discovery channel show or divorce?

I have a problem, I feel the need to make stuff I dont need! Sure, the 4'
housefly on the minibarn was amusing. The chopper minibike was cool (even
though i'm the only one who will ride it up and down the street) so what's
next... ANOTHER minibike chopper!
These things cost me about $400 to build and they really have no purpose but
to amuse me. (i dont want to sell them, just play with them)
So needless to say, my wife thinks I'm off my rocker and nobody from the
discovery channel has called to put me on a weekly series so we'll see what
happens.
How about some of the useless projects all of you have made because "you had
to do it" (just so i know i'm not alone.)
The original chopper:
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latest chopper (engine will be here hopefully today):
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walt
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wallster
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Oh dear god..the Dark Side has really taken him over...
This is exactly that my old shop teacher Yoda Polansky warned everyone about.......
(beautiful! work and very very well done!)
Now make one up with a steam engine or a hydrogen peroxide engine or add a nitrous oxide bottle to one for the ultimate "ooooooowww!" factor
Gunner
"In my humble opinion, the petty carping levied against Bush by the Democrats proves again, it is better to have your eye plucked out by an eagle than to be nibbled to death by ducks." - Norman Liebmann
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Gunner
Actually, I have a honda 360 2 cylinder 4 stroke engine i just got running and am having evil thoughts of making something small and scarry fast... the voices, make 'em stop!!! Once you ride something fast, you need to make everything else faster. I had a ski-doo that flew so come spring time, my harley seemed slow. Ross racing pistons, andrews cam, carb work... now that flies! It really is a sickness!!
walt
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wallster
So who does the yelling if it doesn't arrive?
Hmm...weird projects... Well, probably my tube amp using just preamp tubes for power:
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Tim
-- "I've got more trophies than Wayne Gretsky and the Pope combined!" - Homer Simpson Website @
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Tim Williams
Don't worry, get a divorce and continue making stuff.
I like the chopper
Uwe
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Uwe
It being a dull day, I decide to respond to what "wallster" foisted Fri, 20 Aug 2004 12:54:37 -0400 on rec.crafts.metalworking , viz:
Then there are self applied constraints. I've a friend who wanted to make his car go fast. Any trick in the book, nitrous, turbo charge, ram air, he was considering it. For a Geo Spectrum.
We all gotta have a hobby.
tschus pyotr
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pyotr filipivich
The trick I learned was make stuff for her, Tig up some candle holders, decorative iron for the back yard... That and a dozen roses usually got me out of hot water for a big spending spree and there is nothing like a gift you make.... You have fun, they get all emotional and you get laid like you were 16 again!!! Works like a charm!
Rob
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RDF
Cooool Looookin' Chopper there dude. I have been customizing Mbikes for around 22 yrs now. I have done hardtailing and lowering of the frames. I have goose necked a few and also built complete frames with forward controls and handle bars, oil buckets, seats and either springer or Girder front ends. My newest creation is not done and all I have to do is build the engine which is a '77 Honda 750cc Supersport. It has a 4 over springer with forward controls and oil bucket. The seat and fenders were also my creation. The tank is my own style of coffin tank that holds 4.2 gallons canadian. As soon as it is painted I shall put it on here for you guys to see. People love my work so much that I opened my own business and called it THOMAS' Wrought Iron Works and to most of the bikers up here I am called Pigpens Cycle Works. I am in Saskatoon, Sk, Canada.
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Thomas
very cool! i love bikes, i've been rebuilding and customizing them for years as well. I started with an old HD sportster and have had tons of bikes in and out of my garage. From Honda's to a Triumph i've owned, restored a bunch of them. I currently ride a '91 harley fxr that has been "personalized" from front to the rear. I also make small choppers (about a foot long) out of scrap steel. Samples:
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walt
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wallster
In the back seat of a $100 Pontiac? :-)
Wayne
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wmbjk
Nix pix, Tim. I'll bet it sounds a lot better than one o' them nasty old solid state amps, huh?
Bob Swinney
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Robert Swinney
Reminds me of the electric/peddle powered "Bigger Wheel" I made some years back. I remembered the plastic one I had when I was a wee kid and constructed a metal one complete with a 2HP dc motor. It only did about 15mph on the level, but you should have seen the look of envy from the neighborhood kids when I blew past their Big Wheels. :-)
Rick
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rick
Pictures!
--Winston
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Winston
Picture?
Okay, I've made bugs, preying mantis and damselfly in that size.
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Terry Collins
Nice. Picture? ;-)
Per your request:
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Tim
-- "I've got more trophies than Wayne Gretsky and the Pope combined!" - Homer Simpson Website @
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Tim Williams
Bahaaa!!!!! Outta my way kid! Great story,I also had one of these as a child and have admitted on rare occasion that if I ever found one in adult size and very big room in which to tear around in...well then, my kids would just have to be embarrassed of their old man. ;-)
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Rusty Bates
Try building a 45' boat in the backyard if you want to be seen as "eccentric". :-)
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Glenn Ashmore
Thank you. Always nice to see good work and humour combined.
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Terry Collins
The 400 dollars keeps you out of the bars and away from other women so it is money well spent:'))) Randy
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Randy Zimmerman
pyotr filipivich wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com:
Just enjoyed the first trip out of the garage and around the block in my friend/boss's now blown '96 camaro. Nice ride...still not big-block power...but *plenty* fast. Now I'll have to help him figure out how to get some traction, it *really* wants to turn em over bad in any of the first 3 gears when the boost comes in. .....TUB IT!!........hehe
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Anthony

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