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  1. Pharaday

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    And please do only answer when you have time and when it would not interfere with your duties...... but I recently bought a couple of these for no other reason except they kinda look cool and I have a few ideas for neat repurposes but I'm curious..... and with the utmost of respect and seriousness..... What would YOU guys do with them if you were forced to do something with them? Keep in mind they can be bolted together at the bottom and if you remove either of the bolts at the bottom, they can then rotate around the other. Thank you, sirs.

    Yours, Dave
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  2. bertus

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    Hello,

    They are high voltage supports.
    They could be perfect as supports for a long wire antenna.

    Bertus
     
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  3. Minder

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    Set a Jacobs ladder up for a party!
    M.

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  4. dave9

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    I would throw them away or recycle if possible, already have my own pile of parts that I'll maybe someday use, BUT that I already have legit purposes for instead of trying to find one.

    I take that back. If you bought them, then to someone, they must be worth something, so I'd sell them. I'm sure you could make something artistic out of them, but sometimes less is more... they are pretty L A R G E.
     
  5. ratstar

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    Make a Darlek robot from dr who. :)
     
  6. bertus

    bertus Moderator

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    Hello,

    @ratstar , do you mean for the eye-stalk of the dalek?
    Those disks are much smaller.
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    There is even a forum for dalek builders: https://www.projectdalek.com/
    I happen to be a moderator for the electronics section of that site.
    There you will find all the datails on daleks.

    Bertus
     
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  7. Harald Kapp

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    - Clean them thoroughly, add LEDs, make lamps.
    - Hang them from the ceiling, add shelves between them, make a bookstand.
    - Sell them, buy something more useful for the money.
     
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  8. shrtrnd

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    If you're not going to build your own power plant, I'd consider cleaning them, maybe painting them, to make some kind of
    artsy decoration for inside or outside of the house.
    A lot of people have home-made lawn ornaments where I am.
    You think they look cool, share the enthusiasm.
     
  9. Pharaday

    Pharaday

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    love the ideas except the 'sell them after having just bought them' ones. I paid scrap prices for them and i can buy more useful items without the need to sell them. $10 aint gonna make or break me. First thing I'll do is bolt them together at the bottom just how they sit in the picture then attach springs to the tops and hang a little seat from the springs via a cable and make a neat piece of lawn furniture. also, yes, a jacob's ladder using sequenced light rope for the arcs came to mind.
     
  10. Pharaday

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    BUT cleaning them is absolutely out of the question.
     
  11. shrtrnd

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    Let us know how many people want to sit in your new electric chair.
     
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