Unanswered Questions

18 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
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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 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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Too much vinegar in clay - how to get back plasticity

I've added too much vinegar to my clay and made it too sticky. Is there any fast way to get back the plasticity other than just slowly drying and then adding water back in? Would an alkaline solution ...
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Loomis head construction from extreme angles

I am practising the head construction based on Loomis method but finding it difficult to draw the extreme angles, and the neck placement on them, so, I haven't moved to the facial features yet. I have ...
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How do I remove modelling clay from my parts and silicone mold?

I've just created my first silicone mould, well, the first part of a two part mould. I've used OOmOO 30, which is great. However, I've used a modelling clay called Sculpey III to raise parts in the ...
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Can I create a 'professional level' Canvas Weave, using a Manual Loom machine?

I would like to start Weaving my own Cotton Yarn, using a Manual Loom Machine, as to create my own Cotton Canvas Fabric. The Fabric will be used to create Canvas Paintings, which will be stretched ...
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How to draw a snub dodecahedron?

I like to know how to draw a snub dodecahedron using just a pencil, compass, marked ruler and calculator (using the calculator to calculate some trigonometric functions, and to measure distances with ...
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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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Bind a back with its pages without stains

Hello I started doing some perfect binding tests, I'm using a vinyl glue and for all concerns the pages being bind together everything worked fine so far. I'm having some throubles however in binding ...
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Page repair ideas

As pictured below, what are some ways to repair the damage shown on a book’s page? My thought is to use several matte-finish shipping labels as a medium for fixing the page. Would this approach work? ...
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What would be a good sealant to use over Posca on rocks and plastic?

Im painting some rocks for a school project, little ones around a garden, and im looking for a good sealant/clearcoat. The rocks are pretty porous, but the paint is water-based, so it will easily come ...
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My sewing machine is accelerating for an unknown reason

My Toyota SFT39 (RS2000 3D Series, 2012) sewing machine has suddenly started accelerating at top speed no matter how gentle I am on the foot pedal. I opened up the foot pedal and can’t see anything ...
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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 to reduce ink flow of Pilot Parallel Pen?

I have a 2.8 Pilot Parallel Pen. It simply flows too much ink when writing. I have the 6mm too and it is just fine. Is there a way to reduce ink amount? https://pilotpen.com.au/products/parallel-pen/
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Which steels can be nitrogen quenched?

I have been making knives as a hobby mostly for myself and friends for some time now. I have been using mostly carbon steels such as UHB20C/1095, O1, 5160. I want to step up my game with more exotic ...

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