Save Your Tin Can Lids!

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Save Your Tin Can Lids!
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I’m a little bit of a hoarder and discover myself protecting issues that the majority throw within the trash. Hoarded-things up for dialogue at present are tin can lids!

There are a lot of good RC makes use of for the lids as they’re STEEL and never aluminum. Aluminum has little or no tolerance for bending and shaping. Metal nevertheless, may be very versatile for forming into shapes with out metallic fatigue.

Listed below are the store instruments used for working with tin lids. You most likely have them in your store already.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I normally solely save the lids off bigger cans (32 ounce) since they yield sufficient flat floor for RC initiatives. The lids are very straightforward to chop in a straight line with the big shears.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With out exhibiting a step-by-step picture sequence, you may see how the tin is reduce to width and thoroughly bent right into a curve/radius strap to match the gear leg. As soon as the strap is made, bend it outward to kind “ears” to mount your wooden screws into the hardwood keeper. Trim the surplus off the ears earlier than mounting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make one other strap for the decrease door keeper. I left the unique tin end and it appears to be like the half. Or paint should you need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The completed challenge. The doorways held up superb in-flight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEXT & PHOTOS BY LANE CRABTREE






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