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  • jacofiero commented on Well Done Tips's instructable A Wooden Dog LED Lamp5 weeks ago
    A Wooden Dog LED Lamp

    Love your build. Question about your LEDs. I tried to purchase a similar LED strip from amazon and mine was coated with a thick transparent rubber for waterproofing. The product image in your link seems to have the same thing. Can't solder with it on there. Did you manage to rip it off yours or did you have a source for uncoated LED strip lights?

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  • Recycle Cardboard Into Anything With 3D Printing!

    Nice tutorial! Love the idea. I'll have to evict something from my mind palace for this process. I'm at capacity.I'd also recommend shellac for waterproofing/finishing. It's as organic/eco-friendly as you're going to get. Buy it in flakes instead of pre-mixed (like a Zinnser product or similar). I can only imagine that cardboard absorbs finish like crazy, and that compressed cardboard inflates like a sponge if it gets wet. To keep it from expanding/dissolving I'd try a really thick mix for the first coat to seal it up, then some thinner ones to smooth the surface. You'll get the best results spraying shellac (w/ a HVLP spray gun or something similar). It's a little challenging to brush/wipe on evenly.You could get some impressive results painting over shellac, but that would stra...

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    Nice tutorial! Love the idea. I'll have to evict something from my mind palace for this process. I'm at capacity.I'd also recommend shellac for waterproofing/finishing. It's as organic/eco-friendly as you're going to get. Buy it in flakes instead of pre-mixed (like a Zinnser product or similar). I can only imagine that cardboard absorbs finish like crazy, and that compressed cardboard inflates like a sponge if it gets wet. To keep it from expanding/dissolving I'd try a really thick mix for the first coat to seal it up, then some thinner ones to smooth the surface. You'll get the best results spraying shellac (w/ a HVLP spray gun or something similar). It's a little challenging to brush/wipe on evenly.You could get some impressive results painting over shellac, but that would stray from the eco-friendly theme quite a bit.I wonder if there are some organic dyes to add when you're mixing the pulp? Could be cool.

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