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Fossidarity wrote (edited )

I've:

  • Sewn a hammock with a tarp
  • Halfway finished a synthesizer
  • Programmed a lot of projects including most of the now temporarily dead Raddle bots
  • Build a soundsystem
  • Grown evil psychedelic mushrooms

I want to:

  • Create a mahjong set from wood
  • Solder more
  • Sew my own clothes
  • Make drugs (DMT & weed)
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Alex OP wrote

i didn’t even consider technology stuff. i’ve made a couple crude but decent looking websites.

would love to see the synthesizer when you’re done if you’re comfortable sharing

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Fossidarity wrote

I would be comfortable sharing it but I doubt it will ever finish..

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bloodrose wrote

I made an orange vinegar cleaner. Orange peels sat in vinegar for a few weeks then strained. Half vinegar, half water in a spray bottle.

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Blackbeard wrote

I'm going to have to try this one! I never even thought of soaking orange peels in vinegar. I try using vinegar to clean when I can, what with a little kid running around and all, but sometimes the smell is just a little too strong when the house is closed up in the winter. I imagine the orange helps mellow that out a little bit.

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Blackbeard wrote

I've crocheted numerous blankets, scarves, and hats. I am currently sewing my first thing ever: PJ pants for my kid. I'm using a sewing machine for the second time ever, so it's a little slower going than I anticipated. Yet, I remain excited about it!

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Blackbeard wrote

Fixing holes is a pretty good start! It saves you money, and keeps all those clothes outta the dump. Youtube has been a huge help for me, as there are videos on everything from threading your particular machine, to detailed instructions on how to sew all different clothing items. Lounge pants/pajama pants are a great place to start, as it doesn't matter too much how they look, so long as they fit, and it gives you all the basics for sewing pants. Skirts are very straightforward too if you wear skirts, or you know somebody who does and wants them. Napkins are also super basic, and always useful.

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ziq wrote

I had a hole in the groin of my cargo trousers for months that kept getting bigger until I finally had to buy a new pair because people were staring.

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Blackbeard wrote

Most of the crochet stuff I have given away, but I'll see if I still have a blanket or two laying around, and I'd be happy to share. And, I'll try to get pictures once I finally get those PJ pants finished.

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ziq wrote

A huge rabbit enclosure, a huge duck enclosure, pallet benches, a container cabin, grape trellises, kiwi trellises, ponds, shelves, a seed bank.

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Alex OP wrote

most of these things are wood? i find carpentry daunting but i’d like to get into it as i think i’d enjoy it

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ziq wrote (edited )

Upcycled pallets and fence and metal poles

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GaldraChevaliere wrote

A summer cloak, three staves and a shillelagh, a shirt, tent pegs, and jury-rigged a bunch of broken shit into less broken shit.

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Alex OP wrote

considering it’s for summer, what fabric did you use for the cloak?

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GaldraChevaliere wrote

Some kind of felted cloth, probably a cotton-wool blend. I got the bolt cheap at a warehouse. It's thin enough to keep cool but thick enough to keep rain off. I have to mend both my cloaks though, they're both torn up bad right now.

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Pop wrote

my bed a couple times a week

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n_n wrote

I'm a ceramist.

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Blackbeard wrote

I would love to start working with clay. Additionally, I have a goal of building a kickwheel, though that's likely a still a little while away.

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zelon88 wrote (edited )

I make tons of free and open-source software! Check out my github. There's a Cloud SaaS I made that smokes ownCloud (my opinion), file conversion server, A/V scanning server, a bunch of Windows Sysadmin tools, my own compression algorithm, and more.

Lots of my projects are self-hosted alternatives to large Cloud services. For those who aren't looking to create their own Cloud and just want a free, unlimited place to host stuff that doesn't rely on ads or tracking check out my Cloud PaaS website, HonestRepair.net. It's completely hosted in-house on custom built servers. If you run the website through PageSpeed or GTMetrix you'll see that every script is hosted on our servers (no CDN's, no Google fonts, no Google Ads, no 3rd party analytics). And once my Dovecot/Postfix is up-and-running that will be internal as well.

I doomsday prep a little differently than most people.

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nat wrote

Just had a little look at your GH, noticed you're assigning instead of comparing on this line

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zelon88 wrote (edited )

Thanks! All fixed in v3.1.1.

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Alex OP wrote

i make my own hair wash. i call it that because it’s not really shampoo at all. 1 tablespoon baking soda and one cup of water mixed. my spouse buys essential oils so i usually use a few drops from one to make it smell good. mix it all up in a condiment bottle (cover the hole with your finger if there’s no cap) and you’re good to go. only use it every few days as it acts as a clarifying shampoo. shake up before each use.

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yaaqov wrote

I make simple oboes or shawms (I call them strawms) out of plastic straws. You really only need a craft knife and sandpaper, but I even made a working one by just tearing the plastic with my teeth when I was out and about.

Otherwise I start lots of bigger projects but can rarely finish

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zzuum wrote

I love crafting wood things as a super noon I made some shelving for plants out of recycled fence posts a couple years ago. I built a computer once. I also fixed my car a few times which was cool

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JayGrym wrote (edited )

I made a pressure flaker out of a stick, a little wood glue, and some copper wire. Still gotta make the other tools and learn how to use them but it's a start. Made some simple toys for my kids with wood and parachord.

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Alex OP wrote

do you mean a pressure flaker? either way i’m unsure what this is

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JayGrym wrote

Lol yeah I edited the comment. Thanks. Its a tool used in flint knapping.

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TheLegendaryBirdMonster wrote

I made a bow and arrow whesn I was younger. I also made a pretty cool slingshot when I was a teen.

I regularly make bushcraft stuff (tables, etc... I once built a tent platform).

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ziq wrote

Bookshelf made out of what?

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ziq wrote (edited )

you mean like an ikea bookshelf you assembled or you cut the lumber yourself?

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ziq wrote

There was a kid here a couple years back who said he had experience doing manual labour cuz his mother bought something from ikea and he had to put it together.

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t_1635 wrote

Lots of strange art, and a couple of small art communities. Its very chill.

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