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How (not) to treat the surface of a precision ruler?

Polish and wax, or polish and lacquer, with the latter being closer to what you had at the start based on your description of a coating peeling off. If you've lost the paint in the numbers/lines, you ...
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Adding beams to an office desk to increase support

Drill new holes through the metal legs and add new screws through the holes into the top. Be sure the screws are long enough to go through the metal, but short enough that they don't go all the way ...
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Adding beams to an office desk to increase support

There is no thead in the holes in the wood as it has been screwed and unscrewed many times, that is why I want to add beams. You can use threaded inserts in that case. Or drill out the hole and glue ...
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Adding beams to an office desk to increase support

If I understand your goal, it is to bind the outer legs more strongly towards the corner leg because the wood is no longer doing that. You could achieve this easily and cheaply with steel wire strung ...
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Can I connect a plastic p-trap to metal pipes?

I would say that this is not a proper set up. There is no way to adjust the p-trap. One possibility for the leak is the pipes are not mating properly because there's no way to adjust them. Maybe it's ...
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Can I connect a plastic p-trap to metal pipes?

If this is a sink that gets daily use, (or even close to it), I would remove everything from the stub pipe coming out of the wall and replace everything with new parts. even a new drain basket. The ...
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Can I connect a plastic p-trap to metal pipes?

I would dismantle completely that metal downpipe from the sink, clean all that crud off it, then reassemble using the jointing so it seals between the sink and the drain grille. All that exterior ...
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Will wood posts or metal post spikes last longer?

4x4s with a treatment for in ground use should last longer and be sturdier than any metal spike that you would place a wood post on. The posts should outlast the fence sections.
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