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Cast It!

Savage, Adam Maker Media, Inc PDF

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R

Fig. Q: Pouring the resin.

Fig. R: The main casting unpacked from the mold.

Fig. S: The arms removed from their mold. Fig. T: The finished casting, cleaned up, glued together, and painted with primer.

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Cast It!

1. Remove the original part, sprue, vents, and pouring gate, and dust the inside of each mold half lightly with cornstarch or talcum powder. I put my powder into a small cloth sack, secured with a rubber band, to spread it evenly without clumping

(Figure P). Silicone rubber gets a slippery tack to it, as the silicone gradually sweats out. This means that silicone molds generally need no mold release, because the silicone itself prevents sticking. But a light dusting still helps the two halves align together perfectly, and also acts as a sponge to the resin, drawing it into the fine details of your mold and inhibiting small bubbles which can gather at the high points.

2. Put the mold halves back together, box them in their original box, and secure it all with rubber bands, pouring side up.

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Gold Coast

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Mini-Quilt

{Show off some favorite buttons with this fun-to-make mini-quilt.}

Quilted by Kim Schaefer.

Finished mini-quilt: 11″ × 13″

¼ yard total assorted lights for piecing and middle border

yard black for inner and outer borders, backing, and binding

15″ × 17″ batting

35 buttons (optional)

Cut from assorted lights:

• 63 squares 1½″ × 1½″

• 2 strips ¾″ × 10½″ for 2 side middle borders

• 2 strips ¾″ × 9″ for top and bottom middle borders

Cut from black:

• 2 strips 1″ × 9½″ for 2 side inner borders

• 2 strips 1″ × 8½″ for top and bottom inner borders

• 2 strips 1½″ × 11″ for 2 side outer borders

• 2 strips 1½″ × 11″ for top and bottom outer borders

Refer to Putting It All Together diagram (at right).

Arrange and sew together the squares in 9 rows of 7 squares each. Sew together the rows. Press.

1. Sew the 2 side borders to the mini-quilt. Press toward the borders.

2. Sew the top and bottom borders to the mini-quilt. Press toward the borders.

1. Sew the 2 side borders to the mini-quilt. Press toward the borders.

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CHOOSING THE BEST POWER SUPPLY

Syuzi Pakhchyan Maker Media, Inc PDF

Understanding Batteries

» For the majority of your projects, batteries will be your primary power source. They are portable; available in different sizes, shapes, and weights; and some are rechargeable. The major downside of batteries is that they are not very sustainable. If you don’t choose your battery taking into consideration the amount of power required and consumed by your project, you may find yourself having to recharge or replace your batteries often.

The two most important units that you need to understand in batteries are their voltage and capacity ratings.

VOLTAGE The predominate factor in choosing a battery is its voltage. In your projects, you must use the minimum amount of voltage required by your circuits to get them to work properly

(see page 28 for more).

CAPACITY Although batteries have a fixed voltage, their capacity is variable. If you think of your battery as the storage container for electrical energy, the amount of electrical energy available for use in a battery over a period of time is its capacity, expressed in ampere-hours (Ah). In general, the higher the ampere-hour rating, the longer the battery will last for a certain load. For example, if you have two 3V lithium batteries rated at 250mAh and 500mAh, the second battery should theoretically last twice as long when used in the same circuit.

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Topkapi

Harvey, Tamsin C&T Publishing ePub

Fabrics featured in this quilt are from the Shadow Play collection by Maywood Studios. The white background fabric is from the Pearl Essence collection from Galaxy Fabrics.

FINISHED SIZE: 40˝ × 48½˝ (102cm × 122cm)

The Topkapı Palace, located in Istanbul, was the primary home of the sultans from 1465 until 1856. The palace complex consists of four main courtyards, the harem, and many small buildings. It was not only the main residence of the sultan and his court, but was also initially the seat of government in which the imperial court met and conducted business. The palace was designed to provide the sultan with privacy and discretion. Today, as a museum, it is an example of the lifestyle of the sultan and his court. Rooms are heavily decorated with gold accents, İznik tiles, upholsteries, and luxury items. Large panels of İznik tiles, still in impeccable condition, are located throughout the palace. Numerous pavilions, chambers, kiosks, dormitories, and gardens, along with the harem, look out over the Bosphorus and Istanbul. This quilt is inspired by several of the panels located within the palace.

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Chapter 6. Dollhouse Family

Salley Mavor C&T Publishing ePub

In matching miniature scale, a make-believe family resides in a time-honored dollhouse. Among other household adventures, Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, and the kids cook at the stove, eat at the table, wash up in the bathroom, and sleep in their beds. To keep up with the family’s active lifestyle, use sturdy body armatures.

For more specific directions, see these sections:

Basic Materials for Most Dolls

Faces, clothing, and accessories: See Making Wee Folk and Fairies.

Stitches

Patterns

mom and grandma

Grandma 2 (4˝ doll)

Additional Materials

Makes 1 Mom doll or 1 Grandma doll.

1 sturdy 3¾˝ armature or 1 sturdy 4˝ armature

1 unvarnished 20mm wooden bead for head

Wool/silk thread for hair

Cotton fabric for skirt

Seed beads for buttons

4mm-wide silk ribbon for blouse bow (optional)

baby

Baby (2˝ doll)

Additional Materials

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