Sunday, March 31, 2013

Saturday Finds

I went and helped a buddy that isn't a mechanical guy switch his gas water heater to an electric one. This was in his rental property he bought a couple years ago. The guy that owned the house before was an all around handy man, machinist, wood worker, small engines, everything. My buddy was emptying out the basement of all the shit he left with the house sale and I was fist to pick. Yippee He also said when he sets up for the yard sale I get to look again in case I missed anything.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Cigar Box Guitars

So I finally got all my stuff from Ebay and found cigar boxes and today I was able to build them. Here's my step by step in pics.

Old cherry wood from a bed rails.

Pick what cigar boxes you want to use.

Sand the wood.

Stain the wood.

                                                     Cut down a fork.

Cut out the box.

Add the tuners.

I painted the other to match the black box. (Haha I said black box)

Stolen air cleaner. (Thanks Mike Hahaha)

Put together.

Added a hinge for the string.

Finished pics.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Closer To The Cigar Box Guitar

Found all of these and about 9 more I am giving away at a flea market for $20. Now I am going to make a couple amps too.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

More Leather Working

Started my flask and finished the one for my son.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cigar Box Guitar

Started getting the parts needed to make one. I don't know how to play but I have always been interested in them. I have a cigar box just like the one in the first pic and want to make one similar to it. I am also thinking about making one from an old hub cap or some old license plates or ..or..or. There are so many different types to make and they only cost at worst $25 to make. 

Ammo Box (I have a couple of those)

Cookie Tin

Metal 1 gallon gas tank

Lunch Box

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Motorcycle Junkyard

Just love old scrap yard pics.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

My Pics

It's been a while since I posted any so here's some more.

This was an old mill in Maine

               This was an antique store in R.I. that was in an old manufacturing plant.
                                        Won a couple awards for this one.

                          This was the same place as above just another building.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Doing Leather Work

I started this piece for my son. We were at Wally World in the camping dept. and found two whiskey pocket flasks. They were $2.50 each and I have always wanted one so We grabbed both. My son uses his for water on his night stand and when he plays Army man. I am doing a moonshine bottle design on mine when this is done. He wanted a gun on his and I found this cool sketch online of an Army skeleton with a machine gun. I will be wrapping it around the flask and tying shoe lace style to hold it. I will update when I get it done and mine going.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Other Uses For The Horse Back Street Chopper

My son had a birthday party to go to this past weekend for one of his buddies. We had no wrapping paper... THBSC to the rescue. It was the best wrapped present there.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

They ALL Suck!!!

From the top right on down our supposed leadership, and I use that phrase loosely, SUCK!! I am hate bringing politics into my blog but I am one of many that will have money taken out of my pocket because these ASSHOLES can agree to meet in the fucking middle. They are so fucked up their they know it and so do their wifes. Here's some quotes.

Senator Carper of Delaware said his wife, "my most important constituent," asked him, "Why can't you guys get your act together? Do you know what people think of you guys?"

They have not worked together in Washington. And so the across-the-board cuts of the so-called "sequester" - which both Republicans and Democrats have said they oppose.
(If they Oppose it why pass it?!?!?)

"They want to kill us all," Senator Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican, said of his constituents.

Pryor said he tells them, "Nobody has clean hands on this."
(Sure someone does, how about everyone that is affected by this you useless POS)

Rant Over!