Instructables: exploring - workshop - lighting - popular Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:34:41 PST BLOX v1.01 Star Light Tree Topper
Star Light Tree Topper - More DIY How To Projects]]> Paige Russell If I haven't mentioned this before, I love hardware stores. I also love making lamps. So as part of my holiday tree plan, I made the Star Light Tree Topper using only parts from my local hardware store. I'm so happy with how it turned out! (Almost as much as I love the disco gif of it turning on and...
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 18:06:52 PST
Sparkling Concrete
Sparkling Concrete - More DIY How To Projects]]> dalegribble I had only wanted a little accent lighting to help with night blindness. Originally I tried to use fiber optics and have the light source be a solar yard light. After struggling to get the right amount of light, and a QT to hobby lobby I decided to go with these battery operated LED string lights. ...
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Sat, 6 Dec 2014 14:35:02 PST
Theatrical "ON AIR" Sign
Theatrical "ON AIR" Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> Boddeeen Hello and thanks for checking out my instructable! This is my fist guide for the site so sorry if anything is unclear. First some background is in order. As part of my campus theatre job, I was tasked to make a working, 1970's style "ON AIR" sign for an upcoming production. The sign needed to be abl...
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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:51:10 PST
Copper pipe candelabra
Copper pipe candelabra - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikeasaurus Copper pipe candelabras not only look great, but also make a great gift to make this holiday season. Flex your maker muscles and put together your own version easily, and show off your artistic flair, too!You can buy artisanal copper pipe candelabras, but they are way overpriced. Show someone spe...
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:47:23 PST
How to make a BAT-signal
How to make a BAT-signal - More DIY How To Projects]]> briciius Hi,Today we are going to learn how to make a BAT-signal to call the batman !!So let's go ! Stuff needed. To make this light we need : A cardboard pipe ø 30 cm is a good size but the first objective is to make this props with reclamation stuff. so if you can find an other size it's also cool !Impo...
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:32:08 PST
how to hack into a cheap electronic toy
how to hack into a cheap electronic toy - More DIY How To Projects]]> lianglh1005 It is a lamp called dreamlight. In the shake mode, it can blink after I shake it. If I switch it into sensor mode, it can blink when it sense the darkness. It also has a solar panel but unfortunately it has never worked. Now I'm trying to hack into the dreamlight and use computer to control it. Ta...
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 01:05:33 PST
Butter Candle
Butter Candle - More DIY How To Projects]]> mysterygirl995 This is cool idea and it can conserve energy. Hope you enjoy. What you Need A small plate1 stick of butter1 toothpicktoilet paperscissorsknife. What you Do First is First take your butter and cut a chunk 2 TBSP off. Now poke a hole through the middle with the tooth pick. The wick part 1 Fo...
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 15:46:44 PST
Balloon Fin Lamp
Balloon Fin Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> jezzybear This is a 3d printed lamp that looks like a balloon. The lamp has a fin design that creates light and shadow affect. There are holes in the top of the balloon that allow little shapes of light to project onto the ceiling.The lamp is printed in three parts; the lampshade, the lamp lower and the cell...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:43:45 PST
Reusing a GU10 halogen lamp reflector
Reusing a GU10 halogen lamp reflector - More DIY How To Projects]]> MaterialBall Tiny LEDs emit a lot of light, but the light is poorly directed. Making your own reflector doesn't give a neat result in most cases, so why not reuse a reflector?I found out that GU10 halogen spots are easy to disassemble, and easy to reuse. This particular lamp was a cheap one I got included with a...
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Thu, 6 Nov 2014 10:05:13 PST
Paper picture lamp
Paper picture lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Raitis Hi there, Glad to finally be at the point where I somewhat took photos of process and am ready to make my first instructable! :) As you can guess from the picture - the instructable will be for making your very own battery powered paper lamp, which, in my configuration is battery powered with LED ...
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Sun, 3 Mar 2013 13:22:55 PST
Making of the Philadelphia Geek Award 2014
Making of the Philadelphia Geek Award 2014 - More DIY How To Projects]]> NextFab For the past couple of years, NextFab's crew of makers joined with the geeks of Philadelphia to fabricate the physical awards for the Philadelphia Geek Awards. This time around we decided to invite the community to help with the creation of the awards, and it was a great success and a great time for...
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 17:10:26 PDT
How to Art
How to Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> audreyobscura 2014 | Artist | Audrey Love from Elsewhere First off, I must extend a HUGE thanks to the Elsewhere Museum. I was fortunate enough to be granted a residency there, and it opened so many new worlds to me. I left that place with new friends, a refreshed state of mind, and a project that I was really p...
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 10:10:15 PDT
Halloween Skull hanging lamp
Halloween Skull hanging lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tye Rannosaurus It's almost that time of the year, and in the spirit of truly terrifying (and affordably priced) props, here is my own DIY skull lamp. Use it to cast a little light onto those dark corners of your favorite haunted mansion! Get inspired by the totally awesome designer edition... So, have you seen...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:03:29 PDT
Street light floor lamp
Street light floor lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikeasaurus Bring the blinding brightness of street lighting to your work space by turning an old street light into your new floor lamp. This street lamp was found at a building reuse store. It looks like it was badly damaged, partially warped, and was missing the glass cover that protects the bulb. Since I wa...
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Tue, 2 Sep 2014 12:48:59 PDT
EDC Flashlight Bite Guard
EDC Flashlight Bite Guard - More DIY How To Projects]]> laxgeo Hello peoples! Today I will show you all how I solved the problem of misplacing your third hand. If you're like me, you never have a head light when you need it most. If you carry a flashlight on your person, you have solved half the problem. But you still need to hold it somehow. Sure you pinch it ...
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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:54:32 PDT
Doily Lamp
Doily Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> kazmataz It's time to give the dated doily a facelift - and what better way than really highlighting the unique lace patterns in a lamp!  It took me a few tries, but after a bit of troubleshooting I've put together here an easy-to-follow tutorial so you can make your own Doily Lamp, as seen on reMade USA. E...
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Mon, 5 Dec 2011 16:56:34 PST
Styrene LED Strip Brackets
Styrene LED Strip Brackets - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jayefuu I bought a strip of Adafruit's RBG LEDs from Phenoptix. They come with a protective silicone sheath to stop moisture damaging them or metal shorting the pads. This is great but makes them pretty tricky to mount since it rules out tape or most glues.I wanted a semi-permanent method to mount my LED st...
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Sun, 3 Aug 2014 10:36:56 PDT
Dimensional Paper Lanterns
Dimensional Paper Lanterns - More DIY How To Projects]]> blissful2015 I love anything that glows at night! These 3-dimensional blossom lanterns / candle holders are made from 3 things everyone has – old drinking glasses or vases, paper, and candles! They are super easy to make, in fact, this is the easiest ible I have ever written! =) Materials and tools Materials...
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Sat, 2 Aug 2014 00:19:23 PDT
Photography lights on a budget
Photography lights on a budget - More DIY How To Projects]]> Raitis What's common between lamps in photography and clamps in workshop?There's never enough of either.However, both of these can be unforgiving on the contents of your wallet (or bank account). That's the reason I set out to make a pair of lamps for lighting my pictures using mostly the materials I alrea...
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:42:25 PDT
Customizable Remote Controlled Lamp
Customizable Remote Controlled Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> goldlego This is a terrific lamp that will surely compliment any room. This awesome lamp can change color with the aid of its remote control. Also the remote can adjust its brightness. The style can be customized with 3 different included designs or you can create your own design! Not only does it look great...
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Fri, 1 Aug 2014 16:18:52 PDT
"Light Bulb" Simple and Easily Made
"Light Bulb" Simple and Easily Made - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cats Science Club Great way to light up the path to your door, back yard, party, or special occasion. These bulb lights are quick and easy to make and can be hung up or set on a table, walkway, road, etc. We used a couple different color LEDs to see the affect of them. Ally Cat liked the green and Kitty Cat loved the...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:20:28 PDT
DIY Negatoscope
DIY Negatoscope - More DIY How To Projects]]> GRTC This is my first post and by the time im going to show you a 2 days project: A Homemade Negatoscope or "Box of Light". This tool its used by healthcare to detail a radiography. Step 1: Materials and Design For this Simple project I use:Wooden slats 0,5cm of thickness2 x AWG18 Wire (2 meters)1 x ...

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:13:40 PDT
The Tesseract-from The Avengers
The Tesseract-from The Avengers - More DIY How To Projects]]> S0uraV_DAS Science fiction is in my opinion the most intellectual and creative form of art. This object, known as the tesseract is a source of pure energy in the marvel universe. First appeared in the movie captain america, then the avengers, it is in fact an object of fascination, and having one in your room ...
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 12:32:01 PDT
Homemade Lightbulb
Homemade Lightbulb - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mr.Fishers3 Ever looked at a lightbulb and thought that doesn't look too complicated, I bet I could make one? With this Instructable you can!This lightbulb is made entirely out of simple, mostly household materials requiring very little in special equipment. The basic construction includes a glass jar filled wi...
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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 10:27:45 PDT
IKEA HACK: easy lamps
IKEA HACK: easy lamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikeasaurus Ikea has plenty of things that can be turned into attractive lights. I loved the industrial look of the stainless steel colander, and turning it into a lamp was a breeze with IKEA's inexpensive Hemma light socket set.At $15, this easy project can be remixed and remade in countless ways. Supplies ...
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:29:49 PDT
Swirly PVC Pendant Light
Swirly PVC Pendant Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> shazni Since I did my PVC Pipe bangles, ideas on other ways of using this wonderfully flexible pipe kept crowding my mind. The Pipe is so versatile! While experimenting I also found an easier way of doing these swirls, so read on :-) Materials Large thin PVC pipe about 1 foot. It's the type they use fo...
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:19:11 PDT
Star Trek LED Light
Star Trek LED Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> kludge77 I make a Star Trek LED light from walnut and acrylic. Add some electronics and you've got a one of a kind desk light, or night light! It's also modular so you can update it whenever it strikes your fancy! Finished with wipe on poly and acrylic shined with a spot of windex...
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:20:53 PDT
Hand Light
Hand Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> travderose I'm not exactly sure how this idea came to me but I thought it would be pretty cool to make a casting of a hand holding a lightbulb as a sort of desk lamp. So here it is! And you can do it too! I completed this project in less than a day never having done this before. It's not too tough to do, it...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 22:37:46 PDT
Livingroom Lamps
Livingroom Lamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> ttäschner It's my 1st instructable and i hope it's interesting for you guys.This is what it looks like: two frames colored one in the colour of the wall (cappucino) and one coloured white.Both of them in "flying" look - seems to have no hanging brackets.When i get together with my girlfriend last year we deci...
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Sat, 7 Jun 2014 09:49:45 PDT
Making a 3D Lamp From an MRI and Recycled Materials
Making a 3D Lamp From an MRI and Recycled Materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> Chuck Stephens After my wife had some medical tests done (everything was OK!) she was sent home with set of MRI images. I realized that I could use these 'slices' of my wife's skull to create a 3D model. After a little experimentation, including a sloppy foamcore model and a flipbook, I decided to paint each lay...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 14:49:06 PDT
LED Upgrade For High Wattage Church Pendant Lights
LED Upgrade For High Wattage Church Pendant Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> jhunt22 Churches and Houses of Worship can present a number of interesting problems as you try to make them energy efficient. One problem we faced in greening my historic church, Grace Episcopal in Medford, MA, was finding a good quality energy efficient and dimmable replacement for the 300W incandescent b...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 07:58:44 PDT
"1000" Watt DIY Light for Indie Film and Photography
"1000" Watt DIY Light for Indie Film and Photography - More DIY How To Projects]]> CurtosNoirDesign I am an indie film maker/photographer. If you want to see examples of the light in action for video, visit If you want to see examples of the light in action for my photography, visit I was inspired by Griffin Hammond and his 800 watt light. Here is hi...
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Sun, 8 Jun 2014 19:11:42 PDT
Brass Industrial Lamp
Brass Industrial Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> motos In this instructable we will go through the process of creating a pretty cool industrial/steampunk lamp that is controlled by a valve dimmer switch. The cool thing about this project is that while the core build is fairly well essential the actual lamp body is very customizable so you can add your...
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 18:57:47 PDT
Pony Bead Flower Lights
Pony Bead Flower Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> Shomo09 You can add some decorative flower lights to your garden with some cheap solar garden lights and pony beads. You just need your outside grill and some patience to wait for the beads to melt. Supplies needed Solar garden lights. I purchased mine for 97¢ at Walmart.Pony beads. I purchased clear wi...
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Sat, 7 Jun 2014 12:01:09 PDT
Steampunk Porch Light
Steampunk Porch Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> ClericAaron So, this is my first Instructable 0.o. This site has always given me inspiration, and I hope this will be the first of many of it's kind to give back to the community. I'm kind of using the lighting competition as motivation to get me started. When they announced the lighting competition, there was ...
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Sat, 7 Jun 2014 07:58:16 PDT
Tree Branch Lamp
Tree Branch Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> alexovic If you are as much of a fan of nature as I am, then you already understand that incorporating natural wood into your home can go a long way to reducing the stress and anxiety of feeling trapped indoors. Especially if you live in a big city! Recycling fallen or chopped up tree branches is an excelle...
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 19:35:49 PDT
Edison bulb pendant light fixture
Edison bulb pendant light fixture - More DIY How To Projects]]> ddw36 This antique/distressed edison pendant light fixture is perfect for an industrial look and can fit into many arts and crafts style homes. These type of lights can go for $900 or more, so building it yourself can save a lot of money. The design is highly configurable as well to find your need. The in...
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 15:13:33 PDT
DIY Can Light
DIY Can Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> MarkYu Here's a fun little DIY project that turns out very nice. This is also a very cheap project to do since it consists of household items. Read on to find out how to make this really neat lighting fixture! Materials Materials-Soup Can -Lid to fit the can-Drill-Drill bit (I found a 13/64 in. bit to w...
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Mon, 2 Jun 2014 12:49:31 PDT
Pallet Wood Lamp
Pallet Wood Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> alexovic Perhaps you have a wooden construction pallet that you're trying to get rid of or are simply seeking a use for those pesky, shop-cluttering scrap boards in your garage. With a few dinged up boards, some basic lighting components, wing nuts and a tin can, I'll show you how to turn this junkyard pile ...
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Wed, 4 Jun 2014 14:04:22 PDT
Hanging Skateboard Light
Hanging Skateboard Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> joey24dirt This is a great little idea that was brought to my attention a few months back. As a Skater for ten years + in my younger years I just had to have my very own Skateboard Light. So this is my instructable for a Hanging Skateboard Light. Have fun! What You Will Need... For this build you will need....
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Thu, 29 May 2014 13:45:02 PDT
Lamp Shade, Paper, Modular
Lamp Shade, Paper, Modular - More DIY How To Projects]]> daveda This instructable is how to make the Ed Chew lamp shade from new card stock instead of the recycled material. Photos and article of the original can be found here: shades are based on the work of Designer Heinz Strobl.This shade is put toget...
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Sat, 31 May 2014 21:31:42 PDT
Paper Cut Shadow Box
Paper Cut Shadow Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> bunbun_da_bunni Inspired by Hari & Deepti, my friend and I decided to make a romantic Zelda + Link paper cut shadow box (silhouette box? back lit box? whatever these things are called) for a neato personal birthday present! (Also makes a perfect wedding gift.) Mounted on a wall, or sitting on a desk, it provides a ...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 01:33:48 PDT
Vintage Look - Jungle Lantern
Vintage Look - Jungle Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> MoonLanding A simple photography inlay lantern built out of 3D printed parts for home decoration, mood lighting and pure awesomeness!Overall it's a 30 minute DIY project (excluding printing time). The Parts You need very little parts since the main body parts are 3D printed.Here is the bill of materials:- 3D...
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Sun, 25 May 2014 00:44:10 PDT
Wood Veneer Sun Jar
Wood Veneer Sun Jar - More DIY How To Projects]]> lindy.liggett This sun jar is a variant on the traditional glass sun jar (for which there are at least a dozen guides on this site). I find that having the photo elements exposed (instead of below a layer of glass) helps with detection of light (turns on less in medium or high light). It also looks very nice.You ...
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Fri, 23 May 2014 10:42:03 PDT
8000 lumen LED Dewalt flashlight mod
8000 lumen LED Dewalt flashlight mod - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ryan Depace This instrucable will show you how to modify a Dewalt 18v incandescent cordless light. The modification entails adding a 18V to 35V dc/dc step-up converter and a 8000 lumen LED. Materials ToolsDrill Dremel with cutting tool - To check out my homemade All purpose Dremel blade click HERESoldering ...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 21:08:05 PDT
Soda Can Lights
Soda Can Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> bclimb Materials 1/2 in. wood 1/4 in. wood Wood glue (Titebond) 4 aluminum soda cans (12oz.) Flexible, adhesive LED light strip (12v) 9v battery 9v battery clip connector Rocker switch Hot glue/glue gun Heat shrink tubingTools Pocket knife Wire gloves ...
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Fri, 23 May 2014 15:25:05 PDT
Reclaimed Wood Light
Reclaimed Wood Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> RobertBean If your in the market for a new light you may notice most of them are made of the same materials or follow the same design. Not to mention the price you pay for the unique, modern ones. This tutorial will show you how to build a light that has a unique design, is easy to construct, and fairly chea...
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Mon, 19 May 2014 21:34:43 PDT
LED Chandelier - Dollar Store Chic!
LED Chandelier - Dollar Store Chic! - More DIY How To Projects]]> pixelinabitmap Those wire plant baskets hitting the shelves at dollar stores offer some interesting options for lighting design. I decided to take a few of them for a spin and see what I could come up with. The first project is to make the most luxurious-looking LED chandelier with the cheapest possible materials....
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Thu, 15 May 2014 06:47:27 PDT
Make a Customized PCB Nightlight with the Othermill
Make a Customized PCB Nightlight with the Othermill - More DIY How To Projects]]> othermachine A lot of visitors come through Other Machine Co. on a regular basis, and we like making them something that illustrates what the mill can do as well as be a nifty thing they can take to remember us by. This neat little nightlight incorporates the Othermill's circuit board cutting abilities, some ...
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Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:28:03 PDT
Laser Cut Beehive Light
Laser Cut Beehive Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> hjesik This light fixture was designed after a Beehive and provides wonderful mood lighting! With easy assembly. Step 1: Design I am interested in creating organic-looking shapes and models out of inorganic materials. I started off with a design based off of a model of a beehive hair-do. Step 2: Mode...
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Mon, 12 May 2014 15:03:24 PDT