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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Ricardo Kuhn, Nov 8, 2009.
wow. another nice one...you should be proud of that too.
thanks a bunch for the link.
That little piece sure crys out for a "Curvey" tank , doesn't it ?
My thoughts exactly.
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.
I made a reactive shot gun target from some misc stuff in the garage , the base was an extension I had made for a bike loading ramp for a taller pick up, the black section was a rack that I had on an old drz400, and then just some scrap pieces of steel and threaded rod .
best part is the targets are only a nickle a piece , and can be hit multiple times
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.
So it worked huh?
It holds a bike and that big guy and safely held your son. I would call that success also. Lookin good!
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.
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.
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...
Post the link - I doubt it's against any rules and I for one would love to see the story...
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.
Thats pretty cool, but even more so because you built the tool to build it!
Very nice! Birds eye maple is fun fun to turn, isn't it?
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:
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.
For those that shoot a lot , want reactive targets but don't want to spend the money on them . I got the idea from someone else on youtube, but his were small rectangles , I made silloetts.
Made these from some worn out DR parts heading to the metal bin.