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For inquiring about changing, adapting, and improving tools used during projects. Please provide details on the tool's current condition/situation and the intended result.

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Why is my sharpening stone producing a lot of dust/paste or crumbling?

I got this sharpening stone and soaked it in water for an hour before using it on some fairly dull pocket knives. I have never sharpened a knife like this before, and only have watched a bunch of ...
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Are there pencil extenders for charcoal pencils?

I bought a pencil extender. It works great for graphite pencils, which are thinner. However, charcoal pencils are too thick for it. How can I use my charcoal pencils when they are too short to hold?
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What do I need to buy to run an airbrush on this compressor?

I've used airbrushes before, but only in art classes, so I know very little about them beyond using them to paint with. This is the compressor that I already own. I'd rather not buy another as I don't ...
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is there such a thing as a wide belt sander attached to a flex shaft?

I want to sand/polish resin mold crafts. Most of the pieces I work with are around 2" on their widest sides. I am looking into a belt sander to avoid the manual process of sanding by hand. So far ...
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Removing the clip on Rotring 600

I hate the clip on my Rotring 600. Information I found online stated that you can't remove the clip without bending or breaking it. Is there a non-destructive way to remove it?
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What are the dimensions of the joint between the tools and body on a Leatherman Surge?

I'm modifying a Leatherman Surge, and in the process I'm custom building some new tools to go in it. For this, I need the exact measurements and shape of some of the mechanisms used in the tool: The ...
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Rerooting dolls; needle keeps breaking?

I created a homemade rerooting tool as found on google somewhere. It's an exacto knife with the blade removed, filled with some cork and a needle stuck in with the sharp end. I cut the eye of the ...
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Modding lens cap on camera? [closed]

After i installed a filter adapter and a filter on my fuji x70 camera, the lens part is now longer so the lens cap no longer hold itself on the camera. Please refer to the picture, there is a lens ...
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What can I do to make my simple hooks more comfortable?

When I started out I thought that the tools for crocheting were pretty cheap to acquire. Anytime I needed another hook ( or lost one ) I would just head over to the dollar store and get one for ...
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How can I make a regular corner punch from a fancy one?

I'd like to make rounded corners. Unfortunately, the only ones available in my country punch additional patterns besides rounding the corner. I purchased a punch that has the following result: It ...