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the apprentice 03-03-2013 05:16 PM

Things you have made thread
 
Not sure where to post this so I have added it here.

A thread of things you have made, it can be anything whatsoever, that you have made for yourself or family that has saved you money and kept the mind active.

I would like to start things off with a small item.

Two simple items of wood turning, one is a honey dripper and the other a babies rattle, both made from apple wood.

http://s19.postimg.org/h7eg6ojwz/20160925_160411.jpg

The posts that follow from here on in have been remodelled and deleted due to a major crash which meant I lost all,of my previous shots, but luckily I still have 99% of the things I made still, soI have added them again later in the pages to follow, it was easier doing it like this, but everyone else's posts have been left as the were originally, keep going and you will eventually come to even more things I that made earlier.

Cheers the apprentice.

apollo_gnomon 05-03-2013 07:07 AM

My stuff isn't as pretty as your stuff. Well, not up close at any rate. I build props and scenery, among other things, so most of it is designed to "read" at 40 feet and farther.

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps7d83cece.jpg
Bas Relief fountain with silk "water" -- bead styrofoam, ~8' tall.



http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps32b1acea.jpg
"Coppelia's Chair" -- for Coppelia ballet by Longmont Dance Theatre, from a chair by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, 1808 -- laminated and milled construction lumber, Baltic Birch plywood, 1-Shot lettering enamel


http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/w...pse09857b6.jpg
"Moonshine Still" miniature, about 3 inches tall -- copper sheet, electronics solder, "authentic" patina

I sold this unit on ebay for about $50


http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/w...psf2587250.jpg
"Crazy Hair Day" Palm tree with 2 monkeys and 3 coconuts. -- Ribbon, hair color spray, wood beads, game pieces, 1st grader





http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps0795f21c.jpg
"Roadie's Boombox" -- plywood, car stereo, custom electronics

This unit has a 12v battery inside that will keep it running for about 5 hours at pretty good volume.

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/w...psece40051.jpg
The electronics compartment holds wires for the detachable speakers and for ipod cables. The speakers connect to the central box with hand made contacts converted from 9v battery boxes. The external hardware is all road-box standard gear. This unit was designed as the sound system for a laptop-and-video projector portable AV project.

apollo_gnomon 05-03-2013 07:31 AM

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps30b619d6.jpg
"Dr. Coppelius' chairs" from set of "gothic chair in oak" vintage chairs as seen on a furniture restoration company's website --- Baltic birch ply, construction lumber, minwax stains


http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps918283ce.jpg
"Crazy For You" saloon interior for Aspen Community Theater. Combined unit consisting of 3 two-story, two sided wagons -- luan ply, 1x lumber, construction lumber. Design by Tom Ward

apollo_gnomon 05-03-2013 07:49 AM

I also do a bit of electronics despite being red/green colorblind.

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/w...psf835df55.jpg
"Charger for 8vdc Cyclon battery pack, component side"





http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/w...pscbd479f9.jpg
"Charger for 8vdc Cyclon battery pack, trace side" I don't like messy perfboards.




http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/w...pse2916d82.jpg
"Semi-Mechanical H-Bridge" -- breadboard execution. From a schematic in a library book.




http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps23017ad3.jpg
"Semi-Mechanical H-Bridge" -- Perfboard execution. From a schematic in a library book


Did you know that mosfet transistors don't like to switch at 8vdc? Neither did I, until I had to trouble-shoot these boards. They work fine at 10v or 12v.

That's what happens when you get a liberal arts education and then decide to build robots.

the apprentice 05-03-2013 05:10 PM

I really like the chairs and all the other stuff too, Now thats what you call a boogie box complete with audio CD/.radio, neat, does it take a bike battery? might have a go at making one of them myself. :)

insideimscreaming 10-03-2013 12:41 PM

Wow, what wonderful gifts you have.

peabrain 10-03-2013 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by insideimscreaming (Post 1061365046)
Wow, what wonderful gifts you have.

Agreed, wow, amazing.:)

I'd buy the boots for my sons, they are fantastic.

h2pogo 10-03-2013 04:06 PM

I made a shed.

http://s24.postimage.org/pqug7vqup/I...613_174208.jpg

And a money tree.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BE3r98kCYAEuK__.jpg:thumb

the apprentice 10-03-2013 04:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by h2pogo (Post 1061365401)

Cool, the money tree is great, the real savings came when you built the shed and you hung the corporate models and the savings on the tree
;)

I bought my shed but made my greenhouse, saved 2 grand of retail therapy.

h2pogo 10-03-2013 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by super glue (Post 1061365413)
Cool, the money tree is a bute, but the real savings came when you built the shed and you hung the corporate models and the savings on the tree
;)

I could of brought a corporate corregrated flat packed shed thought i would save money building my own , but...Like all things here in ireland you do it costs more than you think, still it has more of a uniqueness than a corporate shed..

The back of shed..

Nice shoes btw..

http://s23.postimage.org/d9tb17ixz/I...704_142540.jpg

the apprentice 10-03-2013 06:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by h2pogo (Post 1061365445)
I could of brought a corporate corregrated flat packed shed thought i would save money building my own , but...Like all things here in ireland you do it costs more than you think, still it has more of a uniqueness than a corporate shed..

The back of shed..

Nice shoes btw..

http://s23.postimage.org/d9tb17ixz/I...704_142540.jpg

Nice setup, south facing?

When I made ours we went for the twin wall plastic sheeting, from the plastic people, which was the same price as glass, but a lot stronger and very easy to cut, I'm glad we did because there would be a few broken panes already.

h2pogo 10-03-2013 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by super glue (Post 1061365714)
Nice setup, south facing? we had tomatoes coming out our ears but the greenfly ate the rest.

When I made ours we went for the twin wall plastic sheeting, from the plastic people, which was the same price as glass, but a lot stronger and very easy to cut, I'm glad we did because there would be a few broken panes already.

Yes south facing:) we had tomatoes coming out our ears, but the green fly ate most the other stuff.

This stuff? http://www.theplasticpeople.co.uk/tw...ear-p-373.html

Thats real cheap compared to Ireland it would of been over double the price here, I did price it up as it would be loads better having that bit of insulation qualities.

the apprentice 10-03-2013 08:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by h2pogo (Post 1061365825)
Yes south facing:) we had tomatoes coming out our ears, but the green fly ate most the other stuff.

This stuff? http://www.theplasticpeople.co.uk/tw...ear-p-373.html

Thats real cheap compared to Ireland it would of been over double the price here, I did price it up as it would be loads better having that bit of insulation qualities.

That's the stuff, they cut it to size for you and ship it next day, its made here too. Twice the price :eek: best to order direct and pay for a pallet I would think.

We lost most of our toms to the damp/blight, so as soon as I saw it, removed the lot for green chutney, left them for a week or so to see if anything went over and then made the chutney, binned the lot of the stalks etc.

We hope to have a better crop next time.

With a bit of luck we are building a dodec dome this year from the wider plastic twin wall and running water through the sheets to create an underground heat sync for all year round growing.

peabrain 10-03-2013 10:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by super glue (Post 1061365413)
Cool, the money tree is great, the real savings came when you built the shed and you hung the corporate models and the savings on the tree
;)

I bought my shed but made my greenhouse, saved 2 grand of retail therapy.

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/z...1/DSCN0576.jpg

Smashing, love the wee dog peeping behind the shed, :D

lookfar 11-03-2013 03:59 AM

Wow! What amazing skills you all have & thanks for sharing your work, it's great to see :)

tom bombadil 17-03-2013 03:24 PM

Ahhhh. Its all right I suppose :rolleyes:

























:D

the apprentice 17-03-2013 03:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tom bombadil (Post 1061381850)
Ahhhh. Its all right I suppose :rolleyes:

:D

;)

bigfeet 17-03-2013 04:07 PM

Supercool guys, i applaud the creativity !
All i've got to show for are some 24 year old drawings.
Not that it is all i've made tho, but that's all i've got on digital format.


http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-EBZSWIMS.jpg

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-IG67EQYB.jpg

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-VHDYBSQN.jpg

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-8LJBQFBZ.jpg

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-BR7QMFAD.jpg

the apprentice 17-03-2013 04:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigfeet (Post 1061381946)
Supercool guys, i applaud the creativity !
All i've got to show for are some 24 year old drawings.
Not that it is all i've made tho, but that's all i've got on digital format.


http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-EBZSWIMS.jpg

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-IG67EQYB.jpg

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-VHDYBSQN.jpg

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-8LJBQFBZ.jpg

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-BR7QMFAD.jpg

Really nice stuff, I like the top one.

motleyhoo 20-03-2013 02:52 AM

Made my own kayak from a kit. here it is about 95% finished. I still have to put the inside bulkheads in, and i have carved out the hatches.

http://home.mindspring.com/~glennrey/pics/kayak2.jpg

Here is also a guitar I built from a kit.

http://home.mindspring.com/~glennrey...ar_before1.jpg

http://home.mindspring.com/~glennrey...tar_after1.jpg

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