All news in one


And this is why our car was overloaded. Because of some steel. And because of all another our stuff


And some small parts to work on SilverCord-VR “Red” treadmill


And 1st try to mold a springs. It not a honey, but sweet like.


So, i need to make next devices (SilverCord-VR “Red”) as close to manufactured as possible. Every device is a complex of details, but an each detail is a complex of small functions i need to use , if I want to produce it. And each functions must be as identical as possible to previous. This is why this period are slow (slower as I think) . Sometime for each detail I need to make several specific tools. And several are ready. ๐Ÿ™‚ (And next in progress!!)

This is not a giant fly swatter ๐Ÿ™‚ this is for bottom plywood circles

And this is not a part of alien ship, this is for middle “arm” part. Looks strange, but I can make all positioning in about 1 minute vs 0,5 to 1 hr (need weld 5 details together + make 2 holes)


This is it. Next needed tool. It not 100% ready, but ok for 5 kit (steel parts are welded, so, I can not finish my tool , because of a little bit different dimensions. But tool are really fine for next 5 beta kits, so, I am happy. Ah ah, tomorrow I will start next stage.


๐Ÿ™‚ a lot time for preparations, but I made this about in 1 day. So, next details can be produced fast enough for this stage of our project. I am happy. (related to 2020-01-13 “alien ship detail”)


one of the failed experiments that I want to turn into a useful device

and this is it. It can be not so complex etc , but I do not want to wait for a lathe, so, it will be ok for this stage. It not precise, about 0,2-0,3 mm , but in this place 1-2 mm positioning is ok


Next parts are ready!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


And next tool in work process (really fine !) (relaited to 2020-01-13 “bottom plywood circles cutting tool”)


It much closer for test (only to understand a quality of my welding) and if all will be fine, I will weld next 4 bended parts. And I should understand how strong this plywood. (I will make next 8 plywood circle s only after testing).
!! And look like I need to weld next tool – a press for a bearings
It too tight


And this it it, a press to place a bearings into bended part.
I should to make 2 additional small parts for this press and all should work. I hope ๐Ÿ™‚
โ€ฆ aaand look like 2ton press too weak, so, I will think how to make it.

And press was uselessโ€ฆ. ๐Ÿ™‚ But I made it. So,

p.s. it not works for bearings, but I use it for another needs.

  1. my welding conductor works fine. This mean, I can weld next 4 bended big parts
  2. I need to lathe some (4) details (before weld), look like ready one has wrong holes (I think it should be fast, I hope so)
  3. go further!


And this is it! (5 parts are welded, need to paint it, but it will be for all steel parts in 1 time)


So, this is the difference between 3500$ professional bending machine (professional manufacturing!!!! ????? ๐Ÿ™‚ ) and my 25-35$ DIY bending machine. โ€ฆโ€ฆ And we are closer next step to metallwork finishing target ๐Ÿ™‚ โ€ฆ And yes, my result on the right. Yes, I am 100% serious, this is not a joke. This is why some things are slow. I am forced make tools by myself. (and this exactly tool not for mass production, I need it only for small amount of devices and tests. For mass production will be another type, it will work much faster and more precisely) .

My DIY bending tool from scrap metal.

and it fixed now ๐Ÿ™‚

So , this tool works much better then a lot of another tools I can find. But it not the best. I can use it for several SilverCord-VR devices, but for huge amount I will make another type of bending tool (this exactly are most universal, good for small amount, for tests etc , not good for a large amount. But I am happy, it cool.)