How To Make A Spoon Holder 

A spoon holder has become a necessity for every household. This necessity is often fulfilled by visiting markets for exotic goods. However, a craft as easy as a homemade spoon holder is easy to pull off at your home. You can even do it with things all readily available at your home. There is absolutely no need to rush to the market for such small things. Here, we bring to you a tutorial that can fulfill your spoon holder needs in a matter of few minutes. So, let us now begin with the steps that take you closer to it. 

 

The things you will need 

There is a small list of items that you will need for this process. The list is as follows: 

  • A Kiln 
  • Glaze brush 
  • An etching tool for leaves 
  • A cardboard template 
  • Some glazes 
  • A slip 
  • Some leaves
  • A rolling pin 
  • A clay clutter 
  • Some clay 

Make a spoon rest 

Grab a leaf and make a clay base for it. The base has to be fit the leaf. 

Now use your fingers to place the leaf into the base made of clay gently. The clay should have the veins indented on it. 

Now bring in the etching tool we asked you to keep prepared to remove excess clay clustered around the edges of the leaf. 

Now this leaf has to be lifted carefully up from the base made of clay. 

The leaf now has to be dried out. Make some balls with the remaining clay and carefully place them under the clay leaf to provide a shape to it. 

Consider using a sponge to polish and smoothen the clay leaf at its edges. This would make the leaf look clean. 

Now grab the cardboard and use it to carve another base with clay. 

Repeat the steps discussed earlier in order to obtain a smooth base made of clay. 

Roll this base so that a cylindrical space is obtained. Keep this cylinder aside. 

Now make a base for this cylinder with the help of clay. 

While removing the excess clay, make sure you leave a space of around a half inch at the circumference. 

Now use your fingers to give shape to the base. Do not forget to keep the other hand inside the cylinder to keep it from collapsing. 

Get some more leaves of the similar kind done. 

Use these leaves to form patterns on the outside of the cylinder. 

Use glaze to lend a hue to your spoon holder. 

Experiment with colors for a pleasing design. A clear glaze can, however, give a natural earthy color to your spoon holder. 

Thus, your homemade spoon holder is done with the minimum of efforts. 

Such a small DIY project could save you some money. We recommend that you do give it a try; and that you do so today itself. Happy carving! 

My Personal Guide To Torque Wrench Types 

The torque wrench has attained the position of a necessity in your toolkit. It has become essential for the amount of torque it provides in exchange for minimal effort. It can tighten any rigid bolt or nut in a matter of a few minutes. As the technology has grown so quickly, a plethora of types of torque wrenches has come up. Some of these are suited for specific tasks while some find utility in day-to-day usage.

 

There are a lot of things governing the torque wrench. We will discuss some of the things in the discussion that is about to follow. I have used almost all types of torque wrenches and now find myself able to come up with my own guide. 

Some facts about torque you need to know 

Torque is an essential physical quantity when the industry of automobiles is considered. It finds utility inaccurate estimation of tightening force. The load applied on a bolt or a nut depends on the factors listed below: 

  • The presence of a fiction by virtue of a proxy 
  • The material that forms the tool 
  • The torque that you apply to the fastener 

The calculation of torque ensures that equipment works efficiently and has a longer life. 

Things to consider when going to buy a torque wrench 

There are some aspects linked with the torque wrench that must be kept in mind when you go out to buy one for yourself. These aspects are elaborated below: 

  • Grip: The grip plays a major role in the handling of any equipment. Choose a wrench that you can maintain a firm grip on. 
  • Calibration: This is one of the most important things to consider when handling torque wrenches. A properly calibrated wrench delivers better performance and efficiency. 
  • Warranty: You need it, nothing more to be said. 
  • Material: There are torque wrenches made out of plastic. They can ruin your experience in many ways to avoid them. 

The types of wrenches 

I am going to discuss the tenor of the entire article under this heading. There are broadly fives types of these wrenches. The types are: 

  • Micrometer: This type is considered more accurate for daily tasks. It is also easier to read, adjust and set. A trigger separates it from the rest of the lot. 
  • Interchangeable Head: This type of wrench is a part of the click-type family. As the name suggests, the category is highly versatile and finds utility in mechanics and automotive industry. 
  • Dial: As the name suggests, this type has dial installed on it that reads the amount of torque. Therefore, accuracy is high. 
  • Beam: This category is a very basic type of wrench. It is considered cumbersome in handling and heavy to carry to places. 
  • Electronic: These wrenches are also known as digital torque wrenches. They are equipped with an LED indicator. Moreover, they are programmable by the user. 

This brings an end to this personal guide. I hope my experience with torque wrenches could help you out. Take care while using these tools. Good luck mechanizing!