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Old 04-19-2018, 03:57 PM   #661
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Ronstar, Nice job!
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Very nice, Ronstar
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Larry Eats A Pancake - Larry David - Comedians in Cars Getting Coffe First Episode - YouTube - Video Dailymotion

I made the wiring harness, and restored the generator and semaphores (those little flip out things you see in the video) in that VW Beetle. Jerry bought it from a guy in FL who restored it a few years back.
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And BTW, Jerry says in the video that the rear window was made in 2 pieces to save money, but that is actually not true. VW did not have the ability to mass produce curved glass at that time, and as such, every window in the car is perfectly flat. With the curve of the body/roof in the back, it was not possible to make a window that side out of one piece of flat glass.
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What We're Making

I sewed a couple of lap quilts. It was fun to figure out in my head. One I’ll give to a neighbor for her Mom who is 94. The other I’ll most likely give to the Nevada State Veterans Home.
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Finishing quilting on a comfort quilt for a cousin going through some health issues. IMG_6103.JPG
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Nice quilts. I like that “wavy crosshatch” quilting pattern, it’s one of my go-tos when I can’t settle on a pattern.

I’ll share my two recent quilts. The teal and purple quilt was made as part of a training method for free-motion quilting. I’ll use it as a cheery throw to keep near the sofa in the Spring. The little green and purple quilt was a baby gift for my nephew and his wife. IMG_2132.jpgIMG_2131.jpgIMG_2138.JPG
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Nice quilts. I like that “wavy crosshatch” quilting pattern, it’s one of my go-tos when I can’t settle on a pattern.

I’ll share my two recent quilts. The teal and purple quilt was made as part of a training method for free-motion quilting. I’ll use it as a cheery throw to keep near the sofa in the Spring. The little green and purple quilt was a baby gift for my nephew and his wife. Attachment 28472Attachment 28473Attachment 28474


Beautiful quilting!
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Beautiful work from all of you people. So much talent and thanks for sharing.
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Nice quilts - USA, Philliefan33 and texcurtis!
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Thanks for sharing the quilts, they look great!
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Sign for a local music store in place and a Springerle cookie made from a mold that I designed and cut on the CNC router. Mold was cut in Corian and cookie shows a lot of detail. I think the plan is to make and sell the cookies as a fund raiser, I’m just the mold maker!
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I started making kitchen cutting boards several months ago; I also enjoy making longbows in the winter, lots of fun.
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I started making kitchen cutting boards several months ago; I also enjoy making longbows in the winter, lots of fun.
Nice....do you make the arrows for the bows also?
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Nice....do you make the arrows for the bows also?
No, I don’t make the arrows; it’s pretty difficult to do without a lathe, so I just get em off Amazon!
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Nice cutting boards & bows, Tetto!
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Finished a burial flag box for a friend whose dad recently passed. He was a WWII veteran. Fitting that I finished it on Memorial Day. Just need to give it our friend and install the flag.
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I made a sign for our local town hall and they finally got it installed yesterday. Turned out okay. I'm definitely not a sign maker but these have been fun projects, working with the HDU material which is a very dense foam material that cuts like butter and really holds the details. Mounting techniques have been interesting to figure out because while the foam cuts easily, for the same reasons, it doesn't hold hardware so have to tap holes and use epoxy.



I was lucky to find a retired sign maker in Florida who has been very helpful in answering questions and passing along ideas. Turns out he is from West Virginia and knows this area. For many years, he did some of the large signs that are displayed in some of our National Parks, multiple 4'x8' sheets of foam material epoxied together, carved with shapes like rocks or waterfalls, then painted, and mounted in various settings. He is a wealth of information.

I've also become a lot more aware of fonts used for signs, both their readability from a distance and being able to paint them without spending hours. I was told to use the 60/60 rule for signs, think about their visibility from 60 feet away and driving by at 60 MPH. The sign below probably wouldn't pass the speed test with the script lettering but the speed limit here is only 25 MPH!

Thanks to all who share in this thread with their work.


PS- For some reason, can't get the photo to align correctly. Tried multiple versions to get it to come out in the correct orientation but not having any luck this morning.
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I made the wiring harness, and restored the generator and semaphores (those little flip out things you see in the video) in that VW Beetle. Jerry bought it from a guy in FL who restored it a few years back.
semaphores equals turn signals, we've come a long way ;-))

nice car by the way !
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Making our retirement patio. Work in progress. Fun to let the brain think of ideas and bring it to fruition. We love stay-cations, so spending $ to make the yard like a campground. Making a national park theme. Have been looking at national park architecture for ideas. Will be making garbage can enclosure made of wood, and with a semi bear proof concept (we don't have bears, but maintains the park theme).
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