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Scratch Build – In Progress Thirteenth Monkey – Is that Steampunk?

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Flux, 17 Aug 2020.

  1. Flux

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    Moving on. I intend to upgrade my Toaster to a Ryzen. That will leave me with an old crappy motherboard with an Intel i5 6500 and a Noctua NH-L9i cooler. Naturally, that has to go somewhere.
    So I came up with this design:
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    This is just the tip of the Iceberg. I have some ideas for this project, but on the one hand I don't want to spill all my beans just yet, and on the other hand, I still have to convince myself that I can really build that. But there are more design clues to be taken from the 1995 movie "Twelve Monkeys".
     
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  2. Flux

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    [​IMG]
    This is a prototype for a leg. I am not entirely sure yet how I will get from this to the mirror finish metallic look in my renderering. I wil try vapor smoothing and all other finishing techniques. And maybe plate it with nickel? We will see.
     
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  3. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Did someone say 'monkey'?
    Cool! -but I see a few tough spots.

    The corner bits: getting that inner 90 degree cut would be tricky. Especially at the spot where it widens out and bends. It would be easier to bevel the wood and leave them flat on the inside. You could get screws in them easier too.

    Clearance for the cooler/wiring? I trust your skills, but DANG that looks tight. :lol:

    The logo thing looks pretty delicate. It might work better as an inlay.

    Edit: Ah, you ninja'd me. :lol: I keep forgetting about 3d printing cheat-mode. I thought you were doing the corners in metal.
     
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  4. Flux

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    You are right. I want them to *look* like metal, but I am not yet sure how I will achieve that. I might even cast them in Pewter. Or do you say tin?

    I am aware of that. If all goes well, there will be a rather unusual cooling solution ...
     
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    :thumb:
     
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  6. Flux

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    Yes, thanks, I had already seen that. Definitely a possibility. I guess it's most important to get a very smooth polished surface before applying any kind of metal finish.
    Do you have any experience with that stuff?
     
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    Yes you can.
    We are here to support you :grin: but I saw you've already made a prototype... Go on man :dremel:


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    Does it last that kind of paint ?
     
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    Houndeye? :cooldude::lol::rock:
     
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  9. Flux

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    Thanks! And I guess I will be asking for a lot of support with this.
    :grin: After some googling i actually understood your comment.
     
  10. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has started the PowerCore scratch build

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    There is vacuum metalisation as well which gets a real layer of metal over the outside of the plastic, but not sure how much it costs, or if you send it to a company to metalise for you.
     
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  11. Flux

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    Thank you, I will look into that.
     
  12. Flux

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    I'm done designing the monkey wheel. Now I just have to make it like that in reality. Peace of cake, right?
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    This one isn't quite there yet:
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    Wow, your Toaster is roasting the MOTM and you already designed another great project :dremel:... your ideas are really cool and totally original :thumb:...good to have you here :grin:
     
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  14. Flux

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    Thank you for the flowers. :happy:
     
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    Just to confuse you a little:
    Some mystery parts for this project have arrived today.
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Either your sink is plugged or you are lowering the suspension on your car. :p
     
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    Twin bellows instead of fans?
     
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  18. Flux

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    Strike!
     
  19. Dr. Coin

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    Is that strike as in I've hit the mark and I am correct or strike as in baseball and it was a swing and a miss?
     
  20. Flux

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    Er, okay, that was not as clear as I hoped it would be.
    Yes, that's exactly what it is.
     
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