How to make colourful sheets from common household containers. Please leave questions or comments below.

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Comment by Dave Lynas on April 12, 2021 at 6:53am

It’s real cool! Love how you use the resultant material! Thanks!

Comment by the anonymous pick on April 11, 2021 at 10:53pm

Wow .. You sir , get a cookie ! 

Comment by Lappy on April 11, 2021 at 6:57pm

I’m happy that folks find this useful. I call the stuff clown barf.

No, I wouldn’t make the entire box out of it. It will not withstand the string pressure. However, if you covered a plywood box with it, it might look kinda nice. I wouldn’t try making large sheets unless I had a hydraulic press with a very heavy duty form. You have to keep compressing it every 10 minutes as it cools.

Comment by t-belly johnson on April 11, 2021 at 6:26pm

That`s so cool!

Wonder how a full marbled box would sound?

Comment by AGP # on April 11, 2021 at 6:25pm

"WOW", what an amazing Video, who would have thought that these everyday items we put in the recycle bin, almost on a daily basis, could be used for enhancing the look of our various types of instrument builds, and Yes! Lappy, I did enjoy listening and watching this Video, very clearly and easily explained  :-) 

Comment by Uncle John on April 11, 2021 at 4:57pm

Pretty cool.  I thought the green on the 5 string LPG was some fancy and expensive material like mother of toilet seat.  Nice shop you have there too.

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on April 11, 2021 at 4:29pm

Amazing! Cool way to make unique and distinctive guitar embellishments! Thanks for sharing it.

Comment by A.D.EKER on April 11, 2021 at 2:08pm

Thanks lappy that was verry Creativ and educational !, i know we use to do that as a kid and make "Art"as we call ed it ,we thig a plastic bag or bottle ,and set it alight, and then collect the dripping plastic on a piece of wood, till nice shapes apear, but this recycling ideer of yours is terriffic ! a way better way whit load of diverend possebillety's  Good on You ! 

Comment by Poorness Studios on April 11, 2021 at 2:02pm

Very cool DIY video. I never would've thought of that.

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