Of course, working at a coffee shop (or in any public place) comes with its own set of challenges as well. Before you set out to work near others, learn how to overcome those potential problems.9 Facts Every Creative Needs to Know About Collaborative Teams | The 99uPhoto by Alper Çugun.
One the earliest findings in social psychology was the “social facilitation” effect – the way the mere presence of other people engaged in the same task as us can boost our motivation. In 1920, social psychologist Floyd Allport showed that a group of people working individually at the same table performed better on a whole range of tasks even though they weren’t cooperating or competing. Allport’s research illustrates how the energy of other people can act as a substitute team even if we’re working solo (this is why many creatives enjoy working at their local café surrounded by industrious strangers).
Friday, December 13, 2013
Find Flower-shaped Paper Punches in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Eyelets/Grommets come in many different colors, shapes and sizes.
Make sure that Hole Punch sizes correspond with eyelet/grommet sizes.
Choose an Eyelet/Grommet Setter such as a grommet setter kit or a hand-held setter.
Jewelry Pliers are for shaping the flowers.
You may also want a pair of Scissors, a Permanent Marker, a small Hammer, various Jewelry Findings and Beads.
Everything (except the cans) can be found at your local craft store.
This Instrument was constructed to be simple to do in only 40 hours by students in grade and high-schools as a project.
Earlier Instructables could also be reviewed to help in constructing the simple Lyre of 13 string notes.[1.5 octave].
Ref. Aug 5,2009 Mini-Zither and Portable mini-lyre dated Mar.6,2011 by Mistic..General details
Following the construction is straight forward.You can use all dimensions as approximately =-1/16 inch tolerance.
The wood used here is white pine but you can use any you have on hand. The hand rests are 1/8 in 3-ply plywood used here.
The resonator box is any box you can make or buy on the Craft market. The jewel-box with side clasp is under 6 dollars. You have to use sand paper and stains you like. We use water based acrillic and finish with Poly-urethane finish.
To make sure the box is sufficiently strong we have injected a bead of E6000 glue in side on all corners.Do this before lacquering .
Box size is to be as close to this size as possible -7 x 7 x3 in. but if it is wider then extend the length of the tuning 3/4 in dia. rod and hand rests but keep the location of the tuners as shown with a spacing of 1/2 inch. The 3 inch height can be variable also since the lid is 1 in. high and the other half is 2. as an approximation. The resonator surface must be thin though. It is usually 3ply 1/8 in . thick. We used the bottom of the box as the resonator surface as a result.That is, we reversed the box so the lid is under the resonator surface as shown here.A v-shaped hole ws cut in lower box section for sound out.
Some features of the gun are:
- Great range: 70 ft.
- Permanent fore-grip
- Nice sights
- Great pin pull
- Nice attachment bar
- Breach loading
- Shoots yellow rods
Now, lets move on to step #1...In this first step you will be working on the right side of the main body, and part the internals. If you have any questions, please do ask. Keep in mind that you will want to read all of the image notes, they will help you.