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My choice for removing rust is a product called Ospho. It is a liquid, and you just dip your piece to be restored into it, or paint it on if that is more practical. Just let set for a while and rinse well, then oil tools. I tend to get nervous when playing with batteries and electricity outside. One big shock per life time is enough for me. If you are comfortable with the electricity, this looks good though.
If you have regular sugar and water, it will not ferment unless yeast is added. Yeast like you bake with utilizes sugar(glucose) as a nutrient. The breakdown of the sugar causes carbon dioxide to be released thus the bubbles like in beer and champagne. Keep everything sterile, boil the water and sugar to saturate the solution. The boiling should sterilize the solution also allowing the water to become supersaturated with the sugar so it can make nice crystals. Think rock candy...it is crystalized sugar. Cover the jar with a clean cloth and you should have no problem.
Interesting, I had not thought of that. I just checked those special pads and I can see exactly what you were referring to. Thanks for the heads up.
Even better, I could use that velcro like stuff they put on sanders today and then just switch the papers. Actually for the stones, I need diamond discs, but the ones I have are the velcro backed kind. I just saw the replacement hook papers in the hardware store. This is my very next project. You really got my creative ideas flowing with this one. Thanks.
Hard Drive Sander
I love this project. I've been needing a small horizontal grinder for polishing some lapidary projects. Got lots of old drives around here, so this is exactly what I needed. Many thanks!
If there is any data on that drive, suggest you transfer it before the build forget about turning it back to a drive later. This is a fantastic project.
Just tried the liquid starch and it was a major fail. We used Niagara liquid, not Sta-Flo because Sta-Flo was not in the store. I do not recommend the Niagara liquid starch.
Yes, I have made orange wine also. It is delicious. I cannot imagine grapefruit wine though. The process is very simple and available online and in books. We have specialized stores here that sell all the supplies. Other fruit works just as well.
To juice oranges and grapefruit for freezing, just juice with a regular juicer and pour the juice into sterilized glass containers. Be sure to leave room for expansion caused by the freezing before capping and just put in the freezer. Thaw in refrigerator as needed. If your juice is a bit sour, you can also add a bit of sugar to taste. With the grapefruit, we did not do that.
Did this decades ago when I was in high school. We live in Florida, so that was a big advantage. We planted the seeds and when they sprouted, kept transplanting into larger containers as needed. At about 2-3 years, we set one out in the back yard. This was a grapefruit, and we had fruit on that tree for about 30 years. It finally died a while back, but my Mom froze the juice and had it year round. We were lucky and did not have to use a graft to get good fruit, but that is something to definitely consider when trying this. Grafting one or more varieties of orange onto a stock has been done with success also.
Interesting article. Just to let you know, there are inexpensive set ups that you can purchase. I have been playing with beads for many years. I have a hot head torch that runs on MAPP gas that I get at the hardware store. Glass is the most expensive part of the project, but I have found broken glasses and even broken colored glass bottles can be crushed further and used. It is a fun hobby, thanks for bringing it to everyone's attention. I have seen beginner kits with everything but the MAPP gas available at Michaels in my area.
Introduction to Mold Making & Casting
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Mold Making & Casting Class
Yep, cats love boxes! Next time you go to the store, find discarded "display"boxes. I find mine at BJ's. The outdoor cats love them. One side is usually already open so the items can be displayed. Flip them upside down and you have an already made custom cat house. I drape an old cloth over the top so they can "hide" and in the winter, add fleece throw (we live in (Florida...no snow) for our semi feral outside cat. Got fleece and fabric to make warm custom covers for cold weather. Will post when done. Cat approved design.
Simple Height/depth Gauge
I would suggest perhaps a small point soldering iron to melt through it. It should go through quite easily. I have put holes in plastic that way before. Works like a charm. No cracking.
This always was a problem for me. What an simple solution! I will be making one ASAP.
Bag made of cardboard with their own hands. Master Class
Just in time for Hurricane Matthew. Expect to be feeling it in a couple hours. Never can have enough survival tips!
Thank you, Perfect timing. I brought back a huge tub of clay from vacation and we have been processing it. Luckily we have done the steps you just listed except for the t-shirt. That might have gotten some of the grit out. As it is now, it will make good stoneware with a bit of texture. We are just starting to dry now and you told us the next step.
Thank you. Hope your sister enjoys the class. We did this at an SCA class event last week and there were a lot of class takers and they made some amazing finished brooches. They can be personalized so many ways once you have the basic shell.
Thank you. These brooches are fun to make. The technique lends itself to so many different types of pins and brooches too. Have a wonderful week.
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3D Printing Class
I did make 2 sets of the hackles using nails. Came out really nice, and they do work. With a little care, you can bend the ends if you want also. This project is the next step that I need to do. Thanks for thinking it out for me. Oh, Oove, below, they do make a great defense weapon too.
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