Does anyone know the best brand of rubber bands that come in large, medium, and small sizes?

Dear readers,      I am doing a science fair project that involves rubber bands. I need large, medium, and small ones. So, if anyone has any suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated.                                                                                           Sincerely,                                                                                                          mobbyn

Asked by mobbyn 3 years ago


Powerful slingshot rubber that is very inexpensive and very easy to find?

Somthing like Strong Rubber Bands

Asked by bwells2 6 years ago


What's rubber stamping?

What is it and how do you do it?

Asked by NebulaIX 1 year ago


what can i do with tons of blue rubber bands?

I just found a gaint bag of blue rubber bands

Asked by vince 09 8 years ago


how to make a custom rubber stamp

Need to make a rubber stamp pretty big, about 4 inches tall. one lower case letter "b". any suggestions for making it myself

Posted by becky roop 5 years ago


Anyone know of a source for conductive rubber tubing?

Looking for 4-6 MM diameter or in that area. Also sheets. Small quanities.

Asked by BubbaOkie 9 years ago


Some questions about rubber

I was wondering what kinds of paints work the best on rubber. I'm talking about heavy-duty, solid rubber. I'd like to age an object made of this without hurting it and I was just curious as to the best way to go about doing it. Also, what type of glue would work best with it.

Posted by Mal Kapwn 7 years ago


Out of curiosity, can rubber coatings make cardboard more durable and waterproof?

I am talking about corrugated cardboard boxes as well as pieces of corrugated cardboard. 

Asked by coolcarl89 10 months ago


Saltwater Etch question - Rubber

Hey y'all, I have another question related to etching my iPod. I took it apart, and now have the aluminum housing with a piece of rubber (latex?) connected to it (the buttons). Do y'all think that the saltwater or current would have any negative effects on it? Thanks!

Posted by Bran 10 years ago



How do I get the Star-burst rubber band off the loom at the end?

I have looped all the borders but I cant figure out how to finish it and get the bracelet off the loom. The end I finished looping the borders at is messy and confusing. How do I fix it and get the bracelet off?

Asked by sullykids123 4 years ago


stamping velvet?

I would like to learn about stamping and embossing on velvet

Asked by Laurie Fuller 8 years ago


Glueing Rubber

I'm trying to make a long inflatable rubber tube buy cutting a bike inner tube and then resealing the ends. I'm doing a bit of a trial run with all the suitable materials I have knocking about but I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions. I need it so I can inflate the tube with little or no leakage (not to any great pressure) and I would like it to remain at least semi flexible so that means I cant just pack the last 2 inches with hot glue. Any suggestions? I plan to try poly-cement, epoxy, hot glue, super glue and melting the ends together but I'm sure someone has had some experience at this.

Posted by pyper 9 years ago



What are these?

Anyone recognize what these are and they're used for? The larger one has Bay19 SL2 on it. The smaller SL1. Both have a slit in the top.  I thought they might be some kind of glue dispensing cap or... Something along those lines. So, what exactly are they... Do you know? TIA, - chase -

Posted by -chase- 11 months ago


rubber bands; Stretchy not stretchy? Answered

Assuming we are using the same amount of both, is it better to use small rubber bands that stretch to there fullest on the length of the gun or thick rubber bands that stretch over the full length of the gun?

Asked by Wafflicious 9 years ago


what to do with about literally 10000 rubber bands besides the rubber band ball? Answered

No rubber band  balls or any thing simple i want something big, like a world record or a big project

Asked by voemaster 8 years ago




does anyone know how to work with the rubber that looks like metal? and where I can get the rubber? Answered

Examples can be seen here www.organicarmor.com/Home/About.htm I want to make my own costumes... those are nice... and expensive.

Asked by 9 years ago


Where can I find the type of rubber used on keds shoes the band around the shoe Thank you

The band around the keds tennis shoe has a light texture to it and is an off white i am looking for rubber like that 

Asked by Studio 536 1 year ago


Thick Rubber Coating

Ive been disapointed in products marketed for dipping tool handles. in my experience, they do a very thin coat. storebought tools with dipped handles have a nice thick coat. how can i do that at home?

Posted by Toga_Dan 3 years ago


Rubber band aeroplane is not flying correctly

Created Rubberband aeroplane ,and glides fine without propeller.But when the propeller is turned ON ,it just lost the balance and its not climbing into height.The propeller is home made.what would be the reason?.please help me.

Asked by AnasCS 1 year ago


What is the best way to cut a rubber (non-steel-belted) tire? Answered

I need a method of cutting a non-belted rubber tire (I'm attempting to sole shoes) that will (a) allow for an angular design, and (b), leave relatively clean edges. The best idea I've gotten was to use a hacksaw with water in the cuts for lubrication, but the results are too ragged and uneven. Any good ideas would be appreciated!

Asked by o-diskordia 8 years ago


how to make a rubber part that doesnt exist ?

Hi good peoples, i work at a place that makes and sells beef jerky and smokies. quite recenty one of the machines we use to cut them from links quit working properly and needs a new rubber pad for the clutch that stops the blade. the problem is the company we bought the machines and all parts for them it died with the owner so we cant replace them. my question is how hard would it be to mold rubber into a new brake pad for the clutch. i will put up pictures of the clutch and pad as soon as i can but i might as well start with the first problem how to cast and mold a rubber sturdy enough to do the job. all info on this would be greatly appreciated side note: now that i have the parts this is what they look like. two very soft rubber wheels with a concave treaded surface. the rubber tread is really worn down hence the need for replacement 

Asked by snowfox222 5 years ago


What process do I need to do to get my logo adhered to rubber?

I am trying to get my logo adhered to rubber, like the logo on the sidewall of a bike tire.  I have tried many different stickers and none stuck, there has to be something out there!  Thanks for any help!

Asked by velozpark 8 years ago


Y Answered

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Asked by bwells2 6 years ago


Licensing

Any thoughts about the licensing? I think I chose the wrong one for the rubber band gun I posted. I just noticed that the license I picked says that you can't use this Instructable commercially. I would prefer that people be able to make and sell the rubber band gun if they wish. Also, I am not concerned if someone does not attribute the design to me. It would be nice but not necessary. I did not make the design to receive accolades.

Posted by HTMF Metal Pizza 1 year ago


Launch it Contest

Hey, Anyone know why it is taking so long for my entry to get into the Launch-it Contest. Voting ends tomorrow and no moderater has approved my instructable! https://www.instructables.com/id/Elasto-O-Matic-RBG-5-Rubber-Band-Shooter/ I entered it in time! Confused?

Posted by Greasetattoo 6 years ago


Hey im new :)

Hey im new guys :), im intrested in rubberband stuff, so...yeah. Does anyone have an rubberband gun intructable? not a lego rubberband gun, one made from wood, a repeater rubberband gun weith a cog n stuff. Well that all :)

Posted by QueroAlpha 10 years ago


Rubber band cars.

Does anyone build them? here is mine https://www.instructables.com/id/Rubber-band-car/

Posted by general zee 9 years ago




Knex Guns that do not use rubber bands

Guys, I don't have any rubber bands (I know I'm a saddo) and I love knex guns. I need some knex guns that don't use rubber bands. THANKS!!! 

Posted by Dude826Dude 9 months ago


What is the difference between latex and pliatex mold rubber? Answered

 What are the differences between latex and pliatex mold rubber, or are there none?

Asked by ~Z~ 8 years ago


What type of rubber will glue to acrylic and not smell bad?

I would like to glue rubber to acrylic (and leather/cloth potentially). Neoprene worked perfectly, but the smell is horrible. Is there another type of rubber that will easily glue to acrylic and not smell? Silicone maybe? Natural rubber? I have read that both of these also potentially smell, but clearly someone has figured out how to use these without the odor. (...and do you happen to know where to find sheets of this material?)

Asked by ScottR226 3 months ago


is there a way to melt rubber and steel together?

I've been thinking about this for a long time. What I am wanting to accomplish is finding a way to combine steel and rubber together to form a new substance where the two are no longer able to be distinguished from each other.

Asked by Jakcavar 6 years ago


How do you melt rubber? Answered

I am trying to make my own rubber-soled shoes. Is there a good rubber I can melt at home for this? It needs to be relatively hard. Also, what kind of mold would I need to use & how would I make that? If I am successful, I will certainly make an instructable. This is the only part I need help with. Thanks.

Asked by Wolf Seril 8 years ago


Upcoming: Klutz Rubber Band-Powered Contest

Coming soon, a new contest where every entry is powered by rubber bands, it's the Klutz Rubber Band-Powered Contest! The rubber bands can be twisted or stretched, alone or in combination. Just remember that no weapons are allowed. We're doing this to have fun, not hurt others so let's see the creativity fly!We mean that flying part literally. There are prizes for any type of creation, but there will also be a special prize for the best flying contraption. To encourage more people to enter, and to make the entries more easily reproducible, we want to see Instructables that use materials that are cheap and easy to find and have the whole thing be something that can be done in an afternoon or an evening.More details will be coming soon, but that should be enough to get you going for now. So get your rubber bands ready!

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Experience with the Flexil/Vinamold/Gelflex hot melt vinyl rubber?

Hey again,Does anyone have any experience with this Flexil hot melt rubber stuff I've seen about. It's a vinyl rubber that you melt in a pot around 170 degrees and then pour it over masters and formers to create moulds like you would with RTV silicone (except quite hot). The rubber can be remelted which is a benefit over silicone, but does anyone know of reasons why silicone is better for making moulds with (other than the master possibly melting).Link here: http://www.cfsnet.co.uk/acatalog/CFS_Catalogue__Flexil__554.htmlIncidentally, CFS is also a good place to buy pretty much all casting and moulding materials if you're in the UK at somewhat reasonable prices :-)

Posted by chiok 9 years ago


what is the brand name of the red rubber stuff that you can buy in a can to cover the handles of your tools?

I've seen it before used for making molds for candles and other stuff. does it come in other colors besides red? and where can I find it on line?

Asked by jokerrabit 8 years ago


MyKeepon Ziggy edition

Hi, Its my moms birthday coming up and shes totally obsessed with this dancing orange blob thing known as zingy. http://beatbots.net/project/zingy/ Zingy isn't commercially availiable and neither is the similar Keepon Pro which has similar sort of movement but there is a toy version called  My Keepon: http://mykeepon.com/ I have ordered one (Arriving Monday) and wondered if anybody has any ideas on: 1. what a good material to make some zingy like eyes would be 2. what possibilities there are for colouring rubber to dye it orange 3. how easily deformable rubber is (to get the "quiff") Cheers, J P.s. Apologies if this is in the wrong section, first post although I have been lurking for years!

Posted by jrhe 5 years ago


making an IV training arm, any suggestions? Answered

I'm in nursing school right now and would like some extra practice practicing inserting IV's. My school as this training arm and I would like to make something in the vein :) of this http://www.enasco.com/product/LG02131U, I thought about starting with a forearm sized piece of PVC and maybe attaching some very small rubber tubes to the outside and then covering everything in a small sheet of a flexible material that could be penetrated with an IV needle. Any suggestions?

Asked by futurerescueninja 7 years ago


Klutz rubberband contest- K'nex

Now this has to be a competition we have a chance in. My immediate idea was for a plane, what do you reckon? Ideas welcome, and I may have a crack at it myself.

Posted by knexguy 9 years ago


shoe soles

Ok I have a project going on and I cant figure out what material to make my shoe soles out of. Any Ideas but they have to last a descent amount of time

Posted by Ale-Ale-Jandro 4 years ago


Is Alumisol Soft Plastic food safe?

I'm looking to cast a fake monster tongue out of Alumisol Soft Plastic (Plastisol) for a costume. Obviously it will end up going in my mouth. I can't find any information anywhere about the food-safety of the solid compound. What I gather from the msds sheet is that it's non-toxic, but it's a little ambiguous. The retailer I asked couldn't find any information either. From what I can tell it's usually used to create soft rubber fishing lures, so I'd assume it's environmentally friendly with respect to not releasing toxins into the water, and its listed uses include special effects as well as medical reproductions (Of tissue). Has anyone used this type of plastisol in contact with food or the surface of your mouth before? All help is appreciated.

Posted by SixFootBlue 3 years ago


Elmers Glue + Super glue =?????

I was making some stamp glue where i mixed some Elmer glue and vinegar. but wanted to see Wat happens when i mix Elmer's glue, vinegar, and super glue. like in 10 seconds the solution turned into a rubbery solid which took the form of the container. can any body tell me why this happened. it held its shape and slightly reminded me of molding silicone. it wasn't sticky and came out of the plastic cup easily.

Posted by chrischavez 9 years ago


how/where can I buy natural rubber latex? Answered

Preferably not coagulated, and in quantities under a metric ton. 

Asked by WPZhGSKyTOkaYif8 1 year ago


Where can I get free rubber bands?

They have to be out there somewhere... They're lurking in the shadows... They're watching me... I know there has to be some way to get free rubber bands and I would love some help finding them. Thank you! =-]

Asked by travw 8 years ago