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What you've built is a water powered rock tumbler. If you were to leave the rocks in there and changed the cans as they wear out, your glass would end up with a mirror polish. for a little more, you could replace the cans with regular tumbler barrels, which would not rust and would take forever to wear out. You could use your sea glass in any findings made for tumbled stones. One idea is to buy a package of up eyes and glue them to the pieces of glass to make instant pendants.
Most sand is silica, which is hard enough, The playground sand from the home improvement store would work just fine.
You just gave me an idea. I have a P-Touch label maker that makes small waterproof labels. If you weigh a plant that you have determined is ready to be watered, then make a label with that weight (in grams) and attach it to the pot. I have a postal scale. Place a saucer on the scale and zero it out. Then place the pot on the saucer and weigh it. If it weighs the same or less than the label, time to water the plant. You will have to change the label pretty often as the plant grows. For myself, if the plant has no topdressing, and is in a peat or coir based soil, I can tell at a glance how much moisture is in the pot from the color of the soil surface. A freshly watered pot is the color of wet coffee grounds. As it dries out, the color gets progressively lighter. Experience over tim…
You just gave me an idea. I have a P-Touch label maker that makes small waterproof labels. If you weigh a plant that you have determined is ready to be watered, then make a label with that weight (in grams) and attach it to the pot. I have a postal scale. Place a saucer on the scale and zero it out. Then place the pot on the saucer and weigh it. If it weighs the same or less than the label, time to water the plant. You will have to change the label pretty often as the plant grows. For myself, if the plant has no topdressing, and is in a peat or coir based soil, I can tell at a glance how much moisture is in the pot from the color of the soil surface. A freshly watered pot is the color of wet coffee grounds. As it dries out, the color gets progressively lighter. Experience over time will tell you when the color gets light enough to indicate a need for water. Cacti need to get very light, while African violets need to be almost constantly moist. (never wet).
thinned linseed oil would probably work, but it takes a long time to dry. WD 40 would probably take forever to dry.
Linseed oil would probably work, but takes a long time to dry.
Exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun makes glass iridescent. It's called desert glass. Rhinestones use a thin layer of metal plated on glass to create iridescent gems. google Aurora borealis rhinestones..
Chemistx2, I did that with my first few snowflakes until I learned how to get the right fold by eyeballing it.
For a more permanent snowflake, glue your paper snowflake to a piece of dark construction paper and make a copy. Boom. You now have a scroll saw pattern. I like to cut them out of 3 mm (1/8") Baltic birch plywood and stack cut four or five at a time. You can paint them and/or apply glitter, but I like to leave them as natural color wood with a clear finish. They make great Christmas tree ornaments.
A more expensive, but more attractive alternative would be to make a wooden box and set the planter down into it. The problem with plastic outdoors is ultra violet light Which breaks down the plastic and makes it brittle. shield the plastic from uv rays and the plastic will last much longer.
If your comics are collectible, you can make photocopies.
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.
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.
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.
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.