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⚖ POCKET-SIZED SCALE ⚖

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This is a really pocket-sized scale. Is super easy and fast to do and cheap.
I find it really useful when I need to weight small amount of things, like copper or sulfur for disinfect my plants.
 
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Step 1: WHAT YOU NEED

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MATERIALS:
-2 popsicle stick;
-2 pegs (like the ones in the photo);
-1 small carabiner;
-1 small keys ring;
-a piece of thread;
-1 short nail;
-1 small iron ring (I used one from the valve of the inner tube);
-2 small plastic bag of the same size;
-some bolts of different weight (1,2,5 grams)

Step 2: PREPARE THE STICKS

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-Cut one of the stick in half and sharpen one edge;
-draw a line in the exact middle of it (lengthwise);
-draw a line in the exact middle of the intact stick (crosswise);
-make 2 holes at the edges of the intact stick and one in the side of the half stick (like in the photo).

Step 3: GLUE THE STICKS

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Glue the sticks perpendicular to each other like in the photo.

Step 4: PLACE THE CARABINER

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Place the ring in the hole of the short stick and the carabiner hooked into the ring.

Step 5: PLACE THE PEGS

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place the 2 pegs in the holes of the long stick

Step 6: PLACE THE NAIL

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place the nail in the middle of the intersection of the 2 sticks

Step 7: PLACE THE WEIGHT

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Tie the iron ring to the thread like in the photo and hang it up to the nail.

Step 9: PLACE PLASTIC BAGS

On one side of your scale you should clamp a small bag with your weight measure, and on the other side the other bag with inside the thing you need to measure.
jacksteal41 year ago
Am I too late to make a weed joke? XD I'm just kidding. Super cool idea.
marcellahella (author)  jacksteal41 year ago
(I was expecting it : ) thanks for the comment!
ChrysN1 year ago
That is really cool, what a neat idea.
marcellahella (author)  ChrysN1 year ago
Thank you!
pat425861 year ago
Wicked awesome
marcellahella (author)  pat425861 year ago
thanks!