Jump to content


Garage Dio


  • You cannot reply to this topic
252 replies to this topic

#41 GTMust

GTMust

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,018 posts
  • Location:Belleville, Ontario, Canada
  • Full Name:Tony Durham

Posted 06 January 2011 - 04:48 AM

These are great. I assume you turned them on a lathe? If you decide to resin cast them, count me in for a few.

Tony

#42 dannyi

dannyi

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 346 posts
  • Location:Monroe, Michigan
  • Full Name:Daniel Iacoangeli

Posted 06 January 2011 - 06:41 PM

Thanks Tony, yes I did turn it on a lathe. Just got it about 3 weeks ago. Best tool investment I ever made. If I can get a good mold of this I will add it to my product line. Let ya know when I get it done.

#43 Smart-Resins

Smart-Resins

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,682 posts
  • Location:Wayland, NY
  • Full Name:Jody

Posted 06 January 2011 - 10:07 PM

Looks great!

#44 dannyi

dannyi

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 346 posts
  • Location:Monroe, Michigan
  • Full Name:Daniel Iacoangeli

Posted 07 January 2011 - 06:51 AM

...thanks Jody!

#45 Dr. Cranky

Dr. Cranky

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,418 posts
  • Location:Transylvania, Florida
  • Full Name:Virgil "Doctor Cranky" Suarez

Posted 07 January 2011 - 05:32 PM

Love the way this one is turning out. More, please, more in 2011!

#46 Model Junkyard

Model Junkyard

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 60 posts
  • Location:Amsterdam / Zurich
  • Full Name:Seb Perez

Posted 08 January 2011 - 09:22 AM

This is a freaking amazing job! Just great! Love it! :D

#47 dannyi

dannyi

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 346 posts
  • Location:Monroe, Michigan
  • Full Name:Daniel Iacoangeli

Posted 08 January 2011 - 06:48 PM

..thanks Virgil and Seb, I'm hoping that once I get some made it'll give me some incentive to get back after this this!

#48 dannyi

dannyi

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 346 posts
  • Location:Monroe, Michigan
  • Full Name:Daniel Iacoangeli

Posted 23 January 2011 - 02:31 AM

...well I finally got the molds made and so far so good on the copies. Plan is to wire up a couple and see how they look, then decide on how many to use. Once these are in place I can start on the ceiling joists and upper flooring. These light shades have inspired me to get back at this.....

#49 Slowpoke

Slowpoke

    MCM Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 10 posts
  • Location:Honoluluj
  • Full Name:Roger Yu

Posted 23 January 2011 - 07:16 AM

Dannyl, I'm new here on this forum but I have to say, after looking at your work, especially the brickwork, I am TOTALLY impressed.

Do you use a Sherline? Or which brand? I ask only because your light shades seem like you started with a big workpiece...

Carry on!

#50 dannyi

dannyi

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 346 posts
  • Location:Monroe, Michigan
  • Full Name:Daniel Iacoangeli

Posted 23 January 2011 - 11:11 AM

...thanks Roger, I have Taig lathe and I'm very happy with it. I'm still working with it and have a lot to learn. It's one of the best tool investments I've ever made.

..the work piece I used for the lamps is a 3/4" resin plug or round stock I guess you'd call it. I made a mold of different size wood dowels and make these plugs as I need them.
Posted Image


A 3/4" dowel is about 18"s in 1/25 scale. After some research on the light shades it looks like the 16" was the most common, so that's the size of the ones I made.

#51 dannyi

dannyi

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 346 posts
  • Location:Monroe, Michigan
  • Full Name:Daniel Iacoangeli

Posted 25 January 2011 - 06:06 PM

I managed to mock up a couple of lights shades. Decided to go with 8 lights, two between each cross beam. I was originally going to attach this to the beams but now their going to be hanging from the ceiling joist, which means they have to go on next. With time permitting things could move along here pretty good in the up coming days. Tested the lamp shades using grain o wheat bulbs and found they were too bright, so I ordered grain o rice bulbs. These shades of course will be weathered to look thirty years old when I do the final install. I noticed through researching these that there are a dozen different shades of green that were used by various manufacturers. These appear to be a little dark for Ivanhoe but I think I'll stick with the color.

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

#52 Smart-Resins

Smart-Resins

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,682 posts
  • Location:Wayland, NY
  • Full Name:Jody

Posted 26 January 2011 - 02:24 AM

WOW, this is looking amazing!

#53 dannyi

dannyi

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 346 posts
  • Location:Monroe, Michigan
  • Full Name:Daniel Iacoangeli

Posted 26 January 2011 - 02:16 PM

..thanks Jody, appreciate that!

#54 george 53

george 53

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,856 posts
  • Location:Allen Park, MI 48101
  • Full Name:George53

Posted 26 January 2011 - 04:38 PM

Danny, I just got back from Canton,Georgia, And my nephew lives in an old Cottom Mill, that's been converted into apartments. They look JUST LIKE the walls in your dio. The same windows, and bare sandblasted brick walls, Yours looks VERY authentic!!!:D :rolleyes: ;)

#55 dannyi

dannyi

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 346 posts
  • Location:Monroe, Michigan
  • Full Name:Daniel Iacoangeli

Posted 27 January 2011 - 11:10 AM

..thanks George, appreciate that! I sent you a PM, just let me know if you want to meet up somewhere for your parts.

#56 Tony T

Tony T

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,628 posts
  • Location:Greely ON Canada
  • Full Name:Tony

Posted 27 January 2011 - 02:00 PM

Nice work on the lights!

#57 dannyi

dannyi

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 346 posts
  • Location:Monroe, Michigan
  • Full Name:Daniel Iacoangeli

Posted 09 February 2011 - 06:00 AM

Nice work on the lights!



...thanks Tony!

#58 dannyi

dannyi

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 346 posts
  • Location:Monroe, Michigan
  • Full Name:Daniel Iacoangeli

Posted 09 February 2011 - 06:02 AM

.....finally made some time for this dio. Got the ceiling joists in place and the lights installed. I really couldn't find good clear photograph's or information on the electrical boxes of the day, but what I did see was that a lot of the junction boxes and fixtures were round. So that's what I went with. The conduit and fixtures on the ceiling will be painted the same white as the joists. Saw this practice a lot from my days in the plant where I worked. The painters, after being tasked with repainting, didn't mask anything, if it was in the area it got painted!

.....the plan is to run conduit from the boxes on the back wall to a main box that will go next to the service door. From there outlets and light switches will be put in once I make them........till next time.....thanks for looking in.............

Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

#59 crazyjim

crazyjim

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,778 posts
  • Location:Citrus Springs, FL

Posted 09 February 2011 - 06:27 AM

Every house in my old neighborhood had black pipe and round junction boxes. I t was heavy stuff - like water pipe - not light like the conduit we know today.

The dio is looking very good.

#60 Chuck Doan

Chuck Doan

    MCM Friend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 199 posts
  • Location:so cal
  • Full Name:Chuck Doan

Posted 09 February 2011 - 02:16 PM

This is epic, Danny! Just superb.