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Gurezaemon
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  #3169428 7-Dec-2023 20:21
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I'm sure I'm not the only one now thinking about a Christmas tree made out of a longish length of threaded rod, a whole lot of cheap timber from the local demolition place, and a heavy base made out of lead melted down from the huge bucket of old lead-head nails I have lying around.





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  #3187421 27-Jan-2024 15:45
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Just finished a shoe rack to keep our entry way tidy.

 

Frame is made from 43x18 pine from M10. I chamfered the ends and edges of each one to give it a more country look. Back and end panels are 4.75mm MDF which gives it rigidity. Top is an 1800x405mm Acacia panel from Bunnings. All joints are glued with either pocket hole screws or dowels.

 

Kept me out of mischief in the garage for a few weekends. Wife and daughter are very pleased with it, another winner!

 

 

 


  #3187422 27-Jan-2024 15:50
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Looks great, well done.

 

I was lazy and just bought one of these from Bunnings to use in our garage for shoe storage.

 

https://www.pinnacle.net.au/product/3-tier-industrial-bench-2/

 

 


  #3187460 27-Jan-2024 19:08
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Today I just clicked over 3,000km on the Project e-Vespa since getting it on the road just over 8 months ago. That's 3,000 km completed on an electric moped that otherwise would have been completed in a turbo Petrol SUV.

 

Still brings a smile to my face every time I take it out. It also brings a smile to everyone I meet and is always a topic for conversation everywhere I go.

 

 

 


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  #3187502 27-Jan-2024 21:56
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Senecio:

 

Still brings a smile to my face every time I take it out.

 

 

You've got a pretty ‚bird‘ there anyway!

 

 





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  #3188734 31-Jan-2024 09:11
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Not DIY but think it’s OK in this forum. We are having the wooden flooring in our kitchen and dining area replaced with tiles. The tiles are large-format - 1200x600x10.5mm - really solid and heavy. The delivery pallet of 46 tiles weighed 750kg.

 

I was wondering how the tilers would cut them but hadn’t looked into it. They just carried a huge manual tile-cutter into the house. Maybe it’s common knowledge in the DIY world but I had no idea these things existed for such big tiles - even though I have done a reasonable amount of tiling (with much smaller tiles) back in the day. From the video below it seems it will easily cut our tiles. I’m amazed.

 

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  #3194904 14-Feb-2024 08:45
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Not really a DIY project from scratch, but a complex mechanical clock kit that I've just finished and am in the process of measuring accuracy. The temperature compensation is a little tricky, but it's getting there.





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  #3194905 14-Feb-2024 08:48
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Tinkerisk:

 

Not really a DIY project from scratch, but a complex mechanical clock kit that I've just finished and am in the process of measuring accuracy. The temperature compensation is a little tricky, but it's getting there.

 

 

 

 

They look a gorgeous kit... nice project to do


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  #3194906 14-Feb-2024 08:50
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eracode:

 

Not DIY but think it’s OK in this forum. We are having the wooden flooring in our kitchen and dining area replaced with tiles. The tiles are large-format - 1200x600x10.5mm - really solid and heavy. The delivery pallet of 46 tiles weighed 750kg.

 

I was wondering how the tilers would cut them but hadn’t looked into it. They just carried a huge manual tile-cutter into the house. Maybe it’s common knowledge in the DIY world but I had no idea these things existed for such big tiles - even though I have done a reasonable amount of tiling (with much smaller tiles) back in the day. From the video below it seems it will easily cut our tiles. I’m amazed.

 

Sigma Series 4 tile cutter video

 

 

 

 

seen people also using a cutting wheel in a hand held disk grinder too


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  #3194908 14-Feb-2024 08:55
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sir1963:

 

Tinkerisk:

 

Not really a DIY project from scratch, but a complex mechanical clock kit that I've just finished and am in the process of measuring accuracy. The temperature compensation is a little tricky, but it's getting there.

 

 

They look a gorgeous kit... nice project to do

 

 

Yes, it's the smallest pendulum clock, but I just wanted to build it because it literally shows how time passes and you're supposed to appreciate it (time, that is, but maybe also the clock). It's a lot of fun to build carefully. I have it in black because it fits timelessly everywhere.





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#3194919 14-Feb-2024 09:24
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Tinkerisk:

 

Yes, it's the smallest pendulum clock, but I just wanted to build it because it literally shows how time passes and you're supposed to appreciate it (time, that is, but maybe also the clock). It's a lot of fun to build carefully. I have it in black because it fits timelessly everywhere.

 

 

Timeless clock ? So it's not working then ? 

 

Just a suggestion - why not show us the one you built rather than the official photos? This is a DIY thread after all. 😃





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  #3195077 14-Feb-2024 15:07
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Tinkerisk:

Not really a DIY project from scratch, but a complex mechanical clock kit

 

 

Wow, they don't half go for the upsell! Is there anything left of the original clock once you've applied all the upgrade kits?

 

 

And you have to wonder why they don't just sell a premium model in the first place.

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  #3195137 14-Feb-2024 15:48
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Over the new year break I built this little project in my back yard.

 

The chair back folds down flat to make it a swinging bed.

 

 

 

 


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  #3195140 14-Feb-2024 15:56
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sir1963:

 

seen people also using a cutting wheel in a hand held disk grinder too

 

 

Any tile that needs to be L-shaped to fit around something can’t be wholly cut on a scoring cutter. This requires two cuts and the first one is done using your method. The second cut can also be done that way - but I did see the tilers making the second one using the cutter.

 

Obviously any other shape usually needs to be done with the disk grinder because the scoring cutter can only do straight lines.





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  #3195346 15-Feb-2024 03:44
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neb:
Tinkerisk:

 

Not really a DIY project from scratch, but a complex mechanical clock kit

 

Wow, they don't half go for the upsell! Is there anything left of the original clock once you've applied all the upgrade kits? And you have to wonder why they don't just sell a premium model in the first place.

 

Everyone has different needs/requirements in terms of accuracy or other physical conditions. If you set them up in a climate-controlled room, you can save yourself the cost of temperature compensation, for example. At least I "saved" €600 by assembling it myself (not really) and now I don't own an Apple Watch Ultra 2, because it doesn't have gears, a balance wheel and a 14-day power reserve. ;-) Since the book "Latitude", I have been fascinated by the mechanics and the "ticking" and have been to Greenwich several times.

 

Ready-made premium models are available from the manufacturer here. It is the last quality manufacture for large mechanical wall clocks in our country. (I didn't want to advertise now, but you asked about spending A LOT of money).

 

I'm waiting for the comment that there's a more accurate digital watch for €5. Here's my answer: „yes, that's true.“ :-)





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