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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Inkjet your headboard! on: June 09, 2007 01:15:43 AM
We all desire an elegant iron headboard, don't we? Unfortunately, we've just got a mattress on the carpet.  This is a passable alternative.  Lets print out our possessions!

I did this in Adobe Illustrator, but I'm sure the infamous Rasterbator could be equally useful.  http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/

I am curious to hear other ideas about possessions which could and should be reproduced in this fashion.

2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / NPR Show on "Crafters" on: January 12, 2006 02:34:30 AM
"Morning Edition, December 27, 2005 Commentator Susan Orlean[yeah.  From Adaptation] visits a AC Moore, a craft store in Framingham, Mass., to talk to crafters about why they do what they do. She also encounters the store's craft guru, whose job it is to teach crafting, and to counsel those crafters who are stuck."


A great bit on the philosophical aspects of glue.

Neat show and great picture Susan Orlean's phone she modded up with Asian newspaper... Its pretty sweet.
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Brainstorm on: December 18, 2005 05:17:04 AM
I have never done a swap so i should probably be ignored, But i am fascinated with the whole idea of them even existing!  I am not sure how these things are operated or whether there is a special place for this.  Hopefully this is being posted to the right spot   

I am sure you can relate...  Everyday I think of ideas for swaps... i figured it might share some

-A disposable camera swap... either use of base around the disposable camera imagery

-an ancient swap - references wll known ancient things(pyramids, cavemen that kinda thing) or things made to look ancient

-pennies - crafts where pennies are primary ingredient

-phobias - popular fears/each person could admit a phobia and their partner has must do something based on their specific fear.

-american history - I have a thing for presidental portraiture, i doubt I am the only one here... 

-Mondrian - have they done him yet?  seems like a perfect artist for craftster.  Everyone with modrian purses and dangling grids across their necks.  Ahhh

-Belts - everyone needs one, nobody needs one.  perfect opportunity to get crazy/creative! I think a belts with a comics across them would be sweet!

-Weapons-  this could be either silly and cartoony or dark... i think either decorative weapons or crafted working ones would be so cool. 

- an imitation swap - imitation of a sold/famous objects where the goal is opposite of orginality.  Possibly change their use...?

anyways... those are a few.. If someone is the god the makes these things happen tell me i am idiot, or whether I could make these happen...  Cause I might wanna throw down.

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4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Honeycomb Shelf on: December 13, 2005 10:50:50 PM
I am a freshman product design student in Chicago and had a bathroom shelving assignment.  I am generally happy with my final model, and thought there was something "craftster" about it...

Here is my sketch showing the shelving in  modular form and the hardware used.

and the single shelf!

Those inner pieces are removable and twist in using a threaded rod in between two of the flat nuts.  Those dotes on each side match up on every theorhetical module.  

Also there is no backing... In the pictures the shadow matches the gray paint used.

Any other industrial design students inspired by Craftster?
5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Thumbprint on: April 02, 2005 02:01:56 AM
I am curious whether any image reproduction pros might know a process for me to create a rather large image of my own thumbprint.  I have access to a quality scanner, and I tried using the traditional photoshop methods.  I am curious about perhaps moving to a copy machine or something more oldschool.  I want the result to be thick chunky Lichtenstein style lines.  I just can't get it right.  Anyone know any tips of tricks?...   Has anyone seen this  done before? 
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Controling Resin on: March 24, 2005 05:33:52 PM
I have a paper vase I painted with a thick coat of resin and it just won't harden.  I put on two coats.  With the second coat, I ODed on catalyst and still this thin soaked paper won't dry.

I have it stored in a pretty cold place... is that bad?

Is heat good?  Is baking okay or terrible?

Is there any quick way to get it to harden at all?

Why is that such a small amount is taking longer than some thick resin castings I did?

I am curious about making origami dipped in resin... Does anyone have any tips or tricks to make the best of that?

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