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Re: Things you have made

Postby pchast » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:00 pm

How fast is something like that?
Is it difficult to control standing? :thinking:
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Re: Things you have made

Postby Staryder61 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:03 am

k1, now put a basket on it, I could use it in the grocery store and say the heck to the Jazzy's.... :lol:
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Re: Things you have made

Postby k1w1campa » Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:22 am

It is governed but it is capable of 40 kph +.It is quite easy to control just gotta remember to lean back when braking


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Re: Things you have made

Postby working on it » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:51 pm

k1w1campa wrote:It is governed but it is capable of 40 kph +. It is quite easy to control just gotta remember to lean back when braking....
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Re: Things you have made

Postby Ottsville » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:42 am

Built this portable fire pit from one of those big porch models, a salvaged road sign, and a cheap wok.

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Re: Things you have made

Postby cheaterparts » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:37 pm

One for the wood turners out there

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some years back I had a guy wont a fairly big Wood lathe for some pretty big pieces had had to do
around 8 meter long each about 26 ft
so this I what I made him 12 Meters long about 40 ft it did the trick and a lathe you don't see every day

he now uses it as 2 lathes with a bolt on head stock in the middle somewhere and of cause an extra tail stock
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Re: Things you have made

Postby Bob Hammond » Mon May 20, 2019 6:36 am

A cherry spatula

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Re: Things you have made

Postby PCO6 » Mon May 20, 2019 7:46 am

I made this metal shear for cutting plate metal. It's a basic Harbor Freight, Princess Auto, etc. shear with a trailer tongue jack that is driven by an impact gun. It's fast & accurate!

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Re: Things you have made

Postby Tom Horn » Mon May 20, 2019 10:09 am

Bob Hammond wrote:A cherry spatula

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Very nice!!
I finished this one up last month from some scrap wood I had left over from bows I have made. Macassar Ebony with Gaboon Ebony cake knife.
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Re: Things you have made

Postby Bob Hammond » Mon May 20, 2019 1:43 pm

Nifty - but some folks are quite allergic to tropical hardwoods, especially rosewoods, cocobolo in particular, and ebonies. Btw, as a bowyer, you might have made bows from yew wood. It's a fine wood for a bow and other objects, but every part of the yew tree is permanently cardiotoxic with the exception of the flesh (only) of the red berries. Some months ago, a sow bear and her cubs were found dead in Pennsylvania after eating from yew bushes.
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Re: Things you have made

Postby Bob Hammond » Mon May 20, 2019 1:53 pm

Nifty - but some folks are quite allergic to tropical hardwoods, especially rosewoods, cocobolo in particular, and ebonies. Btw, as a bowyer, you might have made bows from yew wood. It's a fine wood for a bow and other objects, but every part of the yew tree is permanently cardiotoxic with the exception of the flesh (only) of the red berries. Some months ago, a sow bear and her cubs were found dead in Pennsylvania after eating from yew bushes.
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Re: Things you have made

Postby greygoos » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:32 am

1.00 Plier rack. This is a small shower caddy from the dollar store. I used a pair of wire snips and made a quick plier/wrench rack. Pic shows caddy on the right and rack on the left.
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Re: Things you have made

Postby Tom Horn » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:03 am

Bob Hammond wrote:Nifty - but some folks are quite allergic to tropical hardwoods, especially rosewoods, cocobolo in particular, and ebonies. Btw, as a bowyer, you might have made bows from yew wood. It's a fine wood for a bow and other objects, but every part of the yew tree is permanently cardiotoxic with the exception of the flesh (only) of the red berries. Some months ago, a sow bear and her cubs were found dead in Pennsylvania after eating from yew bushes.

This one won't have the chance to make anyone sick. My aunt just uses it as a decorative piece she hung on the wall with some of her other decorative pieces that were used in cake making. It's only function is a conversation piece and decoration. You are right you have to be careful with the different woods. I am working with Cocobolo right now on a bow and can't wait to have it finished. Beautiful wood but not a fan of working with it because of how toxic that wood can be. Luckily it hasn't bothered me yet but I try not to use it much as I know that can change at anytime with it.
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Re: Things you have made

Postby pchast » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:10 pm

A request for a knitter in the family....
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Re: Things you have made

Postby GTS225 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:42 am

I retired from the maintenance department of a local cabinet making factory, and I recall one instance where someone wanted a custom kitchen made of some type of Brazilian hardwood. It was quite dark, but still a good looking wood. Everybody in the mill that was handling it was told that if they get a splinter, they were to stop what they were doing immediately, and get the splinter out. If they didn't, the toxins were enough to make the whole hand swell up by the end of their work shift. I couldn't see the sense of putting your dining hardware on something that toxic, even if it is supposed to be sealed from the elements.

But then, I'm just a grumpy, old, opinionated biped.

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