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  1. Dave OCD
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    Dave OCD Electrician's Arms

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    A cable stand, from 20mm galv conduit. He was well chuffed and couldn't wait to show me when I got home. I think he did well, still only 17. :)
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  2. stummish
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    Beautifully done. Simple and effective, the best way.
     
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  3. ruston
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    Yes , he has done well with that. Good things ahead.:)
     
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  4. Dave OCD
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    Thanks mate, yes I was impressed, have never thought of it myself and it was all great practice for him.
     
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  5. LankyWill
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    Top job! looks more professional and sturdier than the cheap Chinese ones around these days.
     
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  6. Dave OCD
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    Thanks Ruston and Will. :)
     
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  7. stummish
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    Much better than the ones I used to knock up. I didn't bend the legs, just straight pieces into the angle boxes. Bet your proud, and he should be too.
     
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  8. Specialist
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    Nice job, bet that'll last a few years. Guess he's doing your tube work from now on :)
     
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    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

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    Brilliant Dave:)
     
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  10. Marvo
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    Marvo GMES....You absolute beauty. YOU ROCK DUDE!!!! Staff Member

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    Looks great, well made.
     
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  11. Rob
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    Looks like he's done a good job. Get some galv spray on those running couplers and it'll last him years an look like new.
     
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  12. Karin
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    Karin Trainee Trainee Access

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    ah, you mean the "all-terrain cable stand", specifically designed for versatility on the roughest of jobsites. ;)
    that beauty in the OP looks like it'd do no damage to a finished floor :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned bonding!
    Nice job Dave, must be a great feeling having your boy create something as good looking as that.
     
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  14. stantheman
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    The boy's done good, you must be proud!
     
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  15. dmxtothemax
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    it's one of those things !
    :cool:
     
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  16. Midwest
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    Okay, the challenge is on. This is what I made at college, circa 1973. My Dad thought it was some form of pipe;

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    :(
     
  17. telectrix
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    a bush spanner?
     
  18. Midwest
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    Arrh yes, your obviously an engineer of repute to spot that. I was actually challenging members to post their adolescent engineering accolades.

    I do recall making a steam windmill at school in the metalwork class, out of a tin can. Didn't last the passages of time unfortunately.

    I also have somewhere in my collection an MI stripping (tool), made out of a steel rod, with a plastic coated handle, for comfort.
     
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  19. 7029 dave
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    Very nice.
     
  20. Midwest
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    If your interested Dave, I'll dig it out and post a picture :D
     
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  21. 7029 dave
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    Sorry, the pic of the cable dispenser out of conduit looks nice. Not your bloody windmill.;)
     
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  22. Midwest
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    Okay alright, no need to be so direct.

    PS If you had seen it, you would of been awe inspired :)
     
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  23. Dave OCD
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    Wow, I really appreciate all the kind and positive comments, thanks very much everyone ! :) Yes it does make me feel proud that he's making nice steady progress and has loads of enthusiasm, nice lad too and liked by the customers- a 17 year old that you can talk to and get more than grunts or 'whatever' in return. The irony is that we hardly ever touch any steel conduit work. :)
     
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  24. Specialist
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    A 17 year old that doesn't just grunt when you talk to them. Blimey Dave steady on, it'll be a race to see which one of us kidnaps him first :).
     
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  25. stummish
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    Isn't that one of the harbingers of the apocalypse?
     
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  26. freddo
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    I was just thinking that, happy to do a swap with our apprentice. I had to provide instructions on how to open a can of paint the other day. :weary:

    Good conduit work though! Somewhere I have a pair of conduit nesting tables I made some years back...
     
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  27. Specialist
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    I knew I'd read that it meant something bad was coming, just couldn't remember what :)

    @freddo@freddo: Nesting tables made out of Conduit, need pictures :)
     
  28. mrhorse
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    Quality! Simple design but very effective. Fair play to him.
     
  29. Specialist
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    Any pics of the Steam windmill ?
     
  30. Midwest
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    No sadly not, lost in the passages of time. I could try and find the stripping tool if you want:rolleyes:
     
  31. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    No reply? - tumble weed and associated wind noise - exit stage left whistling!
     
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  33. stummish
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    Is that you in your work gear @telectrix@telectrix ? o_O:tongueout: hehehe
     
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  34. D00DY_T00DY
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    D00DY_T00DY Gorilla Whisperer Electrician's Arms

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    Made a plumb bob in DT. had no idea what one was. Tempted to use it more but knowing me id lose it :(

    Plumb bob.. very woody sound plllumb bob.

    Very nice steel work. looks too good to use!
     
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  35. stummish
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    @D00DY_T00DY@D00DY_T00DY Gooooorn, plumb bob. .. good woody kind of words. Not those dreadfully tinny words like electricity.

    Hopefully someone else gets the reference or ill sound like a right kn*b
     
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  36. D00DY_T00DY
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    D00DY_T00DY Gorilla Whisperer Electrician's Arms

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    erogenous zooooone

    Well better go have a bath I suppose :D

    I was thinking the same thing when I posted it :D glad someone clicked on.
     
  37. Noaksie
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    Noaksie Dave Noakes TMIET

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    That's brought back memories. I made one over 30 years ago at college. Gonna get my apprentice to make one of these. Bending conduit is not his strongest skill. Wonder how many lengths of tube he will wreck! The pics look good nice job he should be proud of that. Too many sparks fail on conduit bending skills. Great skill to master.
     
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