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Forum topic by Betsy posted 10-23-2007 03:52 AM 811 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-23-2007 03:52 AM

I managed to tear out about 20 pounds of 1/2” copper from my back yard this weekend. The previous homeowner used the copper along with 4×4’s to make a garden of sorts. It was quite ugly. I’ve been wanting to tear it out for about a year and did it this weekend.

Now I know that with the price of copper these days I could probably sell it and have enough for a house payment. However, I have this desire to make something with it. I just don’t know what.

I’m wondering if there is a way to split the pipe open and flatten it out to do something with it.

Any ideas?

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#1 posted 10-23-2007 04:44 AM

First I’d check Marks blog on making coppered pulls.

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#2 posted 10-23-2007 05:16 AM

Wow, wow, wow! Did I say wow! Forget the copper handle the furniture is amazing.!

Seriously thanks for the tip Dennis – I’ve got the blog noted and plan to pull them all up at work and print them out for easier reading. I’m just amazed at his work.

Hopefully in his blog he’ll give me a hint on how to split round pipe – It looks like he is working with sheets. It shouldn’t be to hard – but don’t want to reinvent the wheel if I can read it somewhere.

Thanks again.

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