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Re: The Astroliner

Postby KCStudly » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:07 am

Tom&Shelly wrote:How is it the men needed full space suits and helmets, while the women could wear body suits?

Clearly, the women are aliens!
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Re: The Astroliner

Postby Atomic77 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:40 am

KCStudly wrote:
Tom&Shelly wrote:How is it the men needed full space suits and helmets, while the women could wear body suits?

Clearly, the women are aliens!
That's right! (Aren't they all? If I remember right, women are from Venus or something!)

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Re: The Astroliner

Postby Atomic77 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:58 pm

Well, we have second draft drawings finished. The darker areas are the positive, or where the glass will be carved. The white areas will be clear glass. The piece will be hand cut, 30"x18". Cast your vote for right or left. We're having trouble deciding...

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Also, I got the LED's installed and functional. I did a test carving on a 6"x6"x3/8" piece. I'm curious to know what ya think...

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Re: The Astroliner

Postby featherliteCT1 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:03 pm

I vote right ... as far as the lights go ... WOW!!! I like it
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Re: The Astroliner

Postby twisted lines » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:13 pm

I like the right one as well,
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Re: The Astroliner

Postby pchast » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:03 pm

I vote right....
I like the test piece too.
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Re: The Astroliner

Postby droptop73 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:07 pm

That glass looks awesome. I just finished going through your build and all I can say is WOW! The journey through the build and your cancer has been inspiring. I'm planning/plotting to build an unconventional teardrop and have found some real great information here. Thank you very much for sharing.
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Re: The Astroliner

Postby KCStudly » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:19 am

Right.

I wonder if you frost the edge of the glass in the mounting groove if that would make it generally more diffuse, and also make the individual LED's stand out less. I'd rather the art work be the star of the show and not be distracted by seeing the individual LED's, plus were they refract though the exposed edge. :thinking:
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Re: The Astroliner

Postby Atomic77 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:29 am

KCStudly wrote:Right.

I wonder if you frost the edge of the glass in the mounting groove if that would make it generally more diffuse, and also make the individual LED's stand out less. I'd rather the art work be the star of the show and not be distracted by seeing the individual LED's, plus were they refract though the exposed edge. :thinking:
As always, good points KC but way ahead already. The test piece has a clear edge and is sharp. The actual piece will be sanded and polished. Also there will be trim that covers the three sides that hide the LED's. I agree with you completely.

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Re: The Astroliner

Postby Tom&Shelly » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:14 pm

Right. (As an engineer, I want to know "why I prefer that one", but I don't know.) :thinking:

Yes, neat LED's and glass.

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Re: The Astroliner

Postby me&z » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:08 pm

Vote 6 for the right. Too many rockets on the left one. More stars is better. I kind of like those 6 prongs stars better than the 4 pronged ones too.
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Re: The Astroliner

Postby Atomic77 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:14 pm

Well I can see from an engineer's perspective, the right one is more symmetrical. As an artist, that's why I'm not crazy about it! Lol. But we are going with the right one, with a few changes . More to come! Thanks everyone for your responses and kind words.

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Re: The Astroliner

Postby Atomic77 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:10 pm

Ok... last draft, then a few tweaks here and there and we'll have the final. After that it will be ready to cut. I'm still not 100% on my sandblasting equipment, but I think for this piece it will suffice. Having 3/8" glass cut is pricey, so I really have to carve it right the first time!
Thanks for your input!

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On another note... it has been cold, wet and nasty all weekend here. It's been so nice to have the new furnace quietly chugging out the heat as I de-winterize and clean! Money well spent!

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Re: The Astroliner

Postby me&z » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:56 pm

Very nice. The outlined 4 pronged stars add variety.
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Re: The Astroliner

Postby Atomic77 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:59 pm

me&z wrote:Very nice. The outlined 4 pronged stars add variety.
Thank you. Those will be a fine line but clear in the center. That breaks it up for me and I'm a lot happier with it

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