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Made this today. Quickly! dont judge... lets see some homemade stuff!
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I absolutely love that kind of lateral thinking and ingenuity! Nice job man!

Did the blade of your new drawknife have a former life as a blade of something else or did you put an edge on a piece of steel?
 
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Thanks! old spring steel. I'm not a smithy thats for sure but it works I pealed a good bit after I built it.
 
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That's pretty cool!  

I've built a couple neat things.  A solar tracker that uses physics (heat and gravity) to track the sun instead of electronic sensors and motors, and a small evaporative cooler for my nephew's skoolie.
Tracker:


My webpage on building my DIY Solar Tracker

Hmm, I should probably get around to finishing that page one of these days....

Evap cooler:

You can see a store-bought window mounted swamp cooler just above the block wall, the one I built is the white box on top of the bus.  The idea was to build one with higher effectiveness that didn't have to be removed when they are traveling.
Page with build details

If we had built it as designed, it would have worked even better.  Moral of the story, don't mention prices to your wife when building cool stuff. (pun intended)

And just for fun, a top bar bee hive made from reclaimed lumber


 
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Heres my panels. I made the frame from an old hollywood bed frame and scrap steel but I am the tracker as I dont know science to good lol.
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