Punching Puppet

hi im new to posting but i have been checking this site out for years now ... i searched the site for intructions on how Punching Puppet or boxing puppets work but cant find any thing ... please if anyone can help me out with any information on the mechanics of  Punching Puppet i would appreciate it a lot thank you and love this site http://epicwinftw.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/boxing-puppets.jpg?w=327&h;=500 somthing like this

Topic by eltacoman 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Automatic Center Punch

Does anyone have a crossection of an automatic center punch and a description of how one works?

Topic by watermelon 11 years ago


Standing (punching) Bag

Hi Everybody I have been boxing for sometime now and have been using a hanging heavy bag. But now I want a little more of kickboxing, so I need a standing bag. But I cant find one here. My "Instructables mind" kicked in and I decided to make my own. I also though of adding a pull bar to it. As in the photo, The black line is the bag stand, and the red one shows the pull up bar. I decided the wall and stand to be 5 feet apart. I may get something up but I thought of getting some professional advice before plunging in. Initially, I planed on digging a hole(about a foot deep) and then using mortar to make a properly round hole so the pole could just slide in whenever I want to use(coz it cant be permanent). And for the pull up bar I could drill a hole in the stand and push the pipe through it and attach a threaded pipe flange to the wall. Should I use pipe or wood. I prefer wood cause its easy to find. People around here have shifted to PVC, so I cant get the pipe from the general sanitary store next door. But I would somehow find it. I need functionality right now. Also if I use the pipe, would filling it up with concrete or mortar strengthen it??? So that's my idea. Any advice is welcome. I need something quick cause I plan to get it done the day after tomorrow.

Topic by Venemot 4 years ago


What's the best surface to use under a punch? Answered

I want to use the kind of punch one hits with a hammer to cut holes in foam. What should go under the foam so I don't ruin the punch?

Question by mole1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


I am looking for hand tool that will punch a hole in a a variety of coins to use when making a 550 cord bracelet.

I am loking for hand tool that will punch a hole in a a variety of coins to use when making a 550 cord bracelet. So the hole can't be much bigger than the width of the cord..any suggestions? and if so where can i get one...?

Question by idman56 10 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Measure Punch Force tool

Hi All, I do understand we all keep creating new electrnoic tools/gadgets everday. But anyone had tried to create a tool which can measure force / intensity of human punch. It is fun to measure your punch force among friends. also if help us to improve your boxing strength. Please share your thoughts on it. Thanks

Topic by VinitV 1 year ago


Inflatable Punching Bags for Adults!

I've always wondered how one could make an inflatable punching bag.  I realise I could go to a current manufacturer and get them to make one custom for me, but its just printed plastic with a blow hole, right?  Any ideas - on types of plastic and such? Thanks--- Angelika below is an example of what I'm refering to:

Topic by Angelikaelisabeth 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago



crotchet boarders for fleece blankets

I need a tool that will punch holes in fabric so I can crotchet a boarder around the blanket or item. Is there such an item and where would I find it.

Topic by jeepyhaun 4 years ago


How do I make a shaped metal punch for sheet metal?

I need to cut some 1-inch metal shapes.  They will also have holes inside them, so I might need two punches.  So, how do I make punches to cut out these shapes?

Question by jeeps123 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Punchneedle Help!!!

I recently bought a punchneedle set and some punchneedles. I have been having trouble getting them to work. Any help would be appreciated. These are the kits I bought: http://www.amazon.com/Boye-Adjustable-Length-Punchneedle-Assortment/dp/B001C222F6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid; http://www.amazon.com/Dimensions-Needlecrafts-Needle-Morning-Sunshine/dp/B000YYZU48/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid;=1423687695&sr

Topic by violingirl 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How would one go about making very small square holes a thin piece of metal?

I'm trying to modify a bracelet that's made out of some very, very thin metal, and I need to make several small square holes all over it. By small, I'm talking 2mm x 2mm small, and they have to be noticeably square shaped. Is there any cleaner way to do this than trying to drill a small hole and using a super small file (if such a thing exists, haha)?

Question by Ingulit 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Punched Cards Rebirth project help? Answered

I'm kinda relying on instructables lately, hmm... We have this project with my friend (not just in 'ibles), nutsandbolts_64 and we are trying to relive the past and do some stuff from the "mechanical computer" era. He did aperture cards as he wanted some form to store blueprints and stuff, i'm doing paper punched tapes. I decided to use the 2 hole tapes, the one using the international morse code system. As with many projects, i have a few problems that you may help me with: Is 10mm(w)x1000mm(L) made out of cut and spliced A4 paper good enough for that purpose? Do i still need to punch the holes in the center? (the guide holes thingy) Will a regular needle be thick enough or do i need to get something thicker? (I'm gonna punch it manually, so a needle would be easy to handle) What kind of switch can i use to "read" the data electronically? (I'll pull it manually, no need for a motor) Just in case someone has done his, can you please share your photos? Best answer will get a patch!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!1!!!1!!11!! joke, I'm not a pro member XD Thanks in advance

Question by beehard44 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Single Punch Tablet Press Machine

Hi guys, My name is Joseph, and I am a student at the University of Maryland, studying management and marketing.  I was wondering if anyone has or knows of a company I could contact that uses single punch tablet press machines. My focus is on entrepreneurship and I have been working on designing a spherical tablet for flavoring water. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Regards, Joseph

Topic by dudeguy91 6 years ago


I Need Your Help Finding a Tool

Alright folks, I need your help.I am looking for a tool that punches holes in Altoids tins. With my Altoids Flashlight kits, teachers at schools can't really use drills in the classroom, so I need a punch that will be able to make holes with the hit of a hammer or something along those lines. It has to be something small; not like a drill press or anything. It has to be a small punch or something that I can ship with the kits so that a teacher can use it to make holes.The holes need to be big enough to fit mini PB switches and LEDs. I need maybe a website that can supply different sizes of punches; that way I can order just one and order it in bulk.I usually make these holes with my Dremel, and not everyone owns a Dremel, so I need something that I can include in my bulk orders that can punch holes in various pieces of metal.I am not sure if such a punch exists. It may take one or two punches to get a hole punched; but I am not sure of where to get such a tool.BONUS!!!: Anyone who finds the perfect tool that I need, will receive a free kit as a thank you. After a few days I will let the user know if he/she will receive the kit. Anyone have any ideas? Much appreciated!Thanks!(I sort of had to rush with the explanation of what I need; I have to get to work. But if you have any questions about it just ask me)

Topic by Brennn10 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I'd like suggestions to make a shock impact indicator like they did on Mythbusters, but more compact and simpler.

This is to put on a dummy to denote whether a kick or punch could break a bone.?

Question by implaxis 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Metals Used in the Manufacturing of Dies, and Craft Punches?

Does anyone happen to know, what metals are typically used in the craft punches, and dies, that are available through most craft retailers. These are most often used for paper crafts. Thanks in advance!

Question by DELETED_JulieDomena67 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


how to make boxing heavy Punching Bag?

If somebody cen make video about making bag

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How can i be more proficient in traditional karate?

Do you know of any training methods that can help me increase flexibility speed and power? Any scientifically more efficient ways to train?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How can I hole punch thin plastic page protectors in bulk? Regular punches don't work...?

Update: I found my answer, see comment below.  In short: I used a Carl Heavy Duty hollow-head Hole Puncher, and it works great! I've been using plastic page protectors (these, specifically) in bulk, say about 1000 a month.  However, I need them to be 8.5 x 8.5 and I also need to punch holes that are slightly off from the factory holes.  I'm basically using these as a cheaper alternative to 8x8 scrapbook page protectors (which are prohibitively expensive - say $1 a sheet or so). I've figured out how to quickly cut the pages (using a rotary cutter), and that works great.  However, I am still struggling to find a way to quickly & cleanly punch holes in these things.  The problem is that the plastic binds, stretches, and does not cut cleanly.  I need a very sharp & precise puncher to do this quickly, and I haven't found one yet. I've tried normal 3-hole punchers.  I can punch them one at a time, if I hit the punch hard, and occasionally it binds & sticks (since the plastic stretches instead of breaking and gets caught in the mechanism).  I've tried hand-held punches as well, same result.  Also, aligning each individual page is time consuming as well. The problem with paper hold punchers is that they're made for paper.  They're inaccurate, not sharp, but strong.  The cheap & heavy duty ones alike only differ in how much paper they can punch, but neither are sharp/accurate enough for thin plastic sheets.  Is there a high-quality razor-sharp & ultra-precise hold puncher out there?  I haven't seen any that look even close. I've tried holding them down & drilling them.  The plastic wraps around the drill bit and they rip to shreds. I also tried a leather punch, but the ones I got were much too dull - they just dented the plastic. The only thing that has had some success is a dremel 115 cutter bit.  That actually cuts into the plastic, and if I go carefully (eating a bit at a time) it'll go through a lot of sheets at once.  However, it's messy, takes a lot of setup, and leaves a very messy hole (all chewed up). Ideally, I'd love to line up 10 sheets or so, have a way to align them (a jig?), and then punch them all at once w/o any binding or sticking. Does anyone have any other ideas?  I've thought of melting a hole, but then the pages would all stick together.  I'm completely boggled - how can I do this?  What tool can I buy for this?  What method haven't I tried? Thanks guys!  Any suggestions are appreciated.

Question by jumpfroggy 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How can I punch holes in a coke can?

I want to punch holes into a coke can - 1 hole each alphabet. I do not have any power tools and I want the holes in a manner so that the can is not crushed. Any suggestions?

Question by ab727 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Do you use punches in making greeting cards ?

Today you can get so many different kind of punches to make any kind of cards so easily. But I always prefer to make whole card by my own.  Like this one -  Would love to know your thoughts on it. Thank you !!

Topic by craftvideos 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


how do puch card readers work?

How do punch card readers work?

Topic by clasic_traveller_diehard 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago



Gathering in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday Oct. 11 (punch+pie)

This Saturday, October 11th, 2008, we will be having an open-house "inauguration" at the Steampunk Laboratory's new facility at the Millworks, at 2034 Leonard Ave, Columbus, OH, 43219.The Steampunk Laboratory is the name of an educational program to teach science and engineering through art, which we have been developing over the past year or so. We are now expanding that idea into a community fabrication and education center, and we have recently (i.e. last week) "graduated" from the Milo Arts Center, where we began, and are now located in a stand-alone brick building at another artists' community called The Millworks. Although we won't yet be quite operational (we're aiming for January '09 to start offering workshops and memberships, and the cnc is going through an iteration), we -are- going to have a little party commemorating moving into the new place, and are eager to invite interested people, communicate our goals, and share ideas. (But mostly it's an excuse for a deadline to get ourselves cleaned up and presentable as soon as possible! ;-)We'll have snacks, drinks, and music from 7pm to 11pm or so, this Saturday. Our building is located at the Millworks, whose address is 2034 Leonard Ave. The address of our building is 2038 Leonard, but it's tucked away inside the art community. To find it, turn into the driveway at the Millworks and park in the paved lot. Then walk past a large building on your left; turn left onto the gravel lot, and then turn right past the warehouse; our brick building is tucked in the corner beneath the wooden awning. Please feel free to bring kids, interested friends, and something to eat or drink if you like (but not necessary).http://www.SteampunkLaboratory.com

Topic by bowakowa 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Does anyone know of a way to make a paper hole punch in different shapes? Answered

I would like to be able to make some paper hole punches (like a tool used to make holes for paper that will go in a binder), but in different shapes and sizes. I know they would have to be in metal in order to cut paper, but I'm not sure where to start. I understand one can buy paper punches in various shapes, but they are usually expensive and you're limited to what size and shape the manufacturers "think" you want. I also don't want to go with a custom built paper punch, as they are expensive. Any ideas on how to go about making one?

Question by canucksgirl 7 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Laser type and power to cut holes in white paper? Answered

I am interested in building a machine to make pianola rolls. Pianola rolls encode the music in the the form of holes punched in a roll of paper. The holes are usually made by a metal punch or series of punches. I would like to make a unit that uses a laser to cut the holes (about sixteenth of an inch diameter). Thanks Andy

Question by andypandy92 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Wanted: A contraption to punch two parallel holes in a pumpkin (see pictures)

I really could use some help with this project.  I live in Williams Bay, Wisconsin and the Williams Bay Recreation Department and the Williams Bay Business Association hold a pumpkin race around Halloween.  The pumpkins have to have two parallel axles, four wheels.  I attached some pictures of what we have been using, but frankly it doesn't work.   The contraption we have is a piece of wood, 4x4, with two holes drilled into it.  We have two long screwdrivers that go through the holes.  Pumpkin pushed up against the wood and the scewdrivers shoved through.  We also took off the handle of a scewdriver and inserted it into a drill and that seems to work great.  However, the holes were never small enough and the screwdriver can move around inside, which defeats the whole purpose.  Also there are only two holes and that limites the size of pumpkin that can be used. I like the basic idea of this Pumpkin Punch.  We just didn't have the right tools or know-how to do it right. The axles have to be parallel or the pumpkin will not go straight.  We, the Rec Department,  use 5/16 threaded rod and six inch rubber wheels.  The morning of the race, volunteers help attach the wheels and axles for the children, which is why we need this contraption. I would also like an Instructable made on how to build a pumpkin racer so that the Rec Department can direct people to it for questions. Check out www.wbhalloween.com for some more information on our event. I hope there is someone that can help.  The next Pumpkin Race is set for October 30, 2010. Thanks  

Topic by cdawisconsin 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Candle Powered Shadow Projector

Ever seen the movie "Sleepy Hollow" starring Johnny Depp?  There is a scene in the movie where a little boy lights a punched tin candle holder, the punches are shaped like cats, witches, scary trees, etc.  The heat from the candle makes the tin slowly spin.....casting scary shadow pictures all over the walls.  This is SO COOL, I have been looking for one for years on ebay, antique shops and such....cannot find one!  This would make a GREAT instructable!

Topic by zowi420 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Where could I buy a "Baron Tool Co. #860 Leather Punch?

Hello, I need to buy a Baron Tool Co. #860 is a Harley Davidson Winged bar and shield leather tool. I have looked for weeks (actually only 10 days) and I can't find it  anywhere. Thank you, Jesse M.

Question by mrlunna13 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


tub & shower repair

I punched a hole in my tub, which is fiberglass, ad I need help patching the hole.

Topic by rthomas0010 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


What's a use for 'continuous' printer paper? The stuff with the tear-off/hole-punched edges...

I've got a carton of the stuff, and it's just sitting there. Plain white, unlined. I've been using single sheets at a time for drawings or notes, and just tossing the fringes out. They end up in random places around the house. Maybe a notebook? Somehow bind the pages together by the holes, then make it tearaway. Which still leaves half of the tear-stuff floating around. Filler for something? Any ideas?

Question by kernalphage 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Puncher?

Hi. Someone will undertake any instructables on how to transform a old dotmatrix printer into a puncher to punch holes in the paper? Thanks in advance.

Question by filt3r 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Storing periphery and cables under the table w/ a perforated plate

Hi there! Many years ago, I found an instruction for storing PC peripheries and cables under the desk using a perforated plate and cable ties. But unfortunately, I'm not able to find it again. Does anybody has a clue of what I'm talking about and can give me a hint oder even a link? :) Regards. Felix

Topic by f.zweig 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Candle Powered Shadow Projector

If anyone has seen the movie "Sleepy Hollow" starring Johnny Depp, you must have noticed the scene where the little boy lights the candles in the punched tin can, the can starts to spin from the heat of the candles, and the punched holes in the can are shapes, a cat, a witch, a tree, etc, and these shapes are actually projected onto the walls, projected and spinning very, very slowly.  As you know this movie is set in the late 1800's, so it is not any kind of electrical thing.  I would love some ideas on how to make one of these, I don't even know what they are called, I have looked for one on ebay and here on instructables....I've been calling it a "shadow projector" but that probably isn't right.  It is an awesome little contraption, great for halloween or anytime, depending on the theme of the pictures punched on it.  Any ideas/photos/clues would be appreciated.  Thanks!

Topic by zowi420 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How to Perforate paper

Would like to know how to perforate paper. I was thinking of a punch kind of machine that would perforate 5 - 10 sheets at a go and not a roller to perforate the sheets individually.

Topic by Sivaz 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Historical chainmaille

Alright a quick glance at my ibles will tell you i'm into armour. I really want to make some historically "accurate" maille, the problem is I haven't found a supplier for the right sized punched washers. At the moment I have started production on the riveted rings, I'm going for flattened rings with wedge rivets, holes are drifted not punched / drilled. My question is how far from accurate would it be to use all riveted rings in stead of half solid, half riveted? Any input will be appreciated (please add sources on historical pieces). Cheers, Knut

Topic by knutknackebröd 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


i was wondering, how do you make cheap protective body armor ?

It dosnt have to stop a bullet or something just gives you protection from knives and punches thnx

Question by tevon 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Hey, I can't comment on instructables, can someone help before I punch my iPad? Thanks.

Apparently, when I try to comment, it says "missing comment text" i am on an iPad, it used to work, but now it doesn't. Maybe it was some update? Idk. All I know is that it was working fine, then it failed. I have a temporary fix for comments on my instructables, but I can't comment on others! Please help! if you can, please fix this ridiculous problem. Thank you. ps. This has been going on for a while, so I think it's not just a one time glitch. if anyone is having the same problem, post to me in my orangeboard. I cleared my cache and it still doesn't work. I think it may be a bug brought about by an update or something. i have attached a picture for reference.

Topic by Pyronite67 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Steampunk Mobile

Some great ideas come from taking a completely new gadget and making it something that looks like, and in this case sort of works like, something from the 19th century. This steampunk cell phone concept has no display. No 3G. No data plan. No games. It doesn't even have a dial pad. You make your calls with binary-coded punch cards, steampunk.All you get in this rugged brown package is an earpiece, (possibly faux) gauges, visible screws, and a spinning number-counter. Oh, and a hole punch every time you want to order a pizza.The project was developed for O2, aiming at the RPG player market (really!). I don't think it works. It would be cool if it did, but I don't think so...UnplggdOriginal designer

Topic by Kiteman 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Zip car card RFID location?

I just got a Zipcar membership and received a card, which I assume has an rfid tag to unlock the doors. Does anyone know where the tag is, so I could punch a hole in it (to attach it to a keychain)? Or how I could find out? Thanks!

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


More Halloween Party Pictures!

Check out Arwen's pictures from the Halloween party!You may notice that we nabbed zieak's ideas for the doll serving dish (we used spinach dip) and a variant on his toddler toddy for our sangria and sherbet punch.

Topic by canida 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


need to design something that will cut paper squares 4 inch by 4 inch

I am using cardboard, heavy paper stocks and photo albums and trying to design/create something that will cut individually a 4 inch by 4 inch square into the centers of all these different stocks of paper/cardboard. I thought about using a dremel but it would take entirely too long. I even thought about a die cutter but cannot find one for a square in the size of 4 inch by 4 inch. They do have machines (crafting) however you have to pass the material underneath the machine and the crafting machines are not wide enough to pass through a 8.5 wide paper. Any ideas would be helpful thank you. Even the photo albums arenot really that thick less than a quarter inch thick however it is still 8.5 inches wide. Need to design or make a press, a handheld punch or something that will be easiest to cut a 4 x 4 square out of the center of the material. I have seen up to a 2 inch punch and from reviewers even the 2 inch craft punch does not work that well for 27.00 and I need at minimum 3 inch by 3 inch but prefer 4 inch by 4 inch square. thanks

Topic by gowery 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Gizmos

Here's somethingHere's something that you crafty people at Instructatble will enjoy."Everything You Need to Make Amazing Paper Machines!Automata are animated toys that use several basic mechanisms to come alive and they're made completely out of paper! Using the ingenious punch-out designs included in Gizmos, you can assemble six enchanting automata by designer Rob Ives and when you've mastered the fundamental techniques, you can create new designs of your own. Gizmos includes:A pre-made pop-up frog ready to jump right out of the box!Pre-stamped punch-out parts for two snap-up models that are perfect for first-time buildersComplete punch-out parts to create six full-color, fully animated paper machines: Die Fledermaus, Mouthy Moose, Schrodinger's Cat, Shrimp Boat, Surf Bunny, and Marching RobotA 144-page book with an introduction to automata and the simple mechanisms, cranks, cams, and levers that give them life; easy-to-follow instructions to make eight Rob Ives models; and handy reusable templates for each of the model parts, to get you started on future projectsGizmos is a fascinating way to learn about basic mechanical principles as well as a guide to paper-crafting techniques that will enable you to design and build paper toys that capture the imagination!"

Topic by robives 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


What would be the best way to to drill/press/punch a perfect 3/4" inch hole into a big bottle cap?

I would like to put a 3/4" inch hole into a big bottle cap so I can connect a water valve through the cap.  What makes this interesting is that the Cap is very thin metal, and because a valve with a rubber washer is attaching to the cap it needs to be a perfect circle so water wont leak out.  Plus, I would like to be able to mass produce this item (100 an hr), so the method needs to be quick, clean and reliable.

Question by jarinator73 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Hi, i would like to make an electric machine that imitates a boxer throwing left and right punches(fixed to a wall)?

Im not sure whether to use hydraulics( like two pistons) or like a chain machine type thing. i would like to bolt it to a wall to practice my timeing, ducking and weaving- when i do not have someone to spar with. i would like it if possible to be able to have something which rotatets either arms like 2 pistons back and forth. i just cant seem to workout how to get the arms to go? thanks for any help

Question by damien30 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


So, How'd Halloween Go?

So with the last of the Western world winding down, how'd the festivities go for ya'll?I had fun scaring the crud outa people (see upcoming ible), got sucker punched a couple times, went Chuck Norris a couple times, and learned never to leave out candy...

Topic by KentsOkay 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


See this - ancient IBM video (although it's probably film...)

This is so... It's back then, it's like teaching cave-men how to arrive at 42... What did typing-pools make of this? Punch-cards, magnetic- ah such good old stuff Retro', very retro', and in parts quite profound. And it's ... Cholmondley-Warner?

Topic by lemonie 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How do you make a bust mold for a head? can i fill it with ballistics gel? Answered

I want to make a cheap martial arts dummy with ballistics gel covered with plastic.  like this www.punch-bag.org.uk/images/century-bob-body-opponent.jpg

Question by pufferfish9108 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How can I recive hand-to-hand and close-quarters combat training?

I want to learn usuage with combat knives, and fists. Some blocking teq's, more offensive punches/stabs/slice.

Question by PKTraceur 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago