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Topic: Hi, I'm a Mac. Hi, I'm a PC. Hi, I'm a market bag  (Read 6093 times)
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« on: February 03, 2010 11:50:16 PM »

I really wanted to participate in this challenge because I make market bags all the time. It's something I think many do not realize the amount of waste that is involved that could easily be prevented. I couldn't think of anything that hadn't been done a billion times already though. Then last week my SO came across a computer to scrap that had this really pretty bright purple case. I wanted to make something out of it but couldn't think of anything, so I had it sitting in the recycle bin. This challenge fluttered across my creative conscious again & voila the mammoth computer market bag.





I started with the outer case & an old compaq keyboard.



This picture should be a public service announcement for cleaning out your keyboard. None of this was visible until after I took the keys off. The person who owned it previously must have ate over the keys. Don't click if you are easily geeked out by dirty stuff.

I drilled holes all along the bottom & sides & used zip ties to attach everything. I tried to work with a lot of the existing pieces. (ie zip ties through key holes & enlarging screw holes)


The handle is the cord from the keyboard. I did one continuous loop for support. You can adjust the wires that run across the inside of the bag if you have something larger.


For size reference. I have 2 cereal boxes, a box of nilla wafers, a 3liter of juice & the bread. Which BTW will never get crushed in this bad boy.



This is me. Again for size reference I am almost 6 feet tall & plus size. So you can see it's ginormous.


I had a great time trying to think outside of the box  Cheesy. I hope everyone likes it!
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2010 12:10:16 AM »

That is awesome and huge! Hitting this rocks!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2010 06:04:20 AM »

That is inspired! I could do with a firewood box like that.
It's big enough to hold coal and/or firewood.
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2010 08:18:26 AM »

nice! 
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2010 08:32:27 AM »

That is wayyyyyyyyyy cool!!   Great job  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2010 09:16:32 AM »

SO clever! And slick-looking.
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2010 10:05:03 AM »

That is such a clever use of spare computer parts! I have a friend of mine who would love one of these Grin
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2010 10:47:13 AM »

That is inspired! I could do with a firewood box like that.
It's big enough to hold coal and/or firewood.
Oh yeah. Definitely big enough. I don't know how the handle would hold up over time if you used the power cord like this one. Granted I was yanking on it pretty hard all through this & it didn't budge when I had it loaded down. Go for it! I would love to see one.

I'm glad you guys enjoyed it. I was so happy to make something out of items we recycle all the time.
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2010 11:13:51 AM »

i love this....def making one for my MIL...my small kids know everytime we take her to buy groceries she is always saying "don't mash my bread". my babies say it now before she does LOL....think this would def solve her problem...thanks for the great idea & instructions! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2010 01:25:11 PM »

This is a MAN's market bag! My DH and his geek pals would flip over this!  Great recycle and so creative.
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« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2010 10:27:33 PM »

That's awesome! How heavy is it without the groceries tho?
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« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2010 01:29:30 AM »

That's awesome! How heavy is it without the groceries tho?

Surprisingly very light. It's all plastic, I removed all the metal bits
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« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2010 12:53:51 PM »

That is indescribably awesome.
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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2010 12:17:53 PM »

Wow, that takes the cake for creativity!
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« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2010 09:05:19 PM »

Excellent!
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« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2010 08:32:37 AM »

Awesome! Being a geek at heart, I love the recycling of the old comps. DH never knows what to do with his after he upgrades. Thanks for your contribution! Wink
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