DIY Copper Bike Basket
Make a copper bike basket
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The basket is made out of 1/2” copper pipe cut with a tube cutter
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Before glueing the pieces together, Do a dry fit assembly using T- fittings and elbow fittings
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When you are ready, glue them together with a 2 part epoxy
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Make the bottom of the basket with a piece of decking
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Sand the wood pieces with the orbital sander and finish them with a coat of Danish oil
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Place the boards in the basket and screw them together using scrap pieces of wood
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The copper will oxidize over time. To start off nice and bright, clean it up with some steel wool
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To connect the basket to the bike use 3/4” copper loops and nuts and bolts to secure it to the rack
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Once secured, use 1/2” pipe loops to screw in the wood deck
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This basket should hold 2 full- sized grocery bags
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Your copper bike basket is ready to go!
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1/2” Copper Pipe
1/2” Copper T-fitting + 90•Elbows
1/2” Copper Pipe Straps
Hardwood Decking
1/2” Copper Pipe
1/2” Copper T-fitting + 90•Elbows
1/2” Copper Pipe Straps
Hardwood Decking
Steel Wool
Gorilla 2-part Epoxy
RYOBI Cordless Drill
RYOBI Angle Grinder
Rigid Tube Cutter