My ALL TIME favorite design. I look forward to seeing this come together. I wouldn't mind picking up one of these as well. I'd love to see someone really do the layering justice. This saber design has some real potential to be taking to an amazing level.
That wood veneer looks really nice; does that come with a sticky back or did you have to use a glue to apply it? Keep up the good work, loving this build so far.
Thanks for the positive words.
The veneer I am using is walnut, the kind used for furniture decorative inlays. The veneer sheets are about the thickness of heavy construction paper and require softening with a water and glycerin solution before it can be bent around the handle otherwise it will split along the grain. Also aluminum doesn't like most glues except for super-glue. Super-glue causes the wood to become stiff and not take a stain so I had to experiment to find an epoxy that would work for both materials.
It is well worth the effort but does require patience and the right materials / supplies. The peel and stick is much easier but would not look as good IMO.
It has been awhile since I have posted any updates on this build. I have been busy with work and other builds but have recently turned my attention back to the Orgus Din project. The prototype, shown here, is the farthest along at 90% complete.
I liked this on Facebook, but have to say the work is incredible on this one. Looks very slick for sure.
I don't see it in any of the pictures, but how did you mount the shroud so it is elevated? On the front it screws right into the flange but there must be some riser or something near the grip side that keeps it up. Would be curious to see that pic.
The original prop has the shroud floating in place with only some glue to hold it onto the emitter collar. Which means it will easily pop off with some downward pressure. Not a rigid setup at all! I am using two 8-32 screws to hold the shroud securely in place. One screw at the front that goes into the emitter collar and another screw toward the rear that goes through a riser and then into the front section.
profezzorn: hey ARKM, did you ever write a that tutorial on the toner transfer method?
Jun 23, 2017 15:50:15 GMT -5
ARKM: *waves hand* "I'm not the slacker you're looking for"
Jun 23, 2017 16:24:16 GMT -5
ARKM: Sadly no. Well, that's not entirely true. I did finish writing it but did not perform the steps and take pics of said steps.
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:30 GMT -5
ARKM: So it's like "Step 5: Using the high temperature temp, tape the paper with the design on it onto the metal part to be etched."
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:53 GMT -5
ARKM: ... but there's no Pic 4.
Jun 23, 2017 16:27:10 GMT -5
profezzorn: from other things I've read it's just PNP blue with some heat and pressure applied, right?
Jun 23, 2017 16:37:26 GMT -5
ARKM: Some use that. I could not get successful results with it but others have.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:16 GMT -5
profezzorn: so what do you use?
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:36 GMT -5
ARKM: I personally use glossy magazine pages. I just rip a page out of a magazine and put it in the printer. The pages have to be the right thickness for the printer though. Too thin and they rip in the printer.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:42 GMT -5