sheet metal spiral streamers

by:ShunDing     2020-01-12
No one said the rainbow and the spiral party.
If you don\'t feel the festive atmosphere right now, you\'ll be at the end of this note.
Also, how many items do you cut sheet metal in one minute, rainbow in the next minute?
Even if you \'ve never picked up a crochet or used a tin cut before, this manual is one --
Stop buying everything you need to know about making a sheet metal spiral ribbon.
Use your skills or do some new ones, let\'s get started! Materials (
10-foot streamer)
Aluminum sheet metal: I used scrap metal from one of my previous instructions that measured about 20 \"long.
You need at least 10 \"width.
If a new purchase is purchased (1)
1 \'x 2\' aluminum plate.
At Home Depot, they are usually near doors and windows.
Anything colorful!
Heavy weight or 3 strands of spinning weight used together.
I wish I could tell you the name and brand of what I used, but I found these winches in the waste bag a few years ago and the labels were long lost.
It doesn\'t matter the thickness and specification, as it doesn\'t need to make a specific size.
I don\'t even have the right size hook for bulky weight yarn, but in the end it doesn\'t matter because all you do is the chain until it reaches a certain length. (10)
Jump ring: you can in jewelry area of any art supply stores find these.
They are small, unattached metal rings that can be easily turned on and off with pliers.
Metal line: I have some gauge line 28 on hand, but in hindsight I prefer something a little thicker, maybe gauge 26 or 24. The hair-
The thin 28 guage means that it will slip through the jump ring unless it is very tight or overlapping.
Tool: Crochet hook: I only have one size hook (3. 5 mm)
, Which is technically too small, but it works for this app because size doesn\'t matter.
Straight tin cut: aluminum is soft and easy to cut.
Only straight cuts are used, so tin is cut straight (
Relative to left-or right-cut snips)
All that is needed. Needle-
Nose Pliers: jump loop-free drill bits for opening/closing holes for drilling mounting holes and 1/16 drill bits.
For circular objects that wrap metal strips, two objects of different diameters are preferred.
I used a larger diameter flashlight and a smaller diameter chili sauce bottle.
The metal won\'t keep the exact diameter of your object and will bounce back bigger, so choose something smaller than you actually want.
One of the cool things about making streamers is that nothing has to be very precise.
I have scrap metal bars from my previous instructions and are a little larger and smaller than the size I listed here to run out of my stuff.
Let it work for you!
Make 10 pieces from the side of one end of the metal strip about 20 \"long: Mark 1\" and make 1/8 from the same side of the other end \".
Connect the two points with a ruler and draw a line when cutting.
Information about using tin sni: When you cut with tin sni, the left part slides up and the right side moves down.
Put the scissors on the left, so that the thin strips that are being cut are cut with them like ordinary scissors.
You will notice that the metal begins to curl naturally;
In fact, that\'s what I think about this project.
I was trimming some metal pieces and noticed that the strips started to spiral up so I followed the idea!
Make 10 screws: wrap the metal strip with your round object.
The metal won\'t keep the exact diameter of your object and will bounce back bigger, so choose something smaller than you actually want.
The first 3 or 4 laps use a larger diameter, and the last few laps use a smaller diameter.
With the instructions attached, the widest side diameter of the flashlight I use is 1 1/2, and the spicy sauce bottle is about 1/4 in diameter and has a cone.
The metal does not look perfect after the spiral rises.
The circle with small diameter will be closed
From the larger settings, it may be more concentrated than you want.
Pull the metal into the shape you want with your hand;
Aluminum is easy to process and the edges are not super sharp (
But the corner can be very sharp! )
Repeat on all 10 screws: Drill (2)
Holes on each spiral, one in the upper right corner of the 1 \"end, one on the other side of the spiral.
Use a 1/16-inch drill.
Make sure you leave a little space between the hole and the edge, because if you get the hole too close to the edge, the aluminum will easily break/separate, especially the corner hole that borders on both sides.
The drill bit is easy to enter and it should take less than a second to punch in.
Press and hold the part of the screw with your thumb to make sure it does not rotate with the drill bit.
Initially I tried to install these through holes drilled in metal, with only one jump ring;
It turned out to be a cock.
Because the weight is only on one side, the eyes are spiral.
In order to achieve a spiral of uniform suspension, you need a center bracket to balance the weight.
Repeat for all 10 screws: cut wires longer than you need, about 2 to 3 times the diameter of the screw thread through two holes: loop the wires back; pull tight.
Repeat 3 to 5 times, then cut off the excess wire and fold it up.
Repeat the same cycle and fix the wire to another hole.
Important: leave some extra length in the middle to lean down from the center to each hole (see picture).
All 10 spiral repeats: using needles-
Gently open each jump ring with a nose clamp.
Slide each ring into the mounting handle on the spiral.
Close the ring by squeezing with pliers.
Repeat for all 10 helices: centered on the wire, firmly hold the helices through the jump ring.
Twist the spiral in 3 to 4 complete circles with your other hand.
The wires will start to twist and that\'s exactly what we want.
This will lock the jump ring and hang the weight at the center point, which will result in a hanging spiral that is not a cock --eyed.
Important: Don\'t overdo if you use very thin wires, such as the 28 th gaugetwist;
The spiral rotates no more than 4 times, otherwise the thin line will break. (
Ask me how I know. . .
I had to do it again when I first did itthread it. )
It\'s easy if you \'ve never had a slip knot before!
There are also many different ways to do this.
My method is: wrap the yarn around your index finger with another hand.
Do a loop from the work side (
Yarn attached to the ball or tail yarn).
Pass the work end loop through the first loop, stretch it out from the other side and tighten it.
Adjust the slip knot to fit the crochet (
Since I don\'t have a hook for the right size for 3 strands of yarn, I\'m just trying to keep my stitches loose).
Crochet chain 10 feet.
Sounds a lot, but it will disappear quickly once you get into it!
There\'s only one line, so you\'re done once you\'re done.
Put the slip knot on the crochet hook.
You don\'t want it to be very tight there because you need space to pull the line.
Maintain the working side (
Yarn attached to the ball)
When using the other left index finger --
Gently hold the short end of the yarn with your fingers.
Move the hook to the front on the left, then swing backward clockwise, turning the hook when moving the hook. (See pictures).
When the yarn is wrapped around the hook, pull back toward the slip knot, pull the yarn through, and form another ring on the hook while losing the old ring.
Repeat the process 10 feet long.
When you finish the crochet, cut off the yarn attached to the ball.
Pull the crochet directly up, pass the short tail through the previous lap and lock.
To be safe, tie a few extra knots and trim any extra yarn. Use needle-
Nose pliers open each jump ring and slide it over one or two yarns on the chain.
I plan to have 1 spiral per foot chain.
Measure 6 inch from one end, connect a spiral, and then separate the remaining 9 to 12 inch.
There will be 6 inch loose chains at each end.
This is the best part! (. . .
Or should I say party? ; )
I think this design is really suitable for this shape.
Zag suspension mode but can use these for anything!
Here are some tips for showing and handling: I hope you make these as fun as I designed them!
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