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    • Rex_Mundi
    • By Rex_Mundi 9th Jan 18, 1:00 AM
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    Why Recycle? Think outside the box
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    • 9th Jan 18, 1:00 AM
    Why Recycle? Think outside the box 9th Jan 18 at 1:00 AM
    I don't throw my newspaper away. I read the Guardian and end up with reams of paper. I make stuff rather than relying on recycling the paper.

    I am almost happy with my latest vase (pic). It started life the other way up till I connected the base which is now the neck. A couple of coats of varnish will bring the colour out more.

    Victorians used to make furniture out of paper. I've not tried that yet but it's in my mind. I am currently working on another very different vase and two fruitbowls for friends.

    Why recycle when you can use something?


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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Jan 18, 5:34 AM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 5:34 AM
    I don't throw my newspaper away. I read the Guardian and end up with reams of paper. I make stuff rather than relying on recycling the paper.

    I am almost happy with my latest vase (pic). It started life the other way up till I connected the base which is now the neck. A couple of coats of varnish will bring the colour out more.

    Victorians used to make furniture out of paper. I've not tried that yet but it's in my mind. I am currently working on another very different vase and two fruitbowls for friends.

    Why recycle when you can use something?


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    Originally posted by Rex_Mundi

    Yep, treated properly, papier-mâchè is very strong and durable.

    Isn't Lloyd Loom furniture made out of paper?

    They used to teach that in primary schools. Don't know if they still do.


    Edit...... did a quick google....... yes it is made of paper, but it is reinforced with wire........

    The Lloyd Loom process was patented in 1917 by the American Marshall B. Lloyd, who twisted kraft paper around a metal wire, placed the paper threads on a loom and wove them into what was to become the traditional Lloyd Loom fabric.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Jan 18, 5:41 AM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 5:41 AM
    Of course, you don't need to do much to make furniture from newspapers............








    Although these are prettier! ..............






    ............Chairs made from paper-mâchè.
    Last edited by Pyxis; 09-01-2018 at 5:45 AM.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Jan 18, 5:48 AM
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    These are good!...........


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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Jan 18, 5:52 AM
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    Or cardboard boxes!............







    Or cardboard tubes!............






    I must admit, I've been bowled over by what can be done with paper and cardboard! There are loads of pics online of some pretty amazing things!


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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Jan 18, 6:04 AM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 6:04 AM
    Why stop at furniture?


    This is a 1932 house made out of newspaper!







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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 9th Jan 18, 8:23 AM
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    All well and good and great if you have the space to keep the paper until you can use it to make something.
    90% of the paper going into my bin is small bits (up to A4 size) and small food packaging with the rest made up of larger boxes that I can't use for anything else, never read newspapers but if I did they would go to someone I know that grinds them up to make burning bricks for his stove.

    Not saying its a bad idea just that you need to be practical about it.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Jan 18, 8:30 AM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 8:30 AM
    All well and good and great if you have the space to keep the paper until you can use it to make something.
    90% of the paper going into my bin is small bits (up to A4 size) and small food packaging with the rest made up of larger boxes that I can't use for anything else, never read newspapers but if I did they would go to someone I know that grinds them up to make burning bricks for his stove.

    Not saying its a bad idea just that you need to be practical about it.
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    Easy! Just construct a paper house to keep your paper stores in!
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    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 9th Jan 18, 7:44 PM
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    Cor! I can make furniture out of the Daily Mail!
    Not that I read it, but it'd annoy the whatsit out of some on here!

    As an aside, Paxolin is paper sheets bonded with phenolic resin.
    It's the brown sheet material seen in old radios and so on.
    Fairly structural.
    • SamsReturn
    • By SamsReturn 10th Jan 18, 12:58 PM
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    I've got boxes of old video tapes that i'm reluctant to throw away, and i've been looking for things i could do with them.
    One of my plans for this year. In my garage i've got old bits of metal; nails; screws; wire coathangers, even an old micowave, and i was wondering could i make some sort of garden ornament out of them ......... I'm a terrible hoarder. Then all the odd bits of wood out there, surely i can make something.
    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 10th Jan 18, 1:09 PM
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    Weren't some parts of the East German Trabant car made out of a recycled paper-resin mix?
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 10th Jan 18, 1:24 PM
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    I’ll have to hide this thread from OH! We have so many papers and he’s a hoarder.
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    • SamsReturn
    • By SamsReturn 10th Jan 18, 1:30 PM
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    I’ll have to hide this thread from OH! We have so many papers and he’s a hoarder.
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    People have always told me, i take after my Grandad.
    Going back years before the word 'recycle' was invented. He'd always say ....... Don't throw that away, it will come in useful one day.
    • Rex_Mundi
    • By Rex_Mundi 10th Jan 18, 6:04 PM
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    I've got boxes of old video tapes that i'm reluctant to throw away, and i've been looking for things i could do with them.
    One of my plans for this year. In my garage i've got old bits of metal; nails; screws; wire coathangers, even an old micowave, and i was wondering could i make some sort of garden ornament out of them ......... I'm a terrible hoarder. Then all the odd bits of wood out there, surely i can make something.
    Originally posted by SamsReturn
    Nine times out of ten. The only thing that limits you is your imagination. Think outside of the box and you might come up with an interesting piece of work.

    Years ago I used to make stools for friends out of beer cans after parties. 19 cans next to each other made a hexagon. Three layers of these on top of each other and a wooden top made a very strong stool. I used to use silicon to glue them together.

    I used one of these as a guitar stool for many years. Even when it was battered on the outside it was still strong because you couldn't get to the inside cans
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Jan 18, 7:35 PM
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    I've got boxes of old video tapes that i'm reluctant to throw away, and i've been looking for things i could do with them.
    One of my plans for this year. In my garage i've got old bits of metal; nails; screws; wire coathangers, even an old micowave, and i was wondering could i make some sort of garden ornament out of them ......... I'm a terrible hoarder. Then all the odd bits of wood out there, surely i can make something.
    Originally posted by SamsReturn
    Loads of ideas here.....

    https://www.pinterest.co.uk/explore/vhs-crafts/

    Bookshelves, coffee tables, planters, jewellery boxes...........



    BUT first make sure none of them are valuable....some titles sell for £200!
    Last edited by Pyxis; 10-01-2018 at 7:41 PM.
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 10th Jan 18, 7:42 PM
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    Weren't some parts of the East German Trabant car made out of a recycled paper-resin mix?
    Originally posted by bertiewhite
    Yes, early ones from resin reinforced papier-mâche!

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Jan 18, 7:45 PM
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    I've got boxes of old video tapes that i'm reluctant to throw away, and i've been looking for things i could do with them.
    One of my plans for this year. In my garage i've got old bits of metal; nails; screws; wire coathangers, even an old micowave, and i was wondering could i make some sort of garden ornament out of them ......... I'm a terrible hoarder. Then all the odd bits of wood out there, surely i can make something.
    Originally posted by SamsReturn
    an old microwave eh?

    You could always cement your head into it!
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    • calicocat
    • By calicocat 10th Jan 18, 8:14 PM
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    an old microwave eh?

    You could always cement your head into it!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    . That was hilarious , ruddy idiot.
    Yep...still at it, working out how to retire early........ Going to have to rethink that scenario as have been screwed over by the company. A work in progress.
    • pepper77
    • By pepper77 10th Jan 18, 9:14 PM
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    People buy newspapers, crikey.
    • Ben84
    • By Ben84 13th Jan 18, 7:53 PM
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    I've got boxes of old video tapes that i'm reluctant to throw away, and i've been looking for things i could do with them.
    One of my plans for this year. In my garage i've got old bits of metal; nails; screws; wire coathangers, even an old micowave, and i was wondering could i make some sort of garden ornament out of them ......... I'm a terrible hoarder. Then all the odd bits of wood out there, surely i can make something.
    Originally posted by SamsReturn
    Microwaves have big capacitors in them that can hold charge for a long time, so you can get quite a shock from poking around inside one - even if it's not plugged in to the mains.

    As for newspaper, you can wrap it around something like a can, few layers, twist the bottom, put them in a tray and fill with compost to make plant pots. The whole thing can be planted, the paper will rot away.
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