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a small screw may be able to grab the eraser enough to help it come out

Crafts & Hobbies | Answered Yesterday | 622 views

If it has a battery it must be defective.

VuPoint Magic... | Answered 2 days ago | 369 views

To turn candle off, slide power switch on bottom of candle to "OFF" position. TIMERTo set timer, slide the power switch to the "TIMER" position. Candle will remain on for 5 hours from the time you place the candle in "TIMER" mode, and then automatically turn off for 19 hours. It will repeat the same cycle daily.

Crafts & Hobbies | Answered 3 days ago | 167 views

Hello, Donna -

The number 42733 is connected with the Bucilla cross stitch kit for the "Mad Bluebird".

Therefore, you need to contact the Bucilla company regarding the incorrect pattern.

The parent company for Bucilla is Plaid Enterprises. This is the link to the Plaid Enterprises Contact Us page:

Note: has no affiliation with Bucilla, Plaid Enterprises, or any other handicrafts business.

Best wishes.

Crafts & Hobbies | Answered on Nov 08, 2018 | 34 views

You can, but you'd probably get better results if you take most of the stain off, since it's oil based. Mineral spirits on a cotton ball, using a light touch, followed by a quick swipe with a clean cottonball with acetone (nail polish remover) to make sure the oils are gone would be my suggestion. If the coat was thin, you might be able to remove the oils with just the acetone.

If you are looking for an antique-ish finish, try mixing clear acrylic medium with a little burnt sienna, and/or burnt umber, to create a glaze.

Folk Art Crafts... | Answered on Nov 08, 2018 | 161 views

Delta and Powermatic brands are pretty good choices... a bit pricy though

Crafts & Hobbies | Answered on Nov 08, 2018 | 288 views

Take wires from the track and place directly on the motor contacts. See if it tries to move. If motor tries but won't turn, could need an oiling of the bearings or the gears have jammed.
Another question - is it DC or DCC? If you put a DC train on a DCC line it will buzz, visa versa it won't usually do anything.
If DC, then above solution will help fault find.

Crafts & Hobbies | Answered on Nov 08, 2018 | 640 views

The Lionel postwar 190watt transformer is an excellent power supply for trains. If one or more of the binding posts are loose ("U,A,B,C,D" Terminals") you will need to replace the binding post, use a T-159 replacement Binding Post. The original posts are soldered and crimped on.
The T-159 replacement binding post is bolted on. UNPLUG THE TRANSFORMER Carefully pull/pry up the handles and remove them remove the 4 Philips screws on the top, lift off the case top, the binding posts stay with the body of the KW.
Remove the loose bindings post one at a time as needed. Be sure to get any wire reattached. Reverse the procedure to reassemble.

Lionel Cw 80... | Answered on Nov 08, 2018 | 1,033 views

Hi, I think you may destroy them if you try anything else. One suggestion is that you take out the pages and put them in a frame between two pieces of glass so that both sides can be viewed. I wish you luck. :-)

Crafts & Hobbies | Answered on Nov 05, 2018 | 152 views

We have no information like that here.

Crafts & Hobbies | Answered on Oct 31, 2018 | 57 views

HI, this sometimes happens when it needs cleaning. Sometimes lint and thread gets caught underneath the sewing plate, so try giving it a thorough clean. Hope it helps.

Janome MyLock... | Answered on Oct 29, 2018 | 186 views

Hi, you could put a backing of canvas on the back,
and then use a nonslip spray. which you can get at a craft or fabric store. :-)

Crafts & Hobbies | Answered 3 days ago | 113 views

Hello, Patricia -

Do you mean you do not know how to cast on the number of stitches required for the size of cardigan you wish to knit?

You may find this YouTube video instructive:

After casting on the required number of stitches, the pattern calls for the garter stitch. That means you will knit every row (use the knit stitch) until you reach the required length for the size you are knitting.

For more questions on the pattern, look at this web page:
There you can click or tap on the Ask A Question link, and ask your question/s.

Best wishes.

Crafts & Hobbies | Answered on Oct 28, 2018 | 77 views

Hello, Sharon -

The meaning of the 2 asterisks following the digit 2:
Repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or repeat at specified locations. From:

Therefore, repeat the knitting directions prior to the 2** two times.

Best wishes.

Crafts & Hobbies | Answered on Oct 28, 2018 | 114 views

Hello, Louis -

There are a number of videos on YouTube which demonstrate the 3 needle bind off:

Best wishes.

Crafts & Hobbies | Answered on Oct 28, 2018 | 113 views


Crafts & Hobbies | Answered on Oct 25, 2018 | 87 views

You need moisture control if laying below ground level or on concrete anywhere as concrete is porous

Crafts & Hobbies | Answered on Oct 20, 2018 | 981 views

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