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Reusing mini blind slats? Answered

I'm getting rid of about a dozen mini blinds. They are not good enough to give to the Salvation Army, but there are lots of undamaged slats. Anyone know ways to reuse these?


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seandogue (author)2011-01-26

They're good for use as shim stock (to their limit anyway).

I've also used them to cut out thin plastic washers. Al you need is a pair of punches, one for the outer dia, one for the inner.

Granted, all you need to hang onto is a couple of slats...

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aeray (author)2011-01-25

Here's one I like but haven't tried yet- https://www.instructables.com/id/Wintersowing-Permanent-Embossed-Mini-Blind-Plant-T/

I also use a few strips to position countertop laminate (like Formica). Once the laminate and the substrate have had contact cement applied, I put the slats on the substrate about 18" apart and then place the laminate over them. When I have the laminate positioned correctly, I start at one end and pull out a strip at a time, pressing the laminate down lightly with my other hand as I go.

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Re-design (author)2011-01-25

You can buy rebuild kits and remake the blinds you have.

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