Unanswered Questions

20 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
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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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What make-up techniques could be used to achieve the watercolor effect shown in this image?

I'm a filmmaker who would like to recreate a makeup effect similar to what is shown in the image below. I want to know the best techniques to turn the skin into a surface for a watercolor painting. ...
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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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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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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 to fill gaps in spherical resin molding

I'm planning on casting an object in clear resin using a spherical silicone mold and did a test to see what I'd have to expect. It's came out quite well - better than I thought it would! - but around ...
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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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Is it possible to get a “crutch” when learning to draw that will stop you from drawing well?

Recently I have started learning to draw. I watched some proko tutorials to learn the basic idea (that I'm generally supposed to think in 3D, what are bodies made of etc), consulted some books, ...
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How to tell which way a colour is leaning?

I'm only just now learning how to best estimate less or more vibrant colours and a large part of this seems to be to see what colours make up the secondary colours being used to mix. I'm finding it ...
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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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