Covering

I am building a Sig Tiger rubber band-powered model. I know it's wimpy, but I don't have a budget for anything larger, or a place to fly it. My question is if anyone has experience with model airplane covering. Specifically, I read an article in an old RC Modeler magazine that said plastic wrap, attached with a glue stick, made excellent covering for light models, but that Monokote and Ultrakote will crush light balsa models when it shrinks. Has anyone ever tried this? I'm supposed to use tissue, according to the plans, but ew.Also, I have an ancient U-Control Waco SRE biplane that my uncle built when he was deployed to Korea. It has an old O.S. Max III 35 that has no hope of running again, but I want to at least recover it. Any suggestions for removing old covering? It seems to be Monokote-type stuff.

Posted by CameronSS 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Kindle cover?

How to make my own Kindle cover?

Asked by AmIbovered11 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Change cover picture

I want to change the picture which comes up as the cover of an -ible. So far, it is just a draft, but it shows the 1st pic i chose for step 1, BEFORE I re-arranged steps.

Posted by Toga_Dan 1 year ago


Card Game Cover

I have just made my personal set of playing cards. Could someone make an Instructabe on how to make a cover for playing cards? Thanks.I am making an instructable about it... Check it out...

Posted by blart 11 years ago


underwater silicon cover

Hi everyone, I see outex.com and i'd like to make it by myself, I think it's not so difficult but I need some expertise I don't have that you can give it to me...^_^ i'd like to start from this bag,  https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTZ2lk6Fr2qj8sAc_D6bZkRBepK17dzmUvUBjOJBTeNbH8P8Fp1RA cut it and mold some pieces to fit the Camera size and shape, do you know how to make waterproof seams on this material? hot,glue or what to make it impermeable? hope you can help me and make my next holydays great with underwater shoots!

Posted by cavalars 5 years ago


Book cover Hinge

Hey all. First time poster here (second attempt, since Instructables stopped responding the first time) so hopefully I am posting in the appropriate place. I have in mind a leather-book-style cover for my tablet that I'm very excited to work on. However, I would like to use friction or torque hinges to position the cover at any angle  from the spine in a 180 degree radius and have it stay there, similar to the screen of a laptop rotating around the hinge. I've included a picture that shows the basic design that I'm aiming for, though the hinge itself doesn't need to be ornate. Unfortunately, I don't really know where to find such a thing. I've looked on various furniture hardware sites and taken a trip to the local hardware/home improvement stores, but I haven't found anything that matches what I'm looking for. Common small brass butt hinges would be ideal if they had friction/torque properties to them, but I can't seem to find anything like that. I've never looked for specific hinges before though, so for all I know they've been right in front of my and I didn't realize what they were. Does anyone know where I can find such hinges, or can someone offer up an alternative solution? Perhaps there is a way to add friction to simple hinges bought from a hardware store. Thanks in advance for pointers/advice.

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


Timing chain cover

I have a 97 dodge dakota and I need a new timing chain cover. On-line purchases are out of the question because I'm short on time and cash. I will be going to pick n pull to get a replacement but they currently only have years 91, 92, 93, 95, and 99. My question is this, how do i find out how similar any of these other covers are, short of driving all the way to the yard and inspecting each one. does anyone know off hand how interchangeable this piece is?

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


DIY Book Cover

Hi everyone, I'm working on a project- making a DIY book cover. I've figured out how to assemble the book already but the cover baffles me. How can I deboss the cover with foil so that the lettering(title) will be on the cloth cover? I was thinking about using black book cloth, or leatherette, but I just don't know how to depress the lettering of the title onto the front cover or the spine itself. Any ideas? Thanks!

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


DIY book covers

Hi, I'm working on a project- making a DIY book cover. I've figured out how to assembe the book already but the cover baffles me. How can I deboss the cover with foil so that the lettering(title) will be on the cloth cover? I was thinking about using black book cloth, or leatherette, but I just don't know how to depress the lettering of the title onto the front cover or the spine itself. Any ideas?

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


dome canvas cover

Anyone can explain how to sew a fiting canvas cover for a dome shape?

Posted by toot.sweet 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Chocolate covered raisins

Does anybody know of a recipe for chocolate covered raisins. Also does it have anything to do with fondue?

Posted by Easy Button 11 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Mechanical Cover Flow

I was thinking of a project for a type of shelf for your CD jewel cases. It would be a way of presenting CD covers in a similar way to iTunes 7's cover flow. (see http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/aa/CoverFlow_Screenshot.png) You could mount the cases and have a slider to flip through your CDs. Anyone know how this could be achieved?

Posted by spinach_dip 12 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Singing Book Cover

I want to build a book cover that plays a song i chose when pressed the button. I wrote a book about our good times with my girlfriend. I have it with hard cover. I wanna add a button on it that will play the song. But I'm so new to these things and have no idea how to do it. It have to be a little slim so to keep the esthetics. Anyone can help me with that ?

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


Removing Humbucker Covers

I have an ebony Epiphone Les Paul that's a couple of years old and I'm considering taking the pickup covers of of the humbuckers just so it looks different from all of the stock Les Pauls. How would I do that? I recently built my own electric guitar and I'm still in that mode where I want to customize my instruments. So far my Les Paul is completely stock. Also, if anyone else has any ideas of things I can do to customize it, I'm open to ideas. Thanks!

Posted by saxman42 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Covering hardcover books

I've been trying to find out what I can do to make my favorite set of hardcover books match my new collector's edition that is leather bound. Apparently I have to know how to bind a book. does anyone know how to make a leather cover to go on the existing hardcover so that I don't have to tear the book apart and sew it back together page by page?!!! Perhaps there is some sort of new-fangled self-adhesive leather on the market? Anyways. Whats an easy way to make a hardcover book look like it is leather bound?

Posted by oddmuffin14 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


SXSW To BE covered by NPR

The South by Southwest music festival and conference is rapidly approaching (Mar. 16-20) and NPR Music will be there again this year, webcasting a bunch of full concerts, live online. This year, you'll be able to watch the shows with our live video stream from three shows: two official SXSW showcases and our annual NPR Music party... by Robin Hilton   The (not so missing) link....

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


Covering a workbench in metal

I am attempting to put a metal top on part of a wood work bench to make it more resilient.  I am planning on getting into electronics and want to make it less likely to burn . \ Any ideas on what I should use? at the moment I am thinking sheet metal, but I am worrying about toxicity ect. Maybe that is OCD but hell I am so haha. 

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


insulating radiator cover

I'm looking for suggesting for upping the r-value on top of my radiator. Every window in my apartment has a radiator underneath it. I'd like to have some plants by those windows ('cause y'know, they need light and all) but I'm concerned about heat from below drying & killing the plants. A couple of the radiators have covers, but they're metal, so no insulation there. Ceramic pots may provide some insulation, but I'd really like to lay down a layer of some kind of building insulation proper just to be safe. The question is, what kind? Batting won't work, and the foam insulation panels I've seen at the hardware store I know are a fire hazard... plus not too fond of plastic-type materials. My dad suggested something he called "thermal block" which I believe is aerated concrete panels, but which I can't find a source to purchase. I'd like to spend less than $20, preferably less than $10 on this. Please help!

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


how to make decorative file covers?

Need 2 make decorative file covers with readily available materials

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Need help with centring cover image. Answered

I've just published an instructable and my cover image is off centre. On the final page before publishing there is an opportunity to centre the image but it wont move. The image is centred and does show up centred on my instructable page but is off centre on all other pages, including the final publishing page. Is there a way to fix this?

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


How Do You Create An Ebook Cover ?

I'm making an ebook.  The ebook covers for Instructable ebooks look very good.  What software or online service would you recommend to make them look that good?   Example for an Instructable ebook is below. Thanks!

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


Whats the max size of an Instructable's cover photo (in pixels)

As the title implies, does anyone know what the max size of an Instructable's cover photo is?(in pixels). I'm trying to make an awesome cover photo but i need to know what the max size is, to do it right.

Posted by Team Dogoman RC 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


How can I prevent a envelope pillow cover from popping open on the back?

I have made two of the envelope pillow covers and on the back the opening does not lay close and flat like the picture shows.  My thought was a tight fitting pillow would cause the opening to split open but both pillows fit loose and still the opening still does not stay closed. Any ideas on what is causing the gap?  Any ideas on how to prevent it?

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


custom made tire cover

Last summer I bought my '07 Jeep Wrangler. The previous owner had added some stickers and a spare tire cover to make it look like he had the "Call of Duty" package. That's not my cup of tea, so I took that stuff off. I would like to add my own design to the spare tire cover. I actually have the design ready to go on Photoshop. I though maybe I could take it to a place like Staples, have it printed as a vinyl sign, and then use a strong adhesive to glue it to the old cover, on top of the Call of Duty stuff. I imagine, though, that there are probably some adjustments to this whole plan that would help things turn out better. Any advice?

Posted by Purple Chez 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How to make a cushion cover?

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


Plexiglass as desk cover maybe

I have a large desk, 3 x 7 with an uneven top that I want to be visible. Can I cover it with plexiglass or would that get scratched? Other ideas? John R

Posted by Farmhouse 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Protective Cover for Solar Cells? Answered

I have a commercial solar panel that has burned out cells.  I figure this is a great candidate for overhauling.  I notice that the cells are protected with what appears to be clear silicon with a clear plastic covering, Tedlar or Kevlar?  Anyone know where to get large quantity of silicon for large pour of covering?  It would appear to me that after the cells are assembled the silicon would be poured and then the plastic cover placed on top and the some sort of rolling pin or squeegy to smooth out, this would be better than plexiglas laid over the cells,  hail could hit it and not break anything.

Asked by Foxtrot70 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Glass covered solar trough?

I have seen a lot of designs for solar troughs but I have not seen any with a glass cover on them. Why not? I want to build a solar trough to heat water for the hot tub but I need it to be able to shed michigan winter snow without filling with snow and wondered if the glass would interfere with the operation

Asked by Rainh2o 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to cover a mask with feathers? Answered

I'm making a mask similar to the one in the picture (whole head) and already have the structure of the mask planned out. What i don't know is how to attatch the feathers. What would be the best way to do this (cover the whole head)? Glue? Hand sewing? Any suggestions are helpfull.

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


Covering up computer vents?

My computer has these vents on the case that are blowing out cold air while my expansion slot vent is blowing out VERY hot air. I was thinking I could cover up the vents that are blowing out the cold air which is very cold so I could make the inside of my comp cold so my video card doesn't get as hot. Is this a good idea?

Posted by emuman4evr 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Beautiful Crystal Covered Apartment

Copper-sulfate crystals are lovely with their rich blue color. So lovely that artist Roger Hiorn completely covered the inside of an apartment in London with them. This was done by sealing it and pumping in 75,000 liters of supersaturated solution. After it had cooled and been drained off, the doors have been opened for visitors to come in two or three at a time. This can only be done since the apartment was set to be demolished. Stop by before it closes on Nov. 30 and gets destroyed. Link

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


Camera bag insert covering

As I didn't want to spend extra money on a new camera bag I'm using an existing bag with a divider I've made from cardboard and an old camping roll mat. My question is I want to wrap it in something so it looks a bit cleaner and add an extra layer of waterproofing. I was thinking about using the material from an old tent but was concerned about condensation build up. I live in the UK so not much chance of weather! Please share any ideas. Oh and yes I will be replacing that tape for something a little more grey.

Posted by SmilerSmiles 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Cover/Thumbnail Image not changing

I started my instruct able a while back with the a random first image that I used as the thumbnail for the entire instruct able. However, after coming back to the instruct able and creating a new thumbnail image the original thumbnail image stayed. I even deleted that thumbnail image from my image library yet it still shows up as the thumbnail when you search for my instruct able on the website.  I want to change the image you see when you search "Night Bike 2.0 by Adobi" from the one it currently has to the one below. Thanks!

Posted by Adobi 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Automatic window cover motor

I have a problem in my apartment with an outdoor light right outside my window. If i dont close my curtains at night my room pretty much looks like daylight. I like to wake up to the sun though so I started looking at automatic curtain openers, saw the price and decided it cant be that hard to diy. My idea is to have a curtain that rolls up rather then goes to the side. I am trying to think of a way to make this simple cheap and quiet. really all I need is a rod and fairly quiet motor that I can plug into a wall. I was thinking a rotisserie motor would be pretty good but have never been near one to hear how loud they are. It might solve the problem of a rod as well depending on how long of a stick I can get for it. Anyone have any other ideas of a better way to do this?

Posted by iamme9182 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Esquire's e-Ink cover

A friend writes:If anyone is interested in hacking the E-Ink version of the October issue of Esquire, here's some info. First, it's not available everywhere, but just in major stores like Borders and Barnes & Nobel. I got one at the Emeryville Borders. They have a display rack full of them.After removing the paper, tape, printed plastic and foam padding, here's what's left: (see pic)The PCB has 6 (!) 3V lithium batteries. It looks like one poweres the control electronics and the other five give 15 volts to run the displays. There's a PIC12F629 and some pads for in-circuit programming. There's also a couple of 4094 8 bit shift registers. There are two E-Ink display panels, but they're not general-purpose dot matrix. They have a small number of pre-patterned regions that can be made black or white. If you disconnect a panel from the circuit, the panel remains in its last state.It might be possible to open up a panel and put a different pattern underneath it (say, with a PCB). Might be fun.The PCB could be useful even without the E-Ink displays. You could connect a bunch of LEDs to it and reprogram the PIC. Not bad for $5.99 plus tax.I did later tear open one of the two display panels. You can remove the aluminum backing to reveal the connections printed in cunductive paint on the back of a pattern in conductive plastic. Trying to peel the conductive plastic away from the E-Ink active layer destroys the display, and releasing a tiny amount of E-Ink dust.It does look like one could cut the display into small pieces to possibly make small separate indicators. You'd need to retain the edge that connects to the clear conductive plastic on the front of the display.

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


Contest entry cover image doesn't update after edit

Hi, I have an entry in 3 contests. After I changed the cover image and published again, the cover image in 2 of the contests updated but one of them always shows the old cover image. Does anyone know why? Is there anything on my part can be done to make it happen? Here is the contest entry and the contest that doesn't update its cover iamge: https://www.instructables.com/id/Crock-pot-cows-milk-gingurt-vs-breast-milk-gingurt/

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


How do I screw the fan cover back on my pc?

How do I screw the fan cover back on my pc when I have to align and hold the fan in place at the same time. Is there a trick to this?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Is it possible to you to print my own design on a white duvet cover ?

Hello, I have a project and I was wondering if you are able to do it. I want to make my own duvet covers, with my own print on it. It will be a simple white duvet cover, with a simple black print on it. For the size, it has to fit to a standard two people bed. Are you able to do it ?

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


What material could I use to make a replacement cover for a ring binder?

I have a small ring binder that had the front cover torn off. The rings are still good, and there's plenty of paper, so I want to replace it. I use it to keep my geocaching notes in, so cardboard or fabric are not options. I'd like something with similar properties to the original vinyl-covered cardboard. It is held on by two rivets. Suggestions?

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


domed screened pool cover plans using poly water pipes for support?

Installing an above ground pool, but need an inexpensive way to keep bugs and leaves out.  Also, since I am 70 also need something lightweight that I can build.   Has anyone built or have plans for a structure  using the white water pipes as rafters. 

Asked by cararta 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


LCD TV cover instructable? (I thought I saw one, can't find it.)

My boyfriend and I just got a new TV and I don't want to stare at it constantly when we're not using it because it's quite large. :P I know I saw an instructable for a cloth cover, but after 10 minutes of searching I'd had no luck finding it. Anyone have a link to it? :D

Posted by jessyratfink 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I tore the plastic cover stuff off my binder, how can i fix it?

So I got really mad and tore it off and I wanna fix it to make it look cool for school, so how can I?

Asked by Cupcakes4lif 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Anybody tried to dismount sealed lead acid batteries?

Hi My battery started to leak between bottom base and top cover (check pic). Just wondering anybody removed top cover? I know, you can remove top plate in order to add ionising water etc, but the actual top base? Thanks

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


How do I make an attractive toilet paper shield to keep my 7 cats from shredding my TP?

Please don't tell me to "turn the roll around" or to lock the cats out of the bathroom. These are not feasible. The kitties shread the roll no matter position it is in, and we've got one litter box that MUST be in the bathroom. I have 7 cats, and they need a box in almost every room in the house. I've been keeping the current roll in the cabinet, but I'm getting pretty sick of having to hide the roll every time I go to the bathroom. There has to be a better way. I want ideas on how to make a simple, attractive, and durable cover for the toilet paper roll. I'm almost ready to go out and buy a commercial cover, but I think they are hideous -- great gargantuan hunks of plastic. Much thanks for ideas... Jamie, Boots, Mousie, Minnie, Domino, Beaners, Choppy, and Winston

Asked by lotussutra 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How to make a silicone keyboard cover?

I'm looking for an easy step-by-step tutorial of how to make a silicone laptop keyboard cover with customs symbols on it.

Asked by Afrocalypse 7 years ago


E Ink to be put on magazine cover

Esquire is going to be celebrating its 75th year with an E Ink cover, the same stuff that's in Amazon's Kindle. There will only be 100,000 copies made for its circulation of 720,000 so grab one if you see it. Magazines always cost two or three times their cover price to make, but this should be way beyond even that. Esquire had to get its own custom battery made and the E Ink can't be too cheap either.So what message is so important for all of this? A flashing message that says, "the 21st Century Begins Now." Link

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


How can I convert an existing sink to become a table without removing the plumbings, etc?

I have a vanity sink just right beside our bathroom, so this vanity sink is pretty much useless. i'm planning to convert this sink into table without removing all the plumbings, etc? I'm thinking maybe i'll just cover it with a plyboard on top, but i want to make it nicer as well. Any suggestions is greatly appreciated.

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Material to wrap a project with?

I am building a project that has dimensions of roughly 2 inches by 2 inches by 1 inch. There are plenty of LEDs, exposed wires, etc. that I want to cover up. Does anyone know of a material that I could wrap this in, perhaps a sort of heat shrink for it all? It does not need to be protect it from being submerged underwater or form a protective barrier for being dropped. Hopefully something a little more professional looking than bubble wrap. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by Hammock Boy 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Question!

Http://twelvesouth.com/products/bookbook/ I am attempting to make this laptop case. But I've run into a few troubles.  -What would be the best glue for vinyl fabric to wood. -What's the best way to attach the zipper so that it is strong enough to last. (I'm trying not to use exposed rivets, bolts, etc..) Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

Posted by wontr3mainsilent 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Something to block office lighting?

The office building where I work has a conference room that has 4 fluorescent light units, each measuring 28” by 44”.  The problem is, one of the four light units is an emergency unit, and is always turned on.  So when we want to show power point presentations, etc.  the room is never  fully dark.  With the 3 lights being off, it’s just barely dark enough, and it would be so much better not to have the light from the emergency unit.  Due to safety codes, turning off this light is not a realistic option for us.  So I was examining it today and was wondering if someone had an idea to construct some sort of temporary “cover” that we can quickly and securely place over this one light unit while we have our power point presentations?  The cover would have to be lightweight, secure (we would not want it to fall on any clients!), and I think made of some sort of fireproof material, in case someone forgets it’s up there and the heat from the florescent light tubes doesn’t cause any danger of fire.  Each light unit has this metal “grid” that I guess is meant to reflect and disperse the light in an efficient way.  This “grid” is made up of smooth 1/8” metal strips, which create 24 empty space “cells”. The inside of the cells measures 7”X5.5” and is 2.75” deep.  There is a small clearance between this metal grid and the fluorescent tube lights.  And the light unit is 10 feet off the ground. Any suggestions??  Thanks!

Posted by jim5150jvc 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago