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u/xRehab · 1 pointr/somethingimade

Well I was on here about a month ago asking for advice on building a liquor cabinet that mimicked what the bar I worked at did. I had found these lights on amazon

and decided to pull the trigger. For $33 I figured I couldn't go wrong and it was well worth a shot. Picked up a cheap bookcase from Big Lots for $30, and about 2 hours later this was what I had pulled together. Turned out way better then I expected, the colors look amazing and the bottles in the cabinet look even better then I had hoped. Have already blown a few minds down here at Uni with this, and I couldn't be happier. Also, whats better then leaning across my bed and making myself a drink without even putting pants on? seriously, this is the life.

TL;DR - I just feel like sharing my little creation as it turned out AMAZING

u/boss413 · 9 pointsr/somethingimade

Bakers make great modernist cooks because it requires so much forethought/calculation. As for resources, my first book was Cooking for Geeks, then the Modernist Cuisine book set from Nathan Myhrvold (and have it signed by him "For Science!") which is the bible, but free options include their website, Seattle Food Geek, molecular recipes, this YouTube playlist from Harvard and the usual science-based cooking resources like Good Eats, America's Test Kitchen, and Chef Steps.

I learned not to overthink the ice sphere mold: fill it with water and take it out after three hours, then melt a hole in the top and suction out the liquid water with a syringe. The chocolate was tempered then about a tablespoon was dolloped into each half, joined, and tumbled for coverage. Turn every 15 minutes in the fridge until it pulls away from the mold.

The goat cheese was thinned to an oozy consistency with goat's milk to get the desired "popping" effect. I wanted to do something creamy that would complement the char on the lamb and acidity of the vinaigrette.

Best things to sous vide: Eggs to various stages of yolk doneness, well-marbled but tough cuts of meat (think USDA Prime grade Chuck steak and pork ribs) over 72 hours at 140F, salmon with smoked salt to 113F is spreadable like butter

u/leannekera · 1 pointr/somethingimade

I started with Polymer clay. Do a google search for Sculpy. With polymer clay you can use basic tools to mild it and then harden your creations in the oven.

There are millions of YouTube tutorials on how to create basic gifts, through to advanced sculptures. It's a great hobby and polymer clay is pretty inexpensive (£10 - £20 in the UK).

Once you are confident you can then look to buy a kiln (mine cost £600 second hand). Unfortunately this is a must for ceramic production. I'd look to amazon for pottery/ceramic sculpture books and purchase clay from suppliers such as

I recommend this book for beginners:

Hope this helps :)

u/robotsongs · 2 pointsr/somethingimade

Sorry, I'm a guitarmaker, not a knifemaker. What I will say is that you can find a ton of info in Fine Woodworking, which might also be available at your library, and for some reason I always see this book for dollar at Borders, but you can get it in that link for $0.02. It's not the most in-depth book, but it's got great information in it and you can't beat the price.

Other than that, though, I can't help you too much. I will say this though-- when I was learning the craft, there was no greater resource than hanging out on the guitar building forums and soaking up all the knowledge there. I got 17,000 ideas from seeing what everyone else was doing, and most of them are very helpful if you need advice, instructions or criticism. I suggest you find one or two of them for knife making.

Have fun and keep it fun!

u/TheLoneHoot · 4 pointsr/somethingimade

As a young kid in the 60s and 70s (off my damn lawn, you pesky kids!) my parents were both teachers and when they were out of school for the summer my older brother and I were also out for the summer, so we did a lot of camping. As educators they didn't have much money so my dad got really creative with some equipment. One thing he did was to make my brother and me some "survival kits". They were tupperware-like containers with some key supplies etc. And then in addition to that he made us all survival belts that were essentially the same thing as what you've got there. (They were simply white cord though.)

We never had to use them, but my brother and I secretly wanted to be in a situation where we "had to". We religiously read both the Boy Scout fieldbook (though neither of us was ever in the scouts), and perhaps just as avidly, The American Boy's Handy Book. So many useful things in there!

But the one thing I still remember perhaps more than any other about those days were the "survival kits" and the belts.

Thanks for the reminder! :)

u/clanchet · 2 pointsr/somethingimade

Looks great! I love wordless books - my favorite growing up was The Silver Pony.

u/Fatpandasneezes · 1 pointr/somethingimade

And for Canadians, we have the same for $60: Kamenstein 20-Jar Revolving Spice Tower with Free Spice Refills for 5 Years

Or, if you're willing to forgo 4 spices, $30: Kamenstein 20-Jar Revolving Spice Tower with Free Spice Refills for 5 Years

Note: Reviews indicate there are no free refills available for Canadians despite the listing clearly stating free refills (there is potentially a $12 shipping fee if you insist)

u/Massless · 1 pointr/somethingimade

Very nice. Here are some tips:

  • It could be polished more. See the white likes that run along the solder joints? Using a q-tip to get those out really makes a big difference in glass.

  • Pick up the book Stained Glass Basics your better half already knows most of what's in the book but it's got a section on making solder lines smoother that is really valuable. I find myself going back to it when I need to clarify something.
u/banditranger · 6 pointsr/somethingimade

Super cute! You should felt a tiny muffin for him!! <3

u/idlestitcher · 1 pointr/somethingimade

Doubled up gold rayon on upholstery faux-suede. The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook is a great resource for grids and patterns. Took about 2 hours per side for the most complicated patterns (the last 2 at the back).

These are available on my [etsy shop] ( if anybody wants to take them off my hands 😂

u/hivemind_MVGC · 18 pointsr/somethingimade

All it takes to clean up your finish work is a rasp, a bunch of sandpaper down to 1200 grit, and time.

I suggest checking out these books:

These were all invaluable to me when I was learning fit and finish. They're also all probably available through your local library.

If you do decide to buy some tools, you can get a TON of fast, efficient work done from just a cheap belt sander ($50 at Harbor Freight) and a cheap benchtop buffer (get a washing machine motor from a junkyard and built one, or spend $80 on one). Those two tools alone will make a WORLD of difference in your finish work.

u/ZeroXephon · 1 pointr/somethingimade

How often do you brake glass using a saw? Right now I use a kinkajou glass cutter and fracture the glass with hot water. I get ~95% success rate using this method.

u/blueskysiii · 13 pointsr/somethingimade

Looks nice. When I first went out on my own, I bought a McCormick spice rack for about $30, that unbeknownst to me, had easily $100 of spices in it. They still offer a version but the prices have gone up. I did find this rack on Amazon that even comes with 5 years of refills, but I cannot vouch for the brand or quality. $40. Just throwing it out there.

u/IncrediblyEasy · 5 pointsr/somethingimade

Now I usually cut with electric tile cutter and sand on DIY flat lap, but for someone looking to only do straight cuts and not make the glasses for sale I'd say go with one of the jigs available and then just do the hot-cold water routine, a candle or a jet butane torch over the score line.

Alternatively, you can also make a jig yourself, it's not that hard and will probably save around $30.