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Scratch Build – In Progress Steam & Current - final photos.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by awadon, 22 Nov 2010.

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Should I change the color of the wood

Poll closed 2 Jan 2011.
  1. Don't change it.

    5 vote(s)
    41.7%
  2. change to mahogany

    5 vote(s)
    41.7%
  3. change to teak

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. change to dark brown

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
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  1. awadon

    awadon New Member

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    Another element. Placed vertically will mimic the liquid level meter.

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  2. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    I like it so far! +rep:)
     
  3. awadon

    awadon New Member

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    I approach to the end. This is handle of the LCD matrix.

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    So we have a hinge made of brass tubing and a pleated collar - from the old camera - where I will put the matrix tape.

    Because I can't show everything after mounting all together, there is a picture of all elements.

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  4. awadon

    awadon New Member

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    "Box" practically ready. The first waxing. Next week, the LCD assembly.

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  5. awadon

    awadon New Member

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    Fixing the matrix - that was the hardest step for me - already done. You can see the hole for the matrix wire.

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  6. awadon

    awadon New Member

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    I've started mounting all parts together.

    Now fast quiz:

    Which mount of VFD lamp to choose:

    VER1.

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    VER2:

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    And maybe some other ideas ???
     
  7. Baekkel

    Baekkel Picky Picture Villian

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    i personally think mounted on top is the best choice.

    Looks banging together with the analouge meter, gives some kinda "high tech meets classic electronics" kinda feel about it.

    (even more than the entire steampunk idealism does it self..)
     
  8. Xye

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    I would say Version 1... only because I would be tempted to try and pick it up by that if it were on top. If it can take the weight then it looks better on top.
     
  9. awadon

    awadon New Member

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    Today I was testing VFD control. Thanks to uncle google and a few tests I've made all electronic. I've used CNY 17 phototransistor. Each cell is a single chip. For now, all tied "shortly. " Tomorrow or next week I will begin making the plugs properly.

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    As you can see I chose the option to mount the lamp on top. Most people voted that way, and even those who chose the second option, it is only due to the filling of the space above the screen. But I guess You do not think that will be all:)
     
  10. megadega

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    Good Job !
     
  11. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Awesome! Reminds me of my old mechano sets.
     
  12. awadon

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    Minor modifications. Under a brass plate I've hidden mounting hole. Only this way I can reach it to fix the matrix.

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  13. awadon

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    Another small work progress.

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    Now I have to all of you two questions.

    1. As I said the I will try to develop area above the screen . I purchased a set of tasteful lamps:) It will be only a decoration.

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    And there is my question. Can someone suggest me a way of installation?

    2. And the second question. Do you think I should change the color of the wood?
     
  14. NavidsonRecord

    NavidsonRecord Where the bloody hell are ya'?

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    I would have liked to see ebony but thats is expensive and heavy. maybe for your next project change the wood. Keep it the same for this build but maybe stain with walnut color and weather it a bit with sandpaper. Or even take it to a sandblaster and get a nice even blast to show the wood grain. To finish you hand rubbed satin Tung Oil. These would suit the brass fittings ans old school aesthetics.
    lol I'm a bit specific haha. Just an idea :confused:
     
  15. ringo

    ringo New Member

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    I like your work and your brass parts.
     
  16. Reverse

    Reverse Reverse/srvR

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    This is just amazing. Good job man!
     
  17. awadon

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    Another small update.

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    And thanks to you all, for yours comments.
     
  18. awadon

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    According to some suggestions, I decided to see how illuminated lamp will look like. Well, I have mixed feelings.

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    This is the same lamp only photo taken with, or without flash. As you can see it clearly shines. Although I can adjust it by changing voltage, but the question is whether or not is it worth. It starts to look like a Christmas tree. Although I do not deny that lamps usually shine a little.

    And if I decide to use led, what color to choose? Yellow, where such lamps shine, or something else?
     
  19. NavidsonRecord

    NavidsonRecord Where the bloody hell are ya'?

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    looks great!!! Sweet valves! Just a LED underneath?
     
  20. awadon

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    Yeap. Only white led.
     

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