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Etacovda 20th October 2005, 04:26 Quote
He Tayp3s F1n3, y0!

;)

looking forward to seeing the finished product - but a few weeks will turn into a few months, you know it! :)
G-gnome 20th October 2005, 06:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by Etacovda
He Tayp3s F1n3, y0!

;)

looking forward to seeing the finished product - but a few weeks will turn into a few months, you know it! :)

Not this time - I have a December deadline as the case will be shown at an event in Sydney. The pressure is on as I have committed myself.

(plus I'm on leave at the moment, so plenty of time to work on it).
Constructacon 20th October 2005, 08:03 Quote
\o/ It's back!!!

I have been waiting in anticipation for the return of this mod for some time. I can't wait to see the finished product.

Now if only there was some way we could get g-nome to bring it up to Brisbane so I could see it IRL.

:) Thinking of the look on airport staff as g-nome tyies to log his luggage. "What's in the bag?" "Oh just a WMD"
computerman0416 20th October 2005, 08:36 Quote
Dont these guys have jobs. Working full time and doing a mod like this would take me forever.
The_Pope 20th October 2005, 11:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by computerman0416
Dont these guys have jobs. Working full time and doing a mod like this would take me forever.

Yes they do. It's evenings and weekends mostly, but believe it or not, some of them use some of their holiday days off work to put in maybe a week at a time... and yes, the big projects do take many months. I believe Orac was on & off for about 9 months in total.
eddie_dane 20th October 2005, 14:08 Quote
it only takes forever if you sleep.
The_Pope 20th October 2005, 14:30 Quote
no sleep + power tools = never good :(
Dilmah 20th October 2005, 16:25 Quote
Where is this event in Sydney? I want to see it!!

You gotta love that stainless steel. Well I do anyway. I also love all of the nice little fittings that have been put together so perfectly. This is better than a professional job.
Da Dego 20th October 2005, 16:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by eddie_dane
it only takes forever if you sleep.
Spoken like a true addict. :) Not that you would have any proof of your addiction to your credit or anything, eddie. ;) Hey, by the way, how does your wife handle all this stuff? Mine says that if you make anything that inspires me to tear up our house again like Vesper did, she's flying out there and killing you personally...twice. :D
kiljoi 20th October 2005, 16:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by Da Dego
Mine says that if you make anything that inspires me to tear up our house again like Vesper did, she's flying out there and killing you personally...twice. :D
Spoken like a true husband!
Seriously though, when can we expect the next chunk of modding goodness? I need my fix man!
_DTM2000_ 20th October 2005, 16:59 Quote
Outstanding craftmanship, can't wait to see the finished product. Good luck!
Nexxo 20th October 2005, 17:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by eddie_dane
it only takes forever if you sleep.
So that's where I'm going wrong! :p
woodshop 20th October 2005, 17:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by The_Pope
no sleep + power tools = never good :(

Intrestingly enough no sleep + power tools + beer = neverending fun :(
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This thing is turning out to be much smaller then i thought it would.
i expected something that would be say maybe 12" or a foot wide at it's widest point.. (yea i know it's a cylinder there is a word for that but i'm not spelling it.:))

seems in life though it's more like 7 maybe 8" wide.. god only know on length
eddie_dane 20th October 2005, 18:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by Da Dego
Spoken like a true addict. :) Not that you would have any proof of your addiction to your credit or anything, eddie. ;) Hey, by the way, how does your wife handle all this stuff? Mine says that if you make anything that inspires me to tear up our house again like Vesper did, she's flying out there and killing you personally...twice. :D

My wife is infinately cool about my addiction. In fact, our only conflict is we compete for garage space (she's a glass artist and we have devided the garage down the middle). She's currently trying to talk me into finishing the attic for my "office". Her plan is to move me out of the garage and up there, she denies it but I know her all too well.

[edit] come to think of it, I belive both Pete and Dave have wives that are cool with their hobby. So let that be a lesson. If you want to go to the next level in this, get a mod-compatible wife/girlfriend/whatever.
G-gnome 20th October 2005, 23:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by Dilmah
Where is this event in Sydney? I want to see it!!
Atomic Live. Kinda ironic really...
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Originally Posted by kiljoi
Seriously though, when can we expect the next chunk of modding goodness? I need my fix man!
First week in December. At the moment I'm just concentrating on getting the case finished (and taking lots of pics). I'll worry about writing it up after it's done.
The_Pope 21st October 2005, 00:34 Quote
We have a few other things planned to keep y'all busy while Part II is in production :)
m0ng0lh0rde 21st October 2005, 04:20 Quote
First and foremost:
WOW.
I remembered seeing this the first time it was up on the site, very very impressive work!

Now for my question:
I posted this over in the General Modding forum, and it was suggested I post it here...
Where could I find the "armor rings," preferably in the US. I've tried Google, and found nothing but either jewlery, or "make your own medeival armor" stuff...

I've even tried, as was suggested, looking for "tamper proof" fasteners, which gets me plenty of "spanner" drive bolts, and "break-away" nuts, but not these things....

I want to do pretty much the same thing G-Nome did, countersink them, and then stick in counter-sunk socket head bolts, in this case, to hold in a window. I've looked for "tapered cup washers" and only found them from UK sites, where shipping+handling make it prohibitve to order from (mostly also from motorcycle parts places)

I even today at work started contemplating getting a mini-metal lathe ($400 from Harbor Freight for a 7"x10"), but can't justify it for one lousy project. I've even started contemplating buying some correct diameter aluminum rod, and then cutting and filing (probably for weeks)....

Thanks!
G-gnome 21st October 2005, 07:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by m0ng0lh0rde
Now for my question:
I posted this over in the General Modding forum, and it was suggested I post it here...
Where could I find the "armor rings," preferably in the US. I've tried Google, and found nothing but either jewlery, or "make your own medeival armor" stuff...

I honestly don't know where you would find these in the US. TBH Google sometimes isn't that great a solution to finding certain building or engineering parts - I didn't know about these until I saw them at a stainless steel fastener wholesaler. I think they are made in the UK or US. My suggestion is (depending where you live) to yellow pages your nearest stainless steel fastener wholesaler (a specialist that supplies the Trades, not just a normal hardware store) and go in and have a chat to them (print out a pic from the article to show them). The Armor rings are originally designed to be hammered onto the ends of hexagonal bolt-heads, to prevent them from being able to be undone.

Good luck and hope that helps :)
m0ng0lh0rde 22nd October 2005, 02:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by G-gnome
I honestly don't know where you would find these in the US. TBH Google sometimes isn't that great a solution to finding certain building or engineering parts - I didn't know about these until I saw them at a stainless steel fastener wholesaler. I think they are made in the UK or US. My suggestion is (depending where you live) to yellow pages your nearest stainless steel fastener wholesaler (a specialist that supplies the Trades, not just a normal hardware store) and go in and have a chat to them (print out a pic from the article to show them). The Armor rings are originally designed to be hammered onto the ends of hexagonal bolt-heads, to prevent them from being able to be undone.

Good luck and hope that helps :)

Copy that!

Thanks!!
Rianousuke 22nd December 2005, 21:07 Quote
Did you ever know that you're my hero,
and ev'rything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle,
'cause you are the wind beneath my wings
Nath 22nd December 2005, 22:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Rianousuke
Did you ever know that you're my hero,
and ev'rything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle,
'cause you are the wind beneath my wings

Post of the day. :)
RotoSequence 22nd December 2005, 22:08 Quote
Dude, wtf? :| G-gnome's mod is spectacular, but posting bad song lyrics to him is rather excessive
Tim S 22nd December 2005, 22:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by RotoSequence
Dude, wtf? :| G-gnome's mod is spectacular, but posting bad song lyrics to him is rather excessive
Nah, he's a modding rockstar!

Welcome to the forums Rianousuke ;)
Sathy 31st December 2005, 11:31 Quote
No part 2 update this year it would seem, too bad!
I really was expecting to read what amazing ideas G-gnome has had this time...
I know the delay is somewhat explained in the Atomic Live coverage, it must be some amazing case when it's ready!

The Pope was right about keeping us busy in the mean time, it seems most have already forgotten about the "promised update"...
G-gnome 1st January 2006, 12:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by Sathy
No part 2 update this year it would seem, too bad!
...
Yeah, the holiday season has kept me busy, plus I've been preparing to move house in just over a week. It's all go go go at the moment. :|
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