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Friday, March 27, 2015

Make Your Own Gear

A certain amount of satisfaction occurs when you can make your own gear.....and if all goes works.  My do-it-yourself projects tend to favor things I can build out of metal. I enjoy making fabric items as well, but things I make from black iron,stainless steel, and aluminum is where I usually separate myself from a lot of DIYers. My latest creation is the Any Muther Fuckin Thing Cage which is very similar to one out on the market, except mine is aluminum, and it was .....FREE!  I haven't seen the need for theses yet but now that I have them I'll try em' out. If I don't like them, I'll throw them in the scrap bin. If they work well I'm sure I will be making a few more for my friends.
The cages are bit thick , made from .125" aluminum. My next set will be .080 or possibly .063 
finished and ready to have the holes drilled for mounting

Muther Fukin'     Trademark 

straps can be found at any camping store or some home improvement centers...they just have to be cut down a bit

I'm hoping the weather will clear up a bit here and I can try theses out 



  1. If you don't like 'em you can put 'em on eBay for 2x what the Salsa ones cost ; )

    1. dang....i never thought of that....that's a good idea :-)
      Or I could send them to you to try out

    2. You put them on a scale yet? Curious how they match up to the injection molded ones you styled them after. I have the old-style Salsa ones on my Pugs - haven't broken them yet.

    3. I have not...i'm sure they're heavier.....I'll check

  2. Talent! Hey, you don't work with metal for a living do ya?? ;)

  3. 4th generation sheet metal worker

  4. You created your own gear! That is so cool. It’s a good bargain compared to buying a new one. I'm glad that you're satisfied with it. I look forward to seeing the ones you’ll create for your friends. Thanks for sharing! :)

    Bernice Parsons @ Badger Anodising