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 Post subject: Re: Catapult Saturday III (The Catapultening)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:37 am 
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i know some folsk cant' arrive til later, but i'll have the back door open starting at 10 for those who can make it. (pm me for directions if you haven't been before)

things to do:

layup on spoon. last layer of epoxy should go on tonight, I'll start on the crossing layer tomorrow eve, in theory the gorilla glue should only need ~90 min between coats as it's a 30 min cure,so we can make some serious head way intermittently. the eyelets for the release can be drilled once the finla layer is on, that should only take a few minutes. with only ~2 layers to go of bowl layup that'll be fast enough that we can have filler in and hardened enough to sand by dinner.

rope: needs to be run through the bushings, and the bushings added, i believe theo has the rope washers done.

hand: sculpting and then paper mache for durability, then painting. anyone have a lot of flesh tone spray paint? it may need trimming to fit in/around the frame.

frame: do we want to paint it? i like the raw wood look.

cherries: hoot has a plan (with plenty fo extra cooks for the broth) for sewing up the cherries, but won't be able to make it sat, although was talking about doing it evenings? we have liner fabric, beans, plush and 2 stems. i know ive' got more stems but need to find them.


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 Post subject: Re: Catapult Saturday III (The Catapultening)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:45 am 
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metis wrote:
i believe theo has the rope washers done

I have the material for the rope washers (a cheap HDPE cutting board); my tools are still at your place. They won't take long at all, though. It'll just be some drill cuts with two sizes of hole saw.
Which is good, 'cause there's lots of other stuff to get done.

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 Post subject: Re: Catapult Saturday III (The Catapultening)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:18 pm 
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i think the outside will want to be octagon not hole saw, (at least for the inner layer they'll be 2 layers right? a mounted layer adn a free washer?) my biggest hole saw i think is 2.25"


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:41 pm 
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I'll bring a bigger hole saw which mounts to that same drill spindle.
And sure, two layers per side sounds fine to me, long as I have enough material.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:34 pm 
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how thick is each layer?


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 Post subject: Re: Catapult Saturday III (The Catapultening)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:13 pm 
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Oh, between 3/8" and 1/2" I think. Thick enough so that 2 layers (plus the frame) will exceed the depth of the PVC collet, but with a little sanding on the outermost washer, it shouldn't be a problem. The rope should slide smoothly against it.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:46 pm 
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Hey peeps -- Catapult Saturday Three saw much progress made, AND there was even beer & pie. Well... not everyone had beer, and it wasn't exactly pie, but it was fantastic homemade berry/rhubarb crisp with ice cream, most kindly provided by Dave's wife Sarah. Yum.

The rope spring & windlass is assembled, the trigger mechanism is half done (the other half must wait for the spoon to be finished), and the hands are much further shaped & defined.

I am attempting to upload photos to Flickr now, but Flickr seems to be effed up again. :x

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...photos uploaded and annotated! Start here.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:37 am 
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hey guys-
sorry to do this, but it looks like i might not be able to do the cherries after all. the next week is just turning out to be beyond crazy and i will have NO time to get to them.


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 Post subject: Re: Catapult Saturday III (The Catapultening)
PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:40 am 
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hootenanny wrote:
it looks like i might not be able to do the cherries after all.

Hmm. Well, if that sewing machine of yours at Michael's place is in decent shape, I do know how to use it. (I can also do a basic tune-up on it.) Sewing is a bit like using a band saw. Except, you're connecting, not separating, and you're less likely to lose a finger.

A pattern would certainly help, of course, like that one you formulated at Anodyne; but I have a rotary cutter and self-healing mat and pins and a bunch of other supplies too.

I haven't confirmed this, but I've heard some possibility that Dave's wife Sarah might be able to help sew too. And if she can sew anything like she can cook, based on that fantastic fruit/rhubarb crisp...

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