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    Soooooo, I have these two beautiful pieces of wood in my workshop, that i (re)discovered while busy packing for our upcoming move. A Piece of Leadwood (Hardekool) and a piece of Mansonia. And i've had this idea for building a parra-series 18650 mech mod for a while, so i'm starting this weekend. Anybody attempted a build like this before? any tips, tricks or recommendations? will post pics through each stage of the build. Would there be a market in SA for such mods?
     
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    Thanks, super excited to start this :aplastao:
     
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    Next one might feature an inlay(",)
     
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    ok, now i'm intrigued!
     
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    @Dela Rey Steyn .
    Finish your build but take pics as you go on working on your mod.
    Don't post pics please first complete. I want it to be a surprize.
    I'm also looking forward to seeing it so im excited.
     
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    Good luck with the project @Dela Rey Steyn
    Always admire folk like you that can do this sort of thing
    Looking forward to seeing how it turns out
     
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    I've made some - What do you need help with?
     
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    Hi guys, sorry to have kept everyone waiting for so long, my bad. Life just got crazy and weird about a week after I made this initial post. Life is still crazy and weird, but it's beginning to stabilize. I'm still planning to make the Para-series Mech (think H.O.G) but Wil do a few small projects in between to keep the thread alive.

    I was chatting with another forum user last night, and it reignited a spark, a craving, to get back into carpentry on a hobby basis. Thank you @Juan_G!!

    I have a few things planned:

    The redo of my Invader (proof of concept is done and I'm happy with the color and design (see photos in following posts, if you haven't already seen them in the Hand Check Thread) next is to have it powder coated and then to redo the print/paint/engrave of the design to the door.

    The wooden door and body for an Invader III (looking for a 2nd hand Invader III if you guys know of any floating around, doesn't have to be pretty, just has to work) Small teaser pics:
    IMG_20190403_182702.jpg IMG_20190403_182816.jpg IMG_20190403_182823.jpg

    The wood squonks. First one will be 18650 and with Plywood, just to get a feel for the requirements and the second one will be 18650/21700 compatible and probably with a good hardwood or stabilized wood.

    Then I've ordered multiple parts to build my owm mosfet and PWM mods. These will happen as and when my parts arrive.

    Hope I can spend as much time as I really want to on these, but life will probably interfere every now and then.

    So keep a look out for updates as they get uploaded. Would love to hear everybody's thoughts on the parts and processes.
     
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    The Invader redo - proof of concept and seeing if I can successfully take it apart and put it back together again:
    IMG_20190328_221444.jpg IMG_20190327_175741.jpg IMG_20190327_175704.jpg Untitled-2.png IMG-20190326-WA0077.jpeg IMG-20190326-WA0073.jpeg IMG-20190326-WA0071.jpeg
     
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    Well done bro! Looks awesome
     
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    Trying to get a feel for the 18650 mech squonk dimensions. I don't want it crazy tight, must be easy to work with, but also not a big bulky mod. The wood will definitely limit me to thicker sides, too thin and it will crack unfortunately. Proof of concept I will do out of plywood and the actual mod will be lead wood or mansonia, Will still decideob that. Lead wood (hardekool) is a naturally stabilized wood and won't need a lacquer or topcoat. Just some beeswax or coconut oil to maintain it. Next will be decide the style of the mod, plain sleek straight lines or more curvy? Classic looks or more of a steam punk feel?

    I'm getting ahead of myself, first need to get these damn dimensions right...
    IMG_20190411_200335.jpg
     
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    Basic outline done, this is just a freehand sketch to mark the layout
    IMG_20190411_203656.jpg
    The first button cut out I guestimated, and it was too low. And these little dots are where the magnets for the door will go
    IMG_20190411_203851.jpg
    The 510 connectors I have are a little tall, almost 3cm
    IMG_20190411_203903.jpg
    And has a full length threaded BF tube, not ideal, but I'll smooth it out with the Dremel tool.
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    It's atleast a spring loaded connector, so win there.
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    I've got my game plan set for this weekend, now I just need to get through tomorrow.
     
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    Hi. It's not necessary to smooth the positive pin. It will grip onto the inside of the pipe and seal itself as long as the pipe fits snug.
    Looking forward to the next step!
     
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    Hi @Silver, unfortunately Eskom had other plans this weekend, we had 2 phases down for the majority of Saturday. And Sunday unfortunately I did not get time. I did however start carving the cavity with my hand tools. Let's just say I really do appreciate a sharp chisel.
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    Hopefully i'll be able to get more done and finish this over the Easter weekend. Not planning to venture anywhere near the roads here in Limpopo with the massive amount of traffic going to Moria
     
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    Sorry to hear about the power situation @Dela Rey Steyn - that sucks
    Hope you get more time soon and looking forward to seeing how it progresses.

    Also I am sure your exercise will illustrate the amount of effort that goes into such things...
     
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    Wow cannot wait to see the end results!!
     
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