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Hapster December 13th, 2011 05:15 AM

Re: Hood Ornament
 
sounds great, put me down for one for the hapster since I kept the hood stock. kwel:dancing:

TeamEvil/TC December 13th, 2011 05:16 AM

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Unkl Ian December 13th, 2011 08:28 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by jaransonT3 (Post 528632)
Pattern making starts tonight!


Don't forget the draft angle. :hmm:

jaransonT3 December 13th, 2011 07:19 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Unkl Ian (Post 528643)
Don't forget the draft angle. :hmm:

Roger that.

Didn't get as far today as I had hoped. I did manage to come up with the cut sheet for the basic elements of the hood ornament. The top, short pattern will be cut from 3/16" material. The bottom, longer pattern will be cut from 1/8" material.

http://www.carartbyjohn.com/2011Misc...entCut_Web.jpg

It will all be cut from balsa to start.....on the new laser cutters that I got trained on tonight at the new TechShop here in town!!!:dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing:

Then I will put it all together, sand and fill it, soak it with SuperGlue to harden it and see where I am at. If all goes well, I can send it to Unkl Ian for a quote on getting it cast.

Unkl Ian December 13th, 2011 08:05 PM

Re: Hood Ornament
 
Looks complicated.

jaransonT3 December 14th, 2011 04:50 PM

Re: Hood Ornament
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by whozawhat (Post 528715)
Is the final product still a two piece adjustable unit?

That is still the plan, yes.

I took some time at lunch today to run over to TechShop and laser cut the bits for the hood ornament and a few other fun things. :dancing:

Have to say the laser cutter is amazing. Total cut time for everything was less than 5 minutes. Only spent an hour total monkeying around set it up and trying to remember stuff from the class the night before. All parts cut from 1/16", 3/32", and 1/8" balsa. Totally cool...

Oh yea....pictures might help. :funny:

http://www.carartbyjohn.com/2011Misc..._Pattern_1.jpg
The VOLKSROD script is only 1/2" tall by 2" wide...

http://www.carartbyjohn.com/2011Misc..._Pattern_2.jpg

http://www.carartbyjohn.com/2011Misc..._Pattern_3.jpg

Just dry assembled. Need to glue it all together and add the draft and stuff...

http://www.carartbyjohn.com/2011Misc..._Pattern_4.jpg

and a couple of shots of the fun stuff...

http://www.carartbyjohn.com/2011Misc..._Pattern_5.jpg

That is a 4" wide sheet of 1/8" balsa...

http://www.carartbyjohn.com/2011Misc..._Pattern_6.jpg

I will be assembling these and painting them up for the auction at Autorama this year.

The machine can also do laser etching of jpeg images on a variety of surfaces. Got some ideas for that capability too...

The wheel are spinning.:panic::panic::panic:

Can't wait for them to bring the waterjet online.:dancing::dancing:

jaransonT3 December 14th, 2011 07:52 PM

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Got the pattern all assembled tonight....

http://www.carartbyjohn.com/2011Misc..._Pattern_7.jpg
Set up for mounting low on the front of a Beetle hood...

http://www.carartbyjohn.com/2011Misc..._Pattern_8.jpg
Set up for mounting on the Beetle decklid...

http://www.carartbyjohn.com/2011Misc..._Pattern_9.jpg
Set up for mounting on the hood of a Type 3 or high on the rear of a Beetle hood...

http://www.carartbyjohn.com/2011Misc...Pattern_10.jpg

http://www.carartbyjohn.com/2011Misc...Pattern_11.jpg

and a few examples of the possibilities...
http://www.carartbyjohn.com/2011Misc...Pattern_12.jpg

http://www.carartbyjohn.com/2011Misc...Pattern_13.jpg

http://www.carartbyjohn.com/2011Misc...Pattern_14.jpg

http://www.carartbyjohn.com/2011Misc...Pattern_15.jpg

the possibilities are endless....

Lots of sanding and filling still to do before getting around to the casting part. I am really happy with the results so far...

JiI December 14th, 2011 08:08 PM

Re: Hood Ornament
 
How about flat backsides and mount them on the front quarterpanels?:Idunno:
Jeff

Ace of Shades December 14th, 2011 08:20 PM

Re: Hood Ornament
 
That is cooler than I had thought it would be. This is pure awesome

Unkl Ian December 14th, 2011 08:30 PM

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Sweet.

I would suggest, the parting line down the middle,
left to right. So the draft would taper to either side.
I'm guessing 3 degrees is plenty.

bulletz December 14th, 2011 10:09 PM

Re: Hood Ornament
 
Damn!.. you guys come up with some of the coolest ideas!!!
Love it! :dancing:

Steve December 15th, 2011 12:25 AM

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Geez John, I figured this was gonna have to hold it's place on the back burner for quite some time... but nope... as usual, you're jumping right in and working your magic. It looks fantastic!

Pretty darn amazing as a matter of fact. :bow:

grumpy December 15th, 2011 06:11 AM

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Love it, top notch work as always. Maybe there is something to all that Mt Dew you drink.

TeamEvil/TC December 15th, 2011 08:58 AM

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JiI December 15th, 2011 09:45 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by grumpy (Post 528733)
Love it, top notch work as always. Maybe there is something to all that Mt Dew you drink.

albeit diet....:hmm:
Jeff

jaransonT3 December 15th, 2011 09:48 AM

Re: Hood Ornament
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JiI (Post 528724)
How about flat backsides and mount them on the front quarterpanels?:Idunno:
Jeff

Buy two and mill or grind them down.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unkl Ian (Post 528726)
Sweet.

I would suggest, the parting line down the middle,
left to right. So the draft would taper to either side.
I'm guessing 3 degrees is plenty.

Yup. That is what I was planning. The parting line for the base will be parallel to the ground so it will have a top and bottom.

Glad you are all liking it so far. Hopefully the casting costs won't be so high as to make them unreasonably priced. Will keep posting progress.

triker_Chewie December 15th, 2011 12:29 PM

Re: Hood Ornament
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JiI (Post 528724)
How about flat backsides and mount them on the front quarterpanels?:Idunno:
Jeff

very carefully bandsaw in half?:grin:

V8Transporter December 15th, 2011 02:15 PM

Re: Hood Ornament
 
One of those would look beaucoup cool on the cab of my Single Cab.:dancing::clapping::dancing: How soon are they going to be availa... I mean, are they done yet?:grin: (I would have mentioned that I thinks that they're BRILLIANT, but I don't want it to go to your head.:wink:)

JiI December 15th, 2011 03:12 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by triker_Chewie (Post 528742)
very carefully bandsaw in half?:grin:

VERY carefully!:grin:
Jeff

jaransonT3 December 17th, 2011 06:48 PM

Re: Hood Ornament
 
Lots of sanding and filling done. Lots more to go...

http://www.carartbyjohn.com/2011Misc...Pattern_16.jpg

http://www.carartbyjohn.com/2011Misc...Pattern_17.jpg

V8Transporter December 17th, 2011 09:28 PM

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Now you're just toying with us. How sooon?:dancing:

HeidelbergJohn4.0 December 18th, 2011 04:51 PM

Re: Hood Ornament
 
Oh hell yeah!:dancing:

metalmaster1766 December 19th, 2011 05:03 PM

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That is neat in so many ways :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:





Ron

Number1tileguy December 19th, 2011 06:36 PM

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I need one!!!! :grin:

Great work, keep it going....

Wraithblade December 19th, 2011 07:38 PM

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I need to be added to this list of needing one!


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