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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: Blue Horizon - "MOTY" Nominee

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by riekmaharg2, 8 Jul 2010.

  1. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has completed the PowerCore scratch build

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    Me too :)

    Even longer, as my machine isnt that fast, the top side I've just done took 6hr, and I've still the underside yet.


    This time I've used wood so I can use filler if anything goes wrong. The wood is a block of Jelutong which is great for model and mould making. Heres the results so far:

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    There was a knot in the wood which caused this, but its easy to repair:
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    These little dints are to align the drill for later on:

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    I then drilled holes throught the dints and then remove the raised sqaure sections:

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    I then put some filler into the whole where the wood knot was:

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    The next stage will be to place rods in the three holes so I can flip the wood over and it will align over the rods to get it in the exact same position so I can machine the underside.
     
  2. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    That looks so great man! Must have taken ages:p
     
  3. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has completed the PowerCore scratch build

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    Yep 6hrs excluding time to set it all up, lol.
     
  4. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    LOL:D
    Well.. Beats to have to sand it down:p
     
  5. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has completed the PowerCore scratch build

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    Yeah lol, that would be awfull
     
  6. LooseNeutral

    LooseNeutral What's a Dremel?

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    Great News! Looks good too. I guess it wasn't hard to learn the App.? Just dawned on me the Craigbu (Osidias log) uses Vertric on his CNC. %$@# knots though :)
     
  7. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Neat! Can't wait to see the finished casting.
     
  8. Monkey Puzzle

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    Looking good :) - are you going to be using the wooden model, or is that a mock-up and you'll CNC a wax block? - It looks like the wood grain might mean a good finish on it is difficult to achieve.
     
  9. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has completed the PowerCore scratch build

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    Yeah it was very easy, I created the toolpath straight away without any problems or reading the instructions :)

    Thanks Nutman :thumb:

    As I couldnt find anywhere to get a Lost wax casting made, I'm now gonna just use the wood to create a sand casting mould.
     
  10. Monkey Puzzle

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    Ah right. I presume you're going to need to sand it down to smooth afterwards then anyhow. You could create a curved bit of material to run along the side to help you sand to an even curve and guage where needs more sanding rather than just by eye. :)
     
  11. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has completed the PowerCore scratch build

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    Yeah, I'll put some filler on too to get it smoother after sanding, and the sides will be further shaved down when the CNC does the underneath path aswell.
     
  12. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has completed the PowerCore scratch build

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    Heres the pics of the second out of three rough passes to remove the inside of the top panel:

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    The final passes will be done tomorrow.
     
  13. AnG3L

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    Wow man that is getting better and better!! :)
     
  14. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has completed the PowerCore scratch build

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    Thanks AnG3L, yeah I can't wait to see this thing in made in alu :)

    Heres the last stages for making the wooden form for the sand mould:

    Once I had done the finishing path I filled in the holes that were used to screw the wood to the CNC table:

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    Once the filler dried I sanded it all down to create the finished peice:

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  15. Blooddrunken

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    It's so nice - keep it up. :thumb:
     
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  17. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has completed the PowerCore scratch build

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    Thanks Blooddrunken & RonanH :thumb:


    Heres the toolpaths for making the mould for the front panel:

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    Those blocks on both sides are my new method for aligning the peice when I flip it over to do the underside.

    And heres the simulated version:

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    I'm gonna get the machine ready to go so I can start it off striaght away early thursday morning. Hopefully as I know how to do everything now, this bit of CNC should go alot faster.
     
  18. chromespyder

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    Just been through all the posts for this project and it looks amazing! :jawdrop:

    Keep up the good work! :dremel:
     
  19. RonanH

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    :eeek: don't jinx it!
     
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    Amazing work mate ;)
     

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