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  1. Mark_Hardware

    Project; Mark1

    Well it can be... I just picked up a welder from Snap-On (I think I posted pics?). And no, it's not a cheap hobby. I don't have a cheap hobby. Damn I wish I had a cheap hobby... Anyways once you learn the basics it's just a matter of practicing.
  2. Mark_Hardware

    Project; Mark1

    Give me a couple weeks here people. Have hod something going on that's taking up all my time. I will be finishing this project (dammit!) There's not that much left for the reservoir part, and I can't wait to get it done.
  3. Mark_Hardware

    Project; Mark1

    Small update. Started gluing some of the bones in place. I'm both excited and nervous about this. I'm worried I might end up regretting it. But, This area will need sanding and painting anyways, soo... Eventually it will get blended together. Leg being glued tonight. (That's not...
  4. Mark_Hardware

    Project; Mark1

    OK, so not quite the update I wanted to post. I will probably post another in the next few days... I sanded and drilled holes for feet to be mounted; Welded nuts on, Feet screwed in. I also did some more bone grinding; Will provide a picture of how this fits later. Also...
  5. Mark_Hardware

    Project; Mark1

    Update later this weekend... For now, I am very excited to bring you my latest addition; A gas/gasless MIG welder! 110VAC, it will weld lighter steels, stainless steel, and aluminums. Can be used with Argon, CO2, and combinations of the 2. I am so stoked to have this and can't wait...
  6. Mark_Hardware

    Project; Mark1

    Update. I filled all the weld joints with jb weld. For some areas needing more attention, I switched to Bondo, so that I could actually get this done. Everything sanded down; Started painting; I did some touch up work, then repainted, so some of the rougher spots you see are...
  7. Mark_Hardware

    Project; Mark1

    OK! I am very excited to bring you today's update! I've been working on the legs for the base. Now, I kinda wish I had gotten more (better) pictures, cause I'm pretty proud of this work lol. On both the legs, I made notches; On the bottom side of the frame, corresponding notches...
  8. Mark_Hardware

    Project; Mark1

    lol. A big update is coming soon... I have been busy all week, with this and other things. Patience, my good friend.
  9. Mark_Hardware

    Project; Mark1

    Somewhat small update today, I didn't have much time to work. Got my piece of angle iron; It's a little smaller, so I'll have to fill in some gap. But, this won't flex, so it'll make a great leg. Haven't cut the frame to acommadate yet, will try and get to that tommorrow. Also, I started...
  10. Mark_Hardware

    Project; Mark1

    How the hell do you do that? You're so damn fast lol
  11. Mark_Hardware

    Project; Mark1

    Hoora, update! Got the arm welded to the frame. Here it is with the real arm in place; Cage in place; Also, one leg, prepped for install; Nice and flush. (As it turns out, the single flat stock isn't strong enough. Will have to switch to angle iron or something...
  12. Mark_Hardware

    Project; Mark1

    Nope- absolutely not. I have always wanted to incorporate the glass skull, but wrote it off as a "in the future" idea. I came up with this one day at work, a couple days after one of my water pumps died. 100% out of the blue. Even at that point there was no stand, the cage was supposed to be...
  13. Mark_Hardware

    Project; Mark1

    Another smallish update. I couldn't really find exactly what I was looking for, so I decided to just make my own.... Smoker unit! Simple cast aluminum project box, used a dremel to cut the hole for a 40mm fan. DC powered soldering iron; Assembled; The clear tube off to the...
  14. Mark_Hardware

    Project; Mark1

    OK, not an actual building update, I just wanted to show some materials I picked up last night. I know the color doesn't come through in this picture, but trust me, this sand has a beautiful red color. I got it from the red rock area around Sedona, in northern Arizona. I will sift it...
  15. Mark_Hardware

    Project; Mark1

    Hoo-ra update time. Progress is goin somewhat slow, but going nonetheless. Working on the main frame; Several angles... This update brought to you by the letter "D!" I wasn't trying to make it symmetrical and even... The odd shape is intentional. Remember this guy? Well...
  16. Mark_Hardware

    I'll drill a hole in the wall!

    Wouldn't it be easier to just get some good speakers? Crank it up brother!:rockout:
  17. Mark_Hardware

    Project; Mark1

    So anyways, how about a nice, double post for ya :P I just want to share the work I got done today. Normal arm, meet normal metal; First cuts made; And replacement "bone" insterted; I hope to get the flat stock bent and cut tonight, then tomorrow drill holes to bolt it all together.
  18. Mark_Hardware

    Project; Mark1

    OK, through some strange twist of fate, my package went from "Undeliverable as addressed, return to sender" to "Delivered." Wtf? Anyways I'm not complaining. OK pplz, here it is. The first piece to stage 2, which is.... The stand! (No, not the Steven King movie.)
  19. Mark_Hardware

    Project; Mark1

    OK, gonna be a delay for a bit. Ordered supplies, they came in, but because the apt # wasn't on the shipping label, (thanks paypal @sses) it is now being sent back to MI. And, with shipping all f'd up for the holidays it could be a little bit. sigh :facepalm:
  20. Mark_Hardware

    Project; Mark1

    Some extra touches I've been working on... So, it turns out that it's really damn hard to buy barbed wire. "It's a dangerous item to carry" I was told. So, I walked past the axes, saws, torches, acids, and power tools and left the hardware store. Typical of true modder style, I decided to...
  21. Mark_Hardware

    Project; Mark1

    Yay! So Stage 1 is like, almost done! This update will flow quick. Decided to use standard hinges, and just beat them and rust them. The door is welded on, and the joints wrapped. TBH, I'm not necessarily 100% on the hinges, but hopefully, with a little work, and time, they'll grow on me...
  22. Mark_Hardware

    Project; Mark1

    Another small update.... Almost done grinding. Basically taking the weld marks from this; to this; which will rust and fade out nicely. Also, got done wrapping the joints on the cage. I wrapped them all in a special pattern the mostly covers the actual joint part. Then I...
  23. Mark_Hardware

    Project; Mark1

    Quick update today. Didn't get as much done as I had hoped I would. I know, shocking, right. Ok, so, got the door built; am in the process of grinding down all the weld marks. Might get done tomorrow, idk. Also started wrapping all the joints... I will twist the backside and...
  24. Mark_Hardware

    Project; Mark1

    Actually, that was the original idea. But, after the cage came to fruition and I realized it must weigh 10lbs, that didn't seem feasable anymore. So Instead, I am going to make a stand for it.
  25. Mark_Hardware

    Project; Mark1

    I noticed that about the sig-quote! Still with the typo, too! :roll: Interesting timing lol. I swear this wasn't planned lol This is the reservoir for Mark1. It will end up being a standalone deal, sitting on the desk next to the case. So I am very excited to bring you my latest creation...