View Full Version : MisAppropriation of shop materiels

06-27-2004, 09:04 PM

Carrol wanted this, I had several pieces of mirror polished 22 ga stainless in the shop..

GONE, never to make battery boxes, never to make exhaust pipe shields, never to make covers.. Tail light covers for lowriders..

Kinda freaky going into the kitchen and seeing a large grey-bearded man looking at me.

(can you tell the house is not finished yet?)


06-27-2004, 09:10 PM
Anyone need a sheet to go under a show car?

perhaps under a stairway to look up the ladies dresses? HA.. the lil perv in all of us..


Mike W
06-27-2004, 09:45 PM
Wow, that makes one heck of a mirror! It took me awhile to get it. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

06-27-2004, 11:09 PM
I was told they were polished and cut to be mirrors for motels. Unbreakable.. glued to a piece of 3/4 plywood. They are about 32x52? or thereabouts.. It is exactly the same reflection of a mirror until you bend it, then it's carnival time..
I got two on my shop wall, I hung them there while moving some equipment through.. and Carrol saw them.. she wanted.. she got.

Ahh the wily ways of a woman..

I wanted to make solar collectors out of some of them.. but have been told IR reflectivity sucks on stainless.. gee.. looks near 100 percent reflective in the visible spectrum.


Steve Stube
06-28-2004, 02:48 AM
Local fellow has 2' X 4' pieces for $10.00 each. I have been giving thought to putting it on the wall behind my lathe for a couple of reasons, 1.)smoother surface than the painted OSB on the wall so it would wash up from the mist and oil sling, and 2.)reflect light better to help these eyes that don't see quite as well as they once did. The hold-up is a concern about scratching and ending up looking worse than white Formica (the other alternative). In either case the plan is to sweep/curve out from the wall near the bottom edge to steer everything into the chip pan.

How do you think it will hold up (not scratch) in this application?

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06-28-2004, 02:48 AM
Naw, it does suck, only about 60%.

I would take picture of the oil sling but the wife has the camera.

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06-28-2004, 05:21 AM

Misappropriation of camera? Ha

Carrol loves it, both the Nikon and the SS sheet.

I think it would be better on the front of the mill? DOn't you think. I lost the paint with the coolmist unit spraying. Had to paint it. Should be a splash shield all across the front of the electrical cabinet.

Behind the lathe? Yes, good ideal. ANything to give more light to these old dim orbs.


06-28-2004, 06:54 AM
Uhh-hu,I see the logic chain- wife wants stainless>stainless is going where FOOD gets made>wife makes FOOD so better keep her happy>keeping her happy insures more FOOD being made in the future,smart guy http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Alistair Hosie
06-28-2004, 09:30 AM
Dave I think your house might be haunted buddy look at the picture again everything but the beer bottle shows up in the reflection ooooohhh scary. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gifc Alistair

Ragarsed Raglan
06-28-2004, 10:01 AM

Look at it this way, you just doubled the size of the kitchen without all the mess associated with re-modelling it!

Not only that but you get twice the number of kitchen condiments and accessories (two paper towel rolls, two bottles of washing up liquid, ......but like Alistair said, it doesn't work for Budweiser..... thank goodness!)

Seems like a good deal to me!


Paul Alciatore
06-28-2004, 12:42 PM
Whata ya mean you don't see the beer bottle, it's as plain as day.

Paul A.

<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Alistair Hosie:
Dave I think your house might be haunted buddy look at the picture again everything but the beer bottle shows up in the reflection ooooohhh scary. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gifc Alistair</font>

06-28-2004, 12:50 PM
Golden rule of house building. Do the exterior siding first! Then you can sell it. A neighbour down the road from us built his own house. Never did get around to siding, finally gave up and painted the plywood.

Alistair Hosie
06-28-2004, 05:02 PM
Paul you mean you can see it OOOOOOH you must have the power http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif Alistair

06-28-2004, 06:36 PM
Vampire beer?


06-28-2004, 06:38 PM
I am thinking of mounting another piece on the other side of the room, stand in the middle, there is another smaller me, another smaller me, another smaller me ... and so on..

I used to frequent a chat room (paltalk) and I went out and got a beer, came back and I was still sitting there.. now that was strange.. the camera had frozen....