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Old 10-01-2010, 02:27 PM
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I don't have a picture, but I'm in the process of making 2.5 gallons of hard apple cider. Does that count when it's drinkable or when I put up that carboy? Either way I've got nothing this week.
:orly: I'm putting 3 gallons of wine in the small carboy this afternoon.

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Old 10-01-2010, 03:06 PM
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I'm in! I'll make something this weekend. Can you finish something you already started?
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:26 PM
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Here. I made the plans for my office desk:

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Old 10-01-2010, 03:31 PM
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I made perfect guacamole on my very first try.

Maybe I'll whip up an origami crane tomorrow.
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:37 PM
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Also I can't be fucked to go to the post office and stuff, having to do it for SS is bad enough.
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:50 PM
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Hell yes hard cider counts, however, in lieu of photos you'll have to act the complete fool under its influence.

vremya, sure you can finish something you started.
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Old 10-01-2010, 04:04 PM
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What? More than usual? Is that possible???
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Old 10-01-2010, 04:32 PM
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You want to win the Make Something Contest? Well, the Make Something Contest costs, and right here is where you start paying: in extreme foolery.
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Old 10-01-2010, 04:35 PM
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I spent the night in my office making a grant application. But I can't give it to you.

But if I get the grant, naturally you're all welcome to join me in snorting meth off a grad student's ass through rolled-up $1000 bills at some fake conference or other. Academic networking, we call it.
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Old 10-01-2010, 05:27 PM
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Yuck! Grad students, don't you have access to something less neurotic?
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I'll be making a sammich later today.
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:29 PM
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Sorry Liv,

I make things all the time 'cuz I need them.

For :ff: boring, for us (Sandra and me) - L&D.

I had an estimate of 2,000 for replacing my domestic heating oil tank.

I bought one for 600, built the stone plinth myself and got some friends to help me get it in place for 50. It's most probably legal!

I'm always combining weldmesh metal netting and plywood to make vermin-proof huts.

When I've made them - you can't have them!!!

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Old 10-01-2010, 10:03 PM
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Not the fellowship of the ring, I hope.
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:04 PM
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I never make anything :sadcheer:

Except coffee from beans.

Well, I grind them first. Works better.
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:11 PM
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I can crochet a blanket, does that count
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:26 PM
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I made a washcloth from some scrap yarn last night:

img_1493.jpg by lisarea, on Flickr

And I am making a new batch of deodorant* in a few minutes because I am out.

* 1 part cornstarch, 1 part baking soda, a few drops of tea tree oil, and a couple drops of peppermint and/or orange oil, in a spice jar with a shaker lid.
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Of course crocheting a blanket counts. That's pretty advanced thing-making, in fact.

Watser?, if you make it and serve in a silver service on a baseball field like in A League of Their Own, that totally counts too.
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Of course crocheting a blanket counts. That's pretty advanced thing-making, in fact.

Watser?, if you make it and serve in a silver service on a baseball field like in A League of Their Own, that totally counts too.
it was actually pretty easy, I was just playing with different stitches on them. I have made 3 so far. If the camera was working I would post a pic. After I get to TX, I will try to do that for you.
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I started by making a to-do list with "Make something every week" at the top. Man I have a lot of shit to accomplish. O_O
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I was in chat when liv posted the OP and I told the guys there that I'd made a small chuck glider out of a pizza tray earlier that day. liv said that it qualified, so here are the details.

I wanted to make a small battery powered radio controlled delta plane, but I had no idea where the centre of gravity (balance point) should be. The position where a plane balances is very important - if it's wrong the plane will crash, so I decided to make a small chuck glider to experiment with.



I happened to have a clean pizza tray to hand, so I used that as building material. I drew some shapes on the tray (you can see from the lines that I changed my mind quite a bit), then I cut them out and glued them together with some UHU Por glue (I tried some other glues but the material just melted).



I taped what I thought was a UK penny to the plane so I could move the balance point around. I grabbed the penny from a pile of old coins that's been standing next to my PC for ages.



But when I looked more closely, it turned out to be a USA cent.


After moving the coin around and bending up the 'flaps' at the back of the wing (technically these are called 'elevons'), I got it to fly pretty well - though it's difficult to film it and chuck it at the same time - that video was shot in my garden this morning. :blush:



I've since begun on making the radio controlled and powered version (but it's not finished, so that one isn't my entry for the 'Make Something' contest). The chuckie glider worked well, so I'm sticking to the same pizza tray material, but I've strengthened it up a bit by adding some carbon fibre strip in between the back edge of the wing and the elevons.



In the view on the bottom of the plane, the blue things at the back (servos) are to move the elevons to steer the plane; the motor is a modified motor from a CD-ROM drive. You can see the speed controller (not wired up yet) that sends power to the motor and the radio receiver is at the back, in front of the servos. The battery will be taped on top of the wing, under the fin - it's made from three mobile phone batteries wired together in series.
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cep, you are too fucking cool for school. :notworthy:
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That's very impressive cep. :golfclap:
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That thing couldn't stand up to a whole unit of orcs. :mutter:
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