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  • WednesdayR commented on TinkerJim's instructable Terra Cotta Fountain1 year ago
    Terra Cotta Fountain

    Looking at this again, it is so pretty!and so clever! even more impressed than at first viewing...

    thank you, since it will be in the bowl, I'm putting the power cord over the edge... if it leads a bit, won't matter... and usually I take the fountain down every couple years to reseal itthank you... music over the fountain sound at youtube... is it loud enough to hear through my window a few feet away?the fountain I saw had a kind of scallop edge to the upper tier, I wonder it that was to increase drip size and make more noise, my fountain, aside for the fun of water, is to blend street noise that sometimes includes crude loud music... I want it as loud as my neighbors will tolerate ;-)

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  • WednesdayR commented on TinkerJim's instructable Terra Cotta Fountain1 year ago
    Terra Cotta Fountain

    Marvelous! for years I have had a large pot with fountian using the nozzle for water disbursement... recently visited a large nursery and fell in love with the sound of water dripping out of a tiered fountain, trying to figure out if I can turn my big terracotta pot into something like that.... and, here is the answer!can I ask.. what kind of glue? will e6000 work or some kind of special plumbing glue, thinking... needs to handle both sun and water...thanks for your great instruction!

    I was thinking of that, to promote water flow... I don't mind the fountain cord running over the pot edge... it will be in a corner... I may try to drill a hole for the cord... there is an entirely new instructable... "how to drill a hold in terracotta"

    I've used Thompson's water seal on my terracotta... refreshing it every so often, but don't over coat it, did that once, left a film on the water for a while...

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  • Jewellery With Shrinky Dinks and Doming Resin

    curious, you said "When this shrank the angle was too sharp and the resin fell off" did you mean the resin ran off the edge when you applied it or it fell off the piece after it set up?how durable it it after setting? stay shiny and doesn't discolor? thank you!I haven't tried "Ice", I've been using nail UV gel (doesn't make felt pen run), which can separate, doesn't really soak into the surface... and coatings that have to be set in the oven don't work for me because I often curve the shrink item... and, I've never heard of araldite, thank you for that lead too ;-) good instructional! thank you for so many details.

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  • The Ultimate Shrinky Dink Guide - InkJet Version

    all shrink plastic has a "bias" meaning, it will shrink more in one direction (up and down) or the other (side to side). The best way to find out which, is to cut a small piece, mark the size, like 1" square... (or, I make a "ruler", mark original size in inches to 1/8"... you can use it to calculate starting size and know final (shrunk) size), shrink it to see, your 1" square will shrink more one direction than the other. Then you can see how much to alter the picture you are going to print, in which direction. The tricky thing is, bias may vary from sheet to sheet, and sometimes the bias is so bad it is difficult to alter your graphic enough, and worse, sometimes the bias is diagonal... no way to alter for printing that.....the brands I used to use ...

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    all shrink plastic has a "bias" meaning, it will shrink more in one direction (up and down) or the other (side to side). The best way to find out which, is to cut a small piece, mark the size, like 1" square... (or, I make a "ruler", mark original size in inches to 1/8"... you can use it to calculate starting size and know final (shrunk) size), shrink it to see, your 1" square will shrink more one direction than the other. Then you can see how much to alter the picture you are going to print, in which direction. The tricky thing is, bias may vary from sheet to sheet, and sometimes the bias is so bad it is difficult to alter your graphic enough, and worse, sometimes the bias is diagonal... no way to alter for printing that.....the brands I used to use (I sell items) have now put out product I can't use (too much distortion)... so.. I'm shopping for a new brand of inkjet...

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