So this is what happens when I take a week off... I go out to the shop and work anyways.
This is a 7/8" diameter blade plug that I call, "Silver and Gold". The outer ring is polished aluminum and the inner ring is polished hexagonal brass. The cone is a two piece cone. Like the rings, the cone's outer part is polished aluminum and the inner part is polished brass. For this prototype, I countersunk the brass part of the cone, a little bit into the aluminum part of the cone. If I make any future versions, they will not have that feature. They will still be two-metal cones but the brass part would be a larger diameter and the cones would have the same shape as a regular Turbine cone.
Anywho, please let me know what you think of it. Thanks.
I am not selling these at this time nor will I hold any spots right now. If and when they go up, it would be a very limited run and would be first come, first serve. Sorry about that.
Photobucket is not working right and has not been working right for some time. For one thing, when I delete a file, it does not actually delete it. It just removes it from the album but the direct link to it still works... and if I re-upload that same file without changing the file name (You know, so that the link in a forum post doesn't change?), it does not replace the one on their server. It keeps the original. Maybe if I wait 24 hours after deleting a pic before re-uploading the same pic with the same file name, this would not be an issue but one should not have to do that and if one has to, then there should be a notice form Photobucket regarding that. Since I don't like the other well known image hosting sites, I may just have to start using dropbox.com to host and post all my pics from here on out until Photobucket gets their you-know-what together. For now, I have removed the "~original" at the end of the link (which is right after ".jpg"). This fixes the problem but limits the size of the pic to 1024x768 (or in this case, since the pics are widescreen, 1024x576). Really hating Photobucket right now.
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