1. **ATTENTION ALL DEVILS** If you are still having trouble logging in (Resetting your password should do "the trick") OR if you are not technically capable of doing this; use the "Contact Us" form utilizing your current, valid email address. If your email address is 'lost' to you, simply providing some account details will get us on the correct path together. THERE IS NO NEED TO CREATE SECONDARY ACCOUNTS, STOP BEING SO LAZY! YOU WILL BE BANNED! (Yelling/impolite voice implied there for *maximum effect*)
    Dismiss Notice

Seandavid55 Halloween Build Off 2018

seandavid55 Aug 9, 2018

  1. BennytheBlade

    BennytheBlade Fire and Blood JDBA Official Member Super Moderator Brigade Member

    14,414
    4,133
    123
    Cool. Cant wait to see the progress.
     
    seandavid55 likes this.
  2. jimmyjo

    jimmyjo Brigade Member Brigade Member

    3,149
    601
    123
    Looks great!
     
    seandavid55 likes this.
  3. seandavid55

    seandavid55 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

    1,330
    3,149
    123
    Went to hell and a hand basket today. Blade grinding went....it went. Sharpening them went real bad. Goal was to be about done tomorrow. Now it will be a last minute affair. Heres where I'm at.....

    Grinding. Not sure how, but my rest must be somehow off. One side would grind right to the top, other would come short.
    20181012_101931-768x1024.jpg 20181012_124406-768x1024.jpg 20181012_124412-768x1024.jpg
    I was fairly happy with them, until I went to give them an edge on the grinder.

    Here was the downer. I was going make some room for the tang on the back side of the "frame". Drill bit caught and went right through. F.
    20181012_134804-768x1024.jpg

    Have to head out of town Sunday. I may be able to get a new frame and the blades in tomorrow. F. Otherwise, I get back the 27th.

    F
     
    PS-RagE, Digs FnK and BennytheBlade like this.
  4. BennytheBlade

    BennytheBlade Fire and Blood JDBA Official Member Super Moderator Brigade Member

    14,414
    4,133
    123
    Thanks for sharing, both the good and the bad. I hope this helps people get a little respect for people who do this full time.
     
    PS-RagE, crogers and seandavid55 like this.
  5. seandavid55

    seandavid55 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

    1,330
    3,149
    123
    Well looks like I will not get any further this weekend. So next weekend I'm home it will be go time. I'm going to have to start earlier next year and maybe do something with fewer pieces.

    HighVoltageLinesman.gif
     
    BennytheBlade and crogers like this.
  6. crogers

    crogers Magnus advocatus diaboli Brigade Member

    17,493
    21,780
    123
    I see your problem, you was trying to use a round bit in a square hole! :bwah:

    I screwed up many a project when my bit grabbed and went just a tad (usually 3 inches) deeper than I intended. It happens to the best.

    Stay safe this week. I wanna see you finish that claw/knife/climbing aid/whateverthefuckyouwannacallit. :manganr:
     
    jimmyjo, seandavid55 and PS-RagE like this.
  7. wes

    wes Mephistopheles Super Moderator Brigade Member

    3,897
    1,080
    113
    +1
     
    seandavid55 likes this.
  8. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE "R" for Adventure JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

    4,102
    1,463
    123

    Man, I heard that from here! I was wondering where all that profanity was coming from!
     
    seandavid55 likes this.
  9. seandavid55

    seandavid55 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

    1,330
    3,149
    123
    I've calmed down. Off all the pieces to destroy. Idiot. Oh well.

    For the record, I'm starting much earlier next year.
     
    BennytheBlade, desmodus and crogers like this.
  10. seandavid55

    seandavid55 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

    1,330
    3,149
    123
    Back at it. Now making round holes square....again.

    20181026_170816-768x1024.jpg 20181026_172741-768x1024.jpg
    Good news is, fit up of the scales and pins is still good. Not quite as tight, but still good. All in all this should come out better.

    Of course my schedule changed, hitting the road Sunday for a long haul. So tomorrow I have to make progress.
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2018
    BennytheBlade and desmodus like this.
  11. seandavid55

    seandavid55 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

    1,330
    3,149
    123
    Today was going smooth till I actually tried to attach the blades. Plan was to use a torch to heat the tang and mash it. It cools so quickly i dont get any mashing. Hmmm

    Silver solder? I'm open to suggestions. It will not be done tomorrow, but it will get done.

    On a positive note I haven't blended pins in before. I peened the pins that hold the scale and they blended beautifuly. So now in attaching the blades I have 3 pins sticking out into the way. Figured they would be hard to get to once the blades are in place.

    Sorry, no new exciting pictures.
     
    BennytheBlade and crogers like this.
  12. crogers

    crogers Magnus advocatus diaboli Brigade Member

    17,493
    21,780
    123
    If ya can't get the tangs to peen in, go ahead and silver solder. It won't be as strong, but it should work well enough...

    UNLESS, you give it to Des and she starts trying to race her squirrels up the trees! :bwah:

    Now, THAT would be a video for YouBoob!
     
    desmodus and seandavid55 like this.
  13. seandavid55

    seandavid55 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

    1,330
    3,149
    123

    Will give it a go in the AM. Thanks Crogers.
     
    BennytheBlade, desmodus and crogers like this.
  14. BennytheBlade

    BennytheBlade Fire and Blood JDBA Official Member Super Moderator Brigade Member

    14,414
    4,133
    123
    Do what you can. I know I usually pin the guard in place w/ a kit knife but no idea how to do it on this one.
     
    seandavid55 likes this.
  15. Metalmark

    Metalmark Tiny Member

    20
    52
    13
    Hope you get it all worked out. Very cool build.
     
    seandavid55 and BennytheBlade like this.
  16. seandavid55

    seandavid55 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

    1,330
    3,149
    123
    Well heres where I'm at, it turned into a shit show Haha. But I am in a fairly good place despite being way behind.

    I haven't silver soldered before. Buddy came over to give me a hand was tough going. Had some heat transfer to the other blades. Oops. Only considered the one I was working on.

    I seem to take a step backwards at time when I think I'm doing well. The pins that I was happy with, had to come out. Oh well. The front and the blades may have a sandblasted finish. Not sure how else to clean all that up.

    Enough jabbering....heres some pictures.

    20181028_072733-768x1024.jpg


    This was a practice round with the frame I had ruined. I did not have high hope at this point.

    20181028_100225-768x1024.jpg 20181028_102806-768x1024.jpg 20181028_105543-768x1024.jpg

    You cant see it, but it got bent to hell by the time all four were soldered in place. It straightened out really well. Hopefully all my pins still align, again.

    20181028_114712-768x1024.jpg


    20181028_122130-768x1024.jpg 20181028_122148-768x1024.jpg

    This will get finished. I enjoy my job. But there are sure times when hitting the road is a SOB. This is one of those times, missing the wifes 40th birthday.

    Good luck to the rest of the devils taking part in the buildoff.
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2018
  17. BennytheBlade

    BennytheBlade Fire and Blood JDBA Official Member Super Moderator Brigade Member

    14,414
    4,133
    123
    Pretty impressive for a hobbyist side project. Do you install turbos in your off time as well? lol
     
    seandavid55 likes this.
  18. seandavid55

    seandavid55 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

    1,330
    3,149
    123
    Not yet. If I did I'd probably just JB weld it.
     
    BennytheBlade likes this.
  19. Metalmark

    Metalmark Tiny Member

    20
    52
    13
    Damn, that sucks you didn't have the time to finish it up. But life happens and hobbies are for spare time. looking forward to seeing it completed.
     
    seandavid55 likes this.
  20. seandavid55

    seandavid55 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

    1,330
    3,149
    123
    Thanks! I'll be home Thursday. For better or worse it will be done this coming weekend.
     
    Metalmark likes this.

Share This Page