Thursday, May 28, 2009

Bulding the Body Frame

For the past 2 months I've been slowly working on cutting out the pieces to make the body.

This is one of two of the 3/4" rings I used for the top and bottom of the body. All the other pieces are 1/2".

This is the bottom 3/4" ring with most of the trimming done.The slots you see on the outer edge are for the vertical ribs. The paper you see is a ful scale cutout from a wood frame template made by droid master Mike Senna (a Club member). This template is on the yahoo group site.

I lied earlier. These pieces are also 3/4". These are for the shoulder support. Later, I will drill a hole through each for a metal pipe that will connect the legs to the body. Be careful making these pieces because I had difficulty cutting them to matching sizes and fitting them correctly in the body.

These are the vertical ribs. Again, I used the Senna template to cut these to fit.

Top ring ready for gluing.

Bottom ring ready for gluing.

The horizontal ribs. Each one goes at a different level.

All the pieces glued together. Let sit for 24 hours.
More to come next week.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Coming Soon....

Tomorrow, Wednesday may 27th, a new blog post with actual pictures and descriptions!!!! YAY!!!!

Ok, sorry it's taken so long. You'd never belief how easy it is to forget a camera. Well, I'll be in the shop again tomorrow and when I get back home I'll post everything I've been doing the past 2-3 months. Cya.