Any known source for the sturdy plastic webbing or netting typically used on baby gates ?
Topic by trueheart7a3 | last reply
Last winter I ripped the plastic sole from my skiing boot, and I would like to reattach it. It looks like it was originally held on by glue, and that is what I thought I should use.Any idea on what type of glue I should use for this?
Topic by Sedgewick17 | last reply
Today i learned how not to store a mirror i intended to use, then forgot about. the price of this knowledge: 4 stitches and a tetanus shot. the mirror cracked, and a large chunk fell on my ankle. im hoping, after reading this story, those of you with Plexiglas or mirrors lying around (not hung up) will make sure they are properly stored. btw: the mirror broke exactly along the blue line i marked on the mirror for where i wanted to cut it.
Topic by tech-king | last reply
I recently bought a Doctor Who "Flesh Bowl Figure Creator" (www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-Bu8qhVgas) . However, the powder for it doesn't work right. I figure there are some ways to use a plastic mold like this, so do you guys have any ideas/ suggestions?
Question by thedoctor42 | last reply
1). I would like to use PET drinking water bottles and polyethylene plastic bottles ( taco Sauce, mustard, plastic juice bottles)- for insulation in an attic? Choice 1). using a heat source like a heat gun and my air compressor can I inflate old PET plastic water bottles - into balloons to act as insulation spheres ? Each week I would spend time turning the plastic bottles into thin-walled spheres that would fill up the attic with light-weight spheres- maybe the size of a soccer ball? . 2). If Not choice 1). lets learn how to process plastic bags and packaging into a shredded stringy material to do the attic insulation job. The source of bottles is endless and I hate recycling these to the city and then purchasing expensive fiberglass batt insulation at $40 per roll. Any DIY wizards try this stuff? I could literally mega-insulate the attic. If treating the material with Sodium tetra-borate borax -to get a fire resistance that is doable too. They make clothes, blankets, molded items and padding routinely from old bottles: Why can't I? I would build a shredder or modify a branch shredder machine to do this and make it my recycling hobby over the long term.
Question by KM6 | last reply
Black or clear will not work, and that's all I can seem to come up with on google. White and black on opposite sides could work, but I can't find the size I need. Speaking of size, I need it to be 16 to 20 feet wide (and similar length, but rolls could be longer); most seem to be 100' for sizes that wide. One other requirement- reinforced sheeting will not work, I will need it to have a smooth surface when I'm done. Thickness matters less, but obviously the thicker the more expensive and I think 4 mL would work fine. What's it for you ask? Sorry, but it's a secret, at least for now.
Question by yokozuna | last reply
Hi, I have just fitted a new light fitting. After it gets hot (60 Watt filament bulb) The room smells of fish. I believe that the smell is coming from the hot plastic, probably from the plastic that holds the shade in place. I don't want to reduce the wattage, The label on the connector says it is rated for 100 Watts. How can I get rid of the fish smell? Thanks
Topic by anon_private | last reply
Paper... Or Plastic?The choice touted by environmentalists is... Neither - Bring your own bag and reuse it... But lets face the facts, not answer the question of paper or plastic isn't helping the majority of people who can easily make change but not willing to carry in a bag.... Honestly, it's almost sounds like an ego trip to hear "Neither" as the answer to this genuine question as asked (anyone agree with me?).Back on track... Paper or Plastic? Because most people, to my knowledge, do not bring their own bags - which is more eco-friendly? Please bring what knowledge you find to the table as a collaborative discussion :)Thus far, here's what I've found...Paper consumes 14 million treesPlastic consumes 12 million barrelsPaper creates 70% more air pollution than plasticPlastic creates 400% more solid waste than paperThe average American family (4) will consume about 1500 plastic bags annuallyAdditionally - does anyone know if cellulose plastic is used for grocery bags? If you're wondering what that is... Basically, it's taking cellulose (could be from trees) and making a plastic with it (such as cellophane among others).I am, as far as I know, the only person in my area that brings my own bag... It happens to be a plastic, vinyl and mylar soft sided cooler - but it has served me well.The floor is yours
Topic by trebuchet03 | last reply
Why inexpensive? Well, the resession is hitting me, and my mother. HARD.Why Plastic? i dont trust myself with a ceramic ocarina. for now, that is......Why alto? i hear it sounds good.
Question by the_TRUE_LINK_OWNZ! | last reply
I would like to ask a couple of questions about joining two external water storage tanks. The tanks have a capacity of 1,500 litres each and my plan is to connect the two tanks with one inch pvc piping. The domestic water inlet is low pressure (and that's being kind!) but tank A is usually full. My question is will there be enough pressure in tank A to feed water through the one inch pvc piping and into tank B without using a pump? If you consider the water pressure to be high enough to transfer water from one tank to the next, how many tanks could be connected in this way (I am thinking of four tanks)? The outlet from the water pump feeds 9 washing machines in a small launderette. Sorry about the awful drawing. Thanks for any advice in advance.
Topic by apex2000 | last reply
I am attempting to connect several pieces of plastic and want to do it nice and smooth, so that when finished it looks like it is suppose to be like that. To that I end I would need to be able to mold, have it air dry, then be able to sand it smooth and paint it. I was thinking of using air dry modeling clay but I do not know how well that would integrate with plastic as well as being able to sand it. Any ideas?
Question by DELETED_Fuogger | last reply
I have all this stuff from when i get my dry cleaning back and i dont know what to do with it
Question by scotchtape110 | last reply
Hi all, recently, i had to take apart my DS lite to replace the button panel. when i got it apart, i saw that there was this white piece in the ds i took the panel from, but it wasn't in mine. unsure if it was required, i put it in mine. what is this piece for anyways? if it helps, i have a polar whit ds lite, and i believe it is a 3rd gen, judging by the fully covered wifi reciever in the base of the unit. but what is this white piece for? (its right beside the stylus slot)
Question by zack247 | last reply
I want to make a smooth drawing surface to place on a dining room table. The material I have on hand is used mylar sheets from an engineering shop, about the thickness of paper. I'd like to cut the sheets down to quarter-size or so and laminate several thicknesses together to make a semi-rigid surface. I've tried several adhesives I have on hand, and the one that works best is Elmer's Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive, but even that doesn't stick very well. So, what's the best option to glue this stuff together, keeping in mind that I don't want anything thick that will distort the sheets or create a lot of bubbles?
Question by yoyology | last reply
I'm trying to pass a PVC pipe through a plastic lid into a plastic box without leaking water from the pipe or the box. The water in the pipe will be pressurized, while the water in the box will be splashed. A small leak isn't a big deal. Unfortunately, this is also a bit of a stress point, though not terribly. See the picture and the diagram below (which is actually not quite right; the pipe on the top won't be that long; it will turn 90 degrees just above the plastic lid. Any suggestions on how to keep it from leaking? Perhaps make the T under the lid flush with the lid and the same for the elbow joint above it, and then make the hole as small as possible? That wouldn't keep all water out though, but it may work for splashes. Any ideas are greatly appreciated!
Topic by Nateowami | last reply
I have a space marine that I got from Games Workshop. I'm trying to take his backpack off so that I can do a conversion on it. The only problem is that it's super glued in place. Is there any way to get it off?
Question by General Eggs | last reply
... say a credit card or semi translucent acrylic, would it still be scannable?
Question by aiden120000 | last reply
Ok, So I am a tinkerer Last month we we're at the Lake and my 5 YearOld and my 4 YearOld decided that they want a BOAT.. So being the Father that I am, Became flooded with giving MY kids a boat unlike anyone's. SO Began the Brain Storm. Picked up a Cheap "BROKEN" Trolling motor, and a Toy Sandpit from a friend.. SANDPIT holds water, Must hold OUT water as well... Want to build small "Transom" out of PVC fittings that will fit snugly in Aft. Also would like to fashion a way to use the Steering wheel, that I don't have yet... to Either turn the Motor or Manipulate a Rudder of some Sort.. Also a Throttle set up unfortionitely to turn the throttle into the forward position it turns Clockwise.. not counter clockwise, which would allow me to mount it somehow on the right side, Like a Real boats Throttle control.. have some Thick HDPE Sheeting, that molds fairly well when heated.. and Also the Trolling motor... Pictures Included.. Please ANY Ideas would be Greatly Appreciated.. My Son and Daughter want a TUGBOAT, which thankfully this lends itself to PERFECTLY!!!!
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Question by bplants | last reply
Do you remember those tubes of coloured plastic we used to swing around our heads and they made an awesome sound? What are they called and where can i buy one now?
Some thing that you could brush on and let it harden?
Question by animan1 | last reply
See, I am making an airsoft helmet and I wanted to know if using a plastic cast mix (such as the Smooth-on brand) would be lighter than a resin mix (such as fiberglass resin and Aqua Resin). Please give me an answer and/or links to find out more.
Question by IdealL | last reply
Hello fellow instructable'r,I have been trying to make my own custom guitar picks and, so far, have been extremely surprised with my results. First, i wondered if it was possible for a guitar pick to even run through my printer (regular load in front, print to front) without jamming it. I found out that i could. Then, i tried printing a NIN (Nine Inch Nails) logo on it and it worked. My only problem is that i can't get the ink to dry and become durable enough to let me touch it and not take ink off/ make fingerprints on it. For now, i have put tape over the side i printed on, but is there any way that you know of that i can make the ink more permanent? I was thinking of maybe using clear coat spray or that clear top coat for nail polish. Just so you guys know, i used a yellow dunlop tortex .73mm pick.Thanks,-Nick
Topic by tubbychick3n | last reply
Knowing that there are many fabricators on instructables, I was wondering if anyone had any ideas how I could modify an airsoft mask to look like the picture shown. I have one where the part beneath the lenses is detachable, and I really only need to modify the lower half, but would like to make a copy of that lower half and work on the copy rather than the original part. If anyone has any ideas at all, let me know. Especially with making the copy of the lower half.
Question by pyrorower | last reply
Hi, i have major water-issues here in the garden (steep southern slope in the mountains; little earth:; hot in the summer). so i always play around and look for solutions. latest play: i cut off a bottle, filled it with an inch of water, and then, a couple inches above inserted a flower-pot that tightly fits. q: is there a chance that the roots will eventually feed of the ´tank´ at the bottom of the bottle so that no waterinbg of the flower(pot) is needed (sort of a self-contained system)?bowing (flower, too)
Question by la xerra | last reply
I want to make the "Victorian Domed Glass Display Case" from Dadcando.com, but am unable to clean the glue off of my 2 litre bottle, Please help.
Question by Aztof | last reply
The game must have the 4 color print and plastic together . With small hills, valleys and cut-outs along with rolling area. Thanks A Layman 304-634-6656
Question by Allison Layman | last reply
Update 1.2: Unfortunately, I will not be able to finish this ball machine due to lack of pieces. I may make a smaller ball machine later on, though, and post that. I also have many other ideas, so keep your eyes peeled for my next project! Hello Instructables K'NEX Community! Here are the new photos of my new ball machine that I promised and was originally going to post on my Orangeboard. I am planning to order some more specific pieces and make a lift for the red-rod tower. Then I will add multiple elements to both tracks, add some more features, test and tweak it, and then post it. If you have any ideas for names, please comment below, and I may use it! Also, if you have any ideas about what else I should add to it, feel free to let me know in the comments. Thanks!
Topic by The Knex Inventor | last reply
I like how this particular model retracts all the way into the hilt, but the blade is very short, and in conjunction with my stature it seems even shorter. Holding the toy up to the light I can see that there is a lot of plastic that is behind the other pieces. Is there a way to utilize this and make the blade longer?
Question by Brother_D | last reply
Here is my latest project: a decorative K'NEX toothbrush holder with a rotating display stand, powered by a Tethered Power Pack Motor. It can hold up to four toothbrushes, is very simple to make, and (in my opinion) looks very nice. Should I post instructions for this? Please leave your opinion in a comment below. Thanks! Update: This idea has been posted. You can view it here.
Topic by The Knex Inventor | last reply
Hi! I bought this old sink at a salvage yard. It has a sheet metal bottom with some drawers and cabinets. They are lined on the inside with this plastic contact paper that's been stuck on for 50 years. I have tried getting it off by applying extreme elbow grease and a metal paint scraper, after soaking the surfaces for a while in this stuff: http://www.wmbarr.com/product.aspx?catid=36&prodid;=155 ("Cirtistrip Low V.O.C. Adhesive Remover") but its still pretty much not coming off. Anyone have a better idea about how to get this stuff off? A greener, not-so-toxic method would be great... but I'm not sure if there is such a thing? (FWIW: The sheet metal is not bare, it has a white paint/enamel-type coating. Which is pretty scratched up in places. I intend to sand & repaint it, once I get the contact pager off.)
Topic by microbat | last reply
I'm looking for an adhesive that will bond plastic to plastic, is waterproof, and is also non-toxic. I am attending an "anything but cups" party and am planning to use a Magic 8 Ball. I know that there is a canister inside which holds the die and blue liquid. I believe in order to take that out, I need to open the entire ball. I don't think that it will snap back together in a way that won't leak. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
Question by sk8rgrrl | last reply
Greetings, Instructables K'NEX Community! Now it's time for the Unofficial Instructables 2017 K'NEX Gun Contest! I am hosting this contest to hopefully stir up some creativity in the Instructables K'nex Community. There will be five winners, each of which will receive a place in my "Top Five New K'NEX Guns of 2017" collection. I will also post pictures of the winners' guns on this forum topic when the contest is over, and the winners will each receive a custom image "trophy" to put on their profile page if they wish. I will try to build as many of the entered guns as I can, and I will judge them by range, efficiency, accuracy, and innovation. If you wish to enter in this contest, here are the rules: 1. The K'NEX gun that you wish to enter in the contest has to have been posted to Instructables.com from Jan. 1, 2017 and up. No older entries will be accepted. Also, it must be working. Test your gun out several times before posting it. 2. Your entry must be a fully documented Instructable, with pictures and full instructions, as well as information about the gun. A video would be preferred, but is not necessary. Multiple entries are allowed, but please take your time building your gun. 3. The contest is active from January 16th, 2017 - July 4th, 2017 (Updated). No entries will be accepted unless they meet these deadlines. 4. To enter, you must build a K'NEX gun in 2017 and post it to Instructables.com according to the guidelines listed above. Then, you must provide a link to your instructable in the comments below. All entries will be posted above once accepted. Now that the guidelines are clear, get out your K'NEX, awaken your imagination, and start building! I am looking forward to seeing, building, and testing the entries. Hopefully this contest will stir up some creativity in the Instructables K'NEX Community. If anyone has any questions or concerns regarding this contest, please PM me, or let me know in the comments below. (Partial credit for pictures goes to CorgiCritter, MechMind7, Seleziona, and dr.richtofen) ENTRIES: "Knex Beretta M9 Pistol" by dynamite_kid "Knex MP5K" by dynamite_kid "ZipDart V.2 -- Repeater Slingshot" by Dreamwave
Topic by The Knex Inventor | last reply
As my profile status has said for a while now: I've been working on a TR8 and I might post a forum topic about it. This is the forum topic about it. It's amazing how often I've been on lately, but don't expect that in the future. I sort of don't have anything else to do with my time other than going to the library, taking walks (It's nice out where I'm at) and a few other things, but the bulk of my time, for the week, has been spent here. Stuff I have to do will keep popping up from here on out. I call this custom TR8 of mine The AutoSuggestion. Why? Because it's the name of this one song that I like. I realize that I should send a link to the song, but I figure since you guys won't like it anyway, what's the point. (I have a weird taste in music) It Features: A comfortable stock. A comfortable handle. A comfortable fore grip. Innovative new TR body design. I can't really say anything else about it until I'm finished; once I finish, I can you tell about the range, and other things. I'm going to have to make many cosmetic changes before I upload it to the Rods and Connectors contest. (Thanks, JonnyBGood for alerting me of this contest) Any helpful suggestions as to what I can do to improve it would be much appreciated. Thanks for viewing! Update: I finished the rough draft; the pictures will now show the latest version; it is now on the official prototype phase. I'm probably just going to tinker with it excessively until it's perfect for the Rods & Connectors Contest. Update: Made it fire; gets decent range so far. Installed turret rotating system; it requires bands, but is very easy to use. Update: Cleaned up stock and barrel area. I also made a completely new handle.
Topic by DarkOwlProductions | last reply
I took out the air restrictor in the main plunger thing (correctly) Everything works great however, I hear that familiar plastic on plastic sound you'd get from any other air restrictor removed nerf gun I did the same thing to my longshot but i put in pads where the plunger made contact with the plastic so it wouldn't damage the gun as much Should i do the same for my vulcan?
Question by ishmal1103 | last reply
So i just bought a bunch of new tac gear, but mainly a new plate carrier and a bunch of pouches. and while i was out there runin around out there feelin legit, i noticed that with all my gear, the vest kinda flops around without any plates. so im too lazy and cheap to buy a $30 useless hunk of square plastic that no one is ever going to notice, and i wondered, why not homebrew it? so if ANYONE has an instructable or knows how to make fake SAPI "ballistic plates" PLEASE reply...PLEASE UPDATE- some people seemed to get the impression that im using this for real steel purposes. i can see why they would think that, since i was a bit vague on that part of the question. HELL NO. i will be using this for AIRSOFT. those are 6mm plastic bbs flying at speeds of 350 feet per second maximum. so just about anything works. and im wearing eye protection. so no one is shooting their eyes out either.
Question by predatory meatball | last reply
I am trying to find a toy that my brother had as a kid. What it is was a battery powered base that you put a spinning blade like object it was all made of plastic, on top of the blade was a plastic shield like object to hold the blade on, the two motor bases where connected together with string that came out the side of the robot and connected to a plastic anchor point of the other. When you turned on the two bases it caused the blades to spin and the tether lines slowly retracted causing the blades to come into contact which then knocked the shields and blades off each other. The person who still had their blade and or shield on at the end won. Does anyone know what these toys where called?
Question by steve-lane | last reply
Hi everybody! Two or three years ago (or maybe just one? I dunno!) I saw an awesome instructable on here around November/December time about creating this cool hanging ball of lights that you created out of wide-mouthed clear plastic cups. You drilled holes in the bottom and somehow strung them together into a ball shape, and inserted individual xmas lights on a string along the way. The result was this big iridescent ball that was like a couple feet in diameter. It was a featured instructable for like a month. I have since lost my previous set of bookmarks and cannot find it anywhere on the site! Can someone puhleeeze point me to it? Would be a fun project to do over this Thanksgiving weekend. Thanks in advance!!
Question by californiaflame | last reply