THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

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Daniel
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Re: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

Postby Daniel » Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:41 pm

Back to the now.

Last night I finally made a sled for Lady Proxxon.
I had one but the plate was 3,6mm ply and being the cutting depth of the saw just 7,2mm (with the blade for metal) that meant a reduction to 50% of the cutting capacity so this time, instead of 3,6mm ply I usedone of the 0,6mm aluminium plates I bought for making the roof tiles of my current diorama.

Because the extreme thin material, I discarted screws and spikes and used Bison Kit contact glue.

The photos here under will tell more and better than my blabla but if someone has something to ask I will be pleased to answer every question.

ImageIMG_0004 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0005 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

(Yes, a strip of brass would have been a lot better but with all streets full of snow, and frozen snow, a lcokdown including curfew and Mr. Wallet controlling without mercy everything I spend I thought for this time hardwood will do:

ImageIMG_0006 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0007 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0009 (3) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0010 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0011 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0007 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0005 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0006 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0008 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

... and I am still able to cut 6,5 mm thickness.

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Re: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

Postby Daniel » Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:42 am

The last years I have been unable to cut a row of windows because my eyes and that tastes sometimes a bit frustrating.
After posting to my layout thread something about the Rowan railcar, I had de desire to model a better one... but the windows are an obstacle for Magoo here.

I am too tired now so will post more about tomorrow but am so happy to have found a possible way to get it done that couldn't wait to tell. And what better than a couple of images to do it?

ImageIMG_0033 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0034 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0036 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0037 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0038 by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0039 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0040 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0043 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0045 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0046 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0049 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

The piece of two millimieter styrene was from the scrapbox and was very dammaged and full of pencil lines, so I brutally sanded because for just a first try I assumed I would throuw away the 'production' but wanted to be sure the method works.
And it does.
Now I must develop a couple of jigs for ensure the cuttings dont go too far at the underside of the corners (due to the curvature of the blade).

More about tomorrow.

Daniel

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Re: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

Postby Daniel » Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:00 am

A silent masterclass on making wood joints:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFXieuIcPdU


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Re: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

Postby Daniel » Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:18 pm

If after you've seen the following series of images you happenb to have any questions, comments or critics, PLEASE, post them here!

After rebuilding the window cutter things went better and most (not all) the issues were solved but then this idea came to my lone brain cell:

ImageIMG_0027 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0026 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0032 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0025 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0035 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0037 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

so I decided to give to Lady Proxxon a sled...

ImageIMG_0154 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0153 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0001 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0002 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0003 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0004 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0008 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0009 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0010 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

(The horizontal cut on the brass tube is a remain from something else I must have done years agfo.)

ImageIMG_0011 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0012 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0013 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0014 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0015 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0017 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0018 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0019 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0020 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0021 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0022 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0023 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0024 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0025 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0026 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0027 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0028 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0030 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

Now I must retouch the inner corners but everything is perfectly square and all pieces exactly the same.
It was all done in 1mm styrene.
It took almost 10 minutes to cut 20 identical pieces but that because I spend some time learning to adjust the registers and taking the photos.

So now on Magoo will be able to cut as many windows and doors as he want in every desired size.
So now back to the Rowan raicar in my layout thread.

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Re: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

Postby Ex-Pat » Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:40 pm

Very innovative and effective Daniel - I actually managed to work out what it was all about after the first 4 photos, but then got a bit lost in the later detail!

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Re: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

Postby Daniel » Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:58 pm

Ex-Pat wrote:Very innovative and effective Daniel - I actually managed to work out what it was all about after the first 4 photos, but then got a bit lost in the later detail!



Thank you, Ex-Pat.

I don't understand if you want something explained. Do you?

It works just great.
The idea of the sled is, of course, very old and now popular among carepenters. I think even MicroMark sells one.

The crucial element in my version are the rails.
They are 'Makerbeam' 10mm X 10mm profiles and a delight to work with.
Very precise system used for 3D printers, lasers cutting machines and such things but, the most importanta, their prices are Daniel friendly.

If one make a couple of simple modifications to the saw even the sled may go because it can all easily be done with proper registers (stops?).
I will post de coming days about that because is much too nice for not experimenting.

But for the rest the concep has open a new horizon for poor Magoo. :-)


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Re: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

Postby Ex-Pat » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:06 pm

Thanks Daniel - no disrespect but even if you explained everything I very much doubt that I would be putting it into practice.

By the way, seeing all those saw photos - how's your thumb (which had a plaster on it a few photos back)?

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Re: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

Postby Daniel » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:49 am

Ex-Pat wrote:Thanks Daniel - no disrespect but even if you explained everything I very much doubt that I would be putting it into practice.

By the way, seeing all those saw photos - how's your thumb (which had a plaster on it a few photos back)?




Thank you, Ex-Pat

Disrespect?
I don't see where.
Also if now I am discovering both, a new easier way to do the task and many posibilities to the use of the method above, I wasn't making proselitism or trying to get followers: my only intention was to find a way to overcome my eye's limitation so I can build as majny vehicles as I want. Nothing more.
If learning CAD drawing would have been an option I would certainly be sending every month a couple of designs to a cutter. May be one day that will happen but for the time being I feel very happy with the solution.
The slade is going to be posted to the UK tomorrow because is a present for my firnd Allen Gardner there, but I will buy one for myself today.

I have seen your work many times now and it is natural that, being able to do what you do, to make devices as mine seems unnecessary. But may be another Magoo as I around will see it as a solution. :- )

My thumb is doing well. Thank you for asking.
Working in the chaos I work and with the hguge amount of materials, tools, machines and ongoing projects, I consider me very lucky for having only tiny accidents. None of the thumb issues had to do with the saw but the first with my lone brain cell trying to cut with the scalpel a 10mm diameter opening in very thick styrene and the second with a thorn that stuck me while handling a heavy two meter wood beam. The bandage seems exagerated but is an effective way to keep working avoiding infections. :- )


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Re: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

Postby Mountain » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:18 pm

An interesting idea. Very inventive.

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Re: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

Postby Daniel » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:27 pm

Thank you, Mountain.

Necessity is a good teacher.
Magoo is very happy now!

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Re: THE UNIVERSAL WORKBENCH

Postby Daniel » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:58 pm

Another, this time much simpler, useful modification to Lady Proxxon:

ImageIMG_0092 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0094 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

I made it just because the Muses threw the idea at my head but now I see plenty of very helpful uses.

If someone has any ideas I will be very pleased to learn.

Daniel


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