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 Posted: Sun Mar 24th, 2013 10:48 am
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OK Dallas--no fair teasin us!

Did you emboss the "tin" one block at a time?

And the master?


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That is the best looking blue wall paper I've ever seen, Dallas.... Just fun in' ya. That tin looks great.



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Herb Kephart wrote: OK Dallas--no fair teasin us!

Did you emboss the "tin" one block at a time?

And the master?  Herb

Well, Herb ... the sad fact is ... I shot a whole raft of progress photos without ... read that again, I said WITHOUT ... a memory card in the camera! :dope:  (Stupid Nikon will tell me if the memory card is "locked" ... but it just shoots away in "demo mode" without a card.) :doh:

So ... basically ... it was all done in one sheet:
-- Tape some aluminum foil (shiny side up) to a nice clean cutting mat (new one without any burrs, gashes that will mar the embossing) ... (you want the shiny side up for embossing, so your finished product is on the dull side)
-- Draw out the basic grid lines with a light color pencil on some very THIN paper.  Used light blue or something, so you can "see" where you end up tracing over it.
-- Tape the paper over the foil ... trace the lines with a fine-tip mechanical pencil ... making lines, boxes, whatever depending on the design ... circle template to make the little circles ... clear straight edge for the diagonals ... and voila!

On earlier tests, I tried using a fine-tip Sharpee to mark the grids on the back of the foil and then a pencil directly on the foil for the embossing ... the embossing comes out much sharper/bolder that way ...

Doing it with the thin paper seems to have some advantages:  the pencil tip doesn't catch/tear the foil ... and it produces a more muted embossing, which I think looks better here ... L:

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Nice 'gas-taps' !!!

Boy theys teeeeny !

Nice.

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Well, with all the recent "kitchen improvement" spammers trying to reach us on the forum here, I thought I'd make a little update from my own can of Spam! :)  After making the wider tin back-spash, the original Verlinden hood seemed like a bit of a mismatch (too narrow and odd shape) ... so I started scratching my head and figuring out how to make a hood like this ... got into all sorts of complicated vacuum-forming and heat-forming ideas until it occurred to me that I could simply build the shape if I had some hollow quarter round ...


So, I took a piece of styrene tubing of the desired diameter ... cut some squares to match the diameter ... marked the center lines on those and glued those to the tubing ... then scribed the tubing to be cut in quarters and cut it in half.   (The squares kept the tubing from turning while going thru the saw ... which, in this case, was a cut-off wheel mounted in a Dremel drill press.)


Mitered the joints after the tubing was cut in half, but before it was cut into quarters ...


Used this carefully-designed high-tech fixture to support the pieces while cutting them into quarters. :)


Stuck the pieces together and used some styrene sheet to fill in the center ...


There's the basic shape ... and the re-painted back splash.  (Previous coloring effort wasn't photographing well.)


Added some styrene trim and some HO window fans from http://www.VectorCut.com to make 1/35 scale ventilators ... (no grease filters, definite fire hazard!) :dope:  Also, some photo-etched letters from Royal Model.


Some preliminary paint work and test fitting ... still have to do some trim paint, etc ... More updates soon ... meanwhile, there's some scale-modeling kitchen Spam for ya! (_!_) :bg:

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Yummy!




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As a kid one time a friend asked me if I wanted to stay at his house for dinner. They were having pizza! Heck yes, I said and mom said OK too. Then we sat down to home made pizza with spam on top. Yuck...

I do like the hood however, Dallas. Very nice.



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mwiz64 wrote: As a kid one time a friend asked me if I wanted to stay at his house for dinner. They were having pizza! Heck yes, I said and mom said OK too. Then we sat down to home made pizza with spam on top. Yuck...
This world is a strange ... and sometimes very cruel place ... glad you survived!  (It seems so "obvious" that Spam pizza is just wrong ... and yet ...)



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Time for some more nuttiness! :Crazy:

Felt like this space between the clock and shelf needed some sort of tall, skinny detail ... but what should it be?



Wait, I know! :!:



Better test that sucker and make sure it kills scale flies! :)



For now, we'll just stick it to the wall with some poster tack (and/or fly guts!) in some easy-to-reach place ... and we'll worry about hammering a scale nail into that back wall later .... :)



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Dallas.
The thing I like most (apart from this very cool kitchen)is the way you come up with neat ways of making things. The cutting of the tube for the corners of the hood etc. Very inventive.
Have fun searching for flies for that neat fly swat.
Great stuff.
Rod.

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