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I recently made a copper tubing coil to use in a solar-powered water-boiler and learned the right way and the wrong way to bend copper tubing.  The tubing is easy to bend when making large-radius curves, but is likely to kink or crush when trying to make smaller-radius bends.  I learned that I could avoid those problems by filling the tube with salt before bending. Here's what I used. .25 inch Copper pipe.  5 feet long 1/4 cup of Salt.  (Fine, dry Sand would also work) Tap...

How to Bend Copper Pipe and Tubing Without Crushing It

I recently made a copper tubing coil to use in a solar-powered water-boiler and learned the right way and the wrong way to bend copper tubing. The tubing is easy to bend when making large-radius curves, but is likely to kink or crush when trying to make smaller-radius bends. I learned that I could avoid those problems by filling the tube with salt before bending. Here's what I used. .25 inch Copper pipe. 5 feet long 1/4 cup of Salt. (Fine, dry Sand would also work) Tap...

Copper Tube Floor Lamp Angular Delight by AtDCustomCopperLamps on Etsy

Floor Lamp - Handmade Minimalist Industrial Modern Copper Metal Tube Pipe Standing Lamp Base

Short Recycled Copper Tubing Necklace by OnocleaStudios on Etsy, $40.00

Recycled Copper Tubing Necklace

Short Recycled Copper Tubing Necklace by OnocleaStudios on Etsy, $40.00

TJ Volonis Freshome 4 How Copper Tubing Can Be Transformed Into Spectacular Furniture And Art

TJ Volonis Freshome 4 How Copper Tubing Can Be Transformed Into Spectacular Furniture And Art

Chainmaille Inspired Recycled Copper Tubing by OnocleaStudios

Chainmaille Inspired Recycled Copper Tubing Necklace

Chainmaille Inspired Recycled Copper Tubing by OnocleaStudios

Super simple (and stunning!) DIY necklace made with copper tubing from the hardware store

Super simple (and stunning!) DIY necklace made with copper tubing from the hardware store

Design: Studio Bomba Australia  This sort of idea but with pallet wood instead of the stark white. I also like the copper clips and the illusion of support from the copper.

Design: Studio Bomba Australia

Design: Studio Bomba Australia This sort of idea but with pallet wood instead of the stark white. I also like the copper clips and the illusion of support from the copper.