Ashtrays

Shootr

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Those are cool for sure, if the material is aluminum or ss would it be hard to mate to other metal?
They're SS, and for non-structural - it welds to dissimilar metals very well (although it really likes to warp...). One more xmas gift to square away and I want to start putting something together.

Thought about cutting the side out of the keg and put in a couple shelves - like for collectibles or what not.
 

Eqwhipped

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They're SS, and for non-structural - it welds to dissimilar metals very well (although it really likes to warp...). One more xmas gift to square away and I want to start putting something together.

Thought about cutting the side out of the keg and put in a couple shelves - like for collectibles or what not.
That's a cool idea! I wonder if you could cut the top off and flip it over and make that the ashtray
 

Shootr

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It'd be on the large side - but I love that idea!

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About 9" around and 6" tall at the most (depends on the actual depth of the dish). For the top I think 16" x 20" or so - that would give nice space for refreshments and the ashtray.

(Just FYI - I'm using the rougher looking one for mockups - the other will be for the build. I'll use the top of the rough one for the ashtray though - it'll clean up OK I think)
 

KevinD

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I bought this one last year. Liked the looks
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Eqwhipped

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It'd be on the large side - but I love that idea!

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About 9" around and 6" tall at the most (depends on the actual depth of the dish). For the top I think 16" x 20" or so - that would give nice space for refreshments and the ashtray.

(Just FYI - I'm using the rougher looking one for mockups - the other will be for the build. I'll use the top of the rough one for the ashtray though - it'll clean up OK I think)
I think we are on to something here.
 

ChuckJr

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On the use of brake drums/rotors...

One of the guys in the main office is a Porsche guy, so naturally he built a little end table from a couple of Porsche rotors and a coil over. It's a tension leg with the cables compressing the spring a bit to make it all rigid.

I thought he did a pretty decent job, the basic idea could be made into a stand ashtray simple enough.

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Eqwhipped

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On the use of brake drums/rotors...

One of the guys in the main office is a Porsche guy, so naturally he built a little end table from a couple of Porsche rotors and a coil over. It's a tension leg with the cables compressing the spring a bit to make it all rigid.

I thought he did a pretty decent job, the basic idea could be made into a stand ashtray simple enough.

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That's a neat idea, expensive scrap though!
 
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