DIY

Xbox 360 with built in LCD screen

Xbox 360 with built in LCD screen
I love it. The most mobile immobile console system. 

For real though, don't move it when a game is spun up. The lens will burn an unfixable circular scratch in the disc. 

This is super cool though. I really dig it.

Edit: as everyone is posting their horror stories of lens burn so shall I. Moved my Xbox with about 5 minutes left of Red Dead Redemption. Bought an new copy about a month later just to wrap it up.  

Edit2: MRW my phone tells me I have over 50 replys

I love it. The most mobile immobile console system.

For real though, don't move it when a game is spun up. The lens will burn an unfixable circular scratch in the disc.

This is super cool though. I really dig it.

Edit: as everyone is posting their horror stories of lens burn so shall I. Moved my Xbox with about 5 minutes left of Red Dead Redemption. Bought an new copy about a month later just to wrap it up.

Edit2:

My buddy tapped my 360 while on it's side and lasered my halo 3 disc a while back. Sad day.

How's that for a halo? ... mother fucker!

Neat! Reminds me of Ben Heck's Xbox 360 Laptop

Watch bag (build process)

Watch bag (build process)

Wow!! I love your attention to detail and the quality of your photos documenting the process. I am sure your friend will love the bag.

Okay, this isn't "DIY" it's professional leather craft.

Greetings DIY!

I made a simple briefcase for a friend, who is a watch collector. We came up with an idea of concealed compartment dedicated for watches, which he preferred to keep as a playful but still functional curiosity.

Build process is commented and if you have any questions, I am ready to help.

Some of the mistakes I made:

watch cushions are in different sizes, because of the uneven padding,

upholstering small rectangular boxe with tight spots with no prior experience,

too strong paper clips on this leather can mark it, if kept on for too long, better make a padded ones.

Thanks for looking.

Something that helped me with stuffing things that need to be the same size:

1) stuff your first item to your desired level of firmness

2) using a kitchen scale, unstuff your first item, and weigh the stuffing.

3) Use the weight for every piece thereafter

It works especially well for holo-fill

Moved to a new rental, needed a space saving bed in my office. First furniture attempt.

Moved to a new rental, needed a space saving bed in my office. First furniture attempt.

That's solid. Plans and materials?

The kit comes with all the Hardware and VERY detailed plans. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CYPV29W

Looks awesome!!

Just curious, why did you need a space saving bed, in an office, of your rental?

Let me guess. You live in a bigger box, that costs less than someone else's smaller box, and you somehow think that that's what's important in life?

I built my fiancée a Cedar Coffee Table for Christmas!

I built my fiancée a Cedar Coffee Table for Christmas!

Thanks!

I used existing plans, should have given credit: http://www.ana-white.com/2012/07/plans/rustic-x-coffee-table

Really nice, love the color

Believe it or not I got the wood at Home Depot! I meticulously chose the boards for the top and the placement so I’d get some good grains and color out of the finish. Thanks for noticing :)

And you alternated the grain in assembling the top - Excellent! I'm a little jealous because I can't ever get any decent cedar from my sources. I'd love to use it more. Nice work!

I converted my carpet stairs to hardwood

I converted my carpet stairs to hardwood

How slippery is it in socks? We have been thinking about doing this, but are nervous it might be a little too dangerous for us and the dogs.

Doesn't putting new treads right on top of the old treads mean your bottom step will be 3/4" too high, and your top step 3/4 too low?

My house has a “trip step” it was designed so that someone chasing you upstairs would trip on it. You would have the muscle memory not to. Quite a clever feature when it was built in 1560.

Absolutely a problem. It does not sound like a big difference but your muscle memory and perception of the regular cadence is very sensitive. It will be awkward and potentially dangerous at 3/4". IBC (International Building Code) allows only 3/8", IIRC

I built an arcade machine over the MLK weekend. This is one of the largest projects I have done so far and I am so excited.

I built an arcade machine over the MLK weekend. This is one of the largest projects I have done so far and I am so excited.

I'm not mad about the Blink-182 sticker.

haha, I am huge blink fan. I am not near done with the designs I want to do but I knew I would want to throw a big blink smile on there.

He would have wanted this.

Thank you for building this to honor Dr. King's Legacy

Restoration of 70's Toyota Poptop Motorhome!

Restoration of 70's Toyota Poptop Motorhome!

I purchased two Chinooks for $500 each and used one for parts and the other for the restoration.

Wow, that's terrific! I always notice these Chinooks when I see them for sale on sites like Bring A Trailer and Daily Tourismo. They seem to sell for $6.500 -$7,500 in good condition.

Here is one example featured on DT in 2016

That one eventually sold on ebay for $6.650

Another one on BaT was featured in 2016 for $6,800

I remember these as a kid in the 70s, when I was reading Boys' Life and Field & Stream -- I always dreamed that a Chinook would be the perfect weekend fishing escape for me, my dog, and probably also either Farrah Fawcett or Cheryl Tiegs.

Well done!

A spelling error shouldn't get more points than the post that took 1 and a half years to create!

Awesome job! I can't help but wish it was the original color with the original wheels but I'm a retro nut. It looks fantastic!

'70s. the apostrophe replaces the missing character(s)

I built a bass guitar from a $62 eBay kit

I built a bass guitar from a $62 eBay kit

Thanks! To my ears it sounds great, but I'm a former drummer so take that with a grain of salt.

I only found out at Christmas that these cheap kits exist. My wife’s uncle bought one so he could install a b-bender kit without ruining a current guitar.

I’ve been toying with getting one, maybe a bass or 12-string, or even a double-neck for shits and giggles.

Good job on this. What does it sound like?

I'll buy it from ya for $63

I’ve done it for years for recording it, won’t do any harm. It’s pretty common.

Try one of these subthreads