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Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Mar 7, 2013 - 03:23pm PT
Full scale drawing of the shell marquetry and the maple veneer, backed with a layer of masking tape so the thin cross-grain sections don't split. It's like taping together potato chips.

Shell drawing and maple veneer
Shell drawing and maple veneer
Credit: Edge

Into the frying pan for the sand shading.

Sand shading.  Zero calories, lots of fiber.
Sand shading. Zero calories, lots of fiber.
Credit: Edge

Fortunately for me, the devil is in the details, and I still have him on speed dial.

Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Mar 7, 2013 - 09:02pm PT
Rebuild of a rocket.

Good flight on 3600 Ns, 2 years ago...



Bad flight (BOOM) on 5000 Ns last summer...



Rebuild on the way...

remains of original forward end &#40;fin can, motor casing&#41;
remains of original forward end (fin can, motor casing)
Credit: Gunkie

motor retainer with 12 epoxied screws blew out from the force of the d...
motor retainer with 12 epoxied screws blew out from the force of the detonation.
Credit: Gunkie

fin can
fin can
Credit: Gunkie

fin can with fiberglassed airframe skin
fin can with fiberglassed airframe skin
Credit: Gunkie

fin can detail.... fiberglass
fin can detail.... fiberglass
Credit: Gunkie

getting closer...
getting closer...
Credit: Gunkie
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Mar 7, 2013 - 11:57pm PT
Edge, thanks for sharing the story about your upcoming move. What an exciting time in your life!
adatesman

climber
philadelphia, pa
Mar 13, 2013 - 08:57pm PT
From the look of it, I'm not so much building as fortifying...



If they come from the West, we're all good.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Mar 13, 2013 - 09:19pm PT
Gunkie-Wild and crazy things you are doing! Looks like a super fun project.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 14, 2013 - 07:30pm PT
This is what I get to see every morning the sun shines through my front door!

Thanks to JustTheMaid!

Credit: Reilly
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 16, 2013 - 04:20pm PT
I'm building an addition with my buddy Lucas.



Banquo

climber
Amerricka
Mar 16, 2013 - 06:15pm PT
A short, 300 gram, no tools required to change bits, SDS drill holder.
Credit: Banquo
Credit: Banquo
Credit: Banquo
Credit: Banquo
BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Mar 27, 2013 - 06:05pm PT
I've just finished building my raised-bed garden utilizing recycled lumber and filling the beds with a mixture of organic compost, topsoil, and mushroom compost. With the irrigation now in, the next step will be planting.

The site is a recycled cat cage that had a connection through a window so the previous tenant's cat could access the outdoors but was protected from local predators by a huge enclosed cage. It's this cage that will keep the garden plants safe from deer, turkeys and above-ground herbivores.

Catwalk cage between house and poop-yard!
Catwalk cage between house and poop-yard!
Credit: BooDawg

I first put down a weed cloth layer to keep nearby tree roots from invading the garden then a layer of hardware cloth to keep the gophers out! Then I cut the used lumber into pairs of equal length and made the beds by attaching the boards with galvanized tape.

Weed cloth, hardware cloth, recycled lumber, etc.
Weed cloth, hardware cloth, recycled lumber, etc.
Credit: BooDawg

Then I filled the beds with a custom mixture of growing media.

Half-filled raised-bed garden.
Half-filled raised-bed garden.
Credit: BooDawg

Lastly, I installed a drip-like irrigation system.

Simple, expandable irrigation system.
Simple, expandable irrigation system.
Credit: BooDawg

Now comes the real fun: How Does Your Garden Grow?
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 27, 2013 - 06:15pm PT
Now comes the real fun: How Does Your Garden Grow?

You know, there's a thread for that...

Your garden setup puts mine to shame.
adatesman

climber
philadelphia, pa
Mar 29, 2013 - 06:29pm PT
Banquo- love the drill holder. From my (seemingly failed) attempt at an ER collet holder I'd suggest putting flats on it somewhere to allow a wrench to be applied when the drill gets stuck. Seems that was one of the issues with the prototype I sent to Minerals, so figured I'd pass it along.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Mar 29, 2013 - 06:37pm PT
Now comes the real fun: How Does Your Garden Grow?

Hopin' this puppy will be completely planted by June 9th

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FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Mar 29, 2013 - 06:43pm PT
So much nice work - excellent work on this thread

Thanks to you all.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 29, 2013 - 07:48pm PT
OK, who can guess what it is?

Credit: Reilly
You're right! A closet with a skylight!

Credit: Reilly

Muy moderne- trust me, a couple of gentle knocks with a small block
and the mitred AL corner looked good.
Credit: Reilly
Yes, that is bamboo plywood - but solid, i.e., made up of little strips
all glued together. Muy expensivo! Oh, and the 'studs' are 8 quarter
beech milled down.
slabbo

Trad climber
fort garland, colo
Mar 29, 2013 - 08:19pm PT
No building today- just diggin footing holes in a stiff wind.... SO much fun
Credit: slabbo

Remembering this from last year
John M

climber
Mar 29, 2013 - 08:22pm PT
I really like that stained glass by Justthemaid. Very nice.. Perfect colors and composition.
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Mar 29, 2013 - 09:09pm PT
I spent the morning lacing the head on a 24" diameter X 12" high powwow drum of elk rawhide and cedar. The frame was made from 16 staves glued along the grain, which I have found helps the drum hold its tone much better than laminated frames; as the humidity rises and the hide loosens, the wood also swells across the grain around the circumference and everything remains tight.

The cedar stand is half lapped at the intersection and held together with a bolt and wing nut so it can be quickly disassembled and stored flat. Once the rawhide dries on the heads I will tie four handles to suspend the drum from the frame, and then the four beaters.

Powwow drum.
Powwow drum.
Credit: Edge
adatesman

climber
philadelphia, pa
Mar 29, 2013 - 10:26pm PT
I swear that once I get this schoolhouse finished I'll post some climbing content. But in the meantime, the Township has been after me about the (large) amount of mud being tracked out of the driveway and onto the PA-73, so figured I may as well play Scrapheap Challenge and see if I could cobble together a functional scraper blade for the backhoe/loader using nothing more than materials laying around the garage....

Step 1: Google Image search to see what a bolt-on scraper blade for a loader bucket looks like.



Step 2: Root around the property for a suitable piece of steel, which turned up a piece of 3/8" plate that had been relegated to keep-the-backhoe-from-sinking-in-the-mud duty. Had to pull it out with said backhoe, as it weighed quite a bit more than I could manage by myself.



Step 3: Deliver to the work area.



Step 4: Cut to length. Amazingly enough, my puny 40 amp plasma cutter, which is only rated to severing 1/4" plate (when connected to 240V), managed to gnaw its way through 3/8" plate without complaint. The cut is ugly as hell, but worked. Oh, and only took 2 minutes to sever the 10" width. I don't even want to think how long it would have taken with a sawzall....

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 29, 2013 - 10:34pm PT
Dig a ditch. Put a steel grate with large steel ribs over it. The grate will shake the clay off.

It's mandatory in CA. They go even further there. After you shake off your tires, you have to get them washed and inspected.
adatesman

climber
philadelphia, pa
Mar 29, 2013 - 10:36pm PT
Step 5: Notch the plate to fit the bucket. As I mentioned, the cut was ugly, but worked just fine. On a side note, it now occurs to me that the logo on the torch is strikingly similar to the Marlboro cigarette logo.



Step 6: With the slots cut, lift the plate and tack weld the brackets on over the bucket teeth. Kinda a PITA since the bucket's been beat to hell and nowhere near straight/level, but not too bad. (hence the brackets being nowhere near in line)



Step 7: Tacked in place, so drill a pair of holes in the scraper and bucket for bolts to hold it in place...



Step 8: Quick test scrape before welding everything all permanent-like...


End result was actually a lot better than this last pic, as I tweaked the fit to compensate for the fact that the rear left tire is 2" larger diameter than the rear right tire, which has the bucket 1" out of level over its width. It now scrapes completely clean and level, and I can now walk across the driveway without getting all muddy.

All told, not bad for a day of goofing off using only found materials...

:-)

-aric.

ps- on the offchance anyone's in the market for a plasma cutter, mine is a Simadre Tech Cut40D and while (comparatively) cheap has handled everything I've thrown an it in stride. Well, everything except piercing 1" steel plate, which is almost an order of magnitude thicker than it's rated to.... It would get about half an inch in and then the ceramic torch cover would shatter due to heat, which isn't surprising. Aside from that it's quite the nice piece of equipment.
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