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Limited skill version of the ACME Bomb

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Project by Mikesawdust posted 01-21-2016 02:08 PM 1071 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my version of http://lumberjocks.com/projects/191930 , I copied the concept with much less skill at turning and no where near his finishing technique. The piece was a solid glue up about 6” x 10”. I turned it cylindrical first, then cut the neck to the size of my largest fosner bit 3 1/4”. I roughly rounded out the lower part, then cut the top loose, and drilled into the lower portion deep enough to install the top piece. Reinstalling it on the lathe, I rounded and shaped the final shape (mostly cylindrical) and sanded. Once it was as round as it was going to get, I took it out and used fosner buits to finish hollowing the inside (I did try doing the hollowing on the lathe, found I was a failure). After that I pained it black, this mostly hid my poor turning skills. I drilled the neck whole 3/8” and inserted a piece of common sash cord with epoxy.

Working at an EOD shop, this makes a great candy dish and I may make a few more.





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WoodNSawdust

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#1 posted 01-21-2016 02:12 PM

The end result came out well. Good project.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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ohwoodeye

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#2 posted 01-21-2016 02:47 PM

I like it. I am even less skillful so I may attempt this as one whole piece (just as a conversation piece) and not mess with a lid and hollowing it out.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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htl

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#3 posted 01-21-2016 03:16 PM

Nice job.
Now dip the rope in some red paint so it looks like it’s on it’s way to boom!!! LOL
Just my $.02

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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David

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#4 posted 01-21-2016 04:55 PM

Nice job, but now that you used the word bomb homeland security will be monitoring this site and we will all end up on the no fly list. :)

-- http://littleredshop.net "A man that works with his hands, knows his soul" " Have Fun, Go Fast, and Take Chances for Christ's Sake!!"

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Mikesawdust

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#5 posted 01-21-2016 05:44 PM

Thanks for the comments, David after 20+ years in EOD I’m on plenty of lists

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Mikesawdust

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#6 posted 01-21-2016 05:46 PM

htl, I glued glow in the dark powder to the tip but I may cover it in clear red as well

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David

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#7 posted 01-21-2016 09:35 PM

Mike Me too we need to talk

-- http://littleredshop.net "A man that works with his hands, knows his soul" " Have Fun, Go Fast, and Take Chances for Christ's Sake!!"

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#8 posted 01-21-2016 11:57 PM

ACME, you say?
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-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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woodbutcherbynight

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#9 posted 01-22-2016 04:39 AM


ACME, you say?
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- JoeinGa

ROFLMAO

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#10 posted 01-23-2016 04:05 AM

totally cool… great conversation piece for the Office!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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