Here’s what my finished product looked like.
5/8” length of 5/8” copper pipe for each sifter
1 foot of 16 gauge wire for each sifter
Quick set epoxy
Cut your pipe how ever tall you would like your sifter mine are 5/8” tall.
Cut your wire 12 inches long and fold it in half.
Place the two cut ends into your drill chuck and tighten. Place a long piece of your piper something slightly smaller into the wire loop as shown then carefully use the drill to twist the wire. You can over twist so go slow.
Once twisted, release the wire from the chuck and with the ring mandrel round up the section that goes around the pipe, make the loop measures a ring size of 5.25. Hammer larger if necessary or tighten up the loop by twisting the handle with a pair of pliers to make it smaller.
I soldered my handles on but I would just epoxy them on next time since they aren't gong to take any heat. So epoxy your handle on to the pipe.
Once the handle epoxy has cured epoxy the screen to the bottom of the sifter. When this has dried cut away any overhanging screen from the edges of the sifter.
Using your pliers curl the end of the sifter handle, I think this makes them easier to hang on to.
My sifter is much smaller than the large version I already owned but just as effective. You could make larger sifters if you can find larger pipe screens.