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Hey, I don't usually go on this board, but I am trying to make moonshine and I have no experience.
Basically, I just put water, sugar and yeast in an airtight jar using proportions I found on Google. I'll let it sit a week or two and then check on it. It should, in theory, ferment into an 18% alcohol per volume solution, which I could then distill into a much stronger substance. But I think I'll wait and see if the fermentation works first.
Any other stories about homemade alcohol?
Semi busted mini-notebook laptop, looking for help and suggestions
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I do everything on an ASUS brand notebook, but before I was able to afford it, I was saddled with the thing you see pictured. I had to hook it up to a monitor in order to really use, and recently dug it out of box after a year of it sitting around. I've got two questions for you peeps on /diy/
>1. Is there a way to remove the screen so I can have it as simply a keyboard to hook to a monitor?
>2. What are some suggestions to use it for, given it's limited hardware being a Dell, it runs linux.
Thanks in advance for any and all help!
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I have a backyard that's pretty weed ridden and thin. Fall is coming up very soon, and I need to know when are the best times to do certain things.
I have a weedkiller I can spread, and the instructions say mow it down, water it, then apply week killer. It's meant to be a treatment over the winter. Got it.
My question is when do I apply some grass seed to help patch it up? Is that a spring only thing, or can I do something now? And if now, do I do it before or after the weedkiller is applied?
Pic related, my backyard that is getting most of my attention.
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I know my topic is more of /g/ subject but fuck those guys. I know it would descend into a brand shaming pissing contest in short order.
So, heres the problem. I have a Cherry MX based mechanical keyboard (that shall remain nameless) and the keycaps are going to shit on me. Overall I'm pleased with the keyboard and want to key it in service but it appears that weak keycaps is a common issue with this one. Sadly, the manufacturer is not selling replacement caps, only warranty replacements of the entire keyboard.
This seems to be something I could get 3D printed locally. Does anyone know a source for some files? I know next to nothing about 3D printing and Google failed me. Specifically I need some size 1.5 keys (ctrl) as well as some standard size 1 keys.
Or how about about fixing the keys? The issue is the X shaped shaft that fits over the switches. The thinest part of the shaft is cracking on me. How well would super glue work to hold the thin ABS together? The area to work in is pretty tiny and there is not much surface area. I'd also be concerned about excess glue getting in the shaft and making it so I can't fit the caps back on.
Failing that does anyone know of a cheap and durable source of replacement keycaps? I don't want to buy a whole set as they are generally $40+. I just want to replace them as they fail and I don't want to be spending $5+ per key. Any material is suitable as long as its solid, black, durable and will fit properly.
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So /diy/, I came into possession of a clay mug. It's absolutely huge, which I like in a cup, and it's microwave/dishwasher/oven safe. The issue is, the seal along the bottom of the mug doesn't hold, it leaks. Is there any food-grade equivalent of epoxy that I could use to repair this and make it usable? I don't have access to a kiln and it would be a shame to see this mug go to waste.
Terrible cell phone picture related, it's the bottom of the mug where the seal doesn't hold.
What Metal Is This?
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I'm getting into casting and bought a cheap set of large (~18") brass-colored metal forks and spoons (possibly decorative) to melt down. The surface looks like a copper alloy (brassy with green corroded areas). However, since they were kind of dirty, I soaked them in water put a wire brush to them and found that the yellow finish came off fairly easily, revealing a silver-colored metal to be the base. I suspect the yellow layer was electroplated on since it doesn't flake off. Any idea what kind of metal it might be? It's certainly not copper. Copper could have been electroplated on and put to a flame to form an outer layer of brass or bronze, which would suggest the base metal would need to be zinc or tin respectively, but I don't have any other reasons to believe that. Also, material is not attracted by a magnet, which suggests a nonferrous alloy.