Unanswered Questions

26 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
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How to carry the yarn in stripes?

So, I’m knitting a swatch with both vertical and horizontal stripes, basically a plaid that’s fully knitted and not with the third color woven in. For most multicolor patterns, I have done it by just ...
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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 this style of picture frame called?

I have some convex glass silhouette paintings from the Benton Glass Company from the 30s or 40s. They came with metal frames, each bent from a single piece of metal with a hook on one end and a hole ...
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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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How can I prevent my pom poms made by fork method to not look separated in the middle?

I tried making a pom pom with a fork method several times now, experimenting with different amount of yarn/string and different thicknesses. No matter how I do it, even after trimming they look kinda ...
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Tempera Paints for Making Washes?

I do a lot of hobby crafting for tabletop gaming that involves painting miniatures and building scenery (think model railroad hobbyists). In this craft, there is a lot of need for washes of different ...
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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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Punch needle tool settings do not match kit instructions

I received a couple of needle punch kits from Joann's for Christmas, along with a 2.2 mm adjustable length punch needle (Boye), which was the recommended tool for the kits. I was reading the ...
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Preparing Canvas to Prevent Yellowing Over Time?

What coat can I apply on a gallery canvas (before painting on top of it) to prevent it from yellowing over time? I'm planning to leave some parts of the canvas unpainted.
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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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Guidance on what to look for in a paper cutter/trimmer

I have been drawing and painting for a while now on smaller paper sizes, i.e. up to 11" x 14". I am looking to "go bigger" upwards to 18" x 24" possibly even 24" x ...
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Handmade ceramic plate cracking after putting hot food on it

I had made a set of plates (from slab) with the Plainsman’s coffee clay and glazed it with John Britts’ 3M4 glaze (dipped half in 3M4 base and other half 3M4 +2.5% rutile). I’ve been using them for ...
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Can 2350 Sealer be used with Smooth-On Slow 15?

I am using a 2350 Sealer to make sure the silicon (Dragon Skin Smooth-On) does not stick to the mold I have created with Smooth-On 15 Slow. But from the creation of the mold, I have seen that there is ...
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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, to create my own cotton canvas fabric. The fabric will be used to create canvas paintings, which will be stretched over the ...
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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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