Radass.com » Crafty Stuff http://www.radass.com The Most Entertaining Videos, Photos & Stories on the Internet - Life's Too Short Not to be Radass Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:19:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Retired Volkswagen Worker Carves Himself A Wooden VW Beetle http://www.radass.com/wooden-vw-beetle/ http://www.radass.com/wooden-vw-beetle/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:03:02 +0000 http://www.radass.com/?p=155274 A retired Volkswagen worker has carved himself a unique VW Beetle – out of wood. Momir Bojic made everything from the bonnet to the gearstick in his garden workshop – with help from understanding wife Nada. The couple according to Orange News created wooden pedals, wheel caps, bumpers, signal lamps, tail-lights, wipers, door mirrors, steering wheel,... Continue Reading

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A retired Volkswagen worker has carved himself a unique VW Beetle – out of wood.

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Momir Bojic made everything from the bonnet to the gearstick in his garden workshop – with help from understanding wife Nada. The couple according to Orange News created wooden pedals, wheel caps, bumpers, signal lamps, tail-lights, wipers, door mirrors, steering wheel, parcel shelf, dashboard, clock and even the radio aerial. The bodywork features thousands of thumbnail-sized, finely sliced sections of oak designed to replicate the wooden-tiled roofs of Mr Bojic’s homeland of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Each tile involved a process involving no less than 23 separate procedures, including cutting, chamfering, bevelling, drilling and smoothing, before they could be applied to the vehicle.

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Mr Bojic, who worked at a Volkswagen Transporter manufacturing plant in Hanover, spotted the 1975 Beetle for sale at a fair and got a metalwork company to take off the roof, doors and strip the chassis. He said, “I told my wife Nada that I was none too sure exactly what I was going to do with this addition to the household, but whatever decision I came to it would be something original and worthwhile.” The painstaking task to transform the VW took 18 months, with the determined couple working morning, noon and night in order to get it finished. Mr Bojic, who is in his 60s, said, “I was intending to undertake the task by myself, but after my wife saw the amount of effort involved she felt I was crazy to try and do it all on my own.” And he is already planning his next project, adding, “I’ve an idea in mind; something along the lines of a sporty looking car with dual rocket-style pods and, of course, trimmed throughout with thousands of pieces of wood.”Unique wooden Volkswagen Beetle. (13)Unique wooden Volkswagen Beetle. (12)Unique wooden Volkswagen Beetle. (11)Unique wooden Volkswagen Beetle. (10)Retired Volkswagen Worker Carves Himself A Wooden VW Beetle. (9)Unique wooden Volkswagen Beetle. (8)Retired Volkswagen Worker Carves Himself A Wooden VW Beetle. (6)Unique wooden Volkswagen Beetle. (5)Unique wooden Volkswagen Beetle. (4)Unique wooden Volkswagen Beetle. (3)Retired Volkswagen Worker Carves Himself A Wooden VW Beetle. (2)Unique wooden Volkswagen Beetle. (1)

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Who Knew Picnic Tables Could Be So Fu*king Cool? (Video) http://www.radass.com/worlds-coolest-picnic-table-ever/ http://www.radass.com/worlds-coolest-picnic-table-ever/#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:05:50 +0000 http://www.radass.com/?p=246338 This is the worlds fastest picnic table ever built claims the maker. I’ve seen other picnic tables on the web that have motors and wheels, but must agree this one is quick and looks like it handles pretty damn good. All that’s needed now is to attach a cooler and BBQ and he’ll be set and... Continue Reading

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This is the worlds fastest picnic table ever built claims the maker.

I’ve seen other picnic tables on the web that have motors and wheels, but must agree this one is quick and looks like it handles pretty damn good.

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The worlds coolest picnic table ever with a 7 hp motor. (1)

All that’s needed now is to attach a cooler and BBQ and he’ll be set and ready to go.

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DIY Air Conditioning Unit For Under $20 Bucks http://www.radass.com/diy-air-conditioning-unit-under-20-bucks/ http://www.radass.com/diy-air-conditioning-unit-under-20-bucks/#comments Tue, 09 Jun 2015 07:02:51 +0000 http://www.radass.com/?p=238650 You don’t have to sweat your ass off this Summer just because you can’t afford an AC unit. For a little under $20 bucks you can build your own portable AC unit that actually works. All you’ll need is two vents, a small fan, a styrofoam cooler and a few water bottles. Vents $4, Cooler $4,... Continue Reading

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You don’t have to sweat your ass off this Summer just because you can’t afford an AC unit.

For a little under $20 bucks you can build your own portable AC unit that actually works. All you’ll need is two vents, a small fan, a styrofoam cooler and a few water bottles.

Vents $4, Cooler $4, Fan $10, Sharpie to trace $2

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First mark where the fan will sit.

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Using the vents as a stencil, mark the lid of the cooler where you plan to put the vents.

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Keep in mind when cutting the holes for the vents that the fit needs to be tight.

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When cutting the hole for the fan, cut a little inside of the edge so the fan has something to sit on.

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Now place bottles with with ice in them inside the cooler. The more the merrier.

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Place the lid back on with the fan and vents and there you go. The unit will kick out air around 50 degrees F at the vents and cool an average size bedroom. Each set of frozen water bottles should last about 3-4 hours. Be sure to keep a set of extra bottles in the freezer and you should be set for the day.

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Useful Life Hacks if You Don’t Mind Being a Grimy Person (21 Photos) http://www.radass.com/grimy-useful-life-hacks/ http://www.radass.com/grimy-useful-life-hacks/#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:04:29 +0000 http://www.radass.com/?p=226785 Source

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Creativity At It’s Finest (35 Pics) http://www.radass.com/creative-ideas-creative-life-hacks/ http://www.radass.com/creative-ideas-creative-life-hacks/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:01:32 +0000 http://www.radass.com/?p=103709 The post Creativity At It’s Finest (35 Pics) appeared first on Radass.com.

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Man Makes Awesome Leather Bound Set of Harry Potter Books For His Wife For Christmas http://www.radass.com/diy-leather-bound-set-of-harry-potter-books/ http://www.radass.com/diy-leather-bound-set-of-harry-potter-books/#comments Mon, 29 Dec 2014 08:07:58 +0000 http://www.radass.com/?p=203106 Harry Potter Leather Bound Set The rough A really old piece of what was probably saddle leather. In my inexperience I thought this would be a great bit of leather to work with. Corners The spine Corners cut and dyed   The back 2/3rds of the way The spine and back, with back corners, laid... Continue Reading

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Harry Potter Leather Bound Set

The rough

A really old piece of what was probably saddle leather. In my inexperience I thought this would be a great bit of leather to work with.

A leather bound set of Harry Potter books. (2)

Corners

A leather bound set of Harry Potter books. (3)

The spine

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Corners cut and dyed

 

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The back

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2/3rds of the way

The spine and back, with back corners, laid out.

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Front cover rough

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Front cut

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Aligning

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Hole punch

Punching the holes for the corner rivets.

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Tools

The tools I use for stamping the front, it’s from the geometric tooling set.

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A leather bound set of the Harry Potter books. (14)

Stamping progress

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Stamping complete

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Traced

I used a print out of the logo as a template to trace.

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Cutting

Beginning the cutout process using a swivel knife. Only cut partially through, so it can be bevelled later.

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Cut complete!

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Bevelling

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Done with the bevelling.

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Symbol trace

Each book front cover also gets a symbol unique to the book. This is book 3, so I’m doing a time turner.

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More Bevelling

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Done with one.

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More Covers

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Dyed

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All that glitters…

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The logo completed!

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Details!

I used some acrylic paint to add just a touch of color to the various front cover symbols.

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All the parts!

All the pieces – Cut, stamped, dyed, antiqued, and separated out.

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Rough layout

All the parts, laid out roughly. Next is a final trim, to ensure all the book covers are the same size(or close enough)

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Oiled

A light coat of neatsfoot oil goes on everything, to restore the moisture lost from dying/tooling and restore some of the flexibility to the leather.

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Polish!

All the pieces get a coat of Tan-kote, a protective, water resistant, finish. I wanted to use a 50/50 water/resolene, but I was unable to get my hands on resolene in a timely manner

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Edging

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Edge finisher

This handy little tool helps smooth down the edges.

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Edged

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Rivets

Placing rivets in preparation to glue. The rivets will help keep the piece in place while gluing, afterwards the rivets will be capped and not only keep things together, but look awesome.

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Riveted!

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Almost there!

I’ve placed the covers on the books and stacked them(sans #3), just to see what they look like. It’s almost there!

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Straps

Here I have cut, dyed, edges and finished the buckle straps. The buckles are secured with glue, and simple stich. My progress pictures get spotty here as I was down to the wire on time

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I ended up gluing the straps due to time constraints(it was christmas eve eve), I can stitch them later if that proves insufficient

 

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Edge holes for edge lacing.

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Progress on edge lacing.

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Laced, with the front strap!

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On Christmas eve, I realized I had forgotten the spine stitching that I had originally planned on. It was simple enough, fortunately.

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Running super short on time(christmas eve!) I added simple cloth pockets to hold the book to the cover.

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Done at last! Merry Christmas.

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Dude Renovates Childhood Treehouse Into Cozy Party Pad http://www.radass.com/dude-renovates-childhood-treehouse-cozy-pad/ http://www.radass.com/dude-renovates-childhood-treehouse-cozy-pad/#comments Wed, 24 Dec 2014 08:02:14 +0000 http://www.radass.com/?p=202396 Originally his girlfriends childhood treehouse, dude doesn’t have the heart to tear it down so he renovates it into a cozy little pad. As kids we all wanted that awesome place to call our own. The treehouse was that cool place we could go play and make our own decisions without an adult telling us... Continue Reading

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Originally his girlfriends childhood treehouse, dude doesn’t have the heart to tear it down so he renovates it into a cozy little pad.

As kids we all wanted that awesome place to call our own. The treehouse was that cool place we could go play and make our own decisions without an adult telling us what to do. With this in mind, instead of demolishing what appeared to be a complete loss, Redditor treelorduson decided to refurbish the old ran down treehouse in his girlfriend’s back yard. Not sure what he meant by it, but he said “a lot of weed and love when into creating this.” Something tells me he is a pot smoking, life loving cool ass dude.

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After he finished the project he calls The Loft, here’s what the cozy pad has:

  • Couch that fits 3 people
  • Single size bed that 3 people can sit on or 1 sleep in
  • Full surround sound
  • 3 Windows + skylight
  • Fully sealed making ideal for hot-boxing
  • Outdoor sitting area, complete with fake grass, coffee table and seats
  • Galaxy themed ceiling
  • Carpet
  • Electricity output
  • State of the art heating system
  • 3 levels of lighting

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He says he “had to put the trampoline there because no one could ever get down the ladder baked, so yes, yes we do trampoline dives off the deck hahaha”.

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A Girls Very Single Christmas Cards http://www.radass.com/very-single-christmas-cards/ http://www.radass.com/very-single-christmas-cards/#comments Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:04:23 +0000 http://www.radass.com/?p=200083 Very Single Christmas Cards by Bridget Bridget is one of 5 girls in a family. The other 4 girls are married and make their family Christmas cards every year so Bridget decided to do her own. You have to admit, Bridget is pretty creative. 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 imgur

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Very Single Christmas Cards by Bridget

Bridget is one of 5 girls in a family. The other 4 girls are married and make their family Christmas cards every year so Bridget decided to do her own. You have to admit, Bridget is pretty creative.

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Check Out The World’s Simplest Electric Train http://www.radass.com/the-worlds-simplest-electric-train/ http://www.radass.com/the-worlds-simplest-electric-train/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 23:52:15 +0000 http://www.radass.com/?p=197658 Not only will kids love this but it will teach them a great lesson. If nothing else they will walk away thinking you are an Einstein of a father, mother aunt or uncle.

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Not only will kids love this but it will teach them a great lesson. If nothing else they will walk away thinking you are an Einstein of a father, mother aunt or uncle.

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Ok, I Want One… And You Will Too http://www.radass.com/nutcracker-for-the-modern-era/ http://www.radass.com/nutcracker-for-the-modern-era/#comments Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:43:33 +0000 http://www.radass.com/?p=194487 Meet Naomi, The Nutcracker For The Modern Era

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Meet Naomi, The Nutcracker For The Modern Era

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