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Yes, it very much depends on what kind of oil you use. you want to use an oil, like linseed, poppy, tung, soybean, or safflower, that polymerizes. These oils oxidize to form a hard, waterproof film that seals and protects the wood. No shellac or varnish is needed over a good oil finish. The most common oil finish is a mixture of three parts linseed oil to one part of mineral spirits. This is what I would use on a wand. apply a generous coat, wait at least a half hour for the oil to penetrate into the fibers of the wood, then wipe off the excess until the surface of the wood feels dry to the touch. Repeat every day for a week. The old timers used to say, " once a day for a week, once a week for a month, once a month for a year, and once a year for ever."
glass always did block UV. Now they have acrylic that does it too.
Great build. Another challenge would be to turn two Altoids boxes into a pair of earphones.
A lock would be a dead giveaway. The whole idea of a book safe is that even though a burglar may suspect a book safe, he doesn't know which book holds the safe. If one of the books has a lock or keyhole showing, he'll know to go right to that book, tuck it into his bag and open it at his leisure when he gets home. What you might do is to get a small locking container that will fit inside the pocket of the book, but even then, all a burglar has to do is stick the entire container in his bag and open it later.
This might be ornamental, but it's still a formidable weapon. Even if the points broke off, you would still be left with a large wooden ball on the end of a thick handle. You could easily crush someone's skull with that. If I were a burglar and some homeowner came after me with that thing, I would certainly clear out. Remember that most burglars don't carry firearms.
Not really. This way, if you really wanted to use the axe sometime, you could just knock out the candy/resin handle and replace it with a good wooden one.
Even if the handle were pure resin, it would still be too brittle for actual use. It would be only ornamental. I agree from an ornamental view, it would be better to cast the gummy bears in resin rather using the candy.
The basic idea is to remove the dirt and oil that is clogging the pore (or follicle). My third grade Health book recommended a cotton pad soaked in rubbing alcohol. My family doctor recommended a medicated face soap. Whatever you use, daily treatment is needed until changes in your body chemistry make the problem go away.
first, the wax might overheat and catch fire. second, it will still leave a layer of wax in the jar.
The best thing to do with steel wool is to leave it on the store shelf. There is no use for steel wool that can't be done more efficiently by some other product.
That's not a fern. It looks like thyme, which is a fine leaved herb that likes hot dry conditions.
Once you have a drainage hole drilled, just water like any other pot. Don't put any cactus or succulent plant in a pot with no drainage hole. Don't forget to fertilize during the summer months. Cacti love tomato fertilizer. Keep your plants cool and don't water more than once a month during the winter.
I use second hand cups and mugs from the Salvation Army or Goodwill stores for cactus plants all the time. Drilling holes is easy. You can get diamond drills cheap on EBay. turn the cup upside down and fill the depression in the bottom of the cup with water, then drill with a regular drill press. I use regular cactus soil. There is no need to put pebbles in the bottom of the pot if you have a drainage hole drilled. Just put a piece of paper towel over the hole to prevent the soil from washing out.
The musical? instrument in the video is actually a straw clarinet, a reed instrument. You make a straw flute by simply blowing across the open end of the straw You can make a pan flute by cutting several straws to different lengths and fastening them together. The sound of a straw flute is very high pitched and not very loud.
People have been carving these woods with steel hand tools for thousands of years. It is harder to cut, but far from impossible, and the harder wood is capable of much more detailed carving.
I have a rolling pin that I have been applying cooking oil to for the last 29 years and it hasn't gone rancid yet. You apply a liberal coating, wait about five minutes and wipe off the excess, leaving the surface dry to the touch. Just the same way you would apply linseed oil.
There is a hardware store in my area who stocks 3/4 inch dowels in maple, cherry, and walnut. I've also seen them online. They would be perfect for a project like this.
Ordinary cooking oil would be better than mineral oil. You could also use Linseed oil, Danish oil, or Tung oil.
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