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Re: OT: DIY 

Post#221 » by trwi7 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:37 pm

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jmart762 wrote:Damn, that's inspiring! What Scandinavian designer is that?

Kay Bojesen I think
Neat, that's what I suspected. I have one of her monkeys.


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Re: OT: DIY 

Post#222 » by Pachinko_ » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:11 pm

trwi7 wrote:
jmart762 wrote:
Pachinko_ wrote:Kay Bojesen I think
Neat, that's what I suspected. I have one of her monkeys.


Go on...

It's a he actually :D
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kay_Bojesen
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Re: OT: DIY 

Post#223 » by Pachinko_ » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:07 am

Stuck in the house so I decided to clean up the workshop
Found some aluminium and some coloured acrylics I had bought from an art supplies shop
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Long story short I cut it all up, glued it with epoxy and skewered it with a steel tube
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then there was a lot of shaping with files, and a lot of sanding, and then I fit in the mechanism from a pretty standard mechanical pencil
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First time I'm doing this sort of thing and it still has some imperfections that I need to clean up, but I kinda like it. The steel tube gives it some extra weight that you don't expect when you first hold it, and it's way thicker than a normal pencil, which suits my giant hands just fine. Normally I give those things away to friends and family, but I think I'm keeping this one for myself :D
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Re: OT: DIY 

Post#224 » by MickeyDavis » Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:38 pm

^^^ great stuff
I'm against picketing but I don't know how to show it.
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Re: OT: DIY 

Post#225 » by Pachinko_ » Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:47 pm

After a bit of testing I decided to remove the front segment and make a slightly bigger one, it supports my fingers better
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and while at it I moved the collet for the top button a little deeper for a better fit
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Now to make some leather working tools, to make a leather case for it :D
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Re: OT: DIY 

Post#226 » by midranger » Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:19 pm

Sick big hand flex.

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Post#227 » by midranger » Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:23 pm

Re: exhaust fans

I believe back when people used to exhaust them directly into their attic space. Of course the insulation would get all moldy and wood would rot.

If she was a super old lady and it looks like a fan was hastily removed and replaced with a light to pass inspection, you do have to make sure it is actually vented outside. The longer the run, the more powerful (and expensive) the fan you need.
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Re: OT: DIY 

Post#228 » by AussieBuck » Mon May 18, 2020 12:20 am

Long overdue update time. Right around the time the Bucks season ended a year ago I finally got the green light from the wife to do a small scale renovation of our piece of **** 1940s weatherboard. We had been planning on knocking the house down put ended up deciding we didn't want that much debt. I drew up a very rough sketch of how I wanted to rearrange all but two rooms of our little house and extend out to the back verandah roof line. I wanted a small house that opened up out to our backyard for entertaining.

I started with a walk in robe in our bedroom then carved off some of the entry to add a wardrobe to our son's small room. After that there was a lot of re-stumping to do which sucked (and is still ongoing).
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Re: OT: DIY 

Post#229 » by AussieBuck » Mon May 18, 2020 12:37 am

Will post pics once I can figure out what I'm doing wrong
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Post#230 » by crkone » Mon May 18, 2020 12:52 am

AussieBuck wrote:Will post pics once I can figure out what I'm doing wrong
Imgur's pretty good for posting projects.

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Re: OT: DIY 

Post#231 » by AussieBuck » Mon May 18, 2020 12:54 am

crkone wrote:
AussieBuck wrote:Will post pics once I can figure out what I'm doing wrong
Imgur's pretty good for posting projects.

I'm trying! :lol:
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Re: OT: DIY 

Post#232 » by AussieBuck » Mon May 18, 2020 1:01 am

DIY re-stumping

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Re: OT: DIY 

Post#233 » by AussieBuck » Mon May 18, 2020 1:07 am

Broke up the hard labour by getting a new front door from what turned out to be the same place that Pachinko gets his windows and doors.

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(ignore the shoddy architrave work it was just temporary to keep out the cold)

So the project was underway at least until early July when I broke my ankle.
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Re: OT: DIY 

Post#234 » by AussieBuck » Mon May 18, 2020 1:16 am

Once I could put enough weight on my foot to lift heavy things again, I attacked the ugly old rotten corner window on the front lounge room that would soon be split into a bedroom and bathroom.

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Re: OT: DIY 

Post#235 » by MikeIsGood » Mon May 18, 2020 3:48 am

Pachinko_ wrote:
Spoiler:
Stuck in the house so I decided to clean up the workshop
Found some aluminium and some coloured acrylics I had bought from an art supplies shop
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Long story short I cut it all up, glued it with epoxy and skewered it with a steel tube
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then there was a lot of shaping with files, and a lot of sanding, and then I fit in the mechanism from a pretty standard mechanical pencil
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First time I'm doing this sort of thing and it still has some imperfections that I need to clean up, but I kinda like it. The steel tube gives it some extra weight that you don't expect when you first hold it, and it's way thicker than a normal pencil, which suits my giant hands just fine. Normally I give those things away to friends and family, but I think I'm keeping this one for myself :D


I don't really come in this thread so I just found this, but it's so freaking cool. I wish my mind worked this way...and that my hands could also cooperate :lol:
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Re: OT: DIY 

Post#236 » by Pachinko_ » Mon May 18, 2020 1:37 pm

AussieBuck wrote:Once I could put enough weight on my foot to lift heavy things again, I attacked the ugly old rotten corner window on the front lounge room that would soon be split into a bedroom and bathroom.

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hooo boy, looks like a big job
If you need a hand (or tools) give us a shout
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Post#237 » by Pachinko_ » Mon May 18, 2020 1:48 pm

Sometimes I need to get away from woodworking with all the dust etc, so I started putting together a leatherworking kit.
First step was to make a toolbox for it, something presentable I can keep in Mrs Pachinko's domain, ie inside the house.
I ended up making this
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I made a removable tray that I can put in the tools I'll be using and take it with me to the big table so I don't have to go back and forth
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I turned this knob on the lathe, it's just some buttons cast in epoxy, a piece of solid brass and a screw.

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Post#238 » by Pachinko_ » Mon May 18, 2020 2:00 pm

The shops charge leather workers some crazy prices for tools, so half the stuff I made myself. COVID really boosted my productivity :lol:

This is a stitching pony, it clamps on the table and it holds leather upright so you can lace it. That was a fair bit of work but I wanted it to look nice
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underneath it is a stitching awl, very useful for both woodworking and leatherworking. I've made about 20 of those the last few days, it seems everyone who's seen it wants one.

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Then I made a jeweler's maul. The handle is made of stacked leather strips (feels great in the hand) and the top is actually recycled milk cartons. I literally melted them in the oven inside a tin from Heinz beans :lol:
Came out good, it looks a bit like marble
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they actually charge a 150 bucks for those things :o

Same day I think, I turned some new handles for my files
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and a little burnishing tool. You use that to smoothen & shine the edges of your leather
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and many more little things, like this brass hammer

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turns out you need to be a woodworker before you become a leather worker
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Re: OT: DIY 

Post#239 » by Pachinko_ » Mon May 18, 2020 2:04 pm

And then finally I got to cutting some leather

First I took it nice and easy, I made a simple NATO strap for my Seiko baby tuna. And because I custom made it for my wrist, it only has one hole :lol:

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Single hole makes for a clean look :D
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Re: OT: DIY 

Post#240 » by Pachinko_ » Mon May 18, 2020 2:11 pm

And then Mrs Pachinko noticed that I can actually stitch leather. Ah well, you gotta do what you gotta do :D

This actually wasn't as hard as it looks, same rules apply: design, measure, cut, join, finish

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