Makers gonna make!

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>buy 20ft steel pieces
>less than 20ft
>slightly smaller than gauge.
WDF BROS WHY IS BUYING STEEL LIKE FUCKING 2x4 NOW AT HOME DEPOT.
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No.1901054 ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
Name a single more useful tool than the Klein Tools™ 11-In-1.
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Photosensitive woods

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Is there a way to make color last in photosensitive woods?
Let's take purplewood as an example: it has a nice purple color, but when exposed to light the wood turns brown. Is there any special paint? I would also like to use it as a guitar fretboard.
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How do I put a cover on my tile shower drain?

No.1913439 ViewReplyOriginalReport
It looks like pic related. The current cover the house came with looks to be 3 3/4" wide and has little tabs on it like this:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61cxWJn2NoL._AC_SL1071_.jpg

But there's nothing in the drain for them to contact. There's also no hole for a screw in the middle or anything like that. How can I cover this piece of shit up?
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No.1912548 ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
Do witching sticks really work for finding underground pipes or is it just a meme?
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No.1912790 ViewReplyOriginalReport
When I have to talk with a customer on my office I don't like the chance he could be recording our conversation with his phone (so he can tell it to my boss if I am rude to him or whatever). I've thought about having a box where I ask him to place his phone. How can I design that box to ensure no device inside it can record sound? How would you make it? What materials would you use? The box would be about the side of a phone.
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Any sewage treatment plant guys here?

No.1909462 ViewReplyOriginalReport
Just asking.
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