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    For the Jeep, I built a simple shelf, that's level with the fridge. Nice platform for the dogs.

    To either side of the shelf I built 2 level arm rest/storage boxes to fix the awkward wheel arch.

    Found an offcut cable tray at the office which became a shelf for binocs and camera. Now always within reach and not tucked away in the back.

    And the awning on our dome tent has pooled with water no matter how stupidly I tilted it in the past. So I took an old, smaller dome's pole, cut it to size, simply hooked it into the awning's protruding hooks(Tentco) and attached Holdon eyelets to the awning sides to secure in place. Forming a semi dome. No more dam up splashes during those peaceful drizzly days

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    I only had some off-cut pieces of wood, just enough to make 2 standard size bellows and I had to alter my design slightly to make 2 smaller ones with the remaining off-cuts. I also did not have copper pipe for the tips but found some old tent poles in the garage . One good thing that came from this is that I quite like the smaller version. I had to figure out new templates for the wood and leather parts but if I should decide to make more at some point, I will go with the smaller size... I've made 21 for friends and family and adding the 4 lockdown bellows, my total stands on 25.
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    I watched a YouTube video on a "crown knot" and promptly made a cargo net for my son's jungle gym, using second-hand ski rope that came out of a borehole or something like that. Looks and works great. Now I have people asking me to make them cargo nets as well.

    EDIT: Oh yes, I also renovated the whole jungle gym, made a tyre swing (holy crap what a mission) and built a still. Still have to test the still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kooskop View Post
    I've made 21 for friends and family......
    Very nice - well done!
    I don't suppose .....?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kooskop View Post
    I only had some off-cut pieces of wood, just enough to make 2 standard size bellows and I had to alter my design slightly to make 2 smaller ones with the remaining off-cuts. I also did not have copper pipe for the tips but found some old tent poles in the garage . One good thing that came from this is that I quite like the smaller version. I had to figure out new templates for the wood and leather parts but if I should decide to make more at some point, I will go with the smaller size... I've made 21 for friends and family and adding the 4 lockdown bellows, my total stands on 25.
    Hi Kooskop

    Do you sell those Bellows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerd View Post
    Hi Kooskop

    Do you sell those Bellows?

    Oloff
    Was never the intention... Made them as gifts. I would not even know what to ask for one . I have not really tried to do a cost analyses. It is quite time intensive but when you make about 6 at a time it goes much quicker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kooskop View Post
    Was never the intention... Made them as gifts. I would not even know what to ask for one . I have not really tried to do a cost analyses. It is quite time intensive but when you make about 6 at a time it goes much quicker.
    What would make the process much faster than tracing the shape and cutting the wood with a jigsaw every time is so make one master perfect template. Then you use a route with a pattern flash trim bit to cut the rest. You will get perfect copies every time with very little effort.

    I bought the cheapest Ryobi router years ago and its still going like a rocket. The only problem is my neighbor lady has proper fit every time I start the router up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiaan Pot View Post
    What would make the process much faster than tracing the shape and cutting the wood with a jigsaw every time is so make one master perfect template. Then you use a route with a pattern flash trim bit to cut the rest. You will get perfect copies every time with very little effort.

    I bought the cheapest Ryobi router years ago and its still going like a rocket. The only problem is my neighbor lady has proper fit every time I start the router up

    Jip, I made templates for the wood panels and leather sections so it is just trace and cut. I use a jigsaw and do the final trim with an upside down belt sander.... My daughter has my belt sander so I had to use my small grinder with a sanding pad to trim the lockdown bellows... I only have clamps to glue and clamp 2 bellows at a time but that is not a problem since I only clamp them for an hour max.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kooskop View Post
    Was never the intention... Made them as gifts. I would not even know what to ask for one . I have not really tried to do a cost analyses. It is quite time intensive but when you make about 6 at a time it goes much quicker.
    Hi Koos,

    They usually sell at markets between R250 - R350 which does not leave a high return on material and ALL the effort, but if you make them as gifts the value you add to a friend or family member escalates and makes it worth your while to produce.

    I have done the same with reclaimed pallet wood (some pallets are made from blackwood - the cheaper grade).The small ones are the one's I also prefer and the wood is only 15mm thick which makes the bellow lighter.

    It makes a good and well received gift which is also handy around many a fire!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiaan Pot View Post
    my neighbor lady has proper fit every time I start the router up
    I too, have one of those neighbors, loves the angle grinder, circular saw, and router. but moans to other neighbors (whom all don't mind) and won't come to me directly

    Bugger them, keep to reasonable hours, and its only now and then... don't like it, call the cops

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    I would gladly pay R 350 if we can get say six guys to make it worth Kooskop's effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirkba View Post
    Hi Koos,

    They usually sell at markets between R250 - R350 which does not leave a high return on material and ALL the effort, but if you make them as gifts the value you add to a friend or family member escalates and makes it worth your while to produce.

    I have done the same with reclaimed pallet wood (some pallets are made from blackwood - the cheaper grade).The small ones are the one's I also prefer and the wood is only 15mm thick which makes the bellow lighter.

    It makes a good and well received gift which is also handy around many a fire!
    Ha ha...thought it was about in that ballpark... In that case...my day job pays waaaayyyy better . I'll stick to friends and family and if I run out of those, I will surprise total strangers on camping trips...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerd View Post
    I would gladly pay R 350 if we can get say six guys to make it worth Kooskop's effort.

    Oloff
    At this point I have no idea when places like Kehls will be open so that I can stock up on the materials I need. I think for now I will stick to gifts. Dalk kamp ek jou iewers raak...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerd View Post
    I would gladly pay R 350 if we can get say six guys to make it worth Kooskop's effort.

    Oloff
    Hi Nerd check gumtree - there are 2 people in the Western Cape making bellows. One is in Mosselbay and the other in Robertson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kooskop View Post
    At this point I have no idea when places like Kehls will be open so that I can stock up on the materials I need. I think for now I will stick to gifts. Dalk kamp ek jou iewers raak...
    Nou moet ek plan maak om toevallig iewers langs jou te kamp
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    Nou moet ek plan maak om toevallig iewers langs jou te kamp
    Ha ha...ok....
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    Made laptops for the grandchildren
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    Made laptops for the grandchildren
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