Here is my recently acquired steering wheel for the MattMobile:
To my eye, it is perfect! I can't wait to get it installed.
While kicking around ideas for the Wonder Woman Dawn of Justice shield, which I am also blogging about, I decided it would be in my best interest to build my own vac forming table. It's something I've wanted for a long time, but never really had a great reason to build. But with this project upon me, the timing was right. I watched a few youtube videos on how they are made, and to get a good machine up and running seems surprisingly simple. I already have a shop vac, so most of the expense is already done.
I started with a piece of plywood that I had lying around the shop. I believe this is left over wood from the Tardis build. I cut a couple 26" x 26" squares. I then measured off a grid of 1"x1" squares.
The fun really began when I had to drill out all of those holes. Tedious, but really no way around it.
I then cut out the walls and glued them into place on the top piece.
A few wood screws later and it was time to attach the base.
And no, I didn't drop it.
I then used a hole boring drill bit and a set of metal files to carve out the hole for the hose. Fits like a glove!
And after a couple short hours of work, the table was complete. The next thing I need to do is build a frame for holding the plastic, and a chimney to channel the heat from the heating source. Honestly I think the hardest part of this project will be finding a good heat source. I already have a few things in mind, but the bummer is heaters are out of season right now.
Anyhow, that's it for now! I'll post again once I have some more progress.