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Started by warmcanofcoke, Apr 13, 2012, 09:19 pm

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Angelus Lupus

Those discs look like they'd be ideal for the current console room walls!
A mixed-up non-conformist, trying to fit in.

warmcanofcoke

Nov 08, 2019, 04:41 pm #136 Last Edit: Nov 08, 2019, 04:53 pm by warmcanofcoke
Quote from: warmcanofcoke on Nov 02, 2019, 04:19 pm
I haven't been to Home Despot in a bit, but found something cool.
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Quote from: warmcanofcoke on Jan 10, 2011, 10:31 am
hey just noticed the Fresnel or concentric circle pattern on the green Magnetic energy source detector.
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That could be a saucer or plate or a Fresnel lens  
maybe I could print a set of concentric circles on to a transparency and overlay it on a sheet of green filter.

Concentric circles here:
http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp24/warmcanofcoke/concentric3.jpg


Quote from: warmcanofcoke on Nov 03, 2019, 03:47 pm
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And now I feel the need to clean up the workshop........


Minor update.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

davidnagel

Kind Regards,

David

www.spiffinglyniceguy.co.uk

warmcanofcoke

why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

Volpone

That stained glass paint is a neat idea.  I don't have a use for it right now, but I'll mentally add that to my tool kit for the future. 
"My dear Litefoot, I've got a lantern and a pair of waders, and possibly the most fearsome piece of hand artillery in all England. What could possibly go wrong?"
-The Doctor.

warmcanofcoke

Nov 18, 2019, 07:58 pm #140 Last Edit: Nov 19, 2019, 12:57 pm by warmcanofcoke
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So went over to my friend Brian's house, between watching episodes of anime, I showed him my build diary updates. He thought that the specialist precise instrumentation of the manual pulse generator looked like a dial from a stove. So did his wife. I guess it doesn't look as SciFi as I thought.
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So I made a thing, a red door lever. I think it came out pretty well for prototype.
I used progressively larger drill bits to widen an existing hole. I used a drawer pull to keep the alignment of the lever from over extending. And an half inch thick clear acrylic housing.
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why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

cosmichobo02

That's a very clever idea well done

warmcanofcoke

Thank You.  :D

Tomorrow I have a day off, I'll try to experiment some more. I'd like to adhere this to the back of a panel, so the length of the acrylic should act as a support rib.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

warmcanofcoke

Nov 21, 2019, 08:54 pm #143 Last Edit: Nov 22, 2019, 04:27 am by warmcanofcoke
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Do yourself a favor go to the Big Finish website and download the diaries of River Song volume four.
The 4th Doctor and River Song are a ship that I ship.

While I am waiting for a shipment of switches to come from China, I figured I'd do some more work on this console.
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why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

warmcanofcoke

Nov 24, 2019, 11:48 pm #144 Last Edit: Nov 26, 2019, 08:31 am by warmcanofcoke
Building the round to-it
Quote from: markofrani on Apr 16, 2016, 07:48 am
The beginning! Making a start on the main levers. I've decided to use laser cut perspex to make them...
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The above post by Mark of the Rani was very inspirational.
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This day's work. Acrylic sandwiches.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

warmcanofcoke

Nov 29, 2019, 03:24 am #145 Last Edit: Nov 29, 2019, 08:09 am by warmcanofcoke
OV: Warmcanofcoke, we of the Brickerbracks demand you divest your beloved time vehicle , of 85% of it mass and structure.

Coke: What? Not my beloved tar-...

OV: Coke, your home had attained so much mass it was about to reach gravitational collapse. This is but a warning. At present our designs do not encompass a singularity, in this corner of spacetime , not yet at any rate. Heed this warning well.

Coke: Exiled to one continuity? I must find a way to escape this planet. I am going to design the controls of the future. I will explore buttons, switches, knobs and what is the appropriate dial to button ratio? how much meter space should be given to a meter? all this and more I will explore as I try to make homemade time travel Tech.

OV: Make your junk useful or out it goes!
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

warmcanofcoke

Dec 10, 2019, 08:44 pm #146 Last Edit: Dec 12, 2019, 12:07 pm by warmcanofcoke
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I sprayed the cover of the green lighting units a mirrored silver. So far it just looks grey. ...maybe I need to shake the can for a bit longer....
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I made the next move on making the red door lever and it's sisters.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

Volpone

If you figure out a way to make chrome spraypaint look consistently chrome instead of just like plain silver, let us all know.  Maybe 10% of the time I'll get patches that are slightly shinier than silver spraypaint but I have no idea why that part turned out but the rest didn't.  Not that it matters, because pretty soon that will dull down to silver and eventually the whole thing just turns a dark grey as the paint wears off from handling. 
"My dear Litefoot, I've got a lantern and a pair of waders, and possibly the most fearsome piece of hand artillery in all England. What could possibly go wrong?"
-The Doctor.

redfern

Quote from: Volpone on Dec 11, 2019, 03:24 am
If you figure out a way to make chrome spraypaint look consistently chrome instead of just like plain silver, let us all know.  Maybe 10% of the time I'll get patches that are slightly shinier than silver spraypaint but I have no idea why that part turned out but the rest didn't. 


I can only theorize the Mixture when exiting the can is not 100 percent uniform.  In some cases there's possibly more propellant, sometimes maybe a bit more paint.  In some situations maybe a particular spot get a bit more paint applied, maybe less.  Temperature and humidity can also affects results.  Really, it's a "crap shoot", quite random.  But I will note the following.  The MythBUsters empirically demonstrated one can "polish a turd" to a measurable value of shininess.  They employed a technique developed by Japanese artisans for polishing balls of mud.  Really, it boiled down to prolonged periods of manual "buffing".  With enough time and determination, I bet those "rattle can" painted surfaces could be polished to a near mirror finish.  If one can turn sh!t into Shinola, nearly anything is possible.

Sincerely,

Bill

karsthotep

I found that for my levers that silver rub n buff gave a superior finish to aluminum paint.    I would highly recommend it as you can buff it to a very nice shine.    You can also clear coat it afterwards if you want to seal it.   
Just my two cents from a fellow console builder :)

Karst
I want notes, lists and answers by the time I finish this here Juicy-a-Box! WARNING: I am Thirst-ay! And it is Fruit Punch! And it is Delicious!"