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Build a surveillance camera pole with hidden wires

Build a surveillance camera pole with hidden wires
Build a surveillance camera pole with hidden wires

That's really cool, but now I'm imagining a burglar chopping down the pole with an axe haha

How many enemies do you have?

I imagine them kissing

I imagine them just wearing masks.

A mysterious clock

A mysterious clock
A mysterious clock

This is a great idea for a model railroad layout. It's a way to let the operator(s) keep track of time without having an out-of-scale clock hanging in the sky! Of course, you could have a church steeple with a small clock, but this is cooler!

This would be the best way to confuse first time guests:

"Hey u/Lurluberlu, do you happen to have the time?"

"Oh yeah it's uhhhh looks at table decoration half past seven!"

I'd say if this is the top nitpick in /sub/diy, then OP deserves bestof status

Have you considered tattoos or a lifted truck?

I sculpted a shitty obese giraffe for valentines day

I sculpted a shitty obese giraffe for valentines day
I sculpted a shitty obese giraffe for valentines day

You sure did

You started well. If you keep doing this- and you should, if you liked it- then a set of wood files will be what you need to get it down to the right shape prior to sanding. A good rasp will help remove all that "obesity" and then finer curved files will help you get the musculature and skin folds. Everyone starts somewhere and, as a lifelong carver (I'm 52 yrs. old), I think you are on the right track. Don't sell yourself short. Make a plasticine model or carve a bar of ivory soap to help you see detail in 3D and teach your hands what to do. I just start by carving "shapes", not faces, necks and limbs and then consider how those individual shapes connect. Once I get my rough shapes then I work on the details. You are at the shape stage here. One last bit of advice: EVERYONE has artistic ability- it's part of humanity- you just need to regularly stick with it to see any progress. We often tell ourselves he have no ability, but it's a lie that makes us quit and it leads to further self-doubt. Talent can be developed through persistence. It seems to me that you were proud enough of it to show it off here, and you've gotten plenty of sincere compliments- let that propel you as you try you hand at the next one. Maybe a skinny elephant?? Lol.

I absolutely love this shitty giraffe sculpt, but I genuinely though it was made of lumpy paper mache before I started scrolling.

Thank you so much for the kind and informative comment, and to everyone else: thank you for such kind words and appreciation. I sculpted this way back in February and didn't have the courage to post it on here until today. You've all given me hope that my shitty sculptures are on their way to adequate sculptures! I promise an update for next year.

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I built a chicken coop! My biggest build ever.

I built a chicken coop! My biggest build ever.
I built a chicken coop! My biggest build ever.

Pretty good, but I'll make 2 minor suggestions that will make your life much easier.

First, buy chicken nipples, attach them to the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket and use that for watering. Nipples and a bucket with a lid keep the water clean. Otherwise chickens will kick up dirt and poop into their waterer when they scratch. That means you either have to clean the waterer much more often or risk disease from the funk build-up. With nipples the most you have to do is an occasional cleaning to remove algae buildup.

Second, move your feeder closer to the center if you can. Having it near the edge of the coop means during heavy blowing rains some water will get in the feeder tray. That clogs up the feeder and requires you to clean out the feeder more often, also the wet feed gets moldy.

edit: Upon closer inspection, some additional suggestions:

Cut your ramp so the chickens have room enough to turn around at the base of it before they ascend it. Also, add some slats for traction. Poop gets pretty slippery.

Add a light inside the coop so they will come in at night. Chickens have poor night vision, and will naturally go inside the coop if it's lit up. Prevents them from bedding down and laying on the ground. I used a cheap $5 solar powered outdoor light for mine.

Needs more ventilation, especially at the top of the coop. The coop will get hot and chickens generate a lot of body heat too. I can't see any ventilation for the coop aside of the door, which means that thing as is will cook them like an oven in the summer heat.

Good luck.

You know... If you would have built it with four doors it could have been a chicken sedan.

that thing as is will cook them like an oven in the summer heat

My god, it doubles as a barbecue!

Thanks! My wife and I were wondering why the last 2 nights they were staying right by the coop door. Under the each piece of roof is about a 2 inch gap(wired close) for ventilation. So about 16 feet. Will check it out over the summer. Good call about the ramp, don't want a slip and slid.

I made a thing for the girl I love

I made a thing for the girl I love

She'll love it... especially if she actually knows the people in that photo.

WOOD IS YEAR 5, YOU'VE SCREWED IT ALL UP

Reddit is slowly morphing into Facebook, except mostly with people you don't know

It's a photo in a frame! Photo paper is not surprisingly paper!

I made some groomsmen gift boxes

I made some groomsmen gift boxes
I made some groomsmen gift boxes

That is far far cooler than anything I have ever gotten for being in a wedding

A lot of them are traveling very far for this wedding so I wanted to go the extra mile for them. I figured, if anything, the box itself is useful and could last a lifetime.

Airline employee here. It's cool, just check the bag. I doubt anyone here is dumb enough to try to take this in a carry-on but just in case CHECK THE BAG

If I were a groomsman and opened a gift box with a hatchet, a bullet, and booze, I'd be thinking some Red Wedding style shit was about to go down.

I built a Tabletop/Wall-Mount Arcade Machine in Only a Few Days

I built a Tabletop/Wall-Mount Arcade Machine in Only a Few Days

Great DIY! As a very novice DIYer, I really appreciate your methods and resourcefulness. Many times, I start reading posts and someone uses CAD, CNC or other expensive tool and I lose a bit of interest as I don't have access to those resources. Don't get me wrong, I read those posts intently to gain greater insight on how people DIY. I just appreciate posts that accomplish good outcomes using more straightforward methods and "intelligent guesswork." I.e. General sketching of dimensions, using printed templates, using drill press vs. routing jig. It gives novices, like myself, confidence to achieve results such as yours.

Thanks. That's why I like to publish these tutorials, so other people can learn from them.

That's awesome! I actually have a classic Phoenix arcade game I've refurbished like twice now and needs another refurbishing. Thinking of just going this route and having a bunch of preloaded games on there.

What components did you use?

Thanks!

I bought this set of controls, an Open-Box 24" monitor from my local MicroCenter, and everything else was pretty standard, i.e. regular Raspberri Pi, a cheap case for it, the cheapest speakers I could find on Amazon, etc

I built my dog a castle-style bed so he could watch the world go by!

I built my dog a castle-style bed so he could watch the world go by!

I have a 12 year old mini schnauzer. They are wonderful and very smart. Mine somehow got into watching tv.

Looks great! You should add a draw bridge that opens and closes.

And make him a tiny crown!

For once a diy that nearly everyone can do and not one needing a freaking factory.

I put an NES inside of a Toaster

I put an NES inside of a Toaster
I put an NES inside of a Toaster

This is giving me huge flashbacks of the angry video game nerd. It's the nintoaster

I like AVGN's a little more. The metal casing is iconic, although I've never been a fan of white plastic on kitchen appliances.

build a xbox one + kinect in a microwave next

Plus his is good. Cart is at appropriate level. Cart is level. AV ports are in the back. It's not a safety hazard. And the lever turn it on

Edit: You know what. I'll make a proper one myself that won't kill me. Stay tuned for my posting later

I made a plasma table for my new plasma cutter

I made a plasma table for my new plasma cutter
I made a plasma table for my new plasma cutter

That table isn't made out of plasma! Liar!

I don't know what a plasma table is. I don't know what a plasma cutter is. I didn't know a plasma cutter was a thing. I'm not worthy of this sub.

Hah

Think 'really small lightsaber that cuts metal very well'.

Try one of these subthreads