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Tigerbill wrote:
bombsfall wrote:

In fact, I missed the Pittsburgh S&T because of this today. Sorry guys! Catch you next time! I'll have to continue to be an internet forum phantom until then?

That is Monday July 5th at 1pm at D&B by the Waterfront. If you get this in time.

Oh holy crap! I am so there!

Blotto The Clown wrote:

Deck finished, here's a sample:
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here for full build set of pictures

Great work! Yours is way cooler than my square on stilts

Radical Ans wrote:
Blotto The Clown wrote:

Deck finished, here's a sample:
IMAGE(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4143/4745148454_b9174f851d_z.jpg)

here for full build set of pictures

Great work! Yours is way cooler than my square on stilts ;)

Thanks, the particular company I work for is known for complexity.

I moved on to restoring an old brick building. All the new structure is heavy timber framing out of fur. All the joints are mortise and tenon.
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The timbers range from 6" to 1' think so we need a tool like this:
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Then I finish the joint with a set of chisels:
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Final product looks like this:
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I love heavy timber construction. A few more pictures located here.

Radical Ans wrote:
Blotto The Clown wrote:

Deck finished, here's a sample:
IMAGE(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4143/4745148454_b9174f851d_z.jpg)

here for full build set of pictures

Great work! Yours is way cooler than my square on stilts ;)

That's a beautiful deck. Now they just need to work on the house and the lawn. What's with that gray exterior?

Thirteenth wrote:

That's a beautiful deck. Now they just need to work on the house and the lawn. What's with that gray exterior?

stucco, not terrible nice, but its pretty common in new suburb developments. We got in before any of the other back yard trades did. So the lawn, grading, etc is still forth coming.

Blotto The Clown wrote:
Thirteenth wrote:

That's a beautiful deck. Now they just need to work on the house and the lawn. What's with that gray exterior?

stucco, not terrible nice, but its pretty common in new suburb developments. We got in before any of the other back yard trades did. So the lawn, grading, etc is still forth coming.

More likely simulated stucco aka E.I.F.S. The bane of an architects existence. It's effectively jsut hard, textured paint over styrofoam insulation panels.

mrtomaytohead wrote:
Blotto The Clown wrote:
Thirteenth wrote:

That's a beautiful deck. Now they just need to work on the house and the lawn. What's with that gray exterior?

stucco, not terrible nice, but its pretty common in new suburb developments. We got in before any of the other back yard trades did. So the lawn, grading, etc is still forth coming.

More likely simulated stucco aka E.I.F.S. The bane of an architects existence. It's effectively jsut hard, textured paint over styrofoam insulation panels.

I was attempting to not cast it in such a negative light :P. but yes it's crap of the hard textured variety.

So I've been working on a crochet project for the past few days with my cousin who is 11. He planned the project, and we went and bought all the materials. It was his first time with crochet and felt. He designed and cut out each felt piece, did most of the crochet work, and stuffed the figure. I started and finished each section, and sewed together the crochet parts and sewed all the felt pieces together.

I'm really happy with the mask.

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PandaEskimo wrote:

crochet-batman

D'aww, that's adorable. I love the bat-man frownyface. Please preserve this little darling of a creation so you can share it with him in 15 years

That is awesome. I ought to see if my mom can recreate that, I'm sure my nephews would LOVE it. We still have some of the little crocheted thingies she made, though none of them are recognizable figures, just Generic Possibly Extraterrestrial Creatures with limbs that look like spiral staircases.

Amoebic wrote:
PandaEskimo wrote:

crochet-batman

D'aww, that's adorable. I love the bat-man frownyface. Please preserve this little darling of a creation so you can share it with him and his friends in 3 years and embarass him because he's a teenager :)

FTFY

Not sure whether I've already posted this, but I made them. They're ACI Sapphire III loudspeakers that I bought in kit form. Basically I got the drivers and cross-overs and other innards and plans to build the enclosures. The enclosures were constructed of 3/4" MDF, rounded over according to plan, then applied maple veneer, stained and finished. This was my first ever veneering job and I'm really proud of how they came out. You can click through for bigger versions, veneering detailing and other construction pics.

The grills are custom-made as well, and are held on by magnets that are embedded in the grill and under the veneer.

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Here it is without the grill.

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Coldforged those are awesome. How much for some Klipsch drivers in a nice cherry finish?

I'll take 2?

ColdForged wrote:

Speakers

Nice. I'll be building a pair of subs with a buddy sometime in the near future. I'll probably just end up painting it, though.

A Mountain Olive, an invasive tree around here. I dug this one out of the yard. It was growing out of my stone wall and it's been hacked back a number of times. I liked the look of the trunk. Just potted it up today and I'm going to let it grow out a bit before I prune and shape it.

Before:
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After:
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Those vines do keep on truckin. Nice work.

Finished one of a pair ( modified from a pattern),

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Update: Both,

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I've been working on new designs all weekend to get ready for a big show at the end of the month. I mostly make earrings, but I'm really happy with how this necklace turned out.

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Hyberbolic Crochet. Inspired by http://www.flickr.com/photos/quoin/. More info on the idea behind it here http://www.theiff.org/main.html.

Took forever to make. I think the last row has about 1450 stitches. About 6.5" wide.

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Made a DIY light box from the directions here,

http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/07/how-to-diy-10-macro-photo-studio.html

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I'm using a 22" x 22" x 24" cardboard box with $0.59 white card stock and a sheet draped over the box. I used a 5500K CFL for some of the pics and placed it next to a window for others. Works pretty well. Will need to get more lights though.

Pic from the box,

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PandaEskimo wrote:

Made a DIY light box from the directions here

Neat, nice looking photo! I tried doing this a few years ago too, though didn't know about actually building a box. I just draped a sheet of paper from the wall down to the desk, and shone some desk lamps on it:

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That looks like a real car!

Yeah, the light box diffuses the light to give a more uniform lighting and to remove some of the harsh shadows. Not necessary or always wanted, but I think it makes the colors nice.

PandaEskimo wrote:

That looks like a real car!

Yeah, the light box diffuses the light to give a more uniform lighting and to remove some of the harsh shadows. Not necessary or always wanted, but I think it makes the colors nice.

Yeah, your photo has much softer and subtler shadows, and nicer light all around. All I can see in mine now is the big shadow under the car!

BTW, I should comment on your crochet, on account of how mind-bendingly great it is. I saw hyperbolic knitting profiled on the Discovery Channel a long time ago, and it's pretty awesome stuff.

Finishing up a logo design. Sort of went over budget on it, but over the course of creating this my comfort in Illustrator jumped two or threefold. Learned how to better use groups, the blend tool, and a bunch more. Plus, after a while I wanted to just really finish with something polished.

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Marsman,
This is a bit of a weird question, but what is the "soil" you are using, it looks very similiar to a product called Flourite (bits of fired clay) that I use for other types of plants (aquaria substrate).

7inchsplit wrote:

Finishing up a logo design.

BEE VS CHICKEN. WHO WILL WIN THE TOWN HOUSES?

bombsfall wrote:
7inchsplit wrote:

Finishing up a logo design.

BEE VS CHICKEN. WHO WILL WIN THE TOWN HOUSES?

I'm giving it to the chicken. He's got the thousand-yard stare.

7inchsplit wrote:

Finishing up a logo design. Sort of went over budget on it, but over the course of creating this my comfort in Illustrator jumped two or threefold. Learned how to better use groups, the blend tool, and a bunch more. Plus, after a while I wanted to just really finish with something polished.

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A very cool logo. I'm learning Illustrator as well and it is a handful of confusing, but when you get some things to work, you can get awesome stuff. I'm using more guides and layers than ever before.

Edit: nevermind, need to learn 2 read.

Amoebic wrote:

Edit: nevermind, need to learn 2 read.

But you is a woman, you don't needs no book learning!