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Do It Yourself & Gardening

This forum is for all your DIY projects. This could range from building a box to renovating an entire house. No real rules yet, but an we try to make a new thread for each of our projects and post updates in that rather than having one big 'chat' style...

25th February 2011
by garry Go to last post
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Small DIY stuff you did that don't deserve it's own thread... thread ( 2 3 4 5 .. 46 47 48 49 Last ) This thread has images

So basically I've been interested in making shit since I was small, but lack of tools and knowledge always put me off. Then like a year ago I had a workshop introductory course as part of my line of education in swedish equivelant of high school, it was...

chipset • 1 reading
1 Hour Ago
by woolio1 Go to last post
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1:1 Persona 3 Aluminum Evoker Replica ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

*Very Picture and Text Heavy* Hey everyone, I'm an 18 year old college student In the computer integrated machining program at school. I'm also the lead of the conscript game team. I wanted to share with you guys a project I've been working on for a...

t-man • 2 reading
2 Hours Ago
by t-man Go to last post
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My Boat a Randall Sports Fisherman This thread has images

G'day guys, So heres the story 4 years ago I bought a $800 little trailer boat fiberglass 4.8m and loved it, worked on it, she was neglected and fixed it all up then sold it and upgraded to this bad girl, again neglected but i like something to keep me...

2 Days Ago
by NickNack1234 Go to last post
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Rebuilding a 50's TV set ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

So on a whim and much to the dismay of my parents I dragged this freebie home. Westinghouse tube television set, complete with integrated AM radio and record player. Made in Canada. It looks really bad but upon inspection the inside is okay,...

pentium • 1 reading
2 Days Ago
by ddrl46 Go to last post
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3D printer thread - what have you been printing? ( 2 3 4 5 .. 12 13 14 15 Last ) This thread has images

Hello, I am ordering my first 3D printer next month. I'm gonna get the solidoodle2 pro because it's $600 and has a relativley large 6 cubic inch maximum print size. These things are so cool if you have one what have you been printing? I really like...

5 Days Ago
by alexaz Go to last post
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RJ11 to USB

I would like to upgrade my currently useless phone jack into a USB charger for my cellphone. Can someone draw me some schmatics so I can build this? I know phone jacks do carry some electricity... (at least enough for this right?) My electronics...

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6 Days Ago
by Zero-Point Go to last post
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Small machine programming

Alright, I've been lurking a while, but decided to register (so I could ask questions) I'm interested in making something small, and I don't have any specific ideas yet (feel free to post some). My concern is working it. I've seen previous posts on here...

3 Weeks Ago
by An Draoi Go to last post
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Work In Progress

Guitar Build This thread has images

I've been building an electric guitar for a couple of months. It's my first time doing anything like this, but i have a lot of workshop experience. The guitar body is 3 pieces of mahogany glued together, the neck is maple with a rosewood fingerboard....

4 Weeks Ago
by absinthe Go to last post
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Nixie clock! This thread has images

So I just finished making this: http://i.imgur.com/OveCYDX.jpg http://i.imgur.com/OSsK6yD.jpg http://i.imgur.com/9ogzjTp.jpg http://i.imgur.com/d0ZIPvb.jpg

12th August 2014
by OtherDalfite Go to last post
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Building a 12th century/medieval wooden fort ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

Here's my blueprints I made in paint: Is this possible, and if so, any suggestions on how to do it? I plan on making it using fresh-cut down trees, but I will need a way of cutting them into planks. Any suggestions? I plan on making it well insulated...

10th August 2014
by ToastedBread Go to last post
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Has anyone made a miniature catapult before? This thread has images

Did you follow a tutorial? How did you go about it? Any advice? (I'll make a new thread when the creation starts) Thanks!

9th August 2014
by Reviized Go to last post
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The Shit Shack™

I'm not sure what compelled me to go through with the project. The idea entered my mind one morning while I was doing nothing interesting in particular, and I talked to some friends about it. We discussed and debated various things until eventually we...

8th August 2014
by Levelog Go to last post
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Can someone here tell me what kind of paint (if any) would cover this up better? This thread has images

Okay, first of all sorry for the undescriptive title. I literally don't know what the stuff hockey armour is made of called. I'm making a costume for an upcoming convention, and lacking the funds or skill to make armour from scratch I just decided to...

29th July 2014
by Serj22 Go to last post
22 515
Work In Progress
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Pepakura and the art of scratchbuilding star wars armor cheaply ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

So I've always been interested in building my own stuff, and now I've finally urged myself to start something big! I decided I wanted to make some Mandalorian armor from star wars, but as cheaply as possible, so I found some people who make helmets out...

26th July 2014
by Death King83 Go to last post
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Make C7 plug into C7P/C8P? This thread has images

Hey, so I have power cable which has C7 plug: I need to cut it and make it into C7P/C8P which is polarized. I am wondering how can I determine which side to cut off? I mean I assume if I get it wrong the TV will get fried? I have voltmeter...

22nd July 2014
by XL5 Go to last post
7 385
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Antique fan restoration, or a very boring hobby ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

A few years ago I picked up an antique fan with pretty brass blades at an auction. It sat on my desk for a long while and I kept thinking to myself how nice it would look if I repainted and fixed it up. Six or seven fans later, I think I can say I've...

19th July 2014
by Zero-Point Go to last post
55 1,957

Bi-Copter FPV Build This thread has images

I enjoy flying RC aircraft and in the last few years I started trying to fly RC aircraft with cameras (FPV - First person view). My current hex-copter is large and heavy and get horrible flight times and the video range is really bad. I decided to...

18th July 2014
by Mysion Go to last post
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Building a fully functioning steam boiler. ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

This project is very early on in its creation, But I thought i would start to document its production. As a kid i had a mamod steam engine. Really good fun to watch and play with. I even used it to run some of my mecanno contraptions. Growing up i...

13th July 2014
by sch00ls0ut123 Go to last post
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Analogue 19" Rack Power Meter This thread has images

Alright, I want to build a power meter for my server rack. I am going to use these, which I got for £9.99 each off eBay. ...

19th June 2014
by XL5 Go to last post
7 397

Portable AC unit not dehumidifying?

I hope somebody is able to help out with this issue, as when it's hot, combined with a high humidity I have a tough time breathing properly, as I'm slightly asthmatic. This portable air conditioner we got is a aircon of 9000BTU which we got from a DIY...

10th June 2014
by Merijnwitje Go to last post
6 276
Useful x 35

The Rasterbation thread - I do it with Mom! Edition ( 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Last ) This thread has images

So after the obvious fap joke, we get to rasterbation part. here are some tools used with Rasterbation: http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/ - Takes some time and tedious if your trying to bet something spot on, but prints at full quality, no dots or...

9th June 2014
by Tomsm Go to last post
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Any Welders care to give some advice?

Hey guys, I just wanted to ask a QUICK question about welding. I've been interested in it for a while, and I want to buy a welding setup. Durability is a top concern, and I'm looking for a setup that runs 220V. Since any projects are mechanical in...

2nd June 2014
by cherry gmod Go to last post
13 507
Work In Progress

MAME Arcade Cabinet This thread has images

I've been wanting to build an arcade machine for about an year or so, but unfortunately I lacked the funds, knowledge and time to build one for scratch. So I settled on the next best thing, which is taking an old arcade, removing everything inside of it...

30th May 2014
by Original User Go to last post
4 501

Dreamcast Console modding This thread has images

Hello Maker Mates! This is my first post here, I've lurked around and have seen you are creative people. I would like some opinions from you creative people on my Dreamcast. I have a standard white Dreamcast console and would like to fully improve...

27th May 2014
by lekkimsm Go to last post
5 398

Little copper heart This thread has images

I made this yourself one year ago (sorry for photo quality) copper sheet, Cu-ETP quality some marking and sawing

7th May 2014
by Kefir Go to last post
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Four20's Landscapes (Gardening with Power Tools!) ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

I started to do some landscaping.. if you can call it that in the UK.. the gardens I normally do are tiny compared to some of the gardens I've seen in the USA or Australia.. Admittedly not the best one to start off with as it's just a patio and new...

2nd May 2014
by Four20 Go to last post
44 2,525

Sugar Cube Castle/Church thing This thread has images

Hey! So for a bit of Christmas fun my girlfriend and I made this sugar cube monstrosity. It weighs 3.5Kg, made out of about 1400 cubes.

30th April 2014
by ywqio6dha Go to last post
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Going to make a longbow - need ideas

I don't have the tools nor the workshop for wood-crafting, but I'm going to try to make a cheap longbow for a prop, with elastic strings so it cannot be drawn. Anyone got some ideas what materials I can use? I'll post my progress and shit if you guys help...

25th April 2014
by dead60 Go to last post
3 330

Getting an old laptop running again

I have an old laptop that has no CPU fan anymore. I want to get it going again, for average use. I've tried and tried and tried to crack it open to get to the fan. It's just not happening. It doesn't want to open up without breaking something. I ended...

24th April 2014
by Zero-Point Go to last post
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The cheapest solar concentrator This thread has images

The cheapest solar concentrator i could make. The satellite dish i got it from trash and the aluminum tape cost me 2€. Overview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGqPPMCi4DA Burning wood http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAV_uN8VXVU

24th April 2014
by Zero-Point Go to last post
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DIY Automotive Swamp Cooler This thread has images

Well, I saw one of these at a car show that took place right outside the shop where I was working on a boat. I had no idea what it was but it looked really cool (IMO) so I did some research on "rocket launcher attached to old car" and "window missile...

22nd April 2014
by ashleystiles Go to last post
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Mainz Gladius This thread has images

Been wanting to make this for awhile. The blade is made of 5160 alloy steel, 22"/56cm long and 2.75"/7cm wide at the widest point, the finished sword will be around 30"/77cm long and weigh 2-3lbs/1-1.3kg. The hilt will be made of black walnut with a...

14th April 2014
by RayvenQ Go to last post
37 1,882

Home Climbing Wall

First thing, the album: http://imgur.com/a/cyDJp#0 My friend and I spent over a year building a home climbing wall at my farm, it took way more work than ever imagined, and way more money than ever intended, but it's done and I'm very happy with it. We...

14th April 2014
by QuantizED Go to last post
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Scratchbuilt T-46 tank (large images) This thread has images

Every few months or so I get the itch to make something. Sometimes it's costume props, sometimes I work on my guns, but sometimes I decide to do something different. This was one of those cases. After playing World of Tanks for a few days, I decided to...

9th April 2014
by RR_Raptor65 Go to last post
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Collection: Breakout boards and Modules list (ebay)

Breakout Boards and Modules list Hey i made a small list with all available breakout boards and modules for small money. Its useful for someone, that dont want to solder many hours to get a (for example) Acceleration sensor with barometer and...

4th April 2014
by frozensoda Go to last post
2 378
Work In Progress

Building a Sauna This thread has images

Hi! Just wanted to share a project me, my dad and grandad is working on. We are building a sauna wich is going to end up on wheels so it will be easy to transport (we dont really know where to place it otherwise) We use alot of scrap woods and going...

4th April 2014
by Mr Hatisk Go to last post
4 490

I made a thing, an Aquaponic thing! This thread has images

Hello Maker Mates! Aquaponic systems are food growing systems that use water and an inert media to grow plants! Similar to hydroponics but different in one big way, instead of using a tub of nutrient solution to feed your plants, you have fish. Fish...

31st March 2014
by lekkimsm Go to last post
21 1,169

Soldering RCA Wire for Subwoofer.

I've got an 8 year old set of Logitech PC Speakers, that are some of the best damn things I've ever heard. However, after recently getting a new desk, I've nowhere to put the subwoofer, other than the floor. My music tends to be quite heavy, and living at...

24th March 2014
by >VLN< Go to last post
2 364

1$ Credit Card MT Review

Hello. I have made a review for you. Enjoy it. :) Click here to watch on youtube Would probably be useful for you. Also, anyone knows how I can better use "sun compass"?

23rd March 2014
by Hashspy Go to last post
2 545
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Ant Farm ( 2 3 4 5 6 Last ) This thread has images

I'm preparing to make a wall mounted ant farm. Here's the plan. I've ordered 2 sheets of plastic from here. One is 80mm thick, transparent. One is 40mm thick, bright green. Both around 1200mm by 600mm. The plan is to buy some lengths of wood, at...

17th March 2014
by A_flyboy Go to last post
223 47,817

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