Introduction: Lead Free Solder Ring

Make this cool ring using house hold lead free solder

Step 1: Materials

You will need lead free solder, a zip tie, and a piece of pipe close to the diameter of your finger.

Step 2: Measure Your Finger

Wrap the zip around your finger and mark where one end meets the zip tie.

Step 3: Find the Right Size Pipe

Using the marked zip tie, find a piece of scrap pipe close to the diameter of your finger.

Step 4: Bend the Solder

Clamp the solder in a vice near its end against the pipe. Wrap the solder around the pipe.  You may need to re-position everything several times in the vice to get a full wrap around the pipe.  Once you've completed a revolution, remove from the vice and continue wrapping the solder around the pipe by hand.

Step 5: Cut and Sand

Once you've made the number of revolutions you want, cut the solder and sand the ends to remove any sharp edges.

Step 6: Final Adjustment

Some adjustments may be needed if your pipe wasn't an exact match of your finger.  Carefully bend the ring to tighten or loosen as needed.