I flush, only this one time?
hey /diy/, i was wondering if... 6 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
hey /diy/, i was wondering if you knew the technical name for this. i tried to find some pictures which might help. basically i've noticed with bookshelves there are two types, ones where the "wall" and the "shelf" are flush (top), and ones where the wall kind of overlaps the shelf a bit so that the books at the edges end up partially or completely behind a piece of wood that juts inward (bottom). is there a term for these different things?
Hypnosis machine powered by... 109 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Hypnosis machine powered by urine. Under construction
Sup /diy/Im looking for a... 12 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Sup /diy/ Im looking for a fireproof cloth-like material wich i want to use to make there gloves. Bonus points for someone who knows a way to create a spark with those gloves.
So gimme some advice.... 15 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
So gimme some advice. Basically I need a way to fit an entire computer with a GPU inside a 5.6 inch metal tube. It's 4 feet long but I really would only have about a foot, since the rest of it will be full of mechanics and some other stuff.

Introducing: SEABONG (Epic Bongs Thread)

Introducing: SEABONG (Epic... 34 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
First off, I'm aware from personal experimentation that a grown adult man will not fit inside of a regular garbage can, I just didn't think it was necessary to draw the stick figure to scale. Do you guys think this will work? Any tips or key components that I may have forgotten? It seems like such an awesome and simple idea I can't believe I'm the first to think of it. Also, share your epic bongs or future epic bong ideas ITT

Knife Repair

Knife Repair 6 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Hey /diy/, dunno if I should be talking to you or /k/, but I figured you guys might be a little more knowledgeable about this. I'm moving, and found a knife in my basement. Unfortunately, I discovered the blade was loose, and sure enough, I was able to easily pull it out, along with a small piece of metal that I believe either helps keep the blade in the hilt, or the weapon as a whole in its sheathe. In any case, since there are no places that I know of in my area that do repairs on blades, I figured I'd ask you gents for help. tl;dr make blade stay in hilt, what do?
I was thinking of building a... 18 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
I was thinking of building a table that you can collapse flat to the floor and throw a rug over it so it doesn't get dirty, it would have little slopes on the edges so you don't trip on it. Is such a thing even possible? I imagined such a thing because I'm going to be moving into a small apartment and I want to maximize my living space.
Hey /diy/I have a few... 22 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Hey /diy/ I have a few questions about fixing my own car, hoped you could help. The problem is it won't start after a rain. And even when it does start, which rarely happens, it just doesn't work well: sometimes it won't accelerate, start shaking brutally, and stop. When it happens I usually have to give up trying to start it, because after like two or three attempts, I run out of battery. Thing is: it's been raining tonight and I really need to use my car in two hours. No money to take it to a mech. I've been looking this problem on the trollosphere and every article mentioned the sparks plug and the distributor cap. Problem is, I'm a total retard when it comes to cars and mechanics. I don't even know what and where these things are. I've looked up pictures on google image, I guess I could find them after a while but I was wondering what I should do with them. Will cleaning them with a rag to take away the moisture do the job? Is it safe to clean these things directly, or should I disconnect the battery first? Is there anything I should be careful about? I'm really afraid of breaking something but I need to use my car today :/ Any advice?
Hey /diy/, I'm planning... 14 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Hey /diy/, I'm planning to build my own miniature quadrocopter not much bigger than a CD/DVD I thought of some normal dc motors (9 V or something) and a msp430 microcontroller as the brain for the balance and control of course I'all add also some gyro and acceleration sensor for that task Could you give me some advice what to pay attention for? Could there be any problems? Btw I read something like the power source type is important due to different voltage behavior so which is the best portable power source and why?
Has anyone ever tried modding... 11 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Has anyone ever tried modding a normal atx power supply to take dc input?
Is it possible to make a... 4 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Is it possible to make a hydraulic system with no valves? I am working on robot but valves are complicated, slow and leaky.
Anyone know how to open this... 8 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Anyone know how to open this stopwatch back? it's a Marcel & Cie 1/5 Stopwatch it winds up fine and i can start and stop it, but the reset button doesn't work. there is a set screw that holds in the top winding button and there are some small marks in the side where someone tried to open it. are these screw open or pry open?
After a month of waiting Home... 14 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
After a month of waiting Home Depot finally managed to deliver my spool of wire for making chainmail. I figured when I clipped the end that was attached to the wire might release a little tension, but when I did it exploded open and is being a stubborn bastard to rewind. How can I prevent the wire from just unraveling all the time? I figured I could get a piece of PVC or something that would fit the spool, cut a small section out so it looks like a big "C" and the wire would feed out of the cut out section. Other than that, chainmail thread.
Dear /diy/,I have an old... 25 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Dear /diy/, I have an old trailer I plan on living in that has only two prong outlets. Of course I'll be using electronics in there so I need to make sure my shits grounded. Looking online my options are to redo the entire electrical system, run a grounding wire from each outlet (if the box is grounded), or to install a GFCI outlet at the beginning of the breaker. If I install the GFCI, would it be the same as switching my 2 prongs to 3 prongs, or are there still risks to my electronics? Redoing the entire electrical system means pulling everything out of the trailer: cabinets, walls, panels, and insulation so I'm leery to do so, especially since I want to move in soon. Thanks all
Can you use a switch of a... 7 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Can you use a switch of a higher amp in place of one that is a lower amp?
this board is filled with... 6 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
this board is filled with idiots but i'll ask anyway. i need to make a gasket to mate two metallic chambers that will be under mild pressure - 10 to 30 psi. i think i can put a shitload of rtv on one surface, and place spacers here and there, and put a shitload of pressure holding the two together while the rtv cures. any ideas as to how i could improve this?

Data loss from resistance?

Data loss from resistance? 16 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
I'm currently working on a C64DTV(Essentially a commodore 64 in every practical way) and I'm attaching an SD card reader to it (One designed for C64's and confirmed to work on this particular device.) Unfortunately, when I try to load any files on the thing, I get a "device not present error". The only thing I can think of that's causing the error is the fact that there's 0.3 ohms of resistance over the wires carrying the data(Data, Clk, & ATN). Could this be causing the error? Could the resistance be breaking the data connection? Also, if anyone has any experience working with C64DTV's, or SD2IEC's that could carefully explain to me just how stupid I am so I can fix it I'd greatly appreciate it. Also, if this could affect it, here's the procedure I'm doing to load the actual files: Turn C64 on, then turn on drive with the card inside it, then "load"$",10" (the device default is 10 instead of 8 for this) Help would be greatly appreciated
I ve got a new... 24 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
I ve got a new invention.Currently it is still only in my head.It is aerosol spray can alcohol drinks. Why do you think of it?
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