Incredible Cardboard! by Instructables Authors
By Instructables Authors
Awesome Cardboard provides complete step by step directions for 20 awesome how you can flip outdated cardboard into appealing, useful goods. make cardboard armor, props, chairs, tables, or even a hydraulic robotic arm! All tasks are written via cardboard reuse specialists, and include images for every step so that you can simply do it your self. commence construction!
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I also left about an inch of extra cardboard there out of habit, but it turned out this was a good thing (see Step 6 about the pauldrons). Cut out the pieces with a knife of some kind - a utility knife or box cutter works well. Cut only the lower side of the dart marking all the way through. The upper side, cut through only the top layer of cardboard. Then peel the top layer and the corrugations off, revealing the inside of the corrugated sheet. It looks like a small flap. To construct the darts, bend the cardboard so the dart edges meet, and hot glue the flap down to the outside of the front plate.
Point the nozzle of the glue bottle into the corrugation and squeeze. " I had a file i used to file everything till it spun freely. Sand paper works good too. Wash, rinse, and repeat this process until everything works good together. Once it spins freely, cover the entire upper grip in three layers of cardstock. Then glue a half circle of cardboard to half of the cardboard tube from the pen light. Make the cardstock circle even with the end of the cylinder hole. Step 9: Embellishments- Step 1 Now we must add the sights and trigger guard.
Image Notes 1. shoulder parts bent to curve over my actual shoulders Step 2: Helmet part 1 It's possible to really do a cardboard helmet well, but I chose to go a faster and easier route. I measured around my head at the largest point (about the forehead level) and cut a strip of cardboard that long plus one inch for ease and one inch for overlap. The height I estimated by holding a ruler up to my head in a mirror. I cut the helmet piece at the edge of an existing edge of the original box, and went over about an inch.