Glue Sculpture: H G Well

Glue Sculpture: H G Well

  Most 3D printers are fairly complicated, and require a specialized program to operate. However, if the objective is to lay down layers of material that hardens into a coherent whole, we already have the tools. A low temperature hot glue gun: the poor man’s 3D...
Crafting – Through a Glass Darkly

Crafting – Through a Glass Darkly

If I could measure time with a bottle, the first thing that I’d like to do is to flip it over and over again and watch the sand fall. Hourglasses are nearly as mesmerizing as lava lamps, and are much classier. Sadly, they are not nearly as common nowadays, with...
Upcycling: Crafting the Face of Manliness

Upcycling: Crafting the Face of Manliness

Sometimes, it’s hard to feel manly. You have knitted too many mittens, you have a pile of plastic bottles that you really should recycle, and a bowl of ice cream is your psychotherapist. It’s all too soft and cushy. But there’s a way out. PROSTHESIS Get that yarn. Tie...
Upcycling: String Requires Angles

Upcycling: String Requires Angles

As the Christmas season approaches like a malevolent glacier, you may find yourself with many cardboard boxes, most likely from Amazon. I must urge you in the strongest terms to make box forts. Failing that, I have a few ideas for you, if you have the time, scissors,...
Sculpture: What a Paste

Sculpture: What a Paste

With the Christmas holiday coming up, many of you are so stressed out, you are chewing on paper. While you may be a colony of hamsters in a cunning disguise, might I suggest a better option? Paper Mache literally means chewed paper, and has wartime applications. (Let...
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