ArcadeControls user griffindodd made this sweet Donkey Cong cocktail-style cabinet using a old wine barrel! Now, who’s ready to roll this bad boy around an abandoned construction site?
“Every time friends or family see my builds they always say the same thing “Oh you should make these and sell them”, to which my answer is always the same “It’s just not worth the man hours for what I could charge”. With that being said there are people quite successfully making bar tops and selling them on a regular basis, and, I assume, turning a profit of some kind,” griffondodd wrote.
Here’s his breakdown of the project:
Costs so far
Used Oak Wine Barrel – $87.00
17″ 4:3 Monitor – $25.00 (Craigslist)
Craftymech SLG Scanline generator – $23
Power Strip – $6
Amplifier – $19
Power Socket – $5
4x PCB Feet – $2
Power Supply – $18
2x long shaft zippy sticks – $16
Jamma Wiring Harness – $10
4x Regular Buttons& Switch – $4
3x Player Start Buttons – $3
Speakers – $15
1/2″ Bevelled Glass – $84.00
Laminated Control Panel art – $38
Bezel Artwork – $22
Paint – $6
Stain – $13
Shipping to date – $19.00
Total Build Cost – $415
Hours Spent Total – Approx 20 hours
Sourcing/Ordering Parts – 2 Hours
Vector Artwork Barrel Top – 1 Hour
Wood cut templates – 1.5 hours
Build in general – 15 hours
So who hasn’t ever wanted to put on a Star Fleet dress and do some running around? Now who wouldn’t want to make this dress? Look at this beauty.
Crochet designer Doris Chan took her published design and turned into a uniform any bold crafter would be willing to wear.
Using just markers, gel pens, nail polish, and a couple other items, troberts8 created these awesome zombie flats. I think they’re adorable in a creepy sort of way, and they’re practical too (I think they just might confuse oncoming zombies into thinking you’re already dead). While I don’t have the artistic ability to make them, I’m certain there are those of you out there who would be entirely able to paint zombie toes on shoes. If you’re interest in making a pair, check out the instructions here.
I’m really into making felt plushies at the moment. I’ve been surprised at how easy they are… well, compared with what I expected. This week I decided to take the plunge and try a Purple Tentacle from LucasArts’ Day of the Tentacle, and boy – am I pleased with how he turned out!
And since I’m nice, I whipped up a pattern so that other people can recreate the little guy – check out the link below. Printed on A4 this will give you a tentacle that stands about 18 cm (7 inches) tall, but there’s nothing to stop you scaling this dude up!
Just don’t leave your 6-foot version unattended otherwise he might just try to TAKE OVER THE WORLD!
Rocío Suárez Cazorla really captures the spirit of our household with this print.
Dinner ready? Just five more minutes.
Train about to leave? Just five more minutes.
Doorbell rings, mom is visiting? Just give me five more minutes, I’m almost finished…
You get the idea.
For more gamer goods, check out her Etsy store Geek & Art.
This project isn’t so crafty as it is DIY, but I figured if you have Legos around your house, this might come in handy: Lego Instruction Books, Organized.
This is one of those projects that is a bit time-consuming, but so worth it in the end.
I have crochet patterns in a binder, in different sections like hats, shrugs, afghans, and bags. Can you think of some booklets that might be handy to have all page-protectored & binder-ized?