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You want me to count them for you? I wouldn't want to take away the fun of exploration you are having.
How many hexagons and pentagons are there in total?
PVC -- It's Great for Inventions
Cement Dome Garage
A REBAR TRELLIS - for Home and Garden
Broken Tile Mosaic Counter
Wire Torch Holder
PVC FRUIT PICKER
I decided since I was already out, buying parts, I'd just get the pipe bracket and save myself some time/effort...also, in place of the razor, I beveled the pvc inside and out to make a cutting edge. Doesn't show up well in the picture and the two lemons I tested it out on fell right off, so I haven't had occasion to see if it works yet.I'm thinking about replacing the initial screws I used with nuts/bolts from the inside-out...for now, I just shoved a large sponge (like you would use for washing a vehicle) down to prevent the protruding screws from damaging the fruit.
Custom Head Base for Mask Making
Silicone Rubber Sculpture Techniques
HANGING -- alternative storage techniques
Hanging Candle Holder
Bend PVC Pipe
X-ray Drum Heads
CAT FEEDING PLATFORM
"TERMITE NEST" CITIES -- the Next Generation
you can do this with hdpe which is a different type of plastic than pvc and its found everywhere for instance milk jugs, detergent bottles, shampoo bottles and pretty much any plastic bottle in your house. anyways it is much safer and less toxic to melt than pvc and i have had lots of luck melting it into boards and plastic lumber in a toaster oven. make sure you have a mold such as one made out of wood that you can clamp under pressure as the plastic melts down to the consistency of taffy which requires pressure. and always melt it in a toaster oven rather than a fire as melting it in a fire will burn and ruin the plastic and may smell bad.
Silicone Rubber Fish Sculpture
PVC Dish Rack
GARDEN WATERING JUG
TRASH ROCKS -- Eliminate Unrecyclable Trash
Dremel Carved Painting Roller Sleeve
SABER SAW TO SCROLL SAW
MUSICAL SCULPTURE -- "The Secretary's Nightmare"
I think a product called "Magic Water" would work better for what you want to do. It is used by railroad diorama makers and game players. If you google online, you can find a lot of instructions in various forums on how to make realistic looking water, streams with ripples, etc. There are alternate products for doing the same, but magic water has the best user reports online. I did a lot of research on it in the last few months. Buy at hobby stores, Amazon, eBay.
You contemplate an experiment that I would not perform. I have no experience melting PVC, but I doubt it would get runny without first catching fire, especially if the escaping gasses are close to the flame. I imagine that, industrially, the viscous material is pumped into molds under pressure. You would probably be interested in this link. www.preciousplastic.com
I have a few questions. I want to melt pvc pipe into solid bar 2" x 2"My idea is to place the pvc pipe into a 1 1/2 inch x 6 foot galvanized steel pipe (aka fence pole) then dig a 6 foot trench, suspend the pipe over a fire in the trench and melt the pvc down. (I plan on filling both ends of the galvanized with tin foil balls so that none of the pvc material leaks out.)How long should I keep the pipes over the flames so that I have completely melted the pvc inside so that its evenly melted and there are no air bubbles etc?Will it complicate the melting process if I slide a small pvc pipe into a larger one and melt both at the same time to achieve a thicker solid stock?
Yarn and Hot Melt Glue Mask
PVC Garden Trowel
Aluminum Foil and Foil Tape Sculpture Techniques
Try it to get a feel for how much working time you get. I color clear silicone with powdered pigments. Cheap powdered colors for cement can be found in some hardware stores. More expensive colors come from art supply stores. Mix them with the silicone on a palette with a palette knife. No paints stick well to silicone rubber. If you want to paint it you have to use clear silicone and a pigment.
The reason I understand is that it prevents the soil from packing, and increases the volume without adding much weight, never known of any one that thinks it might look good but it could be the similarity in the appearance to premium soils made with perlite.
I would like to cover cloth with Silicone caulk to make rivers and roads for wargame terrain. How much working time do I get? I would like to make pieces up to six inches by 12 inches and about 1/16 thick.How can I get a blue or green tint in the caulk? Can I color chalk with tempera and then make powder of the chalk? Should I use acrylic paint?Great piece, Great 'ible
Hand-powered WASHING MACHINE
PVC Soprano Recorder
Bee Hive in a Bucket
ART AND CRAFT STOOL
Design Rollers -- for painting
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You are fantastic! I am a Professional Gardener/Garden Designer/Permaculture at living near Boise, Idaho. I've a three acre stretch of highway frontage that I dearly wish to insulate from my home. I will absolutely incorporate your beautiful instructional in my endevours. Thank you!!!
Circuit Board Disassembly
Artist's Brush Holder
Camping Hammock Tent
A GEODESIC SPHERE MODEL
A PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT -- using found objects
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