Delicious bacon macaroni cheese.
Delicious bacon macaroni cheese.
Cheese and bacon can never fail...
play fort waiting for more dry weather to paint more
A shonky ramp:
It's for an 8 year old absolute beginner (& a 42 year old beginner), i think i need to make another matching twin ramp that can either be placed behind as a landing ramp or beside to create a wide carving ramp.
It's for a pressie, i think i may make the second ramp in kit form for assembly by my son & I.
Doesn't look shonky at all! Like the idea of the kit form one. Both my boys like helping out on projects where possible.
Good work qwerty, does it convert to a stretcher for when said 42 year old beginner gets it wrong on landing?
markenduro - no, I'll just have dirt kicked over me and become the beginnings of a gap jump!
OrmanCheep, that Uke is beautiful, a really lovely job.
Finally finished the box for the wee bronze of the stag beetle. I made the box from measurements the artist gave me so thank Jah it fit!
I've had to sink two bolts into the underside to hold the delicate bronze firmly inside when transported.
Turned out nice...
..and here is Mr Clunes swinging the above beetle about...
I rather like that disc knife. Any ideas about how 'good' the steel is in discs? I have loads of worn out rotors lying around that I could perhaps re-purpose...
A three flusher
I cut up some old Radio Times and made custom wrapping for my friends and family's Christmas presents. Maybe I've got too much time on my hands at the moment....
Here's the Bake Off one...
adding on Christmas Dinner
Course 1 by Mike Smith 79, on Flickr
2 by Mike Smith 79, on Flickr
3 by Mike Smith 79, on Flickr
The halumi course by Mike Smith 79, on Flickr
The main course by Mike Smith 79, on Flickr
Ready to come out by Mike Smith 79, on Flickr
Fish head dealt with roll on course 7 by Mike Smith 79, on Flickr
Desert by Mike Smith 79, on Flickr
top work on that prosciutto mike. looks ace.
All - I want 800 posts by the end of the year. Go!
Not on a par with all the serious woodworkers - but I'm happy with what I could knock together from odds and sods of wood in the shed and only a fret saw and a pin hammer.
A stable for the tasteful nativity stuff the wife bought. Please excuse the grey kids prrof stuff.
Latest (2nd ever) guitar
Solid cherry body, with maple neck and Wenge fretboard.
I don't know if the pics will pick up the metalflake flames on the body, but they really shine in the right light.
A bit heavy but hopefully great for learning on.
Would like to do another archtop next, maybe a maple body if I can a nice enough piece. Need to source more timber before I can make anymore.
Tiled the new guest bathroom, just need to find sometime to get the grouting done.
Back end of a tandem trike:
And the front end:
Now working on the bit in the middle:
I really love the look of your shop, you always make the most interesting things.
Yes, two wheels at the front using conventional forks, Rohloff at the back.
Turned Somafunk's bike from this:
Bottle bosses and cable guides to bung on next week
I made this earlier in the year for baby29er's 1st birthday, climbing wall's a bit premature I know but he'll grow into it. Ball pool and sand put under the floor and a little fold down seat. It did me well the other day too when I went out for a ride and forgot my key and it was peeing down. sheltered in there until my wife got home, thankfully not too long. oh and ignore the patchy grass behind, bit of work in progress there and the leaves have since been rake'd up and I know the hedges need a bit of work.
This ones not mine but my Brothers, don't think I've posted any complete ones of it before. It started out as a rusty clubman estate and he's done everything himself. body work, paint role cage, custom subframe electrics the lot! it's off the road at the moment waiting for the new LS Diff to arrive. Massive torque steer even with an Integra Type R one. oh and the hole in the front is for the turbo which might hopefully go on next year after and engine rebuild with forged internals. It's drives amazingly nicely but as you might imagine it's a bit of a handful when you boot it, the diff should help with that plus a few suspension tweaks he's just finishing at the moment. All done at home in his garage\workshop. Not every ones cup of tea I know but impressive none the less
so from this
I've never felt quite so inadequate
Me too ! I'd normally balls up a flat pack cupboard
Wow just wow, glanced at this thread when it started and haven't been back till now, brilliant effort all round, everyone.
Porter_jamie, you stuff is excellent, but you need to give us ignoramuses more of a clue as to WTF you've made
porter_jamie - nice, you're using pretty big pitch holesaws, what RPM do you run? I do something similar - though with a tube notcher and DeWalt not a lathe:
I had been using some 10tpi holesaws, but tried a cheap Bosch one with big teeth and it was just as happy as 1200rpm.
29erKeith - like the kid's play park.
I prefer my Mini's a little more 'original', but that does look like fantastic work!
it is an electric motorbike frame for the tt.
yes, i would like to try a finer pitch holesaw. run that at about 300 rpm. we got some carbide holesaws to see if they cut any nicer - not sure really. this is only 1" cds 16swg though not fancy columbus or anything
Love that mini.
Play house is awesome too...
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