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106 more posts in this thread. [Missing image file: parrotenjoyingwatermelon.jpg]
Dear /diy/, Instead of wasting your (and everybody else's) time with another "how to get money without job" thread that goes nowhere, how about we start a "how to get money by being self-employed" thread. Post ideas for small businesses, discuss how to run small businesses, what to watch out for, etc. Preferably businesses that are /diy/ related, with low startup costs (under $2,500), assuming everyone already has a truck, various tools laying about, a decent computer with decent internet speed, and a minimum-wage job. Oh, but wait, a little more extra limitations: -Do not post anything about the stock market. Unless you have hundreds of thousands of dollars already, the stock market is not a real, viable option for making enough to live on. -Do not post anything about "filling out internet surveys" or other related online piece-of-shit scams like that. -Blogging is bullshit, and everybody knows it. -The skills required for these businesses shouldn't involve any college education, including community college. The most should be just some little certification you can get, I suppose (like lifeguard certification...something like that). Format: >BUSINESS IDEA: >STARTUP COST: >SKILLS REQUIRED: >TOOLS REQUIRED: >WORK INVOLVED: >PROFIT: >OTHER INFO: Pic related. It's a entrepreneurial parrot who's enjoying fruit he got with money he earned from his small business.
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I have become fed up with America, and have decided to leave. I have never left the states before, not even on vacation. I'm looking for advice on where to go and how to survive there. My problem with America is simple: I believe our culture has been deliberately designed by a secret few to facilitate consumerism, fear of the unknown, and conformity. I believe that, through television, film, and word of mouth, the zeitgeist of Americans has been carefully manipulated to create value systems that are beneficial to these secret few. We do not depend on ourselves to grow our own food, build our own houses, and live our own lives, but instead willingly enslave ourselves to employers to accumulate imaginary wealth which we can use to procure these necessities. I wish to skip the pointless middle step of slavery, and earn my life for myself, completely independent and sovereign. How and where can i do this? I doubt it can truly be done in America, as even the open country is subject to property taxes, permits, and other forms of government oversight, which means i'll have to look elsewhere. Canada is the closest and most accessible, with remote regions that are almost completely untouched by man, but the climate is nearly inhospitable, and i am not an experienced enough survivalist. Where in the world, then, can i build my own home, farm my own food, and live my own life, completely independant of any form of government, and how do i go about doing so?

Products that last forever

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DIY means fixing and making things yourself, stepping away from the consumerism and throw shit away when it stops working. What I want to know is some product lines that you only have to buy once, and properly maintained will last forever: straight razors Mag-lite Zippo What Brands do you find that last?
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Hello /diy/, My grandmother loves to knit stuff and now she wants to give me gloves, I've been thinking about it for a while, but yesterday I finally asked her if it was okay for me to make my own pattern, seeing as I'm the who's supposed to wear the stuff and all. Turns out drawing a pattern is not as straight-forward as I assumed. This is the result of long session in Calc (the Open Office version of Excel), and I guess it kind of works, but the readability is probably not the best, and it was really tedious, because every single tile needs at least 3 clicks before it's correctly coloured. Furthermore, there is no mirror-flipping, no mass colour- correction (though that can be done afterwards), no settings for the tile borders, etc. >TL;DR: How do you make your knitting patterns?

HOME BREW

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Hi diy, i'm pretty new to this area, but I want to try homebrewing some beer. I don't like the idea of buying a home brew set, I feel it would be cheaper and easier to rig something up myself. Most of the small 1-2 gallon homebrew sets are just a sealed bucket, tubing, and such. Unless anyone has a recommendation on a starter kit. If not, Would someone mind helping a beginner get together a list of all the items I need to put together a 1-2 gallon home brewery? And share any tips or information on home brewing
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It looks like we don't actually have one up for once, so it's that time again. /diy/ superhero thread! Utility Belts, armor, diy criminology and so on. I'm working on a theoretical application of vulcanized rubber and shear thickening fluid to make semi-hard plates that should be able to take small arms fire. What're you guys working on?
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Has /DIY/ made their own musical instruments? Discuss

Portable Game Consoles

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I'm constantly on the road, but I also love video games. I have seen my fair share of portable Gamecubes, Nintendo 64s, Playstations and PS2s. Of course they're not made by the company, so often times you have to buy directly from the maker. My question is, does anyone know who is selling any portable game consoles? Or has anyone here actually made one?
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I'm looking to make a latex mask for my brother, and I need to get some liquid latex obviously suitable for mask making. Is the stuff at the hobby shop used for making scars and wrinkles good enough or should I special order some? Also, for making the head mould should I use paper mache to prevent skin irritation, if so, would the details be lost more than if I used plaster?
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Ok /diy/ I have a problem, I have inset ceiling lights kinda like this one over my bed. But the problem is, next to the little fixture the bulb is screwed into, there are little holes that go directly into the attic where the wires are. Here's the thing, bugs like ants and millipedes tend to fall through the holes on to my bed, as well as onto me while I sleep. So how can I seal the holes with something non flamible, and possibly removable incase I ever need to work on the lighting fixture itself. >inb4 deal with the bugs in the attic or move bed
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What did you do today /diy/? I installed bone nuts and saddles on my acoustic guitars.

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So /diy/ What was your first diy project? What would you improve/change about it? What is your dream project?
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sup /diy/ I posted this on another board, but maybe this is the right place. Why isn't there locations for us to meet in case shtf? We can create societies and find ways to (re)distribute internet and other forms of communications. Let's plan.

Tuuuuuuuuuuuuubeeeeeeeeeees

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I have a glass vessel with two copper pipes going into it, one intake one exaust. I want to create a hermetic seal able to withstand > 500 psi. My ideas were to melt the glass around the pipes or to solder a metal sheet around the pipes and to the glass. My concerns were if a common propane torch would provide sufficent heat, and how the differing expansion properties would effect the seal. For the solder idea I am not confident in the glass-solder bond being strong enough for the pressures. I considered epoxy as well, but again don't trust it for the pressure. Can I just melt it and push them together? Or is there a superior method I have not considered. Thanks for any help. Tl;dr How to fuse glass with copper pipe.
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Can we have another money making thread? List all of the things you can make yourself that can be sold online.
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sup /diy/ Busy making a Digiridoo out of Bamboo. I have sanded and shaped it, now I want to decorate it. What is the best way to do so? Also does it need a sealer/varnish?
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G'day /diy/. I started building a Deadmau5 head about 6 months ago, the project was abandoned after I couldn't find a big enough hamster ball and tried to use paper mache over a big beach ball. instead. Big mistake. How can I make a HARD plastic dome? Fibreglass is too expensive. I have already finished to eyes (which glow, they're fuckin cash) and ears.
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Anyone know how to make a portable NES/ATARI/INTELLIVISON/COLECOVISION that is portable and all games are saved on SD cards? Pic related: its the super genitari
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I recently saved a book from a garage sale and want to make it look better. The book is "The Globe Illustrated Shakespeare" and I really want to be able to read some classics when I have nothing to do. Before I get started reading though, I want to glue the spine back onto the book to prevent further damage. The damage I can see is that there is no glue, about 5 pages attached to the cover still. The pages are all in tact, and there is still a thin white mesh on the paper side. I want to make this book look good, and keep its spine for as long as I can. Any glues I should use, things I should avoid, tips that will help me not royally fuck this book up are all appreciated. I need help. Pic is the book from the bottom, more coming soon and on request.






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