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Penland
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New guy

Postby Penland » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:03 pm

Hello All. My name is Jonathan Penland, hence my username

Im so happy I stumbled upon this site. Im planning on attending the open house tomorrow, so I can pick up my New member agreement.

My main area of interest is making movie props/ costumes.
Ive made a few, but I lack any tools to make them look proper, or have had to subcontract out work.

I am a Union Machinist, however Ive never worked in a machine shop, The CNC machine I use is to True Locomotive wheels, as I work for a Railroad. So I have a loose grasp of CNC theory, and am hoping to learn more so I can make some awesome parts from my 3d files I have.

My project I am planning right now, is a jetpack from the movie The Rocketeer.

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I have a scale solid works model of the center part that I plan to make with the CNC

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The center part was the last piece of the puzzle, and am ready to start building.
Looking forward to meeting you all.

Also I noticed that on the "Wants" list is a vacuum former, that is going to be one of my first projects, as I need to vacuum form parts for my jetpack.

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smittex
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Re: New guy

Postby smittex » Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:20 am

Cool stuff penland! Welcome

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Re: New guy

Postby mcsteve » Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:48 pm

Welcome!

Remarkably enough, we actually have two vacuum formers right now, though both need some work at the moment.
If it ain't broke, your version is outdated.

Judeling
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Re: New guy

Postby Judeling » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:02 am

The vacuum formers work. The large format former does need some work but only so deeper forms can be made. The smaller format former works and has worked from day one.

Penland
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Re: New guy

Postby Penland » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:02 pm

Judeling wrote:The vacuum formers work. The large format former does need some work but only so deeper forms can be made. The smaller format former works and has worked from day one.


awesome! now I just need to get a bunch of styrene ;)

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otto_pjm
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Re: New guy

Postby otto_pjm » Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:23 pm

Welcome,

I believe we have, I know we had a 4' x 4' sheet of Styrene that never got used awhile back, it should be around. I'd be happy to share what I know about CNC, and get you up to speed on my CNC router and lathe if you are open to answering dumb questions about parametric 3d design, ( not solid works but similar capabilities, I believe )


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Penland
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Re: New guy

Postby Penland » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:54 pm

Thanks!
I'm not too familiar with parametric design, but I'll try my best.

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Re: New guy

Postby Penland » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:15 pm

Btw I became a due paying member today. Excited to start making some progress on my projects!


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