I have a huge box of cardboard and have no idea what to use it for. Any ideas?
Topic by alecgates15 | last reply
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
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
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.
Topic by Lord Sinroyal | last reply
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!
Topic by vishalapr | last reply
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.
Topic by patron_zero | last reply
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
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
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?
Topic by ArtsyFartsyGirl | last reply
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
Topic by Biggsy | last reply
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!!
Topic by Elisa Martinez | last reply
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
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.
Topic by yauco | last reply
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
Question by kevinhannan | last reply
This is for a sculpture project where I am building sculptures out of cardboard.
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Question by yoonju | last reply
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.
Question by McElmire | last reply
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
Topic by nerfer192 | last reply
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
Question by knexpert1700 | last reply
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!
Topic by Thorondor95 | last reply
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?
Question by saiyankev | last reply
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...
Topic by dragon flyer | last reply
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.
Topic by tammasus | last reply
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
Topic by kevinhannan | last reply
This cardboard tower built by students for an exhibition in Paris is 33 feet tall and held together only by screws. It's made up of 96 pieces of cardboard and only took 9 hours to assemble. Even better, no scaffolding was needed as the staircase around it provided all the access the students needed. Cardboard Tower via treehugger
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
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
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
I am talking about corrugated cardboard boxes as well as pieces of corrugated cardboard.
Question by coolcarl89 | last reply
For instance, will the edge of the cardboard just bend and be a floppy piece of bent cardboard? Or is there a specific type of cardboard that i am supposed to use?
Question by frannyloo | last reply
I just wanted to know who you guys thought would win
Question by pockettown | last reply
Any suggestions will be appreciated, it could be more helpful if you linked an instructable to it though. Thanks!
Question by optimist123 | last reply
In some of make your own halo suit of armor instructibles they briefly go over creating the armor from cardboard and an aqua resin although the description is not detailed enough to grasp. I am aiming to make sculptures out of this cardboard fortified with resin, does any one know how i would go about doing this?
Question by puregoldner | last reply
If you're in the San Francisco area, try not to miss seeing Cardburg at Cell Space.http://www.cardboardinstitute.com/page2.htmlI was there last night and had WAY too much fun flying a cardboard helicopter on a string through the cardboard buildings. My friend taped some cardboard triangles to her back and stomped around as Cardzilla.(yes they are crappy cell phone pix, go see it in person!)
Topic by rachel | last reply
Hi-I am new to the Full Spectrum "hobby laser 40W 5th gen"--I have a bunch of 123dMake projects to laser-cut in cardboard and cant seem to get the right settings for power, speed, and current (top burns, bottom not cut through, etc)--Anyone out there have any "approximate" settings that have worked with single-ply corrugated and that machine? I am grateful for any tips and suggestions! thanKS.
Topic by ge5 | last reply
I have an old version of Labyrinth, one of the German versions published in 1994. I bought it at a thrift shop a while ago for $1and recently went back through to find that it has two of the cardboard labyrinth/pathways missing and one or two of the card pieces are missing. I have a scanner, so I could reasonably make computer images to print. The cards are similar to playing cards, maybe a little thinner. I could easily print out the missing cards on cardstock and use modgepodge to seal them, but I'm worried that the homemade ones would give them away, as each player gets a stack of the cards (which have "treasures" they have to collect on the board) and whoever ends up with the homemade ones might be dealt an unfair advantage. Any ideas? The cards are the biggest issue; the cardboard pieces really just need to be the right size. They don't have to be secret. Any help would be great!
Topic by minderbinder | last reply
I'd like to try and make the new judge dredd helmet like the one Karl Urban wears in the new Judge Dredd movie. I don't even know where to start to be honest since I'm quite new to crafting. Any ideas or thoughts on what I would need, where I could get cutouts or something to get me going would be very much appreciated. Thanks! -Sammie
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