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Scratch Build – Complete ⭐ The Iron Turnip--6-2019-complete. final pictures on page 29

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Cheapskate, 18 Jul 2014.

  1. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Thanks. :D The plan is to make the outside tank look less like a dong and more like a machine. ;)
    I'll try to get a partially assembled pic in the next update for you.

    ...well, I was planning that anyway.
     
  2. barry99705

    barry99705 sudo rm -Rf /

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    A dong, or a bong? :worried:
     
  3. amagriva

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    A dong, or a bong? Maybe a Kong!:hehe:
     
  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    That reminds me.. I never made space for sound dampening. (Yes, it makes all those sounds.)
     
  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I took a week off to draw circles... many, many circles.
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    -I said something about space for USB, right? First, I gotta get some decoration going.
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    -Best use for those crappy steel T-slot toilet bolts yet.
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    -Venting. This is what happens when the best way to cut the metal is with the edge of a cutting disc, but the hole is smaller than your discs. I have a grinding stone somewhere that's half the size it originally was. That's what I finished with.
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    -Hack sawing only one side of this at a time.. Think about what an awkward Olympic event that must have been. Now imagine doing it in 98 degree heat. :(
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    -For the curved bits on the above cut, I was filing back a ton of material. I thought, "This is killing me. I bet I have something that can do this faster. After some digging, I found a pack of rotary files that had never been opened in drill bit box #3. :lol:
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    -I can't cut all the way through the tube, so I made a ding in the tank instead.
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    -I still have some baseball bat left. Who wants to watch the mill party?
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    -I got pretty aggressive with this cut. I found the vise was moving.
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    -You know it's a good party when you have to shovel the swarf out of the way.
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    -Here's what I plan to use that part for.
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    -I spent a whole day buffing the cap of my turnip. -I said that. Yes, I did. The final polish shows off how dented up the tank is. I thought polishing the bit behind the purple plexi would look good.
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    -Some of the polycarb scrap matches the curve of the tank, so I made a mounting block with it.
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    -I finish up with a pic of a mess of tape and epoxy.
    -That's all for now. :D
     
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  6. Cheapskate

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    -This is the bottom connection for that tube. I may have over-engineered it.
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    -Here's why it's done like that. It makes an internal countersink possible.
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    -Here it is with the part that glues into the pipe. The electrical tape is to keep any glue from sticking.
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    -I remember saying somewhere I would give a preview of what all this random madness would look like.
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    -I bet you are all still confused though. I do that to people.
     
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  7. Yukionno

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    Hmm, seeing the last 2 photos of your post, it kinda reminds me of a 60's hover/vacuum... it just needs a wire reinforced tube sticking out the end!
     
  8. storm-83

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    either that, or it's an upgrade prop for the new fast & furious

    looking good either way
     
  9. Cheapskate

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  10. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    [​IMG]

    ...what, too soon?

    No, I can see where this is going. And I'm liking it.
     
  11. Dr. Coin

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    Well those picture definite cast all your work in a new light. By which I mean, I can see how the parts now fit together. The case looks great.
     
  12. barry99705

    barry99705 sudo rm -Rf /

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    Hey, I see where this fits in!!
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  13. eucalyptus

    eucalyptus I am 19 and Swedish!

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    I have no idea what I am looking at, but it looks nice and seems like you have some damn nice tools to work with - and no lack of either skills or creativity! :dremel:

    You are the man CheapSkate! Keep it up! :D :dremel: :thumb:
     
  14. Cheapskate

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    Thanks, everyone. :D I had a feeling I was straining some imaginations.
    @Nexxo - It's been alive and on my desk, just without skin. -eww...

    @DrCoin - Honestly, This is the most I've had it together. Up til now I've only been attaching bits to check clearances.

    @Barry - :lol: No. I'm not sending my first born into space. It's a terrible place to raise a kid. -I mean, John Denver and JerryBerry are up there, right?

    -Can I get a, "That's what SHE said"? :lol:
     
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    Awesome
     
  16. Cheapskate

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    :lol: Bustin' forum cherries like a pimp!
     
  17. noobas4urus

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    How long have you waited to say, "polish the head of your turnip"?

    That looks like a sweet pimped out desk companion if you ask me.
     
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  18. mnpctech

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    cheaps, always 100% Original :rock:
     
  19. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Thanks. :D
    @Noob - If you name the project right, you don't have to wait. Off-color jokes come to you.
    @Bill - Also 75% cheap, 34% crazy, and 3% math skills.
     
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    looking awesome, great work!
     

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