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- 1 General
- 2 Handicrafts
- 3 Learning
- 4 Sewing machine
- 5 Clothing
- 6 Publications
- 7 Social
- 8 People
- 9 Software
- 10 Misc.
- 11 Washing
- 12 Wardrobe
- 13 Fixing
- 14 Crafting
- 15 DIY
- 16 Heat
- 17 Paper
- 18 Knots
- 19 Woodwork
- 20 Metalwork
- 21 Electronics
- 22 3D Printing
- 23 Flying
- 24 Painting
- 25 Message board
- 26 ideas
- 27 Fire
- 28 Moth repellent
See also Materials
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craftivism - a form of activism, typically incorporating elements of anti-capitalism, environmentalism or third-wave feminism, that is centered on practices of craft - or what can traditionally be referred to as "domestic arts". Craftivism includes, but is not limited to, various forms of needlework. Craftivism is a social process of collective empowerment, action, expression and negotiation. In craftivism, engaging in the social, performative and critical discourse around the work is central to its production and dissemination. Practitioners are known as craftivists.
- Make and Craft mags
See also Materials
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handicraft - sometimes more precisely expressed as artisanal handicraft or handmade, is any of a wide variety of types of work where useful and decorative objects are made completely by hand or by using only simple tools. It is a traditional main sector of craft, and applies to a wide range of creative and design activities that are related to making things with one's hands and skill, including work with textiles, moldable and rigid materials, paper, plant fibers, etc. Usually the term is applied to traditional techniques of creating items (whether for personal use or as products) that are both practical and aesthetic.Handicraft industries are those that produces things with hands to meet the needs of the people in their locality.Machines are not used.
Collective terms for handicrafts include artisanry, handicrafting, crafting, and handicraftsmanship. The term arts and crafts is also applied, especially in the United States and mostly to hobbyists' and children's output rather than items crafted for daily use, but this distinction is not formal, and the term is easily confused with the Arts and Crafts design movement, which is in fact as practical as it is aesthetic.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Needlecraft - a broad term for the handicrafts of decorative sewing and textile arts. Anything that uses a needle for construction can be called needlework
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sewing - the craft of fastening or attaching objects using stitches made with a needle and thread. Sewing is one of the oldest of the textile arts, arising in the Paleolithic era. Before the invention of spinning yarn or weaving fabric, archaeologists believe Stone Age people across Europe and Asia sewed fur and skin clothing using bone, antler or ivory needles and "thread" made of various animal body parts including sinew, catgut, and veins. For thousands of years, all sewing was done by hand. The invention of the sewing machine in the 19th century and the rise of computerization in the 20th century led to mass production and export of sewn objects, but hand sewing is still practised around the world. Fine hand sewing is a characteristic of high-quality tailoring, haute couture fashion, and custom dressmaking, and is pursued by both textile artists and hobbyists as a means of creative expression. The first known use of the word sewing was in the 14th century.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darning - a sewing technique for repairing holes or worn areas in fabric or knitting using needle and thread alone. It is often done by hand, but it is also possible to darn with a sewing machine. Hand darning employs the darning stitch, a simple running stitch in which the thread is "woven" in rows along the grain of the fabric, with the stitcher reversing direction at the end of each row, and then filling in the framework thus created, as if weaving. Darning is a traditional method for repairing fabric damage or holes that do not run along a seam, and where patching is impractical or would create discomfort for the wearer, such as on the heel of a sock.
Darning also refers to any of several needlework techniques that are worked using darning stitches:
- Pattern darning is a type of embroidery that uses parallel rows of straight stitches of different lengths to create a geometric design.
- Net darning, also called filet lace, is a 19th-century technique using stitching on a mesh foundation fabric to imitate lace.
- Needle weaving is a drawn thread work embroidery technique that involves darning patterns into barelaid warp or weft thread.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embroidery - the handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread or yarn
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Needlepoint - form of counted thread embroidery in which yarn is stitched through a stiff open weave canvas
- https://medium.com/re-form/fifty-three-thousand-knots-one-mans-journey-into-the-craft-of-tatted-lace-deefb55795f3 
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weaving - method of fabric production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linen - textile made from the fibers of the flax plant
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tweed_(cloth) - rough, unfinished woollen fabric, of a soft, open, flexible texture
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain_weave - also called tabby weave, linen weave or taffeta weave, where warp and weft are aligned so they form a simple criss-cross pattern
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satin - glossy surface and a dull back. The satin weave is characterized by four or more cool fill or weft yarns floating over a warp yarn or vice versa
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twill - type of textile weave with a pattern of diagonal parallel ribs (in contrast with a satin and plain weave). Examples of twill fabric are denim, tweed, chino, gabardine, drill, covert, and serge.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canvas - extremely heavy-duty plain-woven fabric used for making sails, tents, marquees, backpacks, and other items for which sturdiness is required.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crochet - a form of needlework using thread and a hook to create a kind of fabric.
- http://www.knitty.com - free patterns, etc.
- ESI.info has been helping busy professionals create better environments for 25 years. We believe that whether it happens to be outdoors, indoors, commercial, industrial, public or residential, every great environment is based on sound decisions about who to work with and what materials to use. We’re here to support that decision-making process.
- http://www.instructables.com/id/CD-Art/ - paint black then pencil art on then scratch for shiney
- http://www.thistothat.com - glue
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refractory - materials are used in linings for furnaces, kilns, incinerators and reactors. They are also used to make crucibles and moulds for casting glass and metals and for surfacing flame deflector systems for rocket launch structures
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crucible - a container that can withstand very high temperatures and is used for metal, glass, and pigment production as well as a number of modern laboratory processes. While crucibles historically were usually made from clay, they can be made from any material that withstands temperatures high enough to melt or otherwise alter its contents.
- http://www.modroc.com/tips-on-using-modroc-modrock-plaster-of-paris-bandage-for-modelling/ - inside fake leather so greatly reduced melt risk
- Animated Knots by Grog - How to Tie Knots, Fishing, Boating, Climbing, Scouting, Search and Rescue, Household, Decorative, Rope Care,
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rip_saw - any saw blade for cutting wood perpendicular (against) the wood grain. Crosscut saws may be small or large, with small teeth close together for fine work like woodworking or large for coarse work like log bucking, and can be a hand tool or power tool.
The cutting edge of each tooth is angled in an alternating pattern. This design allows each tooth to act like a knife edge and slice through the wood in contrast to a rip saw, which tears along the grain, acting like a miniature chisel. Some crosscut saws use special teeth called "rakers" designed to clean out the cut strips of wood from the kerf. Crosscut saws generally have larger teeth than rip saws. Some saws, such as Japanese saws and those used by the ancient Egyptians, are designed to cut only on the pull stroke. Western saws, on the other hand, are designed to cut on the push stroke.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crosscut_saw - any saw blade for cutting wood perpendicular (against) the wood grain. Crosscut saws may be small or large, with small teeth close together for fine work like woodworking or large for coarse work like log bucking, and can be a hand tool or power tool.
The cutting edge of each tooth is angled in an alternating pattern. This design allows each tooth to act like a knife edge and slice through the wood. Some crosscut saws use special teeth called "rakers" designed to clean out the cut strips of wood from the kerf. Crosscut saws generally have larger teeth than rip saws. Some saws, such as Japanese saws and those used by the ancient Egyptians, are designed to cut only on the pull stroke. Western saws, on the other hand, are designed to cut on the push stroke.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backsaw - any hand saw which has a stiffening rib on the edge opposite the cutting edge, allowing for better control and more precise cutting than with other types of saws. Backsaws are normally used in woodworking for precise work, such as cutting dovetails, mitres, or tenons in cabinetry and joinery. Because of the stiffening rib, the backsaws are limited in the depth to which they can cut. Backsaws usually have relatively closely spaced teeth, often with little or no set.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundry - produces metal castings. Metals are cast into shapes by melting them into a liquid, pouring the metal in a mold, and removing the mold material or casting after the metal has solidified as it cools. The most common metals processed are aluminium and cast iron. However, other metals, such as bronze, brass, steel, magnesium, and zinc, are also used to produce castings in foundries.
- YouTube: Gingery Gas Fired Crucible Furnace
- YouTube: Melting Cans With The Mini Metal Foundry
- YouTube: Very Simple Aluminium Furnace
- YouTune: Melting Aluminum Cans into Ingot
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharpening_stone - whetstone. use honing oil to carry away swarf. or maybe water. or just use dry?
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineral_oil - honing oil is lighter than mineral oil, so mineral oil mixed with a lighter oil like kerosene can work.
See also Graphics#3D
- http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:8595 - flexible dome connectors
- https://www.reddit.com/r/DIY/comments/3dl2n7/how_do_i_make_this_plywood_fiberboard_something/ - legoboard
- https://www.fastcodesign.com/3052266/mit-invents-a-flowing-river-of-3-d-pixels-that-lets-objects-assemble-themselves 
- http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-past-and-future-of-magnetic-poetry-the-populist-product-that-began-with-a-sneeze 
- FLOPPYTABLE.com - http://i.imgur.com/OCxwL.gif