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PMRacing
PMRacing UltraDork
11/8/20 7:19 p.m.

I took the week off for a well deserved break from work. I was productive though. I spent a day doing a clay bar and wax on my car. Also built new pantry shelves for my wife with some help from my dad.  It felt good to do something where I could see progress and the end result. 

Before-ish (forgot to take pics of builder wire shelving):

During:

After:

They didn't fall down!

Steve_Jones
Steve_Jones HalfDork
11/8/20 7:44 p.m.

In reply to PMRacing :

Very nice. Huge improvement. 

Justjim75
Justjim75 Dork
11/8/20 7:58 p.m.

In reply to PMRacing :

I like the "use it but not very often, takes up a lot of counter space" apliance shelf

ultraclyde (Forum Supporter)
ultraclyde (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
11/8/20 8:01 p.m.
Justjim75 said:

In reply to PMRacing :

I like the "use it but not very often, takes up a lot of counter space" apliance shelf

Agreed. Whole project looks great, but that's a high point.

PMRacing
PMRacing UltraDork
11/8/20 8:02 p.m.

We originally had the mixer on the top shelf of the wire racks above head height because that was the only space it would fit. One of the requirements was to have them easily accessible. The stained shelf is counter depth and height. 

ProDarwin
ProDarwin MegaDork
11/8/20 8:08 p.m.

Nice shelves.  I need to do something like that in my closet one of these days.

michaelvillena
michaelvillena New Reader
11/9/20 7:45 a.m.

Fabricated a new gauge cluster using an electric drill and a holesaw.  Drilled the holes and made the bends on some two by fours on the wooden steps of the garage door.  When you don't have a drill press or even a work bench, you make do.  The gauge holes were a little wonky. LOL.

 

kazoospec
kazoospec UberDork
11/14/20 9:11 p.m.

First, the disclaimer, I didn't technically "make" this.  Someone else did, a long time ago.  I wish I had remembered to take a "before" picture, but I didn't.  I'm in need of a "home office" as a result of some COVID related changes, so the Mrs and I went out desk hunting today.  I can't stand Ikea/Sauder furniture, so we were looking for something unique.  We found this little gem in the back of a local antique store.  It was FILTHY, but I figured, it's painted metal, I know how to clean this up.  $65 later, it was ours.  I spent about 4 or 5 hours working on it with my car detailing supplies and I'm really happy with how it cleaned up.

Apparently, it's an "All Steel Equipment" adding machine desk and sort of rare/valuable.  Who knew?

Justjim75
Justjim75 Dork
11/14/20 11:58 p.m.

FYI, the wire shelves are good up high because you can see through the bottom to find what you're after. 

Sparkydog
Sparkydog HalfDork
11/23/20 10:48 a.m.

I needed to get high. So I made my own jack stands.

And their 1st time on the job. I'm giving my van a 3" lift and needed to do some mods to the shock mounts so I could keep using the stock shocks. 

ultraclyde (Forum Supporter)
ultraclyde (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
11/23/20 11:03 a.m.

No way I would trust my own welds enough to make my own jack stands, LOL!  I'd wand some kind of yoke on top too, just to prevent the car sliding off when I'm laying under it and kicking the 4' pipe on the end of the wrench for some rusty suspension bolt. 

Wicked93gs
Wicked93gs Reader
11/23/20 11:48 a.m.

 

Gratuitous chassis bracing? ::shrug::

Toyman01 (Moderately Supportive Dude)
Toyman01 (Moderately Supportive Dude) MegaDork
11/23/20 12:05 p.m.

Rear carrier for my XJ Cherokee. 

 

Recon1342
Recon1342 Dork
11/24/20 9:32 p.m.

Æbleskivers!


 

(They're a Danish pancake ball, usually with fruit or jam inside)

lotusseven7 (Forum Supporter)
lotusseven7 (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
11/29/20 6:16 p.m.

Finally finished my outdoor wood-fired pizza oven.


 


 

Scott_H
Scott_H Reader
11/29/20 7:41 p.m.

The MIG welder has been busy.

Three Christmas tree ornament holder/tree things.

A rock fountain for the back yard.

Bartop for the patio.  Used a piece of 150 year old barn wood for the top with a little Frank Lloyd Wright thrown in. The fountain is to the rear on the left.

 

Wicked93gs
Wicked93gs Reader
11/29/20 8:54 p.m.

 

Some concrete countertops...the texture was accomplished by laying painter's plastic in the form before pouring the concrete, then burning the remains out with a torch after it had cured. The result is something that passes for natural stone ...would fool most anyone.

Recon1342
Recon1342 Dork
11/29/20 10:50 p.m.

I make a Christmas tree ornament every year. This is last year's; still working on the 2020 ornament.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa SuperDork
11/30/20 3:58 p.m.

Needed something to keep the water out of the boat.  Tried just putting a tarp over it but it wouldn't run off properly and would catch and sink into the boat.

 

 

 

ShawneeCreek (Forum Supporter)
ShawneeCreek (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
12/5/20 5:44 p.m.

I'm getting a new garage coat for Christmas. Mrs. ShawneeCreek and I went out and bought it today. It's a nice, insulated Carhartt that fits me well. I'm looking forward to using it, after I get it on Christmas of course. But I had to customize it a bit before I could let her wrap it.

I've been collecting patches to put on this jacket for a while. The GRM patch is self explanatory. The "USAE" flag and master auto tech patches are from blipshift. And the two TIA (Tire Industry Association) patches I earned by being trained to train people how to properly mount tires and run car lifts.

Anyway, I broke into the sewing kit, picked out some black thread and white thread and a needle, and stitched them on while watching Top Gear. I only stabbed myself with the needle a little in the beginning.

buzzboy
buzzboy Dork
12/5/20 5:56 p.m.

I have much respect for hand sewn patches. I started sewing my Lemons patches onto my suit and after the first one I gave up and borrowed time on a sewing machine.

Papabear
Papabear Reader
12/5/20 6:13 p.m.

Found these steps in the garage. My mother could not get into my F-150 easily. So custom steps matched to the height of the factory running boards. You could probably park the truck on top of them also. 1" .120 wall square tube because it's what I had in the rack at the time.

 

ShawneeCreek (Forum Supporter)
ShawneeCreek (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
12/5/20 8:07 p.m.
buzzboy said:

I have much respect for hand sewn patches. I started sewing my Lemons patches onto my suit and after the first one I gave up and borrowed time on a sewing machine.

Yeah, I got lucky with these as I just had to sew through the outer pocket material. If I was going to need to go through the whole thing I would have dug out the sewing machine.

Justjim75
Justjim75 Dork
12/5/20 9:36 p.m.

In reply to Mr_Asa :

I love that boat.  I did a lot of skiing as a young teen behind boats (we had 2 because they broke down a lot.  Dad always had at least one working) just like that.  Good times 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa SuperDork
12/5/20 9:40 p.m.

In reply to Justjim75 :

I was very excited to get her, but I've been in a funk so I haven't worked on it.  Was supposed to have her on the water this summer/fall, but losing my job and other crap got in the way.  I need to get off my ass and seal the floor, then I can wrap her up and get out there.

Seen the build thread on it?

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/build-projects-and-project-cars/old-boat-time-1959-lone-star-flamingo/171409/page1/

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