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Mike suggested I try this one here, and I was thinking the same. Good enough for a point?
https://permies.com/forums/posts/read/153069
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Certified for 2 oddball points

 
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This didn't fit in the dimensional lumber due to plywood and wire shelves, but might fit here due to reusing materials otherwise headed to the landfill and trying to build a tiny home in a van. :)

Built these solid shelves in my van (THOW) to hold clothes and other whatnot. Got the wire shelves from the local Habitat ReStore. Used those instead of lumber due to them being lightweight and allowing air flow around clothing. Also useful to allow us to clip things to the wires underneath to hang things (hoodies, hats, laundry bag, light strings, etc.).

Supports are 2x2 and 1x2 respectively. Facing wood is 1x4 cedar. L-brackets to attach the supports to the walls. Facing boards are attached together with T-brackets on the backside. Pilot holes from the front of the cedar to the supports behind them, then screwed in.  1/4ish" ply on the sides of the shelves to hold things in and avoid torsion. Put some butcher block conditioner (beeswax mix) on the cedar, but otherwise avoided 'toxic gick'. Sturdy build. I can hang off those shelf supports without much of a creak from anything. Used self-tappers into the ceiling framing, which is 2x2 steel tubing. Took a few hours over a few, very cold, North Dakotan days.

I guess I should add that I spent some time mocking up the design to the satisfaction of my partner as well as letting him know what I had in mind. Went through a few iterations, but the SketchUp drawings show the plan, and the pictures show the execution, which is pretty dang close.
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Screwed into the wall framing behind the upholstered canvas
Screwed into the wall framing behind the upholstered canvas
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Nice job! Certified for 2.5 oddball points.

 
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Previous steps in my van build involved me cutting the top off so I'd be able to stand up in there. I dunno about you, but putting on your pants while bent over is awkward.

Used 2x2 1/16" steel tubing. MIG welding. Finished in about a week and a half, give or take some rest days for sanity.
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Step one, make the first cut
Step one, make the first cut
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Weld the side rails together
Weld the side rails together
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Both welded on. Now to do the center supports.
Both welded on. Now to do the center supports.
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Oh there I am. Hideeho!
Oh there I am. Hideeho!
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Not too bad for something I don't do very often
Not too bad for something I don't do very often
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Center supports and fan support finished
Center supports and fan support finished
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Awesome! Certified for 12 oddball points. Congratulations on your first Sand badge!

 
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I have 5 points for the first Oddball badge:
https://permies.com/wiki/110/97787/pep-oddball/PEP-Badge-Oddball#1174581    3 points
https://permies.com/wiki/110/97787/pep-oddball/PEP-Badge-Oddball#1176905    1/2 point
https://permies.com/wiki/130/97787/pep-oddball/PEP-Badge-Oddball#1196959    1 1/2 points

Is this what I'm supposed to do?
Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

I hereby certify you for your first sand badge. Congratulations!!!

 
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I made a repair to a ice chopper we have. Basically moving the blade from the old handle onto a thin bar and then adding a handle. Here is a video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu7CENB6Xrg&t=1s

And here is a link to the thread devoted to it.

https://permies.com/t/153754/ungarbage/Broken-ice-chopper-worry-stick

Thanks!
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Certified for 1/2 oddball point

 
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Here is my submission for Oddball Points.

I've wanted a tie skirt for a long time so I started gathering ties from the Goodwill Outlet (aka the Bins), thrift stores, and friends, thereby diverting the ties from the waste stream and up-cycling.  I would take a minute to deconstruct each tie as I acquired it when the task was small (instead of waiting til I had lots of ties).  As the number of ties topped 50, I struggled between the idea of pulling a tie out a bag and using it or laying them out and coordinating the colors/textures.  I ended up laying them out and like the fabric that resulted.

To document the completion of this Oddball project, I have provided the following:
  - several photos of ties - before and after deconstruction  
  - photo of ties ready to be stitched together
  - photo of me at the serger making fabric
  - photo of fabric - nearly three yards wide by ~54" long
  - close up of tape measure - 109 inches wide at the top (not tie point edge)



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One Silk Tie
One Silk Tie
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Deconstructed with lining, interfacing, and silk liling of tie point (on right)
Deconstructed with lining, interfacing, and silk liling of tie point (on right)
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Ties - A Gathering
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Me at the Serger making Fabric
Me at the Serger making Fabric
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Fabric laid out on the floor with a tape measure at top (tie points at bottom)
Fabric laid out on the floor with a tape measure at top (tie points at bottom)
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Close up of Tape Measure - 105.5" = 8'-9" - nearly three yards
Close up of Tape Measure - 105.5
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Certified for 2 oddball points

 
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Hubby bought a tool that's supposed to help get nails out that are stuck down below the surface of wood. It needs to live in the tool-box in the cutting shed and the points are quite sharp. I didn't want it hurting me or any of the other tools that are kept in that box.

I had a wrecked work glove which I've been harvesting bits of leather from. This cover is the "ring finger" and the "knuckle protector" bits of leather.

However, I also needed a way to quickly fasten the cover. Hubby badly ripped a flannel shirt and we declared it past being "repairable" (it had already received repairs last year - there comes a point!) It had "snap" closures, so I cut a pair off the front and sewed them to the leather as shown in the picture below, folding under any raw edges.

This was a 1 1/2 hour project because leather is darned hard to sew for me and because I had to figure out how to make it .
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The tool is held open by a spring, making it risky in a tool box.
The tool is held open by a spring, making it risky in a tool box.
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The sharp bits slide neatly into what was the finger tip.
The sharp bits slide neatly into what was the finger tip.
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The snap makes it easy to secure quickly.
The snap makes it easy to secure quickly.
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Certified for 1 oddball point!

 
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Built some raised planter beds for my parents because their excuse for not growing herbs and veggies is that they don’t want to bend down to the ground. Solution: bring the ground up to their waist! Wish I had taken some photos during the build, but I used redwood 2x4s and cedar fencing for everything. Sealed the big planters, which are 18” deep with roofing emulsion, then a week later filled the bottom half mini-hugulkulture style with a bunch of succulents and old plants and trees that they didn’t want anymore.
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Staff note :

Edge case. Without photos of the build we can't give points for that.

Based on the pictures presented, you painted some goo on the bigger planters, filled them with prunings and potting mix and planted them. Plus points for the hugel effect, minus points for the roofing tar and soil mix. 1/2 oddball point granted.

 
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Here is my submission for Oddball Points.  It is a Textile Tool - How to build a Silk Hanky Frame.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
  -  photos before, during, and after building a silk hanky frame to stretch degummed silk cocoons over
  -  video of the steps and a minute of stretching silk cocoons over the frame
  -  a thread sharing the basics of this build and giving people a place to discuss hanky frame ideas

Hanky Frame
I built a square hanky frame from a piece of 1/2" x 1/2" x 36" square dowel and a few finishing nails.  

I decided to cut my dowel into four pieces and end-nail it together. This gave me a frame that is approximately 9.5" square.
I definitely spent more time researching hanky frames and (not finding) their dimensions than I did making my own frame.

1/2" x 1/2" x 36" square dowel (those are soap crystals for my cocoons at the top of the photo)


cut into 4 pieces and laid out for assembly with a hammer and nails


finished and ready for silk


Here is a ~3-minute video of making and using the frame where I describe building the frame and stretching 2 cocoons over the frame.

Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

1/2 oddball point for making the frame. If doing the silk was part of the submission, please elaborate a bit more on how many cocoons and what was done. Thanks!

 
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