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Ka-whoosh sonic shimmer that leads you to a transcendental state. Technically not a gong but a Stargate-shaped cymbal holder that you can use like a dinner bell. Can also be used ceremoniously in the practice of ancient arts.

So get it on, bang a gong.

Disclaimer: I am not a true Stargate fan so details are not 100% accurate.  It's papier mache, for crying out loud... But please argue the hypothetical on the potential of such a device, I'll believe you.


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Step 1: I'd hit it...

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I don't know why I keep accumulating all of this cardboard to recycle but time to put a dent in the pile so some of it doesn't end up in the landfill.

I had a few pieces of high quality thick box cardboard to use.

I also had a few spare cymbals from Caitlin's drum set that were collecting dust. I used the 16 inch crash for my prototype as I didn't know how big this was going to turn out. I guess the 18 inch crash/ride would have worked as well.

You need:
Cardboard

A cymbal, as big as you have

A piece of wood 1x3 stock couple of inches longer than the diameter of your cymbal

5/16th inch x 4 inch carriage bolt with washers and nuts for mounting cymbal

primer paint

Krylon metallic gold paint, you could use a greyish color for the authentic Stargate look

carpenters glue

big bottle of regular glue for papier mache

You can use regular white glue for everything but I found carpenter's glue to have a better tack and quicker set up when doing papercrafts. Hot glue from a hot glue gun also has its utility in tacking parts together that you cannot really clamp together until the glue sets up.

hot glue gun for hot gluing

scissors, utility knife, ruler, straightedge, compass and pencil

CAUTION: Sharp implements can cut you, hot glue hurts or can cause burns.  Hot glue can ooze from joints to napalm your fingers or the heat will come through the part as you press on it. Allow to cool sufficiently before handling. 
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Data6433 years ago
Lol. Watching SG1 right now on Netflix.
Shippygirl3 years ago
I'm such a Stargate geek. I'll have to see if I have the supplies to make this without the gong. The ring itself could be made into a small side table, mirror, or other geekiness. I'll probably just have it around to hang on the wall.
Nice! Did you ever create your gate?
put a bowl of blue dyed water in it and shine a light so it will look like the event horizon
caitlinsdad (author)  Shippygirl3 years ago
It doesn't take much out of the ordinary to make it, just time if you want to pay attention to detail. Please post an instructable or show us what you made when you finish! Mission accomplished - another Stargate seeded in the universe.
KentsOkay3 years ago
That is awesome.
allix693 years ago
no place like Cheyenne mountain :D
!!!!! I LOVE STARGATE! sg universe is awesome too. btw nice instructable :)
Zalina3 years ago
Great to see some SG fans here! Any Trekkies? B5ers? BSG fans? We could all start redecorating our homes to look like off-world or starships. Neat huh! :) lol
3r1c8y Zalina3 years ago
Woohoo! SG fan here as well. Huge fan. You have no idea how happy it made me to see featured.
caitlinsdad (author)  Zalina3 years ago
Pull up a chair and cool off your jets.
Shagglepuff3 years ago
You should make a DHDrum to go with it.
caitlinsdad (author)  Shagglepuff3 years ago
Accessories are optional and batteries are not included. Now where am I gonna find 9000 AAA-size batteries?
How about 10,000 LR44 batteries instead?

For all your 15,000 Volt Battery needs.
i was gonna make one... but im not very good at paper mache and i cant seem to find my extra naquadah but... I LOVE IT
Dm1t3 years ago
Great work !
caitlinsdad (author)  Dm1t3 years ago
Thank you Dm1t...if that is your Fn name.
Ward_Nox3 years ago
this has potential with other uses thanks
caitlinsdad (author)  Ward_Nox3 years ago
Probably, garden ornament, doorbell, picture frame, mirror frame, window frame, TV frame, Computer monitor frame, combine it with the LED infinity mirror, toilet seat cover, water fountain, wash basin, etc, on and on...
martzsam3 years ago
Awesome. You have a true talent. My mouse is gravitating to the subscribe button as I type.
craig33 years ago
Eucalyptus oil should get rid of the label painted onto the cymbal to
caitlinsdad (author)  craig33 years ago
Hmmm, I wonder if the oil works better than the toxic graffitti removers I use. Thanks for the tip. The cymbal does need to be cleaned though.
I'm not sure how they the bottles cost in USA, but in Australia, you can find them in grocery stores for quite cheap near all the band aides and what not. I usually use it for removing paint and marks off of things, it takes a little bit longer than using turps but still gets the job done nicely without taking to long, plus leaving a nice eucalyptus smell behind haha
Truehart3 years ago
I know you said you weren't really a hard core Stargate fan, but this just stood out to me. You have 9 chevrons instead of 7. Have a nice day!
Thats because the stargate has 9 chevrons, 7 are used for an address in your own galaxy, 8 are for an address in a different galaxy (used to get to the Pegasus galaxy in Atlantis) and 9 are used to travel to the star ship that is seeding the universe with stargates (as seen in Stargate Universe.
Indeed, I stand corrected. I forgot that there were two that are typically hidden by the ramp. I guess I just figured it was like dialing a phone number with an area code. You just start typing the numbers and from the first few it knows you're dialing out of your area and thus just accepts the extra numbers rather than directing you to the number of the first 7 digits.
caitlinsdad (author)  Truehart3 years ago
There are various Stargates scattered throughout the galaxy. I think I based mine off the Milky Way one. Glyphs and number of chevrons vary depending on the design and series of episodes.
Culturespy3 years ago
Nicely done.