ankle cylinders

Skirt Done, Body Done!

more progress adding caulk to the ribs and inside corners caulk by kimncris, on Flickr attaching the inside door detail (farewell to this clean door BTW – it is totally trashed as of now…) glue back panel by kimncris, on Flickr one of these doors I was lucky and the VHB worked, but the others … Continue reading »

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big weekend

I had a nice weekend of nothing else to do to speak of, so I spent some time on R2 when I went to put the back door on I noticed that my fittings were starting to rust. Funny that the bar itself never rusted – it must have had a coating on it. anyway … 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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wedges and holders

continuing on… this is the result of molding something tired and in a hurry. 5x meh by kimncris, on Flickr even cleaned up it is still pretty meh meh by kimncris, on Flickr but I had a thought – what about an aluminum skin? these were leftover messups from my coin returns paper pattern by … Continue reading »

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legs legs legs…

I started yesterday again sanding the trouble spots on my legs, and though they are not perfect yet, they are getting much better trouble spots by kimncris, on Flickr I got some evercoat from amazon too – it definitely is creamier than the bondo I was using evercoat by kimncris, on Flickr then I turned … Continue reading »

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endcaps done … more supplies

when we left off I had lathed the round parts so I painted them R2 purple (I have no idea why it looks so blue in photos. It is really strange!) and scribed the edges of the knobs by eye marked up by kimncris, on Flickr then I started milling. It took a while to … Continue reading »

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endcaps

so I got a chance to work on my endcaps a little today – I decided since I hate doing multiples that I would do these assembly line style – doing the same operation on each one as I had the tooling set up for that process so I cut 6 blanks off of my … Continue reading »

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