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      CommentAuthorxbobeahenx
    • CommentTimeMay 22nd 2012
     
    ^word, I've already got one of those. Or do I....

    ^^Thanks, that seems to be pretty on par with what I've researched. I'll probably pick up supplies tomorrow morning and get a start on it. Assuming I don't destroy my camera in a fit of rage, I may post a picture of my success. See also: failure/demise.Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.
    • CommentAuthorslowski
    • CommentTimeMay 22nd 2012
     
    make sure the existing plaster is still firmly stuck to the lath, if not they sell plaster buttons (screw with a large plastic washer) to keep it stationary. use a vacuum to pull all the little chunks of loose plaster out because if any make it into your drywall compound it will be tough to get a good smooth finish. use actual drywall compound not lightweight spackle and put the first layer or two on really lightly. don't worry too much on having a perfectly flat surface and work more on feathering out the edges, a ridge is easier to sand than a ripple. try not to fill large voids all at once because it will sag and take forever to dry. if you don't want to make a lot of dust in the finishing stage sand it lightly with a damp sponge. use a sanding screen instead of sandpaper, set up lights that shine at a low angle from more than one direction. self stick fiberglass mesh is good but if you use paper tape dunk it in water first. prep the work area well with a good drop cloth and some masking tape, and curse a lot in italian.If at first you don't succeed... you fail.
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    ^vaffanculo!
    • CommentAuthorslowski
    • CommentTimeMay 22nd 2012
     
    pro tip: irritably shouting various cold cuts works good in a pinch.If at first you don't succeed... you fail.
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    ^mortadella!
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      CommentAuthorbee
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2012 edited
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1GNmG7FIGgIgnorance: [i]see hybrid bicycle[/i]
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      CommentAuthortyler
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2013
     
    So it's that time and my wheels need a-truing. I've not learned how to do so, but I'd like to learn very much. However, I have not the stand nor know-how.
    Anyone wanna help me out? I'll bring the beers.
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2013
     
    Resurrecting this old thread because you are a mad talented group of humans and I am in need. Specifically, my gf and I are going to be renovating our attic into a writing studio and we need people who can make it happen on the quick and cheap, yet on the quality. We will need the following:

    1. An architect to bring our vision to life. Are you an architecture student, or a recent graduate looking to build your portfolio? You're who I'm looking for!

    2. A carpenter, for all the beautiful workings of wood, and drywall, and so on.

    3. An electrician, to make sure my gf's ANCIENT computer doesn't blow up when she plugs it in. Oh, and for lights and shit.

    4. A plumber, for the installation of the tiniest bathroom known to humankind.

    Are you one of these people?? If so, we will pay you real money*, or swap one of our skills for your dream project. Our skills include eating pizza, taking videos of our corgi, and debating the literary merits of John Ashbery. Oh, and I'm an editor/designer and she's a writer. So, there's that too.


    *Please note: We've been told that "real money" is legal tender in most, if not all, states. Proceed with expectations adjusted.Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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      CommentAuthorwirktk88
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2013
     
    4. I got what you need for that tiny bathroom.
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2013
     
    ^But we don't need a bathtub! I should say the world's tiniest half bathroom. Or do you do sinks and such too?Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
    • CommentAuthorben
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2013
     
    I forwarded your request to an architecture friend, who also has architecture friends. will let you know if i hear anything back.I have DTF pants. They're crotchless. -surprisefries
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2013
     
    I have some odd crafts skills that I'm not using as much as I wish I were, but if anyone has an interest in learning and hanging out while doing that activity I could finally get some projects done that I've been slacking on for lack of time and motivation.

    Knitting - doing lots of color work and gloves right now, want to start a sweater sometime.

    Stained glass - have all my supplies together finally and designs in mind, it's just sitting in a box now

    Film photography- got a b&w enlarger and could find chemicals if anyone would be into sharing a darkroom

    Ceramics - no supplies, but I know how to make things, would love to spend some time at mudville.

    I've carved a linoleum stamp before, kind of want to keep it up and get better."life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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    i would be down to learn how to make stained glass things...would i need a ton of supplies?tristan - thats fucking rad dude, I'm happy for you.
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2013
     
    You could share mine and I'll let you know roughly what it's worth, it's mostly leftovers from western ny where I got all my things because there's no supplier around here. I have a large lamp that's half done and thinking of making a small lamp and a terrarium thing, so small projects, not window scale. You'll learn how to cut glass, grind it down, apply copper and solder it together. It's actually pretty fun!"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2013
     
    Damn, we're some talented individuals. We should have a skill share-off event, some kind of beautiful orgy of learning.Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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    Andy,
    Will you knit me a hat? I can trade gardening skills, mechanics skills or cooking skills.

    Rob,
    I've hung drywall, laid carpets, and done lighting so yeah bro hit me up.Take-off everything but your rainboots
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    Skills, in decending order of importance:
    #1 I know how to make chainmaile
    #2 I know how to make a bow and fletch arrows
    #3 I can make jelly
    #4 I know how to preserve meat
    #5 I have many gardening skills
    #6 I can properly cut down a tree, de limb it and split the rounds into fire wood
    #7 I studied industrial design at mass art, so uhh hi know how to build boxes?
    #8 I am a competent machinest (I've got paperwork from Wentworth saying so)
    #9 cooking! I'm a decent cook, but I'm scared of baked goods
    #10 I make exceptionally cute kidsTake-off everything but your rainboots
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2013
     
    I like how chain mail is at the top and children are at the bottom.Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2013
     
    Stormy Arthur:Andy,
    Will you knit me a hat? I can trade gardening skills, mechanics skills or cooking skills.


    I can absolutely knit you a hat, I'll post some photos of the designs I like and you can let me know what you want, color-wise. Want to trade for replacing the bottom bracket in my Terry? If not, gardening advice would be welcome, too!"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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    nerdo:I like how chain mail is at the top and children are at the bottom.

    Alexi, teach me how to make a bow!Naaaah, too uncool for the #messlyfe. I just like to hang out in loading docks and pretend to talk on my radio so that people will like me. - Mfratt
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      CommentAuthorsourman
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2013
     
    I know how to build loudspeakers and have built a pair myself with a professor of mine a few years ago. If you ever need audio advice (except guitar amps), hit me up!
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    Anyone work as a framer? Have any expirence cutting mats?Take-off everything but your rainboots
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    I can do manual labor and take care of small children?

    OH and I realized at Breakfast Club this morning that I could probably do cut rate paternity testing.*

    Also I have access to autoclaves and sterile work spaces...



    *Would not hold up in court.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthorrock dathe
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2013
     
    In the spirit of sharing knowledge I was just given a 2013 crew change that I can pass along for the cost of copying it.
    • CommentAuthorben
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2013
     
    What does that mean?I have DTF pants. They're crotchless. -surprisefries
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    Is that like in armored car heists where it's important to know when clock-out is cause somethings briefly unlocked?i mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
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      CommentAuthorrock dathe
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2013
     
    A list of train arrivals and departures
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    What you wanna rob them mothafuckin' trains, is you crazy? Ain't nobody robbed no mothafuckin' train.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthoreburgers
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2013
     
    Snakes on a Train1) Stop watching the donkey porn.
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2013
     


    Here's a few hats I had around, it usually takes me a day or two to make one. I'll rework the bike pattern if you want that in it, that one turned out a bit off. The blue one on the left actually looks like little owls in person."life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthorwest.
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2013 edited
     
    Those are freaking awesome.

    I want a knit bike hat! I have 1337 trading-money-for-goods skills.

    Oh, and 2D/3D CAD modeling (if you were ever hankering to have something in your head 3D printed or laser cut or something) plus some general tinkering/making/soldering/machining/cooking/etc skills. I can also analyze the shit out of a book/poetry for you.unstuck in time
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    A good friend of mine is actually organizing a Somerville skill share to take place March 2, 2014 at the Somerville Armory. If you're interested in getting connected let me know!
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    nerdo:Damn, we're some talented individuals. We should have a skill share-off event, some kind of beautiful orgy of learning.


    A good friend of mine is actually organizing a Somerville skill share to take place March 2, 2014 at the Somerville Armory. If you're interested in getting connected let me know!
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2013
     
    That's amazing, thanks for sharing! Also, who are you?Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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    Someone use their computer skills to show me how to put windows on my macbook. I'm bad at computers. Is there a windows that runs in an OS X window instead of rebooting?You said time was infinite, so why the watch wrapped around your wrist?
    • CommentAuthorben
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2013
     
    We've used VMWare at work. I've only used it once or twice, but it creates a virtual PC inside a window on my mac; no rebooting required.I have DTF pants. They're crotchless. -surprisefries
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    paul jameson:Someone use their computer skills to show me how to put windows on my macbook. I'm bad at computers. Is there a windows that runs in an OS X window instead of rebooting?


    ben:We've used VMWare at work. I've only used it once or twice, but it creates a virtual PC inside a window on my mac; no rebooting required.


    VMWare is the easiest in my opinion. Parallels is also good. Have used both to great success.clockwork ted: this is my favorite thread. sweet BJ alexi!
    • CommentAuthorn8murphy
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2013
     
    i am a motorcycle mechanic and i restore vintage vespas. i can fix anything with an engine.
    I can do plumbing and mild electrical
    i am a very good cook
    i am an artist
    i can weld, ive made 1 bike frame.
    i have done carbon fiber repair.
    i can fix bikes too.
    i used to be an outstanding drinker
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      CommentAuthorseanile mick
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2013 edited
     
    n8, why does my motorcycle's belt squeak when it idles?!
    (this is my first bike, i changed the clutch cable and thats all i know about it.)somebody turn the lights off on this place already.
    • CommentAuthorTJS
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2013
     
    Nerdo,

    I was referred to this post by Ben and another architect friend. I am a designer working for an architecture firm in Boston while at the same time pursuing my own projects.

    I am interested in meeting you and learning more about the space and your specific needs as pertaining to the studio you are looking to build.
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      CommentAuthorwirktk88
    • CommentTimeNov 9th 2013
     
    Anyone got the skills to properly strip and paint a frame? Would like to get that done in a few months.
    • CommentAuthorsmoothness
    • CommentTimeNov 9th 2013 edited
     
    i am perfectly capable of telling you how to strip and properly prep your frame for paint. whether i have the materials to do so is questionable (note: it's tons of money to do it super right.)

    i also have a twenty dollar boroscope and a keen interest in sticking it where the sun don't shine. wanna see the inside of your bicycle? talk to me.

    i have a DSLR, and i know how to use it more than just leaving it in Auto. i can take pictures of stuff for you for gummy bears (max of two bags - i don't want diabeetus)

    i have tiny asian hands, and can probably take apart the front or back end of your car for lights faster than you can, given the proper manual. i actually have the tools for this.

    generally speaking, i am asian, so i'm fucking awesome in whatever topic i take an interest. too bad this does not include math, chemistry, biology, computer science, or physics. (i made a funny)
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      CommentAuthordora
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2013
     
    Andy:

    Here's a few hats I had around, it usually takes me a day or two to make one. I'll rework the bike pattern if you want that in it, that one turned out a bit off. The blue one on the left actually looks like little owls in person.

    andy these are fucking awesome!!!


    is there anyone who could/would teach me how to play the drums? i used to play a lot of instruments but stopped for reasons i can't figure out and want to re-start again. stringed instruments do not work with my science brain so i figured i'd go for drums.


    also you all are talented and smart as fuck and it rulesMust be awful, being so fluffy.
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      CommentAuthordora
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2013
     
    also The Kells is in need of some serious plumbing, we'd definitely need someone with a knowledge level similar to that of a legit, licensed person. we would pay the right person mad cheddar.Must be awful, being so fluffy.
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      CommentAuthorwirktk88
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2013
     
    Come rock out on my roommates drum set in my basement. I want to learn too, and I keep forgetting he has it set up down there. I'm sure he wouldn't mind showing you the ropes.
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      CommentAuthordora
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2013
     
    also The Kells could a legitimate light fixture installed in place of the one on the third floor that just hangs out of the ceiling by its wires, if anyone knows how to do thatMust be awful, being so fluffy.
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      CommentAuthordora
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2013
     
    wirktk88:Come rock out on my roommates drum set in my basement. I want to learn too, and I keep forgetting he has it set up down there. I'm sure he wouldn't mind showing you the ropes.

    that would be awesome! would you mind asking him about it? i can do any day/time that's outside of business hours, or whenever on the weekends.Must be awful, being so fluffy.
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      CommentAuthordora
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2013
     
    let's see, what can i do?

    i can help you get by as far as bike mechanics. i could prolly make it work, but it might take forever. can totes do basic stuff though or anything on a fixed gear.
    i can kinda sew; make new things and do some alterations and fixations; crotch patches and whatnot.
    i can cook/bake pretty ok
    i can make cat pins (glass or laminated ones, i do not have a button maker) and spoke cards and some jewelry made out of glass things
    i do have a snap button putter-onner for plastic buttons, if you need one
    i can embroider shit and cross stitch. i can show you how to make embroidery patterns from scratch, and from pictures (especially pictures of cats).
    i can show you how to bedazzle your sick studded vest and look punk and order stuff off from studsandspikes.com
    i can cut hair; i can do short hair and bangs and trims on longer hair and have some experience with clippers
    i can dye/bleach hair using out of the box shit + tin foil
    i'm good at like, business stuff; process improvements, job descriptions, resumes, spreadsheets and shit, organization, technical and non-technical writing, editing
    i am good with pets except if they're scary
    i know CPR and other basic like, serious injury shit from lifeguard training and also from being alex's partner :) <3
    i can give you a stick n' poke, almost forgot about that
    i can talk about the Simpsons and Seinfeld with you. and Star Trek.Must be awful, being so fluffy.
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      CommentAuthor6kidz
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2013
     
    So many talented folks here.

    Can anyone adjust/replace a band in a cycling cap that loose/stretched? I realize this sounds vulgar."Dude's just smashing fructosenormativity, lay off."
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      CommentAuthordora
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2013
     
    haha umm i might be able to. can you post a picture of the type of band it is?Must be awful, being so fluffy.