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Never really thought to come here before, but I feel this question is one you may be able to help me with. The other day i was given an old Bang and Olufsen "Beocenter 7700" and a pair of B&O Redline 60 speakers, because, as i was told at the time, the tape player didn't work... (rich clients are retarded).
The 7700 deck is in great condition overall, im going to check it over once i'm done servicing the speakers. It'll definitely need a new stylus and bands, which i can do myself, i've never done a tape deck before, but im sure it'll be a minor issue.
The question I have, is regarding the speakers themselves. They have what i've come to discover is called a "Bass Resonator Plate" which takes up about a third of the speaker area in the front panel and is held in with thin foam. The foam is all completely rotten away, leaving crumbly shit and a moderately heavy plate rattling around inside. Would I be able to use regular foam from a supplier to replace the old stuff? Or is it specially designed for sound quality etc?
>TL;DR, Vintage speakers need new foam, Is it worth trying generic thin foam or will i just end up with a shitty mess?
I'll add pics of what i mean in the next two posts, i'm no artist but you should get the idea.
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Hi /diy/ I'm getting into a restoration project, I plan to restore this bike and return it to it's good times, the bike is from the 40's or the early 50's and it dont have any rust because is has been stored in a dry place.
My plan is to make a complete cleaning with water, soap, and alcohol for the thoughest parts, then I will dissasemble it all and sand and polish pieces like the rims, the light,...
I will restore the brakes, rods, pedaliers... changing them if necessary.
The only problem I have is the paint, the original paint it's fractured and will surely need a new layer, I can't afford going to a paint garage so I'm going to paint it myself, I've thought about sanding it all, then an imprimation (optional?), then a layer of paint an then a glossy paint protector.
If anybody of you can give me some tips I would be very grateful, I'll be postig pics of the progresses I make.
>inb4 OP is not a hipster
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This seems like the best place to post so I'll post my question here.
Me and a couple friends live in a flat we rent, this place has a smallish (2m by 5m) deck, it's nice. One winter about 2 years ago we noticed there was mildew growing on the deck and asked the landlord if we could waterblast it, he said yes, we did and that got it all nice and clean, he then asked us to vanish it and we said sure, but you pay for the varnish since it's upkeep and it will be here when we leave, he said no you guys pay for it, we said again no because we didn't believe we should, so the matter ended there. It's been 2 years and the wood has since expanded so the 5mm or so gabs between the boards have disappeared due to the wood swelling.
My question is is there any way to, uhh, "unswell" the wood, or just fix it in general? The guy has since sold the house on and the current landlord has no idea that we waterblasted or about that whole situation or anything, I was just having a smoke outside and wondered if the deck could be "fixed" since it doesn't really look as good and the water doesn't drain anymore.
Pic somewhat related, couldn't find my camera so a random pic will have to do.
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Hi, /diy/. I don't typically come here because I'm not a really hands-on person so to speak, so sorry if this isn't exactly in accordance of the kinds of threads you like here.
I'm going to Evo (a fighting game tournament) in Las Vegas in ten days or so, and I'm going to bring my Wii for some of the SSBM pros to sign the side of. The problem is, I obviously don't want to use a standard sharpie or something because it'll rub off, and I want it to be literally permanent, if possible. I was thinking about getting a pen from a lab supply store or something but I don't really know what I'm looking for. So if anyone could help me find a pen that would write permanently on a plastic surface that would be great. Thanks.
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/diy/, I live in a boring-ass town of the highest caliber when it comes to being boring as shit, so I want to open a recreation center so kids and families can have a good time.
In your opinion, what would be some good projects to consider putting in it?
It's a highly industrial, sea-port town by the way, so humidity is a big factor here.
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So I've got some time on a m8's laser CNC, and I'm making up some templates, only I don't know if they're meant to be outlines or if block drawings are fine, if you know what I mean. Like I've got the shapes I want to cut out done up in silhouette vector images, and what I'm asking is whether they need to be just line drawings, and if so is there an easy way of doing that. As far as I know the laser runs off Corel Draw. Pic unrelated.