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I didn't even catch that, LOL!!!!
Glad you like them.
Ill have to try that thanks for the suggestion.
I didn't either until I made some and then started playing with them. Its an addictive little toy. Most people I show them too think the same thing as you and then they get their hands on it and it just kind of clicks, its kind of fun to watch.
It spins ok but the weights would definitely help on the big one. The thing that I found interesting though was that the smaller ones would spin longer even though they were smaller and no weights, beside the plastic its made from. So I think if you make a big one add the weights it doesn't have to be bearings either. You can add some large nuts to each side which are cheaper than the bearings, unless of course you are trying to make it more aesthetically pleasing then go with the bearings. I recently made a spinner out solid 3/8" brass in the shape of The Flash's logo and since its so heavy it spins really well. So heavy is good. Also balance helps a lot in keeping it spinning loner. If it wobbles it might be due to the bearing being crooked or it might due to uneven weight...see more »It spins ok but the weights would definitely help on the big one. The thing that I found interesting though was that the smaller ones would spin longer even though they were smaller and no weights, beside the plastic its made from. So I think if you make a big one add the weights it doesn't have to be bearings either. You can add some large nuts to each side which are cheaper than the bearings, unless of course you are trying to make it more aesthetically pleasing then go with the bearings. I recently made a spinner out solid 3/8" brass in the shape of The Flash's logo and since its so heavy it spins really well. So heavy is good. Also balance helps a lot in keeping it spinning loner. If it wobbles it might be due to the bearing being crooked or it might due to uneven weight distribution. Uneven weight distribution can be adjusted a little by sanding off material from the heavier side. You can check which side is heavier by spinning the fidget slowly in a vertical position and paying attention to which side ends up facedown. Then sand that side a little, just a little off though and see if it improves. Then repeat this process but be careful not to ruin the shape which can be tricky. You might have to sacrifice a little wobble for a better looking spinner.
Just use regular sand paper. The belt sander is just faster but this is just a hard plastic that is fairly easy to sand.
I made another one with just one bearing in the middle. The first one I made I ruined with too much sanding.
The silver middle is a separate little button that I bought. Its called a hole plug I bought it at the Home Depot. Here's a link.http://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-5...
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I'm going to have to revisit this write up some time in the future great build and write up.
Thanks I couldn't agree more, my kids even like using it.
Awesome you won't regret it they come in very handy.
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This is pretty old at least several months old so the copper has patina-ed nicely.
Thanks! This was a huge hit on Halloween.
This is a really great write up! I need to find the time and try it your way. I have tried making Mokume Gane before using quarters, see attached picture. I had some inclusions and didn't make try folding it or making additional layers since it was my first time trying it. Your method seems like it will make holding the work a lot easier which will make the hammering/welding more successful. Great job!
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Thanks glad you like it.
This is such a cool project it looks so real.
Thank you glad you liked it.
LOL! He's awesome!
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WHAT!!!! That looks so sick!!!!! Super nice work, I love it! Thanks for sharing.
That's awesome! Post a picture if you can, I would love to see it. And thanks for the compliment and for sharing.
Very cool and inspiring! Great video!
Not sure, all the Formica I have ever dealt with would chip when broken this material doesn't do that, but I really don't know how they make Formica so could be.
Man I wish!
Very true. Fun fact I have never gotten a letter from Amazon but the day I decided to make this it was in the mail. It just happened to work out to be on top.
Yes definitely. Thanks.
I keep getting that comment on other social media now I'm not so sure I should have made this instructable. LOL.
That would look cool originally I had planned to use black sheets mixed with the white sheets to try and get a Damascus look but I opted to use just the junk mail instead.
I would think so, its pretty much plastic once its cured.
Thanks it was a fun project to make.
Thanks glad you liked it, I had fun making it.
LOL!!! I know the feeling!
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Wow! That turned great nice work!
I googled "Wolverine black and white" and this is one of the images that pops up. In Step 7 I have a link to another instructable where I explain how I enlarge images and print them.
Awesome glad you liked it.
That's great to hear. Good luck!
Thanks, the leather wrap is a cool suggestion.
Cool, glad you liked it.
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Its a wooden sword but the blade is covered with aluminum foil tape.
Glad you liked it.
Thank you to be honest I was a little dubious at first I didn't think it would look very good. But the more I weathered it the better it looked.
Thanks its very convincing.
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There is a very scientific reason for this regarding the steel's crystalline structure and what happens to it at certain temperatures. But without going in to a complex explanation it goes non-magnetic when it gets to a certain temperature. That's how you know its time to quench it. As soon as the temperature comes back down it becomes magnetic again. So lets say you heat up a blade to non magnetic and then take it out without quenching it, your just holding it in the air. The blade will begin to cool once it cools below a certain temperature it will become magnetic again. Checking it with a magnetic lets you know its time to quench. I hope this helps.
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