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I never fully understand your descriptions of the process Neal (that's on me, not you) but I like the photos and the end result looks very good. We just need to see it mounted and holding a bike, otherwise it's just a well-made ornament! :biggrin:

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I bet you got that bit about breakfast...

In a nutshell,

What you see 'finished' is exactly the same at the 'model' but in order to make the finished article rubberised you first need to make a wooden pattern, make a mould, remove the pattern from the mould and cast the space which it left behind back in rubber...clear as mud!
 
Ive been waiting for EMS to come back online to order bike bits, i'll take it home once its fully built up and take a photo on the hanger.
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Lucky you didn't get step 2 muddled up @Double 0 Soul otherwise your cereal would have cured in your intestine, whilst your 'mould' would be more just gone off milk, which would have been useless and not set as you had desired.

I once rented an old run down cottage which was mostly 17th century (not one straight wall or floor in the place, which made it more interesting when negotiating your way to bed after a night on the tiles) - anyway, point being it had a stream running through, down in the cellar which was a deliberate feature, kerbed and everything. Near it was a well too, so must have been a common sight back in the day?

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Yep, a friend of mine lives in an old/converted abattoir and she's got a massive open circular well in her cellar with a rusty old metal grid over the top.

On our street, ones cellar is the main topic of conversation after the weather...
 
The first 8x houses (we're one of them) were built 30yrs before the rest, they're slightly bigger and on higher ground, all 8 have a slightly damp cellar floor but the further you get to the end of the street the wetter the cellar gets, like you say, the folks in the houses at t'other end o'street have running water with those plastic pallet/duckboards you get on small ferries (where you stack your luggage) over the top of the water to keep your feet above the wet floor.
 
Most houses around us have those moisture activated pumps... as the water table rises they kick in and pump the water out into the drain on the street, you can tank them but it only gives you (or your neighbours) damp problems elsewhere, they're like a carefully balanced micro-climate Victorian houses :D
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Reverse Bench-Building. Built feet, smashed thumb, built rest of the bench. the strut is old oak I found flying around at my parents. The rest is spruce or something like that. 

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Thumb is now purple-ish, maybe I should put some ice on it...

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:D

Best we found was one the size of a 50p 

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Been thinking about doing some woodwork recently and decided to take the plunge this weekend. My first effort is building a console table.

Bought some hardwood boards from the local hardware store.IMG_20210626_113419.thumb.jpg.9cf115b44f92d1c8678f4345b145b580.jpg

Second step was to cut them to size and stain/paint each piece. Much happier with how the wood looks after some medium oak staining.IMG_20210626_171201.thumb.jpg.3cdd6fdd497608331d36444eeae0b25a.jpg

Current stage - wood glueing the side and middle pieces to the bottom, with the help of some clamps.

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Still to do:

- building a drawer and fitting drawer tracks 

- staining and assembling the drawer 

- attaching some hairpin legs 

- nailing on a thin piece of board for the back & final touch ups

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The previous photos didn't show it very well but the unit interior will be half gold and half oak stained. This pic shows it a bit better.IMG_20210627_165708.thumb.jpg.69e4a16a6c8bbd268ad6ece34d90fe93.jpg

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Tried some new hardware. All copper, buckles are antiqued garrison-styles in 20mm, rivets are normal. straps are 19mm harness leather in dark/reddish brown.
Also seen: coffea arabica plants I recently repotted to give them more room to grow.

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Escaped for the day to Madchester to see the Factory Records exhibition at the Science & Industry Museum... and then went for a wander and some food (got a few more pics, provided I haven't overdone it already)

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Only £1 to see the Sex Pistols in 1976

Joy Division live for £2.50

Festival with a great line-up for £2 anyone? 

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70s urban decay meets brutalism

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Handwritten letters - I was telling the kids we used to actually write to people... 

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Tomorrow's World at the cutting edge of technological advancement

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Smiling fizzog from your truely as requested... on my way to the dancefloor...

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On 6/9/2021 at 1:29 PM, Double 0 Soul said:
 
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Just reading through this again - keep coming back to the hinge recess. Lovely work

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Me,my train and my Sugar Cane (47) are ready for use !

 

 

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On 6/22/2021 at 4:03 PM, smoothsailor said:

Finished up a frame today. It’s for myself so I leaf the fillets unfiled . Safes a lot of time, plus I like the look. Next steps are paint and build up. Don,t know yet how.

some pictures of making the seatstays.

I wanted to attach them to the side of the seat tube. Than you need to cap them , otherwise there would be an open tube.

after the frame was finished I left it over night in the local canal to soak off the flux. Looks all rusty, but cleans up easy.

 

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Nice, what tubing? How much filing will the filets get? 

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Thank you @cheapmuthafukr, it’s Columbus tubing. And leave the fillets raw. This frame is for myself, and I like the look, and it takes a good amount of time to smooth them all out.

here,s a picture of a filed fillet

 

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2 hours ago, smoothsailor said:

Thank you @cheapmuthafukr, it’s Columbus tubing. And leave the fillets raw. This frame is for myself, and I like the look, and it takes a good amount of time to smooth them all out.

here,s a picture of a filed fillet

 

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Very nice! And Columbus is good stuff… I’m more into vintage, and 531 kinda dominates that, but my favorite is my slx de Rosa. I’d love to try a modern filet brazed frame one day.

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12 minutes ago, smoothsailor said:

cool, with delta brakes and everything?

No, mix of 1st gen chorus and Athena. Usually on vintage roval tubular wheels, but they are in the shop.

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We've got a bike thread Paul, lurking in the damp crevices of superculture, despite mine and cheap's best efforts, no fucker ever looks it up :D it would be nice to get it moving.

On 6/9/2021 at 4:52 PM, Maynard Friedman said:

We just need to see it mounted and holding a bike, otherwise it's just a well-made ornament! :biggrin:

Here you go..

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I used what was left of the rubberised-resin to cast a couple of discs into the lid of a coffe jar, popped them out and stuck them to the wall with contact adhesive..

It stops my bar ends and precious pedals dinking the wall :)

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..and whan not in use it clips neatly up to the wall.

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Glad to see it in action Neal, bravo! Is that a new bike?

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17 minutes ago, Maynard Friedman said:

Glad to see it in action Neal, bravo! Is that a new bike?

Yup, it's waht ive been building, ive posted it in the Bikes Thread

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I’ve just had a butcher’s, there’s some impressive stuff going on in there. It should be called ‘You’ve Been Framed’.

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Mostly spending the day sitting on porches snacking

Fresh sweetcorn & strawberries in the morning, feat. Skid Row & Cane’s:

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Avo’ gelato in the afternoon, feat. Highballer & Bushmaster

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(Bubo / Great Lakes is quickly becoming a favorite sub-brand…)

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18 hours ago, julian-wolf said:

(Bubo / Great Lakes is quickly becoming a favorite sub-brand…)

I’m warming to the Highballer seeing you wear it - one that I was never sure about

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