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Mold casters of /diy/
How durable is Silicones Inc XP-592?
I want to actually use the silicone "mold" for the product- specifically to make wedges for my shoes. Due to a slight leg defect I currently sand dr. scholls down to make a ~3mm wedge. It's very inconsistent and absolutely covers every inch of my shop with blue foam dust.
The end "product" only needs to be crush resistant, but flexible and last. The dr. scholls currently last longer than the shoes generally, because they're not subject to much except pressure as part of the shoe material sandwich.
The idea is I could make a depression negative in the size and shape I need, pour silicones Inc XP-592 and tweak until I get the perfect insert.
At that point I can "mass produce" about 20, s.t. I can have them for all my shoes instead of (as now) stealing them from one pair for another- i.e. my bike shoes vs. dress. In addition to having extras, I feel like the consistency would be better over grinding them down by hand.
So the intended question is, how durable is Silicones Inc XP-592 and would it work in such and application (as a shoe insert)?
Second, would there be a better casting/mold (or other) material to use for the inserts?
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Hey /diy/, /tg/ here. I started playing a new tabletop minis game and want to build a tabletop for it. The game plays on a 3' by 3' board and the terrain features are generally sculpted from foam
In the past, when I've seen friends make these tables, they've used plywood, particle board of something similar as the base. This unfortunately makes it very hard to transport cause of the weight. If I can, I want to use something really lightweight, but it has to be relatively rigid and sturdy.
tl;dr What is a lightweight but rigid material that is not terribly expensive that I can buy in a 3' square?
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recently i built two computers for me and my family, and now i have a huge box full of those air cushions from all the shipments, about 50-100 segments.
Now, i can think of a dozen ways to use them, building a raft, insulating a small shack or a doghouse, light stuffing for a bulky halloween costume, but i dont really want to store a box full of air, just in case i might need it one day.
So my question is, where can i get this stuff apart from ordering fragile electronics? The company producing them (fpintl) obviously just sells the machines to produce them on-site. Can i just go to the post office and ask them for 2 meters of big bubblewrap?
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This isn't really /diy/, however I feel this board has the best demographic as there's a lot of frugal people here who dumpster dive and that sort of thing.
I walk around a lot at night, mainly because I finish work at 2AM and walk home, but I also find myself walking to shops to get cigarettes late as well. I have been noticing a trend lately - I'm finding a lot of stuff. I've found weed, not a big stash or anything, just a few grams and I'm ALWAYS finding money.
All of this I find on accident, I'm just strolling along listening to music and 'Oh, £3.25 in change!'. Next weekend I'm going to go out on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night and actively look for stuff. I don't really need the money, but I'm just interested in how it turns out.
I'm posting to ask for ideas, hints and tips you might have.
> Take a torch
> Go on weekends, drunken people drop shit all the time
> Check curbs, this is where shit falls out of people's pockets when they are getting in and out of their car
> McDonald's drive-throughs
> Bus stops
I'm kind of hoping I stumble across some drunken cunt's wallet and phone, but for the most part just coins would be nice.
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Hi Diy, first time posting here.
So I just inherited my grandmothers old house and moved in. This is my first house and I want to upgrade it as much as possible over the next few years while I live in it. I just recently graduated college and have a full time job, but college loans are eating me alive right now so I don't have a lot of money.
Anyways, my first project is going to probably be my bathroom, the problem as you can see in the pic is that it's pink. It's got pink tiles and pink flowery wallpaper and I hate it, what can I do?
I'm pretty sure I can remove that godawful wallpaper, but what about the tiles? Can I paint them another color? I've seen kits for painting tiles but I've heard bad things about them.
Also, something I'll probably work on later: I checked under the living room carpet and apparently there's a wooden floor underneath it, I heard wooden floors are worth a lot more so should I tear up the carpet and refinish the old wooden flooring?