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Case Mod - In Progress Usonian

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by slipperyskip, 17 Feb 2011.

  1. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Hmmmm I like the slip on cover skip :D, subbing to see where this is going, your mods are always gorgeous so it's good to see another in the making :hip::thumb:.
     
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    OOh. Its pwetty.

    OT: What ever happened to Greensabbath?
     
  3. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    Thanks Waynio. I went with a "slip-on" cover so that the enclosure wouldn't have to be load bearing. That way I can hopefully better emulate the openness of a FLLW structure. He liked to bring the outside in by using huge expansive window walls held together with thin wispy support structures. Common nowadays but 100 years ago it really freaked people out. That's what I like most about Frank, he had massive balls. :thumb:

    Thanks Mankz. He's a young guy. I'm sure we haven't heard the last of him. I got to chat with him about wood finishes and how he had to deal with California laws banning stuff like lacquer. He said some of his water-based finishes took as much as a week to dry. Here's a re-post of a photo taken a year ago at the Exploratorium in San Francisco.

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    He's the guy closest to the camera sitting in the chair with the blue hoodie. I'm in the center leaning over chatting with Brian Carter (boddaker).

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    Notice BSG and Neptune's Trident in the background. I'm damn proud and humbled to have been a part of that crew.
     
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  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Ever'buddy rep bomb this man!
    He's too awesome for just four bars.
     
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    Monkey see monkey do.
     
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  6. voigts

    voigts What's a Dremel?

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    rep bombs away. Time to sit back, watch, and enjoy another fantastic project.
     
  7. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Another project, cool. I watch. :)

    Oh, and Mr Falzones three cases together......awesome!
     
  8. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    I am intrigued. Studied FLW last year and really liked his stuff. And of course, can't get enough of your awesome woodwork.

    EDIT: Of course, bombs away
     
  9. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Awesome show. Glad you were able to make the cross-country trek for it. Was hoping they would do another one this year.

    Can't wait to see how this one comes together. The CM contest is shaping up to be pretty epic, with you and Bill in the same category. :eeek:
     
  10. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    Aw shucks Cheaps. Thanks.

    Thanks Mankz.

    Thank you voigts. It will be a show for sure. Maybe a comedy. Big risky thing this one.

    Thanks Attila. You would have to travel to Australia to see two other MOTY next to each other. Well....you wouldn't have to but the rest of us would. :)

    Thanks! Big risk in this one but a lot of fun so far. FLLW fans are worse than Apple fanbois. There won't be much room for error I'm afraid. That is why I use the more proper FLLW initials because that is how the Maestro spelled it. I'm sure I'll get beaten in a dark alley if I don't respect the details on this one.

    I really enjoyed meeting up with fellow modders and talking shop. I wish there were more of these type of opportunities. I enjoy showing off my stuff. It's a character flaw and a burden to bear.

    I'm in the tower mod category and you are in the scratch build!?! What's wrong with this picture? lol Better bring your A game because there is some serious talent there. It is a fun contest to participate in because of all the chatty characters involved.

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    Note: The lower "roof" is just a scrap piece of plywood used to help visualize the finished lower roof.

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    Favourite. Building. Ever.

    You sir, have architectural taste.
     
  12. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    Miscellaneous bits and pieces...

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  13. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    In the very last picture the perspective you've got against the back drop makes it look about 12 feet high.

    Looking really good. I'll be following this one closely. + rep
     
  14. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    wow looking great.
     
  15. slipperyskip

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    A decorative wood grille to hide a steam-heating radiator. This photo is from the Irving House built in 1909.

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    Cut the major vertical pieces and laid them out in this "jig".

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    14 x 1/4" square spacers are setup to provide spacing to the array. These spacers are raised slightly higher than the glued pieces so they wouldn't come in contact with the adhesive.

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    The result is very fragile but also very consistently spaced. The structure will gain strength as it is being built up and eventually these two small cross pieces will be cut away.

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    Continuing the work of building up the structure.

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    Close up of the raw finished piece

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    The grille is made from 128 pieces of wood built in two layers.

    Thanks for looking.
     
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  16. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Nice work Slip, you don't do thing by half do you. Thats and awful lot of pieces to make. You got some patience mate, thats for sure.
     
  17. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Really nice looking grill slip :jawdrop::thumb: +rep :).
     
  18. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    I'm just going to echo everyone and say that your grille is sex-ay.
     
  19. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    That's a terrific looking grill... it's GRILLERIFIC! :p
     
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    Javerh Topiary Golem

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