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10-31-2004, 03:30 PM
Sorry it's been a bit. I've spent an entire week getting Queen Bee's tank supports just right. It was all done and looked great, but I absolutely HATED the results. Granted many artisans were involved,
10-31-2004, 03:37 PM
You hated the results ?? you should become a "quality man"
say it brian, you want congrats ? you get mine !
if you keep working that good your nickname will be "Mister micron" :D
I've really seen worse, granteed !
10-31-2004, 04:14 PM
Looks ok to me.
10-31-2004, 04:26 PM
Went back and there's only 3 images now (Thanks Todd!). That was strange. There should only be 3, but whatever.
Two are of opposite ends of the tank mount diagonals, and one of the CAD model. It was incredibly difficult to make 2 parts that were mirror-image each other. But the purpose was to add some shape to the otherwise square-cut ends to the 1"X1" angle.
11-01-2004, 04:17 AM
:D :D :D
Just throwing in a little Haloween weirdness :)
11-01-2004, 11:00 AM
I admit your work is really thrilling and weird !! :D
11-01-2004, 01:04 PM
Should have clarified... The original results that I didn't like were the points where the two angle-cuts converged at the tip, visible in the first picture. The one in the photo is the "reworked" version, which I like. The plans don't call for a double mitre on the low end of the tank struts, but I wanted the terminal edge to be on the same vertical plane as the forward face of the tank support horizontal supports. It's a silly thing, but I just think it looks a little cleaner that way.
However, when I placed the original cut tangent to the inside radius of the angle stock, the light reflection off of the radius end played tricks with your eyes and made the surface look like it was poking out at the tip. Ugly! So I re-modeled and resurfaced the part to the form you see in the photos.
I still need to form a .10" outside radius along the contacting edges of the angles (visible on photo #2). As you can see from the rendering, the tank struts are extending upward to meet flush with the underside of the horizontal braces. So the .10" radius fillet is being removed so that the struts will nest inside the horizontal braces without interference of the angle's inside radius.
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