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How to open a hot furnace without damaging it?

I have a heat treatment furnace which is very similar to furnaces used to make jewelry, such as to melt gold, silver and other precious metal alloys for casting into jewelry. In fact, the manufacturer'...
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How to Create a Perforated Piezoelectric Disc (aka atomizer)?

I'm wanting to create a perforated piezoelectric disc for use in creating a solid state aeroponic mister. The water droplets, and thereby the holes, can only range in size from 5-50 micron in order ...
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Can I use epoxy to stabilize/restore 18th century giant pottery?

I have this giant ancient oil jar (18th century) outside of my house, and it has been an outside decoration since ~1960 and it probably has suffered from the winter temperatures. It's a pretty big ...
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Hand Sewing Patch to Huge Elbow Holes in Sweater

I have a favorite (cashmere/lambswool) sweater from a fast fashion store that I sort of let go to seed from wearing it all the time. It now has huge elbow holes that go further up my arm where it gets ...
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Too Much Alcohol Ink, Overshooting the Color Too Dark

I was lead here to this site FROM THIS POST on getting a transparent colored epoxy. One question is if I am using an alcohol ink for a transparent colored pour, what happens if I overshoot the color i....
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What glue should I use with acrylic and transparencies?

I have a set of laser-cut clear acrylic pieces and matching transparencies (with designs printed on them). I want to glue the transparencies atop the acrylic pieces, but I have am unsure which glue is ...
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Where might I find out if the buttons on this jacket too big for the wearer? [closed]

I'm settling a conversation with a friend. He thinks they're oversized, I think they're reasonable, maybe a little stylised. El Sueno's a big guy. Can anybody suggest where I might find experienced ...
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Acrylics in the drain?

In an imaginary scenario, I paint with acrylics, let's say on canvas board or similar. I don't use any fancy techniques, like impasto. Just the "normal" amount of paint and commonly used ...
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What's the name for the pen and ink drawing style seen in J. J. Grandville's art?

I don't know much about art history or different drawing traditions, but I often see this style of line art (done in pen and ink I think?) which uses many thin lines for shading. Some examples of what ...
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Tools for etching leather?

There’s this artist who I absolutely love, and they etch leather using a tool I am not familiar with. I want to get into this style of art and was wondering if you had any ideas! There is a pic ...
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What is the best way to decrease the circumference of a vest arm hole?

I created a vest from a jacket by removing the sleeves. Now I see that the vest arm holes are too big. I have two ideas how to make the arm hole smaller I would like to know the best way. My ideas so ...
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How best to thin Silicone for Roto Casting

I've been trying to cast a silicone part using a mold I've 3'd printed. I've built a roto caster to rotate the mold so that it is hollow. I'm using a 2 part Ecoflex silicone. Unfortunately the ...
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How can you dye blown eggs?

In the Before Pandemic times, my family would often host Easter-egg dyeing parties, where we provide the dyes and tools and guests provide eggs. We emphasize bringing whole raw eggs, but there are ...
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What is this long free arm machine called?

This post about sewing tubes without a presser foot or feed dogs suggests using a specialized machine. What is the second machine in Elmy's answer here called?
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Best material to make cardboard more durable

I'm planning on making a cat wheel out of 48"-60" Sonotube. How would one go about making a rigid paper-like material similar to cardboard more durable, i.e. resistant to spills, dents, and ...
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Difference between cut edge and deckle edge paper

I'm about to buy paper on the internet, and the only difference I see between cut edge and deckle(d) edge paper is the price: deckle edge paper is a little more expensive than cut edge paper. What is ...
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Push-to-open lid for box using a special latch?

Imagine an open topped rectangle box: it has a bottom and four walls. An interior box fits or nests inside that, and, when seated, is flush with the top. I want to find a latch/device so that I can ...
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How can I fix the “foxing” of a shoe? [closed]

I left my shoes in my backyard, then somebody let the dog out and part of the shoe died (sad story). Now my parents are making me fix the shoe, is there any "replacement for the foxing?
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How to expand one pattern repeat

I've been reading Leonie Morgan's '100 Colourful ripple stitches'. Some of the patterns are an unusual shape, and have no explanation of how to expand upon the pattern. One pattern repeat is given as, ...
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How can I separate and recombine yarn?

Is there an easy way to separate (unply?) yarn into smaller "strands" and recombine (reply?) them in different combinations? For example, if I have a blue yarn and a red yarn, is there an ...
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How do I mix charcoal and graphite correctly?

Using graphite is somewhat risky. I've seen that when I use graphite it ends up very shiny, am I doing anything wrong? If im correct, the process is: apply the charcoal then the graphite, but how can ...
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What are some good car-crafts for long trips?

Sometimes on those long car rides, coloring doesn't cut it for a kid when parents are trying to avoid screen time. What are some good crafts that a kiddo can do in the car without making an overly ...
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Curtains lined with the same material: where should I put the seam?

I'm making some small curtains with both sides facing inside the house (they're for a cabin bed). Normally the inside (fancy) fabric would be folded over and slightly larger than the lining fabric, ...
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Are all ruffles gathered, or are there different types of non-gathered ruffles?

Are all ruffles gathered, or are there different types of non-gathered ruffles? I am new to sewing and I was wondering if all ruffles are gathered or not. By ruffles, I mean the ruffles we often see ...
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What type of paint for mildly flexible plastics?

I have a couple of roughly fist-sized plastic† pieces that I'd like to paint (I'll post a pic as soon as I can); preferably with a spray but brush is OK too. First I intend to lay down a primer (for ...
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How do companies make such smooth latex molds?

I make one-piece latex rubber molds of small figurines and they come out smoother than many people's molds I see. I also buy latex molds from companies and they are perfectly smooth and of even ...
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Paint for stencils on black fabric

I'm thinking of making some stencils on black fabric, but I'm not sure what paint would work best. On the internet tutorials say fabric paint is best, but I've painted with white fabric paint on black ...
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Gluing fabric or ribbon to walnut shells

I've made a series of small crafts in walnut shells and want to turn them into lockets of a sort by gluing a ribbon (or thin strip of cotton fabric) to the outside so I can tie them shut. I'm having ...
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How does Flanders ground connect to cloth stitch?

I am currently in the process of learning the five-hole ground used in Flanders bobbin lace. However, I can only find information on the ground, not on how to transition from the ground to cloth ...
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How to do embroidery on tulle netting fabric?

Has anybody ever tried embroidering floral designs by hand on tulle or other netting fabrics (see picture) and has some ideas and suggestions? Do we need any special needle or tools for embroidering ...
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Please help date and identify the material used for this tapestry [closed]

Could you please help me date and identify the style/artist of this piece of work?
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Trying to find a specific, sable hair watercolor brush, plastic/resin handle [closed]

My grandfather, Ed Maryon, painted watercolors professionally, and was both Dean and Chair of Fine Arts at the University of Utah. When I was younger, I was fortunate enough to have some private ...
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Removing creases from an oil painting canvas

I just received an oil painting that was not packaged/rolled securely and folded/compressed during transport. Now it has creases. Is there any way to remove these without damaging the painting?
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What is the name of the knit stitch on these given pictures?

what is the name of the knit stitch in the pictures on this page: https://www.pimkie.fr/p/pull-grosse-maille-408383E23A0B.html Are there some patterns online using the same stitch? Regards.
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How are sketches like this drawn?

Are these sketches simply drawn by hand with a lot of effort or is there a trick to them? Credit: Naruto, Vol. 1: Uzumaki Naruto (9781569319000) (Version with higher resolution)
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Should you reuse your swatch?

After swatching and blocking, is it common to unravel the swatch and use that yarn in your project? I'm assuming the blocking would change the yarn a bit but that once you blocked the whole finished ...
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Getting rid of old artwork and sketchbooks? [closed]

My folks died a couple of years ago and we had to empty the house and do all that sad stuff. I had 40 years of artwork in their attic and I brought it all to my studio to "sort out". Three ...
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Laser printer paper for clear wall decals? Never done anything like this and not sure what to buy

I want to print a few things on a clear sticker that I can stick on my walls. But I don't want it to damage the walls when I remove the stickers. Is there any special paper I can get that I can print ...
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What binding options are there for an A3 sketchbook that I can rearrange or add pages to?

I want to start a project sketchbook where I will put all of my existing notes for 1 specific project, separated into different sections, and with a table of contents, to arrange them and have a ...
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How to mix paint given a hex color code?

I want to replicate a color scheme that is given in Hex codes (RGB, equivalently) - example here. Given that I have red, yellow, blue, white and black paint, how am I supposed to systematically ...
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Is there a name for embroidery that is only an outline?

When I think of embroidery I think of something detailed like this: I am wondering if there is a particular name for embroidery that is only a bare outline of the shape of something (color is ...
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“Set-in” vs “Flat” sleeve sewing — is there really a difference?

When sewing for costuming/cosplay, most of the patterns I tend to turn to have a "flat" style sleeve construction; that is, the front and back pieces of the garment are joined at the ...
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How can I avoid chipped edges on glass etching with a Dremel?

I've been trying my hand at etching glass with my Dremel 4000 & a Flex Shaft. I've been experimenting with different diamond bits and speeds but my edges always come out chipped. I use a water ...
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Methyl cellulose paste mixing mix-up

I’m making MC (Methyl Cellulose) paste for origami, and it’s not mixing. When I stop stirring, all the MC just sinks. What am I doing wrong? (If you need more info please comment, I’ve looked all over ...
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Gilding with other leaves but gold and silver using traditional water gilding

Is it possible to gild with imitation, or other but gold and silver, leaves using traditional water gilding? If not, how come? Also, why is it not possible to burnish (using agate stone) when using ...
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Grid for copying photos from laptop

I want to use my photos to paint from. I would like to know how to find a grid for my screen to square off my photo. This would aid in transferring it to a canvas or paper. I've tried to find a photo ...
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Paper's preservation (fixative not working)

Apparently, my (acid-free) paper (from 'SoHo Studio'; shown below) is yellowing, I have Krylon Workable Fixatif Spray Coating. Obviously, fixatives prevent this issue to happen, what should I do? Is ...
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Smoothing cut glass made from wine bottles [duplicate]

For the experienced people that cut glass bottles: I would like to make the bottom of the wine bottle a drinking glass. I have cut the bottles easily but getting a round polished edge is quite ...
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Paperweights used to hold down Art, Posters, or Maps for framing

My local frame shop uses weighted leather discs to lay prints out flat. These paper weights are essential for keeping rolled posters flat on a table. I can also see them being used in the map / ...
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Securing seashell to an open painted wall [duplicate]

I would like to place a variety of different shaped seashell on a wall space in my bathroom. Is gluing them to the wall the best option? If so, what type of glue. Keeping in mind this is a wall in my ...

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