i work at a furniture company as a loader. as you might expect, i see a LOT of cardboard and a decent amount of packing/spacing material, in a few different forms. im lucky enough that my boss allows me to take the scrap stuff home. ive collected a decent amount of almost every material i think would be useful to my papercraft hobby. really the only thing i was unable to effectively capture so far is this polypropylene foam, which extremely durable and not messy like normal foam. its also pretty light. the only problem is that i only ever see it being used as packing corners for heavy stuff that needs it. occasionally the corners will fall out and be thrown away, but the corners in their small, odd shape would provide enough to be useful. i will actually try to aquire any of it that i can from now on because that stuff is beastly.
so far, ive collected;
several different sizes of heavy honeycomb packing cardboard at 2 inches thick, 1 inch thick, half inch thick and 3/4 inch thick, and two gargantuan towers of double-layered 3 inch thick at 3 feet tall.
several sizes of heavy box cardboard,
i dont know exactly what its called, but i have a lot of this strange fiberboard stuff, all at half inch thick. it is by far the strongest stuff ive come across. ive put some of it in the walls of my latest project and it can actually support both my arms without any damage to the project. its a bit of a pain to cut because it gets everywhere, but i know for sure that all my future projects will use it in some way.
will post pics of my epic stock of this stuff when i get the chance! in the meantime, anyone interested in fortifying their delicate project walls and bases to withstand the average child without increasing the weight a lot, youve got to check this stuff out!
woosh , take a look at my blog page here (these are my early works, using card stock for the crenelations: too thin, too flimsy for much handling, but they work). I printed full sheet label paper with one of the tower textures from Fat Dragon Games' Borderland Keep set. I used heavy cardboard tubes to make round towers using this technique. You can print on regular paper and apply a glue stick, if you like, as well.
The crenelations are more challenging. I tried 110# card stock, but it proved to be too soft and flimsy. I've started using 2mm-3mm thick cardboard for the crenelations. I curl it, first, then I apply the label paper. I cut out the crenelations after I burnish the label paper into place. I blacken the edges with a marker. It is much sturdier, much stronger. To keep the crenelations tight, while the PVA white glue dries, I wrap them with rubber binders/bands.
For regular doors and trap doors, such as on the tops, I print some off, from the set, and apply them where needed. They look pretty good, if I do say so, myself. Cheers!
Vermin King: It does help keep you from picking up unintended hitchhiker files, though. It would be better if they gave a notification that you are attempting to download multiple files and to check the box in front of each file you wish to download
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Vermin King: Not all progress is beneficial...
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cowboyleland: I see now. Some new upgrade (windows? chrome?) blocks downloads of "multiple files" at a time. The miniscule notification that the download was blocked appears in the corner of the screen for a fraction of a second. "They" call this progress.
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cowboyleland: Hm. Ok, turns out I have it on a back-up drive already anyway.
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Vermin King: Worked fine here
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Coyotepunc: It's working fine for me o.0
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Vermin King: Extreme localized flooding sucks ... if it is centered over you
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Vermin King: Every so often a Thank You goes a long way. Ray over at Ravensblight is going through a dark time ( I know. Dark is kinda his theme ), but if you appreciate his work, you might go to the site and grab his email and send him a Thank You
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