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Show us what you build besides guitars

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by chillman, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. jkingma

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    I recently finished this desk for my son.

    The base is solid cherry and the top is ambrosia maple.

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  2. justrfb

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    Wow... That is serious! Nice work, lucky son...

    Sincerely,
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  3. Mbechmann

    Mbechmann Friend of Leo's Ad Free + Supporter

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    Now this was a good way to spend a slow day at work. Reading through all these pages, of different building projects.

    Couple of things. It made me think of 1 thing interesting. It didnt say anywhere: I am not building anything. I am a truck driver picking up garbage every day, or hospital clerk or something like complete ordinary. Something that is not creative in any way. I find it VERY interesting that we are so creative here. Especially because the school (at least in Denmark) are moving away from the creative classes. Less than 50% of the schools in Denmark, have any creative classes. Its all physics, chemistry, math or language. Nothing where you are working with your hands...

    Secondly. I have been creative all my life. I never got any formal training or anything, but I just picked up things, and learned how to do it. Because of that, I have build a lot of different things. Jewelry, handbags, woodworking, restoring vw bugs, book binding (no power tools used here), and lots more. I also created lots of small movies, and worked on radio stations for a while.
    Now, however, I found my thing. Building instruments. The love I have for that, is much more than anything else I have build. It just makes me smile working on those. It actually made me think about taking a luthier degree of some sort :)
     
  4. Onebean

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    I managed to squeeze in putting this together, during the challenge build. It's my wife's ride, and Valentines day present. It's not real fast, but is it ever fun in the camp grounds. I added the 6" long travel lift, wheels and tires, custom steering wheel, and LED tail light. Soon to come are some clutch modifications, and some governor adjustments.

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    Onebean
     
  5. flying2bill

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    what I build

    I build dump trucks on a daily basis, I used to build model planes, started building peanut scale models and they just kept getting bigger until I ended up with this
     

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  6. R. Stratenstein

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    Welcome, flying2bill, that's a pretty impressive "model" you built!
     
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    it is 1:1 scale, seats 1 and a ball to fly, Low and slow with nowhere to go
     
  8. Barncaster

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    She's beautiful Bill! Big aviation fan here.
     
  9. Glen Smith

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    Wow, must be fun flying a self-built plane.
     
  10. robt57

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    We have a spot a few miles from our house with a 5 mtn view. There is a house there with a nice grass field/runway and a hanger behind the house.

    We shot up there for 5 mtn view as the temp and clarity was conducive.
    Sitting on the front side of the house a MINT Piper Cub, wish I shot a pic for the thread...

    Luv that sheit!
     
  11. Mark Grant

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    DANG! That's AWESOME!!!! I love dump trucks too but I bet those are not much fun for you after working in one all day. Beautiful job on this plane!
     
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    How many gallon per hr.?
     
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    503 Rotax, ultralight rules dictate 5 gal fuel tank gives me an hour of flying with a good reserve, biplanes are inherently draggy so glide ratio is roughly equivalent to that of a rock
     
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    I built this cedar strip kayak a couple years ago.
     
  15. Glen Smith

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    Very nice, I have built several cedar strip canoes and kayaks.
     
  16. robt57

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    I have a kayak build book, stitch and glue technique...

    not got to that yet...
     
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    I built an 8' sailboat. :)
     
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    I'm jealous of the kayak builders.
     
  19. Glen Smith

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    Lisa, I didn't build my first one until I was 50 so you have plenty of time to "beat me to it".
     
  20. R. Stratenstein

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    All it takes is a tablesaw, a specialized router bit set, some cedar, glue and fiberglass cloth and resin. A few other things, too, but with your skills, I doubt you would have any trouble with it. Some great rivers in MI to kayak on, too!
     
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