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Hello, /n/ here.
Why are steel bicycles so much more real to other bikes made of inferior materials including but not limited to carbon, aluminium, titanium, etc?
Is it because of the quality of the ride, or is it the everlasting durability, or timeless aesthetic beauty of steel?
Quietly Removing Stone Ornament from Roof
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Let's see if we can solve this puzzle, /diy/.
An old building on my campus is about to be condemned. Its roof is ornamented with beautiful statues and finials. I want to steal one of the finials to use as a desk ornament. It's going to be demolished anyway, so I figure it's no big deal if I take it. Never mind how I'll get on the roof or how I'll get the stone down. I've figured these things out already.
The problem is that the building is in a part of campus that's regularly patrolled by campus police. I can't make a lot of noise when I'm detaching the finial or they'll notice me. How can I break it off without making too much noise?
Here's a drawing of the finial and the tip of the roof it's attached to. The finial is about the width of a basketball at its widest point. Should I cut it where it's thinnest? Or I should I try to crack the mortar, the weakest material? Should I use a file or saw? Hammer and chisel?
I figure that there are two approaches to this: either use a file or saw to cut it relatively quietly or use a heavy pointed object to detach it in two to four blows. This second option would create a loud noise, but it would be over quickly, so hopefully campus police wouldn't be able to pinpoint the location it comes from.
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hey what kinds of steel should i use for a good 2 handed sword? european style sword maybe an oakshotte Type XVI, for hardness tests i can have my friend use his tools for that, but i don't have a forge or hammer, so i plan on using the hand tools in my old man's construction site, would this require any kind of quenching or hardening process as i don't have a long container and fill it with motor oil or some other stuff, also, for quenching the best i can do is quench it in water, but for how long i should keep it in i'm not sure. for the handle and pommel i can figure it out. but most of the stuff i want to know is with the blade shape and grinding process and other processes i need to do and know about.
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