Page 23 of 26

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:12 am
by tribaloverkill
Got a new CAMERA!!! Well a used one but it's all good! If I bought a camera like this brand new it would cost me around 1000 - 1500. I got mine for $245! It's a Sony CyberShot F717. It takes amzing pics! It has 5mp's. Takes awesome macro shots. See for yourself!

Jul-21-2007

This is the camera. I took these pics with my phone.
Image Image

This is how close I can take a picture with this cam! Right up on it! I really miss being able to do this. Check it out!
Image

Got more stuff in the mail! Got all this from ebay. About $162 for all this. Look how clear the pic is!
Image

130, 60mm x 60mm x 15mm fans. I got these for like,... $37 total. Thats 28 cents each!
Image

Going to use these to design small compact stuff.
Image Image

I got a lot of 10, 80mm x 80mm x 25mm fans. 25mm or 1" is the thickness of a common pc fan. I got the 80mm's for $29 total. Also,... I got a lot of 10, 60mm x 60mm x 25mm for $34 total.
Image

The difference. I still have to get some 120mm fans.
Image Image

10,... 40GB, 5400rpm, IDE Western Digitals for 71 total. Not the best drives in the world but they are cheap and they all work:) Will use them as props or tools for designing HDD cages and such. This way my final pics of the cages wont be empty. You know?
Image Image

Here are some various socket bolts that I got from boltdepot.com. Four sizes,... 4-40, 6-32, 8-32, and 10-24. which in metric is M3, M3.5, M4, and M5. The lengths,... 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1-1/2", 2", and 3". I forgot to order the button head ones. I have to do that. These are being sent to alex.
Image

Ok,... this is for Teyber. You wanted a pic of my scroll saw, here it is! It's actually my mothers. I have to get my own. It's nothing fancy man.
Image

The blade,... here's where I get to show off with the camera. I forgot how many teeh per inch it is. But it's quite small.
Image

Need a close up? Here you go. You see how the aluminum rubs off on the blade? This actually builds up and catches the alunimum as you cut, picking it up and slamming it down. This is why you should use some kind of cutting oil.
Image

This is for gruntman,... close up of the bit I use as a milling bit to cut grooves for easier bending:) Now you can see what I've done.
Image Image Image

Ok,... here's the bending thing I was trying to expain last time. You see the line with the letters? A: is the length of aluminum after the bend. B: is the length of aluminum of the bend. C: is the radius of the pipe your bending with. D: is the length of aluminum before the bend + the pipes radius. The ends of the bend are the lines before and after B. At those points the aluminum is straight. Now, you see where it says base to bend? After you make your bend. If you rest one flat side on a table and measure from the table surface up to EITHER line before or after B you get the base to bend line. For the pipe I used and thickness of aluminum,... I got 1-3/64". What is this number for? This is how you determine the length of A. Say you want this shield that has one bend to be a MAX of 10". You subract 1-3/64" from 10" and whatever you get will be the length of A. You see the line before A? Thats the very edge of your piece of aluminum. You measure from that edge. So from the edge you make a line at whatever length you get by subracting 1-3/64" from whatever your max height is. From that line you mark another line specifying the length of aluminum for this bend, which is 1-9/16". From that line you measure 53/64" and mark another line. This is the radius of the pipe your using. It's this line that you clamp your angle iron too as you seen me do in previous pics. For the length of D,... you do the same. figureout what you want you MAX length to be and then subract 1-3/64" from it. Whatever you get will be D. Understand? Now this will only work of 1/16" aluminum being bent over a pipe with a diameter of,.... S@#$! I dont remember! I cant see it in the pic either! Crap. I'll tell you later when I go back. Wait? 53/64" + 53/64" = 1-21/32". LOL. The diameter ofthe pipe has to be 1-21/32". I got this pipe froma local home improvements store so it's got to be an standard size. Right? I dont know, just check it to be sure.
Image

More showing off,... Base to Bend, length of bend, radius of pipe.
Image Image Image

So yea. I didnt get much done this weekend:( I have off tonight. I am going to sleep a bit and then go back and get as much as possible done. I work sunday but have monday off. I will be working all of monday too. Oh my thumbs are 180px now.

PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:51 pm
by tribaloverkill
Ok,... I didnt get any interesting done. All I did was measure and measure and then I measured some more! I did some thinking too. I don't want to screw this up. I dont want to remake any of this stuff. Anyways,... I did all the measuring/ drawing I could. The rest will be measured/ planned once I start to literally draw out the center shield on some aluminum. So yea. I finished around 12pm today. I could of got started making this thing but I decided not too. Because I REALLY want to get started so I didnt. Why? Because I want to give myself some extra time to think about all this JUST in case there is something I might of missed. So I have plenty of time to look over all I have done. So yea.

Jul-22-2007

Some BS pics I took in between all my drawing and planning. This camera had nightvision so I can take what it calls night shots. Very cool shizz.
Image

BOO!
Image

ARGH!!!!!!!!!!! It HURTS! IT HURTS! *changing into a werewolf*. AHHHHHHHHHHH!
Image

AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
Image

Maybe not:)
Image

Ok to the drawings,... using what I told you guyz in my last update I was able to determine the max length of aluminumm I need for the center shield.
Image

This is going to be the open for the hoses. It's 3" by something else. I dont know. LOL.
Image

Oh yea,... 3-23/32". How could I forget that? You see what I did in the drawing? Instead of just saying my opening going to be whatever whatever,... I wanted to know how many holes I can get within a certain amount of space. Each hole being,... I dont know. I think their like 9/16" in diameter. So that with 1/8" spacing I lined them up! H = hole, S = space, E = edge. Thats 20 holes! I dont know if I need that many but better to have to many then not enough right?
Image

Here's everything planned out or as far as I can plan.
Image

Both sides right here.
Image

This is the inner shield bracket,...... thing. Yea. Both sides. They are the same.
Image

Center shield. This is as far as I'm going to plan on paper for this thing because there's a lot more and I dont want to waste time doing it on paper. I know what I want I just have to draw it out.
Image

Twizzler?
Image

My new bed! A $10 blow up mattress:) I think I'm goign to go ahead a get this COT thing I sqaw for like $50. I got this thing instead because it was cheaper and beats sleeping on the floor. Well,... I still have to sleep on the floor here and there with this thing because sleep on it is weird?!?! The floor kind of,.... i dont know. Anyways,... Im afraid this thing wont last long with all the aluminum shards all over the floor! I vacuumed most of them up but damn I cant get them all. Oh well.
Image

Now,... I have to work tonight but have off tomorrow. Tomorrow is the day I get started. I will have actually pic of S@#$ you want to see. Cool? Peace. Oh im using 800px pics now. I made a new watermark stamp that I'll be using starting the next update. I had to make a bigger one because the pics this camera takes are huge. The other stamp wasnt big enough. Anyways.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 4:23 pm
by tribaloverkill
Ok! Some work done! i didnt get all that mush done but I started though. First,... I was tired as hell! I went to the studio yesterday and was there at like 8pm? I got there and was looking over my drawings just to make sure i didnt forget anything. After that,... I went to sleep:( I slept the whole friggin night there. OMG I was tired. I woke up at 6am and got started. I worked till like 4:30pm. After I getting some REAL sleep I started and shortly after I started i realized something! I made a mistake! AHHHH! In the drawing,... thanks god I caught it in time! Phew. Sleep is good! To the pics!

Jul-24-2007

Got out my big piece of aluminum and got to drawing out my pieces. I need more aluminum. Finally got down to my last couple of feet. I need another 4'x8'. TEYBER! Look! An angle tool thing! I'm using it on the straight side of the sheet to start this piece. I'm using rulker against so I can draw a longer line.
Image

Using another ruler on the very end of the first ruler to draw another STRAIGHT line at another 90 degree angle;)
Image

First piece drawn out.
Image

All of them drawn out. I gave these pieces some extra height and width for now just in case the shapes aren't perectly squared. Gives me room to fix them. I use black marker in BETWEEN the shapes so I dont get confused with all the lines. I just have to cut the black line in half. TFT. <---- Tip For TEYBER.
Image

Made most of most of my vertical cuts. The one piece I didnt cut all the way because it would mean hanging the aluminum all the way over the edge to cut it at once. Didnt feel like doing that.
Image Image

All my ROUGH cuts.
Image

Sanded the surface of the aluminum to rid of any bur. Is that how you spell bur? Anyways,... the bur gets in the way when measuring. Used a sanding sponge bob.
Image

Now,... my ruler on a ruler thing came apart. I was gluing them together before. I got tired to regluing so its time for a permanent solution. I'm drilling and countersinking for some flush bolts. Notice the splatters on the wall. Wet sanding.
Image

A lovely contersink.
Image

Oh just beautiful.
Image

This thing is now a tool! As oppose to a glued piece of something I just used here and there.
Image

Rolled tape tube thingies placed donw on the bottom side,...
Image

Stuck to the aluminum. notice I removed all the tape I previously stuck to these pieces with all the markings. That was to cut out the rough shapes only. I'm going to do it again to cut the EXACT shape now. But first I need one straight edge. This is what im doing in this pic. No tape needed. Just need to eye ball it. get the ruler as close the edge as possible. Thats all.
Image

This is the ring thing for the router. Usally I put a layers and layers of tape on it to increase its height. Because the ring alone is kind of sunken into the table a bit. When cutting acrylic with the router,... when you push down in that area,... the acrylic kind of bends downward because of it. So more height is needed. I am gluing a piece of chipboard to it this time. I am also soaking it with crazy glue so it's durable. Repels oil and stuff. It works!
Image

Nice and flush.
Image

Here's the piece of aluminum with the ruler taped to it. You can see how this works by looking at the pic.
Image

Straight!
Image

Time to cut the second edge. I taped off that side and used the right angle to achieve those lines.
Image

You see how I cut the tape away,... right up to the line? I do this because the router bit literally scrapes the adhesive right off the tape and it all cakes up on the bit. Cool photo,... ADMIT IT! LOL.
Image

Now i'm using the smaller ruler ruler thing. You can see that I'm using a razor blade to line up the ruler with the line. This is one side,...
Image

This is the other side.
Image

Damn,... I'm like a 32nd of an inch off. NOT! I think im a lot less. Maybe a 64th of an inch. You see,... the right angle realyl isnt 90 degrees. It's slightly off. So that along with the fact that I could of beent off by a midge all added up to about a 32 of an inch. I didnt realize this right angle was off until later.
Image

So,... I wasn't liking how that piece was off like that. I need to more precise way of doing it. Here's the little ruler ruler thing. I drill and countersunk it too.
Image

PERTY. I really like this look.
Image

Now I'm going to run it through the router like this so that both sides, front and back are even with each other.
Image

After using the right angle to line up the ruler ruler with the line i got this! BLAH! Look how flush!!! So yea. This piece of aluminum is even with the right angle but it still not a perfect 90 degrees. Its off by a 64th of an inch. Which isnt all that bad really.
Image Image

the arrow is pointing to the 3rd side I cut. This side is opposite to the first side I cut. I marked it so I would know which is the 3rd and which is the 1st. Reason being because when I go to cut the 4th or last side im going to use my S@#$%^ crooked right angle again. I was to use the arrowed side to line up the ruler ruler for that cut. If I use the first side to cut the 4th side,... I will technically be making a trapezoid, where the ist side is exactly the length I need and the 3rd side being exactly 1/64 + 1/64 = 1/32 shorter. By using the 3rd side to make that cut,... both sides will be 1/64" short, which isnt noticable at all. You get me?
Image

Anyways,... all 5 pieces done. Wait a tic,...
Image

what the hell is this! S@#$! Ok,... they are suppose to be the same length. Either,... one os to long, which is what I am hoping because that means I will only have to make one cut to shorten it. OR,... one is to short,... where I will have to cut a whole new piece! ARGH!
Image

First,... 9/16", good! That means the other to to long.
Image

By 1/4" of an inch! I thought the 3/4" mark was the 1/2" mark. LOL. Oops.
Image

There. All good now.
Image

You see. They are flush. The whole 64th of on inch thing is really nothing at all. It's such a small measurement. I am willing to bet that most of your wont go any smaller then a 1/16"! That divide that by 4! LOL.
Image
Image

So yea. I'm going back to the studio right after work. I want to sand and polish these first before I tape and draw on them. There going to be a lot of detailed work. Which means sanded and polishing would be a b@#$%^ to do. So Im going to do it now and then spot polish later when all done. what you think?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:12 pm
by tribaloverkill
Small update. Nothing really cool to show you. Just sanding.

Jul-25-2007

Soot from 400grit wetsanding with the drill press.
Image

400grit complete. I think its complete. I have to do 800grit and then its time for polishing. Goign to try and use my angle grinder to polish at least the biggest piece. See how that goes.
Image

A close up of 400grit sratches:)
Image

Going to start polishing tomorrow after work.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:21 pm
by tribaloverkill
Check this out! This is cool! I mean not cool cool but definately cool!

Jul-26-2007

Soot from 800grit. It's so black looking. It's cool when I'm sanding because it leaves patterns on the surface.
Image

Going to try and use the angle grinder along with a buffing wheel to see how well it will buff. Clamped the piece down the to the table. I am goign to climb onto the table to buff this piece like this. I want the buffing wheel to pull the piece of aluminum FROM the clamps. Not literally pull it from the clamps. reason being is that I dont want the wheel to catch the end of the aluminum thats not clamped down. The whee will rip it upwards possibly damaging the aluminum or even me.
Image

The angle grinder with a buffing wheel.
Image

As you can see I tooka razor and cut away a couple of layers to clear the guard.
Image

You see:)
Image

Ok,... here's my attempt. I know these pics do no justice,... but in person it looks a lot worse:( I thought it would of don a better job then this. I dont know. Going to take it to the table tabel buffer and see what happens.
Image

Now it is very dirty but,... it's so much better! It must be the wheel size or something. Both wheels are cotton but one is larger then the other. They both spin at about the same speed. The angle grinder has more torque. But I tried buffing lightly and still it woouldnt buff as nicely as the table grinder. I dont know. Anyways,... even though its nicer. It's still not good enough:( I know I can achieve a better shine and I know that i wont be using the tabel grinder to do it.
Image

Check it out! You can see that its still hazy from the soot left behind. It wipes off easily but S@#$!!! Look at that shine! Its a friggin mirror!!! LOL. I cant believe how well it came out! OMG! Oh,... I didn't know whether or not you guyz wanted nipple rings or a stupid cheesy smile so I posted them both. Cheers!
Image Image

Now this is cool. This is a test! One of these was taken using the reflection of the aluminum and one was not. Can you guess which one is what? HE HE HE! I love it.
Image Image

Oh here's how I did it! WHALAA!! Using the same same disc's I use to sand except with a polishing thing on it instead. The one you see is the cleaning one. It removes any soot left on the aluminum and is the final polish. The other one is dirty as hell.
Image Image

You know that when its time to spot buff everything when blackout is complete that I'm going to do it with the press instead!!! OMG Blackout is going to be shiny as hell!

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:25 am
by tribaloverkill
Tiny update.

Jul-29-2007

This is what I have been doing the past few days. I did all this last night at work though. I was trying to figure out exactly what I wanted. This is it. When I go to the studio today,... this is what I will be doing. I'll be there all night.
Image Image Image Image

Going to on vacation in exactly 4 days! 1 month of BLACKOUT, straight up! Updates almost everyday:)

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:01 am
by THRASHER2
BLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keep up the GREAT Work :)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:11 pm
by tribaloverkill
UPDATE! WHAHOO! I didnt get a load done but I still got a good amount of work done. I started by finishing the last two pieces of aluminum, they needed to be polished. That took a bit of time. I then drew out the design on those two last pieces. These two last pieces being the inner bracket shield thing. I spent a good amoutn of time doing this because some of my stuff was off a bit. I had to make sure everything was aligned. Anyways,... check it out.

Jul-30-2007

Drilling took a bit to do because there were so many holes to drill! In the pic you see me drilling the hole holes. I didnt use this uni-bit for the entire hole. I step drilled from like 1/16" up to 3/8" using separate bits. So,... thats when I went out to get this uni-bit! i cant believe I am just getting this thing now! It's great! Expensive too. Like $36US!! But it downa great job though! Saved me a ton of time.
Image

Look how evenly spaced! God I love it. So,... I went with this style instead of the inset style I was planning mainly because I wanted to maintain the look. This is what I did for the HDD rack so this is what Im doing for the PSU. Plus the inset would be more complicated and would take much more time. So yea.
Image

Hose preview.
Image

Time to scroll saw. Here you see that I am using my PIECE of S@#$ scroll saw. Nothing fancy;)
Image

The blade in the hole.
Image

Done!
Image Image

A close up so you can see how I roll,... you see how I try and not touch the tape. If I touch the tape a tiny bit thats ok. But I definitely do not want to cut into the tape. I will file all this away all of whats left of the shiny aluminum you see.
Image

I flipped it over and this is what it looks like without tape.
Image

I got most of that cutting done with one blade. I changed the blade only because I knew it was dull. It didnt break,... it was dull. You can see how the teeth are slanted upwards a bit.
Image


Anyways,... I plan on going back after work tonight to do some more cutting. Till then:)

Vacation: 2 Days left.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:08 am
by Ghen
LoL nipple rings from the 26th =) should post that in Myth's thread in Water Cooler.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:02 am
by tribaloverkill
Quick update,...

Jul-31-2007

First. Scroll saw blades. Look how small they are! I though you guyz could use something to compare them too so I used this 30lb weight.
Image

HA HA AH HA yea,.... heres the real shot. A dime and a 1/16" drill bit. Blade TPI from left to right,... if I remember correctly, 11.5tpi, 18.5tpi, 14.5tpi, and 46tpi.
Image Image Image

Notice the different thicknesses of the blades. The 18.5 is by far the thinnest. It almost paper thin. This blade breaks easily when cutting aluminum.
Image

Look what came in the mail! My 1/8" nylon spacers that smallparts.com didnt have before. I guess they got some and then charged me for them and sent them. thats just great seeing I already bought some. Oh well,... the more the better. They still didnt send my 1/8" screw insulators. They will probably do the same for those. They didnt say they were going to do this. This is what gets me.
Image

Here's what you wanted to see. I didnt take pics of the two inner shield bracket things I cut out. Guess I forgot too:( Anyways. wasnt much to look at.
Image Image

I'm going back to the studio today after I go to the gym. I'll be there all night seeing im on vacation! WHAHOO! I'll finish cutting the last side out and I will start filing them. OH! check it out! I found out they have scroll saw files!!!! And sand paper!!! I have to get some and see how they work! I was thinking to myself while filing by hand,... they should make a file that attaches to the scroll saw,... lol. They have it! I'll let you know how they work. I think they will save tons of time. TONS.