Great tutorial by judebond on how to make a sled from a sign. Not a bad idea for all those campaign signs still floating around.
This sledge is light, fast and durable. It costs next to nothing and is a synch to build.
When it snowed I wanted to take my son sledging, but I couldn’t find a sledge for love or money so I decided I’d make one.
The materials were fly tipped at some communal bins near my house; this sledge is constructed primarily from a reclaimed FOR SALE sign.
via Lightweight Sledge: Reclaimed.
This first chair is actually made from corrugated plastic campaign signs, held together with hot glue and epoxy. Campaign signs have great potential for Pop-Art designs. To make the support structure, I cut a regular pattern of slits in a series of sheets so they’d all notch together. Then, two top sheets acted as a floor plate does in a house, locking everything in place.
via Cardboard Chairs 101.
Regardless of the results at the polls, resist temptation to toss election signs in the trash.
Kent Peterson, a bicycle advocate and bike shop mechanic who manages Kent’s Bike Blog, harnessed the recycling potential of leftover political paraphernalia as a way to prevent puddles from splashing up at him as he tooled around the Pacific Northwest on a fold-up bike.
He devised a technique for building bicycle fenders with rigid plastic boards often used in political yard signs.Peterson crafted a handlebar basket out of corrugated plastic signage.
Peterson crafted bike bags for the handlebars and behind the seat out of old political signs – handy for stowing sunscreen, snacks and other necessities on road trips.“It’s quite easy to work [with],’’ Peterson says.
“It’s kind of like origami, in a way.”
Catch the rest of the article via Discarded Campaign Signs Recycled into Clever Bicycle Accessories – Earth911.com.
Photo: Kent Peterson The project worked nicely enough to encourage him to adapt the idea for building other bike accessories.