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Author:  slim [ Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:44 am ]
Post subject:  Distractions

My main hobby apart from the obvious bikes since I stopped shooting & martial arts is making stuff out of scrap, some would say a few of my bikes are made out of scrap too =))

Over the years I have made big oddball metal sculptures for plants to grow through, the occasional wood burner out of old gas bottles & smaller stuff like model bikes for rally trophies, desk tidy's, book ends, paperweights, plant pots & door stops

I hadn't done anything much for a while but over the last couple of days I knocked up this workshop stool & thought you lot might like to see it

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Its definitely not my best work as I'm still limited by lack of kit but I enjoyed making it & I suppose that's what matters :)

Author:  marmike [ Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:57 am ]
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Nice one mate let me be the first to ask what engine the crank was in? and did you glue up the wood yourself or was it part of some furniture?

personally I can just see an old grey tractor seat sitting on the top there

Author:  rodge [ Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:20 am ]
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Oddball projects can be fun.

I was once offered a knackered V6 engine from a TVR which I turned into a table, just coz I could.

I like the stool, good work.

Author:  slim [ Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:08 am ]
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Thanks guys :)

Its not finished yet, I still need to clean it down & paint it + add some decoration to the seat & varnish it when funds allow

All the engine parts came from a GSX600f, I even used the knackered starter clutch to mount the seat, I have another crank so might make another (better) one, this was just done quick to test the theory

The wood is just screwed together on this one, its some 3x2 CLS left over from building my shed, ideally I would have biscuit jointed & glued it but I don't have a jointer or router anymore

I did think of a tractor seat marmike, I agree it would look good but I decided to go with what I had

I still have the rest of the engine too rodge so a table & wine rack are a possibility along with a coat hanger or door stop out of the gears :)

Author:  pegscratch [ Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:45 pm ]
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Nice one! I tinker with that sort of stuff as well. Usually my materials come off the beach.Like this one. This one was a struggle to get up the bank it weighs 250 lbs.

Author:  slim [ Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:18 pm ]
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That's one cool bench pegscratch, I like it a lot :)

Author:  slim [ Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:41 pm ]
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Coat hook ;)

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Author:  Old wobbler [ Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:10 pm ]
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Now thats where my gear selectors ended up.

Author:  slim [ Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:13 pm ]
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Old wobbler wrote:
Now thats where my gear selectors ended up.


=)) =))

Yes and I'm having the cams out if it when you are not looking if I get the chance =)) :-bd

Author:  marmike [ Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:14 pm ]
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pegscratch wrote:
Nice one! I tinker with that sort of stuff as well. Usually my materials come off the beach.Like this one. This one was a struggle to get up the bank it weighs 250 lbs.



nicely done mate ^:)^

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