Rdubya’s OL contest entry Finished 12 -07-2020


Trying to get this going . https://i.imgur.com/ConmqEO.jpg

The driver is a dr.Jones HI7F w/ lucid rev 2 which I had since early 2019 so it needs used .
Samsung LH351D U6-5000k , which I think is just as old
Car looks 10511 that I apparently switched with something else
2 forward clickies , not sure which gets used yet
…and various other pieces

I started on the pill . All done except attaching LEDs to it . I don’t have a tap small enough , thought maybe a couple small pins in the holes would work but haven’t tried yet. I took pics and some video but I’m having a hard time loading them here .

Welcome to the contest!
What is the thing that frustrates you about it?

Not the contest , loading pics on here

I’ve been frustrated at various points, every contest I have entered.

Looking forward to see your entry.

Hand or machine made or a mod??

Pictures need to be hosted someplace and then a link used to make them appear here. There’s a help topic on that but I’m still looking for it. It;s easy once you know how

Machine made . Not as hard as using this computer

I right clicked on that image, selected copy image address. Then went to the write post field here on BLF, clicked the insert image icon and pasted what I copied into the first field in the window that opened. I set 77% as relative width

image post help

Here’s boring a shelf for the driver to sit in the

And the pill done with driver in .

Finally !

Yeah , your right . At least I think I got the pictures figured out . Thanks everyone. Hopefully I won’t mess the rest of this thread up !

Hmmm… 2 drivers, 2 switches, 1 triple , 1 charge board, 3 battery sizes…. im intrigued :nerd_face:

Very nice start Rdubya18 :+1: looking forward to it.

Nice start Rdubya18. I like your collet.

The extra parts were shone because until I actually started something, I was and am still undecided. I end up wasting time running different ideas through my head , mostly to prevent the dreaded half way through , “ oh crap that doesn’t work “ event .
The charge board is for if I used the big battery . Right now I’m heading in the small direction.

Thanks, I love that thing . I can remove or turn parts around , and they maintain the same concentric .

I don’t have any tiny taps and I was looking for some way to hold the LEDS on the pill . I found these old copper nails in an antique carpenters chest I inherited.

I cut them down to fit the holes of the MCPCB

Then I marked and drilled the pill . I should have taken the time to use the drill press instead of drilling by hand as just slightly off center of the pill . Not much , but I can see it .

Here’s my first real screw up . Made the lens cap first . Was pretty much happy with it . Then I thought I would put threads on the head end of the body . That was going ok until I realized I was cutting the threads to the same diameter as the pill . I get a number in my head and just bull right along with it .
So I’m going to blame it on old timers disease . My default excuse for when I don’t want to admit I’m old and don’t need to write numbers down , cause I’ll remember that !

Didn’t take me long to arrive at “ oh crap , that doesn’t work “ . My 1 inch stock does not accommodate the thread diameter I need without making the body walls paper thin . So I have ordered some thicker stock that should arrive later this week .
Not to totally have wasted your time , here’s a pic of a trunk full of carpenters tools that were my great uncles which date from the mid to late 1800’s.

That is very cool to have

Bummer. Happens to all of us.