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TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Aug 7, 2012 - 09:28pm PT
Last weeks project.

Now the HamsterMobile was designed and marketed as a metrosexual college kids first car. It was never intended to be thrown around mountain roads by an old geezer. Consequently the handling characteristics suffer a bit.

I thought that installing a tower lateral brace would result in a small improvement. The results have been far beyond my expectations. Tracks like an Italian sports car now.

The best money, ($150) I've ever spent on an aftermarket vehicle modification!

Hamstermobile mod.
Hamstermobile mod.
Credit: TGT

Although it only required drilling two holes and moving the ground wire attachment location, you know you are in for some fun when the instructions describe and have a photo of how to tape the nut and washer to your finger to get them up over the top of the McPherson struts.

I gave up on keeping the nut and washer aligned and used some aircraft style elastic stop nuts, but it was still a f*#king bitch. Well worth the effort though!

Credit: TGT
scottish nob rot

Trad climber
scotland
Aug 7, 2012 - 09:47pm PT
i'm currently building myself a little track car, its the small fiesta on the right



















i will be fitting a 2.3 4pot turbo into this. should be about 750kg kerb weight and 300BHP+
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Aug 8, 2012 - 08:54am PT
Took a little carving job to make a Suite number sign to match a directory that I made 8 or 9 years ago. Mahogany with imitation gold leaf carved letters, outlined in black striping.
Carving
Carving
Credit: Edge
skywalker

climber
Aug 8, 2012 - 04:56pm PT
Hey,

Swamp cooler or A.C. unit in a window? We have sideways sliding windows. Any beta would help. Its hot as F*&K here.

Thanks

S...

Sorry we live in very dry Colorado

Thanks
this just in

climber
north fork
Aug 8, 2012 - 05:39pm PT
If it's a dry climate go with a swamp cooler.
scottish nob rot

Trad climber
scotland
Aug 10, 2012 - 03:13am PT
^^^ Hee....hee!

hey dude! you laughing at my fan powered car? lol its only has a range of 5meters due to the short extension cord but it does fly!
scottish nob rot

Trad climber
scotland
Aug 10, 2012 - 11:09pm PT
i didnt mean at me dude ;)

i showed that pic to my mate back home and he thought i was making it "fan powered" lol


yeah it should be a tiny little bit mental :D
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Aug 11, 2012 - 12:27pm PT
Just made some acoustic panels and bass traps for recording my didgeridoos!

2-inch thick Roxul AFB acoustic panels
4-inch thick Rockboard 80 bass traps
Acoustically-transparent cloth covers
(The didgeridoo was made by Djalu Gurruwiwi of the Northern Territory)

Acoustic panels and bass traps
Acoustic panels and bass traps
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Low-frequency waterfall plots (15-200 Hz, out to 300 msec) before and after room treatment with the new acoustic panels. Note particularly the modal ringing below 50 Hz is almost eliminated entirely.

BEFORE
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

AFTER
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Aug 11, 2012 - 03:53pm PT
^ those plots look like awesome mountains. Post some sound links I want to hear those didgeridoos
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Aug 11, 2012 - 05:17pm PT
Credit: murcy

Any guesses?
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Aug 11, 2012 - 05:28pm PT
A press for mounting photos, or laminating veneer?
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Aug 11, 2012 - 05:31pm PT
Wildflower press?
WBraun

climber
Aug 11, 2012 - 05:33pm PT
Any guesses?


A press to put my head in for every time I make one of my "stupid" posts ......
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 11, 2012 - 05:49pm PT
Too small and not stout nuff for veneer. Overkill for
wildflowers. I don't get the mondo bolts in comparison
to the wimpy 3/4 plywd. Might work for Werner's purpose
but only on a small head. I know! It's for squeezing
blood out of a turnip!
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Aug 11, 2012 - 06:13pm PT
Werner is closest, with his mentions of (i) putting a body part in it, and (ii) stupidity.

Hand jam trainer:

Credit: murcy
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Aug 11, 2012 - 06:19pm PT
Werner would need coil springs from a one ton truck for his hand jam trainer.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Aug 12, 2012 - 08:56am PT
By request...

Here's a video that I recorded of Larry out in the Outback of the Northern Territory, cutting down trees to make didjeridus. Here he's playing a raw, unworked tree trunk that we just cut down. Not bad for a hunk of wood hollowed out by termites! This forest is sacred land, had recently seen a fire which made it easy to walk around through the brush.



And here's a video that I recorded in Birritjimi, of Marimunuk playing a brand-new didjeridoo that he and I just finished crafting. We went out into the Outback, harvested the tree, and made the didjeridu. Plays in the key of G or G#. Loud as hell, Marimunuk calls it a "lead guitar." At the end he says, "Manymak!" or "Good!"



Didjeridoo virtuoso Larry Gurruwiwi ripping it up on the Galuru beach north of Nhulunbuy. Contemporary NEAL (northeastern Arnhem Land) style.



And, of course, here I am in Birritjimi playing the didgeridoo with the old master Djalu.

Learning to play the didjeridu from Djalu Gurruwiwi
Learning to play the didjeridu from Djalu Gurruwiwi
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Aug 12, 2012 - 09:19am PT
BITCHEN, SLR!

WOW!

What a treat!

TFPU!
Pajamas

climber
Wilderness, Home
Aug 12, 2012 - 10:51am PT
Credit: Pajamas
Credit: Pajamas
Credit: Pajamas

It's an RV park bath house! Really.
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Aug 12, 2012 - 10:56am PT
Hey, PJs. . . nice wood touches, there!

:-)
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