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Some cool stuff I made from magnetfishing finds

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15/12/2019

I like to craft, build and tinker and magnetfishing has supplied me with a never-ending supply of scrap metal.

Just your average weekend’s worth of finds here in my city

So here are some pictures of cool stuff I have built over the past two years:

Wind chimes from bike parts, shopping car steel and in the middle discarded FLAK ammunition shells that we were allowed to keep since they were all empty.
A slingshot from a paddle holder (I think that’s what that was)
Tiny little flowers made from bike parts
Bike frame bottle openers.
Some more, all cleaned up and ready to open bottles.
Scrap art flower as garden decoration
Wind chimes from bike parts, shopping car steel and in the middle discarded FLAK ammunition shells that we were allowed to keep since they were all empty.
From this…
… To this. Not bad, eh? It went to a homeless guy because I already have a good bike but that was in good enough shape to have fun with.
Video of the build
First we found a safe, then we found a bolt cutter and then later that day we found a crowbar.
This bolt cutter restored really nicely with just a bit of cleanup and some new bolts.
41€ saved I guess. If only I needed a bolt cutter more than once per quarter.
I built this trailer as a flea market stand to sell my crafts, sadly it was subsequently stolen after just one month. The second time I had a bike trailer stolen, what’s up with that?
Just an in-between picture of my usual Sunday entertainment. Grime and Punishment.
A scrap table lamp and a taxidermy that I like a lot.
This scrap metal coffee table, I wrote a full post on the build process in case you’re interested in the details.
Video of the build
Using my amazing folding workbench as a table to restore one of three crowbars that we found. Those are easily restored but just like with the bolt cutter I have little use for a crowbar, let alone three.
This was my earliest attempt at making a scrap art flower, as you can tell I didn’t even bother cleaning it up.
A flea market table built from magnet fishing finds
I made this ladder for our team leader (leader and ladder are the same words in German) and we slapped little pictures of the team members on it

I hope you enjoyed this post, I sure spend hours of fun time building all these things and they all kept my mental state intact enough to last another week.

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Malte
Germany

Hi, I'm a programmer by day, creative writer and outdoors guy in the evening. This site is my happy place where I write about my journey towards financial and location independence and the obstacles I encounter along the way.

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