Is there anything that can harden thin layers of cardboard, inside AND out, permanently?

This is for a sculpture project where I am building sculptures out of cardboard. 

Asked by coolcarl89 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago


A surge in Cardboard I'bles?

Am I missing some sort of trend? What's with all the cardboard costumes? Has anyone else noticed them popping up every few hours? I think some could do with ... you know a splash of paint ... but well I was wondering... What's the trend? Am I missing something? Cheerio Biggsy

Posted by Biggsy 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


how do you cover cardboard boxes without making it look cheap?

I've gotten pretty good at making boxes for storage but i've only been able to use boxes that have print or images on it. obviously i can't use a box for something with another label already on it. how can i cover this and make it look good and still durable....wrapping in wrapping paper doesn't seem durable to me.

Asked by McElmire 9 years ago | last reply 2 years ago


Are you clever with cardboard? I need a way to hang a weight from a cardboard rail *please*!

Essentially I have a large cardboard container - approx 1m cubed (1m x 1m x 1m). I'd like to be able to move a mini-platform along the x and y axes i.e. side to side and back to front (not up and down) within the confines of the box. I had thought of two rails, one each along its axis, but I don't know how to make them move. I had also thought that if I were to use rails then a triangular cross-section would be strongest. Any thoughts, please? Thanks for stopping by! Kind regards Kevin

Asked by kevinhannan 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Cardboard

I have a huge box of cardboard and have no idea what to use it for. Any ideas?

Posted by alecgates15 11 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Is google Cardboard SDK open-source?

Asked by DELETED_Bachlman 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


If I am going to make a cardboard shelf, how do i make sure it will be sturdy?

For instance, will the edge of the cardboard just bend and be a floppy piece of bent cardboard? Or is there a specific type of cardboard that i am supposed to use?

Asked by frannyloo 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Cardboard Chairs

Check out these finalists in a cardboard chair competition. Only corrugated cardboard (preferably reused) and glue could be used as materials. The entry below is particularly cool as it only uses one shape for all the cutouts and it can be flipped for a different angle.Link via Core77

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Cardboard Tubes

What can I do with cardboard tubes? Anybody have ideas? I'm focusing on different ways to strengthen the tubes and angling them for a project and need a little bit of help brainstorming

Posted by wesasaur 11 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Out of curiosity, can rubber coatings make cardboard more durable and waterproof?

I am talking about corrugated cardboard boxes as well as pieces of corrugated cardboard. 

Asked by coolcarl89 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago


Students build 33 foot tall cardboard tower

This cardboard tower built by students for an exhibition in Paris is 33 feet tall and held together only by screws. It's made up of 96 pieces of cardboard and only took 9 hours to assemble. Even better, no scaffolding was needed as the staircase around it provided all the access the students needed. Cardboard Tower via treehugger

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Cardboard couch

Does anyone have instructions for an origami style cardboard couch. Or any easy to build, durable style. I saw it posted once before and now I can't find it.  Maybe it was another site, but I know the instructions are out there! Help! 

Posted by Kittyisme 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


How to harden cardboard

Hi everyone!  I want to make the initial of a name as a door decoration for my first granddaughter.  The letter is made of cardboard and I want to make it stiff so it doesn't bend with time.  I am going to use wool thread to cover it.  Appreciate any help given!!

Posted by Elisa Martinez 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago


I have a lot of cardboard just lying around. What should I do with it?

Any suggestions will be appreciated, it could be more helpful if you linked an instructable to it though.  Thanks!

Asked by optimist123 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Cardboard tubes

I have a basically unlimited supply of cardboard tubes measuring approximately 63" in length, 2 5/16" in diameter, and 3/16" thick. If I put these up for sale do you think anybody would be interested in buying them? They are very strong and durable, and would be GREAT for many different type of crafts and projects. 

Posted by Lord Sinroyal 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


Cardboard - Click Lock know how?

Hi, thanks for stopping by. I want to construct a very large cardboard box (approx. w2m x h2m x d1m) and I would very much appreciate any thoughts on how to make a hinge and re-closeable door on one of the faces of the box *please*. I estimate the thickness of the box walls will be about 10mm. Kind regards Kevin

Posted by kevinhannan 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago



Cardburg, the final days

If you're in the San Francisco area, try not to miss seeing Cardburg at Cell Space.http://www.cardboardinstitute.com/page2.htmlI was there last night and had WAY too much fun flying a cardboard helicopter on a string through the cardboard buildings. My friend taped some cardboard triangles to her back and stomped around as Cardzilla.(yes they are crappy cell phone pix, go see it in person!)

Posted by rachel 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


what materials and methods would you use to fortify cardboard with a resin of some sort?

 In some of make your own halo suit of armor instructibles they briefly go over creating the armor from cardboard and an aqua resin although the description is not detailed enough to grasp. I am aiming to make sculptures out of this cardboard fortified with resin, does any one know how i would go about doing this?

Asked by puregoldner 8 years ago | last reply 10 months ago


who do you think will win the gorilla glue cardboard contest????

I just wanted to know who you guys thought would win

Asked by pockettown 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


High-Tech Surfboard Made from Cardboard

Instead of the traditional methods, this surfboard is based on a core that's made up of nearly 400 pieces of cut cardboard that intersects and is then coated with fiberglass and resin. So far it's only a one-off, but more will surely be made.When it came time to replace his old surfboard, Mike Sheldrake decided to build his own. But the former Web programmer didn't have the sculpting skills to carve one out of foam the way professional builders do. So he used 3-D modeling software to design a snap-together deck that's as sturdy as a conventional model and performs just as well, made from the cheapest material he could find: cardboard. link

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


It is not letting anyone in!

Only 1 entry is in the contest, and mine isn't going in!

Posted by theburn7 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


can u teach me step by step?

Asked by ramsmula 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Full Spectrum Laser help

Hi-I am new to the Full Spectrum "hobby laser 40W 5th gen"--I have a bunch of 123dMake projects to laser-cut in cardboard and cant seem to get the right settings for power, speed, and current (top burns, bottom not cut through, etc)--Anyone out there have any "approximate" settings that have worked with single-ply corrugated and that machine? I am grateful for any tips and suggestions! thanKS.

Posted by ge5 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


Making replacement pieces for an old board game?

I have an old version of Labyrinth, one of the German versions published in 1994. I bought it at a thrift shop a while ago for $1and recently went back through to find that it has two of the cardboard labyrinth/pathways missing and one or two of the card pieces are missing. I have a scanner, so I could reasonably make computer images to print. The cards are similar to playing cards, maybe a little thinner. I could easily print out the missing cards on cardstock and use modgepodge to seal them, but I'm worried that the homemade ones would give them away, as each player gets a stack of the cards (which have "treasures" they have to collect on the board) and whoever ends up with the homemade ones might be dealt an unfair advantage. Any ideas? The cards are the biggest issue; the cardboard pieces really just need to be the right size. They don't have to be secret. Any help would be great!

Posted by minderbinder 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


How do you make interlocking dividers for boxes?

I am trying to make a slotted divider section for a recycled box. The divider I am making should look like the ones you get in say, canning jar cases.

Asked by owlsquest 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


how can I make a judge dredd helmet?

I'd like to try and make the new judge dredd helmet like the one Karl Urban wears in the new Judge Dredd movie. I don't even know where to start to be honest since I'm quite new to crafting. Any ideas or thoughts on what I would need, where I could get cutouts or something to get me going would be very much appreciated. Thanks! -Sammie

Asked by eveshadow25 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Can liquid starch make cardboard really stiff and hard?

Especially thin cardboard? 

Asked by coolcarl89 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago


What is the best household tool to cut cardboard?

What is the best household tool to cut cardboard?

Asked by EricRamirezRodriguez 9 years ago | last reply 2 years ago


How can I make a cardboard digital camera?

Asked by crisstina 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


How to make cardboard look metal????

I was wanting to know how to make cardboard look metal for like movie props and stuff like that.

Asked by Freerunner 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Cardboard Halo Weapons

So these are my halo 3 weapons, made from cardboard.https://www.instructables.com/community/More-Cardboard-Halo-Weapons/ the new ones

Posted by nerfer192 10 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Software for designing a cardboard blueprint? Answered

Is there any software that is specifically designed for making cardboard/wood/paper/etc blueprints? Something that you fold together like Google Cardboard. Something that I can print out on a sheet of paper to fold together.  Thanks, knexpert1700

Asked by knexpert1700 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


Cardboard Warfare

The one and only sole reason I am posting this is because I was amazed by the effort of making all the cardboard weapons! I thought that it was really cool that they thought about making this video and it's a cool mini movie! They had all sorts of cardboard weapons like machine guns, pistols, rifles, shotguns, grenades and many more! They even had an entire tank made of cardboard in the movie! Hope you liked it!

Posted by vishalapr 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


glue tin foilonto cardboard

Hi everybody, can any one suggest what sort of glue would be best to use to stick tinfoil onto cardboard? I have some flour in the cupboard, and could make some paste with that. or buy some PVA. any opinions? cheers

Posted by dominic.tarr 11 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


More Cardboard Halo Weapons

Here are my other Halo weapons, made from cardboard and elmers/hot glue.I have an instructable coming soon but if anybody is really interested, here's the basic way of making these. Start out with the thickest cardboard you can find. Foam core board will also work. Cut out the basic shape with scissors or a pocketknife, retrace it, glue it together, and add details like blades, sights, and barrels. see the originals https://www.instructables.com/community/Cardboard-Halo-Weapons/?comments=all

Posted by nerfer192 10 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Where can I get cardboard honeycomb, kraft honeycomb... in centeral California? Answered

I have looked and looked. I can find furnature, and boxes and that's it. I need plane sheets of kraft paper or cardboard honeycomb. Near Centeral California would be great so I don't have to ship.

Asked by bellinghammakerspace 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Is there anything that can make thin layers or pieces of cardboard hard as a rock or metal beside poly/epoxy resin?

I want to make the cardboard as hard and unbendable as possible. With concrete? With foam coat? What else is there? 

Asked by coolcarl89 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago


I have a long cardboard tube and want to make a gun-like thing. is there a halo gun or something i can make?

I just want a gun to make or something cool. thx

Asked by OzTheGreatAndPwerful 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Looking to commission cardboard optimus prime costume

I want someone to build this for me https://www.instructables.com/id/Building-Optimus-Prime/ since i cant do it myself.. Xl any offers? :D

Posted by Elong52 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


What is the best glue for attaching cardboard to metal? Answered

I am always creating all sorts, so i ask you out there, whats the best thing you have found? If you specify a US product, a small description would be great..

Asked by gmjhowe 9 years ago | last reply 8 months ago


What would the best machine to get to cut out the cardboard using 123D?

What would the best machine to get to cut out the cardboard using 123D? please tell me 3-4 models that would work for this amazing technology. Thanks Jack HG

Asked by jackhg 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


What should I do with these cardboard tubes??

Greetings!    I have approximately 100 of these cardboard tubes from pallet wrap that I've been bringing home over the past few years from work.  I've been intending to do something innovative w/ them, but I've not been able to come up with an idea that will put a lot of them to good use!    Does anyone have any thoughts on what I can make w/ these?? Thanks! Steve

Posted by He11uvaCook 3 years ago | last reply 7 months ago


Does anyone know where I can get cardboard tube that is 6"-8" diameter?

I've tried carpet stores, but they're only about 4", so not big enough.  It's for something like this http://www.inewidea.com/2010/03/01/22865.html#more-22865

Asked by davidspd 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


I need a good material for building a gift box, that cardboard that is not corrugated. Really tough paperboard?

 What is it called and where can I get it?

Asked by blimpbird 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Two approaches to making recycled cardboard furniture (YouTube video)

You may have seen this video, featured on YouTube recently. It's prime Instructables material, building furniture from scrap card.There are two totally different approaches to meet the same goal with the same materials, and enough information to make them reproducible by Joe Public.

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Can someone post up an instructable to make a cardboard rim cover thing?(You'll see what I mean)

I saw this dude with a cardboard front rim and I was wondering how to do it without messing up. I also don't know how to make the circle. ( Actually a good circle ) I feel stupid for that.. Kinda like this picture.

Posted by CreedX 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Kids' Play "thing" out of 5 1/2 ft Cardboard Tubes

Hey guys, I am in a creative slump with some great supplies and no ideas. My wife runs a fabric coop and as a result we have a bunch of large cardboard tubes, roughly 8in in diameter, about 5 1/2 ft long. We also have a very energetic 15month old who climbs and plays with everything. I'm trying to think of something I can build him out of these rather than let them go to waste. I thought maybe a little log cabin,but it seems a bit too much. A Ball pit sounds good but it might be too hard edged. Any ideas? 

Posted by itskeiser 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Material settings for Full Spectrum "hobby laser 40W 5th gen + cardboard?

Hi-I am new to the Full Spectrum "hobby laser 40W 5th gen"--I have a bunch of 123dMake projects to laser-cut in single-ply corrugated cardboard and cant seem to get the right settings for power, speed, and current (top burns, bottom not cut through, etc)--Anyone out there have any "approximate" settings that have worked with single-ply corrugated and that machine? I am grateful for any tips and suggestions! thanKS.

Asked by ge5 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago