July 2016 - Coastal Enterprises
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Month: July 2016
31 Jul
2016

Every day a little progress

Each day I try to spend at least a few minutes each day to do a little work on the grampa train. Most days it is a short time but it's enough to build a file in EnRoute, cut a piece or two on the MultiCam plasma cutter, pull a couple of welds or do a little grinding. I managed to assemble and finish the train controller yesterday. Today I cut some holes in the floor of the cab and fit it into place.

27 Jul
2016

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26 Jul
2016

Hand control one

I love to design and fabricate somewhat complicated things using EnRoute and CNC tools. For the grampa train project I could have used a simple push/pull choke knob to accomplish the adjustment of the drive controls. It would have worked just fine but it wouldn't be very authentic. Now I'm not at all a rivet counter kind of builder where everything has to be prototype down to the last detail but the thing I am modelling has to appear to function as it does in the prototype but in a fun way

25 Jul
2016

Electric grampa train

It's long been a dream of mine to won an electric train. Every Grampa should have one to share with his grand children. Only I wanted a very large train with the tracks circling the entire yard.

23 Jul
2016

First half of Viking ship done

Today, we finished the first half of the Viking ship. After the painting was finished we carefully lifted the top section of the ship with the forklift and bolted the shipping frames to the bottom. These will prevent the ship from sliding in the container during transit. These ship pieces are now ready to crane into the container. The detail throughout the piece is superb and the crew is justifiably proud.

21 Jul
2016

When Steampunk meets Polynesian

The past few months I have been learning new things pretty much daily and the past few weeks I have been tasked on learning the machines on the vinyl side of the business. As the illustrator/designer at the shop I am often given challenges or tasked to come up with ideas frequently. Jim loves to give me the most curve ball concepts to work with.

21 Jul
2016

One more day

All the Viking ship armatures  are now welded. Every piece (23 per ship) has been sent off to the galvanizers to get its shine coat of zinc. So far we only have enough back to build one and a half halves of the ship.

15 Jul
2016

Ship shaped

Yesterday and today were busy days as the crew worked hard to sculpt the skin of half of the first Viking ship hull. Those many weeks of preparation made the sculpting process straightforward. The hull now looks bigger than ever! The second half of the hull will be ready for sculpting early next week - about the same time we'll begin the painting of the first half.