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Discussion in 'General' started by CrapBag, 21 Apr 2021.

  1. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    @Byron C -That seems like a lot of lock for a chinese cardboard crapper door. I can see it has already cracked from someone touching it too hard. :lol: I hate those doors.
     
  2. Byron C

    Byron C Multimodder

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    Better eyesight than me then, ‘cos I can’t see any cracks :grin:
     
  3. Goatee

    Goatee Multimodder

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    I think this counts as DIY, so finished making loads more display stands for my wife’s jewellery / hair accessories / crafts business. Her first one of the new year is next weekend, so finishing touches for whole new display.

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    Organic wood with black are the theme for this years display settings.
     
  4. DeanSUNIAIU

    DeanSUNIAIU Modder

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    Isn't all wood organic?
     
  5. Goatee

    Goatee Multimodder

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    Yeah it is, maybe missed a comma in there.

    I guess technically, MDF or even ply is engineered wood but the theme of the display is more organic than the prior displays I made which had more engineered wood.
     
  6. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Multimodder

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    That all depends on which definition of 'organic' is flavour of the month.

    = A natural product, of course
    = A product which hasn't been treated, it can be treated or untreated
    = A crop / resource that has been grown without pesticides and or fertiliser, again it depends on where it comes from, what it's intended purpose is and how it was grown

    And that's before you go down the rabbit hole of engineered lumber and genetically modified trees
     
  7. David

    David μoʍ ɼouმ qᴉq λon ƨbԍuq ϝʁλᴉuმ ϝo ʁԍɑq ϝμᴉƨ

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    Organic? Maybe, but there's no way that wood is free range. That's battery wood if ever saw* any.

    *Yeah, I went there.
     
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  8. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat. New Improved Version.

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    Show me a real actual tree, that is inorganic…
     
  9. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Ta-da!
     
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  10. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    It feels like I should be the guy adding stuff here. I just patched the second hairline crack in my water main. -Two hours of digging for ten minutes of patching. There was a layer of bricks to deter roots, (that failed.) Then I found the old AC foundation. The whole space was tree roots and remains of the old plumbing, so I was forced to go into Archeologist mode every time I hit PVC trash. This was also to get rid of a hackjob splice to the now removed water softener. The lines to that were on the surface, so it's no shock I had freeze damage.
    The best part is I'm about to tear this all out again and knock out some brick. You can see the pipe in the wall is wet and rusty. I've gotten a lot of practice on brickwork, though. You can see the entire left side has already been replaced. The salt from the water softener dissolved the old brick.
     
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  11. ModSquid

    ModSquid Multimodder

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    What on earth is that seemingly pointless right-hand bend doing? Why not just go straight up to the wall joint?
     
  12. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat. New Improved Version.

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    It's a Texas Turn...:grin:
     
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  13. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    Started trying to do some bits and bobs in the garage and I've managed to put together a couple of bits recently.

    Started with a desk shelf:
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    Tried a plenter to fit an existing plastic planter which could be removed etc:
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    Then some kind of storage/shelving thingy for the garage (tried some mitre joints and routed (using a circular saw) channels for a shelf):
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    Currently a work in progress, a kind of little tea storage/shelf thingy that I just haven't decided how I want to finish it, what back to do, how to mount etc so it's still sat as a pile of pieces at the moment :D
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    Most recently I made a storage box for the garden (not 100% finished but almost and certainly usable) and an initial storage crate to go inside said box:
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    All of this has made me realise that sanding is a) bad b) something I don't spend enough time doing I think c) harder than needed due to only having cheap sandpaper/a cheap detail sander

    So I was wondering, is it worth getting something a little 'nicer'? Having got a milwuakee drill/driver set (for better or worse as having serious brushed/brushless regrets even now :D) does grabbing their random orbital make sense?
    Body only is around £80 which seems ok but thought I'd ask to see if people have had good/bad experiences with any sanders in particular, my understanding is a random orbital is probably a good go to as a general covers most bases sander.Or should I just get better at sanding/get over it.
     
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  14. CrapBag

    CrapBag Multimodder

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    I have three sanders and my orbital gets used the most by far and is really good.

    My palm sander is good for getting into corners but mine but is mains powered and it's cordless counter part couldn't sand a wart off of a wet frog so that's was a waste of money (all parkside)
     
  15. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat. New Improved Version.

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    I have a Bosch Power4All cordless sander, which works well but, I've never tried sanding wet frogs with it...
     
  16. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    IIRC, it's toads that have warts, not frogs o_O
     
  17. CrapBag

    CrapBag Multimodder

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    Which is why it is much harder to sand them off :p
     
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  18. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    @ModSquid - That's something you do when you can't flex the pipe enough to get a straight connection on.
    -Also I was upside down behind an AC unit huffing glue.. in the dark. :lol:
     
  19. ModSquid

    ModSquid Multimodder

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    Aha! Gotcha.:dremel:

    Does sound like a normal Friday round here though...
     
  20. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat. New Improved Version.

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    Have you never seen the Lesser Spotted Wartfrog?
     

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