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Made the stupid mistake of asking this on /b/, so I thought I'd ask around here. I'm going to be building my own guitar in the next few weeks, and I want to know if there are any secret tips or tricks that would make the process easier? Using Mahogany as the body wood(gluing three pieces together to make the body) maple for the neck, and rosewood most likely for the fret board. Also planning on making my own pickups, so any tips on that would be appreciated as well.
>pic related, its an african mohagany body guitar
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This might be impossible/retarded expensive, but it's an idea that has potential to do some really cool things I want to do if it's possible. I want to build a small cube that has the ability to move where I want it to, as well as interact with other identical cubes. The idea is that it will run on some form of track system on a grid. For it to be possible and work as intended, I've broken it down into four problems that would need to be solved.
>1. Move across a grid
Probably the easiest to do, though still stupid hard at the same time. It doesn't necessarily have to be on a track, it just needs to be able to move across the grid accurately (in movement units equal to the size of the cube)
>2. Lock together with other cubes
One cube should be able to move towards another cube on the grid, connect together, and create a fairly well connected 2x1 rectangular prism. That 2x1 prism should also be 'connectable' on any of its 10 faces.
>3. Vertical movement
As well as moving across the grid, one cube should be able to go over other cubes (ideally go up as many cubes as desired)
>4. Creating solid chains
There needs to be an easy way to connect a long chain of cubes so that they remain where they are supposed to be in the '3D grid.'
It doesn't really matter what exactly it looks like, it just can't be bigger than one grid unit. The smaller the cube, the better. The target size would probably be 2 x 2 x 2 cm, and anything smaller would just be a bonus. Don't focus too much on how exactly it's going to be controlled.
Can it be done? Probably not. Any ideas?
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OK guys, not exactly sure where I should post this, but fuck you I'm gonna post it here.
Anyway, let's say that I wanted to build a shack on about an acre of land somewhere in the US. Say I own the land, and apply for planning permission for it to be built. What regulations or laws would I have to meet in order for the shack to be legal?
I'm talking about something very small, about 20 square metre, maybe less. Obviously I would have no electricity, but I'd grow my own crops for food, have a fire for heat, etc.
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Hey /diy/, this is my first time making something (apart from minecraft steve head) and I wanna make a bow and arrow.
I don't have a workbench and tools, no saw no clamps, NOTHING.
I wanna make something similar in the picture and I believe its called a recurve bow because of the shape. I need to know what type of wood and string is suited for this, with the lack of tools how am I supposed to do this?
>inb4 google it
wikihow and howcast wants me to be Robin Hood, I think you guys have a better idea here.