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As the title suggests, I've just found a half-decent garage that I plan on renting long term. I don't want to spend too much on it since I don't really own it, but given you had some pocket money... what would you do with this?

Sorry for shit pics, I've just taken them off the listing.


/inb4/ bulldoze the whole lot
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more pics
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back of the garage has a little office area with tacky flooring. Also has electricity points in various places.
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More or less it, nothing great to look at... I'm thinking of just painting the whole thing top to toe.

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In a relatively new apartment, seems like they would expect a wall mount to go here in the middle of the living room. However I worry putting it right above this cable port, in the bottom of the picture is setting myself up to drill into a line. Am I being overly cautious or do I need to do something to check for sure? Many thanks


The cable outlet on the bottom

The white paper is where I'll be drilling, in the center of the stud
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The picture got flip some out. Sorry about that everyone
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>>1242069
>>1242070
Ask yourself: If you are truly going through the stud, why would you hit a cable line?
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>>1242069
Co ax doesn't carry voltage anyway and if you're on center stud you should be 3/4" away from it. Use a stud finder correctly and you'll be fine.
>just did mine a year ago.

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Could I used mattress springs to forge a rapier battle-ready rapier?
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>>1241855
Mattress springs? No. Leaf spring? Yes.
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>>1241857
Thanks.
What other common iten that i may have in my garage can be melted down to make one?
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>>1241859
If you melt the metal you've gotten it too hot and have probably ruined it.

Can anyone help me to identify this 3 pin connector?
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9/10 it's proprietary
Don't bother
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>>1241474
still need to connect few of these together since I already ordered 100's of them. some sort of chink non standard thing.
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Just measure the power flowing through it with a multimeter?

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Where are some good things to take apart to get belts / gears like pic related? I've tried DVD drives / floppy drives but finding ones with actual belts seems pretty rare. Obviously my local radioshack store stocks them, but they're super expensive. And I don't want to wait a month for aliexpress to ship.
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>>1241352

What size? Inkjet printers always have at least one lightweight belt to move the printhead, and occasionally one or two more to operate the various drive rollers and feed mechanisms.

I do stress "lightweight", however. They're usually no more than about 5mm in width, and in a pitch substantially smaller than even GT2.
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Printers and photo copiers, no idea where to find more heavy duty belts.
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>>1241373
>no idea where to find more heavy duty belts
Washers and dryers.

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Hey /DIY/, need your help please.

I picked up this Chinese made jewelry box for $2.50 from Goodwill today. Brass is in great condition, push-lock is intact, and the silk liner is *perfect.* Unfortunately, there's this bigass crack in the top.

How do I fix this crack? The top looks like it's five pieces, 4 sides with basic dovetail joints covered by the brass corner pieces. The "top" of the top is a single piece that looks like it was glued on top.

Any ideas?
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>>1241224
Close up of the top
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>>1241225
Side view closeup of the crack
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>>1241225
not easy. going to need to reglue and fill the crack in with filler, and then restain/paint. would be more worth your time to build a new box that you didn't buy for 2 bucks at a (((goodwill)))

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I have really fucked up. I'm in my mid 20's and have been kicked out of school for a year. I want to get a real job and save up money in the interim, and hopefully fix whatever it is that's wrong with me.

I would like to enter an apprenticeship but I have no experience. I'm pretty fit, and am used to manual labor. I pay attention well and have no problem putting lots of time and effort into my (non-academic) work.

How do I go about finding an apprenticeship? Would they even except me or am I too old/inexperienced? About how much should I be expecting to make, and how soon? I won't ask for advice about unfucking my life, but feel free to throw out any wisdom you'd like.
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>>1241176 In another thread OP bullshit his way into a blacksmithing apprenticeship with 0 experience or know how so do that and just learn how do the basics with tutorials on YouTube and study up
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>>1241176
I like love giving young boys apprenticeships in the welding industry. So post full body pics preferably shirtless pls.
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Go into the military and find a position that can train you for what you want. I did welding and then learned how to manage a reactor. You could use some training and the military needs people all the time.

how
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>>1241098
Are you asking about round knives?
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>>1241184
nein
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YouShACK-H4

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If I'm living innawoods won't the cops show up and shut me down for not having running water?
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>>1241040
Nah
Because they won't know you live there
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>>1241040
Considering this is a dog kennel, they would arrest your owner for animal abuse
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>>1241040
If they find you, you're not inna woods far enough.

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I want to create a circuit that has a delay timer so that it turns on after a certain amount of time, say 5 minutes. I have the timer dial from an old oven which is rated for mains voltage and turns the power on for the duration it is set for, then turns the power off. Can I just connect this to a relay so that when the timer turns off the relay switches the power to the other circuit on? Would this work or have I missed something important?
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>>1240969

It sounds ok if the relay has a normally closed contact which means it is closed when power is removed from the coil.
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An old washer machine is run this way, a clock motor turns a cam that pushes switches on and off. Follow their lead.
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The downside to that is you're going to have to reset the timer every time. This would be REALLY easy to do this with a microprocessor though. A program that waits for an input signal from a button) to then run a 5 minute timer and send a signal out to a relay would be really easy to do.

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Has anyone ever done something similar to that? I'm thinking to fixing my late grandma's village house, but my main concern is its proximity to a busy highway that's half a kilometer away through just a field and this muffled sound of traffic can get annoying.
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https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environMent/noise/noise_barriers/design_construction/keepdown.cfm&ved=0ahUKEwiEjbTB9JPWAhXDLmMKHcudBY0QFghUMAs&usg=AFQjCNG6NrweNaKjEFZcU5nVjj1W8krovw
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>>1240497
The thickest, tallest concrete wall you can build, with a row of even taller trees on the inside of the wall.
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>>1240497
I'd probably do double or triple glaze windows first
If that's not enough then id do professionally blown insulation in your walls.

If that's still not enough, then id start looking at walls. Around here in California they are just cinderblock walls like 12' tall. Sometimes two walls in parallel. It's so far away I don't know how effective it would be unless it was quite long.

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Alright so /sci/ still hasn't answered my question, so I guess I'll ask you guys instead. Are there any electric speakers that produce enough force to lift their own weight off the ground using sound?
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>>1239920
>Are there any electric speakers that produce enough force to lift their own weight off the ground using sound?

this is not a question for /sci/. they are busy estimating their earning potential, while you are doing applied research.

if you succeed taylor swift will pay you millions.
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>>1239920
Yes, but only for a short time, and only once.
Just hook them up to 10,000 volts DC.
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that doesn't make any sense

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My friend was throwing away a demijohn because it was sitting in her yard for years and it's dirtier than hell.
I been trying everything I can think of to scrub all the dirt and grime from the inside walls.
Do you know any chemicals that eat away at dirt without scrubbing?
I can't get anything in there that's abrasive enough to clean the inside.
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>>1239707
Add sand, water, and dishsoap then shake it.
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>>1239707
I love that shape.

You can use vinegar. Fill it up, forget it for a month. Use it after cleaning with normal elbow grease. I have tons of carboys and demijohns. I got a lot of old bottles left out in the forest at a dump dated around 1920-1950. I've had to buy aluminum rods from the local hardware store and make my own tools that can fit inside them for easy cleaning. Mineral build up had to be cleaned with a weak acid.
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>>1239707
Ball bearings, sand, laundry powder.

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bump limit reached on old thread >>1234666

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https://www.wiki.printf.pl/index.php?title=Pasta (fresh)

>I'm new to electronics, where to 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 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 and Winfield Hill

>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/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
aliexpress.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
CircuitJS (quick, dirty, interactive)

>What software should I use to layout boards?
Circuit Wizard
ExpressPCB
EAGLE
KiCad
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>>1239226
>outdated technique
For kilowatts of ac? Are you quite sure?

>>1239338
Where are you? Germany? Have you tried your local Premier Farnell company?
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>>1239434
w-what is she planning on doing to that poor board?
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>>1239456
Just adding an RF shield. Don't worry, it'll be fine, anon.

Any Anons got advice, for the souls that require educational help? And need drastic help with their grades.
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>>1239385
Start your schoolwork immediately. Always try to be ahead; the moment your done with one assignment move on to the next; practice, practice, practice. Drop everything else and make school your number 1 priority. Come to terms with the fact that your procrastination is rooted in your fear of failing. Life is nothing but failure; might as well spend it trying to achieve something hard and challenging.
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the fuck are you doing on 4chan if you're grades are shit? Go study
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>>1239385
1. do your homework
2. use your schoolbooks
3. if someone fucks with you, let him/her hit you first, then destroy the person fast and ugly
4. looks matter
5. weed only after you are at least 19
6. have friends
7. don't give a shit. its just school, only grades matter there

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