Our little cat absolutely loves playing under a piece of cardboard we fold up as a tent for him. But it always falls down, so I thought I’d make him a permanent one he could jump on.
I cut two or three wardrobe boxes into 1 1/2 inch strips on my bandsaw and then into 15 1/4 inch lengths with a 30 degree bevel on each side. I forgot to buy more glue so the above picture was as far as I got with what I had. It will be about 2 feet long when it’s complete.
Feets of Cardboard
Almost 2 1/2 years ago I built my oldest son a Dwarven Axe to his specifications and now my youngest has decided what he would like me to make him. He’s been playing lots of Zelda lately, though we don’t have a Switch, and wanted me to build him a wooden Master Sword. The design above is what I planned out and finally settled on based on pictures and a cardboard mock-up we made to test the scale and measurements. We bought the board for it last weekend and should be cutting on Saturday. Hopefully I remember to take pictures throughout the process. I still haven’t gotten my oldest to decide what he wants to do with his axe. Teenagers…
sword cardboard mock-up
I’ve been hoarding some cardboard in the garage for some time now, so I thought I’d run a couple of wardrobe boxes through the band saw and build a new scratching tower for our little lady. I got halfway through assembly before running out of glue and needing to resupply.
This was my bulletin doodle for the week (with some added color in The GIMP.)
Spent sometime this weekend organizing and cleaning up the garage, then hit the pool and played games with my monsters. Ready for that long weekend coming up…
My youngest came home from school last week and said I needed to make him an Enderdragon costume for some school show. I talked him down to an Enderdragon head with a black t-shirt, and challenge accepted! I decided to build it all around an old bike helmet so he would have control of movement, instead of just a box sitting on his shoulders. My cardboard creation is documented below.
start with a helmet
glue and screw in box
wood brace to support the snout weight
building mouth, not quite correct but close enough
This weekend I spent a good chunk of time in the garage cutting up cardboard. Turns out my youngest had signed me up to create a camel costume and some throne set pieces for his school Christmas concert. I lost a lot of good cardboard this weekend out of the stockpile, but he should be squared away for his concert.
originally, my son’s legs were standing in for the front pair…
the blue tape in on the handle
I also finally got to try out the platform/box I made to bring my tablesaw up to the same height as my (absurdly tall) workbench. Next thing to make is a sled…
Cardboard Cat House
Our cat loves cardboard scratchers so I’ve made her some simple ones in the past. I saw a cute house shaped one online, and thought I could make my own with a more open design. Took her a while to warn up to it, but I think she’ll like it.
cat house playing
I’ve been doing quite a few cool things lately that I want to post, but they all seem to be gifts for our friends back home so I have to wait until they get them to post the pictures. Not too much longer…
Please allow me to tide you over with this smashing cardboard bracket I fashioned for a wireless router at church.