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    Quote Originally Posted by neko_kawaii View Post
    If you are working with any kind of resin, be sure you wear a respirator with the correct filter cartridges and if you are working indoors you must have fresh air circulating for the entire time the resin cures. Also, wear disposable gloves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enting View Post
    This is more of a "hairtoy I'd like to make" rather than one that I've made.

    Has anyone made hairsticks out of pewter flatware?

    I have mini spoons (I'm assuming they're pewter. There's no silver number and it doesn't say stainless, and it's a bit grayer and duller than steel) that are meant for serving spreads, but they pit badly in contact with acidic food. The handles are still intact and quite pretty and I was wondering if anyone had any tips for how I could remove the spoon bowls and shape the tip. I think they'd make pretty mini sticks.
    No tips, sorry, but I think that sounds lovely! Great way to upcycle too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexandrina View Post
    No tips, sorry, but I think that sounds lovely! Great way to upcycle too.
    Thanks!
    I'll keep looking around the internet. I'm thinking I might be able to melt off some of it with a soldering iron, but I'm not sure that would work as I expect.

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    Do you have a saw that will cut metal? I'd guess a saw followed up with a file to finish the shape and smooth the surface would work. I know very little about working with metals though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by neko_kawaii View Post
    Do you have a saw that will cut metal? I'd guess a saw followed up with a file to finish the shape and smooth the surface would work. I know very little about working with metals though!
    Thank you! That is something else I'm looking at. The internet seems to think that pewter is soft enough to saw through and use sandpaper on. We do have saws around. I'm worried about dust from sawing and filing, though I suppose I should equally worry about fumes from using the iron. I tried a metal nail file on it and it did take off metal dust. I could easily see that becoming a mess though, so I should probably do that outside, with glasses/goggles and some form of a mask. Probably with gloves, too. Either way it seems like the sort of thing I should try during the warmer months rather than the colder months, so I should get on with trying something soon.

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    If you are working with any kind of resin, be sure you wear a respirator with the correct filter cartridges and if you are working indoors you must have fresh air circulating for the entire time the resin cures. Also, wear disposable gloves.

    Most resins will be flexible as a hair stick or fork and will not have the same feel as a commercially cast acrylic. I can tell the difference by feel between the sticks that OutNumberedNovelties made custom and the commercial acrylics. They are still functional, but the resins have more give and depending on the exact resin used I think others who have played with stick and fork casting found that they didn't like the amount of give.
    Yes I am finding this out. I've tried two part resins and UV
    resin. Neither of these get really hard. I've been wondering if a stick inside the resin would offer any more stiffness?
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    Here are the types of molds I used. Some of these I modified.

    Here are the sticks made,

    While there are many flaws: bubbles, etc, I am able to use them for about two hours
    then they get soft and the bun gets lose. They bend too easily, never really getting hard like wood
    I am going to do one more with a skewer down the middle to see if it will make a difference.
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    Take a look through this thread, I can't remember off hand if anyone had success making their resin sticks stiffer, but I seem to recall some discussion of such.

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    Default Re: self made hairtoys thread

    Quote Originally Posted by enting View Post
    This is more of a "hairtoy I'd like to make" rather than one that I've made.

    Has anyone made hairsticks out of pewter flatware?

    I have mini spoons (I'm assuming they're pewter. There's no silver number and it doesn't say stainless, and it's a bit grayer and duller than steel) that are meant for serving spreads, but they pit badly in contact with acidic food. The handles are still intact and quite pretty and I was wondering if anyone had any tips for how I could remove the spoon bowls and shape the tip. I think they'd make pretty mini sticks.
    I don't have any suggestions on how to do this, but I have seen sticks like this on Etsy, so it seems to be possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elodea View Post
    I don't have any suggestions on how to do this, but I have seen sticks like this on Etsy, so it seems to be possible.
    That's where I got the idea from .

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