I made these zipper pulls for my son’s lunch bag using ½” electrical conduit, paracord, and sugru. The sugru was textured using poly netting. It’ll make for a good conversation piece during lunch.
Step 1: Machine the Conduit
To start I machined and sanded off the zinc coating.
Step 2: File and Drill
Next I marked out the rings for the zipper pulls and cut them with a pipe cutter. I filed off any sharp edges. I then marked and drilled 2 holes in each ring. That was followed up with a buffing wheel.
Step 3: Thread and Melt
I gutted some paracord and threaded it through the holes. After cutting the ends I melted them so they would no longer slip out.
Step 4: Texture the Sugru
To texture the sugru I used the mesh netting on the back of a jogging stroller. First I wet both the sugru and netting. I then pressed it in-between my fingers to set in the pattern. After sitting overnight it was ready to go.
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