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What to do with 50 acrylic rods Answered

I have 49 50 acrylic rods (37/8th inch height, 5/8th inch diameter) and I don't know what to do with them. Any suggestions

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gloflyer (author)2008-09-20

Take the rods and glue them to pieces of flat acrylic. You now have beautiful custom made stands to show off your collectibles. (Rocks, dishes, pocket watches, fossils, ...)

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n8man (author)gloflyer2008-09-20

I am going to make a stand for my light switch remote control

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guyfrom7up (author)2008-08-31

first thing that came to mind is high voltage stuff then putting an LED at one end hmm.. c an't think of much

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=SMART= (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-09-09

wow .... now thats cool !

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w00ty32 (author)=SMART=2008-09-18

they load up an acrylic cube(insane voltage here) with a ton of voltage, and then tap an edge wit ha pointed object. cracks the inside of the cube. (they showed that on pop sci mag)(read a while ago, i forgot how they load the cube with electricity)

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puffyfluff (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-09-18

That is really cool. I wonder how they did that...

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n8man (author)guyfrom7up2008-09-11

darn I threw out my camera flash capacitor a few months ago

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n8man (author)guyfrom7up2008-08-31

I was thinking more of a peg gun that shoots those

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puffyfluff (author)2008-09-18

This is what I think you should do:

Put them on ebay. Then give me the link. Then let me BUY THEM!

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Goodhart (author)2008-09-11

by 3 7/8 height, I assume you mean, inches?

they are a bit short, but something nags me in the back of my head about static and acrylic rods....

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n8man (author)Goodhart2008-09-11

They are cylinders, not disks

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Goodhart (author)n8man2008-09-12

Yes, sorry, for some reason I thought that acrylic rods were also used in the making of the Winhurst......my bad.

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Steamdnt (author)2008-09-03

You could cut them into lengths and make barrels for gauss guns?

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dutchypoodle (author)Steamdnt2008-09-11

... necron... guass... guns? You have my attention. In any case-- those acrylic rods will probably service you best in an aesthetic project. May I recommend a flippin' sweet bedroom modification?

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n8man (author)Steamdnt2008-09-04

5/8th inch outer diameter

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Steamdnt (author)n8man2008-09-05

a very very small gun maybe?

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Kiteman (author)2008-09-01

Drill holes in a ping pong ball, put light-source inside ball, and rods into holes. Hang up as cool lamp.

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n8man (author)Kiteman2008-09-01

any ideas that involve lasers

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Kiteman (author)n8man2008-09-01

Not that will look good - if the lasers are being transmitted and reflected properly, all you'll be able to see are a bunch of acrylic rods.

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n8man (author)Kiteman2008-09-08

But you can see the actual beam of green lasers

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Kiteman (author)n8man2008-09-09

Only if there's something for the light to reflect off, such as dust in the air.

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n8man (author)Kiteman2008-09-09

I have one and I have used it in the light and I am able to see the beam faintly

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n8man (author)n8man2008-09-11

In the dark, it is even brighter

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=SMART= (author)2008-09-09
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=SMART= (author)2008-09-09

We need a top 10 projects that use acrylic

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=SMART= (author)2008-09-09

I got some 4mm thick sheet acrylic today !!

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Rishnai (author)2008-09-08

You have a very interesting problem. Care to share what happened to put you in posession of 50 acrylic rods? You could make really bitchin' light-up platform shoes for those Friday nights at the disco... You could use the rods, some mirrors, and some "smoke" to build a very interesting setup with laserlight and acrylic rods.

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gmjhowe (author)2008-09-01