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 Post subject: Re: Distractions
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:57 pm 
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Like em. Can you set a 45 on your circular saw (the one im assuming you are using to cut the cls)? If you can then bevel the underside of the tops. Will make them look a bit less chunky.

Even wothout that, they look good. brill finish on the wood too.

I dont have access to the bike parts but heres part of my sons birthday present ive just finished, as my additon to "distractions", been told they sell for 300 notes in worse build. Not bad for a pile of cheap decking and a fence post.

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 Post subject: Re: Distractions
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:38 pm 
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Thanks novo you were dead right about the finish I really do like it a lot ^:)^

I'm cutting the cls with a chop saw as my circular way gave up the ghost a year or so ago, not surprising because as a builder I'd abused it for about 10 years, point taken though although, I like the chunky look myself but I can see that others might not, I have used thinner timber in the past & once this damn hand is sorted I might plane a bevel on some to see what it looks like :)

I really like your own little distraction mate, looks very well made & a load of fun for a little one :-bd i'd much prefer that than any shop bought plastic tat

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 Post subject: Re: Distractions
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:32 am 
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Other thing you could think about is making up some dowel (sharp chisel and a drill, bit like a pencil sharpener) to fill the bolt holes. wouldn't suggest you buy a plug cutter as that really needs a pillar drill and they cost spondulics. I can show you how I make dowel if it helps but I'm sure you can figure it out.

none of these comments are in a bad way, more just adding little touches to an already good bit of work.

the bevel is useful because it means from certain distances and heights it looks light but from others it look robust and manly (grrr), also means your eye is drawn to the leg rather than the top, which lets face it, is the point of the design.

I wonder if you could chain drill then trim a top to look a bit like a gear. ;) (I shall now experiment, mwah ha ha ha, I have a solitaire board I want to make and it might be the perfect excuse to do it)

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 Post subject: Re: Distractions
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:42 am 
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Looking good lads. Your best yet Tony imo. Love the use of the brake discs.

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 Post subject: Re: Distractions
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:41 am 
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Thanks again guys :) :)

All comments & ideas are welcome novo no offence will ever be taken even if you said its all utter rubbish I'd rather folk be straight with their opinions on anything I do that way I will find things I can improve :-bd

I did think of plugging the screw holes but in the end couldn't be bothered to be honest, no worries about cutting a plug though as i have done plenty in the past & i might even still have a plug cutter kicking around somewhere :-?

I like the idea of chain drilling the top & am thinking I would have to dowel or biscuit joint & glue the timber to be sure of not hitting a screw, other than that obviously a single piece of solid timber could work too

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 Post subject: Re: Distractions
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Too much stuff to comment on.. :-o

So i'll just say they all look very good :-bd

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Cheers BA :)

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 Post subject: Re: Distractions
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:59 pm 
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An uplighter to go under my mate slabby on its display plinth that I made a few weeks ago
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Not my design & I don't particularly like it but its what he wanted, I have another (different) one to make for him at some point & its a right pain in the arse, the worst thing is I wont even get paid :|

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An uplighter to go under my mate slabby on its display plinth that I made a few weeks ago


I hope thats a 12v double insulated uplighter going in it [-x :)

just remember to weld an extra nut and bolt on for an earth tag on a 240v one :))


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Not my design & I don't particularly like it but its what he wanted, I have another (different) one to make for him at some point & its a right pain in the arse, the worst thing is I wont even get paid :|


I love it :-bd :-bd :-bd I think thats ace :-bd :-bd I really do..


is it adjustable on the pin ?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:26 pm 
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Hey Ba I guessed you would comment on the electricals :)) its having G4 led's on a transformer plug (if that's the right term?) so low voltage & safe apparently?

its a sparky that will be wiring it & he seems to know what he's about, I think the hardest part will be sticking the bulb holders in without drilling through the piston for a fixing, he seems to think he has a glue/resin that will work but its not really my problem at the minute :)) might be an issue if I make any to sell on so I'm keeping an eye on what he does & will be sure to ask your advice if I'm not sure mate :-bd

Yes it adjusts on the pin mate that was part of why it was a pig to work out, the second one has two pistons on it one big that will go up/down & one small that will go side to side, I will chuck a pic up when its done :)

Glad you like it mate I'm still not sure myself but my mate just picked it up & he's chuffed to feck :-bd

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