How to Make CARDBOARD TUBES

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Introduction: How to Make CARDBOARD TUBES

Hello, I am going to show you how to make CARDBOARD TUBES from cardboard packaging boxes, that you can find anywhere.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED TO BUILD THE TUBE:

1. Old Cardboard Boxes.

2. PVC Pipe (or any pipes that wont stick to glue).

3. White Glue.

4. Paint Brush.

5. Rubber Bands.

6. Sand Paper.

7. Knife.

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Step 1:

Cut blanks of cardboard into a long rectangular shapes.

Cardboard has many layers. Strip the layers and make sure you cut enough cardboard to make the Tube.

Step 2:

Take a PVC pipe and Sand it with a light sand paper to make it smooth.

Now take your white glue and mix it with water at 1:1 ratio.

Step 3:

Take the stripes of cardboard you made before and wind it to the PVC pipe.

Wind it in a spiral shapes and make sure not to apply glue to the base layer.

You can use Rubber bands to hold it in place. When you are done with the base layer apply glue to the 2nd layer and glue it to the base layer in the opposite direction and vice versa for all the layers.

Apply as many layer as you want. Know that the more layers you put the more strong your tube is going to get.

When you're done, apply thick glue to the top and dry it for about 12 hours.

Step 4:

After drying for 12 hours, cut off the sides and pull the PVC pipe.

If you've done it right, the glue should not stick to the Pipe and you'll be able to pull the PVC easily.

Step 5: Step 5: Build Video

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    2 Discussions

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    seamster
    seamster

    2 years ago

    This is a good technique - I've done something similar to make my own custom model rocket tubes. Nice to see how you made yours!