If you have empty aerosol cans lying around, don't throw them away just yet.
They can be used to make a few useful things.
In this Instructable, I demonstrate 3 ways you can upcycle empty aerosol spray cans.
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Step 1: Pulley
Before cutting open an aerosol can, make sure it's empty. It's a good idea to puncture a hole before cutting the can with tools that could create a spark.
Step 2: Pulley
I cut off the top from 2 cans. Cordless drill was used to spin the disk, so it's easier to sand it.
Step 3: Pulley
I removed spring, stem and the plastic that was holding them.
Step 4: Pulley
I glued both disks together and used bolt&nut as a clamp.
Step 5: Pulley
I made the hole bigger
Step 6: Pulley
I bent and "L" shape bracket into a "U" shape
Step 7: Pulley
I cut a bolt to size
Step 8: Pulley
I used 2 nuts to attach the bolt to the wheel.
I used acorn nuts for ends of the bolt.
To make sure nuts don't get loose, I applied some glue.
Step 9: Pulley
Our light duty pulley is ready.
Step 10: Handle
I cut off top and the bottom from the can.
Step 11: Handle
I glued a nut to the top disk.
Step 12: Handle
Then I glued both disks together.
We have made a simple handle.
Step 13: Spinning Toy
I cut off top and the bottom from a can
Step 14: Spinning Toy
Then I glued the stem (stem from pulley's can) to one of the disks.
And last, I glued both disks together.
We have made a simple spinning toy.
It can spin for more than 2 minutes.