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Topic: Elevated base for the Bed of Nails
Message: Posted by: joe faro (Feb 5, 2011 07:33PM)
I just built this base. Is anyone useing a base to hold the BON off the floor and do you like it?


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Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Feb 5, 2011 07:43PM)
It looks good, however, if someone is going to stand on you, it'll be difficult to get on and off.
Message: Posted by: mindguru (Feb 5, 2011 07:46PM)
It looks good, but scary, which is good as well.
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Feb 5, 2011 08:06PM)
It'll also make the angles a bit weird, if you're doing block smashing.
Message: Posted by: joe faro (Feb 6, 2011 01:45AM)
She has a nice step stool with a handle to step up on me. She breaks blocks like she's splitting wood and the best part,when she drops a bowling ball from shoulder height it dosen't drop that far before it hits me and then makes a good thud when it rolls off on to the floor. I'm liking it.
Message: Posted by: Kondini (Feb 6, 2011 04:57AM)
It looks well made but for me too much timber.

The Nails are the thing which should stand out as the feature,,not the framework. To paint the timberwork in aloy paint or a silver finish giving it a metallic look would IMO enhance the nail / metal / strength feature rather than a piece of furniture with nails sticking out of it.

Still what do I know !!!

Ken.
Message: Posted by: Lurchenstien (Feb 6, 2011 05:39AM)
I like it, though it looks a tad high to me, but then I think this is the first time I've seen a BON on a base, so it could just be that. I've been thinking of rebuilding my BON with a thicker base, only a couple of inches thick though.
Message: Posted by: joe faro (Feb 6, 2011 09:51AM)
Ken, I think your right about the color. I'll repaint the base and see how it looks. Thanks
P.S. The base is only 8 inches tall.
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Feb 6, 2011 11:32AM)
Is the cabinet in the background for sale? There's a tag hanging on it... I like how shiny the tips of the nails are. Do the coin games work? Uncle Sam looks lonely.
Message: Posted by: joe faro (Feb 6, 2011 01:06PM)
The cabinet is for sale but you will have to come pick it up. I'm reworking The Uncle Sam but he does work,I have two of them. The Love Tester is one of the first ones that I made and I'm puting a new coin mec.in it.
Message: Posted by: Stephon (Feb 6, 2011 02:05PM)
I perform my BoN on top of my show trunk, which is much higher than your platform. I use a stepping stool and two volunteers to help and steady the person standing on me. Never had a problem with it.

If I do bowling ball, I place the BoN on the ground.

Does yours come off the frame?
Message: Posted by: joe faro (Feb 7, 2011 09:23AM)
The BON is separate from the base and it can be placed up side down on the base while not in use.
Message: Posted by: Stephon (Feb 8, 2011 07:35AM)
Seems like a good plan to me.
Message: Posted by: The Curator of the Unusual (Feb 8, 2011 09:14AM)
Nice Jacobs skull, and I like the 2-tailed squirrel on the wall...I like the BON also..
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Feb 8, 2011 02:02PM)
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On 2011-02-07 10:23, joe faro wrote:
The BON is separate from the base and it can be placed up side down on the base while not in use.
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Thus making a nice coffee table! That way the wife cant moan! .... well she can and she probably will ... but you know what I mean!
Message: Posted by: joe faro (Feb 9, 2011 12:55PM)
Thanks Jim, but that squirrel has two heads.
P.S. Did you get the package I sent you?
Message: Posted by: joe faro (Feb 9, 2011 12:57PM)
Dave, My wife doesn't like the coffee table idea. Thanks anyway.
Message: Posted by: The Curator of the Unusual (Feb 9, 2011 03:22PM)
@-Heads...even Better...My GF said a box came...I anm in ocala I will let you know by this weekend when I go back to Tampa...
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Feb 9, 2011 03:55PM)
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On 2011-02-09 13:57, joe faro wrote:
Dave, My wife doesn't like the coffee table idea. Thanks anyway.
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that's fine just use the line..... " I gave the chance to change it to something that you would prefer to a bed of nails!". I know it would not work with my wife but its the thought that counts.
Message: Posted by: joe faro (Feb 10, 2011 09:45AM)
Jim,
You better ask her to put the box in the fridge until you get back.
Message: Posted by: Rod Pringle (Feb 10, 2011 10:43AM)
Yes, but she would have a nice table to " PAINT HER NAILS" on.