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    Default What to do with rebar

    any ideas or suggestions? I have a bout a 7' & another 2' peice of rebar, & was wondering if it would make good knives/machettes? A sword? Arrow tips? Any suggestions would be helpful...

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    You could always make a miniature love doll.
    or an atl atl
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    Default yer mest up...

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    a small concrete slab?

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    Heavy duty tent stakes!!

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    halibut harpoon?

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    you could cut the 7' one into smaller junks
    put one out side one in side one in a bucket of water
    and see what last longer !!!!!!!!!!!! hehehe
    otherwise you could weld it on a cat track for more traction

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    A taliban teaching aid?

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    If you make a some hooks and mount them on wood handles)one 3 feet, one 5 feet and one 7-8 feet long), within 6 months you will wonder how you ever lived without them!
    Mighty handy items to have around, for moving wood, dragging things etc.etc.

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    Rebar steel is too soft and won't take a temper for knives. It's not good for much more than it's intended purpose.

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    I've used that amount of rebar to make grappling hooks. Your post doesn't say what size, but I used #4 & #5 bar to make it. Cold bent over the trailer hitch.

    Just another idea

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    Use them as "hooks" once bent and weld them to plate steel. Place them on a bar and you have a target for .22's. Uncle has one, works well. Just use lead bullets.

    You can also use them as a squirrel feeder. Take a center pole 8' long, weld the rebar in a radial pattern around it and hang feeders from that. To keep the squirrel off them for bird feeders, use "discs" from farm equipment welded above the feeders. Saw one of these in Indiana.

    Lastly a walking stick. I here the Bears are large where you are at

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    Default fence posts

    I had some random lengths left over from a project a couple years ago. I used them as fence posts around the raised bed where I grow peas in the backyard. Drove them into the ground and wired chicken wire to them. Keeps the rabbits out, anyway, and they'd probably still be lying around the yard somewhere if I hadn't used them for that.
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    Default Make anchors Marvin!

    Cut an 18" piece, make two holes toward the bottom of a small metal coffee can and push through the rebar, then bend up the 6" on either side of the can at about 30 degrees. Next bend a 20" piece into a tight "U" around a pipe, and place it in the can, and wire it upright. Now pour in your Quickcrete or similar, and you've got a simple anchor for set net, small skiff, etc.

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    I have two tools I made from rebar, a center punch and a hammer. Both are the best I have ever used. I use them almost daily.

    Shape to desired dimensions, heat the working surface to a dark cherry red, then quench in used motor oil, (or water if it doesn't get hard enough). I this is the only center punch I have that I abuse (making very heavy punch marks) and it still has the original point on it.

    I'm sure the grade can vary, but its worth a try if you need a punch or chisel.
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    If you are a trapper, weld some washers 1/2 inch below top, cut about 18 inch and use as trap stakes.

    would like to see photos of some of your creations...

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    Make a set of horse shoe's out of it. Cut some pieces, I don't know how long a horse shoe is, then take and heat it up , flatten it out where you hang on to it , flatten the front edges out with a little lip and there you go. Paint to desired color. Cheap set of shoes for the cabin.

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