Introduction: How to Add Instructables to Your X-Acto Knife -- Super Quick Mod!

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Well, yesterday my mom took me to the store Michael's to get some clay (Instructables Robot toy figure coming soon!), and I also got an X-Acto knife. I thought it was kind of plain, so here's my quick common sense mod for you X-Acto knife to have a little Instructables on it!

You can do this for people and give them away as gifts for Valientine's day if they like Instructables. Even if they don't do it for them. They'll come to the site and love it. :-)

P.S. This Instructable is common sense. Pointless. No reason. It's a mod. That's how I roll.

Step 1: Get Your Materials

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For this Instructable, you need only 6 items.

  • Computer (to print out picture)
  • Printer
  • The picture you use your computer to print out.
  • Tape
  • X-Acto Knife
  • 1 Minute of your life.

Once you have these, move on.

Step 2: Taping

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Get a piece of tape, a bit longer than the Instructables logo thing.

Try your best to not get your fingerprints on the tape, it will look weird.

Once you get that, flip over the Instructables logo thing, and press it down (image facedown) into the tape, and run over the paper with your finger to make sure it sticks.

Move on when you're done.

Step 3: Tape It On.

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Pretty self explanatory.

Tape the logo onto your X-Acto knife. Try to keep it as straight as possible.

Once you finish that, you're done!

Thanks for viewing this easy Instructable, and I hope you have fun Instructabling with your X-Acto Knife!


Teh prankster (author)2009-08-02

Oh wow

ledzep567 (author)2008-02-18

wow... your mom let you have an x-acto knife?!?!?! mine didnt come with a cover so i stole one from the art room. they are wayyy better quality then x-acto, the blade never comes out and they are more grippy anyways +1 for ghetto lamination...

Yerboogieman (author)ledzep5672008-03-11

my dad gave me a blue box about 2 years ago he used to play with years ago with tons of kool stuff like a descrambler then he got me a new X-acto yesterday

ledzep567 (author)Yerboogieman2008-03-11


Yerboogieman (author)ledzep5672008-03-11

in the 90's they had pay channels, free channels and basic cable, the descrambler descrambles some of the channels so you can watch em for free

sharlston (author)Yerboogieman2009-06-16

oh i had some of them when i was i used to plug scart leads into them and take them to pieces but my dad calls them decoders

cormac3050 (author)Yerboogieman2008-08-02

Is that something like a starview? (Also known as a dodgy box)

ledzep567 (author)Yerboogieman2008-03-12

ohhh, does it work for HBO? lol

Yerboogieman (author)ledzep5672008-03-13

yeah it did actually

ledzep567 (author)Yerboogieman2008-03-13

wow! thats awesome. we have basic cable (channel 2 through 99) except for 14 which is HBO. but of course it still shows up on the TV guide channel so i get to see what awesome movies are playing on HBO and then have my hopes shattered by fuzz... its depressing.

Yerboogieman (author)ledzep5672008-03-13

a cable box works for that too HBO used to be on channel 8 and pay per view on 52, cinemax on 48, and starz on 49, we used to watch free movies all the time then they moved all those up to the hundreds and wasnt sure what to do with my once illegal cable box, wanna buy it?

ledzep567 (author)Yerboogieman2008-03-14

not particularly lol put it on Ebay.

the_mad_man (author)Yerboogieman2009-05-18

do blue boxes still work now?

Camisado (author)ledzep5672008-07-10

wow... your mom let you have an x-acto knife?!?!?!

Actually, parents letting childrens have weapons is not that rare.

I have a Bokken, A Ninjato, A Bo staff, A genuine museum-bought Native-Australian Club, A Sledgehammer, A Fencing sword, A Police Baton, A Kunai, Sai's Dagger from Naruto, A Hacksaw ( Not a weapon, but still.... ), Three Boomerangs, A Pocket Swiss army Knife, A cutter, An Airsoft gun, A Katana, A home-made shinai, A slingshot, A short Metal Police club, A Keris Knife, and tons more

You just have to let your parents know that having weapons doesn't mean that you'll smash TVs, Break Vases, and do other immature stuff like that ( In other words, 'mad with power' )

I Managed to get my first weapon ( A Sledgehammer ) At the age of Eight and proved that I don't smash things senselessly with it, and I was allowed to collect even more, better weapons.

baneat (author)Camisado2008-08-25

That collection must have set you back. I don't have a use for a sledgehammer or most of the stuff you own, and if I needed it I'd borrow it from the house or from someone else. X-acto knives are pretty cool and I think this mod is actually very nice and well presented.

Camisado (author)baneat2008-09-05

Yes, this mod is a good idea. Simple yet creative. And the collection doesn't set me back whatsoever, and I even make some of the weapons I own ( The Baton, Ninjato sword ( ooohh.... sharp! ), Bokken, Sai's dagger ( uber-sharp! ) , Shinai, and my Hunting knife ( not included on the previous list ), and my short metal club ( kinda like a Japanese helmet breaker, Jutte ) and some other is made by me ). And even if it did set me back, I don't care :P

Redgerr (author)Camisado2008-07-16

x-acto are not wepons, its an art tool

Camisado (author)Redgerr2008-07-17

Yes, but I think he is referring to a sharp tool ( Knives ) and not the x-acto only

Redgerr (author)Camisado2008-07-17

oh... my bad i didnt get that lol... i thought they were just talking about those :S thanks lol...

Camisado (author)Redgerr2008-07-17

It's ok.

Redgerr (author)ledzep5672008-07-16

rofl, you arnt alowed to have an x-acto? just move it to your room and "forget" that is there... EASY FUN AND SAFE :) thats what i do lol... good for making stuff when ur bored

ItsTheHobbs (author)ledzep5672008-07-09

Huh... my mom let me have a really sharp hatchet when I was 11. Now I'm 12 and have a sword...

Gjdj3 (author)ledzep5672008-03-02

I feel bad if your parents don't let you have that stuff. Just let them know that you're responsible enough to use things like that and I'm sure they'll cave. That's how I got my soldering iron.

dpocius (author)2008-09-18

Use a piece of clear heat-shrink tube over the entire length of the handle. Makes the knife more comfortable to use long-term, too. But, most clear shrink I've seen is kind of cloudy, not really transparent.

Brother_D (author)2008-09-06

I did this to my pencil so everyone at school can see.

ItsTheHobbs (author)2008-07-09

I have the same one, have you had a problem with the cap coming off? It came off in my pocket, and hurt me.

baneat (author)ItsTheHobbs2008-08-25

Mine's is in an attache case with three types of knife of different sizes with like 12 different blades.

GorillazMiko (author)ItsTheHobbs2008-07-09

Yeah, it happens a lot.

baneat (author)2008-08-25

you can make one with just a butter knife and a pavement, it's on instructables :)

Nicolas Jara (author)2008-07-08

I like it.

thermoelectric (author)2008-06-29

My printer ran out of ink and the logos are now pink

theburn7 (author)2008-06-03

May i suggest a higher resolution one

theburn7 (author)theburn72008-06-03


theburn7 (author)2008-05-31

hobby knives

ultrauber (author)2008-04-27

Finally got my 1st X-acto! Totally doing this!!!!!!!

=SMART= (author)2008-04-24

Great ! i just did this to my X-Acto knife

Cisneros.Evan (author)2008-04-03

Im doing this as i read this.

Yerboogieman (author)2008-03-11

i have one just like that!!! i paid $3.48 for it at office depot how much was it at mike's? i couldnt find one there

Around that price I think.

Gjdj3 (author)2008-03-02

I'm going to upload pictures of all of the things I've "Instructables" modded.

Gjdj3 (author)Gjdj32008-03-02

My sticker "modded" laptop!

Firebert010 (author)Gjdj32008-03-02

Ooh, I don't have the burning questions sticker, or the circle one, are they new?

Gjdj3 (author)Firebert0102008-03-02

Yeah, I know those two are new because it said so at their store, but I don't know about the hand. This is the first thing I've gotten from Instructables so I'm not too sure about the new-ness and stuff. Ask kiteman. He wins everything. His instructables are really good.

GorillazMiko (author)Gjdj32008-03-02

That's awesome! When I get more stickers (and a laptop), definitely putting Instructables stickers on there.

dsman195276 (author)2008-02-18

darn. what do i do if i am going to die in 59 sec?

GorillazMiko (author)dsman1952762008-02-18

What do you mean?

dsman195276 (author)GorillazMiko2008-02-18

it said in the instructable "i need 1 min of my life". the is = to 60 sec.

GorillazMiko (author)dsman1952762008-02-18

Well if you were to die in 59 seconds, then you would die sad because you wouldn't have your own Instructables X-Acto knife. Hahahahah!

KentsOkay (author)GorillazMiko2008-02-27

ROFL, just for that, you get a +1

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