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1  Re: New Car Remodel Help? in Discussion and Questions by Blacksmith on: September 15, 2012 05:53:03 PM
I have had any number of cars with headliners that have been falling down. Your dad's idea, while clever, will not work.
You will need to do one of two things,
1. Take the whole headliner out of the car and remove/touchup the headliner outside of the car, doing it this way is the ideal way to do it in restoration work. (I've done that before, MUCH easier).

2. Make it worse to make it better, gently tug the drooping parts of the headliner until you have access from a side or one of the holes for something like the dome light.

Either option I used the same stuff to fix the liner in place:

Just make sure all the windows are DOWN if you're doing this in the car, it takes about 24hrs to get to a really full cure and the solvent smell to escape.

If you have more specific questions on how to do this please feel free to ask and I'll be quite happy to answer.

*Note: I know your dad's idea won't work because I've tried it before with very poor results. That headliner cloth is very thin and will allow most glue to bleed right though and discolor that spot for all time, as well as the previous glue that was holding it in place.
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2  Re: Jean Legs? in What the heck can I do with THIS? by Blacksmith on: September 12, 2012 06:40:23 AM
I demand that you make a chef's toque out of it

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3  Re: Need Help finding an adhesive in Discussion and Questions by Blacksmith on: September 05, 2012 06:40:22 AM
This is what I have used in the past for such applications

You will need to seal the back of your fabric before applying, but it will work fine.
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4  Re: weight in Discussion and Questions by Blacksmith on: September 05, 2012 06:34:45 AM
I would suggest buckshot or similar, go ask some folks at any hunting/fishing store to take a look at their shotgun shot. The stuff makes great weights.

The above is a good indicator of shot sizes, buckshot is likely the one I'd go for since it's large enough to easily work with.

If you need to order it online do a google search for 'shotgun reloading' you can find guys like these fellers here.
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5  Re: Help with gluing delicate earrings? in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by Blacksmith on: September 05, 2012 06:08:41 AM
To loosen the earring backs I would suggest heading to your local welding supply store, they have tip cleaners for oxy-acetylene torches and they double as some very awesome needle files.

You should be able to lay hold of a set of those for about 5 bucks.
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6  Re: Building a ball winder in Spinning: Discussion and Questions by Blacksmith on: September 05, 2012 05:39:15 AM
Some, I got a couple prototypes done, but nothing I'm happy with yet. The main problem I'm having is that I feel it is necessary to cut the gearing I need rather than buying them. The basic concept could be easily done using just a friction drive, but I like gears.

The above winder should be pretty easy to make if you are content with just using friction instead of gears for the movement. All the pieces on it are easily made on a lathe and had from a hardware store, that type of winder I'm quite capable of building, but it's just not interesting enough for me to be happy.

If you need a third brain involved in your project feel free to ask and I'll be happy to give you my input on any points you're stuck at.

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7  Re: MAPS!! Tons of maps! in What the heck can I do with THIS? by Blacksmith on: August 20, 2012 07:03:41 AM
I would suggest using them as part of a kitchen or coffee table.

like this:

But under a glass top so you can change them out when you want something new.
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8  Re: Unicorn Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Blacksmith on: April 07, 2012 10:18:57 PM
Ok I saw the graphic up there and decided that I had to share something *almost* on topic.

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9  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap March 2012 - GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by Blacksmith on: April 02, 2012 07:09:54 AM
Finally got around to picking up my mail and sending off my ATC today!

This is what I got from Witchhippie

Thanks, it's awesome!

Doing some research into electroforming for the next ATC swap I want to join. Currently trying to locate electrically conductive coatings that will be effective for my idea. Took me this long to get my ATC done for the swap due to issues with oxidation of the copper plating on the steel, currently resolved and should be on it's way later today.

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10  Electro-Etched Copper ATC and Inchies! in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by Blacksmith on: March 08, 2012 04:37:25 AM
I had the idea when looking at some of the sign-ups for ATC swaps, but as I'm not eligible yet I can't do any trades at this point.
So I did the following as a test run.


And the inchies!

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