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    Shit you built with your own two hands (picture thread)

    I built this deck for my inlaws (like a reverse dowry, yeah I'm a moron).

    The handrail system has zero metal fasteners, it's pretty cool.









    What have you built? Houses, tree forts, poop sculpture?
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    Nice woodwork! ... but ... are those uprights made of copper tubing??

    You don't wanna see the stuff I've built. It works, but it ain't pretty.

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    My ancestors built this, bitches
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    I don't think I've ever seen mental illness so faithfully rendered in html.

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    Yeah, the balusters are 3/4" copper. I built it a couple years ago when 3/4 copper was still like 30 cents a foot. It's like four times* that now.

    *that's a guess, haven't priced it lately

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    Bah. My ancestors demolished this:


    RS - Somebody's gonna rip off your fence just for the copper.

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    and a few others before her

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    nice deck dood, i dig the pegs.

    I built these snowshoes a while back - a pair for me and a pair for my girlfriend. I was obstinate and didn't want to spend the money to buy some, so I spent about two weeks building these at work. They worked well in cold weather, but I found that in warm weather snow stuck to the steel deck and needed constant clearing, so they were abandoned after only a few uses.



    The frame is aluminum tube, crampon is stainless with spray on rubber on top, and the deck is perforated stainless steel. You would think they weighed a lot, but their weight was the same as most modern snowshoes. now i dont know what to with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RootSkier View Post
    I built this deck for my inlaws (like a reverse dowry, yeah I'm a retard).

    The handrail system has zero metal fasteners, it's pretty cool.









    What have you built? Houses, tree forts, poop sculpture?

    Yeah Baby!

    (hey, are you the guy who said he had a timber frame background?)
    If it weren't for serendipity, there'd be no dipity at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by train07 View Post
    (hey, are you the guy who said he had a timber frame background?)
    What was the first hint?

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    Talking

    Quote Originally Posted by RootSkier View Post
    What was the first hint?
    Well, I have a Mac !
    (you fucker)
    If it weren't for serendipity, there'd be no dipity at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffmoore View Post
    ... in warm weather snow stuck to the steel deck and needed constant clearing, so they were abandoned after only a few uses. ... now i dont know what to with them.
    Waxing the decks didn't help? Liquid snowboard wax, spray-on wax like they use for the insides of steel bike frames, or just crayon & polish hard ski wax?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Witherspoon View Post
    Waxing the decks didn't help? Liquid snowboard wax, spray-on wax like they use for the insides of steel bike frames, or just crayon & polish hard ski wax?
    truth be told i didnt try that much stuff. i tried some different silicon products but they just wouldn't stay on. and i tried that spray on rubber on the bottom of the crampon but that didnt help. i suspect some thick wax would have worked, but it would rub off and need reapplied, in the end i figured it was just worth it to pay the hundred bucks for some real snowshoes. i guess the fun was the build.

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    I made this totally sweet gavel with almost no help from my seventh grade shop teacher. Note the slightly off-center attachment of the handle to the head and the careful finishing of the end of the head. Excellence - I settle for nothing less.

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    I made an automated ski stress tester. It tests the pressure required to deflect a ski x amount. it can test till failure, graph results, etc.








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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post

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    Steve...what is that? My first guess would be the world's most complicated answering machine.
    ...And the greatest ice must crumble when it's flower's time to grow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mushmouth View Post
    Steve...what is that? My first guess would be the world's most complicated answering machine.
    from chaos comes order..
    really - a couple of power strips, a cablemodem, wireless router, vonage box, phone, and a bunch of AC adaptors. that's it. you should have seen the mess it made before I decided to neat it up one day.

    there are hinges underneath it - swings down so I could access the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    from chaos comes order..
    really - a couple of power strips, a cablemodem, wireless router, vonage box, phone, and a bunch of AC adaptors. that's it. you should have seen the mess it made before I decided to neat it up one day.

    there are hinges underneath it - swings down so I could access the back.

    -steve
    Saw a digg thread a few months back that had a bunch of cool examples of cable organizers. There was one a lot like yours mounted under the desk so it wasn't visible... wouldn't work with your phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbp View Post
    Saw a digg thread a few months back that had a bunch of cool examples of cable organizers. There was one a lot like yours mounted under the desk so it wasn't visible... wouldn't work with your phone.
    that is actually where i got the idea.. probably.
    except i saw the link in popular science, not digg.

    -steve

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    My old cantenna. From back before I had broadband and had to *cough* borrow it.


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    I built an electronic drumset once, including the rack and pads themselves, that triggered drum samples from an Alesis D4 via its built in A/D converters. I wish I had a photo, it was sweet.

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    I'm waiting for the dude thats building a 40 foot catamaran.

    In other news I helped to build a 6 foot tall model sculpture of a rolling battle droid from the star wars movies. It was auctioned off for charity. Also built a stand up, cream colored droid but it got jackzinated out of my front yard. Some faggot pulled up the 2 foot spikes that held it down and left a handicap parking sign in its place. If anyones seen it tell me where I so I sodomize the thief with said spike.
    I belong to a cult that believes in wrecking leather jackets, dying themselves purple and demolishing 40 beer.

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    I'm diggin the pegged joinery and the railing on the deck. I wish I would have seen that before I built my parents deck ...

    I'm a big fan of A&C design ... Some quick ones from me: Mahogany FLW-knock-off floor lamp, Asian style foot stool, Cherry G&G style nightstand.

    Edit: uh, no metal fasteners in my stuff either ;-)
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