make this sturdy
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I need to use this mask as a prop for an upcoming indie film. I want to paint it a smooth, solid black, widen the holes into two slits and and use some nice ribbon to give a it a unique, high-class, but creepy venetian look. Most of the process will be extremely easy, and even if it's imperfect it should look fantastic on camera, especially in context.
The only problem is that this thing was way thinner than described, so it'll look like plastic even when painted and bends like cheap shit when you handle it on the sides. I know there are sturdier alternatives out there, but I fell in love with this exact facial structure. I really want to save this thing.
How could I go about re-enforcing this mask to make it thicker and sturdier? I guess I'd hope to order one or two more copies and glue them together to make it sturdier, then lay some kind of velvet on the inside, but I've got no idea how to apply that smoothly over such a curvy, uneven surface, or even what to call that problem so I can research it.
Any ideas? Thoughts?
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I have a home gym, and I got these rubber bumpler plates from a commercial gym that was throwing them out. Theyre not in the best condition, because they're cracking on the edges. What are some ways to repair rubber? Duct tape didn't work and I read some glues won't work either. Is there any rubber glue that could work? Please help, my budget is $500, I got all the time in the world, and many tools available to me.
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I'm living on the move a little bit and I'm thinking about making a little tea chest to store all my teabags ( I like to have variety. )
I've got a prelim design im going to work on, and I had a quick search for some food safe and good sealants, ( interested in beeswax and olive oil. )
I'm just wondering if there's one that I could try and use to keep it relatively "smell tight" ( I'm guessing air tight )
atm I just store all my teabags in a little tupperware container and the smell is getting into each one, which isn't a big deal but I would like to take a fat wiff of the teabags. ( same for my eccentrically victimised guests. )
so is there some sort of recommendations that I can use to make a "sealed" wooden box? I was thinking originally just to use plywood, but if there's some other wood that I should use, or plywood outer and soft inner? I don't mind too much if the wood absorbs the smell. each has their home.
or would making a soft wood "lip" and sealing it with wax&oil would be enough?
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