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What to do with these tubes? Answered

I have 28 of these cardboard tubes. They measure 6.5 inches in diameter and 42 inches long. Company I work for was throwing them away. Seems like I could do something creative with them. Please give me some suggestions.

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

12 years ago

something screams cannon, or a giant marble thingamadousy

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Goodhart
Goodhart

12 years ago

OOOO, do you know anyone with Guinea Pigs ?

Cut into 9 inch lengths (approx), that size tube people pay $3 - $9 a piece for them in the pet stores. You could supply a lot of them for a discount :-)

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

12 years ago

You could make a structure... or you could take a fitness ball and fill it with something solid then arrange them around it with lights in the bottoms of the tubes.

Make yourself some serious duty cardboard furniture, those look big enough to be the sides of a bookshelf or legs of a table...

Beat people with them.

Use them as moulds and make your garden a bit more decadent by adding concrete pillars about the place.

Cap the ends and pack with a filler material, arrange into a futon or chaise long...

Slice them up in to sections every 12 degrees around the circle except two inches at both ends, squeeze out into interesting lampshades/random globes.

Have a party and scatter them about the house and take photos of whatever people do with them.

Arrange them in a circle and coat heavily with a sealant like varnish and top with a something or other to make a nice garden table.

Make a few cannons as props to sell to plays, along with other things they from the basis of.

Make alternating slits in them and make a landmark. If they're three feet tall than it'd be uhh 36" X 28 - (2" X 28) = 78ft 8inches, give or take a foot for the roughness of overlaps...

Paint them different fluorescent colours and roll them down a big hill while filming it.

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starpox
starpox

12 years ago

Sorry, here is a pic.

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago

Whats the thickness of the tubes?