Show us something that you MADE...

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

  1. subvet

    subvet Long timer

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    wow. another nice one...you should be proud of that too.

    thanks a bunch for the link. :thumb
  2. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    That little piece sure crys out for a "Curvey" tank , doesn't it ?

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  3. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    My thoughts exactly.

  4. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    I'm getting there... I'm in the process of building some radius fingers for my brake. Then all of the bends would have a large (2" dia) curve to them. Long ways to go there still.
  5. theothersean

    theothersean dirty boy

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  6. Grantizzle

    Grantizzle Been here awhile

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    My first moto table. i'm not a carpenter by any means, but it's strong and doesn't wobble. i count that as a success.

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  7. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    So it worked huh? :wink:
  8. AK Oldman

    AK Oldman WANDRN

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    It holds a bike and that big guy and safely held your son. I would call that success also. Lookin good!
  9. leakypetcock

    leakypetcock Adventurer

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    Looks fantastic but all I can see is that thing peeling a nice curly-cue of skin from your chesticles to your testicles in a crash.
  10. GSWayne

    GSWayne Old Guy nOOb

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    Three brass hammers. The handles are Birdseye Maple, Satina, and Cherry, The head weights are about 6 oz, 12oz, and 32 oz. The rubber on the larger ones are pieces of conveyer belt cut out with a hole saw and glued on with Urethane glue. If I didn't have access to some scrap brass, they would have been expensive hammers.
  11. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Jim :brow
  12. piccolino

    piccolino Adventurer

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    Turned this:

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    into this:

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    I fabricated all the accessories (bumpers, sliders, rollcage and other minor parts)
    I can give you the link to my website for the story and other photos but I'm not sure I'm allowed to...
  13. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    Nice! :clap
  14. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Very Nice.

    Post the link - I doubt it's against any rules and I for one would love to see the story...
  15. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    Made this in the early "70s. Forgot all about it. Went to a gun store and bought gun stock blanks. Hard Rock Maple for the front and Birds Eye Maple for the back. The grip is glove tanned deer skin a buddy shot in Montana. Ripped the blanks into long square stock and turned on a turning tool. Wouldn't call it a lathe because I just took some wood, pillow blocks, pulley, a belt and electric motor. Put it on the ground in the back yard and let the chips fall where they may. I bought the joint and tip, and made the rest.

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  16. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Thats pretty cool, but even more so because you built the tool to build it!
  17. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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    Very nice! Birds eye maple is fun fun to turn, isn't it? :becca

    Sounds like a lathe to me! Back when I was just learning turning, I made a bowl-turning "lathe" out of an old motor, a 10"x6"x1/2" piece of angle iron and the spindle/hub assembly from the front axle of an old Jeep. It actually worked better for turning bowls than my fancy real lathe does nowadays. These were made on it:

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  18. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    Back then I was too dumb to know the difference. In those days I was pretty sure there was nothing I couldn't do and never let logic stop me. Some time in the late "80s I gave the stick to my wife's dad and after he passed I got it back. Got a friend with a table, but we don't see good enough to play very good. Tri-focals suck !!! Really nice bowls. I have no doubt your home made bowl-turning lathe worked better than the new stuff. The pure instinctive tools are always the best.
  19. theothersean

    theothersean dirty boy

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  20. 2twisted

    2twisted GoodNYou

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    Made these from some worn out DR parts heading to the metal bin.

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