Satisfaction Of Making It Yourself

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Satisfaction Of Making It Yourself

Posted 02 December 2010 - 11:16 AM

It's so easy today to just go out and buy whatever you want. And most of the time it's cheaper, and a whole lot quicker. But there's something to be said for going through the trials and tribulations of making it yourself so you have the satisfaction and pride that you did it.

I recently got my CHL (concealed handgun license) and a friend of mine and I have been looking at various types of holsters and the ones we like we decided we could make ourselves.

Yesterday I went out and bought some plastic (ABS) and last night we put pieces of it in the oven and using a home-made vacuum former, shaped the plastic around our hand guns. Today I'm headed out to pick up some leather and tools to make the rest of the holster.

Sure, it's taken a few extra hours and I'll probably end up spending about what I would have if I just bought one, but I have the satisfaction of doing it myself and knowing that if I want to tweak something, or re-make it, or adjust it, I can just do it myself.

I'm curious what you've had the satisfaction of making on your own rather than just going out and buying it. This includes programs/applications you might have made, but I'm really curious in hearing about things you made with your hands.

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Re: Satisfaction Of Making It Yourself

Posted 02 December 2010 - 11:23 AM

I don't know if you've ran into the same problem, but I know how much of a bitch it is to find that one left-handed handed holster you need so making your own is a viable solution I guess.
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 11:24 AM

I actually shoot and carry right handed, so that's not a problem. I'm making an in-waist-band tuckable holster that is almost completely hidden in the waist band of my jeans and under a shirt.
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 11:26 AM

I prefer to make my own food. I love to find new recipes and try them. Unfortunately, I'm too poor, and can't do that very much anymore. :(
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 11:31 AM

I used to be a cabinetmaker, and have worked in pretty much every conceivable area of the construction business, from high rise to single homes. I'm also a pretty decent mechanic.
One time I built a snowblower out of an old Bolens tractor and an auger I found, worked great until the engine on the Bolens threw a piston out the side of the block.
I've never really come across much that I couldn't fix or build, not because I'm magic, but because I'm not afraid to try, and I persist until I figure it out. In my old job I had a lot of younger guys working for me seasonally and it made me sad that not only were the vast majority of them completely useless with anything practical, but they weren't even interested in learning.
My mother told me recently that I demanded a hammer for my second birthday. They bought me a toy hammer, which I immediately threw in the trash, so they got me a real one. I've been fixing and building ever since.
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 11:34 AM

Oh ok. I have a roommate who's left handed, shoots and carries from his left so I assumed you did the same.

As for the topic, I was never much good at making anything when it comes to things like crafting or building and whatnot. Wish I did though. Closest thing to getting satisfaction from making something would be making programs, of course. Yea, I know, lame.
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 11:55 AM

i made a sub woofer box out of fiberglass to fit snugly into the trunk of my car. Yeah it took 10 times as long to make with having to wait for each layer to dry and finding time to work on it. it cost more than if i bought a premade wood one, but it looks sweet, sounds great, and i can tell everyone i made it.

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 11:58 AM

Oh, and one time, me and my wife made a person!
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Re: Satisfaction Of Making It Yourself

Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:07 PM

View Posthookiethe1, on 02 December 2010 - 11:58 AM, said:

Oh, and one time, me and my wife made a person!


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Re: Satisfaction Of Making It Yourself

Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:09 PM

View Postskyhawk133, on 02 December 2010 - 12:24 PM, said:

I actually shoot and carry right handed, so that's not a problem. I'm making an in-waist-band tuckable holster that is almost completely hidden in the waist band of my jeans and under a shirt.


When I used to do security detail, I made a holster from leather that attached inside my jackets internal pocket, it help that .45 really nice, wasn't visible at all, unless of course you walked through a metal detector, then it probably would be obvious.
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Re: Satisfaction Of Making It Yourself

Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:13 PM

View Posthookiethe1, on 02 December 2010 - 12:58 PM, said:

Oh, and one time, me and my wife made a person!


Big deal. I made two of them. :)
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Re: Satisfaction Of Making It Yourself

Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:18 PM

yeah well I made one all by myself!

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:26 PM

Good job! It's probably best to keep your DNA out of the gene pool.
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:37 PM

damn straight! I'm royalty!
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:43 PM

Hell yeah to growing your own food. We keep bean sprouts and a few other herbs growing year round. Makes the house smell good and it tastes better in my opinion.

also, home built PC's are better than anything you can buy at bestbuy.

(edit) to include homemade Kombucha: http://benwoodall.co...10/04/kombucha/ and Homemade Hooch! http://benwoodall.co...-to-the-bottle/
more in the making: http://benwoodall.co...thing-or-other/

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