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glatt 06-20-2010 12:59 PM

What did you make today?
 
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Maybe it was a sandwich, maybe something else.

Today I made a whistle. My son found instruction in a book he had on how to make a whistle from a tree branch. So we tried it out. A willow tree is apparently the best, but a tulip poplar will work, and that's what we have. We messed the first one up, but the second one works! We cut the branch sections before lunch. Soaked them in a bucket while we had lunch, and then spent about 20 minutes after lunch making them.

Griff 06-20-2010 01:05 PM

Any chance we could get a sound file?

Cloud 06-20-2010 01:17 PM

very cool!

glatt 06-20-2010 01:21 PM

Lemme see what I can do. It's kind of quiet. If you try to blow too hard, it doesn't work. I think if we play around with various dimensions and stuff, we could make a really sweet sounding one.

glatt 06-20-2010 01:30 PM

Hopefully this will work. Don't know if Youtube has the video file fully processed yet.



If it's not embedded, this is the file name.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV_ThJ6-vNI

Griff 06-20-2010 01:31 PM

Excellent!

Cicero 06-20-2010 01:35 PM

LOL! That is great! The sound alarmed my dog! Happy fathers day BTW...I can't find the proper thread...

HungLikeJesus 06-20-2010 02:15 PM

I'm in the (ongoing) process of making and installing base and case moldings. This weekend I'm working on the big bathroom, which is divided into an upper and lower area. I hope to finish the upper area today, but the house is not cooperating.

The moldings are hickory, to match the floors that we put in last summer, 3 inch case and 4 inch base.

I'm also making a presentation for the Department of Homeland Security.

Shawnee123 06-20-2010 02:24 PM

I made a meatloaf. Well, it's in the oven.

I tried putting some pickles in it this time, at a friend's suggestion. I'll have to see how it is.

skysidhe 06-20-2010 03:15 PM

The whistle is amazing glatt.

Shawnee :greenface

I might have to put you on ignore just so I don't accidentally read about the pickles in your meatloaf again. :greenface:greenface:greenface

monster 06-20-2010 03:27 PM

Just as long as somebody else isn't putting their pickle in your meatloaf! :eek:

I made a ceramic napkin box. Well finished it anyway. I rolled and cut the pieces last week.

monster 06-20-2010 03:28 PM

Cool Whislte, glatt -can you post the instructions, please?

Shawnee123 06-20-2010 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by skysidhe (Post 664816)
The whistle is amazing glatt.

Shawnee :greenface

I might have to put you on ignore just so I don't accidentally read about the pickles in your meatloaf again. :greenface:greenface:greenface

I'm frightened. I won't be eating it until later, though. We'll see.

monster, pic of ceramic napkin thingy, please. :D

monster 06-20-2010 03:31 PM

didn't take one yet. It needs fire then glaze then fire.....

Elspode 06-20-2010 10:07 PM

I made cheeseburgers and hotdogs on the grille, made the dishes go into the dishwasher and made the pots and pans clean by hand, made the downstairs bathroom clean, and made Selene buy me a new chainsaw and a new set of lopping shears.

Aliantha 06-20-2010 10:13 PM

I just made a peanut butter and banana sandwich.

It was good.

jinx 06-20-2010 10:46 PM

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Grilled poppers. Also guacamole and grilled plantains.

monster 06-20-2010 10:52 PM

I made baby jesus cry

Clodfobble 06-20-2010 11:00 PM

OMG I want those stuffed peppers, jinx.

jinx 06-20-2010 11:02 PM

They are really good.

Sundae 06-21-2010 03:22 AM

Yesterday I made Grandad two red salmon and cucumber rolls.
Today I am making my bro happy by housesitting.
And later I may be making Candied Yams for the first time ever.

HungLikeJesus 06-21-2010 07:31 AM

Is that like sushi?

glatt 06-21-2010 08:29 AM

I just made thread today about how to make a whistle, and it took longer than actually making a whistle!

Pie 06-21-2010 10:05 AM

Paranoid remarks, vague accusations, veiled threats.

jinx 06-21-2010 10:18 AM

Coffee.

Sundae 06-21-2010 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Sundae Girl (Post 664918)
Yesterday I made Grandad two red salmon and cucumber rolls.

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Originally Posted by HungLikeJesus (Post 664940)
Is that like sushi?

No - just white bread rolls filled with tinned salmon and sliced cucumber. He's 87 you know...
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And later I may be making Candied Yams for the first time ever.
Was too hot in town. By the time I'd done Grandad's shopping and paid my bills I'd completely forgotten that yams were on my list.
I didn't make it to the library either (I want Small Gods by Terry Pratchett).

Still, I did make my mind about about Mum's birthday present.
It's not until 3 September but I like to plan in advance :)

Shawnee123 06-21-2010 01:13 PM

Don't let your meat loaf.
 
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Originally Posted by skysidhe (Post 664816)
Shawnee :greenface

I might have to put you on ignore just so I don't accidentally read about the pickles in your meatloaf again. :greenface:greenface:greenface

It wasn't too bad. I chopped them up really small so mostly it was just a slight pickle flavor. I won't do it again, though, and detract from my killer meatloaf.

HungLikeJesus 06-21-2010 01:31 PM

I wish I had time to search for a graphic of a killer meatloaf, but it's time to go back to work.

Clodfobble 06-21-2010 03:06 PM

I made pickles!

Well, am making. The pickle press is sitting on my counter, crammed full of cabbage and pickling salt. We shall see what horrors may or may not result tomorrow.

Shawnee123 06-21-2010 03:08 PM

Funny that I'm not fond of cucumbers but I do like pickles! What is the cabbage for????

Sundae 06-21-2010 03:14 PM

Pickled red cabbage?
It's a staple pickle here, especially over Christmas.

Clodfobble 06-21-2010 03:17 PM

This one's green, but you can pickle pretty much any vegetable (or fruit, for that matter.) I'm trying to recreate this amazing soup I get from the Chinese place, that has pickled cabbage, pork, tomatoes, and snow peas in a clear broth.

limey 06-21-2010 05:00 PM

Today I made music.
I played Eb bass in the Brass Band for a programme including such popular numbers as Annie's Song, Blaze Away, I Got Rhythm and Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, and Sousaphone in a little jazz combo (me, cornet and geetar) with things like When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful, Darktown Strutters Ball, Muskrat Ramble* and Didn't He Ramble.
Ah'm knackereddd!



*Now renamed by us Mustn't Grumble!

Pie 06-21-2010 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by HungLikeJesus (Post 665036)
I wish I had time to search for a graphic of a killer meatloaf, but it's time to go back to work.

Killer Meatloaf?

http://www.work-killer.com/wp-conten...outofhell3.jpg

HungLikeJesus 06-21-2010 06:33 PM

And the monster is loose! Good find, Pie.

Clodfobble, do you plan to pickle any peppers?

Clodfobble 06-21-2010 06:35 PM

A peck of them, perhaps.

monster 06-21-2010 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by HungLikeJesus (Post 665194)
And the monster is loose

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Clodfobble, do you plan to pickle any peckers?

:lol:

glatt 07-22-2010 10:54 AM

Last night, I made a carrying case for some memory cards.

I had ordered 3 double packs of SD memory cards off Amazon for an upcoming vacation to the 4 corners region. They were cheap. But these memory cards didn't come with protective cases. Including the two I already owned, I now had 8 SD cards to keep track of. It's an embarrassment of riches, but a potential problem if I lose a card containing a couple hundred priceless vacation pictures.

Eyeballing an SD memory card, I realized that each one was about the height of a 35 mm negative. I thought they might fit perfectly into the plastic sheets you used to have for organizing 35mm film negatives. So I dug through a box of old photos to get a sheet of negative holders. Cut two pieces out of it in a way that each will hold 4 cards with easy access from both sides of the sheet. I had a plastic box from a pocket first aid kit that was the perfect size. I padded the inside of the box with a little thin foam packaging from a cell phone, and the card sleeves fit in there perfectly. An Altoid tin would probably also be just the right size.

It's super simple, and very effective. The cards are easy to slide into and out of the sleeves. I should post a picture.

You can buy very similar card organizers for like $10 online. But it's cheaper, faster, and more fun to make one out of stuff you may have lying around.

xoxoxoBruce 07-22-2010 11:01 AM

Great, keep 'em all together so you can lose 'em all at once. :haha:

classicman 07-22-2010 12:27 PM

Bruce beat me to it - I was just thinking about keeping all your eggs in one basket...

glatt 07-22-2010 12:50 PM

Sure, but in reality, when we have a lot of stuff to carry, we put it in a bag or container of some sort. It's just what we do. It's easier.

Shawnee123 07-22-2010 01:02 PM

No, glatt...just in case you should keep one in your shoe, one in a closet, one above the door frame, one in the glove compartment, one in a safe deposit box, one in...

While you're at it, please also scatter your dishes, your tools, and your clothing.

I mean...WTF?

monster 07-22-2010 01:08 PM

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monster, pic of ceramic napkin thingy, please. :D

not the best pic, but....

glatt 07-22-2010 01:15 PM

Very nice. I like it.

xoxoxoBruce 07-22-2010 01:26 PM

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Originally Posted by glatt (Post 671997)
Sure, but in reality, when we have a lot of stuff to carry, we put it in a bag or container of some sort. It's just what we do. It's easier.

Of course, it's an excellent idea, I was just fucking with you. How about a layer of that anti-static plastic that comes on electronic gizmos?

classicman 07-22-2010 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by glatt (Post 671997)
Sure, but in reality, when we have a lot of stuff to carry, we put it in a bag or container of some sort. It's just what we do. It's easier.

I must have missed something - Why are you carrying them all with you? Why not leave the ones with the past vacation pics at home?

Its not like you pack everything you own and take it with you on business trips ;)

xoxoxoBruce 07-22-2010 01:43 PM

He's got to take the pictures first, and needs the cards to do that.

classicman 07-22-2010 01:46 PM

8 of them? Thats a lot of pics no? I take mine and they stay on the camera till I get home. I guess you're taking a lot more than I thought.

glatt 07-22-2010 01:48 PM

The idea is they are empty when I leave for the vacation and full when I come home. It's a lot of cards, but they were cheap. And this way, I can take movies without worrying about having enough space left on the card.

I was wondering about the static when I was making it. I'm going to assume that static isn't a big issue. Hope I'm right.

classicman 07-22-2010 01:54 PM

My bad.

Getgo 07-22-2010 02:14 PM

Today I made myself two cheeseburgers. Turned out quite tasty.

glatt 07-22-2010 02:25 PM

What kind of cheese?

Getgo 07-22-2010 02:38 PM

Good ol' American cheese.

glatt 07-22-2010 02:55 PM

White or orange?

Clodfobble 07-23-2010 11:16 PM

Tonight I made a single serving of frosting for just one cupcake. It worked out tremendously.

xoxoxoBruce 07-23-2010 11:52 PM

Damn, I didn't think that was possible... without a lot of bowl licking. :haha:

Clodfobble 07-24-2010 08:30 AM

2 Tbs powdered sugar
1/2 Tbs grapeseed oil
1/4 tsp almond milk, adding up to another 1/4 tsp as needed.

Mix vigorously with a fork in a small tupperware container.

(Of course I took pictures, but I won't post them until I've got photos of the accompanying cupcake recipe as well.)

xoxoxoBruce 07-24-2010 08:37 AM

With a fork? Sounds like a job for when you're really pissed off at something.:D

Shawnee123 07-24-2010 09:01 AM

monster, I just saw your napkin thingy! It's lovely.

(grumble grumble more freaking talented people)

However, late last night I made the mother of all meatloafs, after drinking way too many beers with friends. I didn't burn the place down or anything!

lumberjim 08-08-2010 10:27 PM

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