How to Make a Spanner(wrench) Out of Pvc.

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Introduction: How to Make a Spanner(wrench) Out of Pvc.

I've seen some pretty amazing pvc projects here and I thought I must do a nice and simple pvc project as my first instructable. It can be done in 5 minutes and costs about nothing.

Step 1: Required Stuff.

Materials needed:
Short piece of pvc pipe.
A source of heat (I used a tea candle).
A metal rod.
Bolts or brass fitting.
Pliers to hold the bolts.

Note: I'm having trouble adding notes to the image.So please bear with me. My problem has been solved thanks to Tool Using Animal.

Step 2: Forming Your Pvc

Just heat your bolt until it is extremely hot. Now take the pvc pipe and push it over the hot bolt.It will slowly start going on.Now cool and repeat on other side of pvc(only if you want to have a twin sized spanner).

Step 3: Drill and Add Handle

Drill a hole through the middle of your pvc and insert your metal rod. Your done. Now go and use your new pvc spanner/wrench.

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Technically, although this is a terrific idea, it's not a spanner. Check images.google.com to see some. They "span" a large gap.

BTW, if this tool isn't tough enough to suit you but you still don't want to spring for a metal wrench, try wrapping wire or strong cord around the outside, and/or coat it with epoxy (try JB Weld brand, cures very hard).

Hand-made tools. Gotta love 'em. Thanks for the idea.

Yes maybe spanner is something that span a difference maybe not. Quite frankly I'm getting kind of sick of this , I posted this I'ble in '07 but every few years some twaddle nit picks on my choice of words. I want you to realise two things. Namely that i was 18 at the time of posting and did not know much back then and that I speak a whole different language than you! Yes i speak Afrikaans and in our language we only have an equivalent word for spanner and not wrench. The correct translation would be "ring spanner" as it is used it here.So the moral of my story is that people on the internet actually speak different dialects(imagine that) and that simply googling things may not prove accurate. Anyway I have provided pictures and you can immediately see what i am talking about. Arguing about language and grammar usage is secondary of nature as it only concerns itself with the transfer of knowledge and not the information contained within witch is clearly visible from the pictures I provided. Next time before you comment take a while to read what has been said already

So whats a spanner?

british english word for a wrench.

Two nations separated by a common language! :) ... I wonder which famous person I misquoted that from.

Oscar Wilde. He seems to be the source of all great quotes that aren't from Mark Twain or Winston Churchill. :)

Actually, it was George Bernard Shaw.

To follow up on this funny thread; may I quote British-Hungarian humorist George Mikes? He wrote (more or less): "According to the US Constitution, the official language of the United States of America is English. Regrettably, it hasn't yet been put into practice."

I can't believe how this thread that started from a simple misunderstanding between two common language have steam rolled since the creation of this article and out of it has flown more wisdom than the original article itself. Good work everyone

Thanks a lot. In fact we are just a bunch of guys bragging about how cultured we are....:-) Good 'ible anyway.