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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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  2. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    I remember posting in this thread about forty years ago.:eeek:
    OK, maybe three or four years ago, anyway, I said it looks like one of those mini particle accelerators.
    Just put a couple of straps on it, sling it over your back. A 'Backtop' or 'Backbook', monitor around the
    front a la Bob Dylans harmonica:hip: and a mouse in your pocket (in your case a baby seal:naughty:).
    Anyway, I love it. Great work.:clap::thumb::happy:
     
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  3. InsolentGnome

    InsolentGnome Active Member

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    Being in the process of making a backpack, my only question would be how much does this little monster weigh? It's like a lawnmower engine and 4 kitchen faucets, you'd throw your back out!:lol:
     
  4. Cheapskate

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    @Attila - Thank you, sir. :rock:
    It definitely feels like that extra zero. When I started it back up after the long break and it barf'd dust balls out... Yeah. The power requirement alone prevents me from backpacking it. :lol: Pockets are reserved for weasels.
    @InsolentGnome - Plus a liter of water. You got me wondering. The bathroom scale says it's a mere 25 pounds, (and I need to lose about the same. :worried:) I think the density of it makes it seem heavier, like a sack of mortar.
     
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    Plus the fact that it just looks like a lot of metal. I think a brain just sees that and thinks 'heavy'. I would have never guessed 25 pounds, but when you think about the size, makes sense.
     
  6. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    I'm taking a little time to catch up on projects, and I gotta say, this turned out fantastic! I absolutely love the design aesthetic man. Excellent work!
     
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    Thanks. :blush: You should dig up Nexxo's Metaversa II...and bump his languishing log. :lol: I'd do it, but I might get banned if I do it again.
     
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    5 years already :O
    Worth the wait mate, very fine build :rock:
     
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    Damn! I've never read so much in my entire life :D It was well worth it though! Even though I find it a bit hard to follow with the explanations being below the picture, not above it (not sure how many pages it took me to realize that :D). It turned out amazing! Good job! Also, you did sort of fit the kitchen sink in there as well, and you are probably the only one that could do that or would think about doing it :D
     
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    Thanks! :D The caption style was a lot more common when I started here. I think it was probably adopted from print style captions.
    :worried: I still have 9 stainless steel sink basins to do something with. Charities won't take them since the mountings are rusty.
    I've thrown out SO MUCH scrap metal now that this is finished. :lol:
     
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    Most welcome!
    What caption style btw?
    Also, just for fun but I started thinking earlier: We say you've put the kitchen sink in there, but were the parts actually from a kitchen sink and not a bathroom sink? :D
     
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    No tub parts.. Did I never make the big list? -Oh well:

    Inside:
    X-ray machine controller aluminum panels
    TV mount bracket
    copper pipe from bloo re-plumb
    copper heatsink for atom chip
    scrapyard polycarbonate
    shiny candy bag plastic
    old PSU outlet

    Outside:
    Stainless steel soda fountain syrup keg
    SS BurgerKing broiler heat shield
    kitchen sink drain flange
    meat grinder feed hopper
    PSU heat sinks
    lawn mower engine valve springs, piston head, heatsinked casing
    sink drain popup lever caps
    2" aluminum angle
    minivan luggage rack rail
    aluminum pan
    aluminum pot
    bathroom sink drain flange
    printer motor case
    moen faucet cartridge
    brass dart weight
    brass sink popup lever
    brass towel rack rod
    copper tube from an old toilet flush assembly
    brass keychain
    bronze bushings
    kitchen faucet internal outlet
    gun scope mounting bracket
    hard drive spacer ring
    bathroom sink drain pipe
    pentium 2 heatsink
    2 kitchen sink faucet necks
    2" aluminum pipe
    VCR brass pulley
    another printer stepper motor
    automotive fan clutch, probably from a Ford
    PSU power switch
    marbles
    aluminum baseball bat
    bathroom sink drain cap
    melted plastic model trees
    a sh*tload of glue :D

    Funny side note: MNPCTech's Metro Exodus build has chains and sprockets from the 80's era xerox machine that my stepper motor housing came from.
     

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