SAY CHEESE!

Have any questions or tips and advice on how to build those bits that don't come ready made.
Daniel
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SAY CHEESE!

Postby Daniel » Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:51 pm

... because , indeed, it looks as a piece of cheese: just a 2 or 3mm thick messing with a lot of holes but this cheese has also two groves.
That because I am going to make mines milled in brass, but it should be possible to make it in hardwood or any other strong enough material.
If one doesn't has a drill press or a milling machine to do the milling, accurately cut layers of good on a flat one properly glued will give also such groves.

So far is just an idea and may present some issues once in the practice but I thing I have taken good care of all aspects.

The holes should be tapered but my Sketchup drawing program seems to have lost the capacity to do that. Tapered holes will give better access to the points where the drop of MEK or whatever combination of material & glue you use.

I think that's enough blabla so let's go to the point:

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So this is the jig Magoo needs to be able to make some windows in styrene or stripswood until he gets the promised surgery in his eyes.

Yes, one must make or get one for every size of windows but it has it's advantages:

1) One can make as many of each size as desired

2) After a while one has a small collection of jigs that will be good for many years of joyous modeling

3) The window strips will get a very good chance to be 90 degree and properly aligned.

Daniel





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Re: SAY CHEESE!

Postby Ex-Pat » Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:20 pm

Well that was a good guessing game!

At first I thought I might be looking at some form of wagon chassis, and It took me until the 16th photo before I was fairly confident of where it was going.

Quite ingenious - when do you go into production?!

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Re: SAY CHEESE!

Postby Daniel » Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:54 pm

Thank you for the smile, ExPat!

As I mentioned before, I don't make plans: I only make things. So it will happen one day when I my hands decide to do it.
But, because if it works good it will open plenty of chances to model endless variations on windows & doors, may be pretty soon.
Anyway I won't push myself because several posible modifications are coming up to my lone brain cell.

For example: the two intermediate holes where thought just to be used for ensuring the whole strip lengths are laid properly on the base.
But after posting the message I thougt it would be very easy to add groves also across them.

Another one that came a moment ago: I have one of these machines...

https://www.proxxon.com/en/micromot/20165.php

... but didn't buy the crosstable yet and I am not sure I want to invest now 180 euro on it because that is my modelling budget for a couple of months.
So my plan was to see if I manage to install an old twice as big Woolcraft crosstable I bought second hand long ago in tghe proxxon press.
But I have also the big table saw (also Proxxon) and a moment ago I realised I don't need to mill the groves but can try cutting them with the saw using a blade that I bought from Germany not knowing way which makes 1,1mm wide cuttings that is exactly what I want....

So one thing I will do in the morning is order the needed pieces (s ?) of brass andanother is still see if mountiung the Woolfcraft crosstable works.

I want also to see if instead of a jig for each window size I can design a tool able to make the cross glueing in any desiderable distance and individual wooden jigs for glueing the specific frame and centering the made crosses for each window size...

So we'll see (said Magoo!)

Daniel
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Re: SAY CHEESE!

Postby Daniel » Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:13 am

This is what I mean:

Only two groves added to the intermediate holes and the half circles at their ends:

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I think it will be agreat toy for Magoo.

...It could also be redesigned as eight separate 3D printed identical pieces clicking in each other. That way more pieces could be added so to make windows with more panels...

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