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Bird Feeder - copper plumbing tubing, dollar store bowls, colorful baubles and copper wire.

Bird Feeder - copper plumbing tubing, dollar store bowls, colorful baubles and copper wire.

Design: Studio Bomba Australia  This sort of idea but with pallet wood instead of the stark white. I also like the copper clips and the illusion of support from the copper.

Design: Studio Bomba Australia

Design: Studio Bomba Australia This sort of idea but with pallet wood instead of the stark white. I also like the copper clips and the illusion of support from the copper.

I recently made a copper tubing coil to use in a solar-powered water-boiler and learned the right way and the wrong way to bend copper tubing. The tubing is easy to bend when making large-radius curves, but is likely to kink or crush when trying to make smaller-radius bends. I learned that I could avoid those problems by filling the tube with salt before bending. Here's what I used. .25 inch Copper pipe. 5 feet long 1/4 cup of Salt. (Fine, dry Sand would also work) Tap...

How to Bend Copper Pipe and Tubing Without Crushing It

I recently made a copper tubing coil to use in a solar-powered water-boiler and learned the right way and the wrong way to bend copper tubing. The tubing is easy to bend when making large-radius curves, but is likely to kink or crush when trying to make smaller-radius bends. I learned that I could avoid those problems by filling the tube with salt before bending. Here's what I used. .25 inch Copper pipe. 5 feet long 1/4 cup of Salt. (Fine, dry Sand would also work) Tap...

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