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R.I.P Billy

R.I.P Billy, for thou shallt be reborn and never forgotten.

I had an old Billy shelf which was starting to collapse and had the wrong color (moved from one room to another…). It was time to swap for a brand new one (yeah, trip to ikea!!!). The old one got repurposed in my cellar to store my tools.

For those interested:

  • I used 5 horizontal layers of the Billy, 3 vertical to make the back, 2 horizontal, held by EKBY STÖDIS
  • The top of the shelf is reinforced with a vertical part of GORM that was lying around that I cut to size and screw
  • A set of nails was used to hold the tools
  • The shelf itself is hanging using hose clamps (holes are 8mm, inside both the vertical billy and the grolm)
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top of the shelf and hose clamp (front)
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back (from the public area surrounding my cellar)
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finished result

Rainbow loom and hacking

A while ago, I ordered from alibaba (or dealextreme) bazilions of elastic bands for the kids. However, I forgot to buy a loom. Being back from vacation, sunday evening needs an occupation for the kids.

Time for some hacking! I’ve already used the elastics between 2 fingers and the kids are now good with it and ready to move to more complex figures. I had some spare  wood (from doing the terrasse with IKEA Runnen)

First, unscrew the plastic holdings to get some fresh pieces of wood.

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Second step, use a mail to help with drilling correctly. You can use this sample drilling plan (hosted on bitbucket, use RAW button to download).
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Once all holes have been marked, switch to drilling (I used a 8mm wood bit).
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And then use some trunnions (8mm) to make the pin. You might need to convince them in the hole with a hammer.
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Once done, the result should look like that.
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This allows to have a triangle, a square, an hexagon and 2 pins, each time with a hole in the middle, for various forms.

Probably more, don’t really want to look for more patterns now

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