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  • Euro
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    Such a variety of fine things. Great stuff.

    I’m still making the last thing i made, but this is a part of it.

    and this is for scale (i helped make the little guy about 6 years ago πŸ˜€ )

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    Just put the first coat on these.[/url]
    Wedding Cake by Hamster, on Flickr[/img]

    I made the cake underneath too from Delia’s Christmas cake recipe. Marzipan also home made from the Christmas book by the N*****h chairman (well I am from Suffolk). Icing next which has to be set by 13 July which is the date my daughter gets married.

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    This little trailer for my recent skydive, ably assisted by iMovie
    [video]http://youtu.be/1b-Hb91RGeo[/video]

    EDIT I’ve given in trying to get the YouTube clip to embed on my iPhone

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    Try again. This is what I made recently

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjpfTMoCcTs[/video]

    bencooper
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    A fixture to hold cranks for shortening.

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    Not just the cake, but also the hole in the cake…

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    Cheers Footflaps. Looks like a plan.

    CountZero
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    Just catching up with this thread, as I had nothing but intent to show. 😳
    I love ebygomm’s colour chart tablet cover, very nifty!
    Anyway, I’ve had this rather nice little bushcraft forged knife blade for ages, along with a block of yew, intending to put the two together in someway, a knife-like object being the intention. After visiting a knife show last Sunday, I picked up a brass bolster, and a block of stabilised spalted Beech, and thought I really ought to do something with them. A couple of fine evenings sat out on the patio, with a No.4 Record vice, a mini Surform, some coarse files, sandpaper and a cork block, I finished up with this:

    A sheath is not going to be made by me, I’m getting a handmade generic sheath that I can water-form to fit, from Lois Orford. I don’t have the leatherworking skills to make a sheath robust enough to take a razor-sharp blade.
    Rather pleased with the result, first time I’ve attempted something like this.

    bencooper
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    It’s a thing for, you know, doing stuff.

    Ambrose
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    Sharki wins- beautiful.

    tymbian
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    Work in progress

    BEFORE

    ATM

    bencooper
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    Waterfall paddling pool thing for the offspring to drown play in.

    JohnJohn
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    CountZero, love the knife, Ive had this:-[/url]

    sat on my bench since Feb. I never seem to have the time to start it.

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    Maginot line

    Noooooooooo!

    tymbian
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    Northwind..where have all your mate’s gone? πŸ˜€

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    Mates? I’m a 30-something year old making a sandcastle, what makes you think I have any mates? πŸ˜†

    mcmoonter
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    It’s self explanatory.

    CountZero
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    Lol’s at Northwind!
    JJ, nice blade, that. I was exactly the same, I really wasn’t quite sure how to get started, having just the blade, a lump of yew, and a disk of white plastic/bone. It wasn’t until I got the bolster and paper spacer, along with the spalted beech, that I felt the impetus to get going with it.
    It doesn’t help that I don’t really have a workshop space, so I epoxied the bolster, spacer and bone disk together, then drilled them through in the kitchen using a cheap suction vice, and filed the slot to fit the tang sitting watching the telly…
    I marked out the wood block and drilled a slot to fit using a series of spiked wood drills in the kitchen, then because of the fine weather, I could sit outside on the patio with my No.4 Record vice, and a Surform, files and sandpaper, and finished it off after letting the epoxy set overnight. Took, in total, about four or five hours, at a rough guess.
    I bought my bits from these people: http://www.english-handmade-knives.co.uk/
    I’d certainly recommend you get a block of stabilised wood, it’s pressure impregnated with resin, so it’s a doddle to shape with a mini Surform, and some cheap files from Wilco’s, and then sand smooth. It’s not going to wear, and it’s pretty much waterproof as well.
    It’s a shame to let a good blade like that languish, but it does take a catalyst to get started, and finally getting those bits together helped me.

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    Here it is ready for dismemberment by the staff at the wedding venue. It looked like a chainsaw had been used not a knife.

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    Β£? Ben

    bencooper
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    This one, he ordered the bike from Evans and I did the Rohloff conversion – but it’d be Β£2585 if you got it all from me (or ordered a M1L-X and sent it for conversion).

    http://www.kinetics-online.co.uk/folding-bikes/brompton/brompton-rohloff-kit/rohloff-brompton-order-form/ πŸ˜‰

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    Β£2585

    !??!?!OMG!!!111

    You could buy a….bike…. for that!

    Is that a modified Ti rear triangle or your standard steel one?

    bencooper
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    Modified titanium – no half measures here πŸ˜€

    I can bend the titanium frame to take the Rohloff, just can’t weld on the disc or v-brake fittings.

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    so are you cold setting the ti to increase the OLN then? Does it shorten the chainstay length much?

    bencooper
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    Yup, I have special jigs and formers to reset the rear triangle. The old way used to shorten it by about 5mm, so I had to make the chainstay bridge ding deeper.

    But this was the first one I’ve made using a new former, and it produces a much smoother curve, and only seems to shorten the chainstay by 1mm at most – Marathon Plus tyres fitted without doing anything to the chainstay bridge.

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    I made this adaptor for bruneep πŸ™‚


    Adaptor by GavinBelton, on Flickr

    bencooper
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    I made this adaptor for bruneep

    And what does it make bruneep compatible with?

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    And what does it make bruneep compatible with?

    Windows vista πŸ™‚

    And what does it make bruneep compatible with?

    Hell of a Speedplay pedal setup there!

    bencooper
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    Custom offroad recumbent πŸ˜€


    Copper Metaphysic by Ben Cooper, on Flickr

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    That looks more dangerous than asking Bruce Willis if you can marry his daughter.

    bencooper
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    It’s important to be comfy off-road πŸ˜‰

    tymbian
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    Following on from my previous post here is a ‘ finished for now ‘ pic. I have a summer-house to build on the left ( lower deckl ) and a new patio to lay in a few months..

    BEFORE

    AFTER

    Keva
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    from this…

    to this…

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    more big lump

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    Nice work Tymbian – looks properly under control that!

    bencooper
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    A custom fatbike – Columbus Zona tubing to keep it light (ish) and 2Souls sliding dropouts for the Rohloff.

    Thanks to a suggestion on Facebook, it’s now called the Wideo πŸ˜‰

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