Saturday, December 27, 2014

Material Is Where You Find It

You can find very useful workshop material in some unlikely places at times, like in this comforter packaging.

That package has a steel wire 'frame' to it. The steel wire just needs to be liberated from the plastic.

Slice through the vinyl at the perimeter of the frame.

And you end up with about twelve linear feet of 0.086" diameter mild steel wire.

The package is still useable without its frame, or it can be easily rolled up now to be put in the garbage.

0.086" is not a common wire diameter for which a use springs readily to mind, but I now have twelve feet of the stuff, and a use for it may arise. It's better off in my inventory of steel wire than it is in the landfill.

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