Gluing acrylic glass to other materials.
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I'd like to re-create a bunch of those carton-tiles that are commonly used for board-games, making high-quality and durable versions of them out of acrylic glass. I've never worked with that material before, and the question I have is aimed at how to properly glue it together.
I'm planning to take two tiles of said material and put a piece of (photo)paper(?) in between that has the picture printed onto it. While I've found some information about direcly gluing two pieces together, I haven't been so lucky about making a sandwitch like that.
Another option would be to make the bottom from some kind of thick foil.
I basically have the following questions:
What sort of glue would be best suited for something like that? It needs to be durable, clear(!) and not mess with the picture in between.
For now, I'm planning on using photo-paper for the picture in between. Whether or not it looks good is up to testing, I guess. The main concern, again, is the glue. Also, in case (photo-)paper isn't a good idea, what would be one? It can't be too thick though.
I'd also like to seal off the sides. I suppose a good glue could also do that job, but if anyone had any tips for me, that'd be great.
Busted microwave, user serviceable?
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So my girlfriend's microwave stopped working over the weekend, was fine on Saturday night, no heating when plugged in on Sunday morning — light, turntable, keypad and LED display all working, just no microwave generation.
So I guess the two options are the magnetron or something in the circuit that powers it died. If it's just in the circuit, is that worth trying to fix or is it just better and safer to get a new microwave?
I think replacing the magnetron itself is probably too risky for me to consider attempting, and I'm not sure where I'd be able to get the part anyway.
Infographic for your trouble.
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Okay, here is the deal.
I want to replace the lettering on my Game Boy. Specifically, the black Play It Loud! model (picture related) I've researched a bit and while I think I can get the right paint to use (enamel paint, brushed on), I have no idea how to obtain/make a stencil, or otherwise paint the lettering I want onto the plastic. I tried making one by printing out the lettering I want and hand-cutting it, but it turned out terrible.
The font I wish to use is Hammerfat.
So, can I get a little help, /diy/?
If you're curious as to why I want to do this, this thing is intended for live chiptune sets, and it's fun playing LSDJ sets with a customized DMG.
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Hey there /diy/. I'm not a native to these parts, but I come seeking your wisdom.
Long story short, managed to bust one of these on accident today, with help from some female company. It's at my place of business, and I'd really like to repair it without the owner finding out.
The sink itself isn't damaged. The caulking that was holding it the wall is torn off, but I don't see any damage to the wall. There's also a metal bracket on the bottom of the sink that was supporting the weight. That's now bent outward, allowing the sink to loll forward. Without the caulking or the bracket properly holding it it won't stay up unsupported (left it for the night with a table propping it up).
Is this something I can take care of myself? I'm not familiar with a caulking gun but I'm pretty good at learning-by-doing.