Copper Washers from Pennies

Make your own copper washers for a penny apiece with this reader tip.
August/September 2006
http://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/copper-washers-zmaz06aszraw.aspx
Drill holes in the middle and they become copper washers.


Photo by Fotolia/craig wactor

Just as I was about to finish up a deck project not long ago, I ran out of quarter-inch washers.

It was too late for me to run to town, so I drilled quarter-inch holes in several pennies. My make-do copper washers worked great and cost me about half of what store-bought steel washers do!

Allyn Moise
Carson City, Nevada