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Old December 13th, 2011, 06:15 AM   #76
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sounds great, put me down for one for the hapster since I kept the hood stock. kwel
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Old December 13th, 2011, 09:28 AM   #78
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Old December 13th, 2011, 08:19 PM   #79
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Don't forget the draft angle.
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.



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!!!

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.
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Old December 13th, 2011, 09:05 PM   #80
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Old December 14th, 2011, 05:50 PM   #81
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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.

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.


The VOLKSROD script is only 1/2" tall by 2" wide...





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



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



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



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.

Can't wait for them to bring the waterjet online.
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Got the pattern all assembled tonight....


Set up for mounting low on the front of a Beetle hood...


Set up for mounting on the Beetle decklid...


Set up for mounting on the hood of a Type 3 or high on the rear of a Beetle hood...





and a few examples of the possibilities...








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...
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Old December 14th, 2011, 09:08 PM   #83
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How about flat backsides and mount them on the front quarterpanels?
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Old December 14th, 2011, 09:20 PM   #84
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That is cooler than I had thought it would be. This is pure awesome
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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.
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Old December 14th, 2011, 11:09 PM   #86
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Damn!.. you guys come up with some of the coolest ideas!!!
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Old December 15th, 2011, 01:25 AM   #87
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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.
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Love it, top notch work as always. Maybe there is something to all that Mt Dew you drink.
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Old December 15th, 2011, 10:45 AM   #90
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I would suggest, the parting line down the middle,
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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.
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Old December 15th, 2011, 03:15 PM   #93
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One of those would look beaucoup cool on the cab of my Single Cab. How soon are they going to be availa... I mean, are they done yet? (I would have mentioned that I thinks that they're BRILLIANT, but I don't want it to go to your head.)
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Old December 15th, 2011, 04:12 PM   #94
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Lots of sanding and filling done. Lots more to go...



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Now you're just toying with us. How sooon?
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Old December 18th, 2011, 05:51 PM   #97
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That is neat in so many ways





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Old December 19th, 2011, 07:36 PM   #99
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I need one!!!!

Great work, keep it going....
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I need to be added to this list of needing one!
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