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Now and then I see a thread about knife sharpening here, and I guess it's time for another. It's been an elusive subject to me, but I think I have a pretty good grasp on it now. I thought I'd share what I know in hopes that it'll help someone who needs it.
Keep in mind sharpness is a relative term and there's such a thing as too sharp. The important part is making the tools dull again, not foffing around with a strop three hours a day. Another thing to consider is that the sharpness (in terms of the edge angle) is inversely proportional to the longevity of the edge.
The cheapest method, box-knife-sharp, is to get sandpaper at the hardware store in the finest grit they have (2000?). To hone scalpel/craft knife blades, set the edge of the fine grit sandpaper just barely over the edge of a mousepad, piece of felt, folded rag, or similar, which is in turn sitting on the edge of the table. Whatever the sandpaper is sitting on needs to have a little give but still be somewhat resilient. It helps to have lubricant, and it doesn't matter much what that is. I have a gallon jug of sewing machine lube that I use, but WD-40, water, baby oil, vegetable oil, they all are better than sharpening dry which loads up the sandpaper so it stops doing its thang. Drag the blade over the sandpaper and keep checking to see where the sandpaper is polishing. Ideally you will have a smooth rounded edge like in pic related. Ease up as you sharpen, moving the polished area towards the cutting edge until you just touch it, and continue sharpening until it's sharp.
The next level of cheap sharpening, if above wasn't satisfactory, is to get polishing paste/compound. I use Mother's Mag and Aluminum Polish, which is amazing stuff. Simichrome also works. There are many types that will work. Put some on a rag (also lying on the edge of the table) and continue the same dragging motion. You will end up polishing the whole angled segment of the blade edge on both sides. Part 1/2...
A big papercraft gundam? (also Visual Spicer hate)
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That Visual Spider Taras Lesko guys talks about how he upscales on his printer, but what about a big gundam where the parts still fit on 7.5 x 11 sheets of paper?
Some thing I can print myself?
This guy's kind of a douchebag, not providing templates or tutorials.
He designs them himself on computer. which I respect, but he could easily sell his designs to Bandai and have them sell them as a papercraft kit..
Instead he just refuses to provide tutorials.
There's enough Gundam video games out there, that you'd think someone would have made a big version, right?
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I'm looking for an origami model of a dragon which resembles Smaug from The Hobbit as closely as possible, this means it has the following features:
- one head, with two horns
- wings and hands on the bending part of the wings instead of separate arms
- 2 back legs
Most models I've found so far do everything right except that they have separate arms (Shuki Kato's simple dragon, Kade Chan's fiery dragon, Tadashi Mori's darkness dragon), more than two horns or both (Satoshi Kamiya's ancient dragon, Shuki Kato's western dragon).
If anyone happens to know a model like that or if you can just give any tips on how to modify the models mentioned above, I'd be very grateful.
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This might not the best board to post this on, but...
I'm trying to make cat ears headband for my gf, and I figured the easiest way would be papercraft. Now, I'm not really adept at this, so a schematic would do nicely.
I will continue to experiment with shapes, and post a solution if I find it suitable, but untill then any tips and tricks would do.
Thanks in advance.
"POP-UP CARDS EBOOK VOL. 1 World Famous Buildings"
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Someone who can share with me the "POP-UP CARDS EBOOK VOL. 1 World Famous Buildings" and yes please call me or want, I can share with you the books that I have this beautiful art. I know I could buy it, but it turns out I do not have many resources and have also spoken highly of this site, as it is said that there are many people who share charitable and wise men that make nearly any model appear to be asked.
I pray to achieve their generosity and thank who have shared the subsequent volumes, and in fact could make wonderful gift cards at low cost and have a beautiful Christmas, with this gesture.
Thanks in advance for your attention and kindness to me.