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Old 03-03-2013, 06:16 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 05-03-2013, 08:07 AM   #2
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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.


Bas Relief fountain with silk "water" -- bead styrofoam, ~8' tall.




"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



"Moonshine Still" miniature, about 3 inches tall -- copper sheet, electronics solder, "authentic" patina

I sold this unit on ebay for about $50



"Crazy Hair Day" Palm tree with 2 monkeys and 3 coconuts. -- Ribbon, hair color spray, wood beads, game pieces, 1st grader






"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.


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.

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Old 05-03-2013, 08:31 AM   #3
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"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



"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

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Old 05-03-2013, 08:49 AM   #4
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I also do a bit of electronics despite being red/green colorblind.


"Charger for 8vdc Cyclon battery pack, component side"






"Charger for 8vdc Cyclon battery pack, trace side" I don't like messy perfboards.





"Semi-Mechanical H-Bridge" -- breadboard execution. From a schematic in a library book.





"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.

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Old 05-03-2013, 06:10 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:41 PM   #6
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Wow, what wonderful gifts you have.
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:48 PM   #7
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Wow, what wonderful gifts you have.
Agreed, wow, amazing.

I'd buy the boots for my sons, they are fantastic.
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:06 PM   #8
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I made a shed.



And a money tree.

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Old 10-03-2013, 05:09 PM   #9
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I made a shed.



And a money tree.

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.

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Old 10-03-2013, 05:19 PM   #10
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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..

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Old 10-03-2013, 07:55 PM   #11
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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..

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.
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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.

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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 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.
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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.

Smashing, love the wee dog peeping behind the shed,
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Wow! What amazing skills you all have & thanks for sharing your work, it's great to see
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Ahhhh. Its all right I suppose

























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Old 17-03-2013, 05:07 PM   #18
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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.










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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.










Really nice stuff, I like the top one.
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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.



Here is also a guitar I built from a kit.





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