No ..no directions with them ...its the twist that im not so sure about .
guess i can just cut one and try it .. its not like its going to cost me anything :)
Oh yeah ill wear gloves ..I tried to cut my finger off the other day with a roto cutter dont want to do that again .. The ER bill just came today :(
JEEEZZZ!! Was the doctor easy on the eyes at least?! I mean, you might as well get your money's worth :-D Those rotothings are nasty. Post a pic of the finished project please... no more trips to the ER ;-)
it looks like they cut slits down the can and then a hole in the center of both ends.. it is probably held smooched together with some type of bead at each end before the next can put onto the chain.
I also cut my finger over a month ago with a rotary cutter... imagine this... I thought the blade was too dull, so I was going to put a new one..
The old one is the one that I got cut with... my fault also, I was in a hurry and did not put the safety on. It only too off the side of the skin off my finger, thank god it wasn't worse. It is awful the not be able to use your hand/fingers in our areas of interest..
This is the directions a lady had on another forum. Hope this helps
You need 2 pop cans. remove the top of the pop cans down to the shoulder of the can, (so you are left with 2 aluminum drinking cups, is what they look like)You can do this easily with a sharp pair of scissors as the aluminum is easy to cut.
Next you have to cut the spokes down the sides of the cans-I made a template that was a piece of paper that fit around the can, divided into 8 equal sections, a bit over an inch each, I mark the spokes at the top and bottom of the can, then cut them on a diagonal, mark onegets cut over to mark 2 and so on.IMPORTANT! each can has to be cut in opposite directions, one slants left to right and the next right to left, or they wont fit together and you will go crazy figuring it out.
Now poke a hole thru the bottom of each can in the center. To attach them together its easiest to string them on a piece of wire facing each other, held up by coffee cans or what ever.
Just fold the 2 spokes together forming a point and then do the next one till you are done. Then the gal who did them first hung them vertically, several stacked together on a wire. the use of a wooden bead between them acts as a bearing so they spin freely. I placed mine on a wire horizontally like a flower and attached to a stake.
Its actually easy, its just hard to describe and the person who did them first did a much better job, I hope this helps
All above directions are from another person. I did not keep the name in my notes tho. (but her pics are great)
I saw all of that over on that other forum, and still don't get it...the photo looks as if the tops and bottoms of cans are intact - but the word directions tell you to take the top off. Oh well, I guess I can live without making these anyway - not being a soda/beer drinker means that I have no cans anyway!!!!
From what I understand they join the two cans together, as they tell you to cut the cans at different angles. Hence the top and bottom would be the bottoms of both cans. It takes two cans to make one, does this sound right?