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    How handy are you ?

    Post on here what you have built yourself. I remember Nige doing an outdoor table and Satonic is a master craftsman with wood. Bangyai can also whittle things up. I wonder what Loy toy can do with plastic instead of buckets or Davis Knowlton out of M16 shells ?


    Anyway, I thought it would be nice to have a thread to see what people have conjured up with their own bare hands and give others the inspiration to knock something up.
    It would make a great hobby I reckon.

    This looks easy enough, if you can get hold of 4 wine crates, especially with the price of furniture in Thailand

    What you will need:

    4 Wooden Crates
    2 1x2x6 planks of recycled pallet
    4 Caster Wheels
    Screws
    Screw Driver
    Stain or Paint your choice
    Satin Polyurethane


    How to make it:

    1. Stain or paint the crates and let them dry.
    2. Create a frame with planks, bringing them together with nails, as in the photo. Secure the cross in the middle to the frame using L brackets. This will be the base of your table.
    3. Arrange the crates and nail them to the frame. Don’t worry about the hole in the middle. We’ll take care of it in the next step.
    4. Measure the dimensions of the hole, cut two pieces from the planks to fit and screw into place on the sides and bottom.
    5. Flip the construction upside down and screw a wheel at each corner.
    6. Fill the hole in the middle with stones, pebbles or a decorative plant and enjoy your brand new coffee table!

    How cool is that ?

    So come on post up your handywork, I wanna go out and buy a hammer and a saw

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    This is repair more than making from scratch, but I'm still quite proud of it.

    What you will need.

    1. One broken TV trolley.







    2. Three bricks. I chose decorative concrete edging bricks, but you don't need to be fancy.

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    ^ Greened for your ingenuity!

    BTW. In my final year of 'woodwork' at school, I produced nothing.

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    ^ I made a stepladder at school in 1982 which is still in use today

    I am still ok with handtools , though more with metal than timber

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    here's a handbag the Missus made


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    I wonder what Loy toy can do with plastic instead of buckets
    To be honest mate I have never been really good with my hands but I have made 7 beautiful children.

    More an idea type of bloke and I prepare wonderful patent applications, have designed many, what others say, terrific houses and of course 100's of plastic products.

    Probably the best thing I have created was a device called an O.T.I.P (ORBITAL TURBULENT INJECTION PROCESS) which Mannessman AG Germany took 50% share in and I got shafted. They were purchased outright by British Vodafone to buy up their satellite telecommunication business then the rest was sold to Siemens Boshe which was split up again and my little invention got lost in their corporate bullshit paperwork and litigation.

    Never know one day I will take it up again and post some pictures of it.

    Anyway good thread mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    I wonder what Loy toy can do with plastic instead of buckets
    To be honest mate I have never been really good with my hands but I have made 7 beautiful children.

    More an idea type of bloke and I prepare wonderful patent applications, have designed many, what others say, terrific houses and of course 100's of plastic products.

    Probably the best thing I have created was a device called an O.T.I.P (ORBITAL TURBULENT INJECTION PROCESS) which Mannessman AG Germany took 50% share in and I got shafted. They were purchased outright by British Vodafone to buy up their satellite telecommunication business then the rest was sold to Siemens Boshe which was split up again and my little invention got lost in their corporate bullshit paperwork and litigation.

    Never know one day I will take it up again and post some pictures of it.

    Anyway good thread mate.

    You will go down in history as "An Australian working in Bangkok"

    Rigid Plastics Packaging -: Materials, Processes And Applications - F. Hannay - Google Books

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    To be honest mate I have never been really good with my hands but I have made 7 beautiful children.

    .[/QUOTE] 7 kids" Didnt you have TV ? just kidding mate well done,kids will keep you young but broke.

    I did hear that socals mum made him a poofta, wonder if she will make me one if i buy the wool

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    I restored two 1960s tables three years ago, and I'm sitting at one now whilst the other was chopped down to coffee table height. Was a lot of work, sandpaper, stain and varnish but I don't do Ikea or any of that shite.

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    Nick carved an awesome wooden mouse. The thread made it to classic TD threads...

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    I made an origami frog back in the 70's.

    It took half a rainforrest to master, but well worth the effort.

    Near the end of the build you have to put your lips on the frog and blow air up its arse.

    Never been the same since.

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    When I was a kid growing up in my Mum's pub, one of my jobs, apart from taking care of the cellar and stacking the logs, was to water the hanging flower baskets. Now this was a pain in the arse of a job as they were pretty high up and I always got soaked.

    One day I'd ordered a load of plastic piping from the brewery to replace the beer lines and they sent a massive roll of it. Way more than I needed. So I decided to make a hanging basket watering system that I could connect to the mains supply and save me a load of work in the future.

    I don't have a picture of it and after seeing this thread I googled the pub name and found a recent pic in google images.

    (I can tell it's recent because the front door is blue and it was always red as per regulation of the lord of the manor. He must have changed his mind)



    Now bearing in mind that I constructed this marvel of engineering in 1991 when I was about 14 years old, it really has withstood the test of time.

    (It was a lot neater and tighter against the wall when I made it)



    That's pure craftsmanship right there. After 22 years it's still going strong. And look at those flowers in the baskets! Blooming!

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    I ripped all of the skirting boards out from our whole house in early Feb. I've nearly finished the lounge. In my defense (weak I know) downstairs is open plan.

    I would just say fukkit and get another idiot in to fukk it up buit then I'd hear those immortal words......."I told you so."
    I would post pictures but life's too short.

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    I'm more of a metal/nuts and bolts guy but I did build a couple of bunk bed/desk units for my children years ago out of some old 4x4 fence posts, as a mate had a garage full of woodworking gear.

    I'm happier with things mechanical.

    "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy"

    Last edited by VocalNeal; 05-07-2013 at 07:15 PM.
    Better to think inside the pub, than outside the box?
    I apologize if any offence was caused. unless it was intended.
    You people, you think I know feck nothing; I tell you: I know feck all
    Those who cannot change their mind, cannot change anything.

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    My folks made a decision to try and get me into practical stuff (instead of reading encyclopedias and wank mags), and got me a top of the range meccano set with which you were supposedly able to build a crane.

    Young withnall discovered that metal with holes in requires a higher melting point than burning cardboard provides.

    My parents discovered that the response time for the fire brigade was measured in minutes.

    My cap is doffed to practical people.

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    ^^^ Nice idea Princey. It beats pissing out of the window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke
    Young withnall discovered that metal with holes in can't be rampantly buggered without an embarrassing trip to a&e ensuing.
    I believe young Withnall's first meccano creation was a goat.

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    ^ only so he could blow up its arse ?

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    Blowing up the bottom of a goat is an art form.

    It requires that your armpits have a vice-like grip for the rear legs, and your nadgers are made of steel to avoid injury from forelegs, teeth, horn and farmer.

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    Yikes..Time for a quick commercial break


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    Yikes..Time for a quick commercial break
    Twenty minutes wasted looking for "Can he fix it - can he fuck".

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    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke
    It requires that your armpits have a vice-like grip for the rear legs, and your nadgers are made of steel to avoid injury from forelegs, teeth, horn and farmer.
    isn't that how they learned to play the bagpipes?

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    Powerade bottle bongs; work better than anything you can buy...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Yikes..Time for a quick commercial break


    In the UK it's now Bobski the Polish builder. Does it cheaper and better, and saves you on tea bags

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Post on here what you have built yourself.
    How handy am I?

    Terrible.

    I was never good at carpentry, building stuff, or working on cars.

    I cannot draw well either.

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