Introduction: Repurpose Use for an Old Rubber Bungee Strap (DIY Project Idea)

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Dry rotted and broken strap.

Step 1: Making Rubber Strap Pieces

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Cut rubber strap into squares.

You can get a great number of pieces out of one strap (note: depending on its length and the amount of deterioration).

Step 2: Drill Bit Set

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Grab your drill bits and choose the size you need (note: the strap width will determine the maximum size you can use).

Step 3: Making Rubber Washers/Spacers

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Drill a hole in the center of the rubber square (note: I used a belt sander to shape them round).

Step 4: In Use

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An example of its use (note: I am protecting my paint from metal to metal contact).

Notice the compression of the rubber shows deterioration on the outer edge of the unsanded strap, but the core of the rubber is in good enough condition to protect my painted piece at the center of this sandwich.

Step 5: An Additional Use DIY Rubber Feet

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Rubber Feet. I use a countersink bit and screw them to wood projects.


Member "BeachsideHank", suggested using "double face tape and these make great electronic project cabinet feet."

Comments

YourMagesty (author)2016-02-29

Great way to keep worthy material in play! Commendable!

Sawdust_1962 (author)YourMagesty2016-02-29

Thank you, YourMagesty.

BeachsideHank (author)2016-02-28

Use some double face tape and these make great electronic project cabinet feet.

Sawdust_1962 made it! (author)BeachsideHank2016-02-28

Your idea is a nice additional use. Thanks, BeachsideHank.

I've often used a countersink bit and screwed them to wood projects as feet (photo examples included below).

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-02-27

Clever life hack. You should enter this in the Hack My Day contest.

Thanks. I'm pretty new to the site and will have to check it out (the "Hack My Day" contest) and get the details.

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