Page 94 of 108 FirstFirst ... 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 ... LastLast
Results 2,326 to 2,350 of 2689
  1. #2326
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Making the Bowl Great Again
    Posts
    13,503
    Nice DJ. People are going to be really disappointed when they learn the back (and maybe the shelves?) is walnut plywood. But hardwood plywood is never cheating.

  2. #2327
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    1,851
    Quote Originally Posted by RootSkier View Post
    Nice DJ. People are going to be really disappointed when they learn the back (and maybe the shelves?) is walnut plywood. But hardwood plywood is never cheating.
    ah ha ha, that explains a lot. Way easier than what I was envisioning.

  3. #2328
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Carbondale
    Posts
    11,454
    Somewhere on here, and I'm thinking it's a different thread, there was a mag who built a chairlift swing and showed what pipe, couplings, and 90s he used. I want to get all the stuff lined up for a spring project now...

    Anyone know who that was, what thread, or do I need to keep digging in this one?
    www.dpsskis.com
    www.point6.com
    formerly an ambassador for a few others, but the ski industry is... interesting.
    Fukt: a very small amount of snow.

  4. #2329
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    16,379

  5. #2330
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Haxorland
    Posts
    7,112
    Quote Originally Posted by dan_pdx View Post
    Yeah, that repeated grain pattern in each plank looks great, nice planning to have that showcased so well. You'll have to reserve the 2nd and 3rd shelves from the bottom for tchotchkes rather than books so you don't cover it up.

    Did you have to take a tree down to get the lumber, or do you have access to a lumberyard with discriminating taste?
    Quote Originally Posted by RootSkier View Post
    Nice DJ. People are going to be really disappointed when they learn the back (and maybe the shelves?) is walnut plywood. But hardwood plywood is never cheating.
    Heh. Only the face frame is solid walnut. Sides and shelves are 3/4" A-1 walnut ply, back is 1/4" A-1 walnut ply. At $115/sheet for the 3/4" it may as well been solid.

    My next project is an entertainment center with a solid top and face. That's going to be a lot tougher.
    I've concluded that DJSapp was never DJSapp, and Not DJSapp is also not DJSapp, so that means he's telling the truth now and he was lying before.

  6. #2331
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    West Coast of the East Coast
    Posts
    7,293
    Not quite "built", but anyone who has tried to apply large vinyl stickers without totally messing it up can appreciate this one.

    Before:








    After:







    Buffed them out prior to sticker application-

    Before:


    After:



    Only messed one up, so I get to buy the sticker pack for both sides again. Yay.

  7. #2332
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Carbondale
    Posts
    11,454
    www.dpsskis.com
    www.point6.com
    formerly an ambassador for a few others, but the ski industry is... interesting.
    Fukt: a very small amount of snow.

  8. #2333
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    X=Z-BO
    Posts
    3,448
    Ahhhhhhh walnut. Nice box dj!

    Love how the homeowner let me do the living room cabinet with the owl eyesClick image for larger version. 

Name:	20191106_122058.jpeg 
Views:	195 
Size:	38.8 KB 
ID:	367566

    Sent from my SM-G973U1 using TGR Forums mobile app
    god created man. winchester and baseball bats made them equal - evel kenievel

  9. #2334
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    1,552
    Quote Originally Posted by warthog View Post
    Not quite "built", but anyone who has tried to apply large vinyl stickers without totally messing it up can appreciate this one.
    Nice work. I did a Merc 25 last spring and it turned out.....ok. It's really hard to get it right. And you only get one chance.

    Fortunately I had to trade it in because of a bent prop shaft and a need for more power.

  10. #2335
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    West Coast of the East Coast
    Posts
    7,293
    Quote Originally Posted by The Tortoise View Post
    Nice work. I did a Merc 25 last spring and it turned out.....ok. It's really hard to get it right. And you only get one chance.

    Fortunately I had to trade it in because of a bent prop shaft and a need for more power.
    I apparently did it the really hard way too. Once I actually read and digested the instructions, I figured it out. Key is to tape the sticker at the middle point and then peel back half of the film and cut it off. Then you work from the middle out. Lucky me, I get to try it out next week when I redo the Starboard side of one of the engines.

  11. #2336
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    flatland
    Posts
    3,306
    You can also do a wet application. Much easier, especially if you don't don't do these often.

    Water in a spray bottle. Liberally squirt the area receiving the applique. Apply the the applique with the center hinge (tape) as you described above. It will remain repositionable while wet. Squeegee the water from the center out in all directions.
    ​I am not in your hurry

  12. #2337
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    West Coast of the East Coast
    Posts
    7,293
    Yup, read up on that, but there was a lot of cautionary verbiage in their instructions on that.
    The first one went on easily. 2nd one I hosed. 3rd and 4th were 99% good- just a couple small bubbles that won't be noticed hanging off the back of the boat.

  13. #2338
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    flatland
    Posts
    3,306
    You can pin hole the bubbles and smooth them down. Bigger ones will shrink with a hair dryer after pinholing
    ​I am not in your hurry

  14. #2339
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    West Coast of the East Coast
    Posts
    7,293
    Pin holed some. They didn't lay down well. They were pretty tiny bubbles, so I think I need a much smaller needle. I figured a week or so in the sun and I will try again when I am back down at the boat. Need to pull the one cowling next week to do the last one and finish the buff out.

  15. #2340
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    flatland
    Posts
    3,306
    Sol will make improvements for sure
    ​I am not in your hurry

  16. #2341
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Haxorland
    Posts
    7,112
    Minor upgrade, well worth it. Cyclone dust collector on the shop vac. Keeps the filter clean and easier to dump. Filled the bucket Sunday planing 9 boards, 8' x 5"



    Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
    Last edited by DJSapp; 03-23-2021 at 09:48 AM.
    I've concluded that DJSapp was never DJSapp, and Not DJSapp is also not DJSapp, so that means he's telling the truth now and he was lying before.

  17. #2342
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Redwood City
    Posts
    1,644

    Making a space to build shit with my own two hands.

    I’m a maker. I’ve dabbled in electronics, making weird musical instruments, wearables (costumes), art for Burning Man, wine/beer making, etc. When we first moved into our house, the only workspace was one corner of the garage where there was a crappy workbench mounted on a crappy cabinet that was a pain to open (I hated that thing) and a white pressed sawdust cabinet on the side.

    Name:  GarageOrig.jpg
Views: 473
Size:  175.7 KB

    After a couple of years in the house I ripped that out and it was a blank space for a couple of more years. I briefly contemplated just buying stock garage workshop stuff to redo it but that isn’t my style. I settled on a Steampunk themed design that would be tough, functional, and look awesome enough to convert into a speakeasy bar/club when the occasion demanded. While I got started in summer of 2019 pre Covid, this project really became a major hobby during the past year, and I am finally done.

    Presenting (legoskiers) Clock Works and Elixir Shop!

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MC7.jpg 
Views:	127 
Size:	465.4 KB 
ID:	369289

    Stuff on the right is the “Clock Works” part with tools in the base cabinet and electronics stuff in the wall cabinet. On the left side is the “Elixir Shop” part which has wine/beer making stuff in the base cabinets and eventually stuff to make liquors/bitters/shrubs in the wall cabinet.
    The only thing I didn’t do all myself is the electrical as I definitely wanted that to be up to code and properly permitted.
    Cabinets are stock unfinished 35” kitchen cabinets that I stained Mahogany. I built custom risers for all the base cabinets to bring them up to 42” bar height which was complicated seeing as the garage floor is sloped toward the center and down to the front but I managed to get it all perfectly level.

    The countertop is cut out of two sheets of ¾” A Grade plywood then topped with ½” tongue and groove solid bamboo flooring glued down to it as the counter surface.

    The counter edge is one 15’ continuous piece of 22mil copper glued and nailed with copper nails.
    Drawer pulls are made to look like industrial pipe.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MC1.jpg 
Views:	112 
Size:	424.4 KB 
ID:	369282

    Cabinet pulls are industrial pipe knobs with decorative gears on the faces.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MC2.jpg 
Views:	108 
Size:	433.4 KB 
ID:	369283

    Off of the wall cabinets, I used the SteelTek structural pipe system to build a couple of utility rack/bars that wrap around below complete with decorative pressure gauges.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MC6.jpg 
Views:	100 
Size:	359.4 KB 
ID:	369287

    That pipe continues around to custom shelving on the left side of each cabinet.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MC4.jpg 
Views:	98 
Size:	391.4 KB 
ID:	369285

    And down off to the lower left of the base cabinets, I built a couple more pipe framed shelves for storing my fishing gear since the rod racks are on the wall right next to that.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MC8.jpg 
Views:	102 
Size:	437.3 KB 
ID:	369290

    I installed a plywood false ceiling on the top-side of the rafters and installed tin ceiling tiles coated to look like copper. My awesome wife bought the steampunk Love sign and industrial light, which has a dimmer mounted on the side of one of the wall cabinets, for me at Ballard Reuse here in Seattle.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MC5.jpg 
Views:	131 
Size:	473.3 KB 
ID:	369286

    I realized early on that I would need a swing-arm work lamp for fine work like electronics or fly tying, so I built that into the pipe system and ordered a custom “waterspout” socket with rotary dimmer from etsy and put on an industrial brass wire "shade".

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MC3.jpg 
Views:	99 
Size:	322.8 KB 
ID:	369284

    I built a backed stool out of ¾” black steel pipe with solid oak seat & back edged with red full grain leather strips.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MC9.jpg 
Views:	99 
Size:	457.2 KB 
ID:	369291

    Finally, like I said, this space is meant to easily convert to a speakeasy bar/club space. To that end, I built a removable bar with a blue patina copper top that easily mounts into the “Elixir” end of the counter via a black steel pipe system.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MC10.jpg 
Views:	101 
Size:	382.0 KB 
ID:	369292

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MC11.jpg 
Views:	102 
Size:	359.5 KB 
ID:	369293

    And for during parties, I installed curtain rods on either side to hide the garage stuff with velvet curtains.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MC12.jpg 
Views:	102 
Size:	442.4 KB 
ID:	369294

    And finally, I installed 32’ of sound-reactive LED strip lights in the rafters when it’s dance club time

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MC13.jpg 
Views:	106 
Size:	370.1 KB 
ID:	369295

    This was an awesome project that combined so many elements. Cabinets, counters, metal, wood, electrical…and I learned a ton but now I’m ready to move on to other things. And you all need to get vaccinated so we can put this pandemic behind us and you can come over and have a drink in this space.
    "Great barbecue makes you want to slap your granny up the side of her head." - Southern Saying

  18. #2343
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Haxorland
    Posts
    7,112
    FKNA Lego, that's awesome. Totally need to get up that and have a drink. Seriously inspired garage space.

    Any plans for the floor? Concrete fits the theme, but we did a metallic epoxy that could kick ass with all of that. Really happy with it.

    https://www.rustoleum.com/product-ca...rage-coat-kit/

    Could go with the copper colors
    I've concluded that DJSapp was never DJSapp, and Not DJSapp is also not DJSapp, so that means he's telling the truth now and he was lying before.

  19. #2344
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    11,329
    Very cool, Lego!


    Sent from my iPhone using TGR Forums

  20. #2345
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    BFE
    Posts
    503
    Beautiful work LegoSkier, it seems too clean and organized to be a functioning workspace though.

  21. #2346
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    NorthEast
    Posts
    1,087
    Legoskier that is awesome.

    I was proud of myself this week when I hung my sound bar up for our wall mounted TV.

    I’ll turn in my man card.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  22. #2347
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The Mayonnaisium
    Posts
    8,967
    Quote Originally Posted by Zeedashbo View Post
    Love how the homeowner let me do the living room cabinet with the owl eyesClick image for larger version. 

Name:	20191106_122058.jpeg 
Views:	195 
Size:	38.8 KB 
ID:	367566
    Like this a lot. Big fan of floating fixtures.

  23. #2348
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    963
    Quote Originally Posted by LegoSkier View Post
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MC5.jpg 
Views:	131 
Size:	473.3 KB 
ID:	369286
    I will be extremely disappointed if you don't resemble this IRL.

    Name:  dolby.jpg
Views: 397
Size:  51.7 KB

    I've consider wrapped metal for counter tops. What did you think of the edge-bending process?

  24. #2349
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    X=Z-BO
    Posts
    3,448
    Nice work lego!

    Sent from my SM-G973U1 using TGR Forums mobile app
    god created man. winchester and baseball bats made them equal - evel kenievel

  25. #2350
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Redwood City
    Posts
    1,644
    Quote Originally Posted by Carl_Mega View Post
    I've consider wrapped metal for counter tops. What did you think of the edge-bending process?
    That was a petty tedious process.
    For the counter edging, first I nailed the strip on all the way around then had to glue each 3' stretch one day at a time. First bending it around the counter with a strip of wood and pounding it slowly with a 5lb sledge, then gluing it down with construction adhesive and clamping it down with C-Clamps between two 1" wide 1/2" thick steel strips I bought just for this process. Let cure 24 hrs then repeat all the way around.
    For the bar, that was a bit easier actually as I just bought a 18"x48" sheet, glued it down to the plywood, then bent the edges around.
    One thing is that for sheets with patina already on them, the patina flaked off at the crease when I bent the edges. Not a big deal in this case but if I was doing a kitchen counter or something, I would buy plain copper sheets and apply a patina after they are all mounted and bent as that is what most of the examples from the manufacturer seem to show.
    I got all my copper stuff from this place: https://basiccopper.com/
    "Great barbecue makes you want to slap your granny up the side of her head." - Southern Saying

Similar Threads

  1. What was your best"OH SHIT" moment?
    By BradyCU in forum General Ski / Snowboard Discussion
    Replies: 124
    Last Post: 12-08-2009, 07:10 AM
  2. Moyers on the religious right and the environment (nsr/long)
    By natty dread in forum General Ski / Snowboard Discussion
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: 02-09-2005, 03:14 AM
  3. Replies: 33
    Last Post: 07-13-2004, 12:56 AM
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-09-2004, 08:53 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •