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    Day 3 (Nov 1, Sunday):
    1. Cut wood into ear pieces, and backboard pieces.

    http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/7430/1101091440.jpg
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    2. Sand the ear pieces in an angle.

    http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/986/1101091512.jpg
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    I couldn't do much today because it's Sunday and the wood store was closed. So I did not have wood for lathe. Will be jigsawing out the inner ear pieces tomorrow, and hopefully start sanding the mold when it's hardened.

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    that looks like you know what you do! respect! could you do me a favor and make a little how to while you bevel the ear pieces with a router? i don't know how i could do this, that would be very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akkazento View Post
    that looks like you know what you do! respect! could you do me a favor and make a little how to while you bevel the ear pieces with a router? i don't know how i could do this, that would be very nice!
    sorry but i'm not using a router.
    volpin used it for the outer edges and cutting out the inner part, but i used a sander to sand the outer edges, and i will be using a jigsaw to cut out the inner part.
    that's why i first drilled holes on the inner parts so the jigsaw can be started from the holes.
    i'll be doing that tomorrow, as jigsaw wasn't available today.

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    ah okay anyways thanks! (if you could post how you bevel those edges would be nice ;-) )

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    Day 4 (Nov 2, Monday):
    1. Cut out inner parts of ear pieces and also made the round parts.

    http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/4001/1102091626.jpg

    2. Jigsawed out the ear areas from the helmet, and hotglued backboard pieces into it. (The pink stuff is bondo, the clay was cracking)

    http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/5400/1103091734.jpg

    Now I need to start sanding and applying lots of bondo, and more sanding.
    But for personal reasons I have to put the project on hold for a while..
    Also, I've realized all the money I put into the work is so much, that I should take more time to make this than mere 8 days... Haha
    Anyways, project is on hold until further notice..

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    Damn Its looking great for 4 days. Hope it all works out for you.

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    ahh! last time i used a belt sander trying to get an angle like that, the wood flew out of my hand and i ended up sanding my fingertips... ;~; i'm a bit intimidated from the experience still! lol (it wasn't a serious injury at all.)

    but yeah, as the others have said, this is great work, especially given the amount of time you've put into it.
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    thanks guys,
    but really, this isn't that much work compared to what i have to do to sand this thing..
    and i think most of the time is going to be spent on sanding, so that's the challenging part.
    i've decided to not finish it in 8 days, but i'm still working on it little by little.
    today, i laser cut out the circuit board parts to the ear piece.

    http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/2452/1105090243.jpg
    http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/7889/1105090244.jpg

    it only took like 30 minutes anyway. and the circuit design is different from volpin's. i just felt like designing my own. the material is acrylic board.
    sanding will be done around thanksgiving when i get some free time away from school.

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    Shinviroz your build is looking great. It is a much better approach using wood for the ear pieces. I made mine out of solid resin and getting them right was way to much work. I wish I had access to the university shop it would have made things a whole lot easier .

    Keep up the good work and take your time with things there is no reason to rush.

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    wow your progress is INCREDIBLE. i just joined this site quite literally 2 minutes ago and i NEED to build/ buy a guy manuel helmet for my next rave. im a dj and it will be my premiering costume for my next big gig. volpin's plans are amazing, but they just seem too complex for someone like me, who doesnt have much experience. is there any way to dumb the process down a bit? but this is looking exeptionally well. im gunna be doing the same thing!

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