Practical Art - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-14-2008, 03:56 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Byron Kinnaman's Avatar
 
Name: Byron
Trailer: 2006 Scamp 13' towed with a 2005 Dodge Dakota 4.7l Magnum W/full tow package (over kill)
Oregon
Posts: 6,311
Registry
As part of my job I'm called on every year or two to produce a work of art. I just finished one such work and thought I'd show off a bit.


[ATTACH][/ATTACH]


This is a PC board for the next generation of IR thermometers. The actual size is .6" x 1.6".

Now it's your turn to show off a bit with any artistic item you're created.
__________________

__________________
Byron & Anne enjoying the everyday Saturday thing.
Byron Kinnaman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2008, 05:36 PM   #2
Member
 
Trailer: 82 Burro 13 ft
Posts: 91
i built/restored this about 9 years ago when i need an entertainment center for my home stereo...
i found it out on the side of the road with holes in it & a empty beer keg stuffed inside... it had a tapper coming out the front, & a drain hole on the side... it had been a beer fridge in a garage until the motor died...
i removed the motor, insulation, icebox, etc... then sanded, primered, & avocado paint... it also has a fan in back to keep components cool if the door is shut... also wired so the 15w light comes on when opened, but bulb burned out ...
it has an inside door panel, but i had to take it off to accommodate my roomate's computer...
--- steven
Attached Thumbnails
steve1_022.jpg   steve1_023.jpg  

__________________

__________________
steven jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2008, 11:19 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Palmer M's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2005 16 ft Casita Spirit Deluxe / 1996 Dakota 4x4 V6
Posts: 186

Byron, that circuit board really is artistic! I used an IR thermometer when I was a frozen food buyer for one
of the Whole Foods stores. I never stopped to think what was inside it. They are marvelous devices.

Steven, great re-use of the old fridge!

Here's another view of my first product, which isn't actually that practical. This took about a week to draw all
the parts, and it takes the laser about 40 minutes to cut it all out (there's about 140 parts, before you count
the individual rows of shingles).

(See the "What's your occupation?" thread for more info.)

P
Attached Thumbnails
WilliamsHouse.jpg  
__________________
Palmer M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2008, 11:46 PM   #4
Moderator
 
Gina D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Gina D.
Trailer: '77 Leocraft 17 & Former Burro owner and fan!
West Coast USA
Posts: 9,016
Registry
is that a ....

Pinto Wagon?????

__________________
Gina D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2008, 11:50 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Byron Kinnaman's Avatar
 
Name: Byron
Trailer: 2006 Scamp 13' towed with a 2005 Dodge Dakota 4.7l Magnum W/full tow package (over kill)
Oregon
Posts: 6,311
Registry
Quote:
is that a ....

Pinto Wagon?????

Only an ex-Pinto owner would know.
__________________
Byron & Anne enjoying the everyday Saturday thing.
Byron Kinnaman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2008, 04:15 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Palmer M's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2005 16 ft Casita Spirit Deluxe / 1996 Dakota 4x4 V6
Posts: 186
THANK YOU GINA!
I know it would be more appropriate to put an old Model T or something in there, but all my good stuff was stolen
about three weeks ago. Not only is that a Pinto wagon, it's the surfer version with the porthole window...and it's in
puke green! The other car is, of course, an AMC Pacer Coupe.
Thanks for catching the humor! All my future photos will have something weird like that in them...glad someone caught
it so quickly! I think the next product will have a subtle bear attack happening in the background.
P
__________________
Palmer M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2008, 05:04 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
james kent's Avatar
 
Name: james
Trailer: Boler 1984
Ontario
Posts: 2,938

Click image for larger version

Name:	Teardrop_3.jpg
Views:	62
Size:	109.2 KB
ID:	12047

I just finished building my second mountain dulcimer.
Added a carved head and foot and individual string adjusters.
Attached Thumbnails
Dragon_3.jpg  
__________________
james kent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2008, 06:40 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Byron Kinnaman's Avatar
 
Name: Byron
Trailer: 2006 Scamp 13' towed with a 2005 Dodge Dakota 4.7l Magnum W/full tow package (over kill)
Oregon
Posts: 6,311
Registry
James, those are cool.
__________________
Byron & Anne enjoying the everyday Saturday thing.
Byron Kinnaman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2008, 09:25 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Trailer: Eggless at the moment
Posts: 444
Such neat photos and talent. James, that some dulcimer. The carving is beautiful. Do you play, also?
__________________
Plotting my next adventures...
Bonnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2008, 11:21 PM   #10
Member
 
HaroldB's Avatar
 
Trailer: Casita Spirit Deluxe 2005
Posts: 51
Don't know what to call it, maybe a table center piece, a cheese server, whatever, but it used to be a slab of walnut headed for the fireplace.


Click image for larger version

Name:	P1083081a__Medium_.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	55.5 KB
ID:	12050


And then there's one of my latest furniture projects, an oak bedside nightstand.


Click image for larger version

Name:	P1143038a__Medium_.jpg
Views:	27
Size:	44.6 KB
ID:	12068


Harold
__________________
OUR PERSONALIZED CASITA
HaroldB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2008, 06:37 AM   #11
Member
 
kconley's Avatar
 
Trailer: 95 Casita Spirit Deluxe 16 ft
Posts: 89
I took an old closet in our Livingroom & made it a new home for the Macaws... Put in a window, cut down the bi-fold doors for storage underneath.. Red cage gates & side are an old chip display from a store that closed... Total cost of project $250 & the macaws love their new home.....

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN00202.jpg
Views:	60
Size:	56.6 KB
ID:	12052


Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN00206.jpg
Views:	64
Size:	63.3 KB
ID:	12054
Attached Thumbnails
DSCN00205.jpg  
__________________
kconley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2008, 07:08 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Joy A's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2001 13 ft Scamp / 1993 Jeep Cherokee
Posts: 1,252
Here's some of my things I've made and am making.

The watch can either be hung on the wall or used on a desk. It's made out of Bocote and Oak. The face is 3" wide, the strap is 2" wide and it's 14" long.

The napkin holder is Oak and Walnut. The golf bag cutting board is maple.

The US Map is 1/4" plywood with small rhinestones attached, velco on the back to hang in my Scamp on the carpeted walls. I made Canada too, but having both the US & Canada was just a little too much for my Scamps little walls. You know I did it to scale and Canada is actually a little larger than the US.
Attached Thumbnails
109_4161.JPG   109_4165.JPG  

109_4170.JPG   109_4172.JPG  

__________________
Joy A. & Lily
and "Puff", too
No. Ca. Sierra Foothills
Joy A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2008, 08:40 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
DanPatWork's Avatar
 
Trailer: 88 Scamp 16 ft
Posts: 191
Registry
I'm not sure if this is what Byron had in mind when he called for "Practical Art" but here's a couple of pics from some work we did when we were trying to make a business of our hand made nets. We decided rather than run a business and work full time jobs we'd just scale back to doing the nets as a Hobby for now. I made the net frames and my wife would hand tie the net bags.

The first is a picture of one of the nets we made as a give away for a youth raffle.

Click image for larger version

Name:	net003__Medium_.JPG
Views:	37
Size:	62.3 KB
ID:	12061


The second picture is a picture of the "twin" to the previous that we gave away for raffle at the Spring Creek Festival that was held in Castle Rock WI in 2005.

Click image for larger version

Name:	SCNet_5__Medium_.jpg
Views:	26
Size:	55.4 KB
ID:	12062


The third pic is a shot of the second net in use. This picture was taken by the new owner of the net, a great photographer by the name of Steve Gassman. Hopefully I didn't butcher his name.

Click image for larger version

Name:	steve_fishing_pics2__Small_.jpg
Views:	34
Size:	58.1 KB
ID:	12060
__________________
DanPatWork is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2008, 10:11 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
james kent's Avatar
 
Name: james
Trailer: Boler 1984
Ontario
Posts: 2,938
First you eat the chocolates or cookies and then you can play the tunes. Sounds much like a banjo.

Click image for larger version

Name:	Cookie_Tin_Jammers_1.jpg
Views:	70
Size:	58.8 KB
ID:	12067
__________________

__________________
james kent is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Are cooking ranges practical in little trailers? Ron Stewart Modifications, Alterations and Updates 9 03-28-2009 02:42 AM
Older Women Are So Practical Alan #1119 Jokes, Stories & Tall Tales 6 04-04-2008 06:50 PM
Very Practical Mod for Us Patt Weaver Modifications, Alterations and Updates 4 08-13-2006 08:11 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.