I'm planning a project involving but I'm unsure about where to find brass sheeting. Anyone know?
Topic by Chemical_Anomaly 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Black or clear will not work, and that's all I can seem to come up with on google. White and black on opposite sides could work, but I can't find the size I need. Speaking of size, I need it to be 16 to 20 feet wide (and similar length, but rolls could be longer); most seem to be 100' for sizes that wide. One other requirement- reinforced sheeting will not work, I will need it to have a smooth surface when I'm done. Thickness matters less, but obviously the thicker the more expensive and I think 4 mL would work fine. What's it for you ask? Sorry, but it's a secret, at least for now.
Question by yokozuna 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Fixin’ to make to magnetic board and need some input on what to purchase. I’m seeing several types of sheet metal. There’s plain sheet metal, zinc plated, cold rolled, weldable, galvanized, etc. Is there a particular type I should purchase? Hoping to avoid anything that will tarnish or leave marks on any paper out on the board. Thank you for your input!
Topic by jpmarth 9 months ago | last reply 8 months ago
I am trying to cut some pieces of acrylic sheeting about 3/16th inches thick. I was wondering if the instructables on the laser cutter built from 2 old scanners would work for cutting the acrylic sheets? Or if not that, what might work for making acrylic parts that are flush enough to chemical bond making a water tight connection? Thank you, Eron.
Topic by eronjonson 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
So I have been playing bass for a little while now and I figured it would be useful to learn how to read sheet music. I need some kind of help so i can read music faster and rememeber where all the notes are on the bass. Any tips, software, techniques or any form of help would be nice.
Topic by wingman246 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
I have a crazy idea for making tough plates out of thermoplastics. Does anyone have any ideas for bonding PVC to ABS plastic? Two materials will add to the strength and durability of the plate. If possible I would also like to sandwich some kind of fibers in between the two plates, such as carbon fiber. Does anyone have any ideas on this? I was planning on heat forming the sheets, then maybe pressing them together at high heat, but an easier method would be appreciated.
Question by ilpug 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I need to join aluminum sheets together. When I say sheet, all I mean is the body of a coke can. So, I would cut the top and bottom of the can off, then make a vertical cut to make the body into one long strip. I would do this again, and then I want to join these two strips together, end to end. Would 1/8" rivets work? I thought of solder, but I heard solder doesn't stick well to aluminum. I would prefer the aluminum to stay down. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks!
Topic by Bran 11 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Im making a trailer for a longboard (skateboard) with a speaker setup on it weighing around 20kg, the speaker im using for it is a fairly durable plastic mobile DJ style speaker but even so i'll be pulling it around over potentially rough tarmac/asphalt surfaces on a trailer made from skateboard parts so could a couple of small sections of foam sheet sandwiched between skateboard truck baseplates and the deck offer adequate shock absorption? i have squishy 1.5cm thick yoga mat foam or firmer 1cm thick sound proofing foam to choose from...
Topic by ambientvoid 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
I just got a couple designs back form the laser cutters. This is 12 gage sheet metal cut with a 2400 watt laser. Pretty cool right? It’s amazing the kind of edge it can leave behind. Just wanted to share with everyone. This is part of my ambition for putting together project kits, which help you create items from metal. Soon I’ll have a kickstarter campaign going to help launch 13 kits. These particular designs are based off of the salamander pendant and Excalibur letter opener.
Topic by Mrballeng 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Not long ago, someone was lookin for solution to waterproofin wood box. Can't find it at the moment. Maybe someone else can find that thread. My experiment: Hot clothes iron  4 layers paper towel ------------------ ---------------- ---------------- ------------------- 1 layer wax paper ____________ 2 layers clear plastic tarp ============== Block of 2x4 [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[ The layers of plastic fused pretty strongly together. Bond to the wood was moderately weak. This could be done with multiple layers, and only the lowest layer stapled to wood. Thus achieving strong bond to wood, yet no leak at staples since only 1 layer is punctured.
Topic by Toga_Dan 4 years ago
I'm making a decal for my buddy's surf board and i need some thin vinyl. I was hoping some company made sticker sheets of the stuff that i could run through my printer at home.
Question by sensoryhouse 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I know back a few years ago you could get huge sheets of cardboard from Home Depot and it was some great stuff, but now they dont do it. Does anyone know where to find large sheets of honey com or 3 ply cardboard these days? Or any 4' x 8' sheets. Thanks, Ethan.
Topic by mindstormmaster1 9 years ago | last reply 1 year ago
I've been using those Purex all in one - detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheet - in my High efficiency front loader. When those sheets come out of the dryer, they look like they could be reused. Any ideas how to make my own "refill" products and how to do it? tHANKS!
Topic by opentoedshoesan 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I'm moving and have a sheet of brand new picture framing glass 39 x 30 inches. Nobody wants it... I've tried giving it to framing places. What's the best/safest way to break it into small pieces to go into the garbage?
Question by mole1 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
I'm looking for sub-mm thickness polypropylene sheets for use in plastic origami projects - sort of like the Orikaso folding dishes and polyscene's work. I need sheets that are at least 14x14" without creases. Colored stock would be great, white is just fine - but black won't work. So far I've struck out with the local plastics fabricators, signmakers, and printers, but hope springs eternal - any suggestions would be appreciated.
Question by brossa 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Question by jonesfamily 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I have made a queen size blanket out of flat sheets and used a flannel blanket for the inside. It is very heavy. I am wanting to make a twin size but not with the flannel blanket. What suggestions do you have?
I want to put a sheet of perspex on the back of a shower cubicle on an inside corner without joining it at the corner Is it possible to bend a sheet of perspex at a 45% angle
Question by Mopsyben 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I want to join two 1/4" thick acrylic sheets. All the welding adhesives for acrylic claim to not work for cross linked joins. Can someone please suggest the proper chemical or any other method to bond the two pieces together. Thanks.
Topic by kabira 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
I am a latex clothing designer and I want to make prints on the latex sheeting.All latex sheets are just in one colour (from white to black,) and I want for example a tiger print on it or a print of stripes or a checkerboard etc. The same question but than to texture the latex. Ofcourse the printed ink should not be erased when it is wet, so it should be waterproof, smudgeproof etc. I have some pictures attached as an example.
Question by Eendje 6 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I have done a few searches and found numerous online fabricators that do a range of things from laser cutting to finishing. Are there any recommendations - ones that I should stay away from or that have a good record? On another note, I would love to support a local business or have a local shop do it for me so are there any places anyone knows of that are native to Cincinnati, OH. Google Maps hasn't really helped (or the phone book for that matter), any help is appreciated!
Question by mweston 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I want to paint on latex clothing both in detail and simple designs. What paints and mediums will work with the thicknesses of latex to stretch with the garment? Prepping the surface with what formula to get the best bond between paint and latex? Will the thickness of the latex matter?
Question by dawnhopper 3 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
Found out that Pink Foam is used in building signs,grave stones "beloved tombstone" and other props. they showed examples but lacked the how to's need to know more besides a dremel tool what else can you use with this foam. can you treat it like wood carve patterns in to the foam?
Question by Eyewondery 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I'm looking to replicate a brass ornament for a dear friend. The ornaments in question are similar to these (http://imgur.com/a/WGPXE) Do you guys have any suggestions on how to get the precision for the concentric rings as well as the detail inside? I thought about using a Dremel for the detail work, and snips for the outside, but I'm having trouble coming up with a solution for the rounded rectangles. Thanks!
Topic by RamboBrite 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Hi, I have some aluminum sheeting that I bought in a roll from a hardware store. It is aluminum flashing, and although it has no rating, I assume it is about 26 gauge (.019") because if I remember right thats the standard. I cut the roll into 4x14" strips. Right now they behave like sheet metal, kind of springy and difficult to mould. What I need is more like thick aluminum foil, where it can be bent all around, multiple times without breaking and retain shape incredibly well. I've tried to cold work the aluminum by bending it and running it over an edge but its not very effective. Is it possible to easily anneal the aluminum in a conventional oven or using a propane blowtorch? I don't want to exert too much effort on each piece because they're going to have a short life before I hand them off and they get thrown away. In case you're wondering or need more details: I'm trying to make moldable aluminum splints, like the SAM splint. Pre-made SAM splints cost $4 each but this sheeting would work out to under $.11 each. In case you aren't familiar with them, SAM splints are essentially a plate of thick aluminum "foil," about 4"x36" wrapped in foam. The cool thing about them is that you can bend them very easily to any shape or body part, but when you mold them into a curve they have incredible strength to support an injury.
Question by SeniorShizzle 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I saw the ipod charger using lemons here: http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/kitchenscience/exp/charging-ipods-with-lemons/ And I began to wonder what would happen if you sandwiched a bunch of floppy disks together and put them in a solution... Hook them up in series and well what? Could each one be used as a tiny cel in a battery? I am going to look around, I'm sure my colleagues are still hoarding floppies. I think I'm gonna need a lot of alligator clips on this one...Must be something a sufficient number of floppies can still do for us.
Topic by flashj 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
My transparentcy sheet is attached to a white sheet. Do i remove the white sheet? If not, which way do i install it white sheet facing up or down?
Question by TigerMoon 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
My 12" sheets of marble and glass tiles (combined on same sheet) have marble tiles that are thicker than the glass in many spots making the finished surface uneven. How would I grout this uneven surface?
Question by loree.kaye 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
To decorate a shop window, I have a colorful large foamed PVC sheet (1.5 x 6 meters) want to stick with the shop window, color side of the PVC sheet face out. Please recommend a cost effective transparent adhesive. (similar as attached image without frame)
Question by ericzheng 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
If we replace the capacitor of a disposable flash with a EL sheet or wire, will it glow? (this is since EL wires can be hooked up straight to the main voltage, which tend to use over 200volts. A camera flash that uses a capacitor that charges at a high enough voltage might be good enough for powering a EL sheet.) anybody willing to give this a shot?
Topic by akimbo m 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I am looking for thin stainless steel sheets to use as the electrodes for an oxyHydrogen producing "dry cell" set up to power a welding / cutting torch. It should be in sheets that can be evenly devided into 6 inch squares. I am not sure what alloy it has to be so if you know about stainless steel alloys I would love advice. The electrolyte will be NaOH, and it will probably run at 120V AC at as many amps as it will draw but I might put in one of those light dimmer knobs to control it a little.
Question by Jaycub 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
For my next project, I need to bend a 1cm thick polystyrene sheet. Does anyone know how to do this? (thermal, chemical?...). Added on May 4th: just to be sure, I'm talking about EPS (expanded polystyrene). The white isolation panels.
Question by bertus52x11 9 years ago | last reply 1 year ago
I live way up int he boondocks and want to try a recipe that calls for a silpat sheet or parchment paper. Do you know of any reliable substitutes? The oven temp only calls for 200 degrees.
Question by bajablue 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I am gluing black pvc sheet - I presume its pvc, although not 100% certain, it has that distinctive 'new beach ball' smell to it. I'm prototyping right now, and I want to do more stuff like this - and will likely post an instructable - trouble is it walks a fine line of 'family friendly'/sfw. Either way; I used Lepage Flexible Plastic adhesive. It worked quite well, and has proven to be quite strong and flexible so far...Works like a contact cement, but stays very flexible. No mention on the packaging exactly what type of glue it is though. My question: What type of glue is this? Characteristic acetone volatile smell, works like contact cement. Package says apply, let dry to touch ~10-30 minutes then close surfaces. I find it's dry to the touch within a minute or three. (extremely dry climate + warm room I was working in). Rationale: It's expensive, 4 bucks for 30mL, and I'd rather have a can-container to dip a brush in. At the hardware store they have plain-ol contact cement, but the transparent/flexible aspect of this is must. Thanks in advance!
Question by frollard 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Many sheet metal brakes were made of wood. I would like to know if someone knows how to make one.
Topic by blkhawk 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Question by Neena 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Or is there a printer that you should not use the magnetic sheets in?
Question by Gwendarlin 10 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I am putting up drywall. How many screws do i use per sheet for the walls? thanks
Question by hardlec 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago