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what are you making?

Post by ygmir » Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:58 am

we had a fun thread some years ago here, folks could post their projects and fixes.
With the isolation we're in, might be fun to see what folks are doing and making, with all this time to create?
Photos and or descriptions are fun!
I'll start:
I'm making steel outer doors for my Hof:
3/16 plate, 1/4" bar stock for outer reinforcements and decoration, 1.5x1.5x1/8 square tubing for the frame.
made my own hinges from 3/4" solid bar stock for pins and 1/4" wall drill steel for sleeves.
pre-hung on 10" channel iron frame.
locking lugs are 1/2" high carbon steel, 3 horizontal, 3/4" vertical pins
assembly is 8' tall x 7.5 wide.
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Re: what are you making?

Post by lucky420 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:53 am

You really will be ready for the zombie apocalypse. Very nice.

Having my kitchen completely gutted and remodeled and working from home has its challenges . I have been cleaning/organizing drawers and closets though. Kitchen will be done next week so hopefully I’ll be able to get some weird paper mache sculptures started oh and I want to funky paint some old furniture too :coffee:
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Post by Miura-7 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:46 am

Got a 1980 300SD. Been waiting to do an unlikely restomod. Pulled the Timex Turbo Diesel engine and trans out. Gonna bolt it to a Volvo swingarm, along with bolting the transmission directly to the Volvo Detroit locker. I'm then going to put it between the rails of a dual torsion axle boat trailer, and put removable motorcycle forks and wheel on the hitch. Why? I'm building a Giant suitcase to live in, and when you take the four trailer wheels off, it becomes a Giant platform trike. I suck at maneuvering trailers and because I need to skewer the suitcase, it has to go in more precise then I can accomplish. It will also be a mobile manufacturing platform. I've got piles and piles of stuff, that pretty much dictates everything I do. Unfortunately you might notice, I get lost in this world, but I always find my way back to reality, because that is what the design is for.

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Post by ygmir » Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:48 am

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Got a 1980 300SD. Been waiting to do an unlikely restomod. Pulled the Timex Turbo Diesel engine and trans out. Gonna bolt it to a Volvo swingarm, along with bolting the transmission directly to the Volvo Detroit locker. I'm then going to put it between the rails of a dual torsion axle boat trailer, and put removable motorcycle forks and wheel on the hitch. Why? I'm building a Giant suitcase to live in, and when you take the four trailer wheels off, it becomes a Giant platform trike. I suck at maneuvering trailers and because I need to skewer the suitcase, it has to go in more precise then I can accomplish. It will also be a mobile manufacturing platform. I've got piles and piles of stuff, that pretty much dictates everything I do. Unfortunately you might notice, I get lost in this world, but I always find my way back to reality, because that is what the design is for.
I used to collect 70's-80's MBZ diesels. Great parts!

I'm also going to move one of my containers so I can dig out the bank and then slide it over, on slab level, to work as a wall and storage:
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Post by Miura-7 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:25 am

Gotta work on being more computer literate. I so much want to post some project pictures, but haven't taken the time to figure it out. I like the old Benz motor cause at some point it will run on just about anything, and the cast iron power steering can be used for hydraulic something? Of course there is that compressor thing I want to test as well. I got an arsenal of 4" cooler panels I can pack in the suitcase, and retrofit for quick assembly when I reach my destination. I'm a big fan of Chevy Volt batteries, power inverters, and insanely fast E-bikes. I gotta admit I will always love the sound of gas, but not when there is blood money in the tank. Change is long overdue, but never too late.

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Post by Molotov » Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:50 pm

I'm also going to move one of my containers so I can dig out the bank and then slide it over, on slab level, to work as a wall and storage: 91332822_206907674057960_88826413376864256_n.jpg
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Maybe you could get some Amish fellows to help move that shed:

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Post by Miura-7 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:41 am

I moved, and set up mobile homes in tornado alley. Before the super awesome transit, we used rollers, steel 4x4s, and a come-along to position the trailer. Looking at the hardware you got, I'm sure it's figured out.

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Post by ygmir » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:28 am

Molotov wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:50 pm
I'm also going to move one of my containers so I can dig out the bank and then slide it over, on slab level, to work as a wall and storage: 91332822_206907674057960_88826413376864256_n.jpg
YGMIR:
Maybe you could get some Amish fellows to help move that shed:
Ha! maybe so? though, I don't know the Amish want to hang with us Nordic Pagans...

I did get it moved though!
and yeah, it did slide on it's own down the drill steel. Luckily, I measured the "stop chains" right, so they caught just before the shop wall. One, a little closer than comfortable, but, well, it worked.
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Post by Miura-7 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:38 pm

Spent too much time designing again. Perfect weather, should've been building. Looking at two rainy days in the forecast. Gotta get everything undercover. Got lost in my junk again, but I came up with a practical transformer truck that will carry a sliced bread, Lego hut. My big dream! Lego livin, with a healthy inventory of Eggo waffles, good wine, and kind bud.😁

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Post by ygmir » Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:57 pm

got more of the decorations on the doors and trying some color
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Post by Savannah » Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:52 pm

So cool, Yggy!
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Post by ygmir » Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:37 pm

just splittin and chiseling a little granite to size today
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Post by burner von braun » Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:50 pm

Very cool yg! I may have asked before, and forgotten, but wondering about that initial split. Pilot holes, and then flat chisel in-between them? Or drive wedges into the pre-drilled holes? Or perhaps prop it up on something along the 'fault' line and give it a little persuasion?

Anyhow, it's always fun seeing your work ygmir, especially at the scale you do it!

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Post by ygmir » Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:25 pm

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Very cool yg! I may have asked before, and forgotten, but wondering about that initial split. Pilot holes, and then flat chisel in-between them? Or drive wedges into the pre-drilled holes? Or perhaps prop it up on something along the 'fault' line and give it a little persuasion?

Anyhow, it's always fun seeing your work ygmir, especially at the scale you do it!
HI BVB!
well, in the holes, I put "plug and feathers"....some call them "wedge and feathers".....a simple steel wedge, put between two "feathers" which are thicker at the bottom than the top, and the tops are bent outward so they don't fall it. They are oriented perpendicular to the direction you want the stone to split linearly, and tapped in succession, until the outwar force of the wedges create a crack. You can also pre weaken the line with a 'hand set", which is shown in the photo, the wide, blunt chisel looking thing. works pretty slick.
here's a photo of a wood stove hearth I made
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Post by burner von braun » Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:56 pm

Ah yes, thanks for the insight yg!

Over here, the last couple of days I've been working on some 'window frame' trim pieces to fit around the exterior of several windows in back. Going with that look instead of shutters I think. The pieces have to be individually customized a bit though, so it isn't quite as straightforward as it might seem. Using Cypress wood, and it occurred to me that I haven't ever worked with it much in the past. It's a lot softer than I realized. Should be fine though since it is primarily decorative, and it takes stain nicely.

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Post by ygmir » Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:54 am

ah cypress. IIRC, it's pretty rot resistant, yes?
I know I used some cypress (maybe a different species?) for the loft beams in my Hof, and it's so damn hard when dry, you can't barely drive a nail in. They are 8x8 beams, though, maybe that matters? Or, they guy I got them from didn't know what he was saying...
(I got them before I got my own sawmill, so had to depend on others).
Good on ya, though! those project are fun, BVB!
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Post by Canoe » Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:45 am

ygmir wrote:
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... well, in the holes, I put "plug and feathers"....some call them "wedge and feathers"...
Some decades back, a local construction instructor got a crazy deal on some land in town in an afluent somewhat hilly area. Then he found out it was nearly all rock, and he couldn't drill & blast due to damage risks to surrounding old stately homes; and code required a basement. But he could drill. He made his lines of holes like you did, to form a grid, then filled the holes with water and capped the top to keep the water in. After the winter freeze and expansion, he dug the cracked rock out and had his basement/foundation hole. I got an "A" for that suggestion.
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Post by burner von braun » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:07 pm

Oops, Dang! I misspoke. I meant to say cedar wood for the decorative framing. (or what the lumber supply store refers to as cedar anyhow)

Thank you ygmir for bringing my attention to it. I appreciate being able to clarify my mistakes when I can.

...and kudos for using Mother Nature to solve the excavation problem Canoe.

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Post by Miura-7 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:06 pm

Red Cedar $18 a linear foot. Measure twice, cut once.

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Post by ygmir » Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:41 am

Canoe wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:45 am
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... well, in the holes, I put "plug and feathers"....some call them "wedge and feathers"...
Some decades back, a local construction instructor got a crazy deal on some land in town in an afluent somewhat hilly area. Then he found out it was nearly all rock, and he couldn't drill & blast due to damage risks to surrounding old stately homes; and code required a basement. But he could drill. He made his lines of holes like you did, to form a grid, then filled the holes with water and capped the top to keep the water in. After the winter freeze and expansion, he dug the cracked rock out and had his basement/foundation hole. I got an "A" for that suggestion.
very cool. It must get pretty cold where you are.. that won't work here, but know it does. There is an expanding product sold, where you pour the powder in the holes and mix some water. I've not used it, but hear it's effective. The issue is, you don't know when it'll break, so it's a "pour and go home" and usually by the next day it's done it's work.

@BVB: ah ok, cedar. that makes more sense, soft pliable wood great for trim and such. Somewhat rot/insect resistant. Too bad you're not closer. I saw a lot of pine and incense cedar here with my Woodmizer sawmill. Making custom stuff for folks and myself at times.
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Post by ygmir » Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:57 am

here's a cedar stump I dug out yesterday. Neighbor took the tree down because it was a danger to his house, I'll make lumber from it with my mill.
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Post by FIGJAM » Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:01 pm

Replaced rickety wooden deck rail with stuff around the yard.

Didn't have to buy ANY materials!!! (kids, this is why old people save jars of random bolts, nuts, and screws.)

The orange piece dictated the other pieces.

Made a drop ramp for a small trailer that wasn't as strong as I would've liked, so now it's a gate.
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Didn't have a piece for the fourth side, but did have a bunch of 3/4 conduit cutoffs, so I drilled holes in top and bottom rails and stuck um in.

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Post by FIGJAM » Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:03 pm

Metal was a little thin to trust just cutting and welding without reinforcement, so I cut, overlapped and bolted the pieces together.


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Post by Miura-7 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:30 pm

Hurricane Matthew hit this Island about 4 years ago. I have a friend that has a sawmill. There were mountains of fallen trees, so selection was abundant. He literally had an unbelievable art gallery, in a dehumidified room waiting to be completely cured. It was awesome to see the treasures unveiled when the wood was sliced. His inventory went fast when it was sealed, and properly finished. Lots of burl too.

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Post by Miura-7 » Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:43 am

A three wheel drive electric drift trike. Three motors, total 9000w. Gotta raise the seat, getting to old, to get that low.

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Post by ygmir » Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:33 am

FIGJAM wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:03 pm
Metal was a little thin to trust just cutting and welding without reinforcement, so I cut, overlapped and bolted the pieces together.



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very cool! so you have a roof deck? nice!
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Post by ygmir » Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:35 am

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Hurricane Matthew hit this Island about 4 years ago. I have a friend that has a sawmill. There were mountains of fallen trees, so selection was abundant. He literally had an unbelievable art gallery, in a dehumidified room waiting to be completely cured. It was awesome to see the treasures unveiled when the wood was sliced. His inventory went fast when it was sealed, and properly finished. Lots of burl too.
yeah, it's pretty amazing at times, what appears after the bandsaw blade on my mill pass and I take the board off. Like you say, like art with every board. Especially hardwoods, which have so much character at times.
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