What did you make today?

Discussion in 'DIY (Do It Yourself)' started by Reno Lewis, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. Bozho

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    He seems to love the setup, this is good enough for me. Cats know.
     
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    finishing off a couple spools of filament, making benchys for the kids. eventually i'll print a gun or something.
    ... need to print a jig to finish that 80% receiver i've had for a while, too.

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    A new bench strop. Also made a smaller one from the offcuts (leather is from a BDSM supply place of all things). Will make a couple more next weekend if the leather arrives and Zombies don’t rise !!!!

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    Makeshift temporary kydex press. So ingenious right? < sarcasm lol 20210824_192827.jpg
     
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    First time at making anything kydex. I re-purposed the sheath that I majorly messed up on for the bottom flashlight, lumintop tool AAA and the other is for the thrunite Ti2. Not prefect by all means, but they're functional. 20210824_213934.jpg 20210824_213938.jpg
     
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    Must have been a good weekend to make strops. Kangaroo leather, charged on red oak and bare on black walnut. This leather is amazing. IMG_20210820_134815865.jpg IMG_20210823_180635473.jpg IMG_20210823_180653347.jpg
     
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    I know some guys here that are using a similar setup but with a sleeping mat between the planks. The cheap ones that roll up and have some foil on one side.
     
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    How are you heating the Kydex in that setup?
     
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    ......Skippy Suit (Kangaroo Leather) is perfect strop leather !! The tail is the best as I understand it (thinnest and strongest). I am going to do a field strop from tail sometime soon !!
     
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    that's what I used, a foam padding from a bed. I had to cut it in half though for it to fit.

    I used a toaster oven @350°. I just kept an eye on it until it was flexible enough.


    Sorry, I never received notifications you guys replied.
     
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    I didn't expressed myself properly, I meant the tourist/camping ones that are fairly thin, so they can put good pressure on with the boards. One guy is 115 kg and just steps on them :D
     
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    Ah ok. That's actually a good idea. I'll convert that later also lol.
     
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    Knocked up another bench strop, it is still clamped as I just have not got back to it. Will finish it up one night later this week.
     
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    The Fam was having problems shooting at the targets on the ground. So I decided to build a stand for the targets. Kinda built this from memory and trial and error.

    Once I install a few braces for the legs it should easily hold both target bags :)

    A big win is with scrap wood, 1 fence board plus hardware I figure I only have $5 into the stand!

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    Another bench strop I will mail off to a mate this week...

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    good use of pallet bulks!
     
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    Free is a very good price :)
    The local "Home Improvement" store keeps a bin of free scrap next to the reduced price lumber bin. My 2 favorite bins at the home improvement store!
     
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    20210906_201437.jpg Does fire count? :p
     
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    Had to run to another job site to get bolts and washers for a rooftop unit. Didn’t realize until I was already there I left my tape measure on the drawings table at another job. So I used what I could to guess the correct size for the bolt and washer. Flashlight and a rock worked out perfectly.

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    Made a couple plank chairs out of some rough sawn red oak this afternoon while my metal was heating.

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