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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: Aerodyne

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by slipperyskip, 21 Nov 2011.

  1. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    Thanks!

    :hehe: There's a piece of kibble in there somewhere. Inspector #9 is easily bribed.

    Thanks. I was beginning to think I needed to post 40 photos of sleeving or barbs to get any attention around here. Sheesh. :D

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  2. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    :hehe: Liking the colours & it's all looking great :).
    I'd like to do a super compact mini-ITX but just can't pull myself away from having a few HDD instead of 1 so I can make a beefy HTPC :D, maybe in the future some time I'll make a tiny one though, they do look good fun to build :).
     
  3. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    I'm here lurking. As always your stuff just impresses the heck out of me.
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  4. peteski

    peteski long live the pc

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    this is really starting to look :jawdrop: mate keep up the good work :rock: :rock: :rock:
     
  5. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    Originally, I designed this to have a HDD next to the SSD with a bizarre custom bracket thingy. I couldn't find anyone to donate a decent sized hard drive so it didn't happen. When finished I'll probably declare this to be the world's smallest Mini-ITX case. Not sure if that's true or not. I'll let someone else prove it isn't. :hehe:

    Thanks John. That means a lot. Went to Sally's last week ans stocked up on some acrylic nail files..er..ah...precision sanding implements. Thanks for that tip! The girl said that several local woodworkers raid their store often. Stuff's awesome.

    Thank you peteski. :thumb: Good to know you are still onboard.

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    Draw, score, drill, rasp, sand, sand some more, frame, veneer, sand = 14 hours.

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  6. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    This is looking superb. It looks like it should be quite big even though I know it's not.
     
  7. Cleveland216

    Cleveland216 Carbon Fiber King

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    simple construction and stylish design. good work
     
  8. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    youre amazing!
     
  9. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    Every frikkin time you pull off an amazing and beautiful mod. :)

    You just don't miss, do you? :thumb:
     
  10. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Looks gorgeous with the extra veneer trim so perfectly applied :jawdrop::clap:.
     
  11. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    Thanks Cleveland. When finished it will look like it was made from eight pieces of wood when actually it is made from around 120. I agree that is probably stupid but it is far from "simple construction". :D

    Amazingly nuts maybe. lol Thanks.

    Not every time. Often enough to keep me going I guess. All of my projects have been a lot of fun to work on and that is what is important. I tell my friends that I'm working on my calendar. I need 12 calendar-worthy projects before I can quit. :hehe: Thanks for the comment.

    Thanks Waynio. If you look closely at the photo you might notice that the veneer edges protrude just slightly above the edge of the board. I have developed this technique over the years to ensure a tighter seal with the next covering veneer layer. I call it the Tupperware lip. lol

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  12. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Coke can!!!!! This time of the year is should be a beer can...lol
     
  13. slipperyskip

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    The Coke can has been declared the official USC (Universal Size Comparator). It's beyond my control at this point. :)
     
  14. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Tupperware lip :D does add a nice subtle extra touch of detail though :).
    12 Picture perfect projects for a calendar that is a cool modding goal to aim for, but surely you've already done that? :D & looking nice with the mesh :).

    I agree with Jeff :D a beer can for a change & for the time of year :D or even a coke can & miniature Jack Daniels :idea::rock::D.
     
  15. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Wayne you have inadvertently solved this dilemma with out even trying....

    We keep the coke can and put the JD in it....JD an Coke sorted and keeping in with the Xmas spirit...

    That was easy enough, Skip you know what you have to do and it doesn't go against any USC rules..

    My work here is done.
     
  16. slipperyskip

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    Great idea for the USC accessory! I'm on it. :thumb:

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    Couldn't go thru the project without at least one clamp sculpture.

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    Framed up the mesh and painted the interior except for glue-down surfaces and "working" surfaces.

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  17. Mosquito

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    Gorgeous. I love the look of the darker wood against the light mesh. Looks great :thumb:
     
  18. slipperyskip

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    Thanks Mosquito. Brass would have been killer IMO but I think aluminum will get the job done. It's different and that's a good thing. The Steampunk people have covered the wood and brass thing quite well.
     
  19. Mosquito

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    I can see where you're coming from, but I'm not much of a fan of the steampunk style wood+brass to be honest. For me, brass would have blended in more with the darker wood. I think the alu mesh contrasts nicely, with out being brash.

    Also, do you mind if I ask where you buy your veneer? So far everything I've done has been in solid woods, but I'd like to give veneer a try on an upcoming project.
     
  20. slipperyskip

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    A company called Midwest Products sells 1/32" thick hobby lumber that I use as a veneer. It is sold at nearly every hobby store and many art supply stores. I buy bundles online. Even bought some at Amazon once. Here's their website...

    http://www.midwestproducts.com/store/category/5c07f243-c531-4a35-8ad6-25e6a0045bef/1/Project_Woods.aspx

    I have also bought "real" veneer at a chain store called Woodcraft. Looks like they have a store in Bloomington, MN....

    http://www.woodcraft.com/stores/Default.aspx?locationType=state&location=MN

    Hope that helps.
     

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