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How to make ship in to old light bulb

Step 1: Bulb prepare

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Cut bulb and remove wolfram with filament
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wow, you must have the patience of a saint, excellent skill.

twopussez1 year ago

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

Kelly022 years ago
This is just amazing! I want one!
That is a great idea!
samando6 years ago
try doing this with an energy saving bulb... heh, heh, heh...
jawasan samando2 years ago
oh boy! That's funny :D
Challenge Accepted.
awwww so cute but so coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooL
What material used to make the sail? sry for my bad english :)
Mattrox4 years ago
Been wondering what to do with the cork I have lying around. Thanks!
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yukthi4 years ago
COOOOOL project man !!!
moosofa5 years ago
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 :(
Yup Moosofa i was having the same exact issue! maybe a smaller needle or something
 just make the bamboo skewers smaller. use a knife. i think that would work...
argentin4 years ago
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
very interesting
how do you cut the bulb
chosenone36 years ago
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)
I think they actually put the whole thing together inside the bottle with a hook on a stick.
or long tweezers...
jj32x hernanai6 years ago
or very small hands and arms:-D
or the tiny people that live inside the radio (I'm serioius I hear them talking all the time)
or those tiny people you keep hearing with even smaller arms and yet smaller still tweezers that can push atoms around
there are pills that can help you !
I dont need no sugar pill. i swear there real!!! BELEIVE ME!!! (gets taken away by the nice men in white coats)
Oh the marshmellow men? they give such nice coats as presents.
(sobs) They never give me anything :'( (sob)
I'm sorry for your loss *pats on back*
(sobs less) at least someone cares (wipes away tears)
errr yeah... *looks nervously at the "kick me" sign on back*
 epic thread :D
Candy!!! Yay!!!
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...
jj32x hernanai6 years ago
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.
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)
the deck is made of planks I definitly wouldn't have enough patience to put one together (This is easy enough though)
maybe your right idk. But it looks cool :D
Kornelie5 years ago
 how cool is this! most deserved 5stars ever
artzjo5 years ago
How cool is that. I am going to display my jewellery in light bulbs. Thanks for the idea Jo
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