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Snip's 07-24-2013 09:46 AM

Cowtown.....:rolleyes:

Columbus Ohio...

Captain Claw 07-24-2013 02:51 PM

Amazing work man!!

Snip's 07-24-2013 04:32 PM

Thanks.....

I used to work for a large corporation for 25 years. My job became a tedious, boring, uninspiring, grey kind of existence.... Was up for a major promotion to a position of vice president with a nice salary increase, in charge of the corporate sales department.... During the review, I was informed of the advancement plans for me..... Had one of those "Aha" moments.... I thanked them and gave them my 3 month resignation in the review meeting.... Management was flabbergasted.... Afterwards I thought.... What the hell did I just do......

Took a one week vacation, then started running the my wife's company.....

Been having the time of my life.... And haven't looked back....

Captain Claw 07-24-2013 04:40 PM

That's a great story man :tu:

Snip's 07-24-2013 05:24 PM

Hah...

We are born....

We work....

We die....

Try to have the most fun in the middle part.....:cool:

Captain Claw 07-24-2013 06:41 PM

Isn't that the truth!

LowCountry S 07-24-2013 06:51 PM

definitely one of the coolest threads on the site!!

great work man!

Sketch 07-24-2013 07:34 PM

Very impressive work!!! Wow!

Snip's 07-24-2013 09:29 PM

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About a year ago I made 40 awning frames for one of the local shops here in Columbus...

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Snip's 07-24-2013 09:53 PM

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I was asked to make a bar tender for Sushi Rock at the Columbus location here in the Short North Art district.... The idea was to have the barkeeper that mixes the drinks kind of be almost a part of the bar. I had to make the unit curved and fit inside the curved lit bar....

Here's the lit bar I had to fit...

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Here's my stainless steel curved unit...
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Not a very good shot, but my part is in the center of the bar under some of those round hanging lights...
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Roosey 07-24-2013 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snip's (Post 786445)
Hah...

We are born....

We work....

We die....

Try to have the most fun in the middle part.....:cool:

this is very true! also it's a great story! from a sheet metal guy to another it's inspiring and makes me think about my own future.

I'm 21, work in a huge shipyard building aircraft carriers and submarines for the navy. My job title is sheet metal(even though i don't get to really play with it much:() but I really cant see myself working there for 40 some years and retiring. With background in carpentry and now sheet metal, I've thought about, and would love to someday open up something like what you've got going on. Again very inspiring!

With that said you have some really awesome projects and excellent work! Loving all the stainless steel projects! :tu:

minimusprime 07-26-2013 12:00 AM

As commercial construction PM that struggles to find solid arch metal and stainless people, I'm impressed.

Snip's 07-26-2013 01:16 AM

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One of the local restaurants had outside patio seating and used a fireplace for heating during the cold months... The owner wanted a custom log rack and grate for the fireplace....

Here is the log rack completed in my shop...

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Then had it hot dipper galvanized so it wouldn't rust sitting outside at the patio....
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This was the fireplace grate we made...
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Snip's 07-26-2013 01:43 AM

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Had a client that wanted a custom hood made for their kitchen at their house. They gave me a picture out of a magazine.

There's the picture they provided...

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Built a plywood "buck" and added 14 gauge HRPO steel cladding with round head rivets. This is as completed in my shop before having a finish applied....
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Here is the same hood after applying the finish and installed in their home...
Also made the stainless steel insert that held the blower, filter and lighting assembly.
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Snip's 07-26-2013 01:59 AM

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I was asked to make a snack "kiosk" for a customer in town. The internals needed to be all stainless steel and they wanted some snack rods made that would hold bags of peanuts, dried fruit etc.

Here is the unit being clad with stainless steel in my shop (White PVC film protects the SS surface and gets removed at the time of installation).

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SS posts to hold the bagged snacks and get mounted on the end panels of the kiosk.
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Installed and being used.....
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Snip's 07-26-2013 09:11 PM

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Working today on finishing up the cowl / windshield / instrument panel fitting....

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Captain Claw 07-30-2013 05:12 PM

Sweet!

Snip's 07-30-2013 06:30 PM

Finished up this project today ahead of schedule and on budget.... My client arrived at 1:00 for his signoff and approval... They were very happy with the work.... Now I get to disassemble it for delivery tomorrow at 9:00am and the invoice gets sent out as well (Happy Feet)...:D

Snip's 07-30-2013 08:52 PM

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Had to assemble it in my shop to get the client's approval for payment... Not a whole lot of room to do this... All went well though... Did this job in 3 weeks and 2 days...

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MrBattle 07-31-2013 01:49 AM

:slow clap:

ShadowGLI 08-01-2013 12:00 PM

That's wild. How does that work, like legally?

Obviously cars/bikes need to be inspected and cleared to be registered and road worthy, how do you register a homemade plane? Does it share some core item from a totaled plane? Did the design use a open source design schematic or was it some historic replica? Seems like there has to be some method to the madness I assume.

Tia

Snip's 08-01-2013 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ShadowGLI (Post 787174)
That's wild. How does that work, like legally?

Obviously cars/bikes need to be inspected and cleared to be registered and road worthy, how do you register a homemade plane? Does it share some core item from a totaled plane? Did the design use a open source design schematic or was it some historic replica? Seems like there has to be some method to the madness I assume.

Tia

Well legally I'm making it for a client to a clients set of cad drawings.... It's a static display and will have a plastic reproduction engine and little kids will be able to sit in it and make engine noises..... It's only a full size exhibit... With no intention of being airworthy....;) The only inspection earlier this week was by the client, for approval, so I can get paid.... :cool:

ShadowGLI 08-01-2013 01:09 PM

Ok I missed the model part. I thought it was a legit shell.

Very cool either way :tu:

Snip's 08-01-2013 01:36 PM

Thanks!

Tit 08-02-2013 05:34 AM

So awesome.

Snip's 08-02-2013 10:21 AM

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Thanks!

A while back I was asked to design and build a condiment table for a local restaurant. It had to fit an angled wall from window edge to window edge, where a straight table wouldn't work as well....

This is the final piece..

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iDiaz 08-02-2013 03:58 PM

Man, get over here and rebuild my kitchen entirely. Cool stuff.

Lukifer 08-02-2013 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by iDiaz (Post 787285)
Man, get over here and rebuild my kitchen entirely. Cool stuff.

yes

Snip's 08-02-2013 10:00 PM

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Thanks for the comments guy's...

I was contacted by Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, which have their headquarters here in Columbus, to put together a proposal and build signage for one of their parlors in the Art District....

This is what I came up with...

Hand formed the scrollwork
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Matte black powder coat
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Assembled
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Installed
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MtyMous 08-03-2013 12:35 AM

are you in ohio? I'm going to Dayton for a few weeks if you're in the area.

Sketch 08-03-2013 02:36 AM

Very very impressive work. Wow. :tu:

Snip's 08-03-2013 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by MtyMous (Post 787331)
are you in ohio? I'm going to Dayton for a few weeks if you're in the area.

Up in Columbus...

Snip's 08-03-2013 02:01 PM

BMW Brake Cooling Project
 
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Here's a fun project that was done for a local BMW owner....

He wanted better brake cooling that would bring the air directly into the center of the disc with a fairly tight clearance...

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Snip's 08-03-2013 02:04 PM

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Additional pic's of the construction...

Test mockup
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Test mockup
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Finished duct...
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emmerson_biggins 08-03-2013 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by MtyMous (Post 787331)
are you in ohio? I'm going to Dayton for a few weeks if you're in the area.

I'm in Dayton, near Yellow Springs....a great area for arts, hiking, biking, food, and drink.

In fact, there's a new brewery in town with good beer on tap.

Hit me up.

Snip's 08-07-2013 01:24 AM

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My client sent me this picture today of the two stainless steel bathroom mirrors I made for them a few weeks ago...

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Captain Claw 08-07-2013 02:23 PM

:tu:

ElderHatesman 08-08-2013 11:03 PM

Very pretty.

Snip's 08-10-2013 09:20 PM

Something for my MINI
 
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Went down to my shop this morning to make a mount for my ScanGauge...

Picked a place on the "A" pillar drilled two holes and installed a threaded insert in the metal window frame to hold the bracket..Need to get a grommet to trim out around the hole for the electrical lead...

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Sheared and bent some scrap stainless steel into a bracket and holder...

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Added a short length of SS tubing as a standoff...

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Done...

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KiLO 08-10-2013 09:47 PM

:tu:


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