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Who says suburbia can’t be hip?

Who says suburbia can’t be hip?

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Now, a squirt gun I made for a neighbor. Recharged via compressor.

Now, a squirt gun I made for a neighbor. Recharged via compressor.

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We needed a few things to knock over at the range… The bottle cap on the left is for scale (it’s 5-6” tall).
Two pigs, and six chickens!
Chickens are placed at 200 meters, and pigs are at 300 meters. We generally shoot with iron sights, and show-up the guys with big $ optics.

We needed a few things to knock over at the range… The bottle cap on the left is for scale (it’s 5-6” tall).

Two pigs, and six chickens!

Chickens are placed at 200 meters, and pigs are at 300 meters. We generally shoot with iron sights, and show-up the guys with big $ optics.

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It’s a bad photo, I know… 
A customer asked if we could cut a groove offset of center around a ring, and this was the result. Ironically, The first ring blank I grabbed was my exact size. I will where it for a week, and see how it holds up to my abuse, and observe its comfort factor. So far, the groove feels mildly “sharp”…
We will see if this could be a new option for all of my rings..

It’s a bad photo, I know…

A customer asked if we could cut a groove offset of center around a ring, and this was the result. Ironically, The first ring blank I grabbed was my exact size. I will where it for a week, and see how it holds up to my abuse, and observe its comfort factor. So far, the groove feels mildly “sharp”…

We will see if this could be a new option for all of my rings..

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I was asked to make “pipe clamps” and “collars” for 8 16” OD pipes.

I designed the “pipe clamps” (1st picture) like a shaft collar with a compression fit. These are to stop the 3000 lb. pipes from sliding into a hole when placed upright.

The “collars” (2nd picture, and on the right), I used the same fastening system as above, but these guys have a different purpose… They are meant to clamp on the top of the pipe, and to attach 3 legs at 120 degrees of each other for “plumbing up”.

Then, they asked me to go ahead and design feet (3rd picture) for the “plumbing up” legs, and produce them as well.

That’s;

8- sets of “pipe clamps” for the bases,

8- sets of “plumbing up” collars,

24- feet for the legs

and I plasma cut all 278 pieces it took to make all 40 finished parts.

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My three year old son wanted to build a “metal motor boat” with dad…  Just hand tools and a drill.

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osiflandia:

Dustdb is tumblr famous now I guess…

'Bout time!

osiflandia:

Dustdb is tumblr famous now I guess…

'Bout time!

(Source: airows)

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I have needed a tool post grinder for a long time… So, I made up a simple tool holder last week to fit on my QCTP (quick change tool post), and it uses my old Dremel flex shaft.

Right after this photo was taken, I shut the lathe down, but did not shut down the grinder… When I rotated the work piece, my pinky found the grinder…

I have needed a tool post grinder for a long time… So, I made up a simple tool holder last week to fit on my QCTP (quick change tool post), and it uses my old Dremel flex shaft.

Right after this photo was taken, I shut the lathe down, but did not shut down the grinder… When I rotated the work piece, my pinky found the grinder…

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ummhello:

Tuscon Mountain Retreat, DUST

This is an amazing project that I was lucky enough to work on!

(via osiflandia)

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Two months in… The denim has really started to mold into my frame.

Two months in… The denim has really started to mold into my frame.

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Jeans and boots… This is actually from January. Custom made jeans from Imogene+Willie, and Red Wings… That’s my Scottish Deerhound in the background.

Jeans and boots… This is actually from January. Custom made jeans from Imogene+Willie, and Red Wings… That’s my Scottish Deerhound in the background.

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Chair in/on the jig… Getting the idea yet? More to follow as progress is made…

Chair in/on the jig… Getting the idea yet? More to follow as progress is made…

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The chair, next to the jigs…

The chair, next to the jigs…

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Here’s the jig for the top of the chair. It’s all 1/4”  A36 plate. Still need to make the bending dies, and a stand for the whole thing… The chair only uses two pieces of steel rod, hence the two part jig.

Here’s the jig for the top of the chair. It’s all 1/4” A36 plate. Still need to make the bending dies, and a stand for the whole thing… The chair only uses two pieces of steel rod, hence the two part jig.