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Is there a way to unclump dryer lint?

I think what you need to do is carding the lint. Carding is a process used in spinning fibers like cotton or wool and it disentangles the fibers and arranges them (mostly) in one direction. (Image ...
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How can I make charcoal?

Charcoal is organic matter (usually wood) that has been partially burned in a low-oxygen environment. To make it, you take wood, exclude air, and apply heat. How to make charcoal with a fire and a ...
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How to Create a Perforated Piezoelectric Disc (aka atomizer)?

This has all the markings of an Engineering SE question. According to a number of websites, American Piezo included, the commercially produced product is composed of various materials, but include a ...
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How to avoid bubbles in castings using dissolved Styrofoam?

Yes, there's a secret. You need to use a different solvent if you want no bubbles (but be careful what you wish for). What the bubbles are If you were breaking down the Styrofoam and using it ...
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Can I make Das air dry clay firmer, like two part epoxy putty, before sculpting?

"Air dry clay" is such an unspecific word used for so many different products that it's impossible to tell which one you have or what to do with it. The only sure way to make it firmer is to ...
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How do I thicken acrylic model paint in a consistent manner?

Acrylic paint is sold in different viscosities for different purposes. It is basically acrylic medium plus pigment. The acrylic medium is the binder that holds the pigment together when it dries. It'...
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How can I create a center disk to put under a compass point?

For something of this sort, you'll either construct one yourself, or repurpose a common item from another resource. The first thought that popped into my alleged mind is a coaster, something with a ...
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How can I get (something similar to) Day-Glo back-painted glass?

You can't infuse glass with colours after it has been produced, and, indeed, coloured acrylic sheets thicker than 8 mm are really hard to find (unless you buy in bulk). While for coloured glass you ...
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