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Re: Project Quercus
« Reply #40 on: November 13, 2009, 07:44:40 pm »
Hmmmm I think a fish tank would be awesome, but thats just me :)

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Re: Project Quercus
« Reply #41 on: November 13, 2009, 10:30:36 pm »
@wilno45

I bet now you're regretting posting, eh? We've just added about 10 months to your project  ;)

But seriously, this is a very cool idea.  :applaud:

Some projects are worth an extra 10 months.  :applaud:

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Re: Project Quercus
« Reply #42 on: November 14, 2009, 02:44:47 am »
Thanks for all the support guys, unfortunately that's about as far as I have got for now.

I am sorry to announce that bunny rabbits, fish and giant claws will probably not be incorporated  
into the final design.  ;)

Thanks for watching and I'll update as soon as possible.

Cheers
« Last Edit: November 14, 2009, 03:35:05 am by wilno45 »

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Re: Project Quercus
« Reply #43 on: November 22, 2009, 03:33:29 pm »
Small update.

Had about 3 hours in the last week to do anything. :banghead:

Got some more of these support things done... mustn't go overboard though...



vvv 5mm space left this time to support coin door. Hope it's enough.





I was always worried the top of the frame wouldn't be strong enough so quickly added some reinforcement
early on. Unfortunately I used two square blocks to do this but later decided on triangular for the  
rest...  it just didn't look right TBH. So I got out the only tool a British schoolboy is allowed to use unsupervised
in woodworking class.









I have some sanding to do!

Cheers

« Last Edit: November 22, 2009, 03:44:13 pm by wilno45 »

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Re: Project Quercus
« Reply #44 on: November 22, 2009, 06:06:04 pm »
This is looking great! Just quit the job to get this done faster  :)

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Re: Project Quercus
« Reply #45 on: November 22, 2009, 06:43:26 pm »
Thanks mate,  ;)

Need the day job though...
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Re: Project Quercus
« Reply #46 on: November 22, 2009, 07:19:52 pm »
Oh, I know. I'm just gettin' greedy for the pics and progress.

I'm taking the week off for thanksgiving (and to work on the frame for my monitor, double thanksgiving!)

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Re: Project Quercus
« Reply #47 on: December 09, 2009, 05:15:11 pm »
Got a fair bit done today...

Much better than last week where I just couldn't make up my mind what to do, just going round
in circles and changing my mind every 20 minutes.

I needed one more piece of wood for the monitor to sit on and as there is a merchant near my parents
house and they were coming round in a few days I got my Dad to pick it up for me. I need 615mm so I
think get about a metre and a half incase I make a mistake... he turns up with 3000mm lol.

Turns out to be a good thing - I haven't picked up the monitor for ages and it's now twice as heavy
as I remember.

More support required....










« Last Edit: December 09, 2009, 05:20:07 pm by wilno45 »

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Re: Project Quercus
« Reply #48 on: December 09, 2009, 05:25:45 pm »








Not much more structural stuff to do now, have to chisel/route out a 3mm space in these top supports
and a few small odd jobs left but should finally be ready to finish the wood soon.



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Re: Project Quercus
« Reply #49 on: December 09, 2009, 05:27:19 pm »
Wow, that is going to be a pain in the --I'm attempting to get by the auto-censor and should be beaten after I re-read the rules-- to finish out with all the little angles and nooks, but it should look awesome!

Oh, and dust on the couch! Gotta love that!

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Re: Project Quercus
« Reply #50 on: December 09, 2009, 06:44:54 pm »
beautiful craftmanship, I'm definately following this thread for progress.
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Re: Project Quercus
« Reply #51 on: December 09, 2009, 06:49:34 pm »
This is nuts! I hope your not going to cover that frame? Shame to see that craftsmanship being covered up! Frame and acrylic all the way!

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Re: Project Quercus *sketchup update*
« Reply #52 on: December 13, 2009, 04:00:19 pm »
Been mucking around with sketchup today, trying to get an impression of how things will
look. There are some great arcade models out there to import!

I did the U-track (does it mount 45 degrees to how I have it)? The rest are other peoples hard work,
probably someone on this forum no doubt.



Wells Gardner - suprised it fits - if it's to scale, might save up.





love the door.








Cheers and thanks for all the nice replies earlier.



« Last Edit: December 13, 2009, 05:09:49 pm by wilno45 »

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Re: Project Quercus *sketchup update*
« Reply #53 on: December 13, 2009, 04:55:45 pm »
Couldn't resist, this would look cool. Not sure how safe it would be....





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Re: Project Quercus *sketchup update*
« Reply #54 on: December 13, 2009, 05:33:39 pm »
What is that last picture? Can't quite tell. Smoke generator?  ;)

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Re: Project Quercus *sketchup update*
« Reply #55 on: December 13, 2009, 05:44:03 pm »
Water cooling, it's a radiator - completely pointless of course. hehe

edit - ahh got it  ;D

doh
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Re: Project Quercus *sketchup update*
« Reply #56 on: December 13, 2009, 06:35:11 pm »
Great sketch-up work!

Can't wait to see this thing finished, great idea!

the Utrack installs 45 degrees from the way you have it

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Re: Project Quercus *sketchup update*
« Reply #57 on: December 13, 2009, 06:41:30 pm »
Ah, Water cooling. That'd be cool. But I'd be a tad concerned about hanging a water tank over an exposed tube monitor  :)

This thing is really looking good.

I still say with all the plex, you need something like this inside

http://zachmann.com/small%20scale.htm

If I had the metalworking skills, I'd probably have to try something like that myself.

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Re: Project Quercus *sketchup update*
« Reply #58 on: December 13, 2009, 08:27:33 pm »
Yeah me too.

Thought it looked wrong thanks Bender.

Safer me thinks...



They even have my motherboard.



I'll put something inside but not this...



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Re: Project Quercus *sketchup update*
« Reply #59 on: December 13, 2009, 09:13:10 pm »
 :laugh2:

oh, wait.

 :cry:

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Re: Project Quercus *sketchup update*
« Reply #60 on: December 14, 2009, 03:48:29 am »
I still say with all the plex, you need something like this inside
http://zachmann.com/small%20scale.htm

OMG it's cool, I wan't to build something like that

http://zachmann.com/Images1/Artwork/YouTube%20Videos/435.htm
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Re: Project Quercus *sketchup update*
« Reply #61 on: December 14, 2009, 10:20:28 am »
Ah, Water cooling. That'd be cool. But I'd be a tad concerned about hanging a water tank over an exposed tube monitor  :)

This thing is really looking good.

I still say with all the plex, you need something like this inside

http://zachmann.com/small%20scale.htm

If I had the metalworking skills, I'd probably have to try something like that myself.
You know its funny you should mention his stuff. I have been pondering a build with something like this inside. The amount of work involved is quite overwhelming. I have been trying to think of a way to use a quarter instead of a ball. Something like using an antique coin slot and then you watch the path of the quarter before you can play.

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Re: Project Quercus *sketchup update*
« Reply #62 on: December 14, 2009, 10:29:59 am »
A quarter track would be perfect if you could pull it off. The prob I see is jams. A quarter would likely be a lot more difficult to keep on track than a ball bearing.

OTOH I could totally see the quarter falling down a simple track only to "trigger" something that then causes all the balls to engage and start working.

If Wilno +really+ wants a challenge (God I'm good at making work eh?), he could go with something like this guys work on the inside...

http://www.woodthatworks.com/



Now you're talking some +SERIOUS+ shop time...  :)

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Re: Project Quercus *sketchup update*
« Reply #63 on: December 15, 2009, 06:26:37 am »
A coin track and perspex box to catch it in would be great but damm tricky to pull off.

I'm normally just content that when I cut a bit of wood it fits!

http://zachmann.com/small%20scale.htm - I'll knock one up after lunch -  :laugh2:



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Re: Project Quercus *sketchup update*
« Reply #64 on: December 15, 2009, 08:08:18 am »
Cool. While you're at it throw one together for me too  ;)

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Re: Project Quercus *sketchup update*
« Reply #65 on: December 15, 2009, 12:05:38 pm »
Me too. If your making 2, one more should be no big deal. :cheers:

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Re: Project Quercus *sketchup update*
« Reply #66 on: December 15, 2009, 12:08:51 pm »
Who says you have to use coins for credits?

Rig up a track, and use polished pinballs.  Hawt.

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Re: Project Quercus *sketchup update*
« Reply #67 on: December 15, 2009, 12:11:50 pm »
Wonder what that would be like, going to the arcade with a pocket full of pinballs  :laugh2:

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Re: Project Quercus *sketchup update*
« Reply #68 on: December 15, 2009, 01:47:28 pm »
Wonder what that would be like, going to the arcade with a pocket full of pinballs  :laugh2:

Are you going to the arcade, or are you just happy to see me?  :angel:

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« Reply #69 on: December 15, 2009, 02:23:23 pm »
I am going to just bypass the obvious jokes to be made on the pinball thing. I have been thinking about the track for the quarter, and I think it "should" be fairly easy. It just cant do most of the tricks the marbles can. I like the idea of the quarter starting the animation of the marbles. Reset might be a bit interesting. Hmmmm.

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Re: Project Quercus *sketchup update*
« Reply #70 on: December 16, 2009, 06:21:55 am »
I am going to just bypass the obvious jokes to be made on the pinball thing. I have been thinking about the track for the quarter, and I think it "should" be fairly easy. It just cant do most of the tricks the marbles can. I like the idea of the quarter starting the animation of the marbles. Reset might be a bit interesting. Hmmmm.



Made a drawing, to make my thoughts clearer.

When you drop a quarter it'll activate the motor lifting the marbel up to the top and setting it free. When the marbel is almost near the end, it'll pass another switch cutting the power to the motor. Then the marbel will end up at the starting point ready for a new quarter.

Should be simpel?
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Re: Project Quercus *sketchup update*
« Reply #71 on: December 16, 2009, 09:28:32 am »
Yep, that is basically what im talking about. I would really like the quarter to start high, like the old penny arcade machines and travel down and around the inside of the cab. So i would be doing something like the cabinet this post was started for. I think i need to move this to a new post so we dont take anything away from the amazing cab in this post. I am eagerly waiting to see how the acrylic turns out on the sides.

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Re: Project Quercus *sketchup update*
« Reply #72 on: December 17, 2009, 05:27:07 pm »
Again I can't thank you guy's enough for all the great reply's and ideas. Until you post a thread of your own you
don't realise how important they all are.....

I have drawn a line in the sand - frame will be finished/polished by 30 Dec. Cause that's when I am back at work.
No excuses.

Been out X-mas shopping today - Old school.......will be wrapped by UPS no doubt!









Happy X-mas

edit - spelling
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Re: Project Quercus *sketchup update*
« Reply #73 on: December 17, 2009, 07:27:47 pm »
Nice. Leaf switches, eh?

You know, I've +really+ been wanting to pick up one of those mini tabletop lathes to try my hand at a few cherry/mahogony buttons.

Your cab's making me want to even more.

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Re: Project Quercus *sketchup update*
« Reply #74 on: December 18, 2009, 01:57:00 am »
With those woodworking skills it would be total blasphemy to cover the frame in "cough" particleboard. Maybe you can route out edges and put plexi in the frame to make the beams into window frames.  :laugh2:

I was always worried the top of the frame wouldn't be strong enough so quickly added some reinforcement
early on.
With good glue, and MDF as sheet material, actually WITHOUT frame is even strong enough  :cheers:
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Re: Project Quercus *sketchup update*
« Reply #75 on: December 18, 2009, 05:33:28 am »
Awsome Sketchup skills and fantastic workmanship. I just love the way you can design something in sketchup and watch it magically appear in the real world. Bring on the nanolithing machines.

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Re: Project Quercus *sketchup update*
« Reply #76 on: December 18, 2009, 07:03:03 am »
Got the top supports chiseled out this morning - it was strangely therapeutic and only took half an hour which was odd...







Also been mucking around with some of the off cuts.





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Re: Project Quercus *sketchup update*
« Reply #77 on: December 18, 2009, 08:04:02 am »
Nice. That beeswax is pretty amazing. I used some on smoe maple climbing boards I recently helped my brother build. Fantastic finish!

Are you're plans to cover the whole frame in plex, or to put plex "windows" between the framing members?

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Re: Project Quercus *sketchup update*
« Reply #78 on: December 18, 2009, 08:37:07 am »
Front, top and back - between -  is the plan at the moment. Side panels will fit outside and will have to be semi removable
as I won't be able to get it through the door otherwise. I am going to use wood insert nuts and stainless steel machine screws
to hold all the plastic in place. I might hinge some bits, not sure yet tbh.

http://www.profhdwr.com/55008pic.jpg

The side panels will be the last thing added, unfortunately 12/15mm plexi/poly of that size isn't cheap and I will have to save up!

Beeswax is easy to apply as well, even I can't screw that up.

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Re: Project Quercus *sketchup update*
« Reply #79 on: December 20, 2009, 02:31:07 pm »
Almost there today, all supports DONE! I can't tell you how much a pain in the arse these have
been - no fun whatsoever in the end.If I never see one again etc....   (you lot too probably)......









Monitor is a really tight fit so am in process of hammering back these side supports so they are at 90
degrees. They previously attached from the outside and putting them on the inside (so it might fit)
made them jut out a bit too far, about 100 degrees.





These should arrive soon.... then I can start sanding everything.



Cheers

edit - not for spelling this time.
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