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Scratch Build – Complete GwassGween -FINISHED-Nov13 2013-pics start on page 67

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Cheapskate, 25 Jun 2009.

  1. skreenname

    skreenname SFF Forever

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    Oh snap.

    You gonna take that sitting down Cheaps?
     
  2. oliverw92

    oliverw92 New Member

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    I think Djayness just called you tubby Cheaps :O

    Nice work buddy :p I finally finished your SP character btw :p

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    Note the location too :D
     
  3. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I was hoping to never see that...:duh:
    I don't have a beard, BTW...
     
  4. Azayles

    Azayles Member

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    Good GOD at that SP character. Scared the CRAP outta me!
     
  5. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    I've seen cheaps and thats not even close, hmm.. except for the day-glow red skin :D
     
  6. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    What? I thought I was the one playing drums?
     
  7. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    -This is last week's battle zone.
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    -Slipperyskip steals his wife's emery boards. I needed something a bit bigger for this job.:hehe: I built the fingernail file of the Gods. I think I use five gallon paint mixing sticks for everything but mixing paint. One end of the stick rests on the other frame rail to keep the sanding level.
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    -I'm milling a new reservoir top here. Why?
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    -Well it has something to do with this fill cap I put together...
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    -I still need to drill a tiny hole in the bottom so air pressure can get to the accordion bottle, but you get the idea here.
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    -Anyway... The problem is I tried a new tapping block I made, and it didn't work. When you are tapping something this thin, one blade likes to catch and start cutting at a crazy angle.
    -TL;DR - I tapped it crooked. I also forgot to sand out the channel before gluing it, so I decided to just do it over.
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    -Once done, I had a huge mess.
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    -I leave you this pic as evidence that I do clean up my work area. Even if this room is technically the doormat for the rest of the house...
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    -The old and the new parts, and an obligatory subliminal.:D
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    -OK. Most of this time has been about sanding and filing. I had to stop filing bevels occasionally to let the little file cool off.
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    -After I sanded all the bevels down to 150 grit, I evened up the splices in the frame.
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    -This is an example of what the frame looks like now. There is so much to sand here, I will need to mark everything up to tell what got sanded with 240 grit, etc. I'm not looking forward to it.
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    -The side panels look like this now. If I ever get around to polishing, this will look sweet.
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    -On the virtual side, I'm still trying to organize the insane mess so I can get it cut out. Have I ever mentioned I hate puzzles where the parts are all exactly the same?

    Thanks again to my sponsors
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  8. Anubus

    Anubus New Member

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    This is why I like you cheaps. Your plexi work is amazing.
     
  9. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    Man how much acrylic pr0n can that thread has? ;P Cheaps if you have some time can you show us around that machine you have there and do all these nice things along with bits techniques etc please? That would be very nice man! Thanks! :)
     
  10. Fabou

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    Your plexi work is impressive. And the shape you are trying to create are impressive.
     
  11. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Thanks!:D
    @angel - I thought I went over that.:hehe: OK, I'll try to go into heavy detail on the CNC process when I do the reservoir fins.
     
  12. oliverw92

    oliverw92 New Member

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    Very nice :D
     
  13. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Can I get the case for free if I stop trolling you & your threads?

    This is gorgeous!
     
  14. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Looking really good cheaps, I love your acrylic work :thumb:.
     
  15. slipperyskip

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    The wife gave up and just buys me my own fingernail files now. A purely defensive maneuver. I like the paint stirrer idea. I will "file" that away for future use. (Ugh...sorry).
     
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    the success of the pun, is in the oy of the beholder.....

    Great idea on the super nail file.
     
  17. AnG3L

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    Oups sorry mate I didnt notice that ! ;p
    Anwz it would be nice to post something like a small review on the bits you use,more tips and tricks, ya know! Just to keep my learning curiosity from being hungry :) Its always nice to learn from the best. Again sorry for not noticing those infos. Thanks! :p
     
  18. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    What are we still doing on page 34?!!? Cmon ppl, more spam :p

    On a side note, fantastic job cheaps :p
     
  19. Cleveland216

    Cleveland216 Carbon Fiber King

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    I see your Arylic work and I feel like such a noob!! Haha, How long have you been working on this Case?? Cant wait 2 see it finished
     
  20. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :hehe: Thanks, everyone.
    @Perplekks - NO.:p
    @Slipperyskip - Ow!
    @nlancaster - OOOW!
    @Angel - Not the best. I just post what I learn, as I learn it.:D
    @Cleveland & DJay - Well I started the log in June. If you include the drawing phase, It's been over a year now.:eeek: 34 pages, 100,000 hits... I need to add a directory to post one.
    -Maybe an index of troll posts too? :hehe:
     

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