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DarthKermit

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  #1613441 17-Aug-2016 20:33
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I knocked this together today for no cost. There's a business close by that does aluminum windows and they chuck out a lot of long wooden pallets that the ali is shipped to them on, presumably. It's just rough sawn untreated pine.

 

I grabbed a few of them and have made a climbing tower for the kitties down at the PN SPCA. It'll be good to see if they like it.

 

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  #1615043 21-Aug-2016 11:56
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It appears that my above piece of work has at least one four legged vote of approval. A cat was perched quite happily on some bedding near the top of it when I visited the SPCA this morning. laughing


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  #1615154 21-Aug-2016 17:12
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One of my flatmates moved out and have been struggling to fill the room, so decided to do some renovations while it was empty. Previously, the room was too small to really fit a double bed in. Because of the awkward location of the wardrobe, the only place you can put a bed is immediately in front of the door.

 

I have ripped out the wardrobe (keeping the top cupboards) and am in the process of making the room more versatile for future occupants. 

 

 

 

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  #1615314 21-Aug-2016 21:19
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Nice! I find sabre saw demo strangely satisfying, but there are never enough opportunities!


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  #1615403 22-Aug-2016 06:31
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DarthKermit:

I knocked this together today for no cost. There's a business close by that does aluminum windows and they chuck out a lot of long wooden pallets that the ali is shipped to them on, presumably. It's just rough sawn untreated pine.


I grabbed a few of them and have made a climbing tower for the kitties down at the PN SPCA. It'll be good to see if they like it.


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This is awesome. Yay!

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  #1615598 22-Aug-2016 11:06
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DarthKermit:

 

I knocked this together today for no cost. There's a business close by that does aluminum windows and they chuck out a lot of long wooden pallets that the ali is shipped to them on, presumably. It's just rough sawn untreated pine.

 

I grabbed a few of them and have made a climbing tower for the kitties down at the PN SPCA. It'll be good to see if they like it.

 

 

Cool. Cats will love it. Just do not use by humans. I tried the same material (free to pick up from the Aluminum guy near our office in CBD). It is very weak and breaks easily.


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  #1615601 22-Aug-2016 11:10
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I fixed up an old 1960s transistor AM radio that SWMBO likes to have as a fashion accessory on top of the fridge. It was still working but very poorly - maximum volume was barely audible. The cord for the tuner dial needed to be replaced and all the pulleys and the tuning capacitor bearings given a clean and lube.  A total of 7 e caps on the board, cost $3.08 at Jaycar. It was battery only - used 4 "D" cells, now runs off an old 6v wall-wart phone charger.


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  #1615612 22-Aug-2016 11:21
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LED Strip Lighting in the Dolls House...

 

 

 


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  #1615624 22-Aug-2016 11:29
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Jaxson:

 

LED Strip Lighting in the Dolls House...

 

 

 

 

I wanted to do this, but it was deemed unnecessary. Will probably get around to doing it anyway. 


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  #1615641 22-Aug-2016 11:47
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RUKI:

 

 

 

Cool. Cats will love it. Just do not use by humans. I tried the same material (free to pick up from the Aluminum guy near our office in CBD). It is very weak and breaks easily.

 

 

Yep, it wouldn't be any good as a ladder or for anything carrying much weight. They make these pallets as cheap as possible as they're only used one time. Good as a cat tower, fire wood and maybe as boxing/pegs. That's about it.


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  #1615643 22-Aug-2016 11:50
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I had some fun over the last few weeks taking some old Matai floor joists and making them into floating kitchen shelves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A photo posted by David Hansen (@david.hansen_nz) on Aug 20, 2016 at 3:01pm PDT

 

 


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  #1615678 22-Aug-2016 11:58
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  #1615802 22-Aug-2016 14:19
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Fred99:

I fixed up an old 1960s transistor AM radio that SWMBO likes to have as a fashion accessory on top of the fridge. It was still working but very poorly - maximum volume was barely audible. The cord for the tuner dial needed to be replaced and all the pulleys and the tuning capacitor bearings given a clean and lube.  A total of 7 e caps on the board, cost $3.08 at Jaycar. It was battery only - used 4 "D" cells, now runs off an old 6v wall-wart phone charger.



Not adding Bluetooth or something useful to it at the same time tho?




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  #1615807 22-Aug-2016 14:25
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I just this weekend completed the Speedball upgrade to my Bottlehead Crack Headphone Amp! I managed to do it with only 1 bad solder joint! Tonight I'll actually get to listen to the finished product which I am super excited about!


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  #1615851 22-Aug-2016 15:22
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richms:
Fred99:

 

I fixed up an old 1960s transistor AM radio that SWMBO likes to have as a fashion accessory on top of the fridge. It was still working but very poorly - maximum volume was barely audible. The cord for the tuner dial needed to be replaced and all the pulleys and the tuning capacitor bearings given a clean and lube.  A total of 7 e caps on the board, cost $3.08 at Jaycar. It was battery only - used 4 "D" cells, now runs off an old 6v wall-wart phone charger.

 



Not adding Bluetooth or something useful to it at the same time tho?

 

 

 

Useful which way?

 

So I could listen to the glorious mono AM radio through a pair of bluetooth headphones - or so I could transmit high-quality lossless digital music to be played through a 50 year old 4" Rola speaker in the radio?


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