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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 11-25-2014 06:40 PM 1661 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Guess what I’m making now. All the parts are shown in the photo. The only hint I’ll give is that it’s by the request of my wife and it’s NOT a shop project. Any Guesses? I should be posting this project tomorrow during our snow event. (Unless of course we lose power.)

EDIT: The dowel has not been cut yet. It’s a pointed skewer, also known as a poorboy’s 3/16 in. dowel.

EDIT II: It’s a tripod mount for an ipod. See the project here: [link]

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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Oldtool

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#1 posted 11-25-2014 07:53 PM

Hard to say what this will be. I don’t see a bolt, yet there is a nut. I’m guessing the point on the dowel will provide a low friction pivot point, but none of the remaining parts look to be rotating parts.
Guess I’ll just have to wait and see what this is. Tomorrow then …....

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Dave Rutan

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#2 posted 11-25-2014 07:58 PM

Oldtool, The dowel is still just raw material. I haven’t cut it to length. It’s a skewer. That’s why it has a point.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 11-25-2014 08:08 PM

Are the rubber bands part of the project or just holding things in place while the glue dries?

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Dave Rutan

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#4 posted 11-25-2014 08:39 PM

Rob, The rubber bands are just holding things while the glue dries. I actually think I have a problem. I think I’m going to need to drill 3 holes, add a length of metal rod and a thumb screw to make this come out right. The rubber bands would work for a make do, but I need to fancy this up since it’s for the wife.

If I have to stay with what’s in the photo, then the rubber bands are then part of it, but not as they are currently seen.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#5 posted 11-25-2014 09:36 PM

does it hold a cookbook open?

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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Dave Rutan

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#6 posted 11-25-2014 09:39 PM

mpounders, No. Too domestic. The ‘H’ word in your question is getting close though.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#7 posted 11-25-2014 10:43 PM

I’ll guess some kind of music maker (H-harp?)

-- God bless, Candy

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Dave Rutan

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#8 posted 11-25-2014 11:35 PM

Candy, You’re way off. It’s the ‘H’ word he used, not just the letter.

I had an inspiration during supper. I’ll have to use a rubber band for now, but eventually I’ll replace it with a small spring.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#9 posted 11-26-2014 12:16 AM

Oh, that’s rubber bands? I thought it was string….

So it’s NOT a garrote?
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.WHEW! What a relief!
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-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Dave Rutan

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#10 posted 11-26-2014 12:51 AM

JoeinGA, Nah, I threw my garrote out after I got that table done for my church.

Turns out I won’t need the rubber band at all. I’m going to use a pair of modified safety pins for the spring I need.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#11 posted 11-26-2014 03:11 AM


Candy, You re way off.
- Dave Rutan

So what else is new?

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 11-26-2014 03:15 AM

Scarf holder?

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 11-26-2014 03:37 AM

A LARGE WOODEN BADGER!

HOW ABOUT A ROTISSERIE?

-- I'll bulid your dream,you tear it down.

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Dave Rutan

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#14 posted 11-26-2014 03:43 AM



Scarf holder?

- CFrye

(I never noticed we could quote before!)

Technically anything can be a scarf holder. ;-)

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#15 posted 11-26-2014 03:45 AM


A LARGE WOODEN BADGER!

HOW ABOUT A ROTISSERIE?

- Rick Bailey

It’s a SMALL wooden badger! JUST KIDDING!

I’m wondering how surprised you’ll all be tomorrow. I just have to add the springs and put the finish on tomorrow. I ended up only adding 1 small piece of wood to what you see in the photo (aside from the safety pin springs), no metal or thumb screw.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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