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Scratch Build – Complete Cygnus X1.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Attila, 18 Sep 2008.

  1. Acolyte

    Acolyte What's a Dremel?

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    New to this forum so I don't know if it's the done thing to offer suggestions, but.....

    How about slotting the feet from top to bottom so that the aluminium support can "disappear" into it?

    Sorry if thats unclear, I havent got any drawing s/w to make a picture
     
  2. bradders2125

    bradders2125 What's a Dremel?

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    Welcome Acolyte.

    Suggestions are nearly always welcome. Most people even ask for them during the design/building process.

    As for drawing software google sketchup is normally the software of choice and its free.

    As for your design do you mean something like this. They are a bit rough, i'm learning to use sketchup
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  3. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    Man, those case feet fit soooo well. Reminds me of high-end stereo equipment from yester-year. Beautiful!
     
  4. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Yes suggestions are most welcome.
    That idea is very cool but can't be used in this case. As you will soon see
    the pads will be adjustable for height with a thread tapped into the pad
    and the support. When complete the pads won't touch the supports. ;)

    Glad you like em EEL. Thanks. :thumb::dremel:
     
  5. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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  6. acey

    acey What's a Dremel?

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    I think we can declare Oct's MoTM already lol. Most comfortable seat ever for oldnewby. Btw, thanks for the tips. Finally pull the jig out and finished one of the cuts in under 2 hours compared to the slow dremel. Tho it did some auto-bending on the 3mm alu but a little slow hammering got it back to shape. :p
     
  7. jegerjon

    jegerjon What's a Dremel?

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    I LIKE THE FEET SO MUCH!! simple and smooth like the rest of this case, amazing metal-skills!
     
  8. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Glad I could be of some help. :thumb::dremel:

    Thank you jegerjon. :)



    Finished the front pads and supports.

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    And made the rear support.

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    And this is the first time I can have a look at the chassis with all four pads.

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    I can't say I'm happy with this.

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    The rear pads are the same distance apart as the front. But that little bevel sits under
    the back plate and looks untidy, so I'll look at it a bit more and see what can be done.
    I may have to make another support a bit wider than this one.
     
  9. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Nice work on the feet. Remove that overhang on the rear feet and it will be perfect.
     
  10. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    The polls are closed and you are way ahead. I think
    Congrats

    are in order. MOTM!!

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    John
     
  11. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Yep he's right. Congratz mate, you deserved the win.
     
  12. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    I've been up a couple times for mod of the month. There are NO losers - just people who got some small recognition of all the time we spend doing this. You did well. To even be chosen is WAY cool.

    John
     
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  13. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

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    True, true, true...

    Congrats oldnewby! :)
     
  14. yeknom

    yeknom What's a Dremel?

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    Gratz! Great mod here!
     
  15. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Thanks very much guy's. :clap::clap::clap:




    I made another rear support larger than the first one so the bevels now
    extend beyond the back plate.

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    So that's it! All the parts for the chassis are made.

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    The back looks much better now. (imo).

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    So now the chassis will be stripped down and all the parts sanded down to remove all
    scratches and scuffs, corners rounded off, and a general clean up.
    Then work starts on the body.
     
  16. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    WOW, amazing work man. She turned out beautifully. 5 starts from me.
     
  17. BlackWhizz

    BlackWhizz What's a Dremel?

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    Why sanding it? Really, i think its nice right now.
     
  18. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    That's why. Clean up the edges and remove scratches.
     
  19. skullen

    skullen Minimodder

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    Awesome :thumb:
     
  20. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :lol: Most people would be happy with just that^. I can't wait to see what you have planned for the shell.
     

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