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#1 GruffaloGriff

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 03:49 pm

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Made this the end of last summer. As with my other posts common the theme is recycled materials. Boards are off -cuts of roof sarking, came in a load of firewood. Rope is off the beach. Total cost is less than £2 and that was for glue & screws, not a bad outlay considering they are about £600 to buy.

 

Built in an afternoon with the kids helping!

 

Fixed to existing climbing frame I made years agoe from.............yes recycled telegraph poles!

 

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#2 the big chief

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 04:07 pm

Kids behave I see you on that haha

Good job
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#3 GruffaloGriff

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 04:15 pm

Kids behave I see you on that haha

Good job

Thought i was safely out of sight :whistling:



#4 the big chief

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 04:16 pm

 

Kids behave I see you on that haha

Good job

Thought i was safely out of sight :whistling:

 

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 01:18 pm

Another one for the(big) kids! ;)

 

School project for the boys, asked to make models of trebchets for history at school and bring them in, don't think they were expecting working models :D

 

Cuttings of broom stick work wonders for demolishing Lego castles.

 

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Bow from hand saw blade as per my mini crossbow. http://www.thehuntin...863-mini-x-bow/

 

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Lead counter weight on this one.

 

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My favorite the mouse trap catapult. Can be upgraded to the rat trap version!

 

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 02:19 pm

Is their anything you cant/don't make Griff... :laugh: ....


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#7 GruffaloGriff

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 03:01 pm



Is their anything you cant/don't make Griff... :laugh: ....

Hmmm............Mrs G makes the tea...................although i have been known to do things in the kitchen...................just the other day she wanted a skillet for making drop scones.........thinking outside the box as usual.............a plasma cutter and a surplus to requirement frying pan later........

 

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#8 bobcullen79

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 06:12 am

Very good. Thanks for sharing.


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Posted 29 May 2015 - 07:52 am

Wooohhh, you do wonders with your hands, really great stuff, I'm very impressed with the mousetrap variety Luckily they hadn't these in medieval times  :toast:  :clapper:  :clapper:  :clapper:


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Posted 29 May 2015 - 01:06 pm

as said griff is there anything you cant or wont make 


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#11 GruffaloGriff

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 01:34 pm

as said griff is there anything you cant or wont make 

Growing up there wasn't a lot of spare cash around so if i wanted it i either made it went without, the ethic kind of stuck, still tent to make rather than buy or if i do buy it tends to be broken and i fix/ adapt to suit my requirement, not a big outlay and you get what you want for a fraction of new cost. Just bought a spare or Makita random orbital sander off ebay for £1.20 needed a field coil, ordered same day for £15 posted, sander new is £130+. Recently have bought several 125mm angle grinders all ebay spare repair, Makita, Bosch, Dewalt, Hitachi, purchased/posted/repaired all less than £10 each.

 

Thanks for the comments lads, glad you enjoy it, makes it worthwhile posting it up.


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Posted 29 May 2015 - 02:49 pm

Truly brilliant stuff.
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Posted 31 May 2015 - 02:34 pm

Any Mountain Bikers? My boy started this practice track at the back of our house and i added the finishing touches with the digger yesterday 3 jumps and 3 berm + timber starting ramp.

 

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Posted 31 May 2015 - 05:36 pm

:notworthy:  :notworthy: Griff , when god created the heaven & the earth if he had you helping it would have been done in half the time & a fraction of the cost .... :clapper: ....Top work ..


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Posted 01 June 2015 - 09:43 am

:notworthy:  :notworthy: Griff , when god created the heaven & the earth if he had you helping it would have been done in half the time & a fraction of the cost .... :clapper: ....Top work ..

 

Your are too kind sussex :icon_redface: ....... i just make use of the skill the creator has given me.......must have got missed when it came to reading & writing and an extra helping when it came to using my hands! ;)






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