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Picture of easy plastic rivets
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Here's a really simple way that you can do some plastic welding with weed eater trimmer string and a soldering iron



Step 1: Materials

Picture of materials
weed eater trimmer string
soldering iron

two plastic or lightweight materials to join together

be sure to do this outdoors as the fumes are peculiar and probably not good for you.
 
zume3 years ago
would this be possible with plastic barrels, welding them end to end?
foobear (author)  zume3 years ago
I think you would need a stronger plastic to rivet with in that case... Not sure, let us know how it turns out
O.K I'm just going to publically announce, that I don't know what a rivet is. There, I did it. Please be gentle with any response. I also don't understand what the finished product is and how it works. Remember, there is a "be nice" rule people pulleassssse
foobear (author)  porcupinemamma4 years ago
Oh yeah, I guess it's not very clear. That thing I was working on was an instructable that didn't work out. So I never did publish that or explain what it was. The general point of this instructable though was the discovery that I could make plastic rivets out of weed whacker wire. Rivets are just something that can hold two things together. Usually they are made of thin metal pipe.

Ahhhhhhh I get it. Tx 4 for explaining :0)
good idea