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How to ferment green indigo powder to make it blue

I have bought indigo powder to color my soaps blue (cold/hot process saponification). Unfortunately I received something which color is closer to match than blue jeans... After some internet research ...
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How to tack fuse glass frit and keep pores in glass

I am trying to make a glass sheet that is porous and I am looking for tips on my kiln cycle program. I have soda lime glass beads that I crushed into a powder and I am planning on pouring them into a ...
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Paraffin candle burnt (or rather melted) WAY too quickly?

So... I'm new to candle making; I got some paraffin (nobody here sells soy wax), molds, stearic acid and other ingredients. Today I was trying the second candle I made; it was not a small candle at ...
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Plastics options for molding

I am creating a sword for cosplay, and I need the material used to be clear, rigid, and lightweight, and to cure properly in such a thin mould (and can be poured into the mould I have, as I'd prefer ...
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What is the purpose of an abrader in flint knapping?

I'm trying to learn flint knapping, and I keep seeing references to abrading the edge while working the material. What is the purpose of doing this? How do I know when an edge should be abraded, and ...
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Will 20 psi get out air bubbles when resin casting?

I’ve been trying to figure out how much psi I need to get air bubbles out of resin when casting. Does anyone have experience with this? Can anyone tell me what amount of pressure will get rid of air ...
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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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Can I make doublets with a Genie and a trim saw?

I've never made doublets before, but I'd like to try. My concern is that I don't have a flat lap. I only have a trim saw, and a 6-wheel Diamond Pacific Genie. Is it possible to attach the dome to a ...
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How to draw snub dodecahedron?

How to draw snub dodecahedron using just pencil, compass and ruler? I already know how to draw dodecahedron, icosahedron, cube, etc. I want to draw it even if it is very advanced because I have no ...
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What is the best adhesive for litmus paper in scrapbooking

There is a seller on eBay who offers litmus paper background paper for scrapbooking and card making. The litmus paper looks kind of like vellum in that it is semi-transparent. This is what it ...
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Party Blowers to Noisemakers?

I went to the store to get a couple packs of party horns for a Bible story in Sunday school. However, I did not realize that they were actually party blowers that did not make any noise until I got ...
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Repairing diamonds with glass, how does that work?

I heard that cracks in cut diamond gemstones can be repaired by filling them with molten glass which renders the crack or hole invisible. For example, I hear that graphite inclusions in diamonds are ...
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Porcelain brush pen does not stick to ceramic ring

I painted a ceramic ring (this) with porcelain pens (edding 4200 porcelain brush pen). I followed the instructions of the pens: Clean the surface of the ring and remove dirt and grease. Apply the ...
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Can large pieces of slipware be dried without a kiln?

I have a clay (plasticine) positive of a human figure standing 5' tall Next step is making a rubber mold for the lost wax process and a bronze positive May I use the rubber mold for slip after the ...
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Light fastness in NuPastel

I am new to pastel drawing. I have a few Nupastels that I purchased a few years ago. I am interested in purchasing more of these, but I read a few posts on the web that Nupastels are not light-fast ...
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How can I fix my silver sharpie?

So recently I pulled my mint condition -or so i thought- silver sharpie out from my art box. I never dipped it in anything or something, but for some reason, the nib has turned brown and only a small ...
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Does Cyanoacrylate glue inhibit Mold Star silicone?

I used CA glue to bond two parts of a model together in preparation for making a mold of it. I used Smooth-On Mold Star 20T (platinum cure) silicone. In places where the CA glue was exposed on the ...
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Can I replace the pencil and marker with ballpoint refills in the Lamy CP1 Tri Pen?

I'm interested in the Lamy CP1 Tri Pen, which is a multipen that comes with three pen types - black ballpoint (M 21), pencil (M 41), and orange marker (M 55). Is it possible to swap out the pencil ...