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DIY flying fox

November 27, 2017

First, let’s make a brake.

Stock.

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Fixture.

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Dialed in.

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Stock to size.

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Flip, make pockets.

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Pilot hole, flip, repeat. Finish on the drill press.

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Profile.

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Chamfer, flip, repeat.

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Ready.

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400 grit, 800 grit, finishing.

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Complete brake assembly: fox + cord + bungee + accessory cord + tent stakes.

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Fixed side. Protecting both the tree and the cords/slings

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Adjustable side. Mezzo poldo for tightening (3:1 mechanical advantage).

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Fox on.

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Tent stakes pitched. Plus a couple of round gaskets in front of the brake to prevent metal to metal impact.

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Trimmed handlebar plus grips, two belaying carabiners, cord and twin pulley (or golden heart according to Nelly).

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Two clove hitches in the middle.

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Pulley on. Plus backup. Everything is rated between 24 and 30kN (i.e. can lift a truck), but it doesn’t harm to have a backup.

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Volunteers.

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Wheeee…

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DIY kid centaur costume

February 12, 2017

Nelly watched Fantasia. Then she wanted to be a centaur.

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Trick or treat

October 30, 2015

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And Then They Were 4

December 17, 2014

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Shoebox Shadow Theater

September 28, 2014

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