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Hey /diy/, first time posting here, I'm kind of excited.
I moved into an old house a couple weeks ago, and I'm trying to replace the faucet in the bathroom. The cold water shut-off valve turned off without any issues, but the hot water valve won't even budge. I tapped a couple times with a hammer to attempt to loosen a jam, but that didn't seem to do anything. I unscrewed the handle to try and get direct access to the underlying shaft, thinking I could just grab that with a set of pliers... turns out this thing is plastic, and I'm now very worried about it either shattering or stripping.
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I'm starting up woodworking, and I can definitely see how it could be an enjoyable hobby. Only thing is, I really suck at it. I'm coming from some experience in machining (mill/lathe with metal), where everything is measured and exact. This sure is different, and I'm trying to make a wood bow as my first project. Simple things, but I seem to suck at eye-balling things. I suppose that's why they say this is a skill. I seem to start it off by fucking up and working from there on out to make it 'as good as I can get it'. Tools I'm using so far are a surform, belt sander (stationary w/ disk), and skilsaw.
Question is; is there anything that I can do to not suck, or does it come down to practice? Suggested readings/websites?
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Guise, I'm a videofag
I need a texting simulator that isn't just a static picture. It has to be one that looks as though messages are being sent and received (as in loading icon, new messages appear, etc) for a video project I'm working on.
Anybody know where I can get this done? A pre-made simulator would be ideal, as they're the quickest, rather than making the simulation which will last for, maybe 10 seconds.