this other thing I'm building

the Baron

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For some reason, I just had a flash in my mind's eye of the robot on the cover of Queen's "News of the World".
 

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Hmmm ,
you and at the least a few others like to see some humanoid going on in this . ,, which allowed the naming of it ( thanks to Aussie Cylon )

" news of the world " :
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Well . Maybe . Possibly . Maybe not .Probably only slightly close to something at hand .
 
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the Baron

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Yeah, at this point, it looks like a torso to me. Like a classic 50s robot.
 

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" classic " ?
well ,
don't think so , but share to me what you're talking about .
 

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The T-pipe section looks like a hip joint to me, and above that (albeit inverted in the pics) is the torso of a robot. It's probably not what you're building, it's just what it looks like to me, at this point.
 

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I always use the Extra Thin for the initial glue-up , then mop the joints with the heavy solids


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Now to make 20 of those things
then drill em out to accept the tubing .

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That's a lot of cutting in 2 mm styrene so I switched to the scroll saw :

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Roughed-out with the scroll saw , then finished with sanding sticks using a jig to ensure exact duplication :

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So , at the beginning of all this I checked the O.D. of the aluminum with this drafting template conveniently hanging next to the bench ,

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Imagine my delight when the tube , which I guess we're calling 3/8 pipe now , wouldn't fit into the hole .

The first drill bit I had in the press had way too much run-out ( probably why it was in the Bad-Bits-Bin ;) ) so I switched it out with a different brad point .
I figured I grabbed a 31/64 bit or something .... . Nope.

It's actually .516 inches ( 13.13 mm ) O.D.
Swell .
Terribly inconvenient .
I used that little jig to slice that 2 hundredth's of an inch out of the way using a sharp #11 blade .
Time Consuming .

glad I'm not working with 1/2 inch aluminum plate o_O



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