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Whether a specific question or general topic is able to be discussed on Arts & Crafts.

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Are restoration (not referring to art restoration) questions OK here?

I really love restoring old furniture, tools, and other interesting looking things as a hobby. For wooden furniture, there's the wonderful Woodworking site. But for other stuff, is it on topic here (...
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Is this popular “What are some projects we can do” question actually on-topic/in-scope?

What are some good car-crafts for long trips? was a popular question with a lot of responses, and people had fun with it. But I'm questioning whether it's actually on-topic and generally within SE ...
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Can I ask what platforms I can share my artworks on? [duplicate]

I've been tempted to ask this question but I don't think it's on-topic: What source/media is reliable to share my art with, like deviant art, etc. Would this question be on-topic? Or should I just not ...
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Are questions on where to post artworks online on topic?

Is the question Where can I post my pencil drawings online? on topic here? If not, do you know of another SE site where it would be on topic?
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New tag for questions asking to identify objects to be reproduced?

I'm going through our list of tags again - specifically those with the words 'identification' and 'selection' in them - and stumbled upon this post, for which no proper tag is available (sewing is ...
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Where is the line between “material selection” and “product recommendations”?

I stumbled across the question Transparent resin to fill small acrylic plastic container? At first glance the question seemed to be off-topic as asking for a product recommendation, so I started ...
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Is asking about an artwork off-topic?

My sister's boyfriend painted this picture. I am not familiar with art and the only explanation I got is that it paints the light. I wanted to know more about the picture, but I don't know if it would ...
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Is this “how do I learn this” question off topic?

Best resources to learn origami art immediately? The question is subjective, vague and at the end of the day asking after how to learn an entire art form. What kind of origami style are they going ...
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Are questions about tool making on topic here?

I'm interested in making some tools such as knives including a draw knife, axe handles, as well as some shop machinery. Are questions about particular aspects of the making process of the above on ...
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Identify-this-painting questions

There was a recent question (Art identification) that was closed. A user disagreed with the closing, and I thought the reason was interesting and worth a meta question -- they declined to start one, ...
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Is this question about paint composition on topic?

I'm wondering if this question is on topic for Arts & Crafts or not: https://crafts.stackexchange.com/q/2559/30 We all know most commonly known paints are CMY(k) because they are "subtractive"...
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How topical are crafting tool questions when they get into history?

This meta question is inspired by a recent A&C question: What happened to slant-needle sewing machines? Slant-needle sewing machines used to be all the rage, and it's easy to see why: being ...
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When will the on-topic FAQ go live?

We've discussed what it should contain, and come up with a draft... Those posts were last active 5 months ago. I recently consulted the page to check if a question would be on topic, but it's still ...
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Would a question about infusing scent into myrrh be on topic?

How can I make rose scented myrrh incense? How can I make rose scented incense with unscented myrrh resin drops? I have some of natural scented and would like to be able to be able to give it a rose ...
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On-topic FAQ Draft

Thank you for all the suggestions from What should our on-topic FAQ contain? The pro tem mods have discussed and compiled the ideas into the following text to go on the What questions can I ask about ...
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Are “how do I reproduce this” questions on-topic?

Would a question of the type "here's a portion of a painting1 I really admire, how do I reproduce it?" be on topic? By "reproduce", I don't mean "how do I use a copy machine", obviously. :) I mean, ...
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What guidelines should we set for “identification”-style questions?

I know that ID questions are very contentious on different sites - some sites love them and others hate them. I believe that they can be successful here if we set some strict ground rules to make the ...
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Photography - equipment questions

I finally got myself a nice DSLR and I'm coming up with different questions. While I consider photography to be an art there is a SE site Photography and I'm assuming that most equipment questions ...
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Are “recipe requests” off-topic? [duplicate]

I was wondering about the A&C version of "recipe requests" (something that is off-topic at Seasoned Advice). Would questions like this be off-topic? What can I do with all these pine cones in my ...
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Is the “How to cover books without bubbles” question on topic?

Right now there is a question about covering a book with contact paper (How can I cover books with contact paper without bubbles?) And I'm curious if this is considered "on topic" I would like to get ...