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LukeTheJoker

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I've been meaning to get a picture of this since I first saw this thread. Today I was straightening up in the garage and took time to share.
This is my toy car display case made from a section of a tail engine shroud from a 727 airliner. I made a bar from the inlet section of the same shroud for a customer, but unfortunately don't have pictures of that....

AWESOME!

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locojoe Crazyjose,
Your post is very inspirational. Makes me want to get off my butt and do a few pieces.
Sometimes I just say. "Oh its ok the way it is"
But most pieces have no personality.
On your TV stand, How many coats of satin clear did you apply? After your rub thru.
It looks great. I also like the same style of furnature. Gotta match though, Just like you did.
Thanks for the post.
 
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locojoe Crazyjose,
Your post is very inspirational. Makes me want to get off my butt and do a few pieces.
Sometimes I just say. "Oh its ok the way it is"
But most pieces have no personality.
On your TV stand, How many coats of satin clear did you apply? After your rub thru.
It looks great. I also like the same style of furnature. Gotta match though, Just like you did.
Thanks for the post.
Thanks. Sorry I don't have an answer. Been so long I don't recall. If I had to guess I probably just did one coat of clear. Definitely no more than 2. I always take the quickest easiest way.

Something I recently did. Found this car at Ross Dress For Less. Thought it was pretty cool but needed a little customization. Out with the red sharpie.

 
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A friend of mine back in the day, his grandfather was a electrician and did a lot of work for the city. He got a bunch of old parking meters when they took them off of main street, turned them in to table lamps. Wired them to turn on when you added coins to them and when the meter ran out of time the lamp would turn off.
 
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I had to dig up this thread to show off this year's Christmas gift to my son. At 25 he has become quite the craft beer connoisseur (or so he thinks), so the last time I was visiting him in Memphis I "stole" some of his collection of bottles he had on display above his kitchen cabinets. The shade is hand formed and English wheeled from .090 aluminum, and I simply drilled a hole through the growler bottle to accept a cord for the lamp.

That's a cool lamp, this whole thread is great. Glad you bumped it.
 
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This is the only other pic I have.
Looks like the frames are cut and a simple square stock framework for support.

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