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VolvoHeretic SuperDork
5/22/24 11:31 p.m.
carbidetooth said:

did not make amplifier or railing


Really nice. Care to tell us more about the speaker? Mono? Center Channel? Final location? What's the story behind the railing?

j_tso Dork
6/1/24 2:44 p.m.

Planning on 3D printing an air box for twin Weber DCOEs. It's going to be held on with extension springs and a 3mm o-ring groove around the base.

Shapeways can print it out of PA12 nylon for a little under $300, but it'll probably be a year before I do that because I'm putting money into the engine it's going on. 

So I just had the base plate made for now to satisfy my impatience.

Since the other carb is currently on the car, first I 3D printed a dummy carb for measuring and checking the base plate in paper before it was made by SendCutSend.

Sure, it should be as simple as measuring distance between the mounting holes on the manifold but checking it physically is my way of measuring twice.

Actual test fit with the other carb.


gixxeropa HalfDork
6/16/24 2:58 p.m.

turned this engagement ring box out of brass on my mini lathe. then did the lining myself from fabric from Joanne. Didn't make the ring though

Karacticus SuperDork
6/16/24 7:00 p.m.

Unapproved, owner fabricated, LED panel replacement for incandescent bulb in airplane's dome light

Aluminum bit would have looked better if I had access to a shear and a brake, but still, less than $20 for 2 panels and the rest was bits I had laying around. 

Appleseed MegaDork
6/16/24 7:12 p.m.

It IS father's day after all.

914Driver MegaDork
6/17/24 7:58 a.m.

Mrs. 914 knits a bunch of 6" squares, stores them in a bag and eventually links them together into a blanket.  She asked for a means to have them lay flat as usually after making a blanket the corners of each square are turned up and bumpy.  This rack fixes that.

Chunk of plywood, two 36" dowels, each cut to 9" lengths.


Kendall Frederick
Kendall Frederick Reader
6/17/24 11:14 a.m.

Wanted some comfortable chairs for the porch at the new house.  Found these on YouTube, the guy offers plans and templates which was nice, with all of the band sawed curves. 

Made this first pair out of $70 worth of construction grade yellow pine, finished with Penofin oil.  I might use nicer wood if I build another set; a pair may be enough though.

Man, some of you guys are true craftsmen! I don't have anywhere near the skills you guys have lol.

Here is a whiskey barrel fountain that I made. And by made I mean assembled from stuff I bought. I tried to stain the board the pitcher pump is mounted on with a gray Minwax stain to look weathered but it turned out blue-gray. It bugs my OCD that it doesn't match the whiskey barrel. Instead to gravel, I bought 30lbs of cobalt blue "fire glass" cubes. The pitcher pump is gutted to allow water to flow through it from the pump. I might add a blue LED for some night illumination.


It was a fun project and it adds something interesting to our boring front porch.

914Driver MegaDork
7/13/24 4:36 p.m.

.... but you have to pee after 5 minutes of rocking. 😁

Max P. Dingrods (Forum Supporter)
Max P. Dingrods (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
7/15/24 10:44 a.m.

In reply to stanger_mussle (Supported by GRM undergarments) :

That blue-gray Minwax stain is the WORST.  I used it on a project and it came out really patchy  (the fountain is awesome, by the way).  I think the stain is supposed to be a "patina" thing on top of already finished wood?   Sure doesn't say that on the container.

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