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What is a castable gold-coloured metal that is less expensive than gold?

I have plans for a table with a gold inlay. Problem is, gold is expensive and the inlay is quite large (it's not a 'wire' inlay - I'd be casting a pretty substantial piece and setting it into the ...
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How can a repair a hole in my sheepskin jacket?

I mistakenly put my jacket on a rounded hook. The weight of the jacket put it through. Now, I have a thumb size hole under my collar. I could leave it but I worry it could get larger over time and ...
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Permanent Bracelet At Home

I would like to recreate a permanent bracelet at home for my girlfriend. I'm an engineer and can solder electronics. Would this be possible? Something like this - https://www.vogue.com/article/...
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How to lubricate toothpicks for model building?

I'm trying to assemble a model chronograph. At several steps, the instructions say to insert wooden cocktail sticks (toothpicks) through narrow holes in wheels. Unfortunately, the supplied toothpicks ...
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Rotary tool: How to insert bits into collet straight?

I've got a rotary tool (aka Dremel) with a collet like this one (aka quick change collet): You insert the shaft of an accessoir like a drill or diamond bit and tighten the collet nut to hold the ...
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How long should it take someone to sew a simple bolster pillow with piping? [on hold]

Approximately how long would it take a professional to make a bolster pillow that has simple piping and also a zipper? By professional I mean a person who works in an upholstery shop and is used to ...
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A cork tree made of other materials?

My question is this:regarding this item could it possible to make it out of other solid materials? Theriatically it should be possible to do it with other materials, I just wanted to be sure.
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Capsule making?

Is it possible make letter capsules in wood or fabric? I just ordered some plastic versions of this item from amazon.com and was just wondering if it was a possible to make them myself. These are ...
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Where can I find 1/2" thick colored acrylic?

For years I've been looking for a low cost, reliable source for 1/2" thick acrylic (plastic/plexiglass/Plexiglas(R)) sheets in various colors and sizes. The only things I can find are clear/non-...
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Is it possible to recycle the glass bottles and jar in desired shape and size by melting?

I have a lot of glass bottles and jars. I want to convert them into new items of different styles and shapes. Can a glass object be molded into a new shape by melting? If yes, then how?
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How can we cut mirror or glass in a desired shape?

How can we transform the glass in the desired shape or size. If we want to cut a glass which instrument should we use on domestic level.
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How to get spray paint off of concrete, wood, and metal

I was working in my basement studio and a piece of acrylic punctured a red Krylon outdoor paint spray can which exploded onto the unfinished concrete floor, concrete walls, metal cabinets, and wooden ...
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How to make a skin or golden color in nail paint?

I have different nail paint colors, but I don't have skin or golden. Is it possible to make these colors by using two or more different nail paints?
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How to I create a glitter gold effect with colored pencil

I am painting a Venetian Mask using Prismacolor Premier colored pencils on Strathmore Bristol vellum paper. Parts of the mask and costume in my subject photo have glittery gold on them. I am able to ...
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Which paint and glue to use for a golden walnut?

My goal is to craft a "golden" walnut by painting two empty shell halves and then glue them together. So, my requirements on the paint are: color will be golden if this matters should not smear off ...
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Options for gluing thick paper to acrylic sheet

I would like to mount a photo to a clear acrylic sheet. The way I am planning to do that is by first gluing the photo to a thick paper sheet, and then gluing the thick paper sheet (e.g. 250 gsm) to ...
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Can nail polish be used on jewelry?

I have many jewelry sets in white, is it possible to color in my jewelry using nail polish - is nail polish effective on jewelry?
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Materials for an easy to make knife handle?

I've bought this blade, and I want to make a handle for it. the handle should be easy to make, and easy to maintain, and I also need to make sure it doesn't get in the way of the sheath.# I'm ...
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How to make permanent design on my plain white T-shirt?

I want to design, my white T-shirt for my up coming university party. But I want to have permanent designing on it. So what is the best method I can use to get a permanent design. I have already ...
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What adhesive should I use for Carbon Fiber and Painted metal?

I have a tripod that has carbon fiber tubes. There is a metal end piece on the center tube that has fallen out. What kind of glue/adhesive should I use to reattach it?
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Is alder wood too hard to whittle?

I'm very new to wood carving, and have bought my first two tools, both Beaver Craft whittling knives. I've seen a couple videos on YouTube of a man doing tutorials and it looks like his knife, without ...
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Best resources to learn origami art immediately?

I saw one of my class fellows creating beautiful origami art work with paper. I was quite amazed, so I would like to learn origami art. Can you provide resources or recommendations on how to learn ...
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Are spray paints effective on laptops?

My younger brother spoiled my laptop with pens. On removing the stains I got marks on the surface of the laptop which make it look dirty. Are spray paints effective for painting laptops or is there ...
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Name for a retractable spring

What is the name of the type of spring used for trinkets that are retractable? Like a measuring tape or those key rings that will retract.
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The differences between masculine and feminine features to improve my portraits

Earlier this summer, I drew a portrait of a girl that I liked. It was a good drawing, but I cheated. I basically traced the important parts and carefully overlayed the photo for shading. I never ...
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What does “work as dropped stitch” mean in knitting pattern?

The knitted sweater pattern instructions for casting off sleeve at shoulder says: "Before casting off, work center st and 5th st on either side as dropped st." Please explain!
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Do water-mixable oil paintings market differently than conventional oil paintings? [closed]

I am considering move to the water-mixable oil paints but I am concerned about "rules of the game". Should I disclose that my painting is created with water-mixable oil and not with the conventional ...
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Remove or hide red colour from trackpad on laptop

I have this Lenovo Y720 laptop which got an overall black design, but this one red square is driving me nuts. Is there a way to paint it black or some vinyl I can add? There are no skins for it.
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Material that can be cut / carved and doesn't react with silicone

I'm currently experimenting with making silicone molds for casting. I'm not interested in the commertially available molds and want to make my own. For financial reasons I use the cartridges of ...
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Can you bake a sculpture with a copper wire inside?

I am making a sculpture with a pure copper wire wrapped with polymer clay. Will I have problems baking this in the oven with a temperature of 120-13 degrees Celsius/ 248-266 degrees Fahrenheit?
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Breathable painting for acoustic panels?

I wanted to have a picture painted by my friend onto an acoustic panel in my room. I contacted some local companies working on such projects, but they work only with printing on this material. ...
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Is ironing clothes beneficial for fabric properties?

Is ironing clothes actually "useful" for something for a fabric? I mean, does ironing help extend a fabric's life or preserve its properties (tension resistance, torsion resistance)? Or is it just an ...
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Aggregate size and mix ratio for concrete sculptures

What aggregate size should I use for making concrete sculptures of humans and animals, 1.2 x Life-sized, poured into moulds? And what ratio should I use for the (white Portland cement) to sand to ...
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How to paste tissue paper onto thicker paper?

I have done a print in linocut on a piece of tissue paper. Now I want to paste it on a thicker paper. How I can paste tissue paper with a linocut print onto thicker paper?
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What are these blue spots on a AISI 301 steel plate?

Hi, This is a x150 microscope view of a 301 steel plate. It is covered by this type of small blue spots. It appeared after the steel had been treated at 400°C. The subcontractor thinks that the ...
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What type of painting is this watercolor?

What is the below type of art is called? And what type of paper and colors are used here? Can you do that using acrylic colors?
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How to sand food safe glass by hand

I have a few kitchen items that have become chipped from use (such as pint glasses and mixing bowls) and I would like to sand them to make the edges dull so they are safe to use again. I saw the ...
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what could be used hanging object such as painting on wall without nails?

Is there any adhesive material through which we can hang painting and photo frames on wall without nails.Such that on removing it not damage the walls?
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creating something like an expanding ring mandrel for my homemade lathe

I am crafting my own drill powered lathe so I can improve my ring making. The problem is, even though I can make a working lathe, I do not have a way to securely place the ring in the lathe to make it ...
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Material to prototype gear designs

For fun, I started designing some two-dimensional mechanisms with parts that rotate, slide and gear against each other. Ultimately these will be made from laser-cut acrylic, but since I don't have ...
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Paper airplane maker

There was a machine that made paper airplanes. Now my question is this: what’s the name of the machine & are there any pictures of same? I’m just EXTREMELY curious about this supposed machine .
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Tool To Create Folding Plans

I'm trying to design a leather box, I've got the plan penciled out - but now looking to create a scale model out of card. I'm looking for a tool that will allow me to make my scribbles into a to-...
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Finishing an Embroidery Hoop

I am quickly nearing the end of an embroidery hoop project, and am not sure how to finish it. I plan to display the project within the hoop itself, but am in search of guidance on how to finish the ...
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Should I stain wood then use acrylic or vice versa?

I am creating a wooden gaming board and would like to stain the wood as well as paint an acrylic decoration on it. Can I stain the wood first, paint with acrylics, then put a sealer coat on it or will ...
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LED pasties, 3v circuit board lights

Apologies for being a noob. This set (3v lithium battery, color interchanging light & circuit board) was taped inside my pasties. I had customized the front, and they were supposed to light up for ...
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It is possible to create powerful crucible that you can melt plastics in it? If yes, how can I create it from simple materials?

I’m asking this because, I’m trying to find how to make a powerful crucible that when you melt any plastic in it, it doesn’t not happen anything to it, and you can also hold it with your hands even ...
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What material can be used to create a mold for pouring any molten metal without problems?

I have found that for one to create a mold for pouring molten plastic in it, it only requires clay. But what about metals? Are there easy materials to find so that I can use them to assemble them ...
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What type of sealer is this?

Where I studied, in the printroom, there was a large bottle with the label 'sealer' on it (it seems that they transferred the contents of most products they used from the original containers to their ...
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How to set the best solution for placing legs in this project

I'm trying to attach legs to the table top (50x50 cm): and having difficulties placing them in the best way so the table can stand still: Can any of you tell what is the minimum distance between ...
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Will a children's pullover rescale for an adult?

I bought some natural-grey handspun wool in a Slovenian village and want to make a rustic pullover with a classic aran pattern out of it. The problem is that, although the wool wraps to 9 wpi (which ...

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