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Yesterday I was building myself a new desk (old one was too flimsy for all my monitors), and found it ironic that I was building a desk for a computer that I'd be using to access SL- where I'd build virtual stuff.

Wondered if I'm the only one that does that sort of thing.

 

 

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I sometimes use SL to dummy up something to get a feel for how it can go together and fit with other things. I did a mock-up for a proposed twin-beam CNC plasma cutter that actually showed the inherent error in the system at the extremities of movement would render it unworkable. I've also made stuff in SL and 3D-printed it after reducing it in size.

To be honest though, SL is really best suited for making the things you can't make/have/do in SL :)

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34 minutes ago, Paul Hexem said:

Yesterday I was building myself a new desk (old one was too flimsy for all my monitors), and found it ironic that I was building a desk for a computer that I'd be using to access SL- where I'd build virtual stuff.

Wondered if I'm the only one that does that sort of thing.

 

 

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At least it's more like building with prims in RL.  I put together a bookcase yesterday.  Does that count as building?

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18 minutes ago, Profaitchikenz Haiku said:

I sometimes use SL to dummy up something to get a feel for how it can go together and fit with other things. I did a mock-up for a proposed twin-beam CNC plasma cutter that actually showed the inherent error in the system at the extremities of movement would render it unworkable. I've also made stuff in SL and 3D-printed it after reducing it in size.

To be honest though, SL is really best suited for making the things you can't make/have/do in SL :)

Really interesting!

I think there is a great deal of potential for SL modeling of RL applications.

For instance, I used to rely on a rather unimaginative use of cat's eye in RL, but I've had really good luck testing eyeshadow palettes and singles, as well as styles in SL and applying them (mostly) successfully in RL.

Also, hair styles and ombres.

Really, the sky is pretty much the limit, I think.

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That's actually one of our family businesses.. Someone picks a plot for their cabin or whatever type of home..The guys go in terraforn the land  and do everything from grading, foundation building the home, all the plumbing electric and communications lines, all the finish work, all utilities and the appliances and anything else the customer may have wanted..

Even the landscaping.. So when they are finished, all the customer has to do is move their things in..

Working on the sides of mountains, the weather can be a big issue.. If it rains, you have to get off the mountain pretty quick or you may slide off.. then it has to be dry enough to go back up.. then a lot of times they have to re-dig the footings because they were filled back in with soil from all the rain..

That happens a lot..

But I tell you what, The homes and the land when they are finished, always astonish me.. Especially seeing the before and after images.

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I've done a lot of household repair/remodeling over the years, and have made and repaired furniture. My welding skills are mildly laughable, but I can build or repair some metalwork too, as long as "strong" is more important than "pretty". My Dad taught me that it's important to know how to maintain the things you can, and to know what the professionals are talking about if you have to call them in for the tough jobs. 

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Umm.... yes?

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It resembles a lot of my sl road incidents too! 

(very well loved, and heavily used, table, lol)

But, really, I do actually, lol. This year's back yard project will be largely based on something I've built in sl, specifically so that I could recreate it in rl. Sl makes for a great testing ground. 

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I did some when my health was better. Work in the garden, making raised beds of wood, stairs of treated wood, building walls of natural rocks, and also a concrete wall by the garage.

Now I can barely walk and the garden is weeds. 😪

I have done usual home improvements like painting and new floors. A bit unusual thing: Tearing down open fireplaces from the 70ties, mending the wall, and installing both a woodburning stove and a pellet stove. I mean the whole thing, filling the old huge hole in the chimney, making a new. The house has not burned down, so it was done right. I don't think many women has the done that.

I used to love all sort of craft, from making dolls of porcelain clay, patchwork, sewing clothes. And much more. I don't have the strength or energy for anything more. 

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Apart from assembling flatpacks the only significant things I built were a Plasticine model village during my late 20s and early 30s, and a related 3D representation of its mythical homeland using lots of cardboard strips cut to its contours and held together at right angles in a lattice with notches.  I don't know if that makes me a builder or just slightly potty.

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1 hour ago, Lindal Kidd said:

If you put a skin of plywood on the bottom of that it will greatly increase its resistance to bending/sagging.

The top is 3/8" solid mounted on 6 legs. That alone would be more than sturdy enough for the average computer desk. The 2x4's are just me going way over the top and building a framework for me to mount monitor arms. Needed to keep the bottom open so I can get under there and see where my bolts are going.

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On 1/31/2021 at 1:12 PM, Ceka Cianci said:

That's actually one of our family businesses.. Someone picks a plot for their cabin or whatever type of home..The guys go in terraforn the land  and do everything from grading, foundation building the home, all the plumbing electric and communications lines, all the finish work, all utilities and the appliances and anything else the customer may have wanted..

Even the landscaping.. So when they are finished, all the customer has to do is move their things in..

Working on the sides of mountains, the weather can be a big issue.. If it rains, you have to get off the mountain pretty quick or you may slide off.. then it has to be dry enough to go back up.. then a lot of times they have to re-dig the footings because they were filled back in with soil from all the rain..

That happens a lot..

But I tell you what, The homes and the land when they are finished, always astonish me.. Especially seeing the before and after images.

I've stayed in both the Rooster's Perch and the Bunk House. I want a place like the Bunk House.

http://www.pioneercabins.com/our-cabins/index.html

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I have designed furniture but someone else built it.  I design and make my own jewelry also and can also sketch out clothing from a complete creation in my head.   I started building things with my Dad when I was very young because his hobby was carpentry, but being a girl, I learned by fetching him things and watching rather than hauling lumber or using a saw.  My father and I also inlayed mosaics for his furniture and we did some gold leafing as well.  I've always loved building but am not physically strong to actually do it.  But I can plan it all out as well as just explain and someone else builds it.

This is a beautiful table with antique china pieces as the mosaic.   Antique china dish pieces as mosaics are my favorite.  

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i have a little electric chainsaw and a little splitting axe. I have yet to find anything woody for the garden that can't be made by cutting it up with the saw and dongy knockering it together with the back of the axe. Planter boxes, seats, guide fences, stuff like that

a while ago my lawn mower puttered out and I had to send it to the shop to get fixed because I never worked out I how could hit it with the axe to make it better. And then because was taking a while at the shop, I mowed my lawn with the chainsaw - the long bits anyways, brmmm!! My neighbour peeked over the fence while I was doing it, just stared at me and then went back into their shed and never came out again

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   Does putting IKEA furniture together count? If not .. Well.

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   From back when I did some work as a carpenter ...

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   Long-stitch ...

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   Tight-back millimetre binding.

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   Guest book.

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   My first attempt at tooling. Somewhat shaky.

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   Full suede with hand-riveted copper plate covers, stained edges.

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   Marbled paper.

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   Book made from that paper, blue leather spine and fore-edges.

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   Exposed spine binding, French sewing on tapes.
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   Tooled graphite edge on a millimetre binding, half-leather with paste papers (that I made myself, of course).
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   Pancakes.
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   Limp vellum binding.
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   Long-stitch binding with parchment cover.
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   German Silk endband.
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   French silk endband.
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   Half-cloth bands with fore-edge and corners and paste papers (which again, I made myself).

   ... Not sure whether that counts as 'building', though.

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I like to build things in RL. I'm rebuilding my shed/workplace atm. Made a new roof for it last year. I did a lot of rebuilding on our home as well. I sometimes mix RL and SL up and I want to try to edit and stretch 2x4's in RL :D

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