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Scratch Build – In Progress Puddidium235 - 11-15 reservoir guts

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Cheapskate, 13 Nov 2019.

  1. Forsberg Customs

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    Love the design Cheaps! Going to be interesting to see it get made :D
     
  2. Cristianodanna mod

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    Nice work Bró
     
  3. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Thanks. :D
    @Christian - I haven't really started yet. :lol:
    -Hey, kids. Remember how I said the bad tolerances would bite me in the butt?
    ...Yeah.
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    Those are some really bad tolerances. I may be breaking this up and trying again. For now, I'm tweaking the reservoir model and focusing on that. I also have to figure out how to level the tube cut.
    I apologize for taking baby steps here, but there's so many places I can screw up when just starting.
     
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  4. arduum

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    Cheapskate
    you need to configure the miter saw:rollingeyes:
     
  5. Cheapskate

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    @arduum - You joke, but getting the tile saw level to cut the tube involved jamming wood blocks under the motor. :lol: The 2 degree tilt from it being old and heavy would have made the manifold on top about a half inch low in the back of the case.
    I'm probably still rocking a half a degree in the tube, so I have to find the 'high' side. I'm having to measure and correct the computer model as I build. Everything hinges on the tube dimensions, which was hand cut. :(

    -Then there's the shitty .003 out of spec bits to deal with...
     
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  7. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :lol: Happy late new year. I thought you were going to tell me to check my e-mail.
    The zoo is back...Next scheduled deletion is on Thursday. :worried:
     
  8. Cristianodanna mod

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    Nice work , I await other updates
     
  9. C4B12

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    Always enjoying your logs Cheapskate! :D
     
  10. slipperyskip

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    There you go again
     
  11. Cheapskate

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    Thanks guys!
    SKIIIP! :D
    I have to confess I have nothing to show. I got a house back, and had to work on that. -On that note I have seen what must have been the stupidest tenant moment ever. While cleaning out kitchen drawers I found a set of cam latches for a quick-release toilet seat. My Spidey senses told me to go have a look, and I found a new seat...With the quick-remove cams ripped off and the mounts used as through-bolts on the open holes. I mean, WTF? The box probably even had instructions. :lol:
    I feel like we rent out goldfish bowls sometimes...
     
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  12. ifohancroft

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    Man! I love your builds!
     
  13. Sa mod pc design

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    Nice work bro
     
  14. Cheapskate

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    I probably should drop what little I have. I ran into another hiccup, and then got more vacant property. :(
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    -I milled the test gears sometime around Feb. That's a 1mm bit to get into the cracks.
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    -This is where I figured out it was the cheap bits that was making stuff out of spec. I managed to get perfect friction fits on the stainless steel shafts. That mismatching profile on the small gear was bothering me, though.
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    -Yep. :( the middle gear doesn't mesh. So I can't continue the reservoir until I find a solution, and I can't make the chassis because I can't get mill parts from China... By the way, Buy stuff from MNPCTech so he can mill me some parts some day. :lol:

    -On that note; With my rental repairs, I've always had what I call the "end of the week/month" jinx. Whenever someone asks if I'll be done by the end of __X__, Something happens to make more work. Something breaks, the city floods, etc. Right before Corona hit, 5 separate people asked if my current repair job would be done within the end of March. So I guess you can blame me for the current chaos. :worried:
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    -I used this time to clean up some of the garage, though. I thought this could use some paint after 80 years of abuse.
     
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  15. Mosquito

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    Those are some nice looking vice jaws for 80 years old :D
     
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  16. Cheapskate

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    The underside of the baseplate was still mostly bare metal . All the stuff I got from Grandpa was in great shape, it's just some of it is potentially deadly.
     
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    WoW how'd i miss this! nice work Cheaps and lotsa plex too:rock::rock:
     
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    Ouch. That's pricier than domestic.
     
  20. Cheapskate

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    OK... :worried: I think cabin fever might be setting in.
    I kinda was burning through a bunch of old paint to get rid of it...
    and this sort-of happened:

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    I wonder what Grandpa would think. I was laughing my butt off, but that may have been because I didn't have a mask on.
     

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