What do I do with all this cable?

So my dad often brings home scrap wood and the sort from his job but recently he has been doing something or other with stainless steel cable, cutting it up for whatever. Anyway, I now find myself with at least 50 pieces of this high quality stainless steel cable that is just thinner than what I have to tie out my dog. I'm not sure what size it is, but I counted around 20 strands on one of the frayed cuts. It all averages about 4-5 feet, but it ranges from a few 1 foot sections to quite a few ~6 feet sections.  I would love to find a way to put this all to use in a clever way, but who knows how long it might be before I think of something myself? My first instinct: Ask Instructables! If you have any ideas at all, please leave a comment as to what I might do with this. I'm going to ask my friends as well but I bet some of the more experienced people here might have some good suggestions.  Something I would like to know is what is the best way to link these together, if I want something longer?  Any suggestions welcome, thanks. 

Posted by cart562 5 years ago


Ceramic coated stainless steel

Hi all, I just came across this jewellery and the hardware intrigues me. What is involved in this process, and is it something that can be done on a small scale? And is it only appropriate for steel? Cheers! http://www.cha-o-ha.com/collections/frontpage/products/ceramic-coated-forged-d-shackle-dark-earth

Posted by jarris 4 years ago


How do I get rid of the scratches that I made on the inside of a dishwasher door that has an almost mirror finish? Answered

I scratched it with a brush when trying to clean some discoloration that had happened. Now it looks horrible. It doesn't need to be perfect, but it needs to look alot better. I am the cleaning lady and it is not my dishwasher which is a Miele. I feel really awful about what has happened and hope that I can somehow make amends. Any suggestions?

Asked by marcopola 8 years ago


Stainless steel. Minimum PSI rating?

G'day I have done the obvious searches, with no luck... So I was wondering.... Does anyone know if stainless steel tubing, has a minimum standard PSI rating? I ask this because today at work I found a hidden stash of old Stainless tubing.... It's cheap because it isn't a carried line anymore.... But the manufacturer or any trace of packaging/PSI is long since gone.... I'm talking $8 AU for a 6metre length of 16mm Stainless with a wall thickness of 1mm, and $12 for a 6m of 30mm .... Is there anyway of telling what PSI rating, it would have from the gauge or internal seam..? I am aware that most stainless for pressure is generally around your 1000PSI+ mark, just wanted to query you knowledgable folk, before using it for high PSI... I would appreciate any help, because I can't hide these lil' babies much longer.... There is about 15 length's of each... Thank in advance... ;)

Posted by Lftndbt 10 years ago


Is there any particular way to solder or weld thin stainless steel?

I'd like to reshape, attach, and make some art out of some stainless steel bowls [http://bit.ly/IgeDXA]. I've naught a clue how to approach the issue of connecting them, since they are so thin, and I'm not too sure what sort of connecting material I could use. (Would regular solder work, or would I need a specific kind?) I've only ever soldered a bunch of wires, and advice on this would be great since I'm going off the deep end into uncharted territory. Thanks!

Asked by J-Manoo7 6 years ago


heated confectionery equipment Answered

Hi. I need 3 heated rollers and a heated table for some confectionery making equipment I am designing. Both must be stainless steel and must have fairly precise temperature control at around 60 degrees Celsius. The table is 30 X 30 cm and the rollers are about 3 X 30 cm. Does anyone have any ideas of how could do this. Thanks in advance.

Asked by monty324 4 years ago


Welding stainless steel?

CYou’d mentioned in the first lesson that welding stainless steel created toxic fumes. Yet in the second lesson said that MIG welding can weld stainless, and that one of the types of welding wire was stainless. Is there a respirator that will protect one from the fumes from welding stainless?

Asked by Ortrouvere 6 months ago


Is a Stainless Steel pressure canner the same as a Stainless Steel cooker?

I want to learn how to do the canning of foods and have come across a Stainless Steel pressure canner but as I live in the UK I am wondering if this is the same as a Stainless Steel pressure cooker?

Asked by welshwaters 9 years ago




where can you find stainless steel? Answered

For my science project tomorrow

Asked by g2LOVEsoccer 6 years ago


Good quality , Low price!!!

I am a manufacturer and exporter of stainless steel pipe.Our main products include Stainless Steel Pipe Fittings, Stainless Steel Liquid Transport Pipe,Stainless Steel Structure Pipe , Stainless Steel Sanitary Pipe(Involve The Aquatic Products Pipe), Stainless Steel Boiler And Hot Permutater Pipe,Stainless Steel Flange And Stainless Steel Valve etc. Our products have acquired the license regarding the anitation and safety of drinking water by the Department of Health of Zhejiang Province and passed the accreditation of ISO9001:2000 International Quality Management System by CCS.Company Name: ZHEJIANG NANBO STEEL INDUSTRYCO.,LTD. Add:lndustrial Zone,Qiyi Village,Lanjin Bridge,Shacheng Town,Longwan District,Wenzhou CityTel:+86-0577-86997866 86051988 86058799 Fax:+86-0577-86050988Contact:RichardZip code:325025Web Site: http://www.stainlesssteelpipe.net E-mail: trade@stainlesssteelpipe.net

Posted by stainlesssteelpipe 11 years ago


Where to get stainless steel sheets for oxyHydrogen generator? Answered

I am looking for thin stainless steel sheets to use as the electrodes for an oxyHydrogen producing "dry cell" set up to power a welding / cutting torch. It should be in sheets that can be evenly devided into 6 inch squares.  I am not sure what alloy it has to be so if you know about stainless steel alloys I would love advice. The electrolyte will be NaOH, and it will probably run at 120V AC at as many amps as it will draw but I might put in one of those light dimmer knobs to control it a little.

Asked by Jaycub 7 years ago


I am interest in seldering with aluminum and stainless steel?

I like to learn how to solder stainless steel and aluminum, and where I can order them?

Asked by ajoe10 8 years ago


Where to buy 6mm brass or stainless steel tubing?

Does anyone know where to buy good lengths of 6mm ID stainless steel or brass tubing?  When I say good length I mean like around 4 feet continuous.  And the tolerance must be very good, in the degree of 0.01mm I've been searching for a while, but getting metric tubing in the US in lengths of anything more than 10 inches or 300cm is hard.  The closest I've found was 6.22mm (which is really 0.2425 inch or something like that), but Ideally I want the ID to be between 6.00 and 6.08 mm and in case if anyone is wondering, I'm building an airsoft sniper, which uses 6mm BB's

Posted by guyfrom7up 8 years ago


Can we join two metal surfaces of Stainless Steel & Mild Steel without welding them?

My question is that is there any gum/paste/glue to fix the both the joints. My application is that we want to join the Mild Steel enclosure with Stainless Steel Flange without any gap between the two joining surfaces. Our thickness of the metal is the Mild steel is of 1.2 mm thickness & 1.5 mm of Stainless steel. Pls suggest your valid answers.

Asked by Gopi2012 6 years ago


What glues is best for stainless steel? Answered

I am going to glue some synthetic leather (vynahide) to a piece of stainless steel. What type of adhesive should I use? Preferably water proof. Sorry I can't go into details, it's a project I'm working on for a contest. Help much appreciated! :)

Asked by Xuthal 6 years ago


about how much does sizing a metal link stainless steel watch at a jewlery store? Answered

I got this watch for christmas from amazon and I am wondering how much it costs to size it because it is way to big for my wrist.

Asked by mrelement 7 years ago



Looking for a glass turntable for a GE microwave stainless steel oven

Looking for a glass turntable for a GE stainless steel oven Model # JES 1142 SJ .Could you help withlocating this part as well as the cost?

Asked by trinidaye 7 years ago



True Stainless handle

The stainless cabinet handles are manufactured from stainless steel material as they carries better finish as well as durable. Stainless steel is also the favourite material house ware and kitchen ware too. It is also the main choice for cabinet handle specifically for bathrooms and kitchens mainly due to their easily maintenance. Besides the benefits above, the color and finish of the stainless steel handles looks rather good against cabinet background. Wooden, fiber or plastic material. Modern contemporary kitchen design fit very well with stainless steel handles, and there are good selections of styles to select from. Normally it is not economic and easy to change out the entire kitchen cabinet and it is rather costly, so changing the knobs and pulls may be a good way to refresh the cabinet. Besides the decorative function, the cabinet knobs and handles are also useful in a number of ways. As cabinet door go through lots of wear and tear, so they are easily damaged. Their paint and polish can easily drop off over time. Hence the stainless steel knobs and handles are the better choice for kitchen cabinet due to their durability. but in the market nowadays, many distributors will sell SS201 Material handles rather than SS304 handles due to price problems, and SS201 will rust very easy, so if considered the price, there is another alternative choice, that´s Zinc alloy handles or Alu handles or knobs, especially Zinc alloy handles can be processed in many different finishing. Whatever types of knobs or handles you choose, they ought to fit in the theme of the kitchen. Hence do check out the different styles of the stainless steel handles. Do check out www.fashion-alen.com for more related information

Posted by Imex international 6 years ago


New Wool Stainless Steel Yarn from Lion Brand

Our friends from Lion Brand just sent us some of their new Wool Stainless Steel yarn in shimmery black and gray. Now we need to come up with some great projects to show it off!Here's the what-what:75% Wool25% StainlessSemi-conductive (offers a lot of resistance)Size 0 needles, lace weightWe want to wow them with what we can come up with to use this delicate, ethereal fiber. What would you do with it?Post your ideas, pictures or patterns and we'll get to work!

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


Runner Up Prize Pack options?

Hello, I see that as a Runner-Up winner for the Summer Fun contest, I can either receive a t-shirt or stainless steel mug. However, when I click on the link to claim my prize, I only see the option for t-shirt sizes, and no option to choose the stainless steel mug. Is there a way we can choose which one we want? Thanks!

Posted by umami_tsunami 1 year ago


How can I reattach the cork strip to a ruler? Answered

I have a stainless steel ruler with a cork backing strip. The strip is starting to fall off. What kind of glue should I use to reattach it?

Asked by CameronSS 9 years ago


How can I get baked on, brown stain off from a smooth "stainless" steel cooktop surface?

Stainless steel cooktop. I've tried vinegar, soap and water, and even a cleaning cream called "Cook Top".

Asked by 9 years ago


Cookie Contest

On the prize page for the cookie contest the third prize is listed as 3-Piece Stainless Steal Mixing Bowl Set. there is a small spelling error. i do believe that it is a  3-Piece Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set. Homonyms will get you. Or am I wrong and these bowls are "Hot"? 

Posted by Verdann 6 years ago



how to make digital antenna ?

Stainless wire to make digital antenna info please.

Asked by teav56 8 years ago


does hydorchloric acid eat through wax? Answered

I am trying to make naruto style headbands out of stainless steel and i want to know if hydrochloric acid will melt through wax so i can apply the hydrochloric acid specifically to where i want it. i am planning to use about 1/16 inch thick stainless and have the acid eat through about half of it. if it does eat through wax is there any substance that it wont eat through? thank you for all of your help!

Asked by Thor007 6 years ago


How to drill a hole in the bottom of a stainless steel mixing bowl?

I would like to drill a hole into he bottom of a 3 quart stainless steel mixing bowl in order to insert a 1/2" brass needle drain cock (and then secure the valve to hold liquid).  How do I measure the diameter of the valve so I use the correct drill bit?  How do I get the hole centered.? How do I keep the pot stationary? The bowl is thin, how do i keep the bit from ripping the metal?

Asked by angelikaengel 6 years ago


Soldering aluminium and stainless steel - input for an Instructable

I am currently working on a new Instructable covering the topic of soldering aluminium and stainless steel. As I am "old school" and don't like to waste money on special equippment unless really necessary, I would like to get some feedback on what to include. So far I covered the basics of the materials, the general how to and what to llok out for. Pics and videos will be made once I am happy with the tutorials to give a better understanding. Aluminium is considered to be hard to solder with no experience and I would like to try to make it possible for the hobbiest to do it, same for stainless steel. For example: Should I include my recepies for stainless steel fluxes or limit it to the procedure of actually doing it without any flux? Is is better to document with nice pictures or videos showing the entire process? (asking the noobs that want to learn it) Is it necessary to go into details like what solder alloy is best for the purpose? For me it is quite hard to go back to a "I know nothing about it state" and make sure everything a noob might need is included. But the longer I work on it the bigger the Instructable is getting with informations that not everyone might need, like how to properly clean the surface, remove the oxide layerand provide the right temperature for the job. Trying to keep it simple but complete and not drifting into boring details is harder than I tough on this topic :( Feedback and requests are welcome!

Posted by Downunder35m 3 years ago




Cast Iron or stainless? Answered

Next weekend, I'll be going on a campout with my boy scout troop. (Nothing new to me). As every year, we will be having a mock  "Iron Chef" competition. A charcoal pit will be provided for the cooking, as will some cast iron dutch-ovens. I would like to bring my own fry pan however. I am debating whether to bring a stainless or cast iron. I have both, and am fairly well able to cook with both. (besides my horrible cooking skills.) However, I'd like to see some suggestions, and here some viewpoints on the matter. I am not certain if we will be allowed the use of our propane stoves or not.

Asked by dkop1 6 years ago



fireplace soot

Maybe someone can figure this out.  i have a brick fireplace and burn a lot of nice oak. over time soot builds up. i have a piece of stainless at the back of the fireplace to reflect the heat. this also gets a soot buildup.  if i take a small handful of rock salt and throw it into a fire, in just a few minutes the soot on the stainless is gone and it is bright again... i have no idea why this happens...anyone?

Posted by clasof56 6 years ago


Chain machine

I want to know, how can I do a machine to make stainless steel chains. That's a ward one. If some one can tell me

Asked by spper 9 years ago


Have you any idea what this is?

It seems to be an adjustable clamp for two similar sized objects. The material is 1 inch wide stainless steel strip.

Asked by tonyowen 1 year ago


Working With Shim Stock

How does one cut shim stock into 54 perfectly identical pieces? I'm trying to make a deck of cards with .002" stainless steel as the core.

Posted by dudemonkeys 9 years ago


Has anyone ever "repainted" their old kitchen appliances for a new look... Answered

Preferably in black or stainless steel look. How did it turn out?

Asked by hunt4anarnia 9 years ago


Can you use a stainless steel spice holder has a small smoking box?

I popped out the plastic top and pryed the magnetic piece off the bottom then set it on the hot coals to burn off any remaing glue.  The steel coloured that purple,blue,red colour you get when metal heats up.  I was just wondering if it would be safe to use has a small smoking box.  I don't want to poison the whole family.

Asked by Kaniduh 8 years ago


Where do I find "non standard" Seebeck coefficients? Answered

Specifically: I am interested in making a small thermopile for some experiments, for operation at pretty high temperatures. I have plenty of ni-chrome and constantan wire, I also have 304 and 316 stainless steel welding rod. Apart from by experiment, how can I find the output voltages/ deg C of any combination of these metals ? I can't seem to readily find the Seebeck coefficients for stainless steels. Thanks Steve

Asked by steveastrouk 6 years ago


New materials at Ponoko

Just got the Ponoko newsletter and they've announced new materials for the US! You can now order up projects that include aluminum and stainless steel!  New materials at Ponoko!

Posted by Culturespy 7 years ago


Contest Prize acceptance page: No option to enter T shirt size or Mug

I have won a the second prize in "Live off the Land" contest. The email says "Let us know which size of shirt you’d like when filling out your form as well - we're currently offering unisex shirts, women's, and youth sizes or stainless steel mugs." But the prize acceptance page does not have option to enter your choice of T shirt and size or Stainless steel mug. Please see the screenshot below.

Posted by antoniraj 1 year ago



is there a foodsafe and heat resistant adheisive?

I am joining copper tube to a stainless steel pot lid, i have joined them but want to make an airtight seal. is there an adheisive i can use that will be heat resistant and not react with alcohol?

Asked by the rowdyboy 9 years ago


3d Printing aluminum? Answered

I was thinking about 3d printing aluminum and was wondering if you could do something like this. You have a stainless steel air tight cylinder, surrounded with some refreactory, then nichrome wire, then insulating refreactory. The first layer of refractory is to prevent an electric short between the wire and the stainless steel cylinder. Stainless steel so it will take longer to oxidize. You would fill the cylinder with aluminum, close it, turn on the heater, t would heat up the stainelss steel and aluminum and melt the aluminum. Temperature could be regulated. Air would go to a hole in the top of it, the air would be regulated by a solenoid valve and a a pressure release valve. A needle with come out of the bottom, however it would be bent into a upside down U shape and one side would poke out the bottom, this would preven the aluminum from running out when there wasn't pressure. When the solenoid is open, aluminum comes out, when the solenoid is closed the release valve is opened to get rid of any excess pressure and stop the aluminum flow. This would be put in the place of the the traditional extruder, would this work?

Asked by snowluck2345 7 years ago


fireplace soot

Hi all! here is a question. i have a brick fireplace that i use a lot and burn almost all oak.  soot builds up and i want to get rid of it.  i have found that if i throw a little handful of rock salt into the fire that much of the soot is gone very quickly.  i have a large piece of stainless at the back of the fireplace to reflect heat. this gets black with soot. a handful of rocksalt into the flames and in a few minutes the stainless is bright and clean.  does anyone have any idea why this happens?? i thought it might make an instructable but i am ignorant to cause and effect.   thanks for letting me pick your brains.   Clas

Posted by clasof56 6 years ago