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  • DancingBear
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    I recently made a quilter's tool for my wife.
    It's referred to as a 'stilletto' but it is basically a sewing needle in a handle. I made a brass one that has a reversible point. She showed hers to her mom and I ended up making another for her for Christmas. It's a really basic project but the ladies sure seem to like them. I'd be willing to write it up.

    A few years back I made some brass knobs to replace wing nuts on the wife's embroidery stand. Those went over pretty well too. Maybe people just like brass.

    Walt

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  • ibewgypsie
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    I just put the siding up on the front of the house addition. I drug out the old paper cutter, seems it is great cutting vinyl siding, cuts square, cuts fast. Vinyl stick on floor tile too.

    One note: remove fingers before pressing down. I got this "cutter" because a company saftey man told me to remove it off the job. I had been shearing plastic instrument tags with it after engraving them. It is about thirty years old and I have been cutting hoffman grey condulet tray covers, tile and siding with it for about fifteen years. I don't think it hurts it. Man you talk about speeding up a job thou.. ZOOM... I like that..

    David

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  • G.A. Ewen
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    Here is a photo of a pen that I made for my Doctors retirement. It is made from 3/8" brass hex stock and uses a PaperMate refill.

    To get the hex to match up where it screws together I first made the male threads and then after making the female threads I just trimmed it a bit at a time (on the female side) until the fit was right.

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  • cfoster
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    No problem

    If you have anymore questions, feel free to drop me an Email. We have an Author's Guide that explains the authors' arrangements in much more detail. If you'd like, I could pass it on to you.

    Craig

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  • kap pullen
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    Craig,
    Thanks for the info.
    kap

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  • cfoster
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    Kap,

    Nothing you post here belongs to us. You can use it as you wish. There is nothing wrong with posting some plans here, then deciding to sell them later.

    As for our magazine authors, we purchase North American First Serial Rights (NAFSR). This allows us one-time publishing rights. Upon publication, all rights revert back to author.

    Craig

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  • kap pullen
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    David, Craig,

    Just curious about the implications.
    I guess you guys have to work that out.

    Is it ethical to sell something I posted here? Or does it belong to Village press too?

    What agreement did Rudy, and others have to handle their work?

    Kap

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  • cfoster
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    Kap,

    Village Press doesn't automatically own anything that's posted on the BBS. We couldn't just take anything off the web and use it as we wish. It just wouldn't be ethical.

    Craig

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  • ibewgypsie
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    Kap, it was apparent in the last post. Materiel posted on website is the property of Village press.

    Yes, selling plans works. the most profitable income there is on ebay, selling information. I have things I sell. I sold about 500 plans on homebuilt cnc. Now outdated.. and about 50 sets of "how I built a harley for less than $6000" and... I see people selling old HSM plans on there NOW...

    I also like to help my friends. I feel to belong to a sometimes unruly but acceptable group here.

    David

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  • kap pullen
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    Gentilman,

    If I, or John Stevenson, or cfoster, or anyone else posts a plan on here, does it belong to HSM?

    Does HSM need the posters permission to use
    it in a book?

    My employer owns every thing I do mind, body, and first born child..

    Just curious what the situation is?

    Maybe you guys could sell your plans like others have in the past.

    HSM, LIVE STEAM, and the other magizines's are full of little ads like that.

    Good fun retirement income to add to your Social Security "lockbox" (as Al Gore described it) full of I.O.U.'s.

    kap

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  • ibewgypsie
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    Where's the A-frame? About a hundred or so people have moved machines on this bbs. Including me. That should have been in the tips book.

    I have a a-frame from hades now thou. Ten foot tall, hydraulic driven wheels. I plan on installing a lighter ibeam than it had on top thou.

    Then, one to take down and move with my engine hoist? There was one posted with drawings and measurements. Them dollies I built are rusty now from neglect.

    ALSO whilst we are digging, 120 volt motors, description of "how they work" and how to change the wiring on said, reversal, 220/120 change, 3 phase motors different types, wiring hookup. Also a hundred questions.

    Forrest should be able to write all that up in plain english as opposed to my hillbilly biker slang. There have been schematics posted here.

    David

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  • uute
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    Not sure this fits the concept, but Mike suggested I submit it, so hre is the thread:

    http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//Fo...ML/010103.html

    I suppose I could draw them up (kind of machined them on the run, may be a contributing factor to warts).

    I guess, email m if interested.

    uute

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  • MarkT
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    A cane could be a good gift project, either out of hard plastic or two piece wood one. A man at work has one made out of four interlocking segments with a bungie cord running down the middle. You pull the segments apart and fold them side by side for storage, but when you need it you just slip it out of the case and the bungie pulls the pieces into line and they interlock.

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  • ibewgypsie
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    The torch-template cutter I am working on. You could trace a paper design with a stylus, or let it run around a template, or add the "cheapie" cnc positioner. If someone would come up with cheap machinery made from cut patterns, see there..

    First you get a cow, then butcher it, the start a fire, then shovel the coals into the grill, then lay the careful cut steaks on the grill.. Each thing starts with another thing being done.

    With this crew around here, from spaceships to model engines. Engineers to teachers, and biker rednecks from Georgia too.. Really want to start a fight? throw in some gunsmithing and international trade politics.

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  • jeastwood
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    Sounds like a good idea. Some category ideas: Decorative, Kitchen Gadgets, Home Improvement (i.e., the gift is one of those "honey-do" projects), Toys, Domestic Tooling (vacuum cleaner add-ons, back scratchers, tools for the kitchen toolbox...)

    Anyone ever thought about tools that really should be in the kitchen? Like, a combination drain swizzler/garbage disposal pry bar, coconut cracker, cookie caliper...
    I bet the minds on this board could come up with some simple tools that would be highly useful in the kitchen.

    Regards,

    Jeff E.

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