Instructables
well im sorry to say this but this ones kind of for bald people because duck tape doesnt stick well to hair (and hurts to take out) but for those w/ no hair and a passion for duck tape and like mohawks but cant have one for any various reasons.... this ones for you! im sorry for the lack of pictures but its pretty simple with out them.
 
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Step 1: Materials!!! (you need these things)

Picture of Materials!!! (you need these things)
DUCK TAPE!!!
Scissors (optional, for those who cant tear the tape)
Paper
Surface that wont compromise the stick of the tape (School books work fine)

Step 2: Head Measure

get a piece of duck tape the length of your head and cut it

next stick to the smooth surface, i choose the lit book because i wasnt using it and i figured it would work

Step 3: Paper Spikes

Roll the paper into spikes of a desired length and wrap them with tape

Step 4: Attachmentizing

Picture of Attachmentizing
i made the word up to make it sound fancy...
attach the spikes to the strip of tape and reinforce the assembly
tape it to your head and reinforce the head tapeafying as well... (i made that word up too)
FINISH!!!

Step 5: Criticism

this is my first instructable so please criticize me constructively... the other stuff ill ignore and coming soon Duck Tape mohawk hat!!! this thing only works once regretfully
laida12 years ago
Weird!! I like It! Is it reusable?
excessive.insurgence (author)  laida12 years ago
i guess it could be but you'd need to put new tape every time over it because the one thing i learned from shaving my head was your scalp gets really oily so after a while it looses its stickiness.. and i kept it around and after awhile its own weight made it start to fall apart
karossii4 years ago
One piece of constructive criticism for you;

Duck Tape is a copyrighted name brand of duct tape...if you prefer using that brand, good for you, but you should probably use the generic term for those who dislike that brand of duct tape or have a pet peeve about those who (either ignorantly or perversely) call all duct tape 'duck' tape.
JuCo karossii4 years ago
it was first dubbed "duck tape" (since it's waterproof, "like water off a duck's back" and such), so either term is correct.
karossii JuCo4 years ago
Just because something is done the wrong way by a lot of people, it doesn't make a wrong right. The wrong way is still the wrong way.
I think duck tape might be gaining some ground. According to Wikipedia, "Cotton duck (from Dutch doek,"linen canvas"), also simply duck, sometimes duck cloth or duck canvas, commonly called "canvas" outside the textile industry, is a heavy, plain woven cotton fabric."

The current entry for duct tape makes reference to a possible connection to duck: "One view is that it was called "duck tape" by WWII soldiers either because it resembled strips of cotton duck or because the waterproof quality of the tape contributed to the name, by analogy to the water-shedding quality of a duck's plumage. Under this view, soldiers returning home from the war found uses for duck tape around the house where ductwork needed sealing. Other proponents of this view point to older references to non-adhesive cotton duck tape used in Venetian blinds, suggesting that the name was carried over to the adhesive product. The Oxford English Dictionary says that perhaps "duct tape" was originally "duck tape". This view is summarized most notably in a New York Times article by etymologist William Safire in March 2003. Safire cites use of the term "cotton duck tape" in a 1945 advertisement for surplus government property. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle uses the term "duck" in 1902 quotation for "100,000 yards of cotton duck tape" being used to protect the cables of the Brooklyn Bridge. Thus a fabric duck tape was available to which an adhesive could have been added."

It seems then that "duck tape" probably predated "duct tape." I used to love/hate correcting people for this sin which I likened in venality to pronouncing escape "ex-cape" or "axing" someone a question, not to mention "orientating" oneself after a "noo-kyuh-ler" war. I've since realized that all of the above usages have gained acceptance or at one time had acceptance, in one case 800 years ago. Now that I know that duct tape contains or may have contained actual duck at some point, I'll try to not get my feathers ruffled as much when I hear someone say "duck tape."
first off, i have to commend you on your research skills... i don't even know how you found half that stuff without a research staff under your command. (you don't have gang of lackeys, do you?)

i'm fairly tolerant of these things... ex-cape and axing do drive me nuts, though. and the recent (as far as i know) usage of "would of", "should of", "could of", etc. on the internet. the most hilarious i've seen, so far, was actually the reverse, though. something like... "i used to know one've those guys". i don't even understand the thought process that could have created that contraction.
karossii JuCo4 years ago
Also, this is a common 'story' spread by wikipedia - an information source that while valuable, is often plagued by incorrect articles and unverified claims. If you google "duck tape patent", you will first see that google tries to correct the wrong spelling, asking, "Did you mean "Duct Tape Patent"?" You will then notice that all patents filed are for 'duct tape' not 'duck tape'.
JuCo karossii4 years ago
i don't even know where to start... other than asking if your quotes around "story" imply condescension. (if so, very rude.)

the "story" i cited was from johnson & johnson (the ones that invented the stuff). also, it would seem odd that they would invent an OD green tape for the military during WWII for ductwork.

and the internet, an information source that while valuable, is often plagued by incorrect articles and unverified claims. sorry, about the near quote, but i was wondering about your sources. i've heard it and read it from WWII veterans and read it from the inventors. (now, i'm going to have to go look on wikipedia, too.)
 
karossii JuCo4 years ago
Yes the quotes did imply condescension (though I wouldn't have used that specific term, it is close enough to the truth, so I'll stick with it). Not to/about/against you, but rather the "story" itself. The only accounts I have seen about that story are second or third hand accounts about someone who heard it from someone about something.

The only hard evidence to go on all points to the official/original name being 'duct' tape - and no, the tape has never in fact been the tape of choice for ducting work (that would be aluminum tape), but neither has it ever been the tape of choice for ducks...

> There are several patents registered for various types of duct tape. There have never been any for a 'duck' tape.

> Outside of one specific brand name, all packages of 'duct' tape sold list the product as 'duct' tape (even the duck brand is listed as a brand name of 'duct' tape).

> All available dictionaries, encyclopedias, reference guides, and online spell checking systems (assuming they're not corrupted with colloquialisms and "personal dictionaries" allowing for common misuse and misspellings of words) will try to correct duck tape to duct tape. (this is limited to my personal experience, so is the weakest argument...but it should still hold true).

These are all verifiable and factual sources. They are not second and third hand stories. I've never yet had anyone use a verifiable and factual source to defend their improper usage of the term duck tape when a debate such as this arises.

I would welcome it if someone could... I always appreciate learning, even if it involves changing my personal perspectives on some things. I am always willing to admit when I was wrong. But I have seen this argument arise several dozens of times, and never yet seen one factual piece of evidence to prove me wrong or teach me a different 'more accurate' history for the name of this adhesive strip.
JuCo karossii4 years ago
alright. all i can tell you is that i've heard it first person from veterans that used the term... also, i was looking around (this discussion got me more interested) and the term "duck tape" also applied to linen and cotton tapes that were used for bandages. like modern rolls of gauze, i suppose. now, the added fibers in duct/duck tape may have also made people refer to it as "duck tape".

as for the "not the best tape for ductwork"... it is indeed one of the worst. (i hate using it for anything that has anything to do with ductwork; even small patches. its adhesive needs to age better and have more resistance to heat.)

and, like you admit, the spell check argument is weak... personally, i don't use "z"s in "recognise" and other such words that we americans have decided deserve a "z". my spelling is correct, but spell check still wants to "correct" it. also, every mention of ductwork in this post has a warning with it even though it's the correct term.

i really wish that my grandfather were still alive because he was one of the first veterans that i heard use the term and tell me why he didn't call it "duct" tape. since that, it's always been interesting to me.

finally, i would just like to make sure that you know that i don't think "duct tape" is wrong... it's just another term for it. i have know real preference and have used both.
 
 -1 who cares...

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gsweet3 years ago
what did any of that argument have to do with liberty spikes ? Anyone know any good websites i can order the colored tape off of the Walmart only carries about 5 colors , i'm looking for a really nice royal blue and a dark and light purple .
hobbitboy4 years ago
sick dude so making this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
tbone1214 years ago
The term duct tape was created when people needed a material to seal cracks, gaps, and joints in ducts that are connected to furnices and air conditioners. i learned this from my grandfather who used to work in Hershey's chocolate factory, he would work on the air vents in there during his break.
 this is totally rad, great idea!
canida4 years ago
I'd recommend using the colored duct tape - silver is classic, but a bit bland.