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Hi! I'm a propmaking student learning how to create props and visual effects for theatre and film :) always keen to learn new things!!

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  • rhallett commented on Andersenleather's instructable Briefcase With a 3 Piece Gusset26 days ago
    Briefcase With a 3 Piece Gusset

    Amazing, your work is really inspiring me to get into leather work!

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  • rhallett commented on rhallett's instructable Turn MDF Into Marble 26 days ago
    Turn MDF Into Marble

    No worries! It's basically a really cheap wood board made of wood fibres all bound together, so it doesn't have any grain lines like normal timber, which makes it easy to cut and screw into without splitting. MDF is short for Medium Density Fibreboard, they should have it at any local hardware shop. You might have seen hobby craft project kits sold (like the birdhouse picture I've attached below) made of MDF pieces because it's a cheaply manufactured material.Draw backs of MDF are that traditionally the fibres are bound with formaldehyde, which is an irritant and possibly carcinogenic, so take care to wear a respirator if you're cutting or sanding it, (there are also non-formaldehyde MDF sheets available too now.) It's typically cut with a laser cutter instead of a saw, to avoid produci...

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    No worries! It's basically a really cheap wood board made of wood fibres all bound together, so it doesn't have any grain lines like normal timber, which makes it easy to cut and screw into without splitting. MDF is short for Medium Density Fibreboard, they should have it at any local hardware shop. You might have seen hobby craft project kits sold (like the birdhouse picture I've attached below) made of MDF pieces because it's a cheaply manufactured material.Draw backs of MDF are that traditionally the fibres are bound with formaldehyde, which is an irritant and possibly carcinogenic, so take care to wear a respirator if you're cutting or sanding it, (there are also non-formaldehyde MDF sheets available too now.) It's typically cut with a laser cutter instead of a saw, to avoid producing the hazardous saw dust. Also when exposed to moisture, the board can swell and warp. A lot of cheap flat pack furniture uses MDF so if you've ever had a dodgy bookcase that's fallen apart due to a bit of water, it's probably MDF hahaFor the sakes of this technique you could paint the marble effect on just about any surface :) I just used MDF because I had it already cut, laying around and it makes a good blank slate for painting on!Hope this has been helpful and not too confusing!

    No that sounds like a good idea though!

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  • rhallett commented on rhallett's instructable Turn MDF Into Marble 27 days ago
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    That's awesome! I've not worked with powdered tints before how do you use them in this case? Do you just spray the epoxy/paint all over the surface then spray the powder over it while it's wet or something??

    Depending on the thickness you could do both!If you can find MDF thick enough for the slab you're trying to make, then yes you could paint the edges. But that can become rather heavy once you're looking at thicknesses over 25mm, so thin pieces around the edge is a great idea!As far as the painting technique goes, you could stick it on just about any flat surface, edges included :D

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