Ping Pong Merrily on High

Intro: Ping Pong Merrily on High

How to revive and upgrade a string of Christmas lights by making little covers for the bulbs. Ping-pong balls are perfect ready-made shades as they diffuse the light attractively and are cheap and easy to come by.

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    tstan13

    7 years ago on Introduction

    i would put them in an egg carton and poke holes with hot poker

    Unless the presenter is about 10 feet tall, that's a small hardback, nota big one. But maybe the ping pong balls are teeny-tiny, it's all amatter of scale, I guess.

    Book looks intriguing and, anyway, if I'm seeing an advert, I like whenwhen I know that's what happening rather than any stealthyunder-the-radar 'ooh we're so alternative and clever, but we're stillselling to you' junk.

    It's a plug, it says it's a plug. Live with it.

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    CocoHutch

    9 years ago on Introduction

    I understand about the book plug but at least we now know about it - Ithink it sounds like a fab book.  Love the idea too - greatalternative to overly festive Christmas lights.

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    RowenaS

    9 years ago on Introduction

    I love this - looks so easy I'm going to have a go at making themtonight! 

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    lemonie

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Using a G-clamp is likely to dent the balls, but you wouldn't want a drill bit in your hand... "Modelling-clay" might be a better way of holding these?
    (The book-plug spoils this, it's not very subtle at all.)

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    Kitemanlemonie

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Agreed - the product-placement is clumsy enough, but that last plug tips the scales to spam to my mind.

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    lemonieKiteman

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Me too, but the build is well presented (and none of the cheapskates around here are likely to fork-out for a big hardback...)

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    Kitemanlemonie

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    If I was drilling a ping-pong ball, I'd use a drill-press, and hold the ball by hand (the drill isn't going to shoot sideways into my hand).