Show us something that you MADE...

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Ricardo Kuhn, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. Monday

    Monday Been here awhile

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    That is cool.
  2. Murphy Slaw

    Murphy Slaw Long timer

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    Yep....

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  3. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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  4. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

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    :huh Damn... nice work!
  5. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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    Thanks! It is rare when I get a filthy rich client who doesn't care about cost! :evil
  6. Monday

    Monday Been here awhile

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    Wow...nice.:drif
  7. Hank22

    Hank22 Been here awhile

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    what species wood is that? the first picture I would have thought Claro walnut, but the assembly photo seems too light.

    Beautiful work and finish
  8. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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    No drooling on the furniture, please. :lol3

    Out here in the west, this wood has become all the rage. It is alder; this in particular is "rustic" alder (a step between clear and knotty). It is easy to machine and stains wonderfully. It is also extremely soft and prone to damage. It grows along the west coast and is unique because it is deciduous and bares cones.

    After being "distressed" (beaten to death with nuts, bolts, keys and a board with screws sticking out of it), the final finish is an oil-based stain, two coats gloss pre-cat lacquer and a topcoat of satin.

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  9. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Don't paint it. It looks great like that. In fact, sand it with some heavier grit paper to bring out that texture even more; it matches the look of the characters.

    Great project, BTW.
  10. vfr700

    vfr700 172S

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    I just finished this bar, paneled birtch base stained in ebony w/ copper top:

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  11. Trixie

    Trixie No, not that Trixie

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    Nice. The top must have cost a pretty penny. Hey, can ya move those stools aside and take another pic of the base?
    I've got 8 old oak church pews for wood, and I'm building one up downstairs, but need some ideas for the base paneling.
  12. thebigman

    thebigman bout a dollar 3.98

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    Heres 1 way , use ply for the panels and app molding around that :deal

    Save the Oak Hardwood for where you need it .



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  13. Trixie

    Trixie No, not that Trixie

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    Mine's going to be a bit bigger, and sort of a curved L-shape. Oak is for the top, although I do have one panel that I haven't sorted out how to use it. Maybe as part of the back. It's the curving bit that is going to be tedious. Bending anything but plywood will take some fixturing and steam to get it going right.

    Curved bar rail in a 4 ft radius is not cheap :huh but that is how it usually works for me.
  14. anotherguy

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    Made these 20 years ago. Surgical instruments for spinal implants to correct scoliosis. The only parts not made are the 2 button head allens holding the spring to the handle.

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  15. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    Wow!
  16. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    Awesome stuff, XR. Does that place on the north side if I-90 just east of Post Falls right at the Highway 41 exit still run alder? Seems like they used to make furniture parts or something there and it was all alder they ran.
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    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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    Thanks!

    They run pretty much everything, but alder is booming so it just seems that way! Link: Aagesen Millworks
  18. subvet

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    Damn, that is a really nice looking piece of furniture.

    I've been seriously thinking about a Murphy bed setup in one of our spare rooms but with not nearly the ornate-ness of your project

    I'd be interested in what hardware you used for the fold-down functionality. Have you done anything like this before and what pitfalls to look out for.

    Great job. I'm jealous. :lol3
  19. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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    http://www.wallbed.com/ The hardware is around $300, and come with easy-to-follow instructions and an assembly DVD.

    I've done quite a few of them, but that is one of the few that I am proud to show pics of. The clients usually pick some off-the-wall wood or color combo that is hideous. There is really nothing to watch out for, as long as you follow the directions. Over the years, I have learned to alter them a little bit to handle the weight of all of that "ornate-ness." :D

    Here is a more basic one:

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  20. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Still trying to figure out my edge former so I whipped this out. I think it turned out incredible... Usually things like this end up as scrap when I touch 'em. :huh

    Drew up a shape on a piece of paper real quick, traced it onto some aluminum and hacked it out.

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    Ran it through the slip roll to give it a bit of a curve and tried it on with some duct tape

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    Did a little creative measuring... Made some brackets to mount it to the headlight ears, and viola!

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    Now maybe someday I'll start on the tank...