Show us something that you MADE...

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

  1. AK Oldman

    AK Oldman WANDRN

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    My youngest will be 28 in a few months and my oldest, of four, will be 40 a few days later. I wish the 18 or 22 years was correct. From what I have seen so far it is never ending. :cry
  2. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    This^^^^:lol3
  3. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Nice job on those little bikes. Proportions and everything look good. Hope you do well with those, seems like a great value for all the time you must put into making each one.
  4. MikeinEugene

    MikeinEugene Long timer

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    One of my uncle's favorite sayings:

    We didn't raise kids...we raised homing pigeons :lol3
  5. Parepin

    Parepin The Filthy Nomad

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    That's... a tough one to answer
    This is one of my favorite threads, and I've gotta say that I look forward to seeing your posts not only here, but all over the forum. I give you a lot of credit just for being a shop teacher. You've shown a lot of projects I would have LOVED to have been a part of as a kid.

    It's kinda sad, thinking back now. I remember my high school had a fully stocked wood shop in the back, in what must have been a truck bay of some sort at some time. But they offered no classes that used any of it. Instead, the tech teacher taught computer use and some digital design. It's a shame to see how many of these hands-on classes were tossed in favor of sports funding or some such.

    So it goes I suppose.
  6. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    I know. I graduated with a degree in "technology education", and looked high and low for a teaching job doing something with either engines or metals. There wasn't anything at the time- it was all web design, graphic design, computers, and if you were lucky wood working or auto mechanics. Not really my thing. I ended up doing something else for a few years and lucked into this job and I love it- I do a lot with the tech and computer end of it too, but the school was very excited that I wanted to do metals and engines. The previous teacher had basically given away all of the welding and sheet metal equipment. I was able to get it back, set it back up, and we are getting some pretty good use out of it.

    I remember when I was in grade 11 or 12 the "industrial arts" program change to "career and technology studies". What used to be a decent shared shop for a really small junior and senior high school ( we had a shop we could stuff about 6 cars in, a few welding booths, a paint room, a dark room, a good sized wood working area with several wood lathes, etc) is now NON EXISTENT. They do some wood stuff still I think, but the shop is GONE... the school got remodeled and all of the hands on stuff is gone.

    I could go on about the loss of hands on / technical skills and what its doing to our nation, but this is fodder for another thread. :D Glad you like the engines- I designed them to be made pretty much only with hand tools. You could build one easily if you have a welder and a drill press.
  7. HamboneSlim

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    Three dimensional dinosaur chess! :1drink
  12. ian408

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    That chess set looks pretty good!
  13. josjor

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    Hey Hambone. Your geek is showing.:D





    ........and it looks pretty cool.
  14. fifthcircle

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    I'd ask how the hell you play 3D Dino chess....but I'm guessing I could google it. Either way, nice job on the set. Now I'm off to NOT google 3D chess. :lol3
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    P B G Long timer

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    OK Hambone.

    SO you used your drill press to drill the wood? Then pantographed the acrylic?
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    I got a pallet and a shipping crate from work that they wanted to get rid of, I was even able to reuse some of the screws from the crate to build an ambidextros shooting bench , 100% from recycled materials and %100 free, other than my time to put it together . Unfortunately it will also double as a habitat for wasps and hornets . though that will make the shooting a bit more of a challenge .


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  17. HamboneSlim

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    The pieces move the same as their standard chess equivalents, and can also move vertically. For example, like a knight in standard chess, white's parasaurolophus and black's stegosaurus can move forward two and over one, but they can also move up, or down, two and over one, or up or down one and over two. Simple, really.
  18. HamboneSlim

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    Yes. I used a 3-1/4" hole saw on the royersford to cut the circular grooves in the template.
    The gorton was set for a 3:1 reduction. This made clean and uniform discs for the board.
  19. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Really....?:rofl
  20. Off the grid

    Off the grid Unsmooth Operator

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    Having just purchased my first house about 10 months ago, I'm new to a lot of this and still setting up my shop/tools, etc.

    It's kind of intimidating to post here because some of you guys are true artisan craftsmen on a level I could never reach. Alas, we learn as we go, right?

    Homemade mantel with wrapped metal bands. The wood was being used as a jack support holding up a semi trailer at a local thrift/antique store. I tell people it was a reclaimed plank off a Spanish Galleon that I found while walking along the Northern CA shoreline. :lol3

    Halfway through. (the wood was in rough shape, but strong as hell. No idea what type of wood it is)
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    Finished. I didn't make the hangers, ordered them.
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    I know it's not a big deal, but I'm pretty proud of it. It took me a couple of dozen hours and I did everything by hand. Working with the metal was a PITA, I actually asked Smithy for some help. (Thanks mate) Squared off the nuts for that medieval look. I was going to use 4 dummy screws, but went with 2 nut/bolts that went through. Less hassle and much more stout.

    Antique door. Looks off-white, but this side is actually pink hued. :cry Shame, because the distressed look is much cooler on this side.
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    Made it into our headboard.
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    Antique windows make great picture frames.
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    That's all I got. Love this thread, you get lots of cool ideas looking at other peoples work.:thumb