Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Turned Aspis Project in Progress
#46
Really impressive! Very good work!
José Miguel Gallego
http://www.artifexcrpa.com

DELENDA EST ROMA
Reply
#47
I'd like to second Matt's WOW.

Great project, cool execution.

Wow.
Qui plus fait, miex vault.
Reply
#48
[attachment]Shieldslice.pdf[/attachment]
OK. Here's the .pdf drawing with shield slices. I think getting good glue joints might be a problem (setting up a clamp system). If anyone wants to try it, go for it!
Cheryl Boeckmann
Reply
#49
Quote:I think getting good glue joints might be a problem (setting up a clamp system).

You can use wooden pegs to hold it together (biscuits might be better, but have no experience with them).

Cheryl, Thanks, this is great, but the image only came through partially for me. Perhaps you can email it to me if there is a problem uploading?
Paul M. Bardunias
MODERATOR: [url:2dqwu8yc]http://www.romanarmytalk.com/rat/viewtopic.php?t=4100[/url]
A Spartan, being asked a question, answered "No." And when the questioner said, "You lie," the Spartan said, "You see, then, that it is stupid of you to ask questions to which you already know the answer!"
Reply
#50
Yes,it came cut to me,too. Thanks for sharing though.
Khaire
Giannis
Giannis K. Hoplite
a.k.a.:Giannis Kadoglou
a.k.a.:Thorax
[Image: -side-1.gif]
Reply
#51
It's a full-size drawing. Adobe Reader ought to be able to zoom out to see the whole page. Most people won't have access to a large-paper printer/plotter, but can save the pdf to a flash drive and have an office-supply place like Staples of Kinko's print it out for them. You won't have to screw around with scale AND English/metric conversions at the same time. If you can't get the reader to work for you, let me know and I'll make a smaller out-of-scale version.

Download and save it somewhere on your computer. Let me know if you can't manipulate it.
Cheryl Boeckmann
Reply
#52
Chery,I can zoom out,but it just shows the cut photo smaller. It's not a matter of zooming in and out.At least for me... :? The Planks,for instance and the words under them,are cut nearly to half.
Khaire
Giannis
Giannis K. Hoplite
a.k.a.:Giannis Kadoglou
a.k.a.:Thorax
[Image: -side-1.gif]
Reply
#53
OK. Operator error. I forgot to customize the Adobe settings. Try the new download (earlier post). That looks better.
Cheryl Boeckmann
Reply
#54
OK,fixed! Thank you very much Chery!I'll start thinking on this way of construction then...But I know of no specialized wood workers in my place and I wonder how much of this work I could do myself :?
Khaire
Giannis
Giannis K. Hoplite
a.k.a.:Giannis Kadoglou
a.k.a.:Thorax
[Image: -side-1.gif]
Reply
#55
Is there anyone carving for tourists near you? Perhaps you can hook up with some artist's grandfather or uncle? I thought of always holding the rim as the base line and arching the cuts with 20 mm on either side of the finshed lines. Then you could plane, rasp, file and sand your way to the end shape. In any case, NO VOIDS in the gluing - the piece will fail at the bad joint. Good luck.

If you find someone, offer to learn from them. Even though I only swept up shavings and was an extre set of hands, Ed was pleased to share his knowledge (and stories, too).
Cheryl Boeckmann
Reply
#56
Update and a question...

I have a quote from the spinners (OUCH). Wood tooling and set-up= 1037USD. One bronze face= 775USD. I asked for a requote using yellow brass. This will be a one-off. I have to bring my shield in to set up the pattern. The turning is not quite true to the plans. There is enough of a gap to make a poor fit with the facing. (Rats!) The weight of the metal will add about 20 lb. (9.1 kg).

The spinners are willing to make wooden shield blanks AND facings. I can price that out if there is interest. Shipping (by truck - nonstandard size) is not included in this quote.

An aside for Chris in the other shield thread. There are metal spinners in TX. You might want to check them out. They may be able to face directly to your ring blank - with interior temporary re-inforcement. It's cheaper because they don't have to make a new wood tool.

Question: What kind of paint did you shield owners use on leather? Type and brand would be helpful...
Cheryl Boeckmann
Reply
#57
I, for one, would be very interested in turned shield blanks. I'd drive down and collect them myself, for the right price.

Thanks!
Qui plus fait, miex vault.
Reply
#58
There are a bunch of metal spinners in Ontario (just Googled it). Royal Metal Spinning does non-ferrous work. You might be able to get it done for a lot less up in Canada. I'd send Autocad 2D and 3d files to any metal spinning company who could use them.
Cheryl Boeckmann
Reply
#59
Sorry to chime in, but found this posting and thought I would throw this our there for all. I work for a metal spinning company in Iowa, and if you have a drawing/print (as you appear to have), I would be happy to take a look at this and provide you a quote on costs to compare to what you have already gathered. You can go to www.iowaspinners.com to see our website/work.

Thanks...
Reply
#60
@ The Spinner:

There is a full-size pdf drawing on page two of this thread available for download. If you can use AutoCad 2008 dwgs, I can send you a file. I also have a AutoCad Inventor file with the shield core as a 3D revolve.
Cheryl Boeckmann
Reply


Forum Jump: