Show us something that you MADE...

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

  1. Bruincounselor

    Bruincounselor North Plains Drifter

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    Brilliant. Would doing this in red preserve night vision?
  2. Shoganai

    Shoganai Let's do some livin'

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    Thank you.

    Perhaps. :dunno

    With that issue in mind, I ordered a low out put version.
    Also the option to place fewer lights in there is always open.

    The string, as many LED strings, is cuttable about every 3 lights and can be easily soldered into many configurations.

  3. EvanADV

    EvanADV Big Bearded Boy

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    15 surplus military antenna mast poles, some paracord, and my Warbonnet Blackbird hammock.
  4. fifthcircle

    fifthcircle Beer Knurd

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    Not "made" but restored/modified. Post for it HERE.

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    It's a 1950 International Harvester fridge and holds three homebrew (surplus pepsi) kegs.
  5. bergermeister

    bergermeister Long timer

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    sweet!

    love the IH's. when I made mine, I looked everywhere for an IH out here, but they are pretty scarce in this part of the country. the only one I came across had no compressor or cooling lines.
  6. fireflyr

    fireflyr Been here awhile

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    I'm guessing you're not married..................
  7. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Why, your wife doesn't let you build blanket forts in the living room anymore? :norton

    Mine does.

    :deal
  8. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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    Ready for delivery.

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  9. 35xj

    35xj Been here awhile

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    here's a few things i've made around the house lately.

    a hutch and booze cabinet, floor lamp
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    dinning room table
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    some bookshelves
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    more bookshelves and another lamp
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  10. dwayne

    dwayne Silly Adventurer

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    It's very hard (impossible) to read read lighting in red light. If you look a a pilots chart, you will notice that none of the writing is in true red. Now this might not be important for a tank bag light when finding stuff, unless it's small and red, or has instructions or writing in red.
  11. EvanADV

    EvanADV Big Bearded Boy

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    No, I have a throw pillows on the couch and a purple wall because I just love interior deocrating. :deal

    Yes, I'm married. My wife actually tested out the stand first (see below). She's cool like that. There's a reason I married her. Not sure why she picked me though.

    Also, it's not to be used in the house with any frequency. It was freezing and raining outside that day, and I was anxious to put it together. Mainly built because our only two trees in the yard are two large oaks 50' apart. This will allow me to hang in the yard without having to put any poles in the ground, plus have freedom to setup inside for a quick nap!

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    +1 :lol3
  12. ghostryder

    ghostryder made it

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    Wow nice work.....you take orders????
  13. 35xj

    35xj Been here awhile

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    not really, its pretty much an expensive hobby. 92 feet of steel in that cabinet!
    booze shelf..
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    couple pics of the lamp
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  14. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    Nice, I love the bare steel & timber look. I'd like to make myself a bedside lamp in a similar style to your floor lamps one day. What do you use for a finish on the steel?

    Cheers
    Clint
  15. 35xj

    35xj Been here awhile

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    on the lamps, i have a decent supply of rusted steel. i attack it pretty hard with an angle grinder with a wire brush head, then clear coat with rustoleum clear spray paint.
    On the other stuff, an angle grinder with a 60 grit flap disc works great
  16. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    Finally done....played through it tonight. Sounds great!

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  17. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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    I made a fireplace gate for a client a few years back that would go well in your house! :D

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  18. DirtyOldMan

    DirtyOldMan Long timer

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    Very nice!
    Is that alder?
    Is it stained or natural?
    I like the color.
  19. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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    Thanks! They wanted rustic alder with no knots. :hmmmmm

    It is stained "maple" with General Finishes oil-based stain.
  20. ghostryder

    ghostryder made it

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    Beautiful work....always loved the mix of steel and wood. Amazing.