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#41 Daniel Peterson

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 01:59 PM

I have to ask the question...

Does your model bench feature a low power microscope and a series of magnifying glasses? And do you have to wash your hands in really hot water to get them to shrink small enough to build this wonderful stuff?! Or do you cheat and hire little tiny pixies with engineering degrees?

My dad was a precision machinist and was fascinated by close tolerance, finely detailed and accurate anything. He would have loved your work. He would have said "That's some good work there, kid. Ya done good." You have no idea what high praise that would have been.

It's one thing to detail, and it's another to make something small and apparently true to scale, but doing both borders on witchcraft & wizardry.

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 03:59 AM

Thanks guys. Yes, I do have to use reading glasses now, no microscope though. Average sized hands that stay the same size, tweezers are helpful. And that is a very high compliment indeed Daniel, thank you very much.

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 01:12 AM

Hard to follow Dan's comments, but oh, so true!

This is such amazing modeling ... your work is just so incredible! Keep it up! It keeps the rest of us on our toes.

-- Dan

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 05:26 PM

Uh.... I think my eyes have popped out of my head :shock:
Speechless!

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 05:27 PM

Looks like something you would find in a Jegs catalog... Yes they are that real looking! Excellent skills!

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 10:54 AM

Looks like something you would find in a Jegs catalog...


That's exactly where I did my "shopping"! Thanks... - Mark

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 06:56 AM

SMS HiDef C/F decal, clear coated and color sanded. The dash panel itself is a reworked kit part, not much of it left though. The rest is all scratchbuilt...
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Posted 24 July 2006 - 07:00 AM

Thats wild..3-D dash ..that will be hard to top, not for you Mark, just for us mortals

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 07:06 AM

Mark,

As usual, I can't find words beyond WOW! Your work is in a class by itself. How did you do the toggle switches? Also, in the last picture, the third gauge from left to right, Does the pointer pivots down the bottom like the first one?

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 08:42 AM

Thanks guys.
The first small gauge on the right is a vacuum gauge. The sweep is reversed from the other gauges. Not sure why Auto Meter does it that way, I have Sun vacuum gauges in my real cars and they work with the more traditional clockwise sweep. But I copied the real deals, so that's how it had to be.
As for the toggle switches. I machined the hex and the recepticle out of aluminum, then I made the toggle and stuck it in the hole...

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 09:46 AM

That is insane - it looks real!!

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 08:04 AM

Injectors actually. 30 plus parts in the "rear" one (actually in the foreground & left) and not quite as many in the forward one (right). So far... The main throttle bodies are all that are used from the kit, (modified). The red & black switch is one of the actuator switches for the NOS system. The synchronizing adjustment screws have springs around them to keep them from moving on their own, they also have Phillips heads...
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Posted 01 August 2006 - 04:07 PM

Nice work....again.... LOL!! Can't wait to see the completed engine for this project!

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 05:48 AM

And muffled too... More machined aluminum, and some wadding for the glass pack...
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Posted 04 August 2006 - 06:29 AM

AWESOME as usual.
Question from a newbee to machining: How did you make the radius in the transition from narrow to wide? Any special trick?

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 07:39 AM


Question from a newbee to machining: How did you make the radius in the transition from narrow to wide? Any special trick?




No special trick. Of course use the regular "measure twice cut once" rule. (I usually measure more than twice...)

You can cut your own tool to create the desired fillet or radius. Grind the radius into the tool and set it up in your holder to cut the angle and the inside radius at the same time. I hope that's clear...

And Thank You!

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 08:56 AM

Thanks Mark! I'm on the right track. I did some radius to a tool. I'll try a simple small tank, like those in the front bumper of early gassers....

Thanks for keeping the rest of us mortals inspired!

Thanks,

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 07:18 PM

Please don't encourage him Ismael....
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Posted 05 August 2006 - 08:59 AM

Please don't encourage him Ismael....
:-)


Wise words indeed...

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 01:19 AM

Sorry, I need pictures.
Not of the final, but what the heck you are doing to make it,
No, not make out
MAKE IT!
:-)
Sorry Gordon Biersch is on my lap

(don't get jealous now Jairus)