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So the glue gun's now a smoldering lump of plastic, the superglue is stuck to the toolbox, the soldering iron's still a roaring fire and of course the the lighter's on the same [http://www.instructables.com/id/A-bit-of-safe-cracking.../ beach] about fifty miles away...

Sellotape! be it duct tape, packing tape, desk tape or god forbid electrical tape, it's all great!

This is collection of handy tricks for using sellotape in all walks of instructa-life or even normal life, yes it's an entry in tool tips because sellotape is a tool as much as a material....

Please rate etc. if you like...

Step 1: We're men (and women) we don't need tools and materials

Picture of We're men (and women) we don't need tools and materials
We need sellotape and lots of it...

Find it, buy it, steal it, make it just get some... In fact don't make it or steal it those sound dumb...
dEwMe1 year ago

I kept breaking laces until it dawned on me to replace them with parachute cord. Haven’t used anything else in my docs since! First thing I do with a new pair is toss the laces that come with them. It works great and you can get quite a variety of colors these days. Parachute cord melts. Apply fire or some heat and melt the ends. You'll be good for years!

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killerjackalope (author)  nathantokala5 years ago
Aye, what's the craic?
Kryptonite6 years ago
When my old parachute cord broke I taped the two bits back together, worked a charm for the first 2 jumps, after that it broke. Lucky next time I jumped I had some spare tape with me to fix it when I realised it had broken again.
killerjackalope (author)  Kryptonite6 years ago
I just flap my arms when that happens...
Well, that would have been quicker than r-taping it, but I like a good challenge.
You dont really need a parachute to skydive though. you need a parachute to skydive twice
What ever works for you! .......

mg0930mg6 years ago
WOW! haha. The headphone things works. That's what I do.
=SMART=6 years ago
lol nice, sellotape everything !! it think my usb case is better lol (the pics are an ible im writing now :D )
killerjackalope (author)  =SMART=6 years ago
I've done that, but not like that, someone else did as well... In flash drive savers... Looks really well, is that just cardboard to hold the shape?
Really ? i hadn't seen it before. Yea the cardboard just keepi the packets shape :D its a really simple case lol
Whoa caution sellotape, I want to just decorate things with that stuff. I didn't know sellotape was the proper term, I always referred to it as packing tape. I'm with on the frayed shoe lace bit, I might argue it works better than shoegoo, because it can be re-threaded easier.
I always just melt 'em.
yeah, It gets the fray out of the lace. Skateboards tend to destroy those aglets so badly, that I've switched to replacing the entire lace when it starts getting to ragged. But only after a decent amount of effort goes into preserving them.
I think packing tape is called packing tape or parcel tape anyway (the brown stuff)and so on but I havn't checked a dictionary on that one. If it's really complicated i'll have to add a step on the technicalities... just for fun...
Yeah your right on that bit, the brown stuff is definitely parcel tape, this I was unaware of. I guess its ok to suppose that packing tape is usually clear and sometimes cardboard colored too. I think adding a step on the technical stuff is an interesting idea, because often people become very frustrated with this tape. I admit it may have its shortcomings such as: quick to tear, difficult to dispense when the end gets stuck to the role, and that tape packing gun doesn't make it any easier to use. The wikipedia entry for sellotape and sellotape.com has some good data. Anyhow I'm keeping my eyes peeled for the caution tape, I need it for a collage.
they sell it at the hardware store store(at least near me) i might buy it and put it on my tallbike....
Well I'll have a go at the technical page... For caution tape a store like screfix would have what you need or any shop that sell safety stuff like hi-vis jackets and boots and all...
"instructa-life or normal life"

LOL it's true.
killerjackalope (author)  YummyPancakes7 years ago
Mhmm, If we're all going to be honest about it...
"sellotape"? I use METAL TAPE. that stuffs made of some kind of metal. $5 a roll at Ace hardware. BEST STUFF EVER. not very flexible, but still... BEST STUFF EVER!!!
killerjackalope (author)  mettaurlover7 years ago
Yeah I just ordered a big roll of heatproofed metal tape to use in some projects, $3 for the roll only 300C but that's enough to do it on borderline...
Jouda Mann7 years ago
Cue the infamous Doc Martens with their distinctive yellow stitching...
killerjackalope (author)  Jouda Mann7 years ago
Those doc martens are quite infamous now...
Aar000n3y7 years ago
Nice tips. But in step 6 with the plastic water bottle... Those usually aren't meant to be reused. They have found that many plastics used in those bottles start to break down into the water after they've been reused. I know it's not related to the instructable, I just wanted to let you know about that if you didn't already.
Oh no! How does the plastic know that the water is new?Actually the "danger" with reusing plastic bottles comes from improper washing and drying in between fills. The plastic does NOT degrade and leech into the water (well, duh, they DO use food-grade plastic for the bottles.)
killerjackalope (author)  Aar000n3y7 years ago
I was talking more about when some berk stabs a hole in your bottle but they're safe within the use by date at least, which is several years, that and you may not be drinking from the bottle...
pyro137 years ago
haha! I love black electrical tape! We use it to tape over shiny stuff and stuff that makes noise when paintballing, and i use it to cover my lighters and the broken handle of a knife, and my chapstick ('cause it looks cool), and just bout everything else!
killerjackalope (author)  pyro137 years ago
I probably should have added that one in but I had no examples at the time, Should come back to it...
rupamagic7 years ago
There was a repeating skit on Saturday Night Live (here in the states anyway) a million years ago and the gist was a couple who owned a store that sold nothing but tape. It was in a big mall and in one episode all the other shops were going out of business except for the tape shop. Everyone else needed to buy tape to post their "Going Out Of Business" signs. You would have loved it, I promise. ;-) Stay sticky!
killerjackalope (author)  rupamagic7 years ago
Amazing... I have taped most things together, yes even my clothes at points...
ll.137 years ago
electricians tape is better. =)
killerjackalope (author)  ll.137 years ago
Depends on what you're doing...