Theoretically, galvanized steel is protected from rusting indefinately, but practically, any scratch in the zinc layer is a weak spot. A spray-on clear coat (rustoleum spray enamel, for example) may do the trick, but will also be vulnerable to scratching.
I appreciate that the bench dog dowel isn't permanently attached to the spring- obviously this means you can swap it out in future for taller /shorter pegs as and when you need to without having to take everything apart!
Looks great! Currently rebuilding my workshop, and I plan on using your idea to store my lathe tools. One question though- What stops the pipes from tilting all the way forward? It is just the resistance of the tight threaded rod?I'll probably be adding a second rod in front, to prevent the pipes from tilting too far forward. Might add a small mesh "plate" at the bottom of the pipes as well, so that the tools aren't resting on the rod.
I'll admit that I haven't got around to trying it yet, but I heard someone mention very similar at work a few days ago. Might have to try it this weekend, thanks for the reminder!
I'm a huge coffee fanatic, and even though this sounds a little odd, I'm willing to give it a go. Just another entry on the long list of "odd Asian food/drinks" for me!
Brilliant use of scrap materials. I liked the idea of touching up the weld marks with paint to keep the partial-surface rust look. Quite ingenius!
I'm not a vegan, but I am a bit of a foodie. I'm looking forward to having a go at making a batch of this on the weekend.The only thing I'm not sure about is the 'Gelling sugar'. How is something we can get in the UK? I've never heard of the stuff.
No-Weld Spark Plug Aeroplane
I'm definitely going to try a test piece soon on some 25mm PVC conduit.However, I want to stain it a lighter colour, ideally a stained oak.(It would fit with all the natural/stained oak inside/outside our house)
I've always wanted to make a set of these, but was always put off by the finished plastic look. Using zaphodd42's wood-look instructable, this is genius. Thank you, LoraH44 !
If you were going to paint it anyway, you could save money and use round PVC 20mm or 25mm Conduit instead, only using the copper if you wanted to retain the copper's colour. Another advantage is that it weighs much less than copper pipe, and so doesn't strain the light fitting you're hanging it from.
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