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Re: Things you have made

Postby Atomic77 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:18 am

slowcowboy wrote:dutc oven lifter lid lifter 4 feet long out of forged inch rod. problem dying to put photos up. problem forum says smartphone photos to big wrong format. maybe you all just got to come to walk the winds to see it only my old fugie film s 3000 camera photos will the forum accept. strange. slowcowboy
Download Photo Resizer from the Google Store:

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Choose Photo:

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Select Size: (I usually do 800x600)

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Share: (it automatically puts it in a file in your gallery for later)

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There you go

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Re: Things you have made

Postby noseoil » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:00 am

Just some random stuff from working on things. I enjoy working with my hands still.
A couple of knives, this one was made from an old file.
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D2 steel & ironwood grips
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Leaf spring steel chopper, a bit heavy but it cuts well enough
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A new 30-06 for my son, Howa barreled action, Boyd's stock, shoots well enough
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Mini bike just for fun. Harbor Freight motor with Arias piston, Isky cam, Mikuni carb, ported head & a "few" other mods. 70 mph is fast enough on this thing. Was 6.5 hp, now "about" 18hp...
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Not doing as much photography now, but enjoying New Mexico & the cooler weather...
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Lake Maloya last week after a bit of snow. This is our drinking water in Raton
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Re: Things you have made

Postby Atomic77 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:35 am

Thanks for the pics. You always seem to make me a tad jealous!
Glad you are up to some good and enjoying life Brotherman. Keep at it

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Re: Things you have made

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Re: Things you have made

Postby lfhoward » Wed May 20, 2020 8:47 pm

Today I made a raised bed garden for the front of my West Philadelphia row house. The front of the house faces south so it will get good light!

Yesterday was the trip to Home Depot for supplies.
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Materials on the back deck ready to go.
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Four sides constructed.
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Tacking down galvanized roofing on the back sides.
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The sides look like this on the side that faces out.
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Four sides connected.
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Bench seating installed.
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Corners drilled and receiver pipes installed for hoops.
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Closeup of a corner.
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Hoops installed for shadecloth or clear plastic sheeting, depending on season.
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The center bar is held on with stainless U-bolts.
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The raised bed measures approximately 4’x4’x26” tall. If anyone wants to replicate this, the materials I used were:

7, 8’ long pressure treated 2x4’s, cut into:
- 8, 4’ sections (horizontal part of frames)
- 12, 19” sections (vertical part of frames)
- 2, 26” sections cut in half longitudinally (inside corner supports/rabbets)
2, 8’ long pressure treated 2x6’s, cut into:
- 2, 54” sections (bench top)
- 2, 40” sections (bench top)
2, 8’ long corrugated galvanized roofing panels (26” wide), cut into:
- 2, 42” sections (short sides)
- 2, 44.5” sections (long sides)
2.5” decking screws
1.25” roofing screws
1, 12’, 3/4” inner diameter PVC pipe, cut into:
- 4, 2’ lengths (receiver pipes)
- 1, 4’ length (center support)
2, 10’ 1/2” inner diameter PVC pipes (hoops)
4 stainless steel U bolts

Tools I used were:

jig saw (chop saw would have been better but don’t have one)
drill & drill bits (so wood wouldn’t split)
impact driver
tape measure
sharpie marker
tin snips

I built the box in the back yard but I will take the top off and detach all 4 sides and move it to a concrete pad in the front yard (south side of the house) after I get the soil. I’ll be lining the box with a strong garden fabric to keep the soil in. The soil will not be in contact with the pressure treated lumber because of the galvanized walls. I didn’t want to contaminate the soil with the wood treatment, but I still wanted the box to last more than a few years.

It takes about a cubic yard of soil to fill it, which is an order of magnitude cheaper to buy at a local farm than at a big box store. Also, I was excited to have a compost delivery last week. We subscribe to a compost bucket pickup once a week, and this delivery is the fruit of our labor. I’ll be mixing that in with the soil before we plant.

We are thinking tomatoes and peppers will do well in the new garden.

EDIT: I tested out the canopy today and 3 hoops works better than 2 hoops with a crossbeam. I can still add a crossbeam if I need it.
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