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TheReverend
05-30-2010, 07:00 PM
So I do random projects with my 6 year old to spend time together and incorporate learning, and I figured this holiday weekend was a good time to work on getting her more interested in math by doing some geometry and scaling. So we printed out the Broncos logo and blew it up onto a 24x48x1 panel.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/thereverend316/100_0089.jpg

Now the ****ty part comes... she's 6 so I don't want her around power tools yet... so I have to carve this thing out with a coping saw before we can have fun with the paints.

Anyone else do family projects?

broncosteven
05-30-2010, 07:13 PM
Excellent idea.

My 7 year old daughter and I built an Estes Rocket, painted it and we got to launch it today. The 1st time I used a B engine for the shake out run. It was rated up to D engines so the next time I put a C engine in and it tore away the engine compartment, our glue job gave out and pushed it upinto the rocket and hosed the paracute but it went very high very fast.

I forgot how much fun it was to build and shoot.

I am going to try your idea out though.

TheReverend
05-30-2010, 07:22 PM
Excellent idea.

My 7 year old daughter and I built an Estes Rocket, painted it and we got to launch it today. The 1st time I used a B engine for the shake out run. It was rated up to D engines so the next time I put a C engine in and it tore away the engine compartment, our glue job gave out and pushed it upinto the rocket and hosed the paracute but it went very high very fast.

I forgot how much fun it was to build and shoot.

I am going to try your idea out though.

That's awesome. I keep meaning to order one but I keep forgetting!

I wanna try and get all the sawing done tomorrow, but that thing is an inch thick and considerably large, and her attention span is semi limited so we'll see. If she's super motivated she'll make me saw at it until it's done tomorrow.

broncosteven
05-30-2010, 07:57 PM
That's awesome. I keep meaning to order one but I keep forgetting!

I wanna try and get all the sawing done tomorrow, but that thing is an inch thick and considerably large, and her attention span is semi limited so we'll see. If she's super motivated she'll make me saw at it until it's done tomorrow.

Go to Michaels and get a rock on sale.

theAPAOps5
05-30-2010, 07:59 PM
Go get yourself a cheap jig saw at home depot. You can find one for around $30 that will save you a ton of time and forearms. Then take the coping saw and get the areas that need more delicate cuts.

oubronco
05-30-2010, 08:45 PM
Get a chia pet next time :~ohyah!:

Just kidding looks great

TheReverend
05-30-2010, 10:51 PM
Go to Michaels and get a rock on sale.

Was just in there today and didn't see any... will go back when I finish this for sure.

Go get yourself a cheap jig saw at home depot. You can find one for around $30 that will save you a ton of time and forearms. Then take the coping saw and get the areas that need more delicate cuts.

I don't want to, but I may have to. Gonna give this a run tomorrow and gauge off my level of frustration.

BFDD
05-30-2010, 11:52 PM
Gonna give this a run tomorrow and gauge off my level of frustration.

Beer...

HAT
05-31-2010, 07:17 AM
6 YO is not too young for power tools IMO. Especially something as basic as a jig saw. Can't think of a safer power tool actually. Would I let my kindergartner run stuff through the table saw? Of course not.

Keep the learning going & teach her that power tools are to be respected but not feared.

lostknight
05-31-2010, 07:29 AM
Beer...

Because Beer and Powertools mix so well ;-)

TheReverend
05-31-2010, 10:08 AM
Go get yourself a cheap jig saw at home depot. You can find one for around $30 that will save you a ton of time and forearms. Then take the coping saw and get the areas that need more delicate cuts.

Yeah that turned into a necessity pretty quick.

The newspaper ended up being pretty pointless...

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/thereverend316/100_0092.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/thereverend316/100_0093.jpg

Now onto the paint

OCBronco
05-31-2010, 01:01 PM
When you said you were doing a weekend project, Rev, I thought this is what you were talking about...

broncosteven
05-31-2010, 01:01 PM
You need a garage.

TheReverend
05-31-2010, 01:22 PM
White

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/thereverend316/100_0094.jpg

Orange

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/thereverend316/100_0095.jpg

Blue

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/thereverend316/100_0096.jpg

TheReverend
05-31-2010, 01:23 PM
You need a garage.

Yeah definitely. Was in a rush when I moved down here so just grabbed a condo

TheReverend
05-31-2010, 04:04 PM
Anyone have any ideas on how I can mount this monstrosity?

DenverBound
05-31-2010, 04:24 PM
Anyone have any ideas on how I can mount this monstrosity?

Package it in a box. Put my address on it and take it up to your local post office. Ask them to ship it next day air. Next step is to PM me your paypal info for payment. I'll take care of the mounting..:thanku:

SouthStndJunkie
05-31-2010, 04:32 PM
Solid work, Rev.

broncosteven
05-31-2010, 06:18 PM
White

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/thereverend316/100_0094.jpg

Orange

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/thereverend316/100_0095.jpg

Blue

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/thereverend316/100_0096.jpg

Very good!

Next time buy some Frog Tape for tight paint lines.

TheReverend
05-31-2010, 07:02 PM
Thanks guys. It's surprisingly not a bad work load to do even at that size.

Anyone have any ideas on how I can mount this monstrosity?

^^^^^^^^^^^

broncosteven
05-31-2010, 07:08 PM
Thanks guys. It's surprisingly not a bad work load to do even at that size.



^^^^^^^^^^^

Next Holiday you and your daughter can make some of TSI's Hobo wine.

LOL

TheReverend
05-31-2010, 07:11 PM
Next Holiday you and your daughter can make some of TSI's Hobo wine.

LOL

No thanks. Oh, and I got the acrylics from Michaels and asked about model rockets and they don't have them at this one.

Do you have any ideas on mounting it?

HAT
05-31-2010, 07:38 PM
Do you have any ideas on mounting it?

A lobster or the painting?

TheReverend
05-31-2010, 07:41 PM
A lobster or the painting?

I already know how to do one of those, retard.

Dagmar
05-31-2010, 08:19 PM
That's very cool Rev, well done.

HAT
05-31-2010, 08:38 PM
I already know how to do one of those, retard.

^5

1) Get an 18" piece of 1 x 4.

2) Rip said piece in half lengthwise on a 45 degree angle.

3) Screw one half of ripped piece into your wall, 45 degree rip facing up (18" piece, spans 2 studs @ 16" O.C.

4) Glue remaining piece to the back of your Horse Head, 45 degree rip facing down.

5) Insert slot A into tab B.


PS....I don't care if you are hanging a balsa wood craft project or a 200 pound mirror. This old carpenter's trick works better than any commercially available hanger.


With apologies to DemonEagles.............


http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t106/the_hat_album/Hanger.jpg

worm
05-31-2010, 09:28 PM
Or you can just google french cleat, Hat.

HAT
05-31-2010, 09:35 PM
Or you can just google french cleat, Hat.

I was trying to keep it in laymans terms for our lobster humping, power tool fearing buddy Rev.

Plus, I wanted to showcase my mad Paint skillz! :~ohyah!:

worm
05-31-2010, 09:37 PM
I was trying to keep it in laymans terms for our lobster humping, power tool fearing buddy Rev.

Plus, I wanted to showcase my mad Paint skillz! :~ohyah!:

Love the screw detail!

Quoydogs
05-31-2010, 09:47 PM
Love the screw detail!

Be nice he drew that on a etch a sketch, that takes some talent.
:wiggle:

oubronco
06-01-2010, 05:53 AM
Very nice Rev, I bet your daughter had alot of fun doing this with you

broncosteven
06-01-2010, 10:47 AM
No thanks. Oh, and I got the acrylics from Michaels and asked about model rockets and they don't have them at this one.

Do you have any ideas on mounting it?

Google Al's Hobby shop in Elmhurst IL. I think they have free shipping and they have a great selection.

I would like to do RC cars with the kids when they get older.

Sir_Robin
06-01-2010, 11:39 AM
I used the same technique to paint it on my son's wall a few years ago. 6'X3'

TheReverend
06-01-2010, 11:42 AM
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/thereverend316/100_0097.jpg

Hanging on the wall finished... until it falls down.

broncosteven
06-01-2010, 12:08 PM
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/thereverend316/100_0097.jpg

Hanging on the wall finished... until it falls down.

Hmmmm....I wonder if I could make one of those of Gene eating wings?

broncosteven
06-01-2010, 12:09 PM
I used the same technique to paint it on my son's wall a few years ago. 6'X3'

I was going to do this in the garage. Time to resurect this plan

ColoradoBuff
06-01-2010, 01:11 PM
great job Rev! looks awesome!

Sir_Robin
06-01-2010, 01:37 PM
I was going to do this in the garage. Time to resurect this plan

Took me about a week. The hardest part was trying to get clean, straight lines on an orange peel textured surface.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-01-2010, 01:39 PM
Excellent dartboard.

oubronco
06-01-2010, 02:39 PM
Excellent dartboard.

Is that what the gay boys say when you bend over