Building Stuff

Discussion in 'Home Decor and Household Tips' started by lovelyxmalia, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    So MAMA, where did you get those pallets? :D
  2. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed & Confused Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

    Very nice, did you do the inlays on the fretboard of the first?
    I built a dulcimer once that required steam bending of the sides. Had to build the steamer first.

    Right now I'm finishing a Bocce pump out of old barn siding, but the handle broke because the Bocce balls are so heavy, so I may have to redesign it. That's tomorrow's job.

    Then I'm going to start an aeolian harp, I think. Probably a simple one till I work out the details then we'll see.

    Also looking for an engine lathe so I can build another model steam engine.

    I've worked a little in silver, brass, copper, pewter, leather, tin, wood, etc. But gave it all up long ago...

    I'm trying to start again now that I'm retired, but the muse is harder to find these days.
  3. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment Lifetime Supporter

    The pickguard, fretboard and headstock are all inlay... Wizard on the pickguard casting a spell up the neck... Headstock is a watchtower on a mountain ridge. (Crappy photo) I've done quite a lot of inlay...

    Thanks e7...
  4. MikeE

    MikeE Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Here's me with part of a redwood ex-deck.
    Stilt walkers find it useful for putting on their stilts.

    These used to be fence posts.

  5. Wizardofodd

    Wizardofodd Senior Member

    Nice guitars Trysonwoods.

    Here's a pic of my custom guitar. Built by my bands long time guitar guru. I know I'm biased but I can't say enough about it. I've owned it for years and I love it.

  6. -Yggdrasil-

    -Yggdrasil- Einherjar

    If only I had pictures of the stuff I used to do in my trade..
    You'd see some really gnarly shit then.
    I get to see a lot of the things I built during my steel trade every day which is nice such as handrails, fences, guardrails, an observatory. These are all over Canberra, especially outside fire stairs I enjoy pointing at them at the airport and telling everyone I made them, installed them. It's cool.
  7. Jo King

    Jo King wannabe

    I have to figure out how to recut the top after getting to bows cut down

  8. *MAMA*

    *MAMA* Perfectly Imperfect

    My main squeeze runs a masonry supply store, so I pretty much have free reign over the supply yard. :D
  9. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    I knew it ;) :D

    Glad to have been of service :sunny:
  10. Monkey Boy

    Monkey Boy Senior Member

    This is one of the pieces of furniture I've built out of reclaimed hardwood pallets.
  11. Monkey Boy

    Monkey Boy Senior Member

  12. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    wth... that wood comes from hardwood pallets?? Great job! :2thumbsup:
  13. Monkey Boy

    Monkey Boy Senior Member

    Thanks. Yeah, it's all exotic hardwood on it's way to the landfill. I just dry the boards, take the nails out, sand them and stain.
  14. Spectacles

    Spectacles My life is a tapestry Lifetime Supporter

    Cool. It is beautiful.
  15. Bilby

    Bilby Freerangertarian Lifetime Supporter

    I ask at shops.Some pallets are returnable, others are not. Elecrical goods shops are a good one to try.
  16. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed & Confused Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

    I liked everything I liked. Really nice stuff everyone.
  17. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Visitor

    up here the hardwood pallets are the ones they use for milk...the other ones are crappy sliver giving economy grade wood thats not even worth the trouble gathering for firewood

    i suck at building things more of a fixer of broken things other people built

    last thing i built was my bed..i just used cedar 5/4 deck boards and some 4x4 posts..

    actually im good at making fences ... i built this one..the squirrel seems to like it..some tree roots made that post move a bit over the years

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