What did you make today?

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

  1. Skip808

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    Added some irrigation rain barrels to the collection today. Supposed to be another dry summer so wanted to get these in before the spring rainy season.
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    intermittent metalworking project from the past 6 weeks - when the weather would let me and a buddy work on it.
    chandelier for 8 oil lanterns for a 30' diameter pavillion -- designed to fit around the center pole and be raised/lowered for lighting and filling

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    the links are only there so we could check the hang.
     
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    Gonna be beautiful sir!!!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Lots of cool ideas and some great builds.
    Ended up building this challenge coin holder last weekend. Still needs a bit of sanding and a finish. Not sure if I am going to use a varnish or more of a linseed oil. Also ordered the Esee CM6 to go on the top
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    Can't wait to see it finished man. You've been talking about it for so long now!
     
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    I can’t wait to be able to finish it. Most likely this weekend. And the CM6 should be here on Wednesday. Even have the small paracord mat to help capture the tip of the blade already made
     
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    made 24 tent stakes, shaped the sleeve for the tent pole and fitted it to the pole, and test hung the chandelier.
    fun thing is that the chandelier is symmetrical enough, the post was freestanding for the picture.

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    the stakes are 30" long, 1" hot roll with a sch40 steel sleeve to help it resist mushrooming - and weigh around 7# each.
     
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    Trying to drastically reduce the weight of a SOG tomahawk. So basically reshaping and removing lots of material. 63EF1CA1-89BB-43AD-89E9-37833A3CD8BE.jpeg I also finished a couple D&D dice spikes I was thinking of making. F87C6CFC-95F0-426A-82AA-4945C2A96304.jpeg
     
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    And the finished picture of my challenge coin knife display
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    Made a table for my new portaband then used it to cut up parts for a pair of farmer carry rails - which i was able to weld up after my post lunch nap. ;)

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    Ended up making about 20 lbs of bacon

    brined for 10 days then smoked for 6 hours in a mix of alder and maple wood

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    Those look great!!!
     
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    And the last pic of bacon
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    Now frying up a few slices to make peanut butter bacon sandwiches
     
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    Spot on legit.
     
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    Just some scales for the izula, candiru, esee 3/4 and 5/6... 20220404_135516.jpg 20220404_135641.jpg 20220404_143353.jpg 20220404_143509.jpg
     
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    A little .308Win to take away with me next Friday.....

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    ....that Rockchucker was my 14th birthday present from my Mum.... :D
     
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    Just something easy but functional. I used a rubber washer also to help keep it in place. Little diamond sharpener. Much better than gluing it to the sheath also. 20220511_141127.jpg 20220511_141139.jpg 20220511_141152.jpg
     
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    Just an easy simple ferro rod holder. 20220512_111534.jpg 20220512_111549.jpg
     
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