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japcas
04-23-2007, 03:31 PM
Hey guys I thought I would take a minute to post one or two of my pics from the NAMES show this year. I don't really take a lot of pictures anymore because I've been to several shows and have a bunch already but I usually take a few of the things that really pick my interest.

The first picture is of Jerry Howell's V-4 that he just completed and is selling the plans for now. I didn't see Jerry there this year but I believe his friends may have brought the model. It looked great and had a real neat rotating display that it sat on.
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d39/japcas/PICT6481.jpg

The second picture is of the 1/3 scale gatling gun on the tripod. It interests me because I'm building one right now and this was the only one I've ever seen on a tripod at a show and that is how I'm building mine. The plans are from D&E Model Plans and they are great. Excellent quality and a joy to look at even if you don't want to build it. This cube was made entirely on the milling machine.
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d39/japcas/PICT6472.jpg

The third picture here is just a little project I worked on a while back while playing around. I meant to post a pic of it back when the thread was going about the Turner's Cubes but I never got around to it. The outside cube is 3/4 and the inside cube is around 3/8 square. It's made from aluminum and it was glass beaded after it was finished which gives it a nice look.
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d39/japcas/PICT6455.jpg

Sorry I don't have as many pics as the other guys but hope you enjoy the these.

scott96088
04-23-2007, 03:53 PM
The second picture is of the 1/3 scale gatling gun on the tripod. It interests me because I'm building one right now and this was the only one I've ever seen on a tripod at a show and that is how I'm building mine. The plans are from D&E Model Plans and they are great. Excellent quality and a joy to look at even if you don't want to build it.

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I built mine from the same plans but a in 2000 and the plans were not great then, just some line drawings and a page and a half of instructions. I have seen his newer plans and they are much much better now.

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w210/scott96088/Mvc-205s.jpg


They take a lot of work but are fun when they are done..


Scott

Bill in Ky
04-23-2007, 04:10 PM
Great pictures guys, amazing things to see. Please keep them coming.

jdunmyer
04-23-2007, 08:08 PM
japcas,
Thanks for the pic of Howell's V-4. He WAS at the show, stopped by my table to see Jeff Kranz's V-twin. Unfortunately, I never did find Jerry's engine when I went looking.

Elninio
04-23-2007, 10:40 PM
how did you make the cube?

japcas
04-24-2007, 08:36 AM
how did you make the cube?

Very carefully!:D

It really isn't to complicated but you have to be very accurate in your setup to get it to come out right. First thing to do is figure out what size hole you want to make and what size the outside cube is going to be. Then do the math to find out what size cube circumscribes the hole you are going to put in the side of the outer cube. This lets you figure out what depth to cut the hole.

Some people bore these on the lathe but I used the milling machine and carefully plunged to the right depth. I'll describe how I cut mine here.

Next square out your cube as accurately as possible. Then set up a stop in your milling vise and locate the center of the cube. I then drilled the 1/4 inch through hole through three sides. Next I put the 9/16 endmill in which is the size of the holes in the outer cube and started plunging to the depth calculated earlier. Then I just rolled the part in the vise and kept plunging. On the last hole plunge very carefully and if everything was done right it should pop loose on the last plunge cut which mine did.

I got very lucky as this was the first one I'd ever tried to do but it is a very simple project if you pay attention to detail. The inner cube shouldn't come out either because in theory it should be an interference fit with the hole. I'd like to try one with multiple cubes or possibly one with the ball inside but I'm still working on my radius cutter.

Hope this helps Elninio and post some pictures of yours if you decide to try one.
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d39/japcas/PICT6455.jpg

PTSideshow
04-24-2007, 09:34 AM
Another good source for some interesting projects along that line is the old Ben Hunt boy scout/wood craving/whittling books.also any of the older wood craving books have a lot of that solid piece starting material, balls, hex's, chains, spoons ect.

A good author to look for in this line is Tangermann. The spelling my not be right but most public libraries have a least one of the titles he wrote. Great stuff.
They are also doing that kind of mind puzzles with the cnc depositing milling machines and printers.:D