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Posted by PhoenixG on Thursday, November 30, 2023 12:10 PM

Cap'n,

Too bad there aren't frequent flier miles for all the driving you do.  You'd make bank on that!  lol

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Posted by PhoenixG on Thursday, November 30, 2023 12:23 PM

Bakster,

Hope the new spray booth serves you in good stead. 30 years is an amazing run for anything.  The timing wasn't necessarily fortuitous but I'm glad to hear it hasn't damped your interest in finishing the chariot. 

Care to share the specs of the new booth?  Not that I am looking to replace my current cardboard box and vacuum cleaner, but it would be interesting to learn what you liked about the replacement.

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, November 30, 2023 3:30 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Bakster
What is the point of all this? More delays until another update. I didn't give up on the Robinsons....just letting Smith run the show for a bit.

 

Rolling with the flow is often a good strategy for success.

 

. And there is wisdom! I like it so much I should make it a tagline. Stick out tongue

 

Glad you made it through all the traveling... safely. That is a big bunch of miles. But hey... everything is bigger in Texas. Hehe.

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, November 30, 2023 3:47 PM

Hey PJ, funny you should ask. I was just working on images. I figured I'd make my side project part of this thread. 

And yes... 30 years is decent. I could have kept it going but hey... life is too short. I don't spend much money on myself so... I figured... what the hey... treat myself.

More info to come.

And about the charriot. If I am being completely honest, my spirit is indeed dampened. Any project that goes too long, I get bored with. I am already pining for another project. But hey... I know myself. Guess what. That next project will go too long too and then I will be pining for another project. Nothing gets done! Lol. So... using logic that Spock might understand... I must push through it! Truthfully... just too many life issues distracting me.

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, November 30, 2023 9:26 PM

Bakster: Yeah thirty years is a good run. That's a lot of models! I know what you mean about losing interest. Might be an idea to shelf the thing for the rest of the year and get a fresh new start in 2024. 

Captain: Ack. Just got back from vacation myself. Five hours driving and I'm sounding like Smith with 'My delicate back!' 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, November 30, 2023 10:23 PM

 

Humble beginnings 

Below is my 30 year old contraption made from mostly hardware store materials. Such as nuts, screws, aluminum angle stock, plexiglass, and a few other things. I built it while  living in an apartment and I designed it so that it was mostly a closed system. It is not entirely closed because I wanted some air to flow through the booth.

My reasoning for a closed system was to serve two main puposes. That being, low fuming, and low dust drawn into the system. But mostly, to reduce fuming. I vented the system through a window insert I could easily install and remove. The insert was made from particle board. At the time, I used a simple squirrel motor fan that I picked up cheap from a local science store. I estimate the cost of materials for this booth at around $100. Not cheap for the time, but much cheaper than buying a commercial unit.

The front panel can be left open or I can choose to spray with it closed. 

The system worked well but when I moved into a condo, venting required a longer reach, and the meager squirrel blower I had was woefully inadequate.

In comes the next upgrade. I purchased a portable booth, pulled the blower assembly, and I attached it to the back of the booth. I think I paid $120 ish for that. Suction improved but over time... I began to realize the meager computer fan was not up to the task either. It was this assembly that I found on the floor last Sunday.

The third upgrade was when I purchased an in-line blower. I mounted it at the end of the line. You can see it in the first image. So, I used both blowers in tandem. This did help, but only marginally. I was able to get by with it. 

A few posts back I mentioned revamping my Condo. Below is a bench that I had in room where my work office station is. Originally, my intent for that bench was to use it for model assembly. The hope was to keep me out of the rather dank basement. For some reason, that never really took hold. I tried it for awhile but the bench area is too small for my needs. What is worse, it was not really good to work at from a sitting position. It can be done, but it is not the greatest. It was too high and it's designed to work from a standing position. That said, it should be fine for my airbrush work. So... it sat, taking space, collecting dust. Thus, I moved it to the basement and rather than using a folding table I will use the more solid bench. The now defunct folding table may one day be repurposed into a model photography station. 

In this image you can see the bench is positioned in place and the old booth is gone. The latter is in pieces waiting for disposal. Good bye old friend.

A total reset

Assembly begins.

Short of the mods that I will do, out of the box is done.



So what did I buy? Click on the link.

https://www.amazon.com/Paasche-HSSB-22-16-Hobby-22-Inch-18-Inch/dp/B0038DANR6?th=1

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71koZT3V4iL.pdf

 

And why did I choose this one?

1. It offers a working space similar to what I had before. Though, slightly smaller. I was a bit concerned about that but once I got it assembled, it seems perfectly adequate. Truth is, my home made unit had more space than I needed.

2. The price point is on the low end when one moves beyond the commercially available portables. And in my opinion, this is a major step up in value from those.

3. Reviews are mixed about air draw. Some say it is not good enough, others say it's fine. I tested it a little and it is definitely better than what I had. The blower assembly uses a much larger fan and it does seem to draw. But... I expect that might change rapidly once the filter starts to clog. Don't take that to the bank, though. I won't know until I use it more. 

4. The build quality seems solid. Certainly, much better than my wiggly booth.

5. This booth has a flat face to its front. That will allow me to fabricate and use an opening door, like on my old unit. In short... build a mostly closed system that can be used either way.

Final thoughts

1. The booth needs lighting. They should include that but don't. I will purchase and install an Led light bar.

2. I was mentioning air draw. Interestingly, when I ran the unit and I placed a piece of plexy over the face, not totally covering, suction literally pulled a LARGE sheet of paper from the bottom of booth and into the fan filter. The paper is almost as large as the bottom floor. I was amazed. My old one would never do that. So... this baby sucks! Big Smile

3. I am excited about this upgrade because the potential is there. Btw. I am fairly certain I will remove the inline fan. I don't think I need it and to be honest, I am not convinced that  the two don't sort of fight each other. Removing it will eliminate one dangling cord. Additionally, once I get lighting installed internally, I can remove the dangling lamp. Either way, the lamp will do no good. It was only good with the clear plexy of my old booth. Lastly, the dangling outlet-strip will go too. My bench has a built in outlet. I just need to run a cord from the power socket to the bench.

The whole aesthetic will change.

And so there you go. That is more than you ever wanted to know about my spray booth journey.

 

 

 

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, December 1, 2023 12:25 PM

Pretty cool stuff.

Had not expected the glove-box front, though it makes sense.

A dedicated space is worth its weight in gold, even if dank and dark.  Those latter two conditions being emminently curable to need. 

Also, a dedicated space has the luxury of being able to be "straightened up" simply by closing the door--which can be important both to domestic bliss, and to not having to discombobulate the modeling process.

There is a feature which has vexed me over the years.  What I have always wanted was an overhead vent fan, not per se filtered, but for moving glue solvent fumes up and away from the workspace. 

To my thinking it would want a couple things.  Like the intake being around 50-75% the are of the desk below, and having a very low "draw."  As in about 10-20 cfm, tops, this would move odors, but not make a breeze.  THis would have a benefit in keeping dust away, too.

In running the calculations, it turns out you need a large fan rather than a small one, which uses inertia to move the air steadily, and also slowly.  So, a 250cfm fam with a motor controller to step the rpm down, but with a big cage would be wanted.

The larger question always ran aground on what to do with the exhaust.  Sending it outside being ideal for odors, but needing make-up air to complicate things.

Putting the motor near the exhaust rather than the intake can lower the noise at the workspace, but it--the desing--wants to have two 'reducing' areas to accomodate the bits.

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, December 3, 2023 8:24 PM

CapnMac82
Pretty cool stuff. Had not expected the glove-box front, though it makes sense.

Thanks, Capn. As it turns out, I cut the hands off the gloves and leave the sleeves. Then I use regular disposable gloves. The sleeves provide somewhat of a seal. Leaving the hands on are too restricting. It like doing surgery in a spacesuit.

CapnMac82
The larger question always ran aground on what to do with the exhaust.  Sending it outside being ideal for odors, but needing make-up air to complicate things.

I like it. Going the cheap man's route, I have a small fan I turn on just adjacent to my work and it blows the fumes away. It helps from breathing it.

 

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, December 3, 2023 8:26 PM

CapnMac82
A dedicated space is worth its weight in gold, even if dank and dark.  Those latter two conditions being emminently curable to need.  Also, a dedicated space has the luxury of being able to be "straightened up" simply by closing the door--which can be important both to domestic bliss, and to not having to discombobulate the modeling process.

 

And there is wisdom.

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Posted by PhoenixG on Sunday, December 3, 2023 11:02 PM

Bakster,

That new booth sure looks spiffy.  Your DYI setup was impressive and hope the new booth meets your expectations. 

Looks like Christmas came early for you too.  May it serve you well!

 

Cap'n,

I am wondering if a soldering fume extractor would help with glue fumes.  It's supposed to help capture and keep the resin and flux fumes out of your face when soldering.  Perhaps it could do the same for glue?   The downside, unlike a hood it would take up space on the bench.

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, December 4, 2023 9:28 AM

PhoenixG

Looks like Christmas came early for you too.  May it serve you well! 

Yes it did and I hope so too.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Monday, December 4, 2023 11:52 AM

PhoenixG
I am wondering if a soldering fume extractor would help with glue fumes.

Yeah, the various versions of thathave also distracted from a home-brew version.

The stand-on-the-floor version of fume extractors for shop use have also distracted, too.   They tend to be quiet, too.  The goosneck allows putting them to one side or the other of the bench, to have a "cross draft" of sorts.

But, home-brew has the advantage of being able to include lighting in one package, and the potention for not being quite soe many dollars.

Maybe

Perhaps.

Sigh.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 4, 2023 8:37 PM

Oh that looks grand Bakster! An early Christmas present for sure!!! 

Hope now you'll be posting all the piles of new stuff you're going to get painted... Wink

 

I probably need one myself. I just use the airbrush on a small table in a good-sized basement. Never noticed any real fume smell. And sometimes I use spray cans down there I do notice the smell then, I spray and leave. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 3:16 PM

Gamera

Oh that looks grand Bakster! An early Christmas present for sure!!! 

Hope now you'll be posting all the piles of new stuff you're going to get painted... Wink

 

I probably need one myself. I just use the airbrush on a small table in a good-sized basement. Never noticed any real fume smell. And sometimes I use spray cans down there I do notice the smell then, I spray and leave. 

 

Thanks, Gam. Just lining things up for retirement. Not too far off now. I see a light and it does not appear to be a freight train.

I will post more updates as I finish things off. Waiting for a light to arrive and for available time to work on it.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 7:01 PM

I'm just glad to see you knock another roadblock outta your way! 

Modeling has enough frustration without dealing with a poorly operating spray booth. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by PhoenixG on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 10:37 PM

Gamera

I'm just glad to see you knock another roadblock outta your way! 

Modeling has enough frustration without dealing with a poorly operating spray booth. 

 

 
Hear, Hear!
 
Bakster, perhaps the new booth will reinvigorate interest in the chariot.  If not, I hope it invigorates your interest in another project.  Smile
 
I'd offer to help but I have yet to figure out how to attach a model to an email.  Big Smile
 
For now I'll continue cheering from the peanut gallery.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 11:36 AM

PhoenixG
Too bad there aren't frequent flier miles for all the driving you do

Well, I get "irs" mileage for driving, so, there's that.

Funny part is that I'm not banking up that many "frequent flier miles" despite flying near once a month.  Which seems too frequent to me--but not the the airlines, which appear to cleave to a notion that "frequent flying" is more than once a week. 

Which is amount that staggers my mind.  Airline travel appears to be designed to be miserable--a Jupiter II with a couple of dozen Dr Smiths jammed in, and no, you don't get your own cryrotube.

But, at least I'm ready for St Nicholas' Day (6 December)

Was annoying to be getting mosquito-bit while standing it all up.  And seeing the second batch of snow in Duluth, I'll be happy with Texas weather.

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, December 8, 2023 4:45 AM

Gamera

Modeling has enough frustration without dealing with a poorly operating spray booth. 

 

True!

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, December 8, 2023 5:02 AM

PhoenixG
Bakster, perhaps the new booth will reinvigorate interest in the chariot.  If not, I hope it invigorates your interest in another project.   

I am hoping as well. The new booth and its mods keep me moving in the hobby while I take a break from the Chariot.

I do plan to see the Chariot through to completion. I have done way too much work on it to quit now, and it will be cool if completed to my vision for it. In the end, it's not the project that is the issue, it is life issues that sap me of my will. Just too many other priorities. I love the hobby, I will keep pushing through when I can. And like you said, maybe, the booth will reinvigorate and I would add, reinvigorate in general.

PhoenixG
I'd offer to help but I have yet to figure out how to attach a model to an email.    For now I'll continue cheering from the peanut gallery.

Laughing. Thanks, and good to hear. You guys inspire me to keep on too.

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, December 8, 2023 5:04 AM

CapnMac82
Was annoying to be getting mosquito-bit while standing it all up.  And seeing the second batch of snow in Duluth, I'll be happy with Texas weather. Add Quote to your Post

 

That is funny, Capn, and amen.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, December 8, 2023 11:48 AM

Gamera
Five hours driving and I'm sounding like Smith with 'My delicate back!'

LoL.

Four hour (one way) is right at my limit.  At least for day trips.  Or, I'll want a cryrotube :-)

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, December 8, 2023 8:53 PM

The Inner Man

So, here is a story. I have noted that this booth needs a light. Last weekend I went to Menards to see what they have. Pretty much all I could find was under cabinet LED lighting. Which... by itself ... is not a bad thing, but everything they had was overkill for my purposes. It was a hefty price, hefty size, hefty weight. Having already run around collecting things from other stores, they had nothing that floated my boat either.

As a result.. impatience was kicking at my door; stop obsessing and buy something! Btw... I had already checked on-line and what came up is what I was finding at Menards, even less so at two hardware stores I went to.

What was the problem? My inner man was saying... just hold on there fella. Let's not be hasty.

I mean... I was going back and forth looking at what they had. I did find one that would work but... again... overkill. How will I mount it? I suppose screws and just maybe velcro or two side tape would work. The thing that was nagging at me the most was the size and weight. I hate settling.

Thinking that this said option is all I will find, I decided to take it, then chew on it more. So... I grab it... and I go do other shopping at the store. It wasn't long before that inner man was saying, Dude! Put that light back! Just put it back, go home, and do more research. 

Hey... what can one do? You don't argue with the inner man! So, I put it back.

When I get home I sit down and start searching the internet. Dang it if all that kept coming up was what I found at Menards. I was about to throw in the towel when something different pops up. I say, hey, what is this?

I finally hit on a family of light-strips (I said strip) that got me where I want to go. A little more research and I settled on the one in the link. It has a great price, and get this... it even has magnets for mounting! I never even dreamed of that option. Since the booth is all metal... holy cats... this is perfect! No screws, no tape, no velcro. Just stick it to the booth and you are done. It is super light and the magnets hold it securely.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R3SHDNN?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1

It came in the mail today and tonight I tested it. Dang... if it doesn't work perfect. Plenty of light too.

What is the moral of this long story? Don't ignore the inner man!


It looks like I will have free-time this weekend. I would really like to finish this thing and get back to building. It all depends on if the inner man lets me. Wink

 

 

 

 

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Posted by PhoenixG on Friday, December 8, 2023 10:31 PM

Bakster
The Inner Man

So, here is a story.

Awesome!  Story time on the Forums is the best time!

Bakster
What is the moral of this long story? Don't ignore the inner man!

I feel vindicated!  Everyone always told me I was imagining that voice in my head. Wink LOL

The Inner Man has been the source of much goodness, as well as more than one stalled project. :)

I'm proud to say I've passed it along to my kids.  Their teachers in school noticed it too.  Though they used a different term.    I believe they called it "over thinking".  Big Smile

Seriously though, that's a great find at a great price too. 

It sure does a bang up job at illuminating the inside of the booth.

It's like the divine reached out and said "let there be light so there can be paint, and there was light, and saw the painting was good.  Except for that little spot over there.  It needs to get sanded and the edges feathered so it can be re-shot." Wink

I've wishlisted that strip light in case I ever upgrade to a metal booth.  It'll save me time searching.

 

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, December 9, 2023 10:45 AM

PhoenixG

 

 
Bakster
The Inner Man

So, here is a story.

 

Awesome!  Story time on the Forums is the best time!

 

 
Bakster
What is the moral of this long story? Don't ignore the inner man!

 

I feel vindicated!  Everyone always told me I was imagining that voice in my head. Wink LOL

The Inner Man has been the source of much goodness, as well as more than one stalled project. :)

I'm proud to say I've passed it along to my kids.  Their teachers in school noticed it too.  Though they used a different term.    I believe they called it "over thinking".  Big Smile

Seriously though, that's a great find at a great price too. 

It sure does a bang up job at illuminating the inside of the booth.

It's like the divine reached out and said "let there be light so there can be paint, and there was light, and saw the painting was good.  Except for that little spot over there.  It needs to get sanded and the edges feathered so it can be re-shot." Wink

I've wishlisted that strip light in case I ever upgrade to a metal booth.  It'll save me time searching.

 

 

Hey PG, it takes one with an inner man to understand one with an inner man. And you sir, you understand my inner man. Lol.

Your response, sir... is... awseome! It made me smile ear to ear! Surprise

And I agree. Story time is the best time on the forums. Inner man is saying, "tell PG about the best story teller you ever met." To which I say, okay, will do.

I was in kindergarten. All us kids are sitting on the floor in a semicircle. In front of us is our teacher seated in a chair, and she proceeded to deliberately read a story from a childrens book. I don't remember the teachers name, nor the story. What happened next sticks with me to this day. Teacher, expertly, begins the story thus sucking me in like light sucked into an interstellar blackhole. The walls fade, the kids gone, and all I hear is the hypnotic voice of this master story teller. Before me are images painted by the words of this master teller. I don't know how long I was gone but when I came back, I was like, wow! What just happened! Quite the adventure! Lol.

It was very much like Ralphie in A Christmas Story when he presents his teacher with a basket of fruit. Ralphie...his imagination runs wild at the fanfare of A++++ and the good will that he masterfully contrived. He awakens to...

Ralphie? 

Ralphie?

Ralph!!!

Huh? 

You can take a seat now, Ralphie.

 

This happenstance was never to be repeated. The closest thing to it was my first visit to a dentist. Counting backwards from 100, it was lights out at 97. That is some good stuff! Nothing but blackness up until I hear the dentist bringing me back to life. Subsequent visits were at the hands of a sadistic dentist pushing a needle straight through my gums to the other side. Or, so, it felt as such. Lol.

Tis the season to be Merry!

Mary: That's MY name!

No s***.

Ah... but that is from another Christmas classic.

Inner man is saying, Get to work Bakster. Your spray booth awaits you.

To work I go.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, December 9, 2023 11:55 AM

Bakster
a family of light-strips

Yeah, while reading that along through sotry time, I kept thinnking of the rolls of sticky-tape backed LED strip lighting.  And the more modern strip lighting along magnet mounted  bar stock of one sort or another.

Lithonia & Philips both have versions to specific color balances, including 3200K "daylight" along with 3000 "white", and 2800K "warm white" values.

No, since this is story time, I ran across the Lithonia strip lighting while helping a buddy light a decorative glass collection.  Tuns out there's room to fit "pure UV" LED sticky tape strip lighting in the 3200K daylighting.  This can really pop the colors out for some "carnival" glass; but really will make "uranium glass' items shine.  And, without that "it's just 'blacklight'" look.

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, December 9, 2023 1:44 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Bakster
a family of light-strips

 

Yeah, while reading that along through sotry time, I kept thinnking of the rolls of sticky-tape backed LED strip lighting.  And the more modern strip lighting along magnet mounted  bar stock of one sort or another.

Lithonia & Philips both have versions to specific color balances, including 3200K "daylight" along with 3000 "white", and 2800K "warm white" values.

No, since this is story time, I ran across the Lithonia strip lighting while helping a buddy light a decorative glass collection.  Tuns out there's room to fit "pure UV" LED sticky tape strip lighting in the 3200K daylighting.  This can really pop the colors out for some "carnival" glass; but really will make "uranium glass' items shine.  And, without that "it's just 'blacklight'" look.

 

Yeah was looking to find daylight balance lights but struggled. Where were you when I needed you! lol

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, December 10, 2023 1:09 PM

Bakster
Where were you when I needed you! lol

Probably shopping for a new (used) office chair--seating comfort is complicated, but ever so necessary.

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, December 10, 2023 1:56 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Bakster
Where were you when I needed you! lol

 

Probably shopping for a new (used) office chair--seating comfort is complicated, but ever so necessary.

 

Lol. Good man. And you are darn right about the chair!

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, December 10, 2023 3:04 PM

Update: The precarious portion of my revamp has started, and already, a mishap. For the plexiglass I used my dremel for starter holes and no issues. After that, I attempted to use my rather slow Makita drill to enlarge the holes. That was a mistake. On my first attempt the bit caught and froze. I freed it thinking, ok, that was a fluke. Nope... it happened again. On my third attempt it was three strikes and you are out!  The bit snagged again and this time a piece of plexiglass broke off the sheet. The sheet was ruined for this project and $15 down the tubes. Live and learn and it was a tough start. I got a new piece and shelved further work for today.

Today, I am using the dremel exclusively. As before, I did starter holes using a drill bit, then I used a cutter bit to enlarge the hole. I first tested all this on the now scrap piece. This plexiglass is very brittle...holding my breath as I work on this. This particular work was for the hinges. 

Below: Time to make the hand openings. I thought the best course of action here was to drill holes around the circumference to facilitate cutting. In the end, I think that helped.

Below: Out comes the most dangerous tool in my arsenal... the razor saw. It cut through this plexiglass like butter. I was just praying it would not kickback or slip. I did my best to keeps my hands and fingers clear of that thing.

And below: One opening is accomplished. This is all I will attempt for today. I did one side of the hinges and one of the hand openings. For the other side of the hinges I need to wait on the foam tape I ordered. The foam needs to be thin and I could not find it locally. Once I get and apply a foam gasket, I can mark where I need to drill into the metal enclosure. Then go from there.

And that is that.

Quite a messy operation. Especially, when using the cutter bits. Plastic bits everywhere. 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 9:22 PM

Looks good Bakster! Never tried that myself, good luck! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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