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    VERY cool idea Prof, well done
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    Since I'm busy with drawers and cupboards in my Conqueror Courage trailer, I decide to make a simple sheetmetal bending brake. I got the idea from YouTube, where there are many videos by very inspiring guys who do a much better job than I did. I ended up under-engineering it by using 2 and 3mm angle iron (due to lockdown and having to make do with what I had) which tends to flex too much. It works fine for my needs right now, but I hope to get around to remaking it larger and out of 5mm steel. I will also use 38 x 38 or 50 x 50mm for the top clamp, and springs under it which will make setting it up easier. Also will need to brace the workbench as that flexes too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduroguy View Post
    Since I'm busy with drawers and cupboards in my Conqueror Courage trailer, I decide to make a simple sheetmetal bending brake. I got the idea from YouTube, where there are many videos by very inspiring guys who do a much better job than I did. I ended up under-engineering it by using 2 and 3mm angle iron (due to lockdown and having to make do with what I had) which tends to flex too much. It works fine for my needs right now, but I hope to get around to remaking it larger and out of 5mm steel. I will also use 38 x 38 or 50 x 50mm for the top clamp, and springs under it which will make setting it up easier. Also will need to brace the workbench as that flexes too.

    Very crafty little bender indeed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxxyc View Post
    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.
    Please post a pic of the still...I'm sure a lot of members will be 'interested'...ha ha.

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    Goodday, we've spent the December holidays with family in Cape Town who had a portable pizza oven... I then started with my own build. Lock down was the perfect time to finish the build almost done still need a few finishing touches and still need to "burn-in" the oven for a couple of days to prevent it from cracking... Vermiculite pizza oven. Still deciding on whether I need to plaster or sand the dome...Click image for larger version. 

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    made a mobile kitchen/butcher block/braai table that suits my needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galeka View Post
    Please post a pic of the still...I'm sure a lot of members will be 'interested'...ha ha.
    I'll do so once I get it done. Always something to get in the way. Then the seal didn't work on the pressure cooker. Bought new seal. New seal doesn't fit, nothing available until post lockdown. Find a seal online. Order. Day after ordering, regulations change so now it's not coming anymore. Try to re-purpose an urn to work as the still. No luck, can't get it to seal well enough. Find a place that sells seals. Have to go in and stand in a queue, but I work full time. It's a constant mess hehe...

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    Very, very nice. Please share your mixtures.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rolf91 View Post
    Goodday, we've spent the December holidays with family in Cape Town who had a portable pizza oven... I then started with my own build. Lock down was the perfect time to finish the build almost done still need a few finishing touches and still need to "burn-in" the oven for a couple of days to prevent it from cracking... Vermiculite pizza oven. Still deciding on whether I need to plaster or sand the dome...Click image for larger version. 

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    5 Parts Vermiculite , 1 (more towards 1.5) parts cement and two parts water. First mix vermiculite and cement and then add water.
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    Very, very nice. Please share your mixtures.

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    One of my tenants is a psychologist. Asked if I could do a sneez screen for his consultations:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle West View Post
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    We did new kitchen lights today.

    Sort of a simple farmhouse style thing, just 7 bulbs hanging from black wires wrapped around the "balke"........looks quite nice, something different I think.
    Looks nice! I saw something that I would like to do, they had used a nicely shaped tree branch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeev View Post
    I decided to tackle cause of water ingress into both footwells on my 18 year old 2.5diesel ranger Hi Trail. started repair with panel bonding adhesive and sheet metal, removed spot welded section and going to attempt mig welding some holes closed and using adhesive for others. Hoping it turns out well.
    If you want info and know on how to repair etc, check out Arthur Tussik on YouTube. This guy is a past master when it comesto fixing cars, painting and fabrication of body panels. Hes a magician whe it comes to metal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduroguy View Post
    Since I'm busy with drawers and cupboards in my Conqueror Courage trailer, I decide to make a simple sheetmetal bending brake. I got the idea from YouTube, where there are many videos by very inspiring guys who do a much better job than I did. I ended up under-engineering it by using 2 and 3mm angle iron (due to lockdown and having to make do with what I had) which tends to flex too much. It works fine for my needs right now, but I hope to get around to remaking it larger and out of 5mm steel. I will also use 38 x 38 or 50 x 50mm for the top clamp, and springs under it which will make setting it up easier. Also will need to brace the workbench as that flexes too.
    This is my attempt at a bender also from scrap steel that I had and can comfortably bend 1.2mm X 1.2m. You can uprate your bender by adding the tri angles that I have on my blade and bending angle as in the photo. I used 60x60 x6 angles and before the bracing they also bent.

    Another secret is that the center line of the hinge must be on the center of the bend

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wylie E View Post
    If you want info and know on how to repair etc, check out Arthur Tussik on YouTube. This guy is a past master when it comesto fixing cars, painting and fabrication of body panels. Hes a magician whe it comes to metal.
    Thanks ,have looked at his vids. What insurers would have written off ,he brings back to life.

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    I made a long overdue "box of connections" I had to use what I had available but it seems to be working well. Hopefully I have the colour coding of the BH plugs correct. Now I can remove the complete wooden box at the rear by just unpluging a few cables.
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    So, I have not had “lockdown” being in the mining industry, but not doing the boys wrestling, cycling or camping I decided to try my hand at some woodworking.

    Not something I am well trained in, but I used to be an active Millwright so have some tools and working thumbs so I build some speaker stands for the living room.

    My Theatre system surrounds can now do service while we cook and await the ilogical rule of not buying new speakers online to pass.

    Think it turned out quite well. Will clean up the cables and so on soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillysCJ View Post
    So, I have not had “lockdown” being in the mining industry, but not doing the boys wrestling, cycling or camping I decided to try my hand at some woodworking. Not something I am well trained in, but I used to be an active Millwright so have some tools and working thumbs so I build some speaker stands for the living room. My Theatre system surrounds can now do service while we cook and await the ilogical rule of not buying new speakers online to pass. Think it turned out quite well. Will clean up the cables and so on soon.
    One correction: It turned out exceptionally well! Very nice work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillysCJ View Post
    So, I have not had “lockdown” being in the mining industry, but not doing the boys wrestling, cycling or camping I decided to try my hand at some woodworking.

    Not something I am well trained in, but I used to be an active Millwright so have some tools and working thumbs so I build some speaker stands for the living room.

    My Theatre system surrounds can now do service while we cook and await the ilogical rule of not buying new speakers online to pass.

    Think it turned out quite well. Will clean up the cables and so on soon.
    I love your TV stand...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAND View Post
    I love your TV stand...

    Thanks for the positive comment.

    SAND you get these TV stands from Takealot. Works quite nice if you only want something that is not big or complex. That TV is never used, but we use the music part from Youtube and Spotify everyday so needed something to run this nicely.

    The come up on OnedayOnly freqeuntly for alot cheaper.

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