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Old 02-19-2012, 06:36 AM   #1816
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OK, found some pics of recent projects...

Baby cradle for a friends niece...





Doggy condo for my uncle's dogs...



People hauler trailer made out of a jet ski trailer, for a buddy to pull behind his golf cart at his lake cottage. We had to try it out while camping to have some fun with the kids behind my ATV...





And my torch cart, and bench vise stand in the shop...

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Old 02-19-2012, 08:43 AM   #1817
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Not up to Treadless standard, but it has the advantage of holding several days of mail and has a trick way of unlocking the door in the back to get the mail out. (don't tell anyone:Rotating the numeral 1 unlocks the back door) The little flag visible tells if the door has been opened so we can check if the mail has arrived by looking from the house. There is a flag on the other side to tell the mailman there is outgoing mail.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:47 AM   #1818
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Thanks for the props guys.



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That looks fantastic. I bet replicas(mold it and do them in fiberglass) would sell like hotcakes.

There was conversation about making more using repro fenders or fibreglass. But what it boils down to, for me is I really enjoy the figuring out of prototype work and production is... well, production.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:09 AM   #1819
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Not up to Treadless standard,


Different medium, unique design & some trick features. Looks good to me, so it looks to me it passes the standard.



So Wayne, you are not, as far as I know, a professional wood worker and I am kinda of a professional fabricator so it's not really fair to make that comparison. And this is one the reasons I don't like to post stuff made for $, only fun & games stuff.


I to the talent on this board and there is quite a bit here.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:14 AM   #1820
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Different medium, unique design & some trick features. Looks good to me, so it looks to me it passes the standard.



So Wayne, you are not, as far as I know, a professional wood worker and I am kinda of a professional fabricator so it's not really fair to make that comparison. And this is one the reasons I don't like to post stuff made for $, only fun & games stuff.


I to the talent on this board and there is quite a bit here.

Good attitude....I get inspired by a lot of the stuff here. I build/design stuff for a living, and sometimes the romance goes out of it. I forget to snap pictures due to "getting er done" or just never think of it.

Thanks for all the inspiration, $ or no$...everyone.
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:30 PM   #1821
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Well, this has been almost 2 yrs. in the making and right at my limits ....physically and otherwise..... the outside is almost 100% and the interior rough-ins are coming along....I'm an electrician by trade but am trying to expand my horizons a bit












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Old 02-19-2012, 07:09 PM   #1822
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I was gonna post a pic of the wooden spoon I carved-

THEN Dave-O shows a whole damn house
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:34 PM   #1823
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I was gonna post a pic of the wooden spoon I carved-

THEN Dave-O shows a whole damn house
I'm sorry......just think of the house as a Lot of carved wooden spoons ?
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:12 PM   #1824
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It's a, uh, um, yea.
What?

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Man, I've sure been making some weird stuff lately... Guess this one.



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Old 02-19-2012, 08:22 PM   #1825
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:39 AM   #1826
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Thanks for the props guys.






There was conversation about making more using repro fenders or fibreglass. But what it boils down to, for me is I really enjoy the figuring out of prototype work and production is... well, production.
Well said Treadless! This is exactly what I try to explain to people. I like to design and build. I don't want to follow someone elses plans, and I don't to build ten more of whatever I've built. Let someone else produce it. Now, can someone please tell me how to earn a comfortable living doing this? I am currently a beverage delivery driver (13 years and counting) and I'm really sick of pushing a two wheeled cart!
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:49 AM   #1827
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Well said Treadless! This is exactly what I try to explain to people. I like to design and build. I don't want to follow someone elses plans, and I don't to build ten more of whatever I've built. Let someone else produce it. Now, can someone please tell me how to earn a comfortable living doing this? I am currently a beverage delivery driver (13 years and counting) and I'm really sick of pushing a two wheeled cart!

I've been trying for a LONG time brudda....are you familiar with the term Starving Artist ??
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:35 AM   #1828
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It's a, uh, um, yea.
What?

I know... I'm getting worse.

I got a free video camera from Staples ($79.99 value! not.) and thought it might make a decent Helmet Cam. This was my first attempt at a mounting bracket. The looped part goes around the camera, giving me something to weld or bolt to in the future. The other little bracket bolts to the bottom of the camera and to my handlebars.





As you can tell, the bracket needs to be WAY stiffer, but overall I think it did okay. Now to figure out how to mount it to a helmet as well...







Video is bumpy from the bracket flexing over every bump, and its not all that intriguing to watch. Curviest road we've got around here, and there is a little wheely at the end, so here you go.

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Old 02-20-2012, 10:20 AM   #1829
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From this:




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I think the insulated doors are only about $30 more and you can take the cost as an energy-saving credit. (unless that's expired now) I did this a few years ago when I could no longer find parts for the 1-piece doors I had on my garage. I put the insulated Clopay doors on both holes, upgraded the around-the-door seals and the difference is significant if you are working in the garage in cold weather. My garage is under the kitchen..have not seen a huge difference in my heating bills since but there has been a noticable-significant difference.

I cant tell if your flooring is vinyl or paint. Either way...it looks nice. Good job on the renovation!! I have a garage spruce-up on my list but the wife wants new bathrooms first. Go figure
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:34 AM   #1830
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did you snap off your hand guard just to get line of site for the camera??
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