Decided I needed a pot rack to store my fry pans - this was going to be easy and simple. The only additional cost was the copper slicer (which you can borrow from a tool library or buy or borrow - if you buy cost seems to be between 15 - 30).
I put all the parts together - the wood dowel was slipped into the pipe before I did the final fit. I screwed the metal joint into a stud and let it rest overnight. Next day, hung pans from the pot rack with S hooks I got from the dollar store.