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    • May 7, 2019 4:56 PM EDT
    • Chris Kieffer said:

      Will I be getting a nice set of plans like I got for the flanger?    This derrick is going to be cool.

       

      Haha! But no, I won't be doing the plans this time. What a time-consumer that was for the flanger, I tell ya!  

       

      Thanks! 

    • May 7, 2019 4:53 PM EDT
    • Hardly, Bruce!!!  You're a real craftsman, for sure! But thanks, the acrylic does look accurate. And I'll pass your compliments on to the laser. 

       

       

       

    • May 7, 2019 11:06 AM EDT
    • Cliff Jennings said:
      Korm Kormsen said:

      just to get it straight....

      what are the templates, and what the model pieces??

      in other words: will this be a wood-, or a plexi-model?

      (just confused)

      Hi Korm, thanks for asking. Yeah, like David said, I'm just lasering acrylic scrap for cutting / drilling / notching guides on this, because that gives me a lot more accuracy than otherwise. The model will mainly be wood, and a bunch of 3d printed parts.   

      Your scraps and templates look better than my model pieces.

       

    • May 7, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
    • Cliff Jennings said:
      Korm Kormsen said:

      just to get it straight....

      what are the templates, and what the model pieces??

      in other words: will this be a wood-, or a plexi-model?

      (just confused)

      Hi Korm, thanks for asking. Yeah, like David said, I'm just lasering acrylic scrap for cutting / drilling / notching guides on this, because that gives me a lot more accuracy than otherwise. The model will mainly be wood, and a bunch of 3d printed parts.   

      thanks for the explication. So this time around the more realistic material will be the model.

    • May 6, 2019 9:41 PM EDT
    • Chris Kieffer said:

      Will I be getting a nice set of plans like I got for the flanger?    This derrick is going to be cool.

      I will do you better and give you a set of plans for a snow plow.;)

    • May 6, 2019 9:37 PM EDT
    • Will I be getting a nice set of plans like I got for the flanger?    This derrick is going to be cool.

    • May 6, 2019 7:06 PM EDT
    • Korm Kormsen said:

      just to get it straight....

      what are the templates, and what the model pieces??

      in other words: will this be a wood-, or a plexi-model?

      (just confused)

      Hi Korm, thanks for asking. Yeah, like David said, I'm just lasering acrylic scrap for cutting / drilling / notching guides on this, because that gives me a lot more accuracy than otherwise. The model will mainly be wood, and a bunch of 3d printed parts.   

    • May 6, 2019 7:00 PM EDT
    • Jim Rowson said:

      Now Cliff: if you didn’t cut yourself is it really a model?

      Probably not, Jim. But rest assured, the "christening" is coming. Very obliging that the V&T used "barn red" for their MOW cars, haha!

       

      And you're absolutely right, David...  

       

       

    • May 6, 2019 5:34 PM EDT
    • The blue plastic templates are so he cuts, drills, and notches the wood parts properly...most of the time.

       

      Jim, LOL. A hobby knife hasn't fulfilled it's destiny until it has tasted human blood.

    • May 6, 2019 10:34 AM EDT
    • just to get it straight....

      what are the templates, and what the model pieces??

      in other words: will this be a wood-, or a plexi-model?

      (just confused)

    • May 5, 2019 7:08 PM EDT
    • Now Cliff: if you didn’t cut yourself is it really a model?

    • May 5, 2019 5:02 PM EDT
    • Coming along nicely, Cliff.  Pause for a minute so I can go refill my drink and get another tub of popcorn ......................... Ok, I'm back.  Carry on 

    • May 5, 2019 5:01 PM EDT
    • Thanks for the thanks, brothers! Always means a lot.

    • May 5, 2019 3:37 PM EDT
    • Today was more of the same, with these main beams of the boom taking up about an hour each -- even with the templates.

       

       

      Except for the lower right notches, all the others on the template are to mark side notch boundaries, which are only 1/16" deep. 

       

      Fun work, and I didn't even cut myself once! 

       

      Next is all the brass parts... 

       

    • May 4, 2019 5:27 PM EDT
    • I did the main notching and misc. drilling today, using a few simple templates.

       

       

      After all that hole drilling, I was sweating it with the notch locations. Really easy to get the notch on the wrong side or end! So I double checked everything before cutting, and all looked fine afterwards. Until a final QC check, where I saw I'd put a pair of notches on the upper side of one big intermediate sill... aaargh! Well, that's what wood filler's for. And it's up against the deck, on the underside. And no one will ever notice (unless they read this thread).  

       

      ===>Cliffy

       

       

    • May 4, 2019 11:10 AM EDT
    • Jean-Gilles Durand said:

      I like dyeing your wood

      I used a old band.  Saw bland piece to score the wood. Applied ebony stain and let dry. Then sanded it down. I really like the coloration. And I think it came out pretty close to the original prototype. 

    • May 4, 2019 7:47 AM EDT
    • I like dyeing your wood

    • May 1, 2019 11:47 PM EDT
    • Nice details Devon. The lantern is indeed  veeeeery nice

    • May 1, 2019 8:37 PM EDT
    • Damn. I glued it down bit that would have been a good idea. And label it Greg's paint stripper.

    • May 1, 2019 12:56 PM EDT
    • When is the out house on wheels coming ..