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#781 Alyn

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:30 PM

Put some aluminum in front of this guy and you never know what you're gonna get.

 

Nice work, Bill



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:23 PM

WOW!  your build continues to amaze!



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

Unreal Bill, that is gorgeous! Keep it up, I'll just send all my kits off to you so you can work your magic on 'em!



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:05 PM

Bill... that 3rd member is unreal.... Nice work Bud!!



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:03 AM

All i can say is WOW!

appreciate that Mikey, means alot

 

Geess Bill, That the best you can do? lol, outstanding my Friend.

hey Joe, yep thats it, it was a tough little piece, I think it will work, thanks man

 

Put some aluminum in front of this guy and you never know what you're gonna get.

 

Nice work, Bill

thanks so much Alyn Ol buddy, see you tomorrow nite



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:05 AM

WOW!  your build continues to amaze!

thanks Kevin

 

Unreal Bill, that is gorgeous! Keep it up, I'll just send all my kits off to you so you can work your magic on 'em!

sounds good Mike, thanks

 

Bill... that 3rd member is unreal.... Nice work Bud!!

it was challenging for me, I appreciate it bro



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:58 AM

pffttt pure coolness !!!!!!

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:45 PM

it was challenging for me, I appreciate it bro


Bill you sure make it look easy and i am itching to go and finally buy the mini lathe i wanna pick up. I also want a mini end mill but figured i better get one at a time... haha

Edited by Mooneyzs, 04 February 2013 - 12:46 PM.


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:28 PM

pffttt pure coolness !!!!!!

thanks Richard

 

Bill you sure make it look easy and i am itching to go and finally buy the mini lathe i wanna pick up. I also want a mini end mill but figured i better get one at a time... haha

you are too kind  Chris, you only live once bro! life is short! the time has come lol, thanks man



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:33 PM

just a small update, I finished up the yoke for the 9 inch

 

 

 

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I dropped it once, I thought it was a gonner, luckily I found it! :o  thanks for looking



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:41 PM

Beautiful!  Just gorgeous! 

I know that sinking feeling... I swear, sometimes I think I spend as much time looking for parts I've dropped as I do making them...



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:47 PM

Beautiful!  Just gorgeous! 

I know that sinking feeling... I swear, sometimes I think I spend as much time looking for parts I've dropped as I do making them...

thanks Mark, really means a lot!, I think I've spent more time on my hands and knees now than I did when I was kid pushing cars and trucks around, I'm glad I'm not the only one!



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:03 PM

I keep a flashlight on the floor.  At least I always know where it is…

Heaven forbid I drop something in the garage (where I do my machine work and real car stuff) and it hits the concrete.

 

My wife finds stuff I can't after (what seems like) hours of searching in (what seems like) seconds or minutes.

 

Oh the days... when rug burns were a source of real achievement.

Wait, finding that lost part is an accomplishment!



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:26 AM

I keep a flashlight on the floor.  At least I always know where it is…

Heaven forbid I drop something in the garage (where I do my machine work and real car stuff) and it hits the concrete.

 

My wife finds stuff I can't after (what seems like) hours of searching in (what seems like) seconds or minutes.

 

Oh the days... when rug burns were a source of real achievement.

Wait, finding that lost part is an accomplishment!

LOL I hear ya Mark, those were the days, unfortunately I do all of my work in the garage  



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:11 AM

I don't say this to many of the fellas but Bill, your rear end is amazing. :D

 

I'm in utter awe of your mad and creative skills. Carry on brother.



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:32 AM

Im sorry im new but I just had to join to say what you have done is amazing. I was just trying to learn how to strip a screwed up paint job and I found this thread and could not stop checkin out the next page of pics, well now I have to check out the rest of the site and I can't wait to see your next update

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:41 AM

Bill.......FABULOUS work..........look forward to every up-date :)



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:06 AM

this a car is going to be a heavy sob :blink: its omost a decast car,,,,,,,,,, but its so cool.



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:13 AM

Bill, the yoke looks spot on. Are you planning on machining a cross shaft for a fully functioning u-joint? I'm guessing "yes" :)

 

Derek, if you haven't already checked out Bills California Charger, do youself a favor and do so.

 

 

Under glass:

http://www.modelcars...fornia +charger

 

WIP:

http://www.modelcars...fornia +charger

 

well worth a few hours of your day :)



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:10 AM

I keep a flashlight on the floor.  At least I always know where it is…

Heaven forbid I drop something in the garage (where I do my machine work and real car stuff) and it hits the concrete.

 

My wife finds stuff I can't after (what seems like) hours of searching in (what seems like) seconds or minutes.

 

Oh the days... when rug burns were a source of real achievement.

Wait, finding that lost part is an accomplishment!

 

A couple of months ago, I grabbed an inexpensive apron at a local fabrics store. A plain white, heavy cotton apron that was sold with the intent of it being further decorated. I rolled the bottom edge over a couple of times and secured the roll with some of those little black binder clips (office supply). When I sit at my desk to work on small parts, I put on the apron, then open the center drawer and lay the bottom end of the apron on the drawer. After closing the drawer, the rolled edge keeps the apron from slipping out. This creates a catch-all bib between you and the small parts you're working on. (When I remember) to wear the apron, the little parts that try to make a run for it fall into the apron and are easy to retrieve. It has saved the day almost everytime I use it. Highly recommended, and cheap. Besides, my old knees hate the hard concrete floor in my model space.

 

This is generally what is referred to as a jeweler's bib or apron. Certainly not my invention. If you don't have a center drawer to capture the end of the apron, you could sew on some snaps and attach the opposite snap to your work bench, or sew a loop in the end of the apron to insert a wooden dowel rod along with a method to hold the rod in place.

 

In any case, it works great to avoid those times when you're on you knees trying to calculate whether the time to to find the part exceeds the time to make a new one.


Edited by Alyn, 05 February 2013 - 09:12 AM.