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jaransonT3 March 2nd, 2012 07:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Spanish Flea (Post 535579)
On the other hand, what is the black mold made of?

I only ask, because your index keys look really far from the item being molded. I usually put my keys closer so there is no flex in the mold.

The base is just two layers of 3/16" hardboard laminated together. I am not overly concerned about flex since both pieces will be placed in heavy duty core boxes at the foundry. Fred also does these small pieces with plaster molds, not sand, so there is not nearly the pressure and such when making the mold. I am confident it will be fine based on my conversation with Fred.

Finish work this weekend! :dancing:

Spanish Flea March 2nd, 2012 10:54 AM

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Cool, sorry for the lame question. I'm interested in mold making, haven't done anything for a foundry, just small silicone stuff.

Spanish Flea

jaransonT3 March 2nd, 2012 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Spanish Flea (Post 535600)
Cool, sorry for the lame question. I'm interested in mold making, haven't done anything for a foundry, just small silicone stuff.

No sweat. Glad to share what I know.

Spent some more time getting the patterns ready. Will post some pics tomorrow....almost ready.

I also spent some time working out the bolted connection between the two pieces. I drilled a through hole and a countersunk hole for the bolt in the base and then drilled and tapped the upper piece. Bolted it all together and it works good.

http://www.carartbyjohn.com/2012Misc/VR_HO_Cast_14.jpg

I will get some better pictures of the various details.

http://www.carartbyjohn.com/2012Misc/VR_HO_Cast_13.jpg

I also tried out a potential finish for it. I painted it black and then sanded off the paint from the surface of the cog wheel and the "VOLKSRODS". Really makes it pop. I am thinking I might powdercoat it and then sand and polish some of the surfaces.

HeidelbergJohn4.0 March 3rd, 2012 08:34 AM

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Originally Posted by jaransonT3 (Post 535648)
I will get some better pictures of the various details.

http://www.carartbyjohn.com/2012Misc/VR_HO_Cast_13.jpg

I also tried out a potential finish for it. I painted it black and then sanded off the paint from the surface of the cog wheel and the "VOLKSRODS". Really makes it pop. I am thinking I might powdercoat it and then sand and polish some of the surfaces.

That's bascially what I've had in mindbut just for the inside of the cog and the volksrods logo,with everything else polished up.

jaransonT3 March 6th, 2012 02:57 PM

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Patterns went to the foundry today!:dancing::dancing:

http://www.carartbyjohn.com/2012Misc/VR_HO_Cast_15.jpg

http://www.carartbyjohn.com/2012Misc/VR_HO_Cast_16.jpg

Should be able to pick up the cast parts some time next week!

Oh yeah, I also had the privilege of sending the boss a PayPal for $1000 on behalf of all those that bought a hood ornament. :dancing::bow::dancing::bow:

Thanks to all of you for helping me help keep this place going. The folks on here are the best.

Steve March 7th, 2012 12:10 PM

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Thank you SO much John... and thank you to everyone that bought one of these works of art. I don't know what to say. You put us ahead on the server bill with some extra we can put toward getting restocked on some of the shirts. You don't even know what a relief that is. :bow:

Can't wait to see this in person... the prototype turned out rad!

:love:

grumpy March 7th, 2012 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Steve (Post 536045)
Thank you SO much John... and thank you to everyone that bought one of these works of art. I don't know what to say. You put us ahead on the server bill with some extra we can put toward getting restocked on some of the shirts. You don't even know what a relief that is. :bow:

Can't wait to see this in person... the prototype turned out rad!

:love:

thanks goes out to John again for the class act of kicking back bucks to this place. :bow:. your could have used that money to buy fairy door building materials but instead helped out this place, thank you. you are ok in my book, i don't care what dan says about you.

V8Transporter March 7th, 2012 07:23 PM

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'nice to see good things done by good people for good people.:dancing::clapping::dancing:

Unkl Ian March 7th, 2012 07:40 PM

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If you missed out on a hood ornament, buy a calendar.

You need one.

jaransonT3 March 9th, 2012 02:13 PM

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Just order 50 small flat rate boxes from the Post Office so they will be here when the hood ornaments are done!:dancing::dancing:

grumpy March 9th, 2012 06:20 PM

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Awesome. So the PO will get them to you in 2-3 weeks lol

Ghia34 March 9th, 2012 06:42 PM

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Don't have to do anything to mine. If it' s good just put it in the box. Thank's

V8Transporter March 10th, 2012 08:46 AM

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A flat rate box...:huh:This being the VolksRods site, (um, Jeff told me this:wink:) I thought that delivery would involve a couple of busty, bikini clad girls with tattoos here and there carrying a large 'YOU SUCK' banner, loud music, and beer.:funny::funny:

Doc March 10th, 2012 09:06 AM

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Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 536270)
A flat rate box...:huh:This being the VolksRods site, (um, Jeff told me this:wink:) I thought that delivery would involve a couple of busty, bikini clad girls with tattoos here and there carrying a large 'YOU SUCK' banner, loud music, and beer.:funny::funny:

That was if you bought it cast in gold and...

Rule 1: Bikini clad tattoo girls are never flat.... well it would be a shame to put a bikini on a decorated washboard.

Rule 2: The beer is a requirement for a garage and you should have them on hand(and in hand) at all times. Unless this conflicts with Rule 1: adjustments, hand sizeing, or removal. :thumbsup:

Rule 3: Loud music is optional but YOU SUCK banners are also required, unless these conflict with Rule 1 or 2.

V8Transporter March 18th, 2012 06:21 PM

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Any update of the Hood Ornaments...and is there any truth to the rumor that they not only incease gas milage, but make us better looking, 'ta boot? (Jeff could really use the help):grin::grin:

jaransonT3 March 18th, 2012 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 537089)
Any update of the Hood Ornaments...and is there any truth to the rumor that they not only incease gas milage, but make us better looking, 'ta boot? (Jeff could really use the help):grin::grin:

I plan to call the foundry tomorrow and get an update. I haven't heard of any trouble with them. I presume, it is going good.

I will update when I know something.

Still waiting on my flat rate boxes to sow up from the post office, too.

Thanks for your patience.

jake1974 March 18th, 2012 07:11 PM

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sh*t, f**k, god **mmit SSSSSSSSHHHHHHH******TTTTTTT.
I BET YOU GUYS GUESSED BY MY REACTION I MISSED OUT.
oh well , they are cool as hell and i hope to see one on one of the cars this season.

baja1978 March 18th, 2012 08:45 PM

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may i give you an idea? maybe stamp on the underside a serial number and the year. thats just in case in the future you deside to make a different style or the same one say like next year or sometime. just an idea.

jaransonT3 March 19th, 2012 06:01 AM

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Originally Posted by baja1978 (Post 537115)
may i give you an idea? maybe stamp on the underside a serial number and the year. thats just in case in the future you deside to make a different style or the same one say like next year or sometime. just an idea.

I am going to number each one. No date. These will be the only 50 ever made. I am even thinking about videoing the smashing of the patterns. :funny:

Wraithblade March 19th, 2012 07:07 AM

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Originally Posted by jaransonT3 (Post 537145)
I am going to number each one. No date. These will be the only 50 ever made. I am even thinking about videoing the smashing of the patterns. :funny:

That would be sweet.

tequilla March 19th, 2012 10:45 AM

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Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 537089)
Any update of the Hood Ornaments...and is there any truth to the rumor that they not only incease gas milage, but make us better looking, 'ta boot? (Jeff could really use the help):grin::grin:


I've heard rumors that the hood ornament will get you laid quicker than a 3 wolf moon t-shirt :dancing:




:funny: :funny: :funny:

V8Transporter March 19th, 2012 11:16 AM

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Smash the mold??? Aaak! + :panic: Shouldn't the mold be donated the Volksrod.com Museum?:grin::grin::grin:

V8Transporter March 19th, 2012 06:25 PM

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How about the melody from Tiny Tim's classic, 'Tip Toe Through The Tulips?'

ratlook63 March 19th, 2012 07:12 PM

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Or better yet, The Meters covering Tiny Tim. Songs called Tippi Toes. Bad ass!

V8Transporter March 19th, 2012 07:35 PM

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Ooh, a modern twist...nice. Um, do they lose the Ukalele?:grin:


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