This goes through to a how-to on how to make a skein winder. For the uninitiated, a skein is the default unit of thread, and it's that windy log that yarn comes in as well. With this snappy tool, you can wind your own skeins as well. If you combine that with the newspaper into yarn concept, you can make your own yarn and wind your own skeins when you're done.
This link drops into a middle page, but this guy has step by step photos of the whole process.
This is a sort of supplement to the Four-Element Table, with the additional four legs added for stability. The pipes are squished flat at the ends and riveted on, allowing this table to bear a much heavier load without compromising style.
1000 words, or this:
Tom Price used nothing more than PVC pipes, nylon cable ties, and a large hot plate to melt together the blossoms.
Just check out the video.
These guys take found item recycling to the max. This isn't exactly the most useful application for recycling, but if the stuff is going to be around for the next couple of thousand years, it might as well look cool.
My goal here is to eventually show every single thing that people have come up with using PVC pipe so that we can be truly innovative here. What I'm starting to notice is that the cutting edge is in constant motion. We, as human beings, continue to improve on yesterday's ideas. While this page in particular is not extremely remarkable, it continues to show the versatility of this material. Sooner or later though, this coarkboard should have a nice rundown of everything that people are doing. ...
Theo Jansen is really cool. If you dig around in the corkboard here, you can find another video about him. He makes amazing kinetic sculptures from PVC pipe, and has a wonderful artistic point of view. I just discovered this old TEDTalks podcast via Taylor Browning's site. Fantastic stuff, check it out:
Oh, the fun of bending sheets.
These are cool!
A thousand words.
Images taken from http://www.ppugartist.com - Paul Pugliese Art & Design
Just when I thought I'd scoured the internet for every cool existing PVC project, this thing came up.
I WILL BOMBARD YOU WITH GARDEN IDEAS UNTIL YOU GROW YOUR OWN FOOD!
This guy made his own telescope, and you're never going to guess what he used for the body.
This is an excessive performance mod for a computer, but ecxessive is good in the computer world.
Super cool art installation.
These guys always make cool things, and when you give them a stack of PVC pipe, it is no exception. There's a rough how-to here that shows concepts without walking you through the actual projects they made. Very cool stuff.
With about ten bucks and some imagination, you can make some cool stuff.
This is pretty cool here. They're using PVC pipe to make new legs and feet for amputees. Instead of paying thousands of dollars, an amputee can now get a new limb for $25.
This stuff is weird, but it sure is interesting.
This is amazing. The machine may not exist now, but someone needs to do this.
For those that don't know, Pastafarianism is the understanding that the entire universe was created by a flying spaghetti monster. These people have made a statue as a shrine to worship. (he he) Originally a poke at organized religion, the Flying Spaghetti Monster has taken hold as a spoof belief structure in that it is no more or less feasible than any other monotheism. Think what you want, but the statue is great. They tour it all over a county.
This is the bastard love child of a clarinet and a saxophone. And it shows you how to make them.
This guy has gone all out. Amazing craftsmanship and complete photo documentation of his making process.
It's fun to be an adult and play with kids, but this guy is amost crazy. Almost..
This one's freakin' snappy. I'll post a how-to for at least one of these once I have the time.
HA HA HA! Get it? Six feet! And six feet! HA HA HA HA HA!
This was designed and built by B. Rolph Kruse. He was the designer for all four of these projects, I just built the first three.
This is that one that is in incomplete form in the furniture forum.
Here's a nice example of some snappy furniture that I've made with PVC.
What with all the protesting going on, these may be necessary to stave off police brutality!
I know, I know, I've already posted one of these. Sorry, but this one's cooler than the last, so I had to put it up. This also has a great in-depth tutorial that shows exactly what to do and why you do it. There are photos for every step of the process, so you can actually make this one without too much head scratching.
This guy shows how he made a hidey hole for his sharks in a 300 gallon aquarium. Very cool.
This is all I can say. He shows step by step. The Picture speaks, I be quiet.
This guy is serious about home made dart guns. He's got some cool ones on here.
This is really cool. He goes pretty deep into the principles of magnetism before actually showing how his generator comes together and works. Great information.