Tue, 01 Dec 2020 04:38:10 +0000

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 04:38:10 +0000 linkquote
And I made a few things. For some reason I have a need to make boxes out of old wood to burn my time up whilst there are no scooter jobs to do.

The light box is for the garage to give me some disco lights when I'm taping the vice with my spanners.

And I have got more on the go!!!!

Do/Have you people done anything like this or do I have a problem.


Bought a coping saw for these cut outs.


Looks pretty good. Made this for my Royal Alloy riding uncle.


On with another, outline copied and freehand filled.


Stores all my fire starting equipment in, better than the plastic box I used to use.


Here is something different.


This one is not allowed to stay in the house she says :-(

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 07:34:34 +0000

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 07:34:34 +0000 linkquote
Tough audience.
Love the work.
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 08:16:41 +0000

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 08:16:41 +0000 linkquote
Sorry not a woodworking guy. Plywood and 2x4's are as far as I'll go.

Just finished tinkering in the garage though. Currently buying, repairing and giving away propane patio heaters. All the stores are out and online theyre going for double what they normally cost. Dont have a wood burning stove but that would be nice in the future.
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 12:08:16 +0000

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 12:08:16 +0000 linkquote
I think those are awesome. Nicely done!

I haven't made anything to speak of in a while... but you've given me inspiration.
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 18:29:42 +0000

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 18:29:42 +0000 linkquote
Yeah I'm not a joiner by any stretch of the imagination and butt joints is about all I can do with minimal cutting tools (or all the fancy tools for that matter).

I have got some other ideas in the pipeline that I will share if they come to fruition.
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 18:35:12 +0000

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 18:35:12 +0000 linkquote
Good work that man....any time in the shed away from the crud and blandness of modern TV is time well spent

Kevin
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 19:50:26 +0000

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 19:50:26 +0000 linkquote
Good stuff!
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 20:56:12 +0000

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 20:56:12 +0000 linkquote
Looks pretty cool! I like the wood-stove too, what brand is yours? I've had a Jøtul wood-stove for the last 5 years, we love ours!
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 00:22:59 +0000

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Wed, 02 Dec 2020 00:22:59 +0000 linkquote
jape wrote:
I think those are awesome. Nicely done!

I haven't made anything to speak of in a while... but you've given me inspiration.
Well be sure to share what you do as it may give me more ideas.
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 00:29:59 +0000

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Wed, 02 Dec 2020 00:29:59 +0000 linkquote
chrispa wrote:
Looks pretty cool! I like the wood-stove too, what brand is yours? I've had a Jøtul wood-stove for the last 5 years, we love ours!
Our stove is a tiger stove. It's not the best to be honest but I bought it 6 years ago and was not really sure what I was buying. The large glass window was the thing that sold it to us. It's a 5kw and if you get it lit mid morning it keeps the whole house warm for the day with around 21 degrees upstairs but around 34 in the living room so it's shorts and t shirts in my house. All my wood is collected for free from all sorts of places but work is a good supplier. The stove has paid for it self twice over since we bought it and that includes the fitting. The central heating only comes on in the morning now.
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 00:47:30 +0000

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Wed, 02 Dec 2020 00:47:30 +0000 linkquote
L4NFF wrote:
chrispa wrote:
Looks pretty cool! I like the wood-stove too, what brand is yours? I've had a Jøtul wood-stove for the last 5 years, we love ours!
Our stove is a tiger stove. It's not the best to be honest but I bought it 6 years ago and was not really sure what I was buying. The large glass window was the thing that sold it to us. It's a 5kw and if you get it lit mid morning it keeps the whole house warm for the day with around 21 degrees upstairs but around 34 in the living room so it's shorts and t shirts in my house. All my wood is collected for free from all sorts of places but work is a good supplier. The stove has paid for it self twice over since we bought it and that includes the fitting. The central heating only comes on in the morning now.
I had a wood stove and central heat in my last home also. If you want to distribute the heat a little more if you don't have one already. Get a DC voltage high efficiency blower motor for your furnace and set it to run on low all the time. You can also put a furnace return in the same room as the wood stove. I was able to put one behind the stove and suck hot air from right next to the stove. Did a decent job of keeping the entire house warm.
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 01:50:30 +0000

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Wed, 02 Dec 2020 01:50:30 +0000 linkquote
Nicely done L4. Those are some nice boxes. Then again, I'd expect nothing less with seeing a few of your builds.
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 02:26:28 +0000

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Wed, 02 Dec 2020 02:26:28 +0000 linkquote
Christopher_55934 wrote:
L4NFF wrote:
chrispa wrote:
Looks pretty cool! I like the wood-stove too, what brand is yours? I've had a Jøtul wood-stove for the last 5 years, we love ours!
Our stove is a tiger stove. It's not the best to be honest but I bought it 6 years ago and was not really sure what I was buying. The large glass window was the thing that sold it to us. It's a 5kw and if you get it lit mid morning it keeps the whole house warm for the day with around 21 degrees upstairs but around 34 in the living room so it's shorts and t shirts in my house. All my wood is collected for free from all sorts of places but work is a good supplier. The stove has paid for it self twice over since we bought it and that includes the fitting. The central heating only comes on in the morning now.
I had a wood stove and central heat in my last home also. If you want to distribute the heat a little more if you don't have one already. Get a DC voltage high efficiency blower motor for your furnace and set it to run on low all the time. You can also put a furnace return in the same room as the wood stove. I was able to put one behind the stove and suck hot air from right next to the stove. Did a decent job of keeping the entire house warm.
Whats a furnace return? I have a stove fan that works on the seebeck effect, so free electric when the stove is on.
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 02:27:57 +0000

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Wed, 02 Dec 2020 02:27:57 +0000 linkquote
qascooter wrote:
Nicely done L4. Those are some nice boxes. Then again, I'd expect nothing less with seeing a few of your builds.
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 02:32:53 +0000

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Wed, 02 Dec 2020 02:32:53 +0000 linkquote
solid work my man, looks sharp!

wish i had that artistic vein, but i'm more of a "yeah that'll do" wood worker unless i'm doing cabinets or trim with my brother, which is a whole level of undertaking i wish upon no living soul.

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Wed, 02 Dec 2020 04:19:05 +0000 linkquote
Love the work - obviously a football fan from the Adidas logo. Nicely done.
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 11:13:09 +0000

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Wed, 02 Dec 2020 11:13:09 +0000 linkquote
Re: Tinkering in the garage
L4NFF wrote:
....

Do/Have you people done anything like this or do I have a problem.
You sure do nice wood work and I'm guessing that you're connected at work if you get your scrap fire wood there? Be careful what you ask for, give a man an inch and he takes a foot, yadda yadda etc. I was locked down pretty hard in Greece early on, stuck there six months and soon ran out of scooter stuff to fix mostly for 16 hours a day

So I started slow fixing all the broken wood stuff I'd accumulated, fixing some wooden chairs and stools, then borrowed a router, sander, jigsaw, planer, nail gun and small table saw from a pal for my next scheme. I 'created' three tables , a small tall one first, then a nice demi-lune and finally a similar but bigger round one w/ a nice flush marble inset in the center. But I did cheat on all these tables , I used a base I did not make.

Fortunately, yes I have pictures, LOTS of them. I'll post up the first the one made on a discarded waste receptacle.... from the trash if you will.


(sneak preview, gotta sort pics!)
My primary client, Georgi
Took tables out in trade!


pallet lumber?
yep

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 03:10:04 +0000

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Thu, 03 Dec 2020 03:10:04 +0000 linkquote
Re: Tinkering in the garage
V oodoo wrote:
L4NFF wrote:
....

Do/Have you people done anything like this or do I have a problem.
You sure do nice wood work and I'm guessing that you're connected at work if you get your scrap fire wood there? Be careful what you ask for, give a man an inch and he takes a foot, yadda yadda etc. I was locked down pretty hard in Greece early on, stuck there six months and soon ran out of scooter stuff to fix mostly for 16 hours a day

So I started slow fixing all the broken wood stuff I'd accumulated, fixing some wooden chairs and stools, then borrowed a router, sander, jigsaw, planer, nail gun and small table saw from a pal for my next scheme. I 'created' three tables , a small tall one first, then a nice demi-lune and finally a similar but bigger round one w/ a nice flush marble inset in the center. But I did cheat on all these tables , I used a base I did not make.

Fortunately, yes I have pictures, LOTS of them. I'll post up the first the one made on a discarded waste receptacle.... from the trash if you will.




Thu, 03 Dec 2020 03:45:11 +0000

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Thu, 03 Dec 2020 03:45:11 +0000 linkquote
Sweet boxes, I bet you could make up a nice top case crate if you wanted to...
Thu, 03 Dec 2020 04:10:21 +0000

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Thu, 03 Dec 2020 04:10:21 +0000 linkquote
love that table off the wastebasket, great idea and sharp looking! top marks all around!

-g
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Thu, 03 Dec 2020 09:47:43 +0000 linkquote
Thanks, Greasy. Here's a few details of how it came together.


ruff cut the segments w/ sabersaw
then planed to thickness
now sitting on solid particle board glued to rim


glued & airnailed from beneath to base

setup router to get OD round


cut groove for scrap copper tube trim w/ drill & Rube Goldberg fixture
corner radiused and blended


then sanded smooth as babybutt
stain edge black with shoe dye
(shops closed, lockdown)
first coat of varnish


this before Georgi wanted it blue, but no problem!


another plug for Georgi's Kafe Neo and also, my second table

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 18:43:52 +0000

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Thu, 03 Dec 2020 18:43:52 +0000 linkquote
Voodoo working that woodworking Voodoo. Nice stuff!
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Fri, 04 Dec 2020 05:23:47 +0000 linkquote
bro, you got that itch going in me again. i build custom furniture, cabinets and restore all that level of nonsense in my "free time" so i'm picking up what you're laying down.

keep up the good work man, it's sharp looking and tight! sometimes a low rent approach is what you need for project like that!

well done my man and post up some more! maybe inspire somebody else to get after it!

-g
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Fri, 04 Dec 2020 08:09:09 +0000 linkquote
Thanks again, Sir! Yeah, I'd like to see what others have been up to as well with their idle nonscooter time. Doesn't have to be just woodworking does it? I replaced the curtain drain along my driveway outside MY garage here, does that count and wanna see?



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Fri, 04 Dec 2020 10:02:36 +0000 linkquote
yooo, anything and everything is free reign here.

anybody should feel free to show what all they been up to while trying to stay sane in these times.

go nuts ya freakazoids!

-g
Fri, 04 Dec 2020 21:01:54 +0000

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greasy125 wrote:
yooo, anything and everything is free reign here.

go nuts ya freakazoids!

-g
Scooter folk are Nutty freakazoids by default. its how we roll
Sat, 05 Dec 2020 12:21:34 +0000

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Sat, 05 Dec 2020 12:21:34 +0000 linkquote
Since you asked ... I'm pouring concrete this weekend. Adding some parking off the side of the house.



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Sat, 05 Dec 2020 13:30:52 +0000 linkquote
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Since you asked ... I'm pouring concrete this weekend. Adding some parking off the side of the house.
Is that new fill or has it been there awhile and rained on? The reason i ask is, I was surprised when I was building my last two car garage addition. Insulated concrete foundation and walls were up. Back filled 4 foot plus deep trenches around the footing in layers and compacted with a packer in layers. No roof on and it rained, my nice level backfill had sunk in several places by 12+ inches. Lesson learned, screw the packing in layers, wet it down with a sprinkler overnight. Fast forward to a company putting in new natural gas lines, and digging trenches in the easement area in my front yard. They had filled the trenches, looked like they were ready to put down grass seed. I went out that evening with a water hose and soaked the trenches until they were muddy and watched areas sink by 12+ inches. They had a surprise when they came into seed the next day. They did do a nice job of filling it in a second time.
Sat, 05 Dec 2020 14:25:29 +0000

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Sat, 05 Dec 2020 14:25:29 +0000 linkquote
Yup, hear you, Christopher. Had a similar experience with fill in my backyard. This has been THOROUGHLY soaked and compacted, multiple times.
Sat, 05 Dec 2020 14:27:35 +0000

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Sat, 05 Dec 2020 14:27:35 +0000 linkquote
Absolutely brilliant work chaps. I'm digging the table and may very well be a spring project for me now.


X wing fighter and mermaid for my Prince and princess for Xmas.

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Sat, 05 Dec 2020 15:46:36 +0000 linkquote
Lots of nice works , and here I thought you guys only knew Vespas
Sat, 05 Dec 2020 16:27:37 +0000

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Sat, 05 Dec 2020 16:27:37 +0000 linkquote
Good work all around.

This summer when I was frustrated with the soft seize on my stella, I refused to look at it. Instead I started working on this custom wall mount shelf for these Ikea brackets I've had for years. Never hung them up cause I didn't want a crappy fake wood shelf from Ikea, and no wood from home depot fit the exact measurement of the brackets. So when I finally got a portable planer this summer, I glued some wood together and planed it to correct thickness, then routed the slots for the ikea brackets. Stained it, but then never finished sealing it. This thread reminded me I should go finish that shelf!









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Sat, 05 Dec 2020 18:13:13 +0000 linkquote
swiss1939 wrote:
Good work all around.

This summer when I was frustrated with the soft seize on my stella, I refused to look at it. Instead I started working on this custom wall mount shelf for these Ikea brackets I've had for years. Never hung them up cause I didn't want a crappy fake wood shelf from Ikea, and no wood from home depot fit the exact measurement of the brackets. So when I finally got a portable planer this summer, I glued some wood together and planed it to correct thickness, then routed the slots for the ikea brackets. Stained it, but then never finished sealing it. This thread reminded me I should go finish that shelf!
Dude. That looks boss.

Pretty work!

-g
Sat, 05 Dec 2020 18:18:16 +0000

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Lynnb wrote:
Lots of nice works , and here I thought you guys only knew Vespas
Oh man if you only knew...

Wood working. Cabinet making. Concrete. House building. Restoring & modifying vintage furniture. Gardening. Vintage muscle cars. Diesel nonsense. Irrigation shenanigans.

And somewhere in there, lambrettas and Vespas.

And yes, unclogging the sink, tub, and fixing the toilet. *shakes fist*

-g
Tue, 08 Dec 2020 06:20:35 +0000

The Dude
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: Mon, 06 May 2019 08:34:14 +0000
Posts: 1451
Location: PNW from LBC
 
The Dude
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: Mon, 06 May 2019 08:34:14 +0000
Posts: 1451
Location: PNW from LBC
Tue, 08 Dec 2020 06:20:35 +0000 linkquote
Great stuff so far! I'll bite too. Here's some stuff and thing's I've done, inbetween other things and stuffs.


Cutting board approx 22"x22"x3". Started as a scrap of a butcher countertop. I didn't do the glue up, but did all the finish work leveling and sealing.


Cut in the moat with my router, sanded and sealed baby smooth with mineral oil and bees wax.


After sanding, before cutting in the moat. I didn't get a picture before the sanding and leveling.

Tue, 08 Dec 2020 06:27:06 +0000

The Dude
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: Mon, 06 May 2019 08:34:14 +0000
Posts: 1451
Location: PNW from LBC
 
The Dude
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: Mon, 06 May 2019 08:34:14 +0000
Posts: 1451
Location: PNW from LBC
Tue, 08 Dec 2020 06:27:06 +0000 linkquote
One more


I built a Cat House, for our front yard cat. The lid hinges open and it doubles as a small bench. It sits right outside my front door. She's out front door guard cat. haha Now I need to find a picture of the cat


Started as a scap piece of ply, and some other scraps for the lid. Even though its yellow here, it still got a fresh triple coat of yellow paint.

Tue, 08 Dec 2020 07:15:14 +0000

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: Fri, 21 Oct 2005 19:59:19 +0000
Posts: 12235
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: Fri, 21 Oct 2005 19:59:19 +0000
Posts: 12235
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Tue, 08 Dec 2020 07:15:14 +0000 linkquote
That cutting board is awesome! Color me jealous!

Great job on the cat house, too. I'm kinda in the same boat. Need to build something for my meows.

Alas, the war department has tasked me with building a desk. So that's about to get done.

-g
Tue, 08 Dec 2020 09:29:45 +0000

The Dude
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: Mon, 06 May 2019 08:34:14 +0000
Posts: 1451
Location: PNW from LBC
 
The Dude
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: Mon, 06 May 2019 08:34:14 +0000
Posts: 1451
Location: PNW from LBC
Tue, 08 Dec 2020 09:29:45 +0000 linkquote
Thanks G!! The cat house was kinda necessary, as its getting cold and I gotta make sure the critters have shelter. It was fairly simple, and mad from scraps. I try to save as much as stuff as I can for any hypothetical project that may come up in the future. I painted the yellow to match my Front Door. Now the kitty surprises anyone who comes up. And its the perfect spot for food delivery to leave their wares instead of on the actual door mat. lol.
greasy125 wrote:
That cutting board is awesome! Color me jealous!

Great job on the cat house, too. I'm kinda in the same boat. Need to build something for my meows.

Alas, the war department has tasked me with building a desk. So that's about to get done.

-g



Trial Fit

Tue, 08 Dec 2020 19:10:17 +0000

Addicted
'79 P200, '74 VBC Super, '80 100 Sport (sold to new home!)
Joined: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 16:48:35 +0000
Posts: 786
Location: 32° 37' 40" N, 117° 2' 53" W
 
Addicted
'79 P200, '74 VBC Super, '80 100 Sport (sold to new home!)
Joined: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 16:48:35 +0000
Posts: 786
Location: 32° 37' 40" N, 117° 2' 53" W
Tue, 08 Dec 2020 19:10:17 +0000 linkquote
Artsy n Fartsy
Out of work...bored...I decided to do something with the 15 or so cracked/broken skateboard decks in my hoarder pile, that I always say im gonna make benches or chair backs out of.

I sanded down the bottoms and first made my sister one for her new patio that noted her favorite Tahitian vacay spot. Then I made one for myself with Chinese last name and some random doodles.

subsequent production prob will be the personalized xmas gift for fam this year... I am already getting requests. I suck at drawing obviously so this is a stretch.

Also lockdown-practiced some horticulture on the Cali legal, which might be a fair game assumption as the gateway for my recent creativity

8)





Tue, 08 Dec 2020 19:13:36 +0000

Molto Verboso
1958 Allstate 177VMC, 2005 70cc Yamaha Vino
Joined: Sun, 23 Aug 2020 21:02:46 +0000
Posts: 1227
Location: Philadelphia
 
Molto Verboso
1958 Allstate 177VMC, 2005 70cc Yamaha Vino
Joined: Sun, 23 Aug 2020 21:02:46 +0000
Posts: 1227
Location: Philadelphia
Tue, 08 Dec 2020 19:13:36 +0000 linkquote
Did two things during the first lockdown way back in the spring.
First I got my love for scooters rekindled when I picked up a 2005 Yamaha Vino in a trade for a guitar speaker cab that I got for free, so free scoot!

I then got into swapping pretty much all of it out for a 70cc Polini kit to better handle traffic and hills around me. It's a friggin rocket now and still isn't dialed in with the jetting. I shut it down for the winter so hopefully when it warms up I can finish. Originally was a weird silver blue metallic that was in terrible shape and since my daughter will be stealing it from me in about 14 years I decided to paint it for her.



   

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