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Show us your workbench

Started by Seargent Pepper. Last reply by Seargent Pepper Aug 11. 2 Replies

So I've been curious for sometime now. After seeing all these amazing creations, I must say I wonder where they constructed all this? Now being a avid crafter myself I have several "work stations"…Continue

Tags: table, crafting, station, bench, work

Looking for advice on starting a business

Started by Aurelia Lynne Lovelace. Last reply by Aurelia Lynne Lovelace May 12. 4 Replies

Hello epic crafters!  I'm new(ish) to the group, and new to the exciting world of steampunk, and I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself.I'm a seamstress, jewelry designer, haberdasher... er,…Continue

Steampunk Ladies hat

Started by Rachel Harrison. Last reply by Lady Eva Allvany Apr 28. 1 Reply


Tags: hat

Helpful links I have collected for making hats and other stuff :) updated

Started by Ellen Sanders. Last reply by Lady Eva Allvany Apr 28. 5 Replies

I thought some people might like to look at some of the sites and links I have collected that have been helpful to me. I have collected several "how to" videos on my youtube channel of…Continue

Tags: jack, captain, hats, sparrow, aviator

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Comment by Rude Alice on April 2, 2011 at 11:09am
After gluing myself to the miniblinds, I changed tactics and fashioned an o-ring to fit the glass lid to the pewter mug! Thanks marvelous makers!
Comment by Lady Artisan on April 1, 2011 at 5:26pm
Oh, nevermind--I just noticed that Katie posted that link earlier.
Comment by Lady Artisan on April 1, 2011 at 5:23pm
Have you checked They give recommendations for glues from the strongest to the "weakest." Link for their leather-to-glass recommendations:
Comment by Katie Gurecki on April 1, 2011 at 5:15pm
I think the hinge itself is leather.
Comment by Isabella Goodall on April 1, 2011 at 10:10am
just what if... attaching the leather to the hinge with rivets (or small screws) and then using a jewlers glue (or epoxy) to attach a metal hinge to the glass and pewter?
Comment by enganear on April 1, 2011 at 8:27am

I much prefer the individual tubes to the twin syringe design although the former is becoming more difficult to find.  The Harbor Freight twin tube packaging is cheap and excellent glue.


Don't forget the denatured alcohol, it is a great prep for painting as well.

Comment by Lord Nicodemus on April 1, 2011 at 8:20am

Yes, its a two part glue.   This is the stuff i usually use, or generally, as im not brand loyal.  You can get it in a variety of set times, less or more depending on what your doing but i find the 5 min epoxy gives me time to move and adjust but still sets in a reasonable amount of time.  It also is rated to glue just about anything to anything else.  As always read the labels. 

Comment by Katie Gurecki on April 1, 2011 at 8:09am
Isn't five minute epoxy a two part glue?
Comment by Lord Nicodemus on April 1, 2011 at 7:43am
Post a pick when your done we would love to see what your doing
Comment by Rude Alice on April 1, 2011 at 7:34am
Thanks one and all! Off to Home Despot!

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