Design Milk - Interior Design
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Photo by Aleya Lanteigne “There is a great art to installing laminate, so the material looks beautiful,” explains Professor Matthew Hebert. Ashley Andersen, one of the students, describes, “Once my partner and I got all the sides glued on the cube, when it came to routing the edges flush, it was a lot harder than I had anticipated simply because I compared this experience to the times in the past that I have routed wood veneer edges. The laminate is thicker and while it is stronger than wood veneer, it is also brittle. It also was difficult making sure we didnt accidently shave off the decorative face of the other edges of the laminated sides of the cubes. And yet, laminate is pretty forgiving in a lot of ways. I especially found the spray adhesive glue to be my favorite to work with simply because it really fascinated me on how it would adhere the piece of laminate flat and be so smooth.
Daily Mail - Science
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Hackaday
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Scenario: your little three-hour boat tour runs into a storm, and you're shipwrecked on a tropic island paradise. You're pretty sure your new home was once a nuclear test site, but you have no way to check. Only your scrap bin, camera bag, and hot glue gun survived the wreck. Can you put together a Geiger-Müller counter from scrap and save the day? Probably not, unless your scrap bin is unusually well stocked and contains a surplus Russian SI-3BG miniature Geiger tube , the heart of [GH]'s desert island build. These tubes need around 400 volts across them for incident beta particles or gamma rays to start the ionization avalanche that lets it produce an output pulse. [GH]'s build uses the flash power supply of a disposable 35mm camera to generate the high voltage needed, but you could try using a CCFL inverter , say. The output of the tube tickles the base of a small signal transistor and makes a click in an earbud for every pulse detected.
Design Sponge
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Thanks for supporting our sponsors that help us create original content like this. The Waverly Inspirations collection is available at Walmart. Thanks to Flower Haus for the beautiful location above! Click through for instructions for this DIY and a padded stool! The instructions and materials for the DIY above and below are similar, so we've outlined instructions below that work for both projects! For the stool above, we also painted the rim of the seat. The seat simply has the fabric decoupaged on without any padding just brush the seat with glue or Mod Podge, top with the fabric circle and seal the top with Mod Podge or glue. Materials Stool Paint (We used a blue called Ocean & a creamy off-white called Ivory in a matte chalk paint finish. Both by Waverly Inspirations) Waverly Inspirations Paintbrush (We used the nicely stiff, but flexible 1/2 flat brush.
Bit Tech Forums
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5" acrylic, then laser cut a .125" cover plate, and a 1.25" trim to cover the glue bubbles. Then I sandwiched them all together with Weldon 4 and tapped the fitting holes. Next up was the graphics car back plate, combined into a gpu shroud, combined with a SSD mount and a d5 pump mount lol. Nvidia was able to spare 2 960s for the build, they happened to be the ITX cards. So I designed this shroud to fill out the case a bit more and incorporate the other hardware. Then I made some cable extensions and wire everything up! After cables came the tubing! Then it was time to fill er up!! One last thing before wrapping it up. I made a window skin for the back door panel. Since the tempered glass is very nice, I didn't want to remove it, and I didn't want to obstruct the front window, so on the back I made a magnetic skin to bring the theme all the way around the build.
BBC Two England
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If he finished high on the pink he could stun off the black cushion and go into the five reds. He can still do it offer this glue. Brilliant. If he had another 50 shots, he would not do that again.
Core77
2 days
This is hilarious, and totally seems like something an ID student would do while procrastinating at the studio. Here the folks at the WEAREX YouTube channel show you how to make a functional wallet using nothing more than a soda can and a hot glue gun: What's a leather wallet cost these days, fifty bucks? Make one of these and stick the fifty in there. You're welcome.
Scientific American - Latest
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Sky News
2 days
It's a very, very dangerous approach she's taking to this negotiation. Let's be honest. Why would the European Union make it ease area for us, they are not going to? It's not going to be easy. We see and have heard signs from some in the EU they have said - maybe they want to punish Britain because of course they want to glue that EU27 together.
Hackaday
3 days
The concept behind DIY electronic drum kits is fairly simple small piezoelectric elements are used to generate a voltage when the drumpads are struck. That's easy enough, but the mechanical design can be a difficult problem to approach. To solve that, [ryo.kosaka.10] decided to design an E-drum pad made with paper & 3D printed parts . As far as E-drum triggers go, it follows the basic rules a piezo element used as a trigger with some foam used for damping. For the striking surface, a Tama-brand mesh drum head is used. Being an off-the-shelf drum head, it has a good feel and playability. But the shell is where the creativity really shines through. While the top and bottom parts are 3D printed in the usual way, the main shell of the drum is made with several layers of thick paper laminated together with glue. This creates a surprisingly strong, sturdy shell and is also much faster and less wasteful than waiting for a similar part to 3D print.
Design Milk - Home
3 days
It has nine different petals that support each other, and is a 3D form that embraces what it holds. Unlike other fruit bowls, Flex is a stained wood bowl with an untraditional shape. It has slotted frameworkmeaning no glue or mechanical fixing is needed. The Ezra Chair and stool/side table are similar to the 9-Gon in that each are formed with a single piece of aluminum and steel, respectively. They come in an assortment of bold colors, which adds interest to its simple and efficient form. As its name would suggest, Pedestal is a simple pedestal made with a cork top and metal base. Its natural grain softens the cold, geometric lines of the base.
The Guardian - Music
7 days
Despite the glitter in his snowy ringlets and the glue-on plastic diamonds studded around his right eye, he’s human after all. Related: The Flaming Lips10 of the best Continue reading...
Open Culture
7 days
Traditional Japanese carpentry, whether used to build a dinner table or the entire house containing it, doesnt use screws, nails, adhesives, or any other kind of non-wooden fastener. So how do its constructions hold together? How have all those thousands of wooden houses, tables, and countless other objects and structures stood up for dozens and even hundreds of years, and so solidly at that? The secret lies in the art of joinery and its elaborate cutting techniques refined, since its origin in the seventh century, through generations and generations of steadily increasing masteryalbeit by a steadily dwindling number of masters. 河合継手 Kawai-tsugite pic.twitter.com/WQwxeZ7t4MThe Joinery (@TheJoinery_jp) May 17, 2016 “Even until recent times when carpentry books began to be published, mastery of these woodworking techniques remained the fiercely guarded secret of family carpentry guilds,” writes Spoon & Tamago’s Johnny Strategy .
Core77
8 days
Musical instrument makers (Lutherie) use a bench that's pretty much the same as a cabinetmaker's bench, but the work is lighter overall, and the glue pot is indicative that instruments are mostly glued together rather than joined like furniture. There is a small planing stop on the bench, and of course precisely planing wood is an important part of the job. Wood engravers don't need a fancy bench, just something that will clamp the work on the surface. Here we see a holdfast and the dogholes to put it in, nothing else. The case maker's bench (for making briefcases/suitcases and the like) is pretty simple, as cases aren't very heavy. So this is a light-duty bench with a single leg vise. This bench is shown several times in the Encyclopedia, once in a workshop illustration but twice as a detail, in the joinery section and in the cabinetmaking and marquetry section.
Leicester Mercury
8 days
The leaseholder of Wygston's House, who is due to start converting the building into a pub and restaurant in a few days, has spoken of his frustration after the building was vandalised. The locks on the city council-owned medieval property were filled with super glue today and notices have been nailed to the doors and shutters of the building. The notices announce the intention of Leicester Homelessness Party, who has been camped on Jubilee Square since before Christmas, to take occupancy of...
Open Culture
8 days
Plymouth Herald
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A terrified Plymouth woman came face to face with a stray corn snake which slipped into her bathroom.Christine Mitchell, aged 53, said she had come home from attending church and visiting friends on Sunday afternoon when she noticed her bathroom curtain rail hanging off at one end. Read more: Tavistock Road CLOSED after workers find eight grenadesShe told The Herald: I took my coat off and got some glue and the step ladders to fix it. As I got up close and put my hands up, that's when I...
Leicester Mercury
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The leaseholder of Wygston's House, who is due to start converting the building into a pub and restaurant in a few days, has spoken of his frustration after the building was vandalised. The locks on the city council-owned medieval property were filled with super glue today and notices have been nailed to the doors and shutters of the building. The notices announce the intention of Leicester Homelessness Party, who has been camped on Jubilee Square since before Christmas, to take occupancy of...
Open Culture
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The Huffington Post
10 days
Ask me to offer a scientist's perspective about business, and I will give you my personal opinion, which is inseparable from my professional advice: Do a better jobabout everything. That is, make the online experienceincluding buying and returning goodsmore straightforward, more reliable, more convenient and more secure. Better yet, find a way to ensure that your inventory actually exists; that what I see on the screen of my smartphone or laptop is, in fact, on the shelves of your warehouse. In so many words, stop disappointing this customerand start helping all customers. According to this study about branding and consulting: "When customers experience success, more than likely operations run flawlessly. Customer loyalty takes hold. To make the customer experience seamless, customer success teams form the glue behind the scenes.
Core77
10 days
Here's the part that's got me stumped. We see a floating apron supporting the tabletop—whose grid suggests it's a downdraft table used for sanding?—attached to the base by cross-lap joints. Why floating, and why joined in this manner? If I had to guess, perhaps the top is meant to be easily interchangeable and just pops off? Check out this next one, which appears to be a rolling clamp rack: Again, this alluring mix of elegant and ad-hoc joinery. First off notice the mismatched casters: The ones on the right are swiveling and locking casters, and he was able to rotate the mounting flange to fit the ends of the X-stretcher. But the casters on the left are non-swiveling fixed casters, so in order to get the flanges aligned on the axis of travel, he's had to glue extension blocks onto the stretcher and bolt through those. The gusset securing the center of the X-stretcher has mismatched bolts holding it together.
BBC One West
13 days
And then I was attacked, and my ex-wife split my head open, and I needed eight staples in my head to glue it back together. But that was the turning point for me, that I decided I could literally take no more.
BoingBoing
13 days
It’s awesome! Papertoy Glowbots contains hours of tinkering fun at home, at school, or on the go. And, you dont have to raid your father’s tool box or take apart the toaster looking for spare parts. The only tool you’ll need is glue. Papertoy Glowbots: 46 Glowing Robots You Can Make Yourself! by Brian Castleforte Workman Publishing Company 2016, 196 pages, 8.4 x 0.7 x 11 inches, Paperback $19 Buy one on Amazon See sample pages from this book at Wink.
Bit Tech Forums
13 days
Lightbox is made out of acrylic sheets (3mm), cut out by CO2 laser, by a company named Gravitech. As I already mentioned, I did all of the drawing myself, therefore I was curious if parts would actually fit into each other, without any problem - belive it or not, it worked like a charm. Now I gotta wait for UV LEDs, which I ordered from China in December, since the whole lightbox will be glued together (except for the bottom part - this will be screwed to the remainder in case there is a replacement necessary for the LED if it breaks or for whatever other reason there might be) with glue, which is only reactive to UV light. And as well I have to wait for the LED-strip before I finish the actual thing. I am providing some photos from the testing and also some with the actual looks. # 1.x To be continued