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« on: July 21, 2009 10:37:29 PM »

Ok, so I was messing around with some old floppy disks tonight.  I made a few boxes, and then I made this.




the inside



and the bottom



Enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2009 11:06:43 PM »

I really like that!  I wish I had me some old floppies lying around.  Trying to figure out how you attached the floppies to each other...

Very nice!
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2009 04:15:09 AM »

Pretty damn cool.
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2009 04:37:22 AM »

That is fantastic!  I love the combination of floppy disks and the little granny handles -- perfect!   Cheesy

And since amysonhenry brought it up, how did you attach them?  Wire?
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2009 06:19:24 AM »

it is very creative. it looks like she used those plastic wire tie things. <you know, those things that some cops/bounty hunters use as makeshift hand cuffs>
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2009 07:32:57 AM »

Yeah, I think you're right- those are zip ties! You could easily make this in different colors- zip-ties come in a rainbow of colors, as do the old disks....

Nice job! That's the best upcycling I've seen in awhile!  Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2009 08:01:16 AM »

Yep, you're right.  They're zip ties.  I used a bunch of them.  And they come in many colors and sizes.  I used half a package of the smallest size I could find, all black.  They also come in all white and mixed colors.

I'm going to try this again, next time with some colored floppys. 

Thanks for looking everybody, and thanks for the comments.
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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2009 08:08:31 AM »

Did you use a Dremel or something else to drill the holes for the ties??
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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2009 08:21:40 AM »

Well, that's where is gets sticky.  I used a drill press, but only because I have one. 

You could probably use a dremel, but it needs to be set in a vise or somehow made stationary in order to get the holes straight.  You might try using a regular hole punch.  There's a little spring in the top that holds the guard in place, and you'll probably drill through that, so a hole punch might not work. 

I also made a drilling template before I started, to get the holes all drilled in the same place.  They really need to be lined up for the zip ties to work.

You might also try burning the holes in with a hot knitting needle or something.  Just be careful that you don't get burned.  Hot plastic is not pleasant on the skin.

I hope this makes sense. 
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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2009 09:21:50 PM »

I forgot to add that the handles are also attached with the zip ties.
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