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Old 09-19-2013, 12:23 PM   #3376
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:51 PM   #3377
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I also whipped this up for a lady at work. She made some mini football uprights for some game out of 1" pvc but needed a way to hold them up.



And I even managed to FINALLY make a handle for my trusty old lunch box. Only took me 8 years.

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Old 10-01-2013, 04:43 PM   #3378
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I picked a blast cabinet from Harbor Freight for school. After "some" assembly...



It was almost ready to test. My shop space is extremely limited so one of my goals this year is to make a bunch of the tools mobile. I ALSO picked up a bunch of casters at Harbor Freight.



This is going to be as painless as possible, so quality may be a bit on the low side but it should be totally functional. Cut some bits of metal out and started welding.



Aint purty, but it fits!



I'll put a board in there and even get an extra shelf out of the deal. Sits level enough and rolls like a dream. All 4 casters lock, so when its time to use it I'm hoping parking it against a wall and locking the wheels will hold it in place.

The plan here is to have my welding students use this instead of the wire wheel for cleaning slag off. I don't have a good spot for them to be using grinders without spraying crap aaaalllllllllll over the shop.
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:46 PM   #3379
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End Table

End table for my Dad. Made to his specifications. Rift-sawn white oak. loose tenon construction.

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Old 10-01-2013, 06:50 PM   #3380
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End table for my Dad. Made to his specifications. Rift-sawn white oak. loose tenon construction.

Wow you have some serious skills !
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:05 PM   #3381
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Aint purty, but it fits!

Sometimes there just isn't time for pritty. Took me half a lifetime to figure that out.
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:23 PM   #3382
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Hi-viz girly terror...

AFX FX-39 Helmet Artwork; because hi-viz isn't hi-viz without a honey badger in a pink bow




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Old 10-02-2013, 07:35 AM   #3383
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AFX FX-39 Helmet Artwork; because hi-viz isn't hi-viz without a honey badger in a pink bow
Look at him! Honey badger don't care, honey badger don't give a.....
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:44 AM   #3384
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End table for my Dad. Made to his specifications. Rift-sawn white oak. loose tenon construction.

Nice!
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:45 AM   #3385
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Nice!
More like beautiful....
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:54 PM   #3386
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Beautifully nice.
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Old 10-02-2013, 04:15 PM   #3387
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Been working on this case for my wife's Ipad in hopes that the next time my boys drop it, I wont have to replace the digitizer...





Tried something new- molding the leather by soaking it and keeping it formed to the shape I wanted until it dried out. Had to make an Ipad "blank" to hold the shape but it seems to have worked pretty well!





All molded and ready for some stain / super sheen.



Viola.







Might still add a handle and make a few changes but she's going to use it for a while and we'll see how it works.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:08 PM   #3388
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Not so much made, as refinished.

The main staircase in my house was carpet. Wife and I decided to make it hardwood to match the downstairs flooring. My friend's brother-in-law does flooring for a living and is starting to branch out on his own. He did the work on the treads, while the wife and I did all the handrails. The stairs were done in May. We just got around to doing the handrails 2 weeks ago.


Stair treads taking shape.





The finished stairs and now the sanding has begun.





Progress














More progress












And finished project.


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Old 10-03-2013, 03:51 AM   #3389
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And finished project.


At first I was scrolling down and started to say "Why the hell is he painting nice wood black?!?"

Then I got to the last pic and said "Damn, that looks classy!"
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:52 AM   #3390
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At first I was scrolling down and started to say "Why the hell is he painting nice wood black?!?"

Then I got to the last pic and said "Damn, that looks classy!"

Thanks, it's a really dark stain from Cabot called Midnight. If you see it in person you can see the wood grain still. When I did the first coat of stain I had a little panic attack of "Oh shit, what have I done" because of how drastic the color change was.
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