Whatchya Workin' On, O Creatives?

how do they kick?
can you do all the same tricks as a regular hack?
what does something like this go for?

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Wow did I read that wrong:

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lol take a nap, crashproof

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I’m terrible with hacky sacks so I don’t have a good assessment. And I haven’t had friends try any real tricks. They are easier to control when less full so I have to resist the urge to overfill them, which looks nicer, unless I’m making one as just a fidget toy.

Right now I’ve got them listed as $25 for a ready to ship and $27 for a made to order one on my shop. They take about $5 worth in materials and around an hour of construction.

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That takes you only an hour??!!!?

IMPRESSIVE

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I’d have to use a stopwatch to be sure. I always take a break between halves though. Knitting mail will cramp up your hands pretty quick. I don’t think I could make more than three of these bags in a day without wrecking my hands.

Edit: Also the ones with slightly larger rings are easier, the ones like this from all 1/4 inch rings take longer if I mess up the first step. And for some color patterns I might mess up and need to redo a few rows which also adds time.

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crossposting:

https://bbs.elsewhere.cafe/t/the-life-bicyclic/3416/107?u=noahdjango

anyone know why this link isn’t oneboxing?

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My masks are getting better. My father’s mother was a seamstress, who supported 8 kids and a couple of useless husbands with a treadle sewing machine. I’ve been told that she could look at a dress, then look at a person, and make that dress for them, without even measuring.

My abuela was not a nice person, sometimes horrible and abusive, but I do admire the ability to sew beautifully. I’m not there, but I am getting better!

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Acrylic and Decotique rub-on decals on cardboard and glass.

And no, that is NOT a voodoo doll of Mrs. Potts next to it, LOL!

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I’m so proud of where my business is at. I started it up a little over a year ago. The owners of this venue and I have been planning to have yoga events out there and now it’s finally happening.

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That looks amazing! Congratulations on putting this together…

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Thank you. I have a group that is forming to travel to the retreat. I’m so excited about it. I think it’s going to be lovely.

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Stay healthy!

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Give us a full report once it’s done…

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I will! I’m sooo excited. The place is a total haven.

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Congratulations - does that make you…

a Chattanooga Guru?

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Yes! The chop chop is about 2 mi from me, btw.

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A year ago, I started a model railroad kit – not a railroad car, but a building. The photo on the kit box suggests it should look like this:
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Your typical old-fashioned corner drugstore.

The walls are beautiful flat plaster castings, molded from hand-carved masters, that you have to sand and fit at the corners. But I screwed up the corners; they didn’t come together as nicely as shown in the picture. Then I managed to poke a finger through the delicate entrance section.

Phooey.

After some thought, I decided to see if I could replace the plaster walls with 3D printed ones. I used a free program (for making cameos from a photo) to convert an image of a brick wall to a 3D file, and used that as a starting point. Here’s the building in the CAD program (minus some trim and the doors and windows):


One thing I like is the brick pattern is less regular than the kit’s.
I used the kit’s molded plastic windows and doors, and the triangle roof trim, but other than that, mostly just the design.
And here is the final building (I didn’t take any pictures during construction):

The sign is also 3D printed. The building didn’t fit the kit’s foundation, so I carved my own from plaster, then carved the surrounding “ground” out of foam. The sidewalk is made of squares cut from plastic sheet. The signs are from images from Google, which I cleaned up (and modified in some cases). I painted the building, and weathered everything. I made interiors (with lighting) to give it life. The effect of light and shadow on the sidewalk was a nice surprise!

A lot of work but fun to figure out how to do things.

The pharmacist isn’t very busy at the moment.

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did you put any real good drugs in it?
that came out great, man!

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wow, this is beautiful!

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