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Good as new Griff ..!!

Cheers sussex. Wouldn't have it standing in my sitting room but it will keep it going for a few more years in the boys fort until they grow out of it.......saying that at 42 i still haven't grown out of burning things yet!!! :whistling:

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Fancied trying a bit of stone carving so made these tools up from a coil spring. Not tried tried them yet but it was fun making them. ;)

 

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Going by your other stuff you make I'm expecting big things in the stone carving job !

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Fancied trying a bit of stone carving so made these tools up from a coil spring. Not tried tried them yet but it was fun making them. ;)

 

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Please show us the results when you do "use them." A stone bird bath in granite would be a good place to start. ;):laugh:

 

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I'm thinking more a life size Venus de milo or something ! This is GG were talking about here , bird baths he'l knock out in his lunch break ...

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Made up a couple of more pointy ones for detailed work.

 

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Thanks for the comments guys, sorry to disappoint you, not quite a Leonardo Da Vinci but they do work! Might try something a bit more 3d when i am not on my lunch break. ;)

 

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Bit different this one, another one of those ideas that has rattled around in my head for years. A wind powered stone polishing tumbler. Living remote north of Scotland, not many trees and constant sea breeze seemed like a good project.

 

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No disrespect to disabled badge holders, just happened to be the perfect rudder and it was on the skip!

 

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Made up from scrap bits, bike head tube/ bearings, bike hub, printer rollers, sign, bit of garage door arm, cutting of 8" drainage pipe & stop ends. Think i did pay for the stop ends, all else off the skip. Oh and made the propeller blades out of thin pitch pine recycled from a door panel or something and turned nose cone out of oak on the lathe.

 

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At the moment my daughter is using it to tumble beach pebbles she is making into necklaces. Bored first with a small diamond core drill then in the tumbler to smooth off any chips where the drill exits. This one hasn't been tumbled yet but gives you an idea of what they will be like. There are 25 or so in the tumbler just now. Lace is a 3mm leather thong. They will all be ready and for sale in a weeks time if anyone interested.

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I still haven't worked out if you're inventive and resourceful.....or utterly mad !

 

Either way, I tip my hat to you !

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I still haven't worked out if you're inventive and resourceful.....or utterly mad !

 

Either way, I tip my hat to you !

Probably a bit of both! :laugh:

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Bit different this one, another one of those ideas that has rattled around in my head for years. A wind powered stone polishing tumbler. Living remote north of Scotland, not many trees and constant sea breeze seemed like a good project.

 

DSCN7015_zpscalduynm.jpg

 

No disrespect to disabled badge holders, just happened to be the perfect rudder and it was on the skip!

 

DSCN7018_zpsuhbpxbml.jpg

 

Made up from scrap bits, bike head tube/ bearings, bike hub, printer rollers, sign, bit of garage door arm, cutting of 8" drainage pipe & stop ends. Think i did pay for the stop ends, all else off the skip. Oh and made the propeller blades out of thin pitch pine recycled from a door panel or something and turned nose cone out of oak on the lathe.

 

DSCN7020_zpssgerevcg.jpg

 

At the moment my daughter is using it to tumble beach pebbles she is making into necklaces. Bored first with a small diamond core drill then in the tumbler to smooth off any chips where the drill exits. This one hasn't been tumbled yet but gives you an idea of what they will be like. There are 25 or so in the tumbler just now. Lace is a 3mm leather thong. They will all be ready and for sale in a weeks time if anyone interested.

I don't think there is a box made that you cannot think outside of. :thumbs:

 

TC

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