DIY

I made some Wooden Magnifying Glasses for Corporate Awards with a lathe and lasers

I made some Wooden Magnifying Glasses for Corporate Awards with a lathe and lasers

Random desk paper fires in 3,2,1...

Aaaand welcome to /sub/diy where everything will kill you and the points don't matter

You need to troll DIY with some fancy baby pacifiers made out of pallet wood and, I don't know, old whiskey bottles or something.

I can't wait for you to do something with the pallets, so we can all tell you how bad an idea that is!

I built a house for our outdoor cat

I built a house for our outdoor cat

Box: 9.5/10

Box with windows: 10/10

~ all cats ever

Box with rice: 11/10

OP, are you aware of the existence of Thermocube thermostatic automatic outlet switches?

This item on Ebay, TC-3, turns itself on at 35° F and Off at 45° F.

They are also available at other temps. Could help you having to remember to switch the heating pad on and off.

Nice but needs two doors, kitty has to have an escape door on the opposite end in case some other critter tries to attack him. We also put overlapping leather strips over our doors to help keep heat in.

I was laid off so I decided to flip a house!

I was laid off so I decided to flip a house!

You staged the home beautifully after the renovation was complete.

Not as much as we would have liked, but for a first time thing, it was still a success. We now know how to better cut costs and what to look for in a more lucrative deal.

Amazing work. But did you make any money?

Flooring and roof repair is where a lot gets spent. When you flip you tend to spend more than you would if you rent. I think you did a great job. Sometimes going cheap on things isn't the respectable way to do business.

I build a PC Case out of firewood - Here's the whole project in pictures

I build a PC Case out of firewood - Here's the whole project in pictures

Real talk, this makes me moist. Good fucking job, dude.

The PSU pulls in air from the bottom. The whole bottom panel has vents, in the front and in the back. The fan that's on the front panel isn't necessarily for the PSU but for the hard drives.

Why not take two smaller fans, one for the bottom compartment and one for the GPU? Because it looks better this way imo with the two equally sized and equally spaced fans in the front

I don't know why this hasn't been done more.

PCs don't really need to be lightweight. Sure, an aluminum box is pretty and shiny but I'd rather have a custom wood box to blend in with my furniture

I want one :/

I renovated my ugly sunroom into a laundry room.

I renovated my ugly sunroom into a laundry room.

Dude. I expected an album of some new finishes and hanging some cabinets. This was a boat load of work and it looks awesome!

That's been a never ending joke / pain of this house. 95 years old, and many many additions resulted in 14 external doors when we bought this place. We are now down to 5 external doors finally.

Frog, kitty, toddler.... you're throwing all the cute stuff at us! I would actually WANT to do laundry if I had this setup, you did an amazing job.

I love the little stained glass window on the inside! Nice idea to let some outside light into the interior rooms.

And wow did that room have alot of doors leading off it.

I made a Katana from a leaf spring

I made a Katana from a leaf spring

How long have you studied the blade?

In other words, you weren't having premarital sex or partying while you created this katana? I guess it checks out.

I've made 4 other small knives. This actually took 1 year to make. Have a family and full time job, so it's hard to find time.

Came to the comments to find out what a leaf spring was. It's a part of a vehicle's suspension. You're welcome. Or this is common knowledge and I'm dumb.

My bathroom window was gross, so I replaced it.

My bathroom window was gross, so I replaced it.

Looks great, and I have a window in my shower so I can relate.

Maybe I missed it in my scrolling, but how is this any better than the situation before? Isn't this still a ton of wood in the shower that will get wet and rot?

OP used pressure treated for the frame and water-resistant paint for the moulding. It will eventually become rotten again and require replacement, but it should stay much nicer for much longer.

This is what I'm thinking. Eventually it will go off, but hopefully not for a decade or more, and hopefully not while I live here :)

And if it does this wasn't an enormously expensive or messy job so as long as it doesn't fail too soon I don't especially mind.

If I had started this project there would still be a garbage bag taped to my bathroom wall..

Cthulhu costume I made for my kid this year

Cthulhu costume I made for my kid this year

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Ha! This kid’s costume deserves to be on the front page! Unique. Great work, parent.

Next year I will not appropriate culture; sorry Mr. Marsh!

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EDIT: HOWEVER, THIS MOMENT I WILL APPROPRIATE MY TOP-RATED POST.

Regarding my son having forbidden knowledge of the Cthulhu Mythos, he asked to be Cthulhu. Legit.

He's been exposed to Lovecraftian stuff from a young age (plushies, daddy's monster toys collection, etc.), plus he loves giant monsters and robots. Reads books about monsters and scary "stuff". Saw Real Steel and Pacific Rim in the theaters and he glued his eyes to every Godzilla flick on Netflix/Amazon Video a while back. Bought and watched Destroy All Monsters. We own and play the King of Tokyo and Rampage! board games. One of my friends owns a Lovecraft-themed tzotchke shop and has gifted us free samples for years. He also has Scribblenauts and Terraria, which (as well as other indie games) feature the Big C, and he's looked through (most of) daddy's extensive Chaosium and Pagan Publishing book collection. We've also watched my DVD copy of the HPLHS Call of Cthulhu black and white film.

Lovecraft "stuff" is poised to be the next "zombies".

Last year he asked to be a Minotaur, so we did a bull head on him. I've created costumes at his request every year.

Thank you. I love crafts!

I built myself a couch for like 100$

I built myself a couch for like 100$

I would bang my shins so hard on that couch.

That's really good work man. But for only $100 in materials, but $3,000 in tools.

Just be aware that those "free materials" on the side of the road may contain bed bugs.

Looks just like a hundred dollar couch. Good work, bub!

DIY Borderlands Psycho Mask for Halloween. I finally made one.

DIY Borderlands Psycho Mask for Halloween. I finally made one.

All you have to do now is shave your head and ride THE SHINIEST MEAT BICYCLE!!!

I had to look up the mask itself because I'm not familiar. I didn't want to offend you by your crafting skills. Now I have seen the reference and am actually impressed. Props.

Oh yeah, the mask looks like a very disapproving fish.

Come on, I shaved a six pack into my stomach and wore a thong as retired magic mike last year

I'm tempted to shave my head, but not committed enough to Halloween. I should have made this mask a few years ago back when it was shaved.

Try one of these subthreads