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Anyone have any good /diy/ costume ideas?
Costumes that are popular in pop-culture, video games, movies, etc...
They should look really legit and not involve complex stuff like composite layups etc.
Bonus points for low cost.
Bonus points for costumes that dont represent specific characters (unless it has a mask) so that authenticity can be maintained.
Example, Fallout raider armor. Shoulder armor can be made from an old tire, and welding masks can be bought for like 15 bucks.
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I'm planning on making halawa myself, since the prices for it are quire horrendous.
I've found some recipes online, but as you know, some people say stuff about something, while others claim that it is totally wrong and it has to be done in another fashion.
so I ask you, /diy/, what is a simple and good recipe for halawa?
How is it used best? Should it be solid, so I can use it like some painless ducktape to rip out the hair? Or should it still be liquid, so I can drown them? And should I use stripes of cloth? If yes, is it best to first apply the halawa on the stripes and use them like waxing kits or apply the stripes after I've poured the stuff on my body?
also, in which direction should it be applied and in which do I pull it off?
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Hey DIY, I could really use your help
So I have a pair of Swiss Army Knives I took apart and reassembled to make the knife I have now. (If you're wondering, they were the Hercules and One-Handed Sentinel without serrations or clip).
I switched the one handed blade from the Sentinel with the blade on the Hercules with the nail nick and removed the wood saw. It was a fantastic wood saw, I just had no use for it.
Anyway, I put it all back together with the standard handles which I will soon replace with something like bone blanks I will carve myself, but before that I need help in figuring out how the screws in pic related are done.
I have searched a lot of forums, but they all talk about paying others that are famous in the modding community to do them for you.
I just want help in finding what I need to do this before I go and fit and carve the new scales for it.
Pic is 2 custom knives (not mine) with the type of screws I want.
If it helps, the original knives use brass pins in place of the screws that are just peened to some metal collars under the handles. I'm unsure of the sizes, but I believe the pins are 2.5 and 2.25 mm in diameter and around 1in. in length. Sorry I couldn't bring any more info, the forums aren't too easy to navigate with such a small community.
Will also be dumping pics of my current knives as well as of knives I found on the internet.
Thanks in advance if someone can help.
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hi /diy/, indoor seeds/plants/compost thread/troubleshooting plz?
i'm growing some mint & rosemary from seed in my apartment, left my husband to water the seedlings for a week and he went crazy, leaving them waterlogged. the wet soil has attracted lots of blackfly, & transferred them to my big chilli plants. tips? can i go for detergent/soap spray, even on edible plants?
seems i have a similar problem in my compost store- i bought a bag of compost which i transferred to a box with a clip-lid. (initially the moist soil in the enclosed space became mouldy, so i drilled some holes in the lid) now the soil is nice and dry, but now fruit flies (???) are living in it. should i give up on this batch & start again? also, tips on storing compost indoors-- is it also possible to make compost with kitchen waste in an apartment, or will it be to stinky?
thanks in advance !
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I want to put together a cheap stereo set in my living room, for listening to music. All I really wanna do is connect my audio input (computer, mp3, cd, turntable, whatever) and let the music flow.
The amp I am looking at is the one pictured, either this 2x40 watt version, or the 2x75 watt version. I have no idea what I should do about speakers though. What kinds should I be looking at, are there things I should be aware of when shopping (wattage, ohms, etc)? I like the sound filling the room... will it make much of a difference with "bookshelf" vs other speakers?
My max budget is a flexible $150, including this amp.
Do you guys have any other solutions?
thank you so much.
Manual Wood Cutting
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I know the picture is bad, but I'm going to be upright mounting this monitor, and need clearence. See the wood right above the CP? I need a way to route that out manually, and here is why.
It is currently in my father-in-law's workshop, and he has a huge amount of tools and such, but if I touch them, and fuck them up, I'm dead. I have no experience with power saws or routers, but any idiot can use a hand saw. What should I look for in his hoard of tools to cut this 1 inch thick wood out?