Monday, July 18, 2016

Making pinking ties

Building things from recycled material raises the issue of how to make attachments without needing to consume new fasteners. Pinking ties are fasteners you make from the same recycled material you are assembling. I have a short video here .

In the video I am using polypropylene sheet from plastic file folders, pinking shears with five teeth per inch (5mm pitch), and a 3/16" inch diameter hole punch.

I hope to be presenting "Make a Resourceful Sculpture with Pinking Ties" at Silver Spring Maker Faire, September 25, and New York Maker Faire, October 1-2, 2016.

Some simple sculptures made from plastic file folders using pinking ties.

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