Can you make a crossbow out of newspapers?
Topic by mepaine 12 years ago | last reply 12 years ago
You know those log making machines you can get that let you make your own logs? Well I have seen some amazing furniture made with very tightly rolled newsapers that is so strong that when knocked together it sounds like metal bars. The machine would need to have 3 rollers and a handle for turning the top roller. the loosely rolled newspaper would sit on another 2 rollers and be rolled like a giant hand-rolled cigarette until it was tightly packed into a rod. I wondered if there was some way of either making this from scratch or improvising something? Thanks.
Question by merimaid 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I recently bought newspaper pencils here in the Philippines and ever since i bought that, i wondered how you make those. the treesmart(R) website showed them slicing newspapers, dipping them in a "secret" solution, wrapping them and oven drying the pencils. i was wondering what is the solution that i can make (is it just glue with water) and can i just leave it out to dry. P.S. the best question is actually lemonie's reply to my reply to his post. kthx
Question by beehard44 8 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
On etsy.com there is a set of wood pieces that when you wrap the newspaper around one piece, then insert it in the second piece it sets the bottom then you plant seedlings. anyone know how to make something similar? thanks
Question by cotajeri 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I have seen baskets and trivets, placemats etc made from coiled newspaper. I don't know how they are kept together or how to weave them once they're made
Question by ShalomAngel 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Currently I take 4 sheets of newspaper about 8" x 8" lay them flat and place a drinking glass in the middle of the paper and "wrap" the glass and secure with tape.
Question by glittergirl6 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
(Besides using them to clean up dog poo-poo, of course:])
Question by happi cat #71 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Not a silly question. What kind of paper do you use in items made out of Paper Mache? the instructions I have call for strips torn from old newspapers but when my local newspaper went out of business that kind of killed the supplier for this kind of craft. papers are different so the results wont be the same as with newspaper. Thought making paper mache models would be a great and kind of cheap way to try out some ideas.
Question by Eyewondery 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Check out the new instructable - How to Create a DailyMe Customized News Digest. It's a neat little tutorial that will help you sign up for DailyMe.com and become the editor of your own newspaper incorporating content from the world's leading newspapers, blogs, RSS feeds and journals. Registration is free and although the sign up process is easy, use this tutorial so you may maximize your choices. No longer do you need to read the news you are served by the TV, newspaper or even the internet. Choose your own with DailyMe.
Topic by DailyMe Intern 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
I have not been able to find a diy version for such a thing. These "machines" recycle newspapers etc into logs or briquettes that can be burned in woodstoves and bonfires. http://www.eko-mania.com/ They have one that uses wet paper and one that uses dry. I am not looking to roll sheets of newspaper though.
Question by peacenique 9 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Hi,So this year I joined a non-profit organization called The Student Free Press Group. It distributes a newspaper called The Independent about once every 2 months or so. Here is a little blurb about them. The Independent is a student-run, student-owned, student newspaper and non-profit organization. It is important for us to emphasize "student" because we are in no way affiliated with the school district or Memorial High School.Philosophically, The Independent strives to be an open forum for students to express their views without oversight from school or governmental authorities. While news articles are required to be objective, editorial opinions are not censored; inclusion in the paper is based upon the quality of the writing rather than the nature of the opinion. The Independent serves the community not only by providing a forum for expression but also by giving students an opportunity to develop skills in writing, reporting, leadership, and independent initiative by becoming writers or editors of the paper.The Independent was born during the 1990-1991 school year after a censorship dispute between the administration and the student-edited school newspaper, The Sword and Shield. The administration, once a staunch supporter of student journalism, began to exercise the powers granted to it by recent Supreme Court decisions and sought to review each issue prior to printing. After encountering fierce opposition to publishing a news article revealing sub-par minority grade point averages at the school, all but one member of the editorial staff of the official school newspaper resigned in protest and, the following year, began publishing The Independent. Since that time, The Independent has gained the readership and the respect of students, faculty, and administrators.So here is my task. I need to create a professional looking website for the newspaper. I'm already have a domain but I am looking for a good, free hosting provider.So I am looking for a free web host that will give us a lot of space and a decent amount of bandwidth. In return I will allow them to put ads on the site and in the newspaper which is distributed to about 1,300 people. So I'm wondering if anyone would be interested in sponsoring the site/newspaper. If anyone knows anyone who would be interested please give a link or there email.Thanks for your time,Joe Rowley
Topic by joejoerowley 10 years ago
I have a recipe book that is full of recipes that are handwritten and torn from magazines, newspapers, etc. Any ideas for organizing these, and future recipes in a binder of some sort?
I will be printing identification and logo on steel newspaper racks that have been painted with a 25 year exterior latex paint. Is it realistic to expect good results using paint or ink? If the answer is ink, what type?
Question by tommytoes 9 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
I pick up my dog's poop with plastic bags, but not biodegradable ones. I have tried using newspaper and then burying it with the poop. I could buy biodegradable bags, but I would rather use something than buy something new that has been manufactured.
Question by mlmiller 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hi I want to make a daruma doll. Like in the video. How do you cast pulp into a hollow item? like in the video? Its pretty cool how they make them. ANybody do anything like this? I don't want to papermache with newspaper I want to make it like in the video.
Question by undftdking 8 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
Finishing off a balloon, newspaper, and plaster pinata. there's no way I can get the frilly paper in time, but I have a decent amount of acrylic paints and other art supplies. what method would make my monster the greenest of them all?
Question by rubberbands 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I was wondering what other jobs a 13 year old could do besides newspaper delivery? Because right now I am only getting paid $100 a month. Are there any other suggestions for a job that pays me enough money so I can give to charity and keep some for myself also?
Topic by Lemon-Duck 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Two Bangladeshi newspapers have apologised after publishing an article taken from a satirical US website which claimed the Moon landings were faked.The Daily Manab Zamin said US astronaut Neil Armstrong had shocked a news conference by saying he now knew it had been an "elaborate hoax".Neither they nor the New Nation, which later picked up the story, realised the Onion was not a genuine news site.Both have now apologised to their readers for not checking the story."We thought it was true so we printed it without checking," associate editor Hasanuzzuman Khan told the AFP news agency."We didn't know the Onion was not a real news site." The Onion article claimed that Armstrong had been convinced by a website written by a part-time librarian;"It only took a few hastily written paragraphs published by this passionate denier of mankind's so-called 'greatest technological achievement' for me to realize I had been living a lie, " said a visibly emotional Armstrong, addressing reporters at his home. "It has become painfully clear to me that on July 20, 1969, the Lunar Module under the control of my crew did not in fact travel 250,000 miles over eight days, touch down on the moon, and perform various experiments, ushering in a new era for humanity. Instead, the entire thing was filmed on a soundstage, most likely in New Mexico."Obviously, this is a major embarrassment for the newspapers involved, and clearly shows how modern "journalism" is really just copy-paste-spin (witness The Daily Mail's recent "pregnant immigrant" slant on UK population data)You've got to wonder, though - how much other net-sourced nonsense has made it to the headlines as "news"?The Onion articleManabzamin newspaperNew Nation (Tagline: "Bangladesh's Independent News Source"!)
Topic by Kiteman 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Here is a list of some great things you can craft things out of:CARDBOARD:-Empty Shoe box-Used Poster boards-Empty Dunkin Donuts Munchkin or Doughnut box-Empty Pizza BoxesCONTAINERS:-Empty Altoids candy box-Empty Water bottlePAPER:-Newspaper-Used Paper (like one you used to write phone numbers on)PLASTIC:-Empty water bottles-Empty milk containers*Adding more soon!*
Topic by dragonblue80 10 years ago | last reply 7 months ago
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Topic by Goodhart 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
A newspaper article showed these images from Google Maps today. This one, in China, interested me. Does anybody know what these shapes are ? The tagline was this: " These rectangles, up to a mile long, can be seen from space near the Gansu province and Xinjiang, some less than 100 miles from Jiuquan, the headquarters of China's space programme " Thank you http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2116238/Google-Maps-madness-Face-Jesus-field-lake-blood-strangest-cloud-ever.html
Question by FriendOfHumanity 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I'm in the New York Times magazine! After Randofo posted about their Innovation Contest, I submitted a few of my projects, and my beach-skates got chosen as a judges winner! OK, so they've reduced an entire instructable to two dozen words and and an icon, but I'm still in the second-largest newspaper on the planet! (Oh, and two others of the top four choices are also Instructablers...)
Topic by Kiteman 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
We got a school festival coming up traditions, and I was charged with the duty of makying a roasted pig over an open fire. Not really, just a model. I really couldn't find a name for it, so I'll ask here. It's a pig. With a stick through it. Over fire. Then you eet it. So far, I was thinking either just make a basic shape and fill it with newspapers, or use a few bottles. Any ideas? (Sorry if the pic is inapropiate)
Topic by Keith-Kid 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Hey! What's all this?! Just thought I'd say hey! Nice to see familiar usernames floating about. For those of you unfamiliar me, My name is Royal, and I've got a blog: http://goodcleancrazy.wordpress.comFor the familiars, I guess I decided that if I could come to terms with reading a newspaper than I could certainly support this awesome site, and benefit in return. I hope to spend more time making interesting things than posting in the forums this time around, and I hope I'm welcome to stay. If not, well, no hard feelings. Cheers!
Topic by royalestel 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hi all, I'm part of a project where we're making soft sculptures to cover a tree trunk. It's for a sustainable festival, so we have to be mindful of re-using and recycling in our artwork. The problem we're having is with stuffing. It's only a temporary artwork for 5 hours so I'm not too concerned with waterproofing, but trying to make the sculptures look good when stuffed with shredded newspaper, plastic bags or chopped up old clothes is difficult. I'd really appreciate any ideas you can suggest! Thanks.
Topic by jarris 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
As you may know, I teach Science.You may have noticed that I occasionally venture an opinion on science-related topics.You may also have noticed that bad science, and the acceptance of anti-science tend to get on my nerves.Part of the problem, of course, is the meeja - the majority of journalists have little or no science training, so they focus on the dramatic sound-bites when reporting stuff. Heck, these days the majority of journalists aren't even journalists - they're bloggers.After the massive fuss I had to put up with at school over the LHC (destroying the world by sucking it into an exploding black hole then turning time backwards), I tried to find out where the kids got their panicky ideas from, and it turned out to be the tabloid press (the Star and the Sun, for UK readers).Now, I could wait until the papers publish their bad headlines and write an annoyed letter, or I could be pro-active.Do any of you guys think there is any mileage in setting myself up as a consulting service to the scientifically-illiterate news media?I thought, maybe, offering "expert opinions" on scientific events to newspapers that don't have scientists on staff, or maybe a translation service, turning scientific papers and press-releases into something journalists can cope with.Comments?EDITI have emailed the main local newspapers, plus the BBC.Let's see...
Topic by Kiteman 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
All I want to do is simply make a MMPR Green Ranger Helmet. No where on instructables is there a tut, nowhere on youtube is a tut, nowhere on google is a tut. It's always Halo.The balloon trick didn't work for me. I blew the balloon as big as it would go and it didn't even cover my head at the end. So I wasted a balloon, 2 hours, and alot of newspaper to fail. Can someone please do me a tut so I can do this? I will be grateful as hell.
Topic by Mccall101 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hello, I was thinking about ripping out all the rotted wood in my backyard garden and replacing it with basically a waist high garden area to grow herbs and I stumbled upon papercrete one day. I've never used papercrete let alone concrete in general. I was just wondering if I could get some general help on where to start. I'd like to make this out of papercrete block and papercrete mortar if all possible but I don't know what amount of newspaper, water, and portland concrete I need... or even how to make molds. -Jimmy
Topic by rexdino5 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I was looking for something else, and found this site by local (he lives about twenty minutes from me) Maker Extraordinaire, Tim Hunkin. He has a main site, as well: http://www.timhunkin.com/ .Tim is best know in the UK for an old TV series "The Secret Life of..." (In which I once saw him record his own voice on stickytape), a similarly-themed exhibition he did in the Science Museum in London, and for his newspaper cartoons called The Rudiments of Wisdom.
Topic by Kiteman 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
I'm getting sick of paying for basically dirt so my cats can poop in pleasure. Any suggestions. BTW, they refuse to use the green stuff or the newspaper stuff. They're all three around 13-14 years old, so they pretty much own my wife and me. I just want to spend less money to serve my masters.
Question by STEPcoach 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I'm hoping to use some old beano comics as wallpaper in our bathroom and looking for a suitable sealant to ensure that the paper doesn't soak up moisture. I've found examples of similar projects elsewhere using books and newspapers, but none where a sealant has been applied. The closest product I've found to what I'm looking for is "Zinsser Gardz" but I suspect this might cause the ink to run. Can anybody confirm or correct me on this, or recommend an alternative? I'm going for a matte finish if possible and the paper will probably be adhered using regular wallpaper paste - unless I'm advised otherwise.
Question by PhilB58 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Y'know those paper logmakers where you soak some newspaper and then put it in a metal box and pull the handles to compress it? I have tried to do this with PVC pipe and a wooden plunger made to fit, (with a wooden base as well). didn't work. anyone know if those logmakers work and how to do a cheap/simple version of one, perhaps building on my PVC pipe efforts? when I burned the resulting log from my PVC logmaker it was extremely sooty and burned in about 2 minutes, they are supposed to last an hour and burn clean enough to use in a woodburner.
Topic by djsc 10 years ago | last reply 1 year ago
This is a fun toy I made in the Boy Scouts to scare the younger kids. First take three pages of newspaper, roll them up, and tie it tight with a long thin rope. Then take a candle, light it, and pour the wax over everything but a small edge of the rolled up paper. Light the one end, and if done correctly, the 'toy' should last a few minutes. The long rope gives you the ability to swing it around in the air, and scare people with it. I am not resposible for any burns, forrest fires, or any other type of injury or fire. Use at your own risk, and keep water handy, just in case.
Topic by invisiblepaintballer 12 years ago
Alright, this is going to play a major role in the making of my Halloween costume this year, which will be documented and an iBle will be made. And after thinking it over, I've decided to just go ahead an tell you what it is of, to ward off confusion. I will attempt to make the Instructables Robot! So, for my costume, I need to make a head, body, and wrap around pieces for the arms and legs. Here's what I plan to use: Head: Just a box, I'll paint the eyes and mouth on. A ball for the "ears", coat hanger for the antennae. Body: This is where I'm stuck at. I don't know how to make a body that will fit me and is the right shape. I've PMed a member, and he thought that I should form newspaper in a bathtub, and make it fairly thick. This sounds like a great idea, but I don't know if I could make it look like Robot. Then I thought of forming the paper over formed chicken wire, but I don't know if the wire would hold its shape. Any suggestions? Arms and legs: Haven't really paid much attention to these, but I would probably just form some newspaper. I'd paint and detail it all. I'd probably hook a bicycle helmet into the head, to secure it. I'd run some rope or cord to secure the body. I'd wear skates, but my neighborhood isn't one for skating, in the dark. Anyway, I'm the worst skater. I really appreciate your help!
Topic by Bran 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
Researchers at Purdue have impregnated paper with iron particles, creating "ferropaper." ------------------------------------------ Researchers at Purdue University have created a magnetic "ferropaper" that might be used to make low-cost "micromotors" for surgical instruments, tiny tweezers to study cells and miniature speakers. The material is made by impregnating ordinary paper -- even newsprint -- with a mixture of mineral oil and "magnetic nanoparticles" of iron oxide. The nanoparticle-laden paper can then be moved using a magnetic field. ------------------------------------------ The article later mentions that "newspaper and soft tissue paper are especially suitable." This sounds to me like a startlingly simple DIY project that could create some fun kinetic sculpture, if nothing else. Via ScienceDaily
Topic by CameronSS 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
For a while now, I have been trying to build a thermoacoustic device with the following specs: -Can run with a temperature difference at around 100 degrees Celsius (ice on one end, boiling water on the other end, but it won't actually work with water) -uses normal air for the working fluid -constructed out of available household materials (or anything I can find at a hardware, office, or similar store) I have tried jamming coffee stirrers in a PVC pipe with copper wire serving as the heat sink, alternating layers of foil and two-sided tape, and for the third & recent attempt, newspaper jammed between two peg-boards (untested, but unlikely to work).
Question by Michael_Everett_Feder 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I want to make a medium size bag from recycled juice by weaving it in the diagonal fashion (I think it is called plaiting), and I know that I will need weavers that are at least 25" long! So how do the weavers in the Philippines use small juice bags (recycled) to make the long weavers: I have a bag here from the Philippines and cant see any sign of overlapping or sewing!!! I have found photos on the internet of women weaving these bags and the weavers are LONG. I have practised on newspaper so the technique is there and my fingers are just ITCHING to weave with something a little more attractive!
Question by tofty 9 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Well, as I'm watching a csi clone as many people will know as Crossing Jordan (Is she crossing a river? What a mystery all in itself). Why do these show writers think that you can do extra-ordinary technological things in their crime labs that we can't actually do in this current day and age, not nearly as well as what they show us. For example, as in pretty much every episode of CSI, there is some image, some security footage or the such, they "clear up" the image or make a shitty black and white video camera tape look crisp and sharp like it's hd and they can read the letters on a newspaper that someone is holding sitting on a bench like 500 feet away.This people is not possible, not ever. You cannot "extrapolate" pixels out of pixels that aren't already there. If your security camera is 640x480 resolution or the such, say it's pointed to your wall at the end of your living room for example. Something up close, like 5-10 feet away from the camera, the pixel representation of the actual object is fairly well represented digitally and the object is readable usually, maybe with a bit of image tweaking. But say you have a big living room and you need to read a newspaper that is strangely pinned to your wall by a stranger. If it's too far away, the camera sees a lot of the text as big blockly black or white pixels, and each bit of the newspaper isn't captured pixel by pixel, just a representation of what it would look like. But on a pixelated camera, you're never going to be able to pull pixels out of pixels that aren't there like I already said, it makes no sense. And on these csi shows, they're seen doing crazy shit like pulling a liscense plate number from a police car footage tape of the car BEHIND the cruiser by "extrapolating" the pixels they seemed to be able to read the license plate by using the left mirror of the car in front of the cruiser, and to that, this would imply that the car behind was parked to the left of the cruiser, but in reality in the show itself, the car was right behind cruiser where you wouldn't have been able to see the plate anyways.Stuff like matching blood spatter marks to certain cuts on victims or the such, I know this can and is done in real life to a certain point and degree, everything you see in csi is based apon what is used in the real force. But the difference is that in CSI it is SUPER EXAGGERATED way beyond what's possible in real life. I've finally ran out of typing energy so you guys are spared any more of my rant but holy **** I can not figure out how people enjoy CSI so much seeing as it's soooooooo fake in reality. How many other people think it's fake like me?
Topic by Punkguyta 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
If you open up the newspaper to the comics section, and the strip is in black and white, you will most likely see a bunch of dots used to shade the strip. For some time I have been trying to find out information about these dots, and have so far learned that they might be called Benday dots, or as I recently learned from a FoxTrot book (Camp FoxTrot), self-adhesive shading film. If anyone knows anything about this, I would like to know (if possible) three things, what are they, how do you use them, and where can you buy them? Thanks Instructables community, because I know if someone has an answer, it would be you guys. Thanks! -Splazem
Question by splazem 8 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I'm sorry. I just had to.I saw this article and immediately thought, "This would be perfect for the "Offbeat" section back at the I'bles forums:Offbeat - Man Bites DogSee?SAO PAULO, Brazil - An 11-year old boy is in Brazil's media spotlight after sinking his teeth into the neck of a dog that attacked him. Local newspapers reported on Thursday that Gabriel Almeida was playing in his uncle's backyard in the city of Belo Horizonte when a pit bull named Tita lunged at him and bit him in the left arm.Almeida grabbed the dog by the neck and bit back â€” biting so hard that he lost a canine tooth.Wow.Full article here via MSNBC
Topic by Labot2001 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I have this pile of random stuff i just collected but have no idea what to do with it. Here's what I have: bubblewrap, jeans, plaid shorts, cardboard, newspaper, coins, key, embellishments from a pair of pants, bobby pins, ribbon, stickers, small tin, Q-tips, rubber duck, silly bands, plain CDs, embroidery floss, beads, foam clown nose, paint, paintbrush, glue, tape, markers, milk jug, soda can, sweater, hemp cord, construction paper, some seashells, eletrical tape, leather cord ,a 4 foot tall plastic tube, and tootsie rolls.That is the longest sentence i ever wrote. If you have an idea of what to do with any of this write a comment.
Question by eternalwind 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Recycle, how do YOU help the environment by recycling, do you just toss plastic and paper products into correct bins whit the recycling sine in it or do you reuse old stuff, remake to keep up whit the time, take action yourself. What do you do? For example, I recycle old news paper... Its a whole proses, first you cut the news papers into smaller peaces, then you let it set in a special, secret concoction, then you blend them, then a secret method of removing the ink from the paper, and finally evenly distribute the sludge into a mold and let it set, dry. One day I might make an Instructables on how to recycle old newspapers. So what are your actions on helping the Earth recover?
Topic by comodore 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
So here's the thing. I'm building a green goblin costume(humberto ramos kind) and I need to make my self look a little bigger. I don't need to see any muscles just bigger. I've considered using bubble wrap but I'm afraid I might die from Hyperthermia, plus if I sit down it would sound ridiculous. So the next obvious choice would be to use upholstery foam, but I've never worked with it before. I've thought about using plain old newspaper and and strap it down with duct tape, but I think that might be noisy when I walk. Check the pictures to see what I mean. One picture is from a comic book and the other one is a costume made by jacemoore on deviant art.
Topic by Frenche7 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I received an instructables message from someone wanting to use some of my pictures for articles in an Italian online newspaper. I think I was not the only person who has gotten this request. This is a quote from the actual request-- "is it possible to take your images to publish for free, obviously citing the copyright and linking the website?" Now, my inclination is to say yes BUT. I want to make certain that they are not making money on my work and just getting it from me free. I also want to make certain that the pictures remain under my control, that I am not giving up my work but rather giving permission for it to be published elsewhere while still retaining all copyrights to it. What would be a good wording for accomplishing this? Anyone else who has received this request might want to consider provisional permission also. Ownership of your work is something you should keep the rights to.
Question by Vyger 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago