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Small Job via CustomMade.

Small Job via CustomMade.


Posted By on Dec 16, 2012

I did manage to score a small job via CustomMade. I have to say that didn't go as smoothly as anticipated for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the company that I ordered the stainless drip tray sat on the order for 5 days before shipping it, then when tracking said it had been delivered to my location it hadn't. It was lost. Phone calls, emails, driving around the neighborhood ensued but it didn't show up until later that...

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CustomMade.com

CustomMade.com


Posted By on Dec 3, 2012

I thought I'd try out CustomMade, so far no luck, but it certainly has helped in brushing up my bids. And I'm slowly putting up bits of my portfolio on their site.   This is odd looking device is a drip coffee holder, the cones fit on top and the cups below and here it uses a commercial drip tray, aluminum, stainless, and sipo.     Below, a rough sketch for a 5' X 5' painted table that I decided not...

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  The Porter Cable machines are undoubtedly the best belt sanders ever made on Earth. That middle one, the 503, is a version of the streamlined "Locomotive" A3 leading the pack. When last sold by the now dumbed down Porter Cable it went for around 1,200 dollars. Its looks are more Syd Mead angular. $200.00 on eBay made this a steal.   Worm drive sanders – Porter Cable A3, Porter Cable-Rockwell 503, and Skil...

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We have two of these giant first aid kits packed with odd and unusual items that I'm not prepared to use, maybe the tracheotomy tube. Dad was an MD, and this is part of his legacy. I should have brought the kit with me to the installation, it wouldn't have prevented anything but it sure would have been impressive. In any case, I'm well and slowly getting back up to speed.

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Rocking the Boat.

Rocking the Boat.


Posted By on Jun 10, 2012

This from Mara: "It has taken me 10 years to make a saddle for my fruit bowl. It is a fresnel lens [From a street lamp] from the old Austin Airport. It has been rolling around our counters for years. I decided to do something and then Jueri said let me make something and I said, "No, I want to have some fun." Listening to him made my design totally different than what I stared out doing. Not bad for some really bad left...

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Do You Do Tubs?

Do You Do Tubs?


Posted By on Apr 17, 2012

My web page designer says I need to keep posting in order to keep the search engines happy. Don't we all? Henceforth I will use that excuse. The question was asked: "Do you do tubs?" Answer: "OK."   So, here is an old 'take out" bathtub made of cultured marble, which is basically marble dust and resin. It's discolored over the years to a familiar but unsavory yellow. Mara has gone thru the...

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