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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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    It rained again, and the city flooded again, and I had a power outage, AGAIN. On the bright side, I got to run around in a thunderstorm holding a shovel.
    I might have got some modding done too.
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    -I semi-blacked out for this session. I'll have to decide if it looks good later. Trying some rough fitting here. I filed a step in the underside of the brass sink drain part in the middle.
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    -The chunk of pot needed mounting, for that I cut up a U-channel conveniently bent to the same radius as the pot, and some thin metal from an old door kick-plate.
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    -These got a healthy dose of epoxy, then the U-sections were seated on top. The tape is to keep it from gluing to the wrong panel.
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    -Later, the new mounts were glued to a roughed-up spot on the main case. I cut holes for the 'fins' too.
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    -I'm putting the sink drain ring on the top of that pan, but I needed to file out screw access. I also drilled a hole in the middle for wires.
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    -Oh, Yeah. That hole. :lol: To get the wires to the hookup area I added a small copper pipe, and gave it a purple buddy. They are being glued here, along with the brass drain part, and the black heatsink. I may have skipped documenting stuff... No I did skip documenting stuff. Imagine a ping-pong ball holding a hacksaw and files. That was me.
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    -I got to stripping the chrome off of faucet neck #2. To find the bits I missed I sprayed it down with oven cleaner. I found the BBQ cleaning variant turned brass black a lot faster than the regular sh*t. :D
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    -I also noticed the homemade sanding discs worked better as sloppy cut squares. It gave me a pinpoint sanding contact, and I could see what I was hitting through the spinning sandpaper halo.
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    -Stuff got soldered. This is a bathroom sink cap on the back of the faucet neck, and two bushings, one lawn mower transmission, and the other VCR. -Anyone still keeping track? :p The 'crap I used' list is going to be epic.
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    -This is sink neck's future home. The problem is that it lines up perfectly with the edge of the PSU...The bit that touches the case wall it's so close inside. -Yeah.
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  2. kim

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    :grin: for sure it will be...as the weight ?...I'm wondering :worried:, but the mod...omg, :jawdrop: no doubt it's gonna be extraordinary...:wallbash:
     
  3. Cheapskate

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    Thanks, Kim. :D Well, no one's going to be knocking it off the desk. :lol: I honestly hadn't thought much about weight. It's not GwassGween heavy, and that's all that matters.
     
  4. Cheapskate

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    OK, that's twice this week that the power has gone out while I was in the shower. It's getting old...
     
  5. kim

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    :idea: I'm affraid you must get the ladder out of the closet, drop the shovel and handle your toolbox to fix the electricity meter :dremel:
     
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    Gotta love the home made sanding squares :) that's tru modding :grin: :dremel::rock::thumb:
     
  7. Cheapskate

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    :lol: In my defense, I had to do it to keep the house from flooding, and it started storming again just that fast.
    @ def - Nah, just common sense. I saw a dremel display where they were selling the discs and thought, "There's no way I would spend that much money on 1/4 sheet of sandpaper."
     
  8. Cheapskate

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    Schools are out... and it's a drinking holiday. Needless to say, I'm staying home where it's safe.
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    -The 2nd sink neck mounting is similar to the first. I cut a hole so tapped bits of aluminum could be glued inside. This time a metal plate will be glued to the outside of the tank so the screws are flush inside.
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    -Mounted. @InsolentGnome - Don't make me re-sand the whole tank. I did this long before you posted your project with the random sanding pattern. :worried:
    Yeah, you know I'm getting close when I wipe off all the marks and guide lines.
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    -After several missing pics of trying to cut a weed eater engine piston to fit over this area, I decided to just go with blowtorch heated ABS model tree. The piston didn't fit very well, anyway.
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    -Ripping right along, I made two LEFT side covers for the pan from the previous post. :duh: Maybe I'm going a little too fast...
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    -At some point I also ground the chrome off this sink part. There was a lot of oven cleaner bathing too.
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    -LOL Deflection. The top hole was drilled from the other side. -Anyway, this little bit is for mounting the tubing with that scope bracket. These are tapped to 4-40 thread.
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    -And here it is with the tubing. After all that, the front is just sloppily glued from the inside. :D I'll make this part more streamlined later.
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    -So I bought some dicey-looking Chinese mill bits that I thought were Japanese, and decided the best way to test them was cutting brass. :lol: OW... That was loud and screamy. I sorta got my part made, though.
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    -Apparently, in the century I measured this part, they didn't use micrometers. :lol: Oops. I gotta file some sh*t, and make it fit.
    That's it for now. Remind me to turn the flash off on the camera.

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    Hey, I originally stole it from Bill and Chris and their metal grinding projects. I ain't sayin' a word.
     
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    I'm really looking forward to the list of what came from where you mentioned.
    oh man I can relate to "gotta file some sh*t, and make it fit."
    Seriously loving the recycling of materials in a manner that is not expected.
     
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    Thanks, guys. :D
    The list. :worried: I'm gonna need a few extra pencils. The stuff I tore up thinking I'd add them to the case would be the big list.
     
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    One month away from the 5 year anniversary... Let that sink in. :worried: 5
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    -Makin' fit happen all around.
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    -I soldered the Moen valve tube to the new brass plate, then found a screw for the other bit. -So that's a brass keychain, a Moen sink insert, brass rod from a sink drain assembly, the body of a printer stepper motor, and the head of a dart.
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    -That's epoxy, not snot. Getting this clamped was tricky. I ended up filing the clamp heads as flat as I could get them. You can also see some plexi I glued together.
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    -Here's the last bit of wiring I needed to do... I think. I just had a full-length molex cord fall out of the core, so maybe not? I sharpened the plexi bit with the belt sander. I did NOT put it in the pencil sharpener. It's too big, and the sharpener is really dull for some reason.
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    -All the wiring inside. I hot glued the UV strip around the front vents too.
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    -And with that, the outside is DONE. :jawdrop: All but that bit I marked with blue tape that still has to have the pen marks cleaned off. Oops. Maybe I should use bigger tape.
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    -A pic of that last bit of stuff up close. The sink tailpiece at the top was made of really good brass. I never got it to tarnish.
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    -One shot to tease. I've drained the loop on the core so I can remove the back plate. Once I get the HDMI ports cut, I can slap it together and call it done.

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    :jawdrop: amazing ! You would have made Alonso Bistro proud :rock::rock::rock:
     
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    I am curious to see it with lights turned on.
    The only thing that is off-key is that black switch :rollingeyes:
     
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    Wow that thing looks amazing. 5 years worth of detail and additions.

    Amazing dude. It looks like a 1950s art deco nuclear submarine.
     
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    Thanks, guys! I'm just glad some of us survived the 5 years to see it.
    @def - Alonso used some found stuff. I'll say it again; You don't just find rattlesnake skin in France. :lol:
    @Dot_Kappa -I did the wiring test right after posting, and I went hyper and did 90% of the back panel work. There's lots of black stuff, but the switch does stand out in the photos.
    @Vault-Tec - :lol: Something not "bomb." I waited 5 years for that too.
     
  17. David

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    Reminds me of a Buster Crabbe era Flash Gordon spaceship.
     
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    :clap:glad to see the iron turnip near completion, doesn't reminds me a turnip though :idea:... more like one of the Satanas engine in wacky races :grin:
     
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    It looks like it needs to be in Bioshock. Either as an escape submarine or a weapon :D

    Kim - I think it resembled a turnip five years ago :D
     
  20. Cheapskate

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    Thanks. :D
    @David - That was the direction I was aiming for. With a lot of what Vault mentioned too. Bill called one of the rigs I drew up for him ages ago a 'lunar lander' , I think that was wallowing around in my brain during the conception.
    @ kim - Yeah, It started Looking like a 'thingy' very early on, and I suspected it would be longer and pretty lumpy looking. :worried: -Amazingly, 'metal potato' was taken. Hell, my cad folder is still 'metaltato'.
     

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