How to Make a Bowl Out of Magazines in Thirty Seconds




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Introduction: How to Make a Bowl Out of Magazines in Thirty Seconds

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     tough decisions. 30 sec magazine bowl... or scrape out a coconut..

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    Hah you eva tried to scrape outta coconut in 30 secs...? hahah!

    Please bring the vid back!!

     Why remove video oh  whats the point ? 

    cool idea. the instruction on the video went a little fast and a little unclear. good idea

    Can I find more instructions? Or is the video it?

    Good use of the 30 seconds. How easy / expensive is it to get shellac these days? L

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    I think you can get Modge Podge for about six dollars at any craft store... That's shellac, right? ...

    No, I don't believe Modge Podge is shellac. L

    Mod Podge is not shellac...but it could really work for this's water-based, and they have an "outdoor" variety that's supposed to be water resistant. Apply in several thin coats...

    It was shellac specifically that I was interested in, as it's not that easy to find and rather old-fashioned.


    just go to your neighborhood micheals (art supply store) and your looking at around 5-15 dollars

    I'm not living in your geographical location but how much do you get for 5-15$? L

    enough for allot of project it will probably last for about like 20 of the magazine bowls

    For pure curiosity do you have any idea of how many insect-excretions it takes per bowl? L

    Shellac(alcohol with the shellac flakes), not so common as it used to be, however... Varnish(linseed oil with the shellac flakes) is a suitable substitute. Is cheap, and available almost anywhere. Polyurethane and lacquer are, in every way I can think of, a better finish. Most home stores, any woodworking store, many hardware stores, will all cary them. Couple dollars for a gallon.

    Thanks, it was shellac specifically that I was interested in (w/ref to the alternatives you mentioned) L

    Wow! very creative and the music was a nice touch :D 

    nice project! could you tell me what the music is? I really like that song