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Old 03-05-2013, 09:59 AM   #3046
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Not "made" but restored/modified. Post for it HERE.


It's a 1950 International Harvester fridge and holds three homebrew (surplus pepsi) kegs.
sweet!

love the IH's. when I made mine, I looked everywhere for an IH out here, but they are pretty scarce in this part of the country. the only one I came across had no compressor or cooling lines.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:22 PM   #3047
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15 surplus military antenna mast poles, some paracord, and my Warbonnet Blackbird hammock.
I'm guessing you're not married..................
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:48 PM   #3048
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I'm guessing you're not married..................
Why, your wife doesn't let you build blanket forts in the living room anymore?

Mine does.

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Old 03-06-2013, 08:25 AM   #3049
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:07 PM   #3050
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here's a few things i've made around the house lately.

a hutch and booze cabinet, floor lamp


dinning room table


some bookshelves


more bookshelves and another lamp
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:43 PM   #3051
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Brilliant. Would doing this in red preserve night vision?
It's very hard (impossible) to read read lighting in red light. If you look a a pilots chart, you will notice that none of the writing is in true red. Now this might not be important for a tank bag light when finding stuff, unless it's small and red, or has instructions or writing in red.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:07 PM   #3052
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I'm guessing you're not married..................
No, I have a throw pillows on the couch and a purple wall because I just love interior deocrating.

Yes, I'm married. My wife actually tested out the stand first (see below). She's cool like that. There's a reason I married her. Not sure why she picked me though.

Also, it's not to be used in the house with any frequency. It was freezing and raining outside that day, and I was anxious to put it together. Mainly built because our only two trees in the yard are two large oaks 50' apart. This will allow me to hang in the yard without having to put any poles in the ground, plus have freedom to setup inside for a quick nap!



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Why, your wife doesn't let you build blanket forts in the living room anymore?

Mine does.

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Old 03-06-2013, 02:13 PM   #3053
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here's a few things i've made around the house lately.

a hutch and booze cabinet, floor lamp
Wow nice work.....you take orders????
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:29 PM   #3054
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not really, its pretty much an expensive hobby. 92 feet of steel in that cabinet!
booze shelf..

couple pics of the lamp
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:57 PM   #3055
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not really, its pretty much an expensive hobby. 92 feet of steel in that cabinet!
booze shelf.
Nice, I love the bare steel & timber look. I'd like to make myself a bedside lamp in a similar style to your floor lamps one day. What do you use for a finish on the steel?

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Old 03-06-2013, 06:45 PM   #3056
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on the lamps, i have a decent supply of rusted steel. i attack it pretty hard with an angle grinder with a wire brush head, then clear coat with rustoleum clear spray paint.
On the other stuff, an angle grinder with a 60 grit flap disc works great
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:51 PM   #3057
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Finally done....played through it tonight. Sounds great!

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Old 03-06-2013, 06:55 PM   #3058
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on the lamps, i have a decent supply of rusted steel. i attack it pretty hard with an angle grinder with a wire brush head, then clear coat with rustoleum clear spray paint.
On the other stuff, an angle grinder with a 60 grit flap disc works great
I made a fireplace gate for a client a few years back that would go well in your house!

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Old 03-06-2013, 07:45 PM   #3059
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Ready for delivery.






Very nice!
Is that alder?
Is it stained or natural?
I like the color.
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:56 PM   #3060
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Thanks! They wanted rustic alder with no knots.

It is stained "maple" with General Finishes oil-based stain.
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