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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good Mike.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are no words needed here except. This is a happy man.





Steve

Just got back from Bob's. He couldn't say enough things.
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pictures stephen. I 'm so glad Bob likes his key.

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Way too cool. It fits perfect too. Great job guys. I just hope no one tries to steal this one. Razz

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thumbs up to Colin & Mike.

You guys are true gentlemen !


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PS : And thank you also to Steve for posting that pic !

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cudos for you Mike, Collins and thank you Stephen for posting and sharing that moment with us Cool . It's not only Bob Burns who's happy, it's also all the fans! That key is looking so good in that box
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before I got involved with Mike, doing the key for Bob Burns, I had started my own Mu-th-er key and box.

With my key I only got as far as making the former. Rather than go down the laser cut path (which was an option) I decided to make this one by breaking down the key into simple shapes. I machined up blocks of chemical wood to those shapes and super glued them together (pictured below).



At this point I got involved with Mike, as he was looking for somebody to CNC his key. Mike's key shape became the final key so my former was made redundant.

While planning my own key I had drawn up some plans of the box using Stephen's photos from the start of this thread. So when I laser cut the ‘key former’ for Bob’s key I also cut the pieces for my box.

Here are some shots of the early construction.




And here's one a little later.


Mike kindly let me use copies of his three 3D printed parts. Due to slight differences between our boxes I had to re model the extruded part (for the side) and make mine a little longer.



I tried Mike's concept for the box clip mechanism but I couldn't get it to work. At the time I was using various springs from hair clips and although none of the springs were right, I felt that the door clip would just slip off the ball under the pressure from the right spring. So I had another look at the photos and decided to start again. Upon closer examination I wondered if there was maybe something more than a ball. In Stephen’s photos there appears to be something behind the ball shape, so with this in mind I came up with the catch you see in the attached photographs. Mike tells me Stephen described the mechanism to him as a ball with one side filed flat so I may be deviating from screen accurate.

Concept


Reality


So having resolved the catch there was still the problem of the spring.

I asked a work colleague if he would help me with the electronics. He agreed and said he’d source a solenoid. To cut a long story short, in my springs collection I had a spring for the solenoid and in his springs collection he had one that was perfect for the door. I think it was from a printer.





I was very happy when, after trimming both springs and fitting them in place, the catch and door mechanism worked perfectly.

Here's a rear view with the solenoid in position and the bulb holder to light the thumb pad at the front).


So here is my box as it stands now awaiting to be painted and the graphics applied.



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent work Colin...eager to see it all finished
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same as JB... Excellent work Colin, I'm impressed once more by your craftsmanship !!!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

O.K...I get it; it's a gessing game Wink
I see Weyland Corp and Mu-thr serie 6000. Is it featured in Prometheus?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A teaser !!! Great !!!

My best guess would be : your own design of the MU-TH-UR box and key with a (weathered) Prometheus vibe.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, thats the key to Muth-er (Nostromo), but where is the Weyland Corp logo? Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JB, No Weylan Yutani logo on the key and box seen on screen ! You need to do some homework mate !



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I knew that the original box+key didn't have the letters nor the Weyland logo Fred Wink ...is just that the last pic showing the key is on a box with the MU-TH-UR letters on it. Confused Maybe part of a project from 8th Passenger?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MU-TH-UR is written on the screenused key box !

Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Embarassed I knew that...I certainly need my injectables and after that crawl under my rock into a fetal position Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please don't do that, we need you here JB !



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Fred, it's appreciated
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