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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / kid's workbench on: May 20, 2012 03:24:57 PM
to go along with my son's tool box and tools, I decided to build him a work bench.  using some lumber we had around the house, here is what I came up with:



in progress:





and I even added a little vise for him:



thanks for looking  Smiley
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: kid's tool box on: May 08, 2012 04:44:29 PM
thanks everyone  Smiley
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / kid's tool box on: May 08, 2012 07:47:09 AM
  My 3 year old son loves to help me work on/fix my truck, my car, things around the house, his bike, etc.  I was at the local swap meet over the weekend and picked him up a 1/4" drive ratchet, some 1/4" drive sockets, a few small wrenches, small screwdriver, etc. that are, as he puts it, "Just my sizes".  I decided I wanted to make him a new tool box to go along with it.  My brother is quite the woodworker, so I have a nice shop and tools to work with, and scraps of some pretty swanky exotic wood to dig through.  
  Here is the result, made from walnut, oak, pine, poplar, and real mahogany:







  Thanks for looking  Grin
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Earrings :) on: January 20, 2012 12:05:42 PM

I really like those! How heavy are they?

Thanks!  Smiley They aren't too heavy.  I don't wear earrings, so I can't really say from experience, but when my wife, abbeeroad, put them on, they didn't seem overly weight-y. 
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Earrings :) on: January 15, 2012 01:28:33 PM
Love um man!!  Grin

Thanks babe  Wink
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Earrings :) on: January 15, 2012 01:13:26 PM
holy moly, that would be a lot of hammering!

The whole project took a couple hours, it wasn't too much hammering, but I am used to working on old rusty cars, so I have a skewed perspective on that  Cheesy

These are lovely and make me wish I had holes in my ears.

Thanks!!  Smiley
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Earrings :) on: January 15, 2012 12:49:10 PM
They're really cool.  I love the colour and the rounded shape.

Thank you!!  Smiley

the shape and mix of metals make for cool jewelry!  I really like the holes in the copper too....is the back a nickel coin?  I'm curious as to how you got it so flat-just hammering? Smiley

Thank you much!!
Yes, the back is a nickel coin.  I just hammered it a whole bunch on a little old metal vise we have, not using it as a vise, just on it's side which is a nice machined flat cast surface.  I had to kind of hammer it elongated, stretching it longer one way than the other, as it is not much wider than the original nickel, but a bit longer.    Smiley

These are really cool and unique.

Thanks!!  Smiley
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Earrings :) on: January 15, 2012 12:04:02 PM
I made some earrings   Grin  The copper front piece was a plumbing pipe hangar.  I drilled it out and hammered it, then filed and sanded it to shape.  The silver back piece was a nickel.  I drilled it then did the same hammering, filing, and sanding.  They were buffed with a little bit of steel wool.  I attached them to the earring hooks with some copper wire.
Thanks for checking them out Smiley
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: metal sculpture-esque creations :) on: August 10, 2010 11:35:02 AM
I also made this for my wife (with the little guy in mind obviously):



10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: metal sculpture-esque creations :) on: August 10, 2010 11:33:08 AM
The next thing I made was a motorcycle for my father in law.  Again, I used metal scraps laying around from leftovers from my car working adventures, and there are some used bicycle parts on there we got at the swap meet in Englishtown.  (I think he liked it, as he took it with him and showed it off at a rally he went to with his motorcycle.)









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