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Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by barlow666, Jan 12, 2013.
I just finished making this cute little fabric cover for my mini compositions. Yay!
A few things I've made. Doesn't even touch on the mods I've done.
Batman Utility Belt
Just made a bead for my s2, I wanted an Art Deco-y stepped style.
A few of my straps
Gator for an IWC
Greyish green bullfrog on a Hamilton
I've made more than a few things, but here are the few I have pictures of at the moment.
Tritium Lantern (Work in progress), holds two 2mmx6mm ice blue trits which are still on the way from Steve Ku:
Elastic band pocket organizer (holds wallet, trimmed down keys, and a SAK which I added a pocket clip and lanyard to):
Keychain fob commerating my graduation with my BSME in 2009:
Leather watch band to hold a pocketwatch:
Leather band for a wristwatch:
Messenger bag (my wife made the dogs raincoat)
Love the Staffy
I made my dog a coat too.
Sent by Owl Post
Even the dogs can't get away from reflective belts.
There's some serious talent here! Wow!
Bassets follow their noses to the point they are oblivious to things like cars.
Sent by Owl Post
Nice work Elkhills! I especially like the desk/dresser. This one.
I have made a few things
GITD and reflective Velcro stickies
Molle SF M6 pouch
Shear pouch and Kenwood radio pouch
Garmin Rino belt pouches (i have molle ones as well, but they are all mounted on gear)
Tie down net for stuff in my Forester
the wooden mounting block for a flouro tube - i also modded the tube heavily (i built the cabling and added the plug to the light)
sheath for a strap cutter
jacking plate for a forester (spreads the load so it doesnt sink in soft sand)
and fits neatly in the spare tyre
SL Stinger/Ultrastinger/SF 9P holster
GITD ferro rod
I forgot to add a pic of my workbench
This is it when it was almost finished
Theres a vice on it now, and a bit more bracing on the legs
Total cost including the vice was less than 200 dollars, its the right height for me and i can say i built it myself
Some knives I have made.
Thank you! Its my favorite after my guitar, I need to get a pic of that one up
Hurry up. I love me some hand made guitars! Electric or acoustic?
Designed these shears, printed in stainless and hopefully get carbidized so they are useable.
Thanks! It really did turn out nice, it's my favorite thing I have made... after my kids!.
So here's the story- This was my first real guitar, a Jap Strat I saved up for and bought new from Guitar Center when I was 16 way back in 1988. I loved it, learned how to play Iron Man and Crazy Train... it was that kind of antiquey off-white, like Yngwies
Sometime in the early 90s my brother threw a party when our parents were gone, I wasn't there. Somebody went in to my room, dug my guitar out of my closet where I kept it, and completely tore the tremelo off the guitar. Splintered the body, took out a big chunk of paint, completely ruined it. I found her lying on the floor, battered, abused I tried to fix it but it wasn't the same. I bought myself a bad Ibanex to replace it, put the Strat away in the case and there it lay in darkness for many years.
Fast forward to 1999ish- One of my friends stops by with a chunk of mahogany and a Gibson bridge in his hand. Knowing I'm into woodworking and guitars he say "Dude, I was going to try to make a guitar out of this a long time ago but I'm never going to do it. Do you want it?" "Yeah, sure", says I. So some rainy Saturday months later I'm kinda bored and need a project, I see that block of wood sitting there. I start thinking about that old white Strat still in the case with broken body.
Planed it down and laminated the top with some 1/2" hard Maple I had, like a Gibson. The bridge anchors in the hardwood for good sustain but still has all that mahogany underneath for a rich tone- that's what I read anyway I just started drawing the shape right on the block until I got a cool shape I liked and that fit me perfectly. It is literally built to fit me, how cool is that? I had it painted at a car body shop where I knew some people, they told me the wood kept soaking up the paint, it took like 30-something coats of paint but it came out beautiful! Once I got it back and set up I didn't like the old bridge pickup so I replaced it with a Hot Rails single coil humbucker. It plays and sounds great now!
In 2003 my brother got a chance to make amends in a way. He won a radio contest to go to the Raiders training camp. The AFC Champion Oakland Raiders by the way (yes, the team that lost the Super Bowl a few months earlier). If you don't know, as a rule the Raiders do not allow visitors in Camp, so this was a big deal. Once in a lifetime. He asked me to come along, and said they told him there might be a chance to meet some players, maybe get a few autographs so bring something along to get signed if you like. I thought about bringing a football, a jersey, maybe a helmet, and then I was like "my guitar!". Turns out the WHOLE TEAM (except DBs & Linebackers) came by to talk and sign stuff. Rich Gannon, Tim Brown, hell I stood next to Jerry Rice or about 10 minutes while he did interviews with ESPN and newspaper guys and talked to me in between. SUPER nice guy, seriously, contrasted with Rich Gannon who was kind of a dick. Anyway, got 40 some odd signatures from the AFC Champs on my Guitar for the final touch, some have rubbed off but I don't worry about it that much- I like to play it anyway.