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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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How can I stabilize flowering tube onyx?

I've got some rough flowering tube onyx. The material is beautiful, with fantastic patterns, and I'd like to slab it and cab it. However, like most specimens of this type, the material has a lot of ...
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Capiz Shell table top

I have been looking for a tutorial on how to make a table top with a mosaic of capiz shell. I have quite a lot left from making a chandelier style lampshade and I thought an accent table might be nice....
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What is the correct converter to fit my Inoxcrom fountain pen?

My grandfather left me an old Inoxcrom fountain pen that was given to him as a gift. I have been using it as a dip pen to write with, but am hoping to find a converter so I can use it on the go. I am ...
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How do I get a glass jar out of refractory plaster?

So today I made a metal foundry with a 2/4 plaster 1/4 sand and 1/4 water mix and I put a glass jar in the middle of it to create room. But now the glass jar is stuck and I don't want to break it. Any ...
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Preservation of Animation Cels

I have several animation cels on celluloid. Does anyone have advice or references on how to mount and preserve them? They will be on display, so they'll need to be preserved against possible light ...
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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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How can I make egg-tempera that doesn't deteriorate?

I've been working with a traditional egg-tempura technique that I was taught, but I have had some problems with the paintings later on. The recipe is essentially one egg-yolk (without the yolk's ...
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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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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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plastics options for molding

I have a mold made from a platinum-cure silicone rubber. Its a pretty simple shape with a 3mm thickness. I have attempted to use a fast cast urethane resin, with a shore D hardness 72 that is clear. ...
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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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Pressing rubber (butyl)

I'm trying to make a fairly minimal wallet out of an old inner tube (for use while cycling, with one card pocket and one change pocket into which notes can go as well). The basic structure of my ...
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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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Advice on weaving/looming machine

I am looking to create woven patches as a hobby. I was playing a bit with embroidery patches, but I want to see the difference between the two. My question is: what would be a starting weaving/...

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