could 12 strips of pvc angle trim be used to make a light but fairly rigid box frame?

I need to make a prop, the base of which is essentially an open upside down box of around 75cm x 75cm x 75cm. i was going to use a large cardboard box but it needs to be able to pack down as flat as possible for transportation and needs to be able to survive potential rain. i'm thinking i could drill a hole in both faces of each end of 12 strips of pvc angle trim (the stuff used around windows and doors), bolt it all together as a frame and attach corrugated plastic panels as the box faces. do you think the resulting box would be rigid enough to survive a few accidental knocks and kicks without collapsing? i'm not intending to add any load to the box other than a few blocks of carved foam for panel decoration.

Topic by ambientvoid   |  last reply


Dollhouse repairs

I bought a dollhouse made 25 years ago and someone put white oak tag like a poster board paper on all the ceilings of the rooms in the dollhouse and I want to take it off. It doesn't peal easily and right now it makes the rooms look tacky. Anyone have a suggest how I can get this paper off?

Topic by klugstar   |  last reply


Making a "Special Walking Staff"

I made a staff out a broomstick although I think the materials are probably pvc and aluminum...again not sure. Anywhoo, the project I want to work (if possible), is making a sword cane...in this case a sword walking staff. The staff is about 52 inches long.  The inside of the staff is hollowed with a space of 0.75 inches in diameter and 50 inches in length. Right now the inside is filled with sand (for the weight). If possible to fashion the rod into a blade of sorts the sand with be dumped (SAM_0120).  I capped the bottom of the staff off with a tin cap screwed into the pole and double wrapped the staff with black electrical tape.  Now what I want to do is try to put a small 15 inch blade inside...again if possible. Considering the staff is already closed off I'll have to cut some of it (below the handle). I found a carbon steel rod that I'm considering using(Screenshot (27)). Could anyone help me out by explaining the best way of going about how to do something like this??? Thank You

Topic by JasonR20 


Paracord braided horse halter

Hi, I have challenged myself to make a braided paracord halter and I need LOTS of help.  I found one online that I really like and would like to duplicate.  I purchased a book "How to Braid Quality Custom Tack", however the halters in this book are not quite what I want.  Hoping someone will be able to give me some pointers or tell me where to find the directions I need. The picture of the halter I have attached is what I want to make.  It appears to me that you would need to start with the nose band to make this work but none of the patterns I have found start that way. Help!!

Topic by Annie7753   |  last reply


Duct Tape Wallets

Talk about different methods of making them.

Topic by laxrulz16   |  last reply


Duct Tape Messenger Bag

Just in time for school ;)Duct Tape Nation

Topic by Mace42   |  last reply


Which glue to create massage roller? How to do the seam?

In order to create a firm massage roller, I'd like to glue a piece of (foam) yoga mat around a short pvc drainage pipe. Would love advice on - 1. Which glue to use between mat and pipe? and between the mat ends? 2. How to not have a bump where the mat ends meet? Thanks!

Topic by mirileh   |  last reply


Rotating Backdrop for Video

Hi All: I'm looking for ideas on creating my own rotating backdrop for a video that I'll be creating for my book. I will be drawing/painting a city skyline onto some type of paper or another and then want to be able to have it on a continuous 'scroll'. (Think a reel-to-reel player type of setup except using manual power.) Any thoughts? 

Topic by katlinbr   |  last reply


(Wire Headpiece) Does anyone know how get the silk rose on like this?

No intentions to rip off anyone's work! I am new to this and really want to play around with the style. I just don't get how the silk flowers are attached, though! Thanks in advance. Kindly, Danielle *Photo is from BeSomethingNew on Etsy

Topic by brattattak   |  last reply


A Good Crucible

Im new to the forge community and i need some advice. I built my first forge useing the charcoal and coffie can method. i melted about 20 or more cans so far and got about 86 grams of aluminum. The crucible i used was a soup that i burned through. I done that twice. While melting I got a lot of slag. Is that normal when melting cans? I also need a good crucible. What can i use for now and where can i get a good one later. I plan to make a propane forge in the near future so a few tips here would be helpfull as well. Any and all advice would be helpfull. Thank you in advance ~Jeht Black~

Topic by Jeht Black   |  last reply


Looking for ideas on how to make a boom stick for sound effects (LOUD BOOM!!)

Hey everyone!!  I'm looking to make a loud boom-stick for our local high school football team.  We are the Pirates, and already have a pirate ship in our end-zone, but we are missing a cannon to "fire" after scoring a touchdown.  It has to be pneumatic, because..... well, let's just say explosives or flammables are NOT very welcome on campus!  Anyway, it will not fire a projectile either, but when finished we will mock it up to look like an old pirate cannon.  I would seriously like to make as loud of a BOOM as possible!  Thanks for any help!!

Topic by BrendanM59   |  last reply


Seed Bomb Vending Machine

Seed bombs are little balls of clay, compost, and seeds that you can toss into a vacant lot to try and get some new plants to grow. It's a guerrilla gardening technique and you can see how to make one here. If you just want to pick one up and live in San Francisco you can now buy them from a vending machine. These were designed by Common Studio from LA and repurpose old gumball machines with the benefits going to Project H Design. First Seedbomb Vending Machine Lands in San Francisco!

Topic by fungus amungus   |  last reply


I started a blog!

A few days ago, I decided to start with my own blog. On this page, I'll share projects you can also find on my instructables account, but I also post work in progress pictures, sketches, ideas, designs, anything related to the stuff I make!  If you want to take a look:  Trandoth - twisted rings and other things

Topic by emilyvanleemput   |  last reply


Customized Hogwarts Letter

If anyone would like a customized Hogwarts Acceptance letter please email me at RunicGoods@yahoo.com or you can message me on facebook at   https://www.facebook.com/RunicGoods/ I will need: your name your location (i.e. City or state or address if you would like) and your wizard nickname 

Topic by RunicWarrior 


Help make a quacking noise in a wooden toy duck (mechanically, not electronically)

I'm in the process of recreating the LEGO wooden duck toy. I'm only working from a few images I've found online, however; I don't have an actual one to examine. On the originals, the axles operated a couple of mechanisms: the duck head pivots to open and close the beak, and there's a mechanism under the base (I'm assuming) that makes a quacking noise. I've got a pretty good idea how to create a simple cam for the head/beak movement, but I'm not sure how to generate a quacking noise mechanically. My online searches have proved fruitless. Does anyone happen to have one of these vintage LEGO ducks and is willing to snap and share some photos of the mechanisms? Or, does anyone have any good ideas how to make a quacking noise mechanically? My thoughts are a push/pull rod-type crank attached to an axle, but on the other end of the rod . . . not sure.

Topic by seamster   |  last reply


Fuel economy of the world's longest in-service ship

The Emma Maersk is the second longest ship in the world, and the longest currently in service. It's so large, it looks photoshopped into any picture it appears. Driving such a large ship requires a lot of power. From Wikipedia:The Emma Maersk is powered by a Wartsila-Sulzer 14RTFLEX96-C engine, currently the world's largest single diesel unit, weighing 2,300 tons and capable of 109,000 horsepower (82 MW). The ship has several features to protect the environment. This includes recycling the exhaust, mixed with fresh air, back into the engine for reuse. This not only increases efficiency by as much as 12% but also reduces engine emissions. Instead of biocides, used by much of the industry to keep barnacles off of the hull, a special silicone-based paint is used. This increases the ship's efficiency by reducing drag while also protecting the ocean from biocides that may leak. The silicone paint covering the part of the hull below the waterline is credited for lowering the water drag enough to save 1200 tons of fuel per year.We started talking about energy consumption after watching a practice version of Saul's upcoming E-Tech Keynote, Energy Literacy, and Dave Culp of Kiteship and Speed Sailing did a back-of-the-envelope MPG calculation for this ship:A few more facts about Emma Maersk:Running at her rated 80 Mw, her main engines burn 14 tons of residual fuel each hour. Annually, that's 97,400 tons of fuel. Her auxiliaries, delivering their full 30 Mw, burn an additional 6.6 tons/hour, for a total fuel burn of 20.6 tons/hour. Given 290 steaming days/year (80% capacity factor, which is conservative), this yields a total annual usage of 143,400 tons or about $64.5 million in annual fuel costs.Burning 20.6 tons/hour = 6724 gals/hour. At 31 kts/hour, this equals .0046 nautical miles/gallon. At 6076 ft/nautical mile, that's 28 feet/gallon of fuel burned.The 1200 tons saved by her "revolutionary" bottom paint represents a bit less than 1% of this cost, so increases her fuel mileage to 28.2 feet/gallon.Dave concludes:You gotta haul a lot of containers full of $7 tee shirts to make this profitable.28 feet/gallon!Images from jtashipphoto.dk and Wikipedia.

Topic by ewilhelm   |  last reply


Precious Plastic

I just recently heard of Precious Plastic and it looks like a great idea for a home shop or business. At the moment it looks like an European franchise but I would love to be able to do something like this if they bring this idea to US.

Topic by blkhawk   |  last reply


Patio table pocket holes

I have made the Patio table and I was debating whether or not to plug the pocket holes. I am concerned that I might have to tighten the screws over time so should not plug them but  if I do that I am worried about insects (spiders) nesting in the holes - any thoughts ?

Topic by Barrievans   |  last reply


Melting silver to repair jewellery

Hello everyone, Iam a disabled pensioner living in Australia. I have a few pieces of silver jewellery where links have opened, and require "soldering". A jeweller has quoted me $40 each repair. I have a 3 inch square of silver sheet left over from a jewellery course I took years ago, and want my husband to melt it on the links for me. He has tried a hand held soldering iron and also a blow torch, neither worked. Please can someone advise us what else to try ? They are only minor melts required, but we cant make the silver molten in our garage. Many thanks

Topic by Charmy666   |  last reply


what do you think about this?

I just whant to know your oppinion

Topic by brooprr   |  last reply


Fuel Vaporizer , where to start??

I'm trying to find some how tos' on making a fuel vaporizer for my car. I've searched the nets and couldn't really find a how to.. I've also checked the youtubes but some of the vids are foreign language.

Topic by Mr. TiKi   |  last reply


A more efficient way to stamp paint

Hi all! I have been working on a crowd source campaign for elaborately designed dice for a while now and have a problem with my home manufacturing process...hopefully, someone can give me some ideas. I need to find a quick and efficient way to apply paint to the raised surfaces of the dice faces. You can see in the rendered pic the 3d printed file that I'll be making the mold from. I made the numbers extend out instead of going in to simplify the painting but need to get down a system of applying the paint. I was thinking some sort of stamping but thought that was only good with ink. Any input is appreciated...

Topic by dmenegon   |  last reply


Beginner Jewellery maker. Question about gold/silver plating

Hi there, I'm starting jewellery making as a complete beginner and want to use Metal Clays to do this as it seems one of the easier and cheaper ways to make jewellery at home. I looked into lost wax casting, but there are no studios or workshops near where I live to do this. I really love gold jewellery, and was wondering that if I used bronze, copper, or silver clay, am I able to plate it too? I've seen those electroplating kits online, but I was wondering if it would work after I've finished making my jewellery piece with the clay.  I've also seen videos about 'silver accenting' copper clay... Is this just basically like coloured base metal (costume jewellery), or is it real sterling silver (i.e high end costume jewellery). Any insight anyone can provide is very much appreciated! :) Erika

Topic by cindyycindz   |  last reply


Need ideas of object to scavenge

Hello everyone, i'm working to build some home made toy, but I am missing one important piece. To find it at minimum price, I need to find an every day object that would contain a shaft with a driving ring. The ring would also need to be able to move along the shaft. Can anyone help me to find some idea ? where can I find it? I'm sure it must exists in plenty of objects, I just can't think of any.... thanks ! :)

Topic by 1tibo2.   |  last reply


Post your Manga (^_^)

Hi everyone! I just wanted to start a place where people can post and view their manga style drawings. You can post your work no matter what your ability :)   Looking forward to seeing the pics :D -chrizw123

Topic by chrizw123   |  last reply


Micro-Hydro System

I will post all my updates on builing a full microhydro system here.I am NOT posting on my previous thread: https://www.instructables.com/community/Help-Hydro-power/For more info, you may post here, But check the old thread first, because there is a lot of background information there.Kabir

Topic by mhkabir   |  last reply


HELP

Good day, can anyone help please? My 7550 displays what seems to be a computer icon on the left hand side of the screen and a sewing machine on the right. I have pushed every single button, but it won't sew... Browsed through the owner's manual to no avail, disconnected all the cords and electrics, still nothing. The only thing functionning apart from the screen is the lightbulb. Many thanks!

Topic by texstyles   |  last reply


Advice Please

Hello there!  I have been pondering an idea for awhile and I wish to pursue it.  I want to take a baby toy, preferably a stuffed animal, and have it read the baby's temperature, or maybe take its pulse.  This is all I have in mind, and would wish for any ideas on how to do this from you guys/gals!  Please comment if you have any ideas on how I could do this. Thanks, ThatGuy9080

Topic by ThatGuy9080   |  last reply


Wood Chest Renovation

Hi There I have a wooden chest that I was asked to restore. The chest is made of what appears normal pine, but it was painted over with a dark paint. The owner asked me to try and restore it to the original wood. My question is: 1. Obviously I would have to sand it, but what grit of sand paper do I use to get rid of the paint and to get the smooth surface? 2. What would be the best application after sanding, oil or varnish? The client is not a fan of a gloss finish so what would be the best option? Thanks Marcel

Topic by Temple Works   |  last reply


What fittings can I connect together (building an air compressor) ?

Hi, I'm building an air compressor out of fridge compressors, propane tanks and NPT fittings from ebay, everything was cool until I received a check valve I ordered before all the other stuff (because it was from another seller so no need for a group order :) for one item). So I ordered a 1/8 female/female check valve (one way valve), and I measured the diameter with calipers, and it's not 1/8" (3.2mm) but a lot more, which makes sense, 3mm would be really tiny so now I don't understand how all of that works here are the fittings that will compose the system (those are 1/2 I guess but I will order 1/4 and 1/8 as well to make the complete circuit (around 20 fittings total): http://www.ebay.com/itm/281299625853 here is the check valve I already ordered (1/8 BSPP): http://www.ebay.com/itm/182025682762 I also noticed the valve is linear while the fittings appear to be the shape of a cone, will it matter ? Thanks in advance for any help ;)

Topic by nazmo76   |  last reply


remake

Hi, could anybody remake this papercrafto to MAN body not a women ?? https://www.instructables.com/id/Out-Of-This-Wall-Papercraft-Sculpture/. And one more problem, i have searched a nice mask of deadpool but unfortunetly without numbers which part schould be conected to another one https://vk.com/wall-79000685?own=1&offset=60 ( here it is easy to find )   :< Please help 

Topic by MateuszK34   |  last reply


12v solar to heat water

Im looking to install a hot water cylinder with a 12v immersion heater powered by solar panels(to add wind later) to my hot tub. the idea is to either heat the whole thing all the time or to at least reduce my power usage on the heat side of the running cost. has anyone done anything like this and have any advice? the basic install idea i have is, solar panel/s to a controller controller to a battery controller to immersion heater was also thinking of installing a normally open relay onto the stat of the heater so when it is at temp a fan heater would kick in, but that would be a later install if the water heating would work. any info would be great, if i get enough info i will be doing this and making it into an instructable to further help adopt this to work better. thanks....

Topic by gareth.collier.1985   |  last reply


TISSUE PAPER ART

Tissue paper art is quite difficult for those who are new in this field. I made this forum to help new beginners. I hope you will help me in this good work. Share your good work to help others..Thanks in advance.

Topic by dashinggurl   |  last reply


Electroplating Non-Metals

I'm looking for input on the process of electroplating non-metal materials. I have never electroplated before and am open to trying the traditional method or the paint on plate solutions that are available.  I'm just uncertain where/ how to begin and what to buy. The hurdle is that the items I want to plate are not metal to begin with.  One website I read seemed to suggest that painting the object with a paint that contains metal flakes (like Liquid Leaf faux gold leaf, which contains soluble copper) would be enough to get a paintable silver plate to bond. Anyone have experience to weigh in with?  I welcome suggestions for techniques, favorite products, etc.

Topic by ashleyjlong   |  last reply


Raspberry Pi 3 Interactive Led Strip Wall

At the moment we're working on an interactive led screen wall for the entrance hall of our new studio. I've setup the following frame (http://i66.tinypic.com/33ll30j.jpg)  with 17meters of WS2812B addressable led strips.We're using the Neopixel library for rasp (https://github.com/jgarff/rpi_ws281x) and it works like a charm with the rasp 3. Anyway they next step is to control these ledstrips so they work as one big display. I had a look on the internet and a lot of people advices to work with the FadeCandy from Adafruits but I want to know if there are other solutions using only Python and write software to control the ledstrips. The purpose is to use the rasp's camera module like this guy did http://andydoro.com/ledmirror/images/stills/ledmirror01.jpg so when someone is entering the room, his reflection appears on the wall... Any information / tips / other solutions about how to achieve what I described above are welcome. Thanks

Topic by Fightbean   |  last reply


SISYPHUS

This is a genuine CRAFT http://www.tested.com/art/lego/567839-adam-savages-one-day-builds-lego-sisyphus-automata/ Where Adam Savage goes LEGO....

Topic by iceng   |  last reply


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   |  last reply


How do I turn rough sawn walnut into a table top

Hi all, I've recently got a job as a chainsaw operative and at our yard recently there have been some 3'x5'X2" rough sawn lengths of seasoned walnut. I've bought one home to find making it smooth is harder than I first thought... I've got a few odd tools in the shed, like a rotary sander, some chisels and a few planes (but I don't know how to use them.)  is there a fairly quick proper way of doing it or is it just a case of sand the hell out of it? There are a few deep scratches but it's mainly small scratches and general unevenness. I would really appreciate if someone could give a fairly detailed process and description of The tools I'll need. thank you all for your time.

Topic by Ben-jammin   |  last reply



App Crashing When Trying to Publish

Everytime i try and publish an instructable it says its loading then a couple seconds later the app crashes and sends me to my home screen. Ive tried everything to try and stop this. Ive closed apps, deleted music and apps and pictures to get more storage, restarted my phone and nothing seems to work. Can anyone Please help me?

Topic by Fruitloopzy    |  last reply


Giant Hanging Light Bulb Lamp

I'm wanting to create a giant hanging light bulb lamp, similar to the ones I've uploaded, but I'm not really sure how I would go about doing it. I think I would make it out of plastic. So I would need to create a mold and then make two halves on a vacuum form, but I have no experience doing that. I'm not sure how I would make a mold of a giant light bulb, what materials to use and how to make it. I had thought about maybe cutting something out on a lathe but I don't have a lathe and it seems like it would have to be pretty big. I also thought about paper mache but I was afraid it might be too bumpy and light bulbs are smooth. Also once I have created the vacuum form plastic halves how I would attach them together with out having a large seam show.

Topic by stuarttt   |  last reply


Robot dog illusion

After posting about the 50 papercraft robots I couldn't help but print out the robot dog illusion and make it. After all, it's a robot dog version of the dragon illusion that I've been meaning to make for years now (and still haven't). It only takes a few minutes to put together so check it out. SuperRobot Dog Version!

Topic by fungus amungus   |  last reply


component identification

Hello, I am Trying to find the name of these types of connectors . Any information Would be help full.  The first and second Pics are the Sew on Type DC / AC Power Cord Port ?   The 3erd Pic is a different type of AC power Cord Port ? The 4Th Pic is a 3.5MM Stereo / Headphone Jack Cord Port ? on the Top of the strap  With Sound , Play Pause , Skip Back Buttons . Under the Fabric ?   Any information on How one can Get these types of connector would be vary help full.  I am planning on making a few different types of Projects , I need all the different Types of the connectors ,  When it comes to the stereo Buttons, Can one use the Sew on type of computer chips ?  like the type used with Conductive Thread ?  Or is their a Better Way to accomplish the same goal ? Thanks for your Time ,   

Topic by Paladin_Ace    |  last reply


Automated Single-Picture conversion for Anaglyph (3D glasses) except "Lasso3D"?

> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaglyph_image//EDIT:I foundBas-Relief Demo ( http://www.3dphotopro.com/software.html ) which is great and allows most things i need in the demo version :-) It just needs a depth map, which I draw manualy by setting the brush transparency for different layer or drawing closer areas brighter.Still, I am open to any other program suggestions! :-)Hello,I am currently trying to convert a few photos, just so the people in front look further infront. I know how to do it manualy (cut objects infront, smudge hole, paste a bit further to the right, repeat layer for layer..., then i join the original image and the new one with AnaBuilder / AnnaBuilder / Zanag Z-Anaglyph) but I am looking for a program to convert the pictures, since its just taking long for not-so-creative work.Exept a bunch of totaly automated 2d-to-3d programs that work only on a limited number of images but are great to test anyway(xpounded.com Auto3D, Neurosys Anaglyph)I only found xpounded.com / Lasso3D (By Robert Spoons) where you roughly select the objects infront and the software does the rest.Its working good, but only for screen-sized resolutions, since no scrolling is possible :-( Thats a downside, since I want to print the images with a higher resolution.Does anyone know another (freeware?) tool or a simpler method in psp or gimp to convert images?xpounded.com / Lasso3D (By Robert Spoons)Thanks in advance for any help & ideas!-Marcus

Topic by schorhr   |  last reply


Need instuctable for this Boba fett looking mask for Paintball/Airsoft

So I've been searching around looking for a instuctable on this, but i cant seem to find anything. i would like to use it for paintball, but i don't know any materials that could withstand that kind of force. So if you can give me an instructable on this, that would be great! And it doesn't have to have Anything fancy like LEDs or a real range finder, just try to make it look nice please!

Topic by tacoface2035   |  last reply


Vaulted Dome Aquaponics Greenhouse Design

What do you think about this greenhouse design? It is for an aquaponics system. 192 sq ft so no permit is required in many areas. 9ft tall by 16ft wide, vaulted dome with center support for strong snow holding ability (snow should mostly slide off the vaulted dome anyway). Do you think people would want this in their yard if I offered to sell it to them?

Topic by Jaycub   |  last reply


ceiling fan wind turbine

I am in the middle of building a ceiling fan generator/wind turbine.  I know that the electric current produced is AC (I think it's 3 phase...it has 3 wires coming out of the fan). I do not know electricity that well, and am learning as I go... I would like to use the wind turbine to drive a small garden water fountain pump that is 120 volts.  What do I need electrically to complete building this wind turbine? Does anybody have any suggestions on resources on how to connect such a device electrically?  (Do i need a diode, rectifier, ???)  Does the voltage produced by spinning the generator have to equal the volts required by the device ( small water pump)?  Thank you for any and all help as I'm trying to learn and hopefully complete this wind turbine by summer.

Topic by Jesusistheway   |  last reply


Single LED, single battery module for inserting in a small wood sculpture?

I'd like to find a source for a self-contained LED unit with battery and switch for inserting into a carved (turned, actually) mushroom. An AAA battery would almost be too large but would be ok for lack of anything else. Something cheap, with a pushbutton switch on the bottom, that would fit in the stem of the mushroom. Any leads would be appreciated, thanks!

Topic by kenearlg   |  last reply


does anyone skimboard and if you do can you help me?

Well if anyone does skimboard can you help me so i want to buy a new skimboard i want to advance from wood boards to fiber glass boards so can you tell me what fiber glass board i should get? and if you dont know what skimboarding is here is a pic so if you still dont get you throw the skimboard on the ground and then run and catch up to it and jump on it and ride

Topic by Easy Button   |  last reply


What do you want to know about handmade jewelry?

I like to know what people want to see in a jewelry tutorial. 

Topic by VintageStyleJewelry   |  last reply