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How to make armourOhio Travel Bag Specialty Hardware & Fittings for Luggage, Case, Handbag & PursesHaittalevypapercrete, fibercrete, fibrous concrete - Living in PaperIf you are opposed to using Portland cement, you should try some experiments with paper and clay and with other binders (see Other Binders below). There are some interesting websites on the internet, which give some fascinating insights into "paperclay." What you need for fidobe (any fibrous material and earth with clay) or padobe (paper and earth with clay) is a fibrous material or paper, and earth with high clay content. The clay content of the earth should be at least 30 percent. If Portland cement in small amounts is acceptable to you, you might try ratios like 6:3:1 or 7:2:1 paper, earth, cement. In the above ratios, keep in mind that the paper should be pulped with water before the other ingredients are added. Before mixing the above ingredients, screen the rocks and small stones out of the earth.
FM 100 Hue TestAre you among the 1 in 255 women and 1 in 12 men who have some form of color vision deficiency? If you work in a field where color is important, or you’re just curious about your color IQ, take our online challenge to find out. Based on the Farnsworth Munsell 100 Hue Test, this online challenge is a fun, quick way to understand your color vision acuity. Just remember, this is not a replacement for the full test! FACT: 1 out of 255 women and 1 out of 12 men have some form of color vision deficiency. Did you know that your ability to accurately see color depends on many factors? Lighting - Light plays one of the most significant roles in color perception – did you know it's actually the color of the light that determines the color your brain will perceive? Backgrounds Effects - The human eye’s ability to correctly perceive the color is affected by the surrounding colors, a phenomenon known as simultaneous contrast. Retinal Fatigue - Our eyes get tired very easily.
All-Natural Easter Egg Dye RecipesBluish-Gray Mix 1 cup frozen blueberries with 1 cup water, bring to room temperature, and remove blueberries. Blue Cut 1/4 head of red cabbage into chunks and add to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 Tbsp. vinegar. Let cool to room temperature and remove cabbage with a slotted spoon. Jade Green Peel the skin from 6 red onions and simmer in 2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 3 tsp. white vinegar. Faint Green-Yellow Peel the skin from 6 yellow apples. Orange Take the skin of 6 yellow onions and simmer in 2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Faint Red-Orange Stir 2 Tbsp. paprika into 1 cup boiling water; add 2 tsp. white vinegar. YellowRich yellow: Simmer 4 oz. chopped carrot tops in 1-1/2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Brown-Gold Simmer 2 Tbsp. dill seed in 1 cup water for 15 minutes; strain. Brown Add 1 tablespoon vinegar to 1 cup strong coffee. PinkFaint pink: Chop 4 oz. amaranth flowers and simmer in 2 cups water; strain. Lavender Mix 1 cup grape juice and 1 tablespoon vinegar.
popular woodworking ProjectsThe following is excerpted from a new book, Furniture Fundamentals: Tables, in which you’ll find collected many of the best table projects published in Popular Woodworking. You’ll find the full step-by-step instructions for this Glen D. Huey piece in the book, but the measured drawings below are an excellent place to begin. I’ve built... The following is excerpted from a new book, “Furniture Fundamentals: Chairs & Benches,” in which you’ll find collected many of the best seating projects published in Popular Woodworking. This simple piece keeps your favorite cooking implements close at hand. by Megan Fitzpatrick page 58 I like having the pots, pans and cooking utensils I use most often within easy reach of my stove, and this simple pot rack fits the bill (with a shelf on top for lids or what have you). by Robert W. Christopher Schwarz has produced some terrific blog posts recently on the topic of hand tool storage.
Seven amazing marble machines by Paul GrundbacherPaul from Thurgau, Swizerland, sent me some pictures of his marble machines. Paul writes: There is nothing to do in the garden in winter, so I have time to tinker. Paul 1. This was my first try. This machine has since inspired Ryszard Grendato build his own version: Chaos2 2. The marble pump with piston and crankshaft is also copied from you (marble machine 1). 3. The flip-flop from your marble machines inspired me to build this machine. 4. I found the plans on the internet. 5. I copied this idea from Brad Litwin's Quadrapult. 6. Here too, I was inspired by a video: "the ball lifter" by YouTube user denha. 7. I started with five square posts attached to four glued wooden rings. More about the Archimedis machine: A shallow bowl sits at the bottom of the frame made of five vertical members. A "tube" made of dowels guides the marbles down to the upper Archimedes screw. The main drive shaft is in the middle of the tower, with a crank on either side. More of Paul's machines: More marble machines:
Bottle ReworkingLink to Bottle Labels I consider bottle slumping to be one of the really boring activities in the world, but I will share some information about it since everyone who gets anywhere near a kiln seems to be interested in it for a while. The problem from my point of view is that unless one gets really creative, there are only a limited number of things one can do: stretch the bottle, flatten the bottle, make a spoon holder, make an ashtray. [Some people have made societal comment by arranging slumped bottle shapes in ways that suggest comment on mechanical and tired society - "Preacher and Choir", "Exhaustion", but that is more art than slumping, I think, and not me. 2002-07.] To change the form of a bottle all you need is an oven that can reach about 1400°F, which all pottery kilns and most glass annealers can do easily. If the kiln is tall enough, it is easy to stretch a bottle. The bottles at the right show the three styles of labels.
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