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Scratch Build – Complete Cygnus X1.

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

  1. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    I suppose you've read up enough to know that rubbing the wood shavings over the wood gives it a very nice-looking finish? Try it if you haven't.
     
  2. jrs77

    jrs77 Well-Known Member

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    I'm still unhappy with your choice of covering the astounding frame-work you did there, but the curved surface of the Jarrah will look very decent aswell.

    Nice job there with the wood.
     
  3. lolabunny087

    lolabunny087 There's a first time for everything

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    wow... :D ... I love the precision .. ... very clean lines .. U do real good wood work man ...masters touch .... must have taken u hours of sweat and blood ... years of practice .. or maybe gifted with great skill ... :D .. very nicely done .... U realy should do a video man .... " THE BIRTH OF CIGNUS X1 ".. created by oldnewby.... DVD.. volumes 1-10 ... * episode 125 - how to hold a chisel * ... :D
     
  4. Fisher.

    Fisher. partially impartial

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    I've thought about this very carefully, and I think I can honestly say that this project log is the only one that has physically made me :jawdrop: on a regular basis.

    Awesomelog is AWESOME!!!!!

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  5. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    @oldnewby

    A movie is probably too late but how about a slide show? I've been looking at some of my photobucket pages with an eye to doing a slide show of various projects I have working.

    john
     
  6. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Even your wood carving is a work of art, very clean and professional looking.
     
  7. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Thanks a lot guys. :thumb:

    @lola, I think it's a bit late to start a video. :hehe:



    Before work on the outside of the side panel is started I wanted to see what could
    be done about the hinges.
    If it's possible to make each side from one piece then this piece of 40x12mm bar will
    be used. It fits perfectly, but here it's just sitting on top of the back panel parts.
    I spoke to a colleague at work and he seems to think that the holes can be drilled into
    the projections (when cut out) by welding a drill bit to some rod. It sounds very iffy
    to me but he's the expert. :eeek:

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    Anyway, onto the outside of the shell. I'll start off using this thing to remove the bulk
    of the material. It's a 100mm disc with embedded carbide flakes, it may look like a rough
    tool but in fact is not very aggressive and removes little if not forced.

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    It was one of those days when the sun was out for 15mins and then it rains for 15mins
    so I had to keep stopping to cover up.

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    And that's about all that can be done with this tool but you can see a great deal of material
    has been removed and the double curve is visible along with the bumps for the feet.

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    So now the shape/s need to be fine tuned with some chisels. A great deal of material still
    needs to be removed so the shape is not as pronounced as it will be when finished. It will
    curve and taper from back to front and from bottom to top.

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    Particularly the bottom edge needs defining and the area behind the front bump needs
    to be cleared.

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    And then I need to move all the way up the panel to refine the shape, but it's my turn
    to cook dinner tonight so time to pack up.

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    I'd say several kilo's of wood have been removed already, will weigh it again when it's
    finished.

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  8. .Fatality.

    .Fatality. New Member

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    omg wood skills!!!

    awsome !
     
  9. lolabunny087

    lolabunny087 There's a first time for everything

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    WOOaahh .. !!!!! :jawdrop: ..what skillz man ...:thumb: .. Do you have a son ? .. I mean .. If my dad could do cool stuff like this .. i'd be like .. if I were still a kid in school .. " Hey !! My dad is cooler than ur dad !!" .. but i'm sure ur daughter would be saying stuff like this too to her friends ... :sigh: .. I miss my dad ... :waah: .. anyways ... :thumb::rock: good job man ...
     
  10. Fisher.

    Fisher. partially impartial

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    Smokey the bear would have an aneurysm:lol:

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    Smoking+several kilos of sawdust=?

    Anyone? Anyone?

    Keep up the (awesome) work, and maybe pray for some more rain:thumb:
     
  11. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Awesome! I love the curves on that piece. You have some mad chisel skills mate! :thumb:
     
  12. Darthperil

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    Lookin' good, those curves are going to make that case a Master Piece!!
     
  13. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    I was a bit worried when you decided to cover that B-E-A-utiful frame with wood, now all my doubts have disappeared. Excellent work mate, your wood work skills are just as good as your metal work skills, keep it up.
     
  14. tyrandan

    tyrandan Pink Lemonade.

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    :lol::lol::lol:
    roflcopter express!

    lol good work oldnewby, I believe you officially have elite fire starting... er, I mean, woodworking skillz! Keep up the good work!
     
  15. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    @.Fatality.
    lolabunny087
    Fisher.
    Stonedsurd
    Darthperil
    b4oz
    tyrandan

    Thanks a lot guys. :thumb:

    @ Fisher. & tyrandan, what a pair of pillows! :hehe::lol:


    I don't know, I've just spent four hours on this and it doesn't look much different. :hehe:

    Because of the deep gouges made by the cutting disc it's difficult to see what's going on,
    so I started to sand it down to get a better look. Then I could see where adjustments need
    to be made. Too much material needed to be removed from behind the front bump so the
    cutting disc was used again.

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    It takes a lot of sanding to get rid of the cutter marks.

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    The profile on the top and the bottom edge is good.

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    But the back edge is uneven and the front edge is too thick and the curve too pronounced.

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    So more work to do on this. In fact even more faults became apparent when I photographed the panel
    against the chassis. Here you can see that the front bump is not straight in profile and also goes on for
    far too long, that is it should be more of a "bump", also the area behind the top of this bump still too high.

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  16. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    All I can say is WOW!
     
  17. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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  18. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    All that and he's nitpicking about marks from the cutter.:duh:
    Great work there mate.
     
  19. Fisher.

    Fisher. partially impartial

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    ::fap::::fap::::fap::

    You're my hero.:rock:
     
  20. Spyrious

    Spyrious Modding all the Time

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    Oh.It looks so nice and smooth,i can't imagine how nice it will be when its finished.
     

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