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Topic: Barbed wire (miles and miles of it)  (Read 1677 times)
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« on: April 27, 2011 08:17:03 PM »

I have access to barbed wire, literally miles and miles of it--a by-product of re-fencing the family ranch.  It is rusty and some of it is somewhat brittle.   I can take it to a recycler, but I keep think there must be something crafty to do with it? Any ideas?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2011 01:54:51 AM »

My friend likes to make metal sculptures and frequently uses barbed wire. So art is one thing you could do.
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2011 05:45:51 PM »

If you have a veggie garden (or know someone who does), you can fence it off to keep the deer out. Large scale "wire" art would be pretty cool; spot weld it onto a frame only an inch or so apart to create a "skin" for a 3-dimensional object.

« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2011 06:01:22 AM »

You should check and make sure it's not worth something first. A lot of people collect old barbed wire(I know, weird). There are 8 inch pieces that can go for hundreds. Otherwise, it's nice on weathered barnwood frames or signs.

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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2011 08:12:00 AM »

I know you said it is brittle, but can you curl enough to make a wreath form? Like a grapevine wreath only metal?  From there the decorating possibilities are endless.


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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2011 07:13:34 AM »

I know you said it is brittle, but can you curl enough to make a wreath form? Like a grapevine wreath only metal?  From there the decorating possibilities are endless.


I actually did this and its really an eye catcher.  My wire was already in a circle when I found it, so half the work was done.
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