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rightsideways
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Post by rightsideways » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:35 am

I used to brew... that was my last hobby. I brewed 110 gal. for my wedding three years ago using a 10 gal. system. i still have my 27 gal. conical fermenter.

at work i build off-white powders from scratch:

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this last year i decided i needed more head room upstairs and ripped the roof off my house:

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i don't have a more recent photo but it's closed in for the winter (roofed sided etc.). next week sheet rock goes up.

twizzstyle
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Post by twizzstyle » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:36 pm

That is awesome, cute house too! I've got an old house too (built in 1930) and I've been dreaming of adding a floor. It's just a matter of finding the right timing (not to mention figuring out the money)

Alex13
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Post by Alex13 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:00 pm

Like a few others here, I'm a beer brewer. Been a while since I've done much though! Progressed from kit level to full grain, was pretty in to it with my now brother in law. We lived together through uni and had 5 beers on tap, not a bad uni house :P He's working on kicking off a microbrewery now.

I'd like to restore a car one day, had an old mini for a while but sold it. Done a ton of work on cars in the past. I'm a quality engineer in an auto oem so technically my job is building cars to some extent. Usually that just means process analysis but it has, at times gone past when it got critical, meant physically building cars too.

I've just started getting in to photography as well.

twizzstyle
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Post by twizzstyle » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:47 am

Just finished this carbon fiber mandolin. Took me two months, it's entirely from scratch and of my own design. Used my CNC router to make plugs for the body out of MDF, from which I pulled fiberglass molds.

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sammer
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Post by sammer » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:22 am

Holy shit twiz...
is there anything you can't do...
That's beautiful and awesome!

sam
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ben_mtl
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Post by ben_mtl » Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:07 pm

He can't lick his own elbow !




... I know everyone who read this will try.... :D
A bad day skiing is always better than a good one at work...

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Dr. Delam
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Post by Dr. Delam » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:16 pm

I bet he can lick his elbow while playing that thing. I don't know anything about Mandolins but that is a beauty.

twizzstyle
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Post by twizzstyle » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:06 am

Ha, thanks Sam!

I don't really know how to play mandolin, but I can play guitar half-way decently, it's just tuned differently (like a violin) so it's just a matter of learning where the notes/chords are. It sounds awesome!

The elbow-licking unfortunately is unsuccessful. I'll have to see what I can rig up to accomplish that.

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Post by knightsofnii » Fri May 09, 2014 4:44 am

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not yet done, i just clearcoated it. I tried to do an inkjet graphics transfer but ran out of ink and botched it. Gonna tweak the files and come up with cooler designs. Good way to upcycle crappy woodcores!! :).
Doug

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Post by knightsofnii » Thu May 15, 2014 12:34 pm

now i'm trying to figure out what else to make, now that i have some help with technology.

Figured I'd make some widgets out of failed snowboard and surf components. Stay tuned!!! :).

... while I also make rad snowboards ;)
Doug

sammer
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Post by sammer » Thu May 15, 2014 2:44 pm

twizzstyle wrote: Image
There's a Tribble on the counter behind you! You should be over run with them by now. ;-)

sam
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gav wa
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Post by gav wa » Tue May 20, 2014 5:34 am

There are definitely some talented folk on here.
Pretty hard to go next after the house extension and a hand built Mandolin but anyway.
Build all sorts of things, cars, boat trailers etc but one of the more fun hobbies is building custom bikes.
Great fun riding from pub to pub along the river through the city.
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The red one I built for my girlfriend. The green one I did for her brother (as I was drawing it up it somehow looked familiar, I didn't realize until it was finished that I had built the Orange County Choppers logo) the brown one is my daily basher, the white one was just some left over pieces I put together for some fun and the yellow one is the latest one.

twizzstyle
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Post by twizzstyle » Tue May 20, 2014 6:43 am

Wow, those are GORGEOUS! Really outstanding work there, I'm impressed! Some very unique designs, that blue-ish one with the sort of ocean wave look is especially eye-catching. Awesome!

twizzstyle
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Post by twizzstyle » Tue May 20, 2014 6:44 am

sammer wrote: There's a Tribble on the counter behind you! You should be over run with them by now. ;-)

sam
Ha! Good old pirate kitty. Yar!

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climberman
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Post by climberman » Tue May 20, 2014 1:17 pm

OMFG gav, they are insane. Great work.

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