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Offline Maak Hom Dronk

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Hey Reeen...
What a most excellent adventure.... For Real bro!... The RR had me hanging for the next episode from the start.
I especially enjoyed the latter part... the solitude of just 'being out there out there on your own' appeals to me for some inane reason.
Thanks for sharing and an especially big thanks for stopping over during your Debben leg... as I said, seeing you again after 12+ years MADE MY YEAR!!

Cheers...

PS: That pic of the pipe was just crying out for a 'song bubble'...  :lol8:
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MHD, that is a cradle of civilization male blow up doll! :imaposer:
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MHD, that is a cradle of civilization male blow up doll! :imaposer:

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Thanks for a great read and awesome pics. Really enjoyed your trip with you from start to finish.

Good luck with the contract!!
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Re: Grizz & Dozer's Ride South Africa, Ride Report Complete.
« Reply #544 on: May 18, 2013, 10:38:00 pm »
Remember this....... ??

Often council tip finds end up as useful items.

This one on the other hand, though "impressive" is only cosmetic in potential.

When I put it in my car, without it hitting the ground, I did not realize it had slots in for swords.
I thought it would be a cool thing to hang up above the wood burner I have fitted in the garage.

Of course that is where one starts..... then you lose control.

So I removed the black backing and made a new one, using a 1.2 X 1,4 meter sheet of hardboard I had stashed for some time.



Decided to change the backing colours while I was at it.



Then this morning I made a "Stencil" to be able to paint the accents to the stretchy bits..... cut a groove into some knotty pine ceiling plank.



The rest of the plank was used to make tow "blades" for the swords.
Initially I had planned to just do a very simple pair, but as I progressed the complexity increased, typical.
Fortunately the bandsaw is perfect for this sort of work.



Now every now and then I get a silly grin on my face, for various reasons... today it was the electric planer I bought from ALDI years ago, rarely used, but to get the two blades shaped into a typical double sided cutting edge associated with large swords, Claymores etc, I got to use the planer to get the edges.



Next up, back into the woodshed to turn a couple of handles, and make a handle with a pommel as well as a cross guard.







Then to split them I made up a quick guide using a couple of clamps and a bit of pallet plank.



Putting the bits together started to make me grin......



Next up to retrieve the silver paint I bought years ago for 50p on a B&Q sale. The gold was also bought at the same sale.
The blades got two coats of silver.



Handle, Pommel and Cross-guard got a couple of coats of Danish Oil and then I used an old cosmetic jewelry to decorate it.
The leather strips came from Nicola's UGG Boots.



I also added some decoration to the tops of the blades.





Finally done.
I had a good laugh as I was pretty pleased with the outcome overall.



Swords just on their own.

Trust you like them.




So next job is to hang it and hope the heat from the chimney does not set it alight.
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Hey Reeen...
What a most excellent adventure.... For Real bro!... The RR had me hanging for the next episode from the start.
I especially enjoyed the latter part... the solitude of just 'being out there out there on your own' appeals to me for some inane reason.
Thanks for sharing and an especially big thanks for stopping over during your Debben leg... as I said, seeing you again after 12+ years MADE MY YEAR!!

Cheers...

PS: That pic of the pipe was just crying out for a 'song bubble'...  :lol8:

It was all great mate.

Glad you enjoyed the RR.

To be honest, our extra day started with having to see you..... cozzz you're worth it.

You always make me laugh, so our visit was a winner.
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MHD, that is a cradle of civilization male blow up doll! :imaposer:

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Thanks for a great read and awesome pics. Really enjoyed your trip with you from start to finish.

Good luck with the contract!!

Once again, thanks for the encouragement and comments.

Contract is work, and more importantly, lets hope they have something when it ends.
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Re: Grizz & Dozer's Ride South Africa, Ride Report Complete.
« Reply #548 on: May 18, 2013, 11:41:18 pm »
Lekker gelees, ou maat.

Bly in kontak... :thumleft:
Don't be kak, be lekker.
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Re: Grizz & Dozer's Ride South Africa, Ride Report Complete.
« Reply #549 on: May 19, 2013, 07:49:41 pm »
Nice one Grizz, after reading this story, missed my old air head beemers (but did not miss their shocks), and was inspired, even started to clean an unclutter my garage! :sip: :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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Re: Grizz & Dozer's Ride South Africa, Ride Report Complete.
« Reply #550 on: May 22, 2013, 07:40:17 pm »
Lekker gelees, ou maat.

Bly in kontak... :thumleft:

Bly jy het dit geniet ou maat, jy het geen idee hoe baie ons dit en al die mense ens geniet het nie.
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Re: Grizz & Dozer's Ride South Africa, Ride Report Complete.
« Reply #551 on: May 22, 2013, 07:43:03 pm »
Nice one Grizz, after reading this story, missed my old air head beemers (but did not miss their shocks), and was inspired, even started to clean an unclutter my garage! :sip: :thumleft: :thumleft:

I used to have a 1000cc Bumble Bee before as well and they are a pleasure.

Glad you were inspired to start clearing your garage..... it does feel good once done.
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Got a text from Maverick last weekend...... "There are two speedfines for the Whale, one in Fishoek and one in Natal"

Ooooppppsss. I was not in Fishoek, but certainly was all over Natal.

R200.00 fine translates to about 15.00 and no points   :biggrin:





In a fitting finale to this thread, I got a small resolution copy of a scanned photo taken of my mum and dad a loooong time ago in Melmoth on the lawn behind the house they lived in.

I do not have any photos like this, so am really pleased to be able to add it.

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Nice Grizz, always a kick to read your reports, I'm glad to have had the chance to meet you and Deon, crazy duo if ever there was ;)
Pleased you are safely home and have another contract to get back to. I bet that 300yr old pipe was a hit with Nicola, not to mention plenty of fudge and nougat :biggrin:
Like your swords, well done mate. Now looking forward to your next Adventure report, whatever it may be  :thumleft:
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Got a text from Maverick last weekend...... "There are two speedfines for the Whale, one in Fishoek and one in Natal"

Ooooppppsss. I was not in Fishoek, but certainly was all over Natal.

R200.00 fine translates to about 15.00 and no points   :biggrin:



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Damn Grizz... 99km/h.... If you'd just tucked your head down you would have reached the 'fabled' 100km/h
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What a nice report! - Thanks Rian
 

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Thanks MHD and oo7

Here are a few YouTube clips from the trip I forgot to load.




Want to start a 1050cc Airhead with your hand...??

This is how to do it.







Hermanus.....



Top of the world.




Uitsig farm Baviaans kloof

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Blixem!!!

I am thankful we were not riding during this week with the weather as it is now.

Snow in the Cape?????
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Just got this pic texted from Deon, Woody1 made him a sign a while ago for his birthday, to put up at his Braai place.

Thought I would post it up here as it was part of the trip.



Moerse Dankie Kobus !!
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Plesier. Het ook een vir Francois gedoen die naweek. Kyk op Sweisie se XT600 bou thread.

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