Handyman's Valentine gift - Screw-Nut rings pair - Home made in 15 mins

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Still not get a Valentine gift ready for your love? Here's one you can make in 15 mins. Actually it's one pair - for you and your loved one.

It's a pair rings of screw and nut. Perfect for DIYers, and perfect fits for lovers. The idea comes from A Perfect Fit. The original is from Kiley Granberg. The original rings are made from 24-karat gold, starting about $2,500!

Don't worry, if you don't have that much money like me, I've made an alternative costs only about 25 cents. And if you're handy enough, it won't take you more than 15 mins.

OK, let's get started. Valentine's Day is not far away.
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Step 1: What you need?

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- 1 x Brass screw and nut, #6, available from hardware store.
- #14 copper wire, 6" long. I took a ground wire from the #14 cable.

- solder iron and solder (avoid Pb, use lead-free solder. Thanks worldgnat)
- vice
- hacksaw
- steel wool, hammer, pliers

Step 2: Make the bands

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- Bend the copper wire around a steel tube and cut to fit the fingers
- Hammer the ends a little bit. Polish with steel wools.
- Pre-dip with solder for easy assembly later.

You need one for you and another one for your couple.

Step 3: Modify the Nut and Screw

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With a hacksaw,
- Cut the screw to around 5mm long.
- Slot the nut half deep

With a triangle file,
- file V shape slots on both nut and screw head.

- Pre-dip the V slots.

Step 4: Solder, and Done!

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Have a look. They fit perfectly. So do you!

Happy Valentine's Day!
dianaw2 years ago
gibson_se5 years ago
When you cut the screw, you will mess up the thread a bit. It might be a good idea to do a couple of test fits before giving the gift and trying them on "for real", so you don't have to deal with messy threads with your significant other.
If you have a jewelers saw you could save the cutting of the screw till the end. After its all soldered up screw em together and with the excess sticking through cut it off with the jewelers saw. When you unscrew them it will bend the cut end back into the right thread. Justa little sanding or light filing to remove the fine edge and you will be ok.
ShippingGuy5 years ago
Very Cool Idea!
Definately a Heart Winner!