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 Post subject: CNC'd ESB Chest Box
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:16 pm 
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Hey everyone,

After a few months of down time the ESB chest box project is back in motion. The CNC's been freed up so it was time to get back at it. Here are a couple pics of the first machining process.

I will be posting progress pics every couple of weeks.

Michael

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A comparison pic to show the size difference from the ROTS box.
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 Post subject: Re: CNC'd ESB Chest Box
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:18 pm 
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I went back and changed to program to blend the corners and upper radius better. I'm happy with the results so I started maching out the back.



Here is the new blended corners and upper radius.
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The first step of machining out the back.
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 Post subject: Re: CNC'd ESB Chest Box
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:20 pm 
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Hello,

Here are some updated pics of the base. The next step is to start machining the rocker switch.



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 Post subject: Re: CNC'd ESB Chest Box
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:23 pm 
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Just for fun I threw some ROTS coin slots in for a visual. They are not ESB accurate but they give you an idea of the finished look. :wink:

Michael

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 Post subject: Re: CNC'd ESB Chest Box
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:24 pm 
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Hey everyone,

Here are some updated pictures with the finished rocker switch. Next up are the rod toppers and brass bottoms.

Michael

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 Post subject: Re: CNC'd ESB Chest Box
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:57 pm 
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DAMN! Thats very nice work. Cool project. :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: CNC'd ESB Chest Box
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:59 pm 
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Here are the 20 boxes with the first few machining processes completed.

OK, 19 plus the prototype one I have at home... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: CNC'd ESB Chest Box
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:20 pm 
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Whoa, that's pretty clean work. Very nice. Can't wait to see more.





(Oh... and this smiley :rolleyes is a condescending "whatever", so I'm not really sure it's the right one you wanted to use in the previous post)


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 Post subject: Re: CNC'd ESB Chest Box
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:50 pm 
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Too Much Garlic wrote:
Whoa, that's pretty clean work. Very nice. Can't wait to see more.





(Oh... and this smiley :rolleyes is a condescending "whatever", so I'm not really sure it's the right one you wanted to use in the previous post)



My bad, I meant to use this :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: CNC'd ESB Chest Box
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:53 pm 
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Ah... that's okay. I just see a lot of people using it and I'm often wondering why, as their post doesn't appear condescending or mean towards anyone.

Can't wait to see one of these painted and fully finished! :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: CNC'd ESB Chest Box
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:36 pm 
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Hi Michael , nice to see you back here.
Locking forward to the finished one.


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 Post subject: Re: CNC'd ESB Chest Box
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:28 pm 
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Clean and very cool!
Will you be CNCing the 5 microswitch type greeblies too?

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 Post subject: Re: CNC'd ESB Chest Box
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:06 pm 
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Thanks Rich,

Yes, I will be CNC'ing the greeblies along with the rod tops and bottoms.

Thanks,

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 Post subject: Re: CNC'd ESB Chest Box
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 3:40 am 
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Some update pictures of the machined rod bottoms. These pieces will be anodized gold. Should have more greeblies done by the end of next week.

Michael



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Before anyone starts balling me out, the pieces are just sitting on the box and not mounted in the correct postion. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: CNC'd ESB Chest Box
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 1:03 pm 
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really awesome chest box !!! :thumbsup


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