Filling a void?

I have a silver ring that has a hollow cavity or void in the back and I want to add more silver to that void to fill it in and make it heavier. Any suggestions?

Question by Darkelf701 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

foam filling a tire

Diy for foam filling a small lawn mower, hand truck tire.

Topic by blasterboy 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Filling Hollow Plastic

I need help with my cheap sword. It's hollow plastic so it tends to bend and flop. What should I fill it with so it's more heavy and stiff? I want the fill to not shift or melt/disolve the sword please.

Topic by Lotsa Bad Luck 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

help building/making overflow filling head

hi I would like to make a filling head "overflow filling head" I already try to make a prototype in pvc but I encountered problem with seal thank you

Topic by alipack 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

How do you fill HP88 cartridges?

 If I can fill HP88 cartridges, how do I make my printer (HP Officejet Pro L7780 All-in-One printer)show a full level of ink?

Question by charles winter 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

auto fill water drinker

Pl help me make some thing like this. thanks

Topic by iqss 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Water pump for filling balloon

Hi, Everyone. I am building a carnival game, and I need to know what kind of pump I need to pump water from a 5 gallon bucket into a balloon that is about 4 feet above the bottom of the bucket. The object of the game is to squirt water into a hole that has a pipe connected to it going into the bucket. The water than will get pumped up out of the bucket into a baloon that will end up popping from being overfilled, splashing water everywhere. I was thinking that some kind of submersible pump like this- along with a float switch to turn the pump on when some water goes in it, but I was not sure if this pump would have enough pressure to fill and pop a baloon. Thanks.

Question by Gadgets_and_Gear 8 months ago  |  last reply 8 months ago

Adhesive/fill material needed

I need an adhesive or fill material with some special properties. It should be a moderately viscous liquid that sets up into something very flexible, jellylike would be ideal. It should be applicable in very small quantities. It should flow before curing and be self leveling unlike silicone adhesive. Tensile strength is relatively unimportant. It should not adhere to two part tin based casting silicone. An analogy that comes to mind is E6000 adhesive but it's viscosity is a bit too low and it sets up way too hard. UV cured resin like Loon UV Knot Sense (great stuff that I learned about here) comes close and has the right viscosity also but also cures too hard. If you know of anything, I've got a project on hold until I find something and would greatly appreciate advice.

Topic by dgateley 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

what fillings can i put in a simple pasty?

I am using shortcrust pastry like the outside of a cornish pasty but i want to make a traditional pasty with a twist ,what can i fill it with

Question by endeavourkid 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Recycling fabric into fillingmaterial. Can it be done? And how?

Hi there, This is something I've been wondering about and maybe you'd like to share any ideas on the topic. Thing is this: There's two things I use a lot: Fabric and fillingmaterial. I mostly use Fiberfill for the best results. It's smooth, springy, soft and light. Great stuff. However for big projects it's costly. Now I also use A LOT of cheap fabric. After cutting it a lot of spare pieces remain. The bigger ones I can still use but the tiny bits (like in the picture) I throw away because I have no use for them. And I feel bad about it, because it seems so wastefull. I hate wasting things. So what I'm thinking is this: is there a way to grind the spare pieces of fabric into filling material? Offcourse, I could just take all those spare pieces and use them as filling materials as they are, but as they lack the springyness (not sure if this is an actual word, sorry if not :) of Fiberfill, the result is bumpy and heavy and you'll need a LOT. Now there is a cheaper alternative for fiberfill, I think they take foam matresses and pulverize them. It's a bit springy but still heavy and extremely messy to work with. Now for those spare bits of fabric: - What would be used to grind them? - Is there a way to somehow bind them, so it becomes a substance simmilar to fiberfill? Like gelatine, but for non-edible purposes? (grind'em, bind'em) I have no idea if this can be done (at home) but if you have any ideas I'd be happy to hear them. I think a lot of people would be happy with an inexpensive, recyclable filling material!! Material for a great instructable if you ask me :D

Topic by Tigermouse 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


If ya' know how to create the "creme filling" in HOSTESS Cake products, please share it.  I could eat a tub of this by itself, i think.  thanks. jim

Topic by MEMJIM 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Google Sketchup: Fill unseen space?

I'm trying to get a cheap 3D print of a model(<$100 with S&H;). But one problem is that the walls are infinitely thin, so I need to fill the space between them. But how do I do this? The main problem is the boxes all around the surface(look at the uploaded model). They need to be filled, without the internal space where the flashdrive goes being filled. Can someone please tell me how to do this, and also a cheap 3D printing service?  Cheapest I have seen was i.materialise. The price for the model: $36. Not bad at all. The price of shipping: $144. I'm not going to spend almost $200 on a case for a flashdrive.

Topic by metrogdor22 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Are the old metal cased NSTs filled with tar? Answered

I've got an old NST and am interested in removing the shunts, before I do anything I would like to know if they (old NSTs) are filled with tar? It is a 12kV 23mA.

Question by The MadScientist 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

will a beach ball leak when filled with helium? Answered

Hi, i am making a weather balloon and as a cheaper alternative to proper weather-balloon balloons I would like to use a beach ball. my only questions are whether it will leak, and if there is anything else I should know about filling things with helium?

Question by cheeseboy 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Would lentils be a good filling for juggling balls? Answered

I'm just making cheap juggling balls out of balloons and I need a filler. Would lentils work?

Question by WerdnaN 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

The Filling or the Crust? We need your opinions!

Recent pie-related activities at Instructables HQ have incited the following question: Which do you prefer - the filling or the crust?I'm a crust girl myself, but recognize that is not the way of the world. Do you think there are cultural differences? Geographic preferences? Or perhaps just an early distaste for meringue that set me on the wrong path for life?Voice your opinions here and let the world know how you feel about pie!

Topic by scoochmaroo 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Is there away to fill in these huge gaps in this wood frame?

I have this mirror that I like but it came with these huge overly sized lamps attached to it which I didn't particularly like and removed, which has left it with two large gaps in the frame. Is there a way to fill in these holes where I could possibly just paint over it so everything looks even or some sort of creative way to fill them in? here is what it looks like. front close up of gap back

Topic by meghan20089 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Laser engraving on Leather - filling engraving with paint

I've just had two leather wristbands laser engraved with a custom graphic. Unfortunately, though the engraving is clear and crisp, the dark color of the engraving and the leather makes the graphic hard to see. It is only visible in bright, hard light. How would I go about making the engraved graphic more visible? I thought about perhaps filling in the engraving with a light-colored paint, but how would I go about doing that? With wood, I would just slop on acrylic paint and then wipe the excess off with a tissue, leaving the paint in the crevasses. But would that also work with leather? Would the paint wipe off properly? I'm too scared to do anything to the wristbands yet since I've spent a lot of time, effort and money getting them custom engraved. Any advice would be very helpful please! :D

Topic by TheFirewalker 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

can you use a shop vac to fill a pillow?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how to fill out a free sample form for electronics?

so i recently found some instructables telling me i could get free samples from electronic companies. but you have to fill out a form. which i dont know how to do. which i know sounds realllly stupid. it asks for things like job title, company,application, project name and so on. could someone please help me on this?

Question by andyweigl 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Raster Graphic Editors (e.g. photoshop) Don't Like Filling

I've been having a bit of a dilemma with raster graphics editors such as Photoshop and GIMP. In either of the two programs, when I draw a solid line, it automatically fades the edges. This normally wouldn't bug me, except I need to fill in these areas. Whenever I do so, the area I fill in doesn't do so entirely because of these faded edges. Does anybody know how to make either Photoshop or GIMP stop doing this and fill in the entire area?

Topic by gimmelotsarobots 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Need help with a prank (filling up 38,000 12in ballons)

As a prank at my school i and a group of friends are going to fill the ceiling of the school with 38000 12in latex balloons We already have a bulk balloon and helum supplier the only thing is that it is going to take a lot of time in order to inflate and tie all those balloons i saw this and thought this might help but stil

Topic by markomo531161 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Come there a moderator for this place? Workshop is filling with crap articles this week. Answered

Today: This week has had horrible articles that don't belong in Workshop, but now it is a genocide article? Need some moderation, or at least moving things to where they belong...

Question by jkingsbury 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Can I get a 20 pound CO2 cylinder filled with Helium? Answered

I recently got a 20 pound CO2 cylinder and was wondering if I would be able to get it filled with helium gas.

Question by workinprogress37 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

how are fluid bearings made?

I was looking at fluid filled bearings and wanted to try and make one i just cant understand how they are filled and how they can rotate without leaking any ideas on how they are sealed?

Question by sharlston 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How can I make my own Peach Mango filling? Answered

I'm making pies for my birthday this June 20 but I don't know how to make my own peach mango pie filling. Please share something you know on making this kind of filling, Thanks! :)

Question by HamenChips 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

looking at earthbag with soil/clay fill , what area is considered cold? ?

What is the R factor of an earth bag wall

Question by mike poind 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

looking for; preassure sensative air valves the size of tire fill valves,? Answered

I need a small valve that will sense low air preassure and fill as required. also looking for similar air valve, but with ability to remotely, (radio) control air preassure.

Question by braadkarma 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Why is "Danger is my middle name" filling the site with junky posts?

I get the intern stuff, but it detracts from the 'recent' material to dig through useless collection after useless collection of other people's work. Knock it off. And I  thought 30,000 K'nex posts were a waste of space.

Question by idontreallycareeither 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Why will my Maytag Bravos MVWB700VQ0 washer not fill at beginning of cycle?

I have a 2009 Maytag Bravos Quiet Series 300 washing machine -- model number MVWB700VQ0. We just moved to a new house, and as far as I know it was working fine in the old house. Now, the cycle starts and water sprays in the machine, then the water runs through the detergent cup. The machine spins to balance the load, and when the tub slows to fill, nothing happens. Doesn't matter what cycle or water temperature, no water is added to the main tub for about the first 8 minutes of the cycle. After that, it kicks in and starts adding water, washes, rinses and drains as normal. I'm not getting any error codes. We checked hoses, water pressure and screens. Thought it might be the water intake valve, but since it's working at other stages in the cycle, it's not that. Does this mean I have a timing issue or something with the main computer component? Again, I've not had any problem that I was aware of until we moved it after it'd been in the same place for 7 years. Thanks for your help!

Question by tlhead 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

do you have to fill gearbox with seperate oil to the engine oil and how on a mitsubishi carisma manual?

Do you have to fill gearbox with seperate oil to the engine oil and how on a mitsubishi carisma manual

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Can you fill an entire room with a strong magnetic field using current technology? Answered

I had an idea, but it will only work if an entire room is filled with a magnetic field. I plan on doing this idea within 30 or so years, so you can take you time answering.

Question by The Mollusk 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how should I go about filling in this mask so its smooth & flat ?

I've been working on this for a week and even thought its creepy enough already i just want to fill it in and make it smooth, flat, even, etc. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. 

Topic by cbenda 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

What equipment is needed to fill an appropriate cylinder with oxygen generated by the electrolysis of water?

Update: I need someone that has experience with gas cylinders to point out potential dangers that would be present by filling this way, We've already discussed water vapor and oil potentially making its way inside. That doesn't sound good to me so I need certainty that its safe or those can be eliminated or reduced to safe levels. Right now I would really like to know what I need so I can refill tanks myself. I'm guessing its a special adapter or replacement valve, but I don't know where to start Original: Would it be possible to fill an appropriate oxygen tank with the right adapters/compression system with the oxygen generated by electrolyzing water and what kind of equipment would be needed? I know for propane you can buy adapters and refill/transfer from one to another, but obviously this is completely different, and I don't know anything about oxygen valves/adapters or compression systems. Yes I know this could potentially be very dangerous and also have no interest in collecting the hydrogen. Just to clarify we are talking about commercial grade tanks, not a 2 liter soda bottle. Also, if possible how high of purity would be expected using optimal electrodes and electrolytes to prevent corrosion and impurities. Any information at all would be very helpful.

Question by NathanE31 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Brainiac's: Cool Things in Slow Motion including exploding a balloon filled with gas

The following video shows a few things that we have seen and take for granted, only in slow motion. Some are real eye-openers...

Topic by Goodhart 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

what i fill in 'Link to Team website' in Makerspace Contest 2016 - Team Entry form? Answered

We (our team) decided to participate in this contest but we stuck while filling the entry form.  i want ask you that whether they want us to make a team website or something else?  please solve our doubt regarding this...

Question by pankajchauahan 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

where do i fill hydraulic oil and what type oil in my early 60s international cub lo boy??

Cub lo boy

Question by bwesner 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How to coat the inside of a bottle with resin? Answered

I recently bought some resin that I was going to test a few prop pieces out with, but, being the space cadet I am, did not pay attention to the volume the resin produces, and I'm now short resin. I can, of course, buy more resin, but I had the idea of kind of cheating and just coating the inside of a coke bottle (the glass ones) with the colored resin and filling it with water to match.  Also, there is more to this. I know I can color water and fill the bottle with that to make a colored bottle. I also know I could color the resin and fill the bottle with that. However, I have an additive that I want to use that is rather pricey, so I would only like to coat the inside of the bottle as to give the illusion it is filled with liquid instead of actually filling it up with liquid. thanks in advance! 

Question by DoctorWoo 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Make a banner for cheap ?

Hi! I'd like to make banners for a fundraising event. I have a 60cm plotter I'd like to use with a pen to do the strokes, something I've already done in the past, but the problem is not here. After that, I'd like to fill the stroke region, like letters and logos, but I don't want to use 10 marker pens just for one letter, do you know what I could use to make nice, cheap and fast fillings ?

Topic by Anykey 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

is it possible to use a chamber capable of firing multiple shots before having to re-fill?

Is it possible to use a chamber capable of firing multiple shots before having to re-fill? cause the way i picture it you could use an attachment to the chamber connecting a independent pressure valve which in turn would be connected to the air tank. the fact that its self regulating would spare you having to fill up the chamber with the turn of a valve after each shot...but even so I'd need a independent pressure valve/regulator (small enough) that would shut the airflow at 100psi. and i prefer the pvc not blow up on me. i'd really like to try it but how and where could i find that type of valve that works similar to scuba equipment??

Question by DIYtheKid 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

can you get drunk by eating candy made with alcohol? such as chocolates with bourbon in the filling?

I was wondering if you could get drunk from eating candy made with alcohol

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Need way to fill small air canisters (4-8oz) w/ bike pump

I've got a couple of older small CO2 canisters that I haven't used in a few years. I figured a good way to reuse them was to make a refillable canned air. The only problem is I don't have an air compressor. What I do have is a bike pump. Does anyone have any good ideas on how to (1) get air into the cylinder with the pump and (2) make some sort of release system, trigger or otherwise, to release it like canned air. I'm looking to use it to blow out electronics and the like. Yes I know about the moisture issue but not terribly concerned with it.

Topic by MrBippers 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago

can i use packing peanuts to fill the space between a dog-eared four foot fence and a clay dirt bank?

Using packing peanuts in a unusual way - my concern is will they last and environment concerns such as air emmisions and ground water contamination

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

CLOSED - Halloween Postcards 2016!

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Topic by Penolopy Bulnick 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

air vent filling up when run water in kitchen sink. then it leaks out of vent

Think some thing is blocking line and there is a crack or break in ait vent other wise would back up to top of roof and flow out on to roof.

Question by 6jongambit6 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

please help me, Is any body has a controller or kit to make a home made powder filling machines?

Please help, I need controller or kit that can process powder filling machines, with timer or weight controll Thanks Efrinto, Indonesia

Question by efrinto 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

can i use packing peanuts to fill the space between a dog-eared four foot fence and a clay dirt bank? ?

Using packing peanuts in a unusual way - my concern is will they last and environment concerns such as air emmissions and ground water contamination

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Washing machine makes a "clunk" noise throughout the washing process. What could it be?

During the washing process there is a clunk (once) noise. It occurs after filling but before agitation; after agitation but before emptying; after emptying but before filling for rinse etc. Wondering if this is a transmission or gear problem

Question by 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago