Show us something that you MADE...

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

  1. TNWillie

    TNWillie Been here awhile

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    I sewed up a couple of covers this past week for my racks of firewood. They oughta keep the lil buggers out till I'm ready to burn the stuff.
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  2. elBeardo

    elBeardo Get busy living

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    Fabbed up a magnetic tig torch holder the other day 71496752-D247-4CFE-B253-25297E17C2E4.jpeg 6E0A2274-5725-4D5D-93EC-65FF4345A242.jpeg
  3. Condolini

    Condolini Fountain of useless info

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    Nice but, bare feet in the shop! :arg:yikes Too much potential for ouch. I won't repost pics of the third degree burns on the top of my foot, the blisters were almost 1" high.
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  4. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Nope, never work on the shop or yard barefooted. :deal
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  5. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

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    Around here that would be a fantastic winter home for squirrels and chipmunks.

    Bruce
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  6. TNWillie

    TNWillie Been here awhile

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    . Thanks for the headsup. I'll keep an eye out for holes in it.
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  7. DeepBarney

    DeepBarney International Bumbler

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    Might want to throw some mothballs or something that'll keep critters out. Got a big ass snake handy?
  8. Da Bear

    Da Bear Twisted toy maker

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    Damn it's cold out here in the shop today. How do some of you guys keep yours warm?
  9. leavundst

    leavundst Been here awhile Supporter

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  10. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer Super Supporter

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    This is almost three weeks old. I'm often am in flip flops so I thought I'll put some shoes on.
    First clinker went down the side of the shoe and burned in. Least with the flip flops it rolls off.:wink::D

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  11. Tanshanomi

    Tanshanomi Your Favorite Uncle Supporter

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    Raised ranch with a drive-in basement. The only downside is that I will surely burn down the entire house someday. But, 'til then...
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  12. TNWillie

    TNWillie Been here awhile

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    GREAT idea! I'll put a few dryer sheets in too. I've had great luck using those as rodent deterrents.
    Thanks!
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  13. sh0rtlife

    sh0rtlife Long timer

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    ive got a BIG fat modine gas unit in my s20x20 shop..and when i say big, i belive its 350kbtu IE made for heating something BIGGER than 60x60, it barely needs to work in my 20x20, it was free as it needed love and a lil welding

    as for my barefootedness, iv spent more time in my life barefoot than not, my "pads" on my feet are tough, broken glass meh, that pile of drill bit shavings, no biggy 1 "might" puncture just enough to get noticed the rest will brush off, as far as welding...yeah i used to wear my steeltoes, till i got a cinder in my boot, by the time you get to it the damage is done..barefoot everything rolls of and "if" one gets under foot a quick foot drag on the floor will pop it off and not even inturupt your welding, im not saying its safe for everyone, but if your feet are tough and your used to it its not "unsafe", when you can get a staple stuck in your foot pad and only "just" feel it (and i dont mean ouch i mean just breaking thru the pad)you have sufficient padding to handle anything

    the bigger issue with welding is the pit of your arm above elbow or jumping into a "pocket" those SUCK
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  14. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    I moved from the midwest to Northern CA. That solved the problem right quick.
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  15. Da Bear

    Da Bear Twisted toy maker

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    I moved from Northern Ca. to Northern Oregon... Dropping to 35 here tonight. Winter is coming.
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  16. Da Bear

    Da Bear Twisted toy maker

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    Oh yeah, about that Bird House for DBW...Mounted it on a 8' stick of 5 1/4 x 5. It sits about 9-10 feet up there. Just pull the dowel to drop the coffee can. Clean out the bird nest at the end of the season and put the can back up. 69654302_10214454683622652_8767076772912037888_n.jpg

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  17. Cycle61

    Cycle61 making it up as I go Supporter

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    Put together a bench in my garage, we moved here in May and this is the first chance I've gotten. Top is four glued up pieces of 3/4" MDF, 30x96". Figure it weighs somewhere around 260 pounds. Leveled on the frame to within a sixteenth along it's length. Should be good to go for a while.

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  18. CA_Strom

    CA_Strom Cunning Linguist Supporter

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    Our "builder grade" beige metal gate was looking a bit worn and spousal unit wanted something nicer. I really didn't want to drop $700 on a cheaply made replacement gate, so I spruced this one up a bit. First was applying a few coats of Krylon gloss black "hammered metal" spray paint. Then I added vertical grain doug fir planks painted brown to match our garage doors. Black oxide carriage bolts finished it all off, and it really goes much better with the Spanish style of our house. Total investment was about $120 all in, and I'm quite happy with the improvement.

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  19. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Great job :clap
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  20. Da Bear

    Da Bear Twisted toy maker

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    I've had this idea in my head for years. Most if not all of our Faux Foils we sell are electrically conductive, for folks into that sort of play (Tens units/Violet wands) Finding all of the parts to make said foils (Some folks call them "Sword Canes") can be difficult. That, and I'm limited to the whims of chance.
    So today, because DBW is telling me we have three sales in a row, 1 week apart, starting in just a few weeks and I need to make stock, I made this.
    Other than the "Blade" and the tail stock and three pins, it's all acrylic and shells.
    The "Blade goes in as far as the first "Pin" That makes a mechanical connection to the foils grip. As long as you're touching that first pin, when you uses a violet wand, the circuit is complete... Essentially, a conductive plastic sword. I expect it will sell within minutes of our next sale opening.... IMG_20191001_161407103_HDR[1].jpg IMG_20191001_161713130[1].jpg
    DaBearWife is quite pleased...