Unanswered Questions

18 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
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How to ferment green indigo powder to make it blue

I have bought indigo powder to color my soaps blue (cold/hot process saponification). Unfortunately I received something which color is closer to match than blue jeans... After some internet research ...
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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 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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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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Does a gauge recommendation refer to pre- or post-washing dimensions?

I'm following this pattern to make a sweater. For the gauge requirement, it states: 17 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches in Seed Stitch Then the schematic shows the front/back panels having a width ...
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Use of white watercolour paint

I've been starting out with watercolours, and have been wondering what the purpose of white paint is. The best way to make something white is to never paint on it in the first place, and other ...
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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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The term for drawing someone pointing at an object to attract attention to the object

In paintings, you often see drawings of people pointing at things. This is sometimes the painter's way of attracting the audience's attention to whatever is being pointed at. Is there a name for this ...
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What is the best adhesive for litmus paper in scrapbooking

There is a seller on eBay who offers litmus paper background paper for scrapbooking and card making. The litmus paper looks kind of like vellum in that it is semi-transparent. This is what it ...
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Porcelain brush pen does not stick to ceramic ring

I painted a ceramic ring (this) with porcelain pens (edding 4200 porcelain brush pen). I followed the instructions of the pens: Clean the surface of the ring and remove dirt and grease. Apply the ...
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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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