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I generally don't run to /diy/ just to ask how to do something but I'm having a really hard time finding good instructions elsewhere.
How do you stain an already assembled project? I've search for videos demonstrating how to stain wood, but usually they just stain a single, flat plank of wood and that's it. But that's not enough. What about staining a project where you have many sides, grooves, and corners to worry about?
I've tried this once already with paint-on stain and I just couldn't completely wipe away the excess stain along inside corners because the rag wrapped around my fat fingers couldn't make contact with the area where the two surfaces meet and form a 90 degree angle.
Do you have to stain the whole object in one go? As in, cover the whole thing in stain, then wipe off the excess? Because that's what I was doing once and it got retarded because in order to wipe all the sides off, I have to pick it up to turn/flip it, which gets wet stain on my gloves, which touches other parts of the project unintentionally smudges more stain unevenly.
If it helps, the wood in question is oak.
Videos would help if you know of any.
Pic related, it's a pencil box I'm working on, and going to stain it once I'm confident that I won't fuck it up like the others.
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My room is hot as fuck. No matter what, my room is always 12-15 degrees hotter than the rest of the house and I'm sick of it.
I'm not really sure if it's always been this way, but I have a feeling its due to my desktop being in here and on 24/7. I've had this desktop in here for 7-10 years, so I can't even remember if it's always had a heat issue or not.
My original plan was just to get a window AC to solve the problem, but after thinking about it I've decided that will be the last resort option. For now, I want to look into repairing the issue instead of bandaiding it, hopefully i can repair the issue without adding another item to run up my electric bill.
So, my desktop is 2-3 feet away from a window. The window is a 7 ft tall window that nearly reaches the ground (the bottom of it is 1/2 - 1ft off the floor)
Create an exhaust that can clip onto the back of a computer's 120mm fan exhaust, use tubing of some type to run over to the bottom of the window, make a "window box" that the other end of the tube feeds into, which will basically be a hollow rectangle with mesh netting on the outside so bugs etc don't get in.
-Are their any technicalities that I havent thought of below?
-hot air rises, the exhaust for my computer is higher than the ledge on the window seal where the "window box" would sit, how would I mitigate this issue? I was thinking I might install computer fans strategically through the tubing and run the wiring into my computer. This would use a bit more electricity but I don't think it'd be a huge issue.
-how effective would this be? I assume it would depend on the intake/outtake design of my computer case? Right now I have 2x exhausts but I'll change it to only have one (it's a custom built machine so this is easy)
anyone ever try anything like this? thoughts? ideas?
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Is there a way to reduce computer psu noise (without buying a new one)?
Manufacturers usually tune voltages, fan speeds etc. a little bit higher that they actually need to be, "just to be sure". For example, my stock cooler was set to ~3000rpm (what a horrible noise), and by recuding that to 1000rpm with SpeedFan the noise became neglible. Temperatures rose from 45ºC to 55º, which is indifferent in my case (pardon the pun).
Can I just make the same trick to my psu?
1. Open the psu enclosure (warranty is long gone)
2. Add a pot in series with the fan
Of couse temperatures needs to be monitored, but is this generally a bad idea?