Show us something that you MADE...

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

  1. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Your son and I share a birthday, I'm exactly 1 decade older.
  2. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    So, I moved into a two story townhouse last November, and the DPO ripped out the stair treads and tiled right over the dimensional stair framing, and did a crappy job at that! There was no substrate, and tiles were so poorly adhered, a few came loose when just walking on them, and they came up way too easy with just a putty knife. So I bought unfinished 36" oak treads from Lumber Liquidators, cut them to fit, and applied a couple coats of clear matte poly. The landing is a floating laminate, on sale for 99 cents a square foot! Woo-hoo! Easy as pie...

    Before:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34068258@N02/8495886557/" title="Before by ag_streak, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8507/8495886557_4fdcdc520f_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Before"></a>

    During:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34068258@N02/8497051734/" title="Untitled by ag_streak, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8392/8497051734_327d75bf4f_b.jpg" width="768" height="1024" alt="Untitled"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34068258@N02/8497052682/" title="Untitled by ag_streak, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8516/8497052682_8f047e933e_b.jpg" width="768" height="1024" alt="Untitled"></a>

    After:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34068258@N02/8495894923/" title="Untitled by ag_streak, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8243/8495894923_82b4c5a4e4_b.jpg" width="768" height="1024" alt="Untitled"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34068258@N02/8497000498/" title="Untitled by ag_streak, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8099/8497000498_a877d097cc_b.jpg" width="768" height="1024" alt="Untitled"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34068258@N02/8497050608/" title="Untitled by ag_streak, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8514/8497050608_ba85d06ee6_b.jpg" width="768" height="1024" alt="Untitled"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34068258@N02/8495896621/" title="Untitled by ag_streak, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8110/8495896621_99b5d80721_b.jpg" width="768" height="1024" alt="Untitled"></a>
  3. Mike Ryder

    Mike Ryder Kriegerkuh

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    inspiring work. crap I gotta do mine now, thanks.
  4. meatwitheyes

    meatwitheyes Bon Vivant

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    All of the wood, in this case it's all cvg fir.

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  5. GSWayne

    GSWayne Old Guy nOOb

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    I previously posted the little engine I built that is like the ones Dorkpunches students made. Since then I made a couple of bigger ones. One uses a second crank to operate a slide valve and the other is a much larger wobbler design with a double acting piston.

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    Here are all three

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    Here is the slide valve version. The valve is the top block and the piston is in the bottom block.


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    Here is the one with the double acting piston The pits visible on the flywheel of this are because I didn't have any large diameter brass to make the flywheel, so I decided to try casting one from some smaller brass scrap I had. After I melted through my first "crucible" which was a little stainless steel pot I bought at a thrift shop, I made a heavier crucible from a large pipe cap. I was a little hesitant to heat the brass too much so that is why I probably got the inclusions. I also didn't use any flux or really know what I was doing casting brass.

    I'm trying to decide if my next project should be a boiler so these could really be steam engines or to start working on a Sterling engine.
  6. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Dad. Gum. Them are pretty!
  7. BeaterToyota

    BeaterToyota Adventurer

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    I'm thinking about doing something similar, as the previous owner here did a total hack job on the stairs. How did you attach the treads? I assume you didn't nail through them. I see Liquid Nails, is that it?
  8. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Nice work. If you're ever in Colorado I've got a job for you to bid.
  9. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    Yes. If I have any loosening issues, I will through-drill, counter-sink, screw, and plug them, and refinish the holes. I decided to try and avoid all that and take the risk to see if they remain solid. So far so good.
  10. goosecreek

    goosecreek fed up

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    What color are you going to paint it?



























    :hide Looks beautiful.
  11. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    I once made a clear pine book case for my nephew at my sister in law's request. I spent hours picking lumber for its clarity and beauty. A few days after I delivered it she painted it blue!...then a year later she painted it red.
  12. Ko

    Ko Observant as never

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    umm, Ko-wife disagrees :lol3 It all started with the rusty wind chime, then noticed that the mailbox is rusted as well, the house is an old house with a ton of character, so why not a faux rusted door- it's amusing watching people run their fingers to feel the non-existent bumps :lol3

    It's gonna take a while until the door frame's finished, I'm 1600 miles away right now.


    Ko
  13. Ko

    Ko Observant as never

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    Nice work :clap

    Was faced with a similar problem, but went a slightly different route. I like the wood more, but the dogs don't...so, carpeted the threads, and used laminates on risers to match the floor downstairs.

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    Ko
  14. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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    I'm working on a podium for one of Spokane County's training facilities. The one side is on a 20° angle to rest against a wall so the podium will face the classroom. A locking, sliding pocket door is incorporated to house their A/V equipment with a cooling fan and surge protector inside. I still have to build the top and shelves before it is on to the finishing phase. I'll post finished pics in a week or two. I'm off to match stain samples....

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  15. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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    :clap Nice work! PM sent.
  16. HamboneSlim

    HamboneSlim ಠ_ಠ

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    Slapped this together from scraps at lunchtime, shot a couple coats of clear on it:

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    A piece of 1/2" mdf that I veneered years ago as a test piece, and a couple pieces of maple. Cut a 30 degree saw kerf near the front edge of the panel, and cut the maple pieces to match.

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    Added a plexi windshield and some bump-on feet. Done!

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    Works perfect! Holds the book open at a convenient height and angle. :D
  17. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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    Nice! What are the clips that are holding the book open? Are they made for that?
  18. HamboneSlim

    HamboneSlim ಠ_ಠ

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    Yes - I got them at Staples a while back.
  19. goosecreek

    goosecreek fed up

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    I thought the clips where the kind used to hold tablecloths to picnic tables.
  20. HamboneSlim

    HamboneSlim ಠ_ಠ

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    The clips are 5-3/4" stainless steel ACCO banker's clasps.