Site Logo

 
It is currently Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:45 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 133 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 10, 11, 12, 13, 14  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: So...what are you working on?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:21 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:23 pm
Posts: 11
Location: St Louis Park
@John: I'll see about that! They need two of them shortly for practice weapons training, but the other two are just going to be used for props, so I might be able to hold onto them a bit longer, as they won't be shooting for a bit. I'm milling the last hand guard (or whatever you want to call it) as I type this, so they are coming along.

_________________
__________________
Fletcher Manning
Owner, Great River Machine Works
"Who dares wins"


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Steampunk Angel Poster
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 7:41 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:14 pm
Posts: 1444
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
While on vacation in April I worked on a contest entry for a Steampunk Angel Poster coloring contest over at DeviantArt. This is what I created. Unfortunately, I forgot to submit it and the deadline has passed :( .

I made this in GIMP and it is the first significant work I've done in GIMP.

The original file is actually poster-sized.
Attachment:
Steampunk Angel Poster.jpg
Steampunk Angel Poster.jpg [ 277.95 KiB | Viewed 2641 times ]

_________________
612-293-MAKE World Community Grid Team Page | Blog | Promo Flyers | Dues Info
Active Topics | Twitter Page | TCM Photos | View Your Posts | YIM waynoid | AIM wammie777


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: So...what are you working on?
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 11:26 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:06 am
Posts: 1219
Location: NE Minneapolis
that's ... wow. outstanding. wow. clearly we need to get the large format color plotter working.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: So...what are you working on?
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 5:09 pm 
Offline
Global Moderator

Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:41 pm
Posts: 533
Location: Northwest Burbs
And the Color laser as that does not bleed.

Nice work Whammie


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: So...what are you working on?
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 5:48 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:14 pm
Posts: 1444
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Thanks for the comments. Again, this was a coloring contest, so I didn't draw this thing, just colored the b/w line art.

_________________
612-293-MAKE World Community Grid Team Page | Blog | Promo Flyers | Dues Info
Active Topics | Twitter Page | TCM Photos | View Your Posts | YIM waynoid | AIM wammie777


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: So...what are you working on?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:29 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:12 pm
Posts: 750
Aside from playing with some edge lit sign making,

http://www.tcmaker.org/forum/viewtopic. ... 7&start=40

it's been depressingly utilitarian making lately. My garage at my old house is, well old, and the bottom panel of the door was rotten.

Attachment:
old_door_panel.jpg
old_door_panel.jpg [ 46.63 KiB | Viewed 2579 times ]



After a few trips to Siweks to get replacement materials, I was able to craft a reasonable facsimile.

Attachment:
new_door_panel.jpg
new_door_panel.jpg [ 35.14 KiB | Viewed 2579 times ]


All success due to tools and learning at the Hack Factory, all deficiencies due to insufficient learning to date.
I've been working on a mount / setup for a little jig that holds a 4-1/2 angle grinder for use as a miter cut-off saw etc, but I ripped it apart to wire wheel some railings at my house, so I'll have to get pictures of that another time.

Pete


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Midio128
PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:25 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:14 pm
Posts: 1444
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
I'm very close on a decision to attempt a Midio128 build. This is a midi decoder which can drive or read 128 I/O signals. It is an open source hardware/software project.

Image

The goal is to experiment with electro-mechanical control and possibly work this into a mechanical music/light/display machine.

Has anyone here had experience building this particular project? Any difficulties or warnings? It is definitely going to be an ambitious undertaking, but it seems a perfect project for hardware and software build experience.

This also seems to be a very cost-effective alternative to other commercial offerings, but I'd be willing to listen if someone has a suggestion for an alternative approach to a decoder on the same scale.

I believe the decoder only delivers/reads a logical 1 or 0 on each line, but that would be OK I think for the type of machine I might build around it.

_________________
612-293-MAKE World Community Grid Team Page | Blog | Promo Flyers | Dues Info
Active Topics | Twitter Page | TCM Photos | View Your Posts | YIM waynoid | AIM wammie777


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: So...what are you working on?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:20 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:12 pm
Posts: 750
We are working on getting our old house ready to sell, and the medicine cabinet was crusty, but new ones seemed out of place and cheaply made, so I decided to refinish the original. In hindsight, my first thought of getting a bigger compressor to use with the blasting cabinet, or a really small blasting gun to clean it up was likely correct.

I went with stripper and sanding, and it took quite awhile.
Attachment:
stripping_start.JPG.jpg
stripping_start.JPG.jpg [ 16.47 KiB | Viewed 2500 times ]


But eventually it I got it all off.
Attachment:
stripped.JPG.jpg
stripped.JPG.jpg [ 13.57 KiB | Viewed 2500 times ]


I broke the mirror trying to remove it to strip, but it turned out no one liked it anyway, it had a lame frilly thing a the top. The edging rust worried me, as I have no idea how I would re-chrome such a thing
Attachment:
edge_rust.JPG.jpg
edge_rust.JPG.jpg [ 20.95 KiB | Viewed 2500 times ]



But the rust came off pretty well, and most of the shine remained, which you'll have to see in the next post, as three images is the limit.

Pete


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: So...what are you working on?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:14 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:06 pm
Posts: 319
Location: Minneapolis, MN
If you got all the rust off the chome and it it still shines. Then make sure you get a coat (or 2) of clear enamel on it. it will rust up 2x as fast. Especially in a bathroom. Speaking from restoration experience.

_________________
Have kilt, will travel...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: So...what are you working on?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:04 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 12, 2011 3:46 pm
Posts: 120
Location: South Minneapolis
I've been working for a while on a steampunk portable audio player for my iPod. I'm getting precariously close to the final glue-up stage, possibly this weekend. I've been sort of keeping a log while going through the build, though it currently needs an update because I finished the inlay and some other things. You can visit my project page by clicking here

Below is my concept sketch for those less inclined to visit the site. The piece is primarily made of walnut, rosewood, and brass, with ivory stringer inlay.

Image

_________________
Christopher Odegard


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 133 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 10, 11, 12, 13, 14  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL Flash Games