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Weekend Projects

Postby rawkstar320 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:42 am

Late is better than never, but last weekend I made two projects that I wanted to share.

The Turner Cube!

This is a 6-sided machining project that I made from my DIY machinable wax. It is about 26mm square, and actually came out much better than expected. If you would like to see better examples of what a Turne Cube really is, google "Turner Cube," there are some really good examples out there. But this was a first attempt, so I think it is still pretty cool.

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I also cut out a pack of wild dogs for my wife. She is going to vet school and wanted a small dog that she could put axis labels on. (So she gave 3 to her friends.)
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Re: Weekend Projects

Postby Sparky » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:51 pm

Very nice!
That last image - homebrew?
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Re: Weekend Projects

Postby MechaDrafter » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:41 pm

Nice! I think I'm to use your instructions to make some wax myself.
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Re: Weekend Projects

Postby rawkstar320 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:28 pm

Sparky: yep! Cascade pale ale, similar to sierra Nevada pale ale. I have an amarillo pale going now, its going to be fantastic.

Today I made this super tiny airplane out of a blank PCB, the files to make your own can be found at elabz.com

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Re: Weekend Projects

Postby Sparky » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:44 pm

rawkstar320 wrote:Sparky: yep! Cascade pale ale, similar to sierra Nevada pale ale. I have an amarillo pale going now, its going to be fantastic. . .]
I'll bet! I've been meaning to try CNCing tap handles. Hard to decide which is the more rewarding hobby! I haven't brewed in a while, but was gearing up for all grain. Need to get back to it while the weather is still cool.
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Re: Weekend Projects

Postby MechaDrafter » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:37 pm

I'm going to be CNC'ing a tap handle for my buddy pretty soon here (he's big into home brewing). I'll probably also help him out with a mash paddle and a control panel for his brew stand. I'll post up what we come up with.
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Re: Weekend Projects

Postby rawkstar320 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:21 am

Sweet! I brew all grain, one gallon batches. So, not as big as everyone else but when I go on a brewing binge, I brew every weekend. Someday, I would like to design and build a fully automated system - but brewing one gallon batches is just too easy to bother.
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Re: Weekend Projects

Postby Sparky » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:31 pm

First I've heard of 1 gal batches. Very interesting. I have been brewing 5 gal batches with mostly Irish extract and like to keep 2 Cornie kegs going, so tap handles for each style is something I've been meaning to do. I'm looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with, especially brew related.
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