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I'd like to use resin in an art project. Imagine I took a small bronze elephant statue and started painting it with layers of resin, adding small details (paint) each layer. A layer would be thin I assume, so it would be like 30 layers or however many are required to get maybe 3/8ths of an inch depth. Is there a particular formula of resin best suited for this? I'd shoot for clear and bubble-less; I see people use heatguns for the bubbles, would this cause the resin to just flow off the sides of the elephant? What sort of buildup can I expect each layer? How cured does it have to be before I can paint on it? Should I brush it on, or try to pour it over? What sort of transparent clarity can I assume I'll end up with?
Thanks, all help is appreciated
Making bricks without clay?
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My question might seem stupid,it is basically the title.
Is there any way to make bricks without using clay or cement?
I'm working on a project and we have sand, straw, manure, but no dirt (not easily, at least)
I was looking into making adobe and such, and I know you're supposed to use clay, but I've seen a video (that I can't find now) where they only seemed to use sand, manure, and some sort of plant.
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Hi /Diy/ i'd like to make a frozen teppan, to make rolled ice cream, can any of you gide me on how should i do it? i was thinking of taking an evaporator from a fridge and stuffing it under a piece of metal, even tho i'm not really sure that would work, i'd like to hear opinions and ideas, thank you. ps. i kinda know my way on fridges, i want to hear what would you think would work
220v in a van
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I'm about to become a van dweller and want to prepare the interior for living by myself.
Now i didn't do electronics for a long time but i know how to hold a soldering iron, and i'm trying to high-level plan out how to 220v power the van. My current idea is to:
1. Add second (multiple ?) batteries. (do i have to upgrate the alternator ?)
2. Get a generic 1kW 12/220V inverter.
3. Monitor the batteries voltage and turn the engine on if needed to charge.
Now this plan has a shitload of unknown variables so i wanted to throw the ball around with you.
How do i calculate the parameters so i wont drain the batteries in
1 hour if i know i'm using X watts, maybe i can make some kind of "time left at current power usage".
How do I protect from over powering (using too much ampers, not a native speaker).
I imagine i would be using a mac charger once every couple hours (60W), some led lightning (20W ?), and once in a while some high power utility like a microwave or a heater (1kW).
I would be grateful for any tips and thoughts.
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So I was supposed to start a course in electrotechnology but they are filled up for this semester. Next semester starts in July.
I've got no job and a lot of time to kill between now and then. What are some good books to read up on to prepare myself?
My ultimate goal is to join medecins sans frontiers as an electrician who can repair anything; generators, water pumps, 4WDs, medical equipment, radios, computers. Anything that is needed in a field type scenario, similar to a medical hospital for the army.
I have no skills at the moment and I really need someone to point me in the right direction because I am so overwhelmed and no idea where to start.
Thank you in advance.
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please help me unfuck my door
it's completely rusty and broken, the bottom hinge gave up like 5 months ago and now the middle one gave up too, so this is the current state of my door
The problem i have is that i want to replace the door, but the hinges are soldered to the frame, and the frame is embedded in the concrete wall, so the only way to get it out is to cut it, but i have no power tools to get it out, is there an easy way to replace the hinges and the door?
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DIY Pain Management
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Good morning, /diy/! I was at my parents' house last night and my Father told me about how his doctor's office screwed him out of his Percocet pain management meds. He NEVER takes more than the prescribed dose, and he routinely has his blood tested to make sure he is not abusing.
3 days ago he called the doctor to advise that he only has 4 of his pills left, and the receptionist on the other end saw he was on schedule and said she would call when his script is ready. He called them back yesterday and the same receptionist said that the doctor he's been seeing is no longer writing scripts for pain management and that he'd have to see a new doctor on Thursday. He told them he's down to only 2 pills but all they could offer was to tell him to break them in half and make them last for the next 5 days.
That is out of the question. The pain in his wrists, back, and ribs is too much for a half-pill to calm and further 4 half-pills over 5 days just doesn't add up.
tl;dr - what are some OTC medicines or combination of medicines that can help ease his pain until his appointment on Thursday?
Help anon design a bar
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I'm doing a big renovation to my basement, and I've got a bar that's going to be a centerpiece, problem is I don't know what style to go with. Pic related is the current state of it, it's 10 feet long, with the bar surface it's 12 feet long.
I'm looking for style/design recommendations/ideas, preferably with a picture.
>Design my bar.