First Functional Carbon Fiber Piece I Ever Made-- Carbon Fiber Money Clip

About: I am a huge fan of people that see something they want, and instead of paying for it, they make it. It is a beautiful thing when you figure out how little it costs to search and do things you want to do. E...

I wanted to try some different laminating techniques, so I tried with some 3k,  2x2 twill carbon fiber sleeving and made a "money clip".  These pictures are the first ones I took of it.  I did eventually add more epoxy so that the entire surface was glossy, but during a strength test, I destroyed it...oops.  Its ok, I found that only two layers of CF isn't quite enough and the way I had layed the CF and let it cure caused it to not want to clamp back shut if it had been holding a generous amount of bills (all ones of course ;)).  Either way, Ive been a member here for a while and have read and used plenty of instructables, I think it's about time I start adding something to the community, even if it is just photos at first.



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    7 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for sharing your experience! Looking forward to seeing more of your trials with carbon fiber.

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    Thank you! I'll be posting pictures of a piece I made using the lost wax technique, and if there is any interest ill make a step by step instructable on how to do it. (ill probably do it any way, lol) Have a great day!