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happy*chickens
« on: April 12, 2012 11:57:01 AM »

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 some stuff in this world are so common and taken for granted.. like mini squeegees, funnels, kitty litter scoopers, umbrellas...and yes-dustpans Tongue
i know they're cheap, but why the funk buy it? it's so elementary.

so here's the dustpan i made from x-ray sheet some old lady got rid of


and here's how you make it:
you can use x-ray's or any plastic sheet that will be sturdy enough but yet crease-able


here i used a smaller sheet,  if you use the big ones cut it to a smaller size mine was about 28cm (11") high and 25cm (10") wide.

fold it making a crease where you want the pan surface to end (phh... you know what i mean right?


next fold it creasing on an angle to make the dustpan side walls, do that on both sides


open the folds and cut according to the angled crease (the wide end) till you get to the middle crease you made on step one.
than cut a straight line from the bottom to the cut you just made.
here just look at the picture

 these would be the flaps that close and form the dustpan shape. fold them so they are parallel to the middle crease, mark the width of the flaps and cut slits on both sides to slid the flaps in. here just look at the picture


slide the flaps in from the front, shape the creases and your done




dang i hope this tutorial is understandable. making a dustpan is elementary but writing a tutorial is definitely a mass in my head!

thanks for looking and don't get confused by the tutorial it is super easy. make a bunch!
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2012 04:38:48 PM »

That's so clever, I love it!
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012 12:11:07 PM »

Super cool dustpan, great tutorial!
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2012 02:35:34 AM »

thanks!  Smiley
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