Introduction: Recycle Old Light Bulb

How to make ship in to old light bulb

Step 1: Bulb Prepare

Cut bulb and remove wolfram with filament

Step 2: Mast

Make a mast from toothpick and agraffe.

Step 3: Hulk and Mast

Make hulk from cork or other materials, and pick the mast.

Step 4: Ship Details

Add ship details: sail, rope, etc.

Step 5: Hot Glue

Make water imitation from hot blue glue.

Step 6:

Fold mast and put ship in to the bulb.

Step 7: Set Pole

Set mast with toothpick.

Step 8: Glue

stick together glass with bulb screw.

Step 9: Finish

Make "bulb holder" and fasten.

Good Luck

Sorry my English

Comments

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monsieurpj made it! (author)2016-11-15

Excellent!

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The cloud 1808 made it! (author)2016-03-01

cool

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RobertGoldring made it! (author)2014-08-20

wow, you must have the patience of a saint, excellent skill.

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twopussez made it! (author)2014-02-05

Very neat. I have a big heap of used lightbulbs in my kitchen, I'll be able to create the Spanish Armada :)

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Kelly02 made it! (author)2013-06-20

This is just amazing! I want one!

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Jessie Marie made it! (author)2013-01-02

That is a great idea!

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samando made it! (author)2009-01-20

try doing this with an energy saving bulb... heh, heh, heh...

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jawasan made it! (author)jawasan2012-12-28

oh boy! That's funny :D

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Challenge Accepted.

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redpepper237 made it! (author)2012-08-30

awwww so cute but so coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooL

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Amanditaleotta made it! (author)2012-05-23

What material used to make the sail? sry for my bad english :)

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Mattrox made it! (author)2011-06-27

Been wondering what to do with the cork I have lying around. Thanks!

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blog de residuos made it! (author)2011-03-10

Thanks for the idea and the pictures:

We have made ​​a compilation of the top 20 ideas for recycling a bulb. Yours is in that collection because it is beautiful.

You can view at:

http://bit.ly/hzSG9V

Greetings

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yukthi made it! (author)2011-03-05

COOOOOL project man !!!

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moosofa made it! (author)2009-10-08

where did you find such thick toothpicks? bamboo skewers are too thick and solid for me to poke through it and the toothpicks i have seem too flimsy :(

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shattrd3 made it! (author)shattrd32011-02-08

Yup Moosofa i was having the same exact issue! maybe a smaller needle or something

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red-king made it! (author)red-king2009-10-22

 just make the bamboo skewers smaller. use a knife. i think that would work...

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argentin made it! (author)2010-11-28

I love this idea
I made one of this as a christmas for my mom
The only problem was that I had to put glue on the outside and it was white, but I still think it looks good.
Thank you for this guide

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narckycypycu made it! (author)2010-10-03

very interesting

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RocketPenguin made it! (author)2010-08-21

how do you cut the bulb

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chosenone3 made it! (author)2008-11-06

This is great instructable 4.5/5 My grandfather got a lil bigger all wooden ship in a transparent beer bottle and ship deck is like 2 times as big as hole (maby even more big) and i wonder how that was made :D (i didnt saw any metal things that would hold the poles so im little confused)

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mysterygirl154 made it! (author)mysterygirl1542008-11-07

I think they actually put the whole thing together inside the bottle with a hook on a stick.

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hernanai made it! (author)hernanai2008-11-07

or long tweezers...

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jj32x made it! (author)jj32x2008-11-09

or very small hands and arms:-D

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mysterygirl154 made it! (author)mysterygirl1542008-11-09

or the tiny people that live inside the radio (I'm serioius I hear them talking all the time)

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jj32x made it! (author)jj32x2008-11-09

or those tiny people you keep hearing with even smaller arms and yet smaller still tweezers that can push atoms around

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marc de decker made it! (author)marc de decker2008-11-20

there are pills that can help you !

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jj32x made it! (author)jj32x2008-11-21

I dont need no sugar pill. i swear there real!!! BELEIVE ME!!! (gets taken away by the nice men in white coats)

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mysterygirl154 made it! (author)mysterygirl1542008-11-21

Oh the marshmellow men? they give such nice coats as presents.

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jj32x made it! (author)jj32x2008-11-22

(sobs) They never give me anything :'( (sob)

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mysterygirl154 made it! (author)mysterygirl1542008-11-22

I'm sorry for your loss *pats on back*

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jj32x made it! (author)jj32x2008-11-22

(sobs less) at least someone cares (wipes away tears)

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mysterygirl154 made it! (author)mysterygirl1542008-11-22

errr yeah... *looks nervously at the "kick me" sign on back*

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Kornelie made it! (author)Kornelie2010-04-08

 epic thread :D

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mysterygirl154 made it! (author)mysterygirl1542008-11-21

Candy!!! Yay!!!

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hernanai made it! (author)hernanai2008-11-09

oh my god.... You too? I thought I was the only one... I hear them at department stores talking in code all the time too "Phil code 33, phil code 33" lol...

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jj32x made it! (author)jj32x2008-11-09

there annoying me right now. there singing from my computer. they must be really small because my computer has no side on it and I can't see them.

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chosenone3 made it! (author)chosenone32008-11-16

than how the hell would the deck fit in the bottle as I said it lot bigger than the hole and it doesn't seam its made from parts (the deck)

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mysterygirl154 made it! (author)mysterygirl1542008-11-17

the deck is made of planks I definitly wouldn't have enough patience to put one together (This is easy enough though)

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chosenone3 made it! (author)chosenone32008-11-17

maybe your right idk. But it looks cool :D

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Kornelie made it! (author)2010-04-08

 how cool is this! most deserved 5stars ever

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artzjo made it! (author)2010-02-06

How cool is that. I am going to display my jewellery in light bulbs. Thanks for the idea Jo

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gtxmag440 made it! (author)2009-12-08

I cant find any blue hot glue. Think candle wax dyed blue could be used for water?

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PatentPending made it! (author)2009-12-04

I'm actually almost done with mine, I went ahead and made a cork pirate's ship and it came out great! And I guess I used a pretty cheap lightbulb because all did was heat up the metal bottom with a lighter for a few seconds and the metal slid right off! I'll post up pics once I get it in and get the blue glue for the water! 5 *'s

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artsgottagun made it! (author)2009-12-04

 OMG THIS IS THE AWESOMEST THING EVER 

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Ma Barley made it! (author)2009-03-10

BE CAREFUL with the "energy saving bulbs"! The gases in them are dangerous if broken!

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minipancho94 made it! (author)minipancho942009-11-28

with the dangerous gases in soe bulbs you should be safe in a well ventilated area as long as you dont huff the gasses there isnt enough to affect you but yea dont open them indoors just to be safe

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kcls made it! (author)2009-10-22

Where did you get the blue hot glue from? was there other colors as well?

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mg0930mg made it! (author)mg0930mg2009-11-28

He answered this a few comments down.

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CaseBoy made it! (author)2009-11-28

 the video,t doesn't work

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