Monthly Archives: May 2012

plans

with the legs nearly done I want to move on to feet and body so I went to kinkos and had them print out one of Ted’s flat packs plans by kimncris, on Flickr This file seems closer to what I want to do than the Dave styrene plans – so hopefully this is the … Continue reading »

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legs ready for paint!

yesterday I started assembling my legs for a test fit and to get all of the drilling done before it was painted, because I know that I will always get some ding or another and I don’t want to wreck the paint job when that is all done… fit test by kimncris, on Flickr I … Continue reading »

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details and mistakes

since my outer legs are done, I moved to the center leg. I wanted to hae something there to help hold my ankle cylinders in place, so I made these wood blocks that fit into the backs of the cylinders goes here by kimncris, on Flickr and they work! but man is that endcap crooked. … Continue reading »

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more ankle cylinder assembly

yesterday I started trying to fit the tubes to the legs and also permanently attached my endcaps screw holes by kimncris, on Flickr one done by kimncris, on Flickr here is broken drill bit number 2 of this project, this one I was able to get out but the other one stayed inside as a … Continue reading »

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ankle cylinders – meet wedges

I wasn’t sure what to do today – so I took a break from sanding and attached my wedges to my cylinders and removed the backs finally so that they sit flat on the ankles – they came out OK. maybe could have been a little better, I’ll try to fine tune them as best … Continue reading »

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more sanding and primer

I noticed a loose spot in my styrene the other day so I carved it out and filled it back in with evercoat today. fixing more trouble by kimncris, on Flickr I also put a layer on my horseshoes but really most of it got sanded back off when I sanded the sides evercoat by … Continue reading »

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pre-mother’s day

well it has been nearly 5 months now since I got started on R2 – the first month was slow to be sure, but hey presto we almost have legs!!   only had a moment to work today, but got the second horseshoe and shim assembled to the leg two horseshoes! by kimncris, on Flickr … Continue reading »

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shouder assembly to leg

my horseshoes cleaned up ok even after a couple of paint crackle incidents. don’t mix 2 in 1 primer with Filler Primer by rustoleum apparently… anyway here they are… going ok by kimncris, on Flickr and I made another mistake when gluing them argh! by kimncris, on Flickr but thankfully I used wood glue which … Continue reading »

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wheels arrive

another critical part of the senna drive arrived today – my wheels!   also a late arrival today – my wheels!

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shoulders

I watched the Mike Senna tutorial DVD and now I have a better idea of how the drivetrain goes together anyway – I moved some more parts to the done shelf yesterday more parts on the done shelf by kimncris, on Flickr continued the priming and sanding back and forth on my legs legs getting … Continue reading »

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