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Old 12-27-2012, 07:19 PM   #2746
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Thanks for the tutorial. My mom and dad used to do the "boil the can of Eagle Brand milk for 6 hrs", but they just sliced it with some whipped cream and toasted shaved almonds. Really good, but rich.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:15 PM   #2747
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Those cutters are made by my buddy Andy Newlands of Strawberry Bicycle. Find them here: http://www.strawberrybicycle.com/gal...e=Tube_Cutters

They're expensive but if you need to make a cut that's dead nuts on the diameter of the mated tube, these are totally worth it. Compared to standard hole saws, they go a long way to reduce ovalization during welding [of thinwall (=<0.035") tubing].

There's one downside to these...if there's any flex or slop in your mitering system, these cutters will expose it and they'll do it by breaking in spectacular fashion. The kerf is pretty thick and cutting load high so you need some relatively serious torque to use these cutters for the first cut. I wholly recommend against attempting to use them in drill press or drill driven systems or using them with long arbors. My system is about as rigid as it gets, and I still rough cut with standard hole saws and then run a 0.020" cut with these cutters to make it perfect.

Thanks Sean. I was thinking they might have been a cobalt material. (Roger that on the stability of the machine!) I like how the joint fit-up is part of the holding fixture. What type of machine tool is that? It's not like any horizontal or saddle mill I've ever seen (what I can see of it anyway.) You sure do nice work with it.



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Old 12-28-2012, 06:53 PM   #2748
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:25 AM   #2749
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I made this for my desk at work mainly from engine parts and the rear fender/seat from an old tool from my grandfather's tool box. Thinking about making more and selling them. Maybe I'll even get better at welding!









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Old 12-31-2012, 08:13 AM   #2750
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It's nothing near as cool as most of the stuff in this thread, but I made it and I liked it.

This fall they tore down my grandpas old barn due to it rotting from a leaky roof. For Christmas I decided to make everyone in my family a barnwood picture frame to house a family portrait we took in front of the barn before it came down.



First step was to cut the board into 50 in lengths and then cut those into 2 in strips, which gave me just enough to fame an 8X10 picture.



I don't really have any tools for woodworking but my wife's stepdad does so we used his tablesaw with stacked blades to cut the groove in the back.



Used my little miter box to cut the frame pieces. Every frame was made from one 50X2 in strip to try to keep the patina the same on each frame.



Bought a couple ratcheting band clamps from harbor freight. Add a bit of glue, adjust the corners as necessary, and tighten the whole thing down.



After tightening the clamp I pounded in a couple V nails into each corner.



And that's pretty much it. I bought the glass at the hardware store and had some cardboard type stuff for a backing. It was held into the frame using glazers points. For hanging I just attached a bit of wire to the back. It was a fun little project and it was neat seeing how each frame came out different.



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Old 12-31-2012, 08:16 AM   #2751
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Great job! And a very thoughfull gift. Lets see the family photo in front of the old barn.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:40 AM   #2752
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Very nice!
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:58 AM   #2753
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Those frames are a really cool idea!
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:22 AM   #2754
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:56 AM   #2755
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It's nothing near as cool as most of the stuff in this thread, but I made it and I liked it.

This fall they tore down my grandpas old barn due to it rotting from a leaky roof. For Christmas I decided to make everyone in my family a barnwood picture frame to house a family portrait we took in front of the barn before it came down.




I had a friend in high school that spent the better part of a summer tearing down a barn for an old farmer near where we grew up. Not only did the old guy pay him to tear down the barn, but my friend made dozens of frames like that which he sold for $25+/frame. Price depended on the sioze. He made enough money to buy himself a new car.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:32 PM   #2756
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Carved these sockeye salmon out of juniper, took about 4 hours



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Old 12-31-2012, 02:30 PM   #2757
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It's nothing near as cool as most of the stuff in this thread, but I made it and I liked it.

This fall they tore down my grandpas old barn due to it rotting from a leaky roof. For Christmas I decided to make everyone in my family a barnwood picture frame to house a family portrait we took in front of the barn before it came down.



First step was to cut the board into 50 in lengths and then cut those into 2 in strips, which gave me just enough to fame an 8X10 picture.



I don't really have any tools for woodworking but my wife's stepdad does so we used his tablesaw with stacked blades to cut the groove in the back.



Used my little miter box to cut the frame pieces. Every frame was made from one 50X2 in strip to try to keep the patina the same on each frame.



Bought a couple ratcheting band clamps from harbor freight. Add a bit of glue, adjust the corners as necessary, and tighten the whole thing down.



After tightening the clamp I pounded in a couple V nails into each corner.



And that's pretty much it. I bought the glass at the hardware store and had some cardboard type stuff for a backing. It was held into the frame using glazers points. For hanging I just attached a bit of wire to the back. It was a fun little project and it was neat seeing how each frame came out different.



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Great job! And a very thoughfull gift. Lets see the family photo in front of the old barn.

The frames are very nice and especially so since they will be framing pics of the old barn. It is a damn shame these barns are disappearing it really saddens me. I guess I understand what with the maintenance costs and the fact they weren't designed for today's farming needs.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:03 AM   #2758
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the frames are very nice and especially so since they will be framing pics of the old barn. It is a damn shame these barns are disappearing it really saddens me. I guess i understand what with the maintenance costs and the fact they weren't designed for today's farming needs.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:24 AM   #2759
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Carved these sockeye salmon out of juniper, took about 4 hours
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:58 AM   #2760
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Made this for my wife for Christmas. She wanted a mid century style light with an industrial look.



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