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Playing with fire and light

Last week I was at the M’era Luna festival in Hildesheim, Germany and I got to see next to awesome acts like Marylin Manson some Fire Dancers at the medival market that is set up there each year.

I use a relatively simple camera. It’s a Nikon Coolpix S3100.

All I did was turn the stabilizer on, turned the flash off and deactivated the macro mode.

I was quite impressed with the results. See for yourself.


Ikea + Sugru = Awesome

Well another Birthday has come and gone. I’ve also had some vacation time. So now seems to be the ideal time to hack stuff.

My Sister bought this beginner Hookah for my birthday and I was looking forward to giving it a try.
But this particular model had an issue.

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As you can maybe see for yourself…

The most annoying thing is the base.
It is way too small. Either you have a lot of water but little smoke or you have a little water and lots of not too well filtered smoke.

So i decided to do a little Ikea-Hacking so this is what I bought.

1 “Lansa” Handle from ikea
1 “Hรคmta” carafe also from Ikea
1 5 grams packet of sugru (any color)



Tools required:
Hacksaw
Vise
Scissors
Pair of hands ๐Ÿ˜‰
Small Metal files or a Drehmel with a diamond cutting disc

I began by placing my “Lansa” handle into a vice and cutting a 17 cm piece of pipe from it. I then deburred the sharp edges using the diamond cutting disk of my Proxxon mini drill.
I prefer Proxxon over a Drehmel because of their reliability.
Make sure it is all smooth.

With the edges nice and smooth I continued by connecting the tube to the stem of my hookah using 5 grams of Sugru. Extending the stem with an airtight and non toxic gasket.

After letting the Sugru cure for 24 hours (Keep it level using books or mags) I removed the original base grommet and replaced it with the grommet from the “Hรคmta” carafe. You will have to cut it down to size a bit. I used a nice sharp pair of scissors.

Now all that is left to do is to place it all on its new stylish hand made glass base. ๐Ÿ˜‰

What a difference ^^

I’ll make a video of it in action as soon as I have time.^^

Feel free to leave me your feedback wherever you please.

And what about the parts that are left?

Just put them together. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Now all you need is a cork and some string and you have a lantern for your table ๐Ÿ˜€


Just add red

If you have household items that are either scratched or beige due to old age then you might want to try and apply a little spray paint to them.

Take these egg cups for example.

The chrome ones had heavy scratches and the plastic ones only look white with the camera flash on. ๐Ÿ˜‰

A little paint does a neat job.

So think about it next time something in your household looks worn.


Custom sink plug

These things seem to be in fashion right now.

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But I want something no one else has ๐Ÿ˜‰

And there you have it.
Just need the paint to dry ๐Ÿ˜€

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HEEEERRRRREEESSSS JOHNNY xD

So I went to Ikea today and saw this Picture.

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I saw three distinct elements. A typewriter, red letters and a manuscript page.

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Being a fan of Stanley Kubricks films and Steven Kings Novels one thing led to another.

And in the end I had THIS neat fanart ๐Ÿ™‚

How do you like it? :D

How do you like it? ๐Ÿ˜€


Cane and able

I wanted to post this a long time ago but I had forgotten to take pictures.

I was asked by my friend Dennis if I could help him out with a cane he had bought online.

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He had a “small” problem…

The cane was only 1 meter long.
Dennis is 2 meters tall.
This made the cane at least 25 centimeters too short for him.

So here is what I did.

First I got a foldable walking stick from the thrift shop that I could unscrew.

I then used the segment that had the same diameter to extend the cane.
I also painted the cane in a glossy black.

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I also painted the handle with a bronze paint to make it a little more unique.

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And there you have it. A large cane for a tall man.


Mapping out music

I decided to give some speakers a new life hooked to my amp by freeing them
from their scratches and giving them a new surface.

Tools needed: Small roller, scissors, carpet cutter
Materials: Spray adhesive, various maps with the same scale

What do you think? ๐Ÿ™‚

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