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[193] Hand-making Acetate Spectacle Frames
describe here some broad practical steps in making an acetate spectacle frame by hand. For a brief comparison let's consider the way acetate frames are often made. In the spectacle industry the typical factory set-up involves dozens of pre-set routing and heat-forming/embedding machines to produce each frame design. Designs must be guarranteed of commercila success to pay for this huge set-up cost, and must fit into the parameters of the machinery. Making by hand has all the attributes and advantages that a factory cannot afford: greatest flexibility of design, quickest speed of reaction to customer/market requirements, and total uniqueness. The downside is that handmade frames take time to make, the runs are small, and the maker must be skilful. Sound familiar? Let's press on undaunted anyway; the rewards are fulfilling.... (1997)
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[350] Home made Soldering Station Venting System
A selection of illustration showing an efficient home-made soldering venting system.... (2004)
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Show me more articles from: [Ganoksin]|[Alan Lewis]
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[136] How minerals and gemstones are formed
Do you know what diamonds, rubies, and emeralds are? "Jewels" is the answer most people offer. It's an accurate answer, but it doesn't tell the fascinating story behind these treasures from nature.... (2001)
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Show me more articles from: [Ganoksin]|[Sandra I. Smith]
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[358] How to make a Tumbler
The construction process is simple enough if you have basic do-it-yourself skills. Firstly, assemble the timber frame as shown below using a length of 4x2 inch planed timber and a sheet of 1/2 inch plywood. In my case the base was 39 inches long by 16 inches wide. The plywood base was screwed to the bottom of the side members and then the top platform was screwed at one end.... (2004)
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[37] How to Make a Wax Injector
You will require a 5 to 6 inch by 3 inch wide brass or copper tube, silver solder a cover on both ends a thicker one or double up for the base to retain the heat. Ideally the tube and top plate should be 1/8th inch thick with the base plate being.... (2003)
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