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So, I’m in the smack-middle of building a jig to bend steel rod into chairs. It’s a two part jig, the base (shown), and the top. Look close for the awesome joinery at the corners… Many more posts to come on this project!

So, I’m in the smack-middle of building a jig to bend steel rod into chairs. It’s a two part jig, the base (shown), and the top. Look close for the awesome joinery at the corners… Many more posts to come on this project!

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28 of them… All done!

28 of them… All done!

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Some wheel cutouts that were commissioned by a loyal follower. Thanks Osiflandia!

Some wheel cutouts that were commissioned by a loyal follower. Thanks Osiflandia!

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After a week of trying to troubleshoot a crippling problem in the amazing automatic torch height control (ATHC), and having to order a new one, I spotted this… Two tiny little resistors that look a bit crispy! $.80 worth of parts had left me sleepless in worry for a week!

After a week of trying to troubleshoot a crippling problem in the amazing automatic torch height control (ATHC), and having to order a new one, I spotted this… Two tiny little resistors that look a bit crispy! $.80 worth of parts had left me sleepless in worry for a week!

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All fixed!

All fixed!

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This is the prettiest cut and the longest cut I could get after the machine went crazy from those two little crispy resistors..

This is the prettiest cut and the longest cut I could get after the machine went crazy from those two little crispy resistors..

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In the process of running that beast, this wonder of modern technology took a dump. This is a pretty sophisticated automatic torch height control, and it makes plasma cutting awesome! When It’s working…

In the process of running that beast, this wonder of modern technology took a dump. This is a pretty sophisticated automatic torch height control, and it makes plasma cutting awesome! When It’s working…

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Again, the super bad picture… This is part of the structure that all the parts I have cut will be going into. I think It’s an observatory telescope going to Hawaii.

Again, the super bad picture… This is part of the structure that all the parts I have cut will be going into. I think It’s an observatory telescope going to Hawaii.

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This is a Smokey picture, and it was hard enough to see through the cloud, so I’m happy that you can see anything… It’s what I have been doing for the last couple of weeks. Running a commercial CNC plasma table. Since I start this side project, I am now running three businesses and getting tired…

This is a Smokey picture, and it was hard enough to see through the cloud, so I’m happy that you can see anything… It’s what I have been doing for the last couple of weeks. Running a commercial CNC plasma table. Since I start this side project, I am now running three businesses and getting tired…

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It looks crappy, but it’s a ladder that I built to match a set of beds that I recently made. It’s all aluminum, properly angled, and has the rungs at the correct intervals. Now, its cleaned up and painted white to coincide with the finish of the two beds that it rests with. One of these days, I hope to get over to the house that it’s installed in and get a few pics of the whole setup…

It looks crappy, but it’s a ladder that I built to match a set of beds that I recently made. It’s all aluminum, properly angled, and has the rungs at the correct intervals. Now, its cleaned up and painted white to coincide with the finish of the two beds that it rests with. One of these days, I hope to get over to the house that it’s installed in and get a few pics of the whole setup…

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This is a little night stand lamp I made for my wife for Christmas. It consists of two pieces of .125” aluminum scrap, four rubber grommets and a lamp cord. No welding, all hand bent…

This is a little night stand lamp I made for my wife for Christmas. It consists of two pieces of .125” aluminum scrap, four rubber grommets and a lamp cord. No welding, all hand bent…

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"Thanks for your help on this! Definitely one of the coolest pieces of hardware in my house."
- (a submission from Adam)
Adam is one of my greatest friends, and I LOVE making things for him! This was his design for an awesome little shelf to throw his EDC at the end of the day.

"Thanks for your help on this! Definitely one of the coolest pieces of hardware in my house."

- (a submission from Adam)


Adam is one of my greatest friends, and I LOVE making things for him! This was his design for an awesome little shelf to throw his EDC at the end of the day.

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This project is a little cooling fan that I made for my 2”x72” belt grinder. It runs off the rear shaft of the treadmill motor that is the muscle behind the grinder. It forces cool air through the rear of the motor to flywheel at the front (where the contact/drive pulley sits). The blade pitch is 45 degrees (five blades in all), and is about 3” in diameter. I made a custom hub to attach it to the drive shaft, and I plasma cut the fan blade itself. I designed the fan blade in AutoCAD, and imported it to the plasma cam software. It’s pretty cool having fun tools to fix equipment with!

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A little lamp shade that I threw together with only about five minutes in design and fabrication. No welding, no tools, just a quick cut out, and hand bent with only my fingers.

A little lamp shade that I threw together with only about five minutes in design and fabrication. No welding, no tools, just a quick cut out, and hand bent with only my fingers.

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If it can be thrown, it’s fun! 

Just having fun on Thursday, and I have been neglecting my followers… Sorry folks!

If it can be thrown, it’s fun!

Just having fun on Thursday, and I have been neglecting my followers… Sorry folks!