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United Kingdom
I make stuff, draw stuff and take photographs, there's not a lot more to say :)
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Project Goblin Catapult Update: It's finished, tested it today at my backyard archery range. I'll upload a picture of it finished along with a link to a video of the test within the next few days, got to create a you-tube channel first :D
Project Goblin Catapult is well under way. Most of the parts will be machined from various types of metal, the handle will be leather wrapped and I'll post technical drawings later today. If anyone comes up with any changes feel free to share them but I won't be changing anything since I've already started the machining.
It'll be obvious what I mean when I post the drawings so I'll apologize in advance for the confusing mixture of imperial and metric units. (at the work shop I have access to all the machine slides are in inches)
The catapult in this drawing:
Catapult Inktober 2018 26 by MayGoldworthy
Should I make it?
As I promised, lot's of film photographs taken on Ilford FP4 :)
Just got some camera films back from the lab's. I'll share some traditional photography stuff in a bit :)

[Quote - me a while ago] “There's still one other piece of more obscure equipment that I made a lot of use (during inktober 2018) of and I hope to write a journal about at some point”

Here it is:

 

Light Box


Recently I obtained a decent light box (I'll talk about how I made it later on) and there's no doubting that it's a surprisingly useful item. Before I had the proper thing I made do with taping drawings to a window, or if it was after dark, balancing a piece of glass on two stacks of books with a desk light underneath (not recommended – the books have a tendency to catch fire)

An example of a time I used a light box is on my inktober #5. I wasn't happy with my first attempt, there was just a few little details I wanted to change, however, I know from the past that if I'd tried to re-draw it completely there would be other things I'd want to change instead. What I did was trace the original, aside from what I'd wanted to change, and was left with a better (if still not perfect) drawing:

Lightbox5 by MayGoldworthyLightbox4 by MayGoldworthy



Here are some other reasons I've used a light box:

 
  • Viewing negatives/slides/photographic plates

  • Making clean copies of technical drawings that have been damaged by oil

  • If I want to add something to a drawing but aren't sure how to draw it I practice on a scrap piece of paper and can use the light box to see what it looks like on the actual drawing (done for the bin on inktober #7)

Inktober 2018 7 bin ideas by MayGoldworthyIn Someone else's World Inktober 2018 7 by MayGoldworthy  

And I'm sure there are plenty of others I've failed to think of.


 

How I made it


I was lucky enough to find something that was almost a light box already, an emergency exit sign that had failed it's battery test and was scrap (free :D):

 

Lightbox3 by MayGoldworthy

The first thing I did was rip out all it's existing electrics, the light it had was a fragile florescent tube that wasn't nearly bright enough so I fitted it with an LED bulk head light supplied by a 12V constant current LED driver and made sure the case was earthed. The terminal block is for easy replacement of the cable in the future (if you make this you can retrofit it with any form of bright enough luminaire):

 

Lightbox1 by MayGoldworthy

Then I used some powerful solvents to strip the print off the plastic (if you make this you could just get some different plastic):

 

And finally a huge over the top 30A chrome surrounded panel switch that glows red when it's plugged in (for awesomeness ;) ):

 

Lightbox6 by MayGoldworthy

and here's it working with the cover off:

 

Lightbox2 by MayGoldworthy


Thanks for reading :D


 
Disclaimer: Above is a risky process with lots of hazardous things involved (all be it, not as hazardous as battling a dragon or attempting a quest for the holy grail) but Electricity can kill, solvents are poisonous and everything else has risk attached, so I take no responsibility for any injury caused by incorrect, stupid or otherwise use of any tools, equipment or weapons (or anything else) used to complete this task (or any other task)

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:iconvaragka:
Varagka Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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MayGoldworthy Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome :w00t:
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photographiclady Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Kitten icon.11 THANKS a lot!Kitten icon.11 
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MayGoldworthy Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome :w00t:
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OLFR Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2018
Thank you very much for the lasts favourites :) :) :) !
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MayGoldworthy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome :w00t:
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photographiclady Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Pac-Junior GIF Thanks kindly for the favourite.endless fun  
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MayGoldworthy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome :w00t:
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch! :-)
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MayGoldworthy Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome :w00t:
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