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Kintsugi: the art of repairing broken ceramics

Kintsugi: the art of repairing broken ceramics
Did you know that in Japan, the act of repairing broken ceramics is an art form? The 16th century ‘Kintsugi’, or ‘Kintsukuroi’, is a repairing technique that celebrates the broken item’s rich history by decorating its cracks instead of hiding them. This is done by applying a mixture of urushi (lacquer resin), rice glue, and powdered gold, silver, or platinum. No two Kintsugi patterns are the same, with each golden stream’s path depending on the extent and pattern of the break. The method gives the broken pottery piece new life and identity, making it good as new – sometimes better than the original, even. The video below was created by Greatcoat Films in London. Via This Is Colossal Related:  Tech Shop zonesIngeniositeobjects

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How to Turn Wine Bottles into Tumblers You knew you’d been saving all those wine bottles for a reason! With this in-depth tutorial, we’re pumped to show you how to turn old wine bottles into gorgeous new tumblers. Not only are these green (both in color and in eco-ness), they make a great gift for the holidays and are an instant conversation piece. This tutorial is definitely on the more advanced end of the spectrum, and requires a few tools you may not be familiar with. As long as you follow the steps you can definitely make it happen, but feel free to shoot questions our way via the comments below or send an email to hello@brit.co. Materials: - wine bottles with parallel sides - bottle cutter (available on Amazon) - rags or towels - large pot + potholder - candle - 2-3 sheets of dry or wet sandpaper ranging from medium (~150) to fine (~300-400) - 1 sheet of craft-foam - safety mask & goggles (not necessary if using sandpaper) First thing to do is remove those labels. Now, it’s time to start cutting your bottle!

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Un kit per le emergenze firmato Nendo Terremoti, alluvioni, epidemie, guerriglia urbana. Le nostre città sono sempre più vulnerabili e soggette a eventi imprevedibili, che si tratti di catastrofi climatiche o di attacchi terroristici. Sul tema deve aver riflettuto lo studio Nendo, che ha appena presentato il progetto Minim+Aid, rifacendosi anche alla storia del Giappone (dove lo studio opera), che ha dovuto affrontare numerosi disastri naturali e dove ogni volta la popolazione ha resistito continuando a ricostruire le proprie comunità. Così­ lo studio ha pensato di sviluppare un kit di emergenza versatile, utile per una varietà di situazioni, che include il minimo indispensabile al cittadino medio per sopravvivere nei casi in cui ci si trovi improvvisamente senza acqua, elettricità e connessioni. La radio è dotata di funzionalità di carica manuale, utilizzabile anche per ricaricare lo smartphone, la lanterna o altri dispositivi tramite USB. Facile da trasportare, Minim+Aid può essere indossato a tracolla.

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Materials You are visitor number since 09/02/03Copyright 2000-2002 by Frank J. Hoose, Jr. Home If you have not already done so, please read the Disclaimer (last updated 10/18/09) Raw Materials for the Mini Lathe While it is referred to as a metal lathe, the minilathe is quite capable of working with many other materials such as plastics and wood. Cost Strength / hardness / stiffness / wear resistance Weight Corrosion / chemical resistance Temperature range Appearance Magnetism Electrical insulation or conduction Ease of machining (machinability or workability) Within a specific type of metal such as brass, steel or aluminum, there are various alloys to choose from. On the lathe, most of your work will require round (rod) stock. Common Metals for the Home Shop The following table compares some of the metals commonly used in the home shop: Common Plastics for the Home Shop Plastics are often useful when one or more of the following properties is needed: Comparative Prices of Metal Stock Aluminum Round Stock

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