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I'm looking to make the keychain in my pic as a gift for someone. My plan is to buy some wood, cut it to resemble the final shape, whittle it down to the desired size, sand it, paint it, and lacquer it.
However, as I've never done anything of this sort, I thought I'd ask you guys the best way to go about it.
What would be the best wood to buy for whittling? I assume treated lumber wouldn't work very well.
Any other tips or recommendations would be appreciated.
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hey guys I need to go back to school,
i'm gonna be 19 and I've already done a year at a state university, problem is the quality wasn't very good (new mexico here) and I racked up $5000 in bills
I was never very good at maintaining grades, and I never really studied or anything in high school, so my grades were very under average while my test scores were very high
i'd like to go somewhere nice and maybe prestigious, take things seriously this time and without issues previously had
right now I work overnight at walmart and make about $500 a check, this obviously won't pay much for a decent out of state college
my plan is to study SAT's seriously for some months and just save up, I was planning on also building a hydroponics system for growing top notch weed and selling, but I don't know
I need some ways to make a substantial amount of money for my future, I don't care if I have to kill myself to do it, my family is poor so It's just me,
tl;dr: how to do-it-yourself college and funds
The Great Guitar Thread
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Gentlemen - My muse once again strikes, but this time, I want you to help me. What kind of guitar do you want to build with me?
-Solid Body Electric
-Flat top acoustic
After I get 4 or five posts, we'll go from there.
Oh, I'm the ugly ass flying V guy from awhile back, if anyone remembers.
The $9 Arduino: Now there's a shield!
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In case you missed the last one, or just need a cheap AVR board, the Borderless Electronics guy is at it again. This time, there's a $15 shield (pic related) to go with the $9 Leonardo clone.
The Indiegogo (yes, yes, I know) campaign reached its' target a few weeks ago, but there is no limit of orders. This is a message for any /diy/ers who are on the lookout for a bargain, and let's face it, that's all of us. By all means, enjoy yourselves.
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I have a school project that lasts the entire year of the class, and we go through the various stages of engineering and designing a product. It can be an improvement, something new, or even cheaper way to make..something, anything! This is great and I can't wait to start, but my problem is not having an idea of what to to. My budget isn't extremely high, but that won't be for awhile.
I'm going to keep track of my project and log everything I do, hopefully getting great suggestions along the way.
My interests are mainly in computers - that seems to by the most likely field to do this in.
I've been racking my brain for two weeks trying to think of things but it's all either out of my skill level, or over my budget.
Anyway, any ideas would be much appreciated, and you'll probably be seeing a lot of me.
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Hi /diy/, I need your help. I've googled this endlessly, read books, but either I'm reading wrong or am missing the problem entirely. Toilet is running constantly. Tried everything I could manage (basically zero skills with this sort of thing, mind you), adjusted the float, checked all the connections in the tank, nothing seems to be amiss. But for some reason it's running all the time. The water in the tank is way above the line and going into the overfill tube constantly. All sources I found seemed to suggest adjusting the float would fix it entirely, but I have, and it hasn't made a bit of difference. Any thoughts?