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Old 02-13-2013, 05:41 PM   #2971
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Made my dawg a collar




Recipient wearing it. He likes it. Actually he don't care one whit, as long as he gets cookies.


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Old 02-13-2013, 08:51 PM   #2972
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What is it?
If you're asking me, it's a custom designed tube guitar amplifier. Hand wired and assembled. All point to point. It's got tone stacks from a Marshall JCM800 and Fender Champ in one amp. We used NOS carbon resistors, Sprague caps, Mercury Magnetics transformers, etc to get a boutique amp sound.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:53 PM   #2973
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:44 PM   #2974
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Not quite done, but at least the soldering is over with.

Old style Amp kit?
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:55 AM   #2975
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Old style Amp kit?
Sort of. It's a custom designed combo of a JCM800 and a Fender Champ. Dan builds, designs and repairs amps here:

http://www.fydamps.com/photo6.html

He designed the circuit...added an effects loop for me and then I had to source parts and build it.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:56 AM   #2976
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Sort of. It's a custom designed combo of a JCM800 and a Fender Champ. Dan builds, designs and repairs amps here:

http://www.fydamps.com/photo6.html

He designed the circuit...added an effects loop for me and then I had to source parts and build it.
Well done!! i'm sorting how and rebuilding an arcam alpha 2 here ;)
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:30 AM   #2977
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Been extremely interested in knots/rope/paracord lately. I guess because I didn't stay in scouts very long and my dad wasn't an outdoorsman. My uncle tied an awesome knot on a tarp the other day and blew my mind. Started researching and here was my first project. Took about 5 minutes after watching a youtube video.




Also discovered there's six AAAA batteries in a 9v. Perfect for my pen light. Saved me a trip to the store.

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Old 02-14-2013, 10:04 AM   #2978
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Looks like a bachelor pad ta me!!!

Please show a pic once the frame is finished too...I kin only imagine what you're gonna do to that!!!

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Old 02-14-2013, 10:15 AM   #2979
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Well done!! i'm sorting how and rebuilding an arcam alpha 2 here ;)
Nice...we're considering building Ampeg B15N, Portaflex copies as they are crazy popular and pretty simple to build.
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:29 AM   #2980
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NOT SOMETHING I MADE BUT INSPIRING NON THE LESS

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Old 02-17-2013, 04:42 AM   #2981
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Gun rest/sighting aid.

About 5 bucks in materials. Googled the design and found a video on YouTube.
The paint is "winter California grass pattern".



Don't mind the Crossman 760, not done building the 10/22 and didn't want to get the Shotgun to model it.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:47 AM   #2982
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:45 PM   #2983
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I was just going through some old pictures and came across this old death trap that I built a few years ago. The weeds in northern ID grow super-tough to endure the long, cold winter and lack of water in the summer. The annual problem of how to deal with them returns every spring. Even the thickest trimmer line you can buy doesn't last but a few minutes, and a blade does fine to cut the brush, but then you still have to go back and pick up what you cut. After several failed attempts with different chains and cables (and a few nearly horrific injuries....), I finally came up with a design that WORKS! The blades swing and can deflect off of rocks or trees. I can mulch a large wild rose bush down to the roots in under a minute, and it will gnaw away at trees/limbs up to 2". I just have to be careful not to use it when it is too dry, because it does throw some sparks. I also have to wear my welding leathers and a few pairs of pants, and I still get quite a few welts on my legs from the flying debris. All material was cut from an old table saw blade.







EDIT: I thought I'd throw in a few pics of the failed attempts....

This is approach #3: Copper wire, soldered solid, inserted into my heavy gauge trimmer string head. Then inserted into my foot. Yeah, it hurt.



Approach #7: Chain saw chain (with cutting teeth removed), welded to steel disk. One of the chains broke about 1" out from the disk and smacked me in the leg. Yeah, that hurt too, but not as bad.

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Old 02-17-2013, 07:10 PM   #2984
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Approach #7: Chain saw chain (with cutting teeth removed), welded to steel disk. One of the chains broke about 1" out from the disk and smacked me in the leg. Yeah, that hurt too, but not as bad.

I built an almost EXACT duplicate of this years ago, mine didnt break but didnt cut well at all, I never could get it balanced well enough to allow it to spin up fast enough. In other words, mine didn't work either.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:40 PM   #2985
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