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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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1:1 Persona 3 Aluminum Evoker Replica 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...

1 Day Ago
by t-man Go to last post
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Four20's Landscapes (Gardening with Power Tools!) 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...

1 Day Ago
by Ldesu 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 .. 39 40 41 42 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...

1 Day Ago
by kenshin6 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...

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2 Days Ago
by RayvenQ Go to last post
37 1,496

Building a 12th century/medieval wooden fort 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...

2 Days Ago
by DeVotchKa Go to last post
29 1,081

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...

2 Days Ago
by QuantizED Go to last post
3 594

Building a fully functioning steam boiler. ( 2 Last )

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...

4 Days Ago
by ~ZOMG 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...

1 Week Ago
by RR_Raptor65 Go to last post
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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...

1 Week Ago
by Drakmaar Go to last post
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3D printer thread - what have you been printing? ( 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 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...

1 Week Ago
by Dark One 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...

1 Week Ago
by frozensoda Go to last post
2 178
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...

1 Week Ago
by Mr Hatisk Go to last post
4 316

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...

2 Weeks Ago
by lekkimsm Go to last post
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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...

3 Weeks Ago
by >VLN< Go to last post
2 215

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"?

3 Weeks Ago
by Hashspy Go to last post
2 376

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...

3 Weeks Ago
by NickNack1234 Go to last post
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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...

4 Weeks Ago
by A_flyboy Go to last post
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My project with my girlfriend. This thread has images

Sup everyone. Here's my project: http://www.ambrosiawheels.com/category/dead-wood-collection I've been making bamboo sunglasses with TAC polarized lenses and I'm taking pre-orders to fund the production. We've had this idea because I have a...

4 Weeks Ago
by Borked Go to last post
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Wife moved out, want to bachelorize my apartment... This thread has images

In 2009, I caught my wife cheating. We decided to reconcile and work it out. In 2010, I caught her cheating again. Apparently she lied about who it actually was with the first time and continued it. All in all, she cheated 3-4 times (admittedly, it...

11th March 2014
by pentium Go to last post
39 1,875

So I made a prop RPG-7 This thread has images

Yep, through my poor craftsmanship, I managed to make this prop RPG-7 for a film project. Not the best, but I certainly am proud of it, made from stuff around the house and a 5$ toy gun from Dollar General. Anyone have suggestions for improvement?

11th March 2014
by oakman26 Go to last post
5 1,040

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

10th March 2014
by Particle 69 Go to last post
12 392

Homemade Towerless PC

Hi everyone, This is my homemade towerless PC. Built entirely with scrap parts. The LCD is from a acer laptop, the motherboard is from a toshiba, acrylic came from the back of 2 LCD monitors and the spacers are made with a clothes hanger plastic,...

8th March 2014
by A_Pigeon Go to last post
8 465

Building a Bike Book Case This thread has images

I decided I need a better place to store my bike, as it currently sits in a lounge perched against a desk in a very awkward place. While I can design this thing conceptually, I need some advice on the timber joints that I can use to make this thing...

2nd March 2014
by Most wanteD Go to last post
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UK Equivilent of the Clean out valve

Hi, this is a US Item. What would you call its uk equivilent (metric or imperial) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-S-D-PLUG-Plug-NEW-/390768094946?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5afb97eee2...

2nd March 2014
by Science Go to last post
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anyone with solar energy

i have a question for anyone with a solar energy only house. i am looking to convert my house to solar energy and i'd like to eventually get the tax rebate of course, but i hear you have to stay tied on the grid to get the rebate. this true or not?

26th February 2014
by Killuah Go to last post
2 261

If you were building your own house.. what special features would you add? ( 2 3 4 5 6 Last ) This thread has images

I recently bought a house and am planning to demolish and rebuild it. I want this house to last us 30 years, so I want to forward think so we don't have to ever knock holes in the walls etc. This is the brief I've been working on. ...

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24th February 2014
by Ajacks Go to last post
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Home wiring assistance This thread has images

Hello, I recently purchased a home and found that it has a main breaker panel and an edison style fuse panel. The problem I'm having is that the fuse sub-panel is wired into a 2 pole breaker on the main board, but the hot and neutral connect to both...

4th February 2014
by FoxDonuT Go to last post
17 1,022

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...

25th January 2014
by Serj22 Go to last post
11 2,087
Work In Progress
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Building a 4x6 chicken coop from scratch This thread has images

So me and my Dad decided we wanted some chickens, and since I'm studying to become an architect I wanted to design it myself. I did some rough drawings but a lot of the design process was done while we were actually building it. Day 1 Starting the...

21st January 2014
by imptastick Go to last post
36 4,840

What to do with l4 1.9 Engine? This thread has images

Hey, just got my car engine replaced, so I asked mechanics for my old engine back, it's a l4 1895cc Engine. It's basically a whole block including crankshaft, pistons, cylinders + head and camshafts with cover. It's one of these: It's an M43...

9th January 2014
by Teippiman Go to last post
20 1,076

building a subwoofer cab This thread has images

right, engineers/woodsmen etc.... i have a 500w rms sub. i have a homemade ported box and it's pretty loud. however i want it louder and i want a project for when i'm bored! that's for a 15" driver. if I just knock 20% off all measurements will it...

6th January 2014
by Raneman77 Go to last post
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Indoor green house, ples hepl This thread has images

I want to grow some strawberries inside my house during the winter, but I don't know much about indoor plant growing(or outdoor). Will any kind of LED light bulb work for indoor growing? What kind of thing should I look into for an indoor green house? I...

6th January 2014
by Sulz Go to last post
15 1,349

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.

22nd December 2013
by chaz13 Go to last post
2 536

Bike Roof Rack for Corvette

A buddy and I go cycling together on the weekends. Problem was, I live nearly two hours away. So how I do I transport my bike (without borrowing the minivan)? Well, I decided to build a bike rack for my car. Being a corvette (fiberglass, flimsy) I didn't...

14th December 2013
by clutch2 Go to last post
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My first cosplay, my first pepakura, my first armor ! Daedric Armor! This thread has images

Hello facepunch ! I want to share my progress on my Daedric armor ! :D To start, I start with the forearm! Here is a picture of the beginning: (click to see in full screen) With some resin:

14th December 2013
by matyas Go to last post
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Circuit Building - Glue Questions This thread has images

So this isn't a pic of my projects, but it's the same concept. I stole a few circuit boards from children's toys in order to modify them. I would like to know what kind of glue to use in order to glue rubber buttons (Like the grey ones in the...

10th December 2013
by Ragy Go to last post
6 507

Is it possible to modify a forklift to reach 50kph This thread has images

So yes, is it possible to make a forklift (stock 18kph) reach 50kph by only replacing the gearbox with one geared for more speed instead of torque? The engine is a 2500cc diesel I4. And the forklift itself weighs around 3 tons. And if so, can I...

10th December 2013
by Serj22 Go to last post
18 973

5.56/.223 AR-15 Carbine Build This thread has images

First post in a long time, so here I go. Within the next few weeks, I will be assembling my AR-15. This will be a piston operated carbine with a 16' barrel chambered in 5.56/.223. Not much else to say at the moment, but will update as I get the time to...

6th December 2013
by mastoner20 Go to last post
1 559

Easy To Grow Plants ( 2 3 Last ) This thread has images

Sweet Potatoes You don't have to have any experience as a gardener to grow sweet potatoes. Perhaps other potatoes work the same way, but I'm not sure. To grow sweet potatoes, simply wait until one from the batch you've already bought has a sprout. Now...

4th December 2013
by scratch (nl) Go to last post
108 8,835

Quick Connection Terminals?

Hi, i plan on having a positive and negative wire running over my shoulder meaning it will be hard for me to see myself. The top will be connected to a helmet, and down the back of my shirt. My question is, what would be a quick and easy 2 pin...

2nd December 2013
by metallics Go to last post
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