What is the last thing you made? (pics pls)
Cheers Alex 🙂
I had to change the plan from the ‘shelf’ to ‘cubby hole’ arrangement as there was only 350mm of ‘space’ on the face of the bed. Thus it would have been too short for useable shelves. These cubby holes/storage boxes are really useful, and the back of them also supports the bed platform as well – this thing is so over engineered it’s oresum! (one of the reasons I dislike the cheaper bought bed frames – they don’t pass the “DrP push test” – if I can rock it back and forth, it’s no good!!)
DrPPosted 4 years ago
With the addition of some bars and a lock over the hole in the end piece, I’d have myself a prison of demi-Fritzel-esque proportions!
The downside is that when littleP has been naughty, he runs under his bed to hide! It’s a bit of a tight space to be wrestling a toddler in!
My next garden project is to build a replica of this:
I think it’ll be easier than the bed, TBH.
What sort of wood would I be looking for? Weatherproof off the shelf, or standard wood, and then proof it?
DrPPosted 4 years agomessiahMember
Great stuff as usual.
I’ve nothing to show for my latest efforts but thats the whole point… ethernet cables now run throughout the house connecting all the gadgets via a router hidden away under the stairs. Wireless was struggling due to the thick walls and now everything is working as it should. Worth the effort and scraped knuckles.
Retaining wall in the garden for privacy hedging is the next project if the weather ever improves 😐Posted 4 years agoShibbolethMember
I made a nice little space for a bench in my wood, on a little path that catches the early morning sun and overlooks a pretty little pool on the brook.
I’m looking forward to sitting and drinking my morning coffee there… 3 tons of crush-n-run and 2 tons of self-binding gravel to barrow down there first… 🙁
It was quite nice to utilise all that GCSE mathematics – pi, trigonometry etc – for the first time in 25 years…Posted 4 years ago
Cheers, chaps. We are lucky that my father-in-law is a total legend when it comes to any sort of home refurb projects, so I basically did what I was told and that was the end result. Don’t really have any plans – the structure to get the deck level, with a slope to drain the water, is not too complicated, just a case of digging out and laying foundations so that the frame could be built to a level and screwing the boards on the top. It was more time consuming than complicated.
There was a very useful leaflet we based it on that gave guidance on distance between supporting joists etc. to get it rock solid, the rest is bespoke to the space.
And mogrim, it wasn’t that difficult, just a case of getting it all set out right with marker pen, spirit levels and string and then building it up to the right level. As above, it just took a while. You can’t see in the picture, but there are also surface led lights to make it look fully swish!Posted 4 years ago
Guys and Gals – get This book, sit down and have a read, then give all sorts of home projects a go!
It’s got a great section on decking (as mentioned above) with simple but ‘real’ instructions and advice – joist spacing etc etc..
Well worth the few quid just for inspiration alone!
DrPPosted 4 years ago
Stoner, it’s what I studied, I wouldn’t know one side of a spreadsheet from a bed sheet.
The sketch was a fortuitous find. It inspired me to try a bigger oil painting that I test fitted into it’s frame today. I used to paint a lot of stuff like this but somehow I’ve been sidetracked lately. I may try some more if the mood takes me.
Here’s one from back in the day.Posted 4 years ago
Here’s the original, it’s in the City of Edinburgh collection.
They selected the image for the Taxi from the collection to promote the reopening of the City’s museums after a major refurb.
If you are up in my neck of the woods give me a shout, I’m a very Scottish recluse, if I’m not here I will be in California or Oregon.
EDIT The icing on the cake here was that this exhibition and banner were sponsored by my ex wife’s divorce solicitors.
Posted 4 years agotangMember
I’m off to see my Dad soon, here’s a bit of handmade functional ware.Posted 4 years ago
Dads kiln by tangwyn, on Flickr[/img]
Biscuit firing opened up, opening the kiln after a firing is very exciting, esp when the glaze is on. He has diaries for every firing since 1968! Bit of glaze on:
Dads by tangwyn, on Flickr[/img]
I know I didn’t make it but he is an inspiration, made a good living from his workshop in the woods. Now semi retired and widowed he has his camper van out the back with the carp rods in, takes off when he fancies does music festivals and has a large guitar collection. He makes large gallery pieces but his heart is in functional stuff.Bruise WilliesMember
I love this thread! some very talented people about, contrary to what we’re led to believe by the media, Britain is still a nation producing things, quality stuff too!
Here’s my 2 pennorth anyway, had a few lunchtimes’ in these bits….
70mm stem on work bike;
Shimano Parallax hub, converted to cartridge bearing, new axle, washers etc.
No name fron disc hub, converted to cartridge bearing, new axle, spacers, nuts etc. Uses a velosolo 18t cog.
Looking into making a new hub, basically same operation, but with flanges as wide apart as a fixed frame will allow…..
Road shifter mount for my 5 speed Karate MonkeyPosted 4 years ago
Got a few other things, I’ve knocked up too for other people (mostly, I’m afraid, VERY Paul Comp. “Inspired”. Ahem.)
Next few projects are taking a load of broken BMX frames for a flatland bike and a balance bike.
Anyone else made a childs balance bike? I really need to get a decent set of measurments, angles etc. Anyone?
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