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Flying Broomstick
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Pennsylvania, United States
Member Since: June 24, 2007
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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 04:50 PM UTC
I scratch built this broom from a stick and a bunch of brass and copper.

Here's a link to pictures I took while I was building it.
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Queensland, Australia
Member Since: July 01, 2009
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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 08:33 PM UTC

Not quite a Nimbus 2000 or a Firebolt but I could imagine Hagrid riding on that beast.
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North Carolina, United States
Member Since: February 22, 2002
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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 11:19 PM UTC
That's fantastic. Really well done and a really fun subject.
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Victoria, Australia
Member Since: June 09, 2009
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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 11:33 PM UTC
Not bad Dave, but I've checked my references, and I think you'll find that the rivets in the seat are slightly oversized and the spacing is incorrect. Also, you've put 14 too many bristles in the tail, and the skeleton key for that particular model was always double-sided, for extra security !

Seriously, awesome job mate, I bet you had a lot of fun putting that together !!

Cheers, D
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New York, United States
Member Since: August 25, 2006
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 - 01:19 AM UTC
That's awesome! Sort of like you every-day commuter model broom stick.

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Donegal, Ireland
Member Since: May 14, 2002
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 - 09:27 AM UTC
Cool idea. Very nice scratch work. Its refreshing to something like, completely outside the box!!
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Arkansas, United States
Member Since: June 29, 2009
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Posted: Monday, March 21, 2011 - 05:10 AM UTC
Every kid at Hogwart's wants one. You would have quite a market if you could find the school. This one is out of left field and a superb job at that.
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Akershus, Norway
Member Since: November 02, 2008
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Posted: Monday, March 21, 2011 - 06:03 AM UTC
Beyond cool!! That is what I call building outside the box!