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Scratch Build – Complete Cygnus X1.

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

  1. bradders2125

    bradders2125 New Member

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    @The Boy 4rm oz - Looks like the reventon to me.

    This build just keeps getting better and better.
     
  2. Reverse

    Reverse Reverse/srvR

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    Haha, amazing.
    You asked the question i answered a few seconds before you posted.

    It's the Reventón.
     
  3. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Whoops, lol, that will teach me to refresh more frequently lol.
     
  4. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Thanks, only a few more parts to anodise, the hinges and some parts under the top and front.
    The parts visible when the case is closed up will all be polished.

    Thanks, the part of the brake that fits on top to clamp the metal down needs a straight edge.
    And, because when you bend a piece of metal there is often some "springback", a 90 degree
    edge wont do, the angle has to be slightly more so you can go over to allow the metal to
    spring back. This edge was ground by a work collegue on some machine or other, me thinks
    it's a mill. :D
    The alu is just, well, alu I buy from the supplier.

    Thank you. Yeah the top needs more work, this was just to see if I was going down the right path. There wont be a X2, but there will be something else. :)

    Thanks. :)

    Thanks. :)

    Yes I googled it, and it's a fine automobile. ;)

    Thanks b4oz. :thumb:

    Thank you. :)
     
  5. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    It's taking longer to make parts these days, only because of the very limited time
    I can spend doing this. In October I have two weeks leave, and I'm aiming to wrap
    this up shortly after.


    Because the new nose piece will carry on the theme established by the plates,
    there will be a lot less room underneath so, some modifications needed to be
    made to the lower rail and mount.

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    Where the nose attaches to the lower rail needs some chiseling and routing.

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    The nose is made from two pieces so another was cut and glued on (forgot to take
    pics). Meanwhile, the channel for the LED's was routed into the base of the plex
    upper rail.

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    Back to the nose, some rough shaping using the angle grinder and orbital sander.

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    Then in the vice a shape to mimic a plate was carved into the nose.

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    And in it's unfinished state it looks like this.

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    Here you can see that it's more interesting and a little more aggressive now.

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    Back when I can. :)
     
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  6. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    W-O-W!

    \m/ Your updates make my whole WEEK :rock:
     
  7. Fisher.

    Fisher. partially impartial

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    The days I see updates here are by far my favorite days :thumb:

    Idea:

    Looking at this pic:

    What would you think about putting another "fin" on top of the nose? I'm thinking it would really tie the whole top section together nicely. If possible (notice I did not say easy) you might even be able to sandwich that piece between the nose you've already created and another piece of wood, so that the only visible part would be the front edge, much like what you have running vertically on the doors.

    Either way, I watch.

    And drool.
     
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  8. shomann

    shomann New Member

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    Bangs his head into the wall :wallbash: - how in the name of -insert favorite diety- can I learn to file and shape material like this?!

    Really, if this doesn't get MOTY there is no justice in the world.
     
  9. jegerjon

    jegerjon New Member

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    Second that!
    That nose part will make everything fit together! Damn this is just getting better and better, I can't wait for the next update. Sucks you have limited time in October, but I guess we just have to be patience. There's no need for rushing on such a masterpiece :)
     
  10. Diosjenin

    Diosjenin Thinker, Tweaker, Et Cetera

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    You're right - it does look more aggressive, and I LOVE IT. More rep for you. :D

    Also, just took a quick look at your profile - no friends yet? Not even from John or Cheaps? Methinks we need to fix that, too...
     
  11. wahoomcdaniel

    wahoomcdaniel New Member

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  12. TheGovernator

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    The Alienware is "plastik-fantastik" compared to this.

    I'm baffled. I'll just re-enstate what I said earlier.

    Art. In progress.

    Regarding the time isues, I can't seem to recall that Da Vinci rushed painting Mona Lisa? I think the longer the wait the bigger the masterpiece. After all, art is best served matured. Not to create too high expectations, but MOTY is a definite minimum. Definitely has my vote there.
     
  13. marlowdrummer

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    Nooooooo you can't finish this. How will I see how you get round the next issue/problem with your mad skills? Nooooooooooo I tell ya.

    This is an amazing case of the highest order and I have loved watching every step.

    Hopefully you have another case to do soon (I'm sure I read that in this log somewhere)

    Excellent work, can't wait to see more.

    TTFN

    S.
     
  14. Reverse

    Reverse Reverse/srvR

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    That last picture just made my day.
    Thanks!
     
  15. NysoO

    NysoO Handcrafted

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    Damn! Nice work with the wood! I like the way it is all coming together. Looking really nice!
     
  16. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Sorry. In my defense, I only ACCEPT friend requests. -Otherwise, I'd be buddies with everyone.:hehe: I have enough page crashes here.
    Please finish this in time for MOTY this year! With Greensabbath off the radar this year, you are destined to win.
     
  17. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Thanks a lot everyone. :)

    @Fisher Thanks for the idea, I have a few more more pics here, and to my
    mind it looks pretty much complete as it is, although I've been toying with the idea
    of putting a "hood ornament" on the nose.

    @wahoomcdaniel Wow that's not the alienware case I remember. Looks cool.

    As for when it will be finished, well, I would like to think that I can finish this some
    short time after my two weeks off at the end of October. So that means sometime
    early November. But I've been hopelessly inaccurate with everything else so this
    may be no different. :hehe:

    With the new nose I'm satisfied with the way the top looks.

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    Now the task of filing down the plates so they all sit an even distance from the side
    panels and adjusting the gaps between the plates. This latter task is particularly
    tedious, for example if I want to adjust the last plate, all the others have to be removed first, the angle adjusted, plates put back, have a look, if more adjustment
    is needed then the same all over again. :rolleyes:

    Back soon.
     
  18. The Twisted One

    The Twisted One New Member

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    :jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop:

    Ive been a chippie for god knows how long and have to say EXCELLENT craftsmanship . Your finishing rivals a lot of work Ive seen with wood over the years.

    MDPC level !! keep up the great work.:clap:
     
  19. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    As always, the quality leaves me speechless.

    MOTY vote guaranteed from me :)
     
  20. Bad_cancer

    Bad_cancer Mauritius? 2nd speck east of africa

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    ^This shot leaves me speechless! :jawdrop:
     

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