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 Post subject: Re: Distractions
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:55 pm 
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Haa.. I was only joking :))

G4's LED anyway. Araldite would do..




I think it's brilliant.. :-bd I can just imagine them lighting a bike up..


and fetching good money


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but my mate just picked it up & he's chuffed to feck :-bd


Im not surprised :)) I would be :-bd



waitin for a pic of the other :-bd

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 Post subject: Re: Distractions
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:09 pm 
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slim wrote:
An uplighter to go under my mate slabby on its display plinth that I made a few weeks ago
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Well slim on first impressions it looks good.. B-)

But then i had a second look...















and i liked it even more... :ymparty:

Nice work, can quite see that in the situation you describe..well smart. :-bd

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 Post subject: Re: Distractions
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:40 pm 
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Thanks for the positive comments folks :-bd

I am quite looking forward to seeing them lit up & sat under the bike as I cant quite visualise how it will look at the moment, I will try & remember to get a pic of them in place when its all sorted

Thinking about it I'm surprised some of you like it as I still think its a bit tat but from the comments here & elsewhere I might have to look at this electickery malarkey in more detail & knock up a few similar ones to sell :)

I have enough pistons to make quite a few & spanners etc are easy enough to come by but that took the best part of a day + welding wire, gas, electric & propane to make & I don't know what the sparky bits cost so the question is what is something like that really worth ?

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 Post subject: Re: Distractions
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:23 am 
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Their going to look smart :-bd


yeah dont forget a pic of them lighting the bike up


Dunno what their worth.. now you done a prototype you could probably knock a few up in a day..

£150 on ebay usa and China :-bd (Fk sake, if they can sell british air to the chineese at 80 quid a jar, you can sell them for more)

As regards lectrics.. theres a load of selling laws electrical safety blah blah, so if they were mains youd have to have them tested. PAT test would probably do, but unecessary expence.

If you bought something from B&Q that was LED with a plug transformer all marked up, then you bypass all that :-bd
Like them dumb plastic LED rocks they have.

Just stick them in with araldite metal fix stuff from the same B&Q :-bd

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 Post subject: Re: Distractions
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:52 am 
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A very quick ebay session says 10 g4 bulbs are under 5 quid, bulb holders under 3 & the plug a fiver to a tenner depending on watts, even cheaper from chinky chonk land :-o

Yeah I could probably make two lights in a day but I cant see being able to do more than that as the limiting factor is how long it takes to heat up the spanners enough for them to bend nicely then waiting time for them to cool enough to handle again

I could easily make 3 stool bottoms or a table base in the same time so I'm wondering if its worth the effort :-s

I started off doing this stuff again purely for fun but its ended up as what has kept my head above water these last couple of months & I already have 5 items that I invested time & a fair bit of money in that are sitting unsold :(

On a happier note I figured out a method of dying burnt timber nice & cheaply & can do most colours so a couple of the stools that still haven't sold might have the tops refinished to see if that helps get them gone ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Distractions
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Here is the other one, both pistons adjust ;)

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Pain in the arse to make so I have decided only to make more if someone wants to pay 30 to 40 quid for one without wiring :-s

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Here is the first test of dyed shou sugi ban I should be able to do loads of different colours now I have sussed it, what do you lot think of it ?

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In other news I picked up loads of cranks etc today so could be making quite a few things but as I have a few things unsold & getting in the way I don't think I will bother unless its to order :|

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Folk seeing this ashtray last night netted me two commissions for random stuff :D

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 Post subject: Re: Distractions
PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:27 am 
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You should do and FB page or web site on this lot

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 Post subject: Re: Distractions
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badanimal wrote:
You should do and FB page or web site on this lot


Cant be doing with FB mate but I am thinking about a website Fb type folk can link to, I was chatting to a mate about it last night as it goes :-bd

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