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« on: March 12, 2018 07:29:49 PM »

I want to make myself a pirate costume. Some of it I can do just by clothing. I have tried several things to put a magnetized needle on and only 1 works. That is a bottle cap. I ran out of tape to use though for attaching the needle. How am I going to make a working compass without tape? I tried using a small magnet and I can get it to float but rotation sometimes makes it sink so it will definitely sink from linear motion.

Also, I noticed when I tried to make the sword using cardboard that it took more than a few minutes for the glue to dry, even 15 minutes later, it would still unstick. Even when I left it alone overnight and it did dry, the pieces still came apart. I used Elmer's glue for that and Elmer's glue should dry within that 15 minutes. I guess that is a sign that the glue is old or at least not a good glue to use. But without glue or tape, I can't make the sword. I guess I am stuck with making the telescope for now.
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018 08:29:45 AM »

Oh, the compass thing is a toughy. I am going to think of that one. The sword-have you tried hot glue or maybe an epoxy like E6000?
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2018 11:04:27 PM »

No, I haven't tried using hot glue or epoxy. I haven't even used a hot glue gun once before, I have only seen my dad use it.
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2018 08:17:21 AM »

If you decide to try the glue gun-be careful! I have burned my fingers and hands way too many times.
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2018 10:55:37 AM »

This tutorial for a compass uses a cork as the floater to stick your needle in, no tape needed!    https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Compass
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