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How to make a metal basket from bars using a hand tool

An order for the manufacture of metal jewelry, in particular baskets, can be placed on the side, but it will be very expensive. But you really want the fence around the house or the gate to be not only reliable, but also beautiful! If you try a little, then you can make a metal basket with your own hands, and any adult physically strong person can do it.

How to make a metal basket from bars using a hand tool

It will take

Materials:

  • 2 gears of 15 teeth with a central hole diameter of 25 mm;
  • round pipe or rod with a diameter of 24.5 mm and a length of 33 cm;
  • profile square pipe of two standard sizes;
  • spray paint in two colors;
  • steel bars with a diameter of 5 mm and a length of 22 cm;
  • soft wire, etc.

Tools: drilling machine, welding machine, manual pipe bending machine, vise, grinder, 2 rubber rings, etc.

The process of manufacturing a metal decorative basket using a bending device

How to make a metal basket from bars using a hand tool

On one of the ends of two gears on a circle with a diameter of 32.6 mm, we mark with a core and drill 4 blind holes with a diameter of 5.25 mm at an equal distance from each other.

How to make a metal basket from bars using a hand tool

We insert a pipe with a diameter of 24.5 mm and a length of 33 cm into the central hole of one of the gears with a diameter of 25 mm from the side of 4 drilled holes. Having made a 2-3 cm overhang on the other side of the gear, we weld it to the pipe.

How to make a metal basket from bars using a hand tool
How to make a metal basket from bars using a hand tool

We weld a section of a profile square pipe of a larger size across to the pipe outlet.

How to make a metal basket from bars using a hand tool

We make a circle from a profile square pipe of a smaller size on a manual bending machine, cut and weld the ends, and as a result we get a ring with a diameter of 29 cm.

How to make a metal basket from bars using a hand tool
How to make a metal basket from bars using a hand tool

In the center of the resulting ring, we lay the second gear with the drilled holes down. Between the ring and the gear, we radially lay 3 segments of the same length from a square pipe evenly around the circumference, that is, after 120 degrees, and we weld everything. The result is a steering wheel consisting of an outer ring, three spokes and a gear in the middle.

How to make a metal basket from bars using a hand tool

We put the steering wheel gear with drilled holes down on the pipe, having previously painted the device nodes in different colors in accordance with engineering ergonomics. The handwheel must move freely along the pipe.

How to make a metal basket from bars using a hand tool

Clamp the section of the profile pipe in a vise. Between the gears, vertically insert steel bars with a diameter of 5 mm and a length of 22 cm into the holes and make 1 turn with the steering wheel. As a result, the bars will bend around the pipe and get a kind of bend.

How to make a metal basket from bars using a hand tool

We collect six curved rods in a tight package and tighten the ends with rubber rings. Then we straighten the bars into the basket so that the distance between the bars in any cross section is the same. Then we weld the ends of the rods.

How to make a metal basket from bars using a hand tool

We put on sections of shaped square pipes on the welded ends, which we also weld. We grind the places of welding with a grinder. Further, starting from the pipes, we tightly wrap the annealed wire on the base of the basket to mask the welding spot.

How to make a metal basket from bars using a hand tool
How to make a metal basket from bars using a hand tool

We paint the nodes of the basket in the required colors, and it is ready for installation in the overall artistic design of the fence or gate.

How to make a metal basket from bars using a hand tool
How to make a metal basket from bars using a hand tool

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