Hooks for Painting

Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:20 pm

Spent a bit of time this afternoon making some hooks that will be used for painting parts. The raw materials for the hooks were wire frames from political campaign signs and given our election system the supply is virtually unlimited, although sporadic. :) :)

I had three of the wire frames that I cut into 14" pieces with these,
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My pattern was a hook used in the greenhouse industry to hang things,
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A couple of C-clamps and some scrap steel of the needed dimensions,
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Test fit the pattern,
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And a few minutes later, very useble hooks to use for painting parts,
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Cheap and effective! :{_}: :{_}:

Bill

Re: Hooks for Painting

Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:23 pm

Good idea, Mr. Bill. Looking good!

Re: Hooks for Painting

Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:26 pm

Bill:

Good use of stuff that otherwise would just go to the landfill or a recycle yard if lucky. I like it. Nice hooks and a nice little how to :D

Re: Hooks for Painting

Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:46 am

Nice hooks Bill...I had made a bunch last year as well...It is surprising how strong those wires are.

Re: Hooks for Painting

Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:52 am

Bill, you're so precise! I just "eyeball" my curves!! :lol:

I had some old tomato cages (conical shape) I used for the same purpose. Looks to be about the same gauge wire as yours. Work great, stout and last forever.

Great tip!

Re: Hooks for Painting

Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:54 pm

Bill Mine are not near as nice as yours but have half of a old ext ladder supported on each end works real good to use these to hang your parts from the steps Ray

Re: Hooks for Painting

Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:37 pm

I have some made from tension wire from bottom of 6' high chain link fence. About one quarter inch in diameter, not pretty, but work real good.