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Simple Wood Changing Table

Difficulty:  1.5/5 Cost: about 15Euro Tools: Power tools recomended Time required: 1,5 Days This is a very simple bricolage project: a woodden changing table that uses Ikea’s vädra mattress. I designed this changing table to fit over a standard crib, but of course it can also work over tables, drawers or beds.  The initial idea was a simple box open on the top, certainly something even beginners can build without much drama. Building the changing table The two long sides are just as tall as the mattress, (just remember that there is the height of the bottom”floor” to add

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a1c
A1-C End of Construction

For the first time in over 20 years, the plane is complete in all its parts! Even if during the last days there were lots of minor improvements and re-engeneering of a few areas, I managed to wrap it up. The main concern was to get the CG right, or as close as possible, without having to add ballast to center the model. In the design phase, I moved a lot of weight to the tail to anticipate the extra weight of the canopy and main landing gear, which at the end came out much, much lighter than I thought. 

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A1-C Engine cowl

The engine, or in this case, motor cowl, has been first modeled from a solid block using sandpaper… glasses and a mask. Once happy with the shape, I started laminating the epoxy and fiberglass mats in various weights. For the epoxy I once again looked in the prochima line of products and ordered the E-227 resin. After the first sanding of the fiberglass (again, wear masks, glasses and gloves!) i covered the whole cowl with a mix of epoxy and microbaloons. I had to play a bit with the proportions to find the right consistency but at the end it

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A1-C The Project

The A1-C project was started in the last century. In the beginning I designed the airframe with my father for a small class .25 glow engine. Little we knew about aeronautical structure design, or even just model design. That’s why for the first prototype we took inspiration  from the early 3D Fun Flyers, which started to appear on the market in the late nineties. While not so bad in the general design, it was way too heavy with its all plywood front side and hard wood fuselage spars. At the end anyway the construction was paused, and eventually abandoned, due

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Bibi

BMW 530i Msport Individual, M-Pack, 19″s, Adaptive Headlights, Comfort Heated Seats, Profi Navi. BIBI read more Even though the name would suggest a friendly and docile creature, she’s by far the most powerful machine we had so far. We are very connected to this car, arrived few hours before one of the most important day in our lives, and since then the memories have just kept piling up. Kilometres ” WHEELS BHP Ccm   Maintenance As with the other cars, we try to do as much as possible of the maintenance by ourselves, follow the link to see some of

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Lucy

BMW 328i CONVERTIBLE Individual, Cosmo Black on Sand Beige, 18″s, Winter Pack, Hifi option. Lucy read more Arrived in 2015, it’s my second e36. It’s mostly stock, and in need of restoration, even if being a daily she’s getting all the regular manintenance. Tested under almost all possible conditions, she still runs strong and looks good Kilometres ” WHEELS BHP Ccm   Maintenance As with the other cars, we try to do as much as possible of the maintenance by ourselves, follow the link to see some of these ordinary and extra-ordinary intervents. book now

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Teaching new tricks to old lamps (Part two)

Converting two old gate lights in balcony candle holders This is the second set of lamps we converted, to find out what we did with the first pair, check the part one. once again, not the cleanest lamps around As for the other pair, we had to use a lot of imagination to see through all those layers of dust and dirt, and give them a second life. Since we had already started the balcony table projects, we thought theese two soon-to-be candle holders could be the perfect complement of our balcony furniture. This is a very easy DIY project

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2017
Teaching new tricks to old lamps (Part One)

From old wall lamps to cute led nightstand lights. This is a two-part story, because we actually took care of two sets of lamps, both found in the family storage few months ago. a dusty start… These dusty and oxidized brass wall appliques had a gloriuos past in the tavern of my grandparents house. For several years they witnessed every big family reunion, until they were no longer needed, the house eventually sold, and they were put in storage, probably for good. Surprisingly enough, even the wife could see the potential they had, beyond the spider webs, the dust and

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2017
Renovating an old bike

  It actually happens quite often in our family, to start a “simple little project”, and end up with a major overhaul. This old bike was lying all dusty and rusty at my parent’s house, and it seemed a nice and quick temporary way to provide us with some two-wheeled freedom in our new house. Of course, that idea was going to change very soon,

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