Re: Coins as car weights

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

eric petersson wrote:
Costwise, pennies are $1.81 per pound, about 11¢ per oz. Nickels are
$4.54 per pound, about 28¢ per oz
Go to your hardware store and buy a strip of plain steel, around
3/4-inch wide and 1/8 inch thick. It's soft and cuts easily with a
hacksaw, costs about 5 cents an ounce, and works fine. Makes a nice
size weight in a single piece.

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