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Old 01-31-2020, 04:51 PM   #1041
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Now that is pretty cool and what a nice clean/organized work area.
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Very cool! Love the old school brace and bit and plane!
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Ronstar - what a clever idea....way cool!
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You folks said exactly what I thought when I saw it.

Thanks. It’s a fun app but it’s showing nothing but blah weather. No good weather on the horizon. The old brace and bit and plane are part of a small antique tool collection that I’m putting up on the wall. I have a hammer, wrench and screwdriver from my Grandfather. Others I got from flea markets.
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Old 02-01-2020, 11:54 AM   #1042
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DW Likes to make stuff out of jewelry and such. These are her latest. I keep telling her to sell some of the stacks of crafty bits we have all over her craft room, but no one wants the stuff. We put a piece on eBay and after about 3 months it finally sold. Not worth the effort. Only good for keeping her busy and will never be a money maker.
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Old 02-01-2020, 12:05 PM   #1043
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DW Likes to make stuff out of jewelry and such. These are her latest. I keep telling her to sell some of the stacks of crafty bits we have all over her craft room, but no one wants the stuff. We put a piece on eBay and after about 3 months it finally sold. Not worth the effort. Only good for keeping her busy and will never be a money maker.
wow, thats a clever use of old jewelry, very pretty, too!
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Old 02-01-2020, 12:10 PM   #1044
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DW Likes to make stuff out of jewelry and such. These are her latest. I keep telling her to sell some of the stacks of crafty bits we have all over her craft room, but no one wants the stuff. We put a piece on eBay and after about 3 months it finally sold. Not worth the effort. Only good for keeping her busy and will never be a money maker.
Perhaps she needs a different market... Maybe offering a service to people who have a supply of old jewelry they would like to be made into art?sometimes people inherit Grandma's old stuff and this might be a fun way to preserve it
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DW Likes to make stuff out of jewelry and such. These are her latest. I keep telling her to sell some of the stacks of crafty bits we have all over her craft room, but no one wants the stuff. We put a piece on eBay and after about 3 months it finally sold. Not worth the effort. Only good for keeping her busy and will never be a money maker.

eBay really isn't the right place for her work. She needs to give Etsy a try.
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Old 02-01-2020, 04:30 PM   #1046
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eBay really isn't the right place for her work. She needs to give Etsy a try.
Yeah, unfortunately she says it is too much effort, with sharing, she is not into that. She would rather it pile up in a closet than make any effort to sell the stuff. It will all end up at Goodwill or Betty Griffin if and when we move. Unless she gives them away for gifts on Birthdays etc.

I also tried Craigslist and Nextdoor, but again no real movement.
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Slowly rebuilding the original engine from my 1957 VW Beetle. I finished restoring this car 20 years ago and have driven it about 1k miles per year, being pushed by a 1959 engine. I have always wanted to rebuild the original engine and get it back in the car.

And right after this is done, I will complete the rebuild of the original engine for my 1956 VW single cab pickup truck. Long block is already done by a builder in MN, just need to get the peripherals back together....
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Slowly rebuilding the original engine from my 1957 VW Beetle. I finished restoring this car 20 years ago and have driven it about 1k miles per year, being pushed by a 1959 engine. I have always wanted to rebuild the original engine and get it back in the car.

And right after this is done, I will complete the rebuild of the original engine for my 1956 VW single cab pickup truck. Long block is already done by a builder in MN, just need to get the peripherals back together....
I LIKE it! When I was 16, I rebuilt a 1962 Beetle engine. I would LOVE to have a shot at redoing that now that I have a small clue what I am doing!
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DW Likes to make stuff out of jewelry and such. These are her latest. I keep telling her to sell some of the stacks of crafty bits we have all over her craft room, but no one wants the stuff. We put a piece on eBay and after about 3 months it finally sold. Not worth the effort. Only good for keeping her busy and will never be a money maker.
Very nice! But I wouldn't bother trying to sell them. That just takes away the fun of making them. But they would make great gifts!
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I've made miniature furniture for years.
What I want to know is where you bought the giant coin? Seriously those are amazing!
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I had 2 raspberry pi's, a 7" monitor and a 21" monitor that I used do some simple python apps on. I found an app on GitHub https://github.com/genebean/PiWeatherRock for a raspberry pi weather display using an online weather source.

So loaded it on my pi with 7" monitor. 7" has current weather, 4 hour hourly forecast and 4 hour daily forecast.

And then recoded the app to work on my 21" monitor. It has current weather, 7 hour and 7 day forecasts. Put the 7" on my desk and 21" out in my workshop.
Very cool Ronstar. I also know the Python coding language so we have more in common than I thought. I havent picked up a Pi. I considered it but hard to find time to do this.
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Been wanted to make a few weather vanes from some old water windmill blades I have. So I finally got around to it and made a pattern and cut them out and assembled. I just need to tack weld the bolt to the main frame and done. I was wondering how the best way to make the pivot point rotating part but they seem to work good how I built them. I have one that I made the tail end larger and will take that one to the ranch.
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I just thought you all might find it funny that I've avoided looking at this thread for 3 years because I thought people were bragging about how much money they were making...
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Been wanted to make a few weather vanes from some old water windmill blades I have.
I think old weathervanes are cool. We have one from the farm where DW grew up (house was built in 1830) that has a bullet hole in it. The story is that it got there when Morgan's Raiders came through and stole their horses during the Civil War. No idea if that's really when it got shot, but the theft is documented so it might be true.
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Interesting Story! We had one as a kid and old weather wind vane but it disappeared. I really like to watch them for some reason. LOL
These I make are just simple and nothing fancy but work well, and always appreciate building my own.
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Cool weather vane, Street! Very unique old school look.

I have a weather vane on the roof of my workshop, but it’s not as cool as yours.
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I’m currently reading The Gift: How the Creative Spirit Transforms the World (Lewis Hyde). In it, he notes that the Shakers believed “persons who strove to become receptive of songs, dances, paintings and so forth were said to be “laboring for a gift” and the works that they created circulated as gifts within the community.” I loved this because it is helping me consider the substantial intrinsic value of creativity....
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Like Ronstar, my dh loves the tool chests made by Gerstners. As this point, he has not purchased one tho.

Recently he bought a drill press and needed a chest to anchor it on. After toiling over the design, cutting, sanding, staining, etc, he finished it today. He says it has 'rustic charm'. I think it looks fine.
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Very nice, bbbami! Your DH has built a fine drill press stand/ chest. I like the unique design and solid construction. You can never have too many shelves and drawers around when you’re using a drill press. And it’s on wheels - very convenient!
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I finally finished the shelves below my tap system in my basement bar. I put that off for about two years for some reason. I'm glad to have it done now.

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