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What Have You Made From Scratch? Photos Please!

Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by barlow666, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. kertap75

    kertap75 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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  2. MedusaOblongata

    MedusaOblongata Loaded Pockets

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    I'm sure you could spray some kind of clear coat on it to stop anything else from rubbing off.
     
  3. Exploriment

    Exploriment Loaded Pockets

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    Thanks. I’m trying to find the time to carve some double ended paddles for the kayak. A Greenland style, and maybe also a more traditional style. I could go to the store and plunk down $400 for a fancy carbon fibre one, but a wooden boat demands a wooden paddle in my mind.

    I could possibly go and buy a wooden one, but like the canoe paddle, paddles to fit me are a near impossible find, so I was forced to make one myself.

    I hope you get out on the water soon.
     
  4. catfishdan
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    Some scrap 2x4 projects...

    A stand for my camper shell that I'm not using on my truck at the moment. Makes it into a little shed.
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    A tomahawk target. It's almost time to flip it around.
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    A few more...

    Some boxes
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    Fireplace mantle.
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    Think I might've posted somewhere here before.

    The white cabinet/bookshelf started life as 3/4" and 1/4" birch plywood and 1x4 poplar boards (to reduce cost vs. birch or maple boards). Router, table saw, plate joiner, finish nail gun and HVLP sprayer did the work.

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    Started with blank wall. Bullnosed outside corners to match rest of house.

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    Using router, rabbeted backside of upper cabinet doors to release original panels, then replaced with glass.

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  7. low_down

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    nothing too fancy, just a battery box.

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  8. Kilted1

    Kilted1 Loaded Pockets

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    All I can say is WOW!!! I can repair durn near anything that breaks but when it comes to creating things, it's pretty rare. The displays of talent in this thread are impressive to say the least!

    Would love to find a scrapyard full of 80/20. That stuff is just too much fun!
     
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    xbanker-I gotta hire you to do my house!
     
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    A garden for my wife and a ladybug house. Fell some trees in the front yard and went from there.

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    Bubble break!!!

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    Lady bug house with pool.

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    Can't take all the credit, had some help.

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    A wallet I've carried for a couple years now.

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    Trit lantern. Holds 2x6mm trits. It's a little off center, but close enough for me :p

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    I converted an old bass into a fretless once. I didn't enjoy it as much as I do regular basses but it was fun to play.
     
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    EDC that I have made from scratch:

    Loose Leaf Binder Not actually from scratch - I used the cardboard and hardware from an old vinyl one. I have this in my hands a lot during the day and I like the feel of it so much better than the standard issue vinyl.

    Cell Phone Case I didn't like anything that I could buy so, of course, I made one. Almost as a an afterthought, I added a loop for a carabiner. Now, I can't live without that place to carry my keys.

    Wallet I simply can't sit on anything more than a drivers license, a couple of credit cards and five twenty dollar bills. I made this a few years ago, long before I knew slim wallets existed.

    Eccentric Watch Band. Watch bezels have always dug into the top of my hand. This off center band works so perfectly on my cheapy work watch that I'm thinking of making something like this for my more expensive watches.

    Bic Lighter Cover Cheapy, plastic Bic lighters are so "not me" but they're convenient and they work. Cheap crap always feels better when covered in leather.

    My Version of a Multitool Five sockets, eight bits (nine if count the one I leave in the driver), a bit driver, a 6" adjustable wrench and a 4" needle nose vise grip in a leather case. This was an experiment but it's good enough to throw to someone twenty or thirty feet away without anything falling out and it keeps what I use on a near daily basis in a neat package.
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  17. vegassprky
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    H Boe more close up pics of multitool pouch please!:)
     
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    H Boe more close up pics of multitool pouch please!:)[/quote]

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  20. vegassprky
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    Thanks, good stuff you made here.
     
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