Like basketball & want a hoop? I did but I didn't want to buy one. I looked on instructables only to find there wasn't any. So I made this. It is a fairly cheap way of making a ring especially if you have some stuff lying around.
let's start building.
Please tell me of any spelling or measurement mistakes I have made and I will try to fix them.
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Step 1: forming the ring
The first thing you'll need is a ring, I made this out of 12mm (1/2inch )rod but it doesn't have to be that size. A standard basketball ring diameter is 450mm (18inches).
to make the ring you'll need something to wrap it around, this should be about 400mm (16inches) as the ring will expand.
I found an old rim the right size but you may need to cut a disc out of wood. once you have your former clamp it to the bench.
As shown in pic 2 put another clamp just away from the former with the rod in between.
as shown in pic 3 slowly pull the rod around, once you have the rod pulled right around and overlapped cut the straight ends off.
use a bar clamp to squeeze the ends together, then weld it together
to finish it off put the ring on the ground and bash it flat.