I made these zipper pulls for my son’s lunch bag using ½” electrical conduit, paracord, and sugru. The sugru was textured using poly netting. It’ll make for a good conversation piece during lunch.

Step 1: Machine the conduit

To start I machined and sanded off the zinc coating.
These are awesome. Love the lathe work. The texture is great also. I've added a link to this insturctable at reddit.com/r/Sugru <br> <br>Please please please show this at http://sugru.com/gurus I think the team there will love it! Hack of the month in my opinion.
Thanks! I post the link there but I don't think I did it up to par with others. Is there a way to edit?
You did a great a great job and they LOOK GREAT. Where can I get SUGRU I have never work with this product. What kind of lathe do you have and are you a machines by trade. I,m looking for a small metal lathe like 7x 12 what is a good one to start off with. I make custom pens for gifts and XMAS. And I never used a metal lathe. <br>Thanks <br>JERRY <br>P.S. hope to see more of your work in the future.
You can buy Sugru at the instrucables store. I have the mini lathe from harbor freight. It cost me $400 on sale. I think it was worth the money. Thanks for the comment.
I think the best thing would be to post some pictures up in a reply! That's the best way. You can't edit once you've posted. It's a great little forum there but you can't edit what you've posted :(
Great, simple (sort of) and very good looking! <br> <br> Thanks for the lesson. <br> <br>Now to whip out the hacksaw, files, drills and wet/dry sand paper. ;-)
As always, this is beautiful! Thanks for sharing. <br>Sunshiine
Best zipper pulls I've seen on instructables! very nice! <br> <br>I'll have to buy new sugru soon I guess xD
Awesome! I couldn't even tell it was sugru in the picture! I love the texture you added to it :)
ABSOLUTELY GENIOUS!!! If one does not have a lathe, or fancy machinery to machine the conduit, can we use a high-speed dremel tool to cut, &quot;machine&quot;, and finish the conduit?
All you really need is a pipe cutter. Everything else can easily be done by hand.
ok, cool...i got some sugru that needs to be used as it expires in October, so this is a great project i think to help get rid of some of it! lol Thanks much!! <br>
I was looking for something to do with some spare copper pipe, great idea. Maybe use a penny for the design pressed into the Sugru, reverse bas relief. <br>Great Instructable!
I was skeptical of 'Sugru zipper pulls', until I saw your name. These are a very tidy and easily made piece, you've done your usual and pulled off something genius. I especially like the textured finish, it's quite something.

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