Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Ordered Ankle Cylinders & Wedges, Battery Harnesses, Knurled Cable Fittings

Several feet decorations ordered today. Ankle cylinders/wedges (resin, $45.00), battery harnesses (resin, $25.00) and knurled cable fittings (aluminum, $50.00).

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Purchased C3 R2 Builders T-Shirts

Bought a couple of Celebration 3 R2 Builders' T-Shirts. See:

C3 T-Shirts

Monday, June 27, 2005

Plant Stand Legs Attached

Put together the plant stand legs and the lap joints. Came together about how I expected, meaning less than perfect, but not a total disaster either. Plugs to cover the screw holes didn't always sit flush. Oh well...

Shoulder Hydraulics & Buttons Arrive

Cool! Ryan's shoulder hydraulics and buttons arrived today.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Routed Plant Stand Legs, Shellaced

In more preparation for R2 building, did a memory refresh of how to use a router. Note the wood debris a-flyin' toward the lower left.

Also started shellacing them.

I know, I know.... when will he get to R2???

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Sanded Plant Stand Legs

Got home with enough daylight left to use Kelvin's belt sander (and Workmate, and clamps...) to sand down the plant stand legs.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Moving Day

Moved the R2 Building Diary over to Blogger, since Earthlink's Trelix software is lamentable.

Picked up Circle Cutter for Router

Picked up Router Circle Cutter at Rockler

Also picked up some shellac for plant stand (still need to sand the wood & glue the lap joints).

Also pinged Azman regarding the lens for R2's radar eye, he says maybe another week. Offered to e-mail when they arrive, I took him up on that.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Drilled Plant Stand Legs

(This has nothing to do with R2 building.) Continued working on building plant stand. Drilled 8 leg holes for plant stand (1/8" + 1/2" countersink), 8 holes in lap joints. Didn't get started until late, so not much time to do much else (Father's Day get-together)

Friday, June 17, 2005

Purchased Shoulder Hydraulics & Buttons

Submitted Paypal purchase for shoulder hydraulics and buttons ($102.85 total). See:

Shoulder Hydraulics & Buttons

Hi to Rich and Paul, the only two people on Earth who find this interesting. :)

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Power Tools Borrowed

Borrowed a ton of power tools from my dad and Kelvin today, including saws galore (circular saw, jig saw, chop saw, table saw), drills, Dremel tool, sanders, router, clamps, vices, B&D Workmate 550, and a whole bunch of odds & ends. Worked on building a plant stand (replica of one I built 25 years ago in 8th grade woodshop). Got 4 legs and 2 lap joints done. No injuries.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Holoprojectors Ordered

I ordered a set of 3 aluminum Holoprojectors from Scott today. $255.00 for the trio. See Holoprojectors for a look

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Blueprints Printed

Went to Reprodox in Orange (California) to get blueprints printed. Unfortunately, each sheet was to be about $20.00, and I had intended to print 30 sheets. Not wanting to spend $600.00, I pared down the order to four sheets (body flat, body rolled, shoulders & ankles). Turned out the blueprints for the body were too large to print on one sheet, so I just opted for the shoulders & ankles. $44.00.

Friday, June 03, 2005

Book Arrives, Blog Started

Robot Builder's Bonanza arrived today.
Started artoodetoo blog on Earthlink (later moved to blogger/blogspot).