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Re: Got one at last! Blackberry content inside

Post by Papa Bear » Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:49 pm

There are ones that are 3D printed :D
Always wanted one but set my mind on a cnc router now.

Was thinking if they were metal they’d make a great branding iron if done reversed, looked at having one made to stamp the things I make from wood

How big are they and where are you putting them?
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Post by Stedlocks » Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:33 pm

They are about the size of a fag lighter..... I'm gonna put them on the dash of the caddy and my camper, and probably one of my bikes! :lol:

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Post by the swan fiend » Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:51 pm

Loving those mate
So I read, you can also 3D print plastic parts and make a gun. Use it to shoot someone and melt it down afterwards.


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Post by Stedlocks » Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:15 pm

I know! Blows my mind......and someone I know of in the bike industry has one that prints in metal.......think about that!
He uses t for making custom headbadges and tricky parts like drop outs etc.......

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Post by the swan fiend » Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:50 pm

I didn’t know they could be used for metal parts. You learn something everyday


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Post by Stedlocks » Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:35 am

I’ve not updated this for ages, as I haven’t even washed the poor bugger.... I’ve also got another project on the go!😂
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Post by the swan fiend » Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:28 am

At least you’ve got a good excuse. I’ve done sod all to my van and I haven’t got a boat to fix up!
Hope it’s coming along well fella.


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Post by Stedlocks » Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:36 pm

Getting there mate... slowly, but it’s hard getting stuff onboard!
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Post by the swan fiend » Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:42 pm

Looking good mate. A lad in our work spent 35 grand on a small oil tanker to live on. He’s been ripping it out for the last 2 years, then adding weight back in to get it sitting right in the water. He’s now just starting to fit it out. He’s doing it on his own but he’s got a crane on board though.


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Post by Stedlocks » Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:27 pm

Wow!!😂

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Post by the swan fiend » Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:09 pm

Yeah, it’s a huge project, 100 ft long. He reckons 5 years to completion.

I considered buying a narrow boat to live on before I bought my first house. I got spooked by the cost and depreciation (I enquired about a new one at £70k) and bought a house..........in 2007 that lost a shed load of money in 2008.
I’m still renting the bloody thing out now. Bain of my life!
Should’ve bought the boat!!


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Post by Stedlocks » Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:41 am

The boat wasn’t my ideal first choice!! The ex is still not off my back, so this gives me a home, without paying rent, and officially I’m homeless...!
It’s not a hardship, though it does need planning and adapting to what’s ‘normal’ a bit! But hey, what’s normal anymore anyway!! :D

Mine is only 55’.... hrs got another 45’ of hassle!!😂😘

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Post by the swan fiend » Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:28 pm

I think it’s a great idea mate to be honest. I think once it’s all done you’ll be much more relaxed, and I’m of the opinion that it beats being saddled down with a big mortgage any day.
Don’t forget, sometimes normal is boring
I’d sooner have a boat and a caddy than a massive mortgage and a Kuga/Sportage/3 series.


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Post by Stedlocks » Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:21 pm

Ha! Mate, it’s no hardship, in fact I’ve had some of the best days ever onboard with Corinne and my dogs...! What I mean is, I never planned for it to go this way... but it has, and I’m making the most of it and loving it!! It’s becoming a floating man cave at the minute.... I’m just deciding whether to turn my vintage 60’s radio flyer into a shelving unit or a towel rail!!😂😂

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Post by the swan fiend » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:20 am

Definitely not mate. I think it’s a great way to live and I’m a little envious. Michelle said the same the other day. She used to work with a girl who lives on a narrow boat with her husband, she said it was lovely when she visited it.


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