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Modding Modding Tools FAQ?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Stuey, 20 Mar 2008.

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Would a "modding tools" FAQ be a worthwhile endeavor?

  1. Yes - I definitely think that people would benefit from it

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  2. No - I think that you'd be wasting your time

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  1. Squadexodus

    Squadexodus I got my cookie. What about you?

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    hammer and chisel.
     
  2. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    You working on computer cases or an old Harley Davidson :D:D
    John
     
  3. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

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    For working on wood, metal, or both?
     
  4. Xer0-

    Xer0- Waste of space

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    A wiki with all the "faq" info you are considering Sounds like a good idea.

    Maby even add the info from the other faqs
     
  5. Squadexodus

    Squadexodus I got my cookie. What about you?

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    More of a joke than a request. Although, a dremel would be a must.
     
  6. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I'd love to see it :thumb:
     
  7. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

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    Of course! Although it sounds a bit daunting, I'd like to cover a few popular accessories as well.
     
  8. gtsomething

    gtsomething What's a Dremel?

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    I need a FAQ ASAP o.o..
     
  9. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I'd say do a FAQ on all tools and how they can be used in modding. I still find tools in my garage I didn't know about, and you know I have a habit of using odd tools.
    If you do dremel, a comprehensive bit summary is a must. (but I guess that's why you said it's daunting...)

    You might want to leave this FAQ on Bit-Tech, In case you do a dangerous-not-recommended-uses section.

    Are you wanting a list of tools used in modding to overview?
     
  10. BigPoppaJNutZ

    BigPoppaJNutZ Beyond the Dremel...

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    I would think that a spread on all types of tools would be good. Even getting into using power meters and such as well as soldering guns/torches.

    great idea to start an actual faq for this stuff!
     
  11. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

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    I think I have a pretty good list to get started with, and like I said, it'll be about 8 weeks before I can really get started.

    I just wanted to see if 1) there would be any kind of a demand for the effort to be worthwhile, and 2) if anyone had any special requests that I hadn't considered yet.

    I'm also planning on doing a general homeowner's tool FAQ as well, but that's going to be slightly different, and it's not really a priority at the moment while a modding tool FAQ is.

    I plan on starting with safety, and then moving to cutting tools, blades, and accessories, and then moving to drilling tools, bits, and accessories, and then hand tools, specialty tools (e.g. molex removal tool), electrical tools, and then more generally used household tools that can be used to construct a mod.

    It's a daunting task because of the depth to which I want to go. Then I also have to consider the technical aspect. Do I want to release this piece by piece, in chunks, or all at once. Do I want it in blog format, Wiki format, or static webpage format. Do I want to copypaste it in its entirety to bit-tech, or do I want to release a summary. I want the FAQ to be freely available to anyone who needs or wants it.

    I don't have the time right now to figure out all of the technical details, but I'm working on organizing and planning this out whenever I have a few free minutes.

    I figure that if I first work on the content, everything will fall into place later on.

    I don't think I would want it to be in Wiki format since that might require time on my part to police it, and at least $80 a year to pay for hosting. So basically I'm looking at static web page format or blog format, both of which can be used to easily transfer content to the bit-tech forum. Hmm, so I guess you can now see why I'm trying to see if there's a need for such a FAQ - it won't be easy to execute in terms of the content or technical aspects.
     
  12. Fyve

    Fyve What's a Dremel?

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    Perhaps as a side thing, you could say in your opinion or by popular demand, what brand is the best for a certain type of tool.
     
  13. haggisathome

    haggisathome What's a Dremel?

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    i think its a sweet idea ... go for it dude
     
  14. Javerh

    Javerh Topiary Golem

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    Even if you don't make it wiki, I'm sure the community would love to help. Posting requests for people to write up sections for the FAQ would probably lessen your burden.
     
  15. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

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    That's true, and I'll keep it in mind.

    The current plan is to setup a FAQ/directory to the best of my ability, and then ask for help to fill in some holes. The only thing hindering me at this point is the lack of sufficient amounts of free time.
     
  16. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

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    Update: things are progressing slowly, but positively.
     
  17. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    I know Cheaps and I both have had good tools and "Who bought this thing anyway?" tools.
    John
     
  18. yeknom

    yeknom What's a Dremel?

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    A modding tools FAQ would help immensely.
     
  19. Xer0-

    Xer0- Waste of space

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    if intrested in doing a wiki , i would be willing to donate some webspace for it. just let me know.

    but a wiki on modding with a tools section would be better imo
     
  20. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Unrepentant Savage

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    I'm willing to write some up on etching, as well as making your own mill...
     

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