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June 18 2017

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June 10 2017

Milwaukee Vice!

This is our Post Vice at the Makerspace. It is a specialized type of vice used by blacksmiths. Designed to handle the abuse of clamping something very hot and heavy and allowing to to beat on it with a hammer. These are not really mass produced anymore, so when you outfit a forge you typically end up buying a used vice. Since these were so well built they basically last forever. Ours is somewhere around 100 to 150 years old.

Most of the dents you see were there when I bought the vice 4 years ago. However, the slices running near the top, left face are new damage, and go considerably deeper than the surrounding dents. I was concerned about the concentration of stress at those points and the potential for cracking the jaws. It was time for refurbishment and repair.

In this photo, 2 recent dents that were caused by someone missing with a heavy hammer. And you can see where the jaws of the vice have cracked away. The vice is constructed using some kind of iron, but due to the age, we’re not exactly sure what. The jaws style of construction indicates that they were forged, not cast. This is a good thing, it suggests they could be either steel (exact carbon content would be unknown) or wrought iron. It means it should be possible to weld new steel onto them! This is what we’re going to try to do.

We don’t know exactly what alloying elements are mixed into the iron, so it could weld smooth, or it could blow bubbles and burn up under the torch! No way to tell until you try, which is nerve wracking when the object in question is an antique. There are things you can do to tilt the odds in your favor. When welding, cleanliness is next to godliness. Much time was spent with a file and dremal to grind out every dent and crack, to clean and shiny metal. 

This is a shot after I finished welding up the slices. This is about the best result we could hope for. The welds are strong and clean, with only a few spots of porosity towards the face of the jaws. The way to fix the jaws is to deliberately weld on excess material and then grind them smooth again. They will be good as new.

After I finished welding almost all the spots, this is a shot of me filling in the missing corner of the front jaw. In this photo you can see that this is not the first time this vice has been repaired. Someone welded a new plate to the face of the back jaw, but the welds around the edges were quite corroded, so I ground them out to be filled in.

The front jaw is finished and ground, now all the welding is done on the back jaw.

And here are both jaws clean and ground. 

Such straight and sharp corners! Just waiting to get a new set of “beauty marks” in the service of our forge!

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June 04 2017

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May 30 2017


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May 24 2017

May 23 2017

via Mini-projekt: 3D Papiersterne/Mini-project: 3D paperstars | the positive goth

Alles was man braucht:
(liniertes) Papier
eine Schere
extra Bonus: einen Stift

Die einzige Schwierigkeit besteht hier darin, dass man etwas Übung braucht, bis die Sterne aussehen wie man sie will. Also nicht gleich aufgeben wenn die ersten paar krumpelig werden. ;3

Alles, was man macht:
Schneidet das Papier an den Linien entlang in Streifen.
Nehmt einen Streifen und macht auf einer Seite einen Knoten rein.
Dieser sollte flach sein (aber nicht gedrückt) und seine Ecken weitestgehend geschlossen, denn das werden später die Ecken des Sterns sein.
Mit ein bisschen Übung findet ihr raus, wie fest ihr den Knoten machen müsst, bevor er zu fest ist.
Wenn ihr euch euren Streifen jetzt anseht, solltet ihr ein kurzes Ende, den flachen Knoten und ein langes Ende haben.
Das kurze Ende faltet ihr weg.
Dann wickelt ihr das lange Ende um die Kanten des Knotens. Der Streifen wird euch quasi zeigen, zu welcher Kante er jeweils will. Auch hier kommt es darauf an, wie fest man wickelt.
Das letzte Ende des Streifens steckt ihr dann einfach in die Wicklung.
Drückt jetzt vorsichtig mit euren Fingernägeln (keine Sorge, geht auch mit kurzen Nägeln) in die Kanten des Sterns und hltet ihn dabei an den Ecken.
Die Vorder-und Rückseite sollten sich nach außen wölben, wodurch die Dreidimensionalität entsteht.

Jetzt könnt ihr den Stift benutzen um ein Pentagram auf den Stern zu malen.
Oder lustige Gesichter.
Oder irgendwas.
\m/

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All you need:
(ruled) paper
a scissor
extra bonus: a pen

The only difficulty here is that you need a bit of practice until your stars come out like you want them. Don’t get frustrated if the first ones look tattered.

All you have to do:
Cut along the lines of your ruled paper.
Take a strip of paper and tie a knot on one end. It has to be flat (yet not pressed) and the corners should be as closed as possible, for they will be your finished corners of the star.
With a little practise you’ll find the right balance of how tight the knot has to be before it’s too tight.
If you look at your paper strip now you should see a tiny bit of the strip, the flat knot and then the large part of the strip. Fold the little part away.
Now you start winding the large part around the knot. Around the edges, to be more precise.
If you do it right, the strip will basically guide you from edge to edge as you go.
Again, you need to practise how tight you have to wrap.
Tuck in the last bit of the strip.
Now carefully pinch the edges with your fingernails (no worries, works with short nails), holding it by the edges. The star should now bulge on its top and bottom, creating the 3 dimentionality.

You can now use your pen to draw a pentagram on it.
Or funny faces.
Or whatever.
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Was man braucht:
Schere
Kleber/Klebeband
Gratisheft/Büchlein/Magazin (z.B. Manga preview, Kundenmagazin o.a.)
(kostenlose) Rezepte + Bilder (ausgedruckt o. aus Gratismagazinen, Zeitschriften -> findet man häufig im Kassenbereich von Supermärkten)

Wie’s geht:
Rezepte und Bilder ausschneiden. Collage erstellen, die in das Heft/Buch passen.
Wichtig ist, dass der Text lesbar ist. Die dazu passenden Bilder können als Lückenfüller und/oder Hintergrund genutzt werden. Die Originalseiten müssen nicht vollständig überklebt werden. Am schönsten wird das Ergebnis, wenn man mit Doppelsetigem Klebeband klebt (ist allerdings teurer als andere Varianten).
Das Cover des Buches/Magazins so gestalten, dass man es als Kochbuch erkennt.

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What’s needed:
scissors
glue/tape
free magazine (or similar) (e.g. manga previews or costumer mags)
(free) recipes + images (print out or from free mags at the supermarket etc.)

How to do it:
Cut out Recipes and images. Create a collage that fits the size of your „book“.
It’s important that the text is readable. The fitting images can be used as filler and/ or background. The original pages don’t hve to be fully covered. The result looks most beautiful if you use double sided tape (but that’s more expansive than other options).
Fashion the book cover in a way that one can recognize it as a cookbook.


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Was gebraucht wird:
(Weißer) Untergrund
Kreppklebeband
schwarze Farbe

Wie’s geht:
Kreppklebeband in verschieden lange Streifen reißen. Kreppklebebandstreifen in längsrichtung reißen (nicht schneiden!) und so auf den Untergrund kleben, dass die Reißseiten nach außen zeigen, also die geraden Längskanten sich berühren oder überlappen, und sich in der Länge verschmälern. Diese Stellen bleiben später weiß. Streifen mit Abständen (später schwarz) anordnen. (siehe Bild)
Fläche mit schwarzer Farbe bedecken und trocknen lassen.
Kreppklebebandstreifen abziehen.
Fertig!

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What’s needed:
(white) surface
crepe tape
black paint

How to:
Rip crepe tape into different length streaks. Rip (don’t cut!) crepe tape lengthwise and tape them onto the surface, making the straight edges overlap or touch, so the raw edges are the outlines of the later white stripes. Also make them grow smaller towards the length end. Arrange them with distances (will be black). (see picture)
Cover the area with black paint. Let dry.
Remove the crepe tape.
Done!


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halloweencrafts:

DIY Comic Book Jeans first seen at Fashionably Geek. These were made by Kirameku (facebook link) for her Boarderlands’ costume. You can see the final costume on her FB page. She used Textilcolor paint and then thinned it for the “watercolor” shadowing seen in the bottom right photo. She says she may post a full tutorial and if she does I will certainly post a link here.

I HAVE SEEN PICTURES OF THESE THINGS EVERYWHEEEERE AND FINALLY.

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February 26 2017

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