Introduction: Diy Mini Hacksaw

I wanted to make some sort of blade out of the cutting edge of a tinfoil box. I realized though in order for this thin piece to be stiff it had to be held taught. So i decided to make a mini hacksaw out of it.

Step 1: Gathering Items

  1. 4 Popsicle sticks
  2. Tinfoil box edge cutter (the thingy used to cut tinfoil)
  3. scissors
  4. Pliers
  5. Hot glue

Step 2: Flatten Blade

On the blade there are spokes coming out to hold on to the tinfoil box, we have to flatten them with pliers.

Step 3: Cutting Popsicle Stick

leave 2 uncut, and cut the other 2 in half

Step 4: Build

  1. Glue 2 halves to either side of 1 Popsicle stick
  2. Measure how long blade should be
  3. Cut blade
  4. Glue down blade on either side (try to make taught, we'll make even more taught later)
  5. glue 2nd pair of halves on top of the other ones to sandwich the handle and blade
  6. cut off excess wood sticking out beyond blade
  7. cut the last stick slightly longer than length of inside the handleplace inside to keep blade taught

Step 5: Cut Stuff

Let it be useful!

Enjoy! Please vote for me.

Comments

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jkarow (author)2015-03-31

Cool. Can you us it to cut other Popsicle sticks? Just asking because if it can, it would really help me with another, much larger Popsicle stick project, especially since I have not too many tools myself.

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ed shtern (author)jkarow2015-03-31

yes that is what i usually use it for

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Iron_Anvil (author)2015-03-31

Great share! Definitely will try this!

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malitam (author)2015-03-30

very creative use of one thing I have often thought there should be a second purpose for. kudos!

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BeachsideHank (author)2015-03-30

Actually, this is more of a frame saw than a hack saw, but still would make a nice presentation gift for display rather than use- unless one wants to cut foil paper with it.

Clever!