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how do i start a side hustle selling cabinetry [closed]

I'm currently running a side hustle business focused on selling furniture, and I'm looking for effective strategies to acquire more customers. Despite various efforts, I'm struggling to attract a ...
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Building tracks for bedroom sliding door [closed]

How do I build tracks for a sliding door for the bedroom door?
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What are the limitations of a mini-sewing machine vs a full sized machine?

Compared to a "full-sized" machine, what are the drawbacks of a mini? I currently have a Singer 201 cabinet sewing machine dating from the `50s, which is used for general repairs and rarely ...
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What type of stitch is on the interior of this hat?

I want to create a pattern for this beanie by Paa, a label which tragically ceased operations this year. They made beautifully cozy hats and I never had the chance to acquire one. I’m not an ...
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Crochet hook size switch mid project

I lost my crochet hook . Size 3.5 mm . If I switch to a size 3mm will it make a huge different in my afghan ?
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Glitter trifold poster board [duplicate]

I am trying to help my daughter with a school project. The topic is space. She would like to use a black trifold poster board to present her project on but is trying to figure out how to create a ...
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How to varnish a gouache painting on a wooden coaster?

Has anyone experimented with varnishing or sealing gouache artworks on coasters? I'm concerned that since gouache is a rewettable medium, it might smudge and spread when in use. Additionally, I worry ...
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Linear Perspective: Vanishing Point Below Horizon Line

If the horizon level is aligned with the viewer's eye, how can a vanishing point lie below or above the horizon line? Are vanishing points defined relative to objects?
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Making a tensegrity table height adjustable

I'm interested in making a "tensegrity" coffee table shaped like this: That is, two rigid (in my case wooden) frames connected by five prestressed tensioned cables (chains in the image) ...
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Can I make purple watercolor paint from boiling Scottish thistle flowers?

Can you make purple watercolor paint by boiling purple-colored thistle flowers?
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How to format a label for a framed print of a photograph of a painting

Problem: I have photographed original paintings by a family member and decided to print and frame a few of the photographs. The prints are the same size as the original artwork, so 24" x 30"...
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Help buying good pen for connect-the-dot art

I got a connect-the-dot book as a gift. I tried multiple pens on it, but all are unsatisfactory. They all have issues like ink running dry often (including in the middle of drawing a line), uneven/...
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How to have clean lines inside the edges doing crosshatching?

I've started drawing in crosshatching style, but I find it difficult to keep the lines inside the edges. I´m going to attached and example of what I mean. Any tips or techinique that I can apply? I´...
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How do artists develop their style on drawing line art? [closed]

I want to know about how artists develop their style on line art, everyone has a different line art style based on their preferences and they draw irregular lines with irregular width and length in ...
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Ideas on how to create a mold or stencil of lettered emblem on back of vehicle?

Apologies, as I'm sure this is an unusual question. I'm wondering if anyone could come up with a way to create a stencil, or molding of the letters on this vehicle, with materials or techinques that ...
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Decipher part of a sweater pattern

I am knitting a vegetable-patterned sweater for my daughter, but have come to a part where I struggle with understanding the pattern. Perhaps someone can help me decode the instructions? The pattern ...
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Paint that will feel like tire rubber

I have a plastic trophy (of a big tire) that I would like to paint. For the actual tire part of the trophy, it would be cool if it felt like a tire (rubbery). Is there a type of paint, that when dry, ...
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Leather cord- joining whilst under tension for drive

I have a hand crank wheel that uses a thin leather cord to transmit power to another wheel. How do a join the cord together in a loop whilst on the machine under slight tension?
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Can you rewet paper with dried acrylic paint on it?

I want to print a block of color in acrylic paint on a sheet of printmaking paper. Later I would print oil based inks on top of the acrylic, but both kinds of printmaking require the paper to be wet. ...
Gregory Ledger's user avatar
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Please help identify this material that looks like tulle

I am currently stuck at finding a tulle (like) material as the picture below. I need it to repair torn embroidery. I have bought, after searching for hundreds of tulles online, 3 different kinds of ...
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How can I secure my 4ft by 4ft canvas to the wall so that I can work on it?

I have a 4ft by 4ft canvas that I need to finish in 3-4months. My working space is not ideal and unfortunately I have no where else to work. I have to make do with this limited working area and I'm ...
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Will Mod Podge hold up in humid weather?

I am making string globes with doily string for my daughter's wedding in mid May. We plan on putting fairy lights in them. My only concern: if it rains and is humid, will the Mod Podge maintain the ...
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Is it possible to make oil modifiable again?

I am asking this question on behalf of my friend who is an artist. He has been doing a painting with oil and has used drying linseed oil and turpentine oil on it to make it dry faster as he was in a ...
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Navy blue dye bleeds?

I have recently been surprised at just how much red dye bleeds out of fabrics I have recently dyed whenever I wash them. I am using regular red Rit dye and natural fibers. I was wondering if other ...
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Why would threading a sewing machine with the foot down cause faulty stitching (and what about threading with the foot removed)?

In trying to troubleshoot some bunched up thread on the back of the workpiece, I noticed the following wording in the manual of my Bernina Activa 145: Faulty stitching... Sewing computer threaded ...
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Any way to save peeling faux-leather boots?

I have some great fake leather boots that work well in every way except that the fake leather is now peeling off of them rather dramatically. I was wondering, is there a way to save them? Shoe polish ...
Rebekah2020's user avatar
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How can I adopt a specific style in illustration?

Basically I used to doodle a lot when I was younger and decided to get back into it. I managed to find a comic and game artist that EXACTLY matches what I want my drawings to look like, and my goal is ...
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How to understand knitting diagrams

I am researching machine knitting techniques, which have come up in my work. I otherwise know very little about this craft. I have encountered diagrams such as the one below, but do not know how to ...
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Gumble of thread through bobbin hole? Thread loose on down-side of cloth? [duplicate]

I've had an issue where after I set my presser-foot lifter and begin to sew in a straight-line thread pattern. The needle does stall due to insufficient torque. Then, I release the foot and raise the ...
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What kind of inexpensive paper/material is suitable for acrylic paint?

What kind of paper/material is suitable for acrylic paint? The question arose in the context of children switching from drawing with watercolors to acrylic. For watercolors they simply used white ...
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How to make a candle holder with very small transparent windows

I am attempting to make a hurricane lantern style candleholder that consists of a photo of the night sky, but where the stars are transparent so that the light can shine through while the black night ...
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Using someone else's technique in your own patterns

Say I pick up a pattern from some designer which has a neat technique they use (for example, fission knitting by Mary W. Martin) that I believe they invented, and certainly make a business out of ...
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What kind of coating or paint can i use for UV pigments?

I have gotten my hands on some powdered pigment that is uv reactive, meaning that it reflects UV light in the visible spectrum. I would like to use this pigment for a few projects outside. The ...
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Brother sewing machine starts too quickly

I got a Brother XL-5060 from a freecycle post recently. After unjamming the bobbin and finding a replacement presser foot, I've got the machine to sew quite well. One issue though is that it doesn't ...
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Working with epoxy resin crafts/colors blooming or spreading

I'm fairly new with this craft, 2 years BUT not steady because of discouraging results so ..... Can anyone tell me please how do I get the pretty or 🤯 results when I add color to my epoxy resin the ...
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Will synthetic dye bleed less than regular dye when used on rayon?

I recently dyed my 100% rayon dresses wine red with regular Rit Dye (not their synthetic dyemore brand) because rayon is considered a natural fiber like cotton and linen, and requires the regular dye. ...
Rebekah2020's user avatar
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What type of string is this?

What kind of string is this at the end of this lanyard? I want to find string like this. It's to attach to a loop.
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Do all sewing machines have the same needles (mounting wise)?

My mom has a Silvercrest 33B1 sewing machine and I am looking for an appropriate set of needles. She mostly sews curtains, tableclothes and chair covers. These I assume use thin fabrics, either ...
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How to remove the finish from a stainless steel/titanium ring?

Any recommendations on how to remove the finish from this ring? I'm thinking about trying to refinish it. It's a cheap ring but has sentimental value. When I bought it, it was listed as stainless ...
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Make a diamond bright [closed]

I have a platinum ring and I want to put a diamond on it. Is there a possibility to make the diamond "looking bright in the day" ? By this I mean that the diamond would look like if he was ...
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Is the Cennini's Libro dell'arte part of public domain? [closed]

I was wondering if this book is in the public domain (the French translation by Victor Mortez) : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libro_dell%27arte. I suppose the book in italian is, but I'm not shure ...
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Good Blackener Product / Process for Aluminum and Stainless Steel

I am looking to replicate this type of finish on aluminum and stainless steel hardware: This is Jax Iron, Steel, and Nickel Blackener on carbon steel (mild steel) with a Rustoleum 2x clear coat. I ...
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What glue to use to make a resin sticker that adheres well to the back of an iPhone?

I am in the process of creating a few domed stickers for my phone, like the ones shown here. I have created these in a silicone mold and want to apply some kind of glue to the backside so that I can ...
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How to scan pencil drawings to get good dynamic range?

I've recently started graphite pencil drawings and would like to digitize my drawings. I've experimented with my document scanner (Canon Pixma MX 340) and my camera (Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark III). I ...
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Good Concrete Material for Small Scale Sculpture Casting?

I am interested in incorporating concrete casting as a material into a series of sculptures. Here are my parameters: The concrete will mainly be used as a framing element for wall works, so ...
Emmett Palaima's user avatar
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How is this style called and how is it done?

I am wondering, what is the historical origin, technique and name of the following drawing/painting style, done by means of little dots and nets. Or is it perhaps the effect of the drawing support or ...
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Are alcohol inks safe to use in a public makerspace?

I run a library makerspace, and one of the things we have available is alcohol inks. They are not available in large quantities, the projects being made are generally about the size of a post card. ...
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Identifying charcoal drawing equipment in a YouTube video

I am new to charcoal and want to play around. I watched this video and I am trying to understand what tools and equipment he is using. At the beginning of the video, it seems he is spreading lines ...
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Do there exist compression ring springs?

I'm not sure what to search for, and I'm hoping you can help me find whatever this might be called: I'm looking for something that looks like a keyring, but expands with pressure if pressed onto a ...
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Recommended paper and ink for printing memorials

I need to print an eulogy off my email, copy a newspaper article, and make copies of photos to frame all together to give to my family members to hang on the wall, so they will be exposed to ...
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