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So, I got had this screwdriver in my carryon bag last week, coming back from Mexico. The security let me keep it if I left behind the chucks, bits.
I got it from Harbor freight, its cheap, and I've used it a ton, but I can't seem to find just the bits inserts separately.
My question is: should I just get a new one or do you DIY'ers gave better reco's for a good all-purpose screwdriver? Should I get a small handheld one like in this link?
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So /diy/, I'd like to turn the copper coin in pic green, to give it an aged look. Several sources on the 'net said that it can be achieved by having the copper react with ammonia and sulfuric acid and that's where the first problem appears: I have neither ammonia nor sulfuric acid around. I was thinking I could use urine instead of ammonia and sulfur dust instead of the acid (I have a piece of sulfur from when I collected minerals, back in fourth grade), but I'm really not sure it would work. Secondly, those copper compounds are apparently somewhat toxic so I'd rather have a way of sealing the coin once I'm done (I'm planning on making a necklace out of it), but I don't have any metal-sealing products and buying even a single can of the stuff would be a waste since I almost never work with metal so I was wondering if there was some crazy diy way to make some at home
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I need some help with cable management for a conference table. Pic is not the table in question, but our table routes cables roughly the same way - there is a door to make it easier to feed the cables, and to hide a power strip.
We have ethernet, VGA, and HDMI cables fed up through a round hole in the table (projector hookups), but the cables just kind of sit on top of the table. I normally keep it all covered with a conference phone so it looks okay, but in order for the cables to have enough slack to be used, there's a bunch of excess just hanging down underneath the table, and it looks ugly.
I'd like the cables to automatically retract into some kind of winder, but then I need some sort of clip for the top of the table to keep them held in place and stop them from retracting too far. The table is large and has a glass top, so cutting for a proper cable management box is unfortunately not an option. Any ideas on how I can achieve this and keep it looking presentable?
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How easy is it to build your own furniture?
Not like.. couches and beds and stuff like that. Just drawers, shelves, etc.
I may be moving to a new state for my job, and I'd only be living in a 1 (maybe 2) person apartment for a long time. It'd be my first time living alone (only lived with parents or roomies), so I'm glad I'll have total freedom with my layout and design choices.
I like open, "modern" style (?) furniture. I don't like fancy bullshit, I like simple and straight-edge furniture.
Is there a best type of wood or other material to use to build these things? Would I just be better off buying my own furniture? Would I be able to buy simple style stuff, or modern stuff? As far as I know "modern" is the new hotness but is also stupidly expensive.
Picture related, a sample of the "simple" style I like, I made that in autocad, it's nothing special but that's what I like. It had shelves, and then small pieces of wood in front of them to stop things from falling off as easily. (if you couldn't tell, I'm not really a designer thats probably why it's so shitty)
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I know this is a fiarly noob question, but I've been looking for hours and can't find what I've been looking for. I'm looking for bulbs, specifically the one in the OP image. I have found models similar to this one, but with a non-bayonet cap to the bulb. Also, most resources I found for the bulb are in German. I am in the UK and cannot speak german.
One site that sells what seems to be the right bulb, but the wrong cap, is this:
Can anyone help or point to somewhere where I can get this? I have been to a few hardware stores in town, but all of them didn't have anything.
The lettering on the bulb is:
15W Tube Guitar Amp
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I thought some of you might be interested in the assembly process of a diy guitar amp kit, even if it's basically a glorified game of legos.
A friend and I decided we should do a practical uni project instead of taking acccounting courses or whatever else there is... gender studies and whatnot, god knows what engineers-to-be could use that shit for.
(We're both studying communication systems technologies engineering, second semester. This project ties in nicely with our analog electronics course. (RC circuits, amplifiers))
This is what we're building: