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Link Posted: 11/24/2022 1:37:23 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Federov:
Making stained glass windows for my father's house using traditional lead came and soldering.  Haven't done it for like 20 years so still a little rusty.

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That is cool!
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Link Posted: 11/24/2022 1:39:54 PM EST
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I did 300 feet or so of fence this summer. Pallet rack beams for the steel posts.



Link Posted: 11/24/2022 1:44:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By governmentman:
Still working on ithttps://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/329177/IMG20221119155947_jpg-2612167.JPG

The board at the bottom of the picture is the middle of the deck, there is a mirrored half behind me.
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You have a nice big deck.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 1:50:43 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Federov:
Making stained glass windows for my father's house using traditional lead came and soldering.  Haven't done it for like 20 years so still a little rusty.

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That's a skill I'm guessing very few know. Beautiful work!
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 1:58:36 PM EST
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I fabbed a 4 fan array for the upper vents on my heatalator insert to supplement the OEM lower fan. Used 105 CFM 120mm cheapo $15 a pair Amazon pancake fans with individual speed controls. Wow! Huge difference, twice the heat with half the wood. Now I wonder now how long the fans will last moving 115-120 degree air for extended periods? So far so good.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:18:52 PM EST
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made these last year before christmas, was a fun project.Attachment Attached File
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:33:19 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Federov:
Making stained glass windows for my father's house using traditional lead came and soldering.  Haven't done it for like 20 years so still a little rusty.

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Beautiful...I love stained glass
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:13:21 PM EST
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I made the money to buy wifey her new walnut dining set. Does that count? Yea, thought not.

That was as manly as I could go, so I'll default to something I'll probably regret from a man card perspective.

She also wanted a full sized wine Christmas wreath. When they were first introduced they were very expensive...$300 to $500, depending on who made it. Then China cottoned on, and you get them fairly cheaply now, but...the corks have non-existent vineyard labels and basically say "wine".

Well, as it happens we drink a, um, fair bit of wine and happen to have a ton of corks. To her great skepticism, I told her I'd make her one. It cost a wreath form, a hot glue gun, a little synthetic greenery and one borderline second-degree burned finger. Important safety note, hot glue is not only very hot, it sticks like napalm. The original was mostly destroyed in the move, so I spent a good bit of last night drinking raising it from the dead. This may have contributed to the napalm situation.

The neighbors still have their doubts about it's origin, clinging to the belief I'm just a strutting lumberjack whose dogs make too much noise.

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Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:15:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Osprey61:
I made the money to buy wifey her new walnut dining set. Does that count? Yea, thought not.

That was as manly as I could go, so I'll default to something I'll probably regret from a man card perspective.

She also wanted a full sized wine Christmas wreath. When they were first introduced they were very expensive...$300 to $500, depending on who made it. Then China cottoned on, and you get them fairly cheaply now, but...the corks have non-existent vineyard labels and basically say "wine".

Well, as it happens we drink a, um, fair bit of wine and happen to have a ton of corks. To her great skepticism, I told her I'd make her one. It cost a wreath form, a hot glue gun, a little synthetic greenery and one borderline second-degree burned finger. Important safety note, hot glue is not only very hot, it sticks like napalm. The original was mostly destroyed in the move, so I spent a good bit of last night drinking raising it from the dead. This may have contributed to the napalm situation.

The neighbors still have their doubts about it's origin, clinging to the belief I'm just a strutting lumberjack whose dogs make too much noise.

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Funny story, I like the wreath. Anything home made is cool in my book
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:16:55 PM EST
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Originally Posted By dmfl54:
That looks great.
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Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:24:08 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DrywellDweller:
Table is pretty amazing. Nice work.


I make these bottle openers.

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Pretty cool
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:27:18 PM EST
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I've been busy doing house fixes for so long, haven't had time to do any fun projects.

Nice work, you all some talented people.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:29:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By solid:

That's a skill I'm guessing very few know. Beautiful work!
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Originally Posted By Federov:
Making stained glass windows for my father's house using traditional lead came and soldering.  Haven't done it for like 20 years so still a little rusty.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/67160/photo_2022-11-15_14-50-58_jpg-2612132.JPG

That's a skill I'm guessing very few know. Beautiful work!


Not a rare bobby, by any means. I live in a pretty small town and there’s a stained glass workshop here. Wife is making a globe. I took a stab at it and made this:

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Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:34:20 PM EST
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We certainly have some talent in this thread.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:36:17 PM EST
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Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:41:01 PM EST
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I finished building our house in September.  I installed metal siding on my 45’ RV cover last month.  This week I matted and framed four big leaves the wife found.  At this rate, I’ll be finger painting Christmas pictures next month.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 4:17:18 PM EST
[#17]
Lately?
Just made this foot board to go,with the head board I made for my daughter a few years back.



Few models I just finished up in the past few months.


Link Posted: 11/24/2022 4:41:44 PM EST
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I'm currently in the process of making a lot of expensive sawdust.

Measure 87 times, cut 2 or 3 or 4 anyway.  
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 4:48:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: dlm1984] [#19]
Looks like crap.  

I suck and haven't made much of anything for myself, although I did buy and install some things to make my life a bit better.

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Link Posted: 11/24/2022 4:56:11 PM EST
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These are some of my favorite threads in Arfcom. Y’all are some talented folks.  

The last thing I made? A movie, an arrest and a shitty landing.


Link Posted: 11/24/2022 5:16:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By dlm1984:
Looks like crap.  

I suck and haven't made much of anything for myself, although I did buy and install some things to make my life a bit better.

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How tall is that ceiling. Looks like you would be smacking rafters with your forehead.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 5:20:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ORjeepguy:

How tall is that ceiling. Looks like you would be smacking rafters with your forehead.
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Originally Posted By dlm1984:
Looks like crap.  

I suck and haven't made much of anything for myself, although I did buy and install some things to make my life a bit better.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/316444/20221119_174230_jpg-2612353.JPG

How tall is that ceiling. Looks like you would be smacking rafters with your forehead.


The .6x wide angle shot makes it look lower than it actually is - it's tall enough that I have to stretch to reach it.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 5:20:27 PM EST
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Just some pheasant hunt trophies. Along with my pile of turkey trophies.

Pheasant Trophys 2022 by FredMan, on Flickr

Bird Trophies by FredMan, on Flickr
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 5:51:12 PM EST
[#24]
I'm adding a kitchen to my basement. Just builder grade cabinets but it is coming along. All power is through a dedicated subpanel which will eventually be hooked up to solar.

Link Posted: 11/24/2022 6:05:25 PM EST
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Made this coffee table last month
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 6:08:20 PM EST
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That looks great. 2x2? Did you clear coat it?
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 6:08:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By YearZero:
I'm adding a kitchen to my basement. Just builder grade cabinets but it is coming along. All power is through a dedicated subpanel which will eventually be hooked up to solar.
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I like that sink!
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 6:09:24 PM EST
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Link Posted: 11/24/2022 6:10:54 PM EST
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Yes! 2x2 1/8th wall tube. Clear coated
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 6:18:09 PM EST
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Made a stained glass window.  Now I bought the tools including the grinder.  

Presently working on a leather hunting bag (for flintlocks).
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 6:25:13 PM EST
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Link Posted: 11/24/2022 6:42:26 PM EST
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Originally Posted By simplemitch:


Not a rare bobby, by any means. I live in a pretty small town and there’s a stained glass workshop here. Wife is making a globe. I took a stab at it and made this:

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I did learn the Tiffany foil style of stained glass in college, but for these windows I'm doing now, I'm using lead and zinc came and channels to put them together:

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Which is a fucking nightmare because of how much planning you have to do, in addition to trimming the lead to make the correct joint.  Luckily you can get away with a lot of screwups with the soldering.

In the end, I was able to make everything work, and FIT into the window frames.  I made a metric ton of mistakes but I learned from every screwup.  They're ready for installation but I need to root through an old hardware store's supply of window weights since I added about 7lbs of lead.  

I do want to make a Tiffany style foil banker's lamp shade after these, and a neighbor's, are done.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 9:25:43 PM EST
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9' Tree I made a few years ago. Just put it up today.
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Link Posted: 11/24/2022 9:35:16 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Federov:

I did learn the Tiffany foil style of stained glass in college, but for these windows I'm doing now, I'm using lead and zinc came and channels to put them together:

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/67160/photo_2022-11-12_23-27-26_jpg-2612470.JPG

Which is a fucking nightmare because of how much planning you have to do, in addition to trimming the lead to make the correct joint.  Luckily you can get away with a lot of screwups with the soldering.

In the end, I was able to make everything work, and FIT into the window frames.  I made a metric ton of mistakes but I learned from every screwup.  They're ready for installation but I need to root through an old hardware store's supply of window weights since I added about 7lbs of lead.  

I do want to make a Tiffany style foil banker's lamp shade after these, and a neighbor's, are done.
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Yeah, foil is WAY easier than came stuff.
Here’s the wife’s first lamp:

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Link Posted: 11/26/2022 1:27:43 AM EST
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Made a pair of French doors for my shop. Drawbore mortise and tenons. Mahogany , insulated glass, and ss hardware was less expensive than a pair of fiberglass doors! https://flic.kr/p/2o2j7z8 I hope the link works, I rarely post.
Link Posted: 11/26/2022 1:42:31 AM EST
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Link Posted: 11/26/2022 1:56:27 AM EST
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I’m surprised that someone hasn’t posted a picture of a newborn baby.

Nonetheless, I really enjoy seeing the talent that is displayed here. I wish that I could make something just half as nice…
Link Posted: 11/26/2022 1:56:56 AM EST
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My last big project at the new house, finished about a month ago. I turned a corner in the shop from this:

Into this:


Home gyms are the best.
Link Posted: 11/26/2022 2:02:17 AM EST
[Last Edit: J_Von_Random] [#40]
Recently painted this. In my defense it is only the fourth mini I've ever painted, and I didn't do a very good job of prep.

Also been doing some fixes on one of my printers. Plus a lot of getting stuff up on etsy and looking for a new job as my current one is about to end.



Link Posted: 11/26/2022 2:17:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: mousehunter] [#41]
I built furniture for years - but never a single piece that the "wife" did not consider a mistake.  Kind of sucked.  Multiple years of building (kind of about 6 years the industry - nothing I imagined I could not build) but in her mind anything I build is wrong.  Sorry, forgot- I also built houses before I built furniture.  Oh, and I forgot - technically I am a 3rd generation furniture builder.

Yes, I can build it - but my wife, she can not appreciate it.
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In all fairness.  The stuff I did factory 30 years ago, I was supposed to do in a bit over 10 minutes.  Really custom shit - maybe 20 minutes.  At end of season, fuck we were doing 30 minutes...  Now I might take 2 days to get it fucking perfect.  Wife still views it a bit less than worthless.  I waste time and materials - not that I am better at it than anyone she will hire.  
Link Posted: 11/26/2022 2:26:16 AM EST
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Looks like a hedgehog from a beach in Normandy.
Link Posted: 12/4/2022 5:44:37 PM EST
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Wife is planning the company Christmas party at her work. Asked if I'd make Christmas trees for table center pieces.
I made a tree farm
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Link Posted: 12/4/2022 5:52:43 PM EST
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Link Posted: 12/6/2022 8:09:11 AM EST
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Originally Posted By J_Von_Random:
Recently painted this. In my defense it is only the fourth mini I've ever painted, and I didn't do a very good job of prep.

Also been doing some fixes on one of my printers. Plus a lot of getting stuff up on etsy and looking for a new job as my current one is about to end.

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Thin your paint out more. You can see the glop where the paint was too thick. You can also try a light undercoat followed by your main colors followed by a wash followed by highlights to get a bit more pop.
Link Posted: 12/6/2022 8:12:09 AM EST
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Little EDC knife for myself. 1084 steel, Ukrainian bog oak handle. Just need to make a sheath for it.

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Link Posted: 12/6/2022 8:14:03 AM EST
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Nice work.
Link Posted: 12/6/2022 8:25:18 AM EST
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Link Posted: 12/6/2022 8:28:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: grey50beast] [#49]
Sick!! I've done one like that, but it was Mahogany, with a 86" diameter top. Was/is a beast...

Current winter project ...

1974 CB750 with Ducati superbike suspension/brakes.

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Link Posted: 12/6/2022 8:38:48 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ScottsGT:
Lately?
Just made this foot board to go,with the head board I made for my daughter a few years back.

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I don't know specifically how but it seems like most people don't get that kind of finish right.  You did, whatever you did.  It looks great.
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