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Old 02-14-2013, 08:48 AM
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Default How to save money and the environment at the same time

My wife is a HUGE scrapbooker and she loves to make very fancy cards. Well, this past Christmas I thought I would one up her and make a greeting card out of aluminum and draw on it with Sharpies. That way, prior to each occasion I can wipe the old greeting clean and draw a new greeting on the card.

I think there is no limit to how many times I can ?recycle? this card and at close to $5 per card, each time I do that, it is another gallon of 100LL I can put in the tanks!




OK, so I?m no artist.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:06 AM
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Awesome! But I don't have time to make one this time around. I'll have to part with the $5 and not worry about the environment.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:52 AM
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Default Next Valentine's Day...

you should make an aluminum bouquet of flowers!
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:20 AM
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That's pretty cool, Bill!
Too late for Valentines', but I'll do it for next occasion.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:35 AM
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My wife is a HUGE scrapbooker and she loves to make very fancy cards. Well, this past Christmas I thought I would one up her and make a greeting card out of aluminum and draw on it with Sharpies. That way, prior to each occasion I can wipe the old greeting clean and draw a new greeting on the card.

I think there is no limit to how many times I can ?recycle? this card and at close to $5 per card, each time I do that, it is another gallon of 100LL I can put in the tanks!





OK, so I?m no artist.
"Love Ya?" On Valentine's day? My wife just saw this and said if I ever said anything short of "love YOU" it would be grounds for divorce.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:42 AM
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Can you talk about your reasons for not priming?
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:45 AM
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those rivets are a little under squeezed too.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:10 AM
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Talking Rivets

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The rivet next to the heart has some deformation of the manufactured head due to a misplaced rivet gun. This could cause some loss of strength. You may want to consider drilling it out and replacing. Ultimately you should contact vans for advice.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:12 AM
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Default ok Bill, you win!!! :)

...probly should safety that hinge pin though, eh?

maybe a Dzus fastener to close it nicely?
(most pilots wives know to carry a phillips with them at all times....just in case!)
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:22 AM
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So much easier to wipe off your girlfriend's name and ensure the "right" one is there for Valentine's day.. easy to re-use too.. I like the versatility..
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