Country Lore: Washers from Pennies

Make your own washers for a penny a piece with this reader tip.
August/September 2006

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 ones do!

Allyn Moise
Carson City, Nevada