Originally Posted by deafboy
In for the awesomeness!
I hope I don't disappoint!
Originally Posted by Pidoma
This looks awesome.Can not wait to see more. Keep up the work!
Thanks. I will certainly try!
Originally Posted by KirkyMod
Things are looking good, When this is done might have to look at it in person as I am in Melbourne too. Keep up the good work, money is always a problem eyy
Good luck, Hopefully will stay updated with this build,
No worries mate! I'd love for you to see it when it's done! Hopefully it will look impressive because I don't want you to come if its not haha
Where abouts in Melbourne are you?
ANYWHO I have another small update.
Last night I marked my acrylic for cutting and tonight I cut it. The sheets I had were quite large and were actually incredibly hard to cut straight. I was initially cutting it with my scrollsaw but it was impossible to keep straight. Dad helped me while doing this for a while but then I decided to try out the jigsaw. 2cm into cutting and there was a BIG cracking sound.
At first I thought, GREAT this is perfect and thought I had created a large crack because under the paper thats what it looked like! luckily it was just a chip - good thing I left 5mm contingency around every cut - it helped a lot because I can't cut as straight as I thought i could lol.
anyway, next I tried a hacksaw which was good until the edge of the plexi hit the top of the hacksaw so out the window went that idea.
FINALLY I decided to try a mitre saw and this actually worked perfectly! I made a little gap with some wood and laid the acrylic across and cut it through into smaller pieces. Once I had the smaller pieces I went on to using my scrollsaw again to finish the pieces off.
Here are some action shots
This is how I was cutting with the scrollsaw. It was nice to have the little light on it because it made it easy to see where i outlined. It also had a laser, but it sucks. Its closer to being at a right angle than the direction that it is actually cutting haha
And of course some shots of the final cuts!
I also laid them all out on my floor and used a pair of my US Size 9 Vans as a size reference. Quite a bit of plastic there :O
Next up I have to mark out all the holes and shapes within the plastic to cut out. I might do it tomorrow because I NEED a rest right now. Didnt sleep well last night lol
Anyway hope this is enough to keep you hungry for more!
Till next time!