Cement cover over paper (mache) sculpture?

Ok, this might sound as a stupid idea, but i was reading about Papercrete today which sounds fascinating and i will have a try on it. But then this other weird idea came up to me.....i want to make something like a giant rock, and i thought perhaps instead of using papercrete, what if i made the whole giant rock with just paper pulp and then cover it up with cement so it could be waterproof ? is that possible? please give me your thoughts

Topic by Ιστορία ΕλληνικούΚ   |  last reply


secret boxes for the outdoors - revisted

Hello, Instructibles gang…. I posted several questions related to “secret boxes” over the weekend. I got some feedback suggesting that the inquiries should have been combined, and that they didn’t include enough information to lead to worthwhile answers. The topics came to mind sort of haphazardly, so I do apologize for the scattershot nature of the original posts.  As to the latter issue, “secrecy” was never the intention… rather, it was that this is all still in the “doodle” stage of planning, and I didn’t have a lot of details to give in the first place. Nonetheless, I’ll try to get a little more concrete - and combine the three questions in the process. I’m a letterboxer. Letterboxing stuff comes up now and then on Instructibles, but for those who are unfamiliar, it’s similar to geocaching (which seems to be more well-known), but with an added, artistic component. Whenever I see “secret boxes” in my regular Instructibles emails I think about whether the designs could be adapted for letterboxing purposes – either “on the trail” or at limited-time events and get-togethers. Naturally, I’ve been looking through my bookmarks and doing Instructibles searches, google searches, etc., but I’d appreciate if anybody might be willing to point me toward some of their favorite designs. I’m increasingly interested in creating boxes that are “hidden in plain sight” – not concealed, but rather “hidden” by virtue of the fact that they look like something else – such as a birdhouse or mailbox – and might in fact actually BE that something else, in addition to being a hiding place. I would welcome any suggestions that the community thinks might fit the bill. Here are some of the preliminary ideas I’ve been thinking about: 1)      Folks hunting the box are told to take a 9v battery, with the snap-on wire leads, with them. When they get to the box they have to put the leads into two holes, where they and the battery complete a circuit. The current trips some sort of latch, allowing a door to be opened. Of course, the door would have to re-latch when closed again. 2)      Something similar to #1 but a little more electronic. Hunters might be given a schematic of a simple Thing that they have to build and take with them. This would, essentially, be a key. I’ve already received an interesting suggestion involving RFID chips. I also got to thinking that a USB connection could be very discreet and easily hidden, and THAT got me thinking that the “key” could perhaps be something on a smartphone… data rather than hardware. I’ve got basically no background in electronics, but I’m fairly good at following directions…. 3)      Pretty much any other contraption where some sort of hidden compartment would be created, which can be accessed through some sort of process that likely wouldn’t happen randomly or accidentally. (I know… could I be any more vague?) The boxes would likely be mounted to something solid - a tree, wall, post, etc. - but I imagine it could be that you take it down, do what you’ve gotta do, and then put it back. And they would most likely be exposed to the elements and would have to stand up to being out of doors. The size of the compartment is entirely flexible…no minimum or maximum dimensions.  And, as stated, I’m a beginner when it comes to electronics – but I am more than willing to learn! I know what I’m trying to describe, but please let me know if I’m not doing well in communicating it to others. Like I said, I’m not trying to be secretive. It’s just that it’s still a very open-ended scheme – not many specifics – and I’m interested in hearing how different folks might approach it. Please shout if you have any thoughts or want more info.

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secret boxes for the outdoors

I am looking for designs for "secret boxes" that could stand up to being permanently outdoors, most likely mounted on some surface. As we speak, I'm running some searches here on Instructibles, but thought I should also go straight to the creators. Also... please let me know if this might be better posted in another forum. Thanks!!!!!

Topic by Purple Chez   |  last reply


Keeping the environment moist or damp

I'm building an aeroponics system from scratch. When I water my roots in bursts of 3 to 5 minutes how can I be sure that the environment stays moist while I am away, I don't want the roots on my capsicum annuum to dry out. Is there anything I can line my 4" PVC tube with to keep it damp inside but without using soil or any geological material or perhaps and organic material that wont damage the cycle? Is this what aggregate is used for?

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Model railroading

Anyone interested?

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Wine Bottle Terrarium - Great for homes, offices, studios alike!

Well, i must say, the internet has been rather slow of late, and i have not found anything good to share with you all for a while.Im not a massive fan of gardens, or plant life, i have a few almost dead cacti on my window sill..However, this great idea has got me thinking, and would be ideal for my home, or in the studio at work. Firstly, i love the idea of recycling the glass bottle, a clear bottle is recommended, but apparently the smokey ones do work also.The main bulk of plant life is in moss form. Which i think gives it kinda a mini landscape look.I would make a full instructable, but there is not alot to it (push moss into bottle). I also have enough projects awaiting write up!I would love to see any pictures if anyone manages one.Via, LifehackerThe original can be found at Dr VinoInspired by the work of Paula Hayes

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Printing my logo designs onto a usb flash drive any ideas?

Hi guys, I need to print some white graphics onto a flat black USB flash drive, I've included a picture.  I'd prefer to do this using a silkscreen process of some sort. Do you have any ideas about the most efficient way to get this done. I want to avoid Pad printing because of the high cost. I have 200 to print on both sides (400 prints total). Let me know what you think, thanks!

Topic by moleculeism   |  last reply


fathers day

I want to give my dad something special for fathers day on 21st june but I am stuck for ideas. I preferably want to make something and have it not be to hard to make.  Any ideas?

Topic by dollowl   |  last reply


Need tiny items to fit in tube 3"x2"

Need tiny samples or items to fit into a 3 1/2"x2" tube for a mental health fundraising project: Beauty samples, grooming items, tiny tools, tiny toys/stickers, pencils/pens, craft items, jewelry: you are all probably more creative than I am, so any ideas (especially harebrained) are welcome. If you could tell me where to look or who to contact for samples or tiny items, I would appreciate it.   If you have any to get rid of, please send to Sue Clark, PO Box 851943, Richardson, TX  75085.   Thank you so much.

Topic by SueC1   |  last reply


Trout Fry or Live eggs

I'm looking for a place to purchase trout Fry or live eggs to start my own trout for a small aquaponic set up. I have to 275gallon IBC to put the fishies in. FYI i am on the central coast of Califorina. looking for small batches, all the stuff i find online is looking for 1k eggs way to many. Unless I can salt them make caviar. Thanks all

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Kris Kuksi

Are any of you familiar with the artist Kris Kuksi? I had the fortune to see some of his work in person at a gallery...incredibly intricate. I'm pretty sure he's making off of this using a 3D printer: http://kuksi.com/

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Men's Suit Pattern?

I'm looking to make my own men's suit - i.e. jacket and pants. Does any have, or have a link to, patterns for a suit? I can't find anything using google, but not having looked for patterns before, there may be an awesome resource out there that I don't know about. We are hosting a Zoolander-theme party, and I want to make an awesome suit out of animal/snakeskin print material. As a side note, how much effort would it be to make a suit? I'm not talking something that you could display as art, just something that looks the part, and wont fall apart on the night. Thanks! Alex

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Moss table provides a green furniture option

These tables by Ayodhyatra are made with a sweet collection of mosses under the glass top. It makes for a really nice piece and and I'm sure if I had a coffee table like this it wouldn't be buried under magazines and books the way my current one is. No need to worry about maintaining the mosses, either. They're all dried. Link

Topic by fungus amungus   |  last reply


High carbon steal annealing/tempering

First off, I'm not entirely where to post this nor if it has been posted elsewhere (i did do a quick check but i didn't spend too much time on that endeavor). So if this is not the correct/best place to post this i will move it and if it is elsewhere then i will delete it. This topic starts with a question from something I just recently did. I got a high carbon steel marking knife (its a Hock tool) and when i got it, it was bent and i heated it up to a nice red color, let it cool, tried bending it, and broke the tip off so i sharpened it back to a point and heated it up until it was no longer magnetic and heated it at 450F for about an hour. After doing this and checking some charts I was expecting a golden/brown color but instead got a blue color throughout most of it. So do i need to redo this or is it harder than i would expect from a blue colored steel? So I'm sure there are plenty of resources out there for figuring all this out but i was hoping this could be a centralized area for anyone to get all the information they need on this topic. what are some tips/tricks on annealing/heat treating/tempering iron, steel, and high carbon steels? is there a difference between the three  (annealing, heat treating, and temper)? what is the difference (if there is one)? what should someone expect from doing something like this? what would each color be useful for (which would be best for a drill bit or which would be best for woodworking tools etc.)? any tricks of the trade? any personal tricks that you wont find anywhere else? anything else to add? ANYTHING that is relevant would be helpful, im sure there are many people that could benefit from a list of tips from those who actually do these things. if i remember to do so i will post this blue marking knife that i'm talking about.

Topic by pmk222   |  last reply


Furniture finish made from LP's (vinyl, not wax)

I remember an old episode of The Furniture Guys where the hosts melted old wax (gramaphone) phonograph records and used it as a really nice Asian-style furniture finish (high gloss black, piano worthy).  I wish the same could be done with more modern vinyl records, of which I have a lot. Any ideas of how this might be done? P.S. No, I won't destroy any records that should be saved for future generations. Will my progeny really profit from The Bangles or Heart?

Topic by pingeltont   |  last reply


Ideas to reuse wooden bed foundation?

Hello all, I have a wooden bed foundation and I do not want to discard it. I am looking for ideas to reuse it by converting the wood in the foundation to something usable - like small patio tea table, garden shelf etc, anything small and functional for me. Attached in an e,g. of how the foundation looks like.  Would appreciate any DIY projects, instruction, pointers to reuse it. Thanks. 

Topic by PrasannaS   |  last reply


Whatzitcalled? copy drawing bigger or smaller.

Also used with a router.

Topic by Toga_Dan   |  last reply


Advice needed! how transfer designs to fibreglass sculpture

Hi I have a design submission to decorate/paint a 3 foot high fibreglass Rabbit! I want to create a pattern similiar to a wallpaper flock pattern but I don't really want  to do it all by hand. I thought I could design my pattern and create a decal, transfer, (acrylic image transfer is something I am hearing and reading about) and apply it to the rabbit. Any tips or suggestions would be great. P

Topic by aluapartx   |  last reply


Need help with mould

Hey everyone  i am looking for some assistance or advice i have created a sculpture for a project i am working on and would like to reproduce it what would be the best  mould to use to be able to reproduce this ,i have added 2 images of my sculpture if it helps at all  any and all help would be greatly appreciated

Topic by FrancesS3   |  last reply


Paper folding machine/jig?

Hi all, i was wanting to know if anyone knows where i could find a tutorial on how to make a paper folding jig/machine for my bookbinding to help get better folds. or if any one would like to give me some tips on how to make one 

Topic by king_killer 


How can I hang a bottle and have a lamp cord going into it at the same time...

Howdy, I've been inspired by this type of craft: http://observationdeck.io9.com/repurpose-your-empty-crystal-head-vodka-skull-bottle-1642204227/+charliejane I know there are many who sell completed type setups, but as I'm trying to save the money and would like to hang my personally emptied bottles I've done a lot of internet searching for over a week or so,without luck. I'd like to hang a bottle with a lamp in it, but the bottle has no threading to insert pipe fittings or whatnot, and I can't tell how the bottle was hung. Any ideas are appreciated, I'm going to continue to look. Thanks.

Topic by barry_015   |  last reply


Question about sanding wood

Anybody have a tip on how to sand smooth many small discs of wood? Rather than do it all by hand with sanding paper I mean… Is there a (cheap) sanding tool that I can purchase? Not something like the Dremel, Im thinking more about something with a flat sanding surface. Thanks anybody that will answer.

Topic by marcellahella   |  last reply


Electrically conductive clear resin or additive?

I'm looking to craft some tiny 2mm buttons for a smartwatch face plate. I've got the design down, but I can't get the screen to register the presses. After some digging I learned enough about touch screens to know why. The buttons are going to be cast in a clear orange resin designed to pick up light from the screen below them. Does anyone know of a clear additive or resin material that can sufficiently conduct electricity over a distance of no more that 5mm? If you have any scraps of clear white or clear orange resin. Try using it as a stylus on a smart phone or tablet. If the screen registers the press, let me know please! Also, first time posting here, so bare with me if I have overlooked any sort of etiquette. 

Topic by rgorman4   |  last reply


Heating box

Hi everybody First of all I want to excuse myself if my english is not perfect. I have a project in mind for a while. I work on construction in Canada and using caulking everyday it get hard to use it during winter if we don't have access to put them inside. So I wanted to build a little box with an heating system that could work on a jobsite generator. I'm thinking about a plywood box nothing fancy as long it work. I though about place 10 ABS/PVC tube that fit perfectly the caulking tube with alots of hole in it so the heat can pass throught it. So the caulking tube can be reached right from the top of the box and due to the hole it won't overheat. So that's the idea so far. What heating system should I use for this system(I don't want to spend alot on money). Maybe I'm thinking about  1 or 2 computer fan to make the heat uniform. I'm thinking about a space where I can put my spare glove to get them dry do you have an idea for that ? And finaly I'm open to any suggestion that can get the box even better ! :) Thanks you

Topic by Lufkum   |  last reply


Fashion Designer?

Anybody on here want to be or already are a fashion designer?

Topic by Abigail08   |  last reply


RATE MY DRAWING

HI everyone....i am not a professional artist.. just an amateur but I'd like to know your honest feedback and rating  :) thanks

Topic by madonna91   |  last reply


Difference between Paper Clay and Polymer Clay

Hello! I'm going to try and make a clay sculpture of my business logo. I'm unsure what to use, Polymer clay or Paper clay? I'm not really sure what is the difference because I'm used to thinking they both make excellent pieces and their baking time depends on their manufacturer. What do you suggest? I use for this project and future projects? Terresa Waz, Newbie clay sculptor http://www.chicagocomputerclasses.com/excel-classes/

Topic by terresawaz   |  last reply


tap and die question

Never used a tap/die but I bought a set, and it got dropped on the floor... It's all jumbled up and the markings are difficult to see (sizes). Do the two mates for each size actually fit together? I tried (lightly) to fit taps/dies together but none fit. I want to fix a metal threaded bolt and nut that are messed up.

Topic by mark815   |  last reply


Where Should I Get Leather If I Have No Mailing Address?

I have been wanting to make a leather notebook for a while now, but haven't been able to find any and can't order any online. Any ideas?

Topic by NomadHobbyist   |  last reply


Melting plastics with heat gun?

Hello!  I'm attempting to make a costume and I need to make bubble eye caps. Could I use a plastic bottle and heat it up so that it'll melt partially?

Topic by Sedatephobia   |  last reply


Acrylic Heating Element - Questions for an electrician and acrylic expert

I'm trying to build a heating element suspended 1" from an aluminum surface, and 2" below what will be a piece of acrylic (hopefully up to 1/2" thick) suspended by aluminum covered 2x4's. I want to have a rheostat (I think that's what they're called) for variable control of the heating element. The width of the element is undetermined, although 1/2" is probably close and this may be of little relevance. The aluminum case itself is 21"x6" and 3" deep So far, I've harvested a coil of Nickel Chromium from a cheap space heater but in trying to create a suspended piece, I've done little but destroy my NiChrom. It was cool, sparks and all, but I'd like to get it right this time. I do not wish to use a torch or heat gun as the pieces are to be wide and the heat must be even over the width to create an aesthetic bend. I will post some photos of the pieces tomorrow. Feel free to throw your hat in on any questions you want to answer. Electric Questions: How much NiChrom. do I need to heat 1/2" acrylic to around 400 degrees (F) for malleabiity? What is the best way to mount or suspend the nichrom.? What is the appropriate method to attach NiChrome to the wiring? (My home made coil using 1/16" copper wiring as a cast was sound in theory, but practice yielded sagging of the strip when active, and eventually sparky explosions at the mounts, after which time this question came to mind.) What kind of Rheostat do I need? What kinds are there? What's the difference? Can I get away with using a 120v/600w Dimmer switch instead (please say 'yes')? Acrylic Questions: What is the ideal heat for bending thicker acrylics? Would a fan below the heating element help disperse the heat evenly over the acrylic, or mess up the dispersion? Can a heating element such as this create sufficient heat to 'weld' 2 pieces together? Is this even possible? Thanks. I'm sure I'll have more questions before you can answer those. Peace - Ian.Wms

Topic by Ian.Wms   |  last reply


Little Windmill Project

Hey everyone a while ago I was cleaning out my closet and found a little micano car, it had a motor on it I was wondering is it possible to use that to generate a little bit of wind energy, if so can someone who knows alot in this field explain how to I intend to have it as a show thing and is it possible to have different colored LED's and if it is windy it will light the all 3 and if its not it will light like 1 or 2 sort of like a wind gage. Anyway thanks for reading sorry if this is a stupid idea.

Topic by trucker1278.   |  last reply


tech deck

Some one needs to post wayyyyy more stuff on tech deck seriously because whats fun without variety

Topic by jakesk8   |  last reply


Flood Blacklight?

I know there is already some similar posts but i couldnt find anything relating specifically like this. I got a flood light with the intention of turning it into a flood black light. I want to light up a basketball court sized room using 4 at most. I have a few questions: 1) Is there any way to add anything to the front to turn this in to a black light (Don't need it to be UV rays as I know it's not likely. I just want it to make things fluoresce when it shines on them)? I'm looking at doing something similar to the sharpie black light hack. 2) This light puts good clear light for more the 40 yards. If there were a way to mod it into a black light, how much will it affect the range of good light? 3) Is there any way to connect the lighting to a battery pack or some sort of regular 3 pronged plug?

Topic by DavidK52   |  last reply


Looking for Reviews : Motherboard Clock with dim arc light

Hi, Please refer to https://www.instructables.com/id/Motherboard-Clock-Cum-Night-Dim-Arc-Light-/  These are created using old computer and mobile phone parts. Please do feel free to express any types tips  or suggestion you  would  like to give. Thanks, Richi

Topic by RichiV 


How can I attach straps to plastic rifles?

I want to attach straps to these video game console sniper rifles: http://www.capsulecomputers.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sniper-elite-rifle-500x214.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/01/videogames/detail-page/B004MKN3V2.1.jpg

Topic by LAPIII   |  last reply


What Do You Play

I just thought I would start off this by asking the members of this group and any others that are reading this what instrument they play or like and why? I play the tenor saxophone (first chair) at my local high school, where we have one of the top jazz bands in the state if not farther out. I've been playing tenor since the end of 5th grade, I am currently in 10th. This means I've had some time to practice.

Topic by Dr.Paj   |  last reply


Using both carrot oil and carrot seed oil in a homemade sunscreen

I've been researching making my own natural sunscreen using coconut oil and shea butter as a carrier for a few base oils (like avocado oil and red raspberry seed oil) as well as aloe and beeswax. All of the recipes I've found online say to use carrot seed oil, which is an essential oil, although they don't specify this and a lot have pictures of what looks like base carrot oil. (carrot seed essential oil being more light yellow in color and carrot oil being more golden) http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/carrotoil.html That's a link to one of many articles that talk about the difference between the carrot seed essential oil and base carrot oil. There are others you can find on the first page of google that go into a little bit more depth about the differences. From what I gather, the carrot seed oil is supposed to have a really high SPF, while the carrot oil is supposed to be great for sun tanning and evening out skin tone, etc. What I can't find is any documentation on whether both can or should be used in making your own natural sunscreen. I am hoping to use both and just wanted to know if it would be a good idea. Thanks.

Topic by dundunnetahl   |  last reply


Need Advise on Building Large Arch Gate

I am trying to make a large arch-like gate out of foam. It would be about 8' high, it would have to stand on its own, it would have to be able to be broken apart into pieces and needs to be able to last in the elements. I was thinking of buying wet foam blocks (foam used by florists) and binding sets of them together and using spray foam to cover the outsides and paint it grey to make it look like rocks. It would be held together with dowels through each set of foam and have an anchor at the bottom using dowels hammered into the ground.  Inspiration for this design came from the vault from the Borderlands game series  http://i.imgur.com/DwMSsWb.jpg I wanted to know if anyone has seen guides for making a fake stone arch or if anyone had ideas for making this (Especially if the ideas aren't too expensive) Thanks

Topic by BenH18   |  last reply


How to make an LED sign box

Waaay cheaper than having someone do it for you.  The sign in the video is massive but the LED light strips used can fit any size box or sign of any shape.  It's not hard at all and the end result will will make you smile every time you turn it on!

Topic by maxsbl   |  last reply


Solar oven theory

When looking at various solar oven on instructables, they almost all use refective coating of some sort on the inside. That to me makes sense for the concentrators/parabolic/funnel ovens, etc. I am just wondering if the regular box ovens if it really makes as much difference or if the heating factor there is more so just the still air in the box being heated and not able to escape. I want to start making solar ovens to get an idea of how they work. I have a square piece of 1/4 inch glass, probably 4 ft by 3 ft. I thought about just digging a cubic hole in the ground and laying the glass over top.

Topic by avocadostains   |  last reply


Individual upcycling!

Dear all,  I am a PhD student in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University. My research is on ‘Individual Upcycling’ – creation or modification of any product out of used materials in an attempt to create a product of higher quality or value than the compositional elements at the household level (including creative reuse and refurbishment). Would you be kind enough to go to the link below and take 10 minutes to complete my online survey? http://goo.gl/forms/8AnVU9fwCw  I need around 50 people for the pilot study hopefully by end of this Month. Your time and participation will be very much appreciated! Thank you very much in advance for your kind help. Yours sincerely, Kyungeun Sung PhD candidate Nottingham Trent University

Topic by skesung   |  last reply


How to flush out a groundhog

Alright I have a real problem.A whole community of groundhogs has just made its home in my dams retaining wall. I have counted around five separate holes in the wall and have tried to smoke them out with around 5 separate smoke grenades, but apparently the tunnel system is much like the Viet Cong and are just to vast. I need to nail these rodents ASAP before they break through. Any help would be great thanks.

Topic by Sedgewick17   |  last reply


Making a mold.

I am trying to make a fascia panel for a car. In order to do that I need to make a cast of one of the voids in a panel, from a vehicle console, since it can't be measured easily. I want to make the cast so that I can then make an accurate template from which I can make the panel I need. I am looking for a material that is non-destructive to the plastic panel that contains the void. That will create a rigid solid replica of the void. I know nothing about making molds and casts. Thanks in advance.

Topic by ucs308 


Attempting my first custom figure - Ferra/Torr

Hello, I've decided to finally try my hand at doing a custom figure. I want to try and make Ferra/Torr from Mortal Kombat X. Little guys riding on big guys is one of my favorite things for some reason. I figure it's probably best to start with Torr (the big guy). Right now I'm looking for ideas on what to use for the base body. I'm leaning towards a Marvel Select Ultimate Hulk as my base figure. I like his facial expression and his hand situation - one closed fist and one open hand with big grody fingernails. I have some concerns though, I've heard his articulation isn't as good as some other MS hulks. Does anyone have some insight into this? Would I be able to get him into a sort of hunched over pose? The little picture on the left shows the size relations between Ferra/Torr and a regular person. I was kind of thinking of going with a bigger scale and using real materials for the cloth and armor and whatnot. I work in a metal shop, so I could probably make the metal bits and bobs. Again, I have no idea if that would be a nightmare or not. Thanks, Me

Topic by DaveOfMutilation 


What Do You Like To Draw?

What type of art do you do? (i.e. painting, sculpting, pastels, graphite, charcoal etc.) What do you like to draw? (i.e. landscapes, animals, people etc.) 

Topic by LoneWolf   |  last reply


Paper

Do you love to play with paper? Or are you just interested in learning? Whether you’re an expert  or just starting out, you’ll find step-by-step guides here to advance your skills. Browse the free lessons here and, if you’re feeling inspired, add your own tips and tricks. Find artist profiles, advanced tutorials and more! Here you can post your instructables about origami,quilling,kirigami, etc. (everything in paper)

Topic by Giulia Art 


what could I use for.....

Hello! For a project that i will transform into an instructable I would need a color with following properties: - Stick to metal - Possible to remove using solvents - Water resistant - possibly sprayable - Protect sprayed material from direct contact with water. (not long term.. half an hour is enough.. ) - NOT heat resistant. if heated the color should be damaged and come off the metal without the use of any solvents. - must be as dark as possible any Idea of what could be used? Thanks!

Topic by sharkyenergy   |  last reply


KidWash 2 - For Adults!

Hi All! I'm going to be making a giant 100FT Slip N Slide for an upcoming BBQ and would LOVE to incorporate the KidWash2 (https://www.instructables.com/id/KidWash-2-PVC-Sprinkler-Water-Toy/) design to the top of the SnS.  My question is - the width of the SnS will be roughly 8FT wide, would the top PVC pipe stand up to the weight or will it sag?  Thanks! D :)

Topic by DBrooks86   |  last reply


Precision Fiberglass Wood Lettering Cuts

A couple three or four years back I used a retired surfboard to illuminate my house address numbers. Cutting the fiberglass was a nightmare; it splintered, cracked and was nothing remotely close to precise or clean. I ended up cutting an open area in the deck of the surfboard [section where you'd typically stand]. I then used a jigsaw to carve a design of wood with address numbers inside. As an artist, I wasn't impressed with the outcome, but many, many others who've seen it seem to love it. Including those who purchased the house at our previous address. At any rate, I've been commissioned to create another, similar project. SInce it's going to be for someone else I'd really like it to be perfect; especially since my name will be associated. My question is, what tools are available [reasonable cost not an option -few hundred dollars give or take] in order to cut precision alpha-numeric characters in fiberglass or 1/8 to 1/4 wood completely through? I'd like sharp, nearly 90 degree angle on the characters/numbers. I've already tried a scroll saw on the fiberglass with less than desirable results. And the edges and corners were nothing close to 90 angles. My number '5' looked like the letter 'S'. Any help from you guys will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. The original post which Caitlyns Dad addressed. The link to the images is no longer valid: https://www.instructables.com/community/Cutting-through-a-surfboard

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