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What can I use to glue pebble stones to wood?

I am trying to make a floor mat where the base is wood and the top are pebble stones. The bonding must be strong and permanent as it needs to withstand the force of people walking in it. What glue or ...
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Fastening thin pieces of wood with a flat profile

I have a great idea for a geometric lampshade that I would like to build. Think of something roughly resembling a geodesic dome. It will be made of individual triangular panels of roughly the ...
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How should I maintain a carved wood panel

I bought this wood carving (see below) several years ago from a vintage/antique housewares and decor store. At least one of the cracks predates my purchase, but I don't think all of them do. ...
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Is it possible that the wood used in newer pencils could be a bit better than old ones from same series? Or wood could degrade with time?

I noticed a strange and unexpected thing recently. I never paid attention to details of pencils because I had assumed if a pencil is from a well known brand, they would be consistent for same series. ...
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Restoring a wooden box with metal inlay

I have a couple of small wooden boxes with metal inlay that I would like to restore. The wood was originally black and the metal silver in colour, but the black has faded and the metal has corroded. ...
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Acrylic paint on wood: how to make it "glow" after the painting is already done

My cousin has already used acrylic paint on wood to produce paintings such as these: But his paintings are not "glowing", i.e. they don't have bright colors. He asked me how to make them ...
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How to properly glue wood to a silicone mold to later fill with another material?

I have a silicone mold that I want to use for a concrete piece. I want to add a piece of wood to that mold, which will leave a negative space in the concrete. Later, I will fill that with resin. Is CA ...
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Paint choices for updating outdoor Christmas figures that are wood

My husband brought home some Christmas figures in 2019 after his Dad died. There are 12 of them, and they are choirboys singing and holding candles (the final one is a really little boy running to ...
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what rubber to buy for wooden wheels

I'm building toy strollers for my girls. I'm planning on using solid wood wheels and I would like to attach rubber tread. I was hoping to buy a roll of rubber tread, maybe with a slot or something to ...
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How to prepare and carry out drawing line art on a tree round?

Our business is an outdoor children's nursery and we thought it'd be nice to make a sign with our logo on a large tree round rather than printed on plastic, since it better reflects the outdoor/...
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How can I paint 1000 wooden balls that are 1" each?

I'm developing a board game that requires 92 balls that are 1" diameter each. The cheapest balls I've found this size are wood. (I'm skipping Durofoam / Styrofoam because I want them to have some ...
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I want to paint a shelf in White , and a mask in it like image attatched. Should i use oil based or acrilic? [closed]

I want to paint a shelf in White , What should i use?
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How to repair wood carving

At the time I bought this snake carving, it was already split and as it was cheap it's fine as it is. BUT I wonder if trying to patch this up would be worth trying. I've added some photos which ...
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Picture Frame/Mount for Mosaic, ~28" x 34" (Max Size) , <$20

I started doing mosaics made up of thin scrap aluminum. This question is about my first first mosaic 'prototype' that I am doing which measures 28 x 34 inches. The aluminum scrap material weighs ...
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What kind of resin can be used to fill a gap in a piece of wood?

If filling a piece of natural wood with grooves in with resin - clear or coloured - what is the best kind to use? This would need to allow for the wood to be used as a table top.
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How can I secure stiff fabric to wood without risking ripping and without adhesives?

I am planning a project using simple 1" x 2" pieces of wood and attaching a length of textile between the planks. The wood will be about 12 inches long, and the fabric will go from long-edge to long ...
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Drafting film glued on plywood

I did an oil painting on drafting film. Now I need to fix it on a board so it will not bend. Can I do it on a plywood and then frame it under glass? Is it safe for the painting? Plywood is not acid ...
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What method is used to achieve this look?

I would like to know what method is used to create those grooves in the wood? Someone has an idea? More images here : Link
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How do I replace a rotten wood base to a plaster statue?

I have a religious statue that I would like to repair. Unfortunately, it has been stored in a VERY damp basement, and its wooden base, underneath the plaster, is rotten, causing the plaster feet of ...
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Attaching a piece of wood to a necklace without drilling

I would like to attach a rectangular piece of wood (without drilling through the wood) to a string to make a necklace. The piece of wood should be attached with a knot to its extremity, and hang ...
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Paint artwork on pressure treated lumber

I erected a 4x4 (12 foot long) piece of lumber in our backyard to hang a bird feeder. It needed that long as the house sits much higher than the backyard and we want to see the feeder with ease. I ...
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What can I line a collectible card box with that is not felt or flocking?

I made a card box, for holding Magic cards, a while ago, and I lined it with felt. While that does look good all the plastic sleeves I use get caught on the material so it is difficult to put them ...
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Learning to work with a rotary tool

More or less by occasion as I searched for something original I could craft myself, I decided to craft a walnut jewelry box for the proposal. It went well! :-) For this purpose I had bought a rotary ...
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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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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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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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How do I get reddish scorch marks with a laser cutter?

I'm trying to burn some nametags, but I'm getting inconsistent results. In the image below, the tag on the right, with the reddish scorch marks, is what I'd like. The tags on the left, with the ...
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Stencil on wood issue

I have a board that I stained and poly’d and now am having trouble with the final step. I have script alphabet stencils and can’t seem to find a great way to use them. I have stencil brushes and am ...
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Adhesive for applying keyboard keys to wood

I have a mosaic made of keyboard keys that I made by gluing the keys to a piece of cardboard. After some time, the cardboard has begun to warp under the weight of the affixed keys. I now have a ...
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Wood used for Christmas Colored Flame Yule Logs?

What type of wood and its' thickness would be get the best results for making Christmas colored flame yule logs? I would like to try and make colored flamed yule logs this year. What type of wood ...
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Attaching wood to glass?

I want to make a floor/plateau in a glass terrarium. A dwarf hamster will use it, so they're not very heavy, but I'd like to be able to place some things like a small food dish, maybe some ...
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What is the best way to apply felt to wood?

I have multiple projects I am working on that are mounted on pieces of wood. I was planning on putting felt on the back of the wood so that they do not scratch the wall when they are hung or mounted ...
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Best way to restore my old vintage wooden cricket bat

I own a vintage, wooden bat which I wanted to restore by myself, for myself. Some of the areas where I require help are: Removing stickers and their marks: There are these old stickers on the bat ...
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Can these tree trunks be used for a small table?

The other day I found these two sections of a tree trunk in the street. So I'm wondering, can they be prepared to be used as some type of rustic stump table?
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Wooden surface sticky

I build a wooden table and put stain on it. After some months I put lacquer on it, which is made for that kind of stain. After two, three weeks I realized that it doesn't really protect anything. When ...
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How to apply rubber to wood?

I have a pair of wooden geta I bought from Tokyo and would like to wear them outside. I tend to scuff all my shoes when I walk, regardless of shoe type, and I would really like to preserve these shoes ...
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What are the typical wood types used for Japanese traditional woodblock printing?

What are the typical wood types used for Japanese traditional woodblock printing?
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Possible to model Viking longboat with Popsicle sticks?

I bought 100 normal popsicle sticks with the idea that I could submerge them in almost boiling water to model them into a viking ship. Before I give it a shot, is there anything I should be aware of? ...
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Can Rustoleum wood stain bleed through a mounted photograph?

On a piece of pine wood, I want to mount a photograph. I stained the wood with Rustoleum cherry stain. It’s dry now and I am ready to mount the photograph. Do I need to put a layer of paper or lacquer ...
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Soldering iron to make holes in sticks?

I am making hamster toys and equipment. I have successfully used a soldering iron to make holes in plastic and cardboard. My question is, can I use it to make holes in small sticks? (As in small ...
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Wooden panels start to shift

I made a table and screwed the panels together via two separate wooden bars and even with one aluminium bar. I did that in the base room. Now the table is in my flat and the panels are moving away ...
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How to deal with the burnt edges of laser cut MDF?

I'm making a Hanabi set out of laser cut MDF. When you laser MDF it has a burnt cut edge. This can be sanded off, however the tiles are supposed to be indistinguishable from one side, and I'm ...
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Staining wood blue with chemicals

I know about the process of 'ebonizing' wood (using steel wool + vinegar to turn wood black), and I have seen excellent results using this process. I was wondering if it is possible to use a similar ...
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High accuracy transfer of cutting blueprint onto plywood

I'm looking to cut a bunch of interlocking pieces from plywood. As a cheaper alternative to laser cutting (I've got a quote for 90 bucks) I'm exploring my options to do this by hand. What would be ...
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Treating pine to prevent oil leaking

I'm in the process of preparing a pine wooden box to hold a large number of cardboard wallets for storing a card game collection, but there appears to be some oil or something like it inside the wood ...
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I want to glue shells onto a mirror frame which is very old, dark wood, varnished. What glue should I use?

Gluing shells onto a frame made of wood covered in varnish.
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Oops! Rubber cement on wood cleanup?

My son was making a birdhouse. He asked if he could use the rubber cement (Elmer's), and I said it was okay. I didn't know he was going to use our dining room table as his workspace. Everything ...
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Line cutting technique for wood blocks: japanese vs. western

Does the line cutting technique in western wood block printing differ from the one in japanese wood cut? In japanese wood block printing the line is cut almost exclusively by a sharp pointed knife - ...
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Aligning multi-color woodblock print?

I know how the registration of wood blocks works in the Japanese-style wood block printing method (put registration marks on the block to align the paper: see this YouTube channel). Since the ...
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How do I cut a popsicle stick lengthwise?

Need to do this for my art project. I tried using a normal wire cutter but the wood just doesnt break
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