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WARNING: Uncertainty! (both material & human)
                     Don't forget that you will be working with a highly inflammable material & think hard before you apply alcohol to other parts of your body such as, err...your nostrils; yes, it burns.
So, read all before you start.             I take my paranoias seriously; you better do as well.
                    
                     Many of you know that fax is a thermal paper, ie. heat sensitive on one side, but a few knows that it also gets drunk(!) ie. affected by alcohol. In this, my first, instructable we will deal only with the latter, Hyde'ing, side of fax. Dr. Jekyll also has boundless potential when you come to play with him. When you think of the ways thermal paper reacts to various sources & forms of heat you'd be amazed. (This will be another story, but you should start pondering on it. Let's see what we all come up with.)
 
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Step 1: Ready, steady


At least one roll of thermal(fax) paper
Alcohol (One I used is 80 proof lemon cologne, with a spray nozzle
A foam mat appr. a4 size (I used 1 cm. upholstery foam which is very handy for many things)
A fan of your choice (I used my hands)
A scanner

Step 2: Situate yourself


-Cut your fax papers to size ( a4 will do) & stock them beside you.
-Get your foam on your lap & place one sheet on it, sensitive side facing you.
-Cover the lot with a newspaper or something. (Alcohol mist falls down on the fax paper & fog it, as you spray your face. Also secure your pre-cut stock & the roll.)
-Find a place for your spray bottle: reachable & flat surface as you'll be putting it back with your eyes closed.
-Put your fan close to you (pocket)
-Arrange space to lay damp fax papers. They may affect each other if you stack them.
There finally be a stack- beleive me!. It's hard stop once you've started.
Biggsy3 years ago
hey this is pretty awesome...
maazbuzdar1 year ago
scary thing...
valla güzel olmuş abey
FO The Turk (author) 3 years ago
Thanks 8bit, that was an eye opener! Everyone who're intrested in faxing themselves should read the afore mentioned article. I also learned there that BPA is used in internal coating of food& beverage cans, baby bottles, sippy cups, pacifiers plus PVC, epoxy and whatnots. All of us who're into making things come in contact with some dubious stuff one way or another. Somewhere in the article I also read: "if you don't have BPA in your body, you are not living in the modern world." I didn't mean to hurt youuuu !, I'm just an expeditious guy.
8bit3 years ago
A warning. According to wikipedia articles on thermal paper and on bisphenol A, thermal paper contains significant amounts of Bisphenol A.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisphenol_A
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermochromic_paper
FO The Turk (author) 3 years ago
I don't! . If you think lemon stinks, try whiskey.
aeray3 years ago
How do you get rid of the lemon stink afterward?
NachoMahma3 years ago
. Very interesting
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