Fluted Plastic Projects

Bug-out bicycle camper

April 12, 2019

  The 2006 Burningman Theme was ‘Hopes and Fears of the Future’. I chose fear. Back then the bird flu virus was a big scare. I came up with this Mad Max style post apocalyptic bug-out rig for wandering around the playa. I also brought it along the following year. Left to right, Solar window…

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Fluted plastic backpack

April 12, 2019

This tough lightweight frameless pack was made with 4mm fluted plastic, zip ties, velcro, straps, buckles and bungee cord. The main bends were made to form to the curvature of my back. Fun with a little imagination and fluted plastic. The possibilities are endless. My favorite is the pack is strong enough to support me.

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Burningman box shelter

April 12, 2019

This was my first use of Coroplast, or better known as fluted plastic or plastic cardboard. This 2-1/2 sheet 4 ft square box used 2×2’s for corner framing. Button head screws fastened the panels to the frame. For transport the shelter was made modular. All I had to do was attach the corner frame to…

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Recycled Campaign sign shelter

April 11, 2019

    This 4 ft high by 8 ft long shelter was built almost exclusively from recycled election campaign signs including the lumber and hardware. Attached to the exterior green house is a pole that holds the gravity fed solar shower bag positioned toward the sun. Rain water is harvested for taking showers. To keep…

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Coro Kayak

April 11, 2019

For PDF plans, click here! The Coro Kayak is made with one sheet of 4mm thick fluted plastic. Releasable zip ties are used to make this a foldable boat. The seat is Made with extra material. Once the seat is attached to the hull it acts like a bulkhead keeping the sides from coming inward.…

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Coro box boat

April 11, 2019

For PDF plans, click here! The Coro box boat was a design that created more buoyancy than my first ‘V’ hull motor boat, the Coro Speed boat. At first the steering mimicked the Speed boat but then it went thru an evolution. On the next version a front storage area was included. A ‘V’ bar…

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Coro speed boat

April 11, 2019

For PDF plans, click here! The Speed boat is basically a 4×8 ft sheet of 6mm Coroplast, better known as fluted plastic. The boat folds are similar to a Chinese to-go food box except the fluids are kept outside instead of inside. Because of these folds, all that’s needed to keep the structure together are…

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High mileage trike

April 11, 2019

I had this dream starting in the early 80’s of building a trike that could get very high mileage. After years of drawing different versions, I came up with tis simple but aerodynamic body design. I was given an old Hand aa 350. Not he motor I originally wanted to use but it was something…

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Motorized Delta trike

April 11, 2019

I noticed a front wheel drive trike on the market with a wheel similar to a Unicycle, but unlike a Unicycle you could keep your feet on the pedals when coasting. Although pedaling a large vehicle this way was almost worthless, like a moped it technically could be classified as a motorized trike allowing anyone…

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Lil Dipper paddle boat

April 11, 2019

    Unlike the 6mm thick hulls of Sparky, the Speed Boat or the Box Boat, The Lil Dipper was made using more common 4mm fluted plastic. I installed grooved (tables saw) inexpensive 1×2″ pine boards along the edges to fortify the hull. Others were added to support the mast and to act as foot supports.…

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