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Cardboard

I have a huge box of cardboard and have no idea what to use it for. Any ideas?

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Cardboard Chairs

Check out these finalists in a cardboard chair competition. Only corrugated cardboard (preferably reused) and glue could be used as materials. The entry below is particularly cool as it only uses one shape for all the cutouts and it can be flipped for a different angle.Link via Core77

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Cardboard Tubes

What can I do with cardboard tubes? Anybody have ideas? I'm focusing on different ways to strengthen the tubes and angling them for a project and need a little bit of help brainstorming

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Cardboard couch

Does anyone have instructions for an origami style cardboard couch. Or any easy to build, durable style. I saw it posted once before and now I can't find it.  Maybe it was another site, but I know the instructions are out there! Help! 

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Cardboard tubes

I have a basically unlimited supply of cardboard tubes measuring approximately 63" in length, 2 5/16" in diameter, and 3/16" thick. If I put these up for sale do you think anybody would be interested in buying them? They are very strong and durable, and would be GREAT for many different type of crafts and projects. 

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Cardboard Warfare

The one and only sole reason I am posting this is because I was amazed by the effort of making all the cardboard weapons! I thought that it was really cool that they thought about making this video and it's a cool mini movie! They had all sorts of cardboard weapons like machine guns, pistols, rifles, shotguns, grenades and many more! They even had an entire tank made of cardboard in the movie! Hope you liked it!

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Cardboard Playhouses

Greetings all, I'm wondering if any of the members ever work in cardboard for children's toys or playhouses ? I'm finishing a belated Xmas gift for my niece, a six sided cardboard tee pee that breaks down into 12 easily stowed sections and fastens with releasable zip-ties. All the material aside from adhesives and said fasteners were recycled from local appliance and furniture retailers so it's a very green eco-friendly item. Should there be any interest I will post the plans and material list at a later time.

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Cardboard Bicycle

At the moment, it's just a design student's prototype, but I think this ridable cardboard bike has real legs, er, wheels.Built from a single sheet of industrial-strength hexacomb card, the frame should cost as little as 3GBP ($6), and the tiny proportion of metal parts means the bike has a projected selling price of 15GBP (about $30). For that, you get a bike that will survive about 6 months of daily commuting, or a lifetime of the kind of riding most people do.The designer, 21 year-old Phil Bridge, predicts the design will cut bike crime by simply being too cheap to be worth pinching (currently, a bike is stolen and abandoned every 71 seconds in the UK). It also provides an opportunity for sponsorship:"The idea was that it would be a sponsorship from a company who would produce these and get some advertising it. And once you've used it, you'd return it they'd give you another one, they'd take all the metal components out and put them into a new frame and the old frame would go back to the manufacturer."BBC Manchester articleBBC South Yorkshire article

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Cardboard Furniture

May be inspirational(?)http://www.foldschool.com/L

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Cardboard Tube

My brother has a large cardboard tube that is 14ft long with an 8 in. diameter. Any ideas on what to do with it? He also has a lot a cardboard boxes, and several rolls of duct tape, and enjoys making models of World War II things.

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Cardboard Furniture

This is probably over the top and won't work, but I need a wardrobe and cant afford a good one, and don't want to buy a cheap cheesy one that will fall apart in 6 months. I know cardboard can be sturdy, but is this pushing the limit? I mean, I really need to hang clothes in it. If not, at least have shelves so I can store folded clothes.  Any cardboard heros out there?

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Cardboard Tube

My brother has a large cardboard tube that is 14ft long with an 8 in. diameter. Any ideas on what to do with it? He also has a lot a cardboard boxes, and several rolls of duct tape, and enjoys making models of World War II things.

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A surge in Cardboard I'bles?

Am I missing some sort of trend? What's with all the cardboard costumes? Has anyone else noticed them popping up every few hours? I think some could do with ... you know a splash of paint ... but well I was wondering... What's the trend? Am I missing something? Cheerio Biggsy

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How to harden cardboard

Hi everyone!  I want to make the initial of a name as a door decoration for my first granddaughter.  The letter is made of cardboard and I want to make it stiff so it doesn't bend with time.  I am going to use wool thread to cover it.  Appreciate any help given!!

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Cardboard Tubes For Sale

I have a basically unlimited supply of cardboard tubes measuring approximately 63" in length, 2 5/16" in diameter, and 3/16" thick. They are very strong and durable, and would be GREAT for many different types of crafts and projects. I'm honestly not sure what to charge for them, so if you're interested please tell me how many you want and your asking price. 

Topic by Lord Sinroyal  


Cardboard Halo Weapons

So these are my halo 3 weapons, made from cardboard.https://www.instructables.com/community/More-Cardboard-Halo-Weapons/ the new ones

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Further Experimentations in Cardboard

I have no clue where this is going...

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Shoots through Cardboard

Hey um im guessings this to be new and also this is a nice gun you should build if you hhavent alrdy>

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cardboard 3d models

First, you'd have to be very careful not to cut yourself (a leather glove to hold the piece helps). If you print the pieces for a cardboard model, instead of cutting, it'll look better if the pieces are sliced. These are the steps that I take: 1. After printing the models, I cut the pieces leaving 1/8 to 1/4 white space along the edges. 2 I use 12/24 pack cardboard from soft drinks (the cardboard from hot pockets works also, but its harder to cut) 3. use a glue stick to transfer the pieces to your cardboard and roll any round object to remove any bubbles. 4. when dry use a pair of scissors to cut the pieces. 5. lay the template face down on your material and use a pen to trace the outline. if using cardboard, use a box cutter blade and slice the parts out, slicing to the line of adjacent pieces. For slots, cut the width thru the cardboard, and slice the required length. Use an exact-o knife to cut the ends, flip over and trim. I've built over a dozen models and my three grandchildren love them.

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glue tin foilonto cardboard

Hi everybody, can any one suggest what sort of glue would be best to use to stick tinfoil onto cardboard? I have some flour in the cupboard, and could make some paste with that. or buy some PVA. any opinions? cheers

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More Cardboard Halo Weapons

Here are my other Halo weapons, made from cardboard and elmers/hot glue.I have an instructable coming soon but if anybody is really interested, here's the basic way of making these. Start out with the thickest cardboard you can find. Foam core board will also work. Cut out the basic shape with scissors or a pocketknife, retrace it, glue it together, and add details like blades, sights, and barrels. see the originals https://www.instructables.com/community/Cardboard-Halo-Weapons/?comments=all

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Software for designing a cardboard blueprint? Answered

Is there any software that is specifically designed for making cardboard/wood/paper/etc blueprints? Something that you fold together like Google Cardboard. Something that I can print out on a sheet of paper to fold together.  Thanks, knexpert1700

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Movie theater cardboard cutouts? Answered

I go to the movies A LOT and some of the cardboard cutouts they have to promote movies are really cool. Could I get them somehow or what happens to them when they take them down? I would like some of them.

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Foam Board/Cardboard Shoes

Hey, I was walking past my little sister watching PBS Kids and on one of the shows this girl was trying to make her own shoes. Out of cardboard. Lightbulb. The only reason that they didn't work is because they got waterlogged. I am thinking that with good enough sealing and strong enough glue, useable shoes made from cardboard are a possibility!The only problem is that I don't have foamboard or time to spare or a working camera at the moment. If anyone could carry this idea further than me, have at it!

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making concepts out of cardboard

I dont have much money but i have some card board, i've made an actual length sword from an anime (just the outline and taped the extra cardboard pieces with tape) and a cartoon character robot arm out of cardboard (this one i made an actual glove-like arm with finger holes that i can actually wear) because i figured this would be a good way to have an idea of how i could make them when i finally get money to buy real materials to make them with real details... What do you all think bout this? is making concepts out of cardboard a good idea or what other cheap materials can i use to make better concepts?

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Transforming cardboard car or truck

I'm looking for instructions on how to make a cardboard transforming car or truck for my grandson. Similar to the pic attached.

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how to make a cardboard house?

The instructions and steps(pics and writings

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Taping inside corners on cardboard

Does anyone have a good way to apply tape on inside corners? (Not drywall, for which there is lots of info on the web...) I like to cut down cardboard boxes for specific spaces and often need to join two cut  sides to make a corner, and would like to use duct tape or packing tape on the inside and have it look half decent...

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"Skinning" 123D cardboard model

Hey fellow Authors, i've been working on the following model for my business, strictly ornamental. I've come this far and don't know how to continue without destroying the time and money already invested. My goal is to cover it with some material and make it look like a statue. Maintaining still a polygonal feel to it. I want to paint it glossy red. I've thought about using fiberglass, plaster, paper (as found in a tutorial in the internet), Cover it with a pepakura mesh. But i'm still not sure how to proceed. I fear fiberglass to be too messy and complicated, plaster could ruin the cardboard dampening it, paper makes it look like a cheap piñata, pepakura would requiere a lot of trial and error to get the pieces to match the "skeleton" and problematic at the end to give it the glossy and professional feeling im looking for. Any ideas guys??   Sorry for the resolution on the first image, I didn't have my lap with me at the time of this post.

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Cardboard - Click Lock know how?

Hi, thanks for stopping by. I want to construct a very large cardboard box (approx. w2m x h2m x d1m) and I would very much appreciate any thoughts on how to make a hinge and re-closeable door on one of the faces of the box *please*. I estimate the thickness of the box walls will be about 10mm. Kind regards Kevin

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How to make cardboard look metal????

I was wanting to know how to make cardboard look metal for like movie props and stuff like that.

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Where to find large sheets of cardboard

I know back a few years ago you could get huge sheets of cardboard from Home Depot and it was some great stuff, but now they dont do it. Does anyone know where to find large sheets of honey com or 3 ply cardboard these days? Or any 4' x 8' sheets. Thanks, Ethan.

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cardboard music through mechanic oscillation ?

Hi everyone, i'm planning to build a big cardboard instrument. if you look at the attached .png you will find a very simple drawing of what i have in mind. i have some experience in programming dc motors with an arduino, but im not that well learned in physically building things. the motor should be fairly strong, the cardboard size will range from 2 meters to half a meter. any tips in the right direction are welcome! greetings, Rogier

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Cardboard Template for arduino powered Arcade?

I'm trying to find the 80's styled arcade plans for a cardboard project I had in mind it uses the retro 80's upright Arcade style you see with the screen upright, and I haven't find a single one only a mod to the icade for iPad. I'm thinking learning to code the Arudino to power up a couple of Atari's Classic games on it on my own mini cardboard arcade cabinet. I also will need a template of it so I can create some arcade like artwork for it and display with ease and play on it with a removable joystick (for battleZone only) and replace it with the special two joysticks for battle zone classic. if there's some plans for making a mini cardboard mini arcade from the 80's let me know so I can try coding the Ardiuno to play Atari's classics.

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Cool things to build in a cardboard maze?

I am in charge of building a cardboard maze for my churches "Harvest Party" (basically a safer, family oriented alternative for trick or treating). I have been doing this for a couple years, and last year we build a maze about 80x60 feet big (all out of cardboard an duct tape!). So now we are starting to plan out this years maze. I was just wondering if anyone had some really cool ideas of stuff to put into the maze, or an interesting structure/passageway to add to the maze. Not sure about sizes yet, but I think this year we can expand the maze to about half the size of a basketball court or larger (so size does not matter). In the past we have done blacklights, strobes, etc. Please no ideas about skeletons/ghosts/hauntings. This maze is for kids, and is an alternative to "scarier" halloween traditions. Keep this in mind as you post please. Thanks, I am looking forward to your replies! A907

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Pictures of your Paper/cardboard models

Any pictures of all paper creations are allowed in this forum. It can be anything from paper knives to a cardboard guitar.

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Are you clever with cardboard? I need a way to hang a weight from a cardboard rail *please*!

Essentially I have a large cardboard container - approx 1m cubed (1m x 1m x 1m). I'd like to be able to move a mini-platform along the x and y axes i.e. side to side and back to front (not up and down) within the confines of the box. I had thought of two rails, one each along its axis, but I don't know how to make them move. I had also thought that if I were to use rails then a triangular cross-section would be strongest. Any thoughts, please? Thanks for stopping by! Kind regards Kevin

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Is there anything that can harden thin layers of cardboard, inside AND out, permanently?

This is for a sculpture project where I am building sculptures out of cardboard. 

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how do you cover cardboard boxes without making it look cheap?

I've gotten pretty good at making boxes for storage but i've only been able to use boxes that have print or images on it. obviously i can't use a box for something with another label already on it. how can i cover this and make it look good and still durable....wrapping in wrapping paper doesn't seem durable to me.

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What is the easiest to build form of human powered propulsion for a cardboard boat(must be made of cardboard)?

Me and a group of people are working on a cardboard boat and the propulsion has to be made mostly of cardboard.  We want to use something better than paddles.  I have been looking around to try and find something that can be adapted out of cardboard and have only found a couple of methods of propulsion. 1. paddle wheel 2. normal propeller 3. impeller 4. hydrofoil wing Anything else that might work that is not in this list would be awesome.  Remember, this is human powered so the RPMs will be low.

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High-Tech Surfboard Made from Cardboard

Instead of the traditional methods, this surfboard is based on a core that's made up of nearly 400 pieces of cut cardboard that intersects and is then coated with fiberglass and resin. So far it's only a one-off, but more will surely be made.When it came time to replace his old surfboard, Mike Sheldrake decided to build his own. But the former Web programmer didn't have the sculpting skills to carve one out of foam the way professional builders do. So he used 3-D modeling software to design a snap-together deck that's as sturdy as a conventional model and performs just as well, made from the cheapest material he could find: cardboard. link

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Looking to commission cardboard optimus prime costume

I want someone to build this for me https://www.instructables.com/id/Building-Optimus-Prime/ since i cant do it myself.. Xl any offers? :D

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What is the best glue for attaching cardboard to metal? Answered

I am always creating all sorts, so i ask you out there, whats the best thing you have found? If you specify a US product, a small description would be great..

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What should I do with these cardboard tubes??

Greetings!    I have approximately 100 of these cardboard tubes from pallet wrap that I've been bringing home over the past few years from work.  I've been intending to do something innovative w/ them, but I've not been able to come up with an idea that will put a lot of them to good use!    Does anyone have any thoughts on what I can make w/ these?? Thanks! Steve

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What is the best household tool to cut cardboard?

What is the best household tool to cut cardboard?

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Rubber Band Gun Made out of Cardboard?

Would anyone know how to make a rubber band gun like the one made by Vat19 here?: http://www.vat19.com/dvds/bandit-guns-pump-action-semi-automatic-rubber-band-gun.cfm I imagine making it would be fairly easy, but finding what pieces to cut out would be a challenge. The pieces probably would probably made out of thick cardboard preferably. (because cardboard is easy to get)

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How to make a cardboard dvd box set ?

I would want to make a dvd box set made of cardboard to store 4 slim dvd cases or 2 regular dvd cases? Can someone explain to me how to do this or give me a lay-out or something? I want to make a box like the example below with a thickness of about 30mm. A box like when you buy a full season of a tv series. Do you understand me? Btw sorry for my bad english but english isn't my native language :-s

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would anyone use a cardboard coffee table?

I ask this question because i was thinking about entering the cardboard challenge. So i started to think of ideas and the first one that poped in to my head was a cardboad coffe table, then I thought about making a lawn chair or things of that nature. Also I thought about this to be a green project because my dad owns a bakery (keylime west inc.) and when he get shipments in of ingredients in there are always extra card board so instead of giving it to a recycling plant I could use it to make furniture

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