Introduction: Make a Wing Bolt From a Plastic Bottle
More than once I needed a wing bolt, but I did not have one.
In this Instructable, I show you a trick how you can make a wing bolt from a bolt and a plastic bottle.
I cut off the bottle neck
I put the bolt in the vice and heated up the bottleneck with a heat-gun.
If you don't have a heat-gun, you can use an oven or a candle.
I used my hands and pliers to shape the wings.
Then I cut off the excess plastic
That's it! Our wing bolt is ready.
You might assume that the plastic will break, but actually it's very strong.
I could no break it with my hands.
Apart from making the wing nut, you can use this method to undo nuts and bolts in emergency situations.
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Pt.- Eu fiz e adaptei para um outro tipo também.
In.- I did and adapted for another type too.
This can be used to make a wing nut also.
I realize that it would be overkill to have ratcheting PVC pipe cutters on hand just in case you wanted to make a wingbolt, but if you happened to have them for the intended purpose of cutting PVC, they work great for cutting the necks off plastic bottles
SHOULD or is there one or the other type of plastic bottle that is better plastic to use? I mean it seems to me that milk bottles are of a more pliable plastic but maybe not as long lasting, ie more susceptible to sunlight degeneration? Love the concept, needed a wing nut a couple of days ago and drove 3 miles to get one.
I don't think milk bottle plastic will work very well as it's very soft.
In this Instructable I used a bottle from a sparkling water..... it's just like a like a coca-cola bottle.
It works very well because it's very hard.
I tried to use a cap from a juice carton, but it was too soft.