Chain Book End

I needed something to hold some books in shelf and after a refurbish work was left with a tonne of old demaged chain and sprockets.

The ideia come when driving to work about doing some experiment.

I liked the end result.

Step 1: Find the Parts

I found my parts at work in the waste skip, those are parts removed after some works.

Don't just go digging in someones Waste, if you ask there is a good chance of getting it.

Step 2: Wash Up

Wash more then you think you need, i used industrial grease/oil remover.

Wash and dry it properly has weld can set grease/oil on fire and will release a lot of smoke

Always use gloves and eyes protection when using chemical.

Step 3: Layout

Before cutting the chain lay it down on a table decide how big do you want it to be.

Uses a square to get a 90 degree angle.

Cut the chain to size and close the chain using a Connection link.

Step 4: Weld

For the chain to hold in position all links need to be welded together and sprockets welded to the corner links.

The inserts had to be cutted because they are to big, they re glued in place with metal glue, can not weld Brass to Steel.

Step 5: Job Donne

Check on last time, and it is redy to use

Could give it some polishing, but ......



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    2 Discussions


    11 months ago

    Very nice! I've got an old motorcycle chain, and have been looking for ideas for how I could use it. This is a good one! Thanks for sharing :)

    Penolopy Bulnick

    1 year ago

    I love how it looks suspended standing there :)