Origami, the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, has some basic principles that have been applied to everything from textile design to lamp construction. I used them here to fold some old road signs into fruit bowls that combine the angular modernity of architecture with the vintage warmth of antique materials. The basic idea is very simple, though a little time consuming, what with all the hole drilling . . . So, if you want to save yourself some time and support your lowly 'structable-er, you can buy the bowls I made for this Instructable in my Etsy shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/wholman
. You can also see another bowl made with a similar method here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Foreclosure-Bowl/
. That one is a little simpler, as it uses much thinner metal that is easier to bend.
You will need these materials:
A road sign, no larger than 24" by 24"
4 #10 x 1" galv. steel machine bolts
8 #10 galv. steel washers
8 #10 galv. steel nuts
4 1/4" x 2-1/2" carriage bolts
8 1/4" galv. steel washers
8 1/4" galv. steel nuts
You will need these tools:
Heavy duty corded drill, preferably with right-angle handle
Jig saw with metal blade