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I have some meager carpentry skills, and plan on replacing the table, desk, dresser, tv stand, and bedframe in my apartment with ones that I make. Anything I should know beforehand? I have access to a table saw, drill press, miter saw, power sander, power drills, and a few hand tools. Not worried about cost of wood for this, probably going for oak.
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Hello /diy/ I want to make stab proof armour, mainly because I think it will be a cool project to occupy my free time, and would probably be good to have just in case. From what I've found online the most popular thing these days is Shear Thickening Fluid. I know what that is and how it works, the question being what substances can I use to make it (google only provided water+corn starch and ethylene glycol+silica) and what fabrics can I impregnate with it? I know kevlar works great, but I live in British Columbia, Canada, where we sadly, cannot own bulletproof vests, which would exclude kevlar, unless anyone out there knows if kevlar fabric is legal so long as it won't stop bullets?
Since I'm not exactly Bill Gates I don't have a whole lot of money to spend on supplies.
So, long story short:
Stab proof covering vital organs (not bulletproof)
I will also consider alternate methods, chainmail/ plastics, ect. Thank you.
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I believe that there has been at least one of those topics in the last 3 month or so, but I'm pretty new here, so..
(I thought about posting it to /k/, too, but I think it's more /diy/)
As you would've guessed after seeing the picture, I want to build a hidden blade from Assassins Creed.
Yes I know, there are plenty tutorials on youtube.
And I've watched them. But there is a problem with all of them: Getting the blade back without pressing a button using your other hand or pressing the blade back in.
There are tutorials with a string that you have around one of your fingers to get the blade out and if you want to get it back into it's original position you just get the string off your finger and the blade snatches back.
In my opinion the string idea is good, but getting it back on your finger all the time might be annoying.
So, what I'm looking for is a "timer" for ~5 seconds or so until the string gets pulled back.
Some kind of automatic gear wheels, I don't know..