Tutorials

UPCYCLING TUTORIALS

Materiale Centralen UP!cycling`s unique skills sharing platform is not just a physical space taking place during our workshops but it can be also an online community to share ideas and best sustainable practices

To be able to freely share our work with the public we choose Instructables, one of the most open, welcoming and supportive DIY communities for everyone.

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100% BICYCLE

Did you know that you can make a belt entirely out of bike parts?

In this tutorial our volunteer will show you how to produce your own 100% Bicycle Belt, by combining together two chain plates, a couple of spokes and three cuts of bike tyre. You are going to learn how to produce your own buckle and rivets: in case it’s your first time working with metal, it’s a good opportunity to get started.

HOW TO MAKE A SPOKE BENDER

The Spoke Bender is a tool for winding bicycle spokes into round coils.

It was originally designed for the production of upcycled belt buckles, as part of my 100% Bicycle Belt project (How to Make a 100% Bicycle Belt). you can find other applications for these round coils, such as key rings and curtain hooks.

In this tutorial you will learn how to produce the tool out of scrap materials and hardware products.