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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #880 on: April 09, 2011, 11:15:02 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Fibreglass coating begins!
« Reply #881 on: April 09, 2011, 11:45:27 pm »
Nice. But i'm thinking if those tubes were made out of brass or bronze, the way you had it would've looked awful nice!

Boilerplate FTW!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Fibreglass coating begins!
« Reply #882 on: April 10, 2011, 05:35:10 am »
I know how gritty this stuff looks when you start, but also how lovely it will look when finished, so I'm gonna start saving up my saliva in preparation right now, 'cause there's a flood coming for sure.  :applaud:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Fibreglass coating begins!
« Reply #883 on: April 10, 2011, 02:43:43 pm »
"BE LIKE OND"

Wow. Just wow.
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Fibreglass coating begins!
« Reply #884 on: April 10, 2011, 06:17:19 pm »
The land of fiberglas is a dusty, itchy place, but the results are clearly going to be worth it.  A strong fabrication technique to have in your arsenal.  Keep your gloves and mask on and party on!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Fibreglass coating begins!
« Reply #885 on: April 10, 2011, 10:46:30 pm »
Thanks for the update Ond.  Love this cab build so far.  Looking great.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Fibreglass coating begins!
« Reply #886 on: April 17, 2011, 05:45:56 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
« Reply #887 on: April 17, 2011, 09:22:11 am »
 :applaud: :applaud:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
« Reply #888 on: April 17, 2011, 09:32:46 am »
Holy F#*K!!!!!!!

I want some in-between pic though :pics
that's Magic!!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
« Reply #889 on: April 17, 2011, 09:49:54 am »
Wow. I didn't realize you had the speakers tubes inset like that before.

Makes it much more interesting (and a damn site harder to shape properly I'm betting!)

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
« Reply #890 on: April 17, 2011, 09:57:44 am »
My God, that looks gritty.  ;D Actually, it looks more like a computer render than human work.  :dizzy: :applaud:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
« Reply #891 on: April 17, 2011, 11:17:06 am »
Amazing, simply amazing! Looking forward to seeing these painted and installed on the cab. :applaud:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
« Reply #892 on: April 17, 2011, 01:26:48 pm »
Lookin good! Glad you're back in the saddle again!

For the record, I had some pizza in honor of your thread updates. I saluted you with my first bite. Spent the whole day working on 10 cabs.

Keep it coming!

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Man, will my cab EVER be finished?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
« Reply #893 on: April 17, 2011, 01:36:13 pm »
Damn fine work Ond.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
« Reply #894 on: April 17, 2011, 03:06:50 pm »
WOW...  Anyone that can read this thread and not be inspired has something wrong with them.  I hope to one day have a fraction of the skill that Ond has.  I'm honestly more and more amazed with every update.

So once again, we find that evil of the past seeps into the present like salad dressing through cheap wax paper, mixing memory and desire.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
« Reply #895 on: April 17, 2011, 03:08:03 pm »
WOW...  Anyone that can read this thread and not be inspired has something wrong with them.  I hope to one day have a fraction of the skill that Ond has.  I'm honestly more and more amazed with every update.

Amen, brother!
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
« Reply #896 on: April 17, 2011, 06:02:39 pm »
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Wow.  Very very nice Ond!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
« Reply #897 on: April 18, 2011, 05:21:09 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
« Reply #898 on: April 18, 2011, 06:59:14 am »
Ahh Robbie the robot. I think he was around before the robot on Lost In Space (the one on the original crappy series, not the extremely crappy movie).
Both Robots amazed me when I was a kid.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
« Reply #899 on: April 18, 2011, 03:19:30 pm »
what....are you making ???

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
« Reply #900 on: April 18, 2011, 07:36:32 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #901 on: April 19, 2011, 07:05:57 am »
 :o   :o   :o
     Truly amazing!! Keep the pics coming.


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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #902 on: April 19, 2011, 07:49:02 am »
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what....are you making

This pic still doesn't explain it?!?! Some kind of joystick-controlled evil supervillian space deathray face melting device?

Do you have a license for this kind of stuff?



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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
« Reply #903 on: April 19, 2011, 09:20:29 am »


Looks like a big headed robotic nurse carrying a tray hovering away from me.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #904 on: April 19, 2011, 09:49:53 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #905 on: April 19, 2011, 10:37:50 am »
I hate you Ond.  I created a workbench...oh look Ond created this fiberglass, putty, bondo, custom contruction that looks higher quality than my car.  Yeah my workbench is made of 2x4s and mdf!  ;)

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #906 on: April 19, 2011, 04:31:01 pm »
I hate you Ond.  I created a workbench...oh look Ond created this fiberglass, putty, bondo, custom contruction that looks higher quality than my car.  Yeah my workbench is made of 2x4s and mdf!  ;)

sounds like someone has a little Cab and spray putty envy ...  ::)

 

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #907 on: April 19, 2011, 06:24:40 pm »
I just blew half my day reading this entire thread...  It was worth it!  What a great display of vision, creativity, and MacGyverism!

Thanks for sharing it with us Ond!

Cheers,
Mike

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #908 on: April 19, 2011, 08:59:01 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #909 on: April 19, 2011, 09:22:23 pm »
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but being able to share the ups and downs is half the fun in this hobby.

Couldn't a said it better myself!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
« Reply #910 on: April 20, 2011, 10:09:03 am »
As I sat sanding by hand I started thinking about other possibilities for producing shapes in this way.

You're probably aware of this technique, but in case not.....
Back in the car audio boom of the early 90's,  I would stretch polyester cloth tightly over a framework and soak that with fiberglass resin.
Then hand lay fiberglass over it for strength.  (I like the things I make to be strong enough to stand on). 
I've seen others use only thick fleece without using any fiberglass mat, but I've never tried it.
Do a google image search for "custom fiberglass enclosure" to get an idea of what shapes you can get.
(don't want to threadcrap with pics of things other than your cab)

Using everyday objects as molds for the fiberglass can yield cool results too.
If building your cab, I probably would have got a big ball from toysRus and hand laid fiberglass over it.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
« Reply #911 on: April 20, 2011, 12:15:07 pm »
As I sat sanding by hand I started thinking about other possibilities for producing shapes in this way.

Back in the car audio boom of the early 90's,  I would stretch polyester cloth tightly over a framework and soak that with fiberglass resin. Then hand lay fiberglass over it for strength.

That is exactly how I make stuff with fibreglass as well, except I use felt as it really soaks up the resin and leaves it strong enough to really push the additional layers onto it.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #912 on: April 20, 2011, 12:19:40 pm »
;D Well I'm gonna stand up for EvilNuff's workbench, simple it may be (wait, did I just sound like Yoda??), but it's a sacred place man, ahead of perhaps ....even the BBQ  :o as a place of pride for capable men everywhere.  Without a workbench what have you got? a kitchen table? can't mess that up (if you're married - doubly so).  Nope, your workbench is your domain and with something decent to sit on it's my favourite place in the house.  When my son is old enough (he's eight) he will have to construct his own workbench and being my son it will have to meet the most exacting standards imaginable.....OK Just kidding   :laugh2: I love workbenches small, simple, SUPER EL GRANDO SUPREME whateva, in fact somebody should start a thread around (if there isn't one already) them so we can check everyones out, I love seeing ppls work area - makes me want to rock over with some beers in hand.
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Workbenches are getting off topic but I strongly recommend the Fine Woodworking getting started in woodworking bench: http://www.startwoodworking.com/plans/build-simple-sturdy-workbench
Its cheap, its easy, and its really damn sturdy and effective.  I got tired of using a folding table so now this is along one wall of the garage, move the cars out and I can do whatever I need. :)

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #913 on: April 20, 2011, 06:13:19 pm »
 :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

OMG !!!
I'm speechless !!!

Another Brilliant mind ruined by education....  :p

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #914 on: April 20, 2011, 06:31:47 pm »
Great stuff! Nice patience you got there Ond...
This piece is going to look real sexy when you got the finishing applied.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #915 on: April 20, 2011, 07:46:45 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #916 on: April 21, 2011, 01:53:45 pm »
Kman checking in to see your progress. And as always - stunning work!
Keep it up!  ;D

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #917 on: April 23, 2011, 04:00:25 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly........
« Reply #918 on: April 23, 2011, 06:21:41 am »
Just an FYI, I was totally ironic with the "gritty" comment.  :applaud:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly........
« Reply #919 on: April 23, 2011, 06:53:39 am »
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