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

 

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LOL. :laugh::laugh::laugh:

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Not done any lathe work for a while so dug out my motley assortment of tools today, mostly all home made, ground from files, no treatment just work fine as they are for scrapers. Just make up shapes as required. Not fancy but functional and work well.

 

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Display stand for daughters pendants first on the menu today. (after routing Walshies sign)

 

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Cut a heart shaped base from a 20m stone slate with a diamond jigsaw blade , just got a pack off ebay, very impressed, 5 for £10. Bored hole with a diamond core bit and turned a shoulder on the bottom of the upright, couple of saw cuts and glued/wedged into the stone base, gives good stability.

 

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Finished article ready to go to the craft shop. Pendant prices range from £2.50 to £4.50 although see how they go but i think they are priced on the cheap side, two of the £4.50 ones already sold and they haven't even left the house yet!

 

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Smart them gruff I'm sure you kids love some of your crazy and wakky inventions......be like growing up with a dad like him of chitty chitty bang bang.....how would you fare at making swords from leaf spring ????

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Smart them gruff I'm sure you kids love some of your crazy and wakky inventions......be like growing up with a dad like him of chitty chitty bang bang.....how would you fare at making swords from leaf spring ????

Yes it rubs off on them, they all make stuff too. Better than sitting in front of a screen! :icon_eek:

 

Never tried a sword, i would think leaf spring would be perfect though, good carbon content but tough. Would need to make some type of adaption to my forge to heat something that long but that would be part of the challenge. :hmm:

 

Not relay my intention but i have picked up a couple of commissions since posting up stuff on here. If you are serious send me a pm, would be unique and quality but wouldn't be cheap! Made to any design with a flourish of Griff thrown in. ;)

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Do we get a preview of the sign Griff .?as for the sword cant wait !! :thumbs:

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Do we get a preview of the sign Griff .?as for the sword cant wait !! :thumbs:

Got a pic of the sign at the start, will post that up on the other thread, get a better pic when complete.

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Latest ebay spare or repairs angle grinder £7 inc postage, quick fix a wire had come adrift from the field coil to brush, soldered and right as rain.

 

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Gathering quite an arsenal of grinders, laziness really but handy not to have to change discs etc between jobs. All spare/ repair and under £10 each total outlay.

 

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Thinking to adapt the latest one to have a long reach attachment to get into those awkward nooks & crannies.

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on the topic of making your own tolls if any one has a small metal lathe and a tap and die set and want a simple comission drop me a pm

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Brilliant :-)

Got a slate ripper given other day, thought it would make a good sword.

Could you use an old one of them?

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That Bosch one looks new , good buy for a tenner Griff ..

You are quite right sussex, i tell a lie, the Bosh was a new return, think it was nearer £30 on auction, still a bargain at that. I bought it to replace my old Woolies one that finally gave up the ghost. The other 3 were bought since and all spare or repair, another Makia not in the picture which i turned into a concrete plainer, likewise under a tenner repair. A big 9" Bosch also made into a concrete plainer, will get some pics of them up.

 

I needed something fast that worked, but it got me thinking, i stripped and repaired the old one several times over the years so why not buy broken ones and fix them, it turns out a very cost effective way of building up a bank of assorted brand name power tools. Done a Makita router, a Makita random orbital sander and a Makita belt sander recently also for a fraction of new cost.

 

Never had any training, just always taken things apart, usually a visual inspection will pick up what is wrong, move the parts by hand and see what isn't making contact, rubbing worn or making a funny noise etc. A basic electrical tester is also very handy, first point of call check the fuse, then the continuity of cable for any brakes, often that is all it is, half the time it can be fixed without parts, if parts are needed most things can be bought on ebay or elsewhere on the world wide interweb.

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on the topic of making your own tolls if any one has a small metal lathe and a tap and die set and want a simple comission drop me a pm

What you got in mind? Have an ancient Victorian bench top metal lathe that will do small stuff not so sure about adding threads though, an engineer shop might be a better bet if it for something precision.

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Brilliant :-)

Got a slate ripper given other day, thought it would make a good sword.

Could you use an old one of them?

Kind offer thanks, but probably more useful as a slate ripper. Not rely intending to make a sword, think it might take a bit of explaining to my good lady, she is very patient with all my wild inventions but think medieval weaponry might be pushing my luck! :laugh:

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Brilliant :-)

Got a slate ripper given other day, thought it would make a good sword.

Could you use an old one of them?

Kind offer thanks, but probably more useful as a slate ripper. Not rely intending to make a sword, think it might take a bit of explaining to my good lady, she is very patient with all my wild inventions but think medieval weaponry might be pushing my luck! :laugh:
Lol :-)
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