Project: Aerodyne

Discussion in 'Worklogs' started by slipperyskip, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. slipperyskip

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    Oh wow. You are seriously good. Looking forward to the progress.
     
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    Excellent work, as usual :)
     
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    Mohonri [H]ardness Supreme

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    /grabs popcorn

    Oh goody, another slipperyskip project! :)
     
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    Wow, Subbed! This looks fantastic already :p
     
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    subbed, as always to all your build threads!
     
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    What type of wood is that? Are you worried that it won't be strong enough to support the weight?
     
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    Looks like Balsa wood. I really like this too. I'm going to subscribe. Are use using a scroll saw or is it done by hand?
     
  12. OKANG

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    It's not balsa. More than likely, it's something like basswood. If constructed properly, it will have no problem handling the weight.
     
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    I'm guessing the pegs are where the cover will attach, correct? You're going to have a mold made and cast it in aluminum? That would be ridiculously awesome :)
     
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    Cast aluminum. I was thinking the same exact thing! That would be sweet.

    Very nice craftsmanship. Very very nice.
     
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    Damn you... I got some serious idea's stirring right now, and the wife is already tired of all this computer stuff.
     
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    Send your wife over to my website at Jeffrey Stephenson Design or find me on Facebook. Chicks generally dig my work. If you are having trouble convincing her you need a flashy, noisy computer that looks like a Las Vegas reject then maybe she can get behind one of my designs. :p

    Note to Kyle and moderators...nothing for sale so this was not an advertisement. :D
     
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    I am starting to like this, will be watching !
     
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    Hey slipperyskip, I've found a way to make cuts on a table saw without ripping up the edges of plywood.
    1) set the blade to something less than the full thickness of the stock
    2) run the stock *backwards* through the blade
    3) set the blade depth to > thickness of the stock
    4) run the stock through forwards

    This way, the blade is always cutting into the wood, and never ripping out. I was inspired by a cabinet saw which had *two* blades--in addition to the normal spinning-towards-you blade, it had a smaller (5"?) blade closer to the front of the saw and in-line with the main blade, and this second blade spun away from the user.

    It might be worth a try--if it works for you, it could save you boatloads of time. I wish I had discovered it a few pieces of furniture ago...
     
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    I'm really enjoying this build. It almost is starting to looks like a mini level 11 :)
     
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    OH! The eleven looks like a full size case. It's great work!

    Oh I want to create a mATX build out of wood, but I lack the awesome tools needed like a band saw and scroll saw. If you are not using these tools, how the hell are you making these cuts? I know they don't make a mini-wood saw for the dremel!
     
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    I cut everything by hand using an X-acto razer saw. This is not a recommended method for people who value their time. :D
     
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    Reminds me of my days making models in architecture studio. It's was very similar to this. Making intricate models from basswood using Xacto blades and Elmer's/Titebond. It takes FOREVER, but the time invested shows in the results.
     
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    I get my basswood and some of my plywood from a place in Gainesville, Florida that caters mainly to architectural students at the University of Florida. It's big business apparently.
     
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    You're absolutely correct. It's nothing to spend $100-200 per model, just on wood. It's crazy. Have you located a foundry yet? How long will the mold/cast process take?
     
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    you just make some super sick stuff man.
     
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    This is looking great. It is very "High Class" looking.
     
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    Thought about using real carbon fiber yet? Classy and Techie :D
     
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    Carbon fiber might be techie but I'll never consider it classy. Looks like soul-less plastic to me. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
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    Yes cabron fiber isn't classy, A nice stain would be.
     
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    Sorry but I don't use stains. I prefer the real thing. There is really no reason to save money that way when working at such a small scale. Yes...I am a wood snob. :D
     
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    Very nice job!
    For some reason it reminds me of a ps2.
     
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    I want to time warp into the future to see this thing get completed! I wonder where I can find basswood here in Wichita. Everyone is very industrial here, so finding an arts supply that stocks basswood is going to be a tough one. I have to order everyone on-line and get it shipped.

    Oh, and I saw the 256GB number, and looked at the ram and I was like o_O ..... Then it clicked. That's the SSD dummy! :rolleyes:

    And Cruical, thank you for giving me $47 per memory modual for my defective sticks! I love this company!


    Work faster skip, whoopshh! FASTER! (looks awesome!)
     
  40. slipperyskip

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    Midwest Products Where 2 Buy

    EDIT: Isn't working for me at the moment. Midwest Products is the largest supplier of basswod. It is sold practically everywhere. I have purchased their stuff at office supply stores and hobby shops. I would send you to an art supply store but didn't you guys get rid of art in Kansas? I kid.
     
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