Show us something that you MADE...

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

  1. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    not necessary... I'd love to have that in my living room :deal




    note to hubby: that's a hint :norton
  2. chach_86

    chach_86 Adventurer

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    I'd love to see a pic post-spar varnish! So much other great stuff posted- it's impossible to comment on it all. Great job guys!
  3. Double Moo

    Double Moo lookin' for adventure

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    I didn't take an after pic... and Friday I hauled it up to the cabin and installed it behind the bed...sorry
  4. Daamud

    Daamud Life is like a box of Old Milwaukee

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    Made a bench for Grandpa's 80th.

    Made of stud grade pine and tongue and grove paneling. '68 Ford tailgate. Designed and stained to look rusticish.

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  5. Toolferone

    Toolferone Been here awhile

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    Very Cool! I bet he loved it.
  6. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    That tailgate bench is a great idea. I really like it.
  7. HighAlpineDrifter

    HighAlpineDrifter Long timer

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    I dunno. My wife would like it if you gave it a bronze patina (a la steam punk)
  8. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    I'm sorry you married a hipster :cry
  9. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    If I ever live in a world where someone tells me what I can, or can't, have in my living room... kill me.
  10. Daamud

    Daamud Life is like a box of Old Milwaukee

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    He did. A lot.


    Can't take credit for the idea. Seen one at a swap meet, then found more examples with a Google search.
  11. DirtyOldMan

    DirtyOldMan Long timer

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    Very cool, I'd love to sit there and listen to Grandpa's stories. There's a treasure trove of info contained in these guys memories.
  12. flyrod

    flyrod Been here awhile

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    So many great projects on this thread.

    Chach86 - Your response that your wife would think your "R" was a vagina
    is one of the funniest lines I have heard for a while. Maybe we could meet
    some time for a beer. Nebraska would be about half way for both of us.

    The bathrooms, hot dog cookers, airplanes, tailgate bench, etc. are all
    awesome work.

    One of my turning friends that get together Wednesday evenings wants to
    turn a couple of baseball bats for his grandsons and I one for mine. Do you
    know how hard it is to find wooden bats for little league? All aluminum now
    days.

    So he bought a piece of ash and we started. I have a tracer attachment
    for the Powermatic 90 that I used to turn some table legs and such on
    many years ago. Hasn't been used for 20 years. Set it up and looks like
    this

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    and this

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    and this


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    I will do a step by step photo shoot on the next one. Had some set up
    work on this one but next one will have some step by step photos.
    We can pencil on slogan or name like " Thunder stick " or some such and
    woodburn it. fun project and hopefully our grand kids will have these bats
    for a long time.
    I still have the walnut bat my dad turned for me when I was 11.

    Home runs to all,

    Flyrod
  13. HighAlpineDrifter

    HighAlpineDrifter Long timer

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    Very much not a hipster. :lol3
  14. grantsdad

    grantsdad Been here awhile

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    I made this small table to use during summertime concerts hosted in our local city park.

    <iframe width="853" height="480" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/sbYUndATd4c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  15. jfman

    jfman Long timer

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    Nice montage!
  16. Pez

    Pez b00b

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    :lol3 Awesome!
  17. GSWayne

    GSWayne Old Guy nOOb

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    Don't know whether I like the table or the video more :clap
  18. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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    I just wonder which took longer to make?
  19. Cowboy

    Cowboy Ceteris non Paribus

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    +1 :lol3
  20. grantsdad

    grantsdad Been here awhile

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    I put about 4 hours into the table, not including the dry-time for glue creating the legs or each coat of varnish. In fact I used the down-time between coats 2 and 3 to plug a screw hole in my rear tire.

    The video took 135 frames and about 2-2.5 hours to complete. The audio was recorded with my cell phone. This was my first attempt at stop-motion-animation, so I learned new software at the same time.

    It was a fun project, thanks for the kind words.