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This is a money clip for holding all your dollars.
We made these money clips from discarded pieces of plumbing pipe. We measure and cut the pipe into four inch lengths and crush them with a ten ton press. That gives us four inch strips of copper sheet. We heat them with the torch because getting crushed made the metal harden, and heat softens it. At this point the copper sheet is dirty and the inside is full of minerals from the drinking water, so we soak them in vinegar to dissolve some of that calcium, and give them a good scrub to clean them. After drying, we measure and mark the width. Then measure and cut the strips. Heat them with the torch. Pound and flatten, put on mask and gloves and file the sharp edges and do a nice polish all over with the bench grinder. Lastly, use a mallet and the vise to form them into clips and put them in the tumbler to work harden.
Due to the recycled nature of this copper, it may be slightly distressed looking. There may be scratches or marks in the metal. These imperfections are not to be seen as defects, but unique qualities of using recycled or reclaimed metals. I try my best to keep these imperfections to a minimum.
This item comes in a Kraft gift box for safe shipping or thoughtful gift giving.
We always welcome custom orders, if you would like something made to your specifications please let us know by sending us an email.