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Not so much "wear" as in "hold in place." Because it's not well balanced and doesn't sit on the head (even one with my circumference).
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It's just a piece of welding glass (#10, highest I could find) duck taped in a box with a whole (poorly) cut out of it.

But it's mine.
#10 isn't dark enough, #12 or darker is recommended, you risk damaging your eyes if you use that one.
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Old 08-21-2017, 04:45 PM
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This article would appear to confirm what thedoc said:
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Experts suggests that one widely available filter for safe solar viewing is welders glass of sufficiently high number. The only ones that are safe for direct viewing of the Sun with your eyes are those of Shade 12 or higher. These are much darker than the filters used for most kinds of welding. If you have an old welder’s helmet around the house and are thinking of using it to view the Sun, make sure you know the filter’s shade number. If it’s less than 12 (and it probably is), don’t even think about using it to look at the Sun. Many people find the Sun too bright even in a Shade 12 filter, and some find the Sun too dim in a Shade 14 filter — but Shade 13 filters are uncommon and can be hard to find.
We don't want a blind Bort!

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Nasa says only 14 or higher!
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According to the NASA total eclipse website, a shade 14 welding lens is the only lens adequate for viewing the eclipse.
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Old 08-21-2017, 05:20 PM
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WHATEVER. WHATEVER. I DO WHAT I WANT.

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I won't be blinding myself with my bortraption. Honest.
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You could use your contraption along with a dish of water and view the sun's reflection in the water.

Water alone isn't safe for viewing the sun but that along with your contraption should be safe - though perhaps it will be too dim.

Pinhole projector with a piece of white paper for the screen is still the easiest safe way. You can make an optically good pinhole by piercing a bit of cooking foil with a needle.

During totality, put aside any vision protection gadgets. It's safe, and best, to view the corona directly.
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Looking at the shadow of a piece of paper with a hole in it was sufficient for my purposes. We got less than 80% coverage and the effect was more "cloudy day" than "the end of all ends".
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Ok, I need some help. In the attached picture there is a badge with 2 backs for the snap on bit thingy (the gold bits at the bottom).

I'd like to get like 20 of those backs and the little pin bits that snap into them, but I don't want any badges attached. I just want the two bits that snap together, but I don't know what they're called or if it's even possible to find them on their own.

Basically I want to snap together 2 pieces of cloth, but I need to do like 20 of them. I was looking at something like this but the places I want to snap together are like 3 inches down the cloth (which is stiff and cannot be folded) so the pliers thing wouldn't reach the place I need to snap together.

Any ideas what the snappy togethery things in the pics would be called? Or if I could get a pack of 20 of both pieces?
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Are these what you're looking for?

Those are called butterfly clutches and/or pin backs.
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Old 09-27-2017, 10:42 AM
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Are these what you're looking for?

Those are called butterfly clutches and/or pin backs.
Thank you! :squeezle:

I need both parts, but lots of those links sell both parts :) Woooot!

I knew :ff: would come through

Update: I found some on ebay here in limeyland, 100 pairs for less that £7 :slide:
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I knew :ff: would come through
That should be our slogan.
It's so much better than think what you like, and say what you think.
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Well of course. That too.
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I severely underestimated how hard it would be to cut through a 4 inch block of cardboard. My current make is not going well.
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I realized that some of the old photography chemicals left to me by my grandfather could be used to make ink, and went on another one of my characteristic enthusiasm benders.



Ink in question is prussian blue, scratched onto the surface with pointy sticks like a caveman since I had no proper pens or brushes yet. The picture doesn't do justice to the color, PrBl is one of those out-of-gamut ones a computer can't entirely show.



Red ink is bought ink, black stem is prussian blue again, the shading is just done with water. Maybe I should have stuck to pointy sticks.
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+1 for mention and use of pointy sticks

+1 for "out-of-gamut"

-1 for not mentioning the medicinal properties of Prussian blue
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After you are treated with Prussian blue, your urine and stools will contain the radioactive materials that this medicine has helped the body eliminate. Use a toilet rather than a urinal and sit on the toilet while urinating. Flush the toilet 3 times with the lid down after use.
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Did the beets teach us nothing? You ought to have known that already.
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I made this: Set-Nine

It was not this week though.
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I made a Meissner Tetrahedron using a CAD program for design and then 3D printing.

It's the lumpiest possible shape that still acts as a perfect ball bearing when rolling one flat surface over another. It's a pyramid with a triangular base, rounded faces and half of its 6 edges rounded in a special way.



I made a three different shapes all with the same 'diameter' but the other two are a bit less interesting than the first one as you could cut them in certain directions and get circular cross sections. Now I can balance a large hardcover book on three of these lumpy looking shapes lying on a table then and spin the book around smoothly while it remains at a constant height and perfectly level.

I showed the things to a few friends and they all thought they were cool to begin with but then went on to ask what was the point of making them and did they have any practical use. :sigh:
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There is a simple treatment for this kind of crap. Modify a bicycle in such a way that the handle turns opposite to the front wheel, using two gears. Watch them try to figure it out. They won't ask that question ever again.
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Especially if you modify their bicycle, late at night.
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So, woken at 5am by a humungous coughing fit for no reason, I am bored and cannot sleep.

I somehow ended up with a pad of this stuff called "stone paper", which is supposed to be super environmentally friendly but anything made out of HDPE and crushed rock can't really be that friendly. It writes smooth, but will annoy you eventually because the ink will smear eternally, never sinking in.

I realized it could be used for scratch painting without the special coating scratch painting usually requires.



The camera murdered it.
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3d printed an oblique pen, resulting in the worst caligraphy you ever laid eyes upon:


Being a lefty with a weird pen-holding style, an oblique holder is necessary to actually write with a dip pen instead of digging for China. That it works at all is interesting. Suddenly I can tell what it's supposed to be doing and what I've been doing wrong.

I did not design the oblique pen, Manticorp did and Theremar remixed it to fit more pen nibs. Oblique nib holder for Copperplate calligraphy by theremar - Thingiverse

Oh, and the recipe I use for my ink now:

16 parts Prussian Blue suspension
2 parts DOT-3 brake fluid (I kid you not)
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