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Postby ThEvil0nE » Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:17 pm

wow! it feels like it has been yesterday when you first posted the blackout project and look where you at now 8)
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Postby tribaloverkill » Tue Nov 20, 2007 3:53 pm

ThEvil0nE wrote:wow! it feels like it has been yesterday when you first posted the blackout project and look where you at now 8)


Tell me about it. Dude,... I sold you my new stuff after I decided to do blackout. You were there from the VERY begining. LOL.
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Postby tribaloverkill » Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:41 pm

Tiny update. I couldnt do more but I had the worst headache! I left my motrin at home too:( I tried to dude it out but working with the machines made it worse:(

Nov-21-2007

I'm making a table to turn my sliding vise into a sliding table. Nothing comparable to the real thing but it will do for now.
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I can clamp my work to it and then use an end mill to cut it.
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The pieces of aluminum I am going to use to make all the brackets. I think I need like 6 pairs of brackets. I stop at 220grit. Tomorrow I will wetsand @ 400 and 800 and then start polishing. You know,... I ran out of 220grit wetsand so I went to the store to get mroe. They didnt have any 220grit wetsand. So instead of going to another store I bough 220grit drysand stick-on's. They worked great! I though they would get clogged and dull quick and to my surprise they didnt! Awesomeness!
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Here are the brackets im goign to make. Each bracket consists of two pieces. An aluminum shell and an acrylic insert. Total width of each bracket is about 1/2". Length,... I think its 2"?!?! Maybe 2-1/4". I dont know off the top of my head. Anyways,... starting from the top. The acrylic insert goes inside the shell obviously. It helps strengthen, adds to the look of it, and most importantly,.. keep the reservoirs from being scratched severely by the aluminum. I'm goign to start out making clear 3/8" inserts and then maybe after that I'll make layered inserts kind of like what cheapskate and many other modders have done. Or maybe I should layer now for these customs? Ok,... I'll layer fo rthe customs but im going to make all clear inserts too. Drawing down,... thats what teh aluminum will look like fromt eh outside. You see the round grooves? The o-rings will be locked there. You wont be able to release the reservoir unless you unbolt the brackets. The aluminum shell will have captive nuts on the inside to fasten the entire bracket down. Next down,... is the acrylic piece's shape that I have to make. Finally,... the last one is the aluminum shell unfolded. I think its goign to look hot. They are small and "out of the way". There's going to be an add-on to mount shields. I'll draw that out later. OH, the "V" groove of the bracket is so that you can mount various size reservoirs, like DB's 2"OD dualies,...
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Postby DAVE1 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:02 pm

Are you able to mass produce some of this stuff?
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Postby tribaloverkill » Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:38 pm

DAVE1 wrote:Are you able to mass produce some of this stuff?


Yes. ACRyan will be mass producing very soon. As soon as I'm done prototyping I am going to send all this stuff to them. 2008,... this stuff should be on the market.
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Postby DAVE1 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:39 pm

Is all of this stuff patented incase someone tries to steal it? Not that I am going to, I don't have the skills but someone might try.
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Postby tribaloverkill » Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:45 am

DAVE1 wrote:Is all of this stuff patented incase someone tries to steal it? Not that I am going to, I don't have the skills but someone might try.


Yes we will be patenting this stuff. Many people ask me if im patenting. There was one guy that tried to copy already. We will be patenting/ enforcing,...
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Postby DAVE1 » Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:02 am

tribaloverkill wrote:
DAVE1 wrote:Is all of this stuff patented incase someone tries to steal it? Not that I am going to, I don't have the skills but someone might try.


Yes we will be patenting this stuff. Many people ask me if im patenting. There was one guy that tried to copy already. We will be patenting/ enforcing,...


Good. Don't want to see you get burned.
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Postby tribaloverkill » Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:37 pm

Hey people. Sorry for the pause in updates. I was sick in bed. I'm still sick now but I forced myself out of the bed because laying in bed for a few days doesnt do me any good. Best to keep moving. So,... I did some work the other day. Not much but I did some. I have to work tonight but I have off two days after and I have off friday and saturday too so I plan on getting a load of work done then.

How was all of your Thanksgivings!?!?!? Mine was poppin!!! HOLYS@#$!!! I had so much fun!!! So drunk lol. I took a quick phone video!! LOL. It was at my sister in law's father's house. I just met these people for the first time that night. We got so drunk so fast and danced the whole time. It was tight. I love those people. Their like, "You comin back for xmas right?!?!? Right?!?!?!". LOL. The guy in the white shirt in the far back left holding the beer is my brother.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAcf_JtqfGk

Nov-26-2007

Anyways,... some shiny aluminum.
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I taped it off and and drawn what I needed on it and then cut the tape awsay and drilled.
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I scroll sawed out the grooves. I am goign to try and mill out the grooves instead of filing. See how that goes.
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Glued the brackets to this wood to be put into my vise.
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Ok,... the 1/8" end mill cut through the aluminum like paper. Infact,... I was cutting my vise up too:( It's not bad but I was still cutting my vise a bit. The grooves cam out good but the ends of the grooves you can see the bit was riding to one side though. I think its because I was cutting into the vise though. Next time I want to sink the end mill into the chuck a bit more to cut down on sway. I had the bit in the chuck pretty far but I'm thinking it still wasn't far enough.
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I used a round file to to kind of ball the ends of the grooves to make them look like it was suppose to be,... but im not happy with this. I'm not goign to remake these because I dont have the time. I'm just going to keep going. This does not effect the brackets at all so yea. I might remake the ones going to acryan though. I dont want them to think I wanted it that way.
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Filing,... I milled wooden jaws for my vise so I didnt scratch the polished aluminum. I stuck 1/8" drill bits on the holes to keep the pieces from sliding apart. By the 3rd one I stopped doing this though. I just made sure they didnt slide apart when clamping them down.
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Filed out and nice looking. Have to sand this side though. A lot of burr from using the table sander to shape them.
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Very nice.
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Sanded with some dry 220grit. Nice and smooth.
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I am trying to decide if I want to mill out bends. I was thinking about doing it the way I cut the props. I am thinking that maybe the small 1/16" bit might like,... not work that well? I dont know. I'll do a practice piece first. So yea. Till then,...
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Postby tribaloverkill » Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:51 am

Wow. Yea. There's a lot of photo's in this update, LOL. So this update is cool. Indeed. But I cant say that I'm happy with it. Read on.

Nov-29-2007

So this is the dangerous way im goign to cut the bending grooves for the brackets.
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It works good so im gonna do it.
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Look at that bend. Those stretch marks will polish right out.
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Damn thats good.
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Ok. First two.
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WhaLAA!
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Very cool. I like.
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Ick. I dont like. Drink it up like a good lil boy.
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GAWD. You'd think as a grown man I could hack it right?!?! I can't. This S@#$ is nasty.
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I'm using the captive nut holes to setup the cut for the gooves.
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POOF!
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With a 2"OD res,...
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Polished with captive nuts installed.
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Let me tell you,... these captive nuts are so much better then the thread-serts.
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Very cool.
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O-Rings. Some o-ring management is needed. Just playing around with the little o-rings. The two lines have to be kept together. Hmmm,...
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Now,... the brackets are a bit off. From bending. I should of bent first and then cut for accuracy. Or maybe I should of had a special jig to bend them?!?! I dont know. Anyways,... im going to cut them again. WAtch and learn,...
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Milled this,...
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Going to mount it like this.
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With these holes.
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Like so,...
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17 degree angle cuts on the bottom.
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Done. Uhhh,... yea. so I forgot to take pics of what I did. Shoot me. I'm sick. I basically put in in the cross slide vise and fed the bracket to that saw blade thing I use to cut everything.
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They are more even now. They are still off though:( Kinda.
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A lot better then before.
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Time for the acrylic. Here's are my 4 attempts. I milled all sides so they are all the same. Why? I dont know. I figured I would sart off with a perfect block to avoid any problems. I wont have to do this for every one I make though.
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Another angel jig thing. Same 17 degree angle. This one of thinner. I wasste so much time making these jigs.
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This is all I really needed though. Just one slope.
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Again,.. I skipped pics. I have to stop that. So they.
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You see where I am going with this right?
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DAMN! This came out good! Its a bit off but holy hell that came out good!
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WOW.
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End sanded flush.
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The acrylic rods get glued in place. They keep the acrylic piece from coming out.
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Reservoir sits right on top of it. Problem though. It's slick. The res slides on it like ice. Thats bad.
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Possible colors or LEDS:) I really wanted the acrylic to cover the ends the same way it does the top but I cant do that in this studio. Maybe if the ends were just slanted and not round.
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This thing is just to cool. They are to hard to make though. I cant make 16 more of these. They dont even work right. The res's slide on them. I dont even know if these would hold a full res hooked to some hoses. Maybe if the acrylic was lined with rubber to keep it from slipping. but im not going to do that. I have to go back to the drawing board.
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Hmmm,... have to think.
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