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Duct Tape Answered

Ok, Ok, since this *is* and outdoors group/forum, and it *is* the nature of this website:

What is your favorite use for duct tape? I want to hear about and see pictures of your improvisation and creativity in the outdoors at its best, using, of course, duct tape.

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Thelonelysandwitch

9 years ago

lets see, duct tape stuff (crap in my moms eyes) : 3 wallets psp case umd holders knive sheaths belt tie 2 hats gloves boat backpack and a laptop bag.

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Matt21497Thelonelysandwitch

Reply 9 years ago

That stinks full size would be cool now if only there where a pond or lake around that i could use it in

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MikedoodThelonelysandwitch

Reply 8 years ago

Mythbusters actually made a duct tape boat, and it worked.... Just made out of a pipe frame and duct tape, barely leaked... check it out!

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Matt21497

9 years ago

I have made way to many things out of duct tape my favorite use for duct tape is for making pure 100% duct tape projects. I have made At least 10 wallets 3 hats 2 belts cell phone case my name on my room wall written in 3D block letters with shadows made out of black tape ( actualy thing is 2D but looks 3D) umm moose antlers (attachment for the hat) mini boat mini vest ( fail) sheeth for wood knife ( or however you spell it) water bottle holder for bike ( fail) and a bunch more that i cant think of

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D.L.H.

9 years ago

Duct Tape goes almost everywhere with me. One use was for a cheap chair repair and I used it for several other projects as of a quick repair of a water hose we had and it held up long enough for my task(we did buy a new hose though) An as of what I use it for I say I use it for all my little home projects.

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Killa-X

9 years ago

Oddly I don't always find a need for it. Only things I can come up with is things from this year.

  • Lazy quick patch for pool float
  • Cover outside of a beer bottle so I wont get shocked (leyden jar)
  • Hold the first and last coil of my tesla coils

That's about it :(
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Doctor What

10 years ago

So far I have made:

A wallet
A Magic Duct Tape Wallet
A Messenger Bag
A Belt
Another Belt
Pants
Shoes (Chucks, in particular)
Shoelaces (I put leds in the ends)
First Aid Kit

Right now I am working on:

Another Duct tape Bag
Duct Tape Book Covers

Failed experiments:

Curtains
Vest
DS case

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Doctor WhatDoctor What

Reply 10 years ago

Something I forgot to mention: I made one of those beer holding hats. Failed experiment: Tie.

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Matt21497Doctor What

Reply 9 years ago

i can kind of see how that would work but my question is how would u get the soda or whatever is in it from the can to your mouth i was thinking straws but just doesnt see mright

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rogueleadr

9 years ago

a lot of Wallets Belt boat (well, cardboard and duct tape) I removed a drain clog with a vacuum and made the seal with duct tape .... pretty much you can make anthing with duct tape :D

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amakerguy

9 years ago

Ive made from duct tape:
8 wallets.
DS case.
Guitar hero grip case.
leapster 2 case (For my brother NOT ME!!)
ipod case.
Magic wallet.
Shoes.
crash dummy.
soda can coozey.
duct tape covered light switch plates.
and thought this video was cool...


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cddsuperstaramakerguy

Reply 9 years ago

How do you make a duct tape DS Case? I'd love to know!

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cddsuperstar

9 years ago

I've made TONS of wallets, a skirt, a frame, 3 purses, lots of shoelaces, 8 or 9 roses, 2 pairs of flip flops, bracelets (lots), a book cover, and a bunch of other stuff that I can't think of right now...

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11010010110

9 years ago

accessories for characters in role plays and shows - ash's gloves / naruto's logo mask / academic hat with black square top etc

handrail surf pants protector

diffusers for stage lights (some failed with melting and smoke)

belt

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skunkbait

9 years ago

Boats and innertubes.

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AnarchistAsian

9 years ago

safe, soft ammo to shoot at friends out of my air cannon rope gloves bags game boy cases

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Superninjacamper941

9 years ago

Some one should put an instructable for the duct tape belt that is AWESOME i love duct tape.

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LinuxH4x0r

10 years ago

My friend sean won a duct tape competition on tv during a red green fundraising thingie (tpt 2 mpls/stpaul) for making a duct tape raincoat.

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geekerLinuxH4x0r

Reply 10 years ago

now that'd be a popular instructable! honestly, thats awesome stuff.

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Juklop

10 years ago

Shoes, shirt, pants, coat, hat ( lol) extra Backpack pockets, Armour, bat wings, coat of plates, grip things for pencils, Handmade machete handle, and keeping things together. Failed: Duct Tape Paper

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KevvixxJuklop

Reply 10 years ago

Could you make an instructable on the backpack pockets? I have an idea how to do them, but it would be better coming from an experienced duct tape person.

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Yerboogieman

10 years ago

the other day we actually did ure it on out heating ducts, lol

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Goodhart

10 years ago

My main use it "emergency" repairs. If it moves and you don't want it to...duct tape it. If it is bleeding and you have no bandages and it is really a panic situation, duct tape it (don't do this if not an emergency, since removing the tape can just reopen and make the wound worse). ;-)

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candeelady

10 years ago

I made a giant pair of ruby slippers for a half time show prop that had to last for 3 mos and tolerate the rainy weather so Of Course duct tape was the answer- it comes in all colors now in the craft stores

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SchizophrenicMC

10 years ago

Failed Esperiment: Duck Tape Hammock. Went through 2 rolls of precious duck tape before scrapping the idea... Why did they have to take the duck tape?! Well, it's all better now, 'cuz I bought a 66 yard roll! and 50 yards of Industrial Strength! Time to move on to a Duck Tape Xbox 360 Console Skin... or not...

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ledzep567

10 years ago

cup holder boat plug re sizer boot fixer(it started talking. if you know what i mean) and extension cord holder. i have started to like scotch tape better. cheap, and its easy to get off the roll lol

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HAL 9000

10 years ago

Well, since nobody has taken time to respond in the 30 seconds since i posted the topic, one of my favorite examples is when a friend of mine and I were backpacking and, having forgotten his belt, quickly fashioned himself a new one, complete with a very genius buckling system, all from duct tape. I will see if he can put up pictures, and maybe make an instructable, for his belt.