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Really the “plant hanger” thing is just an easy example. The cool bit here is the trick for making fixed three- and four-way joints in ball chain using the commonly-known “straight” couplings, plus one you may not already know about. You can use it to make snap-together ball-chain nets or meshes of any size or shape, for any reason you might want to.

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Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


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