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DIY car top carrier

May 9, 2019

Here I am playing around again with a $20 sheet of 4×8 foot 4mm thick fluted plastic. I thought I’d make a car top carrier. I buy my fluted plastic at Laird Plastics Inc. (206-623-4900) in downtown Seattle Washington where they stock several thicknesses, sizes and color choices. Made with zip ties and held down…

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Paint can swamp cooler

May 8, 2019

This was an attempt at making a small traveling swamp cooler for a vehicle without air conditioning. The fan sucked air thru the small holes on the sides and thru the damp cloth wall lining. A small fountain pump pushed water up to the round tube. Multiple holes were drilled on the bottom of the…

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Vintage camper bird house

April 14, 2019

This was made using 1/2″ thick CDX plywood and aluminum sheeting. I made the wheels by turning round stock on my drill press. The silver frame was made of 3/16″ diameter steel rod. The propane tanks are 1″ tubing welded to the frame covered with two rubber stool foot pads. The side wall edges were…

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Paint can stilts

April 14, 2019

This as a great way to get at the things that are just beyond reach. Made with two paint cans, one 34″ rubber strap (cut in two) pipe insulation and duct tape. These help me cut around the ceiling when painting a room. The rubber strap simply wraps around your heal to keep the front…

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Alex’s Secret Box

April 14, 2019

When my Grandson Alex turned two I made him this ‘Secret Box’ for helping with his hand coordination and motor skills. And to keep his favorite toys in. ff

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Two in one lawn mower

April 14, 2019

At the last place I lived I had a field of grass with lots of black berries surrounding the boarders. I wanted a unit that could tackle the blackberry and cut grass without gouging the ground. Above was my first idea. I was hoping the dish would keep the cutting head from bobbing up and…

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Fluted plastic backpack

April 12, 2019

This tough lightweight frameless pack was made with 4mm fluted plastic, zip ties, velcro, straps, buckles and bungee cord. The main bends were made to form to the curvature of my back. Fun with a little imagination and fluted plastic. The possibilities are endless. My favorite is the pack is strong enough to support me.

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Gnome stump home

April 12, 2019

This was a diseased tree that was also uprooting my cement path. I had to cut down. Five years later I decided to turn the stump into a Gnome home.

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