Show us something that you MADE...

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

  1. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    I was gonna post a pic of the wooden spoon I carved-

    THEN Dave-O shows a whole damn house :lol3
  2. Dave-O

    Dave-O motorcyclist

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    I'm sorry......just think of the house as a Lot of carved wooden spoons :lol3 ?
  3. nfranco

    nfranco over macho grande?

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    It's a, uh, um, yea.
    What?

  4. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Jim :brow
  5. budmanbiker

    budmanbiker Adventurer

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    Well said Treadless! :clap This is exactly what I try to explain to people. I like to design and build. I don't want to follow someone elses plans, and I don't to build ten more of whatever I've built. Let someone else produce it. Now, can someone please tell me how to earn a comfortable living doing this? I am currently a beverage delivery driver (13 years and counting) and I'm really sick of pushing a two wheeled cart! :(:
  6. FatherX

    FatherX Pathmender

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    I've been trying for a LONG time brudda....are you familiar with the term Starving Artist ?? :lol3
  7. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    I know... I'm getting worse. :huh

    I got a free video camera from Staples ($79.99 value! not.) and thought it might make a decent Helmet Cam. This was my first attempt at a mounting bracket. The looped part goes around the camera, giving me something to weld or bolt to in the future. The other little bracket bolts to the bottom of the camera and to my handlebars.

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    As you can tell, the bracket needs to be WAY stiffer, but overall I think it did okay. Now to figure out how to mount it to a helmet as well...

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    Video is bumpy from the bracket flexing over every bump, and its not all that intriguing to watch. Curviest road we've got around here, and there is a little wheely at the end, so here you go.

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  8. subvet

    subvet Long timer

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    I think the insulated doors are only about $30 more and you can take the cost as an energy-saving credit. (unless that's expired now) I did this a few years ago when I could no longer find parts for the 1-piece doors I had on my garage. I put the insulated Clopay doors on both holes, upgraded the around-the-door seals and the difference is significant if you are working in the garage in cold weather. My garage is under the kitchen..have not seen a huge difference in my heating bills since but there has been a noticable-significant difference.

    I cant tell if your flooring is vinyl or paint. Either way...it looks nice. Good job on the renovation!! I have a garage spruce-up on my list but the wife wants new bathrooms first. Go figure :D
  9. FatherX

    FatherX Pathmender

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    did you snap off your hand guard just to get line of site for the camera?? :evil
  10. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Nah... that was due to an inattentive driver about a month ago... Got rear ended. New parts are on the way. Sure looks like a mess though, eh? Gotta plug my grip heaters back in and get all those wires out of the way.
  11. FatherX

    FatherX Pathmender

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    that was my next "observation"....:1drink

    I dig this thread.


    Your Liar's Club items are a great addition.
  12. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Yeah, the door came with the house, so now I have to pay at least $40 to insulate them with foam sheet. Not bad since the garage was built as an incentive to buy the house, and it worked. The house is new, so no updating needed (yet) for that.

    The floor is VCT (Vynle Composition Tile). Basically solid 1/8" thick industrial grade tile like you would see in a mall or big box store. Very tough!

    Thanks,

    Jim :brow
  13. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Not so much as made but more sorta assembled.... Whats if for? :deal

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  14. FatherX

    FatherX Pathmender

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    Webinar "exams" ? :1drink
  15. Treadless

    Treadless seeking adventure

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    :y0!

    You're making a documentary about paint drying and need a time lapse video of the act. :D
  16. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Getting closer... :evil
  17. sh0rtlife

    sh0rtlife Been here awhile

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    either for filming or pic taking ..only reason i could ever see needing dual bulbs like that....its for killing shadows
  18. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Truth be told, I didn't need the lights at all, just the arm the light was attached too. Its a "document camera". I can point it straight down at my desk so I can draw, leather tool, layout, take apart, or whatever; and have it projected up on the screen instead of having 22 (soon to be 28. :huh) students trying to stand around me and see whats going on.

    Camera's pointed at the table, showing the image on my computer screen, which is attached to the projector. Kind of a big mess... Last day of the Tri and we were cleaning shop.

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    PLUS! I can record things for how-to's, and hopefully save myself from having to repeat things over. and over. and over. Hopin to free up some time for a little more one-on-one time with the students that need it most. Todays test:

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    Camera was like $7 shipped from amazon- 5 megapixel and it can get right in close to just about anything. Sorta wish I had gotten a wide angle, maybe next year. Light was the most expensive part- it was about $80 on amazon, and I also needed a USB extension and a poop-load of zipties.

    Did I mention I can also use it as a security camera to keep an eye on the kids that always think they can get away with stuff behind my back? :wink:
  19. sh0rtlife

    sh0rtlife Been here awhile

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    well thats one hell of a camera mount aka tripod of sorts :rofl...and to think ive wired em from the ceiling for stuff like that in the past LOL
  20. FatherX

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    :clap

    That's great. I can see it now, Little Tommy is passing notes (or whatever the modern hoodlum does these days) and he looks up to see the slow mo instant replay om the Dork-a-Tron... Busted!!

    You'll be hearing from his lawyer :lol3

    I've implemented a similar device to keep tabs on my personal circus (ours has infrared and sound :evil). Pretty funny stuff sometimes.