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A credenza That I made for my wife for her birthday. Oh, and six shelves… If you look closely, the breaks between the shelves are staggered. This took more layout and attention to detail than you would believe! All of the shelf brackets are welded to the shelves, and had to be dead-on to hit studs. I chose to put the shelf brackets on top to act as bookends, and when books are actually in place, the shelf brackets disappear. This causes the viewer to see the lateral shelves as floating pieces of 10 gauge (1/8”) platforms with no obvious retainers.

The credenza is 3/4” square tubing, skinned with 14 gauge HRS, and the doors are 1/4” birch veneer plywood. I had to make custom bypass door tracks from scratch to accommodate my design. I plasma cut the counter top out of 10 gauge HRS, and finished it with beeswax. If you look close, you can see the cord grommet that I incorporated.

Hope you like it!

PS… I know my photos suck, but you get the idea!

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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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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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"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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I just mocked up the new mobile base for the PlasmaCAM. It only needs a coat of paint, and a detachable plasma cutter rack to stow the “business generator” under the table. Next up material handling rack/table for storing sheets and loading the table. I’ll shoot a few pictures of the next few items I end up making.

I just mocked up the new mobile base for the PlasmaCAM. It only needs a coat of paint, and a detachable plasma cutter rack to stow the “business generator” under the table. Next up material handling rack/table for storing sheets and loading the table. I’ll shoot a few pictures of the next few items I end up making.

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It’s funny that the symbol of a new beginning and life for my family and I came in what looks like a coffin…

It’s funny that the symbol of a new beginning and life for my family and I came in what looks like a coffin…