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Author Topic: Obligatory Submarine WIP  (Read 721 times)
Patrice Lemee
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« on: December 29, 2016, 03:37:18 pm »

I am guessing this is a mandatory steampunk thing to make? Wink
Will make this one a WIP.

First mock up.



I will learn about making portholes and glass windows on this one, a handy skill. Plus maybe brazing although I am fond of mechanical ways to attach things even if it is a little more work. But then again the prep work for brazing is also very time consuming. And who knows maybe even lighting. I would love a battery powered LED system, not sure if it's possible.

Anyway, thanks for watching and following along and of course feel free to comment, criticize or share any advices you have for me. That would be great.
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Patrice Lemée

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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2016, 08:30:35 pm »

I love the copper part, with the hinged fin--lovely!
But the body bears a striking resemblance to my old power drill.  Seems like it needs something to reduce that (accidental  Cheesy ) similarity.  A nose cone, maybe?

This is a great time to buy a battery powered LED system; all the holiday decorations are on sale, including strings of teensy LEDs already hooked up to a battery pack.
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Patrice Lemee
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2016, 10:56:24 pm »

Thanks steiconi, never thought about the LED Christmas lights, great idea!
And I agree with you about the main body, hoping to break it up with portholes on the sides and front window and of course some engraving here and there.
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Banfili
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2016, 01:23:51 am »

Breaking out the popcorn to watch this one, Patrice! Grin
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Patrice Lemee
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2016, 05:10:38 am »

A little progress...

Working on portholes. Tried a little to find something already made to use but it did not work so I guess I need to machine them myself.



And the back.



I think those will work.

And possible options for the front.



Thanks for looking.
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montrehomme 50
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2016, 12:17:01 pm »

As a builder of the odd submarine, I congratulate you on a fine start, look forward to the finished vessel.
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Patrice Lemee
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2016, 10:26:28 pm »

Thanks for the good words, means a lot coming from such a talented maker as yourself. Cheesy
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SeVeNeVeS
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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2017, 02:02:44 pm »

Watching this one to see how things develop........

Um, as a side note your signature link is a little screwed up and wont work, too many http.
Shame, coz you make some beautiful looking knlves IMO.....

http://www.lemeeknives.com/pages/gallery_knives.html
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Patrice Lemee
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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2017, 06:37:55 pm »

Thanks SeVeNeVeS for the good words and letting me know about the bad link.
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SeVeNeVeS
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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2017, 06:59:05 pm »

My pleasure, good sir. I can spot a craftsman from a mile away, and I think you may well fall into that there category. Grin

May I suggest you start another thread in Armoury to show off said blades for those on the forum that don't like clicking links..... Undecided
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« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2017, 09:14:57 pm »

I like the look of this- the power tool look (jigsaw?) is overwhelmed by the solid 'submarine' look; ie solid metal.

I feel this is going to look great, from the good start!

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Patrice Lemee
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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2017, 12:02:09 am »

SeVeNeVeS, I did not think that it was appropriate to post about my knives since they are not "Steampunk" per say. Although a couple could come close I guess.

Hektor, it is a jigsaw, good eye. I also thought that it screamed vessel of some kind. They did know how to make good looking tools back then.

Will try to make you guys proud on this one, thanks again for the good words and support.
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RJBowman
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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2017, 05:18:07 am »

What was the aluminum case originally? It doesn't look like a drill.
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Patrice Lemee
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« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2017, 06:15:40 pm »

Hektor, it is a jigsaw, good eye...
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Patrice Lemee
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« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2017, 02:43:49 am »

Progress pic with possible options. Just don't look at the portholes alignment or placement, messed up big time there. Sad



Note to self: draw things on the model before doing the actual cutting. Sad
I also realize that I need to apply the same level of precision (well almost) to sculptures than I do to my knives.

Thanks for looking.
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