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Basketweave Cleaver Sheath I made This Weekend

Basketweave Cleaver Sheath I made This Weekend
Basketweave Cleaver Sheath I made This Weekend

Basket weave cleaver sheath is fun to say.

So would you say you're a clever cleaver leather weaver?

Basket weave cleaver sheath

That's the guy from Dr. Strange, right?

No, you're thinking of Bumblesniff Crumplesplat

I spent a weekend renovating my laundry room using almost entirely scrap material and less than 50$.

I spent a weekend renovating my laundry room using almost entirely scrap material and less than 50$.
I spent a weekend renovating my laundry room using almost entirely scrap material and less than 50$.

Nicely done and especially nice that you totally completed it in a weekend. So...Mr. I-can-find-a-use-for-every-piece-of-scrap-I-have-lying-around-the-house: When can you stop by and clear out my basement and shed???

I'll happily stop by. As soon as I clear out my basement, shed, shop, and potentially garage. Oh and backyard.

Edit: I'm highjacking this comment because I have a lot of people jumping down my throat, so I'd like to clear things up. I didn't mean for my post to imply anyone could replicate this for $50, I just wanted to show how I took scrap wood/paint/old materials that were likely destined for the garbage and instead used it all up. Maybe inspire people to save leftover materials when renovating because you can totally repurpose it for projects. Again, I am sorry for being misleading.

You have a lot of expensive rain boots.

My favorite part is the crates, they look great. I could see those selling for $30+ each at a home goods store.

I remember my first time taking Adderall...

After friends keep telling us to share our work with Reddit, here's our herringbone coffee table!

After friends keep telling us to share our work with Reddit, here's our herringbone coffee table!
After friends keep telling us to share our work with Reddit, here's our herringbone coffee table!

Great job guys, just wanted to let you know that it is generally a bad idea to run plywood through a thickness planer. It's havoc on the blades and could potentially cause the plywood to bind up or implode causing injury to the operator.

I don't think you replied to the right comment bro...

I concur

drum sander is the way to go with plywood if you absolutely have to mill it thinner.

the best way to go is to just buy the correct size plywood though lol

Yeah it's a small workshop so all we have are hand planes and a power planer. We only used the power planer on the wood for the frame (which was solid wood) and he used it with the grain.

So no thickness planers were harmed in the making of this coffee table! We can't fir one in our room anyway hahaha

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I made a sapphire engagement ring

I made a sapphire engagement ring
I made a sapphire engagement ring

There are a bunch of posts in /sub/diy from people who have made rings, so I thought I'd show you mine!

When I started thinking about popping the question, I knew that I wanted to make the ring myself. I have some experience making things with my hands (mostly woodworking projects) but no experience with metalwork.

After a little googling I connected with Sam Abbay at http://www.newyorkweddingring.com/. He does 1 on 1 workshops where he guides you through the process of making a ring. We started talking in December, and I finished the ring in late February (though the big blocker was sourcing the stone!)

Doing this myself was really fun and was meaningful for her. She loves that I made it myself (the first words out of her mouth were "did you make this?!").

I also made the ring box: http://imgur.com/a/iY6Eh

Last thing I'll say: it was a bit of an adventure finding the time to do this build without her figuring it out. She works really late monday and tuesday nights (gets back around 10pm) so I ended up mostly doing it at night after work on those days. I'd try to get home just before her because I had no good excuse - but one day we ended up on the same train (which I realized when we both got out at our stop). Luckily she was two cars ahead of me, so I let her go out first, got out on the other side of the street, and sprinted home and was in the shower by the time she came in. Crisis averted :)

as a professional goldsmith, let me tell you i am amazed how well your ring turned out, especially that you managed to set the stone yourself. Most apprentices i have known wouldn't have been able to do better. also congratulations on the succesful proposal!

the deed is already done! she loved it. And she's not a jewelry person but she can't stop looking at the ring, which makes us both happy.

Holy shit! I worked with Sam to make my fiance's engagement ring and will be going back next month to make my wedding band!

He is an absolutely awesome guy, with just the right amount of eccentricity.

Edit: Sam also makes custom jewelry. Email him about anything you might want made! He is also able to source lab grown diamonds(one of the reasons I went with him). Can't recommend him highly enough!

Space Shuttle Cockpit and Bunk Beds

Space Shuttle Cockpit and Bunk Beds
Space Shuttle Cockpit and Bunk Beds

Awesome build.

Must be one of the best reasons to have kids: to make themed bunk beds.

However, I don't envy whoever has to change the sheets on the bottom bunk.

You really expect that to make it to orbit and back?! The thermal protection system is a joke, I'd be surprised if they made it through re-entry. I only see 3 forward OMS ports, they are going to be stuck spinning in circles. You need to scratch the entire project and start over...and you have half the budget to do the next one one...and it needs to be done by next weekend.

EDIT- Oh wait, this isn't /sub/space. Carry on.

My dad made me one of these when I was a kid, except it was a closet under the basement stairs filled with broken electronics and I wouldn't exactly say he made it for me.

My wife and I went with the potty-trained baby models. They're a little more expensive than regular babies, but it was well worth it when you factor in not having to pay for diapers or extra bed sheets. I wish.

Amber Cane Prop Replica from Jurrasic Park

Amber Cane Prop Replica from Jurrasic Park
Amber Cane Prop Replica from Jurrasic Park

You did it. You crazy son of a bitch you did it.

Nice job!

They were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.

that would make a cool shift knob

That is Dope AF. Truly masterful craftsmanship. Congratulations on a flawless repro. I would however be curious to see how it compares to the actual prop. I am betting your cane is the better one.

Modern dresser with help from a DIY CNC

Modern dresser with help from a DIY CNC
Modern dresser with help from a DIY CNC

Nice job. That's totally not my style but I can appreciate your attention to detail and the craftsmanship involved. The grain on the poplar is especially nice!

Awesome reproduction!

Absolutely no reflection on your work, but the original design of the inlay is bugging me because the three horizontal lines in the top right drawer, unlike every other line in the design, stop at the drawer edge rather than continuing.

I would absolutely love to have this exact dresser. You're so talented.

Excellent work! I love how the stained poplar was "Dolezal'd", gave me a good chuckle.

I converted my son's train table into a lEGO table.

I converted my son's train table into a lEGO table.
I converted my son's train table into a lEGO table.

My daughter is obsessed with furniture, my next project will be a table table. She can put her tables on it.

That is beyond awesome! My daughter has a train table she never plays on, perhaps....

Oh my God... What happened in this thread?

We just cleared the trains off the table and dumped legos on top. Now its a lego table.

Starter Pokemon Desk Totems

Starter Pokemon Desk Totems
Starter Pokemon Desk Totems

I love the clean modern design! It feels more grown up that way. Your wood choice is gorgeous.

Try one of these subthreads